How to drive a Saab two stroke, 2 stroke cross country
Tom Donney drives a two stroke Saab and explains how to use the "free wheeling" approach to help avoid melting pistons on a two stroke Saab.
These engines were designed to run on 95 octane fuel or more. Today's lean ethonal or low octane regular fuels can be hard on your engine. If you travel from state to state your fuel choices vary greatly which can affect your jetting choices. (Just as altitude changes your jetting too). I have driven my 1961 Saab (and other pre-1960 Saabs) from Iowa to all points in USA. Even into Mexico (with my family of 5) and Canada. My way is just "a way", not the only way.
NOTE: Non Saab people watch this and make comments like "too lean", "timing off" or "my two stroke runs all day at full throttle"
All I can say is good for you and your car/motorcycle/airplane/what the hell ever. Come follow me across country in your vehicle anytime you want! :)
Check out this youtube video named "black 93 2-stroke saab on Dyno" you can see this very Saab, which a few who seem to miss the point of this video and seem to think is "too lean" (850GT, 1st design triple carbs, oil Injected engine bored to 74mm) running on a Dyno and foggging for bugs. Just FYI, I also own a Mustang Chassis Dyno (have ran over 100 two stroke Dyno tests), and have a box of Saab jets that I bet cost more that the people who keep typing "it's too lean" paid for their 1st two cars! Plus I have had it and others fitted with AFR gauges...so "NO...IT IS NOT TOO LEAN" :) BTW Come to Dodge and we can take it, or other cool old Saabs for a spin. Safe Saab'in, tom donney
Meet America's Most Obsessed Saab Collector - JALOPNIK on /DRIVE
Bruce Turk turned a childhood love for the Saab Sonett into a 25-year
obsession and a collection of Saab cars, parts and memorabilia you must see
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HEKU car camp RV trailer , rare !!
its not everyday you see a 1990 Opel Kadett GSI 2.0 with a trailer on its
back , strange but really ready to hit the road !! (DUTCH TEXT = kampeer
wagen aanhanger trailer uniek vakantie heku ) , trekkertjesdag goedereede
Evinrude 300XP -91
After a few hours in the workshop..
The expansion chambers are "home made" by hydroforming. The original Exhaust is milled away and the engine
block is filled whit plastic.
This engine will get electronic fuel injection and will not be used in a
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Episode #1 - Metal Patch Fabrication
Brad shows do-it-yourselfers how to cut, bend and shape a metal patch for
vehicle repair or restoration. The first in a series of how-tos from the
Midnight Oil Garage.
Saab 93 XP World record
Uråsa Air field Sweden 2001
New World record set by XP Engineering with this Saab 93 Racer
prepared with XP Pistons 66 mm DIA , Tuned Exhaust, Double solex 44pII carburator and
maximum ported engine..
For cars with up to 750 cc motor. World Record set for 0-500 m and also
Melkus RS 1000 / 2 Stroke SuperCar Sound
Melkus RS 1000 - This was the supercar of the GDR, the Ferrari of the East.
In the Melkus RS1000 an uprated Wartburg engine was installed. This has the
typical 2-stroke sound.
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Working view of 2 Stroke Opposed piston Engine
Saw this at the Mount Gambier show and had to share.
Really appreciate the interest shown so far.
Some good views of rockers and scavenge blower and a look in the inlet
showing the piston working as the valve plus the injector shooting into a
As a kid I remember the sharp bark these engines made at full noise.
Apologies to anoraks who want to know all the details but it was hard to
hear the chap at the engine because of surrounding noise.
The chugging noise you can hear is the vintage Ronaldson Tippett engine
which is turning this engine over slowly so you can see how it works.
Further notes: It is a 2 stroke cycle which fires every revolution and uses
the piston on the inlet side to open and close the port and the piston on
the Exhaust side to uncover the Exhaust at the appropriate time while the
blower is not to supercharge but to "scavenge" the spent gases ( basically
the air blows in the inlet and out the Exhaust at a slight pressure)
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