20+ Year Contributor
- Dec 9, 2002
Some more pics from circuit legends.
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yeah the rubbing is a thing, i rub on the front so use a 5mm spacer for that coil over clearance. wide wheel and camber problemsStarting the teardown process for the off-season. Got the car jacked up and starting going over things. Cleaned the wheels, took a look at some suspension bits. Found some broken things as can be expected. Splitter mount is broken. Splitter rod is broken. Got some rub on some suspension parts, furthering my thought I may need some small spacers just to get the wheels away from the suspension. Other than that, everything looks ok. Time to start tearing down the motor and figuring out the direction we’re going to go in for next year. I had really wanted to go 2.0/2.0 long rod, but judging the by cost of things, probably going to stay 2.3, just give the bearings and rings a refresh. Also bought an Evo 1-2 intake manifold that will help the midrange and response. Obviously moving over to a 2G head as well. Going to get new cams and springs, so the top end should be pretty awesome. Then have to figure out the conversion to FuelTech. Not so much the fueltech, just how the hell I’m gonna pay for it View attachment 708117View attachment 708118View attachment 708119View attachment 708120View attachment 708121View attachment 708122View attachment 708123
Thank you!! Yeah. It’s kind of snowballed . But even from when I first bought it in 2000, it’s been all over the place build wise. It’s been an awesome road. Can’t wait for next season.Wow this car is amazing. Seeing it from when you started posting to now, the changes are wild.
Hell yeah, man!Motor tear down detail: cylinders 1-4 rod bearings look actually pretty amazing considering that this motor has only seen track time for 5 years, and multiple trips to the pegged side of 250° water and oil temp gauges. Pistons are a bit beat up. Still trying to decide if I want to try and reuse them, or figure out a way to afford new ones. Have to start pulling everything apart so I can prep and paint the engine bay to match the interior. All in all, pretty proud of this build that I put together in my garage. Not sent off to some shop somewhere. Super proud. Now to plan what to do next.View attachment 709351View attachment 709352View attachment 709353View attachment 709354View attachment 709355View attachment 709356View attachment 709357View attachment 709358View attachment 709359
OE pistons aren’t up to the task of what this motor goes through. Gonna talk with a couple people and see what the best bet is. The biggest issue at the moment is that these are still 21mm pin pistons, and almost every aftermarket piston is up to 22mm. So, difficult to nail down a piston I want that checks all the boxes, and is affordable. I still have to pull everything else out so I can paint the engine bay and do the Volk front subframe bushings. We’ll see what we can do about getting the right setup to maximize reliability and balance power. But yeah. Looking to make 500ish to the wheels, so I’m not going to trust OE pistons. And thanks for listening to the podcast! It was so much fun!!He
Hell yeah, man!
Oh yeah, I listened to that podcast you were on, that was pretty cool.
Dude, please don't put those pistons back in. All she needs is a hone, fresh oe pistons, rings, bearings, and an oil pump. Are a new set of NPR/Nippon pistons still $175?
I'm thinking I'll move the pump so I can put a cooler that fits better like my oil cooler, can see the picture how I ducted the oil cooler to the bumper, I am going to mirror that on the passenger side. I have everything ducted and sealed up pretty well up front, makes quite a difference in the cooling.If you have pics, I’d love to see them.
That’s definitely really interesting. Definitely will consider a setup like this for sure. Thanks for the pics!I'm thinking I'll move the pump so I can put a cooler that fits better like my oil cooler, can see the picture how I ducted the oil cooler to the bumper, I am going to mirror that on the passenger side. I have everything ducted and sealed up pretty well up front, makes quite a difference in the cooling.
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