Andrew Peterson | 1 Apr 05:30 2005
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Re: Digest Number 2059


Lester Ewing wrote:
> Forget those..  get .. hmm.. find a set of Oscar + driving lights made 
> by Cibie'.  A piece of angle iron with a hole in it is welded to the 
> bumper support and you have a nice set of driving lights.. very tight 
> fit.

I used to have a set of Oscar+ driving lights on my '70 96. They were 
then swapped over to the first '78 99L. They never made it onto the 
second or third 99s that I owned, but I'd like to put them on the 
current '78. Talk about lighting up the countryside ... but you 
_really_ have to be careful to dim them for oncoming cars. They'll 
light up a reflective sign more than a mile away.

There are some broken pieces in the dashboard that need replacing and 
I should install my lights and switches and my radio console while I'm 
in there. I intended to do that before the convention last summer, 
until that damn spider intervened. It was five months before I could 
use my left thumb at all. I'm trying to play catch-up now on all the 
things I meant to do last summer.

Andy in PDX OR
...who's spent the last week or so trying to clear a clogged sewer 
line. At least yesterday I finally got the cleanout removed and 
learned that the problem seems to only be effecting the kitchen sink 
and the washing machine. They're upstream from the bathrooms and their 
drain narrows to 2".

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Andrew Peterson | 1 Apr 05:55 2005
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Re: Cibié Oscar+


Andrew Peterson wrote:
> I used to have a set of Oscar+ driving lights on my '70 96. They were 
> then swapped over to the first '78 99L.

I was an EMT on the volunteer ambulance in Granby CT at the time, and 
people would ignore my flashing green lights on the dash and in the 
grill, but when I flashed those Cibiés and lit up the interior of 
their car on a bright sunny day, they woke up and got the hell out of 
the way.

On the 96 I had a second fuse box mounted on the vertical part of the 
firewall above the main fuse box. When I moved the lights and wiring 
harness to the 99, I put the fuse box and relays on the flat beneath 
the wiper motor and next to the heater box. When I layed the wires 
along the inner fender and pulled them through the grill, everything 
fit without having to lengthen the wires at all.

Andy in PDX OR

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Lawrence Feer | 1 Apr 08:50 2005
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Re: Digest Number 2059

Andy P wrote:

Andy in PDX OR
...who's spent the last week or so trying to clear a clogged sewer
line. At least yesterday I finally got the cleanout removed and
learned that the problem seems to only be effecting the kitchen sink
and the washing machine. They're upstream from the bathrooms and their
drain narrows to 2".

Had a similar problem with gray water backing up into a shower stall above. Tried a plunger, then a snake to no avail. Before cutting into the drain line (a nasty job made worse by a nearly impossible access) I took a page from my Army days... used a 2x4 instead of a 2 lb. ball peen hammer... two whacks and problem solved! Smile!

Larry Feer
'67 Sonett #214



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Andrew Peterson | 1 Apr 09:15 2005
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Re: Digest Number 2059


Lawrence Feer wrote:
>     Had a similar problem with gray water backing up into a shower stall
>     above. Tried a plunger, then a snake to no avail. Before cutting
>     into the drain line (a nasty job made worse by a nearly impossible
>     access) I took a page from my Army days... used a 2x4 instead of a 2
>     lb. ball peen hammer... two whacks and problem solved! Smile!

Mine's all under the concrete floor. It all started with water being 
pumped out of the washing machine coming out of the floor drain across 
the west wall of the basement. There's about 8 feet of 2" pipe between 
that floor drain and the 4" vertical stack coming down from the 
bathrooms. The cleanout is in the front NE corner, and water is 
flowing downstream from it (20' or so to the street line) if I run 
water in the bathrooms.

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mleon | 1 Apr 13:08 2005
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Re: Digest Number 2059

In a message dated 3/31/2005 10:33:52 PM Eastern Standard Time, adpete-RZgiYSjP1Ds@public.gmane.org writes:
used to have a set of Oscar+ driving lights on my '70 96. They were
then swapped over to the first '78 99L. They never made it onto the
second or third 99s that I owned, but I'd like to put them on the
current '78. Talk about lighting up the countryside ... but you
_really_ have to be careful to dim them for oncoming cars. They'll
light up a reflective sign more than a mile away.
I am glad this thread started.  I have a pair of Oscar + (with fog lenses) and was wondering if I could get some ideas on mounting them on my 73 96.  Just holding them above the bumper, they don't seem to quite fit between the grill and the hood when open.  The hood sits on the rubber bumper guards when it is open. Thanks, Michael Leon

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Ray Kopczynski | 1 Apr 17:01 2005
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New leader at SaabUSA...


Any comments on this:

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Spenchian To Lead Saab Cars USA
Thursday March 31, 12:00 pm ET 

DETROIT, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Jay Spenchian will become general 
manager of Saab Cars USA, effective April 1, Mark LaNeve, GM North 
America vice president of Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing, 
announced today. Spenchian has served as marketing director of Cadillac 
since 2004. He replaces Debra Kelly-Ennis, who has accepted a position 
with Diageo North America....
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~jam | 1 Apr 17:16 2005
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Re: Digest Number 2059


ok i know this is lame but , i got some halogen driving lights from 
walmart for like 12 bucks , they came with wire and everything i 
just pryed off the chome bits and bolted them in and they work 
great , of course i did put black tape on them.

BTW why do we put black tape on?

john

--- In vSAAB@..., mleon <at> a... wrote:
> In a message dated 3/31/2005 10:33:52 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> adpete <at> x... writes:
> used to have a set of Oscar+ driving lights on my '70 96. They 
were 
> then swapped over to the first '78 99L. They never made it onto 
the 
> second or third 99s that I owned, but I'd like to put them on the 
> current '78. Talk about lighting up the countryside ... but you 
> _really_ have to be careful to dim them for oncoming cars. They'll 
> light up a reflective sign more than a mile away.
> I am glad this thread started.  I have a pair of Oscar + (with fog 
lenses) 
> and was wondering if I could get some ideas on mounting them on my 
73 96.  Just 
> holding them above the bumper, they don't seem to quite fit 
between the grill 
> and the hood when open.  The hood sits on the rubber bumper guards 
when it is 
> open. Thanks, Michael Leon

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William Trench | 1 Apr 18:26 2005
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Re: New leader at SaabUSA...


Uh...
who cares ?
Bill

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William 'Chip' Lamb | 1 Apr 18:36 2005

Re: Re: Digest Number 2059


>ok i know this is lame but , i got some halogen driving lights from
>walmart for like 12 bucks , they came with wire and everything i
>just pryed off the chome bits and bolted them in and they work
>great , of course i did put black tape on them.
>
>BTW why do we put black tape on?

To keep the broken glass off the racetrack. That's for a car where the 
lights are just filling the holes in the car that's raced during the day. 
Kinda dumb on a street car.

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Richmond, VA.
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Andrew Peterson | 1 Apr 19:03 2005
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Re: Oscar+ Driving Lights


mleon@... wrote:
> I am glad this thread started.  I have a pair of Oscar + (with fog 
> lenses) and was wondering if I could get some ideas on mounting them on 
> my 73 96.  Just holding them above the bumper, they don't seem to quite 
> fit between the grill and the hood when open.  The hood sits on the 
> rubber bumper guards when it is open. Thanks, Michael Leon

It's been a long time, and I don't really remember, but my lights were 
right against the grill and I think the hood came down around them. I 
had them bolted directly to the bumper. I don't remember there being 
any real problem in opening the hood, although it may have rested 
against the lights; just open it gently. There wasn't a balance 
problem with it trying to close on me and it opened plenty wide enough 
to work under it. Ever watched someone lying across the engine of a 
Jag E-type trying to change the belts? You don't have to worry about 
that on a 96 with lights on the bumper.

Generally with fog lights you want to mount them as low as possible to 
get the reflected beam well below the driver's line of vision. I had 
Cibié 35 fog lights mounted under the bumper and the driving lights on 
top. Obviously that position is not practical for lights as large as 
the Oscar+ fogs, not unless it's jacked up like an SUV.

Andy in PDX OR

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