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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:05 am 
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Car Model: Saab 99 Turbo
DeeDub8 wrote:
I wish everyone would stop setting the bar so high with what they are doing to their 99s. Mine may never see the light of day again to reach that standard.

Jolly fine looking machine sir.


Thank you Sir, I can take only limited credit for this car as it was restored by '1985T16s' about 5 years ago... 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:49 pm 
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So, after collecting my new set of HT leads from the sorting office this morning (thank you BillJ) and fitting them, the missus and I finally set off for Winchester. Ten minutes down the road and stuck in traffic the car started overheating (fan did kick in earlier but clearly now not working) managed some nifty manoeuvring to get around the Hanger Lane (A406) and into clean air which brought the temperature down to normal. Thankfully the M40, M25 and M3 were all relatively clear and the car purred along at a steady 65mph for the rest of the journey. Before continuing to Goodwood in the morning, I’ll have a quick look to see if maybe a wire came off the thermostat or something equally silly. Don’t want to get stuck in a queue at the race course and overheat again...

To be continued!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:16 pm 
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Made it! Overheating was indeed due to a wire off the thermostat so easy fix even without tools. The one hour drive from Winchester to Goodwood was very pleasant and the venue itself did not disappoint. A challenging 3hr return journey to north London saw the temperature once again rise to uncomfortable levels in heavy traffic so pulled over and bypassed the thermostat altogether by joining the wires and having the fan permanently on till we got home. So far I’ve done 400 miles since the MOT 10 days ago and generally speaking I’m very happy with how the car performs.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:31 am 
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Gotta love a 99 :D

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:28 am 
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Only one Mal? :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:03 am 
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As many as you like if you can get away with it :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:12 pm 
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Well I am under a bit of pressure what with two early Landies, two bay window VW's, two Fiat 127 plus the two plus two 99's... Personally I always felt 10 classic cars is about right but this opinion is not shared by SWMBO... :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:12 pm 
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Well I am under a bit of pressure what with two early Landies, two bay window VW's, two Fiat 127 plus the two plus two 99's... Personally I always felt 10 classic cars is about right but this opinion is not shared by SWMBO... :lol:

Maybe she think's you aren't utilising the space in the Shed efficiently and it's not the number of cars that's the issue.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:45 am 
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So, 500 miles since her MOT last month and PLW is back at the barn. I must confess the car is really growing on me (even if it is a sheep in wolves’ clothing...) As a special treat, I’m renewing springs, shocks, bushes and ball joints all round. The front ones are definitely shot as there is a fair bit of ‘clonking’ noise when driving over rough surfaces. And before you ask, yes, it will be slightly lowered...

I’ve also removed the wheel arch trims as these are just water/rust traps. Quick wipe and a polish and the arches look as new. Small fuel leak from collar to tank sorted after the jubilee clip was found corroded through and still working on getting the choke cable/sleeve working properly, the fixed part that fits through the dashboard is broken so choke pulls on fine but won’t retract fully when pushed back in.

Next will be swapping the boot lid for a standard one without spoiler and with that removing the gas struts that currently open the boot with some gusto (sorry Adam!) I’m Having a spare lid sprayed gloss black to match the car.

Before Goodwood I managed to swap the rear parcel shelf over so no more speaker holes.

All in all, PLW is truly back on the road and I look forward to many fun miles to come.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:25 pm 
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8) 8) :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:07 pm 
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So, PLW now sports replacement (and slightly lower) springs, new shocks, ball joints and bushes 8) The annoying knocking sound has gone and altogether she's a better looking and handling car... Thank you BillJ for sending the various bits I needed :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:56 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:56 pm 
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Looking good Peter 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:46 pm 
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I concur with Mal 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:16 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:04 am 
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Thank you all for your positive comments and thank you Mal for posting the picture :D
I’m not a great fan of the rear spoiler so a replacement boot lid is being sprayed black and will be fitted shortly (the spoiler is fitted with 5 x 6mm bolts so rather than remove and have to deal with the holes I decided it was easier to replace the lid 8) )

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:56 am 
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I cannot recall, is it the C900 spoiler or the 99 spoiler that's fitted?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:27 am 
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I think it's a C900 type, I've sent you a picture to confirm! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:34 am 
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Ye its a C900 spoiler.


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99 one looks far better :D


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