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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:34 pm 
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Car Model: 1974 Silver 2dr 99 EMS
Steve Briance wrote:
Ian, registered on forum today and my first read is your complete thread on your repairs to your 99 4door.

Inspirational and terrifying all at the same time!

Great stuff to read and link saved to my desktop directly to it for use in the future.

I've recently acquired a 1972 99L 2door and am working through some renovations and repairs to make it properly usable on a daily basis. This time last year it belonged to a friend and had a dead triumph engine. It arrived on my driveway to have a B engine fitted and away it went a couple of months later.

It totally charmed me while working on it and when the opportunity arose - it came back to stay.

I don't 'think' it's anywhere near as rotten as the horrors you uncovered and I count myself lucky but can hell but think I need to check and peel some underseal off...

I've done that before on other cars and it never ends well! :roll:

Good choice of other car as well by the way... My 99 parks next to a 1990 audi coupe quattro 20v :D



As another 99 fan and owner, it's great to hear that a 99 has won the heart of another enthusiast.

As you said, the work that Ian carried out on his 99 would be more than enough to scare most people and send a 99 to the crusher.

What plans do you have for your 99?
The B engine, when well maintained is a great engine and a very strong one as well.

Looking forward to hearing more and seeing your 99 on here and maybe at Saab events in the future.

Will
P.s, 1990 Coupe Quattro as well, another very nice motor.
I had a 1984 B2 Coupe Gt Fi a good few years ago. Loved that car and the 2144cc 5 pot.

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:57 am 
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Car Model: 1972 99L 2 door
Hi, thanks for the welcome!

Plans for the 99 are a sensible restoration...

Mechanically it is pretty sound so I'm dealing with the little things which let it down like wheel paint, chrome arch trim missing, chrome lock bead in windscreen seals (it's fine brown) and the door and rear window seals which appear to have shrunk and pulled away from the body in the corners.

I've sorted 2 water leaks into the boot, sourcing some missing trim and done service on engine and rebuilt the carburettor. I also fitted an LED headlamp upgrade which I am really impressed with. Not the bright blue yoof LED bulbs but classic car yellow LED bulbs with the 'filaments' in the right place to maintain beam pattern. The main reason for this was to reduce draw on the alternator. Now it needs only 2amp to run both headlamps. :-)

Paint till be the last thing on the list as it needs it but not desparately.

Once I've worked out how to post pics, I will get some up on my own thread! Forums love pics, I know that. :-)

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:14 pm 
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Car Model: 1974 Silver 2dr 99 EMS
Steve Briance wrote:
Hi, thanks for the welcome!

Plans for the 99 are a sensible restoration...

Mechanically it is pretty sound so I'm dealing with the little things which let it down like wheel paint, chrome arch trim missing, chrome lock bead in windscreen seals (it's fine brown) and the door and rear window seals which appear to have shrunk and pulled away from the body in the corners.

I've sorted 2 water leaks into the boot, sourcing some missing trim and done service on engine and rebuilt the carburettor. I also fitted an LED headlamp upgrade which I am really impressed with. Not the bright blue yoof LED bulbs but classic car yellow LED bulbs with the 'filaments' in the right place to maintain beam pattern. The main reason for this was to reduce draw on the alternator. Now it needs only 2amp to run both headlamps. :-)

Paint till be the last thing on the list as it needs it but not desparately.

Once I've worked out how to post pics, I will get some up on my own thread! Forums love pics, I know that. :-)

Cheers


Sounds good. Look forward to seeing any pictures of the 99.

Out of interest, what LED bulbs have you fitted to the car? Do you happen to have a link to them by chance? I've upgraded to some Osram Nighbreakers bulbs which have improved things, but on dip beam, the light still isn't great. On main beam, the light is really good.

Will

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:16 pm 
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Car Model: 1972 99L 2 door
Hi, here is a link to the LED's i fitted.

still impressed and so easy to fit. Unplug old bulb and plug ballast into the now empty socket, fit LED bulb into headlight and secure ballast somewhere and that is it!

https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/collec ... am-pattern

finally worked out that my problems uploading photos seem to be more due to my phone for some reason, anyway now on desktop PC so here come the pics! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:19 pm 
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Car Model: 1972 99L 2 door
and for those who have also owned or still own an old Audi, I'm in that club too 8) parked next to the Saab is my 1990 coupe quattro 20v. The Saab has a character and charm, the Audi has a totally different charm, mainly down to the 5 cylinder engine. oooohhhhh yes.


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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:22 pm 
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Car Model: 2x 99GL, Jag XF & Fiat 500
Steve Briance wrote:

Once I've worked out how to post pics, I will get some up on my own thread! Forums love pics, I know that. :-)

Cheers


Nice cars especially the 99.

It would be beneficial to retain the one subject matter for this restoration thread, therefore it would be better if you started your own thread so you can tell us about your cars and update us on works carried out etc...

That is what this section is for viewforum.php?f=35

I can move your current posts into that section so you can start your own thread.

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:26 am 
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No worries, I'm not hi jacking Ians thread, only stuck these pics up here as others in the thread had asked to see the car.

Will start a thread in restoration soon :D


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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:45 am 
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Steve Briance wrote:
No worries, I'm not hi jacking Ians thread, only stuck these pics up here as others in the thread had asked to see the car.

Will start a thread in restoration soon :D


Unless its a ''major'' restoration it should be started in ''Your Cars''.

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:44 pm 
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Location: Auchindoun, Moray, North east Scotland
Car Model: Saab 99 T16 project
The days that the roads have had the salt washed off I've been taking this thing out for a run, it really is a charming car. It'll be losing the soccerballs for another project and I'm undecided as to one of my 3 options, standard wheels, Ronal Minilites, or Saab minilites. thoughts?

here's a wee photo of it tonight before I shunted it around

ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:53 am 
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Minilites all day long for me :D

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:32 pm 
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Stig wrote:
Me too 8)

Espin99 wrote:
Minilites all day long for me :D

8)
Do we go Saab or Ronal?
Shiny or unrestored?

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:38 pm 
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I prefer SAAB, but they need to be shiny 8)

Ronals would look OK un restored, or in white :D

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:31 pm 
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Location: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Car Model: 1974 Silver 2dr 99 EMS
Soccerballs for me on a 99.
The only thing with them as far as I'm concerned is they're only 5" wide, but a 175/65/15 sits nicely on there with not too much side wall roll.
I like Minilites, but prefer them on later 99's rather than early ones.

Will

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:32 pm 
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It seems another 99 has turned up to keep DKM company, a lovely 1974 EMS i have long admired, this was a mammoth trip to take it home but well worth it, I suspect a few folk on here know it well!
ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:00 pm 
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8) My favourite incarnation of the 99 :envy: :envy:

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:11 pm 
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Ooocha. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:32 pm 
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Car Model: 1974 Silver 2dr 99 EMS
ianlaw wrote:
It seems another 99 has turned up to keep DKM company, a lovely 1974 EMS i have long admired, this was a mammoth trip to take it home but well worth it, I suspect a few folk on here know it well!


I recognise that EMS :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:33 pm 
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P.s, Ian, you need to update your signature, there seems to be one missing off it.

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:24 pm 
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8) My favourite incarnation of the 99 :envy: :envy:


It must've been some car in it's day. I drove it over 10 hours over Saturday night/Sunday morning and it was fantastic
madwelshman wrote:
P.s, Ian, you need to update your signature, there seems to be one missing off it.


Now done, and thanks again for everything. I've still got the same smile on I left with :D

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