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Old 02-18-2008, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default Gary's Daily Driver B230FT buildup

Well, first project thread I've made so far. I always seem to forget.

Engine management will stay LH2.4 for now, plan is for around 16psi from the 15G until I get the cash for a GT2871RS.

IT'S DONE!!!

Still waiting to fire it up tomorrow, and I'm probably cursing myself for saying it's done, but so far everything has gone together rather smoothly. Here's the details...

95 B230FD squirter block, decked .017 to leave pistons .004 above deck
Mildly ported 531 head, stainless 37.5 exhaust valves, trimmed .006 for scratch removal
IPD Turbo cam
JVAB Sooper Bitchin' pistons and rods, spec'd for 9:1
.036 Cometic MLS
ARP head studs
Unorthodox Racing UD pulley
SAM HD mounts and early 7-series mounts to run non-hydraulic mounts (yay, no more ratchet strap)
Melling M181 oil pump
Crank Scraper from Kevin Johnson
Crank, rods, and pistons balanced to 0.00 variance
-10AN oil return line
-4AN oil feed line from front of block (squirter passage plug removed)
Block-mount dizzy
Taylor wires from The Aspirator
Brand new knock, ECT, CKP, and gauge temp sensors
Non-CS, with EGR (in case I need it for smog) intake
And last but not least something I wasn't aware was available...an accy mount bracket with no bushings for the compressor!

And now for the pic's....










































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Old 02-27-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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sounds super bitchn gary. I started a thread like this once and it got deleted due to lack of picts and progress i guess. my flatnose. i wont start a project thead on that car now due to that.
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:03 PM   #3
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any updates gary?
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:02 PM   #4
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Not much. Funds are temporarily diverted to life.

I have the crank back (only polished, didn't need to be ground), pistons, rods, and crank are all balanced now. Parts have been aquired for the oil return going to the pan (NA block, don't like JB-welding steel to cast iron for an AN fitting). My parts collection is growing, and hopefully the next paycheck will be enough to get the last of the parts. The check or two after that will be the machine shop check, at which point the assembly can begin.

In the meantime I've also been fiddling with the car still, trying to get the EMS happy for the new motor. I MAY have made progress today.

Interestingly enough, looking at the rods, they were able to balance them a little as well. Guess having a COMPETENT machine shop with an old-timer who knows how to balance stuff is a good thing??
I also learned there's several different ways to polish a crank, grind a crank, different finishes for the bearing surfaces, etc.

And I've even got a very experienced engine builder lined up when I get everything together to help with the assembly. I love having friends in the right places.
And yes, pic's WILL be taken along the way.
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:34 AM   #5
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Ok, not a whole lot going due to 'other' projects, but here's the pics during teardown...





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Old 05-01-2008, 11:57 AM   #6
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I am doing a build quite similar to this! However, I don't have a squirter block, forged internals, or a 531 haha. But its still quite similar! Lookin good, your 144 looks awesome with the Polaris.

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Old 11-23-2008, 04:47 PM   #8
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Houston....we have a shortblock!! Block is done, crank is in, pistons and rods are balanced dead nuts even. 531 is done, given 100% approval by a REPUTABLE shop. Pic's are on the camera, I'm too lazy to put them up here. ETA of next weekend for the install in the car.
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:21 PM   #9
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Good news! I'm hoping for pics someday.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:23 PM   #10
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Pic's to come along maybe this weekend or so. It's coming along quite nicely though. :-)
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awesome! cant wait to see the new heart for the wagon
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:08 PM   #12
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Pic's perhaps later today. It's in the car, gotta get the ancillary stuff bolted up, make sure it primes, and give it a test-fire.

It's a beautiful thing....a redblock, that's red, and not covered in grime!!
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:08 PM   #13
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nice! Good to see another sweet redblock
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:35 PM   #14
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ditto, you have my approval... which I know means jack spit stop procrastinating and do those pics this afternoon... please
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:25 PM   #15
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awesome gary!

this is pretty much exactly what i'm going to start in the next couple of weeks, so you can bet i'm gonna have to ask you some questions
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:51 AM   #16
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Yeah yeah, maybe I'll tempt you with a pic or two. It's in, wired, waiting for belts tomorrow, plug wires, remounting the coil, and adding coolant. Primed it today and with a dewalt running around 300-350rpm on the aux. shaft (equiv to 600-700 rpm) it had 55psi, and maintained over 10psi for a minute after stopping the pump. Oil pressure should be good!

Planned first firing up tomorrow after work!
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:33 PM   #17
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Gary sent me a note about the progress. I will take this opportunity to pass along some more info on oem tricks for durability.

The Honda B18C (GSR -- girdle type) and B16 each run twenty oil squirters. Sounds hard to believe but they are there. Four get pulled off a galley and the other sixteen are slots on the sides of the rods. BMW does this too but only two per rod.

If you are running a lot of boost this is a good safe way to get the heat out of the pistons.

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Old 12-04-2008, 02:11 AM   #18
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Mmmm, too sexy. Get it in and running, quick!
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:22 AM   #19
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Oh it's in, and waiting for me to have MAYBE 2 hours to get it running. But alas the cold season is here and I've been in no shape to spend a few hours in the cold and dampness to get it running. Perhaps tonight as I'm feeling SLIGHTLY better than yesterday (plus I can go more than 3 minutes without blowing my nose so far today). Perhaps I'll get video of the initial startup.
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nice build.

what power are you looking to make? you should go with a gt3070r instead of that dinky gt28r . but if your looking for quick boost than that'd be the turbo to get
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It's STRICTLY gonna be my street car/DD, which is why I'm sticking with the 2871. If I were going for all out insanity I'd be looking to grab a 3076 or so. Plus with keeping it on LH2.4 for now, I won't have the windability needed to get into the fun range for something larger. Still, a 2871 should make this thing borderline silly for a commute car.
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It's STRICTLY gonna be my street car/DD, which is why I'm sticking with the 2871. If I were going for all out insanity I'd be looking to grab a 3076 or so. Plus with keeping it on LH2.4 for now, I won't have the windability needed to get into the fun range for something larger. Still, a 2871 should make this thing borderline silly for a commute car.
should be fun. post some videos when its running
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:37 AM   #23
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IT'S ALIVE!!!

Fired up first try, cranked over 5-6 times and lit right off like it should! ECU's still learning so the idle's a little funky, but otherwise it went off seamlessly (aside from 1 connector on the temp sensor for the gauge not contacting, so no temp gauge for the first 2 minutes. Otherwise it has a MUCH different sound, much deeper, throatier, rev's FAR faster, vacuum at idle is FAR more consistent (18" steady at 1000rpm vs the flutter it had before). Not a whole lot else to say at this point. Oh, and the squealing at startup was the alt. belt...surface rust on the Denso, new belt, the normal stuff. The video should be uploaded in a few hours (135mb and only 315k upload speed).
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Mmmmmm, yummy. Jealous of fresh/light bottom end.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:58 AM   #25
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I just wanna drive it!!

Only oddity is the oil pressure. 30psi at 900rpm hot, 50-ish at 3k hot. Seems like there should be more of a difference. Granted this is with a used sender though, but I was getting 55psi on a mechanical gauge when I primed the system at around a 700rpm-equivalent.
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