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Old 17-07-2017, 02:59 PM   #781
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I have been unable to reach him unfortunately No ring on the phone and the email bounces back. A shame as I'm struggling to find somewhere that doesn't want to charge around the same as I would be able to buy a full Weber ICT kit for (and I'd really rather stay on the originals).
Maybe family illness, or on holiday - give it a few days and try again. Many of these companies are one man bands, so it doesn't take much before they are out of action.

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Old 17-07-2017, 03:09 PM   #782
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Maybe family illness, or on holiday - give it a few days and try again. Many of these companies are one man bands, so it doesn't take much before they are out of action.

Fingers crossed for you.
The thought crossed my mind as well. In the meantime, MAC VW have very kindly invited me to take it over Saturday to let them have a look. They have a very good reputation with aircooled engines so I'm hoping they'll be able to help
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Right, MAC were able to tune and balance the carbs a while back now, engine runs great now Stef who runs MAC is a great guy, would recommend them to anyone with an old veedub in need of love.
Unfortunately the car mean with a road defect which appears to have damaged the lower torsion arm bearings/bushings. I'm currently awaiting delivery of some replacements along with fresh grease seals, from Germany. I'm hoping the trailing arms themselves are ok, but will see when they're out. I have a source for NOS ones, but they are not cheap.

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OK so my parts turned up today, looks like I got a pair of NOS grease seals, a pair of NOS torsion arm bushes and a new set of needle bearings.

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Ok...last of the inner beam components sorted, just awaiting on the decent lower arms to arrive now:



It could well be I will not need to use these units, in fact I'm hoping not, as any parts like this I would like to be able to build a stock of spares, however, knowing my luck I know if I do not have them to hand when having the work some, I will need them, so I'm covering all the bases.
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Right, the lower arms have turned up from the USA. Overall they look pretty good, whilst they are obviously second hand the scoring/wear is minimal and should hopefully give me no play when mated up to new bushes and bearings:

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Taking a bit of a break til the new year on the Fastback, now I have the parts. I went over to check out my mates Beetle he's working on for next year, gets me very motivated to get my aircooled back out on the road

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Sad times last night, as this was driven away out of my life. Looking to move house soon so I sold the Fastback for the cause. Bigger and better things and all that I guess
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Well that was unexpected! Such a shame you've really worked hard to get it up to scratch. Good luck for the new house though

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I've been umming and arring for a while in all honesty, not used the car as much this year and looking like I would even less next year...we all know the worst thing you can do is leave an old car standing. So when plans started getting floated for a house move, I knew it made sense to let someone else enjoy it, happy knowing I'd probably given it a good few years more on the road
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