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Old 06-30-2011, 07:50 AM   #1
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Default Round #3 for the Coupe!

So since I recently acquired another new heart for my build, I figured id start another build thread in here, most of my others were on H-T.

Ill start off where i left off there if you guys don't mind, I'm looking for all this hard work to be able to be seen in one thread. And since Im now going K POWA i decided to share it with the wonderful guys here @ k20a.org

Setup is as Follows:

The Chassis: 1997 Honda Civic EX w/ 161k
-k20z3 86.5mm
-wiseco 11.7:1 slugs
-acl bearings
-i/h/3" exhaust
-dc5 ecu



"" from H-T Just want to bring everyone up to speed on what I've been through with this chassis. 3 different setups and still no dice
But this time is different. Ive always wanted a k swap since they were getting big in 2003-4 but never thought I could afford it
but not anymore, i scooped this k20z3 for $300 bucks seized, looks to be an easy fix thanks to 1crzy93k and CJM!! THANKS GUYS

So as some of u know i took a hiatus for a few months while working at the dealer .. got acustomed to having a demo for a while so i sold the ek .. here she was before i sold her.




so long story short, i traded my daily accord to my cousin for his 97 ex coupe so i had a good starting point to go from. I wanted a k swap but couldnt afford it so i went h2b. its something i always looked into and liked for the amount of power to money ratio .. Decided on a H23A VTEC longblock and b16 trans .. now, alls i had to do was get the money together?? hmmm ..:shrug: sooo, i up and just sold this to fund it.

2007 Gixxer 600 few mods:



Heres a few quick shots of the car, first few days of the trade:







out with the old ...


in with the new..


grinding off things to start shaving


picked up some rear discs, actually they were mine a few months back and the honda game is that small that they ended up back with me now ;)

few parts for the tuck and stuff to come:


prepping for recon:


after:



starting to get more things done in the bay and interior:








more supplies:


ill be updating this thread OFTEN, sorry if the wording was quick but ill get into more detail after i get home, kind ain a rush right now and wanted to get the work out there for responses and info ... im alot further into the build then what the pics shows so ill prolly be updating tonight as well :thumbup:

UPDATE::

Picked this 99-00 Climate Control from the junkyard today for a mere 50 bucks, thought it was a good deal. now just need to get the 99-00 venting and harness


back plate for harness and ac holes


ronnie welding


made some custom strut tops



fresh doors frmo my red ek


mocking up the s2k mc


picked up my 99-00 Si shift linkage and bushings from honda today, gotta love OEM!


UPDATE::
with the rain and all i hadnt got much done today. im still waiting for my QSD kit to get here to mock it up to the motor .. heres what got done past couple days tho..

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Now things can really get moving, woulda been nice to have this for when we yanked the single


picked up these today ..theyre also from my old red ek, jeez the honda game is small!


everyone helping


starting the tuck


for those who are interested, heres what i used to paint the motor


bye bye holes


custom made strut tops




QSD Kit laid out on my bed =)


another shot , this time showing the FREE HOODY POPS! big ups to Seth @QSD for the hookup!!


bye bye holes!


front




UPDATE::

Got the project finally into the garage .. not that big of an update but to me it is. I was getting aggravated seeing it rust up after the rain weve been getting.



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look out for some nice updates this week...

-Finishing body work in the bay
-hoping to get trans back with new final drive & synchros installed
-get the bay in primer


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UPDATE: Decided to sell the car and upgrade to an S2K so I sold the drivetrain I had in swap for a D15b, just want to get the car together to sell it. Still will remained tucked and shaved and as stock and clean as possible.

on with the pics...

everything laid out




thanks neil!


a little cleanup before primer





custom strut tops



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Mark. Did you get the paint yet? Ill have some free time next week ..
i was gonna just rattle can it this weekend to be honest. Unless you wanna come with a gun and compressor...

moaaaar pics!




and thats kinda where I stand now guys. motor will arrive tomorrow @12pm from JDM Engine Depot, great guys there!

More updates coming this weekend when I get it in color and clear. Then on the trailer and off to my shop for assembly!

MOARRR PICS!

had the car towed to my shop for paint and assembly



arrived! Here it is before I sprayed the Evercoat Feather Fill G2




picked up a tranny, recon'd it, called it a day




checking fitment


after the feather fill. keep in mind I've never done body work or paint before.






mounted. cut a hole where srs was to catch a bolt


getting somewhere now! thanks to neilsoswaggy (203cartelneil)




decided I'm gonna leave them and just looses the nut before i paint



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Update:: Shitty iPhone4 pics + blah body work = this

Finally got around to painting it. Picked up Taffeta White in single stage catalyzed instead, I was planning on just using rattle cans seeing I've never really painted with a gun, although i prepped @ a body shop for a while so i picked up small things along the way. My buddy who paints was going to do it, and ended up talking me into getting it for the gun and he'd just do it, but he couldn't get time and I'm just trying to put this car back together so i can't put it for sale.

anyways on to the pics
scooped the remaining tube nuts i needed to complete the brake tuck and tighten everything up after paint, as well as my black -6an fuel line


1st coat




two coats




three coats



final product, not so bad besides for the run which i didn't picture :P







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MOAAAR PICS!

Unmasked everything this morning after letting everything dry overnight.





also, after a little complaining about a broken TPS sensor on my JDM d15B. One day later, it arrived


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but was missing this so I'm at a stand still


looking like something now



BIG UPDATE!!!

got a few more things done. Motor finally bolted in completely thanks to Rich for the mount bracket in a jiffy! Also managed to put most of the dash on..







never wanna see another dash apart for a while..
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:01 AM   #2
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welcome! Nice start!
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Car looks good but pull up your pants
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:16 AM   #4
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Digging the brake lines
Unfortunate about the H2B, but we will let it slide, mistakes happen
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Now here we are today...

Broke down the k20z3 and realized it was seized due to lack of oil in the kids Si. Looks like an easy fix with some bearings, good hone and check, and a shaving on the head. good to go

pics of the breakdown, tell me your thoughts...should the pistons be ok to reuse?



they all felt looked (felt) like this one, opinions?

#3 which wouldn't budge by hitting it with a mallet.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:20 AM   #6
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Digging the brake lines
Unfortunate about the H2B, but we will let it slide, mistakes happen
I call it god sent lol, wouldn't of enjoyed the h2b as much as the K i don't think. even though i never got to finish it

This came yesterday


I know, it's not much bling just yet but I'm getting on my feet again. You guys all know how much it is to change motor series with all the little things needed to go back and forth, imagine doing it for the third time with a third different motor 👎
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:30 AM   #7
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Digging the brake lines
Unfortunate about the H2B, but we will let it slide, mistakes happen
I need to redo the one closer to the firewall, it was too short so I'm going to need to make a new one. Plus we did that one by hand lol.
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welcome! Nice start!
Thanks Blaze! Appreciate you looking, hope my build can be a fraction of what yours is. keep it up bro
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hey i was checking this out on H-T. all i normally do on that site is lurk.


nice coupe.



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hey i was checking this out on H-T. all i normally do on that site is lurk.


nice coupe.
Thanks man. Great to hear good comments from you both

UPDATE:: so I forgot I ordered this radiator/fan combo while I was still just trying to get a running car with the d15b. Will I be able to reuse this with my k swap?



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yea you should be able to use that with no prob.

they make swap rad hoses for that type of radiator to work with the kswap.



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yea you should be able to use that with no prob.
1crazy93K to the rescue, thanks brothaman! i feel like my posts are like a bat signal for you lol ;)

so much great info
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1crazy93K to the rescue, thanks brothaman! i feel like my posts are like a bat signal for you lol ;)

so much great info
lol just hit me up if you need anything. i like to encourage people to do the swap not knock them. lot of good guys on here that are willing to help. this is a tech site and we take it serious. lol


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lol just hit me up if you need anything. i like to encourage people to do the swap not knock them. lot of good guys on here that are willing to help. this is a tech site and we take it serious. lol
your not kidding, I'm just at least glad to see proper grammar & stuff on this site. I promised myself I wouldn't post another thing on b20 or ctvtec because the people on there are just plain wetodddid

bump for .org! Newcomer here but enjoying my stay already
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haha. its all good man. just keep this thread updated.



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will do!
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:10 PM   #17
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get that door stopper and shitty hseries shit outta here. this is k20a.org. motors go in backwards now

that rusty sleeve and piston dont look so hot. i'd pull it, rebuild with 86.25 rrc pistons or something.
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get that door stopper and shitty hseries shit outta here. this is k20a.org. motors go in backwards now

that rusty sleeve and piston dont look so hot. i'd pull it, rebuild with 86.25 rrc pistons or something.
Hey Colin thanks for the response.
I'm bringing it to the E&G Performance in the morning. My plans are to mic the crank, hone cylinder walls (hopefully), clean up the pistons to reuse, pressure test & cut the head, then new bearings and gaskets like we talked about last night

What's your thoughts broham?
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Here's a close up of the believed to be spun bearing. It's looking more and more like the kid who had this motor didn't run it long if at all while low on oil. All other main bearings were fine, this one was just discolored so I thought that'd be the culprit.

Longblock is now over at E&G Performance in Wallingford, brought it this morning. I'm eager to hear from them and find out the outcome of what I should do. The ideal scenario being what I stated above, with the only extra exception being what Colin said, .25 over RRC pistons 👍

I'm hoping with bearings, seals, gaskets and labor I should be under $600 or $700 which would put me at a grand total of $1,000 for a freshly rebuilt motor.

Dont forget, Im really trying to keep this build to a minimum just to get on the road, then add bling from there 😃. It sucks when you've sunk your whole entire savings into a chassis and it's yet to see the road 3x over. Fml.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:57 AM   #20
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Looking good man.
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