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 Post subject: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:23 pm 
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Location: Near Liverpool
Car Models: Saab 900 and 99
I purchased this a few weeks back, not actually advertised for sale, more of a 'by chance' conversation which lead to me having an extra car. I am not really in the position for another car, I already have 5 and one of those is a nearly finished '76 99 EMS. These don't come up too often, so I knew I had to make a decision or it would be gone.
Condition is really good, just a few little jobs to sort and it will be even better, engine bay detailing, suspension refresh and the usually sporadic central locking problems associated with the early 900's needs to be addressed.
I'm sure many of you on here will already know this car.
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Taking a short break at the motorway services on the 200+ mile journey home, alongside my daily.
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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:34 pm 
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Location: Cleveland North East
Car Models: 99T
Not only is that very rare motoring history.................... its gorgeous :-)

somethmg bout TRX wheels that takes you into SAAB Form and Function ? IMHO

I think your decision was correct, so have a big smile :-)

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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:54 pm 
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Location: West Lancashire
Car Models: 9-5 Aero Estate and 9-3 TiD
Beautiful car, it may be an unconventional view but I think the best 900 model is the 8 valve 5 door. I’d love another one!

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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:11 pm 
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Location: NETTLEHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE
Car Models: 1984 99GL, 1992 C900 T16, Jaguar XF Sportbrake, FIAT 500 TwinAir
Very nice C900 that one 8)

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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:51 pm 
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Location: East Yorkshire
Car Models: C900T.Focus. Berlingo van
Very nice looking car.

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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:25 pm 
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Looking lovely.


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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:10 pm 
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Location: Reading, Saabshire.
Car Models: 97 9000 Aero 2.3T
I had a 81 900 T8 5 door identical to that one, same colour too.

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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:37 am 
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Car Models: Saab 900 and 99
I haven't really done much to it since I got it home, just a quick check over and mental notes of what I want to do next.
I have been gathering parts together, I have a complete rear axle, blasted and powder coated, new B6 shocks and a set of poly bushes to go on, I also have a rear ARB, not sure about fitting this, I probably will. So that is a new rear axle all sorted.

Will over in Sweden/Norway watching the WRC I met up with Jorgen and we discussed gearboxes and parts issues etc, amongst other things. Went out for a spin in his 900T fitted with his new 8.8 primaries.
I got one of his 8.5 kits, this may or may not go on the '81, or I might pass it on, it would suit the 900T really well though.


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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:10 pm 
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Just had a look at Jorgen Eriksson's facebook page. Interesting to see some of the parts he is having manufactured. Also interesting coments regarding 9:33 vs 9:35 final drives.
So you can get EP75 gear oil from Saab Klubben?


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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:03 pm 
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99 Pete wrote:
Just had a look at Jorgen Eriksson's facebook page. Interesting to see some of the parts he is having manufactured. Also interesting coments regarding 9:33 vs 9:35 final drives.
So you can get EP75 gear oil from Saab Klubben?


We were talking about future parts to be manufactured, one of them was a new reverse gear and how to go about it.

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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:07 pm 
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When I got the car home and had a closer inspection, I noticed the early dealer rear window sticker was starting to crack and show its age, so before it got any worse I had a replica made for when the inevitable happens.


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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:22 am 
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Car Models: Saab C900 T16S
Very lovely car, good idea on the sticker too, may I ask where you got the replica done?

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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:00 pm 
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Very lovely car, good idea on the sticker too, may I ask where you got the replica done?


A mate of a mate does this when the boss isn't looking :)

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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:35 pm 
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A beautiful example of an early c900 in a fabulous colour, and on metric wheels too. Glorious!

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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:42 pm 
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A beautiful example of an early c900 in a fabulous colour, and on metric wheels too. Glorious!


Looks like its now on Silver Spokes, as can be seen in the collection photo.

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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:13 pm 
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Espin99 wrote:
Doive wrote:
A beautiful example of an early c900 in a fabulous colour, and on metric wheels too. Glorious!


Looks like its now on Silver Spokes, as can be seen in the collection photo.


Yes, presently on silver spokes, but there is a selection of metric wheels/tyres for special occasions :wink:

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 Post subject: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:42 pm 
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BenDHD wrote:
Very lovely car, good idea on the sticker too, may I ask where you got the replica done?


A mate of a mate does this when the boss isn't looking :)

:-)

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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:29 pm 
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Just a few things to tidy up the engine bay, still a bit to do.
Vapour blasted, degrease next then a few coats of clear rust bullet.
This is what they must look like when new :)


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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
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Very nice 8)

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 Post subject: Re: 900 turbo 8v 1981
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:46 pm 
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Beautiful, particularly love the turbo monogrammed pipeage

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