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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:29 pm 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Can anybody tell me where the front towing eye should be on the front of a 99 with a turbo spoiler???? When my dad towed me back with the blown engine we found it very difficult to use the standard towing eye. Is there any difference? Any help would be great.

Thanks Adam

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:51 pm 
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Sounds like you've found it - on mine its utterly useless!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:59 pm 
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Cheers nutcase!! Dad is going to extend mine then and put a slit in the front spoiler so that it sits better and doesn't bend the spoiler.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:58 am 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Car now for sale!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:42 pm 
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The 99 has now found a new home, I'm sure the new owner will be along soon!!! :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:47 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 99 Turbo
Good evening everybody... :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:48 pm 
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Hope you have as much fun with it as I did!!! :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:09 pm 
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flying-dutchman wrote:
Good evening everybody... :D


:lol:

I thought this one had your name written all over it :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:26 pm 
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Espin99 wrote:
flying-dutchman wrote:
Good evening everybody... :D


:lol:

I thought this one had your name written all over it :wink:



What? My new car has been graffitied?!? :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:30 pm 
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:D

So whats the plans?

Seeing as the engine needs work, maybe drop something a bit more lively in there :evil:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:43 pm 
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Patience Mr Arkwright, patience... :wink: :haynes:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:34 am 
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Quietly excited about car being collected from Rugby tomorrow (Thank you Mike, dad of SuffolkSaabs :D ) Provisionally may just drop a carburettor B engine back in whilst I ponder its future. The irony is I had one sitting on a pallet in the barn and sold it just a few months ago to a member on this forum :wall:

Anyone out there has a B engine taking up valuable space in their garage? If so, call me! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:48 pm 
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Saw my new acquisition for the first time today, having bought it blind and purely based on this thread. It was but a quick peek whilst SWMBO was otherwise engaged but it is clear I have bought myself a truly stunning car...! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:57 pm 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Glad you are happy with it!!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!

Adam.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:17 pm 
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So, since my search for a standard 'B' engine drew a blank, I've taken a bit of a gamble and bough a later 'H' carb engine from a well-known trade member on UKS (Thanks Tommy :wink: ) Now calling on all you experts on here to point out the problems I'll be facing when attempting to fit it. I'm aware that because of the external water pump there is an extra pulley which will foul the bulkhead unless 'modified' (with a club hammer presumably) but what about gear linkage, engine mounts etc?

I do intend to rebuild the 'B' lump but age has taught me to be realistic regarding how long things like that will take hence the plan to drop in the running H engine. I have enough non-running Saabs as it is without the need for another one!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:58 am 
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There’s quite a lot of shape in the later bulkhead. It’s recessed for the crank pulley as well as the water pump and also for the drive belt run. You might not need as much clearance as the factory gave it but I think it will take a bit more than a few taps with a hammer.

You need a bonnet bar with a hump in it to clear the distributor

Most of the coolant hoses are different including the heater hoses

Assume the donor engine is from the 90?
Try and get the thermostat housing, alternator mounting and crank pulley as these are unique to H type 99’s and 90’s. Also single groove water pump and alternator pulleys.

You may have trouble routing the speedo cable, I think the H engine one was longer.

Bear in mind the starter motor, alternator, and distributor are all in different locations so wiring mods will be needed. You may also have the hassle of converting to electronic ignition (std on 90).

Engine mountings and exhaust manifold should swap over.
Gear change shouldn’t be a problem unless you are converting to 5 speed.

How badly damaged is the B engine? I think the pistons and valves are interchangeable with H engine so could you use parts from this to repair the B engine?

There will be other issues but hope that helps for now!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:25 pm 
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Wow, thank you Saab Surfer... There is quite a lot of food for thought in your reply... I believe the engine I'm buying is complete and yes it came out of a 90. Didn't realise the bonnet needed extra space for the later distributor :shock: but I'm pretty sure I have one that will fit (wrong colour of course)

In theory, the car came with enough spares to repair the broken valve and damaged piston but not sure I trust my technical ability to carry this out on my own.

Any more thoughts anyone?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:22 pm 
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So, time for a quick update on this one. Engine removed over Christmas and head removed. Damage caused by snapped inlet valve truly amazing with large hole punched trough the piston! Decided against rebuilding it AND against fitting a later 'H' engine so bought back a spare 'B' engine I used to have (doh) and am now in the process of swapping gearboxes as the car has a five speed plus related linkages and selector box. Found some interesting lumps of aluminium in the sump! Also transplanting as many ancillaries as possible from the knackered engine to the replacement one as they are known to be working.

Today I removed the LPG hardware that was fitted to the car as I'm not a great fan. Thankfully the tank was empty but boy are these things heavy!! Is there a market for second-hand LPG installations?

Removed the large spot-lights from the bumper and the various badges on the rear spoiler that don't really apply to the car ('dual-fuel' & 'Turbo'...) I've always been a 'Less is More' sort of a person :)

Whilst the engine is out, I'll take the opportunity to tidy the engine bay a little though it still looks pretty good after its re-spray a few years back.

All going well the engine should go back in the last weekend of this month... Wish me luck!

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