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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
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Posted - 12 Jun 2014 :  10:58:14 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks Melle. Doesn't need to work as I never connect them cos they drain the battery!

Tommy no one has replied and I'm not sure either but for searching through relevant websites to see if you can find anything suitable e.g. Frosts and other euro something classic car parts that do trim etc Sorry not of much use to you. The earlier white insert always seem to crack so somebody must have found a solution. Unfortunately a lot of people look at this site but not many post

1977 96L Opal Green
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1792 Posts

Posted - 12 Jun 2014 :  14:59:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
This type of clock takes virtually nothing from the battery. They just give it a nudge to wind up the clockwork every 5 to 10 minutes. I've not noticed any drop in the battery after 3 months or more when parked up.
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 12 Jun 2014 :  16:11:45 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Good to know, thanks Derek. I keep my boat battery charged up with a solar panel and have a spare 20W solar panel from my old yacht which I thought I could rig up for the car over winter but I've never needed to, so probably won't bother. I will be taking it out over winter when it's dry anyway to keep things working OK.

Wish I was out in the Solent now - too blimmen hot at the moment, it's always cooler at sea



Had a go at filling two holes in the parcel shelf and re-spraying it but the holes still show so I will either get/make another and eventually get a carpet/mat made up for it similar to the very rare ones you used to get as an accessory. I've only ever seen three, all a faded red, I'll do mine in black. Mine came with my old Souvenir, I've never seen one in an accesory catalogue though!

Matt paint drying whilst it rests on an old Lister cs-5 statinoary engine - the only way to chop logs when it works



1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 12 Jun 2014 16:41:06
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1792 Posts

Posted - 12 Jun 2014 :  23:55:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Nice little cruiser if that was yours. I used to dream, still have a copy of Cruising Under Sail on the book shelf.
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2444 Posts

Posted - 13 Jun 2014 :  00:28:33 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
I found three clocks in my spares pile, all three with white hands unfortunately, sorry...

Listers are amazing pieces of engineering by the way, would love to own one but can't think of any use for it.

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 13 Jun 2014 :  08:19:12 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks for looking mate, the orange hands ones must be quite rare, no prob, I'll stick the one I have in for now.

1977 96L Opal Green
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 13 Jun 2014 :  08:31:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Derek
Nice little cruiser if that was yours. I used to dream, still have a copy of Cruising Under Sail on the book shelf.





Your welcome to come out with me on mine Derek (good bunch of lads, real laugh on the rallies, ex coppers/marines, be prepared to sail with a hangover!! I no longer have the above, although I had many good times in it, the family are only interested in sailing down to the beach or club for cake, fishing etc so I have recently bought the below and love it. Much less hassle and it's all so simple and easy and CHEAP! It means I am no longer resticted to cruising along the South Coast and will be sailing it on the East Coast and Scotland on rallies. I love it. I now have my 96 and ideal boat, couldn't be happier... well I wouldn't mind a Two Stroke again



The sun goes over the yard arm at 11.00am for Strongbow and lunch is mussels in white wine! Beats my usual cheese sarnie!



Swing the camera around and me on the otherside not looking so good - hungover and stuffed!



1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 13 Jun 2014 09:37:46
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Derek
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 13 Jun 2014 :  22:18:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Looks like fun! Did a bit of searching for your boat. Started at Devon Yawl. Found you on Defender2, which led me to Drascombe Cruiser.
Ain't the internet wonderful.

A very kind offer by the way but my wonky leg would make me a bit of a liability. Just an excuse......
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 14 Jun 2014 :  16:25:02 Show Profile Reply with Quote
No problem Derek. I should have named them for you. Cornish Cutter LOA 30' & Drascombe Coaster 22'. Many of the guys I sail with are in their late 60's & 70's - they are on their 4th day on a cruise up the Swedish coast in the Drascombes, lucky swines! None are into SAABs however which seems a waste of a trip to me

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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 15 Jun 2014 :  22:59:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Talking of clocks with orange hands (these are yellow, but close enough), turns out a land rover clock is a close fit...

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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 16 Jun 2014 :  09:11:33 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Your on the wind up Simon

1977 96L Opal Green
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tommygoldy
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Posted - 16 Jun 2014 :  23:18:03 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zagato
Thanks Melle. Doesn't need to work as I never connect them cos they drain the battery!

Tommy no one has replied and I'm not sure either but for searching through relevant websites to see if you can find anything suitable e.g. Frosts and other euro something classic car parts that do trim etc Sorry not of much use to you. The earlier white insert always seem to crack so somebody must have found a solution. Unfortunately a lot of people look at this site but not many post

1977 96L Opal Green




:) Yep. Thanks for the thought! I'm sure something suitable will turn up.
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Zagato
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United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 26 Jun 2014 :  14:27:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
We have started some non club related SAAB meets for London/Surrey/Sus*ex areas and last night was our second meet in Reigate with 8 cars. Next meet is in July at the Ace Cafe with groups from other areas if anyone is interested - details to follow!

The very nice 86K black 900 turbo blew a head gasket having just had a punch up with an Audi!



My old 900 is being scrapped so I had 2 weeks to find a car and just by chance a guy drove in with this CSE in nice condition with a years MOT asking 500. I had just done a job for 350 so had that in cash on me so it came home with me after a haggle It runs OK until you really hoof it so I'm hoping a second hand DI unit will fix it but it may just be the plug, it's also had a new turbo, the speedo doesn't work but I don't need that and it maybe a simple fix! The seller was pretty choked up seeing it go as he had owned it for 22 years...


1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 26 Jun 2014 14:47:53
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 02 Jul 2014 :  09:36:32 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Visited a local car club for the first time last weekend where the heated discussion was what is the definition of a classic car! e.g. spot the red Toyota in the middle of the picture I suppose it depends on when you where born and if you came into the world with taste! Ahem, say's he with a rubber bumper slime green motor!



Hoping to carry on cutting the body metal strips shorter as the black plastic surrounds have shrunk. Used a top tip from Velo2000 about using a number plate plastic fastener with the head filed down when one of my inserts broke.




1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 02 Jul 2014 09:44:47
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2444 Posts

Posted - 02 Jul 2014 :  13:08:16 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zagato
the heated discussion was what is the definition of a classic car!
Why would anyone care if all are having a good time? I never understand this type of debate, it leads to nothing... I'm not particularly interested in Saabs other than V4s and 900s, which doesn't mean other Saab's owners can't be interesting to talk with. Same for the owners of ugly red Toyotas or stupid blue Caterham 7s for that matter. I'm following threads on RetroRides on cars that I absolutely do not like, but I really appreciate people talking/ writing about what they care for.

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