Track Car "Build" - The Saab Link Forums

Go Back   The Saab Link Forums > Saab NG900 '94-'98 and 9-3 '99-'02 Forum > General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information

General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information Please post general topics pertaining to the NG900 and old 9-3.

SaabLink.net is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-04-2009, 03:12 AM   #1
Elder
 
stig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Vermont, USA
Posts: 3,389
Track Car "Build"

Meet my new project.

1995 900SE 2.0T, 5spd. 140k miles.

Last year my dad bought the car for $500 looking like this.



With a little help from my silver parts car and a bunch of new parts, it hit the road. Between us (I drove this car during Project Life Support) we put maybe 1000 miles on it. It had some horrible short shifter at the time and was always hard to put in reverse. Then reverse went completely and the trans began making much bearing noise. This was... February? It got parked until recently. This spring I began involving some racing into my list of things to do (drag racing and autox at the moment). In the hopes of not destroying my DD in this, I introduce this project.

As it sits, the car is mechanically sound aside from the trans problem. Yesterday I got a flywheel resurfaced in preparation for the trans swap, where one from an N/A car is going in. I have suspicion that the car currently has a Viggen clutch and hopefully I'm right, for the sake of moar powarz once some other things get taken care of.

Mandatory pics:









This view is going to change drastically in the coming days



So there it is. Stop telling me to get a turbo
__________________
'96 Miata - Simplify and add lightness
'96 9000 Aero - Complicate and add torque steer

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
stig is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-04-2009, 04:53 AM   #2
Elder
 
Svenska94Aero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 2,206
Send a message via AIM to Svenska94Aero
good start, can't wait to see progress. where in vt are you again? maybe i'll see ya around!
__________________
1973 99 EMS - Big plans
1990 900 SPG - Go-kart with a Holset
1995 9000 CS - PITA
Svenska94Aero is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 04:57 AM   #3
JK
Elder
 
JK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Land of 10,000 L-holes
Posts: 13,686
Keep it cheap and spend money for behind the wheel time. That's my only advice!
__________________
always a SAAB guy at heart
JK is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-04-2009, 05:00 AM   #4
Flirting With TSL Addiction
 
someguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Concord, NH
Posts: 978
Send a message via AIM to someguy
Have you considered getting a bigger turbo?
__________________
President and Founder of the NJSA- "We bring nothing to the table."

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1999 M3 Cabrio
someguy is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 05:02 AM   #5
Elder
 
8valvegrowl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Westford, VT
Posts: 2,216
Send a message via AIM to 8valvegrowl
Quote:
Originally Posted by JK View Post
Keep it cheap and spend money for behind the wheel time. That's my only advice!
This. Spend the money on autocrosses, schools, tires and pads. There are lots of times where I wish my car had LESS power.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
8valvegrowl is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 05:06 AM   #6
Elder
 
Powar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 2,113
Send a message via AIM to Powar
Quote:
Originally Posted by JK View Post
Keep it cheap and spend money for behind the wheel time. That's my only advice!
Yes!

And remember to have metric ass-tons of fun.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Powar is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 06:39 AM   #7
Elder
 
christian900se's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Posts: 4,702
Turbo power! She looks great, you really got a good deal on that for sure. Its going to be nice to have a fun car to toss around and muck about with. If you got with a stage 1 tune, you should be set plus what JK said with pads and tires.
__________________
2010 370Z 6MT Touring: 320rwhp/262ftlbs, SpecialtyZ, Swift springs, Berk HFCs, Stillen G3 CAI, F.I. CBE, Stillen Sway bars


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
christian900se is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 06:52 AM   #8
Elder
 
VI009DZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 3,403
lack of steel wheels is disappointing to say the least.....
__________________
-adam
VI009DZ is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 08:23 AM   #9
Live, eat, and sleep by TSL
 
spgeebee88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Athol, MA
Posts: 1,958
Send a message via AIM to spgeebee88
you installed your transaxle incorrectly...



iam jealous i have been looking for a car like that for some time now. one of thos will be my next project car also
spgeebee88 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 08:32 AM   #10
Elder
 
viggenkid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: In the trenches taking grenades
Posts: 4,853
Send a message via AIM to viggenkid
Quote:
Originally Posted by spgeebee88 View Post
you installed your transaxle incorrectly...
not true. he is mocking up the rwd conversion.
__________________
Quote:
So, in summary...who gives a flying fack.
viggenkid is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 08:37 AM   #11
Live, eat, and sleep by TSL
 
spgeebee88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Athol, MA
Posts: 1,958
Send a message via AIM to spgeebee88
i see so hes going for the Alfa Romeo 75 style drive line... very nice
spgeebee88 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 08:50 AM   #12
Elder
 
VI009DZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 3,403
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8valvegrowl View Post
There are lots of times where I wish my car had LESS power.


you sir, need your balls removed.
__________________
-adam
VI009DZ is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 01:40 PM   #13
Elder
 
132417SAAB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: nashua, NH
Posts: 3,937
Quote:
Originally Posted by VI009DZ View Post


you sir, need your balls removed.
and the mancard
__________________
99 9-3 se
91 Plantana Grey Carlson 9k

This is my car, and it's for me. This is not for you


132417saab™©
AKA "numbers"
132417SAAB is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 01:48 PM   #14
TSLMember
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: G. Valley, MN
Posts: 39
Power is nothing without control. Looking forward to the build, bro!
rich92x is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 02:49 PM   #15
Elder
 
dan-the-kid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 7,349
T5Suite.

I think some one here would be nice to hook you up if you really wanted to. Hell I would.
__________________
Yeah, T5.2 its -.3 better then the rest.
1989 900 SPG: Trionic 5(stg1), Aero seats, TD04-15G, 3" Turboback. SOLD
1993 9000 Aero: 3"Turboback, T5Suite Stg.3
dan-the-kid is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 03:16 PM   #16
Elder
 
Red DIC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Saratoga/Albany
Posts: 3,257
Good find, you know the N/A trans has shorter gears and a shorter 5th gear than the Turbo right? Just a heads up if you didn't.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Red DIC is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 03:58 PM   #17
Elder
 
stig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Vermont, USA
Posts: 3,389
Quote:
Originally Posted by VI009DZ View Post
lack of steel wheels is disappointing to say the least.....
Don't (dis)count your chickens before they hatch.... or something

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red DIC View Post
Good find, you know the N/A trans has shorter gears and a shorter 5th gear than the Turbo right? Just a heads up if you didn't.
Yup. Between the short gears and the tiny ass tires I picked up for it today, this thing ought to be interesting. 205/50R15
__________________
'96 Miata - Simplify and add lightness
'96 9000 Aero - Complicate and add torque steer

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
stig is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 04:11 PM   #18
Elder
 
Green9kAERO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Central Maine
Posts: 4,187
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red DIC View Post
Good find, you know the N/A trans has shorter gears and a shorter 5th gear than the Turbo right? Just a heads up if you didn't.
Gears are the same! the final drive ratio is different. think of it as changing a rearend in a RWD car!

that NA trans is going to make the car a monster
JP
__________________
Quote:
I heard Tom Had a 2 pump dump on his injector duty cycle....

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Green9kAERO is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2009, 05:26 PM   #19
Flirting With TSL Addiction
 
perkj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 520
whats the final drive ratio in the N/A tranny?
__________________
2000 Viggen

x-VWer:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
perkj is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2009, 02:49 AM   #20
Elder
 
stig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Vermont, USA
Posts: 3,389
Quote:
Originally Posted by perkj View Post
whats the final drive ratio in the N/A tranny?
IIRC it's 4.55. Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong
__________________
'96 Miata - Simplify and add lightness
'96 9000 Aero - Complicate and add torque steer

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
stig is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Saab Link Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Vehicle Info.
Enter your vehicle information (year, model, mods)
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
All content is copyright © The Saab Link and it's original authors.


 

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.