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UK_SubPosted - 29 Apr 2014 : 12:25:17
After 3 years without a classic Saab, I'm now back in the fold!

I've missed getting my hands dirty and my knuckles scraped (and asking for lots of technical help)! So once I saw this 'beauty' I had to bring her home...

brief stop at Watford Gap, having given up going cross-country I rejoined the motorway, even with a dodgy clutch, no tickover and a stuck-on handbrake!

Backed it down the drive (while the missus was away) and the dog seems to have claimed ownership, not entirely sure how she managed to get herself in there...

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UK_SubPosted - 26 Feb 2018 : 14:04:33
Representing Saab at the Petrol heads Pinewood Nurseries car show.

Initially parked next to an El Camino (what my car dreams of being)...

and then this monster parked next to me!

(I gave the Lambo plenty of room too)
James RanaldiPosted - 16 Oct 2017 : 07:45:51
Excellent work . . . . .looking good

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
UK_SubPosted - 15 Oct 2017 : 21:06:54
Made some progress recently. Fuel tank 'well' painted and fixed tank back in place. New sender sealed and working...

Trial fit of two stroke door card, I've got the door release and window winder arms, just need to source the plastic collars that fit under them, and also the split pin that holds the handles in place...

UK_SubPosted - 02 Oct 2017 : 09:18:55
Cheers Derek .
DerekPosted - 02 Oct 2017 : 00:13:08
Scroll down this page. I think the Volvo one fits ok but I will have to check the size.
UK_SubPosted - 01 Oct 2017 : 18:18:22
Took the sender out, as I have a better one, and found this sitting just below the opening!

As far as I can tell, it's a milk bottle top, how it got in the tank is anyone's guess!
RhysNPosted - 24 Sep 2017 : 09:26:23
If someone gave the dimensions of the shaft, and the hole in which it fits, I have access to graphite impregnated nylon bushes of a whole range of sizes. Obviously it's time I got my own car :)
72sonett3Posted - 24 Sep 2017 : 08:55:32
A rubber grommet should do.

'72 97
'77 96L conv.
'79 96GL (LPG)
'83 900i (LPG)
'95 900SE conv.
'99 9-3T
UK_SubPosted - 23 Sep 2017 : 19:39:06
Noticed my throttle linkage was pretty sloppy, so ordered a new linkage kit from Fast Road Cars.

This is how it 'performed' previously...

And how it works now...

Much improved, although where the arm sits in the heater box leaves a little to be desired!

Did I see someone producing a replacement for this - using 3D printed 'top hats'?
DirtbikerPosted - 11 Sep 2017 : 20:56:46
Looks like a great trip!
UK_SubPosted - 11 Sep 2017 : 20:25:12
Every time I opened it, people would appear from nowhere - probably a bit disappointed there weren't any Saab goodies for sale!
mellePosted - 11 Sep 2017 : 12:10:59
Good one Simon!

You look like a pedlar with that crowd around you in the Dinslaken pic. ;)
UK_SubPosted - 11 Sep 2017 : 11:18:47
Trying to get to the bottom of the continued petrol fume smells eminating from the pickup. So thought I'd watch the tank as I filled it up, as it got towards the top, I noticed some splashes appearing on the wall next to the tank, then a full on leak of petrol running along the lower edge of the tank!

I still couldn't see where it was coming from, so decided to remove the tank and have a proper look. So with the car jacked up and a 40ltr trug positioned under the car, I emptied the tank and took it out of the car.

With the tank out of the car, it was fairly obvious where the leak was coming from, it looked like there had been a repair (possibly filler) made around the base of the breather tube. With it removed, it looked like this...

Check there weren't any other leaks by dunking in the bath, thankfully no bubbles! Then I filled up the tank with water - so I could feel safer when it came to soldering the joint!
So with some flux applied to the joint and some solder in place, I approached the tank with a gas torch!

and here is the result...

I then emptied out the water and did another dunk test and all looks OK, so the next stage is to stick it back in the car, fill it up and watch for any leaks, but hopefully I'm in the clear!

UK_SubPosted - 11 Aug 2017 : 11:54:13
A few more photos of the trip;

Letting the train take the strain

First pit stop for some coffee, looked like the big fella is a permanent fixture

Spotted this for sale on the way (only old Saab we saw until Germany)

First stopover in Oudenaarde at the bike museum

rained on Saturday

But the sun popped out again in the afternoon

Took the car ferry on the last evening in Germany

Trying out some new rims

Drove through the Menin gate on the way home

UK_SubPosted - 11 Aug 2017 : 11:41:06
No problem - here you go...

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