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Old 11-08-2010, 04:40 PM   #581
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I need yourguys' help! I am going to be building my engine over the winter, anybody recommend any shops around here that know wtf they are doing that won't rip me off/rape me for the work?
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:51 PM   #582
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Centerline is the one evan uses. Its in Stratford. Same guys that built that blue 400 hp sti that was at our dyno day. They are not cheap tho.

We sealed up his motor and put the head on the other day and i was VERY impressed with how thorough they were.

LMK if you need a hand with anything. What are your build goals?
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:53 PM   #583
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Run 12-14 psi and have nothing blow up on a $3000 budget. I am shooting for 300whp but may fall short. If I can sell my old wheels, injectors, turbo (maybe), intercooler, intercooler piping, and some other little misc. **** (like my gm ebc solenoid) I will be able to go a bit farther and should definitely hit 300whp without blowing anything up/off.

If you want to give a pointer or two I would gladly accept seeing how you have probably done the stuff I am going to be doing this winter. You did your rods yourself rite?
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:09 PM   #584
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Yeah I built my bottom end. Just had my machinist order me the rings and bearings after measuring everything and cleaning/honing the cyl as well as resurfacing the head and block.

Just give me a call or shoot me a PM whenever. Im still 50/50 on keeping this head. He hasnt talked to the machinist yet.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:33 PM   #585
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So does anybody have an engine hoist and stand I could borrow? I am getting ready to pull my engine out (in about 2 weeks) and don't really want to buy one
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Sorry I always borrow them from random people

Lmk if u need a hand tho
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Ok, I am going to pull it out next week (I am going to be on vacation) if you want to come by and help. Probably going to do it during the day time.
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i could probably come help depending on the day... and if it's in a heated garage
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:46 PM   #590
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I'll be burning both space heaters but it is a 2 car garage so there's a lot of air to warm up. I am going to start them up around 6 so around 9 it won't be that bad. Think I found an engine hoist to borrow. Probably going to buy a stand this weekend and pull my old Honda engine for laughs (it fell apart the day I bought the car on the drive home).
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what day are you planing on doing this?
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I was thinking Tuesday/Wednesday but if there's a day you have free and wanted to swing by I'd just do it that day.
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I am pushing it to the end of next week/the 21st because I am going to be getting the new bumper painted, installed, and shot (with camera). I think I have an engine hoist for the ripout. Going to pickup an engine stand tomorrow
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I have an engine stand you can borrow if need be also can lend a hand.
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Love the sig mike! How long are you willing to lend the stand for (I am planning on putting the drivetrain back in the car in March)?

I pushed the teardown back farther so I can get the car running on cops before I take her apart for the build (one less bug I'll have to work out in the spring). Probably pull the drivetrain out for the new year.
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lmk what day works best for you next weekend for the COP install
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Hmmm, would new years day be a bad idea? Maybe the second?
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could probably do the second. I have the whole week off so i can do it before then if you are free.
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30th and 31st are wide open, I will also be able to throw down on the 27th also.
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Love the sig mike! How long are you willing to lend the stand for (I am planning on putting the drivetrain back in the car in March)?

I pushed the teardown back farther so I can get the car running on cops before I take her apart for the build (one less bug I'll have to work out in the spring). Probably pull the drivetrain out for the new year.
Thanks and you can use it as long as you need it i dont use it with the rotary so i dont see me needing it anything soon.
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