Hello all. I just purchased a 3.4L engine with ECU. I started my career as a mechanical engineer with an automotive specialty and have studied engine design in college. Over the years I have collected unique engines with unique sounds like V12s and motorcycles with unique engines, like the V4 in the Honda VFR750. I am super excited about this one, though I have no projects slated for it yet. I own a full machine shop, so the sky is the limit, though it looks like with this engine, the cams are the limit. Otherwise I would love to improve the balance and make a F1 sounding 10K RPM screamer. I have a rail buggy that could use a cooler engine, at which point the WRX transmission would make sense. But if I used it transversely, are there good manual transaxles available that bolt up? I am not opposed to fabbing adapters to a different flywheel and bell housing. If I do open it up, are there good options for rods and pistons? Has anyone found an optimal compression ratio to make more power? Sorry for all the questions. I am super excited about this engine!