1971 Saab 96

  1. Rannsachair

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    Not done much welding for a few years, will be some on this project:
    did not look toobad when I got it
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    A few wee holes to sort:

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  2. Rannsachair

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    All suspension stripped, coated and refurbished with new bushes:
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  3. Rannsachair

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    Engine rebuild with rally cam and a few upgrades:
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    upgraded timing gear, rally cam, lightweight followers, uprated springs:
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    new rocker covers:
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  4. anjum Member

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    Nice!
     
  5. Looks a nice old car. Who made the engine?
     
  6. Rannsachair

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    Saab used the Ford Taunus engine, made in Germany, I did rebuild one of their earlier own engines a couple of years ago [​IMG]
     
  7. CompoSimmonite Member

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    I had a 95. Gearbox locked up solid - at speed :o. Managed to get a good secondhand replacement and was told to follow the flushing techinique as they use needle roller so susceptible to contamination which rollers would just shrug off. The method was with car on axle stands drain gearbox oil before refilling with diesel or paraffin. Then, with engine running, work up and down the gears several times. Drain then refill gearbox with engine oil and work through gears again before final drain and filling with proper gear oil.
    Engine in mine was a 1500cc Ford Taunus V4 with column change gearbox that had freewheel mechanism - legacy of the original two stroke version.
     
  8. So its essentially the same V4 motor fitted to things like Corsair and Transit?
     

  9. Seem to remember sidecar race guys used Saab 2T motors?
     
  10. CompoSimmonite Member

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    Same "family" but many differences so most standard parts not interchangeable.
     
  11. Rannsachair

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    I sold it to a South African who was building a racing sidecar outfit.
     
  12. Rannsachair

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    Good work there, very nice. I'm working on a 9-5 Aero at the moment :p
     
  14. ronan

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    1969 Triumph Bonneville too ?
     
  15. Rannsachair

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    Have one of them too, lots of car for the money. [​IMG]
     
  16. Rannsachair

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    Aye, have a few Triumphs [​IMG]
     
  17. julianthegypsy Member

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    Lovely. I had one that I bought second hand when it was five years old. Cracking car, I loved it. Wish I'd never sold it now!
     
  18. marlinspike Member

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    We have had 3 Saab classic 900 turbos (current one is an ongoing resto), a 9000, and a 9-5 estate. BillJ on here has a Saab collection too. They are still reasonably priced for classics compared to old Fords or Minis.
     
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  19. julianthegypsy Member

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    I loved the original Saab 99 Turbo, a mate took me out in one, what a blast, and revolutionary at the time.
     
  20. Rannsachair

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    My first Saab was a 1984 900 16v turbo S, had it from 77k to 185k on the original engine and was still going strong when I sold it, possibly the car I miss the most, way better than my Escort Mexico, then had a 9000 2.3 turbo, then 93 turbo. My dad runs a 9-3 1.9ttid and my brother a 9-3 2.0 turbo, great cars for comfortable long journeys. Though I tend use my Defender as my daily driver for the state of the roads where I live!
     
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