Originally Posted by cnas122
I want them to start making the 1700 standard and offer a 1800 BB kit
That may not be realistic. The way they accomplish the bump from 1600 to 1700 is by pulling the cylinder sleeves out, and putting new ones into the bores that are larger. So for the inside diameter of the 1700 sleeve to be larger the sleeve itself would have to thinner than the 1600 sleeve since it is going into the same bore. The block itself is not modified at all. So there must be a limit to how thin a sleeve can get. At some point you'd have to bore the block itself, and that may not be possible depending on how much material is in there between the cylinder walls, and the water jacket. I'd suspect since the engine was designed to use sleeves that it can't be bored. So unless there is still room to play by making the sleeves thinner 1700 might be the max.
Of course you could always use a different crank, and stoke it, but that is a whole other can of worms.