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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2373 Posts

Posted - 06 Sep 2008 :  09:30:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Interestingly Dave, I bought a pair of door side view mirrors from Saab in 1990, and the screws are Torx type, rather than posi drive. They are buried in my wardrobe, along with the sumpguard, rear side windows, rollbar cover etc and I can't get to them at the moment otherwise I would post a photo.
Going back to wing screws, I had noticed that Dave, nice to know at last the reason for the difference. As you probably have gathered, I am level two anorak, and I am hoping the daily application of Saab chassis grease will help cure me.
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David Barrow
V4 Beginner

52 Posts

Posted - 06 Sep 2008 :  09:37:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Yes, that's correct, the last V4 mirrors i bought came complete with torx screws, i think this was around the mid '80's.
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1351 Posts

Posted - 08 Sep 2008 :  20:38:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Dave,

Nice one...I have been on the hills all week-end, apologies for delay in responding.

I phoned our local dealer (Aberdeen) today and they confirmed that SAAB do indeed have the screws in stock in Sweden. The computer shows that they have 3731 to be precise !!

Cost is 89p each plus vat with one week delivery.

Thanks again...don't know how you guys do it....very impressive.

Cheers

James
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2373 Posts

Posted - 11 Sep 2008 :  23:31:43 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Physical evidence of the wing screws below, sorry it is a little blurred, so I shall take another in daylight:
At left the domed screw from a Two stroke, the middle is off my first V4, a 1969 DeLuxe and has a slight flat at the top and at right one off my second V4, a 1972 Yr with a greater flat, which also matches the new screws acquired in 1974 and later from Beechdale Saab in 1990 that are still in their packets. I have found 4 of the domed screws though the other three are quite rusty.



Edited by - Woody on 15 Sep 2008 23:10:18
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1351 Posts

Posted - 13 Sep 2008 :  22:44:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Never cease to amaze me Woody !!

A screw's a screw for a' that.

Great stuff.

Cheers

James
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2373 Posts

Posted - 14 Sep 2008 :  00:25:54 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Installed the clutch hydraulics today, and needed to bleed it out of the vehicle. I set it up on the vice and a hose, which I think came off a washing machine and an old tubeless tyre valve locked with hose clips. Having filled the reservoir first, it did not take much effort to force fluid through the pipe to the slave cylinder. Installed master and slave into the car but did find there was some air in the system as the pipe union at the master cylinder was n't nipped up.

Edited by - Woody on 14 Sep 2008 00:27:48
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2647 Posts

Posted - 15 Sep 2008 :  12:37:01 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Very very inventive!
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1351 Posts

Posted - 15 Sep 2008 :  20:38:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Woody,

Why did you have to bleed the system out of the vehicle ?

Would it be possible to bleed the system on the vehicle using this arrangement ?

Cheers

James

PS you have a PM re. exhaust

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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2373 Posts

Posted - 15 Sep 2008 :  21:16:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I have a shoulder injury, and wanted to avoid over-reaching in the engine bay. It also enabled me to see what was going on at close hand.
After installing the cylinders there was still air in the red pipe and I bled it in situe with the tyre pump resting on a cloth on the RH inner wing. I was then able to pump air and reach the bleed nipple at the same time.
Got your PM James thanks, looking forward to being exhausted!!
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1351 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2008 :  10:34:14 Show Profile Reply with Quote
OK Woody, I'm back in town.

I will have to bleed my clutch system.....now where did I put that old washing machine !!!

Cheque received ...thanks.

I hope that the front box does it's job.

Cheers

James
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2373 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2008 :  21:49:33 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I am afraid I got little done at the weekend as I was replacing my garage roof. Did take this photo though...
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1351 Posts

Posted - 23 Sep 2008 :  22:02:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Nice one !!

Spotted very similar screws with Torx head on a Fiat Panda at the week-end. Worthy of further investigation.

Cheers
James
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freewheeler
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
599 Posts

Posted - 28 Sep 2008 :  20:00:26 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Woody. Your "Troll" looks great and you have obviously spent hours and hours beevering away at it. Good luck with the remainder of the work, hopefully I can get back to mine soon.
Julian.

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PDickens
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
519 Posts

Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  19:46:53 Show Profile Visit PDickens's Homepage Reply with Quote
Well as I also needed some new rear wing screws I took the advice above and called Western SAAB my local dealers with the part number. Sure enough they can supply them with about a week for delivery.

Didnt realise how easy it could be to get a screw or two!
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john wyatt
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1030 Posts

Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  21:29:35 Show Profile Reply with Quote
are they expensive?
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