Sevenman's TVR (was SAAB) Blog

December 29, 2009

Llandow video

Filed under: Saab — Administrator @ 7:24 pm

Today I found out that someone has posted video from this year’s Llandow trackday on YouTube. It seems to contain more shots of the Saab than would have been expected given the number of cars present.

I like the poster’s comments, mainly this bit “and a Saab 9000 which was tuned up to say the least!!

The video is set to start nearly 6 minutes in, for a typical scene of Saab vs. Supra action. More seriously, plenty of the day was like that, with many Supras and other cars being overtaken, and the only people who passed me were some of the chaps I had been to the Ring with the year before after I had let them catch up. The idea was then to stick with them for a few laps, but they were quite a lot faster.

Click here for the YouTube video 5:50 is a useful time if it doesn’t load automatically.

The Saab is still in the garage, with occasional battery charges. It can come out when the roads are dry and no longer salty.

December 13, 2009

Tax Disk

Filed under: Saab — Administrator @ 7:39 pm

Because the car is only leaving the garage once or twice a month, although I had bought a new Tax Disk online, I kept forgetting to fit it.

But a while back I remembered, and it was a nice day, so I spent some time fitting it.

Because I like shiny things, I have an engraved Saab tax disk holder, which has a back attached by 5 very small bolts with a hex-head.

Removal was fiddly, but refitting was 10 times worse. Because I had wanted it in the bottom corner of the windscreen, I had originally fitted it as far down as it would sensibly go, with awkward access to the lower bolts.

Many minutes and much work later it was fitted.

A few days ago my better half noticed that the tax disk I had left in my study to put in my box of car documents was still current. I had somehow managed, in my struggle to get the disk fitted, to refit the old tax disk…

Oh well, only 8 1/2 months left till I need a new disk, maybe I can wait until next year.

Took the car out today as it was dry enough and it needed a run. All worked fine, apart from traction in 2nd gear on damp winter roads.

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