It's been a while since I last posted.......just short of a year in fact!
Right! I finally have an engine!!!!!!
Collected it today. Crap photos as I've just bunged in on the floor in the garage in front of the chassis (Stratos). Will take some proper ones once I get it moved.
Here's what's been done:
Complete strip down
Degrease, clean, wash vapour blast block, heads, sump cam covers etc etc. Clean and decrease all internals and check for wear.
Hone bores (no wear so no need to re-bore)
New mains, thrusts and big ends
New piston rings
Full new engine gasket set
Full new cambelt kit with all new pullies, idlers and tensioner
New water pump (metal impeller)
Re-manufactured replacement starter motor
Re-manufactured replacement aircon pump
Re-manufactured replacement alternator
Re-manufactured replacement oil pump
New thermostat and housing
New crank pulley
New aux drive belt
New Alfa GTA clutch kit
New 6.5 kg lightweight solid flywheel custom made by TTV
Mill heads 1.2mm to raise compression to 11.2:1
Piper reground cams (slightly more list and more duration than standard)
New hydraulic tappets
New uprated valve springs
Custom made valve spring caps (as OE ones wouldn't fit the uprated springs even though they should have!)
All bolted back together once the whole bottom end was dynamically balanced by Andrews Precision.
Uprated on-plug coils (Audi units) and required connectors
Bosch LSU 4.9 Lambda and LSU 4.9 connector
Oil pressure switch
New OE Lower Cam belt covers
New OE Upper cam belt covers
New OE Cambelt cover
m7 stainless cap heads (x22) plus washers
Fumoto Drain Valve
New oil filter
New platinum spark plugs
Just waiting to take delivery of the custom CNC machined ITB manifolds form and the gearbox back from rebuild and I can dry fit in the chassis and run the oil cooler and fuel lines etc.
Dry fit will also check the exhaust fit and once happy the manifolds will go for performance white Zircotec ceramic coating.
Erm...............let's just say fu**ing mad. Parts alone for the engine (forget the gearbox, ITBs, balancing etc.) was about £3300.