as of  october 2019, the lead time for a rebuilt engine is 32 weeks

Stage 2 rebuilt long block assembly

Our Stage 2 is designed and built to get the most performance from your stock fuel system. A perfect choice for anyone looking to improve low end torque while still retaining driveability and a smooth idle. Reliability is never sacrificed with any of engines since we chose the right parts and Jim's precision machine work.  

The cylinder head port work, oversized stainless steel valves and custom camshaft profiles we've designed work together to get the most gains possible without having to monkey with a stand alone engine management system.

Idle remains smooth, throttle response is improved and the torque curve is moved lower into the rev range for more useable power. Some people report back with better fuel economy too (it'll depend on how heavy your right foot is, though).

1985-1995 22R / 22RE $2995.00 + $400.00 core deposit

1986-1988 22RTE $3195.00 + $400.00 core deposit

(click here for 1981-1984)

All of our engine builds start with factory cores ONLY (block, crankshafts, connecting rods, camshafts, rocker arms, etc), we will never use the 'new' chinese parts. We know better. 

  • block is bored, torque plate honed and plateau finished

  • block surface is decked with NEW timing cover installed

  • new OE rear main seal and housing gasket

  • new stainless steel freeze plugs are installed (custom made for us)

  • NEW block oil galley and coolant drain plugs installed

  • all threads are chased and cleaned

  • crankshaft is reground (.25 or .50mm) and micro-polished

  • connecting rod big and small ends are resized

  • new wrist pin bushings installed and sized to the specific wrist pins in the piston set

  • NEW pistons and wrist pins

  • Hastings Moly rings are gapped and installed

  • King Bearings (mains, rods and thrust) are installed

  • OE head gasket

  • NEW cylinder head bolts

  • NEW Japanese OSK timing kit with HD metal guide rail

  • NEW OEM Aisin oil pump (with OE seal installed)

  • New cylinder head casting (resurfaced to the proper RA)

  • Harder powdered metal exhaust seats installed

  • Intake and exhaust pockets are hand ported and blended at valve side

  • intake and exhaust port runners are smoothed

  • 45.5mm (1mm oversize) stainless steel swirl polished intake valves

  • 37.5mm (1mm oversize) stainless steel swirl polished exhaust valves

  • Reground PERFORMANCE camshaft (ground to OUR custom designed profiles)

  • NEW 75lb. valve springs (custom made just for us, specifically to our specs)

  • NEW chromoly valve spring retainers, new machined keepers

  • 5-angle intake valve seat cut (our custom profile using our Serdi 3.0)

  • Fully radiused exhaust valve seat cut (our custom design)

  • Metal clad OE viton valve stem seals

  • higher oiling capacity rocker shafts (custom made by us)

  • refaced rocker arms (refaced in our shop, by us)

  • new OE valve adjuster screws and lock nuts

  • Valve cover PCV baffle is removed, cleaned and resealed

  • Valve cover is powder coated silver vein on the exterior & clear powder coated on the interior

  • powder coated oil pan installed


check out some internal and performance upgrades we can do add to your engine

here are the parts we recommend inspecting / replacing  with your installation 

here are the parts we can install during your build

here is the process for placing an order, warranty and core information.