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Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Cotopaxi, Colorado
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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.