1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 2nd December 2023 - 10:48am

I do, which is why ive used the lightest of smears. Unfortunately its not a standard pump cover, because im using a type 1 to type 3 case adapter.
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 19th May 2024 - 9:13am

Well a number of reasons put a stop to this project again. I will get back to it. But I have at least been getting the car out and about yesterday I had a sunny ride to cadwell park.

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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by Rhysos » 20th May 2024 - 2:16pm

Out of that line-up of fine automobiles, I would have still made a beeline for your Fasty before anything else!

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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 20th May 2024 - 8:51pm

Thank you very much!
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by 937carrera » 20th May 2024 - 9:29pm

I'm going to try & spend some more time on here. It look as though you are on the wrong side of the catch fence there - mind you, if she's still knocking away that's maybe the best place :)
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 20th May 2024 - 9:35pm

Oh yes, that engine will have a very short life on a track! Im amazed its still going. But I shall keep using it with care until such time that I can rebuild it, or it blows up.

The 944 on the other hand cacked its self in march and is now being run in, again.
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by 937carrera » 20th May 2024 - 9:46pm

Oh dear, you seem to be having some mechanical challenges, what did you do to the 944, they're usually quite robust ?
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 20th May 2024 - 9:52pm

ME!? im taking not blame. I got it out the garage after winter, went to fill it up, and on the way home I was treated to a display from the red arrows. Unfortunately they were performing under my bonnet.

Long story short, I pulled the engine apart to find worn out and stuck piston rings.

Long story long can be found here https://forum.retro-rides.org/post/2813698/thread
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by 937carrera » 20th May 2024 - 10:30pm

Tidy engine bay.... 944's don't need much running in in my experience, nice work on the electroplating too
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 21st May 2024 - 7:57am

Thank you, took a lot of work! And still things to do. I set a target of 500 miles. After which I will check and adjust the belts, change the oil and filter. Check compressions and then drive it! im at 350 miles now and it seems pretty happy. Ive got a 200 miles run on friday. So that should see it fit again.
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