Re: 16v ABA info wanted (OhioBenz)
quote:[HR][/HR]OK, enlighten me as to why it wouldn't be the smart thing to do? That's exactly what I thought the Euro ABF was - look at the stock HP it makes compared to "our" version.[HR][/HR]
I'm not trying to enlighten anyone but myself. I just put the finishing touches on a 16v Turbo ABA block for a friend and the compression numbers we
got were not promising. In our case we have compression numbers that are around 7.9/1 compression ratio. Knowing that the guys who make 550 hp out of a 2 liter 16v engine are putting out around 9.5/1 compression ratio with a very large turbo attached makes us wonder if if we are a bit low.
All I ment by the statement was that the ABA/16v combo's are a bit of an unknown quantity at the moment, that's all. Until people start getting some hp numbers and comapring them, we don't know what this combination is capable of. Whether or not going down the path of the ABA/16v is the better choice compared to custom pistons with more compression, no one has real numbers to compare.