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

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

  1. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    I have to e-mail the guy who is doing the work and will get back to you on that. I should be able to send the head in and get the work done but as far as the plans being the same, I will have to consult my consultant, Calesta, and plot things out one more time. haha I'm hoping the head work will get done and I will at least have that completed. It's sad that it's been, oh, five years since I began my journey down this road and have yet to complete my dream, but life does take us on some very interesting journey's at times. I would tell anyone in my situation to never give up and follow their dream. My dad has been a huge supporter of my dream, regardless of where I have been in life over the years and would love to see the project finished. That is another reason for my never giving up. I would love for him to be the first person to drive the car once everything is finished. THAT would be the ultimate payoff for me nowadays. ^_^
     
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    Here's a small update. I decided to go with a Supertech valve train, i.e. valves, springs and retainers. These should arrive sometime in the next two weeks. I could have had these a VERY long time ago, but the money situation just wasn't there. After contacting the person who was going to do the head work, we realized that I had paid off the valve train and most of the head work YEARS ago. Talk about a pleasant surprise. I've decided to have the head work done locally, instead of sending it off, though I have not made a final decision as to what shop will do the work. Patience has paid off and I have met a few "tuners" who know a few shops and people very close by. I'm sure they will help me decide where the port and polish will end up being done. I've been comparing cams lately and may end up going with Crower's Stage 2 turbo cams. They are both economical at around $460 for the pair and will get the job done very, very well. These have also been "paid off" in a way, as the person who was going to do my head work is refunding me all of the machine work. In essence, I will just have to save up for the head work itself. I'll be consulting my dear consultant, Calesta, of course, before anything is done. After all, I will get one shot at doing this and I will do it right!
     
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    I can't believe four year's have passed since I've posted here. So much has happened in life, from my EK hatch being stolen at my job in 2014, to the "mechanics" who have screwed me over the years. I've found two reliable people to work on my car exclusively from here on out. The last "mechanic" that worked on my car...wow. I don't know where to start. It's a lot to discuss, but I'll keep things to the positive. It's great to be back. I'm not sure how often I'll be on, but I will be doing my research again.

    Oh and even though the title says "B16A2 head", which I have, I'm actually using a GSR head, with a full Supertech valve train. Don't ask how that happened. It's another not so great story. haha Phunky.Budha, B, E, LS, Egsir, AHHH, Brutal...I hope you guys are still around. I'll be posting little by little, in hopes to update everyone. In other words, what I'd really like to say is, hi again HondaSwap. It's good to be back. :)
     
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    Holy blast from the past! Welcome back, @Luis998!
     
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    Welcome back! I skimmed the backlog and I'm excited to see whats next for you.
     
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    Welcome back buddy. wondered what happened to you!
     
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