|11-17-2013 09:55 PM|
|Black05||Any updates on this. Been looking this is the only thread i can find details of the swap. Info if u ever tried the 2.5 head or not?|
|06-17-2013 02:17 PM|
|xr4ti||Hey MM, have you had an opportunity to drive the car with the new engine as yet and if so how is it performing? Judging by the mods you've done it should have a nice flat torque curve.. Also has anyone here tried this combo with ITBs and stage 2 Crane or Crower cams, and whch of those two brands have been found to produce the best power?|
|06-12-2013 11:22 PM|
Been wondering for a few days if you ever got a chance to do a test run........
"tastes like crap"..... you brought back memories long story short I've got a dog that drank a quart of transmission fluid once. Called the vet and read the ingredients to her and she said it would pass right though her..... for 3 days it was coming out over her.
|06-12-2013 11:03 PM|
Thanks Sailor - spent the time waiting for the replacement power steering hose building a custom air box for the CAI and drilling some fun HOOD HOLES - lol
and in case i forgot - YES, i am an idiot and while jackign up the tranny to get that damn dog-bone mount in, hooked the PS hose on the shift linkage bracket and POP - shower of power steering fluid.....which by the way tastes like crap
|05-29-2013 02:16 PM|
Shucks, I just read that's the date for the NEFR (New England Forest Rally) at Sunday River in Newry ME.
Closer for you, but I'm guessing NOT the sanctioning body you run in...
Kick up some stones for us testing that thing up there in Maine...
|05-29-2013 10:28 AM|
|05-29-2013 10:21 AM|
|MainiaxMotorsports||DUDE - i am soooo coming to pick you up - want to be in the crew ???|
|05-29-2013 10:20 AM|
|05-29-2013 10:03 AM|
Next rally is Rally West Virginia at Snowshoe Mt. - a NASA event - super pumped - 160 miles of stages i heard (almost double others!!) July 27th or around there.
I definately need some track days while i have this tarmac suspension setup on it to tune, tweak, etc.
Next project might be: Add Lightness (lol) - by cutting out a lot of extra stuff the car has from its days in the Production Class of RallyAmerica - with this motor swap - we are a looooong way from production.
And to the question on the OIL PASSAGE on the 2.5L Block vs none on the 2.3 - I simply used a 2.5L head gasket which would of course have the bore hole for the bore of teh new block - but plopped the 2.3L head on - why? Well, i was going to tap and plug it, but my thought is no oil pressure at a 90 degree metal wall (think flat head) will / would approach the lateral pressure of combustion (think wall of gasket around piston top) - and given the next phase is to get that 2.5L head back on - didnt want to muck it up.
No leaks at all - time will tell - suspect if i ever do have a failure it will be an internal chase closer to the HOT SPOTS - but happy to be proven wrong i guess ;)
|05-29-2013 12:31 AM|
|waraya||look great!!! Whens the rally?|
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