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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:41 am 
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Bens car is going to be race only ,so the descision was made to mount the engine/box solid mount everywhere, it would be possible to mount using hard suspension type bushes but mounting it solid stops a lot of the axle tramp on hard launches, it also gives you a better feel for what is going on with the engine.My evoswift is solid mounted too and has been very good with very fast launches,some vibration is felt through the car but certainly not anything to worry about, Ive had the same set of driveshafts in the car for two full seasons without any issues and even now that i have them being checked over i expect the same shafts and cvs will be used again.

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:32 pm 
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=D> Youve got more honda parts on your gti than i do
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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:56 pm 
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Nice work Benny :).

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:53 pm 
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Looks heavy... :?

I must admit I was thinking the exact same thing looking at this engine at daves place. If your able to make 200hp, it should be a weapon and last forever.

I like the way dave did the mounts too with the bracing.

Whats next? Full cage? I saw a spare sheet of lexan sitting at Zuboo's too :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:19 am 
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wow this is gonna be a weapon i was driving a stripped out ep3 type r last night and there not that slow. assuming you use a aftermarket ecu in this ? exhuast and intake shall be manditory you should be starting at 230bhp flywheel and the gearing in that gearbox are just lovley very very nice project you got here theres one on youtube in america similar but in a mk2

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:37 pm 
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Steve, There is definately an ECU going in. It will be a Haltech (mainly due to the fact they make a straight plug-in) and there will be a custom set of headers and new exhaust made up (i just need to work out what cams I'm going to use before the headers can be made). There has been a fair bit of research and planning going in the last few weeks, but thankfully I've got a solid plan together now.

The last couple of days have seen alittle progress. I've sorted out the shifter and bolted it to the floor, and today my new intake arrived (after much waiting on customs) so with my new found enthusiasm modified the back of the water pump plate to suit. The bonnet needs a section of sub frame cut out (to clear the fuel rail) but otherwise will close just fine. Also started removing anything unnecessary on the engine (heater pipes, emissions control bits etc)

Should have some more updates soon!! Enjoy ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Good work Ben!!,thats the good thing with the Honda engines there is so much aftermarket stuff available at very reasonable prices.

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looking very nice

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
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wait a minute is this a ep3 type r motor or just a k20 out the civic sport ?

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:48 am 
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This is a civic sport motor (k20z2). Tho it won't be left untouched ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
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ahhh i see you can buy a whole civic type r for about £1700-£2300 these days lol thats like 3k au i think shame you dident get them over there

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
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Yea K20 prices here are alittle more than that........the good k20's like the Z1, Z3, A2, A4 (all about 200hp) all seem to come in around $6k for a conversion where the A3 and Z2 (both around 160hp) are more around $2-3k. There are some big differences between the 2 groups but if your wanting more than the 200hp your pulling the motor apart anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
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I'm starting to really enjoy Honda engines.....had a couple of small problems creep up and after a short search on the net found companies in the states had already encountered them and come up with solutions.

Firstly the water and emissions housing on the end of the head was going to be problematic to block off and still keep neat and tidy.....a cnc block off plate is available


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And the accessories belt size is difficult to get right with no A/C compressor and idler in place of the power steer pump.....the same company makes an adjustable idler to bring the short belt back within range of the tensioner.

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
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Damn tidy! =D>

Are the parts from the US? are the prices good?


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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:50 pm 
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Thanks Sam.

They are from the US......by the time I'm finished a large majority of parts on the car will be from the US....Only downside is the shipping costs, but I'm receiving things only 5 days from the likes of California and Canada!!! The idler came with a belt and set me back around $200aud and the block off plate was around $150aud both prices are delivered.

At the moment my biggest pain in the butt is the pedal box, which once it arrived from the UK ended up being the wrong one! (Their mistake, not mine i might add!!) so it had to be sent back for exchange.

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Looking good Ben,make sure you write the part nos down for all these parts,will make the next one so much easier!!!

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I'm taking note of everything on this build: Part nos, shipping times and prices (the running total was higher than i was expecting when i first added it up!! :lol: ).

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Puss-on-Boost wrote:
the running total was higher than i was expecting when i first added it up!!


Isn't it always... :/

Looking good mate, except for the honda motor :p

Cant wait to hear the magic numbers

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
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So once the package is sorted you can swap it for the K20A2 or K24?

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 Post subject: Re: Puss-on-Boost's MK1 K-Swap
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Yes I could, but I'll be building this engine to a better spec than a k20a2 or k24. the a2 valve train bolts in and all pistons, rods valves etc to up spec the a2 will work in this motor.

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