Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 13:29:05 -0300
From: Dexter J <>
Subject: Re: buy advice 1984 Saab 900 Sport?  UPDATE

Salutations: wrote: > > > Not a bad idea, but for $500 Canadian, I personally would be willing > to pay that for a good rolling body with a known bad engine... all else > is a plus. > Agreed - but for the 'sport' decal.. > > As to the "sport" designation, I asked the seller about that and > > apparently this was a limited edition version based on the rally car of > > the time... sound familiar to anyone? > > Still sounds like an SPG with a different brand, but my reference books > aren't where I am right now. See previous questions regarding turbo > and APC box color (if turbo is present). The fuel pressure regulator has > a pressure rating on it, that's good info to know as well in trying to > identify the beast in terms that more of us will understand. > > Dave Hinz I seem to remember the old GLS had a 'Sport' tag on it somewhere which is why am I wondering if this one has been put together and sprayed.. Not that it's a bad thing done properly.. However - the mileage is really making me scratch my head though as it almost impossible to keep a Canadian car below 30,000kms annually (big, wide country - lots and lots of space between towns) and on a 20 year old car around here - it just doesn't sound right.. I'm not trying to be a stick in the mud - if it's running and safetied (check to see if it has passed emissions - the pwob described could just as easily be a compression issue) - $500 is pretty much a great price for anything on the road.. Brother Dave has touched upon something important - you should be able to transplant an entire drive train into that machine from anything with a B series motor for about $800.. They literally bolt in and out as needed.. Try to get the axles and front suspension/hubs if you are doing it.. That said - anyone coming across an '89-'92 9000 with a dead motor but nice interior and body in the same price range - don't hesitate to be in touch through the site below.. Apparently - my western brothers are giving up on excellent utility classics these days.. :) .. -- J Dexter - webmaster - all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing

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