|11-19-2013 09:29 AM|
old gm-ford swap
I used to live next to a guy that raced 4 cyl circle track super modified . For a while he ran a Boss 302 head head on a GM iron duke block. then he started sawing SBC V8 blocks in half, welding them back together to have a V 4,
|11-19-2013 09:25 AM|
The torque plates we used when reboring engines would fit several engines, head bolt spacing was the same, The centerline dimensions for engine manufacturing machinery were for several engine families. It Is very expensive to develope a new engine and have to buy all new machinery.
|11-18-2013 07:49 PM|
|Torque454||its a 16V DOHC Volvo head that fits on the ford 2.3. Requires custom manifolds and stuff tho. Easily confused tho, since Saab and Volvo are both Swedish cars...|
|11-13-2013 10:01 PM|
Just get a BO PORT head and call it a day. The volvo swap is cool but when push comes to shove it is a poor investment for the power gained.
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|11-13-2013 05:50 PM|
Honestly I don't know other than they are both 10 bolt heads. Here are a few links to sites that say they will, you may want to ask them over there?
Saab doch head? - Turbobricks Forums
From what I can find it may work, but the general feeling is it wouldn't be any gain? I am just reposting what I have read, because I honestly don't know. I do know you can get big power out of a 2.3 Ford if you don't mind throwing some money at it. We ran one for a few years at a local dirt track and it held up turning 9400 in the straights for 2 years before we started running a late model.
|11-13-2013 05:15 PM|
Never heard of Saab/Ford interchange. But this is/was GM country
|11-13-2013 03:26 PM|
I believe some saab parts swap in place for some ecotec parts but never heard of ford.
|11-13-2013 03:21 PM|
Saab head, Ford block?
Does anyone know if a Saab 2.3 DOHC head bolt pattern is the same as the Ford 2.3 SOHC? Will the Saab head bolt onto the Ford block?