Birth, Drift, Death...
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Drifting Brisbane...
how can they charge $2500 for new rings, pistons, bearings and a rebore (thats even if you need it!!) parts for your engine should be dirt cheap. its not like you are running 25psi and a 150 shot of NOS through the bloody thing!!!! you wont need forged pistons or magic bearings and stuff, just one step up from factory in the quality dept for rings, bearings and pistons if you want to, but stock stoff will be fine.
i used to have a 1985 telstar with 189,000k on it, was my parents car before mine i needed a runabout, they never changed the oil or anything, it was a complete shitbox that couldnt pull the skin off a rice pudding.
when i lost my licence i pulled the head off it, ported it fairly hard and got the cam reground as big as possible for stock rockers (was only a 25/65 cam) ported the intake manifold and port-matched the two, fitted a webber two barrel carby from a XE falcon and made an adaptor plate to fit the two togather.
with stock exhaust and stock valves and no tuning it would keep up with my mates EB auto up to about 90ks, once i hit third he would pull on me, but i raced a few 202 VCs and stuff and killed them. sometimes i would rev it to like 6000 or more just to see if it would break - it didnt.
it took me 8 days to blow the gearbox up proper - 3 holes in the casing, the pinion in the diff was gone dunno where, there were gear teeth everywhere...after that it would spit out engine mounts with monotonous regularity. sometimes the engine would rock so hard backwards on a 1-2 shift that the dizzy would hit the bonnet and the cap would come off a little, the rotor would hit the cap and stuff them both, and the engine would stop...
eventually i got the shits with replacing engine mounts and dizzy caps and rotor, got a loan and bought my sexy XR, the telstar went to the dump, thats how much it was worth, but i still have the head :)
the moral of the story is - stocko stuff is ok if you are only going for a little extra naturally aspirated hp, so stock stuff for your application is ok, but check the bloody compression first you may not even have to rebuild the bottom end.
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