1969 Viva HB SL90

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1969 Viva HB SL90

Postby kriswalsh » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:24 pm

Evening everyone.

New to the forum, Just bought the red Sl90 that was on ebay.

The viva was ment to be for my partner Annie but shes still getting used to it, finds it hard due to the heavy steering.

Started to do a few little things today.

The arches are a little scabby as are the sills both sides this seems to be mostly surface rust.

Ive only found one hole so far which is the arch corner/wheel well, this will be treated and patched on sunday.

I found the name of the owner who restored it back in 1996 in the gearbox area & a message from i guess his wife pat from 2000 wishing him a happy 55 birthday. Is he still a member of the club?

Took a few photos tonight just before it got dark.

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Re: Viva HB SL90 4 Door

Postby kriswalsh » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:31 pm

Axel Area.

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The wet mud i removed from the rear arches

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Split upper ball joint

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Birthday message from pat & name of previous owner :-)

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Chassis rails still painted red
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Re: Viva HB SL90 4 Door

Postby kriswalsh » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:35 pm

Small patch of rust that needs sorting

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Front inner wheel arch no signs of rust

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Front Nose

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Drivers Floor

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Re: Viva HB SL90 4 Door

Postby kriswalsh » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:42 pm

The only Hole I have found after a lot of poking around, rear arch corner/wheel well

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Wheel well not as bad as I thought only surface still solid

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Surface rust on archs & sills, still solid treating and painting tuesday.

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The screen rubber is well & truly shot :-(

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Thats all for now see what i can pick up at billing.
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Re: Viva HB SL90 4 Door

Postby 1972nail » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:03 pm

Looks a great little car! I wish you all the best and many happy miles.
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Re: Viva HB SL90 4 Door

Postby hbpeter » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:22 pm

Think you got a sound buy there. Steering shouldnt be that heavy, check tyre pressures, think they should be 24psi all round. Check to see if there is oil in the rack and any other obvious parts for lack of lubrication.

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Re: Viva HB SL90 4 Door

Postby tony west » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:58 pm

Well done , it does indeed look a good car !!.
I had been watching it and had a item that I had for sale on ebay sold then I would have bid !!!...such is life !!. Anyway I look forward to seeing it around town !!....as will Maz no doubt !.
Cheers Tony. :goodluck:
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Re: Viva HB SL90 4 Door

Postby mazzo » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:16 am

Tony you are right. Didn't realise it was the same car we'd spoken about. Nice to have another in the area.

Kris, I'll look forward to meeting you and the car tomorrow afternoon.

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Re: Viva HB SL90 4 Door

Postby kriswalsh » Wed May 21, 2014 7:51 pm

Just a small update..
Not done much to the hb since last sep due to work and family life.

Took her out the garage today brushed off the cobwebs connected the battery and fired into life on the 3rd turn. Brakes are binding abit which is a real pain, going to need looking at on the weekend

Only a small list of things to do before billing.

Got to book the mot, replace n/s upper ball joint, free off the brakes, replace front screen rubber and trim, rear screen trim as its missing, replace the door mirrors and get rid of the ford orion ones followed by a good service. Not to bad and hopefully another 12mths mot. Pasted last year with no advice so fingers crossed.

Removed the badges over winter for a clean and paint, not sure on the colors as were badly corroded. Think they came out ok.

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changed the mirrors today for some tex ones that I had laying around from my opel kadett.

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Re: Viva HB SL90 4 Door

Postby Paul Dawson » Thu May 22, 2014 8:31 pm

Looks nice. Did you sort the steering, they're usually very light?
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