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I got bad news today that the RDX is a total loss. After paying off the lien and with car replacement assistance from my insurance company, I should end up with about $6,500 to get something new. So the plan is a used Odyssey for the wife and I’ll take over her Fit. So I’ll stay VTEC but lose the turbo:(

On a brighter note:
This showed up today.

I’m too tired to get it unboxed and bolted up to the engine stand today and I’m sure I don’t even have the correct bolts.

I’ll get cracking on it tomorrow.

shit didn't look that bad some duct tape smash the hood down and bungee cords..


Oh yeah sweet short block just sittin there.
 

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Nice shiny assembled rotating assembly!

What all did they do to the bottom end?

What parts and pieces, bearings and clearances are you using?

How much did bottom end assembly and machine work cost?

What crank did you go with?

Looking good!
Block had CSS installed, then bored, honed, decked, notched for rods, and cleaned. Crank was micropolished and checked for straightness. New bearings were sized/installed, then everything was assembled. No idea what my clearances are for the bearings and I’m guessing ring gap/P2W was set according to Arias specs. Total cost was $1,625
I was going to reach out to see if they have the exact specs.

https://flic.kr/p/2mjV6Ee I got the block out of the box after I finished bolting my engine stand together. Of course I don’t have the right size bolts to mount it to the spindle. I’m going to try to hit up the hardware store tomorrow. I believe the bolts are M12x1.25 and I’ll need at least 50mm in length, so those should be fun to find at Ace. More pics tomorrow once I get everything set up.
I reinstalled my ECU this afternoon. I’m going to get my old map on there and go for a drive later once it cools down.
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2mk5cCU I took the Civic out this morning and got some gas then got over to Ace and surprisingly they had M12x1.25 bolts. I could only find 3 in the right length (70mm) so that’s what I used. I got the spindle attached to the block.

https://flic.kr/p/2mk5cCP I got the block up on the engine stand and have plenty of room to work with the Civic currently sitting in the driveway.

https://flic.kr/p/2mk43Fr Block fitting installed! I’ll work on getting as much as I can done today but I need to take a break at some point and finish painting our nursery. And if it starts raining, I’ll need to get the Civic back in the garage. I’ll be taking pics as always.
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2mk7cSn Water pipe and thermostat housing installed.

https://flic.kr/p/2mjXkNx Tensioner and timing gear bolted up. I need to break out my FSM to figure out which way the timing plates go on.

https://flic.kr/p/2mk3AhZ I threw some lube in the bores and bagged it up. I still need to finish polishing up some parts, get the head assembled, and then mate the two. I need to order an ATI damper still and I think I’m missing an ECT sensor, but I’ll double check before I order a new one. Still on track to get this thing installed by the end of the year. I’m thinking I’ll go ahead an order a new clutch so I can get that broken in before I throw any boost at it. Making progress!
 

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the timing plates those concave washers that go behind and in front of the timing belt pulley? they go like this ) (
 

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the timing plates those concave washers that go behind and in front of the timing belt pulley? they go like this ) (
missed it by that much
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2mkdBVS Intake studs and VTEC solenoid bolted up. Exhaust studs are threaded (finally) and I just need to blow out the holes with brake cleaner before I install them. I’ll get to that and the water neck and sensors later tonight or tomorrow.
Do you already have turbo parts for this beast? Or is that next?

Cant wait to see this thing assembled with a fat snail hanging off the head :)
 

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Do you already have turbo parts for this beast? Or is that next?

Cant wait to see this thing assembled with a fat snail hanging off the head :)
No turbo parts yet. I’m saving up for a Go Autoworks kit and hoping to get everything ordered towards the end of next year. I figure winter of 2022 would be a good time to get the turbo installed along with the fuel system and getting the trans rebuilt while the car is down. If I can hit the tuner in Spring of 2023 I should be ready to start tearing up the tracks as soon as they open for the year. Still quite a ways off and still lots to buy, like slicks, traction bar, clutch, and a helmet (about the only thing I can get the wife on board with spending money on). If I can sell off the old motor and some of my unused parts, that will definitely help.

https://flic.kr/p/2mkcfiB Exhaust studs in and water neck bolted up. Guess who realized he doesn’t have an 11mm 18 point deep socket? This fucking guy. Oh well, next time I’m at Harbor Freight I’ll pick up a set.
 

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hey lets get some shots of those ports upclose with flash..

if ya wanna..
I will do that the next time I go out to the garage.

I about just had a fucking heart attack! I was torquing down the caps and on bolt 12 (dizzy side cap) I heard the dreaded snap!
https://flic.kr/p/2mkmHuk I backed it out and WTF? I blew out the hole and ran an old bolt in (luckily I saved them) and it tightened up without an issue. I thought for sure I ripped the threads apart.

https://flic.kr/p/2mkcSiT Went ahead and bolted the cam gear up but I’m too scared to torque it down now lol
 

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Freakin bolt! Did that on one of my ZC's one time. That head is fully ported and sitting in the storage shed with a cam cap bolt still rung off in it. I was pissed that day. I'll fix it and use it some day, probably.
 

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Freakin bolt! Did that on one of my ZC's one time. That head is fully ported and sitting in the storage shed with a cam cap bolt still rung off in it. I was pissed that day. I'll fix it and use it some day, probably.
Luckily the bolt didn’t snap in two and I was able to get it out. I figured worst case I could tap that hole to the next size up, open up the hole in the cap, and use a bigger bolt. But thankfully it hasn’t come to that. We’ll see how she holds once the distributor is on and the cam is spinning.
 
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