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by purplepeter
8th February 2024 - 9:05am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 412 Variant estate build.
Replies: 70
Views: 10569

Re: 412 Variant estate build.

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I found this the other day & thought of you!
by purplepeter
8th December 2023 - 9:45am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: New forum registrations disabled
Replies: 0
Views: 1107

New forum registrations disabled

We've had an increased number of new/fake registrations over the last 24 hours, so I have now disabled new registrations
If you are a real Human who wishes to join the forum, please come back after the weekend
Apologies for any inconvenience!

Peter
by purplepeter
2nd December 2023 - 10:33am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 700
Views: 324656

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

You know that can bugger the end float of the pump, don't you?
Brickwerks have genuine new covers https://brickwerks.co.uk/product/oil-pu ... l-not-2-0/
by purplepeter
2nd December 2023 - 9:40am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 700
Views: 324656

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I know you'll forgive me for this, but why does it look like you've got sealant between pump & cover?
by purplepeter
22nd November 2023 - 9:01am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gasket Set
Replies: 9
Views: 1715

Re: Gasket Set

Try offering it up to an oil filler pipe!- size of the hole doesn't line up
It's not rocket science to make as & when needed & most people would have some gasket paper knocking around
by purplepeter
18th November 2023 - 10:33am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Looking for a Type 3 with Tan interior
Replies: 1
Views: 2462

Re: Looking for a Type 3 with Tan interior

Clearly no-one
How about Type 4's? & a quailfying question- Do type 4 doorcards have a small screw halfway down on each side covered up with a plastic cap? (which is what I'm trying to give away!)
by purplepeter
18th November 2023 - 10:29am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gasket Set
Replies: 9
Views: 1715

Re: Gasket Set

For the Oil Pump, You'll have 2 different sizes of stud holes for both the base & cover- it's fairly self explanatory- whatever size fits your studs Oil cooler- Measure your oil ports on both Cooler & Crankcase One part you won't find in a set is the oil filler gasket- You have to make your own For ...
by purplepeter
4th November 2023 - 10:38am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 412 Variant estate build.
Replies: 70
Views: 10569

Re: 412 Variant estate build.

I have absolutely no idea how we'd edit the partswap page, But, given that Type 4 Driveshafts are the same as late Type 3, & Type 3 Boots are the same as IRS Type 1, I'd say we're fairly safe to suggest that you use type 1 boots! As Dave Summers has said, as long as the splines in the bolt head are ...
by purplepeter
29th October 2023 - 9:09am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help for a non member
Replies: 1
Views: 1624

Re: Help for a non member

Member or not doesn't really matter these days, so welcome Viv! D-jetronic manual is here: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/djetronic_workshop_manual.php I'm afraid I know next to nothing about FI & Our club resident expert is out of action at the moment, But I'll ask him to have a look ...
by purplepeter
11th October 2023 - 5:52pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Looking for a Type 3 with Tan interior
Replies: 1
Views: 2462

Looking for a Type 3 with Tan interior

Hands up who's got a tan interior?
I have a small pressie for you!
by purplepeter
28th June 2023 - 9:11am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What distributor??
Replies: 9
Views: 2903

Re: What distributor??

Danny has a 205T at a surprisingly reasonable price, but You'd need to explain to him how to suck on the vacuum unit as he's not mechanically minded! My personal oinion would be to always go with points- electronic is a pain to set up from scratch, there's no indication of failure or means of testin...
by purplepeter
11th June 2023 - 6:25pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 685
Views: 325010

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Bloody Hell! Are you a werewolf?.. never seen such hairy hands!
Car is making good progress
by purplepeter
3rd June 2023 - 8:44am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Max advance setting
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Max advance setting

On a later model certainly, it's the same.
If you have a column mounted switch with a plastic multi plug into the back of it.https://www.gsfcarparts.com/928vg0040
Earlier ones are different
by purplepeter
16th April 2023 - 10:52am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which Engine Mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: Which Engine Mounts

Although not actually a help to you, I just came across this & thought you might like to see it, as it proves that the conversion to swing & irs isn't unheard of https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=500599 My further thoughts are that the standard irs box isn't drilled to accept the rea...
by purplepeter
12th April 2023 - 8:22am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which Engine Mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: Which Engine Mounts

I think its Either/or , not a combination of both!
possibly also depending on what gearbox you have & whether your engine has the support bar
by purplepeter
31st March 2023 - 9:34am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Re: Fuel pipe

Thank you! That'll do me
I've never quite been sure if it was a previous owners bodge, one of my own bodges, or a vw bodge
by purplepeter
30th March 2023 - 7:20pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Fuel pipe

What do other type 3's have after the fuel pipe exits the back end of the floorpan? I've always had just a jolly long lenth of fuel hose running all the way to the engine bay
Do other people have a length of solid pipe over the gearbox? as Beetles do?
by purplepeter
22nd March 2023 - 10:47am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Weber carbs on 1970 Fastback ??
Replies: 29
Views: 4714

Re: Weber carbs on 1970 Fastback ??

I've just looked & your exhaust is non standard.. the real thing would look something like this http://www.hallvw.clara.co.uk/type3/T3pbo/T3pb2-08.htm attched to this http://www.hallvw.clara.co.uk/type3/T3pbo/T3pb2-12.htm
by purplepeter
20th March 2023 - 8:36am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Weber carbs on 1970 Fastback ??
Replies: 29
Views: 4714

Re: Weber carbs on 1970 Fastback ??

Check that the plastic cap on the breather is a tight fit? It's thermoplastic, so heating it in water will allow you to bend the lugs out if it's gone loose ( should be fairly tight)
by purplepeter
28th February 2023 - 5:27pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Where to begin
Replies: 11
Views: 2113

Re: Where to begin

Paruzzi at the moment aren't doing parcel post (cheap) only ups (expensive) Try these guys: https://www.mecatechnic.com/en-GB/vw-type-3-parts I had a load of goodies recently from Mecatechnic, if priced up from UK suppliers it would have been £120, i paid £45 (£8 postage, arrived in 4 days) The rang...
by purplepeter
26th February 2023 - 9:32am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Where to begin
Replies: 11
Views: 2113

Re: Where to begin

I would say go through the fuel system first- inspect everything, clean out the tank, replace filters & fuel hoses Whilst the tank is out, check the hard brake lines in/around the master cylinder, then next job overall is to go through the braking system, again, inspecting & replacing, especially th...
by purplepeter
12th February 2023 - 5:21pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dimension needed please- rear wing mount
Replies: 7
Views: 2049

Re: Dimension needed please- rear wing mount

Fantastic! Thank you Steve!

Here's the photo, in case anyone ever needs this again!
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by purplepeter
8th February 2023 - 10:09am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dimension needed please- rear wing mount
Replies: 7
Views: 2049

Dimension needed please- rear wing mount

Could someone with a late model car, or even just a rear wing, give me the dimension from straight edge of wing on B post, to the mounting hole/bolt on the bottom edge?
My wings are in the darkest recess of the garage at the mo & I'm doing the sills at the mo!
by purplepeter
25th January 2023 - 5:45pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Beetle Tailpipes
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Re: Beetle Tailpipes

Is it a genuine or aftermarket silencer?
I used to drive a Beetle & always ensured that both tailpipes were inserted the same depth into the silencer, which may or may not make a difference