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Old 10-03-2021, 12:35 PM   #61
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Well I got the crank case apart. The crank looks usable to me, nice and shiny on the journals no scoring. Iím going to take it to get magna flux and inspected so will let the experts tell me for sure if itís usable or not.

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I found out I canít measure and test fit the crank case and the crank until I have the ARP crankcase bolts Iím using in hand. The ARP bolts I need are back ordered for a while, and Iím going to pick them up when I pick up my block in November or December, so itíll probably be not that many updates for a while.

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Old 10-09-2021, 07:47 AM   #62
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I was recently corresponding with Len Hoffman owner of Hoffman Automotive Machine. Http://www.hamheads.com about valve springs, and the subject of my 3.8 rebuild with bone stock 3.2 heads came up, and he said the following: (reposting with permission)

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The 3.2 heads will definitely work well with the 3.8 upgrade. There's no replacement for displacement.
So, someone should probably tell one of the most knowledgeable experts on Porsche heads in the world that his knowledge of Porsche heads is “Rudimentary at best.”

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Old 10-09-2021, 08:35 AM   #63
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I was recently corresponding with Len Hoffman owner of Hoffman Automotive Machine. Http://www.hamheads.com about valve springs, and the subject of my 3.8 rebuild with bone stock 3.2 heads came up, and he said the following: (reposting with permission)



So, someone should probably tell one of the most knowledgeable experts on Porsche heads in the world that his knowledge of Porsche heads is ďRudimentary at best.Ē

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I agree he was extremely helpful on my heads and did a great job.
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Old 10-09-2021, 09:01 AM   #64
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I agree he was extremely helpful on my heads and did a great job.
He was very very helpful, and I have not even bought anything from him yet! High marks from me all around!

He did mention they have an oversized valve and port option for the 3.2 heads that offers double digit flow improvements for a very reasonable price. If my budget wasnít already at the limit, I would totally send my heads in for that.

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Old 10-10-2021, 07:41 AM   #65
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Please keep us posted with your journey, i'm planning the same journey but my car still runs great at almost 160k so not ready yet.
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Old 10-10-2021, 10:44 AM   #66
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Please keep us posted with your journey, i'm planning the same journey but my car still runs great at almost 160k so not ready yet.
Planning to update this thread through at least engine build, installation and tuning.

May take me a while to get it all done, so updates may not be terribly frequent, but Iíll make sure it gets captured as it happens.

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Old 01-18-2022, 06:19 PM   #67
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Picked up the finished block from LN engineering yesterday!
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Old 01-20-2022, 05:46 AM   #68
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Picked up the finished block from LN engineering yesterday!
It seems like that took longer than normal. Was it a problem at LN or plating?
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Old 01-20-2022, 09:34 AM   #69
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It was ready late December, but I missed the voice mail telling me so. Basically, delay is on me.

They had sent it to plating within a week of me dropping it off, so most of the time was spent there.

Ski season is in full swing, and work is crazy, probably won’t work on this project again till March or April.

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Old 05-04-2022, 05:18 PM   #70
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Just checking in…

Life has interfered with my fun Boxster project, I’m hoping to get started on it again in the next month or two. I think I pretty much have all the parts I need it should be just a matter of labor at this point.

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