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Old 02-09-2018, 06:01 PM   #1
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Right so this is the start of my build thread recently bought a 1999 Civic VTIS, B18c4 with S9b box.

Today was the day I started to strip out the civic, going to try and sell a few bits off it so we basically stripped everything, labelled everything we unplugged to help further down the line, pics below. Not much as of yet but will keep updating this thread


Slowly removing as much of the front as possible



A lot easier to work on with no front




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Old 02-09-2018, 06:52 PM   #2
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Found this in the car too, original and still in its packaging, think my mini key would look pretty good with the red rubber bit on it !

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Old 04-09-2018, 10:49 PM   #3
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Right so started to try and get this loom out, was an peachhole to say the least, trying to get the loom behind the steering collum was the worst bit


After a lot of swearing and frustration it came out, well most of it, still need to get a little bit more but this is the bulk of it!
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:13 PM   #4
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Looking like your off to a good start, I brought my donor vti 2 years ago, still using it now! Haha

Any pics of the mini?
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:35 AM   #5
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Isn't that Red key the master key that you need for coding the other keys ?
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:12 PM   #6
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Looking like your off to a good start, I brought my donor vti 2 years ago, still using it now! Haha

Any pics of the mini?
Yepp! Currently has a 1310, had it in for about three years, it's slowly coming to the end of its life I think, so time to move on to the dark side



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Old 06-09-2018, 08:16 PM   #7
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Isn't that Red key the master key that you need for coding the other keys ?
Yeah it is, I'm not running that much of the honda loom, minimal as possible, will be using mini ignition, clocks and the like
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:03 PM   #8
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So detached everything from the engine bay and undid the rear engine mount, linkage and exhaust are off too, nothing holding it in except two engjne mounts, just waiting to collect my engine crane off a mate

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Old 17-09-2018, 04:03 PM   #9
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Right, update! Today was the day, everything was pretty much disconnected from the civic, and still had to get everything out of the way and unplugged/undone on the mini engine.

Just before the mess of engines, grease, oil and swearing begins





After trying to figure out the best way to get the engine out we settled with rope, took a bit of time to get the balence right but after we done that it was pretty much plain sailing





Woohoo finally out!


Seems like it will drop in fairly easy from this angle 🤣😂


Now to move onto the mini, think we managed to get it from complelty together with all ancillaries to out in about 40 minutes, not that we were timing it..




Forgot how simple these engines are


Goodbye A series, you've served me well, got me round some of Europe in the 2016 imm and much more!




That's all for now! Keep you updated.
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Old 17-09-2018, 07:16 PM   #10
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Looks like you are making swift progress.
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Old 17-09-2018, 09:04 PM   #11
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Looks like you are making swift progress.
Yeah it's going alright so far, this is all the easy stuff at the moment though, might not be as swift when it comes down to the trickier stuff ����
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:04 PM   #12
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Right update time. Started to strip the loom down, bit of a head ache, think I've done it right..guess time will tell ��


With my mate Connor, username Holmsey on here, he is starting the conversion same time as me


Wires wires wires wires


So after we did the loom I went back to mine and started to pressure washer and clean my bulkhead, take the old subframe out.

So after cleaning everything up I pushed it back into the garage, plan is to get it up high with some wheels under it, drop full running gear of old sub and offer up new frame after cutting some of the inner wings out.



Dropping the old sub.

Because I was so eager to test fit the new frame I didn't bother to cut all the inner wings out just yet, just the bottom bits to allow the frame to go in

Which is where I've got my first problem.. the frame is a very tight fit, I had to slightly bend out my front valence to get the front bar passed it, I thought I got it in. But as you can see with pics below it tapers out a bit, it only needs to go up about 40mm. But because of the angle of the tie rod plate and metal, it's going to be even worse thatbit already it 40 more mm up.. So not too sure what to do as of yet :/

I know the rope is in the way at this pic but metal is on metal

As you can see only about another 40 mm

You can see where it's hitting here


So yeah, that's how it's left at the moment, will post more or update thread when I've got round this, going to see if Holmseys frame is the same as we both bought the same.
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