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Old 05-13-2006, 05:13 PM   #1
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9-5 Monster coming to life

slowly but surely, things are starting to come together. the engine is back from the machine shop fully balanced and bored .040 over and will going back together this weekend and then back into the car midweek. the goal is to be ready for the 31st of may so that frank (SQR) can custom tune my car on the dyno. a few things held me up bigtime and if i had to do it again i would have built up a completely different engine to keep downtime to a minimum. the first big item was the manifold flange. without the flange, header fabrication could not begin and the project stood still for about 1.5 months. the next big roadblock was the fabrication of a deck plate. the deck plate is used to simulate the loading of the head on the block when boring the cylinders. as we all know, saab engines rarely need new pistons so a deck plate could not be sourced locally and was fabricated in california and shipped to new hampshire on the east coast. down for another month. it feels like monster gaarage with all these deadlines but unfortunately they are real and i will do my best to be ready by the end of the month.


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oh man...im goin up the 26th...wish i could be there to see it tuned



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Oooh, pretty snail

Good luck on getting everything done! That car will be beast!
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Yeah that car is going to be so crazy....I cant wait to see some numbers!!!!
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Excellent! I hope I have the priviledge of seeing it in person someday!
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:33 PM   #6
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we were calling you the other day to see itf you still needed help
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Old 05-13-2006, 08:20 PM   #7
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man I wanna drive that car when it's done - it's gonna scare the shit outta me lol
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wow! dave, that things gonna rip when you are done. so if you get tuned on the 31st, you NEED to go to that dyno day in portland on june 3rd. i wanna see this car in action!!
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Wow... that's all I can say... wow.
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Wow... that's all I can say... wow.
X2 .... that car is a beast!! What numbers are you aiming for?
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Old 05-13-2006, 09:51 PM   #11
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Old 05-14-2006, 04:33 AM   #12
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I hope you'll be at SOC. I'll have a bucket with me so I don't drool on your car. NICE!
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Yeah Dave, maybe we can all pitch in to pay for your dyno run on June 3!!!

I'm planning on heading down that Wed to watch the festivities. And if I get sworn at in sweden, well that is just an added bonus.

Great job Dave, setting the bar incredibly high for us little guys!!!!
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Damn, that is beautiful work Dave! I don't even want to venture a guess as to what sort of HP you are shooting for, since its probably above my humble counting ability
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thanks for all the compliments guys. i'm shooting for 400hp but i don't think 500hp is out of the question. i doubt my ported head will be ready by the end of the month so i will most likely run my stock T7 head with some T5 cams for the initial tune and when i get the rest of the fuel system worked out and head back from the machine shop we will go for the big numbers.
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Thats gonna be sick i'd hate to be the unsuspecting one trying to race him
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looks sweet, cant wait to see it all put together
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Old 05-19-2006, 06:02 PM   #18
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Impressive..., simply impressive. Can't wait to hear what you end up realizing from your efforts.
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jeez dave.
I was gonna ask you for a ride to see the potential of my car... now I'm scared.
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mmmmm..... i can't wait to see this thing finished.... you'll definately have to take me for a ride in that beast!
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