Saab 99 radiator. The core supports need to be removed.

Saab V4 Rally – miscellaneous stuff

Just a quick update on a few bits and pieces:

I had this 1.7 crankshaft that needed grinding for under size bearings. But as it happened bearings in the sizes I needed were not that easy to get. I needed 0.50mm for the connecting rods and the full 1mm for the main bearings. Standard sizes were available in several webstores, but the under sizes were not.

Finally, after a week of searching Stig from veteranshop.se came through and got me some. Excellent news! Now I can have the crank machined.

Crankshaft main bearings and connectin rod bearings from Veteranshop.se
Crankshaft main bearings and connecting rod bearings from Veteranshop.se

I also got the electrics mostly done.

I soldered all the wiring connections to minimize electrical problems.
I soldered all the wiring connections to minimize electrical problems.
New wiring in front. Old wiring on the background.
New wiring in front. Old wiring on the background.

The car had this old Mobelec Max Electronic Ignition system. It can be used with points as it’s designed for ”contacts assisted” installation. If it works it should give stronger spark. We shall see…

Mobelec Max Electronic Ignition
Mobelec Max Electronic Ignition

Also I found some old rear fenders to use. I have new ones also, but I think I will spare those for better use… 🙂

Glassfiber rear fender with the filler tube correctly positioned and a readymade hole for the backup light. They used shortnose directional lighs as backup lights in the rally cars back in the day, so I'll do the same.
Glassfiber rear fender with the filler tube correctly positioned and a ready-made hole for the backup light. They used shortnose directional lights as backup lights in the rally cars back in the day, so I’ll do the same.

And we need to figure out how to fit a Saab 99 radiator in there…

Saab 99 radiator. The core supports need to be removed.
Saab 99 radiator. The core supports need to be removed.
Electric fan
Electric fan

There we go – all sorts of stuff still to figure out.

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