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mellePosted - 23 Feb 2013 : 15:47:17
Hi all,

I've purchased the domain and I'm planning to make it a complete V4-source from which you can download technical information. Think of the nut & bolt specifications and exchange tables that used to be on Genty's site, S&R handbook, parts catalogue, shop manuals in different languages, technical articles etc. I'm also almost done with drawing all the engine gaskets and Solex carb gaskets to put on the site as .dxf, .ai en .jpg files, so everyone can have their gaskets made locally or just print templates on gasket paper for cutting out the smaller gaskets.

To complete the site I'm looking for the following:
- High res scans of a FoMoCo carb gasket set
- High res scans of the most commonly used Weber carb gasket sets
- High res scan of a genuine/ good brand inlet manifold gasket
- Saab V4 Tuning Guide PDF. As far as I know this is a different book from the S&R catalogue that I already have.

Many thanks in advance for your help. Please allow me some time to finish everything.

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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mellePosted - 09 Jun 2017 : 13:30:10
Thanks for the plug. I also have a gearbox jig, never thought of drawing it up, great idea! If you have the parts laser/ water jet cut it's very easy to fabricate. This is why I love the internet!

If anyone else has ideas for DIY plans, or even better: if you want to draw them, you're most welcome to let me know.
green96v4Posted - 09 Jun 2017 : 13:12:57
I did plug your site recently on the Saab Restoration and Preservation FB page. Some lucky member has just posted a haul of rare tools and parts (including a gearbox jig) another poster suggested doing up a CNC plan of one so others could make one up if needed and I suggested you would post it on the site (then added a link to so I'm sure this is where a lot of people are checking the site out from...

Hopefully they'll get some CNC plans drawn up, there's been a lot of interest in the jig (originally posted by Donna Yaws Gigout)
mellePosted - 07 Jun 2017 : 20:02:11
I get a lot of traffic from Facebook all of a sudden, has someone dropped a link there? I'm not on FB, but it's great if people spread the word for others to enjoy the site. If you have anything to contribute, you're still more than welcome.
mellePosted - 07 Jun 2017 : 19:56:55
The factory workshop manual that you can download from has now been replaced by the 1967-1976 version (the old one only covered '67-'76), many thanks to forum member 967220 (Peter) for scanning it!
mellePosted - 08 Jan 2017 : 22:13:22
The site has had 235 unique visitors per month since October 2014, pretty amazing for such a niche website! I'm glad people find it useful and contributions and ideas for improvements are still more than welcome.
mellePosted - 12 Oct 2015 : 20:32:49
I welcome any useful addition!
Mr BurrrrrrrrrrtPosted - 12 Oct 2015 : 11:19:59
Great stuff!

I have a US Chilton's manual from 1970 with some tune up stuff in the back.
mellePosted - 11 Oct 2015 : 18:01:52
I've just added more CAD files to the site and two new manuals. If you want to see if your garage speed is up to spec consult the Repair Time Schedule or Repair Work Descriptions books! The original Repair Work Descriptions manual was kindly donated by Pete Christy last year. All manuals should be searchable in Acrobat.

Hope you all enjoy the updates. I have many plans and not enough time, so next update will probably take a while again. If in the meantime you have requests or material to contribute please let me know. I'm for example still looking for the mysterious 1967 Saab V4 Tuning Guide and john-saab and Zagato have service update books that I didn't know existed until recently. Also if you spot e.g. page order errors in manuals, missing pages or corrupt CAD files please tell me. There is always room for improvement!
v4adminPosted - 10 Apr 2015 : 21:27:30
The link is now active on the links page.
mellePosted - 10 Apr 2015 : 09:09:33
That'd be cool Mads! I have the Fast moving parts, Repair work and Repair time books myself, but lack the time to find a scanner that can do multiple pages at once. Scanning every page manually would take me ages.
WheelspinPosted - 10 Apr 2015 : 08:24:20
Keep up the good work Melle :)
If I get the time this weekend I might be able to find some of the workshop manuals in PDF that you are missing.
Hope that we all can help fill out the blanks.
Regards, Mads
DirtbikerPosted - 09 Apr 2015 : 18:22:24
Good work Melle!
sergePosted - 09 Apr 2015 : 05:37:39
What a terrific site. Thanks so much for all of your effort.

mellePosted - 08 Apr 2015 : 11:15:30
Corrected, thanks!

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
James RanaldiPosted - 08 Apr 2015 : 11:04:10
Great stuff Melle.

Positive feedback. . . . .Typing error . . . . .Wokshop instead of Workshop in the menu header.

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 900i Convertible
2001 BMW E46 320 Ci

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