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 Post subject: Marky's Motor!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:57 pm 
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My other project oh y do we do it!!!!![/img]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:56 pm 
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That looks pretty good Mark, we were all watching this one on eBay hoping whoever bought it would join the club :smt012

Remember when posting pictures to press return after each one. I've edited the post for you as it was very wide :smt003

What engine has it got fitted VW Aircooled or water cooled ? Lets have some futher info :smt012

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yeah sorry i 4got to press return
ok yep 1600 vw aircooled got engine running and took it down the road gawd its slow lol
i understand it costs a fortune to mod that engine?
perhaps the v8 would go well mid mounted lol
just sorta trying to get to know it first see how it goes


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Do you know if it's a T£ or a T1 VW engine ? T1 has upright fan/housing above engine and T3 has fan at back end of engine so engine looks flat.

Post a picture and we'll tell you what it is. Might also be worth checking the engine number to make sure it's 1600cc and then giving it a full service, just setting the valve clearence alone can make a massive difference on these engines :smt012

You can tune them up for a few hundred pounds or really go to town and spend a few thousand to make them really go but for that kind of money a conversion to Subaru motor would be a much better choice.

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Cheers Darren,

I will have a look at engine i know nothing about these engines so any help would be much appreiciated
I was told it was a 1600 T3 and the seler said he did a service on her but i am not sure
Any recomendations for a good book on the engine?
I think at the moment a few hundred on the engine is what i want
Hopefully if i get my arse into gear it might be ready for an mot next w/e!!!

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A good book to get is "How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive" by John Muir. This book covers everything you need to know.
There's a few for sale on eBay including this one currently at £5.00 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/How-to-keep-your- ... dZViewItem

The VW T3 engine is more expensive to tune than the T1 (Beetle engine) and there's also less uprated parts available for the T3 engine.
You can remove your T3 engine and fit a T1 in it's place with only a few hours work so it might be an option to buy complete T1 engine that has had some tuning already done if you feel the current engine is weak.

There's quite a few club members who use the standard 1600 T3 engine without any complaints. The engine is only 50 BHP but with the covin being a light car, power to weight goes up and BHP per tonne will be more like 80 BHP so it should drive ok and cruise at 70 to 80 mph without problem.

The most important thing to remember on these engines is REGULAR OIL CHANGES and OIL LEVEL, unlike modern cars low oil level on these can destroy an engine very quickly so check your oil often and only use MINERAL OIL, either the cheap stuff £2.99 Wilkinsons or Halfords 15/40 Enhanced Mineral Oil which is what I've always used.

Club member Andy Devlin or Chris Mills can offer you some advice on tuning the T3 engine as they've both built their own T3 engines...
See Chris Mills T3 Engine Build

Might be worth checking out this website for ideas on tuning and what performance to expect JMR Performance Figures
You'll be surprised and what power output they can deliver if your prepared to spend LOTS of cash :smt003

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 Post subject: re marky
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:34 pm 
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:smt012 Hi matey, welcome to our world :lmao :lmao :lmao you,ll soon find out what we,re all like :smt020 :smt020 . watch out for that parker character he,ll have you posting pics of your engine in no time :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao sorry darren, but it had to be said, he,s a great chappi really :smt012 :lmao :lmao :lmao

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Hi Mark
So This parker chappie has a bit of an engine fetish then lol
Nice to meet you all


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 Post subject: re a bit
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:smt012 hi mate, yep on the sick and abused side , :lmao :lmao :lmao he just cant get enough of em and thrives on rust and rum, not a bad life really, :smt012 :smt012 , if theirs anything you need to know about these cars its on here mate, as we have all been there someway along the line, and were only a post away, ask all you need and pics do help too, either sending or receiving to help with the build,
Re Darren he,s a cracking chap really, a welth of info and very tallented chap to boot, if he cant doit, it not worth doing :smt012

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