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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 23 Jul 2015 :  10:53:42 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks for the 'ballpark' figure.

Mine certainly needs doing - the sills are just bare metal!?!
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Peter96
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United Kingdom
286 Posts

Posted - 24 Jul 2015 :  09:44:09 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I do like that green Land Rover. As my car also needs done and as I'm the wrong side of the Irish Sea to book it in with you, which products do you recommend. All the articles I see seem to praise Dinitrol although my local motor store seem to stock the Comma underseal and wax. Was going to buy some last week but held off until i investigated further. Ps always had a soft spot for the Mk1 & 2 Cortinas. That looks a nice one.
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 24 Jul 2015 :  14:26:20 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Peter, Rejel.com do a range of Dinitrol products straight from Germany, underseal, cavity wax, rust converter and stone chip Very easy to use just need a decent mask as it is toxic?

Talk to Peter and tell him Chris Calvert put you on to him and other forum members for a small discounts!!


1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 24 Jul 2015 14:29:26
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Peter96
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United Kingdom
286 Posts

Posted - 24 Jul 2015 :  18:22:20 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Cheers for that Chris. I'm off for a few weeks in September so will have a go then. I'll definitely need a mask as I suffer from asthma. Can't have any fumes at all!
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 05 Aug 2015 :  10:19:12 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by James Ranaldi
Hi Zagato.

I am still at the planning stage ( "I am unstoppable once I get started ! ") with my 96 refurb and underside treatment would be desirable.
How much is achievable in a garage at home with limited lifting facilities ( trolley jack, axle stands, ramps) ?
Is spraying equipment required ?

Cheers

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 900i Convertible
2001 BMW E46 320 Ci



Sorry James I missed your post and question on the last page. A kit comprising of a mask, boiler suit, gloves etc plus aerosols for cavity wax, underbody wax, stone chip and rust converter can be bought from Rejel.com for about 120. No need for compressors and the cans are very good for coverage and you can get into places you can,t with a Shultz gun or similar. The cans also come with extension nozzles to get into the box sections, one about 3' long with a 360 degree spray nozzle.

It's what I use for the Land Rovers and works very well but I have just enough room to crawl underneath a Landie. I think you would have to drive up on ramps etc to get underneath a SAAB properly (careful of your mudflaps when reversing off them!).

I will start a corrosion prevention guide using past diagrams on the 96 etc that others have submitted on the subject in other clubs that we can all update and add to, to provide a pretty comprehensive guide on the subject

Spotted this yesterday whilst on hols. Rotten at just 6 years old, the underside is what the Titanic would look like if they ever pulled it up... It probably has been waded in the sea...



To be fair it lives in Cornwall where it rains all the time also! Forget sand castles, we made lots of URSAABs in the sand that soon turned into boobs for some reason, daughter is at THAT giggling age, not to mention me!!



Back on topic!



1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 05 Aug 2015 11:33:57
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James Ranaldi
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Posted - 05 Aug 2015 :  18:19:21 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Great stuff Zagato . . . . .Thanks for your feedback.

I am encouraged by your comments . . . .I'll have a look at the web site linky and give it a go.

Cheers

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 900i Convertible
2001 BMW E46 320 Ci
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 25 Aug 2015 :  16:06:01 Show Profile Reply with Quote


Had a SAAB shopping day today helping to clear out a guys garage of old stock...

Never seen one of these in the flesh before!? Bought it cos it is rare to me anyway and the larger bottle behind for my late model as mine has a hole in it.



Finally picked up a working clock with orange hands for the later models and a really nice pair of wing mirrors which I didn,t think I was going to find, no pitting etc. I was looking at the repro Mark Ashcraft ones at the weekend but these are original and cheaper than the repro ones so very pleased.



Bought the passenger side mat if anyone has a good drivers side and rears? Got the older front mat in pic below in the meantime, plus a spare soccerball as I only had four and another plastic grill (can never have enough of them!) and a 'Hadrian' steel front wing which makes a pair as I already have the other side :D



Questions? why does the water bottle have two pumps and wondering why there is a shorter tab/connection for the clock bulb (pictured below on clock side), seem to remember there is only one connection needed to connect, where is that connection lead. Thanks.




1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 25 Aug 2015 16:42:55
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Derek
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 26 Aug 2015 :  13:00:14 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Second pump is for the headlight washers. Were the orange hand clocks from the 99? If so the connection would be for that wiring loom.
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 26 Aug 2015 :  21:51:26 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Maybe the Orange hands clocks were for the 99 as well but have never seen it from memory but have seen many in 96's over the years. I have connected the clocks before but it was a long time ago one lead for the bulb on the side and one for the tab on the back I think. just cannot remember. also seemed to remember not having to wire new leads up but that they were available at the back of dash somewhere but maybe wrong.

1977 96L Opal Green
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Zagato
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United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 16 Sep 2015 :  14:49:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Pouring down today so made a couple of calls to pick up some goodies on a round robin instead of working :D



The NOS handles just above are just the job :D



Not the engine just the ancillaries... Probably don't work but might be handy to have and they were only a fiver so why not.



V4 & Two Stroke service manuals, parts catalogues, one for a Sonett but more interestingly a service information folder for the V4, this is really interesting detailing the updates and modifications of V4's over the years, a real insight into what the problems were and how they were corrected :shock: I just didn,t realise, the real closed behind doors look at these motors!! Think you have one also JohnSAAB. I was going to do a comprehensive rust prevention guide on the V4 but it,s all in the service folder. Wish I had a scanner to put some of this up for people cos I ain,t typing it all out! A lot of you guys will already have the folder anyway...

Also bought this NOS mirror the other day, well it,s too nice a bit of bling not to!



1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 16 Sep 2015 14:54:17
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2541 Posts

Posted - 16 Sep 2015 :  22:11:28 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zagato
Wish I had a scanner to put some of this up for people cos I ain,t typing it all out!
If you could find a way to scan the complete service info folder I could upload it to www.saabv4.com to make it accessible to the world?

www.saabv4.com
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 17 Sep 2015 :  07:46:50 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I will find out Melle, my wife maybe able to do it at school. Some current topical examples!






Edited by - Zagato on 17 Sep 2015 08:09:35
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melle
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2541 Posts

Posted - 17 Sep 2015 :  11:41:30 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Wow, I have those books for the 900, never seen the V4 version. Would be awesome to have it on the website!

www.saabv4.com
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 23 Sep 2015 :  12:06:43 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Melle my wife is full out at school in her miserable teaching job, She is not a happy bunny and would leave like 5 other teachers last year if I asked her to scan the file. Will wait until the holidays and do it myself at her school if they have one

This is the look I am thinking of doing on mine, but struggling with it, I am not a stripes and bling wheels bloke but I can always change it back. This one is for sale at the moment, POA on Preloved. LUV Indian Yellow.





Also a 14.5K long nose two stroke on Preloved and an 850 Monte Carlo on Blockett for 16.5k!!

These have just come through the post. NOS reversing light lenses. Nice!




1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 23 Sep 2015 12:09:09
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melle
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United Kingdom
2541 Posts

Posted - 26 Sep 2015 :  11:25:23 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Be great if you could scan it, no sweat though.

www.saabv4.com
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