Honda/Acura Engine Performance: How to Modify D, B and H Series Honda/Acura Engines for Street and Drag Racing Performance

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Penguin, 2002 - Transportation - 186 pages
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The first in a series of books compiled by Sport Compact Car magazine, this authoritative handbook takes on the hot rod trend of import performance. This specialized guide includes the latest how-to advice on every facet of modifying Honda Civics and Accords and Acura Integras.
 

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There are some glaring errors regarding the B20A5 and B21A1 engines listed in the "Engine ID" guide. They list the B20A5 as a SOHC with "limited parts availability" and the B21A1 is listed as a SOHC 2.3 liter with 'moderately available parts.'
Problem is both the B20A5 and B21A1 are both DOHC engines (B20A3 is SOHC) and furthermore the B21A1 is 2.1 liters not 2.3. And beyond that, these two engines have the same basic structure/architecture with the only main differences being larger cylinder bore and different cylinder wall material in the B21A1. The vast majority of the parts between these engines can be interchanged, but based on this book you would think it's not true when you look at their asterisk star rating differences.
I know I'm nitpicking this one single issue which is admittedly a small detail in a larger book, but if it's any indication of the quality of the information in this book then reader beware.
 

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this is awesome a lot of things to learn

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Contents

BASIC ENGINE THEORY
1
BOLTON MODS
9
CYLINDER HEADS
44
BOTTOMEND MODIFICATIONS
55
HAULING HYBRIDS
76
HOT STREET COMBOS
94
NITROUS OXIDE INFECTION
103
SUPERCHARGING THE HONDA ENGINE
117
TURBOCHARGING THE HONDA ENGINE
124
ALLOUT ALL MOTORS
163
HONDA PERFORMANCE DIRECTORY
180
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Mike Kojima is a chief engineer for Nissan Corp., and a frequent technical contributor to Sport Compact Car magazine, the world's leading small car performance magazine.

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