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Knocking the rust off

Knocking the rust off

It’s been 241 days since my last track day, and two weekends ago I was finally able to get out onto the track again. Sure, in California, track days have been going on for some time now, but in the Las Vegas area we haven’t been so lucky. Covid has put a halt to a lot of extracurricular activities in Vegas, which is why when I found out about this event I knew I had to sign up. This event…

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My New Daily

My New Daily

Despite being 5 weeks since since I last made a blog post, I have still been busy doing automotive related things. Unfortunately, most of those things do not warrant a blog post, and quite honestly would be pretty boring to my average reader. However, in effort to get some content out, I will attempt to give you a quick recap of how the last five weeks have been going for me. The last blog post that came out on June…

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CRV FINALE

CRV FINALE

December 21st 2019. This was the day I picked up the worn out CRV from my dad. I had just two days off of work to get down to my dads house (in Torrance, CA) to not only purchase/pickup the replacement B20 swap from HMO, but also load up the CRV to transport back to my house in Las Vegas. When you try to cram so much into only two days there are bound to be some bumps in the…

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K24A MRS: Ever’s insatiable quest to be happy

K24A MRS: Ever’s insatiable quest to be happy

If you’ve been reading the blog long enough or know Ever personally, you’ll know that the man is truly never satisfied. For most, owning an NSX, MRS, R1, and a 4runner daily would be more than enough to keep us satisfied. Not Ever, he actually owns everything mentioned above and he’s still not happy (well not as happy as he should be). Don’t get me wrong, this is not a negative post where we bash Ever for not being content…

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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: https://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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