Found something we haven't discussed - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2001, 09:56 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Found something we haven\'t discussed

OK, Jamgood was saying the board was slow, I said we must have talked about everything. Here's something we never discussed.
Anyone ever try to swap a Saab 96 2 cycle engine into a Jeep? It would sound like a giant ATV. UNIQUE. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
And if you remember Saab 96s you are showing your age.

Brad
ORC Land Use Editor
Land Use
VP RockGarden 4 Wheelers, Aztec, NM
RockGarden 4 Wheelers
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2001, 10:37 PM
I Do This For The Glory
 
JEEPN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
Posts: 7,958
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Found something we haven\'t discussed

Aren't they the 3 cyl ones? That would be a cool swap.

JEEPN
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled, It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
'88.5 Zuki, 5" Calmini, Locked, Swamped, Rolled, and just generally broken in right!
JEEPN is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2001, 10:39 PM
jeepfiend
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Found something we haven\'t discussed

You would have horsepower, but man the torque would be on the short side. Definitely a unique a sound. I am not sure where you would go for the bellhousing. I don't think that even Rube would have one for that[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Cage Up, Wheels Down
Jeepfiend
All my Jeeps are in pieces!
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2001, 10:41 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Found something we haven\'t discussed

Yeah, I think they were 3 cyl if I remember right. I had a friend in Safford, Az about 10 years ago that had one, used to drive it around town, people would look at him like he was from Mars. It would probably be pretty cool in something like a flattie.

Brad
ORC Land Use Editor
Land Use
VP RockGarden 4 Wheelers, Aztec, NM
RockGarden 4 Wheelers
post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2001, 10:58 PM
Can't Get Enough
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Cotopaxi, Colorado
Posts: 1,036
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Found something we haven\'t discussed

Most Saab 96's used a 4 cylinder Ford tractor engine that used the same bolt pattern as the 2.8 and 2.9l V-6 Ford engines. So i guess that a Ranger's tranny should work. The Saab 95's were the same, but station wagon. The 93's are the Sonett's, which are the same drivetrain, but with a lower ratio ring and pinion. I think that the 2 cycle 3 cylinder Saabs used the same bolt pattern, as the V-4's. This is because the "free wheeling" sprag in the tranny was disigned to prevent oil starvation during compression braking of the 2 stroke engine. I really never screwed with the 2 strokes too much, but I have friends with them.

I have made excellent money rebuilding Saab trannys, both the 900's and the older 96's. I think you should be able to bolt it to a Ranger's tranny, but it would have high horses, and very low torque.

I worked at a Saab shop for 7 years. I have had 8 Saabs, currently a nice 900 turbo convertable. I used to have a Sonett with a 2.8 V-6 Ford.
dorfs is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2001, 11:36 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Found something we haven\'t discussed

This is somewhat different, but I have an old Four Wheeler magazine somewhere that has a flatfender with a Honda Gold Wing engine in it. That's the most unique swap I have seen yet.

'75 CJ5 with goodies
post #7 of (permalink) Old 08-04-2001, 04:27 AM
Keyboard Implanted
 
jamgood96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Tualatin, Oregon, United States of America, North America, Earth, Milkyway Galaxy, Universe...
Posts: 3,932
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Found something we haven\'t discussed

Let's see someone dump a Honda Insight engine(can you call it that) in their Jeep. Or build your own custom electric one. That'd be cool. See a big 'ole Jeep going down the street, not making a damn noise.



Now search friendly!
jamgood96 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome