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how to: Valve adjustment K20a

how to: Valve adjustment K20a

This weeks blog entry is going to be another addition to our valve adjustment series, where we will go through each Honda engine series and showing you how to do a valve adjustment on it. This week is on K20’s! I will be doing two valve adjustments at once. If you’ve been keeping up with the blog at all you will have seen the articles on my brothers EG with the K20, I figure since his car is nearing completion…

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10k words about brakes! everything you need to know about every part of your brake system.

10k words about brakes! everything you need to know about every part of your brake system.

I wanted to dive into the world of brakes, and share some of the experiences I’ve encountered over the years. As many of you know the internet can be a very helpful place, but it can also be full of misinformation, subjective opinions, and flat-out incorrect answer’s. With this blog post I want to try to help clarify any misinformation and just help you understand how every aspect of you braking system plays a key role in how the whole…

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Whats Up with ERIC’s Car?! plus k20 how to install.

Whats Up with ERIC’s Car?! plus k20 how to install.

If you read the last blog post about my brother’s (Eric) car, you’ll know he was half way back to D.C. from Oklahoma when his transmission decided to give up the ghost. You can read all about it here>>>>> http://functiontheory.com/2018/11/erics-car-we-can-rebuild-we-have-the-technology/ So hopefully you’re all caught up to date or, none of this going forward will make much sense. As most people with K20’s know things aren’t cheap, and having your transmission rebuilt is one of them. Since both Eric’s car…

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Tein Flex Z review/install

Tein Flex Z review/install

So let’s start off with the “must haves” of my purchase… It had to be below 1000 bucks, not too aggressive since it was going on my daily, be readily accessible, from a company with a good reputation, no pillow ball top hats, and no crazy spring rates. Now that you know the criteria of my purchase I don’t want to get comments about you should have bought this, or that, blah blah blah. Three weeks ago I started to…

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How to: properly set Honda ignition timing

How to: properly set Honda ignition timing

Most people now days that call themselves “car enthusiasts” don’t know the first thing about actual maintenance of their car/motor. They could care less about longevity of engines, or whether or not its going to make reliable power. Ever since I have been into cars I have always performed maintenance frequently. Oil changes every 1000 miles, valve adjustments, ignition timing, coolant flush, and trans oil changes every 3000k miles ( or in the case of my race car after every…

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Eric’s car… we can rebuild, we have the technology.

Eric’s car… we can rebuild, we have the technology.

Travel back with me to a much greater time, a time when life was simpler. A time when we didn’t have K20’s and we knew not of the struggles that would lay ahead. The year 2014, Eric had run into some money and he wanted to make a car that would pull double duty, Not only did he need a daily driver but also a fast exciting car. Since Eric was a baby he was involved in all my automotive debauchery…

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Imperfectly Perfect

Imperfectly Perfect

If you were into imports in the late 90’s or even early 2000’s there was no better car to get than a 1992-95 civic hatchback (except for a Integra type r), call it what you like EG, or EH either way it was the holy grail of being an enthusiast of imports. With its incredible lightness, its ease to work on, pretty much anything off an Integra was a direct bolt on/upgrade. these little civic’s were highly sought after for…

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Speed Ventures@SMMR

Speed Ventures@SMMR

Im often at all the Porsche Club events that take place at spring mountain motorsports ranch in Pahrump NV, only because Patrick (paradise blue green pearl with K swap) or Ever (black NSX) are participating in the events. Needless to say content becomes stale because its usually the same cars at every event, but this time Speed Ventures out of California hosted an event including HFF challenge,Wilwood corvette challenge,Bimmer challenge,86 cup,Maxxis super miata cup,cup,and EXR series races. So when Pat…

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Door Bar Delete

Door Bar Delete

Now before you go and give me a hard time about taking out my door bars, let me explain my reasoning. My door bars we made almost 7 years ago, i made them out of .120 wall 1 3/4 heavy ass steel. it was just what i had laying around so i just decided to weld it in. Getting into and out of my car was a bit ridiculous, and when i would drive aggressively  i would always hit my…

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Night Drives

Night Drives

The best way to enjoy a car is to drive a car. Only the driver can truly feel this sensation, the joy of applying pressure to your right foot and getting a direct reaction as you rev it through the RPM’s knowing you are solely responsible for the power and sound it produces only to shift milliseconds before redline. Only the driver can directly feel the feed back from the steering wheel as he goes through a turn, and only…

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