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by 411ron
10th January 2012 - 1:46pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 2602

Re: Insurance

I used Lancaster for many years, but last year changed to Footman James.

For about £5 more (£108) I think I got more mileage, 10k agreed value and europe wide brakedown insurance but they do require you to cofirm start mileage at the begining of the policy.

Ron
by 411ron
21st September 2011 - 1:09pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Injector seals?
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Injector seals?

Hi try this site
http://www.ebay.com/sch/Vintage-Car-Tru ... 6.c0.m1538

I think you will find them hard to get in UK unless Dave or Peter have any for sale.

Ron
by 411ron
4th July 2011 - 7:06pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 difficult to start
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: Type 3 difficult to start

Hi Is your cold start injector working check wires and injector. Try these sites for a fault finding chart but ive found when you have a problem its better to start by checking all wiring starting at the ecu most of the time its not a part falure but a bad contact or broken wire somewhere. Anyway ho...
by 411ron
29th June 2011 - 6:04pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: fuel pump psi Q?
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: fuel pump psi Q?

Yes that`s correct provided you get the volume as well.

Ron
by 411ron
29th June 2011 - 5:17pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: fuel pump psi Q?
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: fuel pump psi Q?

Hi Fuel Injection, The fuel pressure is 28psi and you will find a take off to fit a guage on either lh/rh side of engine between the fuel injectors. The fuel pressure regulator is on the bulkhead left side of engine where the pipe passes through to return to the tank. But if your only running at 4-7...
by 411ron
23rd June 2011 - 9:13am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Can you give me an idea of the value for my insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: Can you give me an idea of the value for my insurance

Yes thanks, I was thinking 8-10k as noboby would want to sell a good one and with only about 15-20 of this model left to get a tatty one up to this condition (a good respray is 4-5k now) + any parts if you can get them. I was offered 6k last year but I`ve done a lot of work on it since. Thanks for t...
by 411ron
22nd June 2011 - 6:55pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Can you give me an idea of the value for my insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Can you give me an idea of the value for my insurance

Just changed my insurance to Footman James and it would seem a good idea to agree a value. So what do you think she`s worth. Purchased by myself in Feb 1974 she had a ground up restoration 22 years ago including sandblasting the shell. Still mostly original parts and not modified. Condition as you c...
by 411ron
14th February 2011 - 7:10pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Engine Oil??
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Engine Oil??

Use SAE30 oil (GSF sell Morrises @about £17.00)
Multigrade oil will stop the oil cooler working as well because the viscosity changes.
When changing the oil watch out for the sump plug if you over tighten it you may have problems with the hellicoil next time.

Ron
by 411ron
18th January 2011 - 6:21pm
Forum: Type 4 Gallery
Topic: Who own's these two type 4's?
Replies: 4
Views: 3035

Re: Who own's these two type 4's?

Yes thats right mine is the far one.

Ron
by 411ron
12th January 2011 - 7:38pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 4 Gearbox ident/valuation
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Type 4 Gearbox ident/valuation

Hi Peter They both look like Type 4 to me. The top one with the white mark on it is an early 1969 and the other with slave cylinder built in is a later 1971 on. Variant model has a higher 4th gear ratio than saloon but I dont know which these are by the pictures. As for value anything up to £250 on ...
by 411ron
5th November 2010 - 5:39pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 412 rear bearings and CV boots
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: 412 rear bearings and CV boots

Hi Cv boots you can get from GSF I think they are the same as later Type2 the kit includes new bolts and the metal flange that fits onto the joint and do not cost as much as you would think. The wheel bearing should be tightened to a torque as there is a spacer between the taper rollers but given th...
by 411ron
2nd November 2010 - 5:59pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 412 auto valve clearance & points gap - how?
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: 412 auto valve clearance & points gap - how?

Make sure you take the plugs out before you try any of these and yes the fan blades are very brittle at this age.

Ron
by 411ron
9th October 2010 - 6:15pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: driving automatics
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: driving automatics

Try changing the fluid as autos require correct type and quantity. Is the idle speed to high? they all do grab a bit when shifting the box through the gears but one of the worst things you can do is to keep puting the box in `N` when stopping say at a red light, only take out of gear if stopped for ...
by 411ron
28th September 2010 - 6:55pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Clutch pedal height on a 412
Replies: 18
Views: 2326

Re: Clutch pedal height on a 412

I think you will find air in the system to blead the clutch the blead nipple is on the slave cylinder on top of the bell housing behind the fire wall between the engine /gearbox.

Ron
by 411ron
22nd September 2010 - 6:04pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Our 411
Replies: 20
Views: 4353

Re: Our 411

by 411ron
22nd September 2010 - 5:31pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Type 4 Map
Replies: 69
Views: 18329

Re: Type 4 Map

Yes thats the show could not think of its name BVF
by 411ron
21st September 2010 - 7:00pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Type 4 Map
Replies: 69
Views: 18329

Re: Type 4 Map

Great,
Should we go for Malvern VW show 2011 to see how many we can get in 1 place as this seems closest to most owners ?

Ron
by 411ron
21st September 2010 - 6:53pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 412 exhausts and tail pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Re: 412 exhausts and tail pipe

I think you will find all 411/412 exhausts are the same although in the early days the tail pipe exited from the middle of the box and ran down the box parralell with it and then curved around, the tail pipe was about 500mm long. This was later changed to the short stubby type now used that bolts di...
by 411ron
21st September 2010 - 6:41pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Our 411
Replies: 20
Views: 4353

Re: Our 411

Simon
Just spotted on Ebay disc pads it also gives an aplication list would any of these calipers fit our cars?http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... SS:GB:1123

Regards
Ron
by 411ron
19th September 2010 - 5:31pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Type 4 roll call?
Replies: 7
Views: 2344

Re: Type 4 roll call?

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5004636482_e80531060f.jpg My car first reg 23/12/1970 Ch no 4612011639 Eng no. W0066480 (still in the car) Delivered by Bill Allen in Cheltenham, spent about 6 months in Newport, I purchased the car from Renwicks Bristol at the end of 1973 and she has now covered...
by 411ron
19th September 2010 - 3:05pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Our 411
Replies: 20
Views: 4353

Re: Our 411

Hi Simon, Nice to see your car yesterday. I looked out a few links that might be of use, http://www.brakesint.co.uk http://www.status-vw.co.uk/shop/index.html?target=dept_31.html&lang=en-gb http://www.vwtype3and4club.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3802 http://www.rennlist.com/techarticles/djetron...
by 411ron
10th September 2010 - 6:25pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake parts for a 412
Replies: 20
Views: 2275

Re: Brake parts for a 412

Im using Mercedes W123 rear disc pads in my calipers they are the same as early type 4 (thiner pads) and have worked fine for the last 3 years and it flys through the Mot.
You can get them from GSF about £15.00 if I remember.

Good luck
Ron
by 411ron
23rd July 2010 - 6:04pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Meet Babs
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: Meet Babs

Great car
by 411ron
17th July 2010 - 8:57pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 72 Brake caliper repair.
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: 72 Brake caliper repair.

Hi Remove the caliper and grip in a vice, hold back 1 of the pistons with a clamp and with compressed air ( I use a 12v air compressor via the fag lighter or battrey charger) blow out the other piston which may be rusted in place. Remove the dust seal from the piston and any rust with wire wool. Rem...
by 411ron
6th July 2010 - 7:31pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: My baby's playing up !
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

Re: My baby's playing up !

Just had another thought on the starting motor there is a wire that connects to the fuel injection system that when the starter is cranked tells the fuel injection via the cold start injector to add more fuel, is this broken not connected ? seems possible as your problems started when you replaced t...