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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 15 Jul 2013 :  11:21:15 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The Saab Shop are manufacturing those (alloy upper spring mounts) - it would definitely be worth sending them a message...

thesaabshop@hotmail.co.uk or 01885 482042

the ones they showed me looked great and also sharpen up the suspension which leads to greater handling!


Simon
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 15 Jul 2013 :  21:22:24 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thanks for your help.
I discard the skandisk option, too expensive,
I've written to the saabshop. I'll see if that's more convenient.

Other option would be go to the local blaksmith and try to copy the rusted ones.
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x96
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France
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Posted - 21 Jul 2013 :  15:53:36 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
I've received the quote from saab shop. Unfortunately, they are also very expensive.
I'll look for second hand ones.

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x96
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France
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Posted - 21 Jul 2013 :  15:58:10 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Link carb solved.





Derek, Thanks for your offer with photos.
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x96
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France
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Posted - 21 Jul 2013 :  16:46:55 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
The upper spring mounts in bad condition.




I've found top rubber stop very similar to original.


Edited by - x96 on 27 Feb 2014 21:11:54
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x96
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France
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Posted - 27 Feb 2014 :  21:35:13 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Time to update...

Thanks to Melle I obtained good spring upper mount second hand in good conditions and at a good price.
I also bought the lower cups. After remove the rust I discover that the steel was too thin and paying for welding that would cost similar to second hand ones.





Héctor
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melle
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United Kingdom
2283 Posts

Posted - 27 Feb 2014 :  21:39:40 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Good to hear from you! Did you move to Sweden?

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 28 Feb 2014 :  22:08:40 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Yes, I've moved to sweden for working for several months. It's nice to see so many saabs, but mainly they are modern models. I'm close to Stockholm, a very nice city, even if the winter doesn't help too much.

For this reason, the restoration of the 96 is going to be different, slight and simple, thinking more in preserve the body and mechanical parts, than a proper restoration. I'm very far from the south of Spain so my target now is to obtain the new plates after the ok from the MOT and put the car on the road.

Héctor
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 01 Mar 2014 :  10:31:25 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Did you bring/ are you planning to bring the car to Sweden? I'm in Stockholm in April.

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 01 Mar 2014 :  20:21:44 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
No, that's no practical, as I would need more than 4 days for the trip. They are 3.600 kms. It would be more interesting to buy another example here, there are some.
And the car needs a lot of work. I don't know when I'm going to finish it...

I'll be here until end of march or probably more, we could meet in Stockholm and have a drink.

Héctor

Edited by - x96 on 01 Mar 2014 20:22:57
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x96
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France
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Posted - 01 Mar 2014 :  20:32:05 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
In autumn I removed the back wings and started to remove the paint and rust protection inside. It worked very well preserving correctly from rust so many years. Of course there're corrosion on the edges but it's light, except under the rubber protection.
The inner part are ok except some small spots of rust.
I didn't want to paint the hole car but it is going to be difficult just paint the wings and the bottom of the doors.







Héctor

Edited by - x96 on 01 Mar 2014 20:42:03
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x96
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France
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Posted - 01 Mar 2014 :  20:38:20 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote




Héctor
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x96
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France
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Posted - 01 Mar 2014 :  20:41:27 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote



And mounting the spring and caps provisionaly.


Héctor
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 01 Mar 2014 :  20:48:17 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Do you know if this rusted hexagon part can be separated in two pieces?

It is just to screw the new bump stop on it



Héctor
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 14 Apr 2014 :  23:52:33 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
I had problems with the solex. I removed the piston of the booster but it wasn't a good idea cover the hole with silicon, the petrol dissolved it and causing the flooding at idle.



I've put a piece of metal to force the piston to be always up.



Now it doesn't depend on the vacuum anymore. Probably will lose a bit of power under heavy load but it is safer to have a perfect idle.


Héctor
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