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411/412 Literature

Post by tuna » Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:41 pm

Hey all,

I was browsing over at the Samba and I found this page:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/type4.php

It's a collection of scans of original VW literature. This page is 411/412 stuff, along with a few 912E/914 items.

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Post by raygreenwood » Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:22 pm

Tuna...I never did get the disc of the factory parts catalog to you. Can you PM me...and we can either set up an e-mail dump or I will mail a disc. Ray

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Post by vonkr » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:42 am

I allready found them..... :D
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Parts Book

Post by vdubs-r-us » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:33 pm

I've scanned the Aug 1970 Parts Book and posted it in PDF format to the Type-4 YahooGroup's files area.

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Post by raygreenwood » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:23 pm

Thanks a bunch! That is actually the same one I have on disc given to me. I have yet to see the parts book for after August. Ray

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What's this parts CD?

Post by kps70 » Tue May 08, 2007 3:45 pm

I have heard mention of this parts CD. How can I get a copy?
What info does it have on it?
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"The big Volksvagen"

Post by Lars S » Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:50 pm

I highly recommend the book "Die grossen VW" ("The big Volksvagen") to anyone intrested in the Type4 history. It covers the story behind the Type3 and 4 cars, how they developed (with changes year by year in detail) and how they were ended. A lot of historical pictures are included.

For example it tells about an automatic, cumputerized steering control that was developed in 1971 for the 411 to automatic compensate the steering in sudden side wind without affecting the steering wheel.

Sorry, it is only available in german but still its a wery good book...

Available at Karl Goerner ISBN 3-9803665-0-2
http://www.karl-goerner.de/vw.htm
and also at some VW-fanclub/sites.

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Post by 412s2 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:35 am

To not effect the movement at the steering wheel, VW must have developed a powered steering system where there is no physical mechanical link between the steering wheel and the road wheel, as opposed to a power assisted system? I believe powered steering systems are banned under European design rules and the car manufacturers are currently trying to get this legislation abolished as it is holding back development.

I think the Citroen DIRAVI steering, as used in the CX and SM models, was the closest thing to a proper power steering system to be seen in production cars. An enthusiast once demonstated this system to me; with the engine switched off and the hydraulic accumulator completely exhausted you could turn the steering wheel about 10 degrees before the mechanical backup link in the system would turn the road wheel! With the engine running and pressurised, the road wheel would react to the smallest movements of the steering wheel. Citroen developed this because it allowed them to vary the amount of 'feel' felt at the wheel according to road speed, it also meant the direction of the road wheel was not affected by bad road surfaces or tyre blowouts as the system only reacts to steering wheel input.

Hmmm, the idler arm and centre link aren't looking too great on the 412 Variant...

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Post by tuna » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:01 pm

Let's move any discussions to another thread. I'm trying to keep this thread only about literature and what books are suggested for the 41x fan and owner. Thanks!

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Post by Lars S » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:12 am

Found a neat little VW book that in 67 pages lists all kind of technical data such as the nominal axial play for the windshield viper motor...things you always wanted to know...


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Post by Wally » Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:55 am

Nice find! but its in swedisch...

The crown-pignon wheel setting I did always wanted to know (in general) how to set that, so its a neat brochure for sure.
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Post by Lars S » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:03 am

Wally, just tell me your need and I will translate the actual part into English...sorry not into Dutch... :wink:

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Post by Wally » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:54 am

Lars S wrote:Wally, just tell me your need ...

Lars Sk:
You don't want to know, trust me :lol:

nah, its ok; if that booklet was also published in english or german, I'll try to locate one locally, so I can view the pictures that go with it as well :wink:

Thanks though!
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Post by Lahti411 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:36 am

I have "Without Guess Work" on my computer. This manual gives all the tolerances and wear limits for the engine, transmission, axles etc. for all aircooled VW's from '71-'72 and it's in english. If anyone's intersted I can send this by e-mail.

I uploaded it also to the rapidshare, so you can download it here:

http://rapidshare.com/files/183949736/wog72.pdf.html
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Post by Wally » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:32 pm

Most excellent!! :D
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