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  Topic: Samba Machinists! Question Re: Brake Drum Machining
sjbartnik

Replies: 13
Views: 333

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 2:57 pm   Subject: Re: Samba Machinists! Question Re: Brake Drum Machining
These are OG German drums (VW logo and everything).

Unfortunately RockAuto doesnít know that Ď65 Type 3ís exist because they were not sold in the USA until 1966. So they donít have a listing for t ...
  Topic: Samba Machinists! Question Re: Brake Drum Machining
sjbartnik

Replies: 13
Views: 333

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 2:26 pm   Subject: Re: Samba Machinists! Question Re: Brake Drum Machining
Sorry, I should have mentioned: yes these are early wide five drums, so no hub to speak of.

The only new drums available are Brazilian and I have heard they are kind of suck.

I just want my brak ...
  Topic: Samba Machinists! Question Re: Brake Drum Machining
sjbartnik

Replies: 13
Views: 333

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 7:28 am   Subject: Samba Machinists! Question Re: Brake Drum Machining
Hi guys,
So Iím trying to get my Type 3 rear drums machined to correct some out-of-roundness on the friction surface. As Iím sure youíre all aware, the days of the average repair shop or parts store ...
  Topic: Official whine about Type 3 cars and parts for sale
sjbartnik

Replies: 10230
Views: 940556

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 1:53 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Type 3 cars and parts for sale

All new 8 CV joints
8? I'm confused

Oh itís a Syncro! No wonder so expensive Laughing
  Topic: Accessing GEN lamp
sjbartnik

Replies: 4
Views: 110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 1:45 pm   Subject: Re: Accessing GEN lamp
When I grounded the B+ on the alternator housing- no GEN light.



Uh, when you did what? Shocked
  Topic: AB engine oil pressure issues help please
sjbartnik

Replies: 14
Views: 250

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 1:52 pm   Subject: Re: AB engine oil pressure issues help please


hey thanks for the reply... short answer is no... i just replaced all the bearings with standard size for that engine.. but forgive me for the stupid question... what would bearing clearance etc h ...
  Topic: Intermittent Wiper installation
sjbartnik

Replies: 11
Views: 180

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 10:21 am   Subject: Re: Intermittent Wiper installation
It definitely could be done, but itís not gonna be a plug & play.

Especially considering that VWs of that era did not use relays at all for the wipers.

When VW did start to supply intermitte ...
  Topic: Intermittent Wiper installation
sjbartnik

Replies: 11
Views: 180

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 7:57 pm   Subject: Re: Intermittent Wiper installation
If it was that easy, weíd all have intermittent wipers, wouldnít we? Very Happy
  Topic: '74 SB autostick engine not rotating
sjbartnik

Replies: 41
Views: 650

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 1:28 pm   Subject: Re: '74 SB autostick engine not rotating
The fuel pump relies on gravity flow of fuel from the tank. I have found that if the tank is near empty (say if it has only a couple gallons in it) then it can be hard to get that gravity flow starte ...
  Topic: Engine Safety and care
sjbartnik

Replies: 7
Views: 249

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 11:23 am   Subject: Re: Engine Safety and care
I would make sure it turns over 360 degrees by hand before going through the trouble of installing it, but looks like youíre in a dry climate so the risk of having rust issues in the cylinders is prob ...
  Topic: '74 SB autostick engine not rotating
sjbartnik

Replies: 41
Views: 650

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 11:16 am   Subject: Re: '74 SB autostick engine not rotating
Are you sure the tap work was done right? Hint: there are no SAE threads on this thing, hope he had a metric tap.
  Topic: Actual labor rates for AC VW repairs
sjbartnik

Replies: 26
Views: 3542

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 8:33 pm   Subject: Re: Actual labor rates for AC VW repairs
Labor is expensive these days. If you donít want to pay market rate for labor, then learn to work on it yourself. If you donít want to pay market rate for labor AND you donít want to work on it your ...
  Topic: What is this?
sjbartnik

Replies: 7
Views: 216

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 11:51 am   Subject: Re: What is this?
Ok, the front clip was replaced with an older one so the gas fill is under the hood. So this is where the older Brake Fluid would be located?

Yup
  Topic: What is this?
sjbartnik

Replies: 7
Views: 216

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 7:34 pm   Subject: Re: What is this?
Weird. Looks like this body was retrofitted with a later fluid reservoir.

Yes the bracket in OPís photo is for the brake fluid reservoir on the early cars.

Thatís where it is on my Ď65 and I th ...
  Topic: Master Cylinder Diameter
sjbartnik

Replies: 6
Views: 117

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 3:26 pm   Subject: Re: Master Cylinder Diameter
I believe according to the parts book all the Type 3 master cylinders (both single and dual circuit, drum and disc brake versions) were 19mm bore diameter.

The stock pedal ratio is about 6:1, so to ...
  Topic: Master Cylinder Diameter
sjbartnik

Replies: 6
Views: 117

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 5:40 pm   Subject: Re: Master Cylinder Diameter
Agree with Erik, the stock sized 19mm master cylinder in the Type 3 should give you a nice high pedal when all the brake shoes front and rear are adjusted correctly.

Naturally as the shoes wear t ...
  Topic: 74 standard - loose steering, suspension rebuilding
sjbartnik

Replies: 9
Views: 128

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 5:26 pm   Subject: Re: 74 standard - loose steering, suspension rebuilding
Before adjusting the steering box the key is to remove all other sources of play/slop in the front end. Wheel bearings, ball joints, tie rod ends, steering box mounting hardware, etc.

Once all tha ...
  Topic: Time for a new clutch ?
sjbartnik

Replies: 7
Views: 177

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 4:55 pm   Subject: Re: Time for a new clutch ?
Doesnít sound normal, a stock VW clutch is very smooth and easy to modulate.

Good idea to check the Bowden tube as mentioned. If thatís good, could be that the clutch disc is worn, or could be som ...
  Topic: Finally got the stock, California-spec, engine dialed in!
sjbartnik

Replies: 7
Views: 162

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 4:50 pm   Subject: Re: Finally got the stock, California-spec, engine dialed in!
This thread needs a video!
  Topic: 74 standard - loose steering, suspension rebuilding
sjbartnik

Replies: 9
Views: 128

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 1:59 pm   Subject: Re: 74 standard - loose steering, suspension rebuilding
And if you do it wrong you can destroy your steering box real quick.
 
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