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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
744 Posts

Posted - 21 May 2014 :  17:59:21 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Glorious

1977 96L Opal Green
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 21 May 2014 :  20:59:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Great photos.
Which black wires at the dash are troubling you?
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green96v4
V4 Fanatic

Canada
299 Posts

Posted - 21 May 2014 :  21:13:36 Show Profile Visit green96v4's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi Woody

glad you like the images, I'll trace the blacks tonight (see which part of the loom they're in, can remember from memory!) one must go to the back of the Speedo (and has a piggyback connector) so I'm wondering if the other black I have connects to that too

I'll take a look and report back - thanks for the help!
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green96v4
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Canada
299 Posts

Posted - 21 May 2014 :  23:24:56 Show Profile Visit green96v4's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi again Woody

Here's what I have question marks on:

one "finger" of the loom has
double red line - goes to the Brake warning light on the speedo cluster
Green - goes to illumination dimmer
Black - has a piggyback connector, but not sure where this should go...


Another loom "finger" has:

Black - female connector (again not sure on this one)
Blue - Main Beam warning bulb for speedo cluster
Grey - indicator warning bulb for speedo cluster
Yellow - other connection for Brake warning bulb (other side is the double red from the above finger)
This finger also has a longer extension to it with a green (that goes to the dimmer) and a blue that's unused (and is tucked back into the protective tubing

It's basically the two blacks that I'm struggling with, there is an obvious connection on the back of the Speedo cluster, I'm wondering if both plug into that (one piggybacking off the other) or have I missed something?

Help!
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 22 May 2014 :  01:58:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
This from memory (hopefully) without going outside and laying upside down with my varifocals upside down too....
Finger one, The double red goes to brake warning light at speedo, the other ends of these are to multicontact on Combo gauge plug3 and the other to fusebox No8.
The black wire should go to the combo plug pin 12. This pigbacks to black on finger 2
Finger 2- Black connects to black of Finger one and onto the speedo body earth male spade. The other end of this wire exits on a finger near the wires for lights/fan and indicators with a ring eye to mount to the frame supporting the steering column.
The Blue wire tucked unused is the power supply for the square clock, the green as you say goes to the input side of the dimmer. You have to add a short length of green to power the bulb in the clock if fitted. another pic if it helps. Can see green wires with extra spur for clock added.

Edited by - Woody on 22 May 2014 02:03:21
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green96v4
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Canada
299 Posts

Posted - 23 May 2014 :  01:17:53 Show Profile Visit green96v4's Homepage Reply with Quote
Got it - perfect and thanks again Woody, you are the Yoda of all things 96
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green96v4
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Canada
299 Posts

Posted - 16 Jul 2014 :  16:19:56 Show Profile Visit green96v4's Homepage Reply with Quote
been a while since I posted (due to our old house requiring more attention) but I have finished to fuel tank and boot area

Wheel colour isn't strictly factory authentic, but when I was restoring them this colour was one of the (many) layers of paint on the wheels and I thought it looked better than the standard dark silver, so had them shot blasted and powder-coated (and went for the cheaper Firestone tyres as the authentic Michelins were twice the price!)

Inlaws have just come from the UK with an exhaust system in their baggage (I'm not kidding) so once that's fitted it will be ready to start up - still have to just get a battery!!

Next step is to get it started


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green96v4
V4 Fanatic

Canada
299 Posts

Posted - 02 Jan 2015 :  17:31:26 Show Profile Visit green96v4's Homepage Reply with Quote
Back at the project now that winter in Canada has taken me "indoors"

so moving onto the interior, I had the seats recovered years ago (before it came off the road) but the foam is shot, managed to poke my finger straight through! so guess I'll be figuring out new foam



but back seats and all the runners, boarding and black cappings have been restored/replaced, also remade the wooden chock for the back seat support as mine had seen better days (rotten and weld burns all over it)





Also have a friend remaking the headliner, can't go too much further until that's ready

Edited by - green96v4 on 02 Jan 2015 17:33:32
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v4admin
Forum Admin

United Kingdom
368 Posts

Posted - 02 Jan 2015 :  18:12:25 Show Profile Visit v4admin's Homepage Reply with Quote
lovely, really nice work!
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green96v4
V4 Fanatic

Canada
299 Posts

Posted - 03 Jan 2015 :  23:18:05 Show Profile Visit green96v4's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thanks Alec!

Been playing some more (borderline Concours obsessive now) stenciled the Swedish wording onto the backing boards today

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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
2109 Posts

Posted - 04 Jan 2015 :  09:16:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I didn't know they originally had writing on them! By the time I've seen them, they're a soggy and torn mess!

What material did you use? Also what did you use to replace the sound deadening?
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mettersl
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
103 Posts

Posted - 04 Jan 2015 :  11:06:52 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Looks a fantastic restoration, very thorough.

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green96v4
V4 Fanatic

Canada
299 Posts

Posted - 04 Jan 2015 :  11:15:44 Show Profile Visit green96v4's Homepage Reply with Quote
Yes my originals were pretty messy too, when mine was on the road I went through a flooded road and took on so much water it made a fair mess of the interior!

Managed to find the same tempered board from a B&Q style shop here in Canada, even has the micro-weave texture in it. Sound deadening is from a bodyshop suppliers, sadly it's now smooth, but it's a self adhesive rubberised sheeting that I've just cut to shape

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Originally posted by UK_Sub
I didn't know they originally had writing on them! By the time I've seen them, they're a soggy and torn mess!

What material did you use? Also what did you use to replace the sound deadening?

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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1357 Posts

Posted - 04 Jan 2015 :  12:06:30 Show Profile Reply with Quote
This is fantastic work . . . . . .beyond wonderful . . . . Congratulations Matt

My poor wee car wishes that I had 5% of your skills and dedication

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 900i Convertible
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transit80
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
775 Posts

Posted - 04 Jan 2015 :  18:58:15 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Matt, that is a superb looking car youve got there, well doneand keep the photos coming.

Chris
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