---- 1988 900 SPG, 3 door, 16 valve turbo,
5 spd manual ----
This is my current project/weekend car. It's a factory original
SPG with around 250,000 miles on it. The car was purchased from
a good friend of mine. It is a southern car with no rust except
for some surface rust in the engine bay, which will be painted.
|There is a good stereo consisting of a kenwood
radio/tape deck married to a 10 disc changer in the trunk with
component speakers up front and 6x9's in the rear with 2 8"
subwoofers. 1 amp powers the speakers and 1 amp powers the subs.
I replaced the stock headlights with e-code lights and replaced
the tired floor mats with new factory ones.
|The car has the Saab Factory 185hp
tuning kit consisting of a 2.8 BAR fuel regulator, an ignition
distributor with a more aggressive retard curve and a reprogrammed
APC computer. The computer was reprogrammed by myself so unfortunately
it is not a 'red box'. The car has SPG springs and Bilstein
shocks. It has a 2.5" glasspack exhaust.
||The leather is in really nice condition and the
headliner was redone with grey material to match the rest of
the car. I added a leather sport steering wheel and the aero
16" rims. The overall effect is grey and grey and grey
and grey, very nice in my opinion. The paint isn't perfect but
it is original. A respray is somewhere in the future.
|The head was refreshed with a rather
nasty port & polish. the intake and exhaust manifolds were
matched to the head, the throttle body was smoothed out and
the entire engine was given a good going over: all new seals
and gaskets and a general refresh of ancilliaries.
Unfortunately due to running a lot of boost with a disabled
timing retard unit i holed a piston. The car is in the midst
of a comprehensive engine rebuild with 8.5:1cr 1mm overbore
pistons. The rods are lightened and balanced and the crank has
been lightened as well. The crank, flywheel/clutch assembly
and crank pulley are balanced as a unit and the flywheel has
6lbs taken off it. The pistons themselves have been weight matched.
| Overall the build is designed to greatly increase
engine responsiveness above 4,000 rpm's. Already with just the
port the car really took off at higher revs. Given the positive
effects acheived already the car should pretty much scream when