1977 Saab 99

1977 Saab 99

Our '77 Saab 99 is destined for rally dirtiness.

Latest updates

Jun
21
Jun 21, 2009
Bye-bye 99

Our Saab will be leaving our showroom soon!

May
08
May 8, 2009
Our Saab Project Is Complete

Our Saab is done--and for sale.

Nov
26
Nov 26, 2008
New Saab Engine Takes Shape

Our Saab gets a new engine--again.

Oct
27
Oct 27, 2008
Halloween Stages Rally--D'oh!

Our first DNF at a Rally.

Oct
22
Oct 22, 2008
Reading Rally Saab for Fall Festival

Getting our 1977 Saab 99 ready for a tarmac rally next weekend.

Aug
14
Aug 14, 2008
Halloween Stages Rally

Entry sent in for next rally!

Jul
21
Jul 21, 2008
Showroom Fresh

Our Saab 99 gets cleaned up for some time in the new office showroom.

Jul
03
Jul 3, 2008
We Can't Resist Junkyard Upgrades

Upgrading to Saab 900 Turbo brakes

Jun
27
Jun 27, 2008
New Engine Mount (Again)

Our rally Saab gets a new front engine mount.

Jun
11
Jun 11, 2008
Pictures and Video From STPR

A selection of photos from Lorne Trezise and some in-car video from STPR

Jun
09
Jun 9, 2008
Success at STPR

We successfully finished our first Rally America event at STPR in Wellsboro, PA

May
28
May 28, 2008
Rally TN Results!

We finished our Saab project car's second rally with no major issues.

May
16
May 16, 2008
Sorting Out Our Fuel Pressure

Reengineering the Saab's warm-up regulator gives us control over the air/fuel ratio.

May
06
May 6, 2008
Buzzing Along

Our new engine is running strong.

Apr
28
Apr 28, 2008
Saab Shake Down Part Deux

We may be outgunned, but never out-funned.

Apr
25
Apr 25, 2008
Big Juice

We balance size and weight vs. durability when choosing a new battery for our Saab rally car.

Apr
07
Apr 7, 2008
One Hundred Details

We're working through our latest Saab checklist, and post some video from the Sandblast Rally.

Apr
01
Apr 1, 2008
Checklist for Saab

We look over what we've done since the Sandblast Rally, and figure out what we need to do next.

Mar
26
Mar 26, 2008
We Have the Coolest Readers

We love our readers. Sometimes they really go above and beyond....

Mar
25
Mar 25, 2008
Saab Drivetrain Comes Together

We make a big push to get our little rally Swede's drivetrain back together and in the car.

Mar
17
Mar 17, 2008
11 Months of Love and Engine Bay Porn

After 11 months of ownership, Per contemplates how far he's come, and how far can too far go. Meanwhile, the engine build begins.

Mar
07
Mar 7, 2008
Motor Up!

We pull the Saab's engine and make a few discoveries

Mar
04
Mar 4, 2008
What's the Diff?

Fitting a limited-slip differential to our Saab 99.

Mar
03
Mar 3, 2008
Saab Engine Build Starts

We get boxes of parts and a nicely ported head for our upcoming Saab engine build.

Feb
18
Feb 18, 2008
Bumpstick Baby

We get order some hotter engine parts, and dig up some suspension goodies, too.

Feb
13
Feb 13, 2008
"New" Engine Build for Saab

Taking it apart is half the fun.

Feb
13
Feb 13, 2008
Post-Flight Assessment

So how much did we break?

Feb
11
Feb 11, 2008
Success at SandBlast

Our Saab rocked at the Sandblast Rally.

Feb
07
Feb 7, 2008
Locked and Loaded

Sandblast, here we come.

Feb
04
Feb 4, 2008
Saab Ready for Sandblast!

With a new exhaust system, we're ready.

Jan
21
Jan 21, 2008
Saab Missing Something on Dyno

We're looking for power... Still looking.

Jan
15
Jan 15, 2008
Panhard Bar for Saab

And an autocross to try it out.

Jan
08
Jan 8, 2008
Tarmac Tires for Trollhattan Terror

The Saab shakedown continues.

Jan
04
Jan 4, 2008
Saab Shakedown Success!

We're off to a good start.

Dec
28
Dec 28, 2007
Rally Car Nears Completion

We're almost there.

Dec
26
Dec 26, 2007
Saab Earns Its Stripes

We must have gained five horsepower, right?

Dec
20
Dec 20, 2007
Saab Details and Progress Report

Details, details.

Dec
19
Dec 19, 2007
Homestretch for Saab!

New seats are on the way.

Dec
13
Dec 13, 2007
Ok, More Saab Progress

Our latest Saab shenanigans.

Dec
12
Dec 12, 2007
Weekly Saab Checklist (12/12/07)

Keeping track?

Dec
12
Dec 12, 2007
Rally Computer Installation

A high-tech bit of rally equipment for our vintage Saab.

Dec
10
Dec 10, 2007
Saab Work Progresses Over Weekend.

Dashboards are helpful.

Dec
04
Dec 4, 2007
Checklist for Saab Project (12/4/07)

We make a list, and check it twice.

Dec
04
Dec 4, 2007
Go Flock Yourself

How to flock at home.

Dec
04
Dec 4, 2007
Gilded Cage

Painting a cage isn't easy.

Nov
16
Nov 16, 2007
Pillars of Steel

We make our Saab's roll cage even stronger.

Nov
15
Nov 15, 2007
Checklist For Saab Project

Counting down to our first rally in the Saab.

Nov
15
Nov 15, 2007
Dimples are Tough

Our Saab gets gusseted up.

Nov
13
Nov 13, 2007
Gussets for strength

Reinforcing our Saab.

Nov
08
Nov 8, 2007
Cagey Situation.

Our Saab roll cage is in.

Oct
26
Oct 26, 2007
Cage Prep

Our Saab is a stripper.

Oct
23
Oct 23, 2007
Enough with the skidplate already.

It's done, and in the Saab.

Oct
19
Oct 19, 2007
Rally prep continues

We begin building our custom skidplates.

Oct
02
Oct 2, 2007
Tweaking on the Skids

Tweaking our skidplate.

Sep
17
Sep 17, 2007
Hitting the Skids

Our Saab skidplate is almost ready to go in.

Sep
10
Sep 10, 2007
Saab rally suspension almost done.

It's all coming together.

Sep
04
Sep 4, 2007
Saab work over long weekend.

We make a lot of headway on the Saab's suspension.

Aug
30
Aug 30, 2007
Saab's new tarmac wheels

We get some new wheels for our on-road adventures.

Aug
30
Aug 30, 2007
Saab's Hydraulic Brake

Good to go... and stop.

Aug
28
Aug 28, 2007
Brake Lines, Flaring tools, oh my

We re-route all the Saab's brake lines.

Aug
24
Aug 24, 2007
Ice Ice Baby.

Dry ice -- sound deadening's worst enemy.

Aug
21
Aug
20
Aug 20, 2007
Saab suspension work starts

We rework the Saab's suspension and take care of a few other issues.

Aug
15
Aug 15, 2007
Knobbylicious

Rally tires on Shelby wheels look tough.

Aug
13
Aug 13, 2007
The Cell.

Our ATL fuel cell goes in.

Aug
08
Aug 8, 2007
Tires and Cell

Saab goodies arrive right as we leave.

Aug
02
Aug 2, 2007
More Saab Work

We're going with a fuel cell.

Aug
01
Aug 1, 2007
Uh Oh.

Our fuel tank gives us a scare.

Jul
24
Jul 24, 2007
Bjorn Badass

Our little Saab starts to look the rally car part.

Jul
18
Jul 18, 2007
Bump...Bump...Bumpers

We put the bumpers – and a few additions – on the Saab.

Jul
17
Jul 17, 2007
Saab starting to come together

We love it when it all comes together.

Jul
16
Jul 16, 2007
77

Followed by wet sanding.

Jul
13
Jul 13, 2007
Strippage.

We strip our Saab.

Jul
12
Jul 12, 2007
Rolling Stock

We source 11 Shelby wheels.

Jul
12
Jul 12, 2007
Getting ready for paint!

We're almost ready to spray.

Jul
11
Jul 11, 2007
You Hoser.

Our hoses sucked.

Jun
29
Jun 29, 2007
More Mud-Slinging than a Presidential Primary

Saab bodywork continues.

Jun
22
Jun 22, 2007
Saab 99 video

Work on the Saab has been slow lately, so watch the tube...

Jun
18
Jun 18, 2007
More body work.

Getting back in shape.

Jun
15
Jun 15, 2007
Not a Shelby or a Ronal...but a Rial?

Now if we can just find three more.

May
29
May 29, 2007
Oy, more work on the Saab

The bodywork continues

May
25
May 25, 2007
Carlisle scores

Gary and Tim bring back goodies from Carlisle.

May
23
May 23, 2007
Saab ignition and a little sander repair

Pertronix rocks.

May
22
May 22, 2007
Starting the mud work

Before there is dirt, there will be mud.

May
21
May 21, 2007
Axle Time

Thank you, dead Saab 900.

May
18
May 18, 2007
Protect those lights

We love Lamin-X.

May
16
May 16, 2007
Wired

Our plug wires were shockingly bad.

May
14
May 14, 2007
Show Saab?

We hit the show circuit and discover the Saab may be more at home in the dirt.

May
14
May 14, 2007
Ok, That May Be The Last of It.

The last battle in the bodywork war.

May
11
May 11, 2007
Rolling Restoration

What, you don't reinstall windows for the drive to work?

May
10
May 10, 2007
Saab work continues

Bondo: a bad sign.

May
09
May 9, 2007
Saab rust repair continues

New steel. Now with less holes.

May
08
May 8, 2007
Still Wicked Retarded

We'd almost forgotten how much fun points can be.

May
07
May 7, 2007
Saab cooling and wheels

We put in a new radiator and make the wheels look nice.

May
03
May 3, 2007
Cluster Work.

Fitting a tach to our Saab.

May
02
May 2, 2007
Saab Gets Tagged

We're legal.

May
01
May 1, 2007
Clutch Job on a Saab.

And still more bodywork.

Apr
26
Apr 26, 2007
Saab Progress

Taking a break, and taking stock.

Apr
24
Apr 24, 2007
Rust Repair for Strength

There's no substitute for steel.

Apr
19
Apr 19, 2007
Work starts on the Saab

We get to work on our classic Swede.

Apr
17
Apr 17, 2007
Where we're hanging out now...

Getting up to speed on vintage Saabs.

Apr
17
Apr 17, 2007
Quirkiness Defined

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Nov
03
Nov 3, 2006
Roll cage install scheduled.

Now to get everything else ready.

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