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Old 11-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #81
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Rods and pistons mated together!



Got my ACL bearings in as well, checked clearances with plastigage but I'm having trouble with getting accurate consistent measurments so I'll be busting out the mic's and getting some true clearance answers.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:55 AM   #82
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for the lulz

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:07 AM   #83
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wiseco and manley, very nice.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:22 AM   #84
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He'll need it for all the torque he's going to make.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:31 AM   #85
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He'll need it for all the torque he's going to make.
Wait I thought the rotrex made no torquez?!?!?!

just kidding... I'm building this motor for whatever I can throw at it. If/when I go turbo in the future ill still have a perfectly built engine for it
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:36 AM   #86
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Just giving you a hard time. I'm ornery because I'm waiting on stuff to arrive for my piece of crap, haha. I'm excited to see the results with the rotrex and what turbo you plan to run when you get bored with it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:08 AM   #87
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Just giving you a hard time. I'm ornery because I'm waiting on stuff to arrive for my piece of crap, haha. I'm excited to see the results with the rotrex and what turbo you plan to run when you get bored with it.
It's all good we've all been there. Whatever the outcome, it's been tons of ***** and giggles getting there so far. 6 months ago the idea of building an engine seemed like an after college, career havin, fancy big wig pay someone to do it for me thing.

I realize now I havnt posted a picture of my engine bay yet... odd as this is what we all care about here anyways... still trying to get out of clubtoadster mode.

Behold, post accident, N/A goodness
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:37 AM   #88
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Sweet cold air intake.
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Sweet HOT air intake.
I fixed it for you
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:29 AM   #90
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:35 PM   #91
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I fixed it for you

easy now ladies...

If youve looked at any of my build you'd know I'm headed in the right direction, and it matters not what you've driven past but where you will be next.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:15 AM   #92
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easy now ladies...

If youve looked at any of my build you'd know I'm headed in the right direction, and it matters not what you've driven past but where you will be next.
I know you're moving forward. That's why I made the comment. Now you'll have something shoving air in there instead of leaving the engine to suck in air off the exhaust manifold. Much better.
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I know you're moving forward. That's why I made the comment. Now you'll have something shoving air in there instead of leaving the engine to suck in air off the exhaust manifold. Much better.
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Oh okay. I was fully aware of the down sides of that intake set up, but I didn't care
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:26 AM   #94
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Well, took the micrometers to the mains and crank mains and found my oil clearances to be all sorts of big. The shop that polished my crank told me I would be fine to run standard bearings so I ordered some ACLs before measuring... big mistake

So I ordered undersized +.25mm ACLs and got them today. Bottom end should be done Tuesday finally.

If anyone wants a set of standard sized ACL Race bearings let me know I'll give you a discount since theyre opened!
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:31 PM   #95
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Posted some of my extra engine rebuild parts in this thread

01 pistons, 01 head gasket, 89-99 thrust washers, ACL race bearings etc.

Checked clearances on the new bearings. Everything checked out great! This semesters about over so I'll be bringing the short block home for assembly.

Any words of advice before diving into the head next month?
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My BBS RMs are sold and shipped!

I'll be out of town for a week but when I get back I'll be buying 15x10 6ULs and 225/45 RS3s!


RS3's seem like the right choice. I like to drive the car at least a couple times a week, its not going to the track often as of now except Adam's motorsports (a large go cart track), and theyre cheap!

This seems to be the consensus here, let me know if anyone has any info to add!

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Why 15x10? For 225 that's not recommended.

You want 15x9 unless you're going for a hellastretch look.

RS3 is awesome though. Good choice.
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he needs 10" wide wheels to put down that CRAZY ROTREX TORQUE
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170ft-lbs at redline can be really hard to control, people.
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Why 15x10? For 225 that's not recommended.

You want 15x9 unless you're going for a hellastretch look.

RS3 is awesome though. Good choice.
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170ft-lbs at redline can be really hard to control, people.

My thoughts behind the matter:

1) 15x9 out of stock until March
2) I would need to space them out
a) $100 in extended wheel studs
b) $100 in spacers
3) 10's give me the option to run fatter tires on the track if I ever want to
4) Ive seen RS3s on 10" 6ULs and it doesnt look horrrribly stretched
5) Itll be fine for the street and **** it ill have 10" wide wheels!


p.s. it should be obvious that I'm all about over-building.
I dont need fat rubber now or with the rotrex most likely but why not plan for the future?

p.p.s. Emilio says 15x10's

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