Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 20:45:46 -0500
From: "James H. E. Maugham" <>
Subject: Re: Classic 900 with V8

PandTHayes wrote: > > It would be imposible to mate a V8 to the Saab tranny. This is do to the > unique mating of the two. The tranny serves as the oil pan for the engine. Never say impossible to a hot rodder! It's not impossible, it's been done many times and there really isn't anything unique about the engine/transaxle mating, nor the oil sump. As the original SAAB 1.85 and 2.0 Litre engines were literally 1/2 of a Triumph Stag V8, there have been some SAABs fitted with this engine. Others that have been shoehorned under the hood have been the Rover (ex. GM) aluminum V8, and small block Chevys. Regards, James the Elder

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