Uncategorized Saab lovin: Photo with a difference – part 5 November 21, 2007 5 Comments A few more of this brilliant, somewhat ‘different’ Saab photos…. I’d recommend you don’t try this one where you live: And here’s another one to send a shiver up Drew B’s spine, but otherwise make a lot of people smile: Share this post, bro:TweetEmailPrint Saabology Previous Post Next Post You may also like July 25, 2007 Saab still atop the Gaydar July 23, 2007 Monday Night Snippets February 2, 2007 Canuck Saab Clubs 5 Comments I HATE hot rods, with a passion, but that one looks somehow… good. Reply Looks like a photoshop (well done, though), but a nice addition to the topic Saab and V8s… Reply What kind of engine is in that thing? That’s a crazy looking blower. I hate hot rods, too, but it’s probably for a different reason. Every time someone takes a ’57 Bel-Air and cuts off the roof and gives it a ridiculous paint job, there’s one more classic car ruined forever. They’re kind of cool, in a way, sure. Hot rodders think they’re carrying on a tradition. Thing is, when this stuff was around originally, these cars were still being built. They were everywhere, and they were cheap. Now, there’s a limited number of classic Detroit workhorses in the world, and every time one gets eaten by a hot rodder, there’s one more gone. Same with restorers: These cars are supposed to be DRIVEN, not GARAGED AND TRAILERED TO CAR SHOWS. That being said, that Saab-rod is neat anyway, since most people wouldn’t do this to a Saab, it’s less tragic. Reply Lol doctored to be sure you dont even have to notice the off center hood cut-out. The 96 motor sits in front of the axle. Even the people who put the capri v6s in these for a kick found they had no room for the radiator. You’d have to do quite a bit of cutting to get those wheels in there as well. The ideal engine swap for the 96 is a Mazda rotary. Of course you would have to swap the tranny too or find one of those not so common cast-iron V4 transmission cases for that. Reply Trogg, completely agree with that Mazda engine swap. Because the rotary has a two-stroke-like exhaust sound, it would be even better in a bullnose 96. A suitable gearbox might come from Audi, Subaru or Renault 25, perhaps ? Jeff, no Saabs were sacrificed in making that ‘rod’. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.