What you are looking at is the last B18C long block Spoon Sports will ever assemble.
Spoon Sports has faithfully supported the B-Series engine since Honda introduced the twin-cam engine in 1988 but, after 32-years, Spoon Sports is slowly calling it quits in incremental steps, the latest casualty being the infamous B18C long block. According to Honda Enthusiast Tommy Ha, he’s purchased the last B18C1 long block and shared photos of his prized possession, the proverbial key piece for his future build.
Check out the awesome photos of the B18C long block engine below.
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When all hope is lost and pandemic is happening around the world, I was blessed with this brand new spoonsports B18C crate motor. It was the last essential and most crucial part missing that kept me from moving forward with my Eg6 SIR project. Stay safe everyone. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #gotuningunlimited #spoonsports #spoon #spoonsunday #jdm #superstreet #honda #kingsofjdm #hondafest #jdmnation #vtec_lab #thehouseofhonda #speedacademy #hondatuning #unnoticedhondas #thelowdown #vtec__society #bseriesonly #egclub #eg6
In the photo we can see a freshly assembled B18C with Spoon’s iconic yellow valve cover. According to @SpoonSports_TypeOne, Tommy paid in the neighborhood of $11,000 for this one-of-a-kind engine.
From the factory the B18C5 Integra Type R engine makes an impressive 200 HP and 131 lb-ft from its naturally aspirated 1.8L. Spoon maintains that these special Spoon engines don’t make more HP up top but have more mid-range HP and, altogether, rev quicker and smoother.
Spoon Sports acquires fresh Honda B-series longblocks straight from Honda Japan. Spoon then disassembles the entire engine and, using blueprinted specs that all B-series long blocks must follow, balances all pistons, connecting rods, and the crankshaft to within .1 grams of accuracy. This improves mid-range power and high rpm stability.
When spoon reassembles the engine, they add their proprietary 2-piece head gasket, a racing-spec oil pump, and torque down everything to spec.
This overall engine improvements increases the compression ratio from 11.1:1 to 11.3:1.
When Spoon Sports first blueprinted and offered these engines for sale they had only one goal in mind for the customer, offering a reliable engine meant for endurance racing, specifically FIA Group N. These race series means few, if any, engine modifications so, if you want a competitive edge, these special Spoon Engines would mean the difference between first and second place.
Contrary to popular belief these Spoon Long Blocks aren’t made to rev to 11,000 RPM. That ability is only possible if you have a Spoon Block Brace and baffled oil pan installed and that’s not part of the long block package.
Tommy is no stranger to clean Honda builds, Tommy currently owns oen of the cleanest Honda S2000 builds in the world, complete with a full suite of ASM products, another tuning shop on par with Spoon Sports.
Just check out his S2000 below.
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She’s out in the wild at sema this week! Catch her at spot V30 ! I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to display at sema after all these years. Thank you to everyone! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #gotuning #gotuningunlimited #s2000 #titan7 #signatureautobody #s2000cr #brembo #brembobrakes #defendauthenticity #s2000society #jdm #jdmcars #superstreet #honda #carswithoutlimits #carinstagram #kingsofjdm #hondafest #s2knation #jdmnation #vtec_lab #thehouseofhonda #racetechnologies #roadtosema #s2kordie #s2kgram #mugen #asmyokohama #hondatuning
Suffice to say, if there was any vetting done to who gets this last Spoon Sports crate engine, they’ve dont their job. This B18C long block is going to one worthy owner.
Hopefully, he does more than bring his completed EG6 SIr build to car shows.
No word if this means the end for the Spoon Sports B16B but, since both engines share similar parts, I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the case.