|03-08-2010 05:19 PM|
|03-08-2010 05:16 PM|
actually its paint code GN12b, just saw the sticker.
|03-08-2010 03:37 PM|
That 93 wouldn't happen to be the organ transplant patient from the 95 I posted would it?
|03-05-2010 05:30 PM|
Alright, final decision time. I greatly appreciate all the input, votes, and opinions. I think alot of feedback was given based on the assumption that this was to be the longterm project showcar, keeper, etc in my collection. That role is filled by the 86 notchback airflow turbo 900. The daily driver role is filled by the 01 Aero Wagon and the S4. So....the one role I dont have filled is track toy, thus my interest in this 99.
However, as a couple people stated in so many words, a 99t is getting rarer then a Sonett, and really needs to be perserved. There werent that many to start with, (really only sold here one year), and many have been raced, wrecked, hacked, converted, etc. Since I have the luxury of having the wrecked 79 99t parts car, I see no choice other then to build it into the 78, and make a very nice Euro spec 99t. Not exactly correct since the color will stay green but you know. I dont forsee it replacing the 900notch but you never know.
As for a track toy, I guess ill save the wilwoods, rollcage, 16vt, fuel cell, blah blah blah for the 83 900 that is in the pipeline slowly making its way to my driveway. I also have a lead on a solid rust free completely stripped 99 2dr shell that might be an option also.
The project starts this weekend. Step1, dig the 78 99 out of the main garage and into the backyard project garage. Will take most a day.
|03-05-2010 12:50 PM|
Deffo 16v engine but remember to upgrade the suspension via Billies or Konies and stiffer springs to compensate for the heavier engine.
If you want to keep the early 114.3 bolt pattern but beef up the brakes the last of the front-handbrake 900 aeros ( '85-'87 IIRC ) have front handbrake vented discs. If you find such a car you will need the whole front drive assembly, hubs, hub carrier, discs and calipers. The calipers won't fit any other hub carrier. The real beauty is that Wilwood make a 4 pot caliper that fit driectly to that hub carrier so that would be a cool upgrade later.
I would also keep the interior stock. I started two 99 track car projects, both stripped out interior, one of which with a roll cage and both were used as my daily drivers for a while. While it was novel driving around time in such a car, actually I got very tired of it very quickly. A loud, rattly, draughty car is fine for the track but not going to work in the morning. Keep the interior and as our leaned friend said earlier, enjoy driving her.
The colour is called Opal Green, the colour code is GN11.
Get browsing the other SAAB forums for project threads on SAAB 99 T16 conversions, there is a wealth of information out there.
Combi Coupe 99.....so very...very...jelous!
|03-04-2010 02:15 PM|
|03-04-2010 05:08 AM|
The later pics are a set of generic 17" rims I had on an old vw golf, they happen to be double drilled for 4x100 or 4x114.3, they actually fit nicely and dont look like they would rub anywhere....sorry I cant tell you make or model at the moment.
|03-03-2010 08:25 PM|
|drewz airflow se||Euro resto rod for sure. T5 16v turbo and modern wheels. Stock interior or a later saab interior.|
|03-03-2010 07:41 PM|
|tucksayre||What kind of rims are on that green saab?|
|02-26-2010 01:42 PM|
|Svenska94Aero||Very jealous of you collection of cars, can't wait to see your project finished. I voted for a combination BTW, like a lot of people have said, keep it fairly stock looking, with just enough to hint at something more special.|
|02-25-2010 05:33 PM|
|02-25-2010 05:28 PM|
|bsuarmy||If you need extra hands or anything I'm in Carmel and work from home. Just lemme know.|
|02-25-2010 05:27 PM|
i fucking love your yard !!!!
nice collection youve got going on .... im jealous
|02-25-2010 05:26 PM|
lifted from a friend, a couple pics of the donor 79 99t...thanks tim
This car originally came into my possession thru a omplex 4 car trade a fellow saab nut in Ottowa area, I played with it for about a year, and sold it locally to a TomR, he played with it till he got rearended and basically smashed between two vehicles, the resulting damage revealed a lot of damage and pre existing rust, so it was sold to another friend who had intentions of finding a new shell to build the car into, its now coming back into my possession to do just that I guess. From here and the Turbo mailing list I have gotten some good feedback. Ill build this donor into the 78, which will get a fresh Jade Green repaint, and save the race parts for something else.
|02-25-2010 05:23 PM|
|zingZACH||The fender looks better in the last picture... Anyways, awesome car man. I can't wait to see the progress|
|02-25-2010 05:12 PM|
good thing I brought some good rollers with me since the tires wouldnt hold air
truck is loaded down with 2 spare engines and trannies, the stock wheels and the engine hoist, tools, etc...anyone need a good tow vehicle, this 95 chevy 1500 can pull anything...just got a 2001 3500 chevy van that is gonna replace it...
ooohhhh 6900 bucks in 1978 dollars, is roughly $26k adjusted for inflation in todays dollars.
post first bath in years, yes its got a poofy fender
in a moment of weakness i test fit some 17's i had laying around
|02-24-2010 10:16 PM|
8vt and a 4 speed is a must.... if you must get a little more power out of it, just mod the 8vt... Add a damn FMIC.....
the 8vt has like 19x more personality then a 16v and the car would probably be worth more with the older engine
|02-24-2010 12:34 PM|
|NeedForSwede||I guess it comes down to if this will be your sunday driver or your track car. You could always start with the interior and rip it out down the road if you decide to keep it a track car.|
|02-23-2010 08:27 PM|
|zingZACH||I'm still torn... It took me a while just to vote. I say, do a little bit of both, but keep it more on the stock side as far as looks and the interior.|
|02-23-2010 07:57 PM|
|Geoff||oh the marble white ("mint white") is pretty damned slick with the green interior! I almost bought an '80 900T 5dr in that color combo a few years back.|
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