1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by Chino » 17th July 2017 - 8:48am

Thanks Broady, you have been busy! I've not had them to bits myself but I'm going off what Chris Gilley tells me, and I trust him, he's got 40+ years experience with these weird old aircooled things hah The car itself runs/drives great bar the overfueling on two of the cylinders, so i'm hoping it's a case a good strip, clean and rebuild will sort them out. I've taken the car off the road for now as I don't want to risk burning up valves etc in this state. More than happy to pay the money for a good service on things like that though. I'm going to make a few phone calls today on that front, I'll let you know how I get on, thanks for the help :)

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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by Chino » 12th October 2017 - 8:43am

Right... Quick update on where this is up to.

Engine wise, I took the car to Stef at MAC VW in Stretford. Needless to say he properly balanced and tuned the engine, replacing one idle jet, and had it working wonderfully in half an hour. Stef advised the carbs probably would benefit from a rebuild as they looked quite original in condition, however, it certainly runs very well now.

Recently I've developed a looseness and a fair bit of play/knocking in the lower arms (hence my recent question in the workshop area), I've sourced the required bushings, bearings and seals from Mario at T3HQ who was a great help as always. After careful thought, seeing as I will be paying someone to do the work, I will look to replace the lower arms as I am fairly certain mine will be quite worn. I can lay my hands on some NOS ones, although it will take me a month or two to allocate funds now I have (hopefully), stopped laying out for parts for my Seat Ibiza and T25! So to this end the Fasty will most likely be living tucked up under its warm car cover in its garage over winter until I get this sorted.

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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by broady_6 » 18th October 2017 - 8:01am

I tend to do jobs by feel, have the parts on had, but if your original parts still sensibly fall within spec I tend to refit them. It adds a bit of character to the car to keep its original parts where they can me. Id have ago at the beam yourself. Its dead simple work, especially if youre taking it off the car. Youll save many pence :D
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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by Chino » 18th October 2017 - 9:09am

broady_6 wrote:
18th October 2017 - 8:01am
I tend to do jobs by feel, have the parts on had, but if your original parts still sensibly fall within spec I tend to refit them. It adds a bit of character to the car to keep its original parts where they can me. Id have ago at the beam yourself. Its dead simple work, especially if youre taking it off the car. Youll save many pence :D
My issues at the moment tend to be getting time sadly, that and currently having to do 'car stuff' under the radar of the wife(I'm sure we've all been there at some point). I'm quite fortunate in that I've got a few very good places not too far from home I can use, who tend to be not overly expensive with their rates :) I get your meaning re: original parts, I'm certainly not against hoarding and saving spares for another day if not needed just yet....my shed pays testament to this! I suspect for the time being it will be slow progress, the car is currently in the garage under a dust cover with it's dehumidifier boxes setup for winter.

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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by Chino » 7th November 2017 - 11:41am

Ok...last of the inner beam components sorted, just awaiting on the decent lower arms to arrive now:

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It could well be I will not need to use these units, in fact I'm hoping not, as any parts like this I would like to be able to build a stock of spares, however, knowing my luck I know if I do not have them to hand when having the work some, I will need them, so I'm covering all the bases.

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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by Chino » 15th November 2017 - 3:14pm

Right, think I'm nearly there with it all now in regards to parts gathering. Had some new (to me), lower arms arrive from the USA. The shafts seem pretty good and free of any deep scoring etc.

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Went over last night to my friends unit to check out our other friends Bug that is in having some work to get it ready for next year:

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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by Kai » 15th November 2017 - 9:35pm

I don’t miss the beam in my car!

Feel your pain though having been in your situation twice before :)

That bug looks like it’s at the start of a McPherson strut conversion with those holes.

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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by Chino » 15th November 2017 - 10:23pm

Haha it's remaining k&l, it's getting tubbed as without them it's got very little steering lock.
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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by broady_6 » 19th November 2017 - 7:43pm

Exciting news! always nice to have a huge pile of new bits :)
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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by Chino » 20th November 2017 - 11:51am

Indeed...might be February/March at this rate before I get chance to get it sorted though, we're currently in Winter mode here in Stockport.

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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by 937carrera » 20th November 2017 - 12:16pm

Your fasty looks very tall and boxy in that last photo Chino :)
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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by Chino » 20th November 2017 - 3:39pm

I appear to be one of those annoying people confusing Type 3's and T3's today hah

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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by Chino » 21st November 2017 - 9:20am

Well...a sad day, but after discussions with the boss (my wife), we are now house hunting again...a top up for the pot is required and seeing as she sold her Beetle, it is my turn to give up my pride and joy for the cause also :( If anyone is interested there is an ad in the For Sale section or drop me a PM.

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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by broady_6 » 21st November 2017 - 10:45pm

Have you told her that you already have a house? :D
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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by 937carrera » 22nd November 2017 - 7:43pm

broady_6 wrote:
21st November 2017 - 10:45pm
Have you told her that you already have a house? :D
............ and a T3 if he needs a doghouse ;)

Difficult decision for you, I hope you find another way to achieve what you want
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Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

Post by broady_6 » 22nd November 2017 - 11:11pm

Loans are cheap at the minute, grab one while they still are! £5k loan will be nowt a month.store the car till your settled in the new house then return to fun 😁
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