1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Postby icehouse » 15 Nov 2017 20:10

Torque plate seems like seems like a gimmick to me. Such a simple parts for a ton of money. Wish I would have thought of it!
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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Postby Canadian510 » 16 Nov 2017 03:24

icehouse wrote:Torque plate seems like seems like a gimmick to me. Such a simple parts for a ton of money. Wish I would have thought of it!


Yeah for a chunk of aluminum with some holes machined into it the prices are pretty crazy. The SR guys swear by them though, say there's some pretty substantial cylinder distortion when something (be that a head or torque plate) is bolted to the block.

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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Postby bertvorgon » 16 Nov 2017 04:40

Andy at Specialty uses a torque plate for all our engines. It's mimicking the head bolt distortion, upon boring, keeps those cylinders nice and round and hence good piston ring seal.
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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Postby icehouse » 16 Nov 2017 09:38

bertvorgon wrote:Andy at Specialty uses a torque plate for all our engines. It's mimicking the head bolt distortion, upon boring, keeps those cylinders nice and round and hence good piston ring seal.


Does he put a used headgasket in between the block and torque plate? If you want to recreate the same forces that the head applies it seems like you would have to.
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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Postby bertvorgon » 16 Nov 2017 09:58

I will ask.
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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Postby 510rob » 16 Nov 2017 11:31

yes; use an old head gasket


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