Alright, I'm new here so... Hello everyone, I plan to do a father/son build. My dad is no stranger to building cars, best mechanic I've ever seen so he can handle it. But the only thing is, he's not familiar with the honda's, vtec's and such. He's more of an American Muscle type of guy. We haven't bought a car to put it in yet, but I figured I'd ask the questions now so when I buy a car I can look for specific things. (Will be placed in a honda civic) So I'm trying to learn all I can so I can fill in what he doesn't know. btw this isn't just a bolt on build, I'm talking full on engine build. We need to to know the differences between engines. I've googled and forum searched, maybe I'm lacking searching skills or the info I need to know is hiding somewhere. There are so many different engines I've seen and heard of, It seems impossible to remember it all, but I'm doing my best. This car won't be a daily driver, as I have other source of transportation... But more of a.... Weekend warrior? We need a nice engine with strong rods, what are a few engines that are suitable? I plan on using a turbo, but the compression can be changed. Is Vtec all its cracked up to be? What are some of the better flowing heads? Yes I did search and didn't find the information I'm looking for, so if I missed something I sincerely apologize.