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Old 04-11-2009, 11:15 AM
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ok hears the deal i have a b16 block laying around and a b18 head thoughti could do the exact opposite as a ls vtec turn the dowels up side down but im reading somtin about clogging the oil port does anyone no y and is this even posible its gona be a turbo motor so im not worried about compression becaust i want it to be lower and lossing alitle torque is not a big deal either if this is not possible can i use a b16 crank on a b18 block the spun a bearing in my b18 this is y i am asking thanks alot would appreiciat any feedback on this
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:43 PM
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Why would you want to use a head that flows less?
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:06 PM
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i no they flow less i no all that i just no the b16 has a stronger bottom end at this time i just dont have the cash sittin around for a b16 head also im not a fan of v tec motors turboed everyone i no has had problems or u put a vtec eliminator cam in witch is then pointless i just really need to no if this will work or not becuase if not i have to purchase a crank for my b18 thanx
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I suppose you could do it but it seems so pointless, yes you would have to block off the oil passage in the block for vtec. but think about this, that combo is not going to make any more power than a zc or a z6 sohc motor. I understand not spending $4-500 on a b16 head to match the b16 block, but you can pick up a b18a block to match the b18 head for maybe $150, the b16 bottom/b18 head is gonna be a huge disappointment man seriously.

*edit* if you do decide to do it you will need to use b18 head bolts and and a b16 t belt.

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Old 04-12-2009, 11:14 AM
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I agree just get another ls block, they are dirt cheap. The only thing the ls has for it is the torque, which you would give up with the b16 bottom end. The only thing the b16 has is the high revs. I think you are trying to use the bad parts of each motor, so just like boosted b16 says you are making the equivelent to a zc or a z6 sohc. The dohc zc I had I bet would be better at least it liked to rev. Rebuild your block, or get another b18. I also rock the ls and the only thing that motor needs is a turbo to pull up to redline which it currently does not with no turbo.
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I have an ls block I'd sell. Lol. I understand trying to make a cheap engine. But by time u r done and buy new gaskets u could have bought a used engine with just as much power.

But If u do it like said above u will need the b16 timing belt but also the b16 water pump.
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do it and put mad boost on it, then go do titty rippers
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do it and put mad boost on it, then go do titty rippers
I am with him!!
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Originally Posted by SOHCKLR657 View Post
do it and put mad boost on it, then go do titty rippers
haha

hey i like yr sig. too
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:21 AM
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I always wondered about this. but never found then need to even trying it. but I want to see how it works out. I hope you have at lest the better b18b head not the older, more restrictive b18a head.
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