cracks open a can of worms
So… heh heh heh…
These powerful, reliable engines that are “buildable”… From reading what’s been said you can take the bits off a standard engine and go from there right.
So, you can pick up a cheap K16 from a breakers for ï¿½500 with the aim to rebuild it ahem correctly…
So looking at realistic costs and all that jazz, you have the engine minus intake and exhaust manifolds.
You take out the crank and send it off to Vibration Free to be balanced and lightened up to say 8.5 - 9k rpm. How much does this cost?
Then you do the same with the standard flywheel. How much is this?
Assuming the con-rods are OK, so you just need new big end bearings and shells right? How much?
Then forged pistons? Again how much would these be?
So that’s the bottom end. Correct?
Or would the liners need changing as well?
Now for the head, and this I guess is where I get’s very expensive right?
So could you take a standard head (120bhp) and Dave Andrews to work his magic on it? Or would you really need a VVC / VHPD head to start?
Then new valves, cams, solid tappits. What else have I missed? Oh and a shed load of gaskets and the long bolts to hold it all together
But just bored speculation, I’d like to build an engine or have a go so to speak… Maybe over months rather than weeks (poss even years LOL!) but obviously wouldn’t want to use my engine as it works(ish)…
So any thoughts on the matter? Or am I just a mad man to even think like that?