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by sparkywig
19th June 2021 - 3:54pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 328
Views: 67338

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Another mop and wax session this morning.
Seats and carpets back in next week.

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by sparkywig
12th June 2021 - 3:34pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refitting pop-out windows
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Refitting pop-out windows

They're back in, 2 people and a liberal application of rubber dressing spray. What a faff.
by sparkywig
12th June 2021 - 3:27pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 328
Views: 67338

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Another session on the squareback today. Took it down to Nick at CJ Motors for a gearbox oil top up, and assistance on refitting the popouts. https://i.postimg.cc/x8Ph9ZXr/IMG-3252.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/8cGxQGPB/IMG-3253.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/CMCWCRmv/IMG-3254.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/qMkW1pFp...
by sparkywig
11th June 2021 - 10:05pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refitting pop-out windows
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Refitting pop-out windows

OK, thanks
by sparkywig
11th June 2021 - 6:24pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refitting pop-out windows
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Refitting pop-out windows

Is there a knack to refit pop-out windows after replacing the seals?
I've struggled all day trying to get the driver's side back in.
by sparkywig
10th June 2021 - 3:05pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 328
Views: 67338

Re: '67 Square continued.....

My previous attempt at a generator conversion with a type 1 alternator involved removing too much material from the alternator case, and it still wouldn't fit without major modification of the engine tin. But this only took 15 minutes to fit https://i.postimg.cc/50MqLjsg/IMG-3250.jpg The existing re...
by sparkywig
8th June 2021 - 10:18pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 678
Views: 136160

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

:thumbsup:
by sparkywig
7th June 2021 - 10:29pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 328
Views: 67338

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Be happier when the stroker engine is finally fitted, but yes, happy I can use it again.
Just need to get the tracking sorted and drive it through the summer.
by sparkywig
5th June 2021 - 3:26pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 328
Views: 67338

Re: '67 Square continued.....

It's finally a running driver again.
Managed to finish the new fuel system and electric pump this morning. Then spent a couple of hours scraping and wire brushing the floors for a slap of rust converter.

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by sparkywig
29th May 2021 - 4:39pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 328
Views: 67338

Re: '67 Square continued.....

At last, the fuel system is almost complete. Tank back in, fuel pump and relay wired and everything working apart from one AN-6 fitting I stripped the thread on. Once that's replaced I can fill it with fuel and drive it. Pics to follow in a few days when I've taken some. While the seats are out I ca...
by sparkywig
29th May 2021 - 4:29pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 678
Views: 136160

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

:thumbsup:

I think it's more fun to drive an old slow car fast, than a fast car slow. If you know what I mean?
I took the bus around Spa a few years ago and topped it out at 108mph heading towards Blanchimont, thought I was quick and then a German Look 1303 went past me as if I was doing 50.
by sparkywig
24th May 2021 - 6:45pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 Automatic Transmission
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Type 3 Automatic Transmission

I would imagine, like manufacturers figures today, that those are a bit optimistic.
by sparkywig
24th May 2021 - 5:26pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 Automatic Transmission
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Type 3 Automatic Transmission

According to the 1969MY owner's manual you could expect 30mpg for the auto and 31.5mpg for the manual.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/ma ... page58.jpg
by sparkywig
24th May 2021 - 5:16pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: wires under dash
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: wires under dash

What year is your car?

Blue/white and a white is the high beam warning circuit.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiringt3.php
by sparkywig
20th May 2021 - 4:33pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 328
Views: 67338

Re: '67 Square continued.....

I picked the fan housing up from the powdercoaters as well today.

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by sparkywig
20th May 2021 - 4:22pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 328
Views: 67338

Re: '67 Square continued.....

New electric fuel pump mounted on the beam, just needs the wiring terminated. https://i.postimg.cc/MZLDNmgk/IMG-3158.jpg There was a clearance issue with the spare wheel well, but a couple of adjustments with a rubber mallet cured that. https://i.postimg.cc/k57FK1RS/IMG-3159.jpg https://i.postimg.cc...
by sparkywig
20th May 2021 - 4:06pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 328
Views: 67338

Re: '67 Square continued.....

New 8mm copper fuel hardline from under the tank to the engine compartment. Had to reroute the pipe over the rear seat mount and out through the bulkhead next to the heater inlet. https://i.postimg.cc/Px34tWxw/IMG-3061.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/PJCMNCpF/IMG-3060.jpg I'm using teflon/ptfe fuel hose wi...
by sparkywig
1st May 2021 - 5:37pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fastback Standard Tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Fastback Standard Tyres

The original tyres would have been 6.00/15 bias ply (cross ply), the modern equivalent is 165/80/15.
Your 165SR15 is 165/82/15, so you're running the closest size.
You can still buy Michelin XZX in 165SR15.
https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/tyres/ ... n-xzx.html
by sparkywig
21st April 2021 - 7:08am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 247
Views: 43588

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

My brakes took hours of bleeding to get a decent pedal, they're perfect now.
by sparkywig
12th April 2021 - 10:02pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted - fuel pump mounting bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Wanted - fuel pump mounting bracket

As title, I'm after the fuel pump mounting plate that fits into the beam aperture.
Thanks.
by sparkywig
12th April 2021 - 9:12pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 328
Views: 67338

Re: '67 Square continued.....

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 follow...
by sparkywig
10th April 2021 - 6:09pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 328
Views: 67338

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Back at the lockup today, ready to fit the newly cleaned and painted thermostat, bracket and flap linkage. https://i.postimg.cc/B6DPSHzK/IMG-2845.jpg Hmm, that doesn't look right. https://i.postimg.cc/QChCjP52/IMG-2856.jpg The rod won't go through the smaller of the holes in the head. https://i.post...
by sparkywig
9th April 2021 - 7:16pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 328
Views: 67338

Re: '67 Square continued.....

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...
by sparkywig
7th April 2021 - 4:15pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 328
Views: 67338

Re: '67 Square continued.....

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. https://i.postimg.cc/pXGqVQLn/IMG-2781.jpg 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 ne...