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THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

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THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

ORANGE, CONNECTICUT — The internal combustion engine has meant a great deal to the growth and character of America, but recently, in light of its increasing numbers, and with gasoline prices skyrocketing, it has come under severe criticism.

Research organizations throughout the world continue to spend millions of dollars each year in an effort to develop an alternative to the internal combustion engine. Steam, electricity and nuclear power have been mentioned in the past as possibilities, but the design, tooling, manufacture and maintenance of such systems are still years away from implemention.

As far back as 15 years ago, the need to regulate engine exhaust emissions was recognized. With more than 100 million cars on the road in the U.S. alone, it was imperative that pollutants be controlled, as the quality of the air in some of the nation’s largest cities was being severly affected.

Thus, in 1966 the U.S. Congress acted. The Clean Air Act, sponsored by Senator Edmund Muskie (D-Me), mandated a systemized reduction of auto- mobile exhaust emissions and imposed standards on both domestic and imported automobiles.

One of the imported car manufacturers that felt the effects of the Clean Air Act was Sweden’s Saab. At the time (1966), they were importing the Saab 95 and 96 models into the United States. That series of cars was powered by three cylinder two-stroke engines, later superceded by a German-made Ford V-4 engine. However, Saab-Scania was at the same time developing a new, larger and more sophisticated automobile, the Saab 99.

Faced with the realization that the new exhaust emission requirements would get progressively more stringent, Saab decided against using an interim engine that would have to be replaced with a cleaner version within three or four years. They contracted with Riccardo Brothers Laboratories of England to design a power plant with the primary objectives of low exhaust emissions and good fuel economy.

At the same time, Standard Triumph of England was looking for a new engine for their Triumph model and through an agreement with Riccardo and Saab, they became partners. Standard Triumph, now a division of British Leyland, would manufacture the engines to Saab specifications and would also build engines for use in their own cars.

The Saab 99 was introduced in the United States in 1969 with the 1.7 liter engine that resulted from this joint venture. The engine, which was designed with five main bearings, was canted at a 45 degree angle in the engine bay for easier serviceability. More importantly, it met the 1969 emission standards.

In 1972, the emission regulations were ecoming more strict. In an effort to provide more precise control over the air/fuel mixture and thus increas- ing fuel economy, electronically controlled fuel injection, introduced as as option in 1970, was presented as standard equipment on all Saab 99′s. With the introduction of fuel injection, horsepower was increased to 97 @ 5,200 rpm.

However, the engineers at Saab were still not totally satisfied with the engine performance. They took note of the emission requirements scheduled for the middle 1970′s and recognized the need to further develop the basic 99 engine design. So in 1972, Saab-Scania AB took over complete control of design and manufacture of the engine. A facility at the Scania truck plant in Sodertalje, Sweden became the new source of the Saab 99 engine. When the 1973 models were introduced in the United States, the Saab engineers had increased the engine displacement to 2 liters (1.950 cc).

But, there were some other major changes: The compression ratio of the engine had been reduced to 8.7:1 and a new cylinder head design was intro- duced. A double link cam chain was now being used and a redesigned cam shaft support bearing assembly provided better lubrication to the system. Bigger valves and intake and exhaust ports provided for improved efficiency which, coupled with the new combustion chamber configuration, also led to reduced emissions. All in all, the changes went a long way towards helping the engine run leaner, cleaner and stronger.

In late 1974 when most automobile manufacturers introduced their 1975 models, they often included a new and expensive piece of standard equip- ment – the catalytic converter. In fact, in the state of California, which had set emission requirements even tougher than those established by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, only two cars could initially qualify without a catalytic converter or thermal reactor: The Honda CVCC with the radically designed “stratified charge” engine, and the Saab 99 with the same basic system Saab had employed on previous models, but with the newly developed Bosch Continuous Fuel Injection System and air injection.

What stunned many automobile industry insiders was that Saab, in addition to meeting all emission requirements without a catalyst, had actually increased horsepower to 115 (110 in California) and gas mileage. In addition, all Saabs for 1976 can run on regular leaded or unleaded fuel, a convenience most other cars can no longer offer.

The engineers at Saab-Scania plan to continue using the 2-liter power plant through the early 1980′s. Perhaps the history of the Saab 2-liter engine can best be summarized by a phrase from the EPA status report of January, 1975, “Saab has always been one of the leaders in emission control despite their small size and low U.S. sales volume.”

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THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

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THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

ORANGE, CONNECTICUT — The internal combustion engine has meant a great deal to the growth and character of America, but recently, in light of its increasing numbers, and with gasoline prices skyrocketing, it has come under severe criticism.

Research organizations throughout the world continue to spend millions of dollars each year in an effort to develop an alternative to the internal combustion engine. Steam, electricity and nuclear power have been mentioned in the past as possibilities, but the design, tooling, manufacture and maintenance of such systems are still years away from implemention.

As far back as 15 years ago, the need to regulate engine exhaust emissions was recognized. With more than 100 million cars on the road in the U.S. alone, it was imperative that pollutants be controlled, as the quality of the air in some of the nation’s largest cities was being severly affected.

Thus, in 1966 the U.S. Congress acted. The Clean Air Act, sponsored by Senator Edmund Muskie (D-Me), mandated a systemized reduction of auto- mobile exhaust emissions and imposed standards on both domestic and imported automobiles.

One of the imported car manufacturers that felt the effects of the Clean Air Act was Sweden’s Saab. At the time (1966), they were importing the Saab 95 and 96 models into the United States. That series of cars was powered by three cylinder two-stroke engines, later superceded by a German-made Ford V-4 engine. However, Saab-Scania was at the same time developing a new, larger and more sophisticated automobile, the Saab 99.

Faced with the realization that the new exhaust emission requirements would get progressively more stringent, Saab decided against using an interim engine that would have to be replaced with a cleaner version within three or four years. They contracted with Riccardo Brothers Laboratories of England to design a power plant with the primary objectives of low exhaust emissions and good fuel economy.

At the same time, Standard Triumph of England was looking for a new engine for their Triumph model and through an agreement with Riccardo and Saab, they became partners. Standard Triumph, now a division of British Leyland, would manufacture the engines to Saab specifications and would also build engines for use in their own cars.

The Saab 99 was introduced in the United States in 1969 with the 1.7 liter engine that resulted from this joint venture. The engine, which was designed with five main bearings, was canted at a 45 degree angle in the engine bay for easier serviceability. More importantly, it met the 1969 emission standards.

In 1972, the emission regulations were ecoming more strict. In an effort to provide more precise control over the air/fuel mixture and thus increas- ing fuel economy, electronically controlled fuel injection, introduced as as option in 1970, was presented as standard equipment on all Saab 99′s. With the introduction of fuel injection, horsepower was increased to 97 @ 5,200 rpm.

However, the engineers at Saab were still not totally satisfied with the engine performance. They took note of the emission requirements scheduled for the middle 1970′s and recognized the need to further develop the basic 99 engine design. So in 1972, Saab-Scania AB took over complete control of design and manufacture of the engine. A facility at the Scania truck plant in Sodertalje, Sweden became the new source of the Saab 99 engine. When the 1973 models were introduced in the United States, the Saab engineers had increased the engine displacement to 2 liters (1.950 cc).

But, there were some other major changes: The compression ratio of the engine had been reduced to 8.7:1 and a new cylinder head design was intro- duced. A double link cam chain was now being used and a redesigned cam shaft support bearing assembly provided better lubrication to the system. Bigger valves and intake and exhaust ports provided for improved efficiency which, coupled with the new combustion chamber configuration, also led to reduced emissions. All in all, the changes went a long way towards helping the engine run leaner, cleaner and stronger.

In late 1974 when most automobile manufacturers introduced their 1975 models, they often included a new and expensive piece of standard equip- ment – the catalytic converter. In fact, in the state of California, which had set emission requirements even tougher than those established by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, only two cars could initially qualify without a catalytic converter or thermal reactor: The Honda CVCC with the radically designed “stratified charge” engine, and the Saab 99 with the same basic system Saab had employed on previous models, but with the newly developed Bosch Continuous Fuel Injection System and air injection.

What stunned many automobile industry insiders was that Saab, in addition to meeting all emission requirements without a catalyst, had actually increased horsepower to 115 (110 in California) and gas mileage. In addition, all Saabs for 1976 can run on regular leaded or unleaded fuel, a convenience most other cars can no longer offer.

The engineers at Saab-Scania plan to continue using the 2-liter power plant through the early 1980′s. Perhaps the history of the Saab 2-liter engine can best be summarized by a phrase from the EPA status report of January, 1975, “Saab has always been one of the leaders in emission control despite their small size and low U.S. sales volume.”

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THE 1976 SAAB WAGONBACK

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THE 1976 SAAB WAGONBACK

ORANGE, CONNECTICUT — The 1976 Saab 99 WagonBack Sedan is really two cars in one. A comfortable, sure handling sedan when you want it and a luxurious and spacious station wagon when you need it.

For those times when you want a sedan, it is comforting to know that the Saab 99 WagonBack is powered by a Swedish-built 2-liter overhead cam four cylinder engine. Equipped with Bosch Continuous Fuel Injection it produces 115 horsepower (SAE net) and 123 ft./lbs. of torque. (California, Nevada, and Arizona: 110 hp, (SAE net) 119 ft./lbs.torque) And, because no 1976 Saab automobiles need a catalytic converter, they all operate on regular grade leaded or unleaded fuel.

For those times when only a station wagon will do, it’s nice to know that with the flexibility of the fold down rear seat, the Saab WagonBack sedan provides more than 53 cubic feet of cargo space. And, if your cargo is especially fragile, it’s also nice to know that the entire luggage compartment of the Saab WagonBack is carpeted in a plush nylon carpeting, fastened to the floor to prevent sliding.

Of course, the 1976 Saab 99 WagonBack sedan comes with all the standard, well-known Saab features such as front wheel drive, rack and pinion steering, electrically heated driver’s seat, dual-diagonal braking system and roll cage construction.

The Saab 99 WagonBack is available in either standard or automatic transmission models with power steering standard with the automatic transmission.

The Saab 99 WagonBack sedan is available through more than 375 Saab dealers nationwide.

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THE 1976 SAAB WAGONBACK

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THE 1976 SAAB WAGONBACK

ORANGE, CONNECTICUT — The 1976 Saab 99 WagonBack Sedan is really two cars in one. A comfortable, sure handling sedan when you want it and a luxurious and spacious station wagon when you need it.

For those times when you want a sedan, it is comforting to know that the Saab 99 WagonBack is powered by a Swedish-built 2-liter overhead cam four cylinder engine. Equipped with Bosch Continuous Fuel Injection it produces 115 horsepower (SAE net) and 123 ft./lbs. of torque. (California, Nevada, and Arizona: 110 hp, (SAE net) 119 ft./lbs.torque) And, because no 1976 Saab automobiles need a catalytic converter, they all operate on regular grade leaded or unleaded fuel.

For those times when only a station wagon will do, it’s nice to know that with the flexibility of the fold down rear seat, the Saab WagonBack sedan provides more than 53 cubic feet of cargo space. And, if your cargo is especially fragile, it’s also nice to know that the entire luggage compartment of the Saab WagonBack is carpeted in a plush nylon carpeting, fastened to the floor to prevent sliding.

Of course, the 1976 Saab 99 WagonBack sedan comes with all the standard, well-known Saab features such as front wheel drive, rack and pinion steering, electrically heated driver’s seat, dual-diagonal braking system and roll cage construction.

The Saab 99 WagonBack is available in either standard or automatic transmission models with power steering standard with the automatic transmission.

The Saab 99 WagonBack sedan is available through more than 375 Saab dealers nationwide.

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THE 1976 SAAB 99 EMS – REFINED

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THE 1976 SAAB 99 EMS – REFINED

ORANGE, CONNECTICUT — The 1976 Saab 99 EMS incorporates more than 40 engineering refinements and includes a number of new ones designed especially to improve its already widely hailed sports sedan performance and handling characteristics.

Among the engineering refinements for the 1976 Saab 99 models are a new clutch slave cylinder that renders the clutch self-adjusting, new rear brake caliper pistons, an electric rear window defroster and a stylized body side molding trim.

For even more improved handling and road holding the EMS will offer Bilstein gas-filled shock absorbers and Pirelli CN-36 steel-belted 175/70 HR15 radial tires with 5″ aluminum alloy wheels for a more responsive ride. A front air spoiler of molded black plastic has been added to aid aerodynamics and reduce fuel consumption.

Powered by a Swedish-built 2-liter overhead cam four cylinder engine that employs the Bosch Continuous Fuel Injection System, the Saab EMS delivers 115 hp (SAE net) and 123 ft./lbs. of torque. The 1976 Saab 99 EMS does not require a catalytic converter or thermal reactor and operates on regular leaded or unleaded fuel. The 1976 Saab EMS will again be available in both Sterling Silver Metallic and Black, with contrasting racing stripes and an optional sliding steel sun roof. In addition to a special interior trim, the EMS will have a specially carpeted luggage compartment, providing further evidence that the Saab 99 EMS is the exciting luxury sports sedan for 1976. It is available at more than 375 Saab dealers nationwide.

Editors Note: California, Nevada, Arizona — 110hp (SAE net) and 119 ft./lbs/ torque.

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THE 1976 SAAB 99 EMS – REFINED

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THE 1976 SAAB 99 EMS – REFINED

ORANGE, CONNECTICUT — The 1976 Saab 99 EMS incorporates more than 40 engineering refinements and includes a number of new ones designed especially to improve its already widely hailed sports sedan performance and handling characteristics.

Among the engineering refinements for the 1976 Saab 99 models are a new clutch slave cylinder that renders the clutch self-adjusting, new rear brake caliper pistons, an electric rear window defroster and a stylized body side molding trim.

For even more improved handling and road holding the EMS will offer Bilstein gas-filled shock absorbers and Pirelli CN-36 steel-belted 175/70 HR15 radial tires with 5″ aluminum alloy wheels for a more responsive ride. A front air spoiler of molded black plastic has been added to aid aerodynamics and reduce fuel consumption.

Powered by a Swedish-built 2-liter overhead cam four cylinder engine that employs the Bosch Continuous Fuel Injection System, the Saab EMS delivers 115 hp (SAE net) and 123 ft./lbs. of torque. The 1976 Saab 99 EMS does not require a catalytic converter or thermal reactor and operates on regular leaded or unleaded fuel. The 1976 Saab EMS will again be available in both Sterling Silver Metallic and Black, with contrasting racing stripes and an optional sliding steel sun roof. In addition to a special interior trim, the EMS will have a specially carpeted luggage compartment, providing further evidence that the Saab 99 EMS is the exciting luxury sports sedan for 1976. It is available at more than 375 Saab dealers nationwide.

Editors Note: California, Nevada, Arizona — 110hp (SAE net) and 119 ft./lbs/ torque.

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REFINEMENTS MARK 1976 SAAB MODELS

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REFINEMENTS MARK 1976 SAAB MODELS

ORANGE, CONNECTICUT — More than 40 engineering refinements mark the new line of Swedish-built Saab automobiles for 1976. The refinements are as complex as new rear brake caliper pistons and as simple as a pushbutton trip odometer.

For 1976, the Saab 99′s are available in three basic models: The Saab 99 GL, available in two and four door models with optional automatic transmission and power steering; Saab 99 EMS, with an improved performance package, again available in the two door configuration; and the Saab 99 WagonBack, introduced in 1974, which provides the flexibility of a sedan with the convenience of a station wagon.

THE POWER

All three models use a Swedish-built Saab 2-liter engine. The 121.1 cubic inch (1985 cc) engine delivers 115 horsepower (SAE net) and 123 ft./lbs. of torque in the Federal version. The Bosch Continuous Fuel Injection System is used as is an on-off exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR) on Federal cars equipped with automatic transmission. For California, Arizona and Nevada, the Saab 99 utilizes proportional EGR and an air pump for exhaust manifold air injection. These cars offer 110 SAE net horsepower with 119 ft./lbs. of torque. These are the same systems as employed on all 1975 Saabs.

As in 1975, all Saab automobiles, even those conforming to the strict California requirements, are able to run on any regular leaded or un- leaded fuel. This is due to the absence of any catalytic converter.

ON THE INSIDE

On the inside of the new 1976 Saab 99 GL, refinements include an electric rear window defroster to augment the present hot air system, providing excellent rear window clearing even on the worst winter days.

The Saab luggage compartment has been covered with a durable, low pile, nylon carpet in Manila Brown, which is fastened to the floor to prevent sliding. The sides of the compartment are finished in a matching Manila Brown fiber board.

Steel door sill plates are coated with a flat black plastic material for extra durability. For 1976, carpeting is installed, at the factory, to insure better fit and quality control.

Color has always played an important role in the designing and planning of Saab automobiles. For 1976 there has even been a change in the low fuel warning lights, to orange, for better visibility. Reducing the glare from the instrument panel has been achieved by redesigning another light indicator, that for the high beams.

A new gas filler pipe and cap have also been installed on the 1976 Saab models. In addition, a special safety valve helps prevent fuel leakage in the event of a roll-over. Should a roll-over occur, it is reassuring to know that Saab’s built-in roll cage construction, a sort of steel cage, will protect the passengers by maintaining the integrity of the passenger compartment.

THE OUTSIDE

Saab has made few changes to the actual “skin” of the new 1976 Saab 99′s. In fact, the basic design has not been altered since its introduction in 1969. But, there have been refinements. For 1976, a new body side molding will be standard. It is black, with a thin white accent stripe. The molding is also wider than in previous years. The WagonBack’s rear door has a strap handle to facilitate its closing.

UNDER THE HOOD

There are a number of major improvements under the hood of each new 1976 Saab 99, including a new clutch slave cylinder which works directly on the throwout bearing, and the brake calipers have been fitted with larger pistons to improve the performance of the rear braking system.

For 1976, all Saab automobiles also use larger springs which will improve the riding comfort. And, each front-wheel-drive Saab rides on wider 5 inch wheels, with steel belted radial tires.

EMS

The Saab most affected by refinements for 1976 is the EMS. The performance car from Saab is now even more of a performer with an air spoiler of black molded plastic in the front, Bilstein gas filled shock absorbers for improved handling and Pirelli CN-36 175/70 HR15 tires for even better traction and road holding.

COLOR

Two new colors, Topaz Yellow and Spring Green, join Coral White, Solar Red, Sienna Brown and Carolina Blue as colors for the Saab 99 GL series. The Saab 99 EMS will still be available in either Sterling Silver Metallic or Black, both with contrasting racing stripe. Because paint, even the paint on a 1976 Saab can chip, a Saab “lacquer Pin” touch up paint set will be included with each tool kit. And, for those who want to let the sun shine in, the Saab 99 EMS will be available with an optional sun roof. Other options include AM/FM stereo radio with tape player, air conditioning and automatic transmission with power steering (except on EMS).

All the Saab models are available at more than 375 Saab dealers nationwide

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REFINEMENTS MARK 1976 SAAB MODELS

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REFINEMENTS MARK 1976 SAAB MODELS

ORANGE, CONNECTICUT — More than 40 engineering refinements mark the new line of Swedish-built Saab automobiles for 1976. The refinements are as complex as new rear brake caliper pistons and as simple as a pushbutton trip odometer.

For 1976, the Saab 99′s are available in three basic models: The Saab 99 GL, available in two and four door models with optional automatic transmission and power steering; Saab 99 EMS, with an improved performance package, again available in the two door configuration; and the Saab 99 WagonBack, introduced in 1974, which provides the flexibility of a sedan with the convenience of a station wagon.

THE POWER

All three models use a Swedish-built Saab 2-liter engine. The 121.1 cubic inch (1985 cc) engine delivers 115 horsepower (SAE net) and 123 ft./lbs. of torque in the Federal version. The Bosch Continuous Fuel Injection System is used as is an on-off exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR) on Federal cars equipped with automatic transmission. For California, Arizona and Nevada, the Saab 99 utilizes proportional EGR and an air pump for exhaust manifold air injection. These cars offer 110 SAE net horsepower with 119 ft./lbs. of torque. These are the same systems as employed on all 1975 Saabs.

As in 1975, all Saab automobiles, even those conforming to the strict California requirements, are able to run on any regular leaded or un- leaded fuel. This is due to the absence of any catalytic converter.

ON THE INSIDE

On the inside of the new 1976 Saab 99 GL, refinements include an electric rear window defroster to augment the present hot air system, providing excellent rear window clearing even on the worst winter days.

The Saab luggage compartment has been covered with a durable, low pile, nylon carpet in Manila Brown, which is fastened to the floor to prevent sliding. The sides of the compartment are finished in a matching Manila Brown fiber board.

Steel door sill plates are coated with a flat black plastic material for extra durability. For 1976, carpeting is installed, at the factory, to insure better fit and quality control.

Color has always played an important role in the designing and planning of Saab automobiles. For 1976 there has even been a change in the low fuel warning lights, to orange, for better visibility. Reducing the glare from the instrument panel has been achieved by redesigning another light indicator, that for the high beams.

A new gas filler pipe and cap have also been installed on the 1976 Saab models. In addition, a special safety valve helps prevent fuel leakage in the event of a roll-over. Should a roll-over occur, it is reassuring to know that Saab’s built-in roll cage construction, a sort of steel cage, will protect the passengers by maintaining the integrity of the passenger compartment.

THE OUTSIDE

Saab has made few changes to the actual “skin” of the new 1976 Saab 99′s. In fact, the basic design has not been altered since its introduction in 1969. But, there have been refinements. For 1976, a new body side molding will be standard. It is black, with a thin white accent stripe. The molding is also wider than in previous years. The WagonBack’s rear door has a strap handle to facilitate its closing.

UNDER THE HOOD

There are a number of major improvements under the hood of each new 1976 Saab 99, including a new clutch slave cylinder which works directly on the throwout bearing, and the brake calipers have been fitted with larger pistons to improve the performance of the rear braking system.

For 1976, all Saab automobiles also use larger springs which will improve the riding comfort. And, each front-wheel-drive Saab rides on wider 5 inch wheels, with steel belted radial tires.

EMS

The Saab most affected by refinements for 1976 is the EMS. The performance car from Saab is now even more of a performer with an air spoiler of black molded plastic in the front, Bilstein gas filled shock absorbers for improved handling and Pirelli CN-36 175/70 HR15 tires for even better traction and road holding.

COLOR

Two new colors, Topaz Yellow and Spring Green, join Coral White, Solar Red, Sienna Brown and Carolina Blue as colors for the Saab 99 GL series. The Saab 99 EMS will still be available in either Sterling Silver Metallic or Black, both with contrasting racing stripe. Because paint, even the paint on a 1976 Saab can chip, a Saab “lacquer Pin” touch up paint set will be included with each tool kit. And, for those who want to let the sun shine in, the Saab 99 EMS will be available with an optional sun roof. Other options include AM/FM stereo radio with tape player, air conditioning and automatic transmission with power steering (except on EMS).

All the Saab models are available at more than 375 Saab dealers nationwide

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