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by richtbiscuits
12th November 2020 - 8:08pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Choke Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: Choke Cover

Found a couple out from some scrap 32-pdsit carbs. PM me your address and I'll post them out to you.
by richtbiscuits
12th November 2020 - 12:51pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Choke Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: Choke Cover

I might have few kicking around. I'll have a look for you.
by richtbiscuits
7th September 2020 - 1:48pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Ant b's 412 variant.
Replies: 22
Views: 2876

Re: Ant b's 412 variant.

It's listed as 'VW 411 type 4 sunroof panel NOS'.
by richtbiscuits
7th September 2020 - 1:45pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Ant b's 412 variant.
Replies: 22
Views: 2876

Re: Ant b's 412 variant.

I've a few gearboxes in storage that have come from various parts collections and I think there's an NOS sunroof on ebay for £99 just now.
by richtbiscuits
1st September 2020 - 3:41pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Foam inside wheel arches
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Foam inside wheel arches

I recently cut the quarter panel skin from a 411 variant. That foam extends right round the wheel arch at 2-3 inches thick. I presumed it was sound deadening but it also sticks to the metal pretty well. It's also found it in the cavities at the top of the posts next to the rear hatch at the roof lin...
by richtbiscuits
1st August 2020 - 8:51pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 53 Year old Barnfind, running.
Replies: 9
Views: 1436

Re: 53 Year old Barnfind, running.

A good job done! Sound great. Testament to superb engineering and some well spent and considered tinkering time.
by richtbiscuits
7th July 2020 - 12:16am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 412 project
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: 412 project

Having emptied the car of all the boxes of parts, I stripped the interior completely including dash and wiring loom then removed the nasty sound-proofing from the floor to see what was left. There wasn't much of the n/s left. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50085124837_2c0e615b6e_b.jpg The o/s w...
by richtbiscuits
6th July 2020 - 8:04pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly
Replies: 63
Views: 8786

Re: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly

David, what was that stuff you mentioned for repairing rubbers? Got rear impact strip off and the rubber is split on the back but hasn't rusted the metal strip inside so want to seal it.
by richtbiscuits
5th July 2020 - 6:08pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly
Replies: 63
Views: 8786

Re: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly

Thank again for hosting David. All cuts now safely stored for processing although a fair bit got swept out the van! I'm beginning to have hope that I've got enough metal to make mine solid again. Cleaning and cataloguing other parts as I go. Might be a few years yet!
by richtbiscuits
1st July 2020 - 11:38pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly
Replies: 63
Views: 8786

Re: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly

Dave, I posted a few photos of my project under the imaginative title '412 project' in the Member cars and projects section so you can see what I'm trying to resurrect. David, I think I'm gonna want that rear valance. And everything else that isn't rust. Might need some more cutting discs!!! I see y...
by richtbiscuits
1st July 2020 - 11:05pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 412 project
Replies: 3
Views: 717

412 project

Hopefully uploading images of my project as it came to me. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50066546461_a2f9c10e8b_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50066806107_ae2a9acc5c_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50066804242_1989dfef0b_b.jpg It was almost a complete car missing only it's...
by richtbiscuits
1st July 2020 - 9:57pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly
Replies: 63
Views: 8786

Re: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly

David, I'll call tomorrow. I had another look round my project and might want some more cuts, if they're not claimed already.

Broady, Saturday early doors is good for me. Whereabouts? Send me a post code so sat nav can tell me where to go!
by richtbiscuits
29th June 2020 - 10:53pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly
Replies: 63
Views: 8786

Re: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly

Yeah, the blue one is the way I go. I'm planning on setting off around 6am Saturday morning but need to confirm with David that Saturday is okay to go up. If you're up early we could meet Doncaster way.
by richtbiscuits
28th June 2020 - 7:40pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Vintage Voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: Vintage Voltage

I saw Vintage Voltage and couldn't believe how many batteries went in. I wondered where the spare wheel and small luggage go now. I suppose battery technology will improve and batteries will get smaller but I have to agree with broady, sound and smell is very much part of driving old vdubs - I don't...
by richtbiscuits
28th June 2020 - 5:10pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly
Replies: 63
Views: 8786

Re: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly

Broady, its M6, M42, M1, M18, A1M with whatever junctions the Sat nav tells me.
by richtbiscuits
27th June 2020 - 10:42pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly
Replies: 63
Views: 8786

Re: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly

Thanks for hosting. Always enjoy a day of parts salvage! Will be back with a van for the roof, bulkhead behind the petrol tank, floors and rear side cuts. And mustn't forget the ball-joints and other bits too. Two cars shall become one! Such a strange thing to pull so much good stuff from a car that...
by richtbiscuits
20th June 2020 - 9:34am
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly
Replies: 63
Views: 8786

Re: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly

Yes, I can do that. I'm in the Midlands but I always enjoy a trip to North Yorkshire. Perhaps we could talk to arrange a visit?
by richtbiscuits
19th June 2020 - 11:06pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly
Replies: 63
Views: 8786

Re: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly

Hi again David. Other things spring to mind, I need a head liner, rear hatch hinge covers, door rubbers and sun visors. The rear view mirror too if it's all in good condition. I've nearly finished stripping my scrappy 412 and I'm dreaming of repairing the shell - this the cuts request - and putting ...
by richtbiscuits
19th June 2020 - 10:08pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly
Replies: 63
Views: 8786

Re: 411 LE, parts to be saved, act quickly

Hi David, I'd be interested in the front and rear impact strips if they're still intact. Front ball joints and inner (bent) tie-rod ends in any condition. I imagine the floors are gone but if there are any reasonable cuts, including rear engine bay, anything underneath or roof/gutter, I'd be very in...
by richtbiscuits
25th May 2020 - 5:07pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: How are we all?
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: How are we all?

Broady, yes a very busy list. Bathroom turned out to be way more work than I'd hoped so 412 work has all but stopped. Managed to get myself taken off the highly vulnerable list so as soon as the paperwork comes through I'm going back to work. I've have been furloughed so not lost out financially but...
by richtbiscuits
14th May 2020 - 11:21pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: How are we all?
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: How are we all?

Me and the family are good. My missus is working from home and the kids find enough to do. My boy has learned to ride his bike. Trying to get back into work as I've been off five weeks and, once I've finished the bathroom, I'll only have the outside of the house to paint so need to go back! I've str...
by richtbiscuits
15th April 2020 - 11:03pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: AAR causing high idle
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: AAR causing high idle

Thanks for the reply. I did have a look at oldtimer earlier today as the chap that writes it seems very knowledgable but I got a little confused when he starts talking about water ingress, presumably on AARs on water cooled cars. I did give all four AARs a tap or two around the body then put them in...
by richtbiscuits
15th April 2020 - 1:46pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: AAR causing high idle
Replies: 4
Views: 892

AAR causing high idle

Hi all. I'm looking for a little advice regarding the auxiliary air valve. My 412 FI idles high, even with the idle screw right in. I've been all over the engine and carried out the testing in John Muir's book regarding components and have found nothing wrong with them, resistances are correct, vac ...
by richtbiscuits
30th March 2020 - 8:30pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ignition fault or vacuum?
Replies: 55
Views: 7408

Re: Ignition fault or vacuum?

You say it's running rich and the plugs are black. Have you cleaned or replaced the plugs? A poor spark is sure to cause a poor burn and rough running. Also, do you have a control knob on the ECU? Not all do but if you do I think its anti-clockwise for lean and clockwise for rich. Good luck with the...
by richtbiscuits
3rd March 2020 - 8:49pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 4 fuel lines around the fuel pump
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

Re: Type 4 fuel lines around the fuel pump

Thanks for the idea. I'll have a look. I might look at making up some custom metal fuel lines. Safer and neater!