Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 07:11:54 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Saabtech" <>
Subject: Re: converting Saab 900 S circa 1982/83 from 3-speed auto to manual trans

"Craig Ian Dewick" <> wrote in message news:bkoh8v$pc0$ > > Hi everyone, > > I've recently acquired a late-1982 Saab 900-S and despite a few hickups > caused by the starter motor shorting out it's armature causing a small fire > in the wiring to the starter relay, etc. (including collapsing a cell in the > battery), the car runs fine. > > I'm going a lot of cosmetic stuff like replacing broken headlight and > taillight assemblies, cleaning up some of the messy non-factory wiring, etc. > but one thing I'm very keen on is replacing the 3-speed auto transmission > with a 5-speed manual transmission. > > I have seen websites about doing this, but was wondering if any of you have > actually done it? > > I currently have an early 1983 Saab 900 GLi coming down from another state. > The car has no rego and the engine isn't in superb condition but I view it > as a source of parts since Saab parts here in Australia are astronomically > expensive. > > The car has a 5-speed manual tranmission and if it's ok, I'd be looking at > maybe doing a transmission swap-over on the running vehicle. > > If you've done the changeover yourself, was there anything in particular you > found which went wrong, or you had to be careful of, which isn't readily > noted in existing documentation in the various books on the early 900's such > as the Bentley manual, etc.? > > Craig. > -- > Craig Ian Dewick ( http://nospam/~craig > APANA Sydney Regional Co-ordinator. Operator of Jedi (an APANA Sydney POP). > Always striving for a secure long-term future in an insecure short-term world > Have you exported a crypto system today? Do your bit to undermine the NSA. Its pretty straight forward though rather time consuming, Use the oil pick up pipe from the manual box, It looks the same but has a different bend on it, so gets knocked out of the pump when fitting. all the holes and fittings are there its just a case of swapping over parts. Regards Tom Saabtech

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