Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 19:49:46 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: The Hinz 99T

in article, Dave Hinz at wrote on 20/10/2004 20:17: > On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 19:04:27 GMT, Paul Halliday <> wrote: >> in article, Paul Halliday at >> wrote on 29/09/2004 21:37: >> >>> Keep us informed of progress - I'll keep an eye on your site. >> >> Any news? Car, or otherwise! I completely missed your "little one on the >> way" comment at the time. Congratulations ... Not long now :) > > Hi Paul, thanks for asking. Always interested in old SAABs :) > The 99T is doing well ... And the wife and expected? Good luck to you and yours for next week. > redid the head this weekend. > The "misadventures ... <snip>Dave's gone off on one</snip> It's actually been a long time since I was down and dirty with an engine ... I really need a garage (and another SAAB!!!), but that's some excellent progress. How's the bodywork, BTW? The pictures are a bit far away (the silver one, right? That yellow one looks pretty solid!). > The 9-5, I haven't looked at yet. Probably will try to do it with the > engine in the car, unless I need to replace the block which would suck a lot. What was the outcome? Borked piston? I know the PCV pipes have collapsed - I thought the 9-5 had a catch tank. It all seemed very odd, but it sounded like you got some good advice and links from some others here. Time for some silicon? > I need to get the 99 out of the way before I can work on it, though, > figuratively and literally. > An interesting find was that on the KaBoom engine, the water pump does not > turn when I turn the countershaft. Glad that both of those were good in the > disassembled short-block I got for that bottle of Scotch... Good stuff, Scotch - can't stand drinking it, myself, but it goes nice in beef gravy (for haggis or venison) and can buy engines too, seemingly :) I'm more of a whiskey guy if I *have* to (note the extra 'e'!), but br”nnvin and akvavit is more my kind of thing ... Wouldn't swap either for an engine though!!! Paul

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