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x96
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France
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Posted - 02 Dec 2014 :  18:22:52 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
I have a set of good ignition leads from a C900, Do they fit?

Héctor
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 02 Dec 2014 :  18:45:22 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Only one way to find out! Never tried it myself.

No. 1 might be tricky because of the alternator, can't say much lengthwise.

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

Edited by - melle on 02 Dec 2014 18:46:40
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x96
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France
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Posted - 11 Dec 2014 :  19:46:51 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote


With this new position of the idle spindle the car starts before it used to, but it cannot maintain the idle. I have to accelerate a bit, otherwise stalls.
It accelerates much better than before though.

I think the mix is correct or close to, but the throttle valve is too close, this can be adjusted in the choke device, I'll try this next.

On the other hand the choke flaps are now completely closed.

Héctor

Edited by - x96 on 11 Dec 2014 19:47:59
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x96
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France
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Posted - 11 Dec 2014 :  19:58:51 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote


I changed also the plate blub for a led one. As you can see the light is much cooler, I prefer yelowish but now it is cold and won't burn the plastic.
In fact I have to change both because they are cracked.

Anyone have a set for selling?

Héctor
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11 Dec 2014 :  21:11:50 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
You can adjust the idle speed with the screw on the throttle lever. If you can't set it to idling at 8-900rpm it looks like you have a vacuum leak.

What's with the 'IN' numberplate? Lost the 'F'? And you're just like me changing countries a bit more often than average if you live in France now!

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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x96
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France
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Posted - 12 Dec 2014 :  19:23:28 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
I hope it is not a vacumm leak and that it's only a bad position of the throttle valve, I'll check also the step cam driven by the bimetallic spiral. This opens a bit the throttle valve when cold and maybe does not open it enough.
In any case, on cold it accelerates very well what makes me think the mixture is correct.
But now it must wait after christmas.

F lost, much better "in" for include.
I'll stay in France for a while.

Héctor
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x96
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France
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Posted - 12 Dec 2014 :  19:31:44 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Another step.
The bump stop with a new nut welded inside. Now I can fit or change if necessary the rubber with a metric one.







Héctor
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x96
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France
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Posted - 12 Dec 2014 :  19:36:57 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
I haven't seen another 96 with these mirrors. Are they original from a '79 96?





Héctor

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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 12 Dec 2014 :  21:01:59 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
No, they're not original. Yours should have Volkswagen/ Audi mirrors fitted (not joking!). Top ones in this picture:



I found the other two on V4s as well. Nice work on the bump stops!

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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x96
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France
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Posted - 13 Dec 2014 :  12:26:20 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
What I notice is that I don't see too much from those mirrors, the angle of view is very narrow, compare for example with the C900 ones.

Are the 96 original mirrors performing good vision?

Héctor
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transit80
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 13 Dec 2014 :  21:53:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by x96


I changed also the plate blub for a led one. As you can see the light is much cooler, I prefer yelowish but now it is cold and won't burn the plastic.
In fact I have to change both because they are cracked.

Anyone have a set for selling?

Héctor


Hi Hector,if its the number plate lights you want, Im sure Ive got some in the garage if you want them. Just send(pm) me your address and I will send them to you for the cost of the postage (if the postage is only pennies you can have them)

Chris
PS send me a picture of the item you want

Edited by - transit80 on 13 Dec 2014 21:54:55
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 14 Dec 2014 :  00:24:39 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Héctor, the original mirrors are rubbish as well.

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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x96
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France
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Posted - 14 Dec 2014 :  18:30:22 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Maybe the reason is that they are completely flat and modern mirrors have a bit of curvature increasing the angle of view.
It would be good to keep the body but changing the glass.

Héctor
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 10 Mar 2015 :  18:57:50 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Finally I could remove the rear arm, after cut and drill the nut. Now sanding, antirush coat and black paint








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x96
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France
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Posted - 10 Mar 2015 :  19:00:19 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
And continue also with the rear wing.



Héctor
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