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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:32 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

It turned out to be bigger damage; spun conrod bearing in 2nd cylinder. Crank grazed, conrod 2 grazed and gone gray. No further damage.





The old engine is already taken apart. We'll rebuild it with DOHC crank, conrods and pistons plus thinner metallic head gasket for newer D16s. The compression ratio will be approximately 12.5:1 as opposed to 9.0:1 of original D16A6 Very Happy. I would have got hold of skimmed SOHC head but the CR would have gone a bit OTT (15.0:1) with that. That's too much to run safely even on ethanol. I would've gone DOHC but the DOHC engine I quickly sourced was in pieces and with no ECU. Well, the SOHC head flows better.

I'm hoping that the car will be ready for icetrack tomorrow morning. I'll go to rebuild it after the work. It will be a long night for sure.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nasty!

I seem to remember there being some uncompatible part of the crank which meant it couldn't be shared between DOHC and SOHC.

let me know how you go with it, i'll be interested to know.

Do you have any idea of the cause? It might be a good idea to install a baffle into the sump, especially with the high and prolonged lateral forces, it might have been an oil starvation issue.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem with the DOHC crank. Everything else was looking like new except that 2nd rod. Btw. The CR is around 12.0:1, not 12.5.

The DOHC engine came with stainless steel exhaust manifold and lightened flywheel so I got some nice parts basically for free. I only need crank, rod and ECU for DOHC engine. It will be rebuilt with D14 pistons later Very Happy. The other option is to use SOHC pistons and make low comp turbo engine. I guess that I don't need turbo as my car was faster = easier to drive than a WRX STi and Escort Cosworth Laughing.

First outing! I took my Civic to icetrack almost straight after the engine rebuild (a couple of hours of sleep). The rebuild took all night (12 hours). There's a lot more power and torque available and the engine revs freely up to 7000 rpm. I exited to the pits at 6:20 but forgot to stop recording. The radiator fan was not working so I did just a few laps / stint. The fan switch must be broken.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abAeaywSXGM
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More videos from Saturday! I started trying a bit more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2siVEtEYlzs

Spinned Jaguar etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS72Or4RpTw

A beetle made 360 on the main straight in front of me at some point Cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR8M4y_HrVw

Here I hit the snow bank at 12 minutes when trying to keep the rally Civic behind me. The rear went a bit wide but my correction was fast enough. I didn't want to dig the car from the bank... Very Happy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu_X_5O05Lk
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K3Nguru wrote:
More videos from Saturday! I started trying a bit more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2siVEtEYlzs

Spinned Jaguar etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS72Or4RpTw

A beetle made 360 on the main straight in front of me at some point Cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR8M4y_HrVw

Here I hit the snow bank at 12 minutes when trying to keep the rally Civic behind me. The rear went a bit wide but my correction was fast enough. I didn't want to dig the car from the bank... Very Happy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu_X_5O05Lk


Overtaken by a Vauxhal/Opel Corsa! Shame! Razz

Cool vids... Does anyone run a dash cam like you? Have you seen yourself in anyone elses videos?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Overtaken by a Vauxhal/Opel Corsa! Shame! Razz

Cool vids... Does anyone run a dash cam like you? Have you seen yourself in anyone elses videos?


There's no point even trying to block the Corsa as it has stripped interior and race spikes Very Happy. Far too fast for me to match. I wonder how an average STi or Evo driver would feel to see an old Civic overtaking them Laughing.

I found out that I was the only one who had dash cam recording Sad. There was a guy filming on side of the track but I wasn't on that video. I found plenty of still photos, though.

There are lots of photos of my Civic in this gallery: [img]http://www.rhead.org/kuvia/cars/Speedconcept-Icetrackday-in-Keretti-6-2-2016[/img]

A couple of examples Kimmo Hassinen:






If look at close to the end of the gallery, you'll see me driving the blue STi with the owner of the car grinning from ear to ear Razz.


The following photos by Sirpa Surakka. Me chasing the STi:


Here you can see the more colourful side of my Civic Cool, Sirpa Surakka:


Sirpa Surakka:


Opposite lock Sirpa Surakka:


Escort RS 4x4 vs Civic 4wd battle Sirpa Surakka:


I took the inside line, Sirpa Surakka:


Overtaking on the main straight. My Civic has had a significant power increase as I could easily overtake the 150bph Escort RS with 2 litre engine Twisted Evil. I even had a passenger! Sirpa Surakka:


Sirpa Surakka:


Engine rebuild photos coming up soon!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SO GOOD
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stripping has started:


Engine out!






Damaged crank:




Everything ok up here:


Piston out. Check the carbon deposits on the other piston! Razz


Here's another photo of a piston:


D16A6 block:


Carbon deposits on the head:


PM6 pistons are perfect for D16A9 (DOHC) turbo build. I may also change the route and build a D12B turbo as spare engine because of better rod to stroke ratio.


Rebuild photos coming up soon... I'll also start a major project with the body but I'll tell you more when the car is ready for the road Very Happy. The EE5 is currently hibernating.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The D16A9 came in pieces:














This was a pleasant extra!


Sorry, I don't have photos of all the rebuild steps but here are some. PM7 pistons in! Check out the difference in dome design between these and the PM6 pistons.


Time to bolt on the oil pan:


Head:


I also checked the valve clearences before the valve cover went on. We tried intake manifold from the DOHC engine but it didn't fit.

Assembly done and waiting for wash:


Washed:


Ready to go!


The "new" engine came with lightened flywheel so we used it:




Going in:








Comparison:


Almost done!


Fitting the cover was a struggle:


Ready!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those snow pictures are godlike dude!  Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow,

I didn't think it was possible to take the engine out without the transmission attached on the 4wd models.

Every time i've taken out the motor i removed the transmission as well.

What was the purpose of removing the transfer case?

The DOHC header doesn't line up very well with the SOHC head ports too, sometimes you can dremel the exhaust ports a bit to shape them so it fits better, or elongate the mounting holes so you can reposition the header... But the ports are about 3-5mm out of alignment.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DGPieterjan wrote:
Those snow pictures are godlike dude! Cool

Cheers mate Very Happy. Sadly, that was probably the last time on snow this year with my EE5.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh wow,

I didn't think it was possible to take the engine out without the transmission attached on the 4wd models.

Every time i've taken out the motor i removed the transmission as well.

What was the purpose of removing the transfer case?

The DOHC header doesn't line up very well with the SOHC head ports too, sometimes you can dremel the exhaust ports a bit to shape them so it fits better, or elongate the mounting holes so you can reposition the header... But the ports are about 3-5mm out of alignment.


We were also told that it was impossible to take the engine out without transmission. The oil pan didn't come out with the transfer case attached so we removed it. After noticing that the crank and rod were toast, we decided to try removing just the engine and it worked out. It's a very tight fit but it can be done. We forgot put bolt on the flywheel cover before we put the engine back in so we had to ditch that. Putting the transfer case back was a real PITA as we didn't want to remove the prop shaft. However, we managed to tilt the prop and put the cover back with the longest bolts attached. The space for the bolts was very limited because of oil pan.

I don't know whether it's a DOHC header but it fitted fine to me. It rests firmly against the gearbox shell but it doesn't rattle. I'll check the fitment later. Right now, there more important things to do with the car.

The following happened less than a week after the engine rebuild.

Something is wrong Rolling Eyes


What could it be...


Oh, it's just rusted off Shocked


The rear diff was barely held on by petrol tank. I'm happy that the diff didn't fall when I drove to the garage. Too much power Confused






Quite an extreme drive shaft angle...


The failed weld (the biggest hole). The rear diff mounting is a joke as the frame is too thin.




This should hold:


The rear diff will be sitting a few millimeters lower but it nicely compensates the suspension geometry as the shocks and springs are useless Laughing


Reinforced plates for both sides. At least the tank didn't leak and luckily the interior didn't catch fire Razz


The rear diff going back. Naturally, the welded parts were sealed before the diff was bolted on.


Partially polished prop shaft Twisted Evil.

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Wow lots of stuff going on in here since I last visited.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a new chassis and had a go with it! It had been standing for ten years Shocked. Sadly, I can't share direct links to Google Images...
Here's a link to a photo when I went to see the car:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...zdVf610hYEywg=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

Anyway, I'll update later and share something. The new chassis is now stripped and painted orange.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...eiuYyZSKILBsw=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

I just bought all the bushings so it will be like new when the build is finished Very Happy

Steve, you know something about shocks and fitment to EE/EF sedan. I was thinking of using ES5 front shocks & springs but I don't know what to use at the rear. Are you using aftermarket ones? I need enough height to be able to continue driving on ice. I wish that I'll be driving my lovely orange beast in January Cool[/url]
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K3Nguru wrote:
I found a new chassis and had a go with it! It had been standing for ten years Shocked. Sadly, I can't share direct links to Google Images...
Here's a link to a photo when I went to see the car:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...zdVf610hYEywg=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

Anyway, I'll update later and share something. The new chassis is now stripped and painted orange.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...eiuYyZSKILBsw=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

I just bought all the bushings so it will be like new when the build is finished Very Happy

Steve, you know something about shocks and fitment to EE/EF sedan. I was thinking of using ES5 front shocks & springs but I don't know what to use at the rear. Are you using aftermarket ones? I need enough height to be able to continue driving on ice. I wish that I'll be driving my lovely orange beast in January Cool[/url]


Damn, you've put in a lot of work already. Any/all pics you take please share!

I'm using aftermarket coilovers to suit the hatch (the bolt in... They're Tein Super Streets). The height is equivalent to the fwd models, but the extra weight of the 4wd makes the rear feel far too soft and hits the bump stops too quickly.

I don't know much about the ES civics unfortunately. I think they're suspension setup is unique compared to 88-00' civics so i'm not sure how much luck you will have swapping them over.

An option that i'm considering is just getting custom spring rate springs made for the rear. I don't think they're that expensive to order. Do you have a local suspension shop you could talk to about it?
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Yeah, I've worked quite hard to get it ready. Still a lot to do but it's getting there.

Thanks for letting me know how FWD coilovers work with the extra weight at the rear. I'll try to find something close to 4WD ones. Custom coilovers are too expensive as it's still a low budget build even if it has cost at least 4 times worth the car.

The floor pan is quite tidy: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...cxELUANQ_kqdg=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

From this... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...Zvr66rykq_32g=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

...to that:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...Xrbcmt9hgu9yg=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

The paint is not a RAL paint so the cheap Normador paint we applied with brush is not a match but I don't really care. The front frame is from my old car.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...PCyX1Dr8W9lUg=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...H3ArzWV4rF2Sw=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

We made a reinforced bracket for the rear diff.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...oCdpnItUv0iuw=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

This should hold.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...9l1-f6zbThROw=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

It's hanging there Very Happy
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...RLhRQwT5ccncw=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

The old one still drives as FWD but not for long Laughing
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...pXZ06WyeSk0aw=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff! What're you doing with the old car?

Also i just realised you're left hand drive! left hand drive 4wd sedans must be so rare.
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The old car is going to a friend of mine as exhange for the white chassis. It's pretty useless because of excessive rust but it's worth keeping because of rare VIN and a few usable parts.

Did I already mention that I also bought a bone stock ED1 as donor car? It's my daily driver with silver bonnet and filler cap Laughing

These LHD 4WD sedans are quite rare. There are less than ten left in Finland. However, I managed to find another. I'm going to fetch it in a few months. I don't even know if the chassis is salvageable but the 4wd parts are working. I've been thinking of making a stripped & caged two-seater (turbo) sedan or putting the 4wd parts to a newer (EG / EK) chassis.
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DAMN Rust!
Car is sick though.. and like Steve mentioned.  A LHD one is super sick!  I can only imagine the fun in one of those.  Keep the pictures coming!  Wink
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The old car is going to a friend of mine as exhange for the white chassis. It's pretty useless because of excessive rust but it's worth keeping because of rare VIN and a few usable parts.

Did I already mention that I also bought a bone stock ED1 as donor car? It's my daily driver with silver bonnet and filler cap Laughing

These LHD 4WD sedans are quite rare. There are less than ten left in Finland. However, I managed to find another. I'm going to fetch it in a few months. I don't even know if the chassis is salvageable but the 4wd parts are working. I've been thinking of making a stripped & caged two-seater (turbo) sedan or putting the 4wd parts to a newer (EG / EK) chassis.


That's pretty neat. The ED looks tidy.
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Thanks guys Smile. Sadly, the ED will be butchered. I have already taken bonnet, fuel cap and roof liner from it.

Anyway, I have spent most of my free time at garage and the project has progressed nicely. I have already started the car successfully after changing fuel pumps and burning the fuse #14.

Here are some photos of the progress.

Drive train parts

The engine bay looks empty

We dropped the whole package down and it was tight.

We washed the gearbox to get rid of the crappy yellow paint. We had no time to make it look better so it went in.

The ECU needs to be upgraded as these early PM7s don't come with external ROM. I'll need a chipped PM7 or P28/P30.

The dashboard is out!

It's starting to look like a proper car!

The roof liner is in.

The cleaned carpet and old dashboard are in!

The 10-year-old fuel didn't look too good and the pumps were siezed. We pumped the old fuel out. MY89 fuel pump and transfer pump look good. The other side of the MY90 tank is slightly rusted but still fine.

My old driver's seat is temporarily in Laughing

A few bushings waiting for install Cool

I happened to have an extra tow bar so it was blasted and prepped. Don't worry, I'll paint the visible parts black...

Those stupid rear arch overhags that trap dirt were cut off: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...5aFOjDxG7kquQ=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg. The rear end was cleaned prepped: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...BQIcDUQveaNvg=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

The bottom after Dinitrol ML treatment. Dinitrol 447 underbody spray will be applied today.

I found something to weld from both sides (the grey fixed area at the bottom): https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...c1k_g_aGhWQLQ=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg The welded area is quite small.

The next jobs are making a custom 2.5" exhaust, blasting + painting the lower arms and inserting new bushings. The rest of the interior is also ready to go in. The rear bumper and straightening of rear end and boot floor are also on the list. The brackets under the taillights are still unpainted as I forgot about them earlier. I'll also need to get the rear reg plate holder straigtened and painted. Not sure whether to paint it black or orange. The same goes with the fog light surrounds.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you swap the seat pans you can use the fwd drivers seat which might be cleaner than the one that's in there.

I love all these pics, it's funny...  your interior photo helped me identify how to re-install the little steal brackets that sit in front of gear shifter (fixes the steal bar that the steering column bolts to, to the center hump in the floor), id forgotten how it goes back together haha.

I'll be real interested in how you route the 2.5" exhaust. Mine hangs way too low, i'm going to get it re done and try to fit it between the differential and the rear sub frame (over the top of the subframe).

I vote to colour code the licence plate panel and foglight surrounds in the same orange  Cool
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Good to know that my photos helped you, Steve. I think that I can't help you regarding the 2.5" exhaust as my car is sitting on standard height (looks like as SUV Laughing). The rear light surrounds will be orange.

Anyway here are some photos...

I didn't get new OEM bushings in time so I repaired the OEM diff bushings. I also repaired one of the engine mounts in the same manner. Unfortunately, I forgot to capture photos of the making Razz. They're not pretty as they're just filled with black sikaflex. But hey, they are polyurethane Very Happy. If someone happens to need bushings, they're quite affordably available at Febest.

Undersealing done!

Exhaust mocked up. I was going to use my spare S2000 cat but it didn't fit. Went for OEM cat with 2.5" flange for now. The same from the other side. Another view from underside. This is the finished product and this is how it looks when installed. The finisher will be made after the rear bumper is in it's place.

The engine bay was slightly cleaned but it will be washed once the car is ready. The boot floor was battered straight. New sound insulation will be added later.

Then started the long and wearing bushings replacement. All the old bushings were in terrible condition. My build buddy metal blasted all the arms and pressed the new Febest bushing in. I just painted them all with hammerite. The first set with new bushings ready for painting. My car turned into hovercraft. The rear hubs and those big arms were not removed and painted as we were busy and getting the brake hoses removed without breaking anything would've been a real PITA. The bushings were too much to this small bottle jack and it was broken. We bought bigger one as replacement and it worked a treat.

These brakets came off my ED1 and I replaced them with these Twisted Evil

The rear arms painted! The front arms and brakes (minus the other caliper) waiting for blasting. Almost everything painted! The UCAs were also ready for paint. I found out the the upper ball joints are the same as Accord CG & CL. Anyway, I bought (Febi/Bilstein) UCAs just in case. That was a wise decision as one of the four bushings was destroyed. Everything ready at my painting line!

As you can see, my old car was a bit crispy! The EE5 shock vs. ED/EG shock:https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...U7MJtKeYCZYhA=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg. The difference is obvious. The missing rear bumper tab from my old car Very Happy

Don't worry, the bolts were not tightened yet. The rear end is ready! The front with new UCAs!

Test drive done at the yard in the beginning of 2017! What did I say about the SUV look Laughing. That's what an EE5 looks like with OEM shocks and springs after the bushings were replaced. As you can see, there are no exhaust clearance issues. There's still a lot to do but the car should be ready soon: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...793Xa2vV7KStQ=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg. Naturally, I'll paint the tow bar black.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man you are smashing out the progress, good stuff.

Yeah you're clearance is so much better haha. Also you routed yours the same as OEM (through the clearance hole in the rear subframe on the right hand side). I tried to do mine under the left side where there is less clearance.... I think i'll have to change it.

Looks like Febest have a fair few bits for the 4wd's... They list a few 'bearings' I wonder if one of those is a center bearing for the prop shaft, mine needs a new one bad.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had an issue when putting the rear arms back. The bolts holding these were snapped during removal and the nut was disconnected from the body. We had to drill a holes to get them attached. Got them bolted on with normal bolts and nuts: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...0oHUv7i0EvIOg=w1920-h1080-no?.jpg

The rear bumper brackets bolted on. The plastic clips were toast so normal bolts were used.

The rear bumper bar from my ED1 was bent and we couldn't get the bumper aligned with it so we had to make custom bar for it. The initial fitment looks quite good to me.


We inserted new plastics Laughing to the doors before attaching the door cards. The interior is almost ready! Looks like a car to me Very Happy

Random shots:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...eQAAE_neEl2_Q=w1920-h1080-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...0EW0wWH2Ofg-Q=w1920-h1080-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...Gttcn22TMAIHg=w1920-h1080-no?.jpg

It's already test driven. The handling seemed to be fantastic compared to last winter  Smile
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...Rqe7e7MRKey7Q=w1920-h1080-no?.jpg

I got the parts for the rear painted so my car should be ready for registration inspection tomorrow. Fingers crossed that it will pass and I can take it to the icetrack on Saturday!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my EE5 registered on Friday. I've already done an icetrack day and it was a blast! I'm too busy to update with photos and videos but I'll try to do it asap. It's definitely a WRX STi killer on ice Twisted Evil. On the other hand, I was slower than Citroen Saxo but that rallye prepped Saxo was running race spikes Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some photos of progress. The tail lights are bolted on! I stole the cover plates from my ED1. I repainted the tow bar with rust preventol. It will be black some day... I'll also need to install the plug with wiring. Here's the custom rear bumper holder Laughing The rusty fog light brackets went in as I needed to get the rear end together in less than two hours. The rear reg plate holder is in bad shape but it will last for a couple of years. I'll have to make new center section for in some day.

Off to inspection we go! I had to buy sticker plates so I could drive it to inspection because this car has been off traffic for more than 12 years. Here are a few obligatory photos from inspection:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...vRRCvAD5ac1PA=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...vLPQagTE3cWvw=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...7AqdOznIhpPQg=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg

Reg plate fastened in ghetto style Razz: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...m7wb4PWz8ZZRw=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg
Patent pending fitment Wink of rear splash guards: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...MwT-0DHuBMcHg=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg.
Here's the other side with exhaust tip. The rear end looks decent to me. This minus around 50 kms is the starting mileage of my newly registered Civic!

Sunday on ice as photos:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...Xf_WGBSxCHiQg=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...SP_a-_oz5LJ9g=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...TM7erm6id613g=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg
The front reg plate holder is from my S2000. IMO, it suits the car quite well Very Happy
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com..._yytKZZve_1Tw=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com...JyzXL8DA8G3EA=w1280-h1024-no?.jpg
The outer door and roof lists / panels (or WTH they're called) need to be installed some day. It's a PITA and will have to wait. I'll focus on driving it like I stole it at the moment Twisted Evil

The engine bay is wiped clean. I couldn't resist putting a genuine J's Racing oil cap (no sticker) in its place. It stands out but I needed some bling bling Cool. I'll paint the valve cover later. Which colour should I choose?

Here are videos from Sunday. As I may have told you before, my 4wd Civic is with fixed 50:50 ratio as the viscous coupling in the middle of the prop shaft is stuck. You can see from my incar footages that my driving is sports as the steering is so slow =D. All the cars passing me were running race spikes. Mine are road legal Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 (155/80R13) studded tyres.

Dash cam: #1, #2, #3 and #4

Incar: #1, #2 and #3

In #2 you can see me chasing and passing a Subaru WRX STi.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In #2 you can see me chasing and passing a Subaru WRX STi.


That's a good chase, love the in car vids. Have you thought of installing an LSD? Looks like it could really help to shift the cars weight in the corners. I'm going to be installing a rear LSD in mine when it gets back on the road, i'm hoping it will make the car feel like it can be steered with the throttle a bit more.

You mentioned something about the rear bumper supports, i noticed when i was trying to use fwd rear bumper support, the stud on the bumper support is in a different location to the 4wd model because the trunk floor is higher (2wd vs 4wd):





Pretty annoying.

Also, what do you mean by your viscous coupler is stuck? It has seized?

I would go wrinkle black on the valve cover, because i love the OEM look hahaha... Nice update!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant that my viscous coupling is seized. Please, let me know where did you find an LSD for the rear! I could do with one. It really has to be limited as the center is locked Laughing. Otherwise, I'll end up breaking something. Also, let me know if you find an affordable front LSD somewhere!

Yeah, I noticed that the rear bumper supports are different. An easy fix is to cut the support right under the upper stud. However, my ED1 bumper frame was badly bent so it was useless.


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