I just tagged him on the FB post for you.
CIS is a dumpster fire. Buddy of mine managed to adapt a later model (1994) Trionic 5 engine management system onto his 1980 900 Turbo. Life changing.
Oh man! I’d never seen the concept. Only been waiting 30 years. Thank you for that!
A few years later, when AMC was bought by Chrysler and the Premier was hastily changed from a Renault to an Eagle, I wonder if this was the car that would have been called Allure. Maybe Not?
Wow, and here I was feeling bad about the $364/mo payment on our shitty Tiguan. Thanks to Dieselgate, the most we can get on trade for it is like $16k and we still have 3 years of lease payments left. Swear to god, never leasing again.
I’ll be at the Museum next month - I’m sure I’ll get lots of good pics of it.
2nd Gen Tribeca were designed by Saab’s design team.
+1 for Premier fandom. One of the most underrated cars of all time.
I learned to ride on a bike not unlike that. Congrats :)
Yes, and I’m the one who coveted both of those 900s a few months ago.
I remember late nights of pouring over screen shots of old Saab manuals to try to figure out how to meld the 1980 CIS injection and hall-effect ignition wiring with the Trionic stuff. That car brings me immense amounts of joy.
Yes sir. Pete is a gentleman and a scholar... who also likes to make Youtube clips of his mom yelling at him from the back seat. Classic, Pete. Classic.
I did horrible, horrible things in Viggens when they came out. The state had just finished Route 101, and the long sweeping on-ramps were a new novelty to all of us. One day, the service advisor had a customer complain that the shift linkage on his nearly brand new Viggen was being janky. He sent me out in it to…
eh, it was an ‘89 base 900. Nothing special to anyone but me. Now my ‘89 SPG that’s waiting in the wings for some restoration love come spring - different story ;-)
I remember my first Saab’s VIN... what do I win?
Imagine working for a bunch of 50-somethings who abhorred the technological transformation that was going on in the late 90s and early 2000s, some punk teenager lot kid turned sales guy launching gently used Viggens all over the country with $6k front-end gross profit. They put a stop to it right quick by adjusting…
Man, things have changed so much in 16 years. When I was selling cars back in the early 2000s, I took on the experimental task of listing some of our used cars on the lot on eBay. We had a lot of success with it, and it made it really easy to sell cars that didn’t have much appeal in the season here in New Hampshire…
Has anyone swapped a Saab B2x4/5 motor into one of these plastic 9-5s yet? asking for a friend...
This didn’t take long...