Ok guys, its crunch time for my motor finally. This weeked i plan to tear it down completely since its now out of the car, bolt it to a pallet of some sort, and carry it on over to the machine shop.
I just wanted some input on any parts i may have forgotten or left out, and any tips you 1JZ gurus may have for me...
A Single turbo setup is in the works, im probably going to run a Precision SC6265 Billet BB turbo and the T4 manifold from driftmotion. Ill also grab the 24x12x3" FMIC and 2.5" pipes. But that will all come later, hopefully next month.
Im shooting for around 480-500 rwhp on pump gas. And want a pretty responsive setup. I will be doing some AutoX and track racing. Not a big fan of Drag racing, though i may do it occasionally.
1JZ aluminum flywheel (11.5lb)
ARP flywheel bolts
R154 trans rebuild kit
OEM clutch slave cylinder
AEM Uego wideband o2
Crower 272 cams with upgraded springs and titanium retainers.
540cc Sard Fuel injectors
Aeromotive Fuel pressure regulator
South Bend stage 3 full face clutch kit
ARP head studs
Heavy duty bearing cover plate And poly shifter bushing for R154 trans
Tial 50mm blow off valve
1st gear thrust washer
New oil pressure sender
Stinger Standalone + PnP Harness
ST Sway Bars
Energy Poly Bushings
2JZ oil pump (new)
1JZ power steering pump (new)
Greddy timing belt
Complete 1JZ gasket set w/ headgasket
Nashman Short shifter
DM aluminum pully set
My #1 concern is my head gasket so far, and the crank bearings. How do i determine what thikness HG to run? And is it ok for me to wait and get the right size bearings when the machine shop has finished knife edging the crank so we can get correct sizes? And what brand bearings to go with? I was planing to use Power Enterprise bearing from MVP Motorsports.
Also, should i go ahead and grab some forged pistons? Or will i be ok without them?
Any help is greatly aprreciated! I want to build this motor to last, so im trying to buy what i need now, so the engine as reliable as possible.