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i got a d16z6 block for cheap that needed rebuilding. as i am taking the engine machining class in college, i want to take full advantage of it and plus my instructor is a old hot rodder which is a big help.

i have done alot of research in this website and learned so much but still have stuff for you guys to clarify for me along the way.

setup i want to do
-d16z6
-a6 IM (ease of installation plus my longblock didnt come with the z6 IM)
-pm6 pistons std size.
-.020 decked block
-.005 or .010 milled head (still undecided)
-FJ distributors gasket set (HG .030)
=10.75-10.89 CR which is perfect
-arp rod bolts
-polished crank

-semi ported head (intake side just enough to remove casting marks)
-would love the comp/zex 59300 cam (if i have enough money in the future)
-better valve springs/retainers so i can rev higher in the future (which brand do you guys recommend me? im on a extremely tight budget so function over form)

-ebay CAI with K&N filter
-DC header 4-2-1
-2" or 2.25" exhaust, test pipe, no resonator with stock crx muffler or a oem teg 90-93 muffler

-VX flywheel
-comp clutch stg2
-mated to a stock crx si tranny

my goal is just a DD with a little more kick that can hit 14's down the strip. since my ol d16a6 is getting pretty tired (220,000 miles)

so hows the build sounds to you guys? any imput would be greatly appreciated.


heres the Z6 block



getting honed
 

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sounds like you dont need any help from us. looks good so far. keep us updated and more pics!
 

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oh and fj has some pretty decent pricing on springs,retainers, valves
 

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2.25" exhaust. dont use a stock muffler. get a aftermarket one, sounds better plus more flow. and if your wanting some zip get a 8lb flywheel. they do wonders on a z6. ill be going back to one soon when i change my rear main seal. do whatever you can to get a z6 IM. bore out the inlet a bit so you can mount a gsr throttle body. it will improve throttle response a little. other than that looks good,. keep us updated
 

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yea i was checking out the fj springs
they look pretty darn good and the price is bitchin. college student + looking for a job=uber tight budget :/

i will probably get the z6 mani, they do flow a bit more than a6. i alredy found one at my local picknpull, i just gota go get it.

i have class every monday and wednsday so ill add updates on those days.
probably tomorow or friday im going to order my piston rings set. my buddy works at carquest and hes gonna hook me up 40% off on all stuff i get. sweet!
 

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i brought my head home from school after a bath in the parts washer.
oooh shiny


so I started porting #1 and #2 intake ports. this is my first attempt. its still a work in progress.
#1

#2


how does it look?
 

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rough but your learning... try to polish it out a lil better... looks kind of rough to me... correct me if im wrong...
 
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id put a knife edge on that center divider
 

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its still a work in progress. true i still need to smoothen it out a bit.

well i read somewhere in here that the intake side should be rougher than the exhaust ports. and the exhaust ports should be super smooth and polished.
 

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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
finished up the honing


PM6 Pistons with p28 rods


i also polished the crank


sorry for the crappy phone pics. i keep on forgetting my camera
 
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