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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1811 Posts

Posted - 26 Dec 2014 :  11:12:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Sidelight problem almost certainly a fuse. They are individually fused. A quick twiddle will probably fix it but half an hour with a bit of 1200 grit on the fuse ends and the box tags should sort the lot out for another year. A light smear of Vaseline not a bad idea too. Replace any dodgy looking fuses. Proper ceramic ones always better than the plastic ones.

Happy Motoring for 2015.
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mettersl
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
103 Posts

Posted - 26 Dec 2014 :  16:02:52 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I think you need to get the tracking readjusted to get the wheel flat on any car, the splines are too coarse. It's proabably hard to do without the right equipment.

Cheers
Lee
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 23 Mar 2015 :  14:11:39 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Took the engine out over the weekend to renew the clutch with the help of the kids so it took 4 hours but hey they have to learn as it will be theirs one day and we all enjoyed ourselves!

The release bearing lower retaining spring had come off when I got the engine out so that may explain the clattering. I don't think me taking the engine out would have displaced it so I wonder if that would have made the noise! Still have to take the old clutch off.

Going to take the gearbox out as well as it's the only way to clean the bulkhead area. Thankfully after a clean up with Gunk it all looks sound, no rot/holes anywhere which is a blessing.

I've been really looking forward to stripping her down and renovating things ready to put back on takes me back to being a kid again. I may even get some spray work done eventually funds willing!

1977 96L Opal Green
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 21 Apr 2015 :  16:56:22 Show Profile Reply with Quote
It's all going slowly at the moment as work on the house is taking priority with spare time but it looks like it is paying off and may have our house move back on - only taken 7 months so far .

The gearbox is out and polished up, the engine bay is degreased and clean and the very time consuming but satisfying job of stripping off the original underseal from three wheel arches is done. Just need to take the final rear wing off (need new fuel to tank pipe!) and strip the underseal off that. Takes ages but will then do the same on the rear wings I have taken off, the fronts will be stored as new ones will be going on hopefully.

Also need to strip the underseal off the bottom which is going to be a hell of a job. If anyone has any tips on getting it off It would be much appreciated - white spirit gets the last bits off but scraping seems to be the only way to do it. It's worth doing though to sort any surface rust bits that would get a lot worse, quickly!

Any tips also on raising the car (with engine out so can't get it up my ramps) I don't fancy getting underneath it just up on cheap axle stands but may have to with blocks of wood also as a back up. How do you guys do it?

1977 96L Opal Green
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1811 Posts

Posted - 21 Apr 2015 :  17:21:36 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Try a heat gun for the underseal. Beware, heavy duty ones can get VERY HOT!!!
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 23 Apr 2015 :  16:56:01 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I havn't got one Derek so back to scraping. At least it's coming off keeping the grey underseal paint intact.

Have to say the underseal they used is really good quality, it's lasted really well and has done it's job against stone chips - far stronger and thicker than the Dinitrol I use on Defenders.

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 23 Apr 2015 16:59:55
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 31 May 2015 :  10:55:17 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Jugst seeing if pic comes up from fiddly IPad!

Progress slow with imminent house move and work but still scraping off under seal etc





Managed to pick up a Sport and Rally wheel I am renovating, (very kind Iain, thanks) and some soccer balls!, a nos steel wing and other bits towards the project



Have a lead on someone through Mota Lita that can renovate the Sport & Rally Wheel :D

Hide my toys in with the kids toys!



Well where else can I keep my bonnet dry! Chaos ready for house move.




1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 31 May 2015 10:59:43
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Peter96
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
286 Posts

Posted - 31 May 2015 :  18:15:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Flip your wife must be very understanding. I got a look that would kill when I started rebuilding my clutch slave and master cylinders on the dining room table. With regard to the steering wheel has to be the wood rim. Quite fancy a Nardi for mine like those fitted to some of the limited edition MX5's. I'm jealous you got a set of soccer balls.
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 31 May 2015 :  21:54:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Wifey is understanding only as the place is chaos from packing Pete. The black leather S&R wheel may go on my 96 or hang on the wall next to the SAAB wood rim once it is reconditioned

1977 96L Opal Green
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 06 Jun 2015 :  09:31:29 Show Profile Reply with Quote
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I like the idea of these door pockets, never seen them before.
On Pers car I think...

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 06 Jun 2015 09:46:41
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2413 Posts

Posted - 08 Jun 2015 :  14:14:33 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Yes they are shown on cars back in 1971, see Blue Saab Sport & Rally Brochure. Will post a pic later of PA57007. Saw these on ANT 164, Stig's 1972 RAC car in 1974 when it was doing the rounds after winning the Cyprus Rally. Was going to replicate them in the Troll. The pockets in ETK909, shown above, have slightly collapsed with age.
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 08 Jun 2015 :  17:16:22 Show Profile Reply with Quote
What make is the timing clock on the dash Woody, wonder how much they go for if you could get hold of them.

Thanks, I,ll have a look in the brochure re the door pockets, would love a set of rally seats or even sport & rally seat covers dream on.....

1977 96L Opal Green
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2413 Posts

Posted - 08 Jun 2015 :  20:06:20 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The clocks on dashboard are a set: Heuer Rally Master. see www.onthedash.com.

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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 09 Jun 2015 :  08:09:09 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I,m drooling over those seats Woody! Thanks for the link, Ouch! On the price but nice reading anyway

1977 96L Opal Green
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 09 Jun 2015 :  14:36:40 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Although the body is solid I,m glad I have taken the underseal off to address any surface rust patches... Still need to clean the engine bay properly...





1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 09 Jun 2015 14:48:43
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