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hardydamage

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Hi all I was debating about going down the Bec route but after some deep considering I have changed my mind.
I have made the decision now, I have sold my pinto with box and all to go with it accept the exhaust which will be up for sale when I get round to listening it.
My decision is Saab turbo power, i have found a few links to builds of these into locosts etc.
These engines can put out some very impressive figures at very little cost.
The quality of the engine is very high and has some very good steel internals as standard.
I am going to be putting a omega gearbox on the engine with a custom prop.
When complete I hope to be running around 300 bhp which is very achievable with this engine without even opening it up.
I will update as the build moves on.
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Work has started on the sump mod
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Good luck with your build. I have a Saab powered Super 6 but didn't build it myself.
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Have you any pics, and what sort of performance you getting.
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Update on the conversion.
Well engine is all in and plumbed in, wiring loom all done. Intercooler pipes and oil cooler mounted.
Gearbox fitted ,exhaust fitted, basically about 90% done.
Things left to do
Bolt the newly fabricated propshaft on.
Finish off the fuel pipe and pump on the swirl pot.
Bolt on gear selector.
Refit dash and interior.
Then remodel the bonnet so the huge engine is hidden away.
I would post pictures but im having a nightmare with it keep saying there too bi, is this an i-phone problem, any ideas please.

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Standard iPhone pictures are several megabytes in size.  The biggest cost to running the forum is the amount of bandwidth used due to the size of uploaded pictures - bigger pictures cost a lot more to store and serve and, as donations don't actually cover the costs, the extra comes out of my own pocket.

Therefore, I limit the filesize of uploaded pictures.  The solution is to either resize them before trying to post them (there are apps available that will do that), or put them somewhere like Photobucket and link to them instead.
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hardydamage

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Thank you for the pointer.

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hardydamage

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Managed to upload a pic of the project

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Better pic of intercooler and the whole engine

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More pics

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Looks like your making progress. The little extra size of the Cat over the S6 seems to have made packaging a bit easier. I can't get out to a front mount and have a dry sump and electric water pump as the original bits wouldn't fit. Good luck!
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Hi adds
Yes bit snug but no mods to the car at all, it seems the car was made for the saab engine.

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Looks like your making progress. The little extra size of the Cat over the S6 seems to have made packaging a bit easier. I can't get out to a front mount and have a dry sump and electric water pump as the original bits wouldn't fit. Good luck!


I found this on the net, it was by the guy who built it

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Yep, that's the one. I think he had a thread on Locost Builders which had quite a few photos etc.
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hardydamage

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Engine and box out , absolute pig to split them.
Found that the spacer behind the cocentric cylinder is too thick which inturn has made the centre of rhe cylinder press hard against the centre of the clutch plate.
This is the problem i had with turning the engine over, i thought my battery was not man enough.
The clutch was trying to turn things that are not made to turn , now i have a gearbox that i have ended up breaking lugs off in trying to remove it. A knackered clutch and a mangled slave cylinder.
Not happy about this when the spacer is supposed to be used for this set up.
I have had to get the spacer machined 5mm thinner, new clutch on order good job i have a spare box.
Can't believe how many things keep going wrong.
Be glad when it's done so i can enjoy it.
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So after 10 months she has moved under her own power.
Done a few runs up and down the garages in first gar.
All seems ok and it feels very rapid, lights the tyres up quickly.
Getting closer now to mot time , he he and summer
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First start up when i found clutch problems
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All on the road mot'd and all that stuff.
Had a bit of an issue though its over heating.
I have got to chop awayat the bonnet a bit for air vents, going to do away with the water cooling turbo aswell to see if this helps.
Going to have to invest in a triple core ali rad i think.
Bit gutted with this hick up, other than that it is a total animal struggle for traction is not the word.

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Oh well looks like the head gasket has gone pop.
I should have done it before I put it all in the car really. Don't know if its ever been done.
Learn the hard way



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If you take the water cooling away from the turbo your end up with even bigger problems , they need to be cooled down or you just cook the oil in them causing the  bearings fail.
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