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    • ABR Houston's N54 engine build program - Starts at $1999 for closed deck block

      ABR Houston is able to build your N54 motor in a variety of ways. They have several options to choose from. As the N54 is an open deck block some high power N54's run into issues with cylinders flexing under load.


      Basically, you can start here and choose options for your build: http://www.abrhouston.com/build-your-own-n54/

      Let's go over three main options:

      THE MERCENARY
      $1999.95*


      Bare Bones Closed Deck Block
      Whatís Included?

      • CNC closed deck conversion
      • Hone the cylinders to equal size and provide the cylinder bore size
      • Replace oil galley plugs
      • Deck the cylinder block with our custom deck plate




      THE HITMAN
      $3349.95*


      Closed deck conversion with crank installed
      Whatís Included?

      • CNC closed deck conversion
      • Hone the cylinders to equal size, and provide the cylinder bore size
      • Deck the cylinder block with our custom deck plate
      • Check and if needed, straighten crank
      • Refurbish the crankshaft, and polish the journals
      • Replace oil galley plugs
      • Clean all oil passages
      • Inspect crank sensor tone wheel
      • Measure and decode block and crankshaft
      • Balance crankshaft and pistons to .5 gram
      • Replace main bearings
      • Replace and torque bedplate bolts
      • Replace and torque main bolts
      • Install front and rear main seals
      • Install bedplate injection plugs, and seal bedplate
      • Check turning torque of rotating assembly



      THE PUNISHER
      $4999.95*


      Assembled Short Block With Stock Rods & JE Pistons
      Exchange engine program! The fastest way to get back on the road!

      Whatís Included?

      • CNC closed deck conversion
      • Hone the cylinders to equal size, and provide the cylinder bore size
      • Deck the cylinder block with our custom deck plate
      • Check and if needed, straighten crank
      • Refurbish the crankshaft, and polish the journals
      • Clean all oil passages
      • Replace oil galley plugs
      • Inspect crank sensor tone wheel
      • Measure and decode block and crankshaft
      • Balance crankshaft and pistons to .5 gram
      • Install stock compression JE pistons
      • File fit piston rings to each cylinder
      • Replace Main bearings
      • Replace and torque bedplate bolts
      • Replace and torque main bolts
      • Install front and rear main seals
      • Install bedplate injection plugs, and seal bedplate
      • Check turning torque of rotating assembly



      Depending on options things go up from there. You can add headwork, Pauter rods, or Schrick cams for example. The end goal is up to the customer.

      In today's age of big power N54's engine builds are becoming far more common. ABR Houston in particular has a lot of experience in this area.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: ABR Houston's Engine program started by alex@ABRhouston View original post
      Comments 24 Comments
      1. The Convert's Avatar
        The Convert -
        Outside of your shop looks nice! That's a big plus for me. $#@!ty looking shops don't get my business. I think it says something about the pride and quality of work when a shop is well taken care of.
      1. Payam@BMS's Avatar
        Payam@BMS -
        $#@!.... @Terry@BMS we gotta figure something out soon!
      1. jyamona@motiv's Avatar
        jyamona@motiv -
        What's pricing like if you don't want a closed deck? Basically punisher but with rods instead of closed deck. Click here to enlarge
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jyamona@motiv Click here to enlarge
        What's pricing like if you don't want a closed deck? Basically punisher but with rods instead of closed deck. Click here to enlarge

        We can do that as a special request, no problem.
        engines@abrhouston.com
      1. terryd5150's Avatar
        terryd5150 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by The Convert Click here to enlarge
        Outside of your shop looks nice! That's a big plus for me. $#@!ty looking shops don't get my business. I think it says something about the pride and quality of work when a shop is well taken care of.
        I'm the same way.
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        Thank you Click here to enlarge
        We supply a great experience when you come by for service or to scratch the shop dog !
      1. V8Bait's Avatar
        V8Bait -
        Alex has a great shop and makes great steak. He knows his BMW's too!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        ABR Houston is able to build your N54 motor in a variety of ways. They have several options to choose from. As the N54 is an open deck block some high power N54's run into issues with cylinders flexing under load.

        Click here to enlarge

        Basically, you can start here and choose options for your build: http://www.abrhouston.com/build-your-own-n54/

        Let's go over three main options:

        THE MERCENARY
        $1999.95*


        Bare Bones Closed Deck Block
        What’s Included?

        • CNC closed deck conversion
        • Hone the cylinders to equal size and provide the cylinder bore size
        • Replace oil galley plugs
        • Deck the cylinder block with our custom deck plate


        Click here to enlarge


        THE HITMAN
        $3349.95*


        Closed deck conversion with crank installed
        What’s Included?

        • CNC closed deck conversion
        • Hone the cylinders to equal size, and provide the cylinder bore size
        • Deck the cylinder block with our custom deck plate
        • Check and if needed, straighten crank
        • Refurbish the crankshaft, and polish the journals
        • Replace oil galley plugs
        • Clean all oil passages
        • Inspect crank sensor tone wheel
        • Measure and decode block and crankshaft
        • Balance crankshaft and pistons to .5 gram
        • Replace main bearings
        • Replace and torque bedplate bolts
        • Replace and torque main bolts
        • Install front and rear main seals
        • Install bedplate injection plugs, and seal bedplate
        • Check turning torque of rotating assembly


        Click here to enlarge

        THE PUNISHER
        $4999.95*


        Assembled Short Block With Stock Rods & JE Pistons
        Exchange engine program! The fastest way to get back on the road!

        What’s Included?

        • CNC closed deck conversion
        • Hone the cylinders to equal size, and provide the cylinder bore size
        • Deck the cylinder block with our custom deck plate
        • Check and if needed, straighten crank
        • Refurbish the crankshaft, and polish the journals
        • Clean all oil passages
        • Replace oil galley plugs
        • Inspect crank sensor tone wheel
        • Measure and decode block and crankshaft
        • Balance crankshaft and pistons to .5 gram
        • Install stock compression JE pistons
        • File fit piston rings to each cylinder
        • Replace Main bearings
        • Replace and torque bedplate bolts
        • Replace and torque main bolts
        • Install front and rear main seals
        • Install bedplate injection plugs, and seal bedplate
        • Check turning torque of rotating assembly



        Depending on options things go up from there. You can add headwork, Pauter rods, or Schrick cams for example. The end goal is up to the customer.

        In today's age of big power N54's engine builds are becoming far more common. ABR Houston in particular has a lot of experience in this area.
      1. j_hynson's Avatar
        j_hynson -
        I've turned one of the punisher engines by hand in person and I've got to say it was one of the easiest engines I've ever turned by hand. ABR maintains a very clean and professional work environment.
      1. Den*'s Avatar
        Den* -
        information on your website looks like very impressive to me
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        Thanks!
      1. shushikiary's Avatar
        shushikiary -
        Can you give more info on the head options (what's in each stage, what the ferrea valve train entails too?).

        Edit: Found this http://www.abrhouston.com/performance-engines/

        Question though, the rods they are talking about in the above link, are they the same ones listed in the build dialog?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by shushikiary Click here to enlarge
        Can you give more info on the head options (what's in each stage, what the ferrea valve train entails too?).

        Edit: Found this http://www.abrhouston.com/performance-engines/

        Question though, the rods they are talking about in the above link, are they the same ones listed in the build dialog?
        @alex@ABRhouston
      1. Fishayyy's Avatar
        Fishayyy -
        I'm sure you've talked about it before, but do you think you're ever going to offer options for a sleeved block?
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by shushikiary Click here to enlarge
        Can you give more info on the head options (what's in each stage, what the ferrea valve train entails too?).

        Edit: Found this http://www.abrhouston.com/performance-engines/

        Question though, the rods they are talking about in the above link, are they the same ones listed in the build dialog?

        Great question!
        The cylinder heads are spelled out on the performance engine page. If you have any other questions, please let me know.
        The rods on the performance engine page are for our strokers.
        The rods used on the build page are Pauters.
        If you want the Olivers in your engine we can do it, but I think I only have one set (maybe none) left, it would require us to cut the crank and install NASCAR bearings.
        It's doable but it'd add additional cost.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Fishayyy Click here to enlarge
        I'm sure you've talked about it before, but do you think you're ever going to offer options for a sleeved block?

        Until I see a cylinder crack on a closed deck, no. I know Tony has beat the hell out of my stroker engine and the block/rods/pistons/crank is still surviving......
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
        Until I see a cylinder crack on a closed deck, no.
        Closed deck is just the better route to go than sleeving in this application, isn't it?
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        In our opinion.
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        Lots of traction going on, A punisher is leaving in the next week, and some other interesting things are in the works right now Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
        Lots of traction going on, A punisher is leaving in the next week, and some other interesting things are in the works right now Click here to enlarge
        Well share the details!!!
      1. Deen@streetkingimports's Avatar
        Deen@streetkingimports -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Well share the details!!!
        He would but NDA'S and every other person who bought his built engine doesn't know the internet exist Click here to enlarge