Engine swap prep and stuff
I'm going from a ~115bhp 2.5 to a hopefully 165+ bhp 2.1 . Now obviously this won't like 2.5 gearing so a couple of cunning plans have been completed today. Firstly I had a couple of NOS 3.7 CWP off ebay last year - 100 quid each and they were mint. I had one builtup with all new Timken / RHP bearings and new seals this week and will swap over next week.
Part 2 of the cunning plan was to get some decent tyres at a slightly smaller rolling radius - a double bonus of this plan is that I now have some superb rain tyres for the white PI in the shape of Bridgestone RE 002 205/50 R15 mounted on my "spare" 7*15 superlites
I was previously running Sumitomo 195/60 R15 which although good in the dry were HOPELESS in the wet - they spun with ease even with my poor breathless old 2.5. Tonight was the first deluge of winter and even without a chance to scrub them in, the Bridgestones proved almost impossible to spin despite decent provacation - a cheap LSD substitute for the new engine I think!