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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:54 pm 
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Well, it was a nice day, found myself with a few hours and some mates over who had nothing better to do, so the work commenced.

First thing was to take the front end to pieces to see how much room we had, and how much we could play with things to get a big old IC in there.

Found some corrosion on the front cross member, but not in the structural section so will be cutting that out later this week and welding a plate over it (if I can borrow a welder from somewhere). A little welding to the rear arches and that should see it done.

Hopefully next weekend we will be taking the engine out ready for the new gearbox to be fitted. Taking the opportunity to replace gaskets, check pistons etc, put on the new manifold for the zaust with external wastegate etc.

Now all I need is a bigger turbo.......... and some shock absorbers, and a 16V throttle body, and some new bottom radiator hoses so I can connect up the water cooling to the throttle body and the new larger turbo etc etc etc etc. Well, we have to start somewhere.....

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:20 pm 
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is it the older type t/b you are looking for fubes ?


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Ideally looking for a T3/T4 Hybrid Alan. Something that will flow 25psi with ease. Ideally looking for over the 250BHP mark from this thing, so the bigger the better.

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sorry t/b = throttle body in my kneck of the woods :D t3 /t4 hybrid , i wish i had one , but i'm just going to have to make do with the TD04 i have lined up :D


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Ok, an update.

Engine is now out, holes have started appearing for the Custom Exhaust.

Going to be splitting and rebuilding the engine over the next couple of weeks, then, with a little help from my friends, he is in for a coat of paint and some smartening up.

Couple of additional piccies below, not great quality, but it shows the progress.

Nearly Out

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Empty Bay (and no rust, although the pic does not do that credit)

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Side Exit Exhaust...

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Sorted the throttle body now, and got all the flywheel and clutch assy out of the 9000 (thanks Ade), springs should be here by now, hoping for tomorrow morning. Just some long nights and much swearing over the next few weeks and he should be up and about by xmas I hope! Managed to get hooked up with a TD04 as well Alan, it should be interesting to compare notes.

More to come.......

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:11 am 
You should use a bit of Loctite 518 when resealing the block. It's the same as Saab part
number: 9321795 and you can use it on all the engine seals in place of traditional paper
gaskets. Silicone drys hard which leaves gaps where the oil leaks out and also blobs off inside and
blocks up oilways. This stuff is much safer but also quite pricy.

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Somewhat interesting position for a side exhaust, best of luck. :wink:


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Mr Jenner, I think you've just identified the GM replacement for 9321795. Looks exactly the same. Was about £15 IIRC. Part number 90297970 should be available through Saab or Vauxhall.


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David, you absolute nutter! :lol: Love it - that things gonna sound awesome! 8)

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Well, another full weekend planned.

Tomorrow will see the engine stripped and partially rebuilt, the engine bay cleaned, the patches welded in and the springs changed. If time allows then the brakes will get the treatment as well (new discs and pads).

Sunday will see the engine back in (I hope) and then we get to measuring for pipework! Thats when the trouble begins!

Wish me luck......

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so what engine rebuild work are you planning on doing?


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Well, what a weekend. 4 Hours yesterday and 6 hours today and the good lady is still speaking to me (she obviously wants to go shoe shopping?).

As for the engine mods Emmett, not very much really. The car did not smoke (even when pushing 1.6bar boost), the chains were silent, so it was just stripping off turbo, manifolds, gearbox, fly wheel, clutch etc.

Only problem is, once I had it all off I saw the state of the core plugs. New ones on order. And the bearings for the crank / flywheel had gone very "loose" so new ones going in as well.

The other problem is the discs. Sourced some front handbrake vented discs, and hoped with some . and an angle grinder they would fit. Got them on, to find they are rubbing on the bottom suspension arm so that is a no go. Looks like some Brembo solids, or I might be tempted with the black diamond grooved ones. Have to have a cojetate about it over a pint or two.

Anyhow, the side exit exhaust is coming together, looks like I have all the right bits, just need to get the engine back in and then get the measurements. A little bit of welding on the nearside rear arch, some new rear brake pads and we should be laughing!

Some more piccies for your enjoyment.... that engine bay took hours to clean (no water at the lock up so was done with a paint scrapper, a razor blade and one very very oily rag now!).


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Some More....


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are you gonna stick in a full sump guard while you have the luxuary of an empty engine bay?


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In time Emmett I will put a full guard in, but while we are setting up the engine etc I am working on the principle that leaving it off might be prudent. Once I have fried this gearbox (notice the confidence there?) then I will probably fab one up to fit, but for now........ think of it as weight saving for the fat bugger behind the wheel lol.

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fat bugger fubes? u mean ur letting me have a go?!!!

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In time Emmett I will put a full guard in, but while we are setting up the engine etc I am working on the principle that leaving it off might be prudent. Once I have fried this gearbox (notice the confidence there?) then I will probably fab one up to fit, but for now........ think of it as weight saving for the fat bugger behind the wheel lol.

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No need to fab one up, take a look underneath the blue 900, Dyna has next time your over :wink:
Or you can buy the things off ebay USA pretty cheap.


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Do you think he would notice if I pinched it Si? LoL.

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Well, a busy Saturday sees the engine back in, and the Intercooler "tacked" in place. Piccy's for your perusal:

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Ok, so I am going to have to weld the towing eyes somewhere else, but, I have not had to move the radiator so swings and roundabouts.

Next the brakes..........

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looking good there!

spent quite a bit of time down your way recently! didn't get to meet you though. I was helping Richn break his old Carlsson (in exchange for a couple of bits) Hows your hand after the angle grinder incident?


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