Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 15:36:47 GMT
Subject: Re: Classic 900 with V8

In article <80dikn$qi8$>, "Norman Boyce" <> wrote: > Just wondering. Does anyone know if this has ever been done? I can get a > 1984 900 with no motor and a good 5 speed trans. The car is not in that > good of condition, so a restore is most likely out of the question. I have > done a couple of other conversions, (3 ltr 911 into a VW Bug, and a Rover > aluminum V-8 into a Ford Escort, But nothing to this extent. Is it possible > to mate a V-8 Block to the Saab 5 speed Trans. Have no plans at this time, > however the thought has crossed my mind. > > Just for discussion. Is it possible? Yes, but why bother. My 84 T16 now has around 230 BHP and 270 lb/ft of torque. The power bound goes from 2500 all the way to the red-line. In the last couple of weeks it has scalped everything going including a ferrari F355 last saturday (and yes the guy was trying since even on full throttle the only thing I could hear was his screaming v8). You can pick one of these engines up complete with trans for a grand or less. That means similar performance to the Rover 4.6 engine for a lot less money and hassle. Since you are doing a complete job you can afford to fit a decent intercooler as I have done. In hindsight though I think the 9000 aero cooler I used is about the biggest you could ever stick in the front of a 900, its probably overkill. Happy SAABing. Neil. Sent via Before you buy.

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