San Diego SAAB Owners Group (SDSOG)

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Sources for SAAB parts

Obviously, this is just the start of what I hope will be a growing list of sources for SAAB parts. SDSOG cannot specifically recommend or endorse any of these establishments, but if you need a road-tested part at a good price, you're likely to find what you need at one of them.

If you're looking for alternative parts for your vintage SAAB, there is also a parts exchange table below which offers some alternatives for early SAAB parts.

Good luck, and if you patronize any of these folks, tell them the San Diego SAAB Owner's Group sent you!


California

Absolute SAAB Parts & Service
Mobile Service out of Ramona
Voice: (760) 943-SAAB
Sweedish Auto Salvage Yard (sic)
41st Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
Voice: (415) 535-0704
Volvo & SAAB Dismantlers
3539 Recycle Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Voice: (916) 635-9970

Colorado

The Alley Shop
1041 East 7th Street
Loveland, CO  80537
Voice: (970) 667-2722

Maryland

Scandinavian Import Service Center
7404-A Westmore Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Voice: (301) 340-7222

Nebraska

European Motors
8704 Maple Street
Omaha, NE  68134
Voice: (402) 397-0655
Web site:  http://www.concentric.net/~emomaha

Oklahoma

East West Auto Parts Inc.
4605 Dawson Road
Tulsa, OK  74115
Voice: (918) 832-7077
Toll-free:  (800) 447-2886
Fax: (918) 832-7900
Web site:  http://www.eastwestautoparts.com

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SDSOG Vintage
Parts Exchange

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Here's a chance for you to locate an alternative source for those hard-to-find and/or insanely expensive dealer parts.  We're always looking to add items here, so please email me if you know of anything that would help your fellow SAAB owners! 

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, please let me know and I'll update the tables.  Please note that this information is provided for convenience only.  Use your own judgement and be sure to double-check for your own application.  Enjoy!  smiley.gif (89 bytes)

- Chris Rogers

P.S.  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 Brake shoes EIS brand, #461 Brad Burns
     These are sold at various outlets but found them at Parts America for $17.  Better quality than Beck-Arnley.
95 / 96 1967 1973 Rear brake spring NAPA, 80724 Barry Siegel
9000 1986? 1997? Brake hoses, hi-performance Paragon Performance Brad Burns
     Stainless steel braided hoses with Kevlar-wrapped Teflon inner tubing.  Approx.   $69/set -- mention SDSOG for a 10% discount!
900 1979? 1993 ? Brake hoses, hi-performance Paragon Performance Brad Burns
     Stainless steel braided hoses with Kevlar-wrapped Teflon inner tubing.  Approx.   $73/set -- mention SDSOG for a 10% discount!
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 SDSOG 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.

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 any VW shop or call 1-800-685-1492.
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

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 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

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 absorbers KYB: #KG4540, #KG4524 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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