I just realized that this hybrid section exists so I've moving this over from the 16V forum. I've been plugging away at this thing on the side for a couple years now. Although I've had the car since 01 it's sat most of that time and I think I only put 25K miles on it, if that. I'm a pretty busy guy but I keep this car around for S&G's. I don't expect it to be all that fast. I just want something better than the low compression 8 valver and lets me tinker with Megasquirt. I'm done with the old 8V block and should complete the conversion by summer so I suppose this is a good time to start a build thread.
I guess the ultimate goal is to have a reliable daily driver that keeps me entertained and is faster than my 4Runner.
Chassis: 1990 Corrado
Block: 9A bored to 83.5mm
Pistons: J&E 9.5:1
Rods: stock 9a
Head: stock 2.0 9a
Head gasket: stock
Intake manifold: stock
Throttle body: Automatic G60
Intercooler: 4" PWR A/W IC
Water pump: Jabsco Centripuppy
Bov / dv: stock G60 bypass
Exhaust manifold: stock
Supercharger: Rebuilt and ported by BBM
Pulley size: 68mm
Management: MS2 Extra with wasted spark
Injectors: 36 lb Accel
Spark plugs: TBD
Flywheel: Lightened stock G60 ~ 12lb.
Clutch: Clutchnet Sport with VR6 pressure plate
Transmission: 02J hybrid - taller R&P and diesel 5th gear
Differential: Peloquin LSD
Shifter: Later O2J setup
Since I've had the 8V crank bolt snap on me not once, or twice but THREE times I decided to do something different. So this time I put an ARP crank bolt in. Not sure how well it will work but if it snaps I'll have a good reason to do some head work. Though this head is actually very tight considering I don't know the mileage. Just 3-7% loss out of the valves when pressure tested at 90 PSI.
So this ARP bolt is called ARP 207-2501 - ARP Harmonic Damper Bolts and available from Jegs at:
And around it will go the modified ABA serp. pulley. I found a BBM one for a good price in the classifieds. I then continued to modify it as seen:
The tooth wheel is a piece I got from "corvrman" on ebay. Price was $25 but for an extra $7 he turned the I.D. in it for me. I then had to turn the O.D. on the pulley. Design spec. for an interference fit would be .002" on diameter. But I know the machinist wimped out and put less in. If it wobbles I'll be pissed.
I decided to go with the GM CS130 alternator. McGowan Starters and Alternators ("starter-alternator") on ebay sells them for $84 shipped. It's probably just another piece of chinese crap (I'll get to that later) but it's cheap and I didn't have to go to the store to pick it up.
The brackets are really simple. If anyone wants to know the dimensions I can measure and post the drawings but I leave my calipers at work so you'll have to ask. I don't mind doing it but just need to know if inquiring minds want to know.