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Re: [T3] Fitting a Type 1 case into Type 3

On Mon, 2004-10-25 at 22:34, Jim Adney wrote:
> On 26 Oct 2004 at 16:20, Ben Doughney wrote:
> > I will put all of the Type 3 cooling / tinwear on, but I am not sure 
> > what I am going to do about the oil filler & dipstick. Will the Type 1 
> > dipstick tube clear the Type 3 fanhousing? I might have to modify a T1 
> > dipstick so I can get it in and out. Can I screw on a Type 1 oil filler 
> > to the breather housing and use that to fill the engine?
> That's not really the oil filler, that's the breather box. You can use it 
> temporarily to add oil, but you'll probably end up ruining the plastic plug 
> getting it in and out, and those plugs are hard to find in good condition.

Someone on TheSamba forum mentioned just replacing the T3 breather with
a T1 one. This gives you an oil cap. 
> I think you can make the type 1 dipstick work, but you may have to modify the 
> dipstick.

Extend the dipstick tube up and lengthen the dipstick.
> > Luckily this is an early car, so I don't have to worry about the rear 
> > engine mounts- is there anything else that I need to consider? (all of 
> > my spares are late dual relief cases)
> You'll probably want to plug the hole for the oil pressure switch. You'll need 
> the special adapter seals for the oil cooler. Unless your car is already 12V, 
> you'll have flywheel problems; I don't think you can just install the old 6V 
> flywheel on the 12V crank, and you'll need a different pressure plate to work 
> with the early throwout bearing.

Oil pressure switch is standard SAE 1/8" pipe. No problem there. As for
the flywheel, it is the other way around. You can put a 6V flywheel on a
newer crank, but you need to do some machine work to put a 12V flywheel
on an early crank.

Russ Wolfe
'71 FB AT
'66 FB MT
'64 T34 (not running)
'65 T1 (not running)

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