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Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 18:47:18 GMT
From: "Johan A" <>
Subject: SV: 900 engine in 99

Ok It doesnt seem to be a very easy thing to do.. But I think that the Saab I mentioned was a pre 81 car, with four-speed tranny from B-engine. Thanx for your tips, I think I will go for a 99 with H-engine... "Peder Kjærsgaard" <> skrev i meddelandet news:bw%M4.348$ > > Johan A <> skrev i en > nyhedsmeddelelse:DiWM4.3824$ > > Hi all Saabists > > > > My cousins friend once had an old 99 with a tuned 900 T16 engine. It was a > > real sleeper with its stock body and wheels but with the performance of a > > porsche. > > Do anyone know if it's hard to adapt a "H"-engine to the older body? > > I really like the looks and the lower weight of the 99 > > Giving me helpful tips on this one would be apreciated! > > > > /Johan > > > > > > It can certainly be done, but it is not something you do overnight. To give > you an idea, I will just give you the main issues on the adaptions: > > If the 99 is a 81 or older (using the "B" engine), you will need to make > room for the waterpump in the plate seperating the engine from the cabin, > you will then be able to fit the "H" engine in the engine compartment. > However you will have to use some of the attacthments brackets from the "B" > engine and it will be easiest to use the transmission from the "B" engine, > otherwise a change to the suspension system in front has to be made. > > If you wan't a "H" engine with an fuelinjection system (you probaly will, > otherwise you really wouldn't get the "Porsche" effect) you'll need to get > a fuel tank with built in fuel pump, which is hard to get for the 99, or to > somehow adapt an external fuel pump to the system. > > You'll also need the wiring and control systems for the "H" engine. > > With a T16 engine in a 99 you won't be able to fit much more to engine > compartment. The 900 got a 12 cm longer front than the 99. > > A 99 from 82 is actually born with a "H" engine, and that would be much > easier to "upgrade" one of these to e.g. a T16 > > /Peder > >

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