With the bottom end assembly complete, we arranged to meet with a representative from the SCTA to have our engine verified and the bottom end “sealed”. Before an engine is sealed, a representative from the SCTA measures the bore and stroke to verify the engine's displacement.
Having the engine sealed by the SCTA beforehand, would prevent us from having to go through less accurate methods of measuring displacement which might result in us having to tear the motor down after a record run. Needless to say, tearing down an engine on the salt would absolutely suck.
In the next article, we'll finish up the build of our SR15VET 20V engine with a detailed walk through of the head work and assembly executed by 5523 Motorsport's Nick Hunter.