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Old 11-25-2008, 10:48 AM   #61
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It lives and drives. GA if you could give me a call. It took 3 trips to the yard to finally find a working fuel distributer, but it does run good and with decent tires should drive nicely
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:52 AM   #62
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whoot!

nice going marty. Any pics of it with the new puppy?
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:52 AM   #63
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It lives and drives. GA if you could give me a call. It took 3 trips to the yard to finally find a working fuel distributer, but it does run good and with decent tires should drive nicely
Call made!

Awesome. Thank you.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:57 AM   #64
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whoot!

nice going marty. Any pics of it with the new puppy?
Puppy won't be back untill this weekend. He went to the store in Iowa City which means I get to puppy sit this weekend while the wife attends the Macy's parade
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:05 PM   #65
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Nice work Marty!

Greg you gotta be excited to have the car back, driving no less!

Palmer let me know if you need a hand with...ahh...stuff...yeah...
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:46 PM   #66
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Awesome. I wish the Meyer crew was closer to KY.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:19 PM   #67
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Well, I got to drive the 99 Turbo today. The car needs new tires in the worst way, and I had some good rubber in the storage garage - so I ran it down to Marty's and had a chance to play.

I have had the car for over four years. I bought it not running. After all that time, it is a completely surreal experience to start it up and drive it around.

There are still a few loose ends to tie up before it comes home, and a long list of items on the project to-do list, but it actually drives pretty well. Especially considering the 12-year-old, dry-rotted, flat-spotted tires.

But after 5 or 6 miles, I absolutely love it. Direct, quick responses to both gas pedal (when the revs are up) and steering wheel. Eager and agile. Loads of character, all of it good.

*Very* Saaby.

It was love at first drive.
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:20 PM   #68
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Some pics:

Here are the rubber and rims for the car:




The car at Marty's:




Interior shot:

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Old 11-28-2008, 07:34 PM   #69
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Looks nice!

You should rally it.
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:44 PM   #70
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Looking neato!

You mentioned good response from steering and gas pedal...but how about the brakes? Seems conspicuously omitted!
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:51 PM   #71
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Looking neato!

You mentioned good response from steering and gas pedal...but how about the brakes? Seems conspicuously omitted!
You're the eagle eye tonight.

Yeah, the brake master cylinder is having some issues. The first time you push the pedal after start up it's mushy, and then it firms up afterward.

It's driveable. Do I fix it now or do I wait until spring?
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:57 PM   #72
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Well, to me going is equally if not more important than the ability to go. On an unfamiliar car I always to a brake flush and inspection before driving it any sort of distance.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:45 AM   #73
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Brakes have been flushed all calipers cleaned and freed up, new pads in front. the master is ok to drive untill later it only bypasses when you slightly let up on the pedal and it's only the first half of the cyl that is messed up anyway.
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:39 AM   #74
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That sounds reassuring!
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:12 AM   #75
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GA The ride is ready, come get it!!!!
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Well it took awhile, but Marty was kind enough to drive the 99 T up to the MN Saab Club meeting on Thursday night, and I picked her up and drove her home.

JK, to allay your fears, the brake master cylinder was replaced and the brakes are working fine.

So I put her on the insurance as a collector car, and went to the DMV and order some personalized collector plates. Until they come I get a 60 day temp tag that lives in the rear window.

It won't start when cold. Marty told me about this, apparently the solution is to bang on the starter with a hammer while trying to start it. Once it warms up, it starts fine.

My question -- wouldn't pouring hot water over the starter warm it up enough to start? Or using a hair dryer pointed at the starter? I'm looking for solutions that do not require two people to try and start it.

Here's the obligatory picture of the car in front of my house.

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Old 01-10-2009, 11:11 AM   #77
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Neat car.

Use fire on the starter.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:31 PM   #78
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I would try not driving it in the winter, which I assume would help with the cold start issue
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I would try not driving it in the winter, which I assume would help with the cold start issue

x5billion

your car is telling you something, 99t's should no longer be driven in wintertime.

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Old 01-10-2009, 01:52 PM   #80
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My basic plan is to start it, drive to the car wash, wash the salt off, and then drive to my storage garage for winter storage.

The problem is -- I need to clean out the half of the storage garage where it is going first, and it needs to start in order to get to the garage in the first place.

It's supposed to get real cold next week, too, as an added complication.

But, basically, yeah -- I'm not driving this in the winter.
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