It's interesting to hear some of the feedback in this thread conflicting with this thread - http://www.gtrherita...r-engine-build/
I was looking to send Tim my current damaged Buschur Racing longblock I inherited w/ the built car (pre-ignition in cyl 6 - 99psi compression/66% leakdown) and have him rebuild with the following parts and send me a full longblock back. This seemed more reliable than buying a shortblock from the vendors above and installing the heads myself since the motor would have 1 set of hands in it.
Inspect/freshen/reuse heads with Tomei 272 cams
Inspect/reuse stock crankshaft
Inspect/reuse ARP main studs
New VR38 block
Wiseco pistons w/ .250 pin (currently JE 10.5:1 pistons)
Manley 300m rods (currently Manley standard turbo tuff rods)
Nissan rod & main bearings. (not OEM sizing)
ARP 625 head stud kit
I've been a DIY guy for years across multiple platforms including 1,000whp+ LS stuff (kind of how I got connected with Tim). So I need a DIY friendly shop who can handle the complex precision parts of the build (i.e. engine/trans) and I can do the remainder. I bought the car already built by Buschur so this overhaul will be my opportunity to address things that may not have been done per the original owner's power goals/available fuel/budget, etc.
I would love to ship the car to TSM with a very large check and get a turn key 200mph car back, but that doesn't really align with how I enjoy this hobby. I do want to work with TSM to purchase their Elite+ kit though and any supporting items that could make my build more successful.
Edited by Turbotuner20v, 22 March 2018 - 09:50 AM.