Jonathan Dennis | 1 Jan 03:15 2011
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V4 valve stem seals



Will Ford Capri V6 valve stem seals fit a V4? I discovered that the ones on my '72 96 are shot and I'd like to replace them ASAP and get them locally. NAPA doesn't list anything for the V4 but lists them for the V6.

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William 'Chip' Lamb | 1 Jan 03:24 2011

Re: V4 valve stem seals


>Will Ford Capri V6 valve stem seals fit a V4? I discovered that the 
>ones on my '72 96 are shot and I'd like to replace them ASAP and get 
>them locally. NAPA doesn't list anything for the V4 but lists them for the V6.

Yes, the umbrella seals are the same.

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Cheers-

William "Chip" Lamb
West of Sweden SAAB
Richmond, VA.
http://www.wmsbrg.com/sweden/
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Jonathan Dennis | 1 Jan 03:27 2011
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Re: V4 valve stem seals



Cool, thanks. I finally drove it home today, it feels good to be behind the wheel of a 96 again.

On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 9:24 PM, William 'Chip' Lamb <chip-yAZU04FvRCXQT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org> wrote:
 


>Will Ford Capri V6 valve stem seals fit a V4? I discovered that the
>ones on my '72 96 are shot and I'd like to replace them ASAP and get
>them locally. NAPA doesn't list anything for the V4 but lists them for the V6.

Yes, the umbrella seals are the same.

_________________________________
Cheers-

William "Chip" Lamb
West of Sweden SAAB
Richmond, VA.
http://www.wmsbrg.com/sweden/
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Mark Barber | 3 Jan 00:45 2011
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fiberglass delamination [1 Attachment]

<*>[Attachment(s) from Mark Barber included below]

After spending more than 2 years preparing the '68 Sonett for paint, it was 
painted in Sept 2010. It looked really good, especially after the 3M denibbing 
process of wet sanding and 3 bufffing & polishing steps. Last week the sun 
finally came out, and the car was inspected for fine swirl marks. This is when I 
noticed numerous "bubbles" in the paint on the hood bumps. Today I cut one to 
see what happened. The primers and paint came off with a thin top layer of 
fiberglas, leaving a "hairy" fiberglas finish behind.
I would assume this thin layer is some type of "glecoat" that was applied over 
the fiberglas. What can be done to correct this problem? How can I be sure I 
find all the "bubbles"? If someone could educate me as to how the fiberglas body 
was made, I will sure appeciate it.
Thanks, Mark

<*>Attachment(s) from Mark Barber:

<*> 1 of 1 Photo(s) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vSAAB/attachments/folder/218026508/item/list 
  <*> Bubbles.jpg

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dietzdrummer | 2 Jan 20:01 2011
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66 Saab 96 Cowl board

Does anyone out there have a template to fabricate a new under-dash cowl board?  Mine was torn on the lower
left, and the pieces are missing, so left of the clutch pedal to the dimmer switch.  It looks like someone
tore it out when replacing the master cylinder to the clutch.  Also.....Happy New Year to everyone!    

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ericinvermont | 3 Jan 02:36 2011

Re: fiberglass delamination

Hi Mark,

Very sorry to hear of the bubbles.  I'm not an expert in this area, but do have two Sonetts and have been around a
bunch more.  Do you have the dreaded "ostrich bumps" as they are sometimes called?  Small bumps that appear,
more prevalent on the flat surfaces?  Some Sonetts have a really bad case of them while others never seem to
develop them.  I'm told they are the result of a gelcoat problem in which the ends of the fiberglass fibers
tend to poke out, creating the bump.

I bought my '74 Sonett about 3 years ago and it had a clearcoat problem, so I took the finish off using a D/A
sander- the clearcoat, the color coat, and the primer.  I found a brown body putty underneath.  I ended up
tracking down one of the car's previous owners.  He rescued the Sonett from a junkyard and it had a bad case of
ostrich bumps.  He took it to a body shop and they recommended using this particular brown body putty to
prevent the fibers from sticking up.  He described it as a very labor intensive job to apply and sand down the
putty, and sort of wished he hadn't gone that route as it cost a ton of money by the time it was done.  In the end
however, no more ostrich bumps.

I'm afraid that's all the help I can offer.  I'm sure others on the list have dealt with this in a
better,cheaper way.  Or maybe talk to a body shop that has experience with fiberglass cars (Corvettes for example).

Best of luck to you!

eric in vermont

--- In vSAAB@..., Mark Barber <msbarber12 <at> ...> wrote:
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> After spending more than 2 years preparing the '68 Sonett for paint, it was 
> painted in Sept 2010. It looked really good, especially after the 3M denibbing 
> process of wet sanding and 3 bufffing & polishing steps. Last week the sun 
> finally came out, and the car was inspected for fine swirl marks. This is when I 
> noticed numerous "bubbles" in the paint on the hood bumps. Today I cut one to 
> see what happened. The primers and paint came off with a thin top layer of 
> fiberglas, leaving a "hairy" fiberglas finish behind.
> I would assume this thin layer is some type of "glecoat" that was applied over 
> the fiberglas. What can be done to correct this problem? How can I be sure I 
> find all the "bubbles"? If someone could educate me as to how the fiberglas body 
> was made, I will sure appeciate it.
> Thanks, Mark
>

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Bill Trench | 3 Jan 02:45 2011
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Re: fiberglass delamination

The body is fiberglass and epoxy. The hood cover, the door skins  and 
maybe the headlight boxes are another material. Possibly polyester and 
resin. It may be that whatever primer or other material you used somehow 
attacked and softened the gel coat on these parts , and the main body 
may be fine.. Did you use a stripper on it ?

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Mark Barber | 3 Jan 03:07 2011
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Re: fiberglass delamination



I sanded the car down to fiberglas and what I believe to be original factory bondo (a light beige color bondo). The base primer was Evercoat Featherfill, recommended for fiberglas, as it is flexible. The only stripper I used was citrus based, on the primer coats on top of a red repaint. Stripper never reached the gelcoat or fiberglas.
I am hoping the main body is OK, as the only bubbles (more like blisters) are on the bumped sections of the hood.
Thanks for your insight.
Mark

From: Bill Trench <btren-p32f3XyCuykqcZcGjlUOXw@public.gmane.org>
To: vSAAB-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org
Sent: Sun, January 2, 2011 5:45:51 PM
Subject: Re: [vSAAB] fiberglass delamination

 

The body is fiberglass and epoxy. The hood cover, the door skins and
maybe the headlight boxes are another material. Possibly polyester and
resin. It may be that whatever primer or other material you used somehow
attacked and softened the gel coat on these parts , and the main body
may be fine.. Did you use a stripper on it ?

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Chris Stevens | 3 Jan 03:34 2011

Re: Re: fiberglass delamination

This is my first post as a new member so I apologize I this is widely
known already, but fiberglass blistering is a well-known problem in
the marine industry and there is a wide range of information and
products for dealing with it. If you have a marine supply store in
your area you might talk to them.

Regards,

Chris Stevens

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clstevens68 | 3 Jan 07:44 2011

Re: Nice looking '68 96 in Portland OR


I bought the Portland car. My first 96, although I have had several other Saabs (c900s and an early 99). It's a
nice car that runs great and has a fantastic interior but will soon need floor pans and rockers. I'm
planning to drive it for now and do the work over time. Looking forward to learning more about it from the experts!

Cheers,

Chris Stevens
Seattle, WA

--- In vSAAB@..., Andy Peterson <adpete <at> ...> wrote:
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> I do not know this car. Has an Alaska plate on it.
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> http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/2100654409.html
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> Andy in PDX OR
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