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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:50 pm 
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Hi all,

Following on from our request in the Classifieds Section for a Saab 96, we are now proud owners of a Brown 1974 96 V4 - thanks to Mr john-saab.

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Our plans for this little old 96 is simple - to turn it into a stripped out Track Car running a 9-3 Sport B207 engine, running gear, suspension etc with Trionic 8 management. We are still trying to decide whether to keep it to a modest ~350BHP or go all out for a 420BHP featherweight psychopath :twisted: !!! Check out below for how the story will unfold...

Work started today taking stats, measurements etc of the car and generally assessing the condition of the body and panels (still looking for a near side door :P !).

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Let the stripping commence!

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With the engine bay and interior almost totally stripped we have decided to call it a day...

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Last minute quality control...

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More to report soon!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:12 pm 
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Please can I have the tow bar????? :lol: :lol: , cant wait to see this one when its done, go the whole way 420 BHP !!!!.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:11 pm 
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Following this with great interest! What are the initial findings with the bodyshell and condition?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:58 pm 
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Please can I have the gearbox? :wink:

Looking good.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:27 pm 
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Ian C wrote:
Please can I have the gearbox? :wink:

Bog off, I got my request in first.... :wink:

The thing I am most looking forward to guys is, how do you intend to give it lots of grip but stop it falling over??

If it helps, I happen to know a chap who has a set of 8" wide banded steel rims for a V4...although no doubt you're planning on using 9-3ss hubs and wheels instead??

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Great project!! hope to see it next time I pop in.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:42 am 
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Fliptop wrote:
Ian C wrote:
Please can I have the gearbox? :wink:

Bog off, I got my request in first.... :wink:


Oh I see, it's like that is it? You sell me a gearbox then buy another one! Doesn't look promising for the one I've got in my garage does it? :roll: :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:56 am 
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transit80 wrote:
Please can I have the tow bar????? :lol: :lol: , cant wait to see this one when its done, go the whole way 420 BHP !!!!.


Chris


Yours for £50.00 plus VAT. I'll take it off complete with bolts etc.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:01 am 
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Zaphod wrote:
Following this with great interest! What are the initial findings with the bodyshell and condition?


Seems to be rusty in all the usual places but nothing that we didn't expect or that we can't rectify. Due to the amount of modification to the body and shell that we have planned, the worst hit spots are going to be disposed of and refabricated anyway!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:25 am 
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The gearbox has been sold I am afraid.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:52 am 
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Ian C wrote:
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Ian C wrote:
Please can I have the gearbox? :wink:

Bog off, I got my request in first.... :wink:


Oh I see, it's like that is it? You sell me a gearbox then buy another one! Doesn't look promising for the one I've got in my garage does it? :roll: :wink:


I'm regretting selling that one Ian, but I was unemployed and skint at the time... :twisted:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:55 am 
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Today we have started to strip down the donor car that will be lending it's engine, loom, transmission, suspension, floorplan etc for the 96. It's a 2004 Saab 9-3 Sport Aero with 68k miles on the clock:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:52 am 
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Fliptop wrote:

...The thing I am most looking forward to guys is, how do you intend to give it lots of grip but stop it falling over??

If it helps, I happen to know a chap who has a set of 8" wide banded steel rims for a V4...although no doubt you're planning on using 9-3ss hubs and wheels instead??


Planning on either using 19 Hirsch wheels or going to go for the lightweight 18inch Team Dynamics Pro Race wheels as per our current 9-3 Sport track cars.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:40 pm 
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For those who have Facebook, you can also follow our progress here:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001658851928

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:13 pm 
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So we have to squeeze the one in the left into the one in the right :loco:

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Let the cutting begin!!

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Off with the roof!

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...and last minute quality control

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:37 pm 
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a slightly left-field idea (one that may have some purists up in arms :mrgreen: ) looks like it's going to be great fun! Are you aiming for Cadwell?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:54 pm 
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That 96 is going to be neck braking fast.the Aero looked in such good shape.what do you think the BHP per ton will be? really can't wait for the next instalment.
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Neo Brothers wrote:
Fliptop wrote:

...The thing I am most looking forward to guys is, how do you intend to give it lots of grip but stop it falling over??

If it helps, I happen to know a chap who has a set of 8" wide banded steel rims for a V4...although no doubt you're planning on using 9-3ss hubs and wheels instead??


Planning on either using 19 Hirsch wheels or going to go for the lightweight 18inch Team Dynamics Pro Race wheels as per our current 9-3 Sport track cars.

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Demos, when I come to see you next week, I might just see if you could try one of those TD rims on my 9-5 to see if they fit over the Hirsch brakes without spacers...if you have the time??

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:42 pm 
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After a days worth of 'trimming' away what didn't need on the 9-3 Sport, we were left with this:

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Believe it not, it still runs and drives!

The 96 is looking a tad lighter now with only minor items left to be removed:

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Coming soon - removal of the floorpan of the 96. Then drop the shell of the 96 onto the floorpan of the 9-3 Sport and see where it lands. Obviously the 9-3 Sport will require to be shortened to fit within the front and rear arches of the 96.

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