Back in about May of this year I was sitting around having a bite to eat with Teby, Anand, and Pat Downs. Of course we were talking about Speedsters, motors, and other car related topics. Pat chimes in about when I'm going to get a bigger engine so I can beat Teby in a race. I reply I'm a few years away from getting anything bigger because these motors aren't cheap. He says he can get me a screaming deal on a slightly used long block and wants to know if I'm willing to source some a few new parts so I can get a 2110 cc motor. I tell him to get me the details and the project was started.
After getting the used motor The Madness set in rather quickly. The idea of using the slightly used case was replaced by sourcing a brand new AS-41 engine case, full flowed, clearance for stroke, 90.5mm bore, bronze lifter bores, cut for sand seal, and shuffle pinned. Then a brand new custom OT pulley was sourced and further customized with a steel hub. As the project progressed I sourced an original 356 oil canister for the purpose of having it made into an oil breather. I was also given an exhaust for a 356 B/C car that was modified to fit my Speedster. There was just a little bit of bumper bracket clearance issues that were taken care of on the day of installation. Some of the tins were powder-coated silver and other parts were powder coated black in order to replicate a Super 90 motor. Reproduction stickers were also obtained and expertly applied by Teby. After just 6 moths the motor project was completed then it was a matter of removing my old 1915 cc motor and cleaning up the engine bay. I'd like to thank everyone involved especially Pat, Teby, and Anad for their dedication to the hobby and their exceptional skill and Speedster knowledge.
Here are the results of this summer project:
Engine bay improvements
Super 90 Inspiration Motor
My finished project
The custom OT pulley
It was a labor of love for everyone involved and I'm super pleased with the results. Once the break-in period is over I'll get a chance to see what it really does but so far it's an amazing motor with quick throttle response and some serious pull.
Build sheet is included in the attachments.