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B16A2 head build....(prepare for some long wind)

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Luis998, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    Uh oh, look out.. Luis is soon to be terrorizing the streets :ph34r:
     
  2. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    haha...far from it my friend. The block is still in Texas and the head work is not done yet. I'm still waiting for the bastards to call me about my cams and gears.
     
  3. wikedeye

    wikedeye Well-Known Member

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    I am amazed that you can keep track of what you have going on with all your builds. I have a hard time remembering everything I went to the parts store for.
     
  4. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    haha...it gets kind of tedious at times, seeing how I am right now working on my brothers EG, my (secret) new EG and my EK all at the same time. My brothers EG is easy, just get it all back to stock and make it look pretty. My (secret) EG is secret so far..haha...and my EK is just some mods and upgrades of the sort, which you have provided, Conan. :D On top of that there is this build, finding parts for it and trying to find a freakin' Y8 block.
     
  5. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    Well at least you're going to be finishing your build up in spring, as opposed to me who has just completed his build in time for winter :ph34r::confused::eek:
     
  6. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    Matt my friend, I admire your optimism. I hope that it's done by fall. haha
     
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    AdDiCteD2BoOst New Member

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    Did u ever stop by or call the shop??
     
  8. Matts96HB

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    Trust me, optimism is your best friend when you're doing one of these builds. Just see the light at the end of the tunnel :ph34r:

    I can't wait to start seeing some pics of this, it's going to be awesome. I just finally got my car running right, and man I'll tell ya right now, what an indescribable feeling that was. ^_^
     
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    wow sorry for interrupting the thread but this contains a lot of great info
     
  10. fitofitin

    fitofitin Just an ordinary fan

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    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    What are you a walking advertisement? Luis already has a plan, and your post has no real relation to his thread. GTFO!:ph34r:
     
  12. vtecsir1

    vtecsir1 Senior Member

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    what shop did you end up going to for headwork?

    I wish i would have seen this awile ago, there is a shop in orlando near the arena called Dover that does good work.
     
  13. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    Man, I haven't even had a chance to BREATHE! haha Work has been consuming me lately. I drove by it though and almost started drooling. Now that I know where it's at I plan to stop by whenever things calm down.

    I'd like to see pics of it sometime too, Matt, except that the current EG that it is going in is currently in pieces and a lot of my parts aren't even in this state! haha Heck, I can't wait until we put back the Z6 from my old EG and get the other EG running, period. That will be done after transfering over the hood, the wiring, the dash, the doors....etc. etc. There is a lot of work to be done. We just got done with my brothers EG so mine is next, finally. haha

    Glad you are getting something out of it my friend. Enjoy, be wise, do your research, take your time and in the end you will have EXACTLY what YOU wanted. :thumbsup:

    What a shame. The shop I am going with is in South Carolina. Performance Porting is their name, I believe. Feel free to post more information on the local shop in here. It may come useful to myself or other locals later on. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    Here's an update on cams I am deciding in between now.

    http://hondaswap.com/forced-induction/b16a2-turbo-cam-choices-205015/

    While I am still enamoured with the Skunk2 stage 2 turbo cams, I recently found Crower stage 2 turbo cams and am now trying to decide which I will be going with. I am still trying to decypher which has the best lft/duration between the two. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I have decided what valvetrain I am going with. My builder got me a GREAT deal on Supertech complete valvetrain and I will be going with that along with 1mm oversized valves.
    These came highly reccommended by him as he has done MANY builds with them and experienced no problems with them whatsoever. A word to the wise as far as valvetrains are concerned, stay away from Skunk2. I believe I mentioned it earlier in this thread but since I started doing my research on this, more and more people have told me that they tend to break down easily and have experienced many problems.

    As far as the manifold for this beast, well, I will just let you see what I ultimately hope to end up with. :D

    http://hondaswap.com/forced-induction/c-compatible-ramhorn-manifold-comparison-199388/
     
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  15. 89' Project Civic

    89' Project Civic d16a6/d16y8 "mini-me"

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    Hey guys I'm doing a d16y8 cylinder head and mating it to my d16a6 block, then swapping it into the engine bay of my EF. I'm just doing the cam, do you think it will do anything? (with no other mods).

    P.S. I'm keeping my old valves and I just personally hot-tanked it and cleaned the valves nicely. Should I go a B16A2 in the future?. I only ask because I have had a lot of fun personally rebuilding my first head (the D16Y8) and I'm wondering if the B16A6 head is harder or anything?. Also, what is the average price of a B16A2 (from what I understand this engine comes out of a 2nd generation Integra) so it shouldn't be much.

    My list of engine mods that would fit the B16A2:
    1) 2 1/4 inch header back exhaust
    2) dpfi-mpfi swap (done by me)

    Actually to think about it I dont have much for that motor as I do the B16A2, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!. Thanks!.
     
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    With 40 posts, Id think you would know how to start your own thread.
     
  17. 89' Project Civic

    89' Project Civic d16a6/d16y8 "mini-me"

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    No I don't, could you could help me make my own thread, please?
     
  18. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    Would you believe I am still working on this? It's been an uphill battle to get anything done the past two and a half years and this is still in the works. I paid off the head work an eon and a half ago but never sent the head to the shop. Issues and priorities in life have kept me from getting it finished but it will happen...someday...I hope. haha
     
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    Did you get your money back for the head, or are you still planning on sending it in? Are your plans still the same for the car?
     
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