Date: 27 Aug 2001 10:20:30 -0500
From: dhinznopsamh.execpc.com (Dave Hinz)
Subject: Re: So.. why is the engine in back to front?


Goran Larsson (hohnopsamlid.invalid) wrote: : In article <20010825.7950538.82AFnopsamveg.iwvisp.com>, : Everett M. Greene <mojavegnopsamsp.com> wrote: : > I was told that the 99 engine was derived from some : > farm tractor engine. : No, the "farm tractor engine" story is about the Ford V4 used : in the four-stroke Saab 95 V4, 96 V4, Sonett V4, and Sonett III : between 1966 and 1980. I don't know how true the story is. I've never seen a tractor with a Ford V4, but that Taunus V4 (built by Ford of Germany) later came to the US as a Ford Industrial engine. My neighbor has a forklift with that engine in it; I was happy to be able to supply him with some parts he needed, in exchange for a nylon timing gear that he had for it. Dave Hinz

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