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Building B18 Block

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by AdDiCteD2BoOst, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. AdDiCteD2BoOst

    AdDiCteD2BoOst New Member

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    Okay so im building an ls/vtec and started build from bottom to top (Other then the tranny) I was wondering if their was anything else that i need to do to the block well heres the list..

    Block Bore 84mm
    Golden Eagle Sleeves
    Type R Oil & Water Pump
    Type R Timing Belt
    CP Pistons
    Manley Rods
    Micropolished & Balanced Crank
    ACL N Calico Bearings
    ARP Rod Bolts & Head Studs

    Its going to be my project car n i plan on going all out so ima need some help....Will the pistons n rods have to be balanced? Thanks For The Help!
     
  2. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    Hi Scott.

    This is related to your advice, so I will go ahead and ask and perhaps help myself and the OP out. Would you suggest using MajesticHonda (please feel free to insert the link if you are able to, as I have no clue anymore what the link is) for the bearings? From what I understand, there are quite a few different OEM bearings. How would one go about selecting the proper bearings? Would it be by the block one is rebuilding? Thanks for your help once again my friend.
     
  3. AdDiCteD2BoOst

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    So Your telling me ACL N Calico Bearings are no good? Im better off using OEM bearings? I've heard about the crank leaving it the way it is but the reason why i wanna balance it n sh!t is cuz i wanna make sure everything on this block will turn out to be real good and the guy gve me this block wit broken sleeves and one of the cylinder walls were cracked so the block was no good and he didnt tell me none of this stuff til i took it to the machine shop and thats when i started rebuilding it...So should i still leave the crank how it is?
     
  4. AdDiCteD2BoOst

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    Aiight i understand....And i plan on going all out meaning my goal is to reach the 10's thats why i asked if their was anything else on block that i needed everything i stated on the first message is everything that i have in my garage im just waiting for a couple of things...Are the pistons n rods gonna have to be balanced or do they come balanced?
     
  5. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Yep, my LS spun an ACL (0.5) and it spit the rod through the block, the motor was rebuilt before I bought it (so the guy told me) he never said he did a piss-poor job on it though.
     
  6. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    Found it! Here's the link to Majestic Honda. Majestic Honda - The Internet's #1 Honda Automotive Parts Store

    Scott, once again, thank you for the advice.

    To the OP, trust him. He is VERY knowledgeable and will NOT lead you astray. You seem like a very smart guy already, so I am sure you will make the right decision. :D
     
  7. AdDiCteD2BoOst

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    Aiight Thanks for the help ill see what i'll do....is their anything else needed for the block that you'll recommend me to do?
     
  8. AdDiCteD2BoOst

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    Would i need to check the dowells?
     
  9. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    I think the LS/VTEC kits come with the dowels. Then again, I could be wrong.
     
  10. AdDiCteD2BoOst

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    You know what ur right i just got done lookin at the kit and it does come with it....Thanks For Da Help Anything Else?
     
  11. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    Research, research, RESEARCH! I can't tell you how important it is. Ask any of these guys. I've been researching the hell out of my build for eons. Heck, before I posted my first thread, I had been searching on this site and many others for six months to a year, depending on the site. This is a ten year dream I have and let me tell you, there's no way I'm going to blow it up in one day. haha

    I really do suggest that you keep on searching around and researching similar builds. After all, LS/VTEC's are a dime a dozen nowadays and you will be able to attain valuable information from other peoples build, as well as ideas and what to and not to do.

    That right there is some of the best advice I can give you....unless you can afford to fly Blanco and his wife in, pay him very well and have him help you out...that's as good as it gets right now. :D
     
  12. AdDiCteD2BoOst

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    I wouldn't say im ready for it cuz truthfully i dont think i am and yes it's the first time....i ride a 13 second car n i know that going from 13 to 10's will be a big difference so when the project is done best believe ill be taking it slow running it with low psi til im used to it....ill research here n there i also got a shop helping me out but i wanna see other peoples opinion in things get what im saying?
     
  13. AdDiCteD2BoOst

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    Ooo My bad yeah all my work is being done at the shop. I wanna make sure i have everything before taking it to the shop get what im saying? i dont know much about building motors im learning little by little but i will not be building my motor. Do you think the block is complete?

    Block Bore 84mm
    Golden Eagle Sleeves
    Type R Oil & Water Pump
    Type R Timing Belt
    CP Pistons
    Manley Rods
    Micropolished & Balanced Crank
    ACL N Calico Bearings
    ARP Rod Bolts & Head Studs
    LS/V Conversion Kit
    Moroso Oil Pan
     
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    kastin1904 Banned

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    crower rods!there on sale!steel billet.hold up to great amounts of hp and boost
     
  15. AdDiCteD2BoOst

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    I am paying someone to do my block i aint touchin sh!t from my motor i just order the parts and the shop i go to builds up the motor....
     
  16. AdDiCteD2BoOst

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    I already have the manley rods i was planning on using crower but i've heard manley were better and were recommended for my build
     
  17. AdDiCteD2BoOst

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    Before The block Was Sleeved

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    This is how the block came out with Golden Eagle Sleeves (Bore Out To 84mm)

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  18. AdDiCteD2BoOst

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    Ill keep you guys updated with the block little by little
     
  19. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    GOD that's beautiful! *sniff* I can't wait until I get to see mine. *wipes tear*
     
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    had stock bearings and triple nitride traeted crank , in a 721Whp crx drag car , boke alot of stuff but no bearing failures , secondly yes balance the rods and pistons for god sake why go 90% of the way
     
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