Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 13:28:08 +0000 (UTC)
From: craignopsam.apana.org.au (Craig Ian Dewick)
Subject: Re: Classic 900, convertion from automatic to manual transmission


"Matt" <nospamnopsamam.freeserve.co.uk> writes: >Is this feasible? >If so, how much work, time, cost etc do you think is involved? This is exactly what I am looking to do with my 900 if I get up the nerve to do it! I'm getting a donor car next week which is a 1983 C900 sedan that has a 5-spd manual transmission. My current C900 has a 3-spd auto transmission. If the donor car proves to be in better condition than I expected I might use the auto-transmission C900 to fix up the other one, but I won't know until the other C900 is delivered next week. There is a website covering the very topic of auto-transmission manual-transmission conversion of a Saab C900 living at: http://www.saabnet.com/sites/900conversion/ which is excellent place to start researching what's going to be involved. I recently obtained genuine Saab workshop manuals for 1979 to 1983 C900's from a local source! They're a wealth of info and I would recommend you getting some for yourself, or instead track down the extremely rare (since it's out of print at the moment) Bentley manual for the 8-valve C900's. I've got a copy of the Bentley manual for the 16-valve C900's (1985 and later) but it's not as good as the correct manual(s). If you were in Australia we could collaberate our efforts! 8-) For me, the main problem is I don't have a garage, and don't have any way to remove the engine from the car. But I have friends who can help out. Regards, Craig. -- Craig Ian Dewick (craignopsam.apana.org.au). http://nospam/~craig APANA Sydney Regional Co-ordinator. Operator of Jedi (an APANA Sydney POP). Always striving for a secure long-term future in an insecure short-term world Have you exported a crypto system today? Do your bit to undermine the NSA.

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