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x96
V4 Fanatic

France
238 Posts

Posted - 12 Mar 2016 :  19:25:31 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
I bought this low pressure pump thinking that the problem could be the new pump I had fitted and I didn't have time to try other options before the MOT.



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-ELECTRIC-UNIVERSAL-PETROL-DIESEL-FUEL-PUMP-FACET-RED-TOP-STYLE-KIT-CAR-/221798752842?hash=item33a43c624a:g:E5UAAOSwv0tVeaFv



At end it was the clogged tank, much better thing as I don't like electrical pumps, they need switch contact, are noisy and they must be positioned close to the tank.

Héctor
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2016 :  18:39:50 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Far from the car I can't continue with the restoration for the moment but I tried to make small bits that are missing.

The wheel covers come from early 900 and I like a lot but the rubber parts where missing so I decided to create them on 3D and print with a 3d printer I rented.








I made the 3D model by myself but I used the 3d printing service from this web. There was a printer close to my home. And the quality was very good.
https://www.3dhubs.com/?s=adwords_g&k=3d%20printing&c=389598544&a=33681398824&m=cpc&gclid=CJ7n04DRicwCFRK3Gwod1ocJ6g

I also made the logo for the covers. Two of them where missing. I change the size a bit, as I think the original are very small. Next step will be paint them.













Héctor
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2016 :  18:51:22 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
With 3D printing, missing or non existing parts can be copied or created from scratch, modified or invented.


Even more, 3D printing permits to make parts without the constraint of being take out from a mold, so there's much more freedom on the shape.

There're also a very broad variety of materials to choose.

The limitation I see is the high price for big parts.

I don't know if 3D printing is going to be the next revolution but it can help us on our classic cars.

If someone of you need to make something on 3D, don't hesitate to contact me and I'll be pleased to model it for free. it would be nice to help (only give me enough time)

Héctor
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1351 Posts

Posted - 13 Apr 2016 :  10:29:12 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Excellent work Hector . . . . . . .

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 900i Convertible
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x96
V4 Fanatic

France
238 Posts

Posted - 14 Apr 2016 :  21:11:16 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thanks James.
It needs also a good polishing though.
After seing the John-Saab job with the handle, it seems there's no limits for recovering old parts.

Héctor
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 21 Aug 2016 :  17:48:35 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
I finished with the link for the carburator. I was very lucky and I found a grommet that fits in the hole of the heater box. I couldn't buy the grommets that are similar to the original as the UK seller doesn't ship to Spain or France.
I don't know where does it come from as I found it on the street.



I made a hole on the back


It fits perfectly but I made the inner part from 3d printer as the white original ring doesn't fit inside.
I tried different sizes:





Please, don't look at the heater box, I know, it's terrible, but, first the car must run.

Héctor

Edited by - x96 on 21 Aug 2016 17:57:22
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 21 Aug 2016 :  17:56:06 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote


I made also the front part from 3d printer, that part that keeps the spring and the rod.
Also with different sizes to see which one fits better, they are small so they are cheap to print







Héctor

Edited by - x96 on 21 Aug 2016 17:56:49
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Yetanother96
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
175 Posts

Posted - 21 Aug 2016 :  18:34:13 Show Profile Reply with Quote
That's a job well done Hector, I'm impressed. After being bullied by other Saab 96V4 enthusiasts on this site about the state of my heater box, I must also insist that you spray your heater box too! See my latest update. If you encounter any problems with suppliers not wishing to post to France or Spain, then please contact me and we can arrange something. I could receive parts and then post them on to you.
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 22 Aug 2016 :  21:14:51 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thanks for your offer, I really appreciate it. I don't discard to need it in the future.
The heater box is a big thing and close to the eyes when the bonnet is open, I would like to restore it but is necessary time for removing and painting, as I see on your projects takes a while. I have to change also the valve, stucked in closed position.

I've been busy with the carburattor and fuel delivery. I made new gaskets as I've opened so many times the carb, that I've destroyed the card gaskets.



The old plastic gaskets are in apparent good condition but they don't keep the vacumm.

I found an orange powder on the bottom of the float chamber, probably rest of rust from the tank. the filter is not capable to filter everything.
I cleaned the tank as best I could without opening(cutting the steel) but I'm not sure if the tubes are a bit clogged, when I suck from the tube I notice some resistance, in any case if I blow, I hear bubbles in the tank. Maybe it's normal.

Héctor
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72sonett3
V4 Fan

Spain
187 Posts

Posted - 20 Apr 2017 :  09:52:33 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Your 96 is a '78- and all the gauges have orange hands. There is also a clock with orange hands that match the rest of the gauges. Your clock is for an older model 95/96.

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'72 97
'77 96L conv.
'79 96GL (LPG)
'83 900i (LPG)
'95 900SE conv.
'99 9-3T
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 20 Apr 2017 :  19:58:01 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
I know, I know, but I've never seen a clock with oranges hands. They seems quite rare.
I would buy it.

I check often tradera or ebay but they come only in white.

I thought to open it and paint the handles but I would have to match the color closely to avoid a blunder and on the other hand it is not sure that it can be open without breaking it.

P.D. I hope to meet you in Dinslaken, but I'll go with my daily car C900 Dustin. It would be so nice to go with the 96. Let's see if I can put it on the road this summer

Héctor
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 05 Sep 2017 :  09:13:22 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
After a long while I return to the car and I try to fix the starting problems.
My intention is to move the car and start to use it as second car.
Cleaned the carb and new handmade gaskets fitted. I also removed the new fuel pump thinking that it was clogged with dirty from the tank but blowing through the pipes I noticed that it is clean.
I cleaned the tank from most of the thick dirty but probably something small remained close to the deliver pipe. Difficult to clean it completly without open/cut the tank.
The problem comes from the deliver of fuel from the tank. I blowed through the pipe and I listened bubbles inside de tank.
Then I sucked from it and I could drink a bit of fresh fuel, I prefer beer but, it seems it is the price I have to pay to use the car.
I noticed that the fuel came out with a bit of effort sucking from the pipe, I don’t know if it is normal or the fuel must come out easier with less effort.
The fact is that after doing this I could start the car without flooding the carb with a bottle of fuel and the engine keeps a reasonable idle.
I also added another fuel filter directly after the tank under the rear seat.
It stalled a couple of times but this is maybe related to the carb itself and its settings.
I red in another post that an starting point to adjust the  idle is to screw the idle needle completely and then unscrew it 1.5 turns.
Is that correct for this solex 32/36TDID?
I have a little experience in the past with weber and pieburg and maybe the best is to adjust the needle after doing a few kilometers by test and error procedure.
I also have to say that the last time I started the engine was one year ago. This, surely doesn’ t help.

Héctor
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1778 Posts

Posted - 05 Sep 2017 :  10:26:05 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Cleaning out the tank with it out of the car is best. A few handfuls of bolts with square nuts (Dexion shelf type) and a portable cement mixer (hired) with a drum big enough to hold the tank is a method that has been used. Add a couple of gallons of cheap vinegar and seal all the ins and outs. Press button and go and have your dinner. Come out and reverse the tank and maybe the angle of the drum. Go and have your dessert. Check how things are getting and maybe open another bottle of wine before stopping, if the neighbours haven't already complained.

But, best to drain the tank of the old stuff and put in a 10 litres of the best petrol you can find locally, 97 Premium or better if you can get it. In warmer climes most of the stuff that makes things work in petrol will have evaporated away after standing for a few months so fresh is good. The engine does enjoy the good stuff.

Edited by - Derek on 05 Sep 2017 10:32:10
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2253 Posts

Posted - 05 Sep 2017 :  19:18:28 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
1 1/2 turns should be a good starting point for your Solex (I assume it's a 32TDID, not 32/36 as you wrote?). Then set idle to 850-900 with the throttle stop screw and turn the idle screw in and out until you find the fastest idle. Now readjust idle with the throttle stop screw and you should be good. Before you start, make sure ignition settings are correct.

These carbs are prone to air leaks, which can result in poor idling/ Check the base for straightness and the spindless for play.

www.saabv4.com
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 08 Sep 2017 :  17:41:18 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thanks for your comments Derek, the cement mixer is a great idea, not simple though. I discover the vinegar recently and I like a lot, clean ecofriendly, powerful and cheap.

Melle, I will make those settings in the carb when I'll finally run the car, with the engine hot enough. It is a good tip.
I planarized the carb time ago and I hope it is still flat enough. Last time I put new gaskets I could set a very low idle without hesitation, meaning the vacuum was perfect. this time was different, it stalled a couple of times maybe for lack of fuel delivery or something else. One year stopped is a lot of time.
I need more trys.

Héctor
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