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Old 06-20-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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Talking I bought a 1971 Saab 99 with T16 Swap and more...

So this past Saturday morning we (DeLorean, PaulH and myself) went over and picked up my "new" 1971 Saab 99 T16 project car. It's nearly done - just needs the engine put back into it and all hooked back up. (To put it simply) Car came with all the parts in boxes and many extra's.

Some details of the car; This is a quote about the car from the seller;

The car began its life as a 1971 Saab 99, painted red, but has been modified just a bit. The steel gas tank was removed along with the rear suspension and has been converted to a plastic gas tank from a 1980 99 with a 900 rear axle with koni adjustable shocks. The battery has been relocated to the trunk and 900 trunk deck with carpeting fit. All rust has been repaired on the body, with completely rust free fender lips! The engine bay firewall was moved back and a 900 16vT engine fit (modified 900 engine mounts included) with a 900 radiator. The engine bay and body have been painted and are ready to go. A 1987 900T wiring harness with fuse box has been fitted to the stock location and all unused wiring removed from the harness. The front brakes have been adapted to '88 up calipers, but the front and rear hubs remain pre '87. A dual master cylinder setup has been added and stainless steel brake lines installed. The interior of the car has been fitted with gray leather seats from a 1987 spg (front and rear) along with the dash, door panels, and rear side panels. The hand brake has be converted to a hydraulic setup, but using the stock handle and ratchet. The car had been fully assembled and running with the interior, wiring and 900 16vT engine, the engine was removed to paint the engine bay and to rebuild the engine. The wheels on the car are 15x7 with Kumho tires; I will also be including 5 Shelby wheels with the Inca hexagonal center caps.

Secondly I have almost completed the rebuild of a classic Saab 900 16v Turbo engine for the car, over $400 of new parts have been purchased; gasket kits, seals, main bearings, rod bearings, rings, water pump, high flow injectors, etc.. I have pictures of the full rebuild process showing the work and parts used as I built the engine at my work, a vintage engine restoration shop (Home - Leydon Restorations. Specialists in high end vintage racing machinery.). The engine will be mated to a rebuilt 5 speed transmission from Ericson Industries with a 9000 Turbo clutch (9 inch).


LOTS of boxes to sort through - I was also given an engine stand, manuals, books and a box of Saab VDO gauges, senders and the panels they go in. Those pictures will follow - some super rare gauges I have never seen before!

I can not wait to put this car together.
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