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Old 10-12-2017, 05:10 PM   #161
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I have some awesome news, and some bad news.

The good is that I am finally done collecting parts for this build, with the exception of the ECU and tuning software. When I get closer to dyno day I will talk to my tuner to see if he has experience with Neptune. Otherwise, I know that shop does a lot of work with Hondata. But this morning I was able to place orders for Eagle H-beam rods, Wiseco 11.5:1 pistons (which were out of stock at RaceEng.com and will have to ship directly from Wiseco "on or about November 2nd"), and an ATI street damper. *ED. - ESP traction bar has been ordered as well, to provide clearance for the header.

The bad news is that further progress is now at a standstill because I'm moving in about April, and have no idea if I'll be able to get another place that has the space to work on even maintaining my daily driver, let alone engine-swapping a project car. My budget definitely doesn't allow for the chassis, all of the machine work, and dyno tuning before then, when I'm already setting aside money to furnish this new place right away. It just boils down to luck: there is what I see as the perfect house up for rent right now, but I'm not able to move right this second. Housing cost is on a steady rise in my area, so I just have to hope I get lucky with another ideal home becoming available when I am. Otherwise, it's likely an apartment that may or may not have garages on the property.

What I have left to do:
- Buy the right CB9 (it could take a while for the right one to pop up for sale, too. Hoping to be back in an Accord this summer!)
- Get the head and block machined, including port polish and a re-sleeve
- Talk to my tuner about software options and get it tuned (have the H22 driving by end of summer 2018, maybe?)

For a full list of what I'm cobbling together, check out the original post.


To be continued...
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:03 PM   #162
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Valve cover #3 is done. You're all probably thinking I'm being ridiculous, but I love that I now have custom takes on the factory black, blue, and red tops!







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Old Yesterday, 06:47 PM   #163
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The completed bottom end collection:

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The Wiseco pistons work with FRM sleeves or are you doing aftermarket sleeves also? I seen "resleeve" but I am just curious if that was aftermarket or new oem sleeves.
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Old Today, 09:47 AM   #166
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^ Eventually I'll be experimenting with an RBC manifold, so I needed the clearance.

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The Wiseco pistons work with FRM sleeves or are you doing aftermarket sleeves also? I seen "resleeve" but I am just curious if that was aftermarket or new oem sleeves.
Can you even get new FRM sleeves?

They'll be iron. One of my stock sleeves is scratched, so i have no choice but to re-sleeve. At least now I can easily boost if I ever want to.
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From what I understand the way the stock sleeves are made you can't press new ones in. Seems like the block is formed around the original sleeves. At least from what my machinists told me when they resleeved my block.

I'm also wanting to experiment with some K series intakes on the F/H engines, the reason why I've already picked up my ESP.net rear T bracket.
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^ Eventually I'll be experimenting with an RBC manifold, so I needed the clearance.



Can you even get new FRM sleeves?

They'll be iron. One of my stock sleeves is scratched, so i have no choice but to re-sleeve. At least now I can easily boost if I ever want to.
I wasn't sure honestly, FRM is a bit of a mystery to me coming from K-series and B-series.
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Old Today, 01:34 PM   #169
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Part of me is disappointed I can't salvage the FRMs, because for one they're a conversation piece with other car nerds; and two, except for that one scratch, my cylinders are all still like glass. The gloss in there seems unreal for a used engine.

The 11.1:1 of the Type S pistons isn't enough, though, and the Mahles don't have too great a reputation for longevity.
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You should be able to resleeve
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