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PostSubject: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:09 am

So after expressing an interest in something aircooled, probably a van to camp in or something oddball, Clocky ended up pointing me towards a fasty on the type 3/4 owners club forum. Initially the pics didn't look anything special, a quite tatty white fasty stared back at me, but after a couple of messages to Rachel the owner the story came out. After being restored and shown at bug jam in '90 the fast back had been tucked away as the inevitable work/family took over the owners time, fast foward to six years ago and a very excited young lady was on her way to her first car - a tatty cal look 1776 fasty! Funnily enough the story came full circle, Rachel had the engine rebuilt to a standard 1600 stocker, had some work done on the carbs and sourced an original pipe to keep it on the road and reliable, but work pressures had led her to buy a newer fiat, with flump residing in a lean to in Ilfracombe...

Such is the way with these stories, I'd only gone to have a look - there were other cars I had in mind, rarer, or better condition for the asking price, especially since flump had no second gear and a couple of dribbles from underneath... Long story short, I made an offer and got her for a good enough price, with a car full of spares (my friend Courtney had a back seat and boot full of windscreen, two boots, a gear box and four or five boxes of "come in handy" bits). Elated, I set off for home, ignoring the advice of the previous owner and headed towards Combe Martin for lunch with family. The first problem was trying to find an open petrol station out of tourist season in Devon, the second was hills... Without second gear flump was crawling up some in third and straining in first on others. Help was at hand when a stoned guy in a T4 pulled up, recognised the car and said about wishing he had bought it for his flower shop and offered to tow us as far as yeovil.



I took a ride as far as the junction 27, where I hoped (prayed) that we could get back from... luckily she flew home, apparently me and my lead foot left Courtney's poor mazda in the dust!


As was in '90 - I've got a full set of photo's documenting the resto.


Safely home Smile


And after a good clean a few weeks later... The dribbles were from leaky empi rocker covers that have now sealed up, I have lost a fuel gauge earth from the tank and have a dodgy connection in my oil pressure sender somewhere, and Big Al gave me a hand to time it up correctly.

SO, what's on the to do list?
- sort out the missing second gear, I've got two good engine mounts, a gearbox nose mount and a shifter bush set coming from heritage
- tweak the boot to stop water getting in
- get into the back of the heater box and see if its blocked pipes or something more sinister causing my dripping...
- sort out my washer jets, I seem to have a jammed valve in the steering column.

Long term I will either rustoleum it to tidy it up or patina wax it and sign write it...
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:05 am

It's a cool motor, top buy Matt!
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:41 pm

it looked great at the show matt. great little story.
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:37 pm

Needs to be lower to the ground, get the wheels polished, patina wax the paintwork and get a nice set of covers on seats.
V cool though dude.

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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:17 am

Great car mate and awesome story! This could be a real cracker Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:42 pm



Two good mounts from t3d wirebrushed, two coats of anti corrosive green and an impact resistant top coat plus a wipe of back to black on the rubbers. I must have left the nose mount in the car. 

Any tips on doing the shift bushes are welcome... I think I've got the right bits. 

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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:18 pm

not too sure about t3 but when i did my bug ones i pushed the shift bar to the front of the tunnel and tied on a piece of string so i could pull it back into place (remove the plate on the beam) watch the fuel pipe as it gets stuck on it
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:04 pm

You have to remove the shift rod from the pan.
1) remove gear stick
2) remove rear seat base and access cover
3) remove spare wheel, spare tray, hole cover in front panel, and plate in frame head of chassis behind beam
4) loosen the shift rod to gearbox link, and remove from car, and then slide shift rod from tunnel through front of car.
5) fit bush in tunnel near gear shift.
6) replace shift rod and grease around bush
7) fit rear shift bush assy and lock wire.

re-fit as reverse of strip.

hope this helps andy
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:14 pm

Cheers Andy - you might get some grumpy questions in the week when I have a go!
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:07 pm

Have you got a Haynes/Bentley for it?

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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:20 pm

I would say he is better off without a Haynes manual... They are beyond shit, you may as well read the Beano!

Bentley on the other hand!
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:23 pm

Sweet car by the way dude, what's ya plans?

Slammed, cal, resto cal.....
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:28 pm

Got a Haynes an a VW service manual. 

Mart - a good clean up, panting signwriting and cal look extras... Or rally style with some steelies!
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:29 pm



Mmm RACECAR!
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:38 pm

Rally stylie would be very cool and different. 

Use that Haynes manual with the biggest pinch of salt you've ever used. Or just burn it, up to you. Lol

I've got a proper VW service body repair workshop manual part 2 and it covers a fair amount of how a type 3 is put together. 

If you you want to borrow that part of it let me know.
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:20 pm

Dude I'd love to - let me get straight after nights and ill drop you a message.
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:54 am

Gear box oil change left me with chunks of metal, so it's being swapped today, engine oil change left me with a sump plate stud pulled out. I've helicoiled and replaced it, it now seems a lot smoother, especially in the gear change - can wait for it back with second gear Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:03 am

Good effort.

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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:32 pm



It's not the neatest - but one 12v socket, in a housing made from a deodorant lid and some O rings... Inline fused and taken off a switched live. Job possibly jobbed!

I also rationalised the wiring on my shelf and tied it all back after the pic Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:19 pm

Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:17 pm

Great car

A story that needs a happy ending Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:23 pm

Do you mean he needs to be masturbated to completion in the car???

Are you offering??? Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:33 pm



forgot to add - I ended up paying a friend to swap the box over for me - miles quicker than I could have struggling at home on my drive... big thanks to Sean at Norside Motor Services on the Oldmixon. When I find the pic he has an ex-Holby Chevy ambulance in the workshop now - I did have a good nose around Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:40 pm

Always easier with massive ramps and some one else getting messy Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Flump - the '72 late fasty   Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:42 pm

No point f*cking about with a job like that mate if you've got a Buddy that can sort it that much easier.

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