Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 17:22:27 GMT From: "Jeremy Brown" <jerem43nospamnet> Subject: Re: the 83 turbo engine starts to reveal it's secrets (not good ones!)
Hey Craig, Have you ever looked at this: http://www.saabworks.com/projects/headers/ It is designed for an 85 16v but maybey it can be dajusted for you 8v? He has a link for any questions. -- Jeremy Visit my 1986 Saab 900T & me at: http://jerem43.home.att.net "Craig's Saab C900 Site" <c900nospam.apana.org.au> wrote in message news:ehhlmv$9tp$1nospam.apana.org.au... > Hi everyone, > > Some of you would have seen the threads covering this at Saablink and at > my > site: > > http://www.classicsaab.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=450 > > http://www.saablink.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12223 > > I've included a bunch of pictures with the postings to show the 'secrets' > of > the engine, and I'd be interested to know from your experiences how you'd > rate the corrosion damage to the cylinder head, cracking in the exhaust > manifold, etc. > > I have a replacement turbo, and might be able to use the cylinder head > from > my 1983 non-turbo donor car, but I don't have a replacement for the > exhaust > manifold. I've been in touch with Jak Stoll and he's rough-quoted around > US$750 for a full-custom replacement exhaust manifold. That more or less > matches the quoted A$1000 from Rose Engineering in Brisbane (here in Oz). > > I'd still like to locate a good used OEM casting somewhere - eventually I > will find one! However the idea of a proper heavy-duty custom-made exhaust > manifold is quite attractive, despite the cost implications. Might be good > for long-term peace of mind though. > > Craig. > > -- > Craig's Saab C900 Page at | Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - Sydney > .au > http://lios.apana.org.au/~c900 | http://www.classicsaab.net and other > URL's > Email: c900nospam.apana.org.au | For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts > World-Wide! > Alternate: saabonautnospaml.com | Web-forums, galleries, library, links, > etc.