Decided to start one of these threads. Relocating article content here.
From the original post:
Ok, I know that there are like 1000 of these, but I think MalTeg wants some attention... lol. So here we go.
In November, my engine ate itself alive. So my teg sat.... and sat... and sat while I saved up money to fix him up! 2 weeks ago, my savings account was sitting at a cool 4k, so I decided to get started!
I should start by saying that I know NOTHING about engines. My father didn't teach me, despite being a mechanic. Luckily, I am pretty clever though. So I figured I would be fine.
Picked up a used B18C1 from the junkyard.
Had to buy a lot of parts. Sorry that I didn't take pictures along the way... When you really get into it, you don't really think about taking pictures. But here's most of the stuff I bought:
Found out my cv axle was shot, so I bought a replacement
Here is my clutch installed (forgot to take the picture till after I had put the transmission on... lol)
Got the old engine out. Head is still good but the block is totally shot.
Got the new one in.
Got my kevlar coated spiral core spark plug wires in the mail (VMS Racing... decided I like this brand)
Installed new spark plugs/wires/dizzy
Now, I know these are kind of "ricey", but I modified my cluster to accommodate my new engine (used EL glow faces)
It has two different lighting modes
Parts list for rebuild:
Piston ring compression tool
Piston ring gapping grinder tool
Obd2 - obd1 conversion harness
Block paint + primer
Spark plugs + wires
Billet engine mounts
Cometic head gasket + ARP head bolts
Competition clutch stage 3 clutch
Skunk 2 catback exhaust 3"
Skunk 2 intake manifold and throttle body
Skunk 2 VTEC solenoid
Skunk 2 pro xp valve springs and Titanium retainers
Skunk 2 lowering springs and struts
Skunk 2 stage 2 pro cams
Skunk 2 alpha connecting rods
New b18c1 block
Cp forged pistons 9.8:1 Cr
Front suspension parts
Vms racing adjustable cam gears
OEM itr throttle cable
New main crank bearing
Transmission rebuild kit
GM 3bar map sensor
Boost gauge, oil pressure gauge, and aem wideband controller
Itr carbon fiber spoiler
Turbonetics turbocharger kit