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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 02 Apr 2014 :  09:53:01 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Must come up and visit soon John! I think we're closer than we were in our previous locations!

I was up in Charmouth for our heli do a couple of weeks back, and the wife of one of the regulars was taking the kids out to the beach where you are, so it can't be that far away!

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Pete
"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 02 Apr 2014 :  18:08:54 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Just need a few more weeks to get the racking up and the parts sorted then you are more than welcome to drop in anytime (and that offer extends to all) but i'm very short of spare time at the moment.

'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96(Bridget),'72 96 (green one)'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)
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beta
V4 Fanatic

Ireland
271 Posts

Posted - 28 Apr 2014 :  10:50:42 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi John
Just pm-ed you there regarding a balance shaft bearing conundrum.
Cheers
Paul
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 27 May 2014 :  15:57:55 Show Profile Reply with Quote
MOT pass today...she failed 1st time on a headlight being out but when I showed the MOT guy how easy it was to get the trim off he adjusted it and gave me a pass.
Now I have to buy a tax disc for it...hopefully next year it will be free.

'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96(Bridget),'72 96 (green one)'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 27 May 2014 :  20:04:03 Show Profile Reply with Quote
They are very tight on H/L aim these days. Would be interested to know how many failures there are on this as no end of modern motors with lights out as owners need to dismantle engine bay to change a bulb.
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 27 May 2014 :  21:28:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Just spent the last half hour re-reading this thread.
It really cheered me up. Can't beat a bit of Saabin.
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1357 Posts

Posted - 27 May 2014 :  22:41:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Well done John, have fun.

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 900i Convertible
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tommygoldy
V4 Fan

142 Posts

Posted - 31 May 2014 :  23:09:46 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Woody
Just spent the last half hour re-reading this thread.
It really cheered me up. Can't beat a bit of Saabin.



Also just taken the time to re read this thread. Inspiring stuff and a mine of information to help with my 95. Good work, nice car!
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 29 Sep 2014 :  18:43:55 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Just pulled out my paperwork for Veronica and noticed that I missed that on 9/8/14 it was 40 years since she was first registered.

'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96(Bridget),'72 96 (green one)'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)
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john-saab
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United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 11 Jan 2015 :  16:35:01 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Not the best days work on the car. I was going to work on Sarah's Volvo 66 today so jumped in Veronica to move her, she's been in the same spot for about 2 months..foot on the clutch pedal and it went straight to the floor. Strange as it's only a few years since I overhauled the slave and master so both came out and the pipe in-between has been weeping a little. I have a NOS pipe on the shelf, renewed all of the seals just to be safe and pressure bled the lot on the bench. Jumped in the car and foot on the clutch..almost no resistance at all and still no gear selection. At this point I was freezing cold and ready for a beer so shut the doors and walked away. I'm guessing the clutch plate is stuck on..it's not that old and the garage isn't too damp so i'm quite surprised..it drove perfect last time I used it.
Anyway..the beer is good.

'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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john-saab
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United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 25 Jan 2015 :  20:45:01 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Just before a couple of SAABers arrived yesterday it was "take two". Despite my attempts to free off the clutch plate nothing worked. Starting the car in gear with my foot on the brake resulted in a hot starter motor.
With gritted teeth out came the clutch master and slave..took both apart..bled again and re-fitted. No better!
It had to be a stuck plate. I have seen this on MGB's, Minis and a lot of other cars but have never seen it on a V4...not even cars that have been stored for 20 years.
So...engine up to temperature. switch off. into 1st gear...start and the car lurches before it drives up a big hill. I must have done about 600 yards and BANG! friction plate is free and I can engage all gears as normal.


'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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Redders
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
83 Posts

Posted - 25 Jan 2015 :  21:36:05 Show Profile Visit Redders's Homepage Reply with Quote
Nice one, That's a good result John

Your visitors were very taken with the older classic Saabs, wouldn't be surprised if a certain 900 driver may one day add a V4 to his fleet

Florence the 73 V4 95 - undergoing restoration! 1985 C900 T16S - Restored.
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v4admin
Forum Admin

United Kingdom
370 Posts

Posted - 26 Jan 2015 :  17:38:15 Show Profile Visit v4admin's Homepage Reply with Quote
That is what happened to mine, it was stored for a year in my sisters garage, clutch plate stuck, managed to free it but 5 miles later it broke a spring on the plate...
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 28 May 2016 :  08:07:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
After almost a year off the road I finally got around to working on Veronica again...it's been too long.
With everything checked I took her in for an MOT and she failed on play in an upper swivel joint..back home it was changed and the next morning it was back in for a PASS. I also managed to get the 1974 Honda Civic through a test...2 in one day..not bad.


'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2283 Posts

Posted - 28 May 2016 :  21:55:29 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Nice work John. Love the little Honda too.

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