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: More BHP out of my 99?

30th April 2003, 07:59 PM
Hi all,
I'm new to the forum and to SAABs as well. Got my 1984 99GL in november with 160k on the tap, enjoyed it for a while (previous owner was running it with disintegrated radiator) engine died shortly after, it was amazing how it was running at all, everything was warped and cracked etc.
Anyway the body was very very good and thats why I decided to keep it - and now I'm converted SAABer. Currently I'm performing a total mechanical overhaul. Engine is going in the bin and 80k 900 engine properly converted back to carb and extensively rebuilt is going in instead. So while I'm doing all this I was thinking of adding some more BHP to it.
Since its a single carb - first thing I was suggested was twin carb conversion. Still not enough for me. Then I found this picture of a 16v rally EMS engine. WoW!!! Anyone knows what kind of Webbers are they? Is it possible to get them? Any suggestions where? Anyone ever done anything like that before?
Will appreciate any comments

Mark P
1st May 2003, 04:56 AM
I thnk that's the EMS rally engine...

16v EMS Rally

Enginetype: 4-in-line, 4 v/cyl
Displacement: 1,985 dm3
Bore/stroke: 90/78 mm
Compression ratio: 11,7:1
Carburetion: 2 Weber-carbs
Max. power, DIN: 166 kW (225 hp) @ 7500 rpm
Max. torque, DIN: 22 kpm @ 5500 rpm

Talk about 'sleeper' if you had one of those in your 99! :cheesy:

1st May 2003, 07:00 AM
Talk about 'sleeper' if you had one of those in your 99! :cheesy:
I doubt if sleep would be possible within a mile of one of those running...

1st May 2003, 08:27 AM
Hmm, an EMS engine with carbs...?

Tasty though :)

2nd May 2003, 09:15 AM
And that has the incredibly rare 16v cylinder head.

Rob Hill
2nd May 2003, 05:41 PM
Hmm, an EMS engine with carbs...?

See what you mean, a bit of an oxymoron!