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Amateur building GSR

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Britton Coursey, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Britton Coursey

    Britton Coursey New Member

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    This build will be all-motor for a while, but eventually I do plan on running 7-9 pounds of boost in it. Also, I'm building it ground up to get experience hands-on being a new enthusiast and mechanic but primarily for it to last me several years.
    Here's what my research has yielded for what I'll be putting into it. I haven't consulted with anyone else really about it so I do appreciate feedback:
    block
    oem crank
    Eagle H-beam rods
    JE forged pistons
    Gates kevlar timing belt
    ARP main studs
    ARP headstuds
    ACL race bearings
    Genuine type-r oil pump
    Cometic complete top end/bottom end gasket kit
    oem shafts and camgears
    Darton flanged dry sleeves
    Skunk 2 pro series intake manifold
    oem oil pick up
    Toda heavy duty oil pump gear.

    and the build looks like it's gonna cost me in the 3500-4000 area.

    Again, I'm quite the amateur so positive feedback is highly appreciated and welcomed. If anyone has an idea such as substitutes and whatnot please do share and give explanation so I can better understand.
    Thanks in advance,
    Britton :)
     
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    That's a pretty solid list.

    Couple of comments...
    OEM bearings are really good to get your clearances dead on from cylinder to cylinder- ACL gets you "in spec" but not necessarily all the same.
    I'm pretty sure all the B series oil pumps are the same- go check part numbers.
    OEM gaskets work great too if you're going to stick to stock thicknesses.
    Get adjustable cam gears to tune your overlap. You can always put them onto aftermarket cams later.
    Get your sleeves professionally installed by a shop that knows Honda blocks!

    :)
     
  3. Britton Coursey

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    So this gasket kit that's listed for 60 dollars for oem gsr engine will include all the gaskets i'd need that come with the cometic complete top end and bottom end kits? the cometic kits together would be around $256.00 usd so if i could save $190.00 dollars that'd be epic. i'm just worried about whether or not the oem gaskets will be efficient and durable once i boost it. i won't be racing competitively or dogging on my CRX all the time, but I do enjoy an occasional spirited drive. also, what did you mean by stock thickness exactly? if you know of any companies that supply these parts you're suggesting and/or have links that'd be great to!
     
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