My EK coupe build up


Steve M

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Cheers guys :) Dean you coming up to the monster unit night? Can give you a few passenger laps if you want?
 



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It's a trackday that's been set up by a club from Glasgow called monsterunit mate
 


murrayc1991

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I seen your car at monster unit tracknight at knockhill last year, I have some picture of your car, if you want them let me know :nice: Car is stunning btw
 


Deans96r

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mate just fire me a txt ill be there :) cheers
 



Steve M

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Cheers Murray, that would be great if you could!
No worries Dean I'll text you nearer the time:)

There was a Facebook event created about it and you registered interest through that, don't think it was invite only though
 




murrayc1991

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There you go Steve, I thought i had more but only could find the two of yours. Hope you like them :nice:
 



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Cheers! Thanks for the pics too Murray :nice:

Got the oil cooler fitted to it last week along with relocating my oil temp and pressure sensors











Took it for a run tonight and I'm not sure whether everything's ok with it or not.. When I'm driving about at 30ish the oil temp doesn't wanna go much over 70 degrees, then when I get up to motorway speeds the temp drops to near enough 60 degrees. Is this normal? I've got a thermostatic sandwich plate so I thought it should only open and regulate the temperature once it's up to 80odd degrees
 


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Another update!

Got the oil cooler sorted, bought a sheet of Perspex off eBay and mounted it as a block off plate over the cooler, now stays nice and warm when driving about. I've drilled a few sets of holes in it so I can move it about to alter the amount of airflow to the cooler so it'll not under/over cool

Got the car back from the bodyshop on Monday after they made up the box sections etc for the cage, also fitted the cage on Monday night with help from a couple of mates

Fitted my new headlining and painted my interior trims to tidy them up, need to touch up a few places where they were marked when fitting the cage but it looks much tidier already

Anyway here's some pics, will get better ones soon













On track at knockhill tomorrow.. Can't wait! :D
 



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Cheers man! :nice:
Kinda reglected this recently, nothing really exciting has happened though..

Was on track at the end of May for the MonsterUnit night. Car was excellent! Felt a lot more confident with the cage fitted and felt like I was pushing the car harder. Hope I'm gonna get on track again a couple more times this year









Got a short flyby video too



After that I went to the Jdmy0 rolling road day, the car made 205bhp and 138lbft which I'm pretty happy with. Needs the fuelling looked at but I think my lambda probe is on its way out so I'll start there





I'll try and make the next post more exciting haha, still got my new brake lines to fit and I'm on the lookout for another few bits and pieces so might have actual progress next time!
 




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The headlining was recovered Murray, my mate bought a load of suede material off eBay so we used that to recover it, turned out really well!
 


murrayc1991

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The headlining was recovered Murray, my mate bought a load of suede material off eBay so we used that to recover it, turned out really well!
Cool, Ive been wanting to put mine black. I know somebody who done their crx and dyed it black and painted the plastics.
 


Steve M

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That would be good man, makes a huge difference cause the standard colour is a bit crap haha
 


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