Good afternoon guys and gals,
Hoping to contact mlytle to get in touch with the owner of his old M10 motor with the Kerman head and hot bottom end. I built that motor in 2001/2002 and would LOVE to give receipts and machine work/Kerman head work documentation to its new owner. IIRC the block is stamped with a 278xxxx VIN as engine 2592564 was too far gone to accept a 0.050 overbore.
Was in '73 malaga VIN 2592564 that I see ended up with a fella named Noah.
FWIW that motor was built with NEW Mahle 0.050 over grand piano 9.5:1 pistons, NEW Schrick 292, NEW Schrick HD valve springs and a bunch of other goodies. Machine work on the bottom end done by John Spindler when he was in Owings Mills. Superb, superb work - balancing, slight decking of the block, etc. Kerman built the head, which included porting and port matching on the TI intake manifolds.
Saw it in his project blog and it brought back all the great memories I had with that car, most of which was the MANY lifelong friends made through ownning an 02 and largely through this board.