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DustinS
27th July 2011, 02:39 PM
L-O-V-E that front end! What is it, and where can I find one?!?

Its a Pre-Facelift car(1985) with the bumper taken off... and you can find one on just about any pre-facelift car haha.

Lets hear it for on track N/A's! We were even faster than that #77 Miata ;ol;

Did that BMW happen to have a v8 in it?

ludichris001
29th July 2011, 02:09 AM
New addition to the fleet:

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/100_0518.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/100_0517.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/100_0519.jpg

justDoug
29th July 2011, 04:52 AM
Nice- a Saab to complement any outfit!

DurocShark
29th July 2011, 08:57 AM
Nice- a Saab to complement any outfit!
:lol::lol::lol:

S900t8v
29th July 2011, 12:06 PM
New addition to the fleet:

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/100_0518.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/100_0517.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/100_0519.jpg

Was that the one on ebay AU ? Did you talk em down!?

Nice!

ludichris001
29th July 2011, 02:01 PM
Yeah mate, ended up getting it down to $2100. Even if i bought it for the price he was asking it would have still been an absolute steal, the car is immaculate :D

dmgb5
29th July 2011, 05:08 PM
That is gorgeous! I love the colour. Is that a 2.1L 900i? Only needs a T16 motor to be perfect.

ludichris001
30th July 2011, 12:36 AM
Cheers :)

Yes, its a 2.1L, I've always wondered what a 2.1 would go like with a turbo... I do have quite a few turbo bits lying around... Hmm...
Do you see where this is maybe going? :D

S900t8v
30th July 2011, 12:41 AM
Cheers :)

Yes, its a 2.1L, I've always wondered what a 2.1 would go like with a turbo... I do have quite a few turbo bits lying around... Hmm...
Do you see where this is maybe going? :D


As a LPT? Yeah maybe it would go alright, the compression ratio would be too high for FPT wouldn't it?

Interior photos?

Is that meant to be burgundy or maroon, looks more maroon.

I want to know what my 84 will look like with new paint! :)

I want some aero rims too.. Perhaps another parts car is in order for the steering knuckle/hub upgrade haha

ludichris001
30th July 2011, 01:25 AM
LPT runs around 5 psi IIRC (which is pretty much nothing, in my opinion) I wouldn't go over 10 psi of boost with the 2.1. in saying that, i had my 900i running around 17psi through its n/a engine and it held up quite well.
I believe the colour may be ruby red? i'm not 100% sure, as i cant seem to find the paint code.
Your '89 parts car should have the later style hubs? time for swaps!


Ask and you shall recieve:

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0521.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0522.jpg

No cracks!

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0523.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0526.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0524.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0528.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0529.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0530.jpg

S900t8v
30th July 2011, 06:40 AM
LPT runs around 5 psi IIRC (which is pretty much nothing, in my opinion) I wouldn't go over 10 psi of boost with the 2.1. in saying that, i had my 900i running around 17psi through its n/a engine and it held up quite well.
I believe the colour may be ruby red? i'm not 100% sure, as i cant seem to find the paint code.
Your '89 parts car should have the later style hubs? time for swaps!


Ask and you shall recieve:

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0521.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0522.jpg

No cracks!

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0523.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0526.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0524.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0528.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0529.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Ruby/100_0530.jpg

That interior is flipping MINT! How were you running 17psi!? what the!? what was the set up? Yeah ok, yeah 10psi sounds safe, with or without Intercooler?

What a great buy! You must be so happy...

Re the parts car thing - I don't have one anymore as I had to scrap mine when I moved house. It was a bit of a shame, there were dozens of parts on it that I now wish I had. It's ok, I'm sure another parts car will turn up in time!

ludichris001
31st July 2011, 06:52 AM
That interior is flipping MINT! How were you running 17psi!? what the!? what was the set up? Yeah ok, yeah 10psi sounds safe, with or without Intercooler?

What a great buy! You must be so happy...

Re the parts car thing - I don't have one anymore as I had to scrap mine when I moved house. It was a bit of a shame, there were dozens of parts on it that I now wish I had. It's ok, I'm sure another parts car will turn up in time!


Cheers mate :)

Yes, i was running 17 psi using a manual boost controller, direct ignition and LH ECU from a 2.3 turbo 9000. It was more of a 'thow it together and see how long it lasts' thing. To my surprise, it lasted a very long time, and was a great ball of fun to drive :D

The 2.1 will definitely have an intercooler, I am currently sorting through my mountain of parts and collecting the bits i need

I've spotted a few wrecks on ebay lately, so getting another parts car shouldn't be too much of a hassle

eggsngrits
31st July 2011, 10:20 PM
That interior is flipping MINT!

Indeed! Well done!

eggsngrits
31st July 2011, 10:23 PM
New addition to the fleet:

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/100_0518.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/100_0517.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/100_0519.jpg

You Aussies and your color-matching body kits. Show offs.:roll:

Texvet
1st August 2011, 12:03 AM
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=24716&stc=1&d=1312167726

Tailspin
6th August 2011, 01:03 AM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lphn4iYB0o1r14opyo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId =AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1312689644&Signature=OHlRJBYkaGGhBNS0EQVfaefp8zc%3D

Cross your eyes until they meet up, voila 3D! It helps to step back a bit..

spg1
6th August 2011, 02:06 AM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lphn4iYB0o1r14opyo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId =AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1312689644&Signature=OHlRJBYkaGGhBNS0EQVfaefp8zc%3D

Cross your eyes until they meet up, voila 3D! It helps to step back a bit..
OK,........now you've gone and done it, everyone all over the world is now cross eyed looking at your motor.:o And by the way, what is this, "Triumphffffff" stuff?:nono; Be a proud Saab owner!

skucera
6th August 2011, 12:53 PM
That Triumph badge is right enough. The motor design was licensed from Triumph, after all. Its basic design is shared with the Dolomite, and the 8-valve version is even more similar to the TR-7 8-valve engine. I got a smile when I saw that.

Scott

peva
6th August 2011, 01:53 PM
That Triumph badge is right enough.
Yes, but not on the 16v head. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Slant-4_engine

Tailspin
6th August 2011, 03:04 PM
You don't have to tell me to be a proud SAAB owner, its just a joke :lol:. Man snaabs gettin all in a twist.. btw the badge fell out during the race, Team Reynolds style (with a Burt Reynolds theme) nuked a transmission on track and found the badge in a pile of synchro bits and needle valves. They brought it back to us! I think I'll leave it off just for the valient effort.

spg1
6th August 2011, 03:26 PM
You don't have to tell me to be a proud SAAB owner, its just a joke :lol:. Man snaabs gettin all in a twist.. btw the badge fell out during the race, Team Reynolds style (with a Burt Reynolds theme) nuked a transmission on track and found the badge in a pile of synchro bits and needle valves. They brought it back to us! I think I'll leave it off just for the valient effort.
Hey, I guess that didn't come out the way I wanted it to, Just razzin ya.:D
That didn't just fall over, Your car was just angry and put up a fuss.

SaabCrazee
6th August 2011, 08:43 PM
Here's my '91 900T Convertible. 135k miles, fairly complete service history, needs some cosmetic work, paint, interior, but everything works (except for the broken headlight wiper arms). Anybody got any extras for sale?

alnislacis
8th August 2011, 05:59 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6142/5975034059_f4de67de67_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6013/5975035563_4857d9935c_z.jpg

Also these two are now available for sale.

PM for details.

SaabCrazee
8th August 2011, 06:46 PM
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n499/SaabCrazee/IMG_0469.jpghttp://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n499/SaabCrazee/IMG_0457.jpghttp://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n499/SaabCrazee/IMG_0455.jpghttp://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n499/SaabCrazee/IMG_0465.jpg

noodles900
16th August 2011, 07:06 AM
Out on the Kirkstone Pass...24997

SwimDude0614
17th August 2011, 12:00 AM
Out on the Kirkstone Pass...24997

soooo beautiful!

and check out the mountains in the background! ;ol;

YeTi
17th August 2011, 02:47 AM
soooo beautiful!

and check out the mountains in the background! ;ol;

Agreed!!!

JKlaveness
17th August 2011, 11:30 AM
I built new doors for my garage / workshop ... and decided that I ought to tell the world what's inside:

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/296969_10150270857681105_635206104_7959241_3527632 _n.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/296618_10150270857811105_635206104_7959243_5273116 _n.jpg

88saab900s
18th August 2011, 12:57 PM
nice day out for a picture

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3923/photo1kih.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/4/photo1kih.jpg/)

nuclear944
18th August 2011, 02:20 PM
nice day out for a picture

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3923/photo1kih.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/4/photo1kih.jpg/)

Sand and repaint the bumpers! It's easy and transforms the car.

88saab900s
18th August 2011, 02:25 PM
I know I have to do that... I need to replace the drive fender (rotted out from the winter with all the salt, have the replacement fender just don't have the time right now sadly.....) and after that the car will get a repaint and I will do the bumpers and panels ;ol;

88saab900s
8th September 2011, 07:07 PM
been doing a lot on the car past few weeks, got a FMIC installed by myself ;ol; and just added an A pillar pod for my boost gauge

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/1396/fmic1.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/29/fmic1.jpg/)

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/576/fmic2t.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/36/fmic2t.jpg/)


http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5321/photossz.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/35/photossz.jpg/)

spg1
8th September 2011, 10:36 PM
88saab900s, Looks good, just don't go hitting any curbs:0 It could lead to a bad day. The pillar pod looks good, does it fit well and where do you find those?

88saab900s
8th September 2011, 10:51 PM
I stay far away from curbs ;ol; the pod was a generic one from autozone... took a torch to the pod and heated it up to mold it to the pillar, so now yes it does fit well haha.

dmatthewstewart
11th September 2011, 03:55 PM
Here my 83 900s. Had it for six months. drove it once, now selling

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=1DxGXRjD-TqjX5MvUjRR_-nKiqxnEGc9Zlwiu_7robrrhIjjX3Yo34rMcyrAP&hl=en

I just posted a thread for it and I think I put it into the wrong category. Maybe the mods will catch it and put it where it belongs :)

Kevster
1st October 2011, 12:05 AM
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/4/755/3709/39386854001_large.jpg

88saab900s
10th October 2011, 03:49 AM
Fresh paint on the bumper, what a difference from before

http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/4825/bumper22.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/543/bumper22.jpg/)

nuclear944
10th October 2011, 04:15 PM
Fresh paint on the bumper, what a difference from before

http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/4825/bumper22.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/543/bumper22.jpg/)

Oh hell yes! A+ mate. A+.

88saab900s
10th October 2011, 05:05 PM
Oh hell yes! A+ mate. A+.

haha Thanks nuclear! ;ol;

staves
10th October 2011, 05:18 PM
Lorna and I just got back from a 1K mile Chicago - North Woods, WI tour and the 900 performed flawlessly. Damn, I love this car. The joy of driving was amplified by 80 degree F, sunny days and dozens of deserted roads. The fall season leaf changes were just past their prime, but still gorgeous.


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ENqiQ_5EHNY/TpD3CFMM6PI/AAAAAAAAB-Y/i8RqqJQGdMM/s640/C360_2011-10-0815-28-42.jpg


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8mj2j-7wFoI/TpNQHGHTSZI/AAAAAAAACHA/18bIYDTseSc/s640/2011-10-08_13-15-25_771.jpg


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IlPP17Imfj8/TpD6eCUIzSI/AAAAAAAAB_A/SBSnkuRBqfo/s640/C360_2011-10-0814-11-35.jpg


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cVlBkw_TQUU/TpNQLY9zRII/AAAAAAAACHE/nV0One5QEDg/s640/100811085528.jpg

spg1
10th October 2011, 07:58 PM
Wow! looked like a perfect day for a drive. Thanks for posting the pictures:)

Scandia
10th October 2011, 10:58 PM
[QUOTE=turboman;2032191]Recently bought this Carlsson...

Very Cool ! Congrats ! !

DurocShark
11th October 2011, 09:08 AM
During the snow we got last Saturday. Since I'm moving back to California next week, I guess nature wanted to give us one last little snow.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6219/6233740401_0a67c42b15_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/donimages/6233740401/)
October Snow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/donimages/6233740401/) by DurocShark (http://www.flickr.com/people/donimages/), on Flickr

88saab900s
18th October 2011, 04:26 PM
Painted my winter steelies black with a red lip :lol: dont want winter to come but now I want to put them on
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8587/photo1os.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/5/photo1os.jpg/)
http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/7043/photo2vo.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/818/photo2vo.jpg/)

B202NUT
18th October 2011, 04:42 PM
Painted my winter steelies black with a red lip :lol: dont want winter to come but now I want to put them on
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8587/photo1os.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/5/photo1os.jpg/)
http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/7043/photo2vo.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/818/photo2vo.jpg/)


Please tell me they are not installed in that piccy; otherwise i would suggest your also ready for some off road mud slinging :lol:.

They look tasteful for a set of winter beaters;ol;..

HIDSPG
18th October 2011, 05:00 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j189/HIDSPG/IMG_2066.jpg

This is my favorite of my car.

88saab900s
18th October 2011, 05:10 PM
Please tell me they are not installed in that piccy; otherwise i would suggest your also ready for some off road mud slinging :lol:.

They look tasteful for a set of winter beaters;ol;..


nope they are just placed up against the spg wheels to see what it would kinda look like, if that was my wheel stance I would slap mysellf

spg1
18th October 2011, 10:13 PM
nope they are just placed up against the spg wheels to see what it would kinda look like, if that was my wheel stance I would slap mysellf
Now that looks quite good actually and having the wheels stick out a bit like that gives it that vintage muscle look, I like it. Your just going to have to put some spacers in there.:cheesy:

spg1
18th October 2011, 10:14 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j189/HIDSPG/IMG_2066.jpg

This is my favorite of my car.
Now that is sweet!!! Very classy.

HIDSPG
19th October 2011, 11:34 PM
Now that is sweet!!! Very classy.

thanks

Talladega900
30th October 2011, 01:21 AM
Time to post some more recent shots.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/225.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/222.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/fbd02570.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/3-13-2011355.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/3-13-2011368.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/3-13-2011369.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/3-13-2011372.jpg

Enjoy!

B202NUT
30th October 2011, 04:18 AM
Time to post some more recent shots.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/225.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/222.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/fbd02570.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/3-13-2011355.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/3-13-2011368.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/3-13-2011369.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/3-13-2011372.jpg

Enjoy!

The one you picture least, appeals to me most;ol;....

Excellent cars!

ianrobbo
30th October 2011, 07:55 AM
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/4/755/3709/39386854001_large.jpg

Kevster,

Nice, I like it. May I suggest 45 profile tyres though? 40's just look too skinny for my taste.

spg1
30th October 2011, 10:24 AM
Time to post some more recent shots.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/225.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/222.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/fbd02570.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/3-13-2011355.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/3-13-2011368.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/3-13-2011369.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/3-13-2011372.jpg

Enjoy!

Jim,
The convertible, Classy! Both cars look stunning. I love you SPG, looks just like mine:) Both cars are done just right.
The last picture of the interior, is that the SPG and if so are those convertible door panels? What did you do to the bottom of them, boxed in for speakers?
Mine is off the road at the moment for winter, I miss driving it already:(
Also, the seat covers look knew, where did you get the skins?

Kevster
30th October 2011, 01:23 PM
Kevster,

Nice, I like it. May I suggest 45 profile tyres though? 40's just look too skinny for my taste.

I almost went with 45. I may next time. I wanted to lower the car just a tad and didnt want any rubbing issues. I read that some guys had rubbing issues.

ianrobbo
30th October 2011, 04:32 PM
I almost went with 45. I may next time. I wanted to lower the car just a tad and didnt want any rubbing issues. I read that some guys had rubbing issues.

I have 205/45/17, only time I've had any rubbing at all is on a track day, so pretty extreme use:p and that was only a tiny bit

88saab900s
30th October 2011, 04:51 PM
So the other day weather people were saying a chance of snow in central jersey.... glad I put the snow tires on at 8am that morning to be on the safe side...

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9437/photo2ys.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/406/photo2ys.jpg/)

SwimDude0614
30th October 2011, 08:02 PM
So the other day weather people were saying a chance of snow in central jersey.... glad I put the snow tires on at 8am that morning to be on the safe side...

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9437/photo2ys.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/406/photo2ys.jpg/)

I don't get it. Why did you need snow tires? :lol:

88saab900s
30th October 2011, 09:20 PM
I don't get it. Why did you need snow tires? :lol:

roads were way, way to dry and clear :lol:

Talladega900
30th October 2011, 11:16 PM
Jim,
The convertible, Classy! Both cars look stunning. I love you SPG, looks just like mine:) Both cars are done just right.
The last picture of the interior, is that the SPG and if so are those convertible door panels? What did you do to the bottom of them, boxed in for speakers?
Mine is off the road at the moment for winter, I miss driving it already:(
Also, the seat covers look knew, where did you get the skins?

Thanks much! The black one is not an SPG, but rather a '93 Commemorative Edition. Yes, door panels were customized to allow an additional pair of speakers.

Talladega900
30th October 2011, 11:17 PM
The one you picture least, appeals to me most;ol;....

Excellent cars!

Thanks, B202NUT! Took a couple more today. Perhaps this will sate your appetite? :lol:
Changed the oil in the 9-5 and had to move the classics out of the garage. As I finished and was cleaning up, it was getting to be around the "golden hour" in the evening, and took these shots of the 'vert and Commem:
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/DSC_0288.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/DSC_0289.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/DSC_0295.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/DSC_0296.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/DSC_0297.jpg

900t
30th October 2011, 11:23 PM
dayum!

spg1
30th October 2011, 11:39 PM
It just doesn't get better than that, very nice. What size tires are you running?
Also, are those x-ray glasses on the dash of the black saab?
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/Talladega900/DSC_0296.jpg

Talladega900
31st October 2011, 12:06 AM
Thanks! Tires are 205/45-16's, and that would be the radar detector mount. ;ol;

900t
31st October 2011, 12:08 AM
Yeah, spg1 knows better than to use the suction cups out in OPP country, keep it up on the visor instead :p

Talladega900
31st October 2011, 12:15 AM
Just realized I didn't answer your Q on the seat covers. Yes, they're new. Got them through Saab Stuff about two years ago. Both cars are pretty much frame off restorations.

Keith509
31st October 2011, 01:16 AM
So the other day weather people were saying a chance of snow in central jersey.... glad I put the snow tires on at 8am that morning to be on the safe side...

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9437/photo2ys.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/406/photo2ys.jpg/)

I absolutely love this. Yeah, the snow we got in NJ is crazy. I can't wait to drive my 900 to school tomorrow. I hope they plowed the roads ;)

Here is a couple shots. I need to get this thing painted. I finished the wheels, but I want to get the whole car done.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4971/img0006jua.jpg
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/3313/img0007ea.jpg

spg1
31st October 2011, 08:36 AM
Yeah, spg1 knows better than to use the suction cups out in OPP country, keep it up on the visor instead :p
Ok, I see that they are suction cups now, the tabs are in just the right places to look like glasses, x-ray glasses that is. Ya keep that thing out of the where others can't see it. Here, you can be charged for having a radar detector.

The other thing, around here, if you even have a mount for a GPS out in the open, thieves think there is one in the car and will bust a window to get the thing. I have this saying, don't tempt people with problems, Keep all things out of view.

spg1
31st October 2011, 08:39 AM
Thanks! Tires are 205/45-16's, and that would be the radar detector mount. ;ol;

What springs are you using as well, great stance on both. I have Intrex on the front of mine and looks about the same as yours, maybe a tad lower.

Talladega900
31st October 2011, 09:15 AM
On the black Commemorative, I've got a set of custom springs on adjustible mounts built by Brad of KCSaab, and on the SE 'vert, a set of G-Max out of a certain vendor banned from this site (they're out of business now anyway so I hear). Both spring kits are now NLA.

88saab900s
31st October 2011, 11:02 AM
Keith509

what part of jersey you coming from? nice job on the wheels, bring the car to maaco and tell them you don't want to see any paint runs and want a good job done on the car, and they will do so

Keith509
31st October 2011, 01:43 PM
Keith509

what part of jersey you coming from? nice job on the wheels, bring the car to maaco and tell them you don't want to see any paint runs and want a good job done on the car, and they will do so



88saab900s,

I'm from Phillipsburg. It's in Warren County, off I-78. I was thinking about taking it to Maaco, and having it done black, or yellow.

milos
31st October 2011, 02:08 PM
88saab900s,
I was thinking about taking it to Maaco, and having it done black, or yellow.
I was thinking the same, black or yellow... decided to go the easier way and stay black. I still wish that I did it other way.... right yellow with black wheels + spg body kit looks great in my eyes.

88saab900s
31st October 2011, 02:28 PM
Keith509

I know exactly where that is, I'm from Raritan, may have even seen you on the road haha. If you get your car painted black make sure the body is smooth as can be or it will show every imperfection.... downfall with black paint

I saw a yellow c900 near peddlers village (bucks county area) about 3-4 months ago... yellow with a SPG kit in black and black (if I remember correctly) wheels, don't know it it was a true SPG but the yellow was awesome on it, if that person is on the forum please post some pics!!!

Keith509
31st October 2011, 02:41 PM
Keith509

I know exactly where that is, I'm from Raritan, may have even seen you on the road haha. If you get your car painted black make sure the body is smooth as can be or it will show every imperfection.... downfall with black paint

I saw a yellow c900 near peddlers village (bucks county area) about 3-4 months ago... yellow with a SPG kit in black and black (if I remember correctly) wheels, don't know it it was a true SPG but the yellow was awesome on it, if that person is on the forum please post some pics!!!

I'm really considering the Yellow, with black wheels. I need tires too, BAD. I want a window louver too, but they're a bit too expensive for me. The ONLY time I ever saw another c900 was when I was going to Best Buy. I was in the lane to turn, off Rt.22, and it sped by me on the right, going like 90mph. It was awesome. It looked like it had wide tires, or wheel spacers. The wheels were almost leaving the wheel well.


Oh yeah, and my English teacher drives a c900 convert. Turbo. I'm jelly. But he doesn't drive it to school, so I can't ever see it.

88saab900s
31st October 2011, 02:58 PM
My SPG came with the saab louvers, really brings out the car. keep an eye out for a Tally Red SPG with louvers on it and you may have found me then ;ol; I do see a number of them around town and out on 22, have a green and white hard top and a few gray and white verts, seen a number of them on 22, always see a white 4 door around the college, some staff member has a green vert at rv ;ol;

with that in mind keep c900's alive!

Keith509
31st October 2011, 03:35 PM
My SPG came with the saab louvers, really brings out the car. keep an eye out for a Tally Red SPG with louvers on it and you may have found me then ;ol; I do see a number of them around town and out on 22, have a green and white hard top and a few gray and white verts, seen a number of them on 22, always see a white 4 door around the college, some staff member has a green vert at rv ;ol;

with that in mind keep c900's alive!

I'm always checking Craigslist to see if I can find another. I wouldn't mind finding a reasonably priced vert turbo(manual).

88saab900s
31st October 2011, 03:57 PM
I'm always checking Craigslist to see if I can find another. I wouldn't mind finding a reasonably priced vert turbo(manual).

Look all over jersey on cragislist.... saw a few turbo verts that are 5spd

Keith509
31st October 2011, 04:09 PM
Look all over jersey on cragislist.... saw a few turbo verts that are 5spd

I'm liking this one:

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/2655239172.html

88saab900s
31st October 2011, 04:29 PM
great example haha a lot more verts then hardtops on cragislist so you should be in luck ;ol;

nuclear944
31st October 2011, 05:13 PM
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/nuclear944/dsc032_resize1.jpg

West of fort collins, there is a massive reservoir called "horsetooth". It's right between the first and second ridges of the rocky mountains.
Needless to say, it's superb driving road.

By the way, is it sacrilegious if I install a non-spg bonnet on a spg? It has the saab badge on both sides.

88saab900s
31st October 2011, 06:20 PM
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/nuclear944/dsc032_resize1.jpg

West of fort collins, there is a massive reservoir called "horsetooth". It's right between the first and second ridges of the rocky mountains.
Needless to say, it's superb driving road.

By the way, is it sacrilegious if I install a non-spg bonnet on a spg? It has the saab badge on both sides.


pop the badges off....

li Arc
31st October 2011, 06:50 PM
On the black Commemorative, I've got a set of custom springs on adjustible mounts built by Brad of KCSaab, and on the SE 'vert, a set of G-Max out of a certain vendor banned from this site (they're out of business now anyway so I hear). Both spring kits are now NLA.

I don't know if you get rub on the spring perches on the Brad's Adjustables, but a number of us have and have had to swap out for replacements or just put up with it. It doesn't really hurt anything but the perch itself, but the grinding and groaning was very apparent with every bump, and it just made the car feel problematic, even though I knew that wasn't the case. This only affected the front perches. In the end, we got fed up and Squaab made modifications to an Afco weight jack that performed the same function but without the grind; it was also lighter. I've been happy with it since, and I have heard good things from the others as well. The rear remains Brad's Adjustables, but are mainly off-the-shelf parts from Afco anyhow.

li Arc

Talladega900
31st October 2011, 10:28 PM
I've actually had this set up since before the restoration 6 years ago. No rubbing issues. Quiet and smooth as glass.

SaabCrazee
4th November 2011, 11:19 PM
I'm in photo debt to the forum... Here is a down payment on what I owe...

Keith509
4th November 2011, 11:23 PM
I'm in photo debt to the forum... Here is a down payment on what I owe...

I really like this. The grille looks great, and the clear turn signal lenses go perfect with the car.

SaabCrazee
4th November 2011, 11:24 PM
I really like this. The grille looks great, and the clear turn signal lenses go perfect with the car.

Hey, thanks Keith! I really like the updated look too!

Anyone considering the clear turn signal housings, be aware that if you have cornering lights, you will have to drill out the hole for the light socket. I used a 1 1/16 (I think a 1 1/8th might do even better) hole saw and cut out the notches by hand with an exacto saw. A little fiddly, but doable after a 6 pack.

88saab900s
5th November 2011, 03:43 AM
that grill looks great color matched to the car! A+

DustinS
5th November 2011, 11:35 PM
How it was before I left it with my Grandpa.

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/302484_10150439259406011_662046010_10661121_107470 9658_n.jpg

Love this Shot
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/297513_10150439260156011_662046010_10661123_197929 7441_n.jpg

S900t8v
5th November 2011, 11:45 PM
How it was before I left it with my Grandpa.

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/302484_10150439259406011_662046010_10661121_107470 9658_n.jpg

Love this Shot
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/297513_10150439260156011_662046010_10661123_197929 7441_n.jpg

Should I ask what happened to it?

DustinS
5th November 2011, 11:51 PM
Nothing that he Told me about yet haha. Threw on the Bumper and Fog lights then moved to Hawaii and had to leave her on the Mainland.

S900t8v
5th November 2011, 11:53 PM
Nothing that he Told me about yet haha. Threw on the Bumper and Fog lights then moved to Hawaii and had to leave her on the Mainland.


ohhhh :cry:

DustinS
5th November 2011, 11:57 PM
Yes :cry:

I am either: Going to Ship it here when I get the money, or Move back home so I can be with her and finish schooling there.

spg1
6th November 2011, 12:24 AM
How it was before I left it with my Grandpa.

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/302484_10150439259406011_662046010_10661121_107470 9658_n.jpg

Love this Shot
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/297513_10150439260156011_662046010_10661123_197929 7441_n.jpg
Looks a bit spooky! You should call it the terminator.:o

88saab900s
6th November 2011, 02:32 AM
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/302484_10150439259406011_662046010_10661121_107470 9658_n.jpg

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looks like I'm staring into the eyes of the devil..... so cool ;ol;

88saab900s
7th November 2011, 12:47 PM
Probably one of my favorite shots

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4651/045internet.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/31/045internet.jpg/)

scantar
7th November 2011, 01:04 PM
Probably one of my favorite shots



Wow that's a nice Saab!

;ol;

88saab900s
7th November 2011, 01:10 PM
Wow that's a nice Saab!

;ol;

Thanks scantar!

SPGreg
7th November 2011, 02:19 PM
Probably one of my favorite shots

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4651/045internet.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/31/045internet.jpg/)


Very nice! I'm partial to the Tally.

88saab900s
7th November 2011, 03:00 PM
Very nice! I'm partial to the Tally.

Thanks, I would love to have the rims that are on your tally, makes the car look sharper ;ol;

SPGreg
7th November 2011, 03:17 PM
The aeros come up for sale once in a while. I think there's a guy on TSL selling a set. The original SPG rims always look sharp!;ol;

88saab900s
7th November 2011, 03:24 PM
The aeros come up for sale once in a while. I think there's a guy on TSL selling a set. The original SPG rims always look sharp!;ol;

don't get me wrong the originals are sharp but the super aeros are jaw dropping

nuclear944
8th November 2011, 02:59 PM
Very nice! I'm partial to the Tally.

My SPG looks like it's been rolled off a cliff compared to yours.

Fine job! ;ol;

li Arc
8th November 2011, 03:27 PM
Ran across an '84 c900 T8 hatchback, with the light silvery blue paint and manhole cover wheels, that the junk yard was selling as a whole car. I couldn't tell if it was EFI or carb, since it was already on hold when I went and asked about it, but the interior leather was quite nice for its age and only had a few cracks in it. It was burgundy interior, and a 5-speed, and all in all the body condition was quite good. There was a tiny bit of rust sprouting from one of the rear fenders, but that's it...it still had some good tires on, so it seemed to me like it was well maintained. When I asked the yard what was wrong with it, they shrugged and told me they don't know, sometimes they just get donations...she didn't seem too willing to help, given it was already on hold. I was thinking it was still a bit pricy, but it was a very nice example of an earlier T8 car. Oh well.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-74QAkKbi-Dc/Trl_z0FK5_I/AAAAAAAAAto/Shu49mzzFlc/s720/1320529164481.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3bifrh0S0Qk/TrmAhlJAYPI/AAAAAAAAAtw/aWviYN1X9x4/s720/1320529183887.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6JIm9jPZg_Y/TrmB9c3kNII/AAAAAAAAAt4/s_Crg6xV_Zc/s720/1320529199084.jpg

Used cars are not cheap here, what everyone else can get anywhere else for $200 would cost at least $700 here, and $1000 anywhere else would cost about $2500-$3000 here, so you can use that to gauge. Sorry for the crappy photos though, but I wasn't expecting to see this car at the yard...all I had on me was my camera phone!

li Arc

spg1
8th November 2011, 03:44 PM
Ran across an '84 c900 T8 hatchback, with the light silvery blue paint and manhole cover wheels, that the junk yard was selling as a whole car. I couldn't tell if it was EFI or carb, since it was already on hold when I went and asked about it, but the interior leather was quite nice for its age and only had a few cracks in it. It was burgundy interior, and a 5-speed, and all in all the body condition was quite good. There was a tiny bit of rust sprouting from one of the rear fenders, but that's it...it still had some good tires on, so it seemed to me like it was well maintained. When I asked the yard what was wrong with it, they shrugged and told me they don't know, sometimes they just get donations...she didn't seem too willing to help, given it was already on hold. I was thinking it was still a bit pricy, but it was a very nice example of an earlier T8 car. Oh well.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-74QAkKbi-Dc/Trl_z0FK5_I/AAAAAAAAAto/Shu49mzzFlc/s720/1320529164481.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3bifrh0S0Qk/TrmAhlJAYPI/AAAAAAAAAtw/aWviYN1X9x4/s720/1320529183887.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6JIm9jPZg_Y/TrmB9c3kNII/AAAAAAAAAt4/s_Crg6xV_Zc/s720/1320529199084.jpg

Used cars are not cheap here, what everyone else can get anywhere else for $200 would cost at least $700 here, and $1000 anywhere else would cost about $2500-$3000 here, so you can use that to gauge. Sorry for the crappy photos though, but I wasn't expecting to see this car at the yard...all I had on me was my camera phone!

li Arc
What is that on the roof of the car? If the car is in that good of shape, I would say it is still worth it.
What year is it?

li Arc
15th November 2011, 04:28 PM
It's an 84 turbo. Quite nice, it was in excellent condition. However, that on the roof there is a "HOLD" sign, which means it's already been sold, I think. Oh well. :roll:

li Arc

88saab900s
15th November 2011, 04:36 PM
or a pizza delivery car ;ol;

900t
15th November 2011, 09:29 PM
It's an 84 turbo. Quite nice, it was in excellent condition. However, that on the roof there is a "HOLD" sign, which means it's already been sold, I think. Oh well. :roll:

li Arc

There never was a carb turbo Saab. I think carburetted 900's were never sold in North America, certainly not after 1981. The only carb was the 2.0 8v single carb and the 2.0 8v twin carb (GLs). The choke handle was in that little fuzzy tray next to the dome light swich aft of the gearshift.

S900t8v
4th December 2011, 12:51 AM
Thought this was kinda cool seeing as they match :D

got the bike running today after 10+ years not running. That's why it's in the foreground :lol:

http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx177/ejgrae89/IMG_0409a.jpg?t=1322974192

SPGreg
4th December 2011, 01:53 AM
Cool picture. Almost looks like the bike was photoshopped in!

88saab900s
4th December 2011, 02:23 AM
5 door!

Tweek's Turbos
4th December 2011, 02:25 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6JIm9jPZg_Y/TrmB9c3kNII/AAAAAAAAAt4/s_Crg6xV_Zc/s720/1320529199084.jpg
Those pre facelift ecodes look pretty decent. I found a set of those fogs on the roof of a Pathfinder at the yunkyard. Thinking of putting them on my 99T.

socal1200r
4th December 2011, 08:00 PM
My new to me red '91 turbo convertible. Blacked out the grill and body emblems, and recovered the door panel inserts and rear speaker surrounds with black velour, to match the dash cover, and to break up all that gray on the inside. Also replaced the badly faded Saab hood emblem with a black one that has just the griffon:

http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy319/socal1200r/1991%20Saab/91Saab_3a.jpg
http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy319/socal1200r/1991%20Saab/91Saab_3b.jpg
http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy319/socal1200r/1991%20Saab/91Saab_2i.jpg
http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy319/socal1200r/1991%20Saab/91Saabblackbadge_hood.jpg

Keith509
17th December 2011, 12:22 PM
Here is a few pictures I took the other day. I need to get this thing painted.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5415/img0054ok.jpg
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/6501/img0053w.jpg
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/2892/img0052gqp.jpg

88saab900s
17th December 2011, 12:40 PM
Keith509

What color you thinking?

milos
17th December 2011, 12:42 PM
I need to get this thing painted.
yes you do, if there is some bare metal under the primer it will eventually rust because primer, unlike the top paint, "absorbs" water ...

Keith509
17th December 2011, 12:44 PM
Keith509

What color you thinking?

I'm thinking either Red(a clone of the Talladega shade) or Yellow. Then, I'd need to find someone to do the job. Everyone is steering me away from Maaco, even though my friend had his Firebird painted there, and it came out pretty damn good. I also don't want to spend a fortune.



BTW, I'll be down in your area today. Let me know if you see me.

88saab900s
17th December 2011, 12:47 PM
I'm thinking either Red(a clone of the Talladega shade) or Yellow. Then, I'd need to find someone to do the job. Everyone is steering me away from Maaco, even though my friend had his Firebird painted there, and it came out pretty damn good. I also don't want to spend a fortune.



BTW, I'll be down in your area today. Let me know if you see me.


give macco a shot, I had my camaro done there and I told them if you miss a spot or have any runs you are redoing it on your dime......well the car was amazing when I got it.

I'm around today, currently at work

Keith509
17th December 2011, 12:51 PM
I might bring the car to a Maaco shop, and have them give me an estimate. The body is in great shape, and it's already primer'd.

88saab900s
17th December 2011, 12:53 PM
I might bring the car to a Maaco shop, and have them give me an estimate. The body is in great shape, and it's already primer'd.


that's the hardest part, getting it straight and clean, spraying is the easy part, so half your battle is done already.

SOAB
18th December 2011, 02:32 PM
I'm thinking either Red(a clone of the Talladega shade) or Yellow. Then, I'd need to find someone to do the job. Everyone is steering me away from Maaco, even though my friend had his Firebird painted there, and it came out pretty damn good. I also don't want to spend a fortune.



BTW, I'll be down in your area today. Let me know if you see me.

Dude do you know what primer was used? I actually think that looks really good! Its like a flat version of Saabs silver lol I ould love to see some more pics of it!

B202NUT
18th December 2011, 02:46 PM
Dude do you know what primer was used? I actually think that looks really good! Its like a flat version of Saabs silver lol I ould love to see some more pics of it!

primer is primer; its the wet sanding that makes the difference. What you see cannot be produced from a can. It takes a bit a sweat equity and know how...

88saab900s
18th December 2011, 03:00 PM
I'm thinking either Red(a clone of the Talladega shade) or Yellow. Then, I'd need to find someone to do the job. Everyone is steering me away from Maaco, even though my friend had his Firebird painted there, and it came out pretty damn good. I also don't want to spend a fortune.



BTW, I'll be down in your area today. Let me know if you see me.


here's a good example of yellow
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze15hoz0/id6.html
;ol;

Keith509
18th December 2011, 03:57 PM
here's a good example of yellow
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze15hoz0/id6.html
;ol;

That car is just perfect. I NEED to find a louver for the rear window too.

nuclear944
21st December 2011, 11:23 PM
Finally some proper snow...

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/nuclear944/dsc002_resize-4.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/nuclear944/dsc005_resize-7.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/nuclear944/dsc004_resize-6.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/nuclear944/dsc011_resize-5.jpg

spg1
22nd December 2011, 12:14 AM
Nuclear944, Now those are some really nice pictures. Great to see you have the car back on the road.;ol;

Nuclearphoenix
22nd December 2011, 06:10 PM
gf and my 900 in Key West

B202NUT
22nd December 2011, 07:11 PM
gf and my 900 in Key West


You snow birds muck up the traffic this time of year:evil::lol:.

Nice car. She needs to retake the parallel park portion of the drive exam:cheesy::cheesy:...

rgungher01
22nd December 2011, 08:18 PM
Thought this was kinda cool seeing as they match :D

got the bike running today after 10+ years not running. That's why it's in the foreground :lol:

http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx177/ejgrae89/IMG_0409a.jpg?t=1322974192

What year and model is that motorcycle? Is it rare. Id like to get something similar, but would it fit a person over 6 ft tall?

900t
22nd December 2011, 09:03 PM
What year and model is that motorcycle? Is it rare. Id like to get something similar, but would it fit a person over 6 ft tall?

It's a 1951 Puch 150cc :lol:

I think Sears sold those in the US under the "Allstate" name...

S900t8v
23rd December 2011, 03:21 AM
It's a 1951 Puch 150cc :lol:

I think Sears sold those in the US under the "Allstate" name...

How did u know that. Ohhh haha it's written on the front wheel guard. Haha ;)

They are fairly rare. A lot sell cheaply found in barns. Sold as sears Allstate in US. Very unique engin setup. Two pistons share a combustion chamber. Produces a very distinct nice sound for a 2 stroke. You want a 175sv or Allstate deluxe if you want any chance of making it to 100. That'll only do 80 or so. That's km not miles


Parts are impossible to obtain except from Austria. Very expensive the euro is a bad bad currency. Lol.

88saab900s
24th December 2011, 05:48 PM
Just got the passenger side SPG bumper extension that I was in need of for a year...

Thanks to 1Redaero ;ol;

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/4792/photo1sav.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/43/photo1sav.jpg/)

QuickOrange
25th December 2011, 10:39 PM
Both taken on Highway 119 between Central City and Nederland, CO. It's funny what you notice when you start taking pictures of things. I discovered the dent right in the middle of my door on this one. She ain't the prettiest, but she carved the canyons like it was an afterthought.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo122/quickorange/saab900.jpg

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo122/quickorange/saab90021.jpg

Keith509
25th December 2011, 11:16 PM
Both taken on Highway 119 between Central City and Nederland, CO. It's funny what you notice when you start taking pictures of things. I discovered the dent right in the middle of my door on this one. She ain't the prettiest, but she carved the canyons like it was an afterthought.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo122/quickorange/saab900.jpg

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo122/quickorange/saab90021.jpg

What a fantastic looking car. That's the first time I've seen that color, and it looks great. It looks like a fun area to drive in.

QuickOrange
25th December 2011, 11:36 PM
Thanks! It is a really fun drive. I normally reserve it for my motorcycle since normal cars are usually pretty sluggish going that route. I only had two issues: I got stuck behind all the sluggish cars, and the thinner air didn't agree too much with the 900- but that goes for any NA vehicle.

ludichris001
26th December 2011, 04:24 AM
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/hatchback/new%20folder/100_0751.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/hatchback/new%20folder/100_0749.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/hatchback/new%20folder/100_0754.jpg

Saab 900i Turbo - YouTube

nuclear944
26th December 2011, 04:51 AM
Thanks! It is a really fun drive. I normally reserve it for my motorcycle since normal cars are usually pretty sluggish going that route. I only had two issues: I got stuck behind all the sluggish cars, and the thinner air didn't agree too much with the 900- but that goes for any NA vehicle.

I agree, my previous c900 (which was N/A) lost power above 7k feet but still had enough juice to maintain speed, even though it had 400K miles...
The SPG's peak power doesn't decrease with altitude, but turbo lag increases a little bit..
I've driven it on the highest roads in the rocky mountains (including trail ridge road at 11k feet) and it makes it impossible to enjoy the same roads with different cars.

Looks like you went up to rollinsville- I once drove my previous c900 up rollins pass...

B202NUT
26th December 2011, 10:04 AM
What a fantastic looking car. That's the first time I've seen that color, and it looks great. It looks like a fun area to drive in.

Is it just me or is something just not quite right with the badges on the right side rear (900 S) ?

I thought the 900 S was a bit further to the right and the 16V badge rests underneath????

Nice car though!

QuickOrange
26th December 2011, 01:23 PM
I agree, my previous c900 (which was N/A) lost power above 7k feet but still had enough juice to maintain speed, even though it had 400K miles...
The SPG's peak power doesn't decrease with altitude, but turbo lag increases a little bit..
I've driven it on the highest roads in the rocky mountains (including trail ridge road at 11k feet) and it makes it impossible to enjoy the same roads with different cars.

Looks like you went up to rollinsville- I once drove my previous c900 up rollins pass...

Good eye! I take Clear Creek Road (HWY 6) to 119 to 36 to 25. Obviously the fun stops once I hit Boulder proper. I'd love to just get a slight boost to make up for the lack of air density. I bet this car is a little screamer at sea level, even NA. I hate NA vehicles up that high though. I've had my bike up to 14k, and if it could talk, I would've gotten an earful, lol.

B202, you might be right. It'd just be one more thing in the continuing PO saga. It always cracks me up with all the badges back there.

Ludichris, are you going to have to modify your front bumper to fit that? Looks sharp regardless!

EDIT: B202, I think you're right. I did a little photo research and it appears that the 16 Valve emblem goes under the 900 S, which should be further right. Nice catch, thanks!

the saab man
28th December 2011, 08:53 AM
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/hatchback/new%20folder/100_0751.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/hatchback/new%20folder/100_0749.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/hatchback/new%20folder/100_0754.jpg

Saab 900i Turbo - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuTAGn9b-sY&context=C3179ee4ADOEgsToPDskJcKi0EeBdZls49sz_gnBO5 )

your car looks like its coming along great mate. what size is the intercooler, and did you have to do many mods to the slam panel other than cutting off the tow hooks.

nathan

socal1200r
28th December 2011, 04:38 PM
That's one big FMIC! Being a Saab newbie, all I know is the c900 T16s come with a factory IC, oil cooler, and AT cooler, for those that have an AT. In the one pic taken directly from the front, the small black rectangular coolers located on the lower left and right are the engine oil cooler and transmission cooler, yes?

On an otherwise stock (or mildly tuned?) engine, what is the main benefit of replacing the factory IC with a much larger FMIC like this one? I understand that the air will be much cooler, since it's mounted outside the engine compartment, and will have larger volume. But with an otherwise stock engine (stock ECU, turbo, exhaust, etc), what's the benefit to be gained from going with a significantly bigger IC?

A Saab newbie wants to know!

Keith509
28th December 2011, 11:48 PM
Last night, somebody decided to dump a bag of flour on my car. It was raining, so it became solid, and made a huge mess. :(


So, after work tonight, I took my car to the car wash(in 30 degree(F) weather), and gave it a good cleaning.


http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/406210_1709060503663_1752628007_839298_986905706_n .jpg
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/379557_1709060183655_1752628007_839296_1909108249_ n.jpg

milos
29th December 2011, 11:56 AM
Washing a car with no weather stripes/seals on doors...

spg1
29th December 2011, 12:25 PM
Washing a car with no weather stripes/seals on doors...
Coating seals with Glycerin works well to keep them soft and to stop them from sticking in freezing weather. Silicone spray also works for seals and a must for the antenna mast. Extend the antenna and with a rag behind the antenna (so you don't spray the car) spray the antenna well and wipe dry. Let the antenna go up and down a couple of times and repeat the spraying then you are ready for winter.

Keith509
29th December 2011, 03:37 PM
Washing a car with no weather stripes/seals on doors...

I just got them. They look like an incredibly tight fit. I want to get them on as soon as possible. The doors look nasty without them.

peva
29th December 2011, 03:41 PM
I just got them. They look like an incredibly tight fit. I want to get them on as soon as possible. The doors look nasty without them.
The clips go on the trim first, with the weatherstrip, not the door. Otherwise you'll never get the trim on properly, if at all.

Keith509
29th December 2011, 04:00 PM
The PO had the clips already on the door. On the trim pieces I have, there are also metal clips inside them. Weird. Should I remove the clips on the door, then just install the trim with its preinstalled clips?

milos
29th December 2011, 05:27 PM
Yes, just check if all clips are there. It could be a pain to install...

peva
29th December 2011, 06:15 PM
Take the clips off the door. Install the clips on the trim and clip on the weatherstrip. Then install it on the door pushing down firmly with a piece of smooth wood or similar so to not mark the strip. Count the clip vestige marks on the trim to find out original positions and quantity.

SOAB
30th December 2011, 05:32 PM
I am really falling in love with the look of your car.. haha

88saab900s
1st January 2012, 06:47 PM
fish eye

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/3989/spginternet.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/845/spginternet.jpg/)

Keith509
3rd January 2012, 04:38 PM
We're having some very cold weather in NJ. However, it was sunny out, and I felt like taking a picture.


http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/402044_1723832672958_1752628007_847378_447407386_n .jpg

88saab900s
3rd January 2012, 06:05 PM
We're having some very cold weather in NJ. However, it was sunny out, and I felt like taking a picture.



Got that right!

TunnanXWD
11th January 2012, 08:45 PM
I had a red, a white and a blue 900.

Damn, looks great in that light grey!

I really need to see how you mounted the lighting. I think Bruno from Sweden finally got me thinking straight (he has a 2007 Combi), featured as December car of the month. Plus, the larger Hella look better than the ones I ordered for the Saab but stuck on the Volvo.

Keith509
11th January 2012, 11:29 PM
I had a red, a white and a blue 900.

Damn, looks great in that light grey!

I really need to see how you mounted the lighting. I think Bruno from Sweden finally got me thinking straight (he has a 2007 Combi), featured as December car of the month. Plus, the larger Hella look better than the ones I ordered for the Saab but stuck on the Volvo.

Thanks!

The car is actually still primered. It is to be painted soon.


The lights(Hella 500FF) were mounted by simply flipping the stock foglight brackets upside down. This allows you to attach the bolt through the fins in the grill. That's the best explanation I can give. They fit pretty well without any additional fabrication. I wired them into the stock foglight switch, as well.

milos
12th January 2012, 04:28 PM
The lights(Hella 500FF) were mounted by simply flipping the stock foglight brackets upside down. This allows you to attach the bolt through the fins in the grill. That's the best explanation I can give. They fit pretty well without any additional fabrication. I wired them into the stock foglight switch, as well.
I am wondering if you have problems opening the hood.

fehd
12th January 2012, 04:54 PM
My new to me 90 SPG. Got some work to do to it, but its a good start.
http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss185/fehdxl/1326378670020.jpg
http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss185/fehdxl/1326378650891.jpg

Keith509
12th January 2012, 10:53 PM
I am wondering if you have problems opening the hood.

I don't have any issues with the hood. The lights clear the hood just fine. When the hood is all the way opened, there is about a 1'' gap between the hood, and the lights. It just fits perfect, in my case.

SOAB
13th January 2012, 03:56 PM
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/404774_10150585614282952_782532951_11014003_728553 804_n.jpg

gustavm
14th January 2012, 12:20 AM
Like those steel white wheels! Aeros arnt always the answer.

B202NUT
14th January 2012, 10:36 AM
Like those steel white wheels! Aeros arnt always the answer.


surely you know those are winter beaters?????

IMHO Aeros are the only answer for Classic 900's and Directionals of course.....

Aftermarket Rims are trash on these cars. There are very very few that are actually worth the time and money...

gustavm
14th January 2012, 12:21 PM
Ahh right , We dont have winter wheels in NZ . I think those white wheels suit that red car especially without an spg kit .Ive swapped super aero wheels between cars and cant decide what I prefer. I think they can look a little to chunky on a 900 certainly suit a 9000 aero though.

B202NUT
14th January 2012, 12:53 PM
I think they can look a little to chunky on a 900 certainly suit a 9000 aero though.

I totally agree especially without a SPG kit. One thing that looks kinda od to me is Super Aeros on a Vert with no kit; the wheels ae just a bit too big.

SOAB
15th January 2012, 02:33 AM
Actually those are her summer wheels. We havent figured out what to do with the winter wheels but rust color just won't do :P

tornado_735
15th January 2012, 05:33 PM
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/nuclear944/dsc004_resize-6.jpg



This is now my desktop background...I hope you don't mind!! lol

socal1200r
15th January 2012, 11:07 PM
This is now my desktop background...I hope you don't mind!! lol

And this is why I have my '89 Mitsubishi Montero...there's no way I'd take my '91 T16 convertible out in weather like that!

Keith509
15th January 2012, 11:58 PM
Here's another one from yesterday's Saab meet in NJ. I uncovered the Hella's, for once.


You can also see the difference in the height of the two C900s. The Talladega SPG is sitting on lower springs, in addition to the FMIC.


http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/4074/img0153zy.jpg

88saab900s
16th January 2012, 12:05 AM
I was bottoming out on the little speed bumps at the park that day lol just a bit low ;ol;

Keith509
16th January 2012, 12:09 AM
I was bottoming out on the little speed bumps at the park that day lol just a bit low ;ol;

Yes, those high speed bumps make me nervous, and my car is pretty high up. However, the lowered springs do look great. Once I get some other stuff sorted out, I'd like to try lowering it.

88saab900s
16th January 2012, 12:18 AM
the ride is a lot better with them, less body roll...

http://www.saabperformanceparts.com/
^^^^ that's where my springs came from

mossypossy
16th January 2012, 12:41 PM
How about some feedback on my 900 full bananas turbo

peva
16th January 2012, 12:44 PM
How about some feedback on my 900 full bananas turbo
What sort of feedback do you want? It looks very tidy.

B202NUT
16th January 2012, 12:50 PM
How about some feedback on my 900 full bananas turbo

I Tell ya what; your making me wanna put the Cladding on my NA although its not a Turbo!

as mentioned very tidy and buttoned up;ol;.... Love It!

mossypossy
16th January 2012, 12:56 PM
That kind of feedback is good for starters.
Is it wrong to love these cars so much that you get scared if you see a black cloud and head back for the garage?

fehd
16th January 2012, 01:18 PM
Looks good, kinda just like my SPG. They look good in red, dont they?

88saab900s
16th January 2012, 01:30 PM
Super aeros very nice

mossypossy
16th January 2012, 01:34 PM
I can't think of a nicer combo myself, but may be biased.
Rear louvre for the summer as well.

B202NUT
16th January 2012, 01:40 PM
Rear louvre for the summer as well.

reaching; leave it be.... Just my 2 cents...

mossypossy
16th January 2012, 01:52 PM
What? You mean some of you don't love the louvre?

SPGreg
16th January 2012, 02:24 PM
What? You mean some of you don't love the louvre?

The Louvre? I love Paris! ;)

Are those an older style of louver? My preference is for those with smaller slats & more of them. But beautiful car.

B202NUT
16th January 2012, 02:30 PM
What? You mean some of you don't love the louvre?

NOT A FAN SORRY; I here in hot climates they really help reduce cabin heat but I just think they are a bit to primitive for the later models. If it was a pre-face lift 900 then in my book it earns a pass but anything after 87 the louvre should be left off; but thats my opinion that doesn't matter much atall..

Nice car overall...

dmgb5
16th January 2012, 02:37 PM
What? You mean some of you don't love the louvre?

I louvre in the summer months and take it off in the winter months for the rear wash. Don't mind "captain 2p" he has very conservative aesthetic tastes.

88saab900s
16th January 2012, 02:37 PM
they are a acquired taste, mine came with them and at first was going to take them off but it grew on my and I love them now.

dmgb5
16th January 2012, 02:42 PM
The Louvre? I love Paris! ;)

Are those an older style of louver? My preference is for those with smaller slats & more of them. But beautiful car.


It must be a spelling difference...its louvre to me.:D Those louvres were made by a Danish company IIRC. Don't think many of that style made it to the states.

mossypossy
16th January 2012, 05:01 PM
I think the ones I have were made by Autoplas in the UK.
They are a bit plasticky but there ain't a great many to pick and choose from. To placate some of you they are off again now.
How about putting fancy Carlsson leather/suede seats in a non Carlsson....heresy or acceptable?
Getting some next week to replace the velour

socal1200r
16th January 2012, 05:13 PM
How about some feedback on my 900 full bananas turbo

Very clean looking...what size wheels/tires are you running in that pic?

mossypossy
16th January 2012, 05:48 PM
16 inch wheels, 195/50

ajochum
16th January 2012, 09:35 PM
I don't recall if I ever told this story here. I had a 1977 Datsun 280ZX 2+2 and bought it new. In 1978 or 79 I took it back to the dealer to have the oil changed and a few other minor things. I got a call that day or the next and the dealer sheepishly explained that they had two 280s in the shop that day and the cars got mixed up. Seems they put the rear louvers on my car by accident.
Of course I was upset, and they offered to either remove and repaint or give me them for free. I didn't like them on the car so I had them repaint it.
I will say that I do like louvers on the Boss 302 and 428s, but otherwise, not my cup of tea. However, it certainly is a personal decision and I make no negative remarks about them.
PS - Nice car.

88saab900s
21st January 2012, 07:33 PM
Snow fall in Jersey

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/2356/spgsnow3internet.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/560/spgsnow3internet.jpg/)

Keith509
21st January 2012, 07:51 PM
Snow fall in Jersey

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/2356/spgsnow3internet.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/560/spgsnow3internet.jpg/)

The steelies look great with the red lip. I wasn't expecting this much snow. All I did was clean my car off today.


On the next warm day, I'm going to redo my wheels, possibly in a dark grey, or just get the stock white grey color.


Here's what it COULD look like, with my photoshop skills:


http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/6090/37523617543056747641752.jpg

88saab900s
21st January 2012, 08:08 PM
Yea got bored one day and decided to paint the steelies black and had some red left over so did the lips. The SPG wheels look good in black, I was thinking about getting mine powder coated... who knows. give it a shot, your 900 wheels came out nice when you did them.

B202NUT
22nd January 2012, 08:55 AM
Yea got bored one day and decided to paint the steelies black and had some red left over so did the lips. The SPG wheels look good in black, I was thinking about getting mine powder coated... who knows. give it a shot, your 900 wheels came out nice when you did them.

You post a piccy of your car like every week. Maybe you should start a project thread.

BionicBanana
22nd January 2012, 04:04 PM
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5864/900hx.jpg

'94

88saab900s
22nd January 2012, 08:10 PM
You post a piccy of your car like every week. Maybe you should start a project thread.

was thinking about it but it would just be a gallery of pics... not like the cars in the project thread that are mainly going under hard/full restoration

cooper-davis
10th February 2012, 11:04 PM
Last shot of all three before the sled was towed away for scrap. Even though it took me 10 months to strip it bare and get rid of it, I'd probably do it again if I found one for cheap.:cheesy:
The best part is I have room in my garage for both cars now.;ol;

ajochum
11th February 2012, 12:00 AM
Last shot of all three before the sled was towed away for scrap. Even though it took me 10 months to strip it bare and get rid of it, I'd probably do it again if I found one for cheap.:cheesy:
The best part is I have room in my garage for both cars now.;ol;

Is that a crop circle in your driveway???????

SOAB
11th February 2012, 03:38 AM
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5864/900hx.jpg

'94

Love the wheels dude!

SOAB
11th February 2012, 03:45 AM
The steelies look great with the red lip. I wasn't expecting this much snow. All I did was clean my car off today.


On the next warm day, I'm going to redo my wheels, possibly in a dark grey, or just get the stock white grey color.


Here's what it COULD look like, with my photoshop skills:


http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/6090/37523617543056747641752.jpg

Oh yeah and I now they are super aeros, but this might help ya out with a real world look of dirty gunmetal!
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6048/6309891763_3766a80ea3_z.jpg

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6218/6309890203_83cd9d94ff_z.jpg

cooper-davis
11th February 2012, 08:36 AM
Is that a crop circle in your driveway???????
Yes my children are of the corn :cheesy:

I'll get some proper pics of them when they're washed. Once I clear out some of these bicycles in the garage, I'll finish up those wheels. I'm not sure which car to put them on actually. I'll have to try them on both and get opinions.

Krizzie
12th February 2012, 04:30 AM
Oh yeah and I now they are super aeros, but this might help ya out with a real world look of dirty gunmetal!
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6048/6309891763_3766a80ea3_z.jpg

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6218/6309890203_83cd9d94ff_z.jpg

Did you forget to install springs? :o

sweetsaab
12th February 2012, 07:11 PM
Here is my new to me 900! Only rust is in the rear pass. door.

ajochum
12th February 2012, 07:56 PM
Here is my new to me 900! Only rust is in the rear pass. door.

Very Nice!

jaross
13th February 2012, 05:30 AM
I have come to the conclusion that I defiantly do not want clear corners or side markers! This does not work well on grey, black or white cars. Other colors it is just fine.

I have also come to the conclusion that I need a rear louver and a whale tail. Also, if and when I get a repaint, I am having the vanity strip on the front and rear bumpers filled in and smoothed out.

li Arc
13th February 2012, 06:08 PM
Here is my new to me 900! Only rust is in the rear pass. door.

Ahh, the flat-noses seem to get rarer and rarer as people convert them to slant-noses. It's all personal preference, of course, but the slant-noses just seem conformist to me in a world full of slant-nosed cars (esp. japanese). It just doesn't seem to belong to a car that bucks all trends and yet maintains engineering superiority and a timeless design. My 2c.

But hope you're loving it, the c900 is an absolutely amazing winter/snow car, flat- or slant-nosed!

li Arc

SPGreg
13th February 2012, 06:16 PM
Ahh, the flat-noses seem to get rarer and rarer as people convert them to slant-noses. It's all personal preference, of course, but the slant-noses just seem conformist to me in a world full of slant-nosed cars (esp. japanese). It just doesn't seem to belong to a car that bucks all trends and yet maintains engineering superiority and a timeless design. My 2c.

But hope you're loving it, the c900 is an absolutely amazing winter/snow car, flat- or slant-nosed!

li Arc

I feel the same way about flat-noses: let them be! Would Barbara Streisand get a nose-job at this point in her life? I think not...;)

S900t8v
13th February 2012, 06:21 PM
I have a 5 door flatnose turbo, I haven't seen another in Australia for sale or otherwise.

I do however see significantly more 5 door later model turbos with rounded bumper kits. YUUUCK


One day I dream of stumbling across a 4 door pre face lift aero kit.

I saw one on ebay on a car for $4k... Slightly too expensive, and on the other side of Australia. 4000km away.

ajochum
13th February 2012, 07:13 PM
Could someone point out the difference between a slant-nose and a flat-nose? I don't know what you mean. Grill maybe?

nuclear944
13th February 2012, 08:37 PM
Could someone point out the difference between a slant-nose and a flat-nose? I don't know what you mean. Grill maybe?
Slant (1987-):
http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2009/04/06/04/25/1992_saab_900_2_dr_s_hatchback-pic-55992.jpeg

Flat (1978-'86):
http://peacetek.net/saab-900/saab-900-1984-le-3.jpg

These are basically cosmetic differences. You can see how the slant noses have integrated bumpers while the older models have bumper-car style. The actual shell/metal is exactly the same.

SAABChadd
13th February 2012, 08:38 PM
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x344/chaddhustle/IMG_1703.jpg
Looking to buy another one very very I mean very soon, as I miss it dearly.:roll:
http://www.photobucket.com/chaddsaabs

S900t8v
13th February 2012, 09:03 PM
Slant (1987-):
http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2009/04/06/04/25/1992_saab_900_2_dr_s_hatchback-pic-55992.jpeg

Flat (1978-'86):
http://peacetek.net/saab-900/saab-900-1984-le-3.jpg

These are basically cosmetic differences. You can see how the slant noses have integrated bumpers while the older models have bumper-car style. The actual shell/metal is exactly the same.

you missed 1point....

flat nose is sexier :cheesy:

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/Smoothinto2nd/1984%20Saab%20900%20Turbo/Saab2.jpg



http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/Smoothinto2nd/1984%20Saab%20900%20Turbo/Saab1.jpg (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158163)

ajochum
13th February 2012, 10:12 PM
Am guessing that the slant is for the "newer" models that might have had more impact resistance in case of an accident?

S900t8v
13th February 2012, 10:16 PM
Am guessing that the slant is for the "newer" models that might have had more impact resistance in case of an accident?

Don't think so.

Wind resistance and downforce, the designed the front airdam on aero's so the aero's (SPG's) could hit 200kph and not handle like a sponge I think. At least that's what their brochures claimed, and the airflow kits were meant to be better than stock for handling, not just cosmetics ;)

jaross
14th February 2012, 03:42 AM
Ahh, the flat-noses seem to get rarer and rarer as people convert them to slant-noses. It's all personal preference, of course, but the slant-noses just seem conformist to me in a world full of slant-nosed cars (esp. japanese). It just doesn't seem to belong to a car that bucks all trends and yet maintains engineering superiority and a timeless design. My 2c.

But hope you're loving it, the c900 is an absolutely amazing winter/snow car, flat- or slant-nosed!

li Arc

**** man, I want to convert my slant nose into a flat nose!

peva
14th February 2012, 08:15 AM
Am guessing that the slant is for the "newer" models that might have had more impact resistance in case of an accident?
Don't think so. It's just for kerbside appeal to show the new buyer that the car is newer than the neighbours. Car manufacturers do it every year to keep car sales up. Although your statement does have some credence. Modern safety requirements compel manufacturers to minimise injuries to pedestrians in the event of accident.

li Arc
14th February 2012, 01:19 PM
One day I dream of stumbling across a 4 door pre face lift aero kit.

I saw one on ebay on a car for $4k... Slightly too expensive, and on the other side of Australia. 4000km away.

This too is my dream. But if you talk about the holy grail of rare parts for the c900, I think this is it. Forget the whale tail and the Super Aeros, the 4-door flat-nose SPG kit is so far the most elusive part I have never seen. The only reason why I even believe in its existence is through two separate photos I saw of unmodified cars...wow. Apart from that, I believe an SC member had his friend fabricate one from fibreglass by using the 3-door panels as the platform. It looked really good, but you'd have to go searching for that thread now.

Wind resistance and downforce, the designed the front airdam on aero's so the aero's (SPG's) could hit 200kph and not handle like a sponge I think. At least that's what their brochures claimed, and the airflow kits were meant to be better than stock for handling, not just cosmetics ;)

I hit 225km/hr in mine once before I pissed my pants ;oops: This was before I had the front air dam, so it was stock flat-nose body-work with just a front valence instead (though with the 3" FMIC, my T3 Super 60, and a tweaked APC). Good thing I didn't push it any further, the tires were apparently H-rated and 10 years old! They were also not balanced for such high speeds, so although the car handled fine, it was shaking like mad, which is what freaked me out. I think I'd be fine now with my mesh rims since they have better tires. What scared me more was that at 225km/hr, the c900 wasn't done yet, and I'm quite certain it would easily have gone past 240km/hr (way past the speedo)! There was still so much torque at that speed! :o

li Arc

sweetsaab
14th February 2012, 02:39 PM
Ahh, the flat-noses seem to get rarer and rarer as people convert them to slant-noses. It's all personal preference, of course, but the slant-noses just seem conformist to me in a world full of slant-nosed cars (esp. japanese). It just doesn't seem to belong to a car that bucks all trends and yet maintains engineering superiority and a timeless design. My 2c.

But hope you're loving it, the c900 is an absolutely amazing winter/snow car, flat- or slant-nosed!

li Arc

Amen brother!!! I am a firm believer in keeping things origional if they are even somewhat rare. Some things are ok to mod the crap out of, but just buy a slant if thats what you like, and sell your flat to someone who will appreceate it for what it is.;ol;

SaabFox
14th February 2012, 05:03 PM
just joined love this site here is my 85t "jack"

sweetsaab
14th February 2012, 05:13 PM
Clean ride. Does it come with a hood?

SOAB
15th February 2012, 12:33 AM
Looks sexy! I hope it doesn't come with a hood!

SaabFox
15th February 2012, 01:39 AM
okay a few more and well the hood is an option better for high speed for sure
after having a few flat noses i went slantnose on my 85 build also went the '89 after route on the axles

KurBads
15th February 2012, 03:20 AM
your IC is just by the turbo ... doesn`t it heat soak massively? Why such never seen before placement? I`d have left it in the original position or installed a FMIC.

dmgb5
15th February 2012, 03:34 AM
your IC is just by the turbo ... doesn`t it heat soak massively? Why such never seen before placement? I`d have left it in the original position or installed a FMIC.

:o Look at the plumbing. Looks like a two standard turbo IC's ...one on either side of the car. :confused:

SaabFox
15th February 2012, 03:34 AM
your IC is just by the turbo ... doesn`t it heat soak massively? Why such never seen before placement? I`d have left it in the original position or installed a FMIC.

this car has two ICs one each side wanted to try somthing new works better than expected and i didn'd want to hack the front tow hooks just yet the pics dont do it justice and i dont want to lose any clearince in the front this is a daily driver that sees gravel and snow

Eddy_AL
20th February 2012, 01:23 PM
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/denodjur/89c9eb05.jpg

Tweek's Turbos
22nd February 2012, 01:37 PM
I have a 5 door flatnose turbo, I haven't seen another in Australia for sale or otherwise.

I do however see significantly more 5 door later model turbos with rounded bumper kits. YUUUCK


One day I dream of stumbling across a 4 door pre face lift aero kit.

I saw one on ebay on a car for $4k... Slightly too expensive, and on the other side of Australia. 4000km away.


I snagged on of the flat nose 5 door turbos nearby, but it has gone off to my mechanic as his own car now.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/395369_3294099521879_1549551490_2968799_331403636_ n.jpg
They were only sold in the states for the first 2 or 3 years.

cooper-davis
27th February 2012, 08:44 PM
Washed them both finally. I swear the last time I washed the sedan was last May:o. Stinking drought and water shortages. On of these days I'll have to take them some place pretty for pictures.

B202NUT
27th February 2012, 08:50 PM
Washed them both finally. I swear the last time I washed the sedan was last May:o. Stinking drought and water shortages. On of these days I'll have to take them some place pretty for pictures.

I am not a fan at all for flat nose SAABS; but there is something about your black one I cant shake!

that thing has tremendous personality. It sits there like "Look at me"!

I hope thats the car that gets the three spoke Turbo Wheels. It will be smashing with that bike rack!;ol;

Just imagine if you compounded that paint and waxed it:o; Holy Smokes it would be slammin!!!!

cooper-davis
27th February 2012, 09:11 PM
I am not a fan at all for flat nose SAABS; but there is something about your black one I cant shake!

that thing has tremendous personality. It sits there like "Look at me"!

I hope thats the car that gets the three spoke Turbo Wheels. It will be smashing with that bike rack!;ol;

Just imagine if you compounded that paint and waxed it:o; Holy Smokes it would be slammin!!!!
The paint is still in pretty decent shape, but the hood is cracking, and the whole right side has etched marks from water spray.

Once I get rid of 2 more bicycles I'll start on the wheels:) I'm still thinning out the herd. I put louvers on the black hatch as well:cheesy:. I still kind of like the manhole covers, but the Areo/SPG rims will look pretty slick. I'm going to get in there with a tooth brush and my scouring pad and clean out all of those little holes in the manhole covers. I did one so far and it looks pretty good.

I still need to replace my chrome strip on the back bumper.

robcourson1
27th February 2012, 09:31 PM
shoot i wish my 88 was a flat nose, ive been searching for parts and 83 spg airdams and both bumpers.

sweetsaab
28th February 2012, 06:11 PM
Washed them both finally. I swear the last time I washed the sedan was last May:o. Stinking drought and water shortages. On of these days I'll have to take them some place pretty for pictures.

Nice!!! I love the flat nose. I dont think I would want an aero unless it were an SPG. Seems wierd for folks to not like them. I guess it's like the folks who told me to put some bling chrome rims on my matching numbers all stock 63 split window vette. Some folks just dont get it. Keep the manhole covers. They rock as well!!

sweetsaab
28th February 2012, 06:14 PM
[QUOTE=B202NUT;2151932]I am not a fan at all for flat nose SAABS; but there is something about your black one I cant shake!

It's the flat nose that you can't shake. One day you will understand.:cheesy:

sweetsaab
28th February 2012, 06:18 PM
The paint is still in pretty decent shape, but the hood is cracking, and the whole right side has etched marks from water spray.

Once I get rid of 2 more bicycles I'll start on the wheels:) I'm still thinning out the herd. I put louvers on the black hatch as well:cheesy:. I still kind of like the manhole covers, but the Areo/SPG rims will look pretty slick. I'm going to get in there with a tooth brush and my scouring pad and clean out all of those little holes in the manhole covers. I did one so far and it looks pretty good.

I still need to replace my chrome strip on the back bumper.

I sort of like the look of the black one with the lugnut covers off. Might have to take mine off. They need a paint job anyway.

li Arc
28th February 2012, 07:09 PM
Once I get rid of 2 more bicycles I'll start on the wheels:) I'm still thinning out the herd. I put louvers on the black hatch as well:cheesy:. I still kind of like the manhole covers, but the Areo/SPG rims will look pretty slick. I'm going to get in there with a tooth brush and my scouring pad and clean out all of those little holes in the manhole covers. I did one so far and it looks pretty good.

For some reason, I thought that manhole covers were the ones that looked like steelies with a 4-hole machined steel hubcap in the middle? Aren't these TRX wheels? At any rate, these are awesome wheels, they give the car a very aggressive rally-racing look, as per early OZ's (which were white though). Keep the look!

li Arc

cooper-davis
28th February 2012, 09:26 PM
For some reason, I thought that manhole covers were the ones that looked like steelies with a 4-hole machined steel hubcap in the middle? Aren't these TRX wheels? At any rate, these are awesome wheels, they give the car a very aggressive rally-racing look, as per early OZ's (which were white though). Keep the look!

li Arc
I do need to repaint the caps. That's why they're off. I am missing one of the lug nut caps which kind of irks me. I'll have to track some extras down at some point.
Yup these are considered the manhole covers according to this (http://peacetek.net/saab-wheels/#spg) site anyway:
SAAB 900 US Turbo Wheel - otherwise known as the "24 spoker" or "manhole cover." First Saab wheel with conical seat lugnuts [excluding the TRX (http://peacetek.net/saab-wheels/trx/index.html), of course!]. Factory installed on 1982-1984 900 Turbo & 1982-1986 900S. Factory installed on 1982-1984 900 Turbo & 1982-1986 900S. http://peacetek.net/saab-wheels/99-900/saab-alloy-900-manhole.jpg

Which wheels were you thinking of? Once I get the other rims done I'll have to see how they look on each car:)

sweetsaab
29th February 2012, 11:26 AM
I do need to repaint the caps. That's why they're off. I am missing one of the lug nut caps which kind of irks me. I'll have to track some extras down at some point.
Yup these are considered the manhole covers according to this (http://peacetek.net/saab-wheels/#spg) site anyway:
SAAB 900 US Turbo Wheel - otherwise known as the "24 spoker" or "manhole cover." First Saab wheel with conical seat lugnuts [excluding the TRX (http://peacetek.net/saab-wheels/trx/index.html), of course!]. Factory installed on 1982-1984 900 Turbo & 1982-1986 900S. Factory installed on 1982-1984 900 Turbo & 1982-1986 900S. http://peacetek.net/saab-wheels/99-900/saab-alloy-900-manhole.jpg

Which wheels were you thinking of? Once I get the other rims done I'll have to see how they look on each car:)

I am a telephone technician and work in manholes all day every day. Looks like a manhole cover to me.

B202NUT
29th February 2012, 11:47 AM
[QUOTE=B202NUT;2151932]I am not a fan at all for flat nose SAABS; but there is something about your black one I cant shake!

It's the flat nose that you can't shake. One day you will understand.:cheesy:


You just might be right. That Black car is very nice!

89TurboFury
29th February 2012, 12:22 PM
I'm a newbie and posted all these pics in my own thread, but for those that missed them, here's a few...

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/67fury/JBbaseplate023.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/67fury/JBbaseplate025.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/67fury/JBbaseplate020.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/67fury/JBbaseplate005.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l109/67fury/JBbaseplate010.jpg

I just picked this up last Saturday, February 25th. My first Saab! I've wanted a Saab convertible for soooo many years, and surprisingly, the older ones seem to be the most affordable, I had a 2001 Mustang convertible (not a bad car, but the seat belts locked up constantly which REALLY HURT when driving over a pothole) and I refused to go anywhere near a Sebring because of the Chrysler transmissions. This is a great, great car. We all adore it already.

li Arc
29th February 2012, 06:33 PM
Yup these are considered the manhole covers according to this (http://peacetek.net/saab-wheels/#spg) site anyway:
SAAB 900 US Turbo Wheel - otherwise known as the "24 spoker" or "manhole cover." First Saab wheel with conical seat lugnuts [excluding the TRX (http://peacetek.net/saab-wheels/trx/index.html), of course!]. Factory installed on 1982-1984 900 Turbo & 1982-1986 900S. Factory installed on 1982-1984 900 Turbo & 1982-1986 900S. http://peacetek.net/saab-wheels/99-900/saab-alloy-900-manhole.jpg

Which wheels were you thinking of? Once I get the other rims done I'll have to see how they look on each car:)

Ah, yes, the good ol' tripod site. Almost forgot about that. By the same site (using the TRX link) I found the wheels I was referring to (front passenger side); perhaps they are less wheels and more hubcaps!

http://peacetek.net/saab-wheels/trx/saab-trx-old-pepe.jpg

Still, those "manhole covers" can look pretty aggressive, and look very similar to the OZ Rally racing rims I was referring to. Unfortunately, I could not find any decent photos of them not on another car, so I apologize for posting a non-c900 in this thread!


http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo287/what_1990/Celicas/skylinescoobyskylinegt4s057.jpg

Just leave the bolt covers off!

li Arc

IronJoe
29th February 2012, 08:42 PM
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk64/ironjoet16s/1987%20Saab%20900%20Airflow%20Convertible/2012005.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk64/ironjoet16s/1987%20Saab%20900%20Airflow%20Convertible/2012002.jpg


http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk64/ironjoet16s/1987%20Saab%20900%20Airflow%20Convertible/2012016.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk64/ironjoet16s/Mobile%20Uploads/9b6e41a9.jpg

88saab900s
9th March 2012, 01:04 PM
Made a new grill for the SPG, black with black mesh behind it, also it was a nice day for a few pictures ;ol;

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4599/internetadr.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/internetadr.jpg/)

dmgb5
9th March 2012, 01:07 PM
Looking good. I asume yours was a chrome grille...what did you use to paint over it?

88saab900s
9th March 2012, 01:10 PM
Looking good. I asume yours was a chrome grille...what did you use to paint over it?

yup it was the chrome one, started to bubble and crack. I sanded it down smooth and got the chrome off, then hit it with some black spray paint. I also cut the fins out and put mesh behind it.

Mockles
9th March 2012, 05:13 PM
350-Something thousand miles, newly resurrected, so looking really rough around the edges, I'm afraid to post a picture, to be honest....she needs a lotta good attention, compared to the pics here....;oops:

skucera
9th March 2012, 05:30 PM
350-Something thousand miles, newly resurrected, so looking really rough around the edges, I'm afraid to post a picture, to be honest....she needs a lotta good attention, compared to the pics here....;oops:

That's an honorable accumulation of miles. There's nothing to be ashamed of there.

Scott

Mockles
9th March 2012, 05:47 PM
Okay, well, here you go....I only really say rough because of a lot of cosmetics, but there's still a lot to replace that I didn't photograph...

skucera
9th March 2012, 05:56 PM
350,000 miles in the California sun, and it looks that good? Somebody loved that car.

Scott

Mockles
9th March 2012, 06:07 PM
Actually, I inherited (bought) her 11 years ago, in upstate New York, and in that time, she has been going through a heck of a cycle.....running, dying, sitting, running, dying, sitting, etc.........replaced her HG about 5 years ago. Roof works. Brought her to CA on a come-along. Drove her around in Los Angeles, but the battery was dying on me all the time, and I thought it was an electrical leak someplace.

So, she sat for over three years, all through the latest upheaval in prices.....

Garage near me found that it was the fuel pumps that were both dead, and a clogged up fuel filter......the starter was killing the battery over and over and over again but the engine wasn't getting any fuel at all.

Replaced both pumps, filter, oil change, new battery all last week, and she is running yet again. Can't imagine how many "Junk Cars Towed" business cards have been stuck to the fence on the property, or how many times the roommates have seen the PBS commercials for donating your car.....

skucera
9th March 2012, 08:44 PM
Ah, NY sunlight is much less searing than L.A. sun, so that would explain the rather nice leather. It's good to hear you're putting it back on the road. This time of year is ideal "top down" weather in L.A., as I remember from my time there. Not too hot like later in the year. Enjoy.

Scott

anjum
9th March 2012, 10:54 PM
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk64/ironjoet16s/1987%20Saab%20900%20Airflow%20Convertible/2012005.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk64/ironjoet16s/1987%20Saab%20900%20Airflow%20Convertible/2012002.jpg


http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk64/ironjoet16s/1987%20Saab%20900%20Airflow%20Convertible/2012016.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk64/ironjoet16s/Mobile%20Uploads/9b6e41a9.jpg

Never get tired of looking at pics of that beauty.:cool::cool::cool:

Mockles
9th March 2012, 11:02 PM
Yeah, see, you stole my "After" pictures......:cheesy:;ol;