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Old 05-02-2018, 11:41 PM
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Frankenstein Build



Have been reading about the B16-B20 Frankenstein motor builds and man that looks like big fun! So the build begins with a cl ad from GA. B stuff is coming down in price and popularity as the the K and now the Honda turbo is hitting the hobby.
But there isn't a better looking motor than the B series, it's one of the last motors to have a metal valve cover.

The head arrived yesterday at work and I unpacked it and wheeled it to our office overnight. As I drove the Teg and didn't want to haul a complete head home in it :O.

Here are a few pix of Frank's head, I don't know the history but I took it apart and am happy to see very little wear on the cams and valve train and overall Clean!

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Inside water jacket



 

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Combustion chamber tonight and that's about it for Frank today.
 

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Old 05-04-2018, 10:50 PM
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Sold on CL in 7 minutes, Frankenstein cash


I've been maintaining this poor little FiT for 5-6 years now, and the owner is buying a Civic seadan. She asked if I'd cleaner her up (Roxy) and sell her this weekend. She dropped Roxy off with the signed title.
Cleaned the whole car and recovered the cargo area with new carpet, repaired a few things. And it took seven minutes till it was sold! :D








Roxy is a hard hitter not like my cream puff, MzFit.
She's had a hard life no doubt and I don't think it's going to get easier for her.
 

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Old 05-04-2018, 10:57 PM
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And that's how Frank is getting built.



It's used but Ol Frankenstein won't care.
 

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Another piece of the puzzle.

 

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P R 3 Intake with T B and sensors


This was from CL out of Blacksburg area. Fresh out of the box.







After detailing

 

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Injectors installed
 
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Before





After
 

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Finished : ^ )

 
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Lapping done, I see why this is left to the machine shop, :D





 

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Painting motors at work, fun time at last :-D



These are VFD drive, the yellow one is a hot water pump for heating and the blue one is for chilled water for cooling.
20 hp and 50 hp respectively.
I love my job!
 

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satin red valve cover, gotta be a twist :-D


Step one, stripped


Step two wet sanded


Step three polished lettering.


Step four tape & etching primer, light coats


Step five color coat, wetsand letters, with 600, 800, 1200


Step six satin clear




Polishing the lettering before you paint will make it a lot less work when you go to clean up the letters after painting.
The satin and polished letters should contrast each other well, hoping it'll looks good?
 

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Hemi approved :-D
 
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Sparkplug cover
 

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Intake side


Exhaust side

It takes patience and a little cash to pull this off, but if ol yeller is fastr I'm happyr.
 

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