Ok, it is time to start an engine build thread for my next engine. My last engine blew up spectacularly at Road Atlanta. Very disappointing. This one will be off the well beaten path, so there will be risks.
So, here we go...
Block work is stalled for now, but the N42 head is getting some attention. Per the Frank Honsowetz book, the cylinder head was bolted upside down on a block with a spacer to pre-load (bend) the head. The spacer used was 0.040". The welding is not done - this is just the start - welding rod was 40/43 I think. I will correct that if I find out differently.
A few pics:
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Engine block will be a LD28, either a specially sourced V57 casting (one Hybrid Z member claims he has one that took an 89 mm bore and left 0.120" or more of cylinder wall), or a one off, custom liner design will be utilized.