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by aircoolsteve
12th March 2010 - 8:15am
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: carb inlet ducting question
Replies: 4
Views: 779

ah thanks for that dave. was searching for ages last night and found one supplier but i didn't find that one.
i saw some on ebay that says its 65mm but it turns out to be the outside diameter. i need the 65 to be the inside diameter or it wont go onto the airbox.
steve
by aircoolsteve
11th March 2010 - 10:05pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: carb inlet ducting question
Replies: 4
Views: 779

carb inlet ducting question

hi all. i'm gradually finding all the parts to get my type4 engine running in standard form, but i've no idea of what VW used in some of the cases. one of these is the tubular duct that feeds air from the outside to the inlet on the airbox. its a carbed engine with the plasic square airbox that take...
by aircoolsteve
11th March 2010 - 8:09pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Problem changing down from 3rd to 2nd gear
Replies: 6
Views: 708

also, have a look at the shift rod coupling. its underneath the car just in front of the gearbox front mount. take the coverplate off and see if its falling about loose or perhaps the rubber parts have got sloppy.
steve
by aircoolsteve
6th March 2010 - 11:35pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: really need an air filter elliment
Replies: 5
Views: 994

really need an air filter elliment

hi. i'm using the 1800 engine with 36/40 PDSIT carbs. the air filter box is takes the square filter. can someone point me in the right direction to find a replacement elliment please. looked everywhere but no one seems to even list it.
many thanks in advance. steve
by aircoolsteve
6th March 2010 - 10:36pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Still looking for a drive plate
Replies: 5
Views: 895

hi jim. had a look around and his username on VZI is "spacedmonkey"
you never know, he may have one.
steve
by aircoolsteve
6th March 2010 - 10:08pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Still looking for a drive plate
Replies: 5
Views: 895

hi jim. i've recently sold a flywheel to a guy on here that is converting his type4 to manual. maybe he has a driveplate. i'll have a search and look for him and get back to you with his username. that is if you haven't found one yet.
cheers. steve
by aircoolsteve
2nd March 2010 - 8:49pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Early trim & bumpers on late model.
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

hi haz. you can fit the early trim but you would have to drill the holes larger to get the rubber bungs and clips in the holes. i had to fit wings from a slightly later car onto my 67 square and the holes were for the narrow trim. the offside front wing on the slightly later model has the petrol fil...
by aircoolsteve
27th February 2010 - 7:18pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 beam...RHD to LHD?
Replies: 4
Views: 566

hi dan. i've had a look and while i think its possible, it wouldn't be an easy job. you would have to do a bit of grinding off the seams and possibly a bit of welding being careful not to "cook" the inner bush inside the beam. i've taken some pics of either end so you can see the difference and exac...
by aircoolsteve
26th February 2010 - 9:22pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: stud patterns
Replies: 8
Views: 860

spindles are not the same as a bug and i can't find anyone who is doing any dropped items for the type3. airkweld in the states threatened to do some a couple of years ago but nothing has come to light yet. bert T3 have a few good ideas on type3s but i don't know if he has any. you'd be looking at a...
by aircoolsteve
26th February 2010 - 9:13pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 beam...RHD to LHD?
Replies: 4
Views: 566

hi danny. well as far as i can remember when i had my beam out, it was a pretty easy job. the treaded hole for the steering damper is there on both sides. there's a rubber bung in the hole thats not being used. least thats what mine was like. can't see a prob but i'm sure someone will tell us if the...
by aircoolsteve
25th February 2010 - 8:25pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 bonnet cable
Replies: 3
Views: 472

hiya vwblue. try a shop that sells compessors and air stuff. go for the 5mm plastic air tube they use for pneumatics on machinery.
if you can't find any in your area get back to me as i have some in my garage.
steve
by aircoolsteve
23rd February 2010 - 10:40pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: anyone using 36/40 PDSIT on their 412 question???
Replies: 0
Views: 577

anyone using 36/40 PDSIT on their 412 question???

hi all. i'm in the throws of re-fitting my 1.7 but i cant remember what carb i use for the vac advance. i'm using a pair of 36/40 PDSIT. both carbs have a take-off but one passes more air than the other when i connect a tube up and suck. (sorted this one! its the left carb for timing advance) does a...
by aircoolsteve
23rd February 2010 - 10:34pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: bumper mounts
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

hiya jon. are you after front or rear mounts? there are some on the market. TD3 have them i think but i got mine from Rhod Grubb on here, must be a couple of years ago. yours are the later mounts if its a 72. you can see on the fronts just how far the rust has affected the surrounding area but on th...
by aircoolsteve
23rd February 2010 - 10:15pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Narrowed Beams
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

i remember seeing a thread on one forum sometime ago on the subgect of narrowing a type3 beam. its a big job on the type3 beam as really, shortening the tortion bars is out of the question due to the safety aspect. i can tell you that there is no way i would trust a welded tortion bar. just not on. ...
by aircoolsteve
11th February 2010 - 7:08pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting Windscreen.....any tips?
Replies: 33
Views: 3330

hi shawn. well that stuff looks ok. think i will see if i get any leaks and get some if the o'l wet comes in. on the other hand, it would seem that in cold conditions it takes about 30-40 mins to cure, so if you're quick! bung it on before you fit! risky?!!
steve
by aircoolsteve
11th February 2010 - 5:53pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: WINDOW OUTER SCRAPER RUBBER
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

hi ya kyle. i got my rubbish from a guy in brighton. he was selling off stuff he had over from a project he had abandoned. not sure what maker they were from but he said he bought them in this country. i've posted details earlier on this thread on what i did. thing is, if your scapers are in good co...
by aircoolsteve
9th February 2010 - 8:57pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting Windscreen.....any tips?
Replies: 33
Views: 3330

hi shawn. i'm willing to give it a try but what seal did you use and did you use it before you fitted the screen to the car or after?

when i think of all the work i've put into this square, i never thought i'd be held up for a month with glass fitting problems!
steve
by aircoolsteve
9th February 2010 - 7:05pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting Windscreen.....any tips?
Replies: 33
Views: 3330

thanks for that jon. i'll give him a call if only to pick his brains! my NOS rear heated screen arrived today so i fitted the rubber round it. and this rubber is the same as the new front one. its the correct length but is not as thick as the one that came out. it came from a reliable source as well...
by aircoolsteve
9th February 2010 - 8:32am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting Windscreen.....any tips?
Replies: 33
Views: 3330

hi buket. thanks for the reply mate. does this guy travel at all? could be a cold drive to essex!
also can you pass me his teliphone number. cheers
steve
by aircoolsteve
8th February 2010 - 9:35pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting Windscreen.....any tips?
Replies: 33
Views: 3330

here'a couple of pics of the screen seal i have next to the one that came out. the size is so far out, i must have the wrong one. i've put it next to the fasty rear screen and its too long to fit that, so i've no idea what it is now. http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/aircoolsteve/sreenrub2.jpg h...
by aircoolsteve
6th February 2010 - 8:56pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: WINDOW OUTER SCRAPER RUBBER
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

hi. i had the same problems with my car. the scrapers i got were from the states. i went a long way to pick them up and i had them on the shelf for quite a while. when it came to using them they were no good at all. ended up renovating the ones that came out. i was lucky enough to find some pretty g...
by aircoolsteve
6th February 2010 - 10:21am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting Windscreen.....any tips?
Replies: 33
Views: 3330

pete. you are an obsessive!! but it keeps you healthy, and out of the pubs!!
steve
by aircoolsteve
6th February 2010 - 10:19am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting Windscreen.....any tips?
Replies: 33
Views: 3330

well it didn't go on the glass easily but it is possible without it being obvious that it is the wrong seal. it is phisically smaller in extrusion than the proper seal. i have a rear screen from a fasty and i've measured round it and its pretty close to that of the front screen. one thing for sure, ...
by aircoolsteve
5th February 2010 - 8:29pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting Windscreen.....any tips?
Replies: 33
Views: 3330

i remember dave saying that the repro seals are lacking a bit in size. the front screen seal i have takes the trim but is thinner when compared to the one that came out. is it possible that i've been sold a rear rubber for a fastback maybe? the sizes are quite similar.
steve
by aircoolsteve
4th February 2010 - 10:33pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fitting Windscreen.....any tips?
Replies: 33
Views: 3330

hi shawn. thanks for the imput. i think that pert of the problem is that the side rear seals, although are VW items, are a little on the hard side. i'm now working on the front screen and that, along with the rear, has a new seal. much softer rubber. however, it was sprayed with some kind of wax coa...