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more ramblings from Ken
I'm starting to get the "different" car itch
pretty bad. I've been looking on the web, and
locally for Corrado VR6's, and various Audi's.
The more I think about the fact that I'm already
Also, I've begun thinking that my 4ksq project
might be best gotten running by using the internals
and head from my Coupe GT, rather than the whole
The broken A/C mounting point thing is starting
to thwart me, mentally.
I've already got the gasket set, just need the rings
and bottom end bearings.
This mechanic where I've got the Coupe stored is
the type to leave the block in the car, and hone it
out and replace the rings and bearings. He says
that's fine to do.
I've always thought the "only" (best, acceptable)
way to do it, is to pull the block, hot-tank/chemical
strip it, and check all the dimensions and such,
maybe even do a little boring.
Just how half-@ss is it to leave the block in the
car, and hone it out and do whatever ridge reaming
needs to be done.
Wait a minute, don't you have to take the tranny
out to remove the crank? Maybe this guy's not
even removing the crank. Ya think? I don't
think so, because he was talking about new
bottom end bearings. Hmmmm...
What do y'all think? I'd like to get the thing
running by the end of the year, if possible.