Well, I couldn't hold off anymore. The car is sitting in the garage in a puddle of its own goodness. It's been 3 weeks since the turbo gave its last breath. I ordered the turbo from Doug, but I'm super sketched out about the rod situation. So today I went ahead and ordered a set of 20mm rods from IE. I might be over prepping, but oh well. Id rather be over prepared than needing new rods/motor We will be doing new piston rings as well as rod bearings and some other little things We will be adding a catch can and cleaning things up a bit.
The car is going to my buddies shop as soon as parts start to arrive. This build will HOPEFULLY be documented by my him along the way. I'll give strict instructions to take pics for a "propper DIY" or a good beating
BTW, before any of you guys decide to tell me "why I should just go big turbo", save that
I'm building a daily driver with 300whp/300wtq as the goal.
Oh and E85 is the next step, so who knows where we will end up.
Big thanks to Doug and Max for the direction and stellar support
For real, "BIG UPS!"