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  • Stefan Vapaa
    Hi Don, Do you have any photos of this? I always enjoy seeing more SAAB specials. On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 6:08 AM, dgreimel@comcast.net ... -- -STEFAN
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      Hi Don,
      Do you have any photos of this? I always enjoy seeing more SAAB specials.

      On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 6:08 AM, dgreimel@... <dgreimel@...> wrote:

      I put a SAAB 750GT engine in a Siata circa 1960.  It won ten races in ten starts for Bob Kimberk.  No free wheel in the Fiat gearbox and no seized engine.  The two stroke does have compression but it begins about half way up the cylinder so it doesn't help much with deceleration.  SAAB said that they used freewheeling because the engine's occasional firing on decel causes lurching.  The lack of lubrication is likely an issue too but it wasn't a problem for the Siata.

      The other Don.

      From: "Stefan Vapaa" <turbo@...>
      To: "Marlboro Raceway" <Marlboro_Raceway@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 7:02:05 AM
      Subject: Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] 12 hour

      You CAN lock out the freewheeling, but that is the fastest way to gift yourself a seized engine.

      Those air filters you are remembering are rare and highly sought after today!

      On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 7:17 PM, Don Haines <gtracer66@...> wrote:

      Hey Craig,  couldn't you turn off the free wheeling?  I drove a Sonnett prototype once and it had a lever on the floor to allow engine braking. I even commented that I had expected free-wheeling after the drive.  I remember they hod the a low restriction air filter ont he carb and it sounded like a little Ferrari. I guess due to the 2 stroke effect.

      To: Marlboro_Raceway@yahoogroups.com
      From: craige.pelouze@...
      Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 13:07:35 -0400
      Subject: [Marlboro_Raceway] 12 hour


      Hey Eddie, I was driving the “Green Bean” Saab in that race which I’m sure you remember well. I believe you and or Curtis were lapping me about every 20 minutes. Well going in to the heel of the boot in freewheeling I caught up with the lumbering  Falcon from behind and nailed it in the rear at the toe. I saw Curtis glare at me in that big full windshield mirror and said to my self- “self now why did you do that”? He is not going to be happy getting rear ended by a sewing machine. Needless to say after that every time I say the Falcon coming up in the rear view mirror I gave it plenty of room to pass. Ah ha  “the Good Ole Days’?  Cheeers.  Craige Pelouze


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