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by JSR-69
21st March 2019 - 4:22pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Fresh Air Grill
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Fresh Air Grill

That depends on how high you need to go. From the pictures I took at the time, it seems to blend into the upper scuttle, so you'll need to cut out the bad metal and put back what you need.
by JSR-69
14th March 2019 - 11:19am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rain getting in!
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Rain getting in!

The box doesn't need to be rusty to let the rain through. If the drain hole is blocked then rain water will accumulate and overflow through the fan. You need to take the fan off (a couple of screws once you've removed the air hoses) and poke the debris out of the drain hole.

Judi
by JSR-69
10th March 2019 - 4:11pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Fresh Air Grill
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Fresh Air Grill

The fresh air box is a rust trap, I repaired mine as shown here.

Judi R
by JSR-69
22nd May 2018 - 11:33am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: MOT Changes, May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: MOT Changes, May 2018

This is a potential minefield! On Sunday I retaxed my KG and, after the system couldn't find a current MoT, it said that since the car was more than 40 years old, it might be eligible for MoT Exemption. If I believed that it was substantially original then I just had to tick the box and - hey presto...
by JSR-69
30th March 2018 - 12:27pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 412 le cux ,,,L passes mot
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: 412 le cux ,,,L passes mot

pmacs49 wrote:
28th March 2018 - 6:24pm
Taxed it tonight as well, tax is from march 1st but its free so who cares...
That's an advantage because it means that you'll be able to tax it again next year without panicking about getting the MoT done first.

Judi R
by JSR-69
18th March 2018 - 11:32am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ignition timing, advance & retard - how it works
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: Ignition timing, advance & retard - how it works

A very comprehensive and useful contribution. I have captured that as a Word document for future reference.

Judi R
by JSR-69
7th March 2018 - 4:40pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auxiliary Heater
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Auxiliary Heater

There's an online manual for the heater at Type4.org here: https://www.type4.org/manuals/ba4/index.html

Judi R
by JSR-69
16th November 2017 - 5:15pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake switch
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Brake switch

If you have a dash warning light then you need 3-pin switches on both parts of the master cylinder. There's a wiring diagram in the Haynes manual which explains all.

Judi R
by JSR-69
29th August 2017 - 4:36pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: 2018 marks 50 years of the Type 4
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: 2018 marks 50 years of the Type 4

That gives me a target to aim for!

Judi
by JSR-69
4th July 2017 - 3:39pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auto box failure
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Auto box failure

... I understand its usually a consequence of the plates partly drying out after a period of non use and fragments coming off that can block the valve body affecting pressures. How long a period of non use is involved here? I haven't moved my 412 auto for a couple of months or so and I had noticed ...
by JSR-69
24th March 2017 - 1:49pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Instrument Panel Illuminations
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Instrument Panel Illuminations

Just a thought ... depending on the year, the light switch has a dimmer action for the instrument lights. You do have this turned clockwise ... don't you???
by JSR-69
17th March 2017 - 4:22pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 1973 type 4 412 lowering?
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: 1973 type 4 412 lowering?

I have a spare pair of original front springs and I'd be happy to do a swap! If you're interested, PM me (click the button below).

Judi R
by JSR-69
11th October 2016 - 1:12pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Daily driver?
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Daily driver?

I use my 412 Variant as my main car ... it's actually the only roadworthy car I currently have. Having said that, I live in a smallish village and don't use it every day ... probably once or twice a fortnight. I shall be driving to Peterborough this weekend which is a 4-hour round trip on a good day...
by JSR-69
23rd August 2016 - 12:23pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1707

Re: Brake problems

The absolute length isn't important. You need to set 1mm or so free play so that the master cylinder is not preloaded at rest.

Judi R
by JSR-69
4th June 2016 - 4:28pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?!?
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?!?

Anything is possible if you're prepared to invest the effort, the time and the money! It wouldn't make it sensible, though!

Judi R
by JSR-69
15th May 2016 - 11:26pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: How many left?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: How many left?

I am guilty of scrapping VYJ45M, a 4-door LS Fastback that I bought in Scotland. The amount of salt used on the roads there wasn't kind and it was "as rotten as an egg" underneath. It lives on in spirit in my project ... it donated the rear door frames ...

Judi R
by JSR-69
2nd May 2016 - 7:57pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Stanford Hall?
Replies: 59
Views: 5308

Re: Stanford Hall?

George, your photos are not visible! They must be in a restricted directory.

Judi R
by JSR-69
21st March 2016 - 8:42pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Towing with an automatic?
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Towing with an automatic?

The original type 4 owner's manual says you should ask your dealer to make an adjustment to the box before towing ... I expect knowledge of the adjustment has become lost in the mists of time ... unless anyone can turn up a workshop manual on the subject?

Judi R
by JSR-69
10th December 2015 - 4:25pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Centring the steering wheel
Replies: 26
Views: 1535

Re: Centring the steering wheel

The only way to find the central position for the steering box is to turn the steering wheel (not the road wheels) to one lock, then count the turns to the opposite lock, then turn back exactly half. If the steering wheel is not central, then reposition it; if it is central, then adjust the track ro...
by JSR-69
9th December 2015 - 10:46pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Centring the steering wheel
Replies: 26
Views: 1535

Re: Centring the steering wheel

If the garage adjusted the tracking for you it's possible they did it the lazy way and adjusted only one track rod. Both should be adjusted together to keep the steering wheel centralised. You can correct this yourself by turning both track rods equally, lengthen one and shorten the other. Start by ...
by JSR-69
23rd September 2015 - 10:50pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: master cylinder brakes,
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Re: master cylinder brakes,

According to the parts list I have, these are the repair kits:
Master cylinder: 411.798.045
Slave cylinder: 411.798.041 (from chassis 410 2000 001)
There is no combined repair kit listed.

Judi R
by JSR-69
15th September 2015 - 11:00am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Field of Dreams 3 - Escrick Park, York 11-13 September
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Field of Dreams 3 - Escrick Park, York 11-13 September

The white 412 in the background is my "other" 412, the Californian left-hooker. The blue one is my project car which is still awaiting my attention. I was the only Type 4 there and there were no Type 3s at all.

Judi R
by JSR-69
13th September 2015 - 11:54pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Field of Dreams 3 - Escrick Park, York 11-13 September
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Field of Dreams 3 - Escrick Park, York 11-13 September

I was upstaged by the Thing nearest the camera today.

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Judi R
by JSR-69
7th August 2015 - 5:11pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Field of Dreams 3 - Escrick Park, York 11-13 September
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Field of Dreams 3 - Escrick Park, York 11-13 September

I am booked for Sunday.

Judi R
by JSR-69
3rd August 2015 - 11:38pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Field of Dreams 3 - Escrick Park, York 11-13 September
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Field of Dreams 3 - Escrick Park, York 11-13 September

Can't make the whole weekend but could be interested in coming up for Sunday in my 412. When's the main action?

Judi R