Project 2G/A20 is my new project that I've been dying to do for years. Ever since I first found this forum a few years ago I've always wanted to do the Weber-powered A20 engine swap into my car. Finally the project has begun. I will be using this thread to update my progress as things go. Should be fun.
I got a loaner engine lift from the local AutoZone. You basically pay the full price of the unit, but you can use it for up to 90 days and get your full refund once you return it. I may just wind up keeping it for other projects if I decide I enjoy doing this sort of thing.
I was able to disconnect everything from the car, all 5 billion hoses and lines that run everywhere across the engine. Then some friends and I used the engine jack with some chain to pull it out of the car. We couldn't get the spindle nut off the axles, and since this car is going to the wrecking yard anyways, decided to just pull the axles out of the transmission end and leave them with the car.
Heres a couple pics of the beginning of the progress.
Here's my A20A1 that's going to the shop for it's performance rebuild. I'm sending it off to the shop because I've never rebuilt and engine, and would prefer this engine done right, as I plan on driving it for at least a year.
Tomorrow, I'm going to scour the forums and find out the best parts and upgrades that I can have done to the engine. The basic plans for now are as follows:
Bore out the cylinders for more displacement.
Higher compression pistons.
Mill the head for even higher compression.
Port and polish the head.
3-angle valve job.
Stronger valve springs.
Prelude cam, or more other slightly more agressive cam. (Still want to daily drive)
Rebuilt ES2 transmission.
Stage 1 performance clutch.
Since the car is going to be a daily driver, I plan on keeping the A/C and power steering systems. I don't think that they rob enough power (especially when off) to make that big of a difference for me.
Will keep this thread updated with my progress.