Turbo Recipe K11 1.4

#1
Hello All

Looking for some advice as i start to collect stuff for a turbo engine build up.

The car will be a reliable 20k a year street hack. All suspension mods have already been done and well set up with big brakes /tyres.


Here is what I'm thinking?

Turbo = Garrett = GT2554R
Inlet manifold standard
Throttle body - Bored out standard - Tornado system already have.
ECU - Standard - Mapped - Tornado system
Exhaust manifold - https://gizfab.com - Never used but look good/full system.
Pistons - ???? advice ??
Rod - ???? advice ??
Cams - ??? advice ??
Head - Standard (worth a port job??)
Radiator - I need a new one so any thoughts. Currently, have AC fitted but happy to lose it.
Intercooler - Thinking a small charge cooler but open to suggestions
Injectors - K12 already fitted
Airbox filter - have a Matt H kit fitted will modify to fit
Block - Now I'm told an automatic block is stronger advice??. Want to build a completely new engine so the car is not off the road for long.
Fueling - Standard
Clutch upgraded
Flywheel 1.0
Gearbox 5 speed - I love the higher ratio. The gearbox seem to last well if you look after them.

Any advice would be great.
 
#2
Im having a 1.4 bottom fitted with Opel A14NET pistons. Im waiting on the engine builder to fit it all and measure the compression ratio. What do you want horsepower wise?
 
#3
Please let me know how you get on with pistons


Maybe a little over 150hp ? not really interested in Big HP numbers more reliable usable power.


Does anyone have info on the automatic block being stronger ?
 
#4
I will.

For 150HP you can take the stock block but its pushing it. Maybe put in some other pistons. I think frank put in some x12 or x10 pistons (Pre twinport corsa if i remember correctly).

Im not sure if the automatic block is indeed stronger with the coilpack 1.4. I know this was the case with the dizzy 1.3 engine due to the automatic being closed deck instead of open deck for the manual cg13de.
 
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