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Re: Turbodustbin

Postby old saaber » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:12 pm

Congrats on that. It's a very unusual shape, the 2-door is becoming really rare now. Make sure it does not get broken if you sell it. :D

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Postby TurboDustbin » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:45 am

Well it sold, pretty cheaply, to an enthusiast. I'm glad I've managed to rescue one of these old beast from the scrap-yard.

I'll buy a new canusb with some of my winnings and finally I might be able to see what's up with the boost.

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Re: Turbodustbin

Postby TurboDustbin » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:23 pm

Well, the old banger was 27 years old yesterday - I think I've owned it for eleven of those. We celebrated with a couple of pints and a Capri-sun for ther nippers.

Not much to report other than it needs a new radiator and fan. Oh, and some cretin bashed it whilst parking and made a proper mess of the rear bumper. Didn't leave their details either, so guess I'll have to swallow the cost for that.

Ho hum

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Re: Turbodustbin

Postby TurboDustbin » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:42 pm

Right, off to the garage tomorrow with it's poorly drivetrain. Hoping it's just a driveshaft, but I've got two spare gearboxes, so prepared for the worst.

Whilst it's been laid-up, I've had the window switchpack and ashtrays walnut veneered and am contemplating fitting some spanking 9000 aero seats that I've got. Think they're about 30kgs heavier than the manual velour though, so not convinced I want to add 60kgs to the weight of the car, but they do look good!

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Postby old saaber » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:17 pm

You won't be fitting those... hehehe...

Issue is the floor pan for a 1988 900 won't accept 9000 seats. Shame as the 9000 seats are amazing. I take it they're the wing-back aero seats? 8-)

If you want the later seats in the earlier car you've got to do a bit of welding. Either that or make some brackets out of bits of metal... welding far more preferable though.

For my Carlsson I cut some parts out of a later 900 (1991 onwards) and welded them into the earlier chassis.

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Re: Turbodustbin

Postby TurboDustbin » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:33 pm

Hmm...was hoping to use these, but appears they're out of stock:

http://www.saabpartners.com/saab-99-900 ... 9-900.html

Yep, the wing back seats from an Aero. Picked-up a scruffy 9000 Anniversary for £450 and it had a spanking Aero interior and 16" deep dish Aero wheels. I may pillage it for parts and then scrap it.

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Re: Turbodustbin

Postby old saaber » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:06 am

If you change your mind then my dad is after a set of wing-backs.

I'd take the rest of the car if you wanted the wheels off it.

+ a bit of cash your way. But I've got 9 Saab 900s on site at the moment though... so I'm not in any sort of rush!

Edit: Or possibly... the other way would be to give me the 9000 in exchange for the welding to fit the seats.

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Re: Turbodustbin

Postby TurboDustbin » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:04 am

Happy to flog the interior, but need the rest of the car as spares for the 9000 Aero!

T16s is now at the garage with a long list of things that need fixing. Hoping to hear from them today with an official diagnosis...

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Postby old saaber » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:10 am

Good stuff. I hope it's something simple. Not a cracked transmission case or anything like that!

I accidently bought an anniversary last night off eBay so I've got a spare 9000 now. Pretty sure my dad does still want a set of seats though. If you're deciding against installing them to the T16 then put us at the top of your list.

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Postby TurboDustbin » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:57 am

OK, will do. Probably won't fit the seats to the T16s as I'd be better placed putting the £'s towards the XJS's suspension refresh....

Was that the silver one between Dover and Canterbury you bought? Looked like it went for a low price.

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Postby old saaber » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:11 am

Yes. The very car. I didn't mean to buy it but accidently ended up with it. :lol:

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Postby TurboDustbin » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:29 am

Easily done. My finger was hovering over the bid button, but my wife reminded me that we now have seven cars and that that's 'enough'. Besides, I've seen an old 900 that I like more.....

Will probably be pulling the Aero seats out this Sunday.

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Postby old saaber » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:30 am

Any wear on the drivers bolster or are they reasonable in that respect?

Could I get them easier if I happened to be travelling to somewhere between Dover and Canterbury next week?

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Postby TurboDustbin » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:57 am

Seats are pretty good. There's a slight fading of the colour on the driver's bolster, but that's it. Not worn thin or through, just a bit rubbed. Will try and get some photographs up shortly.

Got a call from the mechanic and he said that the diff has literally exploded...said he'd not seen that happen before!

'Rack is kaput, too, so alas this isn't going to be a quick, cheap and easy fix as I first hoped.

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Re: Turbodustbin

Postby old saaber » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:00 am

Wow, differential exploded? That's a new one on me too. I don't believe the actual differential itself has exploded... that really would be unusual.

Do you think he means that it has fractured along the common fault line in the gearbox casing? That happens quite a bit.

I've had a customer with that problem before. On his replacement we installed a steel diff cover as he didn't want the same thing happening again.

This is what it looks like. And the other ones I've seen with the same fault from pictures people have posted online all cracked along the same line. Apparently this often happens when driving slowly as well. Just gently plodding along in first gear and the transmission gets a hernia and drops it's guts all over the tarmac.

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Re: Turbodustbin

Postby old saaber » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:04 am

So what you aiming to net for those aero seats?

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Re: Turbodustbin

Postby TurboDustbin » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:35 pm

Diff casing is intact, but the diff inside is in shreds...?

Managed to source a new steering rack, so that's good. Hoping to be back on the road in the next couple of weeks.....

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Postby old saaber » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:29 pm

Seen that before as well.

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Re: Turbodustbin

Postby TurboDustbin » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:19 am

Is that an easier fix, then? Can I just get one of those Quaife diffs and get it plopped in?

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Postby old saaber » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:55 am

Naa, not sure why this problem comes up but obviously something which can happen with these boxes. I've seen two with this issue over the Saaby years. The picture above is from a 1993 n/a which I broke for parts. The other I got was a T16 which locked its wheels, so didn't get as far as destroying the diff but did lock up. Had to remove one of the driveshafts so it could be towed.


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