V4 Wagon Tech Specs

                           SAAB V-4 STATION WAGON, 1972


Overall length: 14 ft 1 in                       Front wheel drive. Free wheel
Overall width: 5 ft 2.2 in                       Single dry plate cushion center
Height, unladen: 4 ft 10 in                        clutch
Wheelbase: 8 ft 2.3 in                           Hydraulic system between pedal and
Track front: 4 ft                                  clutch
       rear: 4 ft                                Four forward gears, all synchromesh
Curb weight: 2180 lbs.                           Gear ratios:  First 17.0 : 1
Ground clearance, unladen:                                     Second 10.2 : 1
                  approx 7 in.                                 Third 6.3 : 1
                                                               Fourth 4.1 : 1
ENGINE                                                         Reverse 15.5 : 1
                                                 Final drive ratio: 4.88 : 1
Type: Four-stroke overhead valve
       engine, V-4                               Permanently lubricated inner and out-
Number of cylinders: four                        er driver joints, the outer joint
                     (in Vee, 60)               of Rzeppa constant-velocity type.
Bore: 3.54 in
Stroke: 2.63 in                                  BRAKES
Piston displacement: 103.6 cu in
                      (1698 cc)                  Disc brakes front, drum brakes rear
Compression ratio: 8.0 : 1                       Servo assisted lockheed hydraulic foot
Net horsepower (SAE) : 65 at 4700 rpm            brake system is divided into two inde-
Max torque: 85 lbs-ft at 2500 rpm                pendent circuits, each acting on one
Fuel System: Camshaft-driven fuel pump           front wheel and opposite rear wheel
Autolite downdraft carburetor                      Handbrake acts mechanically on rear
  Pressure lubrication. Full-flow                wheels
  Oil capacity 3.5 quarts                        STEERING
Water-cooling system. Pump, fan and
thermostat. Holds 7.5 quarts.                    Rack and pinion type steering gear

Exhaust Emissions (grams/mile)                   Ratio, steering wheel to road wheel:
    Hydrocarbons: 2.09                             15.8 : 1
    Carbon Monoxide: 32.39                       Impact absorbing wheel with padded hub
    Oxides of Nitrogen: 2.10                     Number of steering wheel turns from lock
                                                   to lock: approx. 2.7
                                                 Turning diameter: 34.8 ft

SUSPENSION                                        WHEELS AND TIRES

Independent front wheel suspension                15 in steel disc wheels
Tubular, rigid rear axle in U-form                Wide base rims, 4 J X 15 in
Coil springs front and rear                       Tires 5.60 X 15 in tubeless
Stabilizer bar at front                           Radial ply tires, 155 X 15 in
Double-acting telescopic hydraulic
  shock absorbers front and lever                 ELEcTRIcAL SYSTEM
  type at rear                                    12 volt battery, 60 Ah

                                                  0.8 bhp starting motor
                                                  AC alternator


Self-supporting body with flat base
Roll cage construction with tubular steel reinforcements in  windshield and side
Gas tank between rear wheels
Gas tank capacity:  11.3 gals
All-steel body electrode dipped, lacquered and aluminum treated for anti-corrosion
Maximum loading space in Station Wagon 42.4 cu ft

                                STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Front seat head restraints                          Windshield washer
Elect lly heated drivers' seat                     Safety padded sun visors
3-point front seat safety harness                  Padded dash
Lap type seat belts rear                           Heater thermostatically controlled
Dual diagonal servo assisted brake system          Automatic draft free ventilation
Warning light for fuel below 7 quarts              Defroster front side windows
Warning light for brake failure                    Impact break-off rear view mirror
4 lamp hazard warning system                       Outside rear view mirrors
Safety belt warning system                         Automatic interior light
Adjustable front seat backs                        Litter baskets
Front seat-back safety locks                       Glove compartment with lock
Front passengers grab-handle                       Ashtrays
Sealed beam headlights                             Air slot to keep rear window clean
Complete rust and anti-corrosion treatment         Textile carpets
Back up lights                                     Sill guard
Dual horns                                         Splash guards
Two-speed wipers                                   Opening rear side windows

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