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Re: [T3] '69 Fastback purchased

Speaking of getting some trim in the windshield... :-)
NICE looking car... and a favorite year for many.
> I bought a '69 Fastback last weekend:
> http://www.thesamba.com/vw/scrapbook/69fasty/
> It's pretty nice.  Paint job is a cheap job from 10 years ago so it looks
> better in photos than in person.  I hope to learn a little about the
> FI.  :)  To be honest, I bought it to resell later, once I get it running
> well.

Let get Everett into the modern era...  :-)
> 3 immediate questions:
> 1. Where can you buy replacement hoses?  I need:
> a. Hose from oil breather down draft tube to oil filler tube.  Short hose,
> either 11/16" or 17.5 mm in diameter?  (Size correction welcome)  All the
> places around here have 3/4" only, which would leak.
> b. Vacuum hoses - 9.5 mm?  For pressure sensor, temperature sensor II,
a)Heater hose for water cars... it comes in 1/2" and 5/8" also but I cant
remember which one it is.
b) 5/16" fuel lines... I use Gates as its not $$ and good quality, dont use
the original braided kind.

> 2. Should I use 7 mm or 8 mm FI fuel line?  I see Jim A. said he preferred
> mm lately because some of the 7 mm lines wore out quickly near the fuel
> up front.

Neather... you dont want that braided stuff... only lasts a year or 2.
5/16" gates stuff works well.  If you find some stuff 8mm is the metric
> 3. Fuel mileage was really bad on the drive home - 15 mpg.  I am going to
> start with checking the valves, dwell, and timing once I replace some
> What else should I check?

Pressure sensor or the hose to it, Temp sensor on head, voltage regulator...
> If anyone is parting out a car, I would like to find these parts fairly
> quickly:
> 1. 90-degree intake elbow from air cleaner.  Mine is cracked and missing a
> large chunk.
> 2. Steel-wool looking thing from inside the breather, underneath the cap.
> Missing.
> 3. Fuel filter bracket - hooks over fuel pump.  Missing.

Jim A can probably fix you up with these.. my shed is frozen shut right now.
I will send the FI FAQ.


> Thanks,
> Everett Barnes
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