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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:47 pm 
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awesome work guys can't wait to see the finished product :)

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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:05 pm 
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Slow progress at the moment...

Removed the last of the seam sealer

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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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It's booked in for a 6 point cage and all the holes in the bay welded up mid-November, so should be able to get a bit more done after that!


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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:26 pm 
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Very nice thorough work so far. Looking forward to more updates.


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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:03 am 
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How thick is that pedal box conversion plate? I am almost sure it will bend as hell. I used 3mm steel, with added support to where the clutch pedal is secured (which you don't have) and the bastard still bends! I will probably re-do it over the winter with 5mm steel.

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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:29 am 
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I'm not sure to be honest bud, it looks thinner than yours though... Ours is braced on top, which should hopefully help. I guess we'll see how we go. If it ends up bending I'd imagine we'll have to reinforce it off the steering column bracket.


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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:56 am 
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Myne looked VERY sturdy until I mounted it inside, then seemed like it's made out of dry S*!t.
I suggest brace it like I did, it should line up between the big hole for the cylinder and the bolt hole. And maybe make it out of 5mm steel. Mind you, I am using a OEM replacement Exedy clutch. Imagine I would break it with stage 2 or something more racey.


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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:15 pm 
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Now that I looked at your picture again, Looks like you mounted thy cylinder vertically. This probably won't work, as I needed to hammer down the under dash metal, to get a bit more clearance. Shame you didn't say anything here, I would send you my measurements so you could copy my design. After i did the bracket I needed to get it out and cut the corners (both!) quite a bit. :/

Also get a braided brake line for the clutch, I used the one on the picture (custom made) form a hydraulics shop (they knew what do I need it for) and I didn't have the pressure. I thought it is something else, so I got the gearbox off the engine twice because of this piece of S*!t rubber hose.

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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:18 am 
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Hakosuka, we test fitted the pedal and you were right, it bends like mad! Going to need some serious reinforcement...

Anyway, we test fitted the K20 this weekend

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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:15 pm 
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Never realised how tall the K20 was!

Whats the ground clearance like, and the bonnet?


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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:08 am 
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As said on CL awesome build up guys im keepin an eye on your updates for a bit of knowledge as you guys seem to know what your doing i maybe pestering with loads of questions soon ahah

Cheers for the heads up on the fuel tank though ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:34 am 
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Spoon_tuned wrote:
As said on CL awesome build up guys im keepin an eye on your updates for a bit of knowledge as you guys seem to know what your doing i maybe pestering with loads of questions soon ahah

Cheers for the heads up on the fuel tank though ;)


Thanks dude! It may seem that way but we're just blagging it as we go, haha. I had my previous Civic for a good few years which lends itself nicely to this, luckily.

No problem 8)

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Never realised how tall the K20 was!

Whats the ground clearance like, and the bonnet?


Mad, right! We're toying with the idea of spacing the engine down 5-10mm to gain a bit more bonnet clearance.

Not sure on ground clearance yet as it's only axle stands. Although it seems to sit just below the OEM rad stays at the moment, with a K24/K-Tuned sump it should tuck it up slightly higher... Hopefully!


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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:33 pm 
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Been a while since I updated the thread on here...

We had a cage built and the redundant holes in the bay/interior welded up

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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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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:28 am 
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Very good work!


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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:34 pm 
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Looks great


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 Post subject: Re: Project ECK20
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:19 pm 
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That cage is a work of art, who built it out of interest?

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