4th Generation (1988-1991) vehicle added by RJF, Monday 11th Jan, 2016
RJF added a new Honda to the garage:
Check the vehicle's full information here.
Look forward to following along with the updates Rob
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!
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
Manual pedal box from a CR-X
Why not put them on...?
Did someone say overnight parts from the USA?
Hasport EFK1 Mounts & CMA
Lots of Karcepts bits...
When two become one...
BWR extended studs
Brand new rear wheel bearings with extended studs installed
Refurbished rear trailing arms
OEM RTA bushes
Koyo front wheel bearings
K-Tuned 6AN Fuel Filter and Shifter Grommet
VT front arms reassembled
Refurbished rear calipers
VT CV joints for the EP3 shafts
Muteki SR48 nuts
K-Tuned traction bar
VT clocks and looms
CV joints fitted to EP3 shafts and test fitted into hubs
Refurbished K20 half-shaft, starter motor and coolant outlet
We also got the rot on the rear arches of the EC9 cut out and new panels welded in.
Most recently, we've taken the engine out of the EP3, which is now getting some TLC.
Obligatory "in the bay" shot
Looking sorry for itself
Block in the process of being cleaned...
The EC9 is ready to be torn apart this weekend, so keep an eye out for more regualar updates...
Started removing all the seam sealer (such a messy job)
and the sound deadning
Then cleaned up with some petrol and a few rags
Rebuilt our rear trailing arms
Cleaned the block up some more
and started on the gearbox
Then mocked up the dash
Mocked up the 1" M/C and bulkhead fittings
Tidied the workshop
Recived the pedal box back from the fabricators, for the hydro conversion
Also had the subframe notched for gearbox clearance
Then test fitted the engine and all ancillaries for the last time before prepping for paint
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...
Thanks bud! We've been a bit slow with progress in December, but we're hoping to have it running by April.
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
Thank you dude! I'll try and keep this up to date...
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!
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.
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 ☺️
Episode 2 is now live!
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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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!
Hood scoop bro hood scoop !
You can get decent power from just a custom exhaust and intake plus a remap.
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".
interesting colour choice! what is it beige?. any particular reason?
[still at work so haven't seen the vlog]
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!
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