So I have seen tons of people post asking questions about the R32 Head swap onto the 2.8L Block. I figured since I have decided to undergo this hybrid motor build I would make a build thread to document my progress and hopefully provide plenty of info for other people. I also hope that in posting questions in this thread I can get some answers from you knowledgeable 24Vers. I am by no means a professional mechanic and I have taught myself everything since owning this car and I am very excited to get started on this build. I hope this will be a bit of encouragement to those people out there who don't think they can do this, I am not a mechanically inclined individual but I do my research.
I plan on picking up an R32 head within the next couple of weeks and then going from there. I will be building the motor out of the car since my car is my only car/daily and then hopefully swapping it in come spring/summer of next year. This entire build will be pretty slow considering I am full time college student with a clinical assignment which leave me very little spare time.
Since there is no "real" start right now I will take this opportunity to ask for any advice as I get ready to dive into this project. I will continue to do research on this topic and update with any info I gather.
264/260 TT Cams (currently installed/will swap when I install the motor)
Possible bore of the 2.8L block to a 2.9L
Short Runner Intake Manifold
May upgrade fuel rail/FPR and few other things along the way (bank account permitting only)
Here is the parts list of things that I think I will need to just bolt it on and go (If I am wrong or missing something, let me know).
-R32 Fuel Rail
-R32 Intake Manifold
-2.8L Head Gasket
-Head Stut Kit (INA Engineering?)
-R32 MAF (I will reflash ECU accordingly)
Basically I am looking for any advice on things to upgrade/maintenance parts, and any experience as I go along.
Thanks in advance