Re: 11: 1 comp safe or not? (Vdubs)
quote:[HR][/HR]...Oh yea, don't forget it becomes on interference engine, kissy kissy.
[Modified by Vdubs, 3:24 PM 12-1-2001][HR][/HR]
You mean it becomes an interference engine by adding the ABA block to the 1.8 head? I didn't think my old 1.8 8V was an interference engine...so why would bolting on a different block make any difference?
The piston tops still come to the top of the block, right, same place the old 1.8 pistons stopped, only the 2.0 pistons go down into the block further before coming back up
I know Andrew Foss made his engine an interference type by sticking in a big cam, changing how far down the valve faces go, but with the stock cam, the valve faces should move no further down than before, so just bolting a ABA block in doesn't mean it is an interference engine, right? You cave to add a big cam to make it hit....I thought.
I also thought I read somewhere (either form you or JeffB, I thought), about the 1.8 8V engine, and it was
an interference engine.
I don't know....I confused myself now