Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 22:34:04 +0100
From: "Mike P" <>
Subject: Re: 1984 900 Saloon vs C900 Hatch? Which is better..

"MeatballTurbo" <> wrote in message > In article <>, says... > > Just picked up a cheapo 84 T16 Saloon at first just for the recon gearbox it > > has. Then I thought about the possibility of an engine/box swap, to turn > > my 89 900S into a T16, because the donor is a good runner and will also have > > all the APC bits to do the job right. > > Bugger, so you don't want mine then ;) Probably not :-( For 69 this one was too good to miss. I went and picked it up just now, 60 miles away. Luckily it still as T&T for another couple of days, so I drove it back. In the last 12 months it's had..... A recon gearbox at a cost of 600 A recon turbo 350 2 new calipers on the front end, with pads and discs. New radiator 2 new tyres 13 (yes 13!) miles ago. It's the pale interior, and the headlining is still up!! It's needs a damn good clean though. Paintwork is generally tidy with a rust spot in the usual place on the wing, other than that it's spot on. It drove well, better and as you say, more solid than the 3 door hatch. It boosts all the way up to the red/orange line and pulls well - well, it kept pace with my mate's mint 1991 T16 up the M40 at *ahem* mph :-) It's got a few problems - loose exhaust is one, and the other main one I will detail in a fresh post, because I reckon it's going to be the stuff of nightmares to sort out - heater vac hose in the dash!! > 2 door T8's are pretty rare, 2 door T16's are very rare, and very sought > after, if you can sort it, do it. Might even make some money on it if > you decide you need a 3 door after all. > > Nowt wrong with a flat nose. Has character. If you can find the bumper, > lights, indicators, and grille, and washer motors/arms you can swap on > later front end, just need to splice in the indicator wiring and the > rest just bolts on. I prefer the flat nose TBH. I've just parked it up outside next to the 89 900S and it looks "better" < In what way I do not know :-), it just does! I'll take it for an MOT, get the alloys refurbed, give it a good clean and T-cut and see how we go from there. Thanks for the advice everyone, much appreciated as usual!! Mike

Return to Main Index

The content on this site may not be republished without permission. Copyright © 1988-2020 - The Saab Network -
For usage guidelines, see the Mission and Purpose Page.
[Contact | Site Map | on Facebook | on Twitter | Shop Amazon via TSN | Site Donations]