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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:45 am 
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hi

Just swapping out my B234 lump after big-end failure - Is it worth trying to fix? Big end bearings went but this was expected (informed 5 years ago!) - I have stripped everything I needed to transfer to the new lump and now have a huge lump of swedish metal and would rather not chuck it.

Ideas are - Build a table out of the head, Top Gear style - Albeit a LOT smaller.

Make a candlestick holder out of the crank ? - Maybe a bit heavy!

Make 4x shot / whisky glasses out of the pistons ?

Source a new set of bearings and repair/rebuild ?

Strip down to component parts and keep in boxes for the slim chance I may need parts for another b234?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:13 pm 
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llamamall wrote:
hi

Just swapping out my B234 lump after big-end failure - Is it worth trying to fix? Big end bearings went but this was expected (informed 5 years ago!) - I have stripped everything I needed to transfer to the new lump and now have a huge lump of swedish metal and would rather not chuck it.

Ideas are - Build a table out of the head, Top Gear style - Albeit a LOT smaller.

Make a candlestick holder out of the crank ? - Maybe a bit heavy!

Make 4x shot / whisky glasses out of the pistons ?

Source a new set of bearings and repair/rebuild ?

Strip down to component parts and keep in boxes for the slim chance I may need parts for another b234?

The last two, but I'd be more inclinded to the rebuild than the strip into bits. Then I'd crack open a bottle of whisky and have a dram or two by candlelight while thinking how clever I was.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:40 pm 
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llamamall wrote:
Source a new set of bearings and repair/rebuild ?

Don't just repair it, do a proper overhaul, new bearing shells all round, new timing chains and sprockets amd possibly new valve springs, cam shaft bearings etc. If you are in no hurry it'll keep you occupied for a while.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:15 am 
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Post it on a Vauxhall forum ?. It will be gone in 10 seconds to some teenager.....

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:58 pm 
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Put it on the saabworx page on facebook, as has been said the sump and timing cover needs changed for the 900/93 one but someine there will put it in something


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:50 pm 
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GeoffR wrote:
llamamall wrote:
Source a new set of bearings and repair/rebuild ?

Don't just repair it, do a proper overhaul, new bearing shells all round, new timing chains and sprockets amd possibly new valve springs, cam shaft bearings etc. If you are in no hurry it'll keep you occupied for a while.
^This^


The coffee table idea isn't terrible, I had a Jag v12 block as table several years before Top Gear had theirs!


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