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by purplepeter
18th July 2020 - 9:48pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Early Squareback
Replies: 32
Views: 733

Re: Early Squareback

When you get to that stage Kaddy, One of us could speak to spirit on your behalf
by purplepeter
6th July 2020 - 8:58am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Early Squareback
Replies: 32
Views: 733

Re: Early Squareback

Is it just wings you're going to need?
Quick holiday on the mainland & drive home with new wings
by purplepeter
5th July 2020 - 9:29am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 104
Views: 26039

Re: '73 Fastback Project

I don't think I've seen anyone producing a web panel & most just assume that the sill is the same as a beetle There's a copy of that diagram somewhere with dimensions added Werk34 produce some very nice panels https://www.werk34.de/en/air-cooled/typ-3-1500-1600/car-body/ , as does Konny https://www....
by purplepeter
30th June 2020 - 9:07am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 Stalls When Slowing Down
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Type 3 Stalls When Slowing Down

Check the 12v supply to the cut off jets & that the jets themselves haven't unscrewed themselves.
Also check the connections on the balance pipe
by purplepeter
29th June 2020 - 10:20pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 High back seat covers
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Type 3 High back seat covers

Drop a pm to Fabrik Mike on FB ("In2Rust" on here)- He's been trying to flog some inserts
But not until I've messaged you on fb as there might be another option
by purplepeter
28th June 2020 - 10:57am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Standard wheels wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Standard wheels wanted

Distance might be a problem, but speak to 937carerra- He's breaking a 411 (wheels are the same)
by purplepeter
25th June 2020 - 10:19pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: 60 years of the Type 3....display at Avoncroft VW Show Bromsgrove 16th May 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 3016

Re: 60 years of the Type 3....display at Avoncroft VW Show Bromsgrove 16th May 2021

You'll always be here with us in spirit Dave, That's why I added you to the list
by purplepeter
22nd June 2020 - 10:08pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 luxuries.
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Type 3 luxuries.

You have to be careful- Wives/partners might be watching this!
Not a lot that I'd admit to, other than the Chateau Mobile, a couple of garages & a modest collection of spares
by purplepeter
21st June 2020 - 10:29pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: 60 years of the Type 3....display at Avoncroft VW Show Bromsgrove 16th May 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 3016

Re: 60 years of the Type 3....display at Avoncroft VW Show Bromsgrove 16th May 2021

Just sounded like a joke name!.. try pronouncing it to yourself!
by purplepeter
13th June 2020 - 6:42pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 LE Variant 1971 FREE to collect
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: 411 LE Variant 1971 FREE to collect

I often think we should have a "Like" button on here.. Perhaps a challenge for young James?
by purplepeter
11th June 2020 - 7:17pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 32 PDSIT choke.
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: 32 PDSIT choke.

They are handed, one is the same as Beetle, but T'other is different - can't remember offhand I'm afraid!
It's worth checking first that you have 12v to the terminal with ign on & that the choke is adjusted correctly
by purplepeter
4th June 2020 - 9:39pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wing Mirror Hinge Nut
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Wing Mirror Hinge Nut

Nice to see you pop up on the Forum David! How's the car?
by purplepeter
3rd June 2020 - 7:14pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dynamo wires
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Dynamo wires

You should have a big fat red wire to D+ green to DF And a smaller wire to a screw on the Dynamo body I'd be inclined to polarise the dynamo first too. All wires & fan belt disconnected, DF to Earth, then put a 12V supply to it- Positive to D+ , neg to DF- dynamo should run as a motor but only do th...
by purplepeter
2nd June 2020 - 10:12pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fastback 3 point seats.
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Fastback 3 point seats.

Nope! not even the plastic glides fit properly!
You can squeeze beetle sear base covers onto the type 3 base & judicious use of a jack allows a beetle backrest to fit a type 3 base
by purplepeter
17th May 2020 - 8:10pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: 60 years of the Type 3....display at Avoncroft VW Show Bromsgrove 16th May 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 3016

Re: 60 years of the Type 3....display at Avoncroft VW Show Bromsgrove 16th May 2021

Subject of course to how many of you lot are infested with Covid19
Do we know if camping is available?

1. Danny Lord, 63 Notch
2. Broady, 72 Fasty
3. Purplepeter & Fasty
by purplepeter
17th May 2020 - 9:48am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Mission Impossible? 2021..........
Replies: 21
Views: 2868

Re: Mission Impossible? 2021..........

Traitor!
by purplepeter
13th May 2020 - 9:06am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: How are we all?
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: How are we all?

All is well here in Bath, Thank You! I promised myself that as II won't be driving Fasty this year, I'd get on with some little bits & bobs, but so far haven't managed to do anything other than a quick wash just before lockdown & several occasions of backing her out of the garage to siphon fuel for ...
by purplepeter
3rd May 2020 - 8:03pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: type 3 exhaust, silencer vs top heat exchangers
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: type 3 exhaust, silencer vs top heat exchangers

Yes, those are correct- one should be smaller than t'other (to allow for cylinder offset) You've just learnt the easy way to get a knackered silencer off! Plus gas, heat, windy gun & 46mm socket should help, failing that, cold chisel & big hammer on the flats Do you have the crush rings? Don't tight...
by purplepeter
3rd May 2020 - 5:06pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: type 3 exhaust, silencer vs top heat exchangers
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: type 3 exhaust, silencer vs top heat exchangers

The heat riser can be crimped & cut Heater boxes should fit, assuming they look like items 9 & 10 here: http://www.hallvw.clara.co.uk/type3/T3pbo/T3pb2-12.htm Much easier to fit when not attached to the engine. There's a copper crush ring that sits inside the exchanger-if off the engine its less lik...
by purplepeter
13th April 2020 - 10:06am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel cap rusting onto filler neck
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Fuel cap rusting onto filler neck

Perforations in the steel filler neck are fairly common, which can be brazed up. Also check the J shaped vent pipe
I'd have thought a Beetle filler cap seal would fit
by purplepeter
12th April 2020 - 10:22pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel cap rusting onto filler neck
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Fuel cap rusting onto filler neck

Ahaa... Engine oil.. Good call!
It appears to be just rusty at the very top edge of the filler neck where it seals against the rubber seal, though I might suspect the threads of the cap need a clean too.. will give it a go