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My Very First Saab - contains much winning (so far!)


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#1 OFFLINE   djimbob

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:26 PM

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Goodness me, what brings us to this magnificent motor museum in the South Lakes area, staring wistfully at Bubble cars??

 

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It can only mean one thing - I'm here to meet Eddyramrod, and relieve him of a Swedish beauty :)

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So where are the pictures of the day then, Eddy's Cadillac of awesome, the actual Saab??

 

Er, soz, I am well shite at this kind of thing, so have a photo of Our Lass fighting an alligator, and winning :)

 

More to follow, including how I managed to get the soft top working by, well, doing not a lot at all apart from a 100 mile drive home, which either charged the battery up really well, or just shook the thing into operation - which is winning in my book!

 

Eddy is the finest fellow you will ever meet, and I have consumed several buns and so on to attest that as a FACT :)


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:52 PM

Here is a TVR, at the museum, with me muttering about how if i win the lottery I will have one of them bastards to Our lass, who knows better than to interrupt in mid blather -

 

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Motorbikes which I would love to have a quick blast on -

 

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Shite heaven quite frankly!

 

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And finally, to deflect on the abysmal lack of Saab pics, here's me with more Allegro's than one can shake a shite stick at, bonus shite points if you can name the occasion and where :)

 

More to follow as I try to pillage Our Lass's facetube for more pics!


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#3 OFFLINE   djimbob

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:07 PM

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At last!

 

I can take photo's, send them on, but not access them myself - so my Daughter has managed to stick this on facetube that I sent her this afternoon, proof of the top down, and a light wash :)


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:42 PM

Good to know you got the top working, or did you use the bypass??
Still looking good though.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:49 PM

That's a great little museum that.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:41 PM

Ooh my Applejack Allegro with the Belgian flag on. Looks like Gaydon in about 2008?

Filtered through the Heather!


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:09 PM

Good to know you got the top working, or did you use the bypass??
Still looking good though.

 

I did literally nothing to sort this out other than drive the bugger home :-P


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

More winning I'm pleased to announce before the inevitable techno crash :-P

 

I managed to change the setting on my phone to save pics to the phone itself, rather than the useless extra sim I've been trying to use, and now have many evidences of bodgery to share -

 

 

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The Saab stereo was a bit dated and lacked a port in for playing music off my phone, the cd changer skipped a lot, and the sub woofer didn't seem to work although there was power to it, so I decided to utilise some kit I had kicking around, and of course this was an excuse to muck about, couldn't resist it :)

 

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Chinese double din, deckless media centre - well cheap but bloothtooth friendly!

 

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Daughter's old boom tastic sub woofer, takes up half the boot, shakes the street when I'm coming and going  - most excellent :shock: :-D

 

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#9 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 08:28 PM

After all that anguish and disappointment....

 

Well done there Jim, looks like it's getting the care it deserves now, which I just couldn't supply, so fair play to you.  I've got some collection pics in the camera so I'll probably upload them tomorrow and post them in this thread.  It was great to meet you and Mrs Jim!  Thank you for taking the trouble to come and get it.  Now, roll on August, right?  Or are you up for Brough on Easter Sunday?

 

 

Edit: and apologies, but I've appropriated your comment from the first post, to add to my signature.  There are times I need to be reminded of such things!


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:42 PM

Nice one Eddy,

 

please do post the pics of the handover, otherwise folk may not believe it happened :-P

 

We seem to have a boat load on this next couple of months, so will probably do the August show, and maybe the bubble car museum meet in June - Our Lass has been looking at suitable hotels in grange over sands, but I quite fancy staying at the Midland in Morecambe - we shall see :-D

 

I think I am made for convertible car driving, due to having been brought up wearing too many clothes, at all times of the year, because of Oop Northness  - now I can just pop the hood down with the press of a button, and hey presto, no longer boiling :-D  No doubt Linz will scupper that by claiming it to be too cold and windy, in all weathers :?

 

Next job is to fix the side mirrors, and then onto working out what needs servicing  - any memories of recent fluid changes would be good, and thence onto trying to fit electric heated seats before next autumn 8)

 

Once again, I can recommend purchasage from Mr Ramrod, he goes that extra mile to make you smile :-D



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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:35 AM

That Saab is CLASS. Roofless photoshoot with the CJ next time I'm over 8)


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 11:18 AM

Recent servicing?  Well I only owned it three weeks this time, so while I've had it, precisely nothing.  However, it has spent the last 18 months in Southport with my mate Dave, who is rather more meticulous, so have a look through the folder of bills and stuff.  You probably won't have to go back too far.

 

Now where's that Autoshite banner for August?  There should be at least three of us showing at Grange, which must be a quorum, surely?


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:31 PM

Fantastic news update, we have a first time pass for the Saab this afternoon!!! 8)

 

Only a couple of advisories, and next job is to change the ancillary drive belt as it has a split of doom in it which will not repair itself :-P - any advice on this job is welcome, looks a twat of a thing, about two metres long and the removal of an engine mount as standard to refit  :shock: 

 

I may pay someone to do this, but haven't priced it up yet for fear of the actual amount being scary :-(

 

Also, I have bought a smoll Avondale caravan, so wouldn't mind fitting a towbar for this, anyone got one? Eddy said the electrics from the previous one were probably tucked away so just need the hardware as it were :? :-D


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