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by kaddy
28th June 2020 - 12:55pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Vintage Voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Vintage Voltage

Part of the buzz about owning a vw classic, is the engine note...sweet.

What would you have with electric..........................nowt.

Definitely not for me.
by kaddy
26th June 2020 - 12:22am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Adhesive
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Adhesive

I read good reports on the 3m Weatherstrip adhesive, and thats what I went looking for in the local
motorfactors. But they never heard of it.

So i will be sourcing an online supplier for the future.
by kaddy
25th June 2020 - 9:33am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Adhesive
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Adhesive

Just for the record,

The application to both pieces, with a 5-10 minute interval before final application,
worked a treat.

The seal appears to be firmly held now, and would take a bit of force to move it.

Success.. :thumbsup:
by kaddy
24th June 2020 - 9:44pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Adhesive
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Adhesive

I have tried contact adhesive, but that was a useless result. I normally put on a nice bead of Tek 7, onto one surface only, and then attach whatever I am sticking. Other materials ,but not rubber until now. And i was not impressed now when I tried the seals. I took a different approach today. I put...
by kaddy
24th June 2020 - 3:11pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Adhesive
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Adhesive

A question to the knowledgeable :thumbsup: Whats your best adhesive of choice for attaching hood rubber and engine rubber seals. I have used Tek 7 on bothe. But I am not entirely happy with it. It seems weak if exposed to the least amount of contact after its set. Already while fitting the front win...
by kaddy
22nd June 2020 - 10:21pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 luxuries.
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Type 3 luxuries.

Wife dont worry me, I could take her in the second round I'd say.....I hope :shock:
by kaddy
22nd June 2020 - 5:43pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 luxuries.
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Type 3 luxuries.

Thats taking splurge to the extreme :lol: :thumbsup:
by kaddy
21st June 2020 - 12:20pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 luxuries.
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Type 3 luxuries.

How many of you have splurged on type 3 expensive goodies?? Whats the most expensive item you have on your cars. My most recent was a set of Sprintstars and tyres for 400 yo yo's. I am contemplating a set of stainless steel bumpers, but not sure of the expense yet. And is it too extravagent for a ca...
by kaddy
20th June 2020 - 12:37pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Fastback Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Fastback Restoration

I found heat gun and careful gentle approach a lot quicker at peeling off underseal,
than any wirebrush. And a lot less messier as well.
by kaddy
17th June 2020 - 11:43pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 32 PDSIT choke.
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: 32 PDSIT choke.

Details sent,
by kaddy
16th June 2020 - 9:57am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 32 PDSIT choke.
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: 32 PDSIT choke.

I have just double checked my left hand side carb that is working correctly, viewed from looking into the engine bay. And you are indeed correct, my left hand carb choke is also marked 22 L1. So it would appear that I need the choke marked RE as mentioned by you. Sorry for the confusion, so if you h...
by kaddy
15th June 2020 - 11:19pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 32 PDSIT choke.
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: 32 PDSIT choke.

Its definitely the correct choke. I have checked the other carb choke and its the opposite hand, and it works correctly on that carbn. So if you have amatch of the pic I sent to you, that would be great. As soon as you know the postage costs to Ireland (Eire) let me know, and we will arrive at a mut...
by kaddy
15th June 2020 - 11:09am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 32 PDSIT choke.
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: 32 PDSIT choke.

Here is my choke,

Its marked 22 L1 as can be seen from the pics, and I have attached a pic of the drivers side R/H carb. Thanks, tim

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by kaddy
15th June 2020 - 8:28am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 32 PDSIT choke.
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: 32 PDSIT choke.

I will post up a pic of the choke body I need so that you can check a match your end,
and we will sort out a price for the choke and postage and package to Ireland.

Yep my choke bodies are 50mm.

Hows that sound
by kaddy
15th June 2020 - 6:51am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 102
Views: 25662

Re: '73 Fastback Project

WElcome back :D I think its fair to say every fastback resto suffers interruptions at some stage of the process, and will continue to do so, as its very nature is a long ongoing process. But the important thing is not to lose sight of the endgoal. Splitting the body and floor pan is the only way to ...
by kaddy
14th June 2020 - 6:25pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fastback 3 point seats.
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Fastback 3 point seats.

Far more comfortable seats than the original to be fair. Greast adjustment in the seat base as well, raising the base at a flick of the lever. The blocks fitted well to the base leg, and were tight enough to fit to be honest. If I had made them slightly thinner it would have cured this. But I said I...
by kaddy
14th June 2020 - 12:37pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26085

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

It surely does. I will do the door repairs as a rolling resto.

I just want to drive this now
by kaddy
14th June 2020 - 9:11am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26085

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I managed to grab a set of Sprintstars with new tyres from a local beetle owner who decided on
a set of smoothies for his car.

Looking better already. Not long now before I can bring it out and break in the rings.

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by kaddy
12th June 2020 - 7:41am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: any idea if bug parts will if late fastback??????
Replies: 9
Views: 2235

Re: any idea if bug parts will if late fastback??????

Early 90's Scirroco seats will fit with a bit of ingenuity As they stand they are about 15 mm narrower than the existing rails fitted in the later 72's onwards when VW changed the older toothed sliding rails. So you would either have to form additioinal blocks to make up the difference either side, ...
by kaddy
11th June 2020 - 8:19pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 32 PDSIT choke.
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: 32 PDSIT choke.

I have checked the choke, its lifeless.

Its the drivers side that is the different one. And as for the beetle chokes I have,

they are 41mm dia, and the fasty is 50mm on mine.

I have considered fitting a 40mm dia one, with a printed collar from a 3d printer.

Anyone ever repair them??
by kaddy
11th June 2020 - 1:29pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 32 PDSIT choke.
Replies: 10
Views: 209

32 PDSIT choke.

I am on the hunt for a working choke element for the drivers side carb. I currently have twin 32 PDSIT carbs fitted, but drivers side choke is not working. And they are different from the passenger chokes. If some one can point me in the direction of a source for a new one or second hand, that would...
by kaddy
9th June 2020 - 8:34pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26085

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

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by kaddy
9th June 2020 - 8:33pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fastback 3 point seats.
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Fastback 3 point seats.

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by kaddy
9th June 2020 - 8:15am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26085

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Just back on the fasty again.

I managed to get a front seat arrangement sorted, see here,

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