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: Got myself a bullnose!


Fred
24-01-05, 11:45 AM
I drove home in my 'new' 1964 96 yesterday. 150 miles across winding roads. I haven't had so much fun in a car for ages. Matthew gave me a lift over and provided the support crew and service barge on the way back (Big thanks). If anyone saw our little convoy you were probably dazzled by the grinning faces.
I've been looking for a 2 stroke for a while Long green nose (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33061) I enjoyed the V4's but hadn't realised quite how entertaining the stroker could be.
There are a few jobs to do on this one (wait for the posts), but it's MOt'ed at the moment, tax exempt, and the insurance was 57. So finally made the grade, I have a stroker. :D

Funkman
24-01-05, 11:53 AM
Welcome to the club ;)

Anything you want to know, do not hesitate to ask.

Matthew
25-01-05, 10:33 AM
What a fun day! :D We drove out to Letchworth in Fred's 900T to collect the car, which Fred then drove back to Gloucester and I :cheesy: drove his 900T back :D

You can learn a lot by following a car and watching the way it flows along the road, and man does this car ever flow. It has an elegance and grace of movement that is utterly charming and charismatic.

It is fair to say that by the end of the journey we were all in love with this quirky and charming Swedish car :D There really isn't anything else on the road to rival it.

Matthew
25-01-05, 10:34 AM
Anyway, here are a few pics I managed to take before my camera gave up.

Fred inspects the car...
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4513.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4515.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4516.jpg

Matthew
25-01-05, 10:34 AM
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4517.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4519.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4521.jpg

Matthew
25-01-05, 10:35 AM
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4524.jpg

That's the previous owner on the left holding the coffee mug.
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4526.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4527.jpg

Matthew
25-01-05, 10:35 AM
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4528.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4529.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4532.jpg

Matthew
25-01-05, 10:36 AM
http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4534.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4535.jpg

http://www.hexfiles.com/saabcentral/fred_lane/96_two_stroke_bullnose/dscf4537.jpg

Matthew
25-01-05, 10:37 AM
You wouldn't believe how that car can zip through the lanes... I can believe that Fred was grinning like a nutter :cheesy: behind the wheel :D

enor
25-01-05, 11:24 AM
... and, it's a 3-speed '64! Congrats! Not very common!

Funkman
25-01-05, 01:54 PM
Looking good. A bit of tidying and it will be great ;)

Fred
25-01-05, 02:12 PM
Thanks for posting the pictures Matthew, super quality as always. One question, who's that old guy in the brown jumper?

First job is to reattach the horn ring (Mishap with previous owners 2 year old son). Then the brakes...

Ok with the 64 (round dials) but what in the pictures makes it a 3 speed?

sonett1
25-01-05, 03:47 PM
Thanks for posting the pictures Matthew, super quality as always. One question, who's that old guy in the brown jumper?

First job is to reattach the horn ring (Mishap with previous owners 2 year old son). Then the brakes...

Ok with the 64 (round dials) but what in the pictures makes it a 3 speed?



The gearstick and gearbox.

nutcase
25-01-05, 05:17 PM
Superb! :)

enor
25-01-05, 05:21 PM
First job is to reattach the horn ring


Just insert and twist to lock in place!


Ok with the 64 (round dials) but what in the pictures makes it a 3 speed?

The gear shifter. Different design at the base than the 4-speeds!

Fliptop
26-01-05, 12:45 PM
What a beaut, nice one fella:cheesy: