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We built the engine you're talking about back in the early 90s. It produced huge torque but no rpm. In fact it blew 2nd gear right off the main shaft (early 915). We encounter some clearance problems and because of the excessive rod angularity that makes piston side loading an issue we gave up on this spec for our performance engines. These cranks are designed to run with a dual mass flywheel and a harmonic balancer and without them balance also becomes an issue.
We just took apart a turbo engine built by Andial with a 3.6 (76.4 x 100) crank. This engine has exploded at least 3 times so we removed the crank and reconfigured the engine in an attempt to keep this engine alive. We'll let you know how the new configurations runs.
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Old 11-14-2004, 08:26 AM
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