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I'm suffering from a slipped disc at the moment so I'm not on form for posting but I had to drop in and compliment you excellent prep. work George :car1:

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1 hour ago, Vtisgilman said:

 

Ha thanks. I have no idea how fast it is yet as it's not been above 4000rpm yet. Even at that low in the revs it feels faster though, I think cam gears and flywheel must have helped as they were both a lot lighter. You can feel the engine pic up faster 

 

I've got the 4.7 type r one and that made a massive difference, so the 4.9 must be epic. 

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1 hour ago, Gel said:

I'm suffering from a slipped disc at the moment so I'm not on form for posting but I had to drop in and compliment you excellent prep. work George :car1:

Cheers mate. So has that stoped you fitting your nice shinny new parts and washing the car to match. I'm expecting to see some nice pic of them fitted ;-)

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Looks really good mate

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Thats an epic build mate! Looks stunning!! :cool:

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7 hours ago, VTISTURBO said:

Any ideas on the amount of weight removed at all please?

Not really sure at the moment, I'm removing bits all the time and haven't weighed all of it. I had the car weighed a few years ago when it was a standard whole car and it was 1220kg. I would guess from the stuff I did weigh when removed and estimating the rest I recon iv taken out about 115kg. I'll go down the scrap yard at some point and get it weighed again before the cage goes in as I imagine that will be heavy 

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5 minutes ago, Vtisgilman said:

Not really sure at the moment, I'm removing bits all the time and haven't weighed all of it. I had the car weighed a few years ago when it was a standard whole car and it was 1220kg. I would guess from the stuff I did weigh when removed and estimating the rest I recon iv taken out about 115kg. I'll go down the scrap yard at some point and get it weighed again before the cage goes in as I imagine that will be heavy 

Cool, thanks. What stuff did you weigh that you took out? I'm about to strip mine out and i'm wondering how far i should go. trying to lose half a second on my 100-200kph time so im hoping i can possibly do almost 100kg?

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Most of the stuff I weighed was the easy stuff, like seats, doorcards, speakers, stuff that came out easy. I pulled out two buckets worth of sound deadening but forgot to weigh that as I was so relived when I'd finished as it's a pain to remove. Once you remove to easy stuff it gets hard to remove more weight. Making new wing mirrors saved 2 kg, removing all the glass, window mechanisms, locks and cutting out the door skin saved about 10kg. Saved about 4kg removing the 5 engine mounts and replacing with 3 solid ones. I'm at the stage now where it takes a lot of effort to remove only 1 or 2 kg but do it all over the car and it adds up 

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The electric sun roof was really heavy and it's a lot of weight at the highest part of the car so that was a great one to remove. I blanked the hole off with a sheet of 1mm alloy rivited and glued in place which weighed next to nothing. 

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So was washing my other car few weeks back and looked back into the garage and noticed how grubby looking the civic was. I realised iv not even washed it for about a year and the grill was covered in stone chips and the filler had cracked. One of the headlights had really fogged over aswell so though it was time for a bit of a face lift. 

Pulled the headlights and grill off my spare car and set to work. DSC_0415.JPG.b352030b30b82354dd1b3e8637901a59.JPG

Old grill looking haggard DSC_0423.JPG.acc26526693a78d4f92da326ca9aadaf.JPG

Foggy and clear.

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Decided to keep the Honda badge this time but wanted less plastic so cut out either side of the H. DSC_0413.JPG.ac6ace2ccf518e76177b189c6ca9951d.JPG

All the plastic cut out and sanded ready for paint. Doing the wipers aswell as they had gone back to bare metal in places DSC_0414.JPG.ca97d501e8b92750c66fedd1bd67c1bf.JPG

Forgot to take pics of it in primer but the process was 2 coats of acid etch on the chrome and 3 of plastic primer on the rest. Finished with 4 coats of gloss black. I did the wipers in gloss black Hammerite spray as that stuff is pretty indestructible. 

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Cheeky one of my two toys out in the sun 8-)DSC_0425.JPG.7009dd94418033ca723d4620e994dbdc.JPG

Went to Snetterton last weekend to watch the btcc and found a new respect for the FK2 type R. Would love to do a wide arch one and make a touring car rep. DSC_0426.JPG.1190592928c74088d423bc8f327d62ed.JPG

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Brilliant results George.....if that grill was sitting in my rear view mirror.....I'd move over unless I was driving a type R.

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Looks really good mate.

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Little up date. 

Sump has been leaking for a while and I had some baffled plates that have been sat in the cupboard for a few years so finally got round to sorting it out. DSC_0444.JPG.e89ae621dc85774029c8dfa9b12e966e.JPG

Sump off and cleaned up. Got a new gasket and some Honda bond for re fitting. DSC_0446.JPG.f55a9b523ea4a22014a6eadd038335d5.JPG

Baffles welded in. Just need to re paint the outside where the paint came off from the welding penetration. Won't bother painting in side as it will never get wet and is covered in oil anyway. 

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On 10/13/2019 at 7:25 PM, burbleboy said:

Another fine build! applause.gif1

Thanks mate. 

Been a few weeks since I updated so here's the latest. 

Sump is back on and not leaking which is nice. Did a service while I was at it.

Another little project....

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This empty bottle was a handy shape so it went from this.. DSC_0456.JPG.f523b13cde14de54d50983d1ed4ef86e.JPG

To this. Now it's my new washer bottle. 1.5 kg lighter than the massive bottle that came out. Not a lot of weight saving but every little helps, plus it's much smaller so has made some space for a pod filter and intercooler piping for the future. IMG-20191011-WA0002.jpeg.11a9cd1342afbf1773ca5818280d3125.jpeg

Oh yeah and the car looks like this now, can you guess why?

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 you have got a bit carried away with the weight saving now mate.  At least keep the doors on :)

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1 hour ago, KiNK43 said:

 you have got a bit carried away with the weight saving now mate.  At least keep the doors on :)

Every little bit helps!!!

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