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    Default Re: Dave's Saab Story 2.0 - TRANNY SURPRISE!

    Dave, Why not just get a new car? lol

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    Default Re: Dave's Saab Story 2.0 - TRANNY SURPRISE!

    Paint looks great.
    What are you using these days for sealant or coating?

    I just noticed the October winter wheel post. Those winter steelies are pretty badass.
    Do you just hang your guzzlers up to dry?

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    Dave.

    Hi
    1999 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Classic Z71 - Intake/Gibson Exhaust/20% Tint
    2004 Chevrolet Corvette MRM A4 - C5Z Suspension/AFE S2 Intake/TSP Catless LT's/3" ORX/C6 ZR1 Wheels
    Sold WBody's: '98 GT, '98 GTP, '03 GTP, '05 GXP

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    Default Re: Dave's Saab Story 2.0 - TRANNY SURPRISE!

    Updates


    I've been parts gathering, so some goodies first:
    Adjustable FSB endlinks



    315mm rotors



    Tubular Manifold and TD04-20T with billet wheel




    Just a bunch of parts



    Shiney bits




    Clutch





    I have parts everywhere. Storage shelves above my car are full of parts as well.





    I'm working on cleaning up parts and polishing some; right now I'm polishing the coolant logs to a mirror finish



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    Default Re: Dave's Saab Story 2.0 - TRANNY SURPRISE!

    Dropped the engine and parts off at the Machine shop



    This was left on my front door step



    Painting some parts



    Believe it or not this frame has less rust on it than my current one on the car. Waiting to hear back from a few shops that can either acid dip this thing or glass media blast it. If the quotes are too high, back to grinding.





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    I'm working with a guy now for a dustless glass media blasting job on it, lets see what he comes back with.


    My rear subframe was from a clean 9-5 in texas with 40k miles on it, I suffed it and KBS seal coated it, then chassis top coated it. The lateral arms were brand new from GM for cheap, I scuffed them, KBS seal coated them and chassis top coat. So my rear subframe will never rust. I already scrubbed the underside of this car up to the firewall and seal coated it. I plan to go back underneath the car during the winter and do an inspection and touch up any areas that may need it.


    Machine shop trip!
    Engine block is perfect, no need for oversize bearing on the mains, the bore is spot on. My piston to wall clearance will be an exact 0.07mm.



    Flywheel has had 6lbs taken out so it is now 15lbs




    Head is absolutely perfect, not a single thing was out of spec, infact every part was exactly the same measurement.






    I wrapped the exhaust manifold. I probably should have had it ceramic coated, but my friend is going through a bit of a rough patch right now and can't do it for me. First time wrapping.





    Things will begin to pick up in the coming weeks.


    Goals
    November-December - Interior tear down, carpets out, headliner, speakers, sound deadening improvment, dash fascia swap, new stereo


    January-February - Rear suspension upgrades, undercoating check over, front suspension upgrades


    March - Vinyl wrap car


    March-April - prepare engine for pull through the top


    May 3rd - Engine pull day (my birthday)


    May-June - engine bay prep, repaint engine bay, assess what needs to be done


    June - engine drop in, hopefully give it its first crank over end of june.


    From there it is break in time, work out issues, and begin to tune it.


    I only get one day a week to work on the car, Saturday. I work full time during the week and Sunday is family day.

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    Default Re: Dave's Saab Story 2.0 - TRANNY SURPRISE!

    Engine block





    Head




    Crank



    Pistons



    I finished a steering rack I rebuilt



    Lightened Flywheel (qwik's favorite! LOL)




    I finished the headliner



    My garage right now


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    Default Re: Dave's Saab Story 2.0 - TRANNY SURPRISE!

    In other news, I bought a 1999 Saab 9-5 Wagon manual, pick it up Sunday.

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    Damn dude. Liking all those photos. Looks like FUN!
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    2 of my friends have 9-5 Aero's. One is a manual sedan and the other an auto wagon. I was surprised at how small the turbos on those things are. And was even more surprised when they said that Aero's have a bigger turbo than non-Aero's lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by SubwayGuy View Post
    2 of my friends have 9-5 Aero's. One is a manual sedan and the other an auto wagon. I was surprised at how small the turbos on those things are. And was even more surprised when they said that Aero's have a bigger turbo than non-Aero's lol
    TD04-15T for the aeros and GT17 for the base models.

    It is easy to swap in a TD04-15T which is what I will probably do with the wagon in due time since I have them just sitting around.

    Small doesn't always mean slow, they do the smaller turbo's to keep the torque down low. The 15T turbos can make it to 325ish before they really can't blow any harder. I'm doing a billet wheel 20T which should get me to 400hp. I wanted to keep it simple, stock lines, stock location. I got the billet turbine, tubular manifold, and lightened the stock flywheel, this should hopefully keep my lag about the same as stock, I really want the power under the curve not looking for top end power highway missile.

    These cars are relatively light, pre-2002 I think they are really 3,300lbs. A guy has his down to 2,750lbs and tracks it with a stock ported 15T.

    Guy with a GTX3076 is pushing 500hp crank, just couldn't see the extra 3000$ was worth it.

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    Default Re: Dave's Saab Story 2.0 - TRANNY SURPRISE!

    Got another car for the winter to beat on, best $50 I ever spent.





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    Haha. Stickers are great!
    You got all that car, for fifty bones?
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    Dave.. I approve of that flexzilla. Have the same one and it's hands down superior in all weather for flexibility.

    Sweet looking stuff you have going.

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