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  Topic: Radius arm centering rings (and other ways to stop the wobbles)
greggearhead

Replies: 5
Views: 410

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:36 pm   Subject: Re: Radius arm centering rings (to stop the wobble)
Thanks Ray. I wonder what percentage of 411/412's have these anymore?
  Topic: Shimming front springs on a 2wd westy
greggearhead

Replies: 21
Views: 1414

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 2:32 pm   Subject: Re: Shimming front springs on a 2wd westy
I don't doubt what Doug says, at all. He knows his stuff. However, I've messed with enough suspension stuff over the years and have been surprised at how well it's worked after the fact, with my bac ...
  Topic: Dropping from subframe on 412
greggearhead

Replies: 22
Views: 1786

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:38 am   Subject: Re: Dropping from subframe on 412
I would say pretty flexible. Had like 45 degrees or so of flex. Also, just barely fit through the hole.
  Topic: Dropping from subframe on 412
greggearhead

Replies: 22
Views: 1786

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:23 am   Subject: Re: Dropping from subframe on 412
It's actually metal bellows - and looked to be soldered to the metal tubing. That's why I suspected it is factory. No supporting info, but didn't look home done or anything, and the hose was so bad, ...
  Topic: 412 Tie Rod Ends?
greggearhead

Replies: 1
Views: 493

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:29 am   Subject: 412 Tie Rod Ends?
So the boots on my tie rod ends are torn, and I'd like to replace all of them at once. Be nice if I could order and have them here before taking it apart.

It looks like the inners are available ...
  Topic: Dropping from subframe on 412
greggearhead

Replies: 22
Views: 1786

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:04 pm   Subject: Re: Dropping from subframe on 412
Well, my 412 has a different fuel filler setup than any of the pics I've seen online, so thought I would share.

It has a long metal piece and one short hose to the tank. There is a long accordio ...
  Topic: 412 Front Spoiler or Air Dam
greggearhead

Replies: 11
Views: 603

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:37 pm   Subject: Re: 412 Front Spoiler or Air Dam
I also didn't realize those spoilers attach to the bumper, which would make it much easier, unless I remove the bumpers of course.
  Topic: 412 Front Spoiler or Air Dam
greggearhead

Replies: 11
Views: 603

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:57 pm   Subject: Re: 412 Front Spoiler or Air Dam
Fiberglass Kamei replica is available. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F233275728398

Could you use the Golf airdam and fill up the gap with fiberglas ...
  Topic: 412 Front Spoiler or Air Dam
greggearhead

Replies: 11
Views: 603

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:17 am   Subject: Re: 412 Front Spoiler or Air Dam
Look up "Sander Hogenberg" on Facebook, he has an orange 412 stationwagon with a Kamei air dam.

I am aware of his 412 - it's awesome. However, doesn't help me find an uber rare Kamei fro ...
  Topic: 412 Front Spoiler or Air Dam
greggearhead

Replies: 11
Views: 603

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:55 am   Subject: Re: 412 Front Spoiler or Air Dam
Ray - I have Bill K's old car, so more development on the suspension, brakes, engine and trans have been done than on almost any other 412.

DO you have an answer for my question?
  Topic: 412 Front Spoiler or Air Dam
greggearhead

Replies: 11
Views: 603

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:08 am   Subject: 412 Front Spoiler or Air Dam
Wondering what people have used/adapted for a front air dam? Not looking for radical, just something to help keep the air out from underneath and for a little period sport aesthetic.
  Topic: Dropping from subframe on 412
greggearhead

Replies: 22
Views: 1786

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:53 am   Subject: Re: Dropping from subframe on 412
Thanks Wally!
  Topic: Dropping from subframe on 412
greggearhead

Replies: 22
Views: 1786

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:31 am   Subject: Re: Dropping from subframe on 412
Alright!

Thanks for all the replies and info. Looks like I won't be dropping the subframe (yeah!) but I still need to pull the struts to have the custom bearing setup remachined a bit (BillK's o ...
  Topic: Dropping from subframe on 412
greggearhead

Replies: 22
Views: 1786

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:15 am   Subject: Dropping from subframe on 412
Any tips/tricks or things to look out for when dropping the front subframe on a 412? I need to replace the fuel filler hoses so have to drop it. While out I need to look at the hubs/wheel bearings b ...
  Topic: Dual Weber IDFs fit on a 412 Fastback?
greggearhead

Replies: 9
Views: 721

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:34 am   Subject: Re: Dual Weber IDFs fit on a 412 Fastback?
Thank you - yes! I haven't mounted my manifolds and throttle bodies yet, but really would like to. Just need to find the time. If they are too tall, I can get or make short ones I guess.
  Topic: Lowering a 411/ 412
greggearhead

Replies: 117
Views: 37283

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:56 am   Subject: Re: Lowering a 411/ 412
Thank you Ray. I read on a forum once, not sure which one, that the super beetle spring adjustable strut (minus cartridge)will bolt to the 412 ball joint. But thank you for setting me straight on that ...
  Topic: Rancho suspension
greggearhead

Replies: 42
Views: 11502

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:41 pm   Subject: Re: Rancho suspension
Has anyone used Ranchos on lowered Vanagons? For Stock or shorter travel lengths?
  Topic: Dual Weber IDFs fit on a 412 Fastback?
greggearhead

Replies: 9
Views: 721

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:56 pm   Subject: Re: Dual Weber IDFs fit on a 412 Fastback?
No, they are very different.
  Topic: Dual Weber IDFs fit on a 412 Fastback?
greggearhead

Replies: 9
Views: 721

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: Dual Weber IDFs fit on a 412 Fastback?
There is not enough room for the IDAs or IDFs in the TypeVI bay, unless you ran it without the engine cover.

Its a fastback, not a wagon.
  Topic: Dual Weber IDFs fit on a 412 Fastback?
greggearhead

Replies: 9
Views: 721

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:00 pm   Subject: Re: Dual Weber IDFs fit on a 412 Fastback?
I don't know about a kit for the Type IV but the Type IIIs usually used dual ICTs or dual two barrel DCNFs.

OK, I didn't ask about ICTs or DCNFs. I appreciate your input but unless you can answer ...
 
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