Rob Fairbrother and myself went down to SBD today to talk some ideas over with Steve Broughton.
I'm still going to rebuild a new bottom end for my engine. Only, a 2.2 Frontera block that will be bored out to make 2.3. Steve reckons that this will give the 15% power increase you might expect and a slightly larger torque increase due to the bigger crank.
It'll be lightened and balanced and some tasty 16v con rods with uprated bolts used plus some oversize pistons.
All I need now is some money. Oh well, no hurry.
On the way home tonight I finally bought some decent speakers for the front. Which was nice.
Er no idea. It's not going to be cheap because all the little things are going to add up.
Basically the cost of:
-buying an engine/bottom end
-new con rods
-con rod bolts
nice one. i am straying...nay running away from 8vdom. had enough of this engine, the bottom (140k on clock) was spot on though, nice smooth bores and no visible damage to rings or pistons. the new head has taken a pounding though, i did cruise at about 65 for 175 - 200 miles, but then a couple of races ensued
she fooking shifts now though so i did the headwork right without a doubt, pulls with ease from 0-120 even with a cracked manifold (yes a cracked manifold, dont ask)
but its 16v with new induction & management for me once i get this floorpan in lol
Originally posted by tomstickland
Hell yeah man.
1) I need a new bottom end in the next year, it's at 150K now
2) I want more torque
3) It's suitably weird
4) It's still 8v
5) I'm looking forwards to it
I actually have a fully reconditioned bottom end for a 2.0 8V that has done just 4,000 miles from new.... was re-built by engine technics at a cost of £600 if interested?
tom,dont know if you're interested, but if you give gary a ring at kingswod cavaliers in bristol (0117 9476624), he has some brand new 2.2 16v for sale. they are still packed on the original vauxhall pallets and come with most of the ancillaries (starter manifolds etc ). if you want a new one, give him a bell m8. i know they were about £5500 from vauxhall and he wants a lot less than that for them.