i am not sure if i have enough room for the turbo but i have the supecharger intake all made now . the S8 engine is hard to find and the price is much higher so for the money the A8 engine is a better choice is the A8 the only thing is i wish i would have started with one that has a timing chain not bet and Niksil cylinder bores
Patrick I am sure it will work out fine as the engine it self has had forced induction put on it with turbo charging i just chose to use a supercharger and for intercooling i chose water / meth injection but i know that the proof is in the pudding as they say
it looks like cylinder #1 might be able to be honed hear are some pictures one is the piston that looks like it was melting on the edge the second is the cylinder wall and piston and the wall has gall lines in it
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well after doing some honing on one of the cylinders of the engine that was on my stand it is not looking good i have gained 2 thousands of an inch more clearance but the black pitted area have not gone away yet
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I am getting excited to get this engine i am going to double up the head gaskets to lower the compression ratio down to about 9 to 1 and eventually i will add water / meth injection for cooling of the intake charge i am hoping to have it all back together by the end of January i will be running around 15 pounds of boost
thats awesome. i gave up on my fiero when i got done wrong on the title... bought a porsche boxster... all is well your really long thread (which does rock by the way) keeps blowing up my email every day lolol so thought i'd just unsubscribe.
Thanks for the info on the 6 speed trans axle, next up I'm noticing there seem to be 2 very different versions of the 4.2 v8, ones like yours with the cam drives in the front and others with the cam drives in back, the latter seems to be a newer design starting around 2000.
what do you know about the newer engines, and do they fit the 6 speed? I'm getting close to being ready to buy parts for the Fauxrrari project.
yes the engines with the chain drive will bolt up from what i am told and they are shorter in length and put out more power they also have a 8 bolt crank flange so finding a manual transmission fly wheel is not a problem . yes my camera sucks on my phone