Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 13:31:16 -0800
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet>
Subject: Re: engine swap


Sean wrote: > > Is it possible to swap Saab engines from different years? I have a 1980 > Saab and would like to see how much and how hard it would be to replace my > engine with a newer one. Or would anybody like to recommend rebuilding as > the way to go. I just want my Saab to be reliable again. > > Sean Yes, it's quite possible. Several companies offer kits to adapt a later 16v engine to an older car. The *easiest* thing to do is use the CIS fuel injection from the early years with the newer engine - you will lose a Little performance vs. a true 16v car, but save yourself tons of time and money. Talk to any knowledgable Saab mechanic - they should be able to help you out. If you don't have any local mechanics, talk to the people at Group 6 (http://www.group-6.com) and they can supply you with everything you need. I have personally driven a couple "converted" cars, and it's well worth it... -Justin

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