To give you a bit of history i previously owned a 2003 G coupe. It was an automatic so as much as i wanted a boosted it i just didn't feel right boosting an automatic. Finally sold it and just recently picked up another 2003, but this time a 6speed. So i have been dying to build a motor and boost it.
I ended up doing a motor swap on a buddies G35 and he let me keep the motor in exchange for the swap. I don't have much time to work on it since i am still in college and work full time as well so i am doing a little bit every couple nights. So i figured i would start a thread with the progress of the motor build.
The motor is going to have a fully built bottom end (main and rod bearings, head and main studs, pistons, rods, and balanced). I am still debating on the heads, since i really am not aiming for huge HP numbers (450-500whp) i think i can save a couple grand by leaving the heads stock. I am pretty open to suggestions so if you have any ideas or tips that are helpful i would appreciate it!
I will keep this post updated with pictures as i go and also post them through out the thread...sorry for the iphone pictures
The engine on the stand before it gets ripped apart.
Took the pulleys and valve cover off
Took the oil pan, crank and outer timing cover off
Nice job. Why Turbonetics? Besides stillen from what I've seen it's the worst FI for a built motor.
Saved a few grand by going with a single. If i do end up looking for an upgrade i will look into a GTK turbo later down the road. Like i said before though I'm not really going for huge numbers. I just want to build something that is quick for the street and i know can handle the power without blowing the bottom end out.