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Old 03-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #21
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I feel like I just got dumped........................
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SuperTechs then

Or should I stick with my diesel motor at startup build as my new title? My concern is that I've already bought them and there are lots of users with them. I just don't want slapping to cause wear. Slap is wear as far as I know but I'm just beginning down this road.
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Our pistons are some ways out and they will be expensive. They will also glow with race winning glory but that's included at no charge.
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Wiseco motors sound legitimately broken when they're cold.
Haha, best description I've heard yet. I hadn't heart those pistons in so long that when Crush-loc cranked up at Hallett, I thought we weren't going to see it run.
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Our pistons are some ways out and they will be expensive. They will also glow with race winning glory but that's included at no charge.
After tuning 11:1 Supertechs, I chose to go OEM and await glory road. My numbers on those pistons were very good, but there could be so much more with a better dome shape.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:13 PM   #27
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So with Emilio out of the country for a couple of days, this gives me some more time to think before I order. I don't care much for 80s diesel clatter at cold starts, so I guess the wisecos are out. Meeting up with my engine builder next week, see what he has to say too. Then it's ordering ****, machine work and assembly time
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Our pistons are some ways out and they will be expensive. They will also glow with race winning glory but that's included at no charge.
When you say "expensive", do you mean FM-Wiseco range, or are we talking more expensive?
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When you say "expensive", do you mean FM-Wiseco range, or are we talking more expensive?
Price not set. I would like them to stay under $800. I wont decontent them to lower the price. Ill make the piston I want for our projects and worry about trying to sell them later.

Its simple, the piston I want does not exist so I have to make them myself.
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Unless the 949 slugs come with a complimentary BJ, I'm not paying $800 for pistons. That's an extra $400 over the supertechs that I can put towards an oil pump. I can spend an extra hour hand finishing the supertechs and I'm sure they'll be perfectly fine for me.
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Unless the 949 slugs come with a complimentary BJ...
Well, the 949 crew IS at the Nurburgring atm....
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Pistons ordered. Now for rods, oil pump and SUB lifters as the last 'big' parts. Then it's down to smaller parts I need here and there.

Do I *need* ARP mains? I keep putting stuff in my basket at 949's website and am not sure on what's absolutely necessary and what's nice to have
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Builder is picking up my 94 shortblock and the VVT longblock tomorrow. I'll let him pick the best block, crank and pan. The leftovers should make some fine paperweights

Might slap my spare 99 head on it when the VVT motor is done
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Send Emilio some monies, I expect a reach around on his next nurburgring trip. Shim-under-bucket lifters, rods, clutch, skunk2 throttlebody and some small parts should be on their way to me soon

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Super duper clutch?
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I wish I could've gone for the twindisk, but my kittie needs food too SuperMiata sport clutch, organic disc, rigid hub.
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Small update; my cheap-ish VVT motor checked out just fine. Brought the pistons by so he could start honing/boring. Discussed some things (squirters mainly). He can supply ACL race (rods, main and thrust) bearings for a more than decent price. Probably ARP mains and headstuds too. Will clean up motor and paint it, valvecover too, knock out and install fresh freeze plugs all around.

I'm now waiting for rods so machine work can start.

Still undecided on headwork. Initial quote was €1400,- for hot tank, port/polish (head/manifold/TB), some bowl work and 3 angle valve job etc. Might be negotiable though. Not sure if I can swing this right now, but I'll probably regret it when I don't do it now and have to pull the head in a later stage.
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Line hone if you do ARP studs (you should do them, factory main bolts are weak).
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What about the studs makes the line boring necessary? I've read it before, but don't see why. Does the MBSP interfere with the studs?
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What about the studs makes the line boring necessary? I've read it before, but don't see why. Does the MBSP interfere with the studs?
Only reason I could think of would be the higher clamping force resulting in additional distortion of the cap compared to stock.
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