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couple of pics of my 2.3 turbo saab powerd astra van

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and modified hirsch intake pipe

 
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engine is a modified saab 9000 engine and the van is standard all suspension etc is stock including subframe
 
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has been on the road about 3 weeks now and have done about 300 miles running it in as i have rebuilt it using all genuine saab parts including,
bigend bearings
main bearings
piston rings
all bolts
all seals/gaskets
head rebuilt,valves resaeted,etc
timing chain and sprockets/guides tensioner etc
balancer chain removed
hydralic clutch conversion

has suprised a few cars on the road the most recent being a corsa vxr that thoght it was quick,then looked at my van as if to say what the **** is that,few more things to tho having coilovers,building a new custom gearbox so its good for the nurburgring
 
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that looks awesome :) once niges done think i may have to go saab :)
 
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wheels are 16" mate,i think im gona sell my let out of my vectr which is speced to 500bhp and put one of these in as i have 2 more of them,its just iv worked on them for 8 years and no them much better then a let and i can get bits easier as i work for a saab dealer
 
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or to be honest i mite just get a saab as here much better cars then vauxhalls
 

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whats the saab lumps set you back then compaired to a LET
 
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depends on what engine,but nothing to me as i work there and can get them,alot more work then a let tho and more weight,and parts re more,id say it would cost some one the same to do as a let,mine was more then a let as i fully rebuilt it and paid 450 for a rad to be made so it would all fit properly without things sticking out the bumper
 
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think i would upgrade the brakes but good work dude. loving the air intake under the bumper to lol
 
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Good to see my old girls still going chap!
Hoikey i converted it to 5 stud with turbo brakes, so dont worry theyre not standard van brakes LOL
 
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not sure yet mate as the vectra is up for sale and im selling the van if any1 is interested as i just cant seem to get through a single month these days with any money left,so il have to see what happens
 

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