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I'm no genius, but having a C900 as your only mode of transportation seems like kind of a bad idea.
Not sure what you mean. I know plenty of guys that drive C900's daily for decades...

My car is perfect. no mechanical issues. runs just as good as anything else on the road and equally reliable.... its a 2014 C900.... look back a few pages. the motor is brand new and whats not brand new has been 100% restored. top and bottom.

is not a grocery getter
its not a weekend car
its not a garage piece

its a practical reliable well engineered automobile... simple... the year mean nothing at this point because every mechanic aspect of the car is either spanking brand new or refurbished....

Only problem I have at the moment is renting a car for 2 days until I get my computers back.
 

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It was mainly a joke, but I think its silly to only have one car that is an ongoing project that you rely on. Things happen, that's why I have 3 cars and 2 bikes (actually I am just crazy and love paying sales tax).
 

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so carrying on with my wood project I added a new bit to the rest of the veneer work.

this look familiar? :twisted:

it's the good for nothing coin holder near the interior dome light switch in the lower center console.

well I cut off the bottom



then I cut a lil piece of veneer to add an additional switch.

this will control the extra floor lights I added.

once this is stained and varnished I will have questions on how to wire this..

for now here is the initial start...

gonna take the switch over to a graphic shop and have then put a tiny label on the switch that will read "floor"..

cause I am anal like that..... ;)

 

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then i pulled the the spare tools box. it looks rather tired. the boot will get a complete make over as well.

I pulled the foremost portion of my NA boot floor board before I sold the car to salvage. so the boot will get fresh flooring and add the NA floor board and rst the spare tire underneath the floor board after a few mods

so tackling the easy stuff, the box will be remade with Florida Cedarwood.

I began by removing the box and its straps. I picked up a remnant leather bit from the surplus store for 2.00 and cut the straps that hold the box closed.

a nice thick quality piece of hide with really nice colour.

 

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Pretty good idea, those coin holders always look like shit.
 

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weather here has been picture perfect the past 2 weeks.

washed it and pulled in the garage. removed the ECU and headed to FedEx

guess I will tighten up that bumper while the car is down...

that's it for now.. gudday...

 

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I'm no genius, but having a C900 as your only mode of transportation seems like kind of a bad idea.
in case you missed this post; here is what's under my hood

So here is the official set up:

1. Fully rebuilt 202 Short Block
A. Machined deck
B. Polished crank
C. Polished piston crowns and rods
D. New piston rings & Scrapers
E. New Main and Big End Bearings (standard size)
F. Bearing oil clearances checked and verified true
G. Block oil passages cleaned ( the non visual tunnels)
H. Everything torqued to spec ( I pray)!
I. All new seals

2. Cylinder head
A. 1997 Motronic N/A (B204) cylinder head
B. professional aluminum welding to close up the 2 gaps at B202 chain cover
C. Self made fabrication to accommodated AC and PS pulleys
D. B202 intake and exhaust cams
E. B202 cam gears
F. New chain
G. Professional pressure test
H. Professional machine skim
I. Completely cleaned and oiled
J. Relocated dash engine heat temp sensor to stat housing
K. New B202 head gasket

Intake Manifold
A. 2.1 N/A intake manifold
B. B204 intake gasket
C. Red Top injectors
D. B212 flute fuel rail powder coated
E. 3 bar FPR from 2.1 N/a

Turbo
A. Mitsu TE-05 12b
B. fully rebuilt with new internals
C. Well cleaned and sandblasted cast iron parts
D. Professional balance

Engine Management
A. 1997 SAAB 900 SE Troinic 5 engine management sensors
B. Mike D tuned ECU mapped for Mitsu turbo and T5.2 bin flashes
D. 2.1 N/A CPS
E. 91 9000 N/A 3 slotted trigger behind crank pulley
F. 1997 engine loom

Transmission
A. 3 speed Borg & Warner box...(no turbo lag)...
B. Completely removed all type F including torque converter
C. New filter
D. Sealed up pans
E. no need to touch the bands, box shifted without fault so leave alone
F. Cleaned oil sump back to cast.
 

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Ah good, this thread is unlocked again.. We need something to do around here.
 

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For real! What ever happened to this guy/car?
 

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i actully heard from the owner of this car last year, sounds like he is still driving it, and enjoying it!
 
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