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  Topic: Horn not working
7T3Thing

Replies: 11
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:12 pm   Subject: Re: Horn not working
Still working on this horn issue.
Found one wire, presumed to be the ground, that, using my meter, has continuity to ground. Took the horn cover off the steering wheel, and it has continuity to the f ...
  Topic: Solex 34 Pict 3 rebuild questions
7T3Thing

Replies: 5
Views: 431

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:47 pm   Subject: Re: Solex 34 Pict 3 rebuild questions
I'm afraid I don't know the distributors by number. Engine pic
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/amc-rookie/345f6be9-252d-4d93-a226-0b2a61403d52.jpghttp://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/amc-r ...
  Topic: Solex 34 Pict 3 rebuild questions
7T3Thing

Replies: 5
Views: 431

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:06 pm   Subject: Re: Solex 34 Pict 3 rebuild questions
A little research in the parts manual shows it's the vacuum diaphragm spring 113 129 225.
Couldn't find one online.
Thanks,
Dave
  Topic: Solex 34 Pict 3 rebuild questions
7T3Thing

Replies: 5
Views: 431

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:00 am   Subject: Solex 34 Pict 3 rebuild questions
So we've pulled the carb off the 73 Thing.
Seems alot of the vacuum lines are capped. Not chasing that yet.
Watching a rebuild video, it was noted the choke diaphragm had a small spring on it (trian ...
  Topic: Runs fine, but won't idle when stopped
7T3Thing

Replies: 7
Views: 410

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:28 pm   Subject: Runs fine, but won't idle when stopped
As noted, starts well, drives well, but stalls when slowing to stop.
Checked other threads, not a common cause.
Saw there is a dashpot on some Things for throttle return damping, but don't see one o ...
  Topic: Horn not working
7T3Thing

Replies: 11
Views: 1232

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:49 pm   Subject: Horn not working
Trying to get a working horn in my son's '73. Key on, no horn. Per the wiring diagram, 12V at terminal #2 from left hand of fuse strip. Out at horn, have roughly 1.5V at post A to the frame (as ground ...
  Topic: Question about roll bar, and its role in frame strength
7T3Thing

Replies: 14
Views: 963

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:47 am   Subject: Question about roll bar, and its role in frame strength
For the record. 181s never came out of the factory with rollbars. They were dealer installed accessories. There were two official types of official VW roll bars; a "east coast" and a "w ...
  Topic: Any tricks/tips for unbending a new steel brake line?
7T3Thing

Replies: 4
Views: 540

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:26 pm   Subject: Any tricks/tips for unbending a new steel brake line?
I did mine by hand, without a bender, I recall, be very patient and take your time. It went pretty well.
God luck!
Dave
  Topic: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
7T3Thing

Replies: 26
Views: 3120

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:18 am   Subject: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
Not sure why that would work, but running out of options.
I also note the bleeder is over the line connection point, is that going to cause an issue (on that thread, Beetle guy said he dropped the ba ...
  Topic: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
7T3Thing

Replies: 26
Views: 3120

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:03 am   Subject: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
Citroen - I pretty sure they are right. I had one backwards and couldn't get the drum on.

Mkparker - interesting technique - why do you think that works? More backforce on the wheel cylinder?

Sh ...
  Topic: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
7T3Thing

Replies: 26
Views: 3120

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:36 pm   Subject: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
Been a few weeks away form this project. Back to it.
Started at DS rear, figuring I would get the ebrake fixed at the same time.
Adjusted the stars to no drag, back one click from drag, on each shoe ...
  Topic: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
7T3Thing

Replies: 26
Views: 3120

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:33 pm   Subject: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
OK - I think I see where I went wrong.
Without having ever cycled the brake shoes (no fluid in system), the mechanical adjustment of the shoes wasn't quite valid.
I'm going to re adjust these sucker ...
  Topic: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
7T3Thing

Replies: 26
Views: 3120

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:48 am   Subject: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
The question is how much drag should be present after adjusting the 'stars'?
I see varying accounts.
Thanks,
Dave
  Topic: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
7T3Thing

Replies: 26
Views: 3120

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:28 am   Subject: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
Has you son drove a car without power brakes before this is 40 year old technology.
Certainly, his 1968 Javelin has manual brakes. We did a complete overhaul of that when we got it, as well.

Dave
  Topic: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
7T3Thing

Replies: 26
Views: 3120

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:29 pm   Subject: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
OK, new everything, from master cylinder out - wheel cylinders, springs, shoes, lines, hoses, reservoir and feed lines. What a blast that work is...
Adjusted the shoes per what I've seen - turn adjus ...
  Topic: 73 Thing Rear Seats question
7T3Thing

Replies: 10
Views: 888

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:44 am   Subject: 73 Thing Rear Seats question
Anyone have pictures of the rear seat arrangement?
I see where the seat locks against a hook for sitting, but I think were missing a bow shaped element that goes back there somewhere. Looking at the ...
  Topic: Brake Line Routing - 73 Thing
7T3Thing

Replies: 10
Views: 920

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:04 pm   Subject: Brake Line Routing - 73 Thing
it was the little bendy tab holding it on!

on an unrelated note, why doesn't anyone sell pre-bent lines for VW? Trying to get that center line correct is straight up impossible on a complete Thing ...
  Topic: Brake Line Routing - 73 Thing
7T3Thing

Replies: 10
Views: 920

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:25 am   Subject: Brake Line Routing - 73 Thing
I'm replacing all the lines as a few broke when replacing the MC.
I'm going to replace everything and switch to silicone fluid.

I will try to pull, but I'm thinking it might be wedged in tight.
...
  Topic: Brake Line Routing - 73 Thing
7T3Thing

Replies: 10
Views: 920

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:48 pm   Subject: Brake Line Routing - 73 Thing
I seem to have run into a small issue.
The rear cross-over line is seemingly trapped between the body, the frame and the rubber isolator (names might be incorrect):
http://i636.photobucket.com/album ...
  Topic: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
7T3Thing

Replies: 26
Views: 3120

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 6:22 pm   Subject: 73 Thing Brakes overhaul
No problem, the L presented itself, so I proceeded slowly.
I guess the lug studs could have been LH, but they loosened easily.
I recall a friend's '70 Dodge pickup had LH/RH lug nuts on opposite sid ...
 
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