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Old 05-27-2008, 12:37 PM   #41
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No real updates yet, I am researching what parts to get and and where to get the from at this moment. I feel ok with this block as it is not in bad shape, the walls don't look terribly glazed nor scortched, so once the pistons are coated and the block is honed, I think I will be at a reasonale clearacnce, but again, until the pro is done with it, I really don't know anything yet, so cross yo' fingas fo' me foo!! lol

I will post further updates as soon as I have them. I do have some news I found rather intersting.
Main Bearings(1-5)-Mazda Comp=$44 appx. To get them coated (optional, not a must by any means) it is $39 appx. So total for coated would be $83
Main Bearings(1-5)-Calico= $104.07 H-hardness and already coated
Rod Bearings(1-4)-Mazda Comp=$39 appx., plus coating $24.50, so total for coated is $64 appx.
Rod Bearings(1-4)-Calico=$68.03 H-hardness and already coated
Difference between Mazda stock vs. Mazda+Coating vs. Calico is:
$83 vs. $147 vs. $172
Figured I'd throw that out there for everyone that was looking for an alternative bearings wise, and if you don't know who Calico is, just spend a few minutes over at Google and find out.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:19 AM   #43
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Ben, that's funny you say that, I just got done studying his profile, he actually has some reasonable posts, this is the only exception, so I think he may be ok, at least for now lol
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updates yet? come on what is taking you this long. you made one million last week and still not spending it. good write up. looking forward to get my hand dirty again. lol . not really but i'll have to . are you gonna be done till july 25? its time for the Gap.
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:16 PM   #45
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No my friend, I will not be done by then, going up there in the smoke machine. I hope I make it or it's time to use the AAA for the third time, haha.
I actually didn't even touch the block/crank yet, I have to get my pistons done first, and then take all the **** to Bob to do his magic.
Time is the issue, well actually not having it is the part that sucks. Tell you what, you wanna do some legwork for me?
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legwork sounds too much what do you need done? let me know. well get her straight.
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I need to take my pistons to Calico, then once they are done, i need to take the pistons, block, crank, flywheel over to Bob's shop for him to get started on it, and then pick it all up and take it Justins house, wait for bearings to come in and slap that **** together.
Easy enough. lol
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'scribed.

Looks good!
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:36 PM   #49
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Back from the dead.

*NEWS*
After examining the block at the shop, turns out I am just a little out of wack and cannot use OE size pistons. So, I am on the lookout for some .20 over sized pistons, prefer Wiseco if anyone has some to get rid of.
Also, crank needed a little love too, so undersized bearings are needed by .10 under.

Just ordered some ARP head and main studs for $192.08 shipped, if anyone wants to know where from, PM me.
No pics at the moment, will get some soon.
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Pretty sure I told you to get oversize and plan on boring it about a year ago.... Wiseco or JE pistons will work fine.
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Back from the dead.

*NEWS*
After examining the block at the shop, turns out I am just a little out of wack and cannot use OE size pistons. So, I am on the lookout for some .20 over sized pistons, prefer Wiseco if anyone has some to get rid of.
Also, crank needed a little love too, so undersized bearings are needed by .10 under.

Just ordered some ARP head and main studs for $192.08 shipped, if anyone wants to know where from, PM me.
No pics at the moment, will get some soon.
could you measure the cylinder wall thickness for me?
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Back from the dead.

*NEWS*
After examining the block at the shop, turns out I am just a little out of wack and cannot use OE size pistons. So, I am on the lookout for some .20 over sized pistons, prefer Wiseco if anyone has some to get rid of.
Also, crank needed a little love too, so undersized bearings are needed by .10 under.

Just ordered some ARP head and main studs for $192.08 shipped, if anyone wants to know where from, PM me.
No pics at the moment, will get some soon.
Wtf Dan? That sucks

Do you know if MSM pistons come oversized? I have a set with Stephanie. If they fit and you need them let me know.
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Pretty sure I told you to get oversize and plan on boring it about a year ago.... Wiseco or JE pistons will work fine.
Just in case you decide to follow Pat's advice; I would suggest you check into Belfab's Supertechs. They are priced at $399.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:00 PM   #54
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Pretty sure I told you to get oversize and plan on boring it about a year ago.... Wiseco or JE pistons will work fine.
Rub it in, thanks!
I know, I guess I was just trying to avoid reality.

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could you measure the cylinder wall thickness for me?
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Wtf Dan? That sucks

Do you know if MSM pistons come oversized? I have a set with Stephanie. If they fit and you need them let me know.
It's not so bad Rafa, this really only made my mind up for me, I secretly wanted to go with forged pistons but could not justify the cost, well now I have to and it makes the decision that much easier.

The MSM pistons are the same bore, only difference is the CR (9.5:1) I believe.

I have looked at the Supertechs before, but forgot everything I knew, I'll compare them all once I have some free time.
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Yes, before or after boring?
both if you don't mind (we are assuming mm with calipers right?)
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FWIW, I saw JE pistons at a discount from another vendor. Let me know if you'd be interested. I can look those up too.
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Not yet Rafa, I can't dump any money in the car yet, I need a few more weeks.
The heating in my house just went out, need to drop about a grand for a new compressor and labor :( FAAK.
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Not yet Rafa, I can't dump any money in the car yet, I need a few more weeks.
The heating in my house just went out, need to drop about a grand for a new compressor and labor :( FAAK.
HAHA- you too?

My god damned furnace just died yesterday.

Had a new one installed today. Oh boy, I have a shiny new furnace now.

What a waste.

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