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Ian's build

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  1. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    I finally get to have one of these threads for myself :)

    as most of you know im getting a build together and since the other threads are turning more of a picture/build thread ill just put it all here in the right place.

    build consists of:
    GSR block and all new seals/gaskets from honda
    JDM ITR pistons and rods with ARP rod bolts
    GSR head ported by portflow, all new seals, portflow valvetrain
    skunk2 stage 2 cams
    ACL bearings
    ARP headstuds
    RC 320cc injectors
    will be tuned by me with Crome Pro

    im trying to make about 200-210whp on a 1.8L OEM parts bottom end :)

    Nov. 4th

    head comes back from portflow

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    Nov. 5-6th

    install sensors back to the head
    install extended intake manifold studs
    drill/tap water neck (1/8" NPT) for water temp sender

    these first 2 pics are especially for B16 :p
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    ill update as things progress...

    Dec. 11th
    k well im bringing this back up just to keep some interest. build is temporarily on hold til spring since i couldnt get anyone who was able to help me out. as i didnt/dont have a garage or reasonable place to build an engine or pull a motor.

    guess ill just give some teaser pics of the parts, lol.

    JDM ITR pistons/rods with ARP bolts properly installed/stretched and rods resized

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    as i said before, ill mostlikely replace the pistons. after i got them back from the machine shop i noticed some play in them, and i just get a bad feeling. that on top of a few gouge marks in them, i dont wanna chance it. it would suck for the motor to go because of something like pistons...

    misc head parts, skunk2 stg2 cams, hondata IM gasket, and valve cover. painted by wil, and will be stripped and repainted by me :) ill probably go with just a simple krinkle black.

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    honda stuff, head gasket, main seals, other misc seals, new oil pan pickup (mines a little dented from the pan being dented), ACL bearings, ARP head studs, rc 320cc injectors, injector resistor box, gauges w/ senders, GE oil sandwitch (for oil pressure and temp), "magic" intake :ph34r:

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    better pic of gauges

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    more pics of "magic" IB spec intake w/ filter

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    that will be on a short ram setup. and ill be using these to relocate the battery to the frame rail right in front of the tranny so it wont be in the way of the filter

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    but i wont be using the odyssey battery, ill be using the nrg-cell from heel-toe

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    well thats all i really have for now, lol. ive also got an endyn catch can that i dont have pics of.

    Feb 8th

    ok more updates :)

    i decided to get new pistons. theres nothing really wrong with the ones i have, but i like to plan ahead for any problems that may arise. so i went with some brand spanking new JDM ITR OS pistons. i went oversized cause im just gonna overbore the block anyway to have a nice solid cylinder wall surface. this should take care of any imperfections the cylinders might have be it scratches or out of roundness. and the price was right so i also picked up an AASCO alluminum flywheel. features parallelism to .001", 8-9lbs, and a replaceable friction surface. info on the flywheel here http://estores.merchantpartners.com/pn280/...&products_id=39

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    March 21st
    yay more updates :)

    got me a brand new Type R intake manifold courtesy of Mike Bergy. too bad i had to hack it up, haha.

    pic of the biggest required modification
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    there used to be a big chunk of aluminum right there that covered the whole opening. had to drill it out then smooth it all out with the sanding bits of the dremel.

    next you can see why the RACE gasket was necessay when using the ITR manifold on the GSR head
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    as you can see the ITR mani wouldnt even cover the coolant hole. so the race gasket covers it up for me. i put some RTV sealant/gasket maker on there (you can see it comming out below the gasket) just as a little extra insurance so it wont leak.

    shot of the mani/head combo.
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    overall it was fun making this work. im glad i ditched the plate idea. it had potential, but in the end this is the better solution. dremel and a hand drill were all that was needed to make this happen. just used the gaskets as a template, drilled the holes off it, then used the dremel to "fudge" the holes since some were slightly off from the bit walking or whatever.

    also picked up an engine stand from harbor freight for 40 bucks! cant beat that :)
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    whats in the blue box you might ask? just this...
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    GSR block. went and picked it up from a guy in CT last week. cylinder walls look good. he said its in good condition so lets hope for no spun bearings when i take it apart. i gotta take it apart to take to the machine shop to get hot tanked, bored, honed, and talk to them about getting one of the bolt holes repaired. as you can see its kinda bare though. kinda sucks but oh well. i was gonna replace most of the stuff its missing anyway, just sucks i have to buy all the stupid little bolts now, lol. good thing they arent expensive.

    March 29th
    another mini update.

    got my valve cover powdercoated, back to the stock look. came out VERY well. check the most recent post on page 5 for more info

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  2. phyregod

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    That head makes me drool.. [​IMG]

    Isn't 200-210 aiming a little low? Seems a gsr head with professional P&P and skunk2 stage 2 cams would do better than that.
     
  3. brian11to1

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    g'luck with the build Ian.
     
  4. GSRCRXsi

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    im being conservative. im a n00b tuner, but ive got a handle on what you need to do, but i know therers tons more i dont know that will keep me from getting the extra ponies. plus without dyno tuning i wont really have a way to set the cam timing initially so im gonna leave it at 0,0 at first til i can tune those on a dyno. also this is a 1.8L still. i just dont want to get my hopes up and then not make the goal. i want to be exstatic when i pass my goal :)
     
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    Rockin' the one and only Wil-Built OBD3 Vtec Solenoid Connector, y0!

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    Now all you need is a turbo =)~
     
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    OMG those studs are BLING! SEXAY!!

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  8. GSRCRXsi

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    i knew you'd like em :)
     
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    correct me if i am wrong but the skunk 2 stage 2 cams are for high com. which would need aftermarket pistons...?

    but either way your shit looks good
     
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    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    JDM ITR pistons have a larger dome then the stock GSR's. it doesnt have to be an aftermarket piston to raise compression. stock pistons can do that just fine, you just have to know which ones to get for whatever compression you want. this is where compression calculators come in handy :)

    JDM ITR piston + GSR block/crank/rods + GSR head = 11.5-11.6:1 compression. mine might be a tad higher as i believe this head has been resurfaced a few times, but i dont know for sure. the compression will be about that.
     
  11. civicious

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    You're wrong.



    You'll actually have about 11.3:1, according to C-Speed's compression calculator.
     
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    is that the coolant inlet or outlet? cause u do want to have the sensor in an outlet to get a correct reading of actual engine water temp
     
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    C-speeds compression calculator is innacurate. it doesnt account for difference in compression height
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    looking good....
     
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    The one you're using is also inaccurate, we went through this. :p
     
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    with stock deck head and oem 3-layer gasket, they yeild 11.1:1
    add to the surfacing, and 11.2-11.3 would be a good guess.
     
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    Damn thats a nice looking head, good thinking on the cam seal too.
     
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    Wow, that came out great! :thumbsup:
     
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    That's some good head. [​IMG]
     
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