T3/Air Cooled Mechanic Cambridgeshire Area?

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mick1800
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T3/Air Cooled Mechanic Cambridgeshire Area?

Post by mick1800 » 22nd January 2018 - 8:01pm

Does anyone know of a decent mechanic familiar with T3 engines in the Peterborough/Cambridgeshire area?
I have a '65 T3 which is running like a pig. I suspect the carbs are worn as they are 'spitting'. Also on the left side of the engine the carb to cylinder head inlet pipe and the vacuum balancing pipe are both getting a white mist like substance on them, I suspect its petrol vapour so I do not want to be driving it very far (if at all) to get it looked at. Thanks.

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Re: T3/Air Cooled Mechanic Cambridgeshire Area?

Post by purplepeter » 22nd January 2018 - 8:06pm

T2D would be the obvious people (used to be Type 3 detectives)https://type2detectives.com/pages/contact

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Re: T3/Air Cooled Mechanic Cambridgeshire Area?

Post by mick1800 » 22nd January 2018 - 8:50pm

Thanks Peter, I've used them before but looking for someone else this time.

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Post by broady_6 » 22nd January 2018 - 9:41pm

If its just the carbs is it worth just removing them and having them overhauled? I expect that's all a garage will end up doing if that is the issue.

At least that way youll have them sorted and safe, giving you the option to drive further away if you decide it still wants more attention
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Re: T3/Air Cooled Mechanic Cambridgeshire Area?

Post by mick1800 » 22nd January 2018 - 10:22pm

I agree they probably need a rebuild but I have some other issues on the car as well which I wont bore you with but need sorting out. Also I'd like to find a reliable garage not too far away for any future needs. In the meantime do you know of a good carb reconditioning place? Thanks

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Post by broady_6 » 24th January 2018 - 12:20pm

Cant help you in that neck of the woods unfortunately. But regards the carbs, this is posted in the service section. I don't know if its still current.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=382

I have never used them so I don't know the standard of work. I tend to do my own.
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Re: T3/Air Cooled Mechanic Cambridgeshire Area?

Post by purplepeter » 24th January 2018 - 12:43pm

Gasure did My carbs for the previous owner, but they say they no longer do a mail order service & they're in Chester
Might be worth asking them though
http://www.gasure.co.uk/carb.htm

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Re: T3/Air Cooled Mechanic Cambridgeshire Area?

Post by mick1800 » 24th January 2018 - 6:30pm

Thanks I'll give them both a try

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Re: T3/Air Cooled Mechanic Cambridgeshire Area?

Post by Lee Scott » 28th January 2018 - 11:02am

RNJ motorsport, a VW head. Worked on all my fathers competition VW's and prepares some amazing machinery. He is in Towcester, Northants so not too far from your area. I'm Cambridge based and when I finally get my type 3 I'll be taking my car to him. https://www.facebook.com/RNJ-Motorsport ... &pnref=lhc

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Post by mick1800 » 5th February 2018 - 4:55pm

Lee Scott wrote:
28th January 2018 - 11:02am
RNJ motorsport, a VW head. Worked on all my fathers competition VW's and prepares some amazing machinery. He is in Towcester, Northants so not too far from your area. I'm Cambridge based and when I finally get my type 3 I'll be taking my car to him. https://www.facebook.com/RNJ-Motorsport ... &pnref=lhc
Thanks

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Re: T3/Air Cooled Mechanic Cambridgeshire Area?

Post by skin69 » 10th April 2018 - 10:19pm

I think I saw an advert for a company called Rustworks (P'boro or Yaxley) in Hayburner Magazine..

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