the head came off today.. i will have pictures of how immaculately clean this engine really is. then you will all know why i went through three before i found one clean enough for me it's off to get milled .020" based on some crude calculations... this should take me from an astonishing compression ratio of 10.4:1 to 11.02:1. should be good for a little power. wednesday i'm putting in the ctr valve springs/itr retainers and the hondata intake manifold gasket as well... and possibly getting the face of the ITR intake manifold angle milled at 5* based on the recommendation of tom payn at payn technologies in troy michigan. I decided to forgo the port and polish job after looking at the ports on the head, they seem suprisingly clean and smooth. the only thing i didn't check on was if the ports were matched to the ITR intake manifold.. i may do a little gringing there... but i forgot to look at that before i came back to school. so wednesday i will head back home and reassemble this bitch.. also i'm taking apart the interior and going to a strictly black interior and getting rid of the white vinyl. pics to come.. later.