AW11 K20a2 Project Phoenix

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  1. Lawrenceselly

    Lawrenceselly New Member

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    Quick post about what I've been up to, pictures will be coming soon, but with the winter days and a heavy workload there has been more parts gathering than actually putting parts on the car.

    So far since I last posted I've:
    • Sandblasted and welded my front crash bar
    • Sandblasted my seat rails
    • Bought and installed a MK3 to K-swap shifter assembly
    • And.. bought these...

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    A set of Honda Type R Alacantra seats.

    Unfortunetly the seat rails on the drivers side have been ground off, because the front mounts actually fit!

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    So I've got to source a new set of front mounts! and also work out how to lower the rears because they are far too high.

    However I'm going to test fit them with just the lowered fronts. As you can see from the picture they are about an inch and a half lower, which is perfect.

    I also need a shorter seatbelt anchor too as the MK1 ones (left) are far larger than the Civic version (right). Does anyone know if the mk2 ones are shorter (and fit the MK1 seatbelt clasp?)

    ALSO

    I got my crash bar back, powdercoated grey... I think its the best looking, and strongest one... IN THE WORLD!

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    That's all for now, hopefully going to finish my painting this week! Got a new compressor too!!!
     
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    A little bit more painting has been completed!

    I had a day off yesterday to fit them back to the car and do a few more things I've been putting off.

    A couple of notes on the other work that has been done:
    • Sold EP3 Type R Seats... The didn't fit!
    • Purchased MK2 leather seats! £30!!
    • Swapped the mounts on the MK2 seats so they fit.
    • Bought a new battery!
    • Installed a USB extension lead from the ECU to the glovebox.

    Pictures:

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    Only got the bonnet left to paint now, but its needing a lot more sanding and filling than these panels did.

    Merry Christmas everyone!
     
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    Lawrenceselly New Member

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    It's been 2 years and a lot of rust repairs, bodywork, and stress.

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    But I've got some things left, driveshafts, a couple of brake lines, and some electrical niggles! but not long now!
     
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  5. Lawrenceselly

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    Quick update.

    Completed:
    • Clutch and Brakes
    • Cooling System
    • Engine Management
    • Interior Carpets
    • Seats
    • Suspension and Steering
    • Paint and Bodywork

    TODO:
    • Driveshafts
    • Wheel Spacers

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    Snagging List (those little things that are a bit annoying but don't need fixing to be on the road)
    • Parasitic battery drain somewhere
    • Wiring needs looming up a bit better
    • No speakers yet, got to put some in.
    • Needs Stickers!!
     
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    Hi everyone,

    I’ve been so happy driving my creation I’ve neglected to finish this build log, until now!

    I’m going to borrow a GoPro and get some filming done soon and I will post the results here too.

    So yeah! Done!
    I mean, it’s not done done, but it’s on the road.

    So; the big day I was waiting for: Axle fitting!

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    It all fits!

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    Just...

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    But with some minor adjustments to how the exhaust lambda sensor was mounted it fit, and she moved under her own power for the first time in 11 years.

    Then the big day.

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    She passed the MOT with the minimal adjustments. Just bulbs that I had forgotten to install, and a few lights missing on the cluster,

    There’s still loads left to do, but every day I’m so happy to drive to work. She starts first time, on the money, and does 40mpg! Also out of pure coincidence a colleagues car broke down so his father in law let him borrow his Duce!

    Happy car park in the morning!

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    Very nice indeed!
    Fun little cars, I have a supercharger same year as yours with a lot of the rust too.
    Do you have any videos of it running?
     

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