'67 Square continued.....

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Post by sparkywig » 2nd April 2018 - 11:07pm

I've got a few engines in various states knocking around the garage, from a couple of bare cases to a complete engine, so could assemble one from parts.
But too be honest, I fancy something with a bit more oomph and noise.
I've made some enquiries about getting the heads welded and properly repaired, but as they're cracked between both the valve seats as well as the spark plug holes it'll probably cost more to do than a new pair.

The heater hoses had clips on, but something ripped one end off the heat exchanger and the clip is missing. it's a bit of a mystery, as there's no sign of any damage anywhere.

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Post by broady_6 » 8th April 2018 - 12:24pm

Bloody hell thats a real dose of bad luck! At least youve got most of the expensive and rare bits to get another one built.
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Post by broady_6 » 29th April 2018 - 8:20pm

Hows the replacement coming on?
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Post by sparkywig » 29th April 2018 - 9:48pm

Slowly, buying parts as funds allow. Cylinder heads and bolt up rockers aren't cheap....

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Post by broady_6 » 29th April 2018 - 10:02pm

What heads are you going for?
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Post by sparkywig » 29th April 2018 - 10:07pm

044 Magnums with 40x35 valves, 120 cam and 1:1.25 rockers.

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Post by broady_6 » 29th April 2018 - 10:15pm

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044 Magnums with 40x35 valves, 120 cam and 1:1.25 rockers.
Ah yes, I bought a pair of them some time ago, they do take some saving up!

That's an aggressive set up :D
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Post by broady_6 » 30th April 2018 - 7:54am

I don't know if anything in here is useful to you?

http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=1570593
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Post by sparkywig » 30th April 2018 - 5:40pm

Only the stuff that he's already sold. :lol:

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Post by broady_6 » 30th April 2018 - 9:01pm

bugger I saw the rockers and thought of you!
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Post by sparkywig » 30th April 2018 - 9:37pm

No worries, made some expensive purchases today. :D
Just need to get a couple of other bits and then it's all being dropped off to Suffolk to be machined and built.

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Post by broady_6 » 1st May 2018 - 2:32pm

Nice to hear the project is coming on 😀
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Post by broady_6 » 23rd May 2018 - 7:57am

Someone elses heater problem has just given me a thought. In the IPC is says there is an adapter on the exchange end of the pipe into the car.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/ma ... t_Heat.pdf

Page 2-12 I guess if that was missing even with the clips the pipe would be loose?
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Post by sparkywig » 28th May 2018 - 1:39pm

So this happened over the weekend.

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I'm hoping that after a little tune up this one might be be better. :lol:

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Post by sparkywig » 28th May 2018 - 1:42pm

broady_6 wrote:
23rd May 2018 - 7:57am
Someone elses heater problem has just given me a thought. In the IPC is says there is an adapter on the exchange end of the pipe into the car.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/ma ... t_Heat.pdf

Page 2-12 I guess if that was missing even with the clips the pipe would be loose?
It was the pipe from the fan housing to the top of the heat exchanger that came detached, so the cooling air took the path of least resistance out into the wheel arch rather than over the n/s head.

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Post by broady_6 » 28th May 2018 - 8:32pm

ahhh ok. Thats not stock then, I now see how it happened. There isnt really anything to attach the hose to at the inlet of the heat exchanger. I had that problem a long while ago. The best solution I came up with was using this beetle parts

https://www.vwheritage.com/113255165-fr ... e-vw-spare

Into the exchanger and then jubilee the hose to the other end.
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Post by sparkywig » 29th May 2018 - 5:49pm

A metal collar and some self tappers will secure it.
But that will all be irrelevant when the new engine goes in, no heat exchangers will be fitted as the bore will be too small.

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Post by sparkywig » 29th May 2018 - 5:51pm

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Fed up of inserting a key behind the glovebox lid to open it when pressing the catch button.

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:D

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Post by broady_6 » 30th May 2018 - 7:38am

:D :D :D
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Post by sparkywig » 18th June 2018 - 10:48pm

Bristol Volksfest 2018.

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Heritage Automotive kindly donated an Amorok to help me with the setting up.

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Fuching hell

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The good thing about being there when people are setting up is the possible bargains you can get. :D

A cock up with the plot size meant things were a bit tight, and we couldn't get the additional Beetles, Type 3s, etc onto the plot.


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But that was OK because the T3OC plot was next to us and they would welcome 4 Type 3s, wouldn't they....

"We have a club plot booked, thanks to Larry and Lin, though not a club camping area, and you're welcome to bring a car to display on the plot."

To be honest I was fucked off with the Type 3 Owners Club display pitch and I was not alone. It was really disappointing.

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So we parked on an empty trade plot and had our own display.

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Anyway, rant over.
Thanks to all that came, another cracking weekend.
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Post by 937carrera » 19th June 2018 - 7:59am

Good to see you are back on the road again and thanks for sharing the pics, sounds like you enjoyed it in the end, probably after a load of hard work.

Is it mandatory for for a south west type 3's to be blue.

Do I take it that next time she'll be clad in Fuchs rather than Teledials ?
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Post by broady_6 » 19th June 2018 - 8:00am

Some nice cars there, you have a running engine again :D how does it run?

That wasnt really a rant, you havent told us what was the cause of the rant? why were you "fucked off with the Type 3 Owners Club display pitch"? Its always worth knowing so things can be improved upon
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Post by sparkywig » 19th June 2018 - 8:39pm

broady_6 wrote:
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Some nice cars there, you have a running engine again :D how does it run?

That wasnt really a rant, you havent told us what was the cause of the rant? why were you "fucked off with the Type 3 Owners Club display pitch"? Its always worth knowing so things can be improved upon
Did you not notice that there was just the Notch in the middle of a camping plot surrounded by modern cars including a Peugeot?
In your opinion how many of the following pictures would adequately describe a single marque display?

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To be fair it wasn't just this pitch that was like this, there were quite a few complaints about the lack of show cars.
The clubs involved aren't being asked back next year as there are more club display enquiries than available plots.

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Post by sparkywig » 19th June 2018 - 9:00pm

937carrera wrote:
19th June 2018 - 7:59am
Good to see you are back on the road again and thanks for sharing the pics, sounds like you enjoyed it in the end, probably after a load of hard work.

Is it mandatory for for a south west type 3's to be blue.

Do I take it that next time she'll be clad in Fuchs rather than Teledials ?
There was a lot of work involved, especially in the entertainment areas, and I did have a very enjoyable weekend, thanks.
I think shades of blue are popular in the Bristol area.
I'm in no rush to fit the Fuchs, but yes, they will be first choice wheels.

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Some nice cars there, you have a running engine again :D how does it run?
Ah, the "new" engine. Not a great success, there's usually a reason why people sell engines.
But the good news is that the heads, cam and clutch have finally arrived from the US, so they're off to the machine shop along with the other parts.

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Post by broady_6 » 19th June 2018 - 9:17pm

sparkywig wrote:
19th June 2018 - 8:39pm
broady_6 wrote:
19th June 2018 - 8:00am
Some nice cars there, you have a running engine again :D how does it run?

That wasnt really a rant, you havent told us what was the cause of the rant? why were you "fucked off with the Type 3 Owners Club display pitch"? Its always worth knowing so things can be improved upon
Did you not notice that there was just the Notch in the middle of a camping plot surrounded by modern cars including a Peugeot?
In your opinion how many of the following pictures would adequately describe a single marque display?

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To be fair it wasn't just this pitch that was like this, there were quite a few complaints about the lack of show cars.
The clubs involved aren't being asked back next year as there are more club display enquiries than available plots.
I think that might say it all. I hadnt even noticed that the photo with the single notch was the "club display"

Whats up the the temp engine?
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