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by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 12:08pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

Yep. Just took a spring from a type 1 1600 engine I have.
And same amount of coils, so good to go, I,ll try it.

Result.

happy paddys weekend folks.

Tim
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 10:26am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

There is no way the spring can fully open the flaps if the thermostat is stuck closed.
It will partially open.

I,d love to fit the sodding spring, if I had one. Thats why I,m asking these questions about the spring,
to find a work around.
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 9:11am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

So basically the spring is for taking up the slackness of the connections of the flap to rod, rod to lever arm, lever am to spring, and spring to flap, thereby maintaining connectivity of all the important elements. Makes perfect sense now, any vibration here could disconnect the flaps from the rod,...
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 8:58am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

As we say over here, I think this needs another coat of looking at :D
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 8:57am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

But couldn't you just set the same amount of opening on the flap, with the connecting rod, and leave the spring off. Even with the thermostat in the cold position, there is very little pressure from the spring, and the flap is adjusted with the horizontal rod to maintain a small opening. Spring on o...
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 12:36am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

Good article here that I have just found https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=510828&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=thermostat+temp&start=0 Clearly shows the connections of the substantial spring. But the spring looks to be pulling the flap open a bit. And the thermostat pushes it o...
by kaddy
15th March 2019 - 11:54pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

Is the same spring as used in a type 1 engine at the back of the cooling tower.
by kaddy
15th March 2019 - 11:51pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

So spring pulls them closed, and thermostat pushes them open. But thermostat also pulls them closed when its cool and contracting ?? Academic because I dont have one on either engine. How strong is it, is it stronger than a carb pull down spring? Anyone ever arrive at a fix with an alternative. Thanks
by kaddy
15th March 2019 - 5:21pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Cooling Flaps return spring.

Quick question regarding the return spring. Exactly where does the return spring attach to. The door flap end is straight forward. But where at the thermostat top link plate area is it attached. Is this spring absolutely necessary, given that the thermostat, expands and contracts, effectively openin...
by kaddy
7th March 2019 - 1:05pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I was given the Henry Ford option.

You can have any one, so long as its the one I supply :lol:
by kaddy
6th March 2019 - 11:06pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I found the empi case savers to be a serious bit of kit for this type of issue. What with it being a 14 x 2 OD, its a solid grip into the case. I have also seen some listed case savers as 14 x 1.5 , but my supplier had the 14 x 2 case savers, so I went for them, and he is a vw supplier. Is there any...
by kaddy
6th March 2019 - 10:56pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Yep, you got me again :lol: , I 've fixed that now.

I doubt too much could baffle you :lol:
by kaddy
6th March 2019 - 6:14pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Heads on and torqued up perfectly. So a good result :)
by kaddy
6th March 2019 - 1:13pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

During the engine stripdown , there was one stud that had a missing nut, which needed further investigation. And I then noticed that there were 2 more threads exposed on this stud than the other studs. So when I was rebuilding the engine, i paid particular attention to this stud. And my attempts to ...
by kaddy
23rd February 2019 - 8:53am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Question.
Been doing a lot of reading about plateau honing.

Is it something I need to do here. Only ever did glazebusting before
a new ring install. Are the benefits worth it?
by kaddy
23rd February 2019 - 8:49am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Typo being more prevalent now the older you get :D Yep new tubes, the current one's are not leaking, but getting scabby looking. Thats really the the reason for the stripdown. Stainless steel at 60 euro for the set sound good. Honing worked a treat as you can see.My existing hone was due a replaceme...
by kaddy
22nd February 2019 - 3:27pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

The worst barrel of the bunch seems to have faired well after its honing,
and remained within limits, so its looking ok .

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by kaddy
22nd February 2019 - 12:26am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I,ll be using kerosene too when I,m honing. WD was there from stripping the tinware from the engine
on the engine stand. Honing tomorrow, and looking forward to the therapeutic element of the job.
Nice to get a change away from the bodywork for a spell.
I,ll keep you posted.
by kaddy
21st February 2019 - 8:53pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Checked the barrels today with the guage. Not surprised to find out that they are well within limits. Surprised to find that they are nearer to the new part limits than they are to the wear limit. But considering the heads are in new condition, it appears that some money was spent on it before I got...
by kaddy
21st February 2019 - 8:23pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Boob Hoover is definitely a legend in VW's.
by kaddy
21st February 2019 - 8:45am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Interesting read on VW engine details in aviation,

http://zoomaviation.com/programs/vw_eng ... _formulas/
by kaddy
20th February 2019 - 9:31pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

If I tried to get into that, I,d do meself an awful mischief so i would :D
by kaddy
20th February 2019 - 9:28pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Last time these 87 barrels saw fuel, was here 3 years ago.
Only decided to strip it was to replace gaskets ect. Then I realised the
push rod tubes could do with changing,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heb8xqTvM94
by kaddy
20th February 2019 - 9:05pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Still that just leaves Kaddy to finish cleaning up his 87mm bores before deciding what build he is going to do :)
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I,m getting too long in then tooth to be getting too adventurous, I just want sedate tranquility in my life now.

Just want to finish my precious..............
by kaddy
20th February 2019 - 6:11pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26082

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Nice one. You've just made Siri and Alexa redundant :D