Saab 2-stroke barn find
This car had been stored in a barn for nearly 30 years when I found it, and
with good help from my son and a friend organized a rescue operation in the
August 2012. Here is what happened that sunny day south-east in Norway.
Saab 9-3 Aero vs Volvo V70
Both cars are optimized, the Saab by Speedparts, 253hp/377nm, the Volvo by
BSR, 265hp/434 nm.
The Saab is an Aero -02 with 205HP originally.
The Volvo is a V70 2.4T with 193 HP originally
50$ to play poker with, all for free, no strings attached!
Fixing Saab 9-5 Security System Problems -EricTheCarGuy
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As I said in the video the owner brought me this car along with the
supposed fix. The symptoms were an intermittent no start and a message on
the dash indicating a security system problem. Apparently this is a common
problem with Saabs of this vintage and the problem is usually linked to
this siren/security module. Apparently the batteries go bad in the unit
causing it to act up intermittently. In this video I show the steps needed
to replace the module, it's actually a very easy job that does not require
a lot of tools. So if you have an issue with the security system on a Saab
of this vintage you might want to give this fix a try.
Here's the ebay store link to the company that rebuilds the modules.
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~ 700hp Turbo Saab, 312kmh (194mph)
Extreme turbo Saab + 300 kmh
Many viewers have misunderstood this video, so I explain it a little:
-Speed at finish line (1mile/1609m) is measured. Time is not measured.
-First Saab does 1st and 2nd gear with ~half throttle. Second Saab has
limited Boost for 1st and 2nd gear.
- three extra seconds between 0-100kmh typically means ~30meters wasted.
But three extra seconds used in speeds close to 300kmh, means almost
Here is equally powerful RWD cars (if not even more HP's) These RWD's are a
lot faster between 0-150kmh, but
these Saabs are faster from
150kmh-300kmh. You get the point when you compare speeds at finish line.
-A Saab 9-5 driver pushes a little too much throttle @3rd gear and looses
traction. He lifts a throttle and pushes it back, but too much again and
then he gears up 4th, a bit earlier than planned. (optimal is@205kmh).
Earlier that summer I broke one gearbox when pushing too hard on 3rd gear.
With new gearbox and at later event, I drove very gently on first three
gears to avoid breaking it again. I pushed WOT for the first time on 4th
gear @ 190kmh. You can hear it clearly on following video. Engine tone
changes totally around 200kmh. Incar video is from 299kmh pull (at 1 mile
race) Something happened to camera during the run. So I didn't get any
incar video from a 305kmh pull. To see that run from the start line, please
see my other videos.
Here is incar video until camera dies. Start is @1min.
SAAB AUTOMOBILE HISTORY
What can I say? I love SAAB and wanted to post a little history of the
Many thank to www.SAABHISTORY.com for most of the video that you see here.
Also, for the knowledge and insight into the many models that make up the
rich history of SAAB. If anyone has any interest in SAAB and its history,
please visit www.SAABHISTORY.com
The following models are in this video
1947 URSAAB (The prototype that started it all)
1948-56 SAAB 92
1956 - 59 SAAB 93
1959-78 SAAB 95 Station Wagon
1960 - 80 SAAB 96
1956 SAAB SONETT 1 (SONETT is a named derive from Swedsih meaning SO NICE)
1966 - 69 SAAB SONETT II
1970 - 74 SAAB SONETT III
1969 - 84 SAAB 99
1978 SAAB 99 turbo
1979 - 1993 SAAB 900
1984 - 1987 SAAB 90
1985 - 1998 SAAB 9000
1993 - 1998 SAAB 900NG
1999 - 2002 SAAB 9-3 (Viggen shown)
1999 - 2008 SAAB 9-5
2003 - Present SAAB 9-3SS
2005 - 2006 SAAB 9-2X
2005 - Present SAAB 9-7X
2008 SAAB 9-3 turbo-X XWD
FUTURE - SAAB AERO-X CONCEPT
MUSIC IS BY PINK FLOYD TITLED "SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND" A LIVE TRIBUTE
TO SYD BARRETT
VIDEO IS MOSTLY FROM www.SAABHISTORY.COM Please visit SAABHISTORY.com
Still pictures from the internet with unknown owners.
2008 SAAB 9-3 PERFORMANCE REVOLUTION
This is my first video and I did this on Windows Movie Maker. I have
been following the launch of the 2008 SAAB 9-3. To learn more about the
SAAB PERFORMANCE REVOLUTION, go to the following web addresses:
www.saabcentral.com OR www.trollhattansaab.net OR www.saab.com
Yes, You Can Build a Sick Vintage Rally Car - AFTER/DRIVE
Ever wanted to go back in time, when screaming two-stroke Saabs were the
kings of rally? Find out how you can, with Bruce Turk, Saab jedi-master and
vintage rally dude.
On the car's specs Bruce adds: "It now has a 850cc three cylinder two
stroke motor that started life as a 750cc but the block was bored out to
850cc. It has Monte Carlo 850 pistons, a GT 750 crank shaft, a dual Solex
"Super kit Carb, lightened flywheel, heavy duty clutch (extra springs
added) fully ported intake and Exhaust
ports to rally spec II specifications and a Spec II rally 4 speed Saab gear
box which is very rare I might add... Oh, estimated HP is 60 BHP"
If money were no object, what vintage car (of any era) would you most want
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