Let the wrenching commence.
With the help of fellow Opponaut Bacon and his sweet trailer, we transported my brother’s new project (1991 Saab 900 S sedan) home from Ron’s collection.
Before reaching our destination, we stopped at a car wash to quickly pressure-rinse off the worst of the grime.
After unloading the car from Bacon’s trailer, it was just too hot to start wrenching, so we just opened all the doors to let it air out in the sun for the rest of the day.
Oh, did I mention that it’s a manual?
How long has this thing been off the road? Here’s a clue:
Underneath, the exhaust had fallen off (I just threw it in the back of my truck before we left Ron’s; we’ll deal with it later). And the rusty rear brakes were unbolted (presumably on account of a seized parking brake).
Tyres will have to be replaced, and this wheel ain’t looking too good either:
Also, this door handle:
Still have to put together a full repair list. For now, the important things are that it needs a battery, something’s broken in the ignition switch assembly, it’s not getting fuel into the engine, the brakes need an overhaul, tyres have to be replaced, and the exhaust has to be re-attached. But I guess that’s pretty typical for a $600 project car that’s been off the road for over a decade.