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Old 07-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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1973 99 ems

it's been a while and the original post has been deleted but here is a very short and quick update on the car
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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....still working
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:30 PM   #3
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Hot damn it's sexy in black. Nice work!
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:20 PM   #4
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Hot damn it's sexy in black. Nice work!
x2 .. i saw this over @ SaabRally; it looks so mean in black with those wheels!
add a loud exhaust and it should strike fear on the streets no problem.

Great job with the interior, too .. I need a full re-carpet like that, don't have the patience/motivation to do it myself though.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
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You shaved the front signal lights? Overall the car looks great!

Strange phenomenon when you restore a '73 99 - the front springs gain strength and jack the front end up(I still haven't figured that one out ten years after I restored mine).
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:29 PM   #6
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:35 PM   #7
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doug i was thinking the same thing i do not remember the front being that high up ..was thinking about cutting the springs but i took it for a ride this weekend and it already feels pretty firm not sure what kind of ride i'll end up with...drew has cut his and warns about ride quality
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:26 PM   #8
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I read your thread over at saab rally. If you are going to remove the front springs and cut them, I would suggest buying a $40 strut compressor off ebay. I've done a few sets this way, but it's still scary putting that much pressure on the compressor.

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Old 07-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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how rough is the ride with the springs cut?...also anyone with some nice clean engine bay shots trying to sort out some wiring..the car runs and everything works but i have several open connectors
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:57 AM   #10
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I have not personally cut any springs. I was leaning more toward sourcing some lowering springs, but that's not a project I have the funds for at the moment.

What part of the engine bay you need pictures of? Head, intake, fuse box ?
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:08 AM   #11
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i cant seem to find anyone that makes a set of springs...pics:the wiring harness that runs down the driver side inner fender (some of mine will be open no horns/washer bottle)
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:52 AM   #12
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I said that mine is super stiff because I have a set of C900 sport springs (which are already much much stiffer than the 99 springs) and cut those down, so they're even stiffer.

Cutting a coil or a coil and a half off yours will only change the rate ~10-15%, if you think you can live with that then go for it. If you don't like it it'll be easier to find another set of stock springs anyway.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #13
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don't cut springs .. that's for Honduh kids!
I love my Lesjofors .. fit 99 or 900. Though perhaps early-99s are not so easy to fit.
I would check the paperwork but I do not read Swedish
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:56 PM   #14
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Early 99 rear springs are totally different than late-99+C900.

To just drop the front the 99 lowering springs would work, but the rears won't fit.
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Nice Work!....Awesome looking saab.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #16
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need to finish the interior and suspension but she's up and running
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:35 PM   #17
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I took some pictures of the wiring, but photobucket is acting lame tonight. I didn't notice any loose connectors on mine, other than the horn and washer pump I do not have hooked up.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:07 PM   #18
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thanks send me a link to the photobucket when you get it sorted out
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:52 AM   #19
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If you have specific connectors that aren't hooked up, you can always take a picture of them and post.







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Old 07-31-2012, 02:38 PM   #20
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nice.... all of my connector boots have seen better days...i guess all my wiring is self inflicted (horns washer pump marker lamps)
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