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Old 09-29-2010, 11:24 PM   #1
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Springfield, VA
2007 HTA GT3794
Darton Sleeved

Default Buying all of the parts next weekend, help me choose.

Alright, so I am about to build a new short block since the shop that built my last three have all blown up. I am knocking again, and I think it is mostly due to them using cheap junk in my motor.

Enough about them, now for the new stuff. I have already bought a spare EJ257 short block, and also a 2010 nitrate coated crank. I am looking to go with ACL or Cosworth Bearings, ARP bolts, a set of Cometic Head Gaskets which I need some help with deciding on what thickness to go with.

As for the main parts, I have a couple choices I am looking at. I am considering going with a set of Cosworth Pistons with coated skirts and Cosworth Rods which I have found for about $1600. Another choice would be Carillo H-Beam Rods with CP Pistons which is also about $1600. The Cosworth set up would be a 9.2:1 compression ratio while the CP kit would be 9:1 compression.

I have a full complement of parts for the motor already. I am running Kelford 264 cams and have an upgraded valve train. I am sending my GT3582R turbo out to get HTA treatment. I have 950 cc injectors, Turbo XS fuel rails, twin Walbro 255 fuel pumps, and I am considering a Cosworth intake manifold. I made 624 HP on VP C16 on the set up before, but I am looking to do more when this is done.
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