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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:34 pm 
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That was a good weekend, Kev, with one notable exception.... :bag:

Definitely good numbers for the 9000 - monstrous torque! :cool:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:45 pm 
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Yeah did good power, I was happy with what it put out, did more than I thought it would.

At brands again on the 14th (this Saturday coming), and the car is all ready to go, minus a turbo kit and brakes

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The m10 studs and nuts unwound and blew the gasket out again, I think it's because the bolts came out the centre cartridge supporting the turbo on the block and that I've been driving her hard, I've now bought a multi layered Nissan gasket and also found out they do a nut locking plate too, but I needed to get it back together today so tack welded the studs and nuts to hopefully stop them unwinding and I can still grind the tacks off if I need to take it apart.
Also remade the wastegate recirc pipe up as it blew the thin flexi pipe out, I didn't put a flexi in it as I didn't have one the right size and needed to get it fixed for the trackday but it's still a pretty good job, changed the v band on the downpipe too as the old one was shot.

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Also managed to do it all at work which has been nice as I've been able to do it all much quicker due to having a ramp, also ordered some ds3000 rear pads as the end ones where low and at the same time fitted the Abbott rear discs and fitted the new ds3000 front pads and cleaned the j hooks up on the front discs.

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Also the passenger side bonnet latch snapped so would pop up that corner if you where going at reasonable speeds, luckily I had a spare

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And also got a pic of the Saab fleet at home :D

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The next thing to do it rust as it's bad, but I've got to save up for a bit first as it is much worse than my old anniversary.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:07 pm 
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Didn't realise you still had the dame. 3 Saabs is a good number to have I feel.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:41 pm 
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Now I've been mainly using this on the road I've decided to refine it a little and de race car it a little, I have refitted all the rear seats, fitted some oem rubber mats I had andhave also bought a few missing bits of interior and decided to go full grandad spec and bought a wood dash facia and new door cards with walnut door tops, I'm also planning on fitting standard aero wheels back on but that will require me to sadly loose the front ap racing brakes so that will happen in some time.

How much interest would there be in a big brake kit to fit under the stick wheels?, I'm planning on getting a custom kit made up of wilwood calipers, custom brackets and bells and the biggest discs I can fit.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:49 pm 
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wheelynutz wrote:
How much interest would there be in a big brake kit to fit under the stick wheels?, I'm planning on getting a custom kit made up of wilwood calipers, custom brackets and bells and the biggest discs I can fit.
I'd be interested in this, depending on price and such. But I'd also be interested in your AP kit if you're getting rid of it. ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:39 pm 
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ommony wrote:
wheelynutz wrote:
How much interest would there be in a big brake kit to fit under the stick wheels?, I'm planning on getting a custom kit made up of wilwood calipers, custom brackets and bells and the biggest discs I can fit.
I'd be interested in this, depending on price and such. But I'd also be interested in your AP kit if you're getting rid of it. ;)


I've not looked into it hugely at the moment or spoken to the peeps about making brackets and bells but at a quick tot up I'd say it'll be around £1300ish for everything, calipers, pads, discs, bells, brackets etc but that is only a very rough guide on me adding all the bits up separately and adding them together, once I look into it more deeply I will know.
I'll probably keep my ap's for the mean time or until I'm skint, lol


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:52 pm 
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Like the transparent tyres. Though I feel they clash with the slipper and pipe look you are going for...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:05 pm 
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Like the transparent tyres. Though I feel they clash with the slipper and pipe look you are going for...

Lol, I do like the pipe and slippers look, I like to try and hide the fact that it has a gt30 hanging off it, I'm probably going to keep the bucket seats in it as I like the driving feel but I might fit a flat front carlsson steering wheel if I can find a good condition one to replace my personal wheel that I have at the mo to go with the oem theme


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:48 am 
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wheelynutz wrote:
ommony wrote:
wheelynutz wrote:
How much interest would there be in a big brake kit to fit under the stick wheels?, I'm planning on getting a custom kit made up of wilwood calipers, custom brackets and bells and the biggest discs I can fit.
I'd be interested in this, depending on price and such. But I'd also be interested in your AP kit if you're getting rid of it. ;)


I've not looked into it hugely at the moment or spoken to the peeps about making brackets and bells but at a quick tot up I'd say it'll be around £1300ish for everything, calipers, pads, discs, bells, brackets etc but that is only a very rough guide on me adding all the bits up separately and adding them together, once I look into it more deeply I will know.
I'll probably keep my ap's for the mean time or until I'm skint, lol


Biggest discs are probably going to be around 308mm as in the 9-5 conversion. Although the wilwood calliper may allow for a slightly bigger disc. There would be no need to go disc and bells a one piece disc would do.
As a rough guide you can buy a big brake kit consisting of 330mm discs wilwood calipers brackets and hoses for &750 plus £150 for postage from the states.

I would guesstimate it could be done for under £700 using one piece 308mm discs.

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