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Old 20-03-2007, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default Anyone do a D16y7 install on a standard round nose?

Well, I'm going to attempt this swap, and if you've done it already, I'd appreciate some input. IE what subframe you used (if you bought one), any tips and tricks. Things to make sure you grab off the donor car..

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Old 21-03-2007, 09:27 AM   #2
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Its covered in the FAQ, its also the most widely debated subject on the vtec section. Both have positives and negatives. You tell us your thoughts and we will see if your ideas sound plausible or not.
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Old 21-03-2007, 12:42 PM   #3
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Actually, it's not covered in the "who produces frames" thread. This is an SOHC non Vtec honda mill. I eventually plan to do a MiniMe swap onto the engine, but for the time being, just getting it in the car is the priority.

So if someone has done such a thing, any help is appreciated.

For instance, I found this website online, and its helped a bit.
http://minimikebc.tripod.com/

It's essentially the same thing, however, he modified the intake to clear the bulkhead. If I can get away from doing that, that would be one thing I would like to conquer.

Things like, how you solved the fuel delivery situation (getting an MPI tank??)
Im not looking for a step by step, just a few good tips to look for when I do the install.

Thanks,
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Old 21-03-2007, 03:23 PM   #4
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Well, The engine will bolt up to any of the frames. Driveshafts ar a "gnats" smaller in OD, but geoff and allspeed will make them up for you.

Fuel delivery is either in tank MPi or in line on an older tank, but you need to plumb a return. Fuel Cell?????????????

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Old 21-03-2007, 03:26 PM   #5
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Just to add, I dont think any two people have done a conversion the same, its one of these things where, you work with what you have, and cant really structure a hasstle free build, as there is hundreds of stumbling blocks (well, on your first conversion anyway lol.)
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Old 21-03-2007, 06:32 PM   #6
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Thanks for the tips.
Is there an ideal shaft length that the new axles need to be?
If i order them from the UK its going to kill me, so I'll have a shop round here take car of them.
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Old 23-03-2007, 01:28 PM   #7
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i am doing a d15b vtec in standard roundnose other than having to mod the bulkhead a little to fit the inlet in fitting the engine has been fairly easy

i'm having a bit of a problem with the loom but i am working on a very tight budget so i have had to use bits i already had and the loom i had was cut all over the place

heres a more recently up dated project page i will update the 1 on here its just finding the time at the moment
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the frame i am using is 1 that 1 of the members on here (terryg) sorted out for me
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Old 23-03-2007, 07:47 PM   #8
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Nice progress. Looks like I have a challenge with regards to the intake situation. My masters are over on that side!
Time to look into finding a shorter runner intake instead of not running brakes or a clutch!

Either that or invest in a remote reservoir set of pedals.
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Old 24-03-2007, 12:19 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Hoser
Actually, it's not covered in the "who produces frames" thread. This is an SOHC non Vtec honda mill. I eventually plan to do a MiniMe swap onto the engine, but for the time being, just getting it in the car is the priority.

So if someone has done such a thing, any help is appreciated.

For instance, I found this website online, and its helped a bit.
http://minimikebc.tripod.com/

It's essentially the same thing, however, he modified the intake to clear the bulkhead. If I can get away from doing that, that would be one thing I would like to conquer.

Things like, how you solved the fuel delivery situation (getting an MPI tank??)
Im not looking for a step by step, just a few good tips to look for when I do the install.

Thanks,
Dave
Why not use your stock mini tank put a return line on it and run a MSD external F.I pump. $130.00can$ It works well for me.

Joe
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Old 24-03-2007, 09:59 PM   #10
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Nice progress. Looks like I have a challenge with regards to the intake situation. My masters are over on that side!
Time to look into finding a shorter runner intake instead of not running brakes or a clutch!

Either that or invest in a remote reservoir set of pedals.
i need to change the clutch master anyways that 1 is fubar reading on other post i need a 14mm so i will have to purchase that on payday
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Old 25-03-2007, 11:45 PM   #11
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You probably won't find another write up as good as MiniMike's project than his website. Very complete writeup. JS
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Old 26-03-2007, 12:54 AM   #12
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You're right. I've been referencing both of your builds, and plan on doing a lengthy write up of my own build.

Im thinking of combating my intake issues by sourcing an ebay intake manifold, and doing some minor bulkhead modification, or getting an edelbrock victor X, because it appears to be shallow enough.

Exhaust header will probably be a modified ebay job too.

Tear down of the donor Civic begins this weekend.
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Old 26-03-2007, 12:56 AM   #13
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[quote="Joey.S
Why not use your stock mini tank put a return line on it and run a MSD external F.I pump. $130.00can$ It works well for me.

Joe[/quote]

I would rather not weld onto the tank, and avoid explosions or severe burns. But this is probably the way i will go, just with a Canadian Tire replacement fuel pump. El Cheapo!
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Old 07-04-2007, 04:52 PM   #14
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i started my project on my mini . single cam vtec D16Y8
here are some pics
http://www.allminicoopers.com/vtecpics/mini.jpg
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:22 PM   #15
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Where are you located in Cali?
What Subframe / Intake are you going to use? I think the Ebay OBX should be shallow enough.
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