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Old 08-20-2015, 04:04 AM   #1
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So after 4+ years of owning this thing I guess it's finally time to make a wee build thread. Been hiding this away from most of the world.

So here we go.

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The early days.

How I bought the car. Standard as



Got myself some ****





Looked like this for about 2 years

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Old 08-20-2015, 04:05 AM   #2
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The first change up.

Finally got pink stickered (ordered off the road for illegal mods.. When this happens you either have to revert your car to factory or get your modifications certified for road use. Stupid New Zealand laws.)



Had to buy myself a new daily. Fun times in that wee Honda City



Decided to change things up before getting the car certified.
NUE overfenders were released, pretty sure I was one of the first to ever order these



Panel beater misunderstood and moulded them in... Really hated this but still rocked them for about a year just because of laziness




Did a skid

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Old 08-20-2015, 04:10 AM   #3
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Turbo time!

Because I was getting the car certified anyway, pretty much decided I'd boost the thing.

Broke kid ideas, bought stupid Chinese ****




First day ever driving it turbo



Fixed the clutch with this beastly setup. 1.8 flywheel, custom pressure plate rated to 2000lb and a full face carbon kevlar clutch plate



Did a bit of a wire tuck



Drove it round still pink stickered for a few weeks until Chinese **** did what Chinese **** do





Replaced the Chinese **** with a Greddy manifold and a saab t25. Also got the thing road legal again!




Drove it around for a couple weeks until this happened...

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Old 08-20-2015, 04:12 AM   #4
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**** got real.

Got a bit carried away. No more cheap ****

Bought some goodies

Flyin Miata rebuild kit



Shot peened b6t rods



Bosch 1000cc injectors



Sinco tuned length steam pipe manifold and s15 GT2560R




Head stuff. Cams, valve springs, solid lifters






Misc. Other goodies






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Old 08-20-2015, 04:13 AM   #5
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We must rebuild. We have the technology

Bottom end. Everything scrubbed clean, painted, all fasteners stainless steel allen caps





Headwork






And when it all combines. ****.

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Old 08-20-2015, 04:17 AM   #6
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So the engine was mostly ready, now it's the bodies time

Seam weld it all



Get rid of those awful rear guards. New NUE fenders, this time done myself the way I wanted in the first place



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Old 08-20-2015, 04:18 AM   #7
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Painting time.






Reunited!



All nylon branded line, black AN fittings





Entered a car show just as a project




And then it sat like this. Motivation was pretty much non existent.


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Old 08-20-2015, 04:19 AM   #8
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So with motivation back after 4 months of not touching the damn thing. Finally set out to get the remaining things to finish it. And also some new goodies

Link G4+ Storm engine management



EZ wire wiring harness. Decided to bin all factory wiring and completely rewire and simplify



Interior goodies



Also imported these SSR Professor SP1s last year. Finally got around to making use of them

Before 16x8 +20






Tidy up. White with sparkles




After. 16x10.25 -6

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Old 08-20-2015, 04:22 AM   #9
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And then I lost motivation again. Started stripping it out to rewire and left it for another month or 2. Also testfit wheels.




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Which finally brings us to present day. Has been off the road for 2 and a half years.









Currently a wiring mess.

Not even needing much to run.
The list to finish it:

K20A COPs and bracket
Measure and order lifter shims
VTPS
Exhaust
Modify intercooler piping
Finish wiring
Tune.

That's it. But I work slow

Hopefully it'll be running in the next few months if I dont lose motivation again
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Please don't lose motivation...

Need... more...

What city you in?
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:48 AM   #12
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Haha hopefully I don't. Restarted my wiring again decided to move the fuse box to the boot. Makes for a bit more work extending wires but will be worth it in the long run.

I'm from Christchurch
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Oh, solid. Gonna be a few around these parts soon, then.
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What do you think about that EZ2wire harness? Which one did you buy, specifically? I have another project that needs a full new body harness that i'm not looking forward to doing.

You just cutting the pigtails at the lights and splicing in, keeping all original plugs?
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I've always wondered if Honda K COPs would fit, I even sort of test fit one a long time ago.

Has this been done before?
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<p>certainly not my style but quite a build.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Impressive work so far.</p>
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What do you think about that EZ2wire harness? Which one did you buy, specifically? I have another project that needs a full new body harness that i'm not looking forward to doing.

You just cutting the pigtails at the lights and splicing in, keeping all original plugs?
I quite like it, seems easy as to use. Everything is labeled nicely. Pretty much all you have to do is hook it up to your plugs and you're done.
I'm pretty much doing new everything. I figure while I have everything apart there's not much point in putting the old 25+ year old wiring back in. I'll depin and just buy new pins and reuse the connectors where I can. This way I only need to put back in what I need and can simplify a lot of it.

I'm using the EZ Wiring 21 circuit kit because it has power windows, power door locks(which I might put in at some stage), radio and a few other things the smaller kits are missing. A lot if not all the engine stuff I will be pulling out of it as my ECU will run all that.

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I've always wondered if Honda K COPs would fit, I even sort of test fit one a long time ago.

Has this been done before?
Yeah they fit quite nicely, you just need to make up a bracket for them. This is K20A coils on a mates car

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Where are you finding pins for these old cars?
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Im very curious as to the designer or that ITB plenum. Any more info on your mates car?
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Holy **** the New Zealander's go hard...
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