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I finished my turbo outlet pipe this week, so that wraps up the biggest parts of Frank's new engine.
I've been driving it around, terrorizing the neighborhood and getting lots of thumbs up's!
I haven't really got on the boost yet, letting it break in kind of gentle. I've flushed the trans twice, still getting junk out from the 3rd gear spring it ate a few years ago.
A quick rundown of this engine:
2.1 bored to 94 mm with custom RaceTec pistons. Crowns and skirts coated. Eagle rods.
85 SPG exhaust cam, 9000 intake valves, mild porting, stainless tubular exhaust manifold. ARP studs.
MCS T5.5 system with lightened flywheel, SPEC Stage 2+ disc with AP 9000T PP.
Mitsu TE05 with Viggen intercooler.
900 Radiator, dual fans, custom motor mounts.
5-speed w/ Quaiffe LSD.
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It does look close, but the pulley is really below the booster. There's over 3/4" between the shoulder of the alternator and the brake booster. I have my own front motor mount that stops the engine from torquing back into the booster and firewall as well.

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No, I use the 1980 99 front cover/mount if that's what you mean.
The lower front mount gave me more room for the 900 radiator as well.
I did weld up a new bracket for the passenger side, replacing the 900 solid mount I used to use.

If you don't want to make a hockypuck mount for the front, you can tighten down that big washer/nut. That will lower the front (pulling the alt away from the booster) and firm up the mount.
 

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Well, it's short for FrankenSAAB.
My wife called it that when it first fired in '94. Then Grassroots Motorsports called it that in a sidebar about the car a few years later. So that's it's name.
It's a bit much at times so it just became Frank.
25 years on and the evolution continues...and it's still a monster.

😁 I can only think of Frank Frink from The Man in the High Castle.
 

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For male cats I've had a Harvey (Korman), Oscar (the Grouch), Otis and GIR (GIR). Evenly split between Tabby and black. I think I will always have at least 1 Tabby and 1 black together.
 

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As long as I had it off the car, I thought I'd take the opportunity to open up the other side of my airdam and install a grille today. I built this airdam using all the bits from a destroyed one I found years ago. They aren't a bad replica, but
I wish SAS had made these flush, like the original donor EMS unit. Instead they molded in the holes...😡
I still need to repair and paint the bezel, but now I can install a trans cooler.
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Thanks! These are the 'street clothes'.

It's a MCS light flywheel with a AP 9000T PP and a SPEC Stage 2+ disc. According to my Ultragage, it's breaking loose at a calculated 260 ft lbs., About 14psi.
There's a chance I under-spec'd the clutch.
 

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The 240. I thought so too. I'll pull it apart and see what's going on, but that will have to wait. This is a good way for me to keep from over doing it while the engine breaks in.

I'm going to need bigger brakes.
 
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