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Audi A8 My Fiero by engine man
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well i hate to say that i have not received my ecu back yet and have not gotten a tracking number i have had to open a case with paypal but Sptronics assures me that i will have a tracking number tomorrow but i am not sure i believe them at this point as it seems it all has gone down hill with lots of BS from them .
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i Know after this ordeal if the guy doesn't return this ecu even if i get screwed out of the money i am buying a Vems as i doubt i get the ecu back but would like the money i paid of $232 for it with shipping so lesson learned don't buy from Egypt A-hole
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Thank God for PayPal as i finally have a part coming back 4 weeks after he received it he had it all tested less than a week but just sat on his hand about sending it back i feel like i had to get some guy to go over and threaten his life what the hell once you know it is not repairable replace it with a new one as fast as you can and get it out the door to your customer
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I don't have anything to add, but I just want to say I like your project and keep going until you finish it!
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thanks i will get it done i have found that there are times when you feel like just not working on it and now that i got the ECU back today i will start to feel like working on it
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well today i finely got a working ECU from them but i tried it and no change it looks like i need another engine or rebuild one of the engines i have i have found one engine they claim has 10,000 miles on and is cheap $500 but it sounds to good to be true and i am to far away to just go look at it as it is 500 miles away but to rebuild we are talking 2 to 3 thousand but i would know it is like new
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Well i just figured a way to flip the diff on a Turbo Hydromatic 425 and get enough shaft engagement easy
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well today i finely got a working ECU from them but i tried it and no change it looks like i need another engine or rebuild one of the engines i have i have found one engine they claim has 10,000 miles on and is cheap $500 but it sounds to good to be true and i am to far away to just go look at it as it is 500 miles away but to rebuild we are talking 2 to 3 thousand but i would know it is like new


Are they chain drive or belt drive?
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the cams a belt and i put a new belt on but who knows i might not have got it tight as it should be and jumped a tooth and the engine that they listed they said they forgot a zero so it was 100 thousand miles i wont buy off a salvage yard that pulls that kinda crap as they can fix that easy on car-parts.com
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...the engine that they listed they said they forgot a zero so it was 100 thousand miles


What's a "0" here or there? Geez... what buggers, eh?
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yup it sells better when you list it at 10,100 instead of 101,000
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went to my first sprint car race in over ten years since i gave up driving now i want to go racing again
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well i have decided that i will try another yard motor but i will want to do at least a compression check on it and i am getting back into sprint car racing as a friend of mine just gave me a triple X chassis i think they are a Maxim copy
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I am going to build a LQ4 for my sprint car but i will post the build for that as i plan to build a budget engine that makes 550 plus HP since it will be in a sprint car it will be run on methanol and i plan on putting it on a friends engine dyno
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another bullet / engine is on it's way
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today i picked up a LQ4 6.0 chevy for the race car now i need a 4.8 for the rods and crank i am going 60 over on the block so it will be 4.060 with a 3.268 stroke that will be 338 ci
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all my new toy's have arrived the Audi engine came in today the boring bar i bought off ebay came in yesterday and i picked up a lq4 Chevy 6.0 i just need to go pick up the sprint car chassis my friend gave me i think it was a 2006 triple X and it saw very few races as a 410 sprint car it might have 20 races on it and as far as i know it has never been wrecked
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photos of some of my other new toys




after i get all the parts together it should look something like this car just different paint

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What do boats and sprint cars have in common??? they're both bottomless holes you throw large amounts of money down...

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Yes they are and i love to have both to throw that money away driving the sprint car gives me a great rush and so doesn't a good fast drag race style boat good thing i don't ride motorcycles then i would be in real trouble LOL

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after dissembling the LQ4 truck version of a LS engine i can now see that it has made the SBC like the Flathead ford out of date technology
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Any pics of dissasembly?
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i can take some pictures of the engine taken apart .
Ok what i am thinking is to take the 4.8 crankshaft and have it stoked from 3.268 to 3.350 this way i can use the 6.250 connecting rods with a 1.305 compression height piston and this piston is a common piston height and it brings me up to 343 CI with a 4.04 bore and the stroker crank will cost me $250 for them to grind it and i will achieve this by going from 2.100 rod journal to 2.00 rod journal

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i have been thrown a curve ball so for right now i have stopped working on all projects due to i am trying to buy the building i have my shop in before someone other than me owns it and they kick me out and run the garage and i will not have a way to make a living . sometimes others problems become yours even though you try to steer clear
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not much to look at but the engine mostly taken apart




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i will be bringing the 4.8 crankshaft i bought to the Machine shop to have them stroke it to 3.350 with a 2 inch rod journal that combined with a 6.250 long connecting rod and a piston compression height of 1.305 and decking the block .010 i should end up with a zero piston in the hole maybe a few thousands out of the hole . 4.03 x 4.03 x .7854 x 3.35 x 8 = 341.8 CI

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last night i won a ebay auction for a set of cylinder heads for the race engine project the flow number i have seen for the head are high enough for over 700 horsepower I am just trying for over 600 HP with a hydraulic roller cam running Methanol
MANUFACTURE FLOW # @28 in

Lift Intake Exhaust

.100 71.5 59.1

.200 158.7 123.2

.300 229.8 174.1

.400 290.6 218.4

.500 327.3 240.4

.600 359.5 252.5

.700 377.4 260.6

OVER 900HP POTENTIAL with THESE HEADS
Damper Spring: No
Overall Diameter: 1.320" OD
Inside Diameter: .676" ID
Spring Height: 1.800"
Seat Pressure: 145 lbs @ 1.800"
Open Pressure: 385 lbs. @ 1.150"
Coil Bind: 1.100"
Spring Rate (lbs./in.): 375 lbs/in
Max Lift: .680"
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today i finally got around to pulling the fiero engine i hope tomorrow i will be swaping the engine out on the cradle
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today i pulled the timing cover off to see if i did anything wrong when i put the timing belt on but it is nice and tight like it should be so i put a breaker bar on the front of the crank and turned the engine over it feels tight in fact to tight compared to the new engine going in i think it took the cylinder walls out

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it is all apart i did take a torque wrench to both engine to see how much force it took to turn it over and the engine coming out took 65 foot pounds and the engine going in took 40 foot pounds

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i planed on working on the car but i had other things to do like work on my Dads truck he is 88 and still get's around good drives every day and works 3 or 4 days a week because he want's to not because he has to .
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yesterday and today i worked on the fiero and after pulling the timing belt covers so i could paint them i decided to put a belt on it with a new water pump as it looks like the belt and pump are original and i will just take those off the engine i pulled as i put a new belt and pump on it but i do need to rent the tools to do the job but i am making progress but i am taking my time now .
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I just bought a course for EFI tuning from HP Academy so i can get a better handle on EFI tuning as i know how to tune Carburetor and Mechanical Fuel Injection and i know how to read spark plugs as i have done that for many years
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well the cam locking tools showed up so i can do the timing belt on Sunday as for tomorrow i am doing timing belt and water pump on my Pacifica i bought now my shop is really picking up and i have more money to do things but less time but that is fine
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Thanks for posting this.
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i try to update so every one knows it is not a dead build and i am moving forward
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i try to update so every one knows it is not a dead build and i am moving forward


I know what you mean. I have not posted any updates in my build thread either.
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Thanks Rickady88GT sometimes i think i am just posting and no one is listening and we all want to be heard and feel like we contributed and we all have something we have done we are proud of and want to share with others so thanks again. i want to thank all those in our Military for the service in defending our freedoms

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Thanks Rickady88GT sometimes i think i am just posting and no one is listening and we all want to be heard and feel like we contributed and we all have something we have done we are proud of and want to share with others so thanks again. i want to thank all those in our Military for the service in defending our freedoms



Still here, still watching.

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