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rogerblount
V4 Fan

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Posted - 03 Oct 2019 :  19:12:46 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I've rust brought two 1700 v4 engines and boxs my question is can you fit the 1700 engine by just swoping everything over or is it more involved than that thanks

V4saab1966
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 04 Oct 2019 :  05:17:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Depends if its from a transit or a Saab .
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 04 Oct 2019 :  07:57:34 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Also depends on what type of Ford it's from (they were used in the Euro spec Taunus, Granada, Consul, Capri and Transit and in the Matra M530 as well). There may be numerous differences, the most obvious one being the sump "the wrong way around". The least you need to do is swap the needle bearing in the crank for an 15x19x20 Oilite bush. Ford gearboxes are useless for Saabs. Are they HC or LC engines?

Are you in a rush? I've written a conversion manual in Dutch a few years ago that I've been meaning to translate into English and upload to my website, but I haven't gotten around to doing it yet. I may try and do that in the coming weeks.

www.saabv4.com
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rogerblount
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Posted - 04 Oct 2019 :  08:37:52 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi they are both low compression from a mk 1 transit from Germany. No rush
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V4saab1966
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 04 Oct 2019 :  11:38:57 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Im guessing they were from burton , ex fire engine transit van , Ive got a HC Saab V4 1700 with twin carb manifold only found out it was 1700 when I took the sump off nice surprise stamped on the crank 1700 should drop straight in .
Now fitted and running sweet as.
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