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by Wireless
3rd March 2018 - 4:41am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auxiliary Heater
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Auxiliary Heater

My mechanic won't fit my heater, says its a potential bomb that could go off, does anyone know of someone that could get mine working properly, so I can show any mechanic that its working safely on a bench, so they agree to fit it? I realise that the engine and gearbox might have to be removed again...
by Wireless
3rd March 2018 - 4:28am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 6th May
Replies: 52
Views: 2960

Re: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 6th May

Oh well, missed the boat for the 50th year of the 411/412, looks like my Tropic Green 1973 412LS Variant may be on the road by then, I'll park outside and steal the from show there, ha.
by Wireless
9th September 2016 - 4:04pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Friction plate size for AN Code Engine
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Friction plate size for AN Code Engine

The engine swap in my 412LS Variant is going ahead next week, it currently has a CB Code 1700 in it from an Early Bay, which we're told should be a 210mm, but as we're fitting it into a 76 Bay we're told there might be an issue with the clutch, which might or might not be 215mm The AN Code engine to...
by Wireless
2nd June 2016 - 10:59pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Glass Type 3 & 4
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Glass Type 3 & 4

Lets not knock the idea yet, lets see what Pilkington have to say, I'll not knock it on the head just yet.

In the meantime, if anyone is reading this, I need a windscreen and both door glasses, PM me please.
by Wireless
2nd June 2016 - 10:28pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Glass Type 3 & 4
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Glass Type 3 & 4

I think if they made the tooling they'd only need to make them as and when someone wanted to buy one, they make new straight side glass for £140 approx, so I imagine proper curved side glass would be around that price each, but I've yet to get this confirmed.
by Wireless
2nd June 2016 - 6:11pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Glass Type 3 & 4
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Glass Type 3 & 4

Well I'm looking for a screen and left and right door glass. Are the people you mention listed on this forum? I've been in contact with Pilkington Auto Glass, and obviously they still do new windscreens for both type 3 & 4, but for door glass, side glass, and rear hatch they only make straight glass...
by Wireless
2nd June 2016 - 4:47pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear hubs redrilling- 4/130 to 5/130 Fuchs
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Rear hubs redrilling- 4/130 to 5/130 Fuchs

Drilling and tapping is likely to cost upwards of £70 a corner, with the possibility of weakening the original casting, there's the story of a guy that did this and ran them for a year without incident, then one day at 30mph the studs ripped out of the hub. I'd have thought it easier, cheaper, and s...
by Wireless
2nd June 2016 - 12:20pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Glass Type 3 & 4
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Glass Type 3 & 4

Is anyone else struggling to find glass?
by Wireless
2nd June 2016 - 12:40am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Glass Type 3 & 4
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Glass Type 3 & 4

Has anyone got details of a supply of second hand glass initially for a 411/412 Variant?

What sort of prices would I be having to pay for the various second hand glass?

I realise you can still get new front windscreens.

Cheers.
by Wireless
27th May 2016 - 1:27pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Major collection re-list (Skip)
Replies: 12
Views: 5745

Re: Major collection re-list (Skip)

I'm still waiting for news on the Type 3 Beauty Rings...its been a while...
by Wireless
18th May 2016 - 11:38pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: 412LS Variant...how much is it worth?
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: 412LS Variant...how much is it worth?

Cheers Dave,

Apparently he's got plans for it as a works van, and thinking of putting a Golf Diesel engine in it...

I've asked him to make me an offer, lets see if the earache will be abated.
by Wireless
18th May 2016 - 9:14pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: 412LS Variant...how much is it worth?
Replies: 2
Views: 474

412LS Variant...how much is it worth?

Hi All, I don't normally ask but on this occasion I just don't have a clue. What is a SORNed Spares or Repair 412LS Variant worth, with no engine or gearbox, no auxillary heater, no glass, no fuel tanks, and no door handles/cards, no external lights? Has a V5 obviously. The wife is giving me a lot o...
by Wireless
18th May 2016 - 9:06pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Gaskets, carb to inlet manifold, and manifold to engine
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Gaskets, carb to inlet manifold, and manifold to engine

In the end I bought five A4 sheets of 1mm gasket sheet, and made my own.
by Wireless
15th May 2016 - 11:47pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Mmm... which car is this for?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Mmm... which car is this for?

This one was sold to me second-hand as for a type 2, and buying new is around £150. I can't remember, I think £80, but what you say is slightly annoying as I fitted a Nordic Early Type 3 tow bar (which uses extended brackets which includes bolting onto the engine mounts as well as the bumper), to my...
by Wireless
15th May 2016 - 8:55pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Mmm... which car is this for?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Mmm... which car is this for?

Unless of course I have to drill the bumper brackets to fit...

What has thrown me is most of these tow bars use the bolts of the bumper brackets to bolt on to the rear chassis...

Aww well...Something to puzzle over!!!
by Wireless
15th May 2016 - 8:53pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Mmm... which car is this for?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Mmm... which car is this for?

More pictures, including plate, which says its definitely for a VW... https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p370x247/13237867_10206214363779733_8210975954357669771_n.jpg?oh=2b7b63b3ff74aad3fc32df947674f461&oe=57D2D122 https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13221720_10206214364019739_2...
by Wireless
15th May 2016 - 8:34pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Mmm... which car is this for?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Mmm... which car is this for?

Sold to me as a Type 2 late bay tow bar, but after repainting and offering up there's no way...the additional metalwork just puzzled me as they form a plate and bracket that appears to attach to the rear valance, but I'd never do that. I thought Type 3 or maybe 4, but unsure. Just one picture at the...
by Wireless
13th April 2016 - 1:10pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: New owner advice
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: New owner advice

Don't sell anything, just keep adding to the fleet...
by Wireless
13th April 2016 - 1:00pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Gaskets, carb to inlet manifold, and manifold to engine
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Gaskets, carb to inlet manifold, and manifold to engine

In the middle of changing the oil cooler on my 73 Squareback... what a faff. Anyway, suffice to say, carburettors are off, distributor, generator, vacuum pipes for the dual port engine manifolds. On taking off the carbs, there seems to be more gasket under my nearside carb than the offside one, whic...
by Wireless
13th April 2016 - 12:48pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Fuel shut off valves for 32 PDSIT?
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Fuel shut off valves for 32 PDSIT?

I found that Carburettor Hospital stocked the G50 12v as NOS, so bought a pair for £40 each, plus delivery.

Their email is chipmork@btconnect.com, to determine whether they have the part (picture exchange, etc), payment is over the phone by card on 01702 203286
by Wireless
18th March 2016 - 1:31am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Fuel shut off valves for 32 PDSIT?
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Fuel shut off valves for 32 PDSIT?

Hi All,

Mine are getting on a bit, with the LHD side sometimes being faulty, anyone know of a source of these, I'm after a pair for my Square.

Cheers
by Wireless
2nd February 2016 - 5:35pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Towbar & Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Towbar & Cover

Mine's a rare early Norwegian Tow Bar, had to modify the Europa bumper to fit, but the tow bar extends the bumper brackets, fitting in between and becoming a part of the existing through bodywork bracket that supports the bumper. I looks very much like a Westfalia but obviously isn't, and is unusual...
by Wireless
2nd February 2016 - 5:25pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 heated windscreen
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Type 3 heated windscreen

Nice idea, not sure my generator would cope
by Wireless
2nd February 2016 - 5:23pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Clear plastic front indicator lenses for 411/412?
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Re: Clear plastic front indicator lenses for 411/412?

I was looking for ten people to make it viable, but no-one responded, and the cost would have been high even then, I've since gone down a different route, but if a pair of lenses became available at £40 or less I'd probably buy.
by Wireless
2nd February 2016 - 5:15pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Clear 412 front indicators........
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: Clear 412 front indicators........

I understood this Norwegian guy needed at least ten people to make the idea of clear lenses viable, and even then the pair of lenses might be £110, he couldn't find the ten people. Certainly clear lenses would be attractive, although as I'm going down the route of having running lights within these ...