Part 62. Brakes, windows, exhaust, …

A few updates on the project – We finally finished the brakes!

We put in the brake fluid but soon noticed that the original plastic brake fluid reservoir had a leak! And ofcourse there was no spare for it.

I asked around the Saabclub forum for a spare, but only got one offer (which was way too expensive for my taste). I was ready to try and find a modern replacement for it but as I told about the issue to my friend Vesa he said he has a spare older one if it will do…

brake-fluid-reservoir-1

Well, the part shure wasn’t new but despite the looks it actually held the fluid. So it was just a matter of cleaning it up and spraying a coat of paint:

brake-fluid-reservoir-2

And here it is installed and fullfilling it’s purpose perfectly:

brake-fluid-reservoir-3

The next step was to bleed the brakes.

bleed-brakes-1

bleed-brakes-2

Dad borrowed a vacuum brake bleeder unit from work which made the process easy. Allthough the bleeder did a pretty good job we needed to use the more traditional process of pumping the pedal to finalize the job.

Also, we had a few leaking nuts but those were easy to fix just by tightening them.

The brakes actually feel pretty good now!

We also finished the the coolant pipes.

heat-sensor

Here’s the heat sensor for the fan.

And assembled the front section of the exhaust system:

exhaust-pipes-1

exhaust-pipes-2

exhaust-pipes-3

exhaust-pipes-4

And we did some more fitting – the rear windows fitting was finalized:

rear-windows-1

rear-windows-2

rear-windows-3

rear-windows-4

2 kommenttia artikkeliin ”Part 62. Brakes, windows, exhaust, …”

  1. Tommi thanks for your help to my problem… Very nice work here….
    I want to change the rubbers around the windows and doors like in your photos because mine is too old, I still have the original, do you know where I can order them?
    Best regards,
    Marios Ioannou.

Leave a comment