Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 00:40:42 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au>
Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] RHS lower control arm 1985 900i - totally ruined shock mount thread


Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> writes: >Some of you will remember that on my 1985 900i I had a problem when I >replaced all the balljoints, etc. that on the RHS lower control arm the >nut securing the shock to the control arm wouldn't tighten beyond about 20 >ft/lb's... >Well today I got out my brand new nut splitter set (a couple of pics going >on the galleries tonight!) and cut off the nut. What I found was a >completely destroyed thread on the 'bolt' of the lower control arm - it >means I have to replace the control arm but that's a good challenge since >I'm getting quite confident with working on drivetrain-related parts of >the car now. 8-) I've now pulled the pics from the digital camera, added them to the galleries at this URL: http://www.saab900classic.net/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=152&g2_page=4 ... and posted a message with a bit more description and the pics in the forums at these two URL's: http://www.saab900classic.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=224 http://www.saablink.net/forum/showthread.php?t=7245 Have a read and post some comments if you're registered at either or both of those sites... The way I'm going the donor car will end up being a bare shell with no other removable parts left on it by the middle of this year!. 8-) Craig. PS. Over the next few days I'm going to start changing the www.saab900classic.net website to use the www.classicsaab.net domain name as it's main domain since the site isn't really just about C900's now. That will entail config changes for the forums and galleries, along with DNS changes which might cause some or all of the site to not be available for a day or two. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page at | Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - Sydney .au http://lios.apana.org.au/~c900 | http://www.classicsaab.net and other URL's Email: c900nospam.apana.org.au | For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts World-Wide! Alternate: saabonautnospaml.com | Web-forums, galleries, library, links, etc.

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