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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:46 pm 
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Car Model: 1962 Saab 96 De-Luxe
Hi all
I'm Tony from Hinckley (actually from Burbage on outskirts of Hinckley but not sure if anyone has heard of Burbage!) in Leicestershire.
I've got 2 Saabs at home in the garage. These are:
1) 1962 2-stroke De-Luxe in white with the following mods:
- four speed gearbox
- skimmed head
- Classicsaabracing electronic ignitor and matching coil
- Prototype tinted windscreen (was told by former owner that this is the only one of its kind)
- 6-blade fan
- wooden steering wheel
- stainless exhaust

2) 1999 9-3 Viggen Convertible in Monte Carlo Yellow with the following mods:
- Abbott Racing rescue pack - steering brace
- Abbott Racing intercooler
- Abbott Racing ECU upgrade
- Lowered springs and dampers
- Abbott Racing complete Stainless exhaust (including cat replacement pipe!)
- Abbott Racing big intake pipe
- Abbott Racing air filter kit

Both cars have an interesting history. I worked for Saab as a contractor in Safety Components area (airbags and seatbelts) from 1998 to 2003 working on the first version of the 9-3 Sports Sedan. Whilst I was there I bought 3 Saabs. Two of them are listed above and the third was a 9-5, which I sold about 8 years ago as I got a company car with my current job.

The 96 (LHD) I bought off a colleague at Saab back in 2001 and then exported back to the UK with myself when I left Sweden in 2003. It was fitted at the time with widened steel wheels (generated by cutting down the middle and welding in a steel band) I still have these, but have since fitted refurbished standard wheels that I think look better. I also have a further set of narrow wheels that I want to have powder-coated in red to match a model car I bought from the Saab museum.

The 9-3 Viggen convertible was once a pool car at the Saab engineering centre in Trollhattan. It's a RHD UK spec car but was used as a pool car. Shortly after I bought my 9-5 (also in Trollhattan) it appeared in a compound at the factory for cars no longer in use. I enquired if I could buy it, but the price at the time was too high so I left it. I was then told that it was going to be converted into a mule car for the replacement 9-3 convertible that followed in 2004. It disappeared for a while, but about a year later it re-appeared in the same compound so I enquired again, and this time the price was more reasonable so I bought it with 30,000 miles on the clock. After picking it up I noticed there was a "tappety" sound from the top of the engine so took it to the dealer and luckily for me had a brand new engine fitted FOC. Happy Days :D I exported this car back with me to the UK as well in 2003, and converted to a UK plate.

Both cars are a joy to own, but have had a few issues. I will come on to those in later threads, as I need to ask for some help with running issues with the 2-stroke.

That's all for now. Sorry for the long tale, but thought some of you would be interested to read it.

Cheers

Tony

PS: Will add pictures soon


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:30 pm 
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Location: NETTLEHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:10 pm 
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Car Model: 1962 Saab 96 De-Luxe
Thankyou....good to be "onboard"


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:31 pm 
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Location: Cleveland North East
Car Model: 99T
Its sounds like you have good SAAB history and provenance :wink:

I like the sounds of the Two strokes and the car shape is a classic IMO. I wont be able to help with your two stroke queries but defo look forward to having some posts about it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXVRdSbKDT8

wait for it !!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:14 pm 
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Location: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Car Model: 1974 Silver 2dr 99 EMS
Welcome Tony,

Sounds like you have an interesting history around Saabs.
That 2 stroke of yours sounds very interesting.
I have a standard 1964 96, also with a 4 speed box, but the rest of the engine is stock.
I've got pretty much all I need to fit the exhaust from a 2 stroke Sport, but don't know if it will make any difference to breathing/performance at all.
If the cylinder head on yours has been skimmed, aren't you supposed to do match the compression increase on the crankcase as well? I didn't think you could/should just increase compression in one area but not the other.

Will

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:21 am 
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Saw this on You Tube [ as you do] looking at SAAB Two strokes

guys are having a drive about and engine cuts out, but on start up it starts backwards ? how is that possible ?. I cant see where this happens and not familiar with the column gear change poistions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW0gdelW3dY

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