If any one engine swap that we’ve covered highlights the need for expert welding skills, this is the one.
This is a swap of a Viper V-10 engine and drivetrain into a Saab 9-3 wagon. Right at the start you know it’s not going to be straightforward (and that’s always the point of swaps – people don’t do them because they are easy), so an entire new frame and corresponding front and rear subframes must be built, along with a transmission and driveshaft tunnel. The end result is an extraordinary piece of work. And it leaves us thinking – maybe this is the car that Saab should have built to keep the company in business…?
Follow the original story here: http://www.zatzy.com/projekt/374743-mrspringer-saab-9-3-srt10-megapower.html. This post in the original Swedish language has the full story including hundreds of detailed pictures of every step in the swap.