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Old 03-31-2016, 01:11 AM   #61
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How to tell that your project is taking too long to complete?
Well…

So, I’ve done couple of things on the car. Some part orders arrived.


Since most of the hoses are crap and in any case I will be converting it to V3, I decided to go full silicone kit. Found this G-Plus brand being really cheap.


Got intake pipe, intercooler kit, and coolant kit... For 130 bucks. Free shipping. Couldn't resist
With this stuff from China sometimes you can’t be sure what you get, and I wouldn’t advise anyone to do this if they are not ready to loose their money. But sometimes, when for example new brand is being launched, you can get some good quality for amazing price. I really like to think that this is the case because for now I like it and some parts I tried fit great.
Decided for blue for intake parts and red for coolant ones and coolant hoses came with STi labeling on them.

Not a fan of this, but if it’ll work, whatever

Still expecting for major engine parts order to arrive. But since all suspension parts are here, I have some stuff to do before I can finish with the engine and put it back. But before that I wanted to fininsh with my brakes..

I really regret for getting this flaring kit. It's just impossible to get it aligned for consistent results.
The only thing that works fine from the kit is tube cutter. The rest is crap. I don't know if it's me or this specific kit quality, but I'm quite pessimistic about this design in general.

I’m not happy with 50% of flares I got on the car now, but I simply couldn’t waste more time with it. I hope there will be no leaks, still need to test it. Ordered another flaring tool and more supplies in case I will need to replaces some of the lines. Anyway, what I got now:


DBA rotors+EBC Yellowstuff pads+Goodridge hoses.
Fronts are ready, in rear still need to fix some issues… I got calipers adaptors, thick drum brake shoes to use with newage discs, but dust shied rubs again brake disc, will try to figure it out today.

Thought about painting the calipers but dropped the Idea, just gave them a good clean. I spent last week (evenings+weekend) to get V3 intake manifold cleaned and primed which took enormous time and effort because I couldn’t get old paint off. Tried two different paint strippers and have major collection of wire brushes now. So those memories kept me from messing up with this stuff again.


I hope that I’ll be able to forget this feeling by the time I get rear subframe down for bushings installation because i wanted to clean and coat them and underbody.
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:03 AM   #62
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Did a motorcyce track day on saurday and made couple of photos of this car.
https://web.facebook.com/17649981470...2235857664678/
It also participates in time attack with some crazy lap times.
p.s. drags on this track are for 300m, don't be too excited about the time
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:39 AM   #63
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whats that brake distributor thing you got there?

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Old 04-04-2016, 07:19 AM   #64
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It's wilwood unit, found it looking for a way to have pressure sensor in the system and thought that it will fit my concept )))
I installed pressure sensor instead of pressure switch supplied with the unit.

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Filled up and bleeded brakes only to find that three connections have leaks...
lesson learned, waiting for new flaring toll
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double flare tool. I actually found it easier to use than a single flare
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:10 AM   #67
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Yesterday second time attack event took place. Here is onboard video of third fastest time in my class:


Results were pretty close with first three cars being as different as they can be:
Classification - details - MYLAPS Sports Timing

1. Evo 6
2. Civic EG
3. M3 CSL

Once I considered this day as pessimistic scenario project finish date
Here's how my car looks now

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Old 04-12-2016, 10:20 AM   #68
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removed from the car:
Front arms
Diff
Diff carrier with front bushing
Rear Subframe

parts sent to sandblasting, and probably spot welding for rear ssubframe because I wasn't really impressed with how it looked. Initially I though that I saw some cracks on welds, but it turned out to be only rust flakes on weld seam. Anyway, asked a friend to look at it after sandblasting and spot weld if necessary...
After that whiteline bushes will be pressed in.

issues: one fuel tank strap is not original, too short and strapped to a subframe instead of body, two triangle-shaped brackets on front diff bushes are missing, need to find those because they look structurally important ))
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:51 AM   #69
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hey man question:

why you didn't do the union connection with
the front brakes lines like you did on the rear?

love your build i want to do the same thing
with my brakes.

can you post parts sizing for the lines and fittings?

thanks
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I got 5 meters of 4.75 mm kunifer brake line (stands from Cuprum-Nickel-Ferrum if I'm not mistaken), it's same size as 3/16 in US. All OEM fittings have threads M10x1, I believe Wilwood valve has those as well, but I'm not 100% sure since it comes with it's own fittings and I used them.
I ended up buying this type of flaring tool for double flares:

It's for single size and single type of flares, but it works.
Also brake line straightening and bending tools might be useful if you want to make it look nice and clean. Otherwise you can bend it with your hands.
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