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Alternate SAAB parts

Welcome to the LITE version of VSAAB's Vintage SAAB Parts Interchange Table.  Thanks to the insights and experience of hundreds of vintage SAAB owners, mechanics and parts suppliers, this ever-expanding table provides the enthusiast with an array of alternate sources for early SAAB parts. 

Becoming a member of VSAAB will give you access to the FULL version of the database with literally hundreds of alternate part listings, part numbers and sources.  Check out the VSAAB Membership page, coming in the weeks ahead!

I hope you find this a useful resource.  Many of the parts shown for the V4 cars may fit European model years much later than 1973/1974.  If you find this to be so, or if you encounter any errors or omissions, please let me know and I'll update the tables.

Please note:  All of the information provided here is assumed correct and is provided solely for the convenience of hobbyists and enthusiasts of early SAAB automobiles.  VSAAB cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information, current availability of parts or suitability of the information for any application.  Use your own judgement and be sure to double-check for your own application.

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VSAAB Parts Interchange LITE

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(2-stroke Sonett photos courtesy of Mr. Lewis Eig)

Here's a chance for you to locate an alternative source for those hard-to-find and/or insanely expensive dealer parts.  Many, many thanks to all of the vintage SAAB lovers who have contributed to this database!


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Body Brakes Electrical Engine Fuel
Miscellany Plumbing Suspension/Wheels Trans. & Clutch

BackArrow2.gif (1088 bytes)  Body:

Model Year Start Year End Description Alternate Part Submitted by
95 / 96 1967 1973 Door weatherstrip <94 SAAB 900 weatherstripping Chris Rogers
     This may fit other years, earlier and later.  Used stuff cleans up pretty well, just beware of holes and tears.  Prior to installing, pinch evenly along the entire length to ensure a snug fit.  The same stuff may be used on 96 side vent windows and possibly on the 95 as well.
95 / 96 1967 1973 Door weatherstrip JC Whitney, part no.13-2561-U Martin Bergstrand / Rob Wagner
     Very close match.
95 / 96 1967 1973 Fuel filler cap NAPA, 703-1220 Barry Siegel
97 1971 1974 Sonett III hatch seal Isuzu Trooper II, rear doors Ron, Carol & Eloe

BackArrow2.gif (1088 bytes)  Brakes:

Model Year Start Year End Description Alternate Part Submitted by
95 / 96 1967 1973 Brake caliper Checker Auto, C7650 Barry Siegel
95 / 96 1967 1973 Rear brake spring NAPA, 80724 Barry Siegel
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1974 Brake hoses, hi-performance Paragon Performance Brad Burns
     Stainless steel braided hoses with Kevlar-wrapped Teflon inner tubing.  Approx. $69/set -- mention VSAAB for a 10% discount!
95 / 96 1965 1968 Master cylinder, reservoir cap, small Seven Enterprises, (757) 873-0007 William "Chip" Lamb
     Standard Lockheed part for the MGB.
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1974 Rear wheel cylinder Lockheed LW11396, or Lockheed AP 111-90-01 William "Chip" Lamb
     Drill a new dowel hole at 9 o'clock instead of 3 o'clock.   These are 3/4" bore like the older wagons with Type III brakes.

BackArrow2.gif (1088 bytes)  Electrical:

Model Year Start Year End Description Alternate Part Submitted by
95 / 96 1967 1973 Voltage regulator Checker Auto, 26-5005/3011

Barry Siegel

     Approximate cost is $25
95 / 96 1967 1973 Coolant temp. sender NAPA, TP6067 Barry Siegel
95 / 96 1967 1973 Oil pressure sender NAPA, OP6615
Ford, D4AZ-9278A
Barry Siegel
David Starbuck
95 / 96 1967 1973 Ignition coil NAPA, IC64 Barry Siegel
95 / 96 / 97 (V4) 1967 1974 Distributor, centrifugal adv. Checker Auto, 30-0982 Barry Siegel
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1974 Electronic breaker Pertronix Ignitor, #1847 Brad Burns
     Takes 10 minutes to install, replaces points, priced from $50-70.  Works with std. coil.  Check with a VW shop or call 1-800-685-1492. (Brad)
     #1847A will also work but removal of the ring on the ignitor is required.  (James)
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1973 Points, condensor, cap 1973 VW 1700 Van parts Mike Rutkaus
95 / 96 1967 1973 Distributor driveshaft NAPA, BK601-1444 Barry Siegel
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1974 Spark plug cable components:

7mm snap lock straight spark plug connector, NAPA 727005
7mm straight distributor connector, NAPA 727003
7mm hypalon straight distributor wire boot, NAPA 727302
7mm hypalon straight plug wire boot (3"), NAPA 721401
7mm 90 boot for plug, NAPA 727406
7mm 90 boot for distributor, NAPA 727300
7mm 90 snap-on plug wire connector, NAPA 727006
7mm 90 connector for wires at distributor, NAPA 727004
100' roll of non-supression plug and coil wire, NAPA 743803
Belden crimping pliers, NAPA 7504
Jack Ashcraft
     We use the 90 connectors and boots on ALL the V4 plugs.  Also, the Belden crimpers aren't cheap but they're the best on the market and an absolute necessity with the Belden (NAPA) connectors.  Also, NAPA refers to the boots as "nipples".

BackArrow2.gif (1088 bytes)  Engine:

Model Year Start Year End Description Alternate Part Submitted by
95 / 96 1967 1973 Exhaust hanger, rubber HELP 03145 Rob Wagner
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1973 Exhaust manifold bolt NAPA, 600-1819 Barry Siegel
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1973 Lower V4 motor mounts Anchor 2206, cross-ref at NAPA William "Chip" Lamb
     Same as the more costly part from Drakenparts.  Expect to pay around $11/ea. (Chip)  
     These are "low-profile" units, designed to help bring down the front-end's center of gravity. (Chris Rogers)
     You might need a few washers in there to prevent the stock starter from hitting the frame.  (Barry Siegel)
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1974 Oil filter Fram HP1 David Starbuck
    This is the larger size.  (David)
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1974 Oil filter Fram PH16 David Starbuck
   This is the normal size.  (David)
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1974 Oil pump
Oil pump
Oil pump shaft
JCW, less than $50
Ford, D4ZZ-6600A, expensive
Ford, D2RY-6A618A, for V6
David Starbuck
97 (III) 1967 1974 Fan belt NAPA, 09903 Barry Siegel
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1974 Fan belt, premium NAPA, 257425 Chris Rogers
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1973 PCV valve NAPA, 209255 Barry Siegel
David Starbuck
     From Pinto/Capri, not metric thread (David)
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1974 Dipstick Ford, from a 1986 Taurus David Starbuck
    You can cut off the end to the proper length and re-mark the level lines.  (David)
95 / 96 / 97 (1700) 1968 1974 Piston w/rings, 1700cc TRW, L1252F David Starbuck
95 / 96 / 97 (1700) 1968 1974 Piston w/o rings, 1700cc
Rings for above
JCW, 37FX6767N
JCW, 37BF6850R
David Starbuck
     Pistons are $19.98 w/o rings, gives .032 oversize.  Rings listed are $12.98.  (David)
95 / 96 / 97 1968 1974 Rod bolts Ford 289/302 David Starbuck
     5/16" chrome-moly (David)
95 / 96 / 97 1968 1974 Flywheel bolts Ford, D4FZ-6379A David Starbuck
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1974 Camshaft, street & HiPerf
Camshaft, HiPerf
Motor Sport Service (MSS)
Isky, F4 & F66 grinds
David Starbuck
95 / 96 / 97 1968 1974 Lifters, lightened
Lifters
Motor Sport Service (MSS)
Ford, D2R7-6500A (from V6)
David Starbuck
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1974 Camshaft Motor Sport Service (MSS) David Starbuck
95 / 96 / 97 1968 1974 Rocker arm assembly
Hi perf. roller-bearings
George Celidinas
See details
William "Chip" Lamb

BackArrow2.gif (1088 bytes)  Fuel:

Model Year Start Year End Description Alternate Part Submitted by
95 / 96 / 97 (V4) 1967 1973 Fuel pump Checker Auto, ITM 37-09104 Barry Siegel
95 / 96 / 97 (V4) 1967 1974 Fuel pump AIRTEX #1305 Dave Ragans
   Same as for Ford Pinto, shorter than stock.
93 / 95 / 96 (GT-850) 1959 1967 Fuel pump, electronic NAPA, 610-1051 William "Chip" Lamb
   Manufactured by FACET, 2.5 to 4.5 psi, "electronic" (no points)
95 / 96 / 97 (V4) 1967 1974 Carburetor Weber, 34ICH Brad Burns
   If ordered from Weber without filter kit, $95.  (Brad)
   Modification to throttle linkage and PCV hookup may be required.  (Chris Rogers)
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1974 Carburetor 1971 Ford Pinto Mike Rutkaus
   "Rebuilt, about $70.  Will fit with modification: enlarge mounting holes, transfer linkage from stock carb, seal gasket carefully, works great." (MAR)

BackArrow2.gif (1088 bytes)  Miscellany:

Model Year Start Year End Description Alternate Part Submitted by
97 1967 1974

Carpet set

See Kanter Auto Products

Brad Burns

95/96 196? 1974

Exhaust hangers

NAPA, 35-144

Tom Donney

  These are rubber,  ~2" long, axial, threaded at both ends.

BackArrow2.gif (1088 bytes)  Plumbing:

Model Year Start Year End Description Alternate Part Submitted by
95 / 96 1967 1973 Radiator cap NAPA, 703-1460 Barry Siegel
     Sonett radiator takes a deeper cap -- anyone have a x-reference for that one?  (CTR)
92 / 93 / 95 / 96 / 97 1949 1980 Heater control valve NAPA 660-1261 William "Chip" Lamb
NAPA BK660-1141 (Belkemp) Barry Siegel
     Excellent replacement.  On 95/6/7s this eliminates the inconvenient piece over the gearbox in favor of an in-line unit. (WCL)
95 / 96 1967 1973 Water pump NAPA, W-6334 (Ray) Barry Siegel
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1973 Thermostat, 180 NAPA, 137 Barry Siegel
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1973 Thermostat Trak Auto carries replacement Mike Rutkaus
95 / 96 1967 1973 Lower radiator hose NAPA, 7446 Barry Siegel
     Is the Sonett one different?  Let Chris know!   (CTR)

BackArrow2.gif (1088 bytes)  Suspension & Wheels:

Model Year Start Year End Description Alternate Part Submitted by
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1973 Shock absorbers KYB, see Weber Brad Burns
93 / 96 1956 1980 Shock absorber, front KYB: #KG4524 William "Chip" Lamb
96 1967 1980 Shock absorber, rear KYB: #KG4540 William "Chip" Lamb
93 1956 1968 Shock absorber, rear KYB: #KG4006 William "Chip" Lamb
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1973 Rear wheel seal NAPA, 66544 Barry Siegel

BackArrow2.gif (1088 bytes)  Transmission & Clutch:

Model Year Start Year End Description Alternate Part Submitted by
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1973 Throwout (release) bearing OEM SACHS from Beck-Arnley William "Chip" Lamb
     This may fit other years, earlier and later.  Purportedly may be used on all hydraulically actuated V4 clutches.  Recently priced at NAPA for $25.
95 / 96 / 97 1967 1974 4-speed trans. bearings: William Trench
Clutch shaft bearing SKF 6005
Primary shaft, front SKF 239924
Primary shaft, rear SKF 6304 w/snap ring
Countershaft, front SKF 6204
Countershaft, rear SKF 440017 NR-C3 w/ring
Pinion shaft, front SKF 4F-UC 1306 TM
Pinion shaft, rear, inner (2) FAG 3305 DA
Pinion shaft, rear, outer FAG 514838 w/ring
Differential, right SKF 6007
Differential, left SKF 6208-C3
     Not included are the needle rollers under 3rd and 4th gears on the primary. They can be matched by size.   There is also the needle roller in the freewheel hub for the end of the clutch shaft.  (WT)

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