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to build or not to build.....

Discussion in 'Accord' started by sxyhnda, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. sxyhnda

    sxyhnda New Member

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    so i've been wanting something a little more potent in my stock accord. nothing too crazy or boosted, just a little something more. i have an old F22A4 layin in my back yard just taking up space. i believe it has a broken rod, and i think it's locked up. would it be worth it to build this motor using the block as the base, or should i just go shopping for an H22?
     
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    Well what kind of build are you talking about here? What would you plan on doing with it?
     
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    like i said i don't want nothing radical. if i do go for the H22 i would just swap it straight, bone stock with no mods. around 200 horsepower would be all i'm looking for. but if i can build the F22 block to somewhere up to that level with reasonable ease and fairly cheap then i could go that route too. i know i can build the bottom end of the F22 and bolt on an h22 head and come out with a fairly decent motor, but if it is cheaper/easier just to do an h22 swap then i won't even bother with the F22. i'm just kinda brain storming ideas right now and any input helps.
     
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    Well, I think you're going to be hard pressed to make 200 horses on an H22 with just bolt-on mods. You'd probably have to crack the head open and do some machine work, fairly aggressive cam, maybe bump the compression a bit. After-market parts like pistons and cams for the F22 are actually fairly expensive, so I'd say just go for the H22 swap right off the bat...
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    ^ I think he meant what the motor makes stock, 200 at the crank I believe.
     
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    yea i meant 200 at the crank of the H22. and yea i've heard its a bit expensive to build an F22 block to H22 levels.... but i'm lookin at a shit ton of money either way so it looks like i've got some saving to do
     
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    Right, yeah I know. But still, you're asking for a 55 horsepower gain. You'd still need probably a cam and some head work and tuning, or some seriously good quality bolt-ons...
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    No, no, what he means is he will be happy with the 200bhp, he never said he wanted 200whp. But yes it would take more than bolt-ons to make 200 at the wheels.
     
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    Right, I understand that. It's still gonna take more then bolt-ons to take an F22 to 200 crank horsepower. What's an H22 put down on a dyno? 160-170ish horsepower? If an F22 makes 145ish bhp, then it's probably putting down 110-120ish horses to the wheels, so he's looking for a 40-50 horsepower gain, which probably won't happen without a cam at least...
     
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    ok let me clear the confusion. i'm considering buying an H22 straight and just swappin it in. or i have an F22 that is blown that i can build. i would do the rods pistons and most likely use a DOHC head, possibly from an H22. i was just wondering how expensive it is to do such a build on an F22, and would it be cheaper to just go out and buy an H22? and for the record, i have and F22 A4, which makes 130 bhp. : )
     
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