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The Man, The myth, The legend
2003 Cadillac Esc.
181 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
For years, I have focused on naturally aspirated performance. I loved, and still do love, the challenge of sailing in uncharted waters, and extracting what was seen as impossible power.
Last year, Bisimoto Engineering participated in a high profile engine challenge/shootout, to determine which shop could produce the most HP/litre in a streetable, unleaded fuel engine. Cosworth, and I opted for all motor builds, as a torture test was promised for the engines, and the units had to fit in a factory chassis. Long story, short, other competitors with boosted setups faired very well in the competition, and even though Bisimoto with a 360 hp F22A engine placed better than Cosworth, we did not win the event.

At the award ceremony, I was approached by an employee of the winning team, and asked why we chose to run n/a. I simply answered that we wanted to build an engine in the true spirit of the competition: a reliable, streetable, chassis friendly engine. I guess that answer was not good enough, as he responded, "didn't you build all motor, because that is all you know?"

I quickly shared that n/a is quite difficult, and that we have built, and tuned customers boosted engines for years, and frankly, it was not as challenging. He chuckled and walked away saying, "yea, all motor is all you know".

Well, after that interaction, I promptly walked over to Jonathan Wong of SuperStreet magazine, and shared with him my new desire:

To build the most powerful street, small displacement Honda a Wagovan (just to be absurd). It would not be a dyno queen, but a car that will be driven, to and from events, shows, meets and...the supermarket.
Here is a list of my poison:

1988 Civic Wagon, 2WD

Progress Series 1 coil-over suspension
Progress Honda EF sway bar
Progress Spherical Solid control arm Bearings
Energy Suspension Hyper-Flex bushings

D16Z6 head (thanks, L&T)
Bisimoto "no-slip" Cam Gear
Bisimoto Springs and Titanium retainers
Bisimoto Level 3.6 camshaft
Supertech Stainless Steel intake valves
Supertech Inconel Exhaust valves
Golden Eagle Head gasket

D16Z6 (thanks Santos Jr.)
Arias 9:1, 75.5mm pistons
Golden eagle sleeves
Bisimoto Spec H-beam steel Rods
Honda Bearings
Stock Ported Oil pump
Bisimoto/Evolution Aluminum Flywheel
Bisimoto/Evolution Sandwich plate
K&N oil filter
AEM Oil Pressure gauge
Hasport D-series EF Mount kit (Brian G. is the man!)

Stock D15B Vtec (for now)
Skunk 2 short shifter
Action 2MS clutch, with optional 4 puck disk
Hasport Hydro to cable conversion

Bisimoto heat shielding gasket
Golden Eagle Intake manifold
Skunk 2 68mm throttle body
T1 1000cc Injector dynamics squirters
AEM Fuel rail
AEM Fuel pressure regulator
AEM fuel pressure gauge
-6AN fuel lines
Stock return lines
AEM Water Meth kit (for super high boost!)
Kinsler Monster Mesh fuel filter

Turbo system:
Bisimoto-Turbonetics BTX6565
Bisimoto Prototype top mount twin scroll manifold, ceramic coated
Turbonetics RG-45 wastegate
Turbonetics Godzilla BOV
3" Intercooler piping
Turbonetics/Spearco 5-364 (3.5"x10.5"x28" wide..and yes, we made it fit!)
-3an oil feed line
-10an oil return
Burns Stainless 3.5" 2-stage muffler
3.5" aluminum exhaust system

Torco TBO 40 (break-in oil)
Torco SR-1 racing 10w-40 (after break-in)
Torco MPZ Spray assembly lube
Torco MTF gear box oil

AEM 6040 Gen 2 EMS
AEM Twin fire
AEM pencil Coils
AEM Serial Gauge (this is so sick!)
AEM boost control solenoid
AEM 5 bar map sensor
MSD digital Boost-a-pump pn 2351
Power XS S680 Battery
Rywire mil-spec wiring

Custom dual pass Griffen radiator
Buddy Club Radiator Cap
8" slim fan

Bisimoto Adjustable Oil Cap
Bisimoto Reservoir Socks
Type 2 graphics
Golden Eagle rear tow hook (rear)
Weksos CRX lip

Some pics:
Before transformation:



Engine being meticulously built...I love Torco spray lube:

Sandwich Plate, for turbo oil feed and AEM pressure sensor:

Block is done!:

Head and and rocker assembly went on:

The Man, The myth, The legend
2003 Cadillac Esc.
181 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
Custom BTX6565:

Engine on stand:

Ready to go in:

The project is being followed by SuperStreet. More to come!

91 CRX Si
4,454 Posts
This is awesome

14,661 Posts
holy crap.... that manifold and dp make me want to do naughty things.. very naughty things!!

seems like some one rubbed you the wrong way big man. looks like they are going to be eating their words.

See above...
13,322 Posts
Epic man! Just about the prettiest setup ever...and then you have the prototype stuff! Just sick all around.

10,814 Posts
been reading it in super street. should be a sick as shit when its done

Poop Sock
wrx & slut rex
3,798 Posts
uhhhhh.... i need new boxers. wow im really excited about this. i feel like we're (all us D enthusiast) watching Frankenstein about to take his first step from off the surgical table. and the fact this this is all going in the very sexy, unicorn wagovan just takes it to the next level. I cant wait till tuning day! the only question i have is: Is this precise getting new suspension, wheels, paint and other goodies?

your mom
11,459 Posts
I am still in amazement with this. I really hope you keep updating us with this thread. I would love to see this thing finished so that everyone knows that you can build a sohc motor to these levels. People always underestimate this. I am glad you are out to tackle this.

93 honda del sol
207 Posts
that motor is sick and love that coil on plug set up.Good luck guys I hope you reach your goal.sick sick sick.
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