R1PPU's EJ9 Build Up



Frodo

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That looks mega clean dude. Gloss black for painting it?
 


R1PPU

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That looks mega clean dude. Gloss black for painting it?
Funny you should say that... :p

That's the holder finished, painted it pretty poorly in my shed with some paint I found in there but it fits pretty well!



I've updated my CAD model and hopefully going to get the new one 3D printed as I know that will fit.

My plan was to buy the gauges this month but I'm buying a new camera and going to India for a week, so they have to wait for a bit.
 





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Cool sounds like a vtec subaru hahaha
Haha yeah, will swap the cheap manifold out at some point but it sounds better than a D14! :D Me and Steve were saying this last night, this all started after we realised the old engine and exhaust combo were too quiet...aha
 





Frodo

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Just need some nice earth's made up now man
 


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Just need some nice earth's made up now man
Yeah for sure dude, one of those little things I'll sort eventually!

So, bought a new camera, went to India for a week and now stressing like mad for my final semester at university. Life is good :))


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by Rippu Duggal, on Flickr


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Got some other bits and pieces going on with the car but will update when they're done :)
 





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Get em before u kill urself man not one to preach but for ur own safety please do :nice:
Yeah they're on the list mate, just at the moment eating comes before car parts, I'm a bit skint haha. I'll get them soon though! :nice:
 


King Sir

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Yeah they're on the list mate, just at the moment eating comes before car parts, I'm a bit skint haha. I'll get them soon though! :nice:
Lol that happens i suppose be careful anyway man haha.
 


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Lol that happens i suppose be careful anyway man haha.
Haha yeah, I wish it didn't! Just glad I still live at home til September or the civic would be long gone haha.

To be fair, both times I did Rockingham it was HOT and I was pretty hard on the brakes and the pedal never faded, so I don't think I need to worry about the heat dissipation (or lack of) from the drums when I'm driving it sensibly in shitty weather haha
 


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Daft wee update:

Got new tyres after realising mines were ruined, dunno how I missed them getting that bad.



Made some new radiator brackets quickly as the ones we made at the engine swap were pretty rushed, these are a lot neater. Might re-do the passenger side one as the bends aren't quite right. Had a play with the camera too.


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by Rippu Duggal, on Flickr

Now done 2700 miles since the engine swap, oil level on the dipstick has gone down about 5mm in this time. Was using a bit of water at the start but isn't anymore. Got a new IACV to fit after I've got a new coolant hose for it, as the ones on there just now look a bit worse for wear. Engine doesn't smoke at all.

All in all, I'm a very happy person. Again, my mates are the best :nice:
 


jesse888

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Looking good bud!
You at japfest this year?
 


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