Yes, I contacted him about one that's listed on Ebay. I would prefer to acquire that and then rebuild it with whatever new parts I can, and salvage anything more major from the one that was damaged in shipping. That way I don't have to down another car on the lift while I fiddle with old Saab stuff for an indeinite period of time.The real question before him is are the cases interchangeable? As long as the main case is not damaged on the present trans and the guts of the damaged case are still good, could one be made from two?
I would be interested in what differs between the 55 series transmission and the 45 and why they were run at the same time in production?
There was a member on Cape Cod that was selling off his collection of transmissions, and the guy in Conn that I bought mine from had a few others. Most were epoxied around the oil drain and later boxes, There is also a place in Upstate NY that is closing and selling off what they have (Saab Parts Pro).
There are options, none that are very convenient, but a lot cheaper.
I just need 1-2 syncro and 1st gear, may be 1-2 shift fork on mine, but after searching for a long time I decided that a complete trans was easier to locate, and I have the one I take out to have for spares. I'd still buy those parts if I could find them and rebuild/repair what is wrong with my original.
Which guy are you talking about? There are a few people on the east coast that have parts. I don't think they will be around for ever Many of the bigger independent shops that had their own stash of parts are closing and selling off everything they have left, too little demand to keep the stuff around anymore. .
Guy I bought from had at least 2 may be more transmissions Most of the newer ones had epoxy around the oil drain, the hard part about welding that up is getting all the old oil out of crack to prevent weld contamination.
I certainly don’t want to deal with any cracks or welding. Hopefully so can find a good case/core.
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Yes, please!That is the place in Ithica, I have bought some parts from them and they have been good. I didn't buy my trans from them.
P.S. I can give you their contact directly If you don't want to go through E bay.
And will you be selling one of those transmissions, possibly?As someone with 10 c900 transmissions in the garage, let me tell you there is no such thing as a good used one. Just once slightly less close to death than another.
Thanks, Rose just called me back -that was fast!
Good to know, thank you, but I don’t think doing the work will be an issue for me. It’s more about what parts will I need, and what’s readily available new. With Porsche everything can be obtained fairly easily, but it seems that Saab is the opposite.If it comes to down to a rebuild, I had Chirs Myles rebuild my trans. He was great and recommend him highly.
That’s certainly an option, but I think it would be nice to have the higher ratio gearbox. And in my limited experience with Saabs thus far it seems that nothing goes as smoothly as I would expect and there’s always more to do that’s not necessarily related to the initial issue. I would rather not down the car on my lift for very long, especially not knowing exactly what’s wrong. There was a ton of metal debris on the drain plug when I changed the fluid the second time, so that’s not a good sign.Why not just replace the bearings in the gearbox that's OK except for a failing bearing?
Look at the overall gear ratios they aren't that different. The finals changed the primaries were changed overall ratios stayed close.That’s certainly an option, but I think it would be nice to have the higher ratio gearbox. And in my limited experience with Saabs thus far it seems that nothing goes as smoothly as I would expect and there’s always more to do that’s not necessarily related to the initial issue. I would rather not down the car on my lift for very long, especially not knowing exactly what’s wrong. There was a ton of metal debris on the drain plug when I changed the fluid the second time, so that’s not a good sign.