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1976 Honda CVCC engine Turbo swap Project: To "B", or not to "B"?

1976 Honda CVCC engine Turbo swap Project: To "B", or not to "B"?

 
Old 05-11-2019, 05:02 PM
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Default Re: 1976 Honda CVCC engine Turbo swap Project: To "B", or not to "B"?

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No I just mean can I use what he is doing is blueprint for my build with a z6 (as he mentions my car will have 4" more inches in the nose than his 1200 did.
Essentially, yes. If my hazy memory serves me correctly, there aren’t many mods necessary for a ZC swap compared to a single cam. It was a common upgrade in a first gen, so I assume that a single cam will fit about the same given the mods that the 1200 guy did.
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:31 PM
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For those interested in that ZC it has a thread here on honda-tech. Found it tonight. LINK
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:11 AM
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No I just mean can I use what he is doing is blueprint for my build with a z6 (as he mentions my car will have 4" more inches in the nose than his 1200 did.
Ok, I think I understand ya now.. He had a bit more carving up to do on the 1200 than you would on the 1500, yeah?
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:26 AM
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If you can find a good Z6 and only Z6 swap and your target is up to 350whp ,
the YCP vitara / custom length rods 550$ combo blows the B swap out of the water power per money spent easy.
At THAT car i wouldnt go for anything over 350 whp anyway.
If it itches you to go for 400-450whp+ youll have to go B series.
The ZC is imo only for NA D series crazyness if you count your dollars...
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:59 AM
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Default Re: 1976 Honda CVCC engine Turbo swap Project: To "B", or not to "B"?

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If it itches you to go for 400-450whp+ youll have to go B series.
And why is this? **tapping foot with arms crossed**

I'm on the verge of this range right now, if I could finally manage to get my **** back together and retuned. Lol!
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:14 AM
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You can hit huge numbers. Its the crazy good $/hp ratio that gets destroyed after 350whp on the D series making a the B a better choice.
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You can hit huge numbers. Its the crazy good $/hp ratio that gets destroyed after 350whp on the D series making a the B a better choice.
Not in that range. Over 600 is where you'll be spending larger sums, but mostly for reliability reasons; i.e. sleeves.. I wouldn't push 600 without CSS at minimum.
I look at what I've spent to this point now vs B builds spending the same amount and the B may be higher in numbers but again, it's not apples to apples. You won't, in most cases, have to replace internals on a B at such a low level, but certainly would be required for a D. HOWEVER... Now that seal has been broken, you can now take the D even further before really worrying about major spending. I'm pretty deep in myself but realize there's much more I could spend. However, 3 tuners I have spoken with already have all concurrently agreed, I should have ZERO difficulty hitting 400whp with my setup as is. Said I should keep it below 450 because pump gas, And bugging me relentlessly to tune it on E85. Lol!
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:16 AM
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Well, I have made the choice to use a d16z6 engine and an S20 transmission, hopefully out of a 1995 Civic Del Sol (I prefer the GR in that tranny). As for boost, I will be keeping it rather low. My new power goals will be a more modest 200-250 WHP with the option to upgrade to the 300-350 range. The engine swap has to be put on hold until I can complete other aspects of the build. I will provide a link on my new thread back to this one and anyone interested can follow my progress elsewhere until I am ready to boost (just to keep my work in the correct section of the forum[s]). Thank you all so much. I have learned a lot and I am happy to have a set plan in place now.
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:37 AM
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Sounds great, I'll be following. Good luck!
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So glad I found this thread!
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