prodracing.com

Unofficial SCCA Production Racing Forum
It is currently Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:27 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 9:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:51 am
Posts: 23
I have a long term project I am not moving very fast on. Jamie Housmans 1978 Civic. It may get finished one of these years. 1970s Honda speed parts are rare compared to Datsun, etc so even though the Civic is not done, I normally buy the parts that come along if the price is right. Not interested in oem parts at all. What I am looking for are dual carb manifolds, Mugen counterweighted cranks, close ratio boxes, specialty parts. Unfinished camshaft blanks are high on my want list. I was able to get two unfinished cores but one got messed up sending it to Schneider Cams already. Regrinds on the factory camshafts mess up the valve train geometry because of the smaller base circle.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:20 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:47 pm
Posts: 109
EB1 or EB2/3? Not that I'm personally aware of any parts out there at the moment, but I can keep my eyes open!

_________________
Jonathan Spiegel
Big Island of Hawaii Region and Colorado Region
FP/GTL Honda CRX


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:59 am
Posts: 1389
Location: Spring Hill, FL.
"Web Cam" can weld the base up to size.

_________________
Mike Ogren/Protech Racing, http://www.FWDracingguide.com http://www.ogren-engineering.com/ 352.428-8983 mogren@tampabay.rr.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:20 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:51 am
Posts: 23
The engine is currently an eb3, just because I have more parts. The "rebuilt" engine that came in the car was an en1 short block with an eb3 head, but the previous owners did a number on it. Allthread used for head studs, one cylinder was damaged and just honed larger.

I have had a few places say they can weld up a core for grinding. They have warned me that its possible to warp the thing that way too. I will keep looking for the unfinshed blanks. I have one left, so still have some options.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:55 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2002 1:57 pm
Posts: 933
Location: Hubertus, WI
+1 for Web Cams for the hard-faced weld on the cam lobes
They have done a number of cams for me with good success.

_________________
(The other Damn Honda)
2011 H-Production National Champ


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:22 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:51 am
Posts: 23
Thanks all for the advice. I did have Doug at Fast Forward do a cam gear run recently. Took a while because of the virus, but the workmanship was a home run. Lucky there were 55 other people who wanted them so it made the production run worth while.


Attachments:
Fastforward.jpg
Fastforward.jpg [ 76.43 KiB | Viewed 3247 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:12 am
Posts: 165
Location: Boston, Ma
+1 for Fast Forward.
They have been very helpful and make very nice parts.

_________________
Anthony Parker
NER 373024
E-Prod. Wanna-be


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:30 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:51 am
Posts: 23
Protech Racing wrote:
"Web Cam" can weld the base up to size.

Greg Gauper wrote:
+1 for Web Cams for the hard-faced weld on the cam lobes
They have done a number of cams for me with good success.

Thanks for the recommendations for Web Cams. I had a web cams 149i in my project when it arrived. I did not like it at all, but it was 260 @ 050, so I never really gave the company much thought until recently. I have spent a few weeks searching for profiles. Most cam companies are not interested if it's not a common application. Some reply, but will not provide any specifics until you send in the core. At that point you are sort of all in. I lost another semi finished blank that way with Schneider Cams a few years ago. They did not listen to a word I said to their tech guy and sent me a street grind on my new blank. Web Cams actually responds and seems like it will work out. They are searching for a few more lobe profiles for me. I have my last semi finished cam blank and I think that is what I will use this time. I can always have them do a welded version later if I decide I want a change.

Still looking for early honda speed parts if priced reasonably.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group