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Author Topic: SC Coupe motor rebuild  (Read 31073 times)

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Offline rufinito

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2011, 01:22:07 PM »
As Werks told me with a built motor I could boost up to 20+ PSI and make some serious power in the mid 400whp. If K1 rods and custom pistons are good option I think I will go that way.

I am from Mexico and new in this forum, I have just bought werks stage 2 rtr, I think this month I will have all installed

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2011, 01:27:11 PM »
Rufinito,

WELCOME to the best KAPPA Performance forum on the WEB. Glad to have you here. I would recommend posting pictures of your car before Kelu/GJ get to you.

Glad to see you are going for big power! If you need more direct input from Dave at DDM, you can e-mail him directly from his vendor website.
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2011, 05:59:56 PM »
rufinito, welcome to the forum & thanks for your interest on this topic.

I'm assuming they allready have the K1 rods, Dave only told me there was a wait for the pistons - they are not from K1 they are coming from Diamond Racing. You'll need to contact Dave@DDM about which K1 rods are being used & the length/piston wrist pin configuration, I'm not familiar with that. I do know that Dave had to give a specific set of specs to Diamond for the pistons to be made.

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2011, 07:34:56 PM »
rufinito, welcome to the forum & thanks for your interest on this topic.

I'm assuming they allready have the K1 rods, Dave only told me there was a wait for the pistons - they are not from K1 they are coming from Diamond Racing. You'll need to contact Dave@DDM about which K1 rods are being used & the length/piston wrist pin configuration, I'm not familiar with that. I do know that Dave had to give a specific set of specs to Diamond for the pistons to be made.

Thanks much Jimmi that was what I wanted to know. I already contacted Dave, I think Ill get both pistons and rods from him as it will be a lot cheaper than the other option

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2011, 09:21:11 PM »
the gmtunersource ecotec book has all the parts to build up NA ecotecs for big power.
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2011, 01:38:08 AM »
 

   
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2011, 10:27:01 AM »
the gmtunersource ecotec book has all the parts to build up NA ecotecs for big power.

Those manuals are great!! thanks all for welcome me

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2011, 07:05:59 PM »
Jimmy,
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2011, 06:57:21 AM »
Jimmy,
Summer tires are on, we are ready to go! 
Ok, thanks. Still waiting to hear from Dave on the arrival of the pistons & also the possibility of going ahead with head porting while they are at it.

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2011, 08:35:13 AM »
Ok, thanks. Still waiting to hear from Dave on the arrival of the pistons & also the possibility of going ahead with head porting while they are at it.

Why not just swap heads with Helios? That would definitely save you time in the rebuild and it is a "known" good head that performs.  Just a thought. get the best of both worlds, ported and fast... HA HA HA!
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2011, 11:52:29 AM »
Update, can't get the Diamond pistons  :gaah:   :gaah:  :gaah: have to go with the Wiseco's now... two more weeks  :banghead:

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2011, 11:54:47 AM »
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2011, 11:56:26 AM »
Wow. Seems like you just can't catch a break on this project. Be patient and you will be rewarded.
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2011, 01:44:37 PM »
Still gives you all of May to break it in before the Mod Meet.  Sucks for sure, but every thing happens for a reason.
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2011, 09:36:17 PM »
I doubt the crack inside your cat caused the problem.  I gutted my Cat with just a screw driver. Its more friable than you would think. Probably failed because of crappy cheap oem pistons that cannot handle horsepower. However you will have a stronger engine now. Hope you get your baby running soon. Wishing you the best
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2011, 10:28:17 PM »
Sorry to hear about you lates setback. I am sure Dave and Randy are doing the best thry can for you. After this you will be able to run the SUPERCOUPE forever! She will be built like a tank. All GREAT cars come with time. Be patient Jimmy, looking forward to seeing you at the SMMM!
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2011, 08:58:29 PM »
Did I miss the conclusion to your rebuild?
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2011, 10:13:38 PM »
Nope, no conclusion yet, he does have a loaner engine installed while he waits.

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2011, 10:19:30 PM »
Ok, cool. Is it October 22nd yet? I can't wait to get back behind the wheel of one myself.
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2011, 09:29:08 AM »
Its been running so well with the loaner motor I've kind of forgotten about it all for a while.

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2011, 10:21:58 AM »
I recently saw a set of ceramic coated pistons heads online and thought wow, Jimmy is gonna have abeast of a car when it is all done! Here's to the future JB!
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2011, 07:46:46 AM »
Its been running so well with the loaner motor I've kind of forgotten about it all for a while.

So, what's up with the Wiseco pistons? I'm starting some long-term planning for 500WHP. Dave, told me I needed to upgrade internals to go any higher than I already am.
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2011, 01:01:25 PM »
They are specifically designed for forced induction/nitrous applications. The ceramic coating resists detonation and heat soak into the piston. The rings/ lans are designed to withstand the higher compression.

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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2011, 01:31:30 PM »
They are specifically designed for forced induction/nitrous applications. The ceramic coating resists detonation and heat soak into the piston. The rings/ lans are designed to withstand the higher compression.

What I mean is, "what's the hold up?"
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Re: SC Coupe motor rebuild
« Reply #49 on: September 27, 2011, 04:32:09 PM »
I am thinking about ordering a set to put on the shelf at DDM until I upgrade.
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