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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 9:15 am 
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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.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:20 am 
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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!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:30 am 
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"Web Cam" can weld the base up to size.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:20 am 
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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.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:55 am 
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+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.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:22 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:41 am 
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+1 for Fast Forward.
They have been very helpful and make very nice parts.

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