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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 22:31:18 -0000
From: "**-**" <m.faulksnopsamternet.com>
Subject: Re: The Saab gods smiled on me.


"Paul Halliday" <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk> wrote in message news:BBDEF9D5.B182%pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk... > in article MPG.1a2356f61f622b07989b67nopsam.cis.dfn.de, MeatballTurbo at > carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com wrote on 17/11/2003 22:07: > > > In article <BBDEF328.B177%pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>, pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk > > spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... > >> Good news. I hope your "karma" is coming round now. > >> Well, it is. My gearbox is whining. My turn now ... Thanks :) > >> > > > > Sorry to pass it on mate. > > But at least you know yours only has mechanical things to go wrong as > > the insurance sorted the structure probs for you. > > I'm going for 9 lives. I think Orca has had a "write off" before. There's a > bit of a tell tale bump on the OSF and no history :) I've had significant > work done and the gearbox will be the "third life". With 6 more to go, she's > gonna go on for years yet :) > > > Apart from passing one MOT last year, I haven't got a clue other than > > what is obviously visible what is and isn't wrong with mine. > > A good garage with experience is soooo worthwhile. The rest, you just > remember from your own experience and you're still a v'gin :) BTW, where's > Grunff? He must be having a MUCH NEEDED holiday. > > > I might have spent all this time and money on stuff, and have it all > > hanging from a shell held together by rust. > > Yup, that's the C900. Like I said some time ago, it's all worth it - the > C900 is one gorgeous car to own and a better car to drive. Once you've > replaced everything that moves, it's time to start on the bodywork ... And > if you leave it too long, you'll have to start on the moving parts again :) > > Cheers bud, > > Paul Agree, I can remember when F900 was mint, a year of track work has taken its toll though. The paint whilst still very shiny is peppered with stone chips, front bumper is similar. Theres dents in the bootlid from it being pushed around the pits. The rear alloys are peppered with stone chips. Its always got the remnants of stickers, taped lights, camera mounts etc. hanging off it. The rear bumpers got a big dark burnt patch on it from the exhaust and you know what? I wouldn't have it anyother way. To me it looks better with the wheels brake dusted up, discs glowing, headlight cracked and steam pouring out from under the bonnet. It means its being enjoyed. Matt

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