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Old 05-05-2007, 07:14 AM   #155
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Nice car you got. Going for drives can be very expensive if one isn't careful. I read a while back where a late eighties Saab was driven over a million miles and the company gave the fellow a new one. Barry
There was a story in the papers about a guy in Quebec who bought a new 1964 Dodge in 1964. He used it as a taxi in Montreal. He drove it for close to 40 years and it had nearly 2.5 million miles on it. Eventually it was broad sided and totaled.
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:21 AM   #156
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Since we are now with infant, Jim decided to buy me a station wagon. Since nothing says I love you like a Saab with 35 year old safety standards. One picture is how we found her, the other is what we hope she looks like when we are done restoring her.
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Old 05-05-2007, 11:13 AM   #157
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Kathleen, that's so cool! Are you going to wear a pink dress when you drive it?
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Old 05-05-2007, 11:49 AM   #158
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Well we will have to think about it. The coolest part of the car is the rumble seat in the back. Remember when you used to fight over the rear facing seat in the station wagon! It is ubercool.

Jim has it running but the lever shocks are really bad. So he drives it up and down the drive way.
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Old 05-05-2007, 12:12 PM   #159
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Kathleen....

that is SO COOL! Is it a three cylinder engine? More photos - can I see the insides and engine?

I've always had the hot rodding / wrenching bug. I've always thought an older Volvo 122 would be cool... and "cheaper" to run than an American V8. I loved my Chevy Astro v8, except for the cheap plastic and awful interior bits and the price of gas that it took.

Maybe I should look at Swedish cars more ....

I thought one of these might be cool for the kids - except I think I'd want a roll cage too!
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Old 05-05-2007, 12:30 PM   #160
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Marc...way too many questions about car insides! He is the lug nut, I just like the finish work...like me standing their drinking a margarita as he washes the car.

It has a V4 engine. Here are a few shots of it. We don't have a good interior photo yet. Will post later.
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Old 05-05-2007, 12:34 PM   #161
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that is SO COOL! Is it a three cylinder engine? More photos - can I see the insides and engine?
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We want to know if you have the three cylinder 2 stroke or the V4 version too. Your Saab is about the same size as our Citroen Ami6, but we pedal faster with our 2 cylinder!
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Old 05-05-2007, 04:34 PM   #162
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hee hee...

that engine hoist is way overkill... I'm sure Jim could have lifted it out with his hands..
I noticed the wheels were in the dirt... was it running when you bought it?
Can't wait to hear about more of it - keep us posted!
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:06 PM   #163
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Marc...way too many questions about car insides! He is the lug nut, I just like the finish work...like me standing their drinking a margarita as he washes the car.

It has a V4 engine. Here are a few shots of it. We don't have a good interior photo yet. Will post later.
Wow, neat car, lots of fun to fix up. I know where there's a mid sixties Singer convertible I'm keeping my eye on. I think after seeing the Saab I'd better go ping-pang on the door again and see if they are ready to part with it. It's in about the same shape as Kathleen's car.

As Jim and Kathleen have noticed and taken seriously, there's a lot of older foreign cars out and about that can be acquired for reasonable price and fixed up are cute as a bug, cheap on gas, and extremely unique on this side of the ocean. At car club brekkie today someone said they saw a 1936 Toyoda (the original name of Toyota) and it was the spitting image of a 1936 Chev.

I have to admit, I had no idea how great looking the early Saab's were. I need more cars like a hole in the head, but little ones that are too cute to leave out in the rain are a lot easier to explain to my wife, even if I can't drive anymore - for now at least.

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Old 05-05-2007, 11:30 PM   #164
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Marc- the car was not running. They tried to start it but the engine was jammed. The starter turned the engine until it jammed solid. It had sat for 4 years. The PO said it was stuck in gear, tires rotted, etc. He had to trailer it home. After pulling out the engine he found that pressure plate was broken apart in the bell housing. He put in a new clutch and pressure plate he got in town for $200, drained 8 gallons of 4 year old gas that looked like tea, added other general fluids, maintenance and she started up.

Jim saw it when he drove by one day, knocked on the door and asked to buy it. The owner gladly took him up on it. That's how we got the Airstream too.
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Here's the 47 Chrysler Windsor sedan. Would love to be able to tow the bambi with this but I don't trust the single master cylinder and the Fluid drive trans. I'll try to post the woodie soon.
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The interesting thing on the saab v-4 is that it very much closely resembles the v-6s installed in the early capris that had the 2.6 then the 2.8 v-6.
same 60 degree block design ,valve covers and intake manifold etc. The capris were those 70s german cars that were imported to the US from 74 to
76 or 78 .Ford had a hand in that engine design ,like the cortina ,anyone remember those? Jim and Kathleen ,you have a very cool car there!!

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Here's the 47 Chrysler Windsor sedan. Would love to be able to tow the bambi with this but I don't trust the single master cylinder and the Fluid drive trans. I'll try to post the woodie soon.
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Great looking car. At the TCT Deming run in August 06 there was a '47 Pontiac two door with the original flathead 6 and they had towed a 16' Shasta from Vancouver, BC all the way down through Vegas, back up the coast hwy through CA/OR/WA and were returned home. Everything worked just fine, great gas mileage, and other than having the windshield visor torn off due to trucks passing them in high winds they had no problems. I'd be changing your master cylinder, having a trans shop check out the tranny, and give it a try. What a hoot that would be. Of course I can see why the woody is the preferred TV, but that Chrysler sure does look good.

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It's been a while but here is a shot of the '54FC behind the '57 Caddy from the Lone Star Round Up in Austin this past year.
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