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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1792 Posts

Posted - 19 Jan 2017 :  13:36:33 Show Profile Reply with Quote
There are several UK companies that will re cover your wheel. Google is your friend. One of them offers a same day service if you are desperate. Moto-Lita do various thickness spacers that would likely solve the clearance problem.
I have a very nice flat 14 1/2" black Mot-Lita if you are interested along with a 99 Sport wheel with boss and horn push. I think the Saab/Moto-Lita is a 15"?
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 19 Jan 2017 :  13:46:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Think I may end up with three wheels. PM sent Derek.

This company has been recommended, getting a quote at the moment, will let you know what the quality is like.

http://royalsteeringwheels.com



Edited by - Zagato on 19 Jan 2017 13:47:32
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GeoffC
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
355 Posts

Posted - 19 Jan 2017 :  16:42:00 Show Profile Reply with Quote
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Also I have had a Sport wheel before, the correct flat type (not 99 dished type!) but it kept catching on the windscreen wiper lever. Anyone had the same problem with a SAAB or Moto Lita wheel?


I fitted flat MotoLita 15" wheels on two of my 96's and found that the windscreen wiper stalk only needed a slight bend back towards the dash to eliminate the clearance problem. Best taking the stalk off and bending it otherwise there is a risk of breaking something. Having said that I did do one in situ and got away with it but better to support it properely.....! It doesn't need that much of a tweak.

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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 19 Jan 2017 :  18:00:26 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks for that Geoff, gorgeous 96 interior

Edited by - Zagato on 19 Jan 2017 18:00:58
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GeoffC
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
355 Posts

Posted - 19 Jan 2017 :  18:37:22 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Yes I loved that car - 1969 V4 de-luxe in proper glossy Saab black with red interior. Ironically I ended up spraying the grey dash crackle matt black when my brother did his. Looking back I prefer the grey and in fact the grey of the '67 to '69 dashes are the ones I prefer now.

Pic of my brothers 1970 V4 interior - sorry about the quality!



My next 96 was a 1973 so that had the black dash as did PUP which must have been one of the first of the black dashes.
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2398 Posts

Posted - 19 Jan 2017 :  20:03:49 Show Profile Reply with Quote
nice to see the Avanti map light Geoff, had one in roughly the same place. Never had a problem with windscreen wiper arm, but did have a problem with the indicator stalk when using main beam function on the Troll. It would hit the wheel and not engage correctly. It needed the steering column adjusting. In the short term I swopped it for a 99 dished wheel. The problem never presented itself with the original car.

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GeoffC
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United Kingdom
355 Posts

Posted - 19 Jan 2017 :  20:19:39 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Yes Avantis were the best. I've fitted one in the Sonett - still hoping to do a 12 car or some event sometime in the future... !
Nice to see your grey dash too - definitely the best!

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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 20 Jan 2017 :  20:00:29 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Derek's Mota Lita & 99 sport wheel is still up for grabs. I had already bought a Mota Lita as mentioned previously. I mis read Dereks post, thought it was a SAAB 96 wheel .



Edited by - Zagato on 20 Jan 2017 20:02:06
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 21 Jan 2017 :  13:53:05 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Some bits arrived from Malbrads . The wind deflectors are an exact copy and fit perfectly.


Edited by - Zagato on 21 Jan 2017 13:53:45
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green96v4
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Canada
361 Posts

Posted - 21 Jan 2017 :  18:19:14 Show Profile Visit green96v4's Homepage Reply with Quote
how much was the release fork? (mine's gone oval)

quote:
Originally posted by Zagato
Some bits arrived from Malbrads . The wind deflectors are an exact copy and fit perfectly.



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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 21 Jan 2017 :  19:37:25 Show Profile Reply with Quote
93 for the new clutch fork. Wind deflectors about 20 each and the petrol tank hose 33 which Steve has had made up. I had the last one but I'm sure he will have some more made.


Edited by - Zagato on 21 Jan 2017 19:41:04
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2444 Posts

Posted - 21 Jan 2017 :  21:18:03 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
OK, not everybody can weld, but why would you otherwise want a new clutch release fork for that money? Repairing an old one is a 10 min job and it'll last as long as a new one surely? Another advantage of repairing a used one, is that if installing a new clutch kit, you can adjust the holes to the size of the new-style Sachs release bearing, which have smaller diameter axle stubs than "proper" ones.

www.saabv4.com
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john-saab
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United Kingdom
2665 Posts

Posted - 22 Jan 2017 :  08:25:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
As you have a new clutch fork on the bench can you do me a favor. I need the measurements of that top hole..distance from rear of arm and front of arm if the arm is exactly the same as original. I have welded a few up but it's guess work as to where center should be (usually they only wear at the front but sometimes there is no true reference point)


'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 22 Jan 2017 :  11:39:03 Show Profile Reply with Quote
John I have tried to measure with a steel rule but trying to get it both dead centre by eye over both holes or side then guessing which is the middle the other way is tricky to say the least. I presume this measurement has to be spot on so wouldn,t want to offer you a gestimate. I don,t know if Malbrads can figure a way of measuring accurately. They may have the original measurements needed to make it in the first place! From what I can measure they are identical.

Picture of old hole on the right and new on the left. I thought the wear (70k motor, used mainly for short trips) was to the narrower lip but it appears the wear is more to the thicker part of the arm! Doesn,t look too bad so will keep the other in stock that's if Melle doesn,t want my new one for 100






Edited by - Zagato on 22 Jan 2017 11:40:07
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2444 Posts

Posted - 22 Jan 2017 :  18:36:03 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Haha, I'll keep that in mind Zagato! ;)

John, as long as you keep things parallel and make sure the arm can't touch the pressure plate you can't be far off so you should be good. I stick a rod through the tube and a rod through the release bearing holes and eyeball parallelism. I've repaired about half a dozen and never had complaints.

www.saabv4.com
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