Dutch 412 Variant, in VW Ultra!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 19th November 2012 - 10:07pm

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 25th November 2012 - 7:33am

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Marko » 25th November 2012 - 7:43am

looking great! great attention to detail :)

what's this thing under the rear load area? Type 4's are pretty alien to me!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 25th November 2012 - 7:54am

Tnx Marko!
That thing is an Eberspacher heater. All 412s were equipped with those!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 25th November 2012 - 7:58am

This is an original 1973 accessory, a timer to set the heater:

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Heater actually doesn't work (yet). The fuelpump is broken.... :crybaby:

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Marko » 25th November 2012 - 8:02am

always fancied one of those heaters, do they use much fuel?
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 25th November 2012 - 8:05am

Eeh, I don't know yet, I have never had this feature in one of our cars, so this will be my first VW with proper heating!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 25th November 2012 - 8:28pm

Update! These are todays pictures, so this is exactly how the project is at this moment.

This weekend I mounted the wings with the rubbers, and did some wiring. Lights are mounted and I also prepared the wiring for the tow-bar. I cut up an original set of spare wiring, so the wiring has the original colors.

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And I just love the white indicaters!!!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by lemonyellow » 25th November 2012 - 9:02pm

8) wow looking good
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by shawn71 » 25th November 2012 - 10:29pm

Looking very good, the orange is growing on me

as for the eber, they are fantastic! Don't use a lot fuel, I had the figures somewhere but why worry if you keeps you warm...
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Lahti411 » 26th November 2012 - 8:25pm

Eber takes from 0.2 to 0.7 litres/hour. It uses more petrol when the engine isn't producing heat. So drive hard to save petrol! :badgrin:
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 26th November 2012 - 10:35pm

Lahti411 wrote: So drive hard to save petrol! :badgrin:
Whahaah!! I like the way you think. Sounds like a "Clarkson" way of thinking to me ;) 8) .
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But about the Ebers fuelpump... can I replace it with any aftermarket pump, like Pierburg, hardy, facet ??

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Jane Terry » 27th November 2012 - 2:04pm

Must say you have done a fantastic job. We will look to see if we have a NOS eberspacher pump for you in our vast amount of spares.

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 28th November 2012 - 8:14pm

That would be great!!

We are still looking for some missing parts, I'll put together a list of wanted parts.
But first I have to sort out some boxes, to make sure which parts we do have, and which we don't...

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 2nd December 2012 - 10:01pm

Today we started the built-in engine for the first time!!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by purplepeter » 3rd December 2012 - 10:28pm

Congratulations!
Most of us are Jealous of Your car & Your workshop & Amazed at how willing your family are to assist/Help!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 4th December 2012 - 10:10pm

Tnx!! We are very happy with the car, th eworkshop and, ofcourse, our family ;)

Btw, nice to see so many type 3 owners enthusiastic about our 412. The type 3 seems to be much more popular among you guys. Can't blame you, my brother owned a notch for a few years. I really liked that car!

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Editor » 6th December 2012 - 12:58am

There were 10 times as many Type 3 made as Type 4, so it's not surprising there are more Type 3 owners, but we all appreciate the work that goes into a nice restoration.
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by shawn71 » 6th December 2012 - 5:45pm

Uncle S wrote:Tnx!! We are very happy with the car, th eworkshop and, ofcourse, our family ;)

Btw, nice to see so many type 3 owners enthusiastic about our 412. The type 3 seems to be much more popular among you guys. Can't blame you, my brother owned a notch for a few years. I really liked that car!

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The little Porsche on the end is another car that I would dearly love to own one day...might need to win the lottery first as the number of cars I want is greater than the amount of space available to me :D
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 6th December 2012 - 8:37pm

Editor wrote: There were 10 times as many Type 3 made as Type 4, so it's not surprising there are more Type 3 owners

That's true. But that also makes it a lot harder to find the right parts for a resto. Type 4 parts are much more difficult to find than type 3 parts...
Fixing a 76 beetle was easier ;)
Editor wrote: but we all appreciate the work that goes into a nice restoration.
Thanks. It's nice to see that you are enthusiastic about our project. Tnx! :thumbsup:

@Shawn: The Porsche was owned by a friend of us, later on he bought a 911 targa and sold the 914. It was a nice ride, fitted with a 1.7 type 4.

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by shawn71 » 6th December 2012 - 8:42pm

Uncle S wrote: @Shawn: The Porsche was owned by a friend of us, later on he bought a 911 targa and sold the 914. It was a nice ride, fitted with a 1.7 type 4.
They also shared the front brakes with later Type 4s. One of the few parts that are still available :D
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by rickycox » 8th December 2012 - 3:19pm

looks very nice, what bumpers are you fitting ?
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 8th December 2012 - 9:34pm

Bumpers will be sprayed orange too, chrome bumpers wouldn't match this style. Brackets and towbar will be sandblasted and coated.

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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 10th December 2012 - 10:19pm

Dash worx!!
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Re: Dutch 412 Variant

Post by Uncle S » 13th December 2012 - 7:59pm

shawn71 wrote:Looking very good, the orange is growing on me

as for the eber, they are fantastic! Don't use a lot fuel, I had the figures somewhere but why worry if you keeps you warm...

I just read about all the specs of the Eberspacher BA4.
HERE is all info you need to know! :thumbsup:

Nice to see how 70s technique was used, to put a 24h timer in a 12h clock. Really cool!!

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