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techinspector1 11-13-2013 02:21 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?

ap72 11-13-2013 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by techinspector1 (Post 1909506)
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?

are you talking about the Volvo/ford head swap?

I believe some saab parts swap in place for some ecotec parts but never heard of ford.

BOBCRMAN@aol.com 11-13-2013 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by ap72 (Post 1909522)
are you talking about the Volvo/ford head swap?

I believe some saab parts swap in place for some ecotec parts but never heard of ford.

Saab and ecotek are interchangeable in the later GM owned years..

Never heard of Saab/Ford interchange. But this is/was GM country

carolinacustoms 11-13-2013 04:50 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
Yahoo Groups

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.

Kelly

Torque454 11-18-2013 06:49 PM

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...

timothale 11-19-2013 08:25 AM

head swaps?
 
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.

timothale 11-19-2013 08:29 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,


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