First post so... I would like to congratulate Guy on an extremely well run and well behaved forum. The amount of information that can be ascertained from this forum is unbelievable. I am working my way through all of the posts to bring myself up to speed on language and engine concepts. I have spent many a night starting to read and then finding it 2:00am as if no time had passed. Guy, you have also left me with several headaches pondering engine building concepts. This is like taking a university masters course in engine build. Well done!
On with my question. I have had the 2.0 TC 8V for almost 22 years and think it is time for a recharge. I like the reliability of the L-jet system and would like to keep it installed, but would like more power (who doesnt). From Guys writings, power is in the head, so I would assume that porting the head and manifolds is a given. After that, what can be done to produce HP without adversely effecting the computer. A short list of parts and procedures that would be necessary would be appreciated. I think if I had a carberated engine, I would know what to do, but this Bosch L-jet just throws me for a loop. I know this is a race site but most of these principles correlate to a wild street ride also. What realistically can I expect from this build in terms of power?
Guy, would you recommend your triple valve springs and adjustable cam wheels for all TCs? I have broken a valve spring before, causing a few dings in the piston top.
Great work, thanks