Archive for December, 2014

2014 in review

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Sadie’s Rear Suspension, Rebuilt

It was finally time. I had owned this ’67 122 wagon for over sixteen years and the rear suspension bushings were so tired that it really didn’t feel right. The job was a real buster so I didn’t get pics of the whole process, but here are some.

Up she goes

Up she goes

Parts. Note rear shock bushings are incorrect.

Parts. Note rear shock bushings are incorrect.

The big bushing had been gone for so long that the trailing arm cracked

The big bushing had been gone for so long that the trailing arm cracked

Good thing I have a welder

Good thing I have a welder

Heat, beat, repeat

Heat, beat, repeat

There, that's better

There, that’s better

New hardware please

New hardware please

With the rear Billie HDs I had to have fronts so I had to rectify an issue on one side:

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Finally, a respectable ride height!

Finally, a respectable ride height!

Finally: B21 Progress

This was the motor I started building for my GT years ago but never bothered to finish because the shakedown motor was so good (and still is). I had an engine stand free up so I decided to have a head done and start putting it together.

Ryan cleaning head bolt threads

Ryan cleaning head bolt threads

Ready for on

Ready for on

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On

 

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Louvers for a c900

I got a good deal on some louvers for my ’84 900T winter warrior but there was one catch: they were missing the lower mounting hardware. How hard could it be to fabricate that?

I found this photo on one of the SAAB forums. Mine needed the lower ones.

I found this photo on one of the SAAB forums. Mine needed the lower ones.

Good use for a Guinness box and a 1950's ice cube tray.

Good use for a Guinness box and a 1950’s ice cube tray.

 

Well that kinda fits

Well that kinda fits

These allen bolts fit the receivers perfectly. Deep socket over the top- a few taps with a hammer.

These allen bolts fit the receivers perfectly. Deep socket over the top- a few taps with a hammer.

Unfortunately the aluminum split a little but it gave me a great idea- fill the recesses with epoxy. This also served to shield the glass from the bolt head.

Unfortunately the aluminum split a little but it gave me a great idea- fill the recesses with epoxy. This also served to shield the glass from the bolt head.

Mounted with a liberal amount of 3M weatherstrip adhesive. Looking very Nordic after a light snow.

Mounted with a liberal amount of 3M weatherstrip adhesive. Looking very Nordic after a light snow.

Sadie has stellar compression.

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