The Saab Link Forums - Reply to Topic

Go Back   The Saab Link Forums > Saab Vintage Forum > General 99 and 90 Posts and Information > How wide is a 99? And what heads will work.

General 99 and 90 Posts and Information Please post general and technical information pertaining to the Saab 99 and 90.

SaabLink.net is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread: How wide is a 99? And what heads will work. Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces):
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
11-10-2011 06:43 PM
oliversexpedition Yea going to pick up a head at Fairfax, they wanted too much money to replace 4 exhaust valves on an 88.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweek's Turbos View Post
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.
11-10-2011 07:15 AM
BurnsSide42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweek's Turbos View Post
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.
Stripper Money?
11-10-2011 06:13 AM
Tweek's Turbos 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 11:58 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 05:10 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 12:14 PM
DrewP They're the same width as a C900.
11-09-2011 10:57 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 10:00 AM
BurnsSide42
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulH View Post
66" according to the internet, or exactly 5.5 feet! sounds a little tight to me.

Paul
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticfoodwrap View Post
has anyone thought of a tape measure. or maybe looking up the specs for a 99. just a thought.
Hmmmm - Yes?
11-09-2011 04:27 AM
plasticfoodwrap has anyone thought of a tape measure. or maybe looking up the specs for a 99. just a thought.
11-08-2011 04:30 PM
PaulH 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.

Paul
11-08-2011 02:07 PM
BurnsSide42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweek's Turbos View Post
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.
I MAY have a one of a kind 99 brake setup for sale if I upgrade them to the proper ones the car was intended to have... gives you later 9000 front brakes
11-08-2011 02:03 PM
Tweek's Turbos 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 10:03 AM
spgproject
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulH View Post
66" according to the internet, or exactly 5.5 feet! sounds a little tight to me.

Paul
a good coat of wax should help.
11-08-2011 08:35 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 08:06 AM
PaulH 66" according to the internet, or exactly 5.5 feet! sounds a little tight to me.

Paul
11-08-2011 07:10 AM
Sedan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweek's Turbos View Post
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?
It's as wide as a 900, I don't know how wide that is. Wider than a 96, narrower than a 9000.

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 06:56 AM
Tweek's Turbos
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?

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


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, 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 © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
All content is copyright The Saab Link and it's original authors.


 

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.