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Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 This forum contains PERFORMANCE related Q&A's for the NG900 and 9-3. This may also include suspension.

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Old 01-23-2008, 03:48 AM   #1
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Well its all started, the engine got trial fitted. Thought Id share some pics with you, if your interested I can carry this on as a diary

The westy waiting to be operated on



the old engine was a 8500 750cc mistral suzuki engine, the previous owner removed it before I brought it, no way could I afford to repair such an expensive engine.



here is the bellhousing and gearbox mated up together



Here is the PWR charge cooler im going to use



here it is fitted to the engine. I had to swivel the housing round as it was pointing towards the oil filter



and here is todays pic, its getting trial fitted into the engine bay, its a big brute, just fits.



Contacted Maptun today to get some info on what they could do for me, they had loads of ideas, my main problem is keeping the tourque down as this car should only weigh 600 kgs. Hopefully have it done this summer, Im hoping to come to a few lancs meets as Im from Bolton.

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Old 01-23-2008, 03:49 AM   #2
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dredding the fuel bill this summer

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I might have to do a bit of chopping





I think a big of chop sump is in order or im going snail crushin

at least some good news, the bonnet fits phew

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Got the rads fitted today, should be back home later this week

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Thats going to be amazing! Something definitely needs to be done about the oil pan though.
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:59 AM   #6
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first thing is to chop it but we have also found that the nitron suspension springs are not upto the load so these will need replacing which will give us a few inches back.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:13 AM   #7
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Thats cool as hell! What can you tell me about that trans and bell housing?

Somebody said the V6 rwd camaro's and trans am's used something that might work.
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as much as you like tweak the bellhousing can be brought from yukspeed/SBD/westfirld or caterham etc etc. its the vauxhall to ford type 9 gearbox. The gearbox is the BGH E7 rated at 280 BHP. If I can help further then just ask
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:58 AM   #9
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Neat project!
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Was that the only option for the bellhouse? Link to the site?
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that looks totally insane!!! keep us updated on the progress.
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Awesome! Is that a T5 trans?
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No its a ford type 9 from a ford sierra.
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Sweet!
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that looks awesome! you need to get some videos of that beast once you get it all together.

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Yukspeed shows a 16v vauxhall rwd conversion parts list. Is that similar to a Saab/Triumph 4 cyl?

http://www.yukspeed.com/parts.htm
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Yukspeed shows a 16v vauxhall rwd conversion parts list. Is that similar to a Saab/Triumph 4 cyl?

http://www.yukspeed.com/parts.htm
from what i understand its the same basic bolt pattern, the opel omega trannys will apparently bolt right up also, unfortunately we never got those cars here in the US.

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yep, thats the one 160 it bolts straight on.
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Does a borg/warner T5 bolt up to the other end with ease?
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yep, thats the one 160 it bolts straight on.
thats handy, so what you use the ford clutch? or the ford disc and saab PP? sounds like fun

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