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Re: [T3] '69 Fastback purchased

On 31 Jan 2005 at 19:41, 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.

It's a standard metric size. I probably have one if you really can't find a 
european car shop with some in stock. The original stuff is the typical with 
braid on the outside. The big stuff is expensive, but you only need 3".

> b. Vacuum hoses - 9.5 mm?  For pressure sensor, temperature sensor II, etc.

Not sure, I thought the fuel line stuff (5/16") worked there.

> 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.

5/16" is the best stuff for that.

> 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?

Charging system voltage. Should be 14+ V with a warm engine and med rpm. If 
it's low replace the VR with a Bosch 30-019. Make sure the gas wasn't just 
splashing out thru a broken overflow hose.

> 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.

There are 2 versions, you need the early 68-71 edition. I probably have one.

> 2. Steel-wool looking thing from inside the breather, underneath the cap.
> Missing.

You can leave this out. They are almost ALL gone by now.

> 3. Fuel filter bracket - hooks over fuel pump.  Missing.

Not installed with the early pumps. I think they started in '71, but maybe '70.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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