SSB EK4 kanjo inspired

EkBen

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Cut the rear bumper for some extra ‘kanjo’ points lol
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iRELOADED

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looks good! It's amazing the amount of small details your sorting

If you want to get the rust out from the corner of that solenoid get some cratex discs, they're a rubber abrasive. It will remove it and polish at the same time
 
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EkBen

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looks good! It's amazing the amount of small details your sorting

If you want to get the rust out from the corner of that solenoid get some cratex discs, their a rubber abrasive. It will remove it and polish at the same time
Thanks man, Appreciate the tip I’ll give it a go!
 

BillyT_EK9

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Yep, polished the solenoid and alternator by hand and zinc plated the hardware and casing on the alternator
Good work, defo going to look into getting a few bits zinc plated soon. Looks so good man.
 

EkBen

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Not much going on, went and installed a DC2 air box, tidied up the interior wiring some more (had a few issues but finally figured it out thanks to some forum members).
Spent god knows how long polishing my exhaust manifold just need a new rad and refurb the valve cover then that’s it right now for the engine bay?
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Not sure if I missed it somewhere but do you not plan on using the B18 anymore? Was there something wrong discovered during the strip down of the engine?
 

EkBen

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Not sure if I missed it somewhere but do you not plan on using the B18 anymore? Was there something wrong discovered during the strip down of the engine?
Well timing belt failure and poor machine work meant it never ran right, the plan is still to source another head and have it built back up to how it was. This time on ITB’s and a full Toda valvetrain to compliment the Toda cams.
 

EkBen

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Can’t remember what I’ve done since the last update on this, in the process of buying a house so the civics on hold for now and my daily (323i e46) needs a bit of tlc as well.

I do however have a stack of parts waiting to go on the civic, mainly just seals, boots, timing belt and water pump etc. Should be back in full swing by the end of this year.

Few things since last year are the Vision Technica (aka Spoon Sports) strut brace and a freshly painted rocker cover with new gaskets and hardware.
Also installed a Moroso sump, plus hooking up a SPA dual oil pressure/temp guage.
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EkBen

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Not a lot going on still, daily taking priority and getting sorted in the new house (finally a garage!)

Next step is probably strip the suspension one last time and start tackling the underside, found some surprises few months back under the sideskirts and in the crevasses but nothing to serious.

Also some more weight reduction? Lol


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EkBen

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Been busy last couple months stripping the civic down, essentially a bare shell now other than a couple panels left on and engine still needs to come out.

Plan is to nut and bolt the whole thing, remove all old undercoating, repair rust etc. but before painting and sealing the underside I’ll attempt to stitch weld the majority of the shell as it’s something I’ve always planned on doing.

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Front end as it stands now, only need to remove the wiring and engine.

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Front inner arches aren’t looking too bad considering, hopefully no hidden surprises under the flakey underseal…

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The rear arches and some hidden areas like where the captive nut for the toe arms is located doesn’t look great but I’ve seen worse. You’ll probably notice the gaping hole to, again not that bad and is the only major rot I have found so far.

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Along with disassembling the shell I’ve decided ‘while I’m there’ I might as well refresh everything I can do trailing arms are off, I have a box of bolts, brackets and miscellaneous hardware for zinc and a box of callipers plus other parts from both the civic and e46 for powder coating at some point.

The result should be a clean, fairly decent fast road/track build, stiff and light with a pokey b series.
 
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