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by broady_6
20th May 2019 - 10:52pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 561
Views: 50347

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

👍 that's cheap for 4 wheels. See what Saturday. Brings.
by broady_6
20th May 2019 - 10:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type1 oil cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Re: Type1 oil cooler

I believe they are also thinner. I also can't think where else you would mount the pressure sender post oil pump on a stand and engine. You won't find a new type 3 cooler, but there are many second hand ones about. An ultrasonic clean is the way to go.

I may have one but ill have to check this week.
by broady_6
20th May 2019 - 10:40pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 561
Views: 50347

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I feel a credit card and a laser alignment machine will get used very soon. There are many other things I want to get on with. Making endless adjustments that make no difference to the direction the car travels is wearing thin. It's not fun anymore and this cars supposed to be fun!
by broady_6
20th May 2019 - 9:50pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 193
Views: 10307

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Glourious life! Glad you can finally move the thing around again :D
by broady_6
20th May 2019 - 9:48pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 561
Views: 50347

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

track front 1310 rear 1350
by broady_6
20th May 2019 - 9:47pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: External oil cooler location
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: External oil cooler location

I had quite a small cooler. layed over flat with the elements facing the ground rather than the direction of travel. Havent got access to it at the moment but it was about 8 in x 3 in from memory.
by broady_6
19th May 2019 - 10:42pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 561
Views: 50347

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Jibberish to me too. But ill check that page in the boom and see what its on about. Rear toe really is 0. But that's relative to each other. Could be 3 degrees relative to parallel. For all I know 😂 I'll see what sleep does, but right now I've lost interested and will just pay for a laser to do the ...
by broady_6
19th May 2019 - 10:07pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 561
Views: 50347

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Yeah as above, I shortened the right hand track rod. Which seemingly made no difference. And there are very few turns left on the track rod. Starting to wonder if Ive got the arm on the steering box in the wrong position. It was so many years ago I cant remember. Much like the ball joints. Its a sel...
by broady_6
19th May 2019 - 9:36pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 561
Views: 50347

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

The only other thought ive just had is the bottom ball joints. The original items had slots in the bottom which were tapered. the book says the deepest part of the taper groove should be forward. My replacements don't have the taper groove, so maybe ive got one in AAF. Ill have to see how I go about...
by broady_6
19th May 2019 - 9:22pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 561
Views: 50347

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I found the gauges on ebay some years ago, something around £50. Ive used them on 3 or 4 cars where ive changed a track rod end or ball joint ect. But obviously ive already had 1 wheel correctly aligned to work from as a datum for the total toe. This is the first time im working from "no reference" ...
by broady_6
19th May 2019 - 7:58pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 561
Views: 50347

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I will get round to them, I promise. But first, I am at my wits end with wheel geometry. So any gurus out there read on and tell me where im going wrong. Ill probably ramble on a bit, but I want to learn. Ive got a set of dunlop optical gauges. Not disssimilar to these. https://f4j5bq.dm.files.1drv....
by broady_6
19th May 2019 - 1:11pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: External oil cooler location
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: External oil cooler location

I don't have one installed. But I mocked one up for the bigger engine I had planned to fit before I saw the body rot. It was along side the gearbox, forward of the drive shaft with a rough tin scoop to duct air into it. The brackets triangulated on the gearbox side plate studs
by broady_6
18th May 2019 - 10:02pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1027

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

wheel bearings need adjustment. theyre look loose which lets the disc wander about and its hitting the caliper is my guess.
by broady_6
18th May 2019 - 11:02am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Steering on low ffasty
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Steering on low ffasty

Thank you for closing the thread, it's always nice to see as many answers as questions
by broady_6
17th May 2019 - 9:47pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1027

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

exacellent news! as simple as an air leak :D The brake light switch(s) are screwed into the master cylinder and pressure operated. Easy test, check you brake pedal has got 1mm of free play at the top of the pedal. If it hasnt then its likely your already preloading the brake hydralics. If it has fre...
by broady_6
14th May 2019 - 7:58am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 561
Views: 50347

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

OK, found it on orange fastback pages. Water with some bicarbonate of soda, with anodes (to +) and part to clean electrolytically as cathode (-). Battery charger works, or welder (with caution and lower setting if available)! Just a note, I've heard it is not advisable to use this method of rust re...
by broady_6
13th May 2019 - 9:04am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1027

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

They do, but if they've got good spindles and bushes they could be worth it. You may end up taking the plunge and going for a professional carb overhaul. I've posted you a box of bits this morning. Should get it wed/thurs all being well
by broady_6
12th May 2019 - 8:11pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1027

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

doing better than me, I cant find any at that price on ebay unless you've already bought it!
by broady_6
12th May 2019 - 7:55pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1027

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Ive put a red line along side the crack. and a short one against what is either a crack or a casting mark. In the original photo.

Have you checked for play in the spindles on both carbs? Its pretty comment of them to be worn out, and more common for the wear to be at the other end of the spindle.
by broady_6
12th May 2019 - 7:30pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1027

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

You've also got a completely cracked spindle. So that's another air leak. In fact it looks like two cracks has propagated there. id say that's a photo of some scrap unfortunately
by broady_6
12th May 2019 - 7:18pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1027

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

The hole in the red circle? https://hcqbgw.dm.files.1drv.com/y4mWSEXafhok63pLTNWWCJmx56el-3Xi63-ViPU2PNhqymeiImfkFYzjiaSPLRTujV1EmNRyEkRXy2Vok3V5-WtKz3z_AttPGQH5lc6WALh1yYnz7schpv70CVVoIxXmFiTcIXdC5t-FRuqr7jV1Jq6eHh956xf_jO86GC2Tdr5dsfBSKHUSt9T8enE2oF0-zb6KV0VpyYgJdxMbrYRgYnpkw?width=768&height=1024...
by broady_6
12th May 2019 - 12:38pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Dubs in the middle.Type 3 display, near Evesham
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Dubs in the middle.Type 3 display, near Evesham

Ive found generally the events location is at the bottom of the page. Which still seems like hard work. It wouldnt be hard to include a location in the banner at the top. DUBS IN THE MIDDLE THE ALTERNATIVE VW SHOW At Ashdown Farm Worcestershire 23rd – 27th May 2019 Wouldnt spoil there website. I gue...
by broady_6
11th May 2019 - 9:47pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 561
Views: 50347

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Lets see if I can remember what I was doing then. Its more story than photos for you all now. With the local miles covered I started to spanner checked it all. The running is much improved and the engine is running nice and cool. Some time was spent properly installing the seat belts and tidying up ...
by broady_6
11th May 2019 - 6:15pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1027

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Ah, you are misunderstanding how the carb works. It has three circuits inside. Idle, main and acceleration. The squirt you are seeing is the acceleration. It's pretty useless on its own. All its there to do is to dump an extra shot of fuel in to increase power as you accelerate. To add to the main j...
by broady_6
11th May 2019 - 4:45pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1027

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Yeah correct description of how it works. Did you test the plugs for a spark on the block as described earlier? Youve got compression, if youve got a spark, then youre missing fuel. There will be a blockage in the carb somewhere. Welcome to post it up to me and ill ultrasonicaly clean it. Or I can p...