Well, after typing a super long introductory post I have accidentally deleted it whilst trying to upload images, so please excuse me for the poor grammar and rushed post.
So, lets start again, long time lurker here, have finally decided to join the forum.
For a long time I've had this ridiculous obsession with R31 Skylines, I've had this particular 31 sitting around for years now that somewhat has some sentimental value and figured now is a better time then any to start making a move on it.
Late last year I had my eye on a 2UR-FSE (For those that don't know, it's a Toyota quad cam 5.0 V8 out of an ISF) with an 8 speed transmission, This was a month or two out from my wedding and unfortunately priorities got in the way (which absolutely sucked, but hey lets keep that to ourselves, she doesn't read these forums!).
I did during this time happen to however come across a super cheap FG XR6T manual motor complete with ECU and Harnsess around 80-90km's.
The initial plan was to split it open to check condition (car had been in a hard front ender), Check pump backing plate and gears being a manual motor (plus billet gears) and throw some bearings in it.
I figured, factory turbo, a stock ZF and 300 odd rwkws in a 1300kg car would be enough to stain the seats but we all know how that story goes.
Everything was good and would have been fine, but as it goes every single time, There was a voice whispering quietly in my ear "why not while it's apart, you'll break it and do again anyway", so here is the list so far.
Engine so far -
Cleaned factory FG XR6T pistons
Fresh hone and new rings with opened up ring gaps
Spool H-beam rods
XR6 Turbo developments billet oil pump gears
ARP Main Studs
Plans ahead -
10mm alloy girdle - wanted some opinions on this, is it worth the girdle, are we able to fit factory windage tray with a 10mm girdle ARP Studs and a factory BA Sump ?
Mace timing chain kit
Factory Ford head gasket
Crow Cams valve springs with factory retainers
Valve stem seals
GT3884 on stock manifold
Front mount (I'd also like to try and retain power steer and a/c)
Possibly HP Tuners NGauge, any opinions on this, are we able to run FLEX with these ?
Driveline and Suspension -
31 spline mechanical LSD centre
31 spline billet axles
Boxed rear arms
Stock springs with new shocks all round
Thicker rear sway bar
Custom front sway bar to clear sump
R33 twin piston front calipers
Re-sealed standard rear calipers with 300mm EF rotors
Nissan RE4R03A ( these seem to hold up in Patrols with small mods, hoping the same will apply for something around a tonne lighter)
Single piece tail shaft
Not sure what realistic power figures would be with this but am hoping for a 10 second capable car that can drive 500km's up the coast without a worry
Love to hear what you guys think!