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From August 1968


Saab V4                       Lubrication of clutch release fork shaft


It has proved that the clutch release fork shaft, which is carried on a bearing in the clutch cover, shows a tendency for labouring in its upper bearing or even getting stuck – due to corrosion.  The result may be a slipping/damaged clutch.


When working on the clutch or visiting a service garage, add a few drops of oil.  At every 6,000 miles (10,000km) service inspection, lubricate the bearing with a few drops of oil.  The end surface of the shaft lies somewhat lower than the surface of the clutch case, and in consequence the oil will remain in place until the bearing has been lubricated.

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Sun Oct 11 @09:00 -
Ebor Saab North Yorkshire Run
Sun Oct 11 @09:00 - 04:00PM
The 2015 Dragon Saab 'Ross and Roll' Run
Sun Oct 11 @19:00 - 10:30PM
Lancashire Saab August Monthly Meet
Wed Oct 14 @19:30 - 11:00PM
Ebor Saab October Branch Meet
Wed Oct 14 @20:00 - 11:00PM
East Sussex Saab October Monthly Meet


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  • Who was Erik Carlsson?

    Erik Carlsson



    Many new members to the Club ask the same question -  “Who is Erik Carlsson?”  I suppose a lot of people who were not around in the 60s have never heard of him even though this giant of a man is often referred to as “Mr SAAB”.

    Erik was born in 1929 in Trollhattan, Sweden, not far from the SAAB factory, but at that time the factory was only producing aircraft. Erik was 20 when production of the first SAAB cars started.  His first passion was motorbikes, he bought a Norton 500 new when he was 18 from Nystrom’s where he was working. Pelle Nystrom was the Norton importer for Sweden. At weekends he took part in hillclimbs, motorcross, road racing and, during the winter, ice track racing.

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  • Motorsport

    The SAAB Owners Club recognises the importance of the Motorsport heritage of the marque and provides sponsorship to those members of the club who are competing in Motorsport at various levels.

    SAAB cars have been competing in motorsport since the early days of production. Many successes were achieved through drivers such as Club President, Erik Carlsson. This success continues today through Club competitors.

    Club members are competing in, Historic Road Rallies, Historic Stage Rallies, Classic Runs, Sprints, Hillclimbs and many other forms of the sport.

    For more information on the Club activities in Motorsport contact Richard Simpson


    Click HERE for details of the Club Sponsorship Scheme.

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  • East Anglia Saab Branch

    East Anglia Saab Branch

    Hold their meeting the first Thursday of every month at The Woolpack, The Street, Fornham St, Martin, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1SW and the meetings start at 7.00pm

    All welcome, we look forward to seeing you there.

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  • Ebor Saab Branch

    Ebor Saab Branch

    Hold their Club meeting every second Wednesday of each even numbered month meeting 7.30/8.00pm at The Grey Horse, Main St, Elvington, York, North Yorkshire YO41 4AG

    Everyone is very welcome, not just SOC members, our main aim is to promote local interest and enthusiasm in Saabs.

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