I have done some work on the wires. The wire harness is from the ’66 longnose since the original one was pretty much useless.
I labeled almost every wire as I removed it from the car. It’s infinitely easier to put it back to a car when you know which wire is which just by checking the label.
But it also had a slight issue with some burnt wires..
I replaced the burnt section and checked all switches for potential shorts.
One dirty lightswitch. One clean lightswitch.
What a mess…
The steering column also needed some work so I took it apart for cleaning and painting:
The ignition lock and gear lever (and axle) removed.
Steering axle removed.
Ready for glass bead blasting.
I also painted the gear lever and the steering axle.
The steering mechanism was repaired a long time ago, so it was just a matter of installing it. Except that the rubber boot that protects the steering axle from dirt and water had been totally destroyed. I have no spare for it and couldn’t get one, so time to get inventive…
I cut a mitsubishi steering arm rubber boot in half and made the hole for the arm larger so it fits around the Saab axle.
I think that works pretty nice.
And a view from inside the cabin – works nice here too.
And then something totally different:
My friend Vesa’s junkyard roadster 😀