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Got a bit of time so thaught I'd start another project thread document my progress with my latest honda.

My last civic ended up quite a machine. But unfortunately I had to make the decision to let it go to buy a house. 

Once got my finances back on track. I really fancied another mb6 as always had a soft spot for them.

A another member offered me a clean car so went on a bit of a road trip down south to pick it up. It has just had an engine rebuild fully documented with every receipt and ran sweet as a nut was very happy with it.

Unfortunately it only made it 100 miles back towards the Midlands and the bottom end developed a knock.

Was pretty p**sed off tbh. But what can I do.

 

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Progress is a little slow tbh. Doing a house up and working etc at same time.

But renewed lots of little bits and bobs. Headlight washer, Spoiler, Door seals, side repeaters, stripped and cleaned the whole interior and refinished the headliner in black suede. Refurbed the seats and fitted a momo black magic wheel.

Engine pulled for inspection as well.

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I stripped the engine and it quickly became apparent that red cam cover had been shot blasted and blast media had made it into the engine.

Once I'd got the crank out it was obvious the main crank bearings were scored and a real mess tbh.

It is also possible the bearings were too tight aswell. 0.25 oversized but apparently the mains had not been ground. So who knows. 

Whatever the case. It needs a new crank.

Basically everything is toast.

I managed to get as new crank in good condition and started collecting bits. As much genuine Honda parts as possible. Head gasket. Head studs. All new seals, oil pump etc.  Since the car was destined to have a turbo on it. I figured while it's in bits may aswell build it.

So purchased a set of eagle con rods and CP forged pistons.

The head has bee refreshed. Dual valve springs, new stem seals pressure tested and skimmed.

Block has had the cylinders refreshed and check for the new pistons. And been decked and cleaned.

The engine is now ready for installation but I want to do some work in the engine bay when I get chance.

I have been collecting parts for the turbo setup aswell. Should be a gooden. 

BWR ramhorn manifold.

Tial 44mm wastegate.

JBE 6370 turbo.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bad luck with engine.

A popular mistake is shot blasting cam covers good luck with the build :wink:

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Damn bad luck indeed with the engine mate. Overall though she looks like a really tidy VTiS, and knowing your attention to detail, this will be one of the best! Getting myself comfy to watch this build! 8-)

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Engines built. Ready to run in. Just want to paint the bay and tidy a few bits before putting it in 

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Sorry to hear about your expensive Woes Jake.

 

2019 will be worth remembering once you get your VTiS back on the road :car1:

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2 hours ago, Gel said:

Sorry to hear about your expensive Woes Jake.

 

2019 will be worth remembering once you get your VTiS back on the road :car1:

Yes bit of a bummer tbh. Hope I've done a good job of engine. First ever build. Should be Interesting. Assuming it's happy and healthy. Will be a nice car with plenty of grunt.

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Was worried to take the skirts off knowing what the back of the sills looks like on most mbs. But was pleasantly surprised.

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Made a start tarting the bay up today.

Not doing the bulkhead. So busy back there and paints not bad tbh. So masked out everything and prepped and primed.

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Ey up Jake, good to see you back in an M even though it wasn't a good start cry.gif1

Like the way it's going already though bud 8-)

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1 hour ago, dr_broon said:

Ey up Jake, good to see you back in an M even though it wasn't a good start cry.gif1

Like the way it's going already though bud 8-)

Thanks dude. Yeah can't wait to get back out in it. Was really looking forward to cruising in an M again. But just been a Drive ornament since I bought it.

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Welcome back mate. Looking forward to this build. Sounds like it will be awesome when finished

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Little update. Spent couple of days on painting bay. Had loads of problems. Mainly due  to the cold weather I think with primer So had heaters in the garage last couple days trying to warm it up for painting. Bay was  pretty scabby initially so needed tarting up.

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The colour i put on with rattle cans but I used a 2 pack lacquer with spray gun and compressor. In future I will do all painting with spray gun. So easy and the finish is great.

Quite pleased with result. Not perfect but much better than was. 

Once had time to harden fully, Sure can flat and polish 

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That looks mint! Nice job mate! 8-)

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Lovely purple coming through :x

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Ready to put engine in now. Waiting for a mate. To make life easier than struggling in my own. 

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Think once the engine in it kinda spurs you on with the project eh? Know when I worked with my brother in a garage restoring old rovers (P6,s , SD1's and a few P5 coupes) it would feel like it was taking forever to get a car completed, but once the engine was in we got a new lease of life and cracked on!

 

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Yeah i guess so. Still be along way to go really. But no rush. Just want to get it running n/a get an mot.. and put a few miles on it before sticking the turbo on.

 

Once at that stage I will start on the suspension is supose.

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A  spray gun finish is always best Jake :smile:

I think it's very wise of you to run in the engine before whacking on the turbo.

 

Do you intend uprating the cooling system ?

 

Keep up the good work.

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17 hours ago, Gel said:

A  spray gun finish is always best Jake :smile:

I think it's very wise of you to run in the engine before whacking on the turbo.

 

Do you intend uprating the cooling system ?

 

Keep up the good work.

That's a dual core rad and will use an oil cooler. 

Same as my last turbo build.

I don't think this turbo will put so much heat into the system as before anyway. 

Previous td05 was small and always working hard even so temps were under control.

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Tried to get everything ready as I can. Oil feed and drain are in and capped off.

Oil temp probe in sump and put a probe in the top hose outlet too.

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