For along time ive wanted to do some serious work to my car, and in the 2 years ive owned it i dont think more than a couple of weekends have went by when i haven't been doing something to it, as im sure most reading have similar experiences. Anyway having already went down the hybrid K04 route and enjoying it greatly i wanted to take on something big, which is why ive decided to go down the stroker BT route. Im looking for approx 400-500 Bhp and am almost sure thats going to be with A gt3076r. Im looking in the close future to purchase a 2.1l bring your own crank kit if IE with 9.5 cr, as i have already sourced a ALH crank for a good price, so atm im waiting to receive that, check it over to make sure it useable and i'll move on from there. Yesderday morning my donor engine was delivered. Its and agu lump that had approx 70,000 miles on it before it was removed from an accident damaged car...so im told. So myself and my dad lift/dragged the engine from the street to my room, which was a massive effort since my house is well away from the road. Got it in to my room and i began to dismantle it back to the bare block and head. and got to this stage. Now this will be slow build....ive only got enough money at the moment to pay for the stroker kit and im looking to gain alot of information and knowledge during the long time it will take before this even gets anywhere near my car. I'll try to update with pics and so on when i get parts etc. Right now im am trying to decide which kind of exhaust manifold to consider getting. ideally i'd like it to be v'banded and as i think i'll be going external gate it will need to have provisions for that. So any information you guys can think of or first hand knowledge you can shre would be greatly appreciated...hopefully this is something that ends of a great build and interesting to read.