John’s (purpose built) CRX

John’s (purpose built) CRX

A 1991 CRX isn’t the most popular choice now-a-days among enthusiasts but 20+ years ago it was a completely different story. The non SI models were among the lightest chassis that Honda had to offer and because of that it was a great candidate for a motor swap. Another reason it was a great candidate for a swap was because in Japan it actually came with a B16 so it wasn’t too difficult to cram a GSR/TypeR swap into it….

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Gt500 Hood vent (on a CIVIC!?!)

Gt500 Hood vent (on a CIVIC!?!)

Installing a hood vent is a good way to lower the temps under the hood, and bring efficiency to the cooling system while providing front downforce by evacuating high pressure air under the hood. Not to mention is looks pretty neat too, but just like everything here on functiontheory, its all about the function. My whole Honda life (getting on for almost 20 years now) I have always just run a half sized radiator in all of my cars. 5…

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B16a Swapped

B16a Swapped

Swapping a B16 into a car isn’t anything people can get to excited about anymore. Lets face, Im a small part of the population that thinks B16’s are the best engines ever made. Sure they’re not the most powerful, but what they lack in power they make up for in smiles. The B16 engine was Hondas first engine ever made that produced 100hp per liter, and impressive fuel mileage to boast. The B16’s rev happy capability enabled it to sip…

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B series clutch/flywheel install

B series clutch/flywheel install

This week ill be tackling the clutch and flywheel install process, and hopefully showing you some tips and tricks along the way. Anytime you get a new (used) engine or have to pull your engine out for any reason, its best practice to change the clutch and the flywheel (or at least get the flywheel resurfaced) It seems like a lot of people tend to just reuse the clutch the engine came with, but for me I figure while its…

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B16A Valve adjustment

B16A Valve adjustment

I have done a few valve adjustment “how to’s” on the blog, K series, and F series, but none have ever been more anticipated than this one. That’s right, its finally time, I now present to you… How to do a valve adjustment on a B16 (or any other variant of a DOHC VTEC B series) Let me start by sharing the links below of the other two articles I have written on valve adjustments. K series: http://functiontheory.com/2019/03/how-to-valve-adjustment-k20a/ F series:…

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B16A refresh

B16A refresh

Whenever buying a used “JDM” motor, or even a used motor from the states its best to do at least three things to refresh it and ensure its reliability. Since the motor is out of the car, this makes it a perfect opportunity to replace some of  the things that are a pain to access while the motor is in the car. The most common thing to replace is the timing belt. The timing belt replacement intervals are not only…

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How to: B series Weld in Oil Pan baffle

How to: B series Weld in Oil Pan baffle

I know. I know. I’ve missed two weeks worth of blog posts, but lets be honest, don’t we have bigger things to worry about now with all the crazy virus stuff going on. As for me, I was just starting to settle into my new position at work and figure out how I would be able to still create content weekly, when BAM! The COVID-19 hit and it hit hard. I work in a grocery store and because of all…

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How to install Origin fabrication S2000 UCA mount gussets

How to install Origin fabrication S2000 UCA mount gussets

Before I get into explaining all about why you would need to get these gussets and how to install them, let me explain why I didn’t post a blog last week. If you read the last blog post, you would know that I was applying for a new job and wasn’t sure when I would be able to do any car projects. I ended up getting that new position, and had to immediately start my new job just 7 days…

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B20 STUFF (THE SAGA OF MY FAMILY’S ’99 CRV) PART 5

B20 STUFF (THE SAGA OF MY FAMILY’S ’99 CRV) PART 5

For the past couple of weeks i’ve had to put the blog, my dads crv, and my b16 swap on the backburner, because i’m applying for a better position at work and have had to focus all of my attention on that. Resumes, action plans, due diligence, and chatting with corporate execs has pretty much used up any free time i’ve had. I even thought about not posting the blog this week just because I haven’t done any work on…

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Eric’s K20 Sleeper (the resurrection)

Eric’s K20 Sleeper (the resurrection)

In 2014 I took on the task of building my brother a fast, reliable, daily driver. One that he would be able to use literally every day, and still be fun and fast. On june 18th 2014 I purchased Eric’s true unicron, a 1992 one owner civic vx. (please excuse bad instagram filter from 2014) It was as virgin as it gets. on July 2nd 2014, we were off to Hmotors to purchase our K20 swaps. Once back in Vegas…

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