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posted on August 11th, 2019 at 04:08 PM



VVDS at Campsie for your ATE German type 3 brake parts have you changed the flex hoses

Talk to Boris about the cam




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posted on August 11th, 2019 at 04:45 PM



How do you know it has a hydraulic cam I don't recall Berg ever doing that

If it was hydraulic cam I presume the clearances would be similar to adjusting the tappets in a Holden engine where you back the off until they rattle they tighten until that stop rattling




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posted on August 11th, 2019 at 05:06 PM



Hi

Berg did hydraulic cams on any grind if you asked him, I had one in my WBX Beetle. Its important to find out exactly what cam it has. It might be worth seeing what they are set at now.

With chrome molly pushrods I set the lash at 0, because the motor grows more that the pushrods.

With brakes you need to buy the correct rear wheels cylinders otherwise it will have too or too little braking on the rear.

There are 2 types of front Type 3 calipers, the early ones bolt on, the later ones need an adaptor to fit the caliper. It should be easy to find out which ones they are by looking to see if the calipers are mounted on adaptors.

Early Type 3 calipers only have one bleed nipple so they left and right handed.

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posted on August 15th, 2019 at 05:59 AM



From an magazine article........

Front stubs modified (adapters?) for '73 type 3 calipers and rotors , rears also from 73 type 3


Cam berg 301

0.472 lift 300 deg duration and 108 lobe centers

2007cc

60cc berg heads

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Got some go fast gear and handling goodies going on along with the showy look
ZF diff
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Berg box mounts
Type 3 torsions
Seam welded traling arms and gearbox forks with uprights to plated parcel area

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posted on August 15th, 2019 at 01:24 PM



good info
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posted on August 15th, 2019 at 01:55 PM



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From an magazine article........

Front stubs modified (adapters?) for '73 type 3 calipers and rotors , rears also from 73 type 3


hellbug


Sounds like the Powertune Super Brakes that I had on my yellow bug in the 70s. Sold them to Jak a long time ago. They worked very well.

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posted on August 15th, 2019 at 07:40 PM



is fire bug the one that's been at power tune for ages and now gone?



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posted on August 16th, 2019 at 10:19 AM



No think your thinking of Greg Mackies sports sedan

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posted on August 16th, 2019 at 02:59 PM



Steve, it was over 40 years ago when I built that car. Scary, isn't it! :smirk:

One of the silliest things I've done was sell it to him...




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posted on August 16th, 2019 at 06:32 PM



Time flies, it would be good to see it run again but I wont hold my breath
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posted on August 16th, 2019 at 07:46 PM



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No think your thinking of Greg Mackies sports sedan
no I'm thinking of the bug with similar wheels that was at power tune three months ago.i work three doors up the road from it. ill have a look and still there i try not to look closely as it upsets me the number of bugs there rotting.




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posted on September 7th, 2019 at 05:44 PM



hi Guys ,
sorry i have been trying to reply . Thanks for all the info. This site wont allow me to reply on my ipad or iphone and this is the first time i have had access to a laptop. I have tried to write to moderators but again ipad wont allow me to do that. Wheel cylinders and replaced caliper kits with new pads done. Carby kits and electronic ignition to come.
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posted on September 8th, 2019 at 05:22 PM



Ive never tried I pad or phone so carnt help you

Can you get onto the site using those devices and read all the comment ????




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posted on September 10th, 2019 at 08:54 AM



are you driving it yet?
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posted on September 15th, 2019 at 06:30 AM



Quote:
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its the RED RING of the FIREBUG

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Sounds like too much chilli.




I read it on samba, so it must be correct.

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posted on September 17th, 2019 at 03:01 PM



To Vw54,
Yes no problem reading messages. Just when i try to type a message
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posted on September 19th, 2019 at 07:37 AM



Don't know why that is I have never used Apple

so have you driven the car as yet




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posted on September 19th, 2019 at 04:12 PM



I usually use. Laptop however I am posting this on my iPad.
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posted on October 10th, 2019 at 09:47 AM



Thanks this is another try with iPad
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posted on October 10th, 2019 at 09:50 AM



It worked ! Great . Still working on carbys when I get spare time .

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posted on November 11th, 2019 at 12:14 PM



Gday all , Carbies back together . Needs some tuning . Has anyone used an ACCU spark electronic ignition on this type of engine ? How did it perform ? Or would someone recommend something different .

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