Track Project Project ECK20

4th Generation (1988-1991) vehicle added by RJF, Monday 11th Jan, 2016

  1. RJF Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Look forward to following along with the updates Rob :Smile:
     
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    A bit of background for you all...

    My good friend Dan and I are in the process of building a K20 EC9 (hence the thread name). The aim is to have something we can track and show on the weekends, as we both have other cars to use daily.

    The photos are a bit of a mismatch copied and pasted from other forums but it should give you an idea of what has happened up until this point!

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    We hadn't intended on it at the time, but we got offered an EP3 for a price we couldn't refuse, which meant we then also had a donor car for the swap.

    Since then, we've been stock piling K-Swap/EF parts and refurbishing the ones that have seen better days.

    Refurbished front calipers from an EK

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    Manual pedal box from a CR-X

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    Enkei RPF1's

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    Why not put them on...?

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    Did someone say overnight parts from the USA?

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    Hasport EFK1 Mounts & CMA

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    Lots of Karcepts bits...

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    When two become one...

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    Fuel tank

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    BWR extended studs

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    Brand new rear wheel bearings with extended studs installed

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    Refurbished rear trailing arms

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    OEM RTA bushes

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    Koyo front wheel bearings

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    K-Tuned 6AN Fuel Filter and Shifter Grommet

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    Buddyclub RCAs

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    VT front arms reassembled

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    Refurbished rear calipers

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    VT CV joints for the EP3 shafts

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    Muteki SR48 nuts

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    K-Tuned traction bar

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    VT clocks and looms

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    CV joints fitted to EP3 shafts and test fitted into hubs

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    Refurbished K20 half-shaft, starter motor and coolant outlet

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    We also got the rot on the rear arches of the EC9 cut out and new panels welded in.

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    Most recently, we've taken the engine out of the EP3, which is now getting some TLC.

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    Obligatory "in the bay" shot

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    Looking sorry for itself

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    Block in the process of being cleaned...

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    The EC9 is ready to be torn apart this weekend, so keep an eye out for more regualar updates...

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    Started removing all the seam sealer (such a messy job)

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    and the sound deadning

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    Then cleaned up with some petrol and a few rags

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    Rebuilt our rear trailing arms

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    Cleaned the block up some more

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    and started on the gearbox

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    Then mocked up the dash

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    Mocked up the 1" M/C and bulkhead fittings

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    Tidied the workshop

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    Recived the pedal box back from the fabricators, for the hydro conversion

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    Also had the subframe notched for gearbox clearance

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    Then test fitted the engine and all ancillaries for the last time before prepping for paint

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  4. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    whoa!! this is stuff of dreams for most of us... K20 in such a light chassis will be bonkers! can't wait to see further progress...
     
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  5. RJF Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks bud! We've been a bit slow with progress in December, but we're hoping to have it running by April.
     
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  6. Smallfry Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Work that's been done looks spot on! This is a build I can follow and look forward to seeing take further shape, good stuff dude
     
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  8. RJF Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thank you dude! I'll try and keep this up to date...
     
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  9. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Fantastic video .. although it does makes me a bit dizzy [never played DOOM either] but yeah a completely different experience seeing the car from you POV!
     
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  10. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Great progress @RJF, slow and steady is the best approach with these projects.

    Just a quick observation, get some blocks under the gearbox if you sit it on the bell housing side, so that the input shaft isn't taking any weight.
     
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  11. RJF Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks @SpeedyGee! The engine was lowered onto the sleeper so we could unbolt gearbox. The engine is now sat on the stand ready for some paint.

    YouTube managed to cut the end of my video off so I'll explain in the next one ☺️
     
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    Episode 2 is now live!
     
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    Cool video @RJF, nice way to keep us posted on development and decisions.
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    Will you be running the K20 stock or modding it @RJF?
     
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  14. RJF Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks @SpeedyGee!

    The K20 will be stock for the time being. No crazy plans to build the engine itself... It'll have a full custom 2.5" exhaust system, with a 3" intake and KPro. We'd love to run an RRC I/M but it won't fit under the bonnet, unfortunately!
     
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  15. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Hood scoop bro hood scoop ! :Grin:

    You can get decent power from just a custom exhaust and intake plus a remap.
     
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  16. RJF Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    You say that, but it may have to be to get us by for the time being, haha!

    Absolutely! We're hoping for roughly 220/230bhp to begin with which should equate to roughly 280/290 BHP-per-ton (minus passengers) so I think it'll be "fast enough".
     
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  19. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    interesting colour choice! what is it beige?. any particular reason?
    [still at work so haven't seen the vlog]
     
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  20. RJF Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    It's (YR-88) Almond Cream, an option from the factory from '88-'91. We wanted to keep it period correct.

    Although the exterior is going to be a different colour... Root beer is our theme! :Wink:
     
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