Here we go again. Another "build" thread. I really don't know why I still have this thing. I guess it's been such a pain I want to run it into the ground or just strip it bare and race the poop out of it. I've had it since 2001 and really only drove it for 2 years. It's been an 8VG60 with SNS, then melted pistons so did MS2 and I'm now going to 16VG60 with MS2extra (wasted spark feature). This thread will be for the noteworthy items of this car. The engine build is done, the wiring harness is in and hopefully I didn't jinx myself by posting this before it starts up.
If it doesn't run well I'm just giving up and buying a F355!
Back in the day with TE-37's (2002):
Plan for Stage 1:
Pistons: JE 9.5:1, 83mm
Intermediate Shaft: Shaved/balanced
Head: stock 9A 16v
Intake manifold: Scirocco
Throttle body: Automatic G60
Exhaust: All stock
Transmission: 02J hybrid - taller ring/pinion & 5th gear (R&P was 4.235, now -> 3.667) (5th was .837 -> now .717)
Differential: Peloquin LSD
Flywheel: Lightened stock G60 ~ 12lb.
Clutch: Clutchnet Sport with VR6 pressure plate
Shifter: 2001+ O2J shift tower/cables/shifter and Polo shifter box.
MS2 Extra with wasted spark (Ford coil)
Injectors: 36 lb Accel
Spark plugs: NGK BKR6EGP is the best so far for NA mode
TPS: Auto G60
Crank sensor: 36-1 wheel
Plan for Stage 2 in early 2014:
Engine has to be rebuilt due to dead valve stem seals
Exhaust: Raceland header, free flow cat, Autotech cat back
Engine: New JE rings, ARP rod bolts
Head: port & polish head, new valve guides & seals, 3 angle valve job. Dual exhaust cams.
Intake: throttle body and manifold ported and gasket matched
Plan for Stage 3 in late 2014:
Install the following:
Supercharger: G60 rebuilt and RSR ported by BBM
Intercooler: 4" PWR A/W IC
Heat exchanger: small car radiator and all lines 3/4" with straight barbed fittings, no elbows
Water pump: Jabsco Centripuppy
Pulley size: 68mm
Bov / dv: stock G60 bypass