I meant to write this article about depreciation but after I started typing I went back and deleted it all. Fall is a great time to button things up and finish those last little bits before the winter rolls in. Here are where things stand in no particular order:
Previously, with a quick tune-up (new plugs, wires, coil, distributor cap, rotor, and air filter) I had it running on starting fluid but not its own fuel supply.
Next up is the fuel system. I’m tackling the whole system instead of going bit by bit. At the front, the tank is clean inside and draining the gas doesn’t reveal any particulates so there’s no need to pull and clean/seal it. Jumping the fuel pump relay terminals doesn’t make the pump run, so in goes a cheap replacement pump (bad idea, I’ll explain later).
I set my eyes on some drivability details so it’ll safely roll and stop.
The driver’s door handle doesn’t work, it doesn’t open, it doesn’t lock, and it doesn’t close and latch. It’s been cracked open this whole time, but with the chance of driving on the horizon I gotta deal with it.
I think everyone has a Saab story so I might as well share mine. I was messing around one day on an app called Offer Up. My girlfriend, Monika, has sold some stuff on there and the more exposure you have to sellers the better. So I downloaded the app and listed a few things, it seems to be just like Craigslist in the sense that it is full of lowballers… but wait I’m a lowballer. I had an eye on a 1994 Saab 900 Turbo for a week or so but didn’t realize that they were worth so much until conversing with a buddy of mine Cory Crelan. So I picked it up to bring it back to it’s former glory – with Monika’s help.