Part 3. Triple Carburettor

I’m planning on putting in a 1965-66 engine with a few “extras”, namely a sport exhaust and the famous triple throat carburetor (Oh, the noise will be glorious!).

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Here’s a few shots of the carburetor setup (uncleaned). I plan on changing all gaskets, and making sure that everything is nice and tight.

It’s quite a piece of work. A single throttle body is shared by three carburetors. The throttle spindle runs through the body, turning all three throttle plates simultaneously.
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The middle carburetor throat has the cold starter.

Now I just have to find a suitable engine block (You can’t bolt this on the standard block). Thankfully I have a few leads on those and should be able to get one.

SPORT EXHAUST

I got hold of an old Sport exhaust, and immediately decided on taking it apart and building a new one after the model.

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Regular exhaust on top, remains of the Sport exhaust at bottom.

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Note the remains of the dual exhaust pipes of the Sport. The double exhaust pipes ran all the way to the rear, to a special silencer. That one I will have to make from scratch also.

Bullnose Rally Saab 96: Pasi Koskinen Racing (In Finnish)
Two Stroke Tuning parts: Classic Saab Racing

Saab 96 two stroke project. Part 2.

I don’t really have any decent photos of the current state of the project, but I took this series when the front wheel housings were being restored:

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These shots are from the drivers side. Large parts of the wheel housing had to be removed, as they were badly corroded.

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Also the spring brackets were replaced by ones I got from my “spare parts vehicle”, a longnose 96. Parts were modified where necessary to fit.

On to the passenger side:

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Large sections were constructed of sheet metal.

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The positions of all parts were carefully measured (as was the frame) before anything was removed.

When replacement parts and new sheets were put on, all measurements were checked before final assembly.

That way the front end was kept as close to the original as possible. It also helped making sure, that the body would be straight.

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The sections were painted as they were finished, to prevent corrosion from setting in. All was done outside on our yard back then! Thankfully I now have a very nice place to do this in.

I regret I didn’t have the foresight to use acid primer, so now I propably have to remove all that red stuff and paint it again.

Here’s two shots of the engine compartment, combined as one:

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See the spring brackets in place. I’ll never, ever again take a project with this much corrosion damage..

This gives an idea on the condition of the original spring brackets:

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There’s still a lot of work to be done on the body. The original paint job hasn’t aged very well. At places, there’s a thin film of rust under the original primer, even though the paintjob looks ok on the outside. So ALL original paint has to be removed thoroughly before continuing to put on a new primer.

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Saab 96 two stroke project. Part 1.

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This is my other Saab-project – A Saab 96, 1964
(The last year this shorter “bullnose” model was made).

It has an 841 cc, 3 cylinder, two stroke engine, that produces 38 hp as stock. (I have plans on spicing it up a bit though…)

Unfortunately the engine on my car is pretty much shot, so I’m currently hunting for the parts to start renovating it.

The project has been progressing quite slowly, because I haven’t had the time and place to do it. Now it’s picking up pace again, so hopefully I get it finished some time.

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The interior is pretty complete, but the front seats are a mess.

Here’s a few shots after dismantling. Some welding has already been done at this stage, but it’s still VERY early days on the way to recovery…

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