Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 03:43:28 GMT
From: herbertnopsamet (Carol M. Herbert)
Subject: Re: Engine Developement History

Saabatistas, The "triumph" engine used in the 1969 saab was a 1709 cc chain driven single overhead cam. It developed 80HP. It had an aluminum head and a cast iron block. The first ones had a single Zenith CD type carburettor. --TFH Leroy Curtis <> wrote: >In article <>, Wanganui >Collegiate NZ <richardDOTssnopsamr.netSTOPnz> writes >>In article <CwUZ2.1369$>, Eric Law >><> wrote: >>> Douglas, >>> When the 99 was introduced (1968?), it had a 1.7-liter Triumph motor - same >>> motor as in the TR-7 (and some other Triumph models, I think). At some >>> point, I think during the 1970 model run, they switched to a 1.85-liter >>> variant of the same motor. This motor had a lot of problems, especially >> >>Apparently Riccardo were designing two similar engines, one for Triumph >>and one for Saab, it was the Saab version adopted by Triumph and Saab. >>The 1854 engine was used in the Triumph Dolomite. The two litre Dolomite >>sprint engine DOHC >Wasn't the 16-valve Dolomite Sprint engine SOHC? ISTR this being touted >as one of its clever features at the launch. >-- >Regards > Leroy Curtis >Please replace "nospam" with "baram" in my address if you wish to >reply by Email Thomas F. Herbert | Home: Xerox Corp.MS 311-16L | Work: 800 Phillips Rd. | 716-265-7944 Webster NY, 14850

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