Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 21:51:58 +0100
From: "Alan Buckingham" <>
Subject: Re: new <> wrote in message
> New at www.nospam
> I'm going to have a moan..... What is it with insurance companies ? I make
> claim for the first time in 14 years of driving and only because someone
> tried to steal my car not because I had an accident and the amount of
> I have had trying to get it sorted out you wouldn't believe ! I have had
> take my car back once already because the work that was carried out on it
> initially was not satisfactory. It still isn't satisfactory so I am going
> have to have to take it elsewhere for another quote to get the work
> completed to an acceptable standard. The insurance company have been so
> and unhelpful, I think they must do it purposely to try and make it so
> difficult for an individual to make a claim they hope you might go away
> without doing so. I will not let it drop!
> I mentioned in my last update that I had acquired an early 1984 model 900
> Aero which is generally in very good condition just needs a few fairly
> mechanical problems sorting out. I have been able to join a car club
> thanks to Tom Noonan who runs the SAABec group. Fantastic facilities
> a car lift, spray booth, compressor for air tools and lots more. All for a
> reasonable amount of money. It is certainly going to make my life easier
> when working on the Aero.
> A fair few updates again this week which include......
> Three new additions to the Gallery Dr Richard Delebinski's 900 Monte Carlo
> number 96 of 350 made. Mark Plumlee's 900 SPG with lots of added bits and
> Werner Hietbrink's 1983 900S. Thanks to all.
> Numerous new Mileage contributions. Thanks to Damon Perry, Pete Ephland,
> Dave Baldwin, Werener Heitbrink, Daniel Micossi and Grant Smith.
> Gianluca from Italy is trying to organise a Saab 900 meeting in Turin
> during July 2001. More details can be found via a link in the Events
> section.
> As promised a new review of the 1984 900 Aero by Motor has been added to
> Features section.
> A late addition to the Tech Help section which was sent in anonymously, is
> guide to tweaking your APC and increasing your Turbo boost. I would only
> recommend you follow the procedure if you a very competent mechanic.
> New Links added this time around are Jouko Kuisma's Saab site and The Saab
> Club of Finland.
> Winner of the Competition was Ronnie Stenlund from Sweden. Congratulations
> Ronnie you prize is on it's way to you. The answer to the question - What
> year did the 900 first appear on the market was a bit woolly..... it was
> presented by Saab in May 1978 as a new car for 1979, so I accepted both or
> either answers to be correct.
> There is a new Poll. What Saab's have you or do you own. Please vote when
> you can.
> Werner Hietbrink has sent me lots of information which he has collected
> the years which includes a Max Power review of a 270 hp Saab 900. The full
> review will be appearing in the Features section soon. He has also sent me
> copy of the 1984 official Saab 900 Aero catalogue which will also be added
> to the features section in the near future.
> I am still hoping to add the next section of the Saab 'Form and Function'
> book within the next few weeks.
> There is a new Competition to win a copy of the 84 page Transport Source
> Books Road Test and Articles book on the Saab 900 and Turbo. Question -
> Which years was the Saab 900 Carlsson produced and how many were
> manufactured in each of those years. The answer can be found on this site.
> Paul is still ! hoping to write his long awaited article on the safety
> aspects of the Saab 900 ready for the next update.
> There are also several longer term plans which we will let you know about
> closer to the time.
> If you haven't already done so don't forget to join the Mailing list, and
> kept informed of updates to this site.
> The volume of traffic to www.nospam is increasing daily. Thanks to
> everyone who visits the site and continues to motivate us to keep adding
> the site and hopefully make it the most comprehensive Classic 900 site on
> the web.
> Cheers - Simon.
> http://www.nospam
> "The Premier Saab 900 site"

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