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  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Clatter

Replies: 4065
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PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Yesterday 7:32 am   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
Yeah, i hit every step falling down the stairs with this one no doubt.. Rolling Eyes


Small victories yesterday..

Painting the rocker trim clips black hides them perfectly. Cool
Wences was aghast ...
  Topic: 1969 squareback "Moose"
Clatter

Replies: 30
Views: 1732

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 8:03 am   Subject: Re: 1969 squareback "Moose"
Welcome to the club!
It's rare that a first build goes 100% right.

Especially with bearings nowadays,
I'd bet it just needs bearings.

Now that you have done it once, the next time will go many ...
  Topic: Type 3 mechanic in Colorado???
Clatter

Replies: 3
Views: 100

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:38 am   Subject: Re: Type 3 mechanic in Colorado???
Where in CO are you?

There's KCW in GJ..
  Topic: Type 3 Parts into CAD: Post it here
Clatter

Replies: 33
Views: 816

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:35 am   Subject: Re: Type 3 Parts into CAD: Post it here
Steve , just received the parts , thanks , I'll get these scanned and get these scanned and returned as soon as I can. I will try to print up a first article of each to see if basic materials may wor ...
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Clatter

Replies: 4065
Views: 367983

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:22 am   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
WHooHooo!! VICTORY!!
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2177205.jpg

Can't tell you how NOT stoked i was to struggle with that prop rod for the rest of my life with this car..

Something els ...
  Topic: Is it worth it: Long time sitting engine: Replace oil cooler?
Clatter

Replies: 5
Views: 100

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 8:27 am   Subject: Re: Is it worth it: Long time sitting engine: Replace oil cooler?
FWIW,

Anytime i have a car that's new to me,
The motor comes out for a cleaning,
And especially to check that some PO didn't take off tin during previous work.

It's been so many years and so m ...
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Clatter

Replies: 4065
Views: 367983

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 9:38 pm   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
Wow. I also had this problem!

Max

I sure hope Trevor is on to something here..

This prop rod deal just sucks and blows! Evil or Very Mad

Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed sorry I got home and forgot... I ...
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Clatter

Replies: 4065
Views: 367983

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 9:34 pm   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread



Got one done.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2176803.jpg


Getting down to the wire,
Only a couple more weeks to go! 8-

Those red buttons look spot on, on your door panels.

...
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Clatter

Replies: 4065
Views: 367983

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 2:06 pm   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
Big assembly push continued over the last couple of days..


Taking a rubbing to make a template to trim hatch carpet.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2176807.jpg


Panel-bonding my dec ...
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Clatter

Replies: 4065
Views: 367983

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 2:01 pm   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
Wow. I also had this problem!

Max

I sure hope Trevor is on to something here..

This prop rod deal just sucks and blows! Evil or Very Mad
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Clatter

Replies: 4065
Views: 367983

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 8:29 am   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
Steve , hate to say it, and it comes from personal experience... your trunk springs are in backwards... i did the same thing re-installed opposite from the way you have them there and now it is exactl ...
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Clatter

Replies: 4065
Views: 367983

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 8:06 am   Subject: On the Back Deck
Another long day out there yesterday..

Started in early on trying to get the rear trunk area ready to show.

Can't believe how many different kinds of insulation i have around here these days..
...
  Topic: Type 3 Parts into CAD: Post it here
Clatter

Replies: 33
Views: 816

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 7:19 am   Subject: Re: Type 3 Parts into CAD: Post it here
Seriously,
I was just up in the attic looking for other stuff and found those three plastic heater duct pieces that go up under the dash.
These being from the beginning until 71 or so..

If you’r ...
  Topic: Type 4, 1700cc engine rebuild for a bus, what to do, suggestions
Clatter

Replies: 319
Views: 13512

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 8:21 am   Subject: Re: Type 4, 1700cc engine rebuild for a bus, what to do, suggestions
If you're going to run a set of Webers or their copies,
Better linkage and filters might be worth it.
Some of those kits have linkage that's hard to keep in sync and the tin cleaners are known to pa ...
  Topic: Type 4, 1700cc engine rebuild for a bus, what to do, suggestions
Clatter

Replies: 319
Views: 13512

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 7:51 am   Subject: Re: Type 4, 1700cc engine rebuild for a bus, what to do, suggestions
That ebay module looks like the one, but you'll want to look up the numbers (Ratwell?).
Kind of a lot of money for a gamble on a used electrical part.
You'll need the harness, as that can be the har ...
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Clatter

Replies: 4065
Views: 367983

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 6:46 pm   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
Thanks for the thoughts, gentlemen.
Joel has me a tie rod on the way, so there's at least a temp fix in the works..
(buying a part i tossed - again.. Rolling Eyes )

First thing this morning, as i was ...
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Clatter

Replies: 4065
Views: 367983

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 7:35 am   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
Grr..! Evil or Very Mad
Spent all of yesterday pissed off and acting like a dick..

Took me like a full hour of wrestling to stab an upper shock bolt.. Brick wall


Damon was nice enough to bring some ramp ...
  Topic: Problems fitting heat exchangers Type 4
Clatter

Replies: 15
Views: 400

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 6:57 am   Subject: Re: Problems fitting heat exchangers Type 4
Whoo.. Welcome to the club..!

Not sure if it's AMC heads or what.. But i could swear they have a different center-to-center measurement between the exhaust ports sometimes.

Check my 'cheap junk' ...
  Topic: Type 3 Parts into CAD: Post it here
Clatter

Replies: 33
Views: 816

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 9:04 pm   Subject: Re: Type 3 Parts into CAD: Post it here
Seriously,
I was just up in the attic looking for other stuff and found those three plastic heater duct pieces that go up under the dash.
These being from the beginning until 71 or so..

If you’r ...
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Clatter

Replies: 4065
Views: 367983

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 10:24 pm   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
Heh!

That's funny you guys talking about oil leaks.
Spent the day chasing this one out..

FWIW, other than this one ooze, it looks oil-tight so far for 8 entire miles! Smile

Got the jack under ...
 
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