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Old 20th October 2006
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4 or 5 years I have been at this site.
I am a bit amazed that in all that time the only "Saab buddies" I have are in:
  • Columbus (Saaboheme) - 2 hours away
  • Dayton (Tboy) - 2.5 hours away
  • Canada (Saabscott) - 3.5 hours away
I would like to find someone local so we can help each other work on our cars and just generally be "Saab geeks".

What up OHIO?

Requirements:
Must love Saabs
Prefer a West Sider ( a Clevelander would get that lol )
Preferably driving something newer then oh, 1993.
Preference given to beer drinkers

Qualified candidates can submit thier Saabesume to Tony@saabcentral.com or via PM.

Why do I get the feeling I still won't find anyone? Even though I see 20 Saabs a day in this town...



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What we need is to buy a 3 bay garage, with lifts and air, in Mansfield. We can all meet there whenever we want and work on the cars for hours on end. I have thirty dollars on me right now. Let's do it.
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BRILLIANT!!!

/me pitches in $30.
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Ha, having a local SAAB buddy is nice, I found mine on a local general car forum by chance. We hang out at least once a week and do general geeky saab things together.
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Fourth criterion for Northeastern Saab buddies as specified by Cleve:
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Preference given to beer drinkers
I also have a large cooler to spare, until I find a good second hand fridge.
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We hang out at least once a week and do general geeky saab things together.
There will be no geekiness at this garage. We are dropping motors and trannies and when Tboy is there, we will be re-designing the trannies to support 500+ hp. I also want to custom build titanium subframe braces with the six point sub-subframe brace integrated is such way that it will snap in and out (to facilitate access to the pan and other parts).
Shopping list:
Bead blaster
Milling machine
Lathe
Drill press
Bearing press
Solvent bath
3 full sets of Snapon and Mac air tools
Paint booth
Sheet metal brake
English wheel
Powder coating equipment with large oven
Metal plating baths
Mac Tools calendar (a must)
HVLP paint equipment
Heat lamps
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Old 20th October 2006
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Shopping list:
Bead blaster
Milling machine
Lathe
Drill press
Bearing press
Solvent bath
3 full sets of Snapon and Mac air tools
Paint booth
Sheet metal brake
English wheel
Powder coating equipment with large oven
Metal plating baths
Mac Tools calendar (a must)
HVLP paint equipment
Heat lamps
Uhhh, you guys are gonna need a lot more than 90 dollars!
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Jerel:
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Uhhh, you guys are gonna need a lot more than 90 dollars!
Good point. How much ya got onya?
But serially, anybody in the greater Cleveland metropolitan statistical area gonna sign on with Cleve? When he wanted some help with his steering rack clamp and brace a few weeks ago, he had to come all the way here to my house. Cuz I have kids and mommy would not let me go to his place.
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Here's the list of Saab owners that I've collected that live in Ohio. Some of these guys only have a post or two, and only pop up when they need help (thats like praying only when your in trouble)!!

Leafybug
1oldsaabman
saaboheme
tboy
clevesaab
crazie?
Corn cob
VWsaabVT (saablink)
NahumCC (live in Indiana)
DougSaab
C206pilot
Cincy saab
Sleet
brokennosedmogul
Vkdev
Dashpot
Cincinnati 900SE Vert


They are not in any order, just the order I collected them in. Don't know the specifics, but I've been keeping this list as I hear somebodys from the heart of it all.

As for all that equipment, Saaboheme, I've got all that here at work! If you have any projects, just let me know! One of the guys here in the shop once put his entire truck frame through our shotblaster, and I don't know how many engine blocks our parts washer has seen!

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well, you started with the BEST one.....not sure what order its in after that

i do need to get on more often.... i usually get on and read once a day.....but dont post all too much unless i have somthing of worth to add to the conversation (unlike right now)


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Here's the list of Saab owners that I've collected that live in Ohio. Some of these guys only have a post or two, and only pop up when they need help (thats like praying only when your in trouble)!!

Leafybug

1oldsaabman

saaboheme

tboy

clevesaab

crazie?

Corn cob

VWsaabVT (saablink)

NahumCC (live in Indiana)

DougSaab

C206pilot

Cincy saab

Sleet

brokennosedmogul

Vkdev

Dashpot

Cincinnati 900SE Vert

They are not in any order, just the order I collected them in. Don't know the specifics, but I've been keeping this list as I hear somebodys from the heart of it all.

As for all that equipment, Saaboheme, I've got all that here at work! If you have any projects, just let me know! One of the guys here in the shop once put his entire truck frame through our shotblaster, and I don't know how many engine blocks our parts washer has seen!

Tboy
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Ohh, and speaking of buddies, does anybody know what the buddy list function in the profie section does? Does it notify you of when a buddy posts?

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well, you started with the BEST one.....not sure what order its in after that

i do need to get on more often.... i usually get on and read once a day.....but dont post all too much unless i have somthing of worth to add to the conversation (unlike right now)
Leafybug, where are you located?

I guess I started my list with you! Don't you feel special now! If that wasn't enough, you know how word suggests names for documents, guess what the document is named? Leafybug!! and plus, every time I open this document, for some reason word creats a backup, so every now an again I go areound and delete all the backup leafybugs on my computer!

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Tboy, you can turn that function off in Word (the one that auto-creates a backup version every time you open the document). Cannot remember how off- hand, and this verdampt computer has WordPerfect on it so I can't go looking.
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well, you started with the BEST one.....not sure what order its in after that
Hmmm . . . Did we see you at Findley State Park this past June. . . ?
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Move to PA. We have quite a few around here.
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well, you started with the BEST one.....not sure what order its in after that
If you were really the best one, I'd think we would have met by now.

Thanks for the list Tboy... but I am not hunting them down. Not to mention, if they only have one or 3 posts... that might just not be the kind of person I am looking for.
Looking for a T-Oheme-Scott that lives 10 minutes away.


In WORD: TOOLS > OPTIONS > SAVE tab. Uncheck ALWAYS CREATE BACKUP COPY
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What would be perfect would be to be great pals with an independent Saab mechanic with his own garage. Remind me to tell you about the time (last night) when my H2O pump failed, and it was cold and dark and raining, and I was hopping about on one foot because my right foot was all swolled up like a tick on a bloodhound because I had (and still do) antibiotic resistant staphylococcus superimposed upon my atopic dermatitis. Long story short - he (Tommy Turbo, the indie) had the pump in stock and we put it on in his nice warm shop from 7:00 to 8:45 PM. I could not wear a shoe on my right foot, but he keeps the shop nice & clean, so my sock did not get all wet and dirty. Foot still hurt like a snub from the prettiest girl in school though.
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Im a bit too far south.... too bad, i love the Browns ... Not too many Saab'ers around here though to my surprise....
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BRILLIANT!!!

/me pitches in $30.
I'll pitch in a 20 just to get you guys going...you 're lucky you guys actually see other Saabs.

(I bought a mini van the other day and as we were wheeling and dealing I asked if adding an 86 900 to the pot might help with the price...the dealer laughed and said might have to raise the price in that case ...sheesh just can't get no respect)
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hah.. thats awesome!

im in dayton....

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Leafybug, where are you located?

I guess I started my list with you! Don't you feel special now! If that wasn't enough, you know how word suggests names for documents, guess what the document is named? Leafybug!! and plus, every time I open this document, for some reason word creats a backup, so every now an again I go areound and delete all the backup leafybugs on my computer!

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Requirements:
Must love Saabs
Prefer a West Sider ( a Clevelander would get that lol )
Preferably driving something newer then oh, 1993.
Preference given to beer drinkers
Check, check, check and check!
- my 9-3 will be mine until it dies. and then I'll find a way to fix it until it dies again.
- Strongsville counts as west side, no? A bit south depending on your locale, but close enough methinks.
- 2001 9-3 - natch.
- my physique is built on Dortmunder Gold, among other favorites.

In some respects, I'm not surprised you have yet to find anyone local - like you, I see Saabs frequently, and have yet to receive any reciprocation on Saabwave attempts. Snaabs, indeed.

I'll let you know up front that a) I have limited mechanical moxie, although the will is there... b) even more limited is my time, with a 6-month old at home. Aside from work and grocery shopping, I've been something of a shut-in lately, although that makes it easy to find me. Barring the time restrictions, I'm all for a little geeking out on Saabs - otherwise I wouldn't visit this site as much as I do. I have a lot to learn if I don't want to be dependent on the boys at Shaker, so I could use the help. Feel free to PM me.
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