Josh's K24 EK Track car


Josh.

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Hi all, decided to make a build thread on here as the other civic forums I used to go on seem dead now. always liked this forum after lingering for a good while. I usually just post my things on instagram but its not the same as a proper build log to look back on. Ive owned a fair few hondas, far too many in the time frame of how long ive been driving, think im on my 8th now in 2 years haha.
Couple of previous cars...

B16a eg with p&p ITR head/cams with mfactory 3rd/4th/5th gears


Accord type r, very quick underestimated car


K20 ek coupe, rbc, kpro etc





Unfortunately ended like this


So ive had to start over again and learn from my mistakes. I already had this shell lined up for a winter re shell anyway, fully restored tintop rolling shell. The engine out the coupe was wrecked, it ripped the full lower half of the block off taking the oil pump with it so decided to give a k24 a try this time. The main aim of this project is to get under the 1:40 mark round cadwell as this will be a big personal achievement for me, i absolutely love the track and even better it is my local track. The ultimate thing to come from this car would be to beat the N/A and FWD lap record at cadwell which is 1:38.8. Unfortunately for me time attack at cadwell is in april this year so i havent made it, some years it is august (which i was expecting this year). So i'll have to make do with hoping for some clear laps on a trackday with harrys laptimer this summer.

On the way home with the car


Got straight to work stripping it down when we moved into our new unit


Some of the parts i had lined up for it


Painted up the engine, 39k miles k24.




inlet mani painted, RSP off of an FN2, works really well with a k24, it also splits so i gave it a little polish, was cool to see the internal velocity stacks.






Painted the gearbox, oem ep3 with oem b series lsd


Fitting the k20a2 intake cam with 50deg VTC gear
 


Josh.

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Painting the hubs, rta's, subframe and fuel tank








Front wishbones polybushed (also had caster kit on here, has since been removed)


Spherical RTA bushes and Hardrace arms all round






Whiteline 22mm rear arb and brace


Engine bay painted


Engine in


Interior painted


Got rid of the 16x8 TE37 for some 17x9 gram light 57xtreme's, wish i could have kept both :(


Titanium exhaust and k tuned backbox




Cut out doors saving a total of 44kg!!


57xtreme's wrapped in 255/40/17 federal rsr's




Sprint Hart CP035 for the rear, these will have 205/50/16 rsr on



Custom BC coilovers with 22kg front 18kg rear spring rates
 


Josh.

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Now we are just about caught up, some little things ive missed like fitting the interior loom etc.

This week i prepped the car for paint and my friend painted it for me:D came out better than i expected, was loving it having the car outside for the first time especially now its painted, starting to look like a car again which is nice.















Thanks for looking, sorry for all the pictures!!

Any comments and criticism welcome:)
 



SPek9

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Wow... Love the work that has went into the EK so far!

Your previous cars were a nice collection too.. What happened to the coupe?

Look forward to more updates
 


Ek4joe

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Damn you don't hang about lol I like where this is going, followed your coupe build over on civiclife.
 


Josh.

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Wow... Love the work that has went into the EK so far!

Your previous cars were a nice collection too.. What happened to the coupe?

Look forward to more updates
Thanks!

Basically I was just being stupid with someone I knew who was in a golf R, going way too fast for a corner with cold a048 on rear, got a big wiggle on and as I was straightening the oversteer out into outside lane I noticed the golf was on my rear quater , swerved to avoid while back end was loose and slid into and bounced off about 150m of barrier:/

Forgot to post video of the coupe at Cadwell actually

 


that_civic

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What was she like against the Golf R , a stockish K20 vs I assume a stock K20 ?
 




Leej8

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Thanks!

Basically I was just being stupid with someone I knew who was in a golf R, going way too fast for a corner with cold a048 on rear, got a big wiggle on and as I was straightening the oversteer out into outside lane I noticed the golf was on my rear quater , swerved to avoid while back end was loose and slid into and bounced off about 150m of barrier:/

Forgot to post video of the coupe at Cadwell actually

One of the most ballsy videos iv seen on here !
Good job mate,
And now k24? Love it .
 


jesse888

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44kg out of the doors?
They weight 30kg each.
I only managed 22kg between my doors and have a similar level of removal as you.
Have you touched any metal around the hinges or?
 


Josh.

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44kg out of the doors?
They weight 30kg each.
I only managed 22kg between my doors and have a similar level of removal as you.
Have you touched any metal around the hinges or?
I have some complete manual window doors with speakers and mirrors etc which was 34kg each and these now weigh 12.1kg but that's without mirror and plastic window

I've cut quite a lot out, all around right upto the outer skin, through where the door check straps mount and just cut around the latch, I'll see if I have some better pics
 


jesse888

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Ah OK. My weight is with poly window and wing mirror roughly 18kg
How's the door swing with the metal around the hinges cut? There is quite alot of thick metal around there and it's triple skin in places
 



Josh.

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Ah OK. My weight is with poly window and wing mirror roughly 18kg
How's the door swing with the metal around the hinges cut? There is quite alot of thick metal around there and it's triple skin in places
Yeah I cut all the triple skinned bits out on the corners, needed some tactical cutting to pick away at each layer haha

I was very skeptical but just tried to cut as much as I could out because they was spare and they aren't bad at all, on the car I can shake them about, very flimsy but I can slam them shut etc like a normal door
 


jesse888

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Yeah I cut all the triple skinned bits out on the corners, needed some tactical cutting to pick away at each layer haha

I was very skeptical but just tried to cut as much as I could out because they was spare and they aren't bad at all, on the car I can shake them about, very flimsy but I can slam them shut etc like a normal door
Grinders coking back out next time the doors are off then lol
 



Josh.

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Thanks for the kind words everyone:D

So I made my brake lines a few weeks ago out of copper and I really hated the way they looked (mainly because I made them badly) and in the process I ruined the threads on my bias valve because it came with some fittings to convert to another thread pitch, it wasn't clear whether to use the fittings for normal brake line fittings or not, seemed to thread into the bias valve easier than the fittings but turned out I wanted the conversion fittings haha

So with that I'd just left it for a while because I'd had enough and then last week I saw a full HEL braided kit with bias included so bought that, upgrade and made my life easier

Excuse the dust and the lack of p clips


This time I ran the front lines on the engine bay side of the bulkhead, I much prefer it like this, makes the interior a lot more tidy

Oh and try not to look too hard and my heater block off bodge!!
 


TheBooosh...!

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Why not just loop where the heater hoses go rather than blanking? Theres sort of a similar design on D and B series but not on the heater hoses.
 


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