71 Fast Back Recommissioning

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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by 937carrera » 18th May 2019 - 10:21pm

Noise when turning left means right hand side to be checked .With the car having being stood for a long time it's possible the grease has dried out
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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by JackReddick » 19th May 2019 - 5:13pm

So today i greased up the front beam, all four nipples

I’ve also taken her out for 25 miles, she actually drives really well! I need to get a pro to set up the carbs 100%, but atleast it’s mobile at last.

I haven’t had time to look at the noise today properly, it only happens on hard left turns. It definitely sounds like disc, backing plate or bearing. As the discs are so pitted and need replacing anyway, i’ll tackle this when i change the discs over

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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by 937carrera » 19th May 2019 - 5:18pm

I think that just confirms Broadys diagnosis, if they are like the type 4 it's a 15minute job
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wheel bearings need adjustment. theyre look loose which lets the disc wander about and its hitting the caliper is my guess.
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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by broady_6 » 26th May 2019 - 2:58pm

How are you getting on? Did the fuel cut offs make ant difference? Did you have any joy adjusting the wheel bearings? Its a nuce easy job, the only fiddle is popping the clip off the speedo cable
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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by JackReddick » 27th May 2019 - 9:07pm

I haven't had a chance to deal with the bearings or connect the fuel cut off solenoids as of yet as i've been busy with getting things organised for my Grandad's funeral and also revising towards taking an exam as part of my job. To top it off my daily mk4 golf went into limp mode and kept cutting out so any spare time i've had has been spent on getting that sorted. i replaced the crankshaft position sensor and serviced it after reading the fault codes and i think that's back on the road so we should have plenty of spare time coming up for the Type 3!

I have however taken her out a couple of times, and she's running nicely. I still need the carbs setup professionally though as either the fuel gauge is dodgy or it drinks petrol like a fish!

I'd like to get the front and rear wings off to inspect for rust behind them. Does anyone know how to go about this? i'm assuming they're just bolted into place but i'd just like pointers in case there are any hidden bolts etc

thanks all

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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by broady_6 » 28th May 2019 - 9:33pm

Ah yes of course. Car is very much second piority. Have you set the carbs up as per the little booklet sent over earlier in the thread? Whats making you think they need more set up work?
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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by 937carrera » 16th June 2019 - 4:16pm

Have you managed to spend any more time getting the type 3 sorted, or are you still in the midst of exams and other personal matters ?
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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by broady_6 » 16th June 2019 - 8:20pm

I dont let me forget about those bits! Until I read this I had :D
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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by JackReddick » 15th August 2019 - 1:21pm

hey guys,

it's been a while since i was last online. Let's just say there was an issue with the fasty's fuel tank and my drive way and i'm now a few grand lighter...

any way, at the weekend i decided i'd start lining up jobs that i knew would need looking into for the future. I took the rear passengers wing off to discover a couple of rust holes. I knew these were there, just not the severity. I can't weld so i'll be needing to get someone to tackle this over the winter. I also swapped the wing over for another one that i got with the car which is slightly better nick.

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I've also got a parts list on the go, so if anyone can help with the following i'd be interested-
71 indicator stalk
late rear wings
late front wings
door and windows seals

the rubber parts i'm probably going to try and buy NOS or aftermarket, unless anyone has any decent ones sitting about.

For now i'm just using as it is, until i get the finances together to get the rust sorted i'm a little stuck for progress.

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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by broady_6 » 19th August 2019 - 6:43pm

Nice to see the car getting some love after what it did!

That's all the normal rot it would see. I expect you can add a pair of full length sills to your shopping list.

Seal wise ive got this lot for sale. There are some which will be of use to you.

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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by JackReddick » 19th August 2019 - 10:32pm

Thanks man. Potentially got some bits lined up from Danny Lord so if that goes through that’ll be this months spending money gone.

I’ll definitely be in touch with you next month though about those seals.

Lining up rust removal and body work/panels to be done over the winter so going to have to start saving up as unfortunately i can’t weld and equally have nowhere to even attempt it.
I’ve also found there’s a bloke that does sand blasting a couple of minutes away from me so i’m probably going to take all the bolt on/off panels to him to be blasted to see what metal is left 😂

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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by JackReddick » 27th August 2019 - 9:23pm

So i decided to try and make the most of the sunshine over the weekend and to also start looking for the rust. Not something i’d been looking forward too but something that needed doing.
In prep for the rust repair over the winter, i also stripped out the rear of the interior (not that there’s much to it) and removed the drivers front wing and gave it a wire brush before the heat got the better of me.

PS - i found Wally 😆
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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by JackReddick » 27th August 2019 - 9:24pm

More rust
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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by JackReddick » 27th August 2019 - 9:25pm

On the plus side, beyond a bit of surface rust the battery tray area of the floor pan is pretty mint
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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by muddy » 28th August 2019 - 8:16pm

Rust areas look the same as what I had hidden under all the outer panels etc of my car. You may find that under the battery tray sound deadening that it may be a bit worse.
Unfortunately there aren't many reproduction panels for these. I bought brand new sills and heater channels, and made all the other metal panels myself.
Here's a couple of sites I used:
https://www.werk34.de
https://www.csp-shop.com/en/
Vwheritage and machine7

Danny Lord and Simon may have some salvageable panels too
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Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Post by broady_6 » 15th September 2019 - 7:21pm

How are you getting on? Have you had chance to get stuck any further in and see what youve really got? Are you planning to get the body off?
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