Originally focused on the restoration of my November 1961 built (1962 model year) Type 3 Karmann Ghia (343) I have now extended the blog to cover the ongoing ownership of my 1964 built (1965 model year) RHD type 3 Karmann Ghia (344) purchased in 1982.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

January progress

Well, I managed to treat the petrol tank with the POR15 kit and that went very well.
Less encouraging was the lack of any further progress on the paint work due to staff problems at the body shop
Today we withdrew the distributor driveshaft, using a tool made by Pete's friend for us, reset it to the correct angle for a Type 3 engine, rather than type1, rigged up fuel and electrics and then it started first time. This is great as the engine has been stood since its total strip and rebuild 3 years ago. It sounded great and all that was needed was a small adjustment to the carb. Try this video clip for a rough view of it running.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Minichamps models

Minichamps have been releasing a great range of colour variations of a model T34 based on a 1966 year car. Here is a photo of them.

Small additional accessory

Here is a photo of a gear lever extender, not as neat as the ones you could get for the type 1 ghia but useful for the early cars. there are still some for sale at: