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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:06 am 
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Good choice on the grill & front spoiler, I made the same changes to mine :D

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That’s a super clean and very nice looking 99 you have there.. :D I’m very interested in the aftermarket exhaust system you have.. Mine is about due for a change.. Did you fit it yourself or was it made for you? What’s it sound like? What sort price should I expect to pay?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:43 am 
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Robgcoll wrote:
Espin99 wrote:
Good choice on the grill & front spoiler, I made the same changes to mine :D

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That’s a super clean and very nice looking 99 you have there.. :D I’m very interested in the aftermarket exhaust system you have.. Mine is about due for a change.. Did you fit it yourself or was it made for you? What’s it sound like? What sort price should I expect to pay?


Made and fitted by the local Powerflow agent.
I was quoted £399 inclusive, but I found out they are signed up to the Defence Discount Service. So the final bill was £359 with the discount.
Lifetime warranty on all parts fitted as well.


Its got a nice burble to it but is quite loud under load, it pops nicely on the overrun.
I suspect it might be a bit loud for some, but being partially deaf its fine for me :lol:


I had the centre box deleted, if the centre box had been retained I reckon it would have still had a nice burble to it, but not as loud under load.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:29 pm 
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Espin99 wrote:
Robgcoll wrote:
Espin99 wrote:
Good choice on the grill & front spoiler, I made the same changes to mine :D

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=176781&start=60#p1695632


That’s a super clean and very nice looking 99 you have there.. :D I’m very interested in the aftermarket exhaust system you have.. Mine is about due for a change.. Did you fit it yourself or was it made for you? What’s it sound like? What sort price should I expect to pay?


Made and fitted by the local Powerflow agent.
I was quoted £399 inclusive, but I found out they are signed up to the Defence Discount Service. So the final bill was £359 with the discount.
Lifetime warranty on all parts fitted as well.


Its got a nice burble to it but is quite loud under load, it pops nicely on the overrun.
I suspect it might be a bit loud for some, but being partially deaf its fine for me :lol:


I had the centre box deleted, if the centre box had been retained I reckon it would have still had a nice burble to it, but not as loud under load.


Just read your full thread on you silver 99. You do like your 99’s! :shock: There are some great mods you’ve done! Hope you do intend keeping it..

Think I may go for a more standard stainless steel exhaust setup to keep the sound levels down and more original. Like your 99 mine is a totally original no respray, no rust and solid example! Can’t believe it’s nearly 37 years old! I purchased it in september after looking around for quite awhile, then got the clutch, breaks and MOT done at Malcom Miles in Leicester. I’ve spent this winter cleaning it and bringing it back to its former glory.

Got the chance to give it a good blast around the country lanes near me today to see how well it drives and to get rid of some of the cobwebs. The only problems I have are it seems to be running a bit rich and lumpy (Think the carburetor needs servicing) and the fuel gauge doesn’t work? But other than that it’s great! :D Do you run yours on standard unleaded fuel?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:07 pm 
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I've had a good number of 99's over the years. I do intend keeping this one for the foreseeable future.

I run mine on super, usually V-Power as there is a Shell station just down the road from me. There is a slight performance and mpg increase using the super and it does tend to run better on it.

It might be worth checking the carb diaphragms if its not been changed recently. They have a habit of splitting, which will result in the symptoms you describe.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:48 am 
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Well, as the weather has been so bad for the last couple of weeks with no chance of driving the 99, I decided to concentrate on the back of the car, giving it a good clean and tidy up... boot stripped out, fully cleaned and vacuumed and now looking like new!!
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I’ve also replaced all the wheel arch trims with new ones from SAABits, added the rubber waste height trim that I think was an extra at the time.. Decided against putting the accent stripe (Hockey Stick) on. Also stripped down the rear bumper brackets and metal parts, got rid of all the surface rust and gave them a good paint. All looking very tidy! I’ve also got a new exhaust system to fit so I’m going to re underseal the back half of the car too.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:55 am 
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Looking very tidy 8)

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added the rubber waste height trim that I think was an extra at the time..


Yes they were.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:20 pm 
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Thanks Mal.

After many hours pondering whether or not to fit the rubber stripe, and looking at 99’s on the net I can say I’m very happy with the result.. I think with the side vent trims fitted too it gives the car a much more retro look.

I’m very tempted to take the bottom strips off. Will I be left with holes in the doors? I’m also worried the white paint will have gone yellow underneath!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:33 pm 
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That is one beautiful car :envy:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:05 pm 
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That is one beautiful car :envy:

what he said :envy:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:42 pm 
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Thanks...I like it..

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:03 am 
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Robgcoll wrote:
Thanks Mal.

After many hours pondering whether or not to fit the rubber stripe, and looking at 99’s on the net I can say I’m very happy with the result.. I think with the side vent trims fitted too it gives the car a much more retro look.

I’m very tempted to take the bottom strips off. Will I be left with holes in the doors? I’m also worried the white paint will have gone yellow underneath!


The rubber swage line stripe looks good :D

If the bottom strips are not damaged, discoloured or already peeling off I'd leave them. If you do take them off there may or may not be some discolouration.

As for holes in the doors, this is because the 99 & C900 share the same doors and the holes were present from the introduction of the T16 with Aero kit.
It depends on when yours was manufactured. 82 and before should not have them. 83 some do some don't. 84 onwards most if not all had the doors with holes.

Rather than take the trims off to find out, take the door cards off you'll be able to see if they have then.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:08 pm 
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Looking good Robgcoll.

I like the rubber swage line stripe. Do you have a picture of the front end at the bonnet shut line ?

Where did you find this? I have been thinking about adding a stripe to mine.

How did you fix the side vent trims ? I have a set of these but I do not have any fixings. Tiger seal ?

Mine are chrome but I like the black finish on the white car.

Excellent work on the boot area. It does indeed look new :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:58 pm 
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Hi Stig,

The rubber stripe was purchased from a well known auction site and cost £7.99 for 8m x 12mm. Which is the perfect length for doing both sides of the car. Thought it was pretty good value! Bet it would’ve cost a lot more from Saab back in the day!! I don’t think it’s quite as round a profile, but looks very close to the original when fitted.
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I fixed the side vent trims on with something called Puraflex 40 which is a black sealant glue.. Then kept them in place with Gaffa tape over night to set.
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Thanks for the comments Stig.. would love to see some photos of my 99 twin. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:09 am 
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A couple more photos..
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Espin99 wrote:
Looking very tidy 8)

Robgcoll wrote:
added the rubber waste height trim that I think was an extra at the time..


Yes they were.


I thought the waist line was dropped when then lower wide trim came in.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:14 pm 
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Perfect Robgcoll.

I am convinced :P . . . . . I like it.
Thanks for the information.
I will post a photo if I can work out how to do it :oops:

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I think I'll be investing in some of that myself.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:49 pm 
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Another weekend and a bit more done on the car.. Finally fitted the front spoiler. :D After a lot of research online I decided to fabricate the air vents and metal fittings myself. Think I’ve got it looking pretty close to the original.
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I’ll give the spoiler and fittings a coat of satin black with the vent surround and screws painted gloss black.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:02 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:06 pm 
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I decided to make the vent surrounds from a sheet of abs plastic. After careful measuring from photos of original turbo spoilers, I made templates and copied them on to the plastic sheet. Then cut them out, smoothed off the edges and heated them up to bend them to shape. Now that there fitted to the spoiler I don’t think you can tell there not original!
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