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Old 08-02-2008, 03:13 PM   #1
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Due to problems with the short nose crank in the old motor i proceeded to throw in the new one with a built block. Due to class, work, and other time constraints I will be updating this thread once a week over a span of three hopefully.

Engine specs: Has also been milled .40 over, balance, polish, and coated calico bearings.

-Carrillo rods (1.6)
-Wiseco pistons
-Bill's oil pump gears
-Cometic metal head gasket (deciding if i should run this or an OEM unit)
-Gates timing belt
-new seals, gaskets, ARP main/head stud kits
-new waterpump


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Old 08-02-2008, 03:16 PM   #2
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Week 1 Progress:

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I need to go source another long transmission bolt so I can get it on the engine stand. I need to find pictures of the block with the guts installed. Also need to get my old head decked.


Week 2's progress should consist of:
-stripping the engine bay
-wire tuck
-scotch red the bay, then on with the paint
-possible installation of the NB rear top hats

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Old 08-02-2008, 10:32 PM   #3
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Good stuff man. I cant wait to get to that point. How much did the motor work run ya and more importantly who built it?

Also, I hope at some point you put some new tires on the car b4 it hits the roads.
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Bought the motor off my friend who's in the picture, gave me a deal. He spent $5000 including labor/parts. Work was done by someone with 5+ years of experience I believe. I have RS2 225-45's sitting here waiting.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:50 PM   #5
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i love the look of this car! Will keep an eye on this thread.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:28 AM   #6
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In for the progress.
What clutch are you going to use?
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^Banned?


Still running my ACT and findanza flywheel until it wont hold anymore.
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lookin good!
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You bastard, I knew you were gonna go for it...if it was a 1.8 I would have got it instead if nothing but just to save time...You know how long it took Brad to build it.
Hooray for progress, when you guys are done, I'll hand you over my car to do the same for me...thanks!
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let me help fund your project... lemme buy your front lip!!!
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whoa, a motor dirtier than mine!
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Dan if you buy his lip. I'm buying yours and painting it white.
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I really want a broken r-pack lip. someone hook me up.
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Zabac: It fell into my lap at the right time when my motor let go.

Rappadan: Buy me a racing beat bumper and i'll consider it

Hustler: Previous owner neglected it plus my t fitting on the oil feed line leaked.
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Week 2's progress:
-Took out headlights and electrical components
-Bombard engine bay and steering rack with Simple Green and proceed to scrub for 2 hours
-Take off front bumper/fenders/wheels
-Let Brad do his magic on the wire tuck
-Scotch Red engine bay
-Primer and use "Chassis Black" paint

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Caked with oil/grease!!

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Sanding with Gojo works wonders

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"Chassis Paint" is very durable and dries quick
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Brad's wire tuck, passenger
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Rappadan: Buy me a racing beat bumper and i'll consider it

i have one. how bout you buy it for like 150 and ship me yours!
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nice progress man. the engine bay repaint is what I really liked. looks so clean after
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Is that lower radiator hose replacement a custom piece?
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Is that lower radiator hose replacement a custom piece?

Looks like the normal 1.6 piece to me. Just has a nice paint job.
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