Ok, I've been reading and reading, here goes.
1.8 RV block
ABA X-Flow head with extensive P&P done by me on my own flowbench.
312degree or possibly higher Camshaft depending on price from TT.
CV carbs from a motorcycle.
Custom intake manifold made by me.
4-2-1 factory 8v manifold with TT race downpipe.
What Im going for here is a mix of high revving power and relatively low cost. Im shooting for 130+WHP and thats conservative. Ive seen a similar combo on a rally car making 160whp and one with a counterflow head making 178whp. Im a machinist, so I have access to the right tools for the job and have some talented welders as friends. Whats everyone's constructive opinion on this setup? It will be mated to a 4K O2O trans so I will be utilizing my high rev range. Wont be daily driven.
Itd be nice to build an 8v that can strike fear in the hearts of chipped 1.8t mk4 kids.