I collected the first bit of parts for the build last weekend from Ashley 1.8T at Goldwagen Delarey. Shot a lot bro for all your assistance with this!!!
- Complete gasket set
- Piston Rings
- Cambelt service Kit
- Water pump
- Head Bolts
- Rear Main Seal
- Oil Filter
- 5 litre oil
He also sold me his 4bar FPR which I'm sure I will be needing.
During the course of last week, I managed to get hold of a .64 exhaust housing for my turbo (thanks Gizmo20VT for pointing me to this:icon_thumright. Will be changing out the .86 housing to try and get boost coming in a little earlier.
And last night, got my Devils Own stage 1 water-meth kit (still with a friend of mine who collected for me). I'll post pics of this once I have it with me.
Its just a few more parts to collect (hopefully within the coming week) and the we should be good to go!!! ;D
Still a delay with the shipping of my parts. Was told last week and then at the end of the week get told there is still a delay!!!!
In the mean time, had a problem with my drivers seat. The seat got stuck at the most forward and upper most position. I managed to get the seat back down but was still stuck all the way front. Now with me being quite tall (1.87m), this was realy a very tight fit for me.
Then last week, while trying to adjust the seat, the lever came off. Managed to get it back on and while having a look under the seat, I found the following clip on the floor:
I found that this actually came of the seat rail and was the reason for the seat not moving anymore. Putting it back in was a mother fu#$er or note!!!! But eventually managed to and all is well again ;D
So the friend of mine getting the parts for me hasn't gotten the parts yet (which I was told were here). Tired of waiting now as I need the car done. He also doesnt seem to have the time to help me with the build.
Car will be dropped off at FRnR tomorrow afternoon and the build will finally be started.
While the motor is being done, it gives me some time to get a few other things together. Currently, I have an OEM Honda S2000 filter fitted to the car. Now in this time, the filter has become extremely dirty and needs to be replaced.
I'm leaning towards the K&N version of the S2000 filter but at the same time I'm also looking at options that will give of some turbo flutter (if possible). Actually would like to have it sound like this:
Finally have the few parts that I have been wait for ages for. Got dropped off at my place last night. Calico main and big end bearings, ARP main stud kit, IE cam pulley bolt and IE crank dampner bolt.
Going to be using ARP Head bolts as well but that will be supplied by FRnR. Not in the mood to wait another 2 months
I went through to FRnR last night for their dyno night. While I was there, I dropped off some parts that I had collected and got an update on the progress on my baby. Motor is out and this is where she is at the moment.
Very sad sight but looking ahead, doesnt hurt seeing her in this state:
While inspecting the ports on the head, I noticed that they seemed to be very smooth. One of my friends was with me and confirmed that it looks like the head has been flowed but I'll need to comfirn that with Leon.