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
Saab 96 V4 Rally - Ex Works Leo Kinnunen (incar)
Saab 96 V4 Rally car in the Neste Rally Finland 60th Anniversary Cavalcade. A few special stages were driven for show - not full speed. Here's some footage along the way. This was the first car built for the Finnish Works Rally Team in 1970 and the driver Leo Kinnunen to compete in the Rally Of The Thousand Lakes that year (today Neste Rally Finland). Note also our "service truck", the very first "NG" 2011 Saab 9-5 imported to Finland! www.saabisti.fi
Saab 99 Turbo - Not For Everyone, Essential to a Few
Saab 99 turbo - Not for everyone. Essential to a few. Video featuring my U.S. model 1978 Saab 99 turbo. This video presented by The Saab 99 turbo Registry: Saab99turbo.com. Starting in 2007, life circumstances began requiring a weekly 3-hour drive from Redding to Santa Rosa, California. On the upside is the incredible scenery of mountains, lakes and wine country of Northern Calfornia I get to enjoy every week and twisty roads that are perfect for the Saab 99 turbo. I also wanted to capture the outings I enjoy in my Saabs with my 3 children, whiling away the hours hanging out in a beautiful spot, my oldest playing guitar. I was in bands throughout my 20s and the song is one I wrote and recorded in 1999. Shot on iPhone. Editing by Wright Design.
SAAB 92, Two Stroker with personal touch
SAAB 92 from 1956, a tuned two cylinder two stroke engine and some really personal touch from Sweden. More about the car (in swedish): http://www.garaget.org/LOOSER ! SAAB 92 från 1956, en vässad 2-cylindrig 2-taktare förpackad i en personlig touch. Mer om bilen på: http://www.garaget.org/looser och i nummer 24/2009 av tidningen Bilsport.
Volvo 240 + Saab 900 Turbo Rally cars in action
Some footage with old scandinavian rally cars @ Storndorf Rallyesprint. Not the fastest track, but most of all the Volvo was fun to watch.
Volvo fans can download the highquality file here: http://archiv.to/?Module=Details&HashID=FILE49404A18D2D15