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by Editor
8th January 2018 - 1:48am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Inner wing panel
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Inner wing panel

I think it was to beef up the front to reduce the problems of deformation of the cabin in a 10mph frontal impact. The USA brought in several requirements in the late 60s. I saw at least one short-nose Type 3 with those panels. The spring mount is quite a bit further forward I think. I tend to salvag...
by Editor
8th January 2018 - 1:39am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Gearbox mounting

I've probably got a decent one here, and I might even be able to locate it.
The problem is folk unbolt the engine from the cross arm towards the back without supporting the gearbox, and let it hang, which splits away the rubber bonding.
by Editor
1st January 2018 - 2:34pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 472
Views: 45924

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

It must make the sill assembly that bit stronger to have the web there. The eater pipe doesn't add much as it's only held by a few spot welds at the ends (AFAIR).
by Editor
1st January 2018 - 2:16pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Gearbox mounting

Rear mounting? Do you mean front, (towards the front of the car) or is it a swing-axle?
The front mountings are different for auto and manual. The auto ones are hen's teeth items!
by Editor
23rd December 2017 - 2:36am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: Coil resistances?

With a Type 4 it's not as easy to get access to the battery, being under the front seat ISTR. The regulator output would be an easier point to try. Essentially as you speed up the engine you should see a decent voltage rise. A fully charged battery has a voltage of around 13.2V or so when not being ...
by Editor
19th December 2017 - 2:35am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: Coil resistances?

Check the charging voltage at mid-range rpm. It's a common problem on the FI that gives poor mpg when the regulator is not giving the right sort of output. Somewhere in the region of 14 Volts is OK. I'm not sure what your Type 4 alternator has by way of a regulator. With low supply voltage, the FI a...
by Editor
13th December 2017 - 2:04am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Sunday Scramble, Bicester 7th Jan 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Sunday Scramble, Bicester 7th Jan 2018

I've added that to the title now.
by Editor
12th December 2017 - 3:56am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: Coil resistances?

Some of the Type 4 ECUs have a rich/lean knob on the top edge to adjust the fuel mixture. Hunting can be the sign of a weak mixture. If yours has one, the knob clicks as it's turned, so you could see if that makes any difference, but note where you started so it can be put back in the same place. Hu...
by Editor
12th December 2017 - 3:36am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wheels.
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Wheels.

I've used Hammerite smooth silver, which gives a similar result to the way VW painted the later wheels. It lasts well, and is easily sprayed over again if rust spots do come through in time. Rub down any surface rust first, and use coats of Hammerite primer if the surface isn't smooth. Make sure you...
by Editor
12th December 2017 - 3:17am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Squareback seat in a fastback
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: Squareback seat in a fastback

I'm sure I have a proper Fastback seat base you can have free to collect. Are you anywhere near Bristol?
by Editor
12th December 2017 - 3:02am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Sunday Scramble, Bicester 7th Jan 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Sunday Scramble, Bicester

When is this? The website is unavaiable at the moment (probably all in bed at this silly time of the night!) but none of you has mentioned a date, just 'Sunday'.
by Editor
22nd November 2017 - 10:27pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 257
Views: 15275

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Nice tip. Thanks for publishing it.
by Editor
22nd November 2017 - 10:24pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 412 LE Variant from South Africa, new member
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: 412 LE Variant from South Africa, new member

Welcome.
Did you have to do much to sort out the gearbox?
by Editor
22nd November 2017 - 10:06pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Rear light terminal camp identification
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Rear light terminal camp identification

That explains a 'rogue' one I found a while ago (Stonor maybe?). I thought I'd put that odd good one on a light unit, and found it wouldn't fit. I wish I could recall what I did next with it! At least I wouldn't have thrown it away - I never do that.
by Editor
17th November 2017 - 2:17am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: Not firing on all cylinders

I rarely get a working horn when checking before it goes for MoT. There's been a lot of discussion about '73 horns where the spring contacts on the indicator switch assembly wear through and snag things internally. Unfortunately the 4-spoke steering wheels need a bit of care pulling off the pad as t...
by Editor
17th November 2017 - 2:02am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake switch
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Brake switch

Yes, it's been produced with the cooperation of VW of America and uses many of the official VW manual photos. You'll notice the '68 on manual only deals with fuel Injection - not carbs.
by Editor
28th October 2017 - 2:22am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 96
Views: 4572

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Check the water leaking isn't simply blocked drain tubes. In the UK it's normally not simply that, but leaf and dust debris does get caught at the bend in the rubber tube from the right-hand end of the drain tray.
by Editor
28th October 2017 - 2:18am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 257
Views: 15275

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

ebay item 111651530781 looks like the sort of thing - £8.50 for 10. Select M20 of course!
by Editor
28th October 2017 - 2:10am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 257
Views: 15275

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

They're M20 Type B wave washers. I can see them illustrated on the web, but can't see a price anywhere. Maybe the club can buy a bag of 100 or fewer for re-sale.
by Editor
28th October 2017 - 1:56am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Throttle cable
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Throttle cable

The multi-strand ones go for years. I don't think I've ever had a Type 3 one break. Check there's nothing fouling it. I don't think you can over-tighten them without ending with the carb off the stop, but there is a procedure to adjust the clamping position. You need to check that you can get full t...
by Editor
28th October 2017 - 1:49am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Membership
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: Membership

There are a number of major events the club has a stand and/or line-up at. Danny Lord organises the line-ups Stanford Hall is a major show we are at. Also there are some owners who go to some of the European events. Quite a number of insurers offer lower rates to club members, so that could also be ...
by Editor
17th October 2017 - 11:34am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 257
Views: 15275

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I'll take a closer look at what I've got - some are clearly better than others. None of them has been in use recently, so I don't expect too much success.
by Editor
17th October 2017 - 12:25am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 257
Views: 15275

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

How do you get the pistons out? Use a press with a collar on the piston flange? I guess it's all a matter of whether they have damaged the bores, or have serious corrosion. I've several pairs here that have seen better days, but I'm reluctant to label them as scrap until it's obvious they are.
by Editor
16th October 2017 - 1:36am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 20723

Re: '73 Fastback Project

Just a heads up for others: There arenarrowish channels and a venturi effect on the return pipe into the fuel tank designed to keep the inner 'cup' full even when the tank is nearly empty. Some of the tank sealers can clog that area, and produce symptoms of fuel starvation. While the usual de-rustin...
by Editor
5th October 2017 - 12:37am
Forum: Services
Topic: Volksfarmers new premises.
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

Re: Volksfarmers new premises.

:badgrin: I think that's Danny publicising his facebook group. :badgrin: