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Viva Mexico - bringing #854 back to life

Discussion in 'Maserati' started by lbird, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. wsaarbib

    wsaarbib Rookie

    Jan 25, 2018
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    I really need the latch mounted on the trunk hood and need the air conditioning knob assembly for the dash. Anyone can help? Tks

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  3. Mexico074

    Mexico074 Formula 3

    Aug 14, 2008
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    Michael Demyanovich
    wsaarblb.. any chance you could let us know the table and part number from the parts manual(s), for the parts
    you are looking for? Might make it a bit easier for us to try and help...

    Mike
     
  4. wsaarbib

    wsaarbib Rookie

    Jan 25, 2018
    12
    Will try to get the part number tks

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  5. kyakham

    kyakham Rookie

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  6. lbird

    lbird Formula Junior

    Aug 24, 2012
    278
    Germany
    Hello everybody,

    finally it is done: After a year waiting for a slot at my favourite and very good trimmer (he did the car interior too) the final piece of restoration has been done: The trunk ist trimmed.

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    But some final mystery remains: I am still absolutely puzzled about how to adjust the trunk springs so it stays open on its own. We removed them twice, and i know that its a problem on other cars too: What is the secret to them? I removed them out of their original position, made a lot of pictures (the trunk worked fine at that stage). And after refitting they just refuse to hold the trunk lid in place.....

    Any help is appreciated big time like always if you have any hints!

    CU lbird
     
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  8. staatsof

    staatsof Eight Time F1 World Champ
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    Congratulations. What a long project. Well done.
     
  9. Froggie

    Froggie Formula Junior

    Sep 27, 2017
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    Upon ageing, the springs and/or the oil dampeners may have weakened and, if the load threshold has been overcome, are not anymore up to the task.
    I have noticed that on one of my classic cars: it does not hold at the first opening but it does after a few trials. Maybe further on it will not hold at all...
     
  10. lbird

    lbird Formula Junior

    Aug 24, 2012
    278
    Germany
    And to sum up the trunk problem (lid doesn't want to stay open): When we got our hands on another Mexico we saw that there are some strange bolts with a nut and two big washers between the trunk spring and the lid holder. By adjusting these washers and the distances of the bolt sticking out one can adjust the tension of the spring. These bolts were somehow lost during my restoration although they were there when we dismantled the car. Oh dear, remanufactoring time again. But no big deal, me think.....

    CU lbird

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  12. JulianMerak

    JulianMerak Formula 3


    Hi,

    Did you find a seat knob?

    I have a spare one from my Ghibli, not sure if its exactly the same but have a look.
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  13. lbird

    lbird Formula Junior

    Aug 24, 2012
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    Thank you for the kind offer, but a seat knob was provided by a good friend of mine. And the Ghibli one looks a bit different, too.
     
  14. wilde

    wilde Karting

    Jan 12, 2009
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  15. lbird

    lbird Formula Junior

    Aug 24, 2012
    278
    Germany
    Hi Charles,

    please tell me exactly what parts you need. Normally i have some contacts i can try to check for these parts, some i still have myself. Is your car a series 1 or 2?

    CU lbird
     
  16. wilde

    wilde Karting

    Jan 12, 2009
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