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Old 09-07-2009, 04:49 AM   #1
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Greetings!

Thanks to a perfect timing situation on Gallows Road (Ben was passing in his beautiful 85 SPG - I was driving around the block in my 88 SPG on a test run) I have learned of the clubs existance - and look forward to participating with a bunch of people as nutty 'bout Saabs as I am!

Anyway - the intro to me (much shorter than the intro to the car): I live in Vienna, VA - work in Finance/Operations, and have been in NoVa for the last 11 years. From being stationed here in the Coast Guard, to finishing up school at GMU....not a bad place to live, right?

The intro to the car: a couple of months ago, I switched jobs, and began incurring a longer commute to a less, ummm, "reputable" area of town. I've got a 2001 Audi A6 with the 4.2 and Sport Package - not only not the car you necessarily want to leave on the street round there, but with a suspension even tighter than your average SPG - the roads were pounding on it. I've owned no less than 7 900 Turbo's - from an 86 with a maroon velour interior, to my last one: a 92 Turbo Convertible that I sold 2 years ago, swearing I was done. So I figured, why not another Saab?

Started checking the online classifieds - almost bit on an 89 SPG in New Jersey that had tight mechanicals, but horrible rust. Then - lo and behold - this car popped up in Sterling, VA.

Now - someone told me recently: if you are gonna buy a car for fun, buy the car you wanted as a Senior in High School. Myself - my Dad had an 89 SPG new, and I always wanted one in Silver. Little did I know at the time that there was no such thing. Only colors in to the US were, as we all know - the Grey, Black, etc. But I didn't know about Canada....

So - when I see this Silver SPG that was a Canadian Import pop up on Saabnet, less than 15 miles from where I live? Boom. Done. Sold.

Anyway - lot's to do on it. Standard interior issues - headliner, doorcards, drivers seat bottom - and some others: tranny making noise (anyone wanna sell a good replacement?) just finished (with Ben's help - thanks man!) the Turbo Bypass Valve and Valve Cover Gasket. Dropping it off at S&S for rust repair (using the Skandix kit) - and then on to shocks, front discs and pads, and maybe even ball joints. But I forgot how much fun this stuff is - and I am psyched that this club is getting going again. So you all can count me in on stuff - and in the spirit of reciprocity - I love to help!
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:55 AM   #4
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:53 PM   #5
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