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by JSR-69
22nd May 2018 - 11:33am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: MOT Changes, May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 806

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: 1098

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 - 12:32pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ignition timing, advance & retard - how it works
Replies: 1
Views: 205

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 - 5:40pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auxiliary Heater
Replies: 6
Views: 293

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 - 6:15pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake switch
Replies: 7
Views: 431

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: 1082

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: 659

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 - 2:49pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Instrument Panel Illuminations
Replies: 5
Views: 490

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 - 5:22pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 1973 type 4 412 lowering?
Replies: 4
Views: 612

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: 400

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: 1607

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: 569

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: 654

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: 5041

Re: Stanford Hall?

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

Judi R
by JSR-69
21st March 2016 - 9:42pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Towing with an automatic?
Replies: 5
Views: 555

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 - 5:25pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Centring the steering wheel
Replies: 26
Views: 1447

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 - 11:46pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Centring the steering wheel
Replies: 26
Views: 1447

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: 1668

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: 863

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: 863

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: 863

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: 863

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
by JSR-69
31st March 2015 - 9:47am
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 412le help pls look
Replies: 20
Views: 3264

Re: 412le help pls look

... it's on air, the photo was taken with the air on its rests and the car does have some clearance when running ... It does have an active air system and I've seen a video on-line of it jumping around like a donkey on heat. Cars on the floor seems to be the current fad and it'll pass, but not befo...
by JSR-69
30th March 2015 - 11:05pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 412le help pls look
Replies: 20
Views: 3264

Re: 412le help pls look

It's currently owned by a guy in the UK who's on facebook and it looks like this:
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It's on air and I hate it!

Judi R
by JSR-69
28th March 2015 - 10:37pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 412le help pls look
Replies: 20
Views: 3264

Re: 412le help pls look

Yes, rastall.com is my site.

Judi R