Big thanks to 1985Gripen from Saab Central for adding some more links to the Saab Variable Compression Engine library here at Trollhattan. I should mention that 1985Gripen posted the first link I saw at SC to the story about the SVC engine that I reproduced here yesterday. A hat-tip that I sorely overlooked. Cheers.
He added the following into comments in the last SVC post and there’s some good links there. Go check em out…
I know you might not like it, but there’s actually a pretty good article on this technology over at SAABNet: http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/press/000318.html (addendum: I don’t have a problem with the site, just the holier-than-thou management policy of the owner – SW)
This website (in Spanish) has many good pics of the SVC engine as well as on Page 2 they superimpose the two diagrams of the head on top of each other so if you hover your cursor over it the picture changes to show the different positions for different compression levels: http://www.km77.com/tecnica/motor/motorsaabsvc/texto.asp
This Russian website shows the SVC actually in its 9-5 test vehicle. The first such shot I’ve ever seen (repro above): http://www.saab-club.ru/info/svc1.htm
Someone tell the current management at GM about this shelved SAAB technology, which offers better performance and better fuel economy than their proposed hybrid!