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Well, here's how I bought her in her busted, flooded, filled with hooker boots and 52 empty packs of camel lights glory. I bought this hatch in 2008 and literally saved it from being crushed. I got it home from Washington (where I am originally from) and got laid off right after so the K swap got put on hold. It was in single cam form until about a year ago - ran the K24 Frank on motor for about 400 miles and then decided I wanted more. It was quick, but it wasn't "Holy fucking shit" fast, which is what I wanted. I wanted to be scared to drive the thing, so we decided to make it a quicker street car, then as we were turboing it, I threw in the towell and decided it was going to become a full on drag car...

This is mostly going to be pictures, because I dont have all the time in the world to type it out.

Engine is a K24 Frank built by Kaizenspeed, Manifold, IC, IC piping, Exhaust, all built by a close friend here in Billings. Turbo is a Precision 6266 CEA. Front/Rear wheels by Exospeed, IM is Golden Eagle, Have (yet to wire up) AEM Series 2 to be tuned on. All of the body work was done by myself (Paint by local Neibauer Autobody). JW Fab Coil pack cover/traction bar, 10 point NHRA 8.50 cert cage.

This is a photographic transition of my car from COMPLETELY stock to where it sits today. All I really have left is to do some wiring for the AEM to get it running. Over the course of this winter I plan on doing some transmission/drivetrain upgrades. We'll see what she puts down on C16 come spring (no local ethanol suppliers so it really isn't cost effective at this point).

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Day I bought it:













(Legit Type X's)






And then shit started getting legit....

(not my front, front for friend's EG) But you can see my engine wrapped up in the corner and the junk block I had (which was brand new, but a K24Z2 out of an 08 accord - which was a no-go).














This is the counterfeit Kpro I was sold prior to the press release they existed (Marc Heera... I will find you, and when I do, you better pray to the lord you dont end up in ICU)














AND THEN IT GOT OUT OF HAND...











Hmmm, whats this for?












My Buddy bought Reid's old Trailer so I brought it back to MT when I was visiting the in-laws in Spokane - That white steed right there has 360,600 Miles on her and runs like a top (Its my work truck, I put about 5K miles/month on it. 7.3's FTMFW!)







































Welp, that pretty much sums it up until now. Hope you enjoyed. I've poured a lot of blood, sweat, tears and money into this build and hopefully she moves out alright. I need to give a ton of credit it to Jonathan Wiome at JW FAB, Kye Olson at 406 Fab Lab, the Crew at Kaizenspeed, Speedfactory for helping me along the way, and my loving wife (and now 9 month old son) for putting up with me spending so much time on this thing. It really has been a labor of love and to showcase mine and my friends' work almost means more to me than ever going fast. You cannot replace memories with good friends while building a project like this.

In Loving Memory of Brandon "BA" Anderson - This one is for you. You were there the day I rolled this car off the trailer when I brought it home and the day I cracked open the first K24. I wish you were still here to see this come together the way it has. Thanks for riding shotgun man.
 

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nice, love that GE manifold
 

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Thanks for the positive comments guys! Makes all the time and effort feel more worth it. I can't wait to get this thing out on the track next spring. I've taken somewhat of a break from it to spend time with my Fiancee and son (and because I've been slammed at work - always work out of state).

I just recieved a job offer making substantially more money, but it would mean I'd be in ND 5 days a week. I'm awaiting an offer from my current company to decide what I am going to do. Hard decisions, but it will probably drastically effect how much seat time I get in this car. I'm one of those guys who believes work hard now, so I can enjoy life later, but at the same time I want to watch my child grow up so its a huge thing going on right now - haven't had much motivation to finish up wiring with a million other things on my mind.

I'll keep ya'll posted on what goes down... mind you, there isn't a single 1/4 mile drag strip in ND. Regardless, I refuse to sell my house in Billings, because 1, I just bought it and 2, We love it... either way, the car will get finished and see the track.
 

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I believe there is still hope for the Z's....The K24z's have to be utilized. Just puttin in my 2. Nice build homeboy. peace
 

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I'm sure there is hope for them, but I wasn't going to be the first to head down that road. I've still got the Z2 head, with the exhaust being 1 port sitting in my garage, complete - even have a powdercoated vc for it! lol. I'm sure with that stock head it would be REALLY easy to make a manifold for one to hang a turbo off it, how well it flows - I have no idea.

As far as dimensions for internals, they're pretty damn similar, but things like the oil pump (I believe) are different. The waterpump housing, waterpump, tensioner and alternator were all vastly different, but the basic block design was very similar (still same pattern to bolt to the transmission).

Anywho, its above and beyond what I was wanting to toy with.
 

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I'm sure there is hope for them, but I wasn't going to be the first to head down that road. I've still got the Z2 head, with the exhaust being 1 port sitting in my garage, complete - even have a powdercoated vc for it! lol. I'm sure with that stock head it would be REALLY easy to make a manifold for one to hang a turbo off it, how well it flows - I have no idea.

As far as dimensions for internals, they're pretty damn similar, but things like the oil pump (I believe) are different. The waterpump housing, waterpump, tensioner and alternator were all vastly different, but the basic block design was very similar (still same pattern to bolt to the transmission).

Anywho, its above and beyond what I was wanting to toy with.
Fair enough man. I have a z1 in my room. My buddy slapped me right now with the truth that z1's are different than the z3/z2. I figured they were the same....but nope. I wouldnt bother with it either.
 

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yes k24z1 are def diff from the other k24z's. only have to move oil filter to accom. half shaft. i have one myself just have not finished putting it together.

is the downward TB a readily available option for G.E. manifold? cost more or just have to put a call in and wait for it?
 

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yes k24z1 are def diff from the other k24z's. only have to move oil filter to accom. half shaft. i have one myself just have not finished putting it together.
is the downward TB a readily available option for G.E. manifold? cost more or just have to put a call in and wait for it?
coo man. im holding on to mine too. Someday ill start piecing it together. Be easy man. peace
 

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is the downward TB a readily available option for G.E. manifold? cost more or just have to put a call in and wait for it?
It isn't readily available. I waited a while for that one to be built. It also has a 70mm inlet, and 3 ports for fittings to pull vac/boost off of per our request. As for pricing, my best advice it to contact them directly.

In order to accomodate this manifold, a waterplate had to be ran as well, which means you need to run an electric waterpump and d/b series alternator (or in my case I used an EM2 since I didn't want to hack apart a brand new Type S harness quite yet). Add in the price for fittings/hose, etc and it is a bit of an additional cost beyond the manifold. GE, as always, is great to deal with and provides the best in customer service!
 

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Figured I'd post a little update.

Things have been slowly progressing. Got my remote killswitch wired in the way I want it finally.

S90 Throttle Body showed up Courtesy of Tempest Racing.

Mike @ Insane Shafts shipped the axles today.

Monday the Karcepts hubs will be pressed in the spindles with new bearings.

Still need to wire the Wideband to the Aem and build a panel for it to mount to. Need to build an adapter from the stock column to the Joe's Racing quick release I'm going to be running. Need to finish the seat mount for the Kirkey...

She's close gentlement. Hopefully by the end of April she'll fire up if all goes as planned. I've been working a TON lately and am always out of town for work (literally, I never work within 2-3 hours of where I live). That being said, I was about ready to part it out to buy an NA1 a couple weeks ago, but as close as I am I have to get it finished and make some passes in it.

I still want an NA1, its just going to have to wait a little bit longer...
 

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good deal, glad to see not parting it out. would suck to put all that work in and not get to rip it down the track some, what you shooting for 9's?
 

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Honestly I'll be happy if it runs consistent mid 10's and stays together.

The transmission itself is the weakest link in the entire setup.

However, it theoretically should be able to run 9's, assuming it doesn't come apart.

When we do go to the track with it, I'm going to drive it on 450 whp or so until I get used to the car. I drove it on motor, but with double+ the power its going to be an entirely different beast. We'll progressively turn it up the more comfortable I get with it.

In all honesty, I love driving, but if getting a good pass out of it means putting a friend behind the wheel that has a ton of experience driving high HP cars to fast times (I've got one in mind in particular) then I have no problem with that.
 
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