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Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - FoD 14 Aug with added paddling pool, starts 10am Sunday!


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This afternoon with help from @Slowsilver and @Zelandeth we visited the Saab 95. The aim was to get it ready to be transported to the FoD next week.

The good news is Adrian the seller had deliberately left the handbrake off and while it was a bit stiff and the brakes grind a bit it does roll.

We also took the opportunity to take the spark plugs out and squirt a drop of WD40 into each of the bores ready for the FoD start up.

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15 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

Thanks for the Photo @Zelandeth of the carburettor.

I thought it would be good to have a repair kit for my FoMoCo 1MC 72TFKGA but I am struggling to find one.

 

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is this any good? its listed as for a Saab 95, but I dont know enough about these sort of things to tell whats right on sight, or what says its compatible but is blatantly wrong

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164052829429

looks like Rock Auto might have some repair/rebuild kits too, so they might also be worth a punt since I hear they have very quick international shipping :) 

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19 minutes ago, LightBulbFun said:

is this any good? its listed as for a Saab 95, but I dont know enough about these sort of things to tell whats right on sight, or what says its compatible but is blatantly wrong

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164052829429

looks like Rock Auto might have some repair/rebuild kits too, so they might also be worth a punt since I hear they have very quick international shipping :) 

That eBay listing does say Saab 95. We need it for the 13th and I have just spotted delivery is 15 - 25 Aug.

The others I have seen are too expensive bearing in mind this is a just in case purchase needed in 9 days.

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Yesterday I collected the Toledo 4 door from service and fixing the brakes so they don't pull to the left also freeing up the steering means it is a delight to drive.

Oil and filter changed

Check all brakes and free stuck o-s front wheel cylinder

Clean and grease swivel in front suspension

Reroute choke cable

Clean Earth for o-s Headlight

Clean Earth for o-s rear light

Change fuse for cigar lighter/radio

Today I have used the Toledo for doing errands.

This evening was Milton Keynes Clastic Car gathering and I decided to give the Citroen DS a run out. That also ran very well with the weather perfect.

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While the next two FoDs are billed as fix my Saab 95 and collect Fish and chips with extra people in the boot seat, I think there will be opportunity to play with other stuff.

I am thinking it would be nice to get the Manta out and running again ready for its revival at the end of the year.

I have had the Vauxhall Royal saloon almost a year now and have not even looked over it properly let alone attempted to start it.

Last FoD we tried to resuscitate my Motorbike trailer and it turns out the wheel bearings were shot. I now have new wheel bearings that need fitting.

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On 27/07/2022 at 18:32, LightBulbFun said:

Just out of curiosity, if I can only make it to one of the 2 up coming gatherings

do you have a specific weekend out of the 2 that you recommend that I try and make it to?

keeping in mind that I am probably not much good for anything! so if theres a particular weekend out of these 2 where you will need all hands on deck/able bodied hands then obviously probably best I dont go to that one and just be a mill stone!

 

ideally id to make it to both of course!, but that banks on having REV back in time, and I have no clue as to if that will happen or not sadly

just so people can (mentally) prepare themselves

I plan to be at the 13/14th gathering :) 

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A couple more things for the FoD weekend job list

·         Find the Manta Rostyle wheels ready to have them refurbished and new tyres fitted.

·         Will the Manta fit on our trailer.

Although because of the gorgeous weather expected Mrs6C is saying I should put everybody on light duties.

Mrs6C says to help keep you cool she will set up her paddling pool so bring your trucks (or even trunks) because I don’t want naked men in the pool showing me up!

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6 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

A couple more things for the FoD weekend job list

·         Find the Manta Rostyle wheels ready to have them refurbished and new tyres fitted.

·         Will the Manta fit on our trailer.

Although because of the gorgeous weather expected Mrs6C is saying I should put everybody on light duties.

Mrs6C says to help keep you cool she will set up her paddling pool so bring your trucks because I don’t want naked men in the pool showing me up!

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pool doesn't look big enough for 'trucks'  😁

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