So what's needed to make this kind of power? Everything that I've come up with, is related to research on here, no where else, including H-T. I want to stress the importance of how much GREAT info is on this site, and can be found by just a little searching. I can't tell you how much I cringe when I see a post of "Which exhaust to buy?"
I told my engine builder that I want to OVERBUILD this block. Here's what we came up with:
If you haven't guessed, this will be sleeved. Upon reading up and asking others about personal experiences, I've decided that Benson will be sleeving my block. A lot of people may not know this, but Dan Benson personally touches every block. He has no other employees under him. This is attractive to me, because I know his personal experience is going into my block.
I sourced a low-mileage JDM B18C block, and has been sent out as of this week. I'm looking at approx a 4-week turn around time. Here are pictures of the block in its current state, before being packaged. I'll be keeping the motor that's currently in the vehicle, and eventually sleeve it as well.