Well, about 4 months ago I had just installed my Comp Turbo BB T72 and was out tuning when the engine apparently was locked up when starting was attempted. I naturally assumed I had broken a piston or something, and proceeded to start getting the pieces together for a much stronger engine.
The "blown" engine is the Lexus stocker with GTE internals and HKS 264 Cams, and never gave a symptom of distress until now.
OK, as is my habit, I always come back stronger from a disaster. I immediately ordered a 3.4 L stroker kit from PAECO, and collected the parts pictured below. It was a while before I actually got around to pulling the engine, and I found...perfectly good internals and a dowel pin fallen out of the flywheel, landing in a place that locked the engine up.
Oh well, too late to turn back now. I just feel a need to post some pictures of my cool parts before they are hidden:
Venolia Forged Turbo pistons, Coated
Bryan Crower Pro H-BeamRods
This is a welded stroker crank, 94MM
Ferrea severe duty valves and Bryan Crower Springs
The head has 1mm oversize valves, lightly ported and 3 angle valve job
Tilton triple carbon clutch, 12 pound flywheel, and hydraulic throwout