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Old 04-02-2006, 09:33 PM   #1
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Default 93 SSEi engine redo...options, opinions, etc...

Now that I narrowed the problem (with the help of this forum) with the SSEi, here are the options I have open to me.

1) Rebuild what I have. Mainly just the short block...heads seem to be in good shape, and I can do the rebuild on those myself if I needed to. Same with the */C. But the block is going to have to be pro-built out in town, or if there are a few members who would donate their garage space......

2) Part it out...simplest, probably will get most if not all my money back, and I already have a few members sending me requests "just in case".

3) Swap. Would be easier to locate a Series II than a I, but would the stock trans mate up to it? And could a Series II motor be controled by a Series I ECM, with the chip custom burned for it, or maybe I could go with the Megasquirt system.

Even with a Series II it would be rebuilt...in fact, I can get a S2 l67 right now in the local pull-n-save, though it was involved in an engine fire and it is missing the */c assembly. But even though I am going to go Frankenstein on this car, I'm gonna take my time on it, research what works and what doesn't. Which manufacturers did people go with when it came to rebuild time...crank, pistons, rods, etc....

Also, keep in mind I am going to have a budget of about 300 a month....

So begins project "Monster Reborn"
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a S2 can be done......acutally its been done in a 93 before.....it will be a involved project

I woudnt recommend a engine that has been through a fire either
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I woudnt recommend a engine that has been through a fire either
It wouldn't be swapped in directly as it is...it would be rebuilt top to bottom. I would only be interested in the block and heads anyway, which from the looks of it seems pretty much intact.

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Any more involved than doing a complete S1 swap? I know the wiring harness would need to be located or made if I go with a Megasuirt setup, and various sensors will need to be located. If I go with Megasquirt I can do away with the MAF as it uses speed-density tables instead of using airflow. But I would have to work around it interfacing with the electronics in the dash...so I may just piggyback it to the factory computer. All this is just in my head right now...gonna have to get ahold of the FSMs and do some pinouts to make sure that setup can work before I go building that computer.
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Please don't split this into two threads. It splits our efforts.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=51577
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