|11-10-2011 05:43 PM|
Yea going to pick up a head at Fairfax, they wanted too much money to replace 4 exhaust valves on an 88.
|11-10-2011 06:15 AM|
|11-10-2011 05:13 AM|
According to thesaabsite, the exhaust valves are the same all the way up to 88. It's the intake valves that are NLA and car specific. But I don't yet know that I need them. Have to get the head off the car and take it to my machine shop.
As for New Ringold, I may head up in 2 weekends. I'm working my days off this week so that I can finally have kiss my ass money.
|11-09-2011 10:58 PM|
|Leif 78T||I might be wrong but shouldn't you stick to heads that came off a turbo due to them having sodium filled valves?|
|11-09-2011 04:10 PM|
|oliversexpedition||Yea just measured the second garage bay, just under 8ft wide with enough room for C900, hopefully will have enough room so that I won't have to do the Dukes of Hazzard|
|11-09-2011 11:14 AM|
|DrewP||They're the same width as a C900.|
|11-09-2011 09:57 AM|
|Tweek's Turbos||I looked hi and low for a tape measure at the funeral home, no luck. Also when I have a tape measure, there doesn't seem to be a 99 around.|
|11-09-2011 09:00 AM|
|11-09-2011 03:27 AM|
|plasticfoodwrap||has anyone thought of a tape measure. or maybe looking up the specs for a 99. just a thought.|
|11-08-2011 03:30 PM|
You should shoot for vented front rotors, the hubs are specific, should be all 86 turbos, and 87 turbos and S models. You should hold off and go to new ringgold with us, there are at least 4 of those cars there with good hubs, and that place is gonna be way cheaper than crazy ray's.
|11-08-2011 01:07 PM|
|11-08-2011 01:03 PM|
Ok, so no on the head, I will hope nothing is tragically wrong with the one it's got.
I will definately grab the spindles and clippers off the 85 sitting at the Mt. Airy yard.
|11-08-2011 09:03 AM|
|11-08-2011 07:35 AM|
|Moonracer||Years back when I had my 99 Turbo I liked using the very early B engine head. They seemed less prone to cracking. The easy way to tell them was that the exhaust studs/bolts used a 17 mm socket instead of the more common 13mm socket.|
|11-08-2011 07:06 AM|
66" according to the internet, or exactly 5.5 feet! sounds a little tight to me.
|11-08-2011 06:10 AM|
An 8-valve H-motor head would not work without a lot of modification and I don't think there would be much benefit to it. There's a guy who put a 16-valve H-motor head on a B-motor block in his really nice red 99 sedan and it took quite a bit of modification, I remember seeing it at SOC10. You'd be better off going with either a complete H- or B- motor. Keep in mind that if you do the H-motor you'll need to put a dimple in the firewall to accommodate the water pump pulley.
Also, yes, '87 and early 900 front spindles and brakes will bolt right on. This is a good modification as it makes the front rotors on a 99 much easier to change. This is one of the first mods I did to my long departed '76 99 EMS that I drove in college.
|11-08-2011 05:56 AM|
How wide is a 99? And what heads will work.
I may have a place in doors at my nearby other work to work on this car. The door seems 5.5 feet wide. But outside there may be a staircase in the way.
Also I can snag an 85ish N.A. 8 Valve head, will this work on the 78 B motor turbo?
I also plan on snagging the spindles and calipers from it, these bolt right up without much hassle?