I got offered this while I had my Elise. My intention was to sell or break this car but I fell in love with it, really brough back memoried from when I was 18/19 with my old CRX VTECs and that B series VTEC kick! So I decided to sell the Elise and dedicate the EK9 to track use. This EK9 came to me with a very good spec, well looked after and it doesn't need a lot spending on it. Especially with Tegiwa (the company I work for) being the title sponsors for the Civic Cup, I can get any parts without so much as a phone call :D
Engine & Transmission
- H22A7 engine (2.2L Accord Type R)
- QSD H2B kit
- QSD / Moroso Baffled H2B sump
- Performance Autoworks balance shaft delete kit
- Tegiwa Dual-width radiator & slim fan
- Tegiwa silicone coolant hoses
- Tegiwa carbon airbox (Mugen rep)
- Skunk2 Alpha Series 70mm throttle body
- Chipped P28 ECU with conversion harness
- Skunk2 Pro Series adjustable cam gears
- PLM Power-Driven Tri-Y Exhaust Manifold
- Exedy OEM clutch
- RPC lightweight flywheel
- Mfactory 4.923 final drive
- Tegiwa engine mounts
- Bosch leads
- Racing Logic Hyper Street coilovers
- Skunk2 Pro Series front camber arms
- Skunk2 Pro series rear camber arms
- Skunk2 weighted gear knob
- Full stripped interior
- All unnecessary brackets etc removed
- Cobra Monaco Pro seats
- Takata Race 4 harness (Driver)
- Takata Drift 3 harness (Passenger)
- Tegiwa low seat rails
- Momo Tuner 320mm steering wheel
- Tegiwa carbon fibre bonnet
- Plastic front windows, doors gutted & cut
- Aerocatch bonnet pins
- Facelift bumper & wings fitted
- Spoon style CF mirrors
- Civic Cup sunstrip
- 12x3" front plate
- "R999 CTR" Private plate
Wheels & Brakes
- OEM wheels with Nankang NS2-R (track)
- Ferodo DS2500 pads front & rear
- RBP grooved discs front & rear
- HEL braided lines
- Tegiwa master cylinder brace
- ABS removed
Extras & factory options
- Air con removed
- Airbags/SRS removed
Planned future mods
- ABS removal
- Newest first
- Oldest first
Former car - no longer own this car6 updates 2 followers 43 mods2015-01-16 13:03:10Sold in December '14, ran out of motivation to finish it!
Former car - no longer own this car6 updates 2 followers 43 modsExteriorPlastic front windows, doors gutted & cut
Former car - no longer own this car6 updates 2 followers 43 mods2014-10-30 17:37:00Yesterday my QSD sump arrived. The H22 sits at an angle in the accord but then upright in the civic, so the standard sump is compromised massively, and can even be dangerous on track.
I've also been buying weight saving stuff, I have a none ABS prop valve coming, got the lines made up at work and these arrived last week.
I also have a Skunk2 Alpha 70mm throttle body and a set of Skunk2 adjustable cam gears. I'm going to get the manifold off and opened out to 70mm to match at work, and trim the cam cover for the gears too. These should see it crack 230bhp with a decent exhaust.
Just need to hit it hard one weekend and it might even run!
Former car - no longer own this car6 updates 2 followers 43 mods2014-10-30 17:35:34The H22 engines have balance shafts, I guess because they're old and fairly big for a 4 pot engine so need a bit of help with vibes. I was going to cut the belt for these and be done with it but after a phone call to Performance Autoworks I decided to do it properly with one of their kits.
Now, you can't just remove the shafts without blocking off the oil supply to the shafts, as this would severely reduce oil pressure, not good.
Here's some pics of the progress
Rear shaft drive off
Oil pump off
Now, at this point after speaking to Rich at Performance Autoworks he told me to knock out the bearings for the shafts, turn them around, and then knock them back in. This is because they have an offset hole to supply oil, so turning them around blocks the hole up. Unfortunately I found this easier said than done, and after 130k miles or whatever this engine has done the bearings would not come out without destroying them. No doubt there's a knack to this which I don't have haha. So I had to knock solid dowels into the crank girdle to block these off. This is what the Kaizenspeed kit does from America, but for twice the price I paid.
Main caps off
Longest tap ever to plug the oil feed for the shafts. Obviously made sure the inside of this was immaculate after tapping it, then screwed in a loctited plug.
Put all that back together, it was nice to see the shells and crank were all immaculate.
Pressed the plugs into the oil pump with some Hondabond
So this is all this shite removed from the balance shafts, I will weigh it but I guess it's around 4-5kg. Handy because the H22 is a good 30kg heavier than the B16B, so I've got to reduce that where I can!
Former car - no longer own this car6 updates 2 followers 43 mods2014-10-30 17:30:54Then a few weeks passed and I got bored, and after a phone call from one of our dealers after a B16B I sold my engine and decided to put a different one in.
I decided to go with a H22A7 as it's somehting I havent done before, it should be quite cheap and pretty much as quick as a K20 swap if done right. And also a friend had one available pretty cheaply.
So here it is in my garage.
Now, the week before I picked this up we had our first child so progress was always going to be slow. So I decided to do things properly, fit everything to it in one go before it goes in rather than do it in stages as I first planned. I ordered a QSD H2B kit, this uses the H22 engine but also comes with an adapter plate to use your old B series gearbox, ideal as I'd spent money and time on mine already. You also use your old mounts, clutch/flywheel/shafts etc, saving money and time.
I wired up the engine using my old B16B loom, and swapping and extending a few connectors, simple stuff. I used a distributor from a prelude as these have the same plug and sensors as my EK9, while the Accord uses a crank position sensor by the pulley. I also blanked off the EGR valve, and fitted an IACV adapter, another thing you have to do to use your old loom.
Former car - no longer own this car6 updates 2 followers 43 mods2014-10-30 17:23:30Haven't updated this in far too long sorry, here's a brief list of what I've done to the EK9 since buying it in May.
- Sold dress up things like the lower arms etc and swapped back to stock
- Binned cheap intake and fitted a Tegiwa Mugen replica
- Track day
- Stripped interior, fitted bucket seats on low rails with harnesses
- Another Track day
- Rebuilt gearbox with a shorter final drive
- Fitted spoon rep mirrors, smaller steering wheel, private plate
- Track time at Japfest 2
That list brings us up to August :)
Former car - no longer own this car6 updates 2 followers 43 modsInteriorAll unnecessary brackets etc removedEngine & TransmissionChipped P28 ECU with conversion harnessEngine & TransmissionSkunk2 Pro Series adjustable cam gearsEngine & TransmissionSkunk2 Alpha Series 70mm throttle bodyEngine & TransmissionPerformance Autoworks balance shaft delete kitEngine & TransmissionQSD / Moroso Baffled H2B sumpEngine & TransmissionQSD H2B kitEngine & TransmissionH22A7 engine (2.2L Accord Type R)Wheels & BrakesABS removedWheels & BrakesTegiwa master cylinder braceWheels & BrakesHEL braided lines