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 Post subject: AAN Engine Build
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:16 pm 
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Hey guys, I mainly just post updates on the Facebook groups, but I figured it'd be a good idea to archive my build here to look back on. So, here is my first AAN build. Pretty much a "Budget" build.

Parts List:
-Bottom End:
JE 8.5:1 81.5mm Forged Pistons
Fresh JE Rings
EFIExpress HBeam 144mm Conrods
King Race Main Bearings
King Race Rod Bearings
034 ARP Main Studs
Glyco Thrust Bearings
GRAF Timing/Water pump kit
Reinz Shortblock gasket kit
Fresh deck and bored .5mm to .004" P2W
-Head:
034 Supertech Dual Valve Springs
034 Supertech Titanium Retainers
Supertech Keepers
CRP Guides
Reinz Headgasket set
ARP Head Studs
Fresh Deck, 3 Angle Grind and assembly


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File comment: WRONG ARP Main Studs... sigh
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File comment: Definitely wrong
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File comment: Stock Piston/Rods vs New
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File comment: Correct Studs installed
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File comment: load of parts
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File comment: Main bearing gauge
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File comment: Mains & Crank installed
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File comment: Gapping rings
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File comment: .016" Top ring
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File comment: .018" second ring
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File comment: Bottom end installed
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File comment: oil pan and pump on
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File comment: Received top end parts
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File comment: Fresh back from the machine shop
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:22 pm 
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More photos


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File comment: MLS gasket
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File comment: set head on
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File comment: torqued ARP Headstuds down
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File comment: Valve cover on, Nissan Midnight Purple 3 for the curious
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File comment: Mock up the turbo setup
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File comment: Original studs lookin goooooood
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File comment: Water Pump & Cam gear
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File comment: OFH, Pass Mount, Timing cover
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File comment: Timing done
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File comment: Alt/PS bracket, driver mount, intake
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:34 pm 
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is that an ebay turbo manifold? How well do those hold up?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:36 pm 
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8990q wrote:
is that an ebay turbo manifold? How well do those hold up?

It is, I ran it for about a year on the old setup just fine. No cracks as of yet.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:58 am 
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Looks like a great build!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:56 am 
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Looks great!
What is the Facebook group?


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