saabyurk commented on the post, What I drive now while waiting for a future swedish sportscar. 1 day, 6 hours ago
Yes, I’ve read that URSAAB was fitted with a DKW engine, but only URSAAB. Thanks for the info.
And, oh how I wish I could get locked in the SAAB museum.
saabyurk commented on the post, What I drive now while waiting for a future swedish sportscar. 1 day, 8 hours ago
Could you please offer any proof that Saab paid any licensing fees to DKW? Every book on Saab’s history that I have read states that one reason Saab chose the 2 cycle was that patents were conveniently expiring and, therefore, they would be spared the expense of licensing fees. Secondly, from what I see in “The High-Speed Two-Stroke Petrol Engine”…[Read more]
saabyurk commented on the post, What I drive now while waiting for a future swedish sportscar. 1 day, 12 hours ago
I think the owner’s of the SU blog ought to look at saabblog_dot_net to see how a Saab blog should be run. It’s worth using Google Translate to read it. They write a lot of speculative stuff, but it’s fun and it’s about Saab!
I’ll keep coming back here though — I’m a glutton for punishment.
In this regard, I think a name change would be a good idea, even If Mahindra saves the company. If Saab AB would at least cooperate with an advertising blitz about changing the name from SAAB to _blank_ to avoid confusion between the companies (not mentioning the refusal to license it), it would free the new owners from any worry about future…[Read more]
I could not disagree strongly enough. Nothing wrong with Lo’s and Mauer’s designs but the gaping fish mouth of the 9-5 with it’s lack of rear headroom couldn’t be farther from the Saab ethos and spirit. It was pure function follows form. Yuck! If Saab survives, it’s time for a reset and a new design language which isn’t burdened by so-called Saab…[Read more]
saabyurk commented on the post, A special thanks to the Swedish police – Axel the stolen and found Saab 90 1 week, 6 days ago
I hope the jerk joy riders are caught and punished. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you can save the car.
I wonder how agricultural equipment figures into the future fuel equation, or if regulators even consider that aspect. Right now, farmers share the same fuels as truckers and car owners, and the same infrastructure. Most bigger farms I know have storage tanks on their farms so they basically have a good supply of fuel readily on hand. I can’t see…[Read more]
I don’t think you understand that cars running on fuel synthesized using liquid fluoride thorium reactors are totally carbon neutral and pollution free. The NEVS chart is somewhat near-sighted basing decisions only on current technologies. That’s okay as long as they remain flexible and don’t lose their knowledge base and skills.
This leaves me with an empty feeling, but like Piet-Hein said, we’ll see. I don’t mind contract manufacturing if it’s just a bridge to get to the future. But what I really want is SAAB cars!
Also, the chart on page 23 showing the changing roles of various fuels completely neglects the possibility pf synthesized fuels. If LFTR reactors become a…[Read more]
I think the whole problem now is NEVS/KJJ trying to hang onto too much. It seems they have no money and want Mahindra to restore their losses. Why would they.
Latest rumour on Swadeology from sources that claim to have good info is that Mahindra has walked away from the table. Can’t blame them.
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