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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
720 Posts

Posted - 13 Nov 2014 :  17:47:12 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote


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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
720 Posts

Posted - 16 Nov 2014 :  19:17:06 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi All,

Brakes back together, used a nice new fitting kit and some laser cut stainless steel locking tab plates from Malbrads - escellent service as ever!

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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
720 Posts

Posted - 26 Dec 2014 :  19:30:04 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi All,

Nice drive over to Cornwall yesterday



And on the way home waiting for the ferry opposite the Dockyard



Cheers
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Peter96
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
286 Posts

Posted - 27 Dec 2014 :  08:18:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
That's a perfect way to spend a Christmas Day out for a spin in your 96. Well done looking well
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
720 Posts

Posted - 06 Feb 2015 :  18:20:26 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hey All,

Had a bit of time and daylight combined last Sunday morning so did a few tidying up jobs then used the SAAB to do a bit of driving around doing jobs and going for coffees!

Parked up out the back of our place.



Spent a previous evening polishing up some hubcaps. Also unbolted the lower mounting points on the front bumper which were pulling it tight at a funny angle and replaced with exhaust bobbins - looks much better now. Also replaced the speedo cable that has been broken for a while and even fitted some carpets. Could do with the rubber mats that cover the inside of the wheelarches - I'll post an ad in wanted...



Next up is to order a new front number plate, a new roof aerial, refit the side trim and then a go at cutting and polishing the paintwork. Not aiming for a show car by a long way but I think it needs polishing to protect.

Cheers

Edited by - Dirtbiker on 06 Feb 2015 18:21:38
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1415 Posts

Posted - 06 Feb 2015 :  21:14:41 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Good plan !

Never take it off the road, keep it running.

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 900i Convertible
2001 BMW E46 320 Ci
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
720 Posts

Posted - 18 Feb 2015 :  19:33:02 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Well, what's this rusty boat anchor doing at work...



It's the original engine from the car.



I can't even remember what's wrong with it but there's probably a clue in this hole that was stuffed with a rag...



I have a feeling I borrowed the balance shaft gear for another engine many years ago.

Plan is initially a strip down and see what it looks like inside.

Cheers

Edited by - Dirtbiker on 18 Feb 2015 20:24:58
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2442 Posts

Posted - 18 Feb 2015 :  20:44:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Is there a year date cast in the block under the RH rear water outlet pipe?
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
720 Posts

Posted - 21 Feb 2015 :  19:19:54 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote


May 1971. Ties in with it being a 72 model year car.

Cheers
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2675 Posts

Posted - 21 Feb 2015 :  21:15:10 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Just read the whole of this story from day 1.
21.38 and I want to get back into my garage.
Very "refreshing"



'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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v4admin
Forum Admin

United Kingdom
434 Posts

Posted - 22 Feb 2015 :  10:12:40 Show Profile Visit v4admin's Homepage Reply with Quote
I agree, its these stories that keep me going on my cars! (See my project update!)
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
720 Posts

Posted - 22 Feb 2015 :  16:37:43 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comments guys! I always feel motivated when I read of other peoples progress and there are some great projects on here.

Happy tinkering!
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
720 Posts

Posted - 25 Feb 2015 :  18:23:39 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Started the engine strip down last night.

Yuk!



And more Yuk!



Remarkably not seized though!





Crank, pistons and all associated bearings in very good condition.



There is a bit of corrosion on No.3 but nowhere near as much as I would have expected. Not a problem as getting bored anyway.

Cheers
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v4admin
Forum Admin

United Kingdom
434 Posts

Posted - 25 Feb 2015 :  19:22:53 Show Profile Visit v4admin's Homepage Reply with Quote
yuk indeed!
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
720 Posts

Posted - 06 Mar 2015 :  19:49:06 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hey All,

Been tidying up the dash this week.

New steering wheel, Formuling I believe. Also refitted the freshly painted glovebox lid (thanks for the tip Woody!) and a 96 badge to replace the broken clock which did tell the correct time twice a day...



Still haven't decided where to put the tacho, I am warming to the idea of a pod but don't want to drill any extra holes, ideas or images appreciated!

Cheers

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