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Old 17 June 2018, 08:52 AM
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2.1 stocker will be amazing mate - I would love to covert if it didnít cost an arm and leg! Lol

makng great progress- keep it up!
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Old 17 June 2018, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by mellinator2k View Post
2.1 stocker will be amazing mate - I would love to covert if it didnít cost an arm and leg! Lol

makng great progress- keep it up!
Cheers bud, how's your car coming along?

Aye, it's not cheap. Original budget for getting the car running the way I wanted was going to be about £3k. Engine along is now coming in at more than that. Trying to split my time between the car and doing overtime at work to pay for everything. Will be worth it all in the end though. Can't wait to get it up to Knockhill to test it out.
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Old 17 June 2018, 07:54 PM
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Depending on what your power goals are, you should have looked at a newage STI shortblock. They can run 450-500 bhp and can be picked up for anywhere between £700 - £1000ish . 2.1 will be great though. Are you building this primarily to use at KH?
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Old 17 June 2018, 11:07 PM
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Depending on what your power goals are, you should have looked at a newage STI shortblock. They can run 450-500 bhp and can be picked up for anywhere between £700 - £1000ish . 2.1 will be great though. Are you building this primarily to use at KH?
Power will be about the 320 mark for now. Will possibly be planning on more later but not 100% sure. I did think about buying a newage shortblock but I wanted to keep my current block since it's closed deck. I could've done the engine cheaper if I kept it as a 2.0 but I've always liked the 2.1's.
Problem with trying to push for more power is I'd have to get a bigger turbo, bigger injectors and either a 6 speed conversion or a set of PPG gears. I'll be using the car as mostly a daily/show car with some track use. In the future I might push it more towards a track/weekend toy.
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Old 28 June 2018, 03:51 PM
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Another small update. Got the engine bay completely stripped and sanded down ready for paint. Will have it painted in the next few weeks.
Also ordered up a bunch of suspension components. Whiteline ALK, Hardrace adjustable rear lateral arms kit and Hardrace bushes for the front arm, steering rack and rear diff mounts. Plan for these is to fit them after I've undersealed the car.
Will post up some pictures when I get the car up on the ramp.
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Old 12 July 2018, 09:27 PM
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After not doing much on the car, it's suddenly turned into a busy last few days.

Picked up my engine block, heads and a few parts from Alyn at AS Performance
Got a set of 14mm Head Studs


Set of RCM Head Gaskets

Block bored out to 92.5mm and rear thrust conversion done


Heads skimmed and the valve seats cut


Set of Mahle 2618 stroker pistons



After collecting the parts from Alyn, I returned home to find several boxes that had arrived. Managed to get these parts cheap by getting in touch with a supplier I used to get parts for my Integra from. Can't beat car parts at almost cost price!






Corner is really starting to fill up with parts now.


Pile of parts that have been sanded is slowly growing aswell.

Still waiting for the ramp to be free (currently occupied by a Ford). Once it's free I can strip the old underseal, reunderseal the car and fit the new bushes and arms. Until then, I'm still working away on sanding down the car to get it ready for paint.

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Old 14 September 2018, 08:04 AM
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Are you winning mate? Hope the build is making progress!
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Old 11 October 2018, 01:01 AM
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Be interested see how this is getting on.
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Old 11 October 2018, 10:19 AM
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I wish I could have found a deal like that for all those chassis parts!
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Old 11 October 2018, 06:34 PM
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Yeah mate hurry up and build your engine. Got you booked in to do mine next lol
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Old 13 October 2018, 08:41 AM
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loving this! doing a great job!
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