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john-saab
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United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 06 Sep 2011 :  22:04:54 Show Profile Reply with Quote
With all of that work is there any way/need to up-grade the standard water pump? There is a lot depending on the factory set up, is a standard pump up to the job??? (not pushing but really interested in your thoughts on how efficient a good working pump is)

current V4 models..'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96 (Bridget),'74 95 (Veronica),'74 96 (The Brown one)NOW SOLD..destined for greater things

Edited by - john-saab on 06 Sep 2011 22:10:35
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2011 :  00:33:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I am unaware of an upgrade. The new one put onto the standard engine, appears to be working efficiently. Back in the 70's it wasn't accepted that you ran with antifreeze all year round. This lack of "coolant" encouraged rusting to develop in the system which ultimately damaged the pump and clogged the radiator..
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rsimps
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United Kingdom
1616 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2011 :  07:53:42 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The only thing people like Strom did was fit a smaller crank pulley, which slowed the pump down and stopped the alt over reving on high reving engines.
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 14 Sep 2011 :  20:03:16 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Some recent pics of engine build. I have retained the spec of the engine as it was in 1976, with changes to some valves which had corroded. The only real change is using Saab's crossover manifold instead of the C&T manifold. The intake ports have been matched but do show a little gasket intrusion, which is nothing compared to the ledges I used to have on the C&T set-up. You will notice that the chambers have been unmodified as I used Hepolite squish-deck pistons and the heads had been skimmed 1.75mm to raise compression up to 10.5:1:-










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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 20 Oct 2011 :  20:54:22 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Slowly getting there. Not done too much lately as have picked a bug up from somewhere and can't get rid of it..

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rsimps
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1616 Posts

Posted - 21 Oct 2011 :  07:40:40 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Now you could hillclimb it next year????
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James Ranaldi
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United Kingdom
1357 Posts

Posted - 21 Oct 2011 :  14:05:52 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Looking good Woody

Great work.
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john-saab
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United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 21 Oct 2011 :  15:46:36 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Very nice.
Are they 2 stroke spark plug caps?

current V4 models..'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96 (Bridget),'74 95 (Veronica),'74 96 (The Brown one)NOW SOLD..destined for greater things
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Woody
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United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 21 Oct 2011 :  18:17:54 Show Profile Reply with Quote
john-saab asked : "Are they 2 stroke spark plug caps?"

Yes they are! Bought them in 1974/5, They came fitted to the leads for the competition distributor.
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Joneseboy
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
55 Posts

Posted - 23 Oct 2011 :  20:21:42 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Woody the project is looking very good and moved on a long way since I visited you

Alan
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john wyatt
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1030 Posts

Posted - 23 Oct 2011 :  22:00:20 Show Profile Reply with Quote
How about coming up for the Bo'ness hillclimb weekend next year in September? Great if Richard could come also, know the organisers and sure we could have a SAAB class, Kierons old car is nearly back together, I am sure Curtis Muir will enter as well
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 23 Oct 2011 :  22:31:13 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Could be tempted, so long as the car as it is, is eligible.
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john wyatt
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1030 Posts

Posted - 23 Oct 2011 :  22:53:40 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Would be no problem with eligibility, you would need a national speed b license, Bottle of finest malt for anyone travelling from south of the border, canaybe work out some sponsorship for entry costs also
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rsimps
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1616 Posts

Posted - 24 Oct 2011 :  07:36:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I might go for that!
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Woody
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United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 24 Oct 2011 :  13:19:21 Show Profile Reply with Quote
"Bottle of finest malt for anyone travelling from south of the border"
I thought the border tariff had stopped in the 60's .....
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