Best Type III Conversion Factory Parts

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Post by Tristessa » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:15 pm

Curious about that dipstick adaption, Angelo. Any other pics of it, or how you pulled that off?

After about .. oh, six years of planning/hoping/wanting to do a T4 in my '70 Fastback, it looks like it's finally happening. Picked up an engine from a '78 Bus this morning at the wreckers that looks to have less than 20k miles on it .. and not a GEX rebuild either. :lol:

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Post by Angelo Amato » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:24 am

nothing adapted here, just the standard CJ type motor dipstick.

is a bit of a squeeze to get it in/out but you don't check oil every day for a weekend car.

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Re: a few more pics...

Post by Tristessa » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:03 am

Angelo Amato wrote: Image
.. it sure *looks* like the stock T3 filler/dipstick has been connected to the Bus filler. Just for adding oil?

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dipstick

Post by Angelo Amato » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:25 pm

yes it is but now JUST serves as oil filler.

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Re: dipstick

Post by Tristessa » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:57 pm

Cool, that's what I wasn't clear about. Looks like the stock T3 dipstick bellows connecting the two bits, but knowing how rigid the stock T3 stick is .. wasn't sure if it'd been deleted or if you'd found a flexible one that works.

Thanks

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Post by aircooledtechguy » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:01 pm

Just thought I would add this to this thread dedicated to T-3 to T-4 conversions. This is a printable template for the base for modifying T-3 bellows tin so they will adapt to a T-4 motor. It's to scale and requires 11X17 paper to print in one sheet. It can be printed in two 8.5X11 sheets. Regardless of what paper size you use, be sure "scaling" is turned OFF.

http://www.aircooledtech.com/T4-T3-tin-adapter.pdf

Piledriver gets the credit for scanning it to PDF format and getting it to the correct scale. Thanks Pile!! Hope this helps. . .
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Post by tuna » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:43 pm

aircooledtechguy wrote:Just thought I would add this to this thread dedicated to T-3 to T-4 conversions. This is a printable template for the base for modifying T-3 bellows tin so they will adapt to a T-4 motor. It's to scale and requires 11X17 paper to print in one sheet. It can be printed in two 8.5X11 sheets. Regardless of what paper size you use, be sure "scaling" is turned OFF.

Piledriver gets the credit for scanning it to PDF format and getting it to the correct scale. Thanks Pile!! Hope this helps. . .
Nate, email me the PDF file and I'll host it on my site and link it in the T3->T4 tech article. That way everyone can access it who's contemplating this nice conversion. :)

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Post by 66 deluxe » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:09 am

Any body got some pics or the like of how the wiring was joined together from the type 4 alternator to the existing type 3 wiring? As i finally have the engine in mine.

Cheers Damo.

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Post by Stefan T » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:18 pm

I have used the orignal type 4 wiring from the starter and to the altenator and the relay the only cable that go from right to left side is the cable for the chargelamp

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Post by Class 11 streeter » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:28 am

All

Posting has slowed down for this thread, so I am releasing it and letting it move down the board and make room for new stickeys.

I have also added a link to this thread in the "FAQ" stickey for future reference.

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yellow fasty...

Post by Angelo Amato » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:25 pm

guys, if you're interested, my car has made a feature in the October 2009 issue of Volksworld :)

have a peek here !

http://www.volksworld.com/magazine/latestissue.html

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angelos fastback

Post by damo99 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:39 am

if any car is deserving of a magazine feature ,your's is the one
i have seen many photo's of it and it looks like the type 4 motor is a factory fit
and a super detailed car to boot
well done

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Re: yellow fasty...

Post by blitzvw » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:11 am

Angelo Amato wrote:guys, if you're interested, my car has made a feature in the October 2009 issue of Volksworld :)

have a peek here !

http://www.volksworld.com/magazine/latestissue.html

Angelo
Just had a look at the magazine this morning!

Congratulations!

But,what type of 0-60 times are you getting with that Type 4 in there?

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Post by jan72 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:17 am

I have a type 4 engine from a 412 Variant. The dipstick is in the back, close to the oil filler tube, but only the latter will ~ fit the tube in the car. Will i be able to check the oil level using a short dipstick and the existing tube?
Is there any chance that the type of oil filler mounted on the breather (type 4 fastback?) does fit in a type 3 under the decklid without shortening?

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Re: Best Type III Conversion Factory Parts

Post by Bobnotch » Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:23 pm

I'm using the stock 914 set up in mine. My 71 Square-vert has a 72-73 EA case 1.7L 914 engine in it, with t-4 D-jet FI. The 914 case isn't drilled for an external dipstick down in the right corner. Pics can be seen in the Samba gallery under Bobnotch in the Squareback section. Sorry I don't have a direct link to them. :wink:

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