As badly as we need to continue repairing the Saab’s rust, we just couldn’t help ourselves but to keep putting the engine back together.
I think this is my favorite part.
I must be doing something wrong.
These’ll work quite nicely, I think.
But we still found time to derustify some parts and throw a coat of paint on them.
It’s been a busy past few weeks, too busy to get much done on the Saab. Our sister’s wedding was the major reason behind that, but we’re running out of excuses now.
The title covers it!
You didn’t think that a car could sit for ~13 years and not have rust issues, did you?
Not much Saab progress to report this week. This was a busy weekend, with a couple more busy weekends ahead, for reasons I’ll get into below.
One of the funny things about the Saab’s transmission being under the engine is that there’s no bell-housing to unbolt and use those holes to attach the engine to a stand.
Oh yes we did.
I had a feeling this was coming.
I guess we’re doing a clutch!
But here’s the progress we’ve made so far.
We shut off the engine to see what was the matter...
It’s been converted to lug nuts!
Time goes on, circumstances change and sometimes what was a horrible idea before becomes an even worse idea and it’s time to cut your losses. As such I recently moved to a new apartment which is better than my old one in every way except one detail: I was not allowed to bring my project car 1977 Jaguar XJ-S with me so…