Thursday, December 21, 2006

Happy Christmas to all!

Happy chrimbo everybody - hope you all have a great holiday season!

see ya next year


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This notch is just simply fantastic - I WANT IT!!!!

pic found on thesamba

WANTED - Early type 3 oil cooler

Has anyone got an early type 3 oil cooler and adapter plate going spare?
This is the type used on the early 61 and 62 engines.
it looks like a beetle type oil cooler (but there are some slight differences) and there is a sort of triangular shaped (the shiny bit) adapter plate that goes with it.

If anyone has either of these parts for sale - please contact me via one of my samba adverts (click the parts for sale button!)


You've just got to love this packaging

NOS Type 3 damper pipes and tail pipes

I'm back!

if anyone wants any NOS type 3 damper pipes or tail pipes - contact me via one of my samba adverts (click parts for sale button) - I've got a few going spare!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Donations gratefully accepted!


Urgent notice for all the chaps reading this page! Please let your women go see this movie with their girlfriends!
Avoid it yourselves at all costs !!!! You have been warned........................

nice flaps!

Sell or keep??? Sell or keep??? Sell or keep???
decisions decisions

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Who can guess the part?

More Nos-ness

Another fleabay bargain arrived in the mail the other day - 1 x NOS 6 volt Type 3 generator!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Got these today in the post from Steve Seal on ebay - NOS German made accessory for VW Type 3's.
These cool accessory 'Vibrationspolsters' were made in West Germany in the 1960s by Mulco. They fit into the door shuts of Type 3 vehicles where the door screw caps would sit. There is a set, upper and lower, left and right.
The text in German says: 'Fur den VW 1500 werden die Polster wie folgt angebracht: Die gerauschdampfenden VIBRATIONSPOLSTER passend fur VW 1500'
The idea is that they stop your doors rattling apparently. don't know whether to fit them or just keep them in the ever growing NOS collection!

Project Palomba Squared - update

Chris Palomba's 62 Square is well under way now and looking pretty cool! - body is now at the paint shop so this is the last photo until it's finished as the rest of the work is top secret - expect the vehicle to debut at the 2007 Volksworld show! best of luck Mr P.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I'm back!

Sorry for being slow on the blog posts this week - I've been away in Istanbul on business.

even managed to find some time to go to the Grand Bazaar which was pretty cool

Who knows what goes on in this establishment!

Nice flight back - weather was awesome and could see the ground all the way through europe - landed in Stansted - and you've guessed it - it was raining!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Some videos for you all !

Proof that I drive it!

A quick blast around Sherwood Forest

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Who knows what SP 247 kit is ?????

Had quite a productive afternoon today. The sun was shining so I did a bit more tinkering on the engine. As some of you will know, my 62 didn't come with the correct engine - I think it's out of a 65 or 66 ????
Since getting it I've started trying to make it look as close to a 62 engine as I can. This has involved putting on a single side draft carb and manifold, correct 62 fuel pump, fuel pump cover etc....................

Well, to continue the illusion, Per over in Sweden hooked me up with a rebuilt 62 dizzy and an SP247 kit - I hadn't got a clue really what it was for but after looking into and asking a few questions, it was a service kit supplied for dealers to fit to single carb vehicles to try to improve pedal / throttle response.

There was nothing wrong with my throttle but seeing as I had it, I thought I'd better put it to good use.

You replace one of the crank case bolts with a special one with a spindle attached onto one end of it. the throttle linkage then hooks onto the spindle and there is one extra linkage in the circuit. Can't say I've noticed any difference but it's a "nice to have"

Friday, December 01, 2006

Awesome Porka for sale

My buddy Andy is selling his truly amazing 911 SC Targa - this car is the dogs danglies!
click the photo for more info!