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Re: [T3] '69 Fastback purchased


On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 20:41, Everett Barnes wrote:
> 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 "evil"
> FI.  :)  To be honest, I bought it to resell later, once I get it running
> well.
> 
> 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, etc.
> 
> 2. Should I use 7 mm or 8 mm FI fuel line?  I see Jim A. said he preferred 8
> mm lately because some of the 7 mm lines wore out quickly near the fuel pump
> up front.
> 
> 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 hoses.
> What else should I check?
> 
> 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.
> 
> Thanks,
> Everett Barnes
> 
> 
> 
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Russ Wolfe
'71 FB AT
'66 FB MT
'64 T34 (not running)
'65 T1 (not running)
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