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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 09 May 2014 :  09:24:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
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Hi All,

Question: As I understand it there should be no need for any sealant when refitting the screen - true or false? And if there is a need for sealant any recommendations?

Cheers





Yes you should put sealant in but the old type not the modern cement type... used as screens on modern motors are a structural part of the car. The old type stuff for classics is what you want. Fit window, go around with the sealant, rubber to glass and rubber to metal for a belt and braces job (can get water ingress through capillary action otherwise!)then fit chrome type insert.

Can be bought from here

http://www.frost.co.uk/search/?q=s185

Code is S185 cost about 8



1977 96L Opal Green




1977 96L Opal Green
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 10 May 2014 :  19:09:00 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
It Lives!







Been for a drive (obviously not on the public highway) and all seems good. Obviously going to need a little fettling but MOT time can't be far away!

Laters
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transit80
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
775 Posts

Posted - 10 May 2014 :  23:21:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Well done Gareth.

Chris
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2252 Posts

Posted - 11 May 2014 :  07:54:44 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Now how much will it be lowered?

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

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 12 May 2014 :  08:26:45 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Chris - thanks, it's taken a while!

Melle - that's about as low as this one's going. I've taken out 1.5 or 2 (can't remember now but kept the bits for reference) coils out. I might drop the back slightly more to level it off but at the moment there is no spare and an almost empty tank so I'll leave it for now.

Zagato - cheers for the tip on the sealant from Frost's.

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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1778 Posts

Posted - 12 May 2014 :  13:23:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Arbomast 2.70/tube from here....... + P&P

http://www.dortechdirect.co.uk/window-installer-tools/Arbo-Mast-Autograde.html
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UK_Sub
Moderator

United Kingdom
2103 Posts

Posted - 12 May 2014 :  13:49:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Great news you've got it running.

I like the stance, looks very purposeful - like it's ready to pounce!

US grill is very rare over here and the Sweden sticker on the back is a nice touch.
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 13 May 2014 :  08:08:24 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thanks Simon - a long time ago I was using this car as transport while at Uni (spending no money on it's upkeep as that was needed for beer!) and a friend of mine got to do a work placement in Sweden as part of her degree. She brought the sticker back for the car and it's been there ever since!

Cheers
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1350 Posts

Posted - 13 May 2014 :  17:06:01 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Well done, looking good.

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 900i Convertible
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 29 May 2014 :  19:59:54 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi Saabers,

Thanks James!

Well, haven't touched the car since not making it to Swedish Day - been busy with other things. Had today off work though and had a full day tinkering. Been doing all those little finishing jobs and now everything works except the horn - hopefully have a chance to track down the offending gremlins tomorrow! A new set of plugs and leads has helped and the car now runs nice and smooth, also changed the oil so MOT soon.

Next post should see a tax disc in the windscreen!

Cheers
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2373 Posts

Posted - 29 May 2014 :  22:44:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Do a continuity test on the black earth wire under the steering wheel to the earth wire at the horn. The black wire under the wheel goes down the column to a multiplug located to right of column. This can give poor continuity. Test horn by alternative power and earth to body to prove horn ok.
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tommygoldy
V4 Fan

142 Posts

Posted - 30 May 2014 :  01:28:49 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Fantastic work, car looks great. Lovely to see something that's super-solid but not excessively tidy. Very jealous of those wheels too.
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 31 May 2014 :  19:31:19 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Woody - thanks, I'll post in technical on this one!

Tommy - thanks, wheels took a bit of finding!
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 17 Jun 2014 :  20:23:39 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
MOT booked for Thursday!
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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 18 Jun 2014 :  12:41:29 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Good Luck!



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Pete
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