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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Location: Leicester/Blackpool
Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Thanks for everybody's comments :)

Car is really starting to come on now and take shape.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Finalized my sticker plans today, waiting for proofs to come through, but here is a mock up I have done to show where they are going and what designs I am using.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
New spot light covers arrived today. Let's see how long these ones last before they are nicked!!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:11 am 
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Location: Aberdeen,UK
Car Model: C900S LPT Vert, 99 GL, 96 V4,
Coolio. 8)

looking good.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Location: Leicester/Blackpool
Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Some more decals have been made for the 99 courtesy of IDGenie in Coventry. I cant recommend their work enough, did exactly what I asked for, and even created these graphics from slightly dodgy pics.

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I am currently waiting for a reply about some final graphics I will be having made, but I have no doubt they will be top quality if they are possible to be done. They also sorted and fitted the side stripes to the car as well.

Adam

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:34 pm 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Decals are finally finished, and as I predicted in my last post they are great. That is it for the outside now.

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I just have some small jobs to do to the inside and then the fun can begin with the engine tuning :D I have a rallycross cam waiting for it that I bought from Sweden and will be fitting twin 40 webers.

Hope everybody is enjoying the thread. Hopefully won't be too long before I start the full restoration of the T16s :D

Adam

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:25 am 
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Location: NETTLEHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE
Car Model: 99GL, Jaguar XF & Fiat 500
Looking good Adam, although I personally would have just stuck with the plain stripe.

But its your car and as long as your happy with it that's really all that matters.

Looking forward to the writeup on the twin carb install 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:34 am
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Location: Robin Hoods Bay N.YORKS.
Car Model: C900i, V4 95, 9-5 2.2 Diesel E
This is the nicest modified saab I have ever seen, I just love the look of this car. I am normally one for originality but this has changed my views a bit.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Location: Leicester/Blackpool
Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
I really need to get my finger out and get the twin carbs fitted. I have a feeling that may be a Christmas leave task.

Thank you so much proudy for your comments. I am really pleased with how this is turning out. I love modifying cars but not going too much over the top with them.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:32 pm 
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Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 5:49 pm
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Location: Leicester/Blackpool
Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Well it has been a while since I posted anything about the 99 on here due to my 900 T16S restoration taking priority!!

As I have fitted a saab 900 2 door rear spoiler to the boot the springs needed moving to their strongest setting. So dad took a picture of the genuine boot spring tool and made one!!!! We used it today and moved the springs, but as we thought, they still weren't strong enough!!!

Dad then came up with the idea of fitting gas struts instead of springs!!!!

After a bit of measuring up and trial fitting, here is what we came up with.................................

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Hey Presto!!!!!!!! Saab 99 2 door complete with boot gas struts!! :) :)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:45 pm 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Thought I would give the 99 a birthday today and a bit of TLC. As it will be used up until Christmas now whilst my T16S is being rebuilt I decided to re underseal the whole of the car (wheel arches and floor)

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Luckily my dad had a free lift in his workshop today which meant I could spend the day giving it a good polishing too :)

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I thought I would make the most of using the spare lift, so I sent the 99 up in the air to get a look at it next to the T16S!!!!

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They look great next to each other!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:53 pm 
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Car Model: 99GL, Jaguar XF & Fiat 500
Both looking good Adam 8)

Might be worth sticking one of those photo's in the calendar thread :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:14 pm 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Thanks Espin, I have submitted an entry for the calendar. Hopefully I have submitted it correctly.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:42 am 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Was driving back from a Brass Band rehearsal last night, when the engine suddenly stopped!!!!! Phoned Dad who came and towed me back to his garage. Suspected started motor failure. Went into the garage this morning to fix, but the started motor is perfectly fine.

Engine still wouldn't turn.

Retraced previous jobs just incase...............everything fine.

Took cam cover off and cam out........................we found this!!!!!

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Valve snapped!!!!! Valve head is somewhere between the top of the piston and the cylinder head!!!

Could be in need of a piston or an engine!!!

Is there any difference between a 1975 B engine and a 1980 B engine??

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:00 pm 
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Location: Ellesmere
Car Model: 1989 Saab 900 T16 (Black)
Bad luck! Wonder what caused that? By the way, what band do you play for? I'm a sop player for my sins.....

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:11 pm 
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We don't know what made it do it. My dad will be investigating what has happened.

I was helping out Bilton Silver Band in Rugby at a rehearsal on cornet. I'm in the Army as a musician and part of one of the 3 new brass bands that have been formed recently.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:11 pm 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Engine rebuild well underway. Nearly ready to go back in.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:48 am 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Well engine has been joined back up with the gearbox and has been lowered into the engine bay and plumbed up.
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It currently has the old scrap head on it for lifting purposes. New head is nearly built just waiting for my shims to arrive so I can fit my new uprated cam.

Goal is to have it up and running by next weekend!! (FINGERS CROSSED)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:01 am 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Well thanks to my dad, the goal was achieved, although it currently doesn't have my uprated cam fitted as the shims still haven't arrived yet!!! So it is still running in standard form (but better than ever) :-)

THANKS DAD!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:07 am 
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Nice one Adams dad, wish my dad was so handy with old Saabs :P 8)


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