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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:53 am 
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I'm hoping this will be my last conversion project....... but who knows..
I need to start restoring my 96 and T16s etc..
I've always been a Ford nut, especially Cosworths and liked the new shape Focus so picked up a local mk2 cheap as the zetec engine had signs of big end knock.. that is the death of these Yamaha engine..
So plan is to convert to facelift model and see if I can squeeze in a B234..
I like to do projects nobody else has done.. so here goes..


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:50 am 
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this should be exciting - staying tranverse and front wheel drive or going for something little more lairy? :corn:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:52 am 
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Hmmm keeping it simple for a change Rich...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:01 pm 
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Car 55 wrote:
I'm hoping this will be my last conversion project....... but who knows..
I need to start restoring my 96 and T16s etc..
I've always been a Ford nut, especially Cosworths and liked the new shape Focus so picked up a local mk2 cheap as the zetec engine had signs of big end knock.. that is the death of these Yamaha engine..
So plan is to convert to facelift model and see if I can squeeze in a B234..
I like to do projects nobody else has done.. so here goes..


Here we go again last conversion project heard that before :lol: and you know there is still another to be done so get your skates and get it ripped apart.

Maybe you could be entered into Guinness book of records for fitting Saab engines to most different makes of car.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:42 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:19 pm 
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Could it be wide body version....


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:26 pm 
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Anyhow, 1st job measure up engine bay and get the engine and box ripped out..
You can pick these alloy engines up by hand and carry them about.. so light..


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:31 pm 
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Here's a better view of whats loitering in the engine bay..

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:37 am 
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It doesn't take long to rip a car to bits but I spent about 2hrs drilling out 1 of the locking wheel nuts.. what are these ford ones made of.. bombproof..
Things or parts on order that will be needed for the upgrades, engine and body shell.. so hopefully arrive soon, get cracking on it over the holidays etc..
No doubt road trips for parts or saabtreks :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:47 am 
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This will be very interesting .

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:55 pm 
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Ian78 wrote:
This will be very interesting .


Not sure about that Ian :)

Had another long day at it today though..

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:01 pm 
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Ripped the front and rear seats out.. centre console etc...
Was thinking about getting the dash flocked..
The cable shift gear selector will have to go as 9-3 box will be used and the rod change..


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:06 pm 
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Ripped the front and rear seats out.. centre console etc...
Was thinking about getting the dash flocked..
The cable shift gear selector will have to go as 9-3 box will be used and the rod change..


Use a cable change F35 box from a 93ss

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:12 pm 
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Find a 6 speed box from a 2.2tid 9-3SS...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:44 pm 
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I've already got the gearboxes... lsd...
Does the diesel 9-3ss bolt to the b2x4 engine then...? Didn't know that boss... handy info.. 8)
But I guess it's the rarer hens teeth euro6 version you mean beardydave....

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:28 am 
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Porbably, not sure of the proper designation.

It's the 2.2tid 6-speed box. And yes, very rare.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:18 pm 
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Chucked an old empty block, head etc together and got car and engine leveled up..
Will be sitting roughly about here..
Extra points if anyone recognises the block... :lol:
Should have this all mounted this week...


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:49 pm 
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that block seems to have some added ventilation holes :shock:

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