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  • 1995 SC2 Stock-ish Rebuild

    Q&A: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=32847

    First I will preface with the history of my car for those that do not know it. A few years ago I picked up a busted up '95 SC2 for like $500 and decided I would rebuild it. Needless to say, the rebuild turned into a ground up build where I (literally) removed every nut and bolt on the car. EVERYTHING was replaced, most stuff OEM where it matters. New suspension, wheels, black leather interior swap, engine, the works.

    Some old pics:






    Whole picture archive found here:
    http://tsnhosting.net/ralliart16/Rebuild_v1/
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    Re: 1995 SC2 Stock-ish Rebuild

    So the new engine runs fine, however the compression is slightly low in all cylinders (~200 psi, should be 230-240). Not enough to affect driving, but enough to make less power than it's capable of. I have my suspicions of the causes - and will verify it upon engine disassembly. Anyway, I had this 2002 engine lying around and figured I'd try a new build.

    New build consists of:
    -'02 Block (.040 over) & Crankshaft
    -'02 Tie Plate
    -'02 Rods & Sealed Power Pistons
    -Hastings Rings
    -'94 Head (Milled .040")

    The '02 rod and pistons combo has a longer rod and a shorter piston, which is desirable for a N/A engine. The ring lands are also thinner, which is again desirable for N/A as they are strong enough for the engine and the thinner rings reduce friction. I took everything to a trusted machine shop this time and even bought all the measuring tools I needed to double check their work.
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      Re: 1995 SC2 Stock-ish Rebuild

      Parts back from machine shop - double checking specifications:




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        Re: 1995 SC2 Stock-ish Rebuild

        Parts all ready for assembly



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          Re: 1995 SC2 Stock-ish Rebuild

          Engine is put together for the most part. B/c of the defective head gasket, I'm waiting on a new Fel-Pro one to come into the parts store tomorrow morning then I'll get the head on. I really like the 02 parts better than the 1st gen style. While the rod bolts are a little more pain b/c you have to use torque angle (19 ft lbs + 75 degrees), the torque angle is far superior over a simple tq spec for getting the proper bolt stretch / load. Upon spinning the engine by hand, it feels to turn over a lot smoother than I remember my last engine doing. Likely due to the shorter piston / thinner rings so there is a lot less friction.





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            Re: 1995 SC2 Stock-ish Rebuild

            Well after the head bolt fiasco (see viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32914 ) I decided to work on the trans. Got it all together and went smoothly. Basically I just used a new case w/ new axle seals and swapped my older trans internals. The old trans was fine, but the case itself was damaged / leaked.






            Also got the old engine pulled. Man my engine bay is dirty after 15k miles...


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