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DirtbikerPosted - 08 Feb 2014 : 19:03:22
Hey All,

Well, we are moving house in less than two weeks and the 96 is still up on axle stands so what do we need...? Another project!



Travelled up to just North of Bristol today to pick this beauty up. First time she's been outside for 20 years! The seller was a super nice guy and we met at his Dad's place where the car was stored to generally mess about with Tractors and look at loads of cool machinery like pre war commercials, a Series 1 Landrover, 50s Fords etc...

Got the 95 loaded up on the trailer and headed back South.





There is a tarp over the screen as it was only loosely placed in and we wanted to keep the inside of the car dry. As it happened the tarp blew off as soon as I hit motorway speeds so I stopped and put a ratchet strap round it.

The reason for the screen being out is that the bottom corners need a bit of work. Not too bad but the screen has leaked leading to the foot wells rotting. A quick inspection tells me other than this though this car is solid! The only previous welding is on one of the front inner wing leading edges and it's been done well. The second bit is where the sellers Dad has sorted one of the footwells and he's done a pretty good job by the looks of it.



Engine bay, something missing there... I'll be heading up in a few weeks for trip #3 (you'll see) to collect the engine and box plus the rest of the bits off the car. The engine has done 1000 miles ish since a complete rebuild and has been stored indoors.



And finally, in it's new temporary home at work. This will be home for a couple of months until the house move is organised and I have a new space for tinkering sorted. The wings are in the back with the front panel and are like new - literally! The car has been sprayed but well - what's the name of the colour?

Cheers
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DirtbikerPosted - 10 Sep 2018 : 20:58:55
Made some good progress over the last few days, we can now start, go, steer and stop!



Check out what's been cooking in the Dirtbiker kitchen:



Nice radiator! You can also see the new reclamation yard shelf which looks cool but you can't really put stuff on...
Had a great experience with Ken Allen Radiators in Plymouth. Took the radiator down with Dirtbiker Junior and explained my error with the long bolts. Ken gave us a tour of his workshop and we pressure tested the rad there and then to check for other leaks. Ken even showed me a photo of his grandson with a fire engine radiator they had just restored. The rad was deemed in excellent health other than the hole I put in it and Ken had it ready for me next day with a fresh coat of paint and charged a very reasonable sum. He is going to do me an added capacity rad for the 96.
http://www.kenallenradiators.co.uk/
Recommended!
Cheers
DirtbikerPosted - 09 Sep 2018 : 20:18:23
mellePosted - 05 Sep 2018 : 13:47:01
Is the Nikki fitted to a single choke manifold with an SAH adaptor? Edit: just followed your link in another thread: http://www.saab-v4.co.uk/speedball/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8278

You need 1/2" long 5/16" UNC bolts for the rad.

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DirtbikerPosted - 04 Sep 2018 : 08:00:10
Not got much further on this, partly because I have been on holiday and partly because I used the wrong sized bolts (long) for the radiator mountings and now have two holes in either side of the radiator...
The clutch has barely been used but the history I have been told of the car indicates it was given an overhaul with an engine rebuild and external respray, run around the block then taken off the road. The owner decided he wanted to respray the engine bay so pulled the engine and box then got distracted... This would mean the clutch would have been new some years ago.
Melle - yes, Nikki Carb. Mainly fitted as I was struggling to get it running and wanted to see for sure I was getting fuel through.
Hopefully get the radiator sorted this week. I did have a spare with a damaged expansion tank filler which I soldered back on but discovered water leaked out of just about everywhere else on this one!
Cheers
72sonett3Posted - 23 Aug 2018 : 21:08:17
See the Saab Sport & Rally (SSR) catalog. The 4 spring one was the standard one, the 6 spring was the "extra reinforced" but now used as standard replacement.

http://vsaab.com/SportRally/Chapter_2/Ch2Pg19.htm



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'72 97
'77 96L conv.
'79 96GL (LPG)
'83 900i (LPG)
'95 900SE conv.
'99 9-3T
mellePosted - 23 Aug 2018 : 20:01:45
That's how they all looked "back in the day".

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DerekPosted - 23 Aug 2018 : 13:05:31
Looking back, that's an "interesting" clutch plate when compared to the segmented ones shown in another current thread. Does anyone want to make comments about this one?
James RanaldiPosted - 23 Aug 2018 : 10:50:09
Heh heh . . . . . .result !

Great work, well done.

1968 V4 96 ,LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
mellePosted - 22 Aug 2018 : 23:28:25
Well done young man! Nikki carb?

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DirtbikerPosted - 22 Aug 2018 : 22:13:35
95 is alive!

https://flic.kr/p/LAjqbk

Not sure if there is a better way to link a video...?

Runs well, drove it in and out of the garage then started losing water from the rad cap so will need to investigate.

Happy days though!
v4adminPosted - 25 May 2018 : 18:52:58
good stuff, keep up the good work
mellePosted - 24 May 2018 : 21:46:20
Quick spin around the block before you stick the bonnet and wings back on?

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DirtbikerPosted - 24 May 2018 : 21:39:53
What's this doing poking out of the garage...?



A bit of this -



And it's in



Have a look at the clutch



Gearbox oil was fresh to - all looking promising!
DirtbikerPosted - 07 Apr 2018 : 17:46:17
Hi All,
Bit more done on this one. Engine bay refit well under way:



Which meant a trip down to the "Engine Shed" to collect its engine and box:



All those other wheeled objects are my excuse for slow progress!

Cheers
DirtbikerPosted - 16 Feb 2018 : 22:39:39
A little more progress...



Melle - I don't blame you, take your time, do it properly and enjoy it!

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