looking good. I have a 3.6L crank for sale. Diff pistons is all that is needed. Lmk. I am doing a bunch of stuff to my R right now. I now your pain (big money)
^ Good to hear. Even though I'm a noob when it comes to all this crazy engine building and turbo talk, I think having the 3.2 is better, why knock down the displacement to 3.1? Either way, glad to see you found one, following this builld closely, great work, and good luck!
a longer stroke will net more torque, whereas the shorter stroke will be happier at high revs.
you could potentially wrap more rpm with a short stroke and a fatty piston....hell, with the stock bore and shorter stroke the engine would spin up super quick. esp with big boost.
(think indy car engines. 2.5-2.8L v8's with turbos)
but there is nothing inexpensive about these damned cars.
Got it from here.
I might have to change the bracket around to get it to go where I want it.
Since I am waiting on the new crank I decided to work on the bumper shaving project.
First thing I had to do was cut off the brackets on the backside of the bumper that hold the side markers.
I used a dremel and a wiz with some 80 grit to cut off and smooth the back side
Then I sanded the paint around the hole on the front side.
Then I used some paper and a pencil to make a template of the hole.
I used that template to cut out some plastic I got from a wrecked Jetta.
Then I used the sanding drum on a dremel to smooth and shape the piece to fit into the opening on the bumper.
Looks like the piece fits in the opening pretty good. I used this finished piece to create another one for the other side.
It was a bit too cold to use the fusor tonight so I plan on doing the fusor work this weekend.
so some more bad news. Yesterday I picked up the block from the machine shop. They told me they could only find 6 of the main caps in the box I gave them. I thought hmmm maybe I left one out at home. I get home and search around and cannot for the life of me find the last main cap. I remember dropping all of them in a plastic shopping bag along with the bolts as I took them off the block. If the machine shop cannot find it, I am going to be screwed.
Awesome work continu that way. BTW I approved your 3.2l crank choice compare to the 2.8L. Don't forget boigger bore mean thinner pistons walls and I know that we can crack the walls wit boost. It already append to one of my customers
Made a bit more progress on the bumper today.
Started off my applying some fusor to the back of the bumper along with some reinforcing mesh.
Then I spread some fusor on the front side of the bumper.
Then I took the big leap and cut the front notch out.
The filler piece I bought from a guy on vortex.
Here it is all trimmed up. I will try to fusor it in place on Monday.
regardless, i'm glad the shop found your stuff. always makes me worry when machine shops lose things.