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Old 05-18-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default 95 M boost build

Relatively new on the site but been boosting for almost a year. A change in employment has allowed me to make some changes in the fun car. On to the goods.


95 M-edition which I acquired first of the year in 2012 from a local for $2,000. Had around 94,000 miles and ran fine. Didn't look all that good and there were some hack-job items on the car when I picked it up.
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I boosted it with some parts I picked up off the site and it's been very fun despite horrible tires and stock suspension, sways, you name it. Now it's time to get serious and build it big; build it right.

Goal: 350 at the wheels. Many have done it, i'm sure. I've estimate my power anywhere between 180-200 with the current setup (2554 @15psi, 3" back, FM big intercooler, all stock internals) and I'm ready to move up.
To meet the goal, I'll be using a 2871R, Manley rods, and FM-Wiseco 9.1 CR pistons. From my reading, I'll be at or near the highest abilities of the 2871 but I'm looking to keep the spool relatively quick for streetable use.

With this big HP goal come the need for a good infrastructure to build off of. The car is being stripped down to the tub and built back from there. The list of parts is huge so stuff will get mentioned as I get to buying it, putting it in, etc.

I'll start this thread with the donor block which is a recently rebuilt 95 Merlot block as well. The clock read well over 200k but the engine still had the cross hatches in the cylinders - impressive. Wish I took pictures of it before I sent it off to the shop. The machine shop is doing a 1mm overbore to 84mm (mic'ing each piston), checking the mating surfaces, checking the main caps with new hardware in case it needs a line-bore, and hot tanking.
I'll snap a few when it gets back.

Last night was "diff night" which is always my favorite. Pulled the original rear end and PPF for the rebuild. Swapping in a 3.9 ring and pinion. 3.6 is probably a better option but I'd like to try out a 3.9 set first. Anyways, pictures:

Today's work will be trans and remove boost/cooling/accessories preparing to remove the engine. :yay:
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