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 Post subject: 1974 Norwegian sprint
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:41 am 
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Hello. Thought I would post a thread on my car. As you see in the headline, I live in Norway. 8)
I've always been interested in older British vehicles. Have several Ford Cortina and Escort up time.
I thought the time was now ripe to get me a triumph cars also.. :wink: ..... not only the motorcycle, as I have :mrgreen: .

Lucky as I was, I came across this 1974 sprint, and this only 50 km from my home . This is 1 of total 2 registered sprint in Norway.
The car has 94,340 km on the counter-guaranteed The car was originally sold new in Germany, I'm 5 owner since new.

It is original and untouched condition, runs great. Much of the suspension is already new, so here I come "cheap" away.
Bodywork has fared very well over the years, only minor rust repairs needed, and new paint of course. Shall remain the original French blue.
will try to update the thread, as the project goes forward.

Tips and advice ............ Yes please :D :D
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:54 am 
Hello and welcome. :)

Please keep us updated with your "new" car.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:21 am 
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Hello and welcome. :)

Please keep us updated with your "new" car.
Thanks :) ....here some more pics. It is som much more solid and less rust than all the escorts that im used to.... :lol:

Here comes my first question :wink: ....The waterpump is leaking water, this is the 6 vane type. Can i use the pump from a saab 99 1850? or chould i just go for the 12 vane staight ahead??
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:34 am 
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If you can get a repair kit or a new pump from a saab dealer locally that would be a good plan.

wiki article here...

http://www.dollywiki.co.uk/wiki/Water_Pump_Overhaul

Note that the impellor type goes with the cover so if you get a newer 12 vane pump you will need the right cover for it.
I'm not sure what 99's had impellor wise as I have never done one. On a 99 the engine is the other way round with the gearbox at the front/

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:30 pm 
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If you can get a repair kit or a new pump from a saab dealer locally that would be a good plan.

wiki article here...

http://www.dollywiki.co.uk/wiki/Water_Pump_Overhaul

Note that the impellor type goes with the cover so if you get a newer 12 vane pump you will need the right cover for it.
I'm not sure what 99's had impellor wise as I have never done one. On a 99 the engine is the other way round with the gearbox at the front/

Jonners

Thanks alot. :bluewave:

Today i put the impeller a turningmachine, cleaned up the contact area for the sealing.
As i can see, this pump got the orginal spring tension type seal......i like this type of seal. Is it the same type of seal that comes with the rep-kit from rimmer??
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Anyone know this type of ignition box?? It is bosch, and it looks like it have been there for a long time...maby a germany spec something??
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:01 pm 
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Oh yeah :spliff: ...........1 beer later.......one black satin airfilter box :mrgreen:
The plan is, all parts that I removed from the car, I restore and packs away.
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Welcome, another one on the right side of the water. Are you genuine Norwegian or Dutch? Some litterally translated expressions and sayings in your posts are Dutch or the same as.

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Hahaha:):):) It`s just my "broken" english :woohoo: :woohoo:
I am norwegian....

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welcome to the forum.

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Can i use the pump from a saab 99 1850?
Yes.
You may need to use a 12 vane 1850/Sprint water pump cover depending on the exact age of the Saab 99 pump in question.

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Hahaha:):):) It`s just my "broken" english :woohoo: :woohoo:
I am norwegian....
Hello,
That's not what i mean. I cannot understand Norwegian, maybe some words but some sayings and translations you are using from Norwegian to Englisch are litterally the same as Dutch translated backwards again. Even your smilies. :spliff:

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Hahaha:):):) It`s just my "broken" english :woohoo: :woohoo:
I am norwegian....
Hello,
That's not what i mean. I cannot understand Norwegian, maybe some words but some sayings and translations you are using from Norwegian to Englisch are litterally the same as Dutch translated backwards again. Even your smilies. :spliff:

Jeroen
Yes, that is correct. Norwgian and dutch is much the same litterally :spliff:

My car is VA6966.......Is that early serie???

This is my daily transportation. ......Cheers :sozzled:
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welcome to the forum,

looks like you are getting stuck right into some of the jobs that usually give a lot of trouble. Great work. I've just smashed two water pump impellers getting them apart.

I don't think you'll need to worry about the water pump on your daily mode of transport. Does your daily job involve raids on the east coast of England then ? :D

Thanks for the pics and the progress reports.

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welcome to the forum,

looks like you are getting stuck right into some of the jobs that usually give a lot of trouble. Great work. I've just smashed two water pump impellers getting them apart.

I don't think you'll need to worry about the water pump on your daily mode of transport. Does your daily job involve raids on the east coast of England then ? :D

Thanks for the pics and the progress reports.

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Thanks :D
Hehe, all my raids in england is from rimmer and ebay..... :wink:
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I love the French blue cars, that one looks in good condition.
I guess you will have to travel abroad to drive the car when it is finished? Norway driving was too slow for me to enjoy! :)

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I love the French blue cars, that one looks in good condition.
I guess you will have to travel abroad to drive the car when it is finished? Norway driving was too slow for me to enjoy! :)
Yes, normal traffic is slow in norway. But there is alot of funny side-roades :mrgreen:
When i want to go real fast, i go to the track for some fun :D

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