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Maserati indy 116/47/870 winter work

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  1. vlasic ludovic

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  2. wilde

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    Hello Ludovic,
    I'm also in France and I'm looking for restoring my climate system on my Mexico which probably the same system on the Indy. It's working with a York 206R compressor. Can you tell me the process or the parts replaced ? I know that for american people, it's an easy job... but in France, it's very hard to find a company able to work correctly on these old systems.

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  3. vlasic ludovic

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    Bonjour, oui je sais ! C'est l'inconvénient d'étre en Europe. Laissez moi le temps de vérifier le travail avant de vous donner l'adresse.

    Hello, yes i know, let me some time to check if the work is a good quality, and i 'll give you the adress.

    Ludovic
     
  4. Froggie

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    Bonjour également,
    I will also follow that thread with interest.
    Please post as many pictures as possible and also tutos on how to.
    The way to dismantle the Indy dashboard without breaking any clips, to start with...
    Btw, if you're not already there, there is an active french speaking forum (maseratitude)
     
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  6. vlasic ludovic

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    I will...
     
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    Hello all,

    as i have some time, i will show the work done on the car !
    First photo was, when i bought the car in Paris (3 years ago) (France) it was staying in a garage for 18 years
    On other picture you could see the rust in the water pump, and on the cylinderhead, note the original leather in bad condition and the incorrect clock !
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  9. Froggie

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    Very interesting.
    The condition of your rotted water pump and of your dry/rusted camshafts certainly indicated that the whole engine was blocked and required a full rebuild.
    Could you tell more about the crankshaft: is it the original one?

    My own 4900 was also stored on a lift in a garage for 27 years. But fortunately, the engine was in very good order and restarted immediately.
    If you are interested I have started a thread about its restoration on maseratitude.com , a french Maserati forum (also speaking english):
    http://www.maseratitude.com/public_html/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=5656

    Here are one pic of the car and two pics of the engine bay (when I purchased it on last October and of one head when opened)
     

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    Hi froggie :

    We put inside a 4.9 crankshaft .... but don't tell it, it's a secret ! ;)
    The crankshaft is a new condition (no under size)

    ludovic
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    Froggie,

    Hi like your post on maseratitude.....Great Job for a great car !

    For synthetic oil, you should go to synthetic oil, only if your engine is redone !!!!

    En français dans le texte, les "boues" dues à l'utilisation de l'huile minérale, vont se décoller petit à petit avec l'huile synthétique et boucher tot ou tard un trou de graissage. De plus, les joints de l'époque ont séché, l'huile synthétique va s'occuper de les fragiliser encore plus....
    Enfin, et j'en termine là-dessus pour maintenir le moral : Le moteur Maserati, dépasse rarement les 100 000KM, il y a toujours une piéce mécanique qui merde ! Bien souvent les ressorts de soupapes, mais aussi les pistons et l'acier des arbres à cames. Pour le reste, le moteur est extrémement bien conçu !
    MP si vous voulez plus de renseignements.

    Ludovic
     
  12. SMarc

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    Idem pour tous les compteurs kilométriques des voitures à cette époque ;)
     
  13. Froggie

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    Thank you for the advice on oil, I'll take care of it.
    Yes, engines of that period are probably less resistant to wear than modern engines, but fortunately these old Masers are not anymore used as daily's today!
    My odometer indicates 23.000 kms, could be 123.000 (or ...223.000 as well) but, if so, the engine was then probably already rebuilt as compressions are all very good
     

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  15. Froggie

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    Fortunately, the plastic insulators around the wires still look OK.
    What is that piece of trim?
     
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    Dashboard
     
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    Still working on the car, i have a problem with front headlight popup system .

    Do you know someone for repair it ? Or maybe someone have one for sold ?

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  19. Bisgaard

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    Vi Vlasic, interesting thread here, I Will follow it.
    I have a Indy 4900 from 72, and I allways had some cooling problems. So last Winter, I removed the original aircon compressor and water pump and replaced it with an electric water pump. Yes, I know, its not original - but it works fine. Lot of water flow at low rpm.
    Regards Oluf, Denmark
     
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  21. vlasic ludovic

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    hello guys,

    here's a little topic, how to remade the indy dashboard switch, with the MIE new chrome plastic.

    I do not have take pics when dismantle it, as it is quite easy ....

    You will need a 3 millimeter (bronze tube), i find it in a model shop. and 10 minutes for a switch.

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  22. vlasic ludovic

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    Why not ? if it work well, and your happy with it !
    Regards Ludovic
     
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