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  • #16
    quote:Originally posted by edpjr

    The museum takes 4-5 weeks to process the production order. I'll post the results for interested parties just as soon as they're made available to me.

    quote:Originally posted by JDP

    quote:Originally posted by edpjr

    I am still bitterly disappointed that the motor was not a real R2. [^]


    I know I should not reply, but did the build sheet show the car was not a R2 when built ? I know the car now needs R2 heads to be "real", but every other R2 part was there and there is no such thing as a unique R2 block.

    JDP/Maryland
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    • #17
      IIRC you have R1 heads with the R-series pistons? that should be somewhere between 10:1 and 10.25:1 depending on your head gasket thickness (not 13:1) should not be a problem so long as you are running the best gas you can find (and you should be anyway with any R-motor) are in good tune and don't have the whirly thing engaged. Might even run OK with the blower engaged so long as you're not trying to embarrass any Supra owners.

      nate

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      • #18
        It definitely has the orange whirly thing engaged and operating. I went by to drop off the new brass PCV valve to my brother John tonite, so I drove the Avanti down the road. It runs real good and will bark a tire if you manually shift it from 1st to 2nd. John retarded the timing a bit and I'm using 100 octane fuel plus octane boost, so there's no spark knock either. I'm generally happy with the car's performance for now. I never expected 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.9 seconds like my '07 Vette will produce. [8D]

        quote:Originally posted by N8N

        IIRC you have R1 heads with the R-series pistons? that should be somewhere between 10:1 and 10.25:1 depending on your head gasket thickness (not 13:1) should not be a problem so long as you are running the best gas you can find (and you should be anyway with any R-motor) are in good tune and don't have the whirly thing engaged. Might even run OK with the blower engaged so long as you're not trying to embarrass any Supra owners.

        nate

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        • #19
          well if you're running race gas, 10:1 squeeze and a blower, I BET it barks the tires! If you don't mind the fuel bill maybe you should just leave it that way...? You probably *need* the electronic ignition to light that off reliably but you already have it covered.

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