Have you seen or taken apart a W-12 motor? I would love to see one of those apart similar to your V-6. Fascinating concept, the W-12, and a wondrous execution. It's likely that there may not be enough room in your car for one of those, no? :-)
I haven't worked on a W12 yet. Lots of V10's V12's W8's and other not so normal ones though. I almost went with the W8 for my orange car, but the aftermarket support and availability left a lot to be desired.
I spent a few hours this weekend and got the engine back in the car. It should be up and running after about two hours more. Probably tomorrow...
Assembling. I ported the exhaust manifolds.
Then the heat shield...
It is all bolted to the cradle and ready to go back in...
back inside...in the future I will probably add a master plug to allow a one connection electrical plug to drop the engine. Right now the intake has to come off to get at the injectors and some of the sensors.
It only took seven years to finally find the time to turn the VW logo and VR6 emblem to face the rear.
The new engine was completed prior to Winter. I purchased new rims and tires for it as well. No change in the design, just an exact match that was on the car. The one wheel had a blemish on it that bothered me. The old wheels and tires got moved over to my blue GT with new tires added on to them. I took the car out for the first time this year and I really can't believe how nice it drives. I have driven more than 3 dozen different Fieros and this one handles great, the interior is so quiet (with all the added Dynamat) and the car just has that modern feel to it.
I plan on taking it out to the local cruises and events the rest of this year.