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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by cookiecrisp, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. cookiecrisp

    cookiecrisp Bad ass B-series

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    I have 1994 b18b1 bock and i have a b16a head with a mild port and polish. I am building the bottom end completely incuding sleeveing and all forged internals. My question is i have heard that you cant run anything but stock cams on a ls/vtec due to the valve clearence so I was wondering what my options are as far as aftermarket cams and even stock cams. I want to run a turbo so I am going to need some suggestions on different cams i can use. Or even some material to read on cams to understand what everthing means. I know the basics but not sure exactly what the differences cause. I would apriciate some help this subject.
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    94-01 GSR cams are your best stock camshaft bet.
     
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    cookiecrisp Bad ass B-series

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    Ok how about aftermarket cams.I just got to look at my head and it is nice not really sure how it lines up on the block but it is a pr3-2 stock with a mild port and polish. I am probably going to send it off to finish the port and polishing work already done to it and have them rebuild it with supertech components. Any ideas would help.
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    cookiecrisp Bad ass B-series

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    Well i got the head from a guy on ebay and it has a mild port and polish. I looked at it with a flash light and it looks good I did't use one before so I didnt really have a good idea of how well it was done but it looks real nice it just isnt an extreme port and polish but it is all the way through. I am going to talk to a local shop about it who does this alot so I will let you guys know from that. I just heard that the ls/vtec engines can get messed up by bending valves my question is that does this only occur when you use stock ls pistons.
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    :thumbsup:i love the civic type r cams but if you whant the true power turbo cams are the way to go
     
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    cookiecrisp Bad ass B-series

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    Thanks lsvtec300. I am here to do research that is what everyone here is for I learn from others mistakes. I did buy 4 books last night about building performance honda engines, cam information, better turbo configurations. and on hybrid motors like the ls/vtec so I am sure I will learn alot from that. I was just wondering because everyone I have talked to online says you cant run aftermarket cams on a ls/vtec but that seems to be a myth the more i read. I might just run the stcok type r cams to see what power I get and them go from there.
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    woah woah woah woah

    the only reason you want to use stock cams is because of this??


    that's completely NOT true.

    your best bet for turbo would be to run a turbo grind cam. Crower, JG, and Skunk2 are all good choices.
     
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    cookiecrisp Bad ass B-series

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    Blanco I am not tard I have noticed ono every post that anyone asks a question you treat them like garbage (thanks for the advice but you can leave now), Why in the hell do you think i would buy a book on hybrid honda engine building? And civicious I know that is not true or i know that now anyway, and i was asking about crower turbo cams because that is what I plan on running. or did I not mention this cause i really dont remember anywho I am thinking of running the crower 402-t cams in the car but for now I might just run the b16b cams that i have untill I get the turbo on the car they are easy enough to change.
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    cookiecrisp Bad ass B-series

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    I dont take it as an insult but if you know the answer point me in some direction. I know what adjustable cam gears do but I read it was a lift issue but i guess it isnt. So I am planning on getting the crower 402t cams I heard they are great cams and my buddy is running some in his drag truck different cams same people though. I am thinking of getting the entire crower valve train since the stock one seems a bit worn. Haha oh i am gonna change that lol that was last month. lol
     
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    cookiecrisp Bad ass B-series

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    Well that is what I am saying. I understand that but that site clears it up better. But i think i have a good plan the head looks clean but i am probably gonna have it hot tanked and checked out so when it goes on the block i know that it is good. I am definatly gonna get the local shop to give me a hand on the final setup.
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    cookiecrisp Bad ass B-series

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    I am going to have it checked for cracks the guy i bought it from said he already had it done but didnt send any papers to prove thisso I figured i will have it done to be sure. I am going to do it the professional way to be sure it is done right. I was reading that site you gave me and it looks kinda simple but i am gonna read over it a couple more times and look some more to make sure I get how to do it properly.
    thanks again
     
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    cookiecrisp Bad ass B-series

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    I understand. A book i just got really goes into detail on how to do that so after reading it I shouldn't have a problem it looks simple time consuming but simple. One question though I am looking to have my engine sleeved and i was wondering how do you choose a company. I was looking at benson and then my book was talking about AEBS and there is also erl. How do you choose? Erl is a bit overpriced but AEBS and Benson are about the same so how do you choose?
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    cookiecrisp Bad ass B-series

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    Yeah I was looking more at aebs and like the way they make it closed deck but make it built into the sleeve instead of using a block gaurd and they are known by many as bulletproof so I will call them and talk to them if they are as informative as benson was then i will probabaly go with them.
     
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