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27th March 2018 - 1:35pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front ball joint bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Front ball joint bolts

I'm not sure the proper bolt is available, as it's a Type 3 part. Unfortunately unless the old bolt is removed with the torsion bar tension reduced by clamping the torsion arms closer together, the bolt thread is irreparably damaged, assuming the bolt doesn't actually shear. The shank of the bolt is...
by Editor
27th March 2018 - 1:16pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gunson carbalencer
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Gunson carbalencer

I use a section of the large rubber petrol hose with the carbalancer, as It fits the carb tops nicely. However, the owner of my previous twin carb Variant soldered small tubes into the air filter tops above the carbs, sealed with tyre-valve caps. I made a simple U-tube manometer from clear plastic t...
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27th March 2018 - 12:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 42
Views: 1546

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

Easy enough to smear a bit of the rubber grease on and may help the grommet to seal better. I've not heard of the problem before. Obviously you've checked for bits of flashing on the grommets or obstructions in the m/c machining.
by Editor
27th March 2018 - 12:33pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: MOT Changes, May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: MOT Changes, May 2018

It's usually fairly obvious if your brakes aren't working evenly - try some gentle braking and more fierce and see how it affects the steering. It used to be reassuring as those dials rose evenly, and highlighted the difference in front and rear braking force, but now it all goes into the laptop, it...
by Editor
27th March 2018 - 12:21pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Forum likely to go offline
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Forum likely to go offline

Probably all part of the hate campaign for the UK. At least it's not Novochok this time!
by Editor
26th March 2018 - 11:36am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Forum likely to go offline
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Forum likely to go offline

Just the thing to happen when you're 150 miles away from your desktop computer, with data access only by standing outside holding the mobile in the air! We've paid extra for 4 times the bandwidth per month, so maybe we'll have peace for a while. Thanks to Broady for keeping things moving meanwhile. ...
by Editor
26th February 2018 - 1:04am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1968 Complete Floor Pan For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1148

Re: 1968 Complete Floor Pan For Sale

Years ago there was a motor show 68 Type 3 rolling chassis showing off the new automatic Type 3. The club would have liked to use it to take to shows, but the investment in time, storage problems etc meant it was eventually sold and the parts used for other Type 3s. The member who found the chassis ...
by Editor
26th February 2018 - 12:36am
Forum: Type 4 Gallery
Topic: Type 4 grannies
Replies: 5
Views: 2794

Re: Type 4 grannies

Would be fun to find one like that!
by Editor
19th February 2018 - 2:02pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAINTENANCE THINGS you never think about....
Replies: 1
Views: 198

MAINTENANCE THINGS you never think about....

Here are some timely things to check to keep your Type 3 and Type 4s working well, from our very knowledgeable Forum member from across the pond, Jim Adney. Just some thoughts about parts of our cars that get ignored: Plastic sheeting inside the door panels I've had body shop people tell me that th...
by Editor
9th February 2018 - 2:26pm
Forum: Type 3 Gallery
Topic: Type 3 at the Classic Car Show TGC 259E
Replies: 7
Views: 2039

Re: Type 3 at the Classic Car Show TGC 259E

Now unlocked
by Editor
31st January 2018 - 3:11am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 RHD Squareback
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: 68 RHD Squareback

How did you know PRH are my brother's initial, Peter?

I'm in the process of selling my Fastback RDH 96K, which I bought in Summer 1990, largely as it has my middle son's initials! Downsizing my fleet! I've just been looking through lots of photos of restoration, etc.... very nostalgic.
by Editor
29th January 2018 - 2:37am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Generator rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Generator rebuild

How did the commutator surface look? Did you use some fine sandpaper to clean it up? When turning did there seem to be excessive sparking? I've a feeling I've seen some warnings with replacement generators that suggest the guarantee is not valid unless the regulator is also changed. I've no idea of ...
by Editor
23rd January 2018 - 11:06pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: And were back!
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: And were back!

No, definitely not self-inflicted. It would be nice to think there was a Type 3 & 4 Community in Ukraine to make use of what they've viewed, but more likely they are using details discovered for less polite purposes.
by Editor
23rd January 2018 - 4:06pm
Forum: PLEASE READ NOW!
Topic: ACCESS MAY BE DENIED AT ANY TIME! URGENT!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1202

Re: ACCESS MAY BE DENIED AT ANY TIME! URGENT!!

We've had our bandwidth allocation increased temporarily, thanks to clook.net . I'll have to keep an eye more often to see we're not getting a repeat of the problem. Ruskies last time, Ukraine this. Connection? The alternative is a big increase of the hosting charge from £60 to £96 pa.
by Editor
23rd January 2018 - 3:51pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: And were back!
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: And were back!

I should thank Clook.net for moving us to the larger bandwidth package until the end of the month. After that I'll have to watch the bandwidth frequently to try to catch the situation before it becomes critical. There are still a few 'bots' that are greedy and don't benefit us, but this time they se...
by Editor
22nd January 2018 - 12:05am
Forum: PLEASE READ NOW!
Topic: ACCESS MAY BE DENIED AT ANY TIME! URGENT!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1202

ACCESS MAY BE DENIED AT ANY TIME! URGENT!!

We have had a site from the UKRAINE looking through the site gobbling up our bandwidth. I've done what I can to block the ISPs but I suspect it's not been entirely successful. We have used over 90% of our month's bandwidth allocation with 10 days still to go to 31st Jan. Please use the site sparing...
by Editor
21st January 2018 - 2:39am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Members only room
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Members only room

It was bugging me that I used to know how, so it made more sense than staying awake trying to get to sleep! Also, I tend to have a mid-evening snooze while Anne watches historical programmes, so staying up isn't hard!
by Editor
20th January 2018 - 3:22am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 door hinges.
Replies: 28
Views: 6215

Re: Type 3 door hinges.

I put a mirror hinge pin in my Dad's 1959 Beetle, but it was probably when it was only about 7 years old, and I was about 20 and happy to hit the old one out with a large lump hammer. Ah, the confidence of youth!
I think I would be more circumspect these days.
by Editor
20th January 2018 - 3:13am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 6th May
Replies: 52
Views: 3288

Re: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 6th May

I'd better have a slot, though i'm afraid it will probably be the Golf Variant again, but I'll bring the stand and a gazebo as usual. Might even sort some parts out!
by Editor
18th January 2018 - 1:35am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Members only room
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Members only room

I've just tried, and I can't find the list of members - there are 61 on there, but in the past I've been able to work out how to see the list, but I can't find it at the moment! Maybe I need to go to bed and try again in the sanity of daytime.
by Editor
8th January 2018 - 1:48am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Inner wing panel
Replies: 7
Views: 523

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: 567

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: 527
Views: 49413

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: 567

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: 1216

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 ...