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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by 88sohcnonvtec, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. 88sohcnonvtec

    88sohcnonvtec New Member

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    Hey im just starting to build my motor and was reading about how motors have better rod/stroke ratios or something?I was just wondering how do you determine what is good?Do longer rods provide more torque or something along the lines of that? Or is there a book i can read up on this. I really want to know how and why parts make a car fas and not just call up a shop and ask them to give me there best parts and not know what the hell is going on. Thanks in advance for what ever replys i may get..
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    longer rods break faster,power in hondas rely's on what setup your using

    like block,head,pistons,and tuning

    so what are you building,what are you building it for,and what is your budget
     
  3. 88sohcnonvtec

    88sohcnonvtec New Member

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    well im building a d16a6, goals are to have a all around street car practically,im mainly building it for autox so all motor is the way i want to go.and budget is a minimum wage job lol
     
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    so im guessing the car is your daily driver?
     
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    Well, it sounds like you just want a spirited DD that can take some corners.

    Bolt ons, maybe some headwork and valvetrain, a good tune, and you'll be golden. Also, if you're going to autocross, look into a performance driving school. That alone will help your times around the track substantially.
     
  6. 88sohcnonvtec

    88sohcnonvtec New Member

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    yea its my daily drive,not too long ago i bought a cam for my d series from bullfrog,its the stage 1,any recomendations on what i should do before installing?

    and are there any books i can read to help me out more on building motors or knowing whats good and not?
     
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    but when i do upgrade the cam,what should i do?mill the head?or anything like that?
     
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