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by broady_6
18th March 2019 - 5:20pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1968 Notchback 1600A Ragtop
Replies: 2
Views: 8

Re: 1968 Notchback 1600A Ragtop

You've no need to work it out. At the top of every section is a how to guide.

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Good luck with you sale, sounds a good honest car.
by broady_6
17th March 2019 - 9:15pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Type 3 squareback heated rear window
Replies: 0
Views: 11

Type 3 squareback heated rear window

Ive got this heated rear window for a sqaureback. It came as part of a job lot I bought years ago, Ive had the bits I needed from the lot so time to move the rest on. Nice and cheap £25 for this, located halfway between Lincoln and Scunthorpe. https://vdpubq.dm.files.1drv.com/y4mVFiO7mR0ak20LWYdCAqb...
by broady_6
16th March 2019 - 9:10pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 108
Views: 5476

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Ok so im stealing the glory! Sorted the running issues out. It was the plug on the side of the distributor. The security was iffy and as muddy had previously adjusted the timing it had dislodged the plug. Cleaned and with the terminals bent a little the plug was much more secure and needed a firm pu...
by broady_6
16th March 2019 - 2:31pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 53

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

Happy St Irish Sunday, I had my fuzzy head last night so I wont be repeating that again this weekend.
by broady_6
16th March 2019 - 9:02am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 53

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

If the themostat fails then spring holds the flaps open. Its so important to get some cooling air to the engine, its better they're forced open in a failure situation. Your engine will become a paper weight very quickly if the flaps dont open. The spring is also a helper for the thermostat to get th...
by broady_6
16th March 2019 - 8:45am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Going electric ??
Replies: 99
Views: 487

Re: Going electric ??

If its over fueling the petrol will weep past the piston rings, down the bored and into the block, the cure would be hone the bores, new rings and stop the over fueling. Forgive me gere, but an ultrasonic cleaning company would do ultra sonic cleaning :D :D Have a look at local engine engineering fi...
by broady_6
15th March 2019 - 9:47pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Going electric ??
Replies: 99
Views: 487

Re: Going electric ??

Well sorry for the silence, ive been doing a bit of driving on the continent. Not conducive to typing on the phone. The over fueling could have been causing the noise, in that overfueling could be causing hydraulicing. But I might be getting a bit far fetched there, anyway. I will hopefully have som...
by broady_6
13th March 2019 - 8:54am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: currently for sale on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: currently for sale on ebay

Wow, theyve been hanging around longer than that recently
by broady_6
11th March 2019 - 11:31pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Going electric ??
Replies: 99
Views: 487

Re: Going electric ??

broady_6 wrote:
24th February 2019 - 11:04pm
Also try draining your oil, if its got metal in it. The type of metal will give you a clue as to where its come from. My money goes on big end bearings.
Cough Cough :D :D
by broady_6
9th March 2019 - 9:52pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Offside Floor pan wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Offside Floor pan wanted

Or VWHeritage ect, that stock them too
by broady_6
6th March 2019 - 10:49pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 319
Views: 17058

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

there was one stud that had a missing bolt Excellent work as ever, but your above quote has be baffled. Studs dont have bolts. They have nuts. Studs and bolts are round bars with external threads. But its nice to see a job done well, with proper thought given to consequences of actions, ie how to s...
by broady_6
5th March 2019 - 11:32pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Body to pan bolts
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Body to pan bolts

24 of these or any similar you can find. Keep as close to 25mm as you can and use plenty of copper grease. https://www.vwheritage.com/111899145-chassis-bolt-m8x27-vw-spare And 4 of these big buggers. https://www.vwheritage.com/n0347784-front-chassis-bolt-m10x50x24-vw-spare Then theres a couple more ...
by broady_6
5th March 2019 - 6:55pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Going electric ??
Replies: 99
Views: 487

Re: Going electric ??

put back pipe work? As is you removed it to do work and then reinstalled it? Or it was missing and youve installed it?

It sounds like youve previously had an air leak, the car has been set up with this leak, now the leak is cured it needs setting up again. probably just a throttle adjustment.
by broady_6
5th March 2019 - 6:53pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: distributor return spring
Replies: 7
Views: 33

Re: distributor return spring

I cant see in the photo as it quite dark. But the wire from the points should connect to the grommet on the condenser which pushes through the hole on the side or bottom of the distributor. You will only get a spark when the points open. Thats how its designed to work, the points will open 4 time pe...
by broady_6
5th March 2019 - 8:52am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: distributor return spring
Replies: 7
Views: 33

Re: distributor return spring

As long as yours is operating and returning, i wouldn't worry about it. I expect it will have been a bit of built in redundancy. Or a means of altering the advance curve by requiring more vacuum before the advance started to increase.
by broady_6
4th March 2019 - 11:17pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Going electric ??
Replies: 99
Views: 487

Re: Going electric ??

Can also make a big difference to the combustion. Youve effectively changed the cam profile. You had a valve that opened later, not as far and closed earlier. So you are getting less air/fuel in, and less exhaust out. As ignition timing is related to cam profile then funny things can happen. So youv...
by broady_6
3rd March 2019 - 3:54pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Going electric ??
Replies: 99
Views: 487

Re: Going electric ??

937carrera wrote:
3rd March 2019 - 1:45pm
:D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

You can crack on with some more graphics for your wiper stalks then
I dont need any more, my stalks done now 😁
by broady_6
3rd March 2019 - 1:42pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Going electric ??
Replies: 99
Views: 487

Re: Going electric ??

Aye, but I had nothing to contribute, you'd all covered that very nicely and I was feeling left out :crybaby: :crybaby:
by broady_6
3rd March 2019 - 12:32pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Going electric ??
Replies: 99
Views: 487

Re: Going electric ??

Simple fix for the timing, you have got a clear TDC mark? By a timing light like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Gunson-77008-Timing-Light-With-Advance-Feature/23029710861?iid=232762725042&chn=ps Im sure theres are plenty of others which are cheaper. You dial in the timing you want on the back of the ...
by broady_6
3rd March 2019 - 12:25pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 339
Views: 68199

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

That will sound amazing in your ear :D
by broady_6
3rd March 2019 - 10:45am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 512
Views: 48701

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Not a lot to show you regarding the tank sealing, Its just a case of following the steps. i spent about 6 hours with the degreaser, shaking the tanks around and standing them in all different potions. I then spent another 6 hours with the metal prep. Which it just a rust inhibitor and adhesion promo...
by broady_6
2nd March 2019 - 6:16pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Type 3 Solex 32-34 PDSIT 2/3 carburettors
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Type 3 Solex 32-34 PDSIT 2/3 carburettors

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if you need any help, just ask.
by broady_6
28th February 2019 - 11:27pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Going electric ??
Replies: 99
Views: 487

Re: Going electric ??

Much agreed, my thoughts within 3 seconds, "thats too fast for big ends" at that speed its in the valve train. And to further second david. Its a tinny higher pitch noise that sounds like its being amplified by a rocker cover. Id guess you've got a loose tappet. It could be pure coincidence and unre...
by broady_6
28th February 2019 - 8:45pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 Clock (late model) HELP!!
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Type 3 Clock (late model) HELP!!

iPhotos is a photo editor, bit photoshop ect. Its not used for hosting photos online. You'll need something like photobucket, flickr or image shack ect
by broady_6
28th February 2019 - 6:36pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 Clock (late model) HELP!!
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Type 3 Clock (late model) HELP!!

What website do you use to host your photos? guides here http://www.vwtype3and4club.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=14260 Id avoid WD40 on electrical components, it create a film on contacts which will stop it from working. Electrical contact cleaner is what you need, and lubricate moving parts wi...