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putting a motor together.

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by Skydive2144, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Skydive2144

    Skydive2144 New Member

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    my plan for my car has been to save up over the winter and buy a gsr swap for my car. its a 94 dx coupe. the more i think about it i want to build a motor. give me something to do over the next 4 months instead of just waiting for a swap. i want to do a ls/vtec set up. i was thinking a b18b block and a b16 vtec head with a gsr tranny. i want to built everything from the begining so i want to get a block, get it machined and put nice pistons/rods ect in. so questions are, what block/head/tranny would be the most power, is this project doable for unter $2500-$3000? also let me know if anyone in the ct/ma area has any blocks/heads laying around in need of some work.
     
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    dacheat ..is grounded.

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    subscribing..
     
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    b20 block, b16 head, and you will need some kind of aftermarket pistons to bump up the CR past "stock" if you want more compression. Get a b16 trans for the best acceleration.
     
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    what would i use for an ecu?
     
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    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    ideally a chipped ecu tuned on a dyno. Chrome is a good way to go. You can buy chipped ecu's with a basemap for your setup that gets you close.
     
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    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

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    If you go the B20 route you must build the bottom end. The piston speeds on a B20 block revving to 8 grand are substantially higher than a B18C/B16 etc. At the very least upgrade the rod/main bolts with ARP's.
     
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