Saab suspension work starts

Update by Per Schroeder to the Saab 99 project car
Aug 20, 2007

With Per’s wife out of town for the weekend, we spent some quality time in the driveway on our backs. Err..Under a Saab, that is.

We pressed Powerflex bushings into the 900 rear links (Powerflex bushings are now being imported by Bimmerworld.

The lower rear shock mount for the pin-style 99-shock is approximately 1/2-inches above the original hole for the 900 rear shocks. This allows us to use the 99 shocks that we already have ($80 for the set of four at Carlisle) while also protecting the bottom of the shock mounting pin from rock damage (it’s recessed in the 900 trailing arms now)

With the rear suspension all back in, we can now work on bleeding the brakes. We wound up using the rear rotors and Girling calipers from our 99’s axle, instead of the ATE rotors from the 900 axle. The Girling caliper and original rotors were in much better shape. We’re going to need to find race-spec pads for the car next.

We also received the angled filler and cap so we can just fill the cell in the trunk. Sometimes the easiest solution is the best. It’ll certainly be the safest.

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