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UK_Sub
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Posted - 25 Jul 2017 :  22:10:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Fitted the material to the 'tonneau/bed cover' which looks a little smarter, shame about the rest of the car ;)

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UK_Sub
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Posted - 10 Aug 2017 :  17:23:26 Show Profile Reply with Quote
We made it to Germany and back, saw some lovely cars and met some great people...

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Derek
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11 Aug 2017 :  11:01:55 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Excellent. Well done!
Can we have a link to that site please as it looks as if you can click through their photos. Thanks.
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 11 Aug 2017 :  11:41:06 Show Profile Reply with Quote
No problem - here you go...
https://www.nrz.de/staedte/dinslaken-huenxe-voerde/saab-fans-treffen-sich-in-dinslaken-id211488863.html
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 11 Aug 2017 :  11:54:13 Show Profile Reply with Quote
A few more photos of the trip;

Letting the train take the strain


First pit stop for some coffee, looked like the big fella is a permanent fixture


Spotted this for sale on the way (only old Saab we saw until Germany)


First stopover in Oudenaarde at the bike museum


rained on Saturday







But the sun popped out again in the afternoon




Took the car ferry on the last evening in Germany


Trying out some new rims


Drove through the Menin gate on the way home




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UK_Sub
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Posted - 11 Sep 2017 :  11:18:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Trying to get to the bottom of the continued petrol fume smells eminating from the pickup. So thought I'd watch the tank as I filled it up, as it got towards the top, I noticed some splashes appearing on the wall next to the tank, then a full on leak of petrol running along the lower edge of the tank!

I still couldn't see where it was coming from, so decided to remove the tank and have a proper look. So with the car jacked up and a 40ltr trug positioned under the car, I emptied the tank and took it out of the car.

With the tank out of the car, it was fairly obvious where the leak was coming from, it looked like there had been a repair (possibly filler) made around the base of the breather tube. With it removed, it looked like this...


Check there weren't any other leaks by dunking in the bath, thankfully no bubbles! Then I filled up the tank with water - so I could feel safer when it came to soldering the joint!
So with some flux applied to the joint and some solder in place, I approached the tank with a gas torch!


and here is the result...


I then emptied out the water and did another dunk test and all looks OK, so the next stage is to stick it back in the car, fill it up and watch for any leaks, but hopefully I'm in the clear!



Edited by - UK_Sub on 11 Sep 2017 11:22:17
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melle
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Posted - 11 Sep 2017 :  12:10:59 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Good one Simon!

You look like a pedlar with that crowd around you in the Dinslaken pic. ;)

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UK_Sub
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Posted - 11 Sep 2017 :  20:25:12 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Every time I opened it, people would appear from nowhere - probably a bit disappointed there weren't any Saab goodies for sale!
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Dirtbiker
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Posted - 11 Sep 2017 :  20:56:46 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Looks like a great trip!
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 23 Sep 2017 :  19:39:06 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Noticed my throttle linkage was pretty sloppy, so ordered a new linkage kit from Fast Road Cars.

This is how it 'performed' previously...
https://youtu.be/6gyvzfWaJms

And how it works now...
https://youtu.be/16iBVGxH3_U

Much improved, although where the arm sits in the heater box leaves a little to be desired!


Did I see someone producing a replacement for this - using 3D printed 'top hats'?
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72sonett3
V4 Fan

Spain
187 Posts

Posted - 24 Sep 2017 :  08:55:32 Show Profile Reply with Quote
A rubber grommet should do.

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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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RhysN
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 24 Sep 2017 :  09:26:23 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
If someone gave the dimensions of the shaft, and the hole in which it fits, I have access to graphite impregnated nylon bushes of a whole range of sizes. Obviously it's time I got my own car :)
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 01 Oct 2017 :  18:18:22 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Took the sender out, as I have a better one, and found this sitting just below the opening!



As far as I can tell, it's a milk bottle top, how it got in the tank is anyone's guess!
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Derek
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United Kingdom
1778 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2017 :  00:13:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Scroll down this page. I think the Volvo one fits ok but I will have to check the size.

https://www.classicvolvoparts.co.uk/parts.asp?carID=3&cID=56&scID=666&page=F_Throttle_linkage
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 02 Oct 2017 :  09:18:55 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Cheers Derek .
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