Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 19:20:55 +0200
From: "Peder Kjærsgaard" <>
Subject: Sv: 900 engine in 99

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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