How to Build Honda Horsepower

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CarTech Inc, Feb 9, 2003 - Transportation - 176 pages
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Honda performance enthusiasts all have one basic question when it comes to making their cars faster: "What parts work, and what parts don't?" The only way to answer that question is to install various parts on a car and test the power output on a dynamometer (dyno). Richard Holdener has done that in High Performance Honda Dyno Tests.

Holdener's extensive testing provides dyno-proven data for all popular Honda performance parts, from air intake systems to exhausts, cams and cylinder heads to nitrous, turbos, and superchargers. There is even a chapter on engine build-ups. In addition, dyno tests on nearly every Honda model, from the single-cam DX to the 2.2L Prelude, are included. Acura models are covered as well, from the 1.8L LS through the GSR and Type R all the way up to exotic NSX. There is no better place to find performance answers than in this book.
 

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Excellent book with greatly written first hand experiences. Detailed instructions and very thorough. Great read and GREAT reference. Will definitely be one of few references I will use for next project.

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Excellent book! Referenced several times while doing my own modifications to my Honda. Highly recommended reading.

Contents

AbouttheAuthor
5
Chapter2 IntakeManifoldsandThrottleBodies
26
6
38
Chapter3 HeadsCamsandSprockets
46
8
62
Comparison
70
Engine Comparison
90
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112
Nitrous ECUs Chips and Underdrive Pulleys
130
Chapter8 EngineBuildups
151
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Richard Holdener was born in Washington D.C. but his family moved almost immediately to California. His first automotive experience came with his father at a car show. After viewing all of the elaborate horsepower hard-ware, Holdener was hooked on going fast. His garage has been home to a variety of high-performance machinery. The list includes a couple of Camaros, a Lotus-motored Jensen Healy, a 260 Z, a 230SL Mercedes, a 1972 911T, a blown crewcab Dualie, a pair of Hondas (one supercharged Civic Si), a Toyota Corolla, a Mercedes 450 SEL, and trio of hot motorcycles. First came the Honda 500 Interceptor, then the 600 Ninja, and finally the GSX-R750. Somewhere in all this madness came a 1965 Hipo GT and a trio of 5.0L Mustangs. Holdener's first article came from his Mustang adventures at the Silver State. Since this initial coverage, Holdener has contributed to numerous magazines, including Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, Car Craft, Super Ford, Truckin', Mustang Illustrated, Popular Hotrodding, Sport CompactCar, European Car, Pontiac Enthusiast, and many others.

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