Post by volvo544special65 on Jan 7, 2018 9:23:21 GMT -5
The Saab 93 engine is quite similar to the IFA/Wartburg one (3 cyl 2-stroke) though it is two different engines. The Saab 92 engine was sort of a copy of the 2 cylinder prewar DKW engine which after the war was used in the early IFA vehicles (and later on Trabants), so two cylinder SAAB and IFA engines really can be called half siblings....
Thanks for the history on those two stroke engines! Before all I knew was that the two strokes sounded quite weird.
Ron, there's indeed a lot of time to build cars during the winter! That same guy has a couple of other pretty interesting toys too so he has probably spent quite many winters in the garage trying to figure out how to get those cars actually working!
His another car is a Vauxhall Ventora with Vauxhall's own straight six engine, twin Stromberg carburetors and a big turbocharger. It has a Chevy automatic tranny with Vauxhall's stock torque converter because that's the only converter that fits. The car doesn't launch very well because of that, but he has ran 10 second ETs with it anyway!
fordrodnkustom: Model of the Month contest for Feb '18 is open!
Jan 16, 2018 13:03:56 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Welcome to all our new DPMCC members!
Jan 17, 2018 16:11:52 GMT -5
Bernard Kron: Massive turnout for this month's MOM with lot's of good things to note - besides quantity the quality is super-high, and there are new members among them. Welcome to all. It's gonna be another tough one!
Jan 20, 2018 14:38:03 GMT -5