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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 08 Jun 2014 :  11:58:26 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
I run mine on 36 psi (2.5 bar), never noticed signs of uneven wear or loss of grip.

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

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 08 Jun 2014 :  15:25:55 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Great turnout today at the Bromley Pageant from the usual no show of SAABs to 10 Good on everyone and hopefully we will get even more next year... with the same weather please



Attention!



1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 08 Jun 2014 15:37:14
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tommygoldy
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142 Posts

Posted - 08 Jun 2014 :  20:12:59 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zagato
Great turnout today at the Bromley Pageant from the usual no show of SAABs to 10 Good on everyone and hopefully we will get even more next year... with the same weather please



Sorry I missed you but nice to see RUF looking good.
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Borstlap
V4 Fanatic

Norway
269 Posts

Posted - 08 Jun 2014 :  23:02:22 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by melle
I run mine on 36 psi (2.5 bar), never noticed signs of uneven wear or loss of grip.

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



I did on the front tires that came off of the Sonett. They were really worn down. In the middle there was maybe 1mm left, on the sides it was at least 2. Of course it could be that I am cornering it a bit harder .

Alex
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2253 Posts

Posted - 09 Jun 2014 :  08:13:00 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Sure about that, I drive like a granny.

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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john-saab
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United Kingdom
2647 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2014 :  07:41:15 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Great pics..you parked next to Camilla (my old 2stroke)

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

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2014 :  08:00:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
She is lovely John. I first saw her and Steve about 4 years ago. I didn't realise how sound she was and being an ex Pat Moss car with a story is great. Have you a link to your blog about your restoration of her - have to say I can't believe you let her go John, you must have been gutted. Steve has done quite a bit of work on her and she looks fine.

To get back to V4's Old pics from Steve and Guys rallying days!





1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 10 Jun 2014 08:36:08
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2014 :  08:10:24 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Has anyone ever managed to repair old wing mirrors when they become stiff and are bent too far?

Interesting question for the experts. What different types of mirror are there with differing markings. Mine have a black plastic insert with Frese written on them - others are different.



1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 10 Jun 2014 17:48:18
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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
2103 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2014 :  09:12:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
They can be taken apart - carefully.

Prise out the plastic edge that holds in the mirror glass, then remove the glass, there should be a large spring behind it. Then you'll see the bolt that holds the two parts of the mirror together. This will be rusty and is the reason there's no movement left. Clean it up as best as you can - throw in some grease, bash out the dents and put it all back together.

Easy
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Zagato
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United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2014 :  16:20:00 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Brilliant, many thanks Simon, that's the most productive half hour I've spent in a long time, did both sides and they are almost as good as new



Dent & hole free now



Next job is to fit the clock and map light. If anyone knows of a later type clock with orange hands I would be interested as I sold the one I had



1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 10 Jun 2014 16:41:02
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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
2103 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2014 :  17:00:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I might have a spare clock, sure it had orange hands...

Really pleased you fixed your wing mirrors - they look great!
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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
2103 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2014 :  17:03:05 Show Profile Reply with Quote
By clock, I assume you're talking speedo, rather than an orange-handed version of the dash clock you've got pictured?
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Zagato
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United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2014 :  17:54:10 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Not a speedo but the later type clock similar to the one pictured above but with orange hands.

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 10 Jun 2014 17:55:33
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tommygoldy
V4 Fan

142 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2014 :  21:45:53 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UK_Sub
They can be taken apart - carefully.

Prise out the plastic edge that holds in the mirror glass, then remove the glass, there should be a large spring behind it. Then you'll see the bolt that holds the two parts of the mirror together. This will be rusty and is the reason there's no movement left. Clean it up as best as you can - throw in some grease, bash out the dents and put it all back together.

Easy



I need a new edge plastic trim for one of mine, it's gone brittle and crumbled. Any ideas?
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2253 Posts

Posted - 12 Jun 2014 :  08:56:12 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
I think I have a clock, would be willing to swap but not sure of its condition. I'll have a look later today.

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