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Betsy67
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
397 Posts

Posted - 19 Jan 2019 :  15:46:32 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Might just be the weight of the exhaust system and could explain why modern cars used rubber hangers ?
Think Ill be making a U bracket at some point so the weight is supported on the bobbin rather than hanging from a bob in.
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3343 Posts

Posted - 19 Jan 2019 :  15:52:15 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The rear muffler on my 96 previously had rubber hangers as per factory, all the ones I could get were rubbish.

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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3343 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2019 :  12:34:41 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Went to NL, did some small jobs on the 96 and took it for a spin.


Oil pressure sender fitted.




Bumper middle section straightened (was hit twice by reversing cars) and 20mm spacers fitted to accommodate easier removal/ fitting of the grille. While I was at I redid the headlight and corner light/ indicator wiring. The old wiring was dodgy at best, the difference in light output is remarkable.




5.5J wheel with 185/65R15 tyre mocked up, unfortunately I didn't have the time to tack it together and test fit it on the car.




Garage Jansma, Oldehove (Former Renault dealership in Amsterdam School style (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam_School), built 1933-'36)




De Waterwolf, Electra (Pumping station built 1918-'20)




Driving a V4 in the cold yet sunny province of Groningen with the windows rolled down and the heater at full blast, it hardly gets any better. Life is good.



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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1472 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2019 :  13:24:42 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Great pictures.
I love those old buildings.
Have fun.

1968 V4 96 ,LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3343 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2019 :  13:28:15 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Already back in Bath!

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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1472 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2019 :  20:15:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Not a bad place to be !

1968 V4 96 ,LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3343 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2019 :  20:31:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I love it here too, but it would be even better with a V4 handy!

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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3343 Posts

Posted - 01 Oct 2019 :  19:43:14 Show Profile Reply with Quote
On my most recent visit to NL I managed to turn this mess:




Into this, eh, slightly more structured mess:



All solid state relays now, and I've added a C900 fuel pump relay (thank you Beta!), so when the ignition is on but the engine not running, the fuel pump switches off after two squirts (not sure why two, it does one in the 900).

I've also replaced the auxiliary fuse box with a bigger one, but eventually I want to replace that and the original fuse box with one with blade fuses, and move all fuses and relays into the cab.

Does anyone know a source for an 18+ way blade fuse box? The biggest I can find are for 12 fuses and ideally I want just the one box. I may end up using a C900 combined fuse/ relay box if I can find a cheap one, I think it'll fit nicely on the firewall under or behind the glove box.

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green96v4
V4 Mad

Canada
591 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2019 :  13:08:53 Show Profile Reply with Quote
loving those 5.5J wheels, I've been dreaming of getting a (mild) upgrade on my wheels, I don't want to go too wide, more of a subtle upgrade that people in the know, or with a fine eye for detail, would notice the extra width....
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3343 Posts

Posted - 16 Jan 2020 :  09:03:14 Show Profile Reply with Quote
First registered 16th January 1970.



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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1472 Posts

Posted - 16 Jan 2020 :  12:03:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Congratulations old SAAB.



1968 V4 96 ,LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
1987 C900 2 Door
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stevebod
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
356 Posts

Posted - 17 Jan 2020 :  16:35:29 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Happy Anniversary.
My Saab is 50 next year and I thought I might drive it to Trollhttan.
We'll see.
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3343 Posts

Posted - 18 Jan 2020 :  20:24:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote
That's a nice idea Steve! I hope to take mine somewhere hilly and sunny this summer.

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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3343 Posts

Posted - 08 May 2021 :  11:28:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Well, that trip to the South of Europe never happened due to corona... but when I was in NL earlier this year I've used the 96 as much as I could. In fact, I used it so much the 900 gave me all kinds of grief when it had been standing idle for two months (stuck starter relay and fried battery as a result and frozen front brakes).

Loving the flat lands:




Cold war watchtower 701 near Warfhuizen (https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luchtwachttoren_7O1_-_Warfhuizen):




I replaced the oil catch can I made from a BMW X5 PAS reservoir with a cheap Mishimoto clone. It bolts onto the block and looks much better than what was there before:





And it catches oil too, this is after approx. 500km:




Unfortunately there's one "but": it creates overpressure in the engine. Took a while before I realised why the engine ran very poorly and lean, it would hardly idle. I hadn't made a connection with the new catch can, so I changed the primary idle jet in the carb from 55 to 60 and later to 65, but this only resulted in it running very rich at idle, and still very lean in other parts of the rev range. Then I noticed I had massive oil leaks from the o/s rocker cover and from the inlet hose to the can. I removed the catch can, refitted the 55 idle jet and all was well again, so apparently the gauze filter in the can is a little too restrictive. I think I'll remove that and fill the can with stainless scourers as I did with my DIY one. The reason I replaced the home made can is that it was leaking from the cap, of course the PAS fluid reservoir was never intended to be used that way around.

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