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: 1986 green SPG


jwandhistools
18th February 2010, 06:56 PM
Now that the weather is not insanely cold, I am starting work on my 86 SPG.
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1st on the list is prepping a good transmission.
The original has a tooth missing from the ring gear.
The roll pin on the shift selector rod came out, and broke the gear. All other gears appear good. Transmissions are a weak area for me, so hopefully I will be able to replace the gear successfully. I have several extra 5 speeds with varying problems, but I do have a good diff from an 87 that had a cracked transfer case.....let the suffering begin.....

crwchf01
24th February 2010, 07:50 PM
Do read up on the ring gear mating to the pinion shaft. They are a matched set at the factory and need to be changed as a set, unless you own the complete transmission adjustment tools to align all the splines correctly.

zingZACH
24th February 2010, 08:16 PM
Looks like Edwardian Grey to me... not Green. Plus, Edwardian Grey was the only color that was offered on 86 SPG's.

jwandhistools
24th February 2010, 09:04 PM
Looks like Edwardian Grey to me... not Green. Plus, Edwardian Grey was the only color that was offered on 86 SPG's.

Yeah, I have never been sure exactly what color this car is.
It looks greenish in the sunlight, and looks grey at night.
The prod date is 11/85, so it's an early 1986 if that means anything.

jwandhistools
24th February 2010, 09:07 PM
Do read up on the ring gear mating to the pinion shaft. They are a matched set at the factory and need to be changed as a set, unless you own the complete transmission adjustment tools to align all the splines correctly.

I have decided to swap out the transfer case on another trans I have from an 87 donor car.
The donor lost a chain and cracked the case, but everything else looks good. I already have another transfer case for it.

zingZACH
24th February 2010, 09:49 PM
Yeah, I have never been sure exactly what color this car is.
It looks greenish in the sunlight, and looks grey at night.
The prod date is 11/85, so it's an early 1986 if that means anything.

Nah, it's definitely Edwardian Grey... 85 only came in black, 86 only in Ed. Grey. ;)

jwandhistools
24th February 2010, 10:35 PM
Couple better shots.

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mmoe
25th February 2010, 03:02 AM
Nah, it's definitely Edwardian Grey... 85 only came in black, 86 only in Ed. Grey. ;)

'85s have no side markers (as well). Must be an '86.

jwandhistools
25th February 2010, 03:32 AM
It's an 86 model year for sure.
Pink slip says so.

jwandhistools
4th March 2010, 03:04 AM
Looks like a trans I saved from a 93 will be the one going in. I have 5 transmissions, and this is the only one without any obvious visible problems. I was told this transmission was bad, but after opening up the case and looking around, I don't see a single bad gear. No metal shavings or chips lying around. I am taking it to a friend of mine that owns a Saab shop to have him inspect it, just to be sure.

jwandhistools
7th May 2010, 12:32 AM
After a few months of hunting and gathering parts, I got the motor/trans together and in the car.
Added a water cooled turbo.
Found an absolutely flawless dash at the wrecker today.
Not so much as a hint of a crack.
I will pick that up tomorrow, along with a clutch slave/master cyl combo from the same car.
I already have a good dash for the car, but the one at the wreckers is the nicest one I have ever seen, so...

Last week the car got an all new front suspension and new bushings in the steering rack. New p/s hoses as well.

I replaced the front spindles and rear axle with stuff from a 93 donor car.
Had to replace one bad wheel bearing, but that was no big deal.
Now I can put on my 16" Aero's!

The car came to me with Jamex 1 1/2" lowering springs and Bilsteins all around, so those are staying.

Still a long way to go, but so far, so good.....



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