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Old 1st September 2007, 00:03   #106
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I can say abt why OHC's are popular for drags...
maybe becoz :
1] they have so much info widely available abt their engines .. its easy to get so much info on Honda engines.
2] they have so many parts available, frankensteins/swaps are possible..
its quite possible to get boltons, kits,upgrades ect etc for these..
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I can say abt why OHC's are popular for drags...
maybe becoz :
1] they have so much info widely available abt their engines .. its easy to get so much info on Honda engines.
2] they have so many parts available, frankensteins/swaps are possible..
its quite possible to get boltons, kits,upgrades ect etc for these..
True. But I wonder why they are not so popular on track events? A good suspensions job should do the trick.
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Old 1st September 2007, 00:06   #108
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frankensteins
Pardon my ignorance,but what is a 'frankenstein' wrt to honda swaps?It is more than a random name given in one of the auto mags??

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But I wonder why they are not so popular on track events?
Umm,probably because they all are street racing.

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Old 1st September 2007, 00:10   #109
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True. But I wonder why they are not so popular on track events? A good suspensions job should do the trick.
no idea abt this ..
hmm why not ? BTW how expensive is a track day as compared to a day @ the drags?
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In terms of immediate expenditure, about the same. But you have to drive to the track, 300km away. You will end up busting your tyres, brake pads, maybe your suspension too. Costs. Drag, 1500 bucks including your MAI licence for a year, and a coupla litres of fuel.
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Pardon my ignorance,but what is a 'frankenstein' wrt to honda swaps?It is more than a random name given in one of the auto mags??
ok dude .. some new jargon for u
In Honda tuner scene frankenstein = diff combination of head,block,pistons etc .. if u dont want do a frank . u do a swap and change the whole engine instead of parts ..
its common to do change parts as most of Honda parts are interchangeable like D series may share same bore so if u take a piston from a diff model of the same series u get a diff compression ratio etc etc..
or vtec heads on non vtec is another example etc tec
honda has series like D15,D16,D17,B16,B18 etc etc .. just mix and match kind of possibilities are more

Im sure the mag u are refering to has picked up this terminolgy from here..
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In terms of immediate expenditure, about the same. But you have to drive to the track, 300km away. You will end up busting your tyres, brake pads, maybe your suspension too. Costs. Drag, 1500 bucks including your MAI licence for a year, and a coupla litres of fuel.
hmm .. maybe "track day scene" will catch up, I thought track days were more expensive than drags ..
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track day in indian scenario is a fun affair rather than serious moded motors running neck to neck lap after lap

yes tracks are expensive on tyres, as well as track time cost compared to drags

good part we have 2 tracks in south india which we have easy accessibility to and sport is catching up real well

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To give you an idea of the costs involved, since most of us are from BLR:

Drag: 1000 bucks for entry, per class. 500 bucks, annual MAI licence fee. 10 litres of fuel, including practice runs, final runs, to the venue and back. Total cost is 2000 bucks.

Track: 700 km round trip. Rental at 1500 bucks a day per car, minimum. Can work out more for official track days. Fuel on track, at 9 kmpl, 50 laps, is 11 litres or 550 bucks. Total cost is 2200 + 1500 + 550 = 4250. This doesn't include brake pads, tyres, and suspension.

Track is more expensive, but more fun as well.
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Pardon my ignorance,but what is a 'frankenstein' wrt to honda swaps?It is more than a random name given in one of the auto mags??
Binz - You do know what Frankenstein actually is, right?
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Binz - You do know what Frankenstein actually is, right?
if he knows that then he thinks I picked it from a indian auto magazine
lets see what he has to say .. ?

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I have a gist of the entire thing .. b20/k20 swap for a civic,but why exactly is it called frankenstein.

Yes i know what frankenstein is.Thats why i specifically said wrt honda swaps.
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I have a gist of the entire thing .. b20/k20 swap for a civic,but why exactly is it called frankenstein.

Yes i know what frankenstein is.Thats why i specifically said wrt honda swaps.
its called frankenstine because he was made using many stuffs no idea what same way some hondas use for ex pistons from one engine con rod from another etc..
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its called frankenstine because he was made using many stuffs no idea what same way some hondas use for ex pistons from one engine con rod from another etc..
Actually Frankenstein was a doctor.
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Ananth, I'd appreciate you not calling me names on an open forum.
Where the hell did you see a name in here?

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If v1p3r thinks he knows how to make 150 hp out of a D15, so be it. Until such a fact is proven or disproven, no one needs to debate about it.

v1p3r, being cocky is good but if you dont want to give information, at the very least try not to think you're the only one that has access to it. For god's sake, you didn't even DO the work yourself, did you?

Yeah I asked you if you did the work yourself, to which your answer is, apparently, NO. So stop trying to beat me on the head for what I didn't say. I don't care enough to get into crossfire, I'm just here to share information, & more so, I do not have any commercial interests in this tuning business. In hindsight I shouldnt have made that post at all, nor maybe this one.
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