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Quick update on what I’ve been up to with regards to Automobiles. 

As some had seen on the angry thread my agreement with th gaffer went tits up with regards to working on the Hondas after hours. All being well I’m on the final stretch to my own unit now, but in the mean time I’ve very kindly been allowed the use of another garage on evenings and weekends to continue my work. 

The chap with the Civic Jordan I look after came forward asking for a K swap. Gathered the appropriate pieces of the puzzle, and got it done over a weekend. 

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The B16 from the Jordan was sold onto another local chap who asked me to fit it for him too. 

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The Jackson Supercharged CRX is back for a health check and alignment. 

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I have another K swap Civic that is awaiting a 3rd gear synchro, an EP3 waiting for an LSD and shorter final drive fitting and two B series Civics for turbo converions and one engine rebuild.

Im going to view a lovely japanese import Civic EG6 SiR 2 tomorrow evening as a treat to myself. I still need to break the UK CRX Del Sol VTi I have too. 

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Things are looking up. 

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Great stuff dude, things are on the up :)

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11 minutes ago, Luke Rainbird said:

Great stuff dude, things are on the up :)

Summer should see the purchase of an Integra too ;) 

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Pfft, why would you want one of those?! :lol:

Seriously though, looks like shit's coming together nicely dude. I know we only get part of the bigger picture of course, so hope the finer details are working out ok in the background too :)

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New gaiters and gearknob. Sorted out the aux input too tht was hanging off. Lovelyyyy 

 

 

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Did I see you'd sold the clio dude?

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I bought the EG :) 

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The asbo cannon exhaust is not included. 

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4 hours ago, Tom Booth said:

Did I see you'd sold the clio dude?

Correct mate. Sold to a friend of mine who's going to rip the b*****d up for bits :D

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Sad times but glad to see you've got another toy dude. No doubt see you in the lay bys around Derbyshire at night now.

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Just sticking with the theme, I sold my c350 and bought a Z4.

It's a 35i so 3 litre twin turbo goodness.

it's been raining ever since, so no good pictures to show you sadly. 

This will have to suffice:

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Picked up what will be the new heart for the Coupe this weekend.

Its a K24a3 as removed from an Accord Type S. I’m planning to rebuild this as a “forged” high compression NA engine that should make somewhere in the region of 270-290bhp though the magic figure I’m aiming for is 300 or near as damn it, while doing so on unleaded. 

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Also got chance to get across to Scunthorpe and remove the head from a friends high compression B18C. He’s only just fitted the engine and unfortunately he’s been met with a plethora of oil leaks and a rapidly pressurising cooling system. Cue one spurious, and failed head gasket. 

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I’ve got a rather nice gearbox to build for another EP3 this week with an M Factory differential and a 5.1 Final Drive I’m looking forward to getting stuck into too. 

 

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Made a start on the box tonight.

New bearings and speed sensor drive pressed on and 5.1 crown wheel torqued down. Bearings hopefully to land on Friday morning so I can shim it all up and have it assembled in time to fit on Saturday. 

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Had the cam cover off the K24 this afternoon too and it’s impressively clean under there which looks promising. 

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Fired up first time :D

 

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Lovely stuff Ads! Although I don't comment, I made and account on WSCC and have been following your progress with this over the past months. Properly cool build! Serious kudos for the way you've gone about it mate :)

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Visiting the UK for a couple of weeks, since being the other side of the world I'd managed to accumulate 3 cars. I was going to do something with all of them but now this trip has made my mind up where I'd rather be I couldn't be arsed with any of them so I've just chucked them all on eBay and I'm pretty pleased with how it's going so far! :D

 

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I’ve somewhat unsurprisingly bought yet another Civic. 

Absolute gem. Sub 25k Miles, has done less than 3k miles in 13 years. Garaged all its life. Utterly mint and completely original. 

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Looks like a nice base to start with dude 

 

Cleaned the z. What a beast I love it 

 

 

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Have you done anything other than clean it yet Dan? :rolleyes:

Had a drive up and down the road the other day :D

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10 minutes ago, Adam@TartyBikes said:

Have you done anything other than clean it yet Dan? :rolleyes:

Had a drive up and down the road the other day :D

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Been following your build thread on wscc - bloody brilliant. Can't wait to see it (presumably I'll bump into you at the odd track day?). 

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Are you joking? I don't even clean cars anymore for pleasure I f**king hate it haha

 

So far I've fitted

Powerflex rear trailing arm bushes

Front wishbone rear powerflex bushes 

Front arb powerflex bushes 

Rear arb powerflex bushes 

Powerflex rear drop link bushes annnnnnndddd finally new meyles HD front drop links 

New stubbeh aerial and some super mega stupidly expensively for what they are Xenon bulbs 

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Good man.

Yeah hopefully see you at a track day Sam!

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Got a guy coming to look at buying this next week :( Slightly gutted but glad I've had the opportunity to own something like it for 2 years..

 

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How come you're selling it dude?

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New house potentially, free the money up to put into the business and building work. It was never my dream yank car really but at the time the right car for my budget. 

The guys sending me low ball cash offers before hes even seen it, so it probably wont be going anywhere but we'll see. 

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