charles christ | 1 Jan 07:09 2006
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Re: 78 95V4 really on the road now & more

yup!  bruce will be there and weather willing so will
i(it's around a 5-6 hour tow from here and if the
weather is not favorable, i'm not willing to risk the
tow since sebring is but weeks after this event.)! 
there are some nice pictures of my 93F race car on the
link's mailing list too! ;)

chuck 
93F #251

--- dutchmnofdoom@... wrote:

> that reminds me:  We've had a thread on one of the
> SPEEDTV.com forums about the New York Ice Racing
> Championship.  Someone posted it as an add for it. 
> They mention the very nice classic cars competing in
> it, and one of them was Turk's rally car!!  Needless
> to say i openned some people's eyes to Puttyus. . . 
> 
>  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: charles christ <crusaderchuck@...>
> To: vSAAB@...
> Sent: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 00:34:17 -0800 (PST)
> Subject: [vSAAB] 78 95V4 really on the road now &
> more
> 
> 
> chip?
> tires and alignment on a wagon AGAIN?  eeeeeek!
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David Porter | 1 Jan 23:30 2006

Sonett stalling under braking

My sonett seems to stall when I brake hard. I can be going, say 40 MPH, push in the clutch, brake hard and the car
will stall probably somewhere between halfway and 3/4 through the braking period as I go to a stop. It will
only do it if I brake quite hard. 

The car idles low, (about 500 rpm), but will not stall under any other circumstance and pulls away from a stop
just fine at idle.

Thoughts?
David

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charles christ | 2 Jan 01:12 2006
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Re: Sonett stalling under braking

ok i'll take a wack at it but i'm not well versed with
saab 4 stroke specifics.
what you are describing sounds like a classic low
float setting problem i've encountered in other carsin
the past.  
a low float setting does not allow enough fuel in the
carb so when under hard braking the fuel sloshes in
the float bowl uncovering the jet long enough to
momentailrly starve the engine causing a stall to
occur.  
a higher float setting allows more fuel in the bowl to
keep the main jet covered with fuel.  in some race
cars literal baffles have been created in carb float
bowls to relieve this situation .  difrent carbs have
difrent main jet locations.  some cars under hard
cornering right or left experience momentary
starvation like you describe.  
now!  if there is a sonett specific problem i
apologise but i'm unable to assist there.  :)
i'd risk saying your idle adjustment has little to do
with the stalling. i could be wrong but i'd suspect
float bowl fuel level is your culprit.

chuck
93F #251

--- David Porter <dimondjack@...> wrote:

> My sonett seems to stall when I brake hard. I can be
> going, say 40 MPH, push in the clutch, brake hard
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William 'Chip' Lamb | 2 Jan 03:23 2006

Re: Sonett stalling under braking

At 02:30 PM 1/1/2006 -0800, you wrote:
>My sonett seems to stall when I brake hard. I can be going, say 40 MPH, 
>push in the clutch, brake hard and the car will stall probably somewhere 
>between halfway and 3/4 through the braking period as I go to a stop. It 
>will only do it if I brake quite hard.
>
>The car idles low, (about 500 rpm), but will not stall under any other 
>circumstance and pulls away from a stop just fine at idle.

Float level too low. Assuming this is a FoMoCo carb, it could be anything. 
I have seen throttle shafts move back and forth enough to make an increased 
vacuum leak.

RPM should be 850-900 - I'd recommend higher - or face balance shaft 
bearings/gear replacement in the near future. Do that, have a good loose 
fan belt and fresh tune and your V4 will last a long time.

Speaking of vacuum leaks I had a new problem crop up on the '78 95V4. No 
idle. Found that the idle jet on the 2bbl Solex had been repaired with a BB 
since it had cracked from the outside of the carb into the area of the jet. 
Not leaking gas but sucking air. Surprisingly I had one in my jet box. Runs 
- no, purrs - at idle now, better than ever.

_________________________________
Cheers-

William "Chip" Lamb
West of Sweden SAAB
Richmond, VA.
http://www.wmsbrg.com/sweden/
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Andrew Peterson | 2 Jan 06:25 2006
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Re: Sonett stalling under braking

David Porter wrote:
> My sonett seems to stall when I brake hard. I can be going, say 40 MPH, push in the clutch, brake hard and the
car will stall probably somewhere between halfway and 3/4 through the braking period as I go to a stop. It
will only do it if I brake quite hard. 
> 
> The car idles low, (about 500 rpm), but will not stall under any other circumstance and pulls away from a
stop just fine at idle.
> 
> Thoughts?

Vacuum booster sucking air?

Andy in pdx or

 
Jonathan Dennis | 2 Jan 16:17 2006
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Re: Sonett stalling under braking

Sonetts don't have power brakes.

-Jon.

>
>Vacuum booster sucking air?
>
>Andy in pdx or
>

 
Thomas Spoto | 3 Jan 00:33 2006
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Sonett Horn Wiring

All, Hope everyone had a fun New Years.
The center button for grounding the horn cirquit was missing when I got
this car. A new one was sourced, and I am wiring it in. That said there
was no wiring in the center of the wheel. 
Looking at it, it appears the wire comes up the center of the column
from a hole on the left side of the column half way down. So my
question is, does the wire merely wrap several times around the column
to compensate for rotation?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Tom
74 Sonett III

	
		
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troll96hunter | 3 Jan 00:40 2006
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Re: Sonett Horn Wiring

On Jan 2, 2006, at 5:33 PM, Thomas Spoto wrote:

> So my
> question is, does the wire merely wrap several times around the column
> to compensate for rotation?

Yup -- amazing, but true. You've got to admit that it's a low-cost,  
low-complexity, low-failure-risk solution.

 
William 'Chip' Lamb | 3 Jan 01:46 2006

78 95V4 work continues

After having adjusted the rear brakes to my satisfaction, I had a phantom 
partial lockup of the rear brakes while running a short errand the other 
day. Got nervous, so I put together a fresh set of backing plates last 
night with all the trimmings and pulled it down today.

Turns out the ever-increasingly DSPO put the leading shoe on upside down on 
both sides (explains why both sides were hot), which also explained the 
rattling handbrake lever inside the drum. Luckily the drum itself did not 
suffer from this.

This reminds me that I have cadmium plated backing plates on hand and I 
really don't mind putting rear brake 'kits' together. What you could 
conceivably expect to get would be a freshly plated backing plate with new 
adjusters, wedges, handbrake lever boots, plated levers et.c., assuming you 
have rot free old backing plates et.al aforementioned for exchange.  I took 
some pictures of the finished project and will send them to interested 
parties who want to see what Pebble Beach quality SAAB rear brakes look like.

Tomorrow I think I'll patch the front muffler outlet to the pipe where it's 
leaking, swap the Chromodoros with the nearly fresh Conti rubber over and 
get this car on the alignment rack sometime in the not too distant future.
_________________________________
Cheers-

William "Chip" Lamb
West of Sweden SAAB
Richmond, VA.
http://www.wmsbrg.com/sweden/
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Andrew Peterson | 3 Jan 03:40 2006
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Re: Sonett Horn Wiring

Thomas Spoto wrote:
> All, Hope everyone had a fun New Years.
> The center button for grounding the horn cirquit was missing when I got
> this car. A new one was sourced, and I am wiring it in. That said there
> was no wiring in the center of the wheel. 
> Looking at it, it appears the wire comes up the center of the column
> from a hole on the left side of the column half way down. So my
> question is, does the wire merely wrap several times around the column
> to compensate for rotation?

Yes. It has a couple _very_ loose windings around the column. If you 
wrap it too tight, the wire will tighten too mch when turning one 
direction.

Andy in PDX OR

 

Gmane