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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1768 Posts

Posted - 20 Apr 2018 :  16:29:06 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Well the V4 has got through its MOT again with only one advisory - for the rear offside tyre wearing on the inside rim! The tester reckons with the mileage I'm doing, it should be good for another year, but to keep an eye on it.

Which begs the question why is that the only tyre wearing? All the rest are very evenly worn. I'm guessing that the rear stub axle must be bent slightly on that side - probably pothole damage! But how to fix it? I know the rally boys used to use a long piece of scaffolding pole and just bend it back! But since it is difficult - if not impossible - to get a 4-wheel alignment done on a 96, how do you get it right?

Answers on a post-card, please.....!


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Pete
"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"

Edited by - pchristy on 20 Apr 2018 16:34:20

andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1067 Posts

Posted - 11 May 2018 :  09:34:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Pete

Yep, mine passed last week with an advisory about the colouring on the rear light lenses being faded.
Does anyone know what they can be tinted with?
Someone I met at Swedish Day last year gave me a lead, but it turned out to be a dead end. (no longer in production).

I've got a similar tyre wear problem on my rear offside wheel...

I have however, finally found a place locally that CAN do 4 wheel alignment. I've been around many places in East Central Scotland over the last few months trying to get the 4 wheels aligned. Always the same problem with the rear wheels, due to them being partially hidden in the wings.

Farmer Autocare. (who only seems to exist up here in the frozen wastes of the North!!)
It is a laser system.
The device that they need to hang on the rear wheels, can be wiggled into position with a bit of fiddling. I'm going back in a couple of weeks to have it re-checked, I'll get the brand name of the system, and post here. I'll take some photos as well.

They found that things were a bit out of line, so I'm hoping this will fix the issue. I've got 4 new Continental Tyres on now, so time will tell.
Are you going to Swedish Day?

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro

Edited by - andydeans3 on 11 May 2018 09:46:17
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 11 May 2018 :  18:40:42 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Andy, I borrowed a batch of orange stain glass window paint off a friend years ago that got hold of it to do his 96 lenses. Worked well.


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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1808 Posts

Posted - 12 May 2018 :  10:51:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Maybe ?
https://www.conrad-electronic.co.uk/ce/en/product/727601/Bulb-Dip-Paints-20-ml-Orange-CLOU?ref=list
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stevebod
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
313 Posts

Posted - 14 May 2018 :  15:44:54 Show Profile Visit stevebod's Homepage Reply with Quote
I had faded front indicator lenses on my V4 and used clear Tamiya Model paint on them with good results.
For the orange you need colour X26.
They do red as well if you need it.
Steve.
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deggsie
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United Kingdom
298 Posts

Posted - 14 May 2018 :  17:23:44 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I've got amber bulbs in my 96 - readily available (as are red stop/tail bulbs).
Derek

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RickyB
Starting Member

United Kingdom
49 Posts

Posted - 16 May 2018 :  09:53:24 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I bought some glass paint that came in a small glass jar from Hobbycraft to retint a green positioning lamp for a narrowboat. Worked well and cost under a fiver.
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RickyB
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United Kingdom
49 Posts

Posted - 16 May 2018 :  11:03:49 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I bought some glass paint that came in a small glass jar from Hobbycraft to retint a green positioning lamp for a narrowboat. Worked well and cost under a fiver.
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1808 Posts

Posted - 16 May 2018 :  12:06:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deggsie
I've got amber bulbs in my 96 - readily available (as are red stop/tail bulbs).
Derek

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You lose a lot of light if you use an orange bulb behind an orange lens, same with red/red. "Modern" orange bulbs are used behind clear lenses.
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andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1067 Posts

Posted - 27 Jun 2018 :  08:49:29 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Derek
Yep, Conrad Electronics sold me an orange and red tint. The orange tint isn't quite 100% right, but does the trick.

Thanks for the tip.

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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