-It currently parks outside in my driveway. I wouldn't even think of starting unless I can free up garage space. Garage is full of cars at the moment. Maybe I'll build a shed.What are your challenges to get it started?
Oha...or like you guys might be saying: "huuuh" 😄...the biggest challenge still not approached?! Serious, these challenges are challenges. My suggestion - out of the blue - would be CRV parts as much as possible. At best the CRV AWD-tranny can hold the torque and can be adapted to the J-engine bell housing and bolt pattern. Shaft length adaption is easier then adaption of tranny interface shaft-wise. Despite I see your point of having a V6 sound under the hood a I4 turbo would be much easier to integrate. Most of your challenges would be condensed down to a drop, when the wife is convinced the garage will be free*. Challenges approached, done and ready for take off....Convince my wife
That is something I also considered. I was fond of having a basically stock Honda engine though as opposed to modifying one and possibly losing reliability. Who knows. This was just an idea I had a while back, I may end up not doing anything to it. Lots of thinking still to do!Despite I see your point of having a V6 sound under the hood a I4 turbo would be much easier to integrate.
Losing of reliability is a point. But I know a few stock boosted K20 engines (don't boost a 99 mm stroke, diiiiiiifferent storyline ahead) up to 630 whp, which run fine since around 10k-90k miles. But there are also built engines 99 mm stroke engines, which broke the rod in the first race. The harmonized design Honda uses on the K20 is amazing regarding capability of load and reliability. The rod seems to be capable to withstand it. But please don't even think the K24 can do the same. This is an extreme NA design regarding rod lenght and stroke, producing a lot of side load on the liners and piston skirt. Bending rods is much easier on that design as on the more stable and shorter K20 rods. A simple boosted K20A3 (without oil squirters ) is a better basis as the 99 mm stroker.That is something I also considered. I was fond of having a basically stock Honda engine though as opposed to modifying one and possibly losing reliability. Who knows.