09-16-2012, 12:55 AM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Total Cats: 98
Engine Build Parts List
I'm trying to put together a list of parts for an engine build and would love some input and suggestions. I'd like to keep this as simple and inexpensive as possible, I just want to make sure I have everything on my list that's absolutely necessary and haven't included something I could just as well leave stock.
The motor will be going in a streetcar, it will need to endure many miles and what I hope will eventually approach 400whp, being very optimistic. It will see some limited autocross and drag time, but will not regularly be run on a track at high rpms for an extended period of time (and if it is put on a track I'll surely detune it significantly).
Supertech 84mm 9:1cr Pistons
ACL Rod Bearings (stock size I assume?)
ARP Head Studs
As for the head, I just picked one up that's going to need to be cleaned up a bit as there appears to have been some piston/valve interaction in it's past. I'm going to replace the valves, is it necessary to replace springs/retainers? Should I go ahead and do +1mm valves on intake and exhaust while I'm swapping them out?