'Zeb' - (Not a Classic) Bloggy!

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Re: 'Zeb' - (Not a Classic) Bloggy!

#191 Post by Luxobarge » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:54 pm

Paul - go with it, sounds like it'll be just fine. I should have kept quiet - I just didn't know they did a one-size-fits-all, however it's not a bad idea as I guess it keeps production costs down.

John - no, the coolant capacity would be just the same, the black bit on the end will be mainly air instead of transmission fluid, that's all.

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#192 Post by Paul240480 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:53 pm

Well, I went for it this afternoon. All running and back together. About 4 hours with a grub break . Got a little to do tomorrow, final topping up and the engine front under guard. Ran out of light!
Started with a 'dribble'
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Even the old jubilee clips came undone, after an overnight soak
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My method of supporting the air con condenser using a block of wood and some thin tongue and groove. Also shows supporting the rad itself using a jack and further piece of wood. Used the 'jack method' to fit the new radiator too.
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All out, used two bits of wire to stop the top of the condenser wobbling in the wind
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Finally running, temp gauge spot on 3 O'clock and fan cut in. Computer and clock out of kilter, as disconnected battery during work.
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#193 Post by Luxobarge » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:03 pm

Nice one Paul - well done. Not a bad job is it?

Cheers! :D
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#194 Post by Paul240480 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:23 pm

Luxobarge wrote:Nice one Paul - well done. Not a bad job is it?

Cheers! :D
Thanks :D . No not too bad. Top bolts on air con compreser most difficult , having a mini 'wobbly' to fit a socket to the 8 or 10 mm bolts was a good moment!

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#195 Post by Luxobarge » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:00 am

Paul240480 wrote:
Luxobarge wrote:Nice one Paul - well done. Not a bad job is it?

Cheers! :D
Thanks :D . No not too bad. Top bolts on air con compreser most difficult , having a mini 'wobbly' to fit a socket to the 8 or 10 mm bolts was a good moment!
Oh! Did mine without having to touch that....??
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#196 Post by Paul240480 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:44 am

Luxobarge wrote:
Paul240480 wrote:
Luxobarge wrote:Nice one Paul - well done. Not a bad job is it?

Cheers! :D
Thanks :D . No not too bad. Top bolts on air con compreser most difficult , having a mini 'wobbly' to fit a socket to the 8 or 10 mm bolts was a good moment!
Oh! Did mine without having to touch that....??


Ahhh! Despite having read up , I had my Haynes manual out there with me.... Nuff said! :roll:

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#197 Post by rich. » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:09 am

who do you get your classics insurance with?

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#198 Post by Luxobarge » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:14 pm

rich. wrote:who do you get your classics insurance with?
I'm not pretending for one moment that my V70 is a classic, but Peter Best are happy to insure it as one - fully comp with agreed value, under £180 last year. Limited miles of 5,000 but that's no problem for me - I don't get out much....
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#199 Post by Paul240480 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:22 pm

Went to finally top up the coolant this morning after nights cooling down. I managed to sort a fix (bodge :roll: ) for two bolts & clips that had disintegrated at the top of the rad & replaced the front splash tray underneath.
Then went for a 15 or so mile spin including a short blat up the due carriageway. Coolant temp was bang on and level bang on also, no drips so far either. :D

As far as insurance goes mine are with Axa, though don't forget, in France

I pay about 28€ a month for Zeb. Thats not on classic, set value of 1500€

My 'soon to be V70 (2004) is going to be 30,24€ a month,again not classic & set value 3500€ (I'm paying £1500 8-) )

Tank 240 is going over to assurance voiture d'collection (and, of course it is arguable as to wether a 240 is a classic) will be 10,68€ a month with 'market value' (that'll be peanuts then :lol: )

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#200 Post by JPB » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:19 pm

set value 3500€ (I'm paying £1500 8-) )
:shock:

Is that not a wee bit, erm, naughty? Just as well that representatives of the motor insurance industry never, ever read classic car fora isn't it. :lol:
John, Operating knackered old sheds as daily transport since 1981. :|

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