Aaron's K20 EK

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  1. AzAc54

    AzAc54 K20 VSM EK Staff Member

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    It's been a long time since I last bothered to make a build thread or update my builds prior to this to let anyone know what happened to them. For those of you who have been around the site for a while you might remember I first joined the site back when I had my first Civic. It was only a 1.4 EJ9 in Vogue Silver Metallic but I was young and I loved it. I bought it as a standard car minus some awful alloys and set about making it my own, I was just happy to have a base to work with and my first Honda. Fast forward two years and after paying stupid amounts of money on insurance I could finally use the money I would of been paying for that to put towards my next car. Enter Honda number two, this time in the form of a Civic Jordan. As you can imagine I was still only about 21 at the time, working full time and living at home with lots of ideas in my head. Finally something with VTEC, B16a2 but I was over the moon, I saw past the typical rust next to the 'Jordan' logos :blabla: I kept this for around a year, maybe just over? Again I spent lots of money of buying all sorts of parts and deciding I wanted a different set of wheels or a new splitter every other month, it went up for sale and the first person to view it took it away. Number three, enter Honda fan boy time, 96 spec JDM DC2. Bought this one off a very close friend of mine, ill keep it short I ended up rebuilding the whole engine, new gearbox and lots of expensive interior and exterior parts. No expense spared, Recaro Pole Positions, Mugen Gen 1 wing etc, Mugen steering wheel, Te37's etc. I loved that car but I couldnt get my head or heart past the fact I want to go K20 but if im going to do it I wouldnt be tearing apart a clean DC2 even though it wasn't standard everything id done could be easily put back to standard if need be. I bit the bullet and sold it to another close friend of mine and set about looking for another car. Stumbled across a Civic Jordan shell someone semi local was planning to scrap, I took the drive up and put a deposit on it. knowing full well it needed work on the arches etc the plan was to build something over time myself. Had it a fair few months and after gathering parts for the swap and doing bits to the shell here and there, then hit an issue with both inner sills being completely rotten, it was alot more work than I had first anticipated and decided to get rid. I kept the k swap parts and while gathering the remaining parts I was again looking for another Civic, that brings me to this one. Full circle and a few cars later I picked up a bargain, another VSM EJ9. Dirt cheap, body wasn't the best with a few dings here and there and a weird hand print mark in one quarter, it was clean rust wise just the smallest parts of surface here and there.. WINNER.

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    First off I managed to get my hands on my old bonnet I had on my first Jordan. The next person to own it had a pin fail and smash their windscreen and of course the bonnet took a hit too but its worth repairing when you know the cost :banned: Js Racing racing carbon bonnet..
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    DC2 subframe I went to pick up when I had my old Integra

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    70mm ported RBC with adaptor plate and Skunk2 70mm TB

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    K20a2
    DC5 Cams
    Supertech valve springs/titanium retainers and keepers
    45 degree VTC cam gear
    Hybrid Racing Tensioner
    Tractuff sump baffle
    New OEM headgasket, valve stem seals, thermostat, head skim ARP headbolts and new chain fitted.

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    And how it looks with my new rocker cover and RBC fitted :nice:

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    EP3 box with OEM DC5 LSD
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    Volk Style wheels, I know I know but I was using the money to concentrate on making sure the car had the best parts engine and swap wise. These were cheap and will do me for now, I will be back on something cool and genuine as soon as possible!

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    Set about trying to make the bonnet look a bit more presentable, dont have all the photos to hand so these will have to do. Not perfect by any means but its not a show car..

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  2. AzAc54

    AzAc54 K20 VSM EK Staff Member

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    Your dc2 was such a tidy example. Shame it had to go. All the best with new project. Coming along nicely.
     
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    AzAc54 K20 VSM EK Staff Member

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    AzAc54 K20 VSM EK Staff Member

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    AzAc54 K20 VSM EK Staff Member

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    Thanks man I appreciate it, it was a great car but the end goal for this will be mega
     
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    Looking good so far. Don’t think I’d have fancied swapping the engine like that so fair play for managing it! It’s good to see a new build thread on here like you say everything seems to have gone to fb which I don’t have and don’t want so looking forward to seeing this progress.
     
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    Great work man!
    I should have painted my bay when the motor was out...
     
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    I agree :)
     
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    AzAc54 K20 VSM EK Staff Member

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    Cheers mate, it was a task especially with the drive being at a slight angle but the engine had to go in! Save the Forums, id take the Forum over Facebook anyday. Ill be updating as I go although ive got nothing major planned as of now and im trying to save for a house but ill be around :nice:

    Thanks man! It is worth it, its annoying but im glad I did it and didnt just drop the engine. The way the bay would of been looking around the engine would of annoyed me soo much.

    Just a small update, ive got my mind set on having this sprayed in the next couple of years so for now ive been keeping my eye on people selling parts and breaking cars just incase a bargain pops up (saving for a house is hard work). Managed to get my hands on an EK9 rear recess, with the tabs intact which seems to be harder to come by these days and people are asking silly money for ones with broken tabs....

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    I know to everyone on here who owns an EK9 this comes as standard but ive never landed myself with one only a DC2 plus I wouldnt want to rip one apart at the price they are fetching :lol:

    Also had my braided brake lines arrive and a replacement drivers side carrier as somehow the previous owner/s of the brakes managed to strip the thread, didnt take a picture of that though we all know what a carrier looks like. Need to get round to fitting these, just have no motivation right now.

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    Also had the skirts off to check for any rust and she seems pretty sound! Any rust that I do find will be sorted/treated until it is sprayed, gave it a bit of underseal and she's sweet.

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    Also started to tuck the headlight harness to make the bay a bit cleaner, only done the passenger side so far because the car is too close to the wall for me to get the wing off etc. Will look a lot neater when it is also done, not one for tucking wires but I do like the look of it as the bay as been sprayed.

    De-pinned the plug to pull the wires through

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    And gone

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    Thats all for now, as I said I wont be doing massive updates at the moment with saving. Ill still be updating it as I go though and doing bits to the car here and there :nice:
     
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    What a build!

    Thanks for sharing :)
     
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    AzAc54 K20 VSM EK Staff Member

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    Thanks man, more to come just taking my time with it right :nice:
     
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    Love this!!
     
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    AzAc54 K20 VSM EK Staff Member

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    Thanks mate, appreciate it
     
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    Looking ace man, be good to see it in person!

    Did you just feed the wiring through from the engine bay, or from the inside of the car? I still need to do mines haha
     
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    Any updates mate?
     

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