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Woody
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 03 Nov 2013 :  22:53:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The holes are cut according to SS&R template. I haven't needed to reinforce the floor.
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melle
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United Kingdom
2283 Posts

Posted - 04 Nov 2013 :  07:20:15 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thanks, good to know.

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 06 Apr 2014 :  14:41:06 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Swopped the flat sport & rally wheel for the 99 dished version that I fetched from Transit80. Couldn't use main beam very well as the stalk was hitting the wheel. Have to have a play adjusting the column later.
Hadn't appreciated it was smaller in diameter too:-


Edited by - Woody on 06 Apr 2014 17:32:03
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transit80
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United Kingdom
775 Posts

Posted - 06 Apr 2014 :  14:52:11 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Very smart!!!!

Chris
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Woody
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 21 Jul 2014 :  23:12:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
MOT time again, so had a go round getting the Troll ready. A major concern was that the tyres needed replacing as the side-walls had cracks. As I hadn't got road tyres available I fetched the 165x82x15 Goodyear Ultragrips out of the garage, and had two assembled to refurbished wheels I hadn't used yet. Ran out of time and had to put a pair of 155 Barums on the rear, temporarily until I strip the Klebers off and repaint the wheels.
On the morning I tried to go off for a good run, as I hadn't used the car for awhile and it had gone off tune. It wouldn't start immediately, and while it warmed up I refreshed the headlights, stoplights, indicators, wipers, washers .... aagh two seconds of motor noise and it stopped and refused to respond. I didn't want to miss my slot so had to take it as is.
First rule of wheel changes.... check tyre pressure on wheels not used for some time. The 155 Barums were not upto pressure, which made handling interesting on the short trip to the testers. I anticipated a fail because of the washers, which didn't recover before testing. The horn refused to work too, which I forgot to test, and that was down to a blown fuse.
So my attention turned to resolving the washer motor issue so I can get a partial re-test.
Having owned V4s for 42 years, I surprised myself, having taken it for granted, that 1972+ motors are unserviceable. Looking at the parts book the red top to the motor is referred to as a CAP, and comes off to reveal the motor and spring loaded brush arms, which had seized and no apparent way to get the motor out. I welcome info to the contrary. I thought these had had their chips...then I remembered Vinegar, so my wife was dispatched for a bottle of Sarsons and the motors were suspended upside down into a glass of vinegar so that the brush arms were submerged. Left for a day and then dried out and motor works fine. Would be interested to know if there is any servicing recommended for these ie oiling to top bearing? Nothing mentioned in Workshop manual.
Now photo opportunity....
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tommygoldy
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142 Posts

Posted - 21 Jul 2014 :  23:28:24 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Woody
MOT time again, so had a go round getting the Troll ready. A major concern was that the tyres needed replacing as the side-walls had cracks. As I hadn't got road tyres available I fetched the 165x82x15 Goodyear Ultragrips out of the garage, and had two assembled to refurbished wheels I hadn't used yet. Ran out of time and had to put a pair of 155 Barums on the rear, temporarily until I strip the Klebers off and repaint the wheels.
On the morning I tried to go off for a good run, as I hadn't used the car for awhile and it had gone off tune. It wouldn't start immediately, and while it warmed up I refreshed the headlights, stoplights, indicators, wipers, washers .... aagh two seconds of motor noise and it stopped and refused to respond. I didn't want to miss my slot so had to take it as is.
First rule of wheel changes.... check tyre pressure on wheels not used for some time. The 155 Barums were not upto pressure, which made handling interesting on the short trip to the testers. I anticipated a fail because of the washers, which didn't recover before testing. The horn refused to work too, which I forgot to test, and that was down to a blown fuse.
So my attention turned to resolving the washer motor issue so I can get a partial re-test.
Having owned V4s for 42 years, I surprised myself, having taken it for granted, that 1972+ motors are unserviceable. Looking at the parts book the red top to the motor is referred to as a CAP, and comes off to reveal the motor and spring loaded brush arms, which had seized and no apparent way to get the motor out. I welcome info to the contrary. I thought these had had their chips...then I remembered Vinegar, so my wife was dispatched for a bottle of Sarsons and the motors were suspended upside down into a glass of vinegar so that the brush arms were submerged. Left for a day and then dried out and motor works fine. Would be interested to know if there is any servicing recommended for these ie oiling to top bearing? Nothing mentioned in Workshop manual.



Good work (and nice car too by the way). MOT time here too, and I also need to fix my windscreen washer! Tank's full, pipes are clear, motor's whirring, but nothing happening...must investigate. Anyway, good luck with the retest.
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melle
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United Kingdom
2283 Posts

Posted - 21 Jul 2014 :  23:30:42 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Those washer motors can be a real pain! Volvo used identical/ similar motors, they're relatively cheap to come by should you need a replacement.

Love your rims and tyres!

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V

Edited by - melle on 21 Jul 2014 23:31:13
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Dirtbiker
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United Kingdom
570 Posts

Posted - 22 Jul 2014 :  17:45:34 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Cars looking good Woody - any plans to do some Rallying?

Cheers
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Woody
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 27 Jul 2014 :  16:13:20 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Not at present. Car is not eligible for modern rallying, even historic, as it was restored/prepared to specification valid in 1970/1, and is a replica of cars used by the Saab Team at the time.
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Woody
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United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 14 Sep 2014 :  22:47:22 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The Troll has been looking a little jaded of late, so after a wash I set to with some T-cut, I might add body finishing is not my forte, and the results were refreshing, even though I realised that the tin I was using was 40 yrs old. Didn't take before photos :-

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GeoffC
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United Kingdom
332 Posts

Posted - 15 Sep 2014 :  11:22:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Looking good Woody - brings back memories!
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Dirtbiker
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United Kingdom
570 Posts

Posted - 15 Sep 2014 :  19:40:18 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Car looks great Woody!
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Woody
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United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 05 Apr 2015 :  01:31:01 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Spent the day putting the cam timing back to its original setting. It has been timed as standard after my last play and it ran very roughly. It is now back to original settings as per SAH. Haven't fired it up yet. During the process due to light I noticed that the manufacture date was visible on the cam gear, which is from the original 69 car.
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James Ranaldi
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United Kingdom
1357 Posts

Posted - 16 Oct 2015 :  21:27:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
What happened with Woody's last post ?

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 900i Convertible
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Woody
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United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 16 Oct 2015 :  22:10:50 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I was re-reading all the posts and discovered some picture links had failed as I had moved pics(of Recaro seats)in photobucket. They are now restored.
Also a sly way of bumping the project since I hadn't done anything lately. Car is waiting for some work for a MOT, and touching up of paint fractures to see out the winter.
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