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by Marko
16th December 2020 - 4:28pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 68 trip speedo, or drive gear from one..
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: 68 trip speedo, or drive gear from one..

What condition is that in & does it work? May need it for a spare lol! Not sure it will fit your 6 series! I no longer have the 6 series, in fact I don't have a classic car at the moment :( as far as I can remember it's in mint condition as I painted the silver part at the same time as doing the ot...
by Marko
16th December 2020 - 2:07pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 68 trip speedo, or drive gear from one..
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: 68 trip speedo, or drive gear from one..

nice one! I still have the original non trip speedo from out of that car!
by Marko
26th July 2020 - 12:38pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 68 trip speedo, or drive gear from one..
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: 68 trip speedo, or drive gear from one..

well it lasted a few years! I remember stripping it down and cleaning it! still have the original non trip speedo too in my garage!
by Marko
7th September 2019 - 4:31pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: ALTERNATOR CONVERSION ON TYPE 3
Replies: 32
Views: 6260

Re: ALTERNATOR CONVERSION ON TYPE 3

kinga wrote:
5th May 2018 - 5:27pm
Mine has a Mazda rx7 conversion too...very small alternator & looks a very tidy conversion.(not done by me).
I did it! was quite easy and cheap to do.. just need to adapt a strap and grind a bit of the case way for it to sit straight in.

Mark.
by Marko
30th July 2019 - 6:23am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 673
Views: 116906

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I found the best block was a piece of old still foam about an inch thick, same type of stuff like the floor mats you can get for the garage floor, 6x2" approx so it bends to the shape of panel. That ans plenty of washing up liquid and it sucks itself to the panel for a perfectly flat finish. Flating...
by Marko
24th July 2019 - 7:44pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 673
Views: 116906

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Cellulose is not forgiving like 2pk, your prep has to be 100% spot on, 2pk is very high build and wont sink like cellulose. This is why I wouldn't use cellulose ever again (unless metallic basecoat and 2pk clear)
by Marko
24th July 2019 - 2:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 673
Views: 116906

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

broady_6 wrote:
24th July 2019 - 2:30pm
You've got a better eye than me! Would you say straight to 3000 or 2000 first?
2000 should be fine on celly
by Marko
24th July 2019 - 12:59pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 673
Views: 116906

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

some marks look a bit swirly, should be OK with that sponge, may be just a case of going over it again, 3000 grit shouldn't hurt the paint and would be easier to polish out..
by Marko
24th July 2019 - 9:29am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 673
Views: 116906

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

if it's celly it should be quite easy to buff out? I used to use 1200 on celly and simply buff out with compound, don't use wet and dry in a circular motion either, that will pronounce the flatting marks! if the swirls only came after machining then you're possibly using the wrong mop, I suggest a s...
by Marko
24th July 2019 - 8:59am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 673
Views: 116906

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

you need to go finer than 1500 really and get those swirls out, colour sanding is an art in itself, best done a day or 2 after painting before the paint sets like concrete! (2 pack anyway).

try doing black, that is a pain!!
by Marko
25th June 2019 - 8:24pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Side markers
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

Re: Side markers

kinga wrote:
21st June 2019 - 12:29pm
Feel a bit stupid..they do work with the indicators!
Only had the car 3 years and just discovered this.
yes, they're indicators, changed colour to match front and rear indicators! they would look odd amber!
by Marko
29th January 2019 - 3:55pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!
Replies: 20
Views: 5157

Re: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!

I miss this car so much, what was I thinking selling it! glad it's still been well taken cared of and loved ☺
by Marko
27th November 2016 - 10:18am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!
Replies: 20
Views: 5157

Re: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!

looks spot on, very nice indeed!
by Marko
21st November 2016 - 6:24pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 176
Views: 35178

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

looks a nice solid shell, always a good start! and working at my pace too, I like to get jobs done and not hang about!

Mark.
by Marko
4th November 2016 - 9:19am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: how much drop is one rear spline?
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: how much drop is one rear spline?

His is IRS
by Marko
4th November 2016 - 5:25am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: how much drop is one rear spline?
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: how much drop is one rear spline?

this is 1 spline... if you want it somewhere in the middle you have to mess about with inner splines too and that's when it gets complicated! adjustable spring plates is probably a better choice to fine adjust. same suspension as Beetle 1302/3 IRS for reference... https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.ne...
by Marko
24th October 2016 - 9:15pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 auto box
Replies: 10
Views: 1909

Re: Type 3 auto box

scousey12 wrote:Hi..thanks for that..however when you remove the TC how do you know when its in place when you replace it ? Regards
it simply in place when all 3 bolts are bolted to the flexi plate on the engine.

I've edited my 1st post as I meant to say leave it on box not flex plate! sorry for the confusion!
by Marko
24th October 2016 - 8:56pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 auto box
Replies: 10
Views: 1909

Re: Type 3 auto box

you leave the TQ on the box and support it with a small bracket as in the pic below, this prevents it falling out and damaging the pump drive etc..

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by Marko
16th October 2016 - 11:47am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Antone got copy Gas Burners on their type 3?
Replies: 7
Views: 1623

Re: Antone got copy Gas Burners on their type 3?

they went with the car bit the next owner took them off and put suspension back a bit.
by Marko
16th October 2016 - 8:33am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Antone got copy Gas Burners on their type 3?
Replies: 7
Views: 1623

Re: Antone got copy Gas Burners on their type 3?

the best fitment for the Type 3 is 914 alloys like I had on it, they fit perfectly and that's why they are so popular!
by Marko
13th September 2016 - 8:29pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!
Replies: 20
Views: 5157

Re: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!

glad it still looks amazing! everyone I speak to always comments on how crazy I was to sell it! well there's nothing I can do about that now! by the way I still have the sub box I built for this in the loft, if ever you fell the need for a sub you can have it! (collection only though). here's a link...
by Marko
3rd September 2016 - 11:07am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windscreen washer on 68 fastback - how does it work.
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Re: Windscreen washer on 68 fastback - how does it work.

when I had it it had an electric pump fitted and the original switch/plunger modified to activate a micro switch. if this is still fitted then check for power at the pump (in wheel well)

Mark.
by Marko
29th July 2016 - 9:42pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: stereo mounting - piccies pls?
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: stereo mounting - piccies pls?

how I had mine!

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by Marko
27th July 2016 - 5:13am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: hard to start
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Re: hard to start

purplepeter wrote:Please tell Him by Private message Marko!
I don't know anything about the electronic ignition fitted so can't really comment! there's no magical secret to bypassing the switch, just chase the wiring back!

it would help if you had a multi meter handy..
by Marko
26th July 2016 - 3:51pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: hard to start
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Re: hard to start

have you tried to "hot wire" directly from the engine bay? that would by-pass the ignition switch.. when I had it it had traditional points but I always wanted to fit electronic ignition for piece of mind and also an electric fuel pump as it would suffer from vapour lock now and again when hot..