'67 Square continued.....

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sparkywig
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Post by sparkywig » 12th December 2020 - 5:06pm

We have lights again, much brighter now the new front wiring loom and headlight connectors are all done.
New grommets as well.

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Just in time, as I need to use the type 3 as a daily driver next week. Don't ask....
The wiring behind the dash needs a bit of work at some point.

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Post by vwfye » 13th December 2020 - 2:23am

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Post by sparkywig » 22nd December 2020 - 4:03pm

As I was picking the squareback's new engine up from Suffolk yesterday, I had a socially distant parts run around Central England collecting a host of other goodies.

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Post by broady_6 » 23rd December 2020 - 10:31pm

Some sexy toy there! Looks like 944 seats in the front of the bus too?
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Post by sparkywig » 24th December 2020 - 1:44pm

broady_6 wrote:
23rd December 2020 - 10:31pm
Some sexy toy there! Looks like 944 seats in the front of the bus too?
Very similar, 1971 911 Carrera seats. Picked them up from a Porsche garage just North of Stamford for the princely sum of 100 English Pounds.
Everything else in the back of the deluxe bus is for the type 3.

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Post by sparkywig » 5th January 2021 - 4:09pm

After replacing the nearside door lifter channel a short while ago, the offside window fell down as well.
New lifter channel and rubber installed today.

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Post by sparkywig » 16th January 2021 - 1:45pm

Let's see if this works....

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Post by sparkywig » 13th March 2021 - 2:29pm

Progress on any vehicle has been slow lately, so I'd thought I'd make a start on the new engine.

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The first thing I do need is a good condition oil cooler though, or I may end up fitting a new Type 1 cooler and a remote oil pressure sender.
Checked and stripped a number of fan housings to get a good pair and a set of working flaps. These will go for media blasting and a clearcoat.

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And the rest are scrap.

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And progress has come to a halt on this again while I get all the little bits on my list, but the oil cooler is the biggest hurdle at the moment.
Has anybody got a cooler, the flap mechanism that fits above the barrels and a thermostat going spare?

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Post by jmarkha1 » 17th March 2021 - 8:29am

I have a type 3 cooler that came off my 30k motor - its perfect.
I went with a remote filter and cooler and modified the tinware to get good cylinder cooling.
I can get photos of the cooler to you if you're interested
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Post by sparkywig » 18th March 2021 - 12:15pm

jmarkha1 wrote:
17th March 2021 - 8:29am
I have a type 3 cooler that came off my 30k motor - its perfect.
I went with a remote filter and cooler and modified the tinware to get good cylinder cooling.
I can get photos of the cooler to you if you're interested

Thanks, it will be appreciated.
I'll pm you.

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Post by sparkywig » 20th March 2021 - 2:21pm

Spent a couple of hours cleaning a pair of flaps and a pivot rod in the blast cabinet.
Most of that was waiting for the compressor to recharge the air tank though.

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And after a quick coat of primer.

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Post by vwfye » 21st March 2021 - 3:33am

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Post by sparkywig » 7th April 2021 - 4:15pm

Slightly more progress on the square now I'm COVID free and out of self-isolation.
Took a drive in the bus the long way round to the lockup.

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I've come to a temporary halt on the engine while I await the delivery of some parts, so I thought I'd tackle the new fuel system.
Out with the tank, which was surprisingly easy. I can also tidy the low pressure brake pipes and clean up the normally hidden area under the tank now as well.

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Oh, looks like the fuel pipe needs renewing anyway.

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I'll need to fabricate a bracket for the fuel pump, any idea what stock FI cars with pumps used?

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Post by sparkywig » 9th April 2021 - 7:16pm

When I changed the fuel pipes in the Type 3 engine bay I thought I would undertake an experiment to see if there was any "real world" difference between Cohline ethanol proof hose and a premium ethanol resistant hose. I used a tee piece and the fuel hose (blue text) to the left hand carb was ethanol proof and the fuel hose (yellow text) to the right hand carb was ethanol resistant. The two pieces of 8mm hose were equal lengths and ran the same route, and the clips were torqued as well.

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After 15 months the results are in.....

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Nothing to see


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Some small cracks appearing around the hose clamp


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Again, nothing visible on the ethanol proof hose


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Much larger cracks appearing on the underside of the right hand hose


Bearing in mind that the car hasn't done many miles since the hoses were replaced, you can see that the ethanol resistant hose is anything but.
IMHO the Cohline fuel hose definitely worth the extra cost.

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Post by sparkywig » 10th April 2021 - 6:09pm

Back at the lockup today, ready to fit the newly cleaned and painted thermostat, bracket and flap linkage.

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Hmm, that doesn't look right.

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The rod won't go through the smaller of the holes in the head.

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Looks like I'll be running without a thermostat after all that mucking about trying to source a linkage.



Mocked up the tinware, inlet and heat exchanger.

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Now the fixing tabs on the heat exchanger don't line up with the tinware holes.
Ate my custard slice and gave up for today.

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And very nice it was too.

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Post by broady_6 » 10th April 2021 - 9:31pm

Very nice to catch up, Ive not read threads for months! I love an engine build and I now fancy a custard slice. I know what im doing tomorrow :D
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Post by sparkywig » 12th April 2021 - 9:12pm

Managed to snap the metal fuel hard line where it goes into the front of the tunnel, it must have been weakened and I'd rather it break now in the lock up with no petrol around than somewhere miles away from home with a full tank.
So now the plan is to replace it with a new 8mm hard line that follows the brake pipe route through the car and AN-6 hose and fittings at the tank and in the engine bay.

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