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transit80
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
775 Posts

Posted - 10 Aug 2010 :  19:09:02 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hope you dont have any problems,thats a very nice shade of crash helmet.

Chris
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rsimps
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1616 Posts

Posted - 11 Aug 2010 :  07:33:25 Show Profile Reply with Quote
So you can pop round one weekend????? We can line up the rally cars.
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 11 Aug 2010 :  11:57:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
IT PASSED!!!!!!!!!

Wooppeee
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john wyatt
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1030 Posts

Posted - 11 Aug 2010 :  12:43:03 Show Profile Reply with Quote
you beauty!!, what next for the beastie?
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1357 Posts

Posted - 11 Aug 2010 :  15:55:02 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Ya Beauty.

Well done.

Cheers
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 12 Aug 2010 :  20:10:59 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Here is a pic outside my office before going to the MOT station. Put the car on the pillar lift in the Co. workshops before going to check there weren't any problems that could be attended to first. Noticed that one nut on the trackrod end hadn't been locked off. Also gave an opportunity to check underside which is never viewed the same on your back...
When I pulled in the MOT station all eyes were on the Saab. People stopped dead in their tracks. I was early so had to wait a bit. The tester was very business-like doing his preliminary checks before taking it into the bay for the rollers and a headlight check which I had asked for.
After 30-40mins whilst I waited in the customer reception he reversed the car out and parked it up outside, looked at me and beamed "LOVE IT", then he told me everything was fine.




Edited by - Woody on 12 Aug 2010 20:12:53
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 13 Aug 2010 :  19:25:40 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Well I sent my wife to the local VLRO in Nottingham to get an Historic Tax disc, armed with all the paperwork and a letter from Fliptop confirming the car was manufactured before the end of Dec 1972, although it wasn't registered in the UK until March 1973. Spent some time at Stallingborough then.

I got a tax disc and a new registration number CTV 521K. Now I have a registration that predates the manufacture of the car.

Go figure that...

Edited by - Woody on 13 Aug 2010 19:39:56
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AlexW
V4 Fan

155 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2010 :  17:50:58 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Superb!!!! If you are passing cumbria John call in, it would be great to see you.(I need some inspiration to finish my orange car!!)
Alex
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1782 Posts

Posted - 07 Jul 2011 :  11:29:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
It's been nearly a year, and I don't think we've had an update since the car got back on the road. Did the road lead back to your garage where it's gone back to sleep again?
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 07 Jul 2011 :  19:55:13 Show Profile Reply with Quote
An update... well it has been used as seen in pics below, though I haven't left Notts. This has been due to the front suspension needing laser tracking and I had misplaced my supply of shims (which I unearthed over the weekend). I had not wanted to drive too far with it apart from the 8 miles commute to work each day so as not to ruin the tyres. In the ensuing period problems were experienced with the Fomoco carb which is orginal to the engine, with poor running/over choking. A cover was found to have come apart inside the bowl. Richard gave me a spare carb which is waiting to go on, now I have restored an original Saab Choke cable.... then the front silencer blew its seams at the beginning of June. So it is standing on the ramps waiting for repairs to the Gp2 rally exhaust which is going on instead. Got little done in June as I was away in Sharm el Sheik getting a tan and gippy tummy. See pics with view of Pyramids at 33,000 feet and of course I had to take a SAAB T-shirt.
Besides work, the rest of my time seems to be spent on this forum!!






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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 07 Jul 2011 :  21:13:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I have that T-shirt..with glowing head light!

current V4 models..'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96 (Bridget),'74 95 (Veronica),'74 96 (The Brown one)NOW SOLD..destined for greater things
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1782 Posts

Posted - 08 Jul 2011 :  22:02:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks Woody, good to know it only needs a bit of final fettling. Good to put a fizzog on you too.
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john wyatt
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1030 Posts

Posted - 09 Jul 2011 :  08:40:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hope your stomachs better now! Hope your back driving the v4 soon
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 21 Jul 2011 :  06:21:32 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Woody..do you have a better picture of the drivers seat...what is is from?..i only ask as i have been offered a very similar pair.

current V4 models..'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96 (Bridget),'74 95 (Veronica),'74 96 (The Brown one)NOW SOLD..destined for greater things
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rsimps
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1616 Posts

Posted - 21 Jul 2011 :  07:40:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
They look like they might be from a sporty Opel/Vauxhall from the early 80's.
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