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Old 08-08-19, 09:02 AM   #11
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Haha, fair enough.

The hands on experience is nice. Although, since now this is my daily (it wasn't at the time I built my forged block), I'd opt for IAG block if mine went again. ~19,000 miles and going strong, so hopefully that doesn't happen.

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Old 08-08-19, 09:08 AM   #12
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oh yeah. if this was my daily, I'd be doing it the fastest way possible.
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Old 08-08-19, 10:08 AM   #13
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Thankfully. My STI is no longer my daily and I don't drive it from Oct thru March/April. I live in the rust belt and the salt here eats cars. They salt trucks should be painted like hungry, hungry hippos. I want to leave my stock block alone and just have fun getting to know the platform and its' workings. I have a new shop to work in that has lots of space.
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you can also join your local Subaru Buy pages on facebook.

I scored a blown EJ257 for $150.

it had forged pistons and rods in it.

I sold the pistons for $200 and basically got a set of free case halves.
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I gave up on FB years ago. But thanks for the suggestion.
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Good luck on the build, before I did my first one I watched over a dozen YouTube videos. My second build went 10.74 at 121 at Indianapolis Raceway part in a 2004 STi after Corbin Johnson tuned it. I was happy about that result. I named the shortblock Rhonda.
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I want to leave my stock block alone and just have fun getting to know the platform and its' workings. I have a new shop to work in that has lots of space.
That explains a lot.

Still I'd never put the effort into building a stock power level block - and you already have one!
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Not sure what that explains... But okay.

I want to go through and learn more about matching bearings to the crankshaft and when I get to the heads, learn how to port and polish them myself. I will go with upgraded internals and valve train components. I just have to do it at the pace that Fatherhood and professional life will allow.
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Having a running car and a shop explains the timeline. Youll have a new block by the time you need it - when nearing 200k ?

(mine was rebuilt at 185k. It would have made 200k even if I hadn't.)

You wrote no lofty expectations, now your saying aftermarket internals - not that thst means lofty . . . no judgement, Im just trying to understand as if we were having a conversation.

I havent built an engine in many years due to career, fitness, kids, and lack of shop. Now kids are grown, have a shop, fitness is less an issue (long story short bad ankle) and I am considering that my next car could start as a project . . .
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