|April 10, 2007 - Time to stop playing with wires.|
It's time to put the engine together. It's a fairly exotic piece, running high compression, a bore increased by 2mm and a stroke lengthened by 4mm. The rods are 6mm longer than stock to allow a good rod ratio for better revs. Flyin' Miata is using our car as a testbed for a high-end naturally aspirated powerplant, a change from the usual turbocharged beasts.
Due to the low compression height on the pistons, the wristpin is actually inside the oil rings. This means the rods have to be installed before the rings.