I've heard the 3.6 crank doesn't work since the V angle is different. It messes up the firing order.
^ 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.
Damn dude, that some good stuff!
regardless, i'm glad the shop found your stuff. always makes me worry when machine shops lose things.