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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 16 May 2014 :  17:01:43 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Oh yes I remember now - nightmare! Best left well alone and squirt plenty of ACF-50 underneath the rubber for now. Hopefully I can just pull the front bit back to deal with the rust in the front corner. The strips are fine, havn't shrunk and no raised lumps where the clips rust and expand so I'm not going to mess them up now. That can wait for whenever it has a respray.

Need to take the door cards off and put some plastic sheeting in to stop the rain damaging the cards. Think I used old fertiliser bags once as I worked on a farm Have to get one of those clip remover jobbies as I always break the bleedin clips

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 16 May 2014 17:04:01
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2252 Posts

Posted - 16 May 2014 :  17:08:29 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
quote:
Think I used old fertiliser bags once as I worked on a farm
Can't think of any better material, I did the same on my 96!

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

United Kingdom
2373 Posts

Posted - 16 May 2014 :  19:52:42 Show Profile Reply with Quote
the dark stuff is original waxy ribbed paper but the blue is roof sheeting from hardware store.

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dansp1
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49 Posts

Posted - 16 May 2014 :  20:54:12 Show Profile Reply with Quote
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=62328.0
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 17 May 2014 :  09:15:49 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Interesting Dan, where do you find all this stuff. So it's peanut butter on toast for breakfast now

Nice job Woody, I've got some rubble sacks to cut up and will seal/glue them in with marine sealant. Its pretty tough sticky/gluey stuff that is acid free unlike many bathroom sealants which use an acid to stop mould growing!

As an aside my Rally 75 DVD came through yesterday, made a big thing of it and sat down with the kids to watch it with a bag of popcorn and a rare treat of Ribena for them... lights out and the blimmen thing didn't work so on with Spiderman to rescue the moment whilst I phoned for a replacement DVD.

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 17 May 2014 09:17:35
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dansp1
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49 Posts

Posted - 17 May 2014 :  21:51:06 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Interesting Dan, where do you find all this stuff.
On the interweb!
I think it's the wintergreen oil that they use for rejuvenating rubber, peanut oil for plastic :-)
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 18 May 2014 :  18:12:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Apart from rally cars I have only come across two other opal green 96's in back issues of the 'Driver'.

WFX 545P a 95 which is no longer listed by DVLA and the one pictured below where you cannot see the reg unfortunately.



Amazing he pulled this weight but it was back in 1997 when maybe we all did ambitous things with motors!





1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 18 May 2014 20:00:50
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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
2103 Posts

Posted - 18 May 2014 :  20:33:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
looks like he was towing it in the snow too!
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1778 Posts

Posted - 18 May 2014 :  22:23:16 Show Profile Reply with Quote
There used to be a quite hairy one with all sorts of black trim bits inside and out. It was pretty nice so I'd have thought that was still about.There have also been several others pictured on this forum.
Gallery - Ian Campbell is one.
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 19 May 2014 :  09:14:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I'd like to see a hairy 96

Shame the gallery is a bit outdated. Would be great to start a 'put a picture of your 96 here' thread. Handy as a historical resource as well as just looking at 96's

I never did find your rebuild thread Derek, have you got a link to it, looked a lovely job/example.

1977 96L Opal Green
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1778 Posts

Posted - 19 May 2014 :  11:43:49 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I never actually did a rebuild thread. It wasn't until it got the little knock on the NSF corner that I decided to do a bit of tidying up before it got put back together. Pictures taken at the time have been posted to illustrate various things. All those taken, still on the HD for reference, but I'm back to old Volvos now! Except for a tiny bit of gas welding to repair small splits after the knock it had never been welded and didn't need any. Yes it would be a bit of a trawl to go through all my posts to find pictures I'm afraid. Sounds as if you've seen some, maybe including the ones put up before and after its trip to OZ.
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 06 Jun 2014 :  11:20:42 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Picked up 'RUF' from Graham yesterday. Decided to hire a trailer to save putting 150 miles on her and didn't mind paying 30 extra to save me from public transport! I think the trip will be a regular pilgrimage, it's worth it just to look at the motors he has in





Graham has done a superb job once again, gone through her with a fine toothcombe, even straightening my bonnet, sorting my bonnet release cable and choke cable which dind't work well.

Valve stem seals and clearances done, brakes now have new fluid, springs and hoses. Cooling system flushed properly, Jetex fitted (OK I got lazy not doing it!), engine gearbox oils sorted... the list goes on... oh and the welding done around front brake hose and small hole in rear sill which you can't see!!

The clutch is on it's last legs but should last a few years at which point I'll take the engine out and tart up the engine, ancillaries and bay.

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 06 Jun 2014 11:24:31
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 07 Jun 2014 :  19:04:26 Show Profile Reply with Quote
That's my boy!



Came home from work to see my son has been busy and even put the tyre caps on I said I would put on for tomorrows show. Good lad, I showed him how to do it whilst pumping up the tyres on the 9-5 the other day.



I still have the Vreds at 28psi but read they should be lower. What do you think 25 all round?

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 07 Jun 2014 19:08:21
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john-saab
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United Kingdom
2647 Posts

Posted - 07 Jun 2014 :  21:51:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
28 sounds low to me..i run at 32 all around but i,m on Firestones.

'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96(Bridget),'72 96 (green one)'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)
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Borstlap
V4 Fanatic

Norway
269 Posts

Posted - 08 Jun 2014 :  09:21:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
According to Haynes pressure at high load should be 27.5 PSI and 24.7 at low load, both for 155 tyres. I used to run 165 tyres at 29 PSI. When you go higher you run the risk of uneven wear of the contact surface and loss of grip.

Alex
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