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by s.unsworth
2nd March 2019 - 5:51pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Washer Bottle Cap & Tube.
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Washer Bottle Cap & Tube.

Did the simple Mod. Cut a new HGV Schrader Tyre Valve extension in half. Removed Tube from Washer Bottle Cap. Fit cut half of HGV Schrader Tyre Valve extension to Washer Bottle Cap. Put Cap back on Bottle. Pressurised. Checked Washers. That worked. Didn’t use the 1 Metre extension. Just a short one,...
by s.unsworth
18th February 2019 - 7:12pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: steel wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: steel wheels

I fitted new Original style 5.5” x 15” Wheels on my Type 3 with 185 65 15 Tyres. Not original but I like the look.

Only problem was I had to swap the Tyre for the Spare back to a 165 80 15 as the 185 would not fit in the Spare Wheel well. The 165 is tight as it is !
by s.unsworth
18th February 2019 - 7:06pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Headlight Bowls
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Headlight Bowls

When a pickup reversed in to the front of my 1972 Type 3 the damaged Front Wing was repaired using a Beetle Headlamp Bowl.
by s.unsworth
18th February 2019 - 1:58pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Washer Bottle Cap & Tube.
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Washer Bottle Cap & Tube.

That is not the case with the Replacement one supplied by VW Heritage. No problem blowing through that one without pressing the white tab in. It’s black not white on that one. The air blows out of a tiny hole near the tab. There is no such hole to be seen on my Original. Tried spraying the Original ...
by s.unsworth
17th February 2019 - 7:01pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Washer Bottle Cap & Tube.
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Washer Bottle Cap & Tube.

Finally got around to looking at it. Removed the Valve end that screws onto the Spare Tyre Valve from the Original Tube & Cap Assembly Can not blow any air through the Tube. Did the same thing with the supposed replacement Tube & Cap Assembly bought from Heritage. I can blow through that one. Tried ...
by s.unsworth
25th January 2019 - 10:23pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

Interesting. But what were they thinking about with the modified Front Bumper ?

I know what mine cost to buy NOS from ex Club Chairnan Jay, then get them triple chromed to show standard. Why cut one up to narrow it when new ones are virtually unobtainable ?
by s.unsworth
31st December 2018 - 11:12pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Washer Bottle Cap & Tube.
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Washer Bottle Cap & Tube.

Hi Peter,

Thank you. Might be a bit of both faults. I’ll give it a try !

Ta

Steve
by s.unsworth
31st December 2018 - 11:03am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Quick chassis/floor question
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Quick chassis/floor question

I don’t know the answer but why not try asking the experts like VW ISP West who specialise in Type 3 rebuilds ? I have always found them very helpful.

alex@vwispwest.com or anthony@vwispwest.com

T’other experts would be Type 3 Detectives ?
by s.unsworth
31st December 2018 - 10:53am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Washer Bottle Cap & Tube.
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Washer Bottle Cap & Tube.

Is there anything on here about how the Late Type 3 Windscreen Washer Bottle Cap and Tube works please ? My original one that was on the Type 3 when I bought the car in 1988 worked perfectly, until the car was stripped down for the Body Off rebuild. It never worked again after the rebuild. I always ...
by s.unsworth
31st December 2018 - 10:10am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Posting Photos

OK Thankyou Couldn’t tell you how any of it works. That’s why I asked. When I went to school the only Computer that existed was called Colossus and lived at Blexley Park ! No idea how the A2OC is funded, or run. The only other Car Club with which I am involved is Lakeland Historic Car Club ( LHCC )....
by s.unsworth
29th December 2018 - 2:08pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Posting Photos

Just wondering why Posting Photos is so complicated on here please ?

On the Audi A2 Owners Club ( A2OC ) I can just Click on the Icon same as the one above here, 9th from the Left, and it takes me to my Photos on my iPad or Phone.

Clicking that same Icon on here all that happens is this :- Image
by s.unsworth
28th December 2018 - 6:14pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Badge Clips
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Badge Clips

Thank you for the suggestions but as the ‘66 Beetle has just had a very expensive “ Body Off” and new Paint Job by IRVs VW Restorations, I will not be doing anything to the Paint. I have found 2 different Vintage / Classic Car Parts On Line suppliers who list the correct type of Plastic Inserts in m...
by s.unsworth
15th December 2018 - 9:20am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Badge Clips
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Badge Clips

I’d rather file the Nylon Inserts than my new paint !

Or just find some smaller ones.
by s.unsworth
14th December 2018 - 6:11pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Badge Clips
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Badge Clips

Got a set of the N0120801 Metal Clips that fit the Split Screen Van Front Badge. The holes in the middle are just too big to grip a Beetle Bonnet Badge, so back to square one !
by s.unsworth
9th December 2018 - 10:51am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Badge Clips
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Badge Clips

Yes. Body Off Resto September - October. I had considered that it might just be the thickness of the new Paint. Then I thought, no, couldn’t be. Maybe I’m wrong ? But I will not be doing anything to damage the new Paint. It will have to be the Clips that get modified first ! Only other suggestion is...
by s.unsworth
8th December 2018 - 2:29pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Badge Clips
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Badge Clips

Off out to the Pub now. 13 of us for annual family Christmas bash !
by s.unsworth
8th December 2018 - 2:28pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Badge Clips
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Badge Clips

That’s them. But they will not fit our 1966 Beetle. Even tried leaving them in hot water to soften them up. The ones it needs would have to be 3.8 - 4 mm external 3.0 - 3.2 mm internal. The Pins on the VW Badge are exactly 3.2mm. Did all the measuring with a thing for measuring Drill sizes.
by s.unsworth
8th December 2018 - 1:00pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Badge Clips
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Badge Clips

Not strictly Type 3 or 4 but still VW. I have bought Bonnet Badge Nylon Inserts from 2 different VW sources under the Part Number everyone says is correct 113 853 615 They do not fit the holes in the Bonnet of our 1966 Beetle. The Nylon Inserts are 4.8mm od. The holes are less than 4mm 3.8mm is my b...
by s.unsworth
3rd July 2018 - 10:01am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Events in North Lancs / South Lakes
Replies: 0
Views: 517

Events in North Lancs / South Lakes

Due to lack of Air Cooled VWs around here, I may be wrong about that but I don’t see any, we joined Lakeland Historic Car Club a few years ago. Great excitement as there had never been any Air Cooled VWs in the Club. There are still only our 1966 Beetle and 1972 Variant in the Club. If anyone is int...
by s.unsworth
3rd July 2018 - 9:32am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Tatton park 5 August
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Tatton park 5 August

Gave up on VW Northwest 8 or 9 years ago. Went then looking for parts when planning the Body Off rebuild of the Type 3. Found nothing. Hardly any Aircooled stuff at all. Used to go religiously every year, if I could get the day off work. Took Variant to Leighton Hall Classic Car Show last Sunday, 1s...
by s.unsworth
3rd July 2018 - 9:26am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Tatton park 5 August
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Tatton park 5 August

Gave up on VW Northwest 8 or 9 years ago. Went looking for parts when planning the Body Off rebuild of the Type 3. Found nothing. Hardly any Aircooled stuff at all. Took Variant to Leighton Hall Classic Car Show last Sunday, 1st July. Can’t believe how much interest people showed in my car ! So many...
by s.unsworth
24th March 2018 - 12:18pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Headlamp Reflectors
Replies: 0
Views: 604

Headlamp Reflectors

Please can anyone tell me if the Headlamp Reflector “ bridge piece thingys “ are supposed to be removed when you fit Halogen Bulbs in place of the original round bulbous Tungsten Bulbs ? New Hella Reflectors come with the “ bridge piece thingys “ in place. I have some old Headlamps with Halogen Bulb...
by s.unsworth
23rd March 2018 - 10:29pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Indicator Lamp Position(s)
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Indicator Lamp Position(s)

Found the Front Indicator positions now on thesamba.com Drawings, measurements. No problem. Now please can anyone answer the question of the Headlamp Reflectors when using the Halogen upgrade Bulbs ? Should the “ bridge piece thingys “ be removed for that ? Sorry. Don’t know what that bit is called ...
by s.unsworth
23rd March 2018 - 9:24pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Indicator Lamp Position(s)
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Indicator Lamp Position(s)

Pete, Might work but I don’t know. The Beetle is a 1966. Don’t know if the later inficators were in the same position as the 1957 - 1963. On photos they look further forward and closer in to the 1/4 Panels to me. Looked at new Wings On Line to see if that might tell me but they come without Indicato...
by s.unsworth
23rd March 2018 - 7:02pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Indicator Lamp Position(s)
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Indicator Lamp Position(s)

O.K. I know this is the Type 3 & 4 Club but please can anyone tell me the Correct Positions On the tops of the Front Wings for 1957 - 1963 Beetle Front Indicator Lamps ? When it had the “ Body Off “ rebuild I foolishly had “ USA Style “ Headlamps fitted. They turned out to have rubbish chrome, so no...