Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 16:26:44 +0100 From: "chris" <christian.bailliesnopsamorld.com> Subject: Re: What to save from old classics?
'87 is good, you get the new front end , also 88 is pretty good too, 9000 calipers and rear acting hand-brake. I mean, the 900 didn't change that much in it's 13 year history, so most things are usable on the newer car's and vice-versa. Steering racks, brakes (upto '87), cooling system, electrical items. Many 900 bits will also fit 99's too. "Grimly Fiendish" <gfiendishnopsamthis-bit.hotmail.com> wrote in message news:39f809e6.8323695nopsam.dialin.net... > Greetings all! > > Having followed the discussions in this group for many months now I've > learned that the best of the classic 900s are either 86 or 87 models. > > I'm going to be on the look-out for one of these from now on, but have > a couple of earlier machines, one a '80 TA 4-door auto and the other > an 4-speed 82 GLS (both UK spec). > > The Auto failed the annual test a couple of years ago on suspension > mounting rot, the engine is well worn (head skimmed once already) and > the auto-box makes 'orrible clunking sounds when warmed up. It does > have a fairly new steering rack though. The 82 GLS is still working, > but certainly starting to show its age. > > What should I keep from these two machines that would be transferable > to an 86/7 and worth the hassle of stripping out - are radiators the > same for example? alternators? > > Advice would be much appreciated ... > > > GF