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

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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by bertvorgon » 16 Nov 2017 09:58

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

Post by 510rob » 16 Nov 2017 11:31

yes; use an old head gasket

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

Post by Canadian510 » 19 Dec 2017 08:18

Finally got the engine dropped off at the shop, should be all finished up in the new year. Getting bored, hot tanked, and decked. Once that's done can go about measuring for bearings and start throwing it back together. Still on the fence about doing some headwork on the VE head, that'll get expensive fast. No real progress with the engine bay, been kind of lazy lately haha

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

Post by Canadian510 » 04 Jan 2018 07:37

Picked up the engine from the shop! Went with a small .5mm overbore since the engine only had 60,000km. Cleaned up fairly well, they didn't mention how much they took off when the decked the engine/front cover but it looks like a fair amount, piston to valve clearance is going to be interesting with these 11:1 pistons and big cam i'm looking at, might have to fly cut the pistons but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

Next on the list is measuring and ordering some main/rod bearings. Probably going ACL with Calico coating

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

Post by Fred_L-P » 04 Jan 2018 08:14

Looks pretty good!

I wouldn't dare bringing parts in the kitchen, she's already going crazy over everything in the garage :lol:

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

Post by Canadian510 » 15 Jan 2018 14:46

Did some rough engine bay work tonight with the drill and a sanding disk. Going to give the entire bay a pass with it before moving to some finer stuff by hand. Then can go about filling unwanted holes and smoothing everything out

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

Post by MarkReidHRC » 15 Jan 2018 18:21

Canadian 510, I cant see your pictures/images.

(I had the same issue)
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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Post by greenthumb » 15 Jan 2018 19:23

hmmm. they show up here...

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Post by MarkReidHRC » 15 Jan 2018 19:40

Ok I see them now.
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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Post by Three B's Racing » 16 Jan 2018 05:57

Canadian510 wrote:Did some rough engine bay work tonight with the drill and a sanding disk. Going to give the entire bay a pass with it before moving to some finer stuff by hand. Then can go about filling unwanted holes and smoothing everything out
Don't forget about your upper and lower unibody channels. Being out of sight, they typically are out of mind then they rust. I did all mine including inside the front and rear crossmembers, rear swing arms, from lower control arms when I was using them and all rocker panels and rear lower 1/4 panels plus a few other areas.
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Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> SR20VE

Post by Canadian510 » 16 Jan 2018 17:51

Three B's Racing wrote:
Canadian510 wrote:Did some rough engine bay work tonight with the drill and a sanding disk. Going to give the entire bay a pass with it before moving to some finer stuff by hand. Then can go about filling unwanted holes and smoothing everything out
Don't forget about your upper and lower unibody channels. Being out of sight, they typically are out of mind then they rust. I did all mine including inside the front and rear crossmembers, rear swing arms, from lower control arms when I was using them and all rocker panels and rear lower 1/4 panels plus a few other areas.
Definitely giving them a going over too. Did the whole rear about a year ago so it's time for the front to get some love while it's easy to get at.

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