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john-saab
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Posted - 27 Sep 2015 :  07:32:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Melle and Chris. I have folders full of service information sheets...in no order yet..I also have a few very early folders as well (pre blue/grey with a "hessien print" cover. beyond the official service info sheets I also have "dealer info" sheets..these were for the bosses only and not for staff to see.
We have just hit our busy period so I won't get a chance to scan them yet but I will try to organise it all this winter.

'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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melle
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United Kingdom
2603 Posts

Posted - 27 Sep 2015 :  08:59:07 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Would be great if that goldmine could be made accesible to the humble V4 fan!

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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
2166 Posts

Posted - 01 Oct 2015 :  14:44:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Just sent you a PM...
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 01 Oct 2015 :  16:39:54 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Me or Zagato?

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UK_Sub
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Posted - 01 Oct 2015 :  16:40:56 Show Profile Reply with Quote
PM for Mr Zagato, I have an underseal question...
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 01 Oct 2015 :  16:44:05 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Alright!

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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 03 Oct 2015 :  08:33:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by john-saab
Melle and Chris. I have folders full of service information sheets...in no order yet..I also have a few very early folders as well (pre blue/grey with a "hessien print" cover. beyond the official service info sheets I also have "dealer info" sheets..these were for the bosses only and not for staff to see.
We have just hit our busy period so I won't get a chance to scan them yet but I will try to organise it all this winter.

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



Thought you had the same John and a more comprehensive collection. Went to the village library but they don,t have a scanner, and about 5 books!! Tis lurvely out in the sticks but you back in time! I don,t have a scanner or printer, cost too much, SAAB parts more important

Edited by - Zagato on 03 Oct 2015 08:35:29
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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 03 Oct 2015 :  10:02:39 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Most modern printer/photocopiers have a scan feature these days and can either email a number of scanned pages or save them to a USB stick.

Protaprint/Kall Kwik would probably do it for you, but they would obviously charge for it as it's very time consuming.
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Zagato
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United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 24 Oct 2015 :  13:54:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Finally won a NOS bonnet release cable within my budget, still mad money at 54.99 but cheaper then the previous one which went for 75 and the one prior to that at 65. I could have fitted a generic one I should think from kit car suppliers but it,s nice to have original stuff for my ole girl!



On another note, Dinitrol are selling clear underbody wax, I am going to buy a can and see how clear/opaque it is. Might be an option if you can keep an eye on what is going on underneath!

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 24 Oct 2015 13:56:19
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melle
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United Kingdom
2603 Posts

Posted - 24 Oct 2015 :  14:08:04 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
If you're a tight arse like me a Sturmey Archer rear drum brake cable does the job perfectly and the original bonnet release T-handle fits the thread:



I'd think a choke cable would work as well?

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andydeans3
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United Kingdom
1106 Posts

Posted - 24 Oct 2015 :  15:45:22 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Zagato
I was bidding for that bonnet release cable as well.....I bailed out at around 30 I think. My one still works, but it's a bit short.....

Thanks for the Sturmy Archer tip Melle.
I'm going to the NEC Classic show next month, I'm sure I'll pick something up there.
Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 24 Oct 2015 :  18:45:34 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Sensible price Andy, similar to other bonnet cables you can google. No idea why NOS SAAB 96 bonnet cables go for so much dosh consistently on E Bay when other things will do. It was my 50th birthday present to myself, been after one since I got the car so went the extra reluctantly.

Just need a very good no rust genuine SAAB front wing, petrol filler pipe, balance shaft, timing gears, clutch, engine hose set and a few other odds and sods. A quick respray of wings, engine bay, front panel and hope to be back on the road for next summer An entire strip down and respray will have to wait for another time...

thanks for the petrol cap Andy, it arrived yesterday. Melle careful going down hill on yer bike mate Good idea though...

Edited by - Zagato on 24 Oct 2015 18:52:59
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melle
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United Kingdom
2603 Posts

Posted - 24 Oct 2015 :  19:32:52 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Bikes with brakes are for sissies.

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Peter96
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United Kingdom
286 Posts

Posted - 26 Oct 2015 :  14:13:58 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I managed to get a generic cable in my local motor factors for 8, but then I'm cautious with the old money.
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 01 Feb 2016 :  12:09:15 Show Profile Reply with Quote


Back to work on the 96, going to try and do a bit every evening... Still can,t face covering up all the original grey paint with Dinitrol but will paint on carefully ACF-50 down the seams etc for now. I was going to replace the springs but having just got the wire wool out they look in pretty good nick with the original black paint still on and I am not fussed about handling so they will do for now.

Question. Is the cone bit in the middle of the spring metal, tricky getting the original underseal off that. It all looks in good nick and I can,t take the springs off so hopefully a good dowsing in ACF-50 will soak in and preserve it, have already done it from inside the wing. The cup looks in good shape so far, a job for the not so distant future I suppose just in case!

My Border Collie now 4months and in the way as usual...



1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 01 Feb 2016 12:32:31
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