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Old 07-23-2015, 10:36 PM
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Boosted 3L at 450hp? So you're planning on running on 3 cylinders?

602 RWHP or nothing!!!!
That's just to outrun a 997GT3RS in a straight line. Minimum standard bro.
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Old 03-03-2016, 03:56 AM
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Well, here is an expensive box of parts that just needs a set of pin bushings before heading off to a machine shop for assembling. Progress has slowed on this project because of last season's constant clutch changes in the race car and this year's 944 enduro team project. At least I will soon have enough stuff to press forward again. The Arias pistons are always very slow to manufacture and the price increased sharply between the order and the payment because of the plummeting dollar. But they are here now.

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Old 12-23-2016, 08:19 PM
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Default A couple more close up shots of the pistons

Here are some more pictures of the 9:1 Arias pistons that I'm using.





















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Old 12-23-2016, 08:23 PM
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Default The SCRATH!

I managed to put a scratch in one of the bores while installing one of the pistons. It's enough to snag a nail and it's from the top ring not fully seating when I tapped it in. When I started moving the cylinder up, I heard it click into place... then I noticed the scratch. I don't have the mental energy to strip the block down and have it nikasiled... so I'm running it as is and hoping there isn't too much blow-by. If it's awful... then I get to do this all over again!

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I managed to put a scratch in one of the bores while installing one of the pistons. It's enough to snag a nail and it's from the top ring not fully seating when I tapped it in. When I started moving the cylinder up, I heard it click into place... then I noticed the scratch. I don't have the mental energy to strip the block down and have it nikasiled... so I'm running it as is and hoping there isn't too much blow-by. If it's awful... then I get to do this all over again!

That sucks. Gotta hate scratching new things.
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:41 PM
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Default More assembly

Oil pan bolted on. I need to find a new oil level sensor or a block off plate for that hole. The old plastic sensor connector broke on removal, but I'm not sure I need or want the computer monitoring oil level. The theme of the car is "completely manual" so I'll see what options are out there.

The camshafts got a new "racing" chain and tensioner pads. They were then reinstalled.

Next up is installing the Speed Force Racing headers which I bought used. They are supposedly some of the best available for these old cars.

The coils I bought are for an Audi R8 and they seem to fit the holes almost perfectly.

A front of the engine service was done replacing all the seals, water pump and new camshaft and balance shaft belts.

The last set of pictures show the valve cover and intake manifold back from Synergy Coatings in Leduc where they were powder coated. The valve cover is installed, but the intake manifold is just test fitted.































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Old 02-01-2017, 05:38 PM
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Looking so good! I would just get the block off plate so it looks nice and clean. Or you could make one, I've got some thick aluminum that would work.
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I also vote for making a block off plate. I think we have left overs from making the oil baffle for chumpy. Everything else is so hot!
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