1971 Saab 96

  1. SIP-Free

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    Oh no they weren't, they were very good cars being produced by Saab under ownership of GM, the 9-5 beat the Vectra hands down on all counts, also Gm had a 50% share of Saab from 1990 so any model from the 9000 onwards is a GM Saab.
     
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  2. Rannsachair

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    Having had a Vectra as a company car and as present day 9-5 Aero owner I agree, though there are niggles when I see some of the common parts. The 9-5 engine I love, the comfort of the seats is night and day better. Some of the electrical components and interior trim are not so great. I did feel my 1984 900 16v turbo s was better made than my 1997 9000 2.3 turbo and my 2006 9-5.
     
  3. anjum Member

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    Burn him, burn him, heretic!!! :fighting::laughing:
     
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  4. Migmac

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    Great project Rannsachair. One of my first cars was a 1976 Saab 99, solid old buses. When are you expecting/hoping it to be on the road? I can remember a bloke who shared a house with me having one like yours and it had a button on the floor for free wheeling, has yours got that?
     
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  5. Rannsachair

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    Aye, mine has the freewheel, it is a push pull on the bulkhead below the dash. It was developed to prevent the 2 strokes seizing when folk shut the throttle going down hills - so no engine petroil lubrication. It allows clutchless gear changes as well as improving fuel economy.

    I am guessing I will be at least another 2 years, had saved up some cash for a full respray and ended up spending it on getting my Landy chassis and bulkhead galvanised, I fancy a colour change to Torridor Red, this was the car I always think of when rebuilding:
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  6. spencer 427

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    Great cars..never owned one or worked on one...but love the shape of them..there used to be a couple of those that regularly attended the drag strip.
     
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  7. ms08

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    Ssssshh.....LOL...my current fleet....



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  8. Rannsachair

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    The Ford V4 is not the most powerful engine, though rally versions were hitting 150 to 180 hp. I am guessing the excellent aerodynamics, small frontal area and relatively light weight offset the limited power?
     
  9. TD4 Forum Supporter

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    As you mention the 900 engine, my wife's 9-3, one of the first, has the 900 engine, not fast, but very smooth, all in all a lovely car, and much admired with the roof down.In Spain very cheap to run. Malcolm.
     
  10. Migmac

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    Go for it
     
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  11. slim_boy_fat

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    Can't view the pics, even in a new tab? :dontknow:
     
  12. mechman Member

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    same here
     
  13. mechman Member

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    Didn't know they had ford v4s in them or have I picked it up wrong.
     
  14. Rannsachair

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    The V4 in the Saab 96 was supplied by Ford Germany, its a Taunus, which can be handy as the V6's are quite common and parts are relatively cheap, see http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff248/rannsachair/Saab 96/Screenshot 2017-04-09 at 7.50.21 AM.png.

    When Saab decided to go four stroke back in the 60's they tested a few engines: Volvo B18, Ford V4, Lancia V4, Triumph 1300 and even the Hilman Imp engine. Much as I would have preferred some of the other engines, it was not a bad choice.
     
  15. mechman Member

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    Ok
    Ok gotcha I always associated that model as having a 2stroke engine in it
     
  16. Rannsachair

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    They did up to 1967, see post #6 previous.
     
  17. ms08

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    My fleet at present.......
     
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  18. Rannsachair

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    I service more than I own, have been a bad influence on my family: Dad's 9-3 ttid, brothers 9-3 2.0 Turbo Vector and my 9-5 Aero as well as my old 96!
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  19. slim_boy_fat

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    ^^ Does that qualify as a Saab epidemic? :laughing:
     
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  20. anjum Member

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    Since we are posting pics

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    Also have a 3 door Le Mans blue awaiting work.
    And a Jaguar XJC In bits
     
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