Hey all, new to this forum and came in search of some info and suggestions on my recent project build. Got this 97 DelSol Si fitted with a D16Y8 for free from a buddy (score!). Has some rust being a PA car, and some other body work issues, but overall not bad, only 97k on it too! Story on it, an older gentleman that owned it got it stuck in a shallow creek and blew the clutch and pressure plate apart trying to get out, craziest thing I ever seen, got so hot the ring gear separated from the flywheel. Anyways, I've always wanted a Honda to build so I decided to dive in deep on this. Pulled the motor and trans out, tore the block all the way down. Had it sent off to a local machine shop for them to make sure the block and everything else was okay, then had it cleaned and honed. I got a set of the SpeedFactory no-notch long rods and 75mm YCP/Vitara pistons. I had them do all the ring filing and make sure everything was in good spec. Put the engine back together with just about every maintenance item I could do, new bearings all around, seals, gaskets, water pump, oil pump (shimmed and ported), timing belt, ARP head studs, OEM Honda head gasket, blah blah blah the works. Essentially a brand new motor at this point. So my question is this, PA inspections in my county test for emissions via the OBD2 port, for the time being, can I run this engine on the stock ECU with the slightly higher compression? I think SpeedFactory advertised a bump from the factory 7.8:1 to 8.8:1. I figured a higher octane would help, but is there anything else I should do to ensure it doesn't blow up or something? I would like to swap over to an OBD1 ECU with some bigger injectors and get it tuned down the road, but I need it to pass inspection first. This is my first engine build, I've done loads of research and taken my time on everything, but I've had conflicting info about running it. I was on another forum and asked about it, all I got was "your sh*tty car is gonna blow up" Very helpful indeed! I'm no expert, I don't claim to be, just looking for the right things to do to ensure the reliability and longevity of the engine. Thanks in advance!