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  • billabongrob
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    Track Build - Cindi

    I'll edit this as I go, but this is day 1. I have a b17a1 with a bad piston. Very small nick. I have the original YS1 or whatever tranny. Installed is a B18B1 with a B16 transmission. (I don't know the real terminology, sorry) Cam with some shitty MSD ignition that needs reinstalled. The valve cover is off and the timing belt is loose. I haven't torn into yet.

    What it has...
    • RS-R exhaust
    • Goodridge brake lines
    • Koni Yellows
    • Some random intake
    • 3 intake manifolds, I don't even know...
    • Full gasket sets
    • Skunk2 or knock off type r shift knob
    • fancy speakers
    • Battery in trunk... looks like shit


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    Ordered and not install
    • Open Ended Lug Nuts (car came with a total of 14, and that aint right)
    • ARP Extended Studs (I don't trust 20+ year old bolts on the track...)


    More to come! If you know anyone who needs DB2 parts, point them to me!

    Updates: 12.16.14 The mess I'm dealing with and the car's new/finished home and cell mate...
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    Last edited by billabongrob; 16 Dec 2014, 16:36:03.

  • Colin
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    Gonna be a beast!

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  • billabongrob
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    For those not up on instagram, I've got some updates. I installed the LS transmission which is supposed to be a fresh rebuild from out west. The service with Synchrotech was really good, but they wouldn't accept a coupon that I found on HT even though it was still accepted on their website. Either way, it's a smooth shifting transmission and I'm happy with it.
    The car has been turbocharged. I know the b20 isn't ideal for boost, but the turbo kit will probably stick around longer than the motor.
    Garrett GT30R ball bearing turbo with coolant and oil feeds, oil drain into Moroso pan.
    Tial blow off
    Tial wastegate, to atmosphere
    ebay intercooler and piping was welded to fit well.
    Exhaust dumped right at the firewall (pretty loud)
    Hondata S300 w/ Boost By Gear, I think it's basically spring pressure in first (3-4#), peaking in third and fourth to 11#, and then reduced back in 5.

    The car made a modest ~240hp and 200ft. The tuner, st00pidfast, knew that this was a track car and wanted to ensure that it'd take a lickin.





    She's kind of ugly, but she has a nice smile.
    To do: Catch can, 4" intake and filter, drive the snot out of it.

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  • billabongrob
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    There's another reason for the LS gearing.
    The GS-R gears were something else with the B20. For zipping around on the streets it would be a ton of fun. I'm keeping the transmission but will be rebuilding it.
    Side note: July 3 was spent putting in 2 new wheel bearings (turns out mine were shot too), 2 new lower ball joints, and a new tie rod end. Managed to put the axles back in and take it for a spin. The car is much different from the LS gearing but that was expected! I'll have some fun news soon!

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  • Colin
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    I'll be interested to see how you like the LS gearing. I LOVED the GS-R gears whenI was running a b18a but I can definitely see how it may be too short for a lot of situations.

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  • billabongrob
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    Thanks, Colin! Busy busy!
    I received my transmission with the Quaife I used before installed. Switched over to LS gearing. (I have GSR/B16 Cable tranny minus a diff for sale locally if anyone is interested with Carbon Synchros)
    Installed the Tranny last night. Stripped a ball joint while the guys were pushing the car into the garage to work on it. Guess I'll be doing a balljoint or two now...
    No pics, it's a transmission.

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  • Colin
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    Congrats on the new baby!

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  • billabongrob
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    Finally got a refund from passwordJDM.
    Pulled transmission from car, the change holder bolts had backed out. I pulled the quaife out and shipped the quaife west. A replacement transmission will be here Tuesday with my quaife installed.
    I'll install that and then I'll have more updates. Once that's done, the car should be very very drivable.
    I recently had my second son ~3 weeks. I don't find much time to work on the car, but I do have a guys night every Wednesday at a friends garage so I moved the car over to the shop so I can mess around on Wednesday. Here's something...

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  • billabongrob
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    Still haven't received them. Got to drive the car and the transmission is goofed now.. this thing is fighting me tooth and nail. Won't downshift 5->4 or 3->2. Sometimes won't go into gear. Tried brand new shifter and shift linkage. Nothing helped. May ship to Synchrotech or have a local shop rebuild. Sucks to suck. A man who is his own mechanic has a fool for a customer... :|

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  • Colin
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    Well that's odd. I haven't ordered from them in a LONG time so no idea about their status. I'll be interested to see how you like the stuff. I have spherical trailing arms (PCI) but that's it.

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  • billabongrob
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    Just to share an update. Not sure what's going on over at PWJDM these days, but I ordered their ultimate rear suspension kit on Feb 1. Very exciting, spherical all the things.

    ....Still haven't received it and they haven't responded to any of my inquiries for over 2 weeks. So that's nice.

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  • billabongrob
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    A couple of updates. I've replaced the drilled/slotted rotors. After my limited track experience, they had already started stress cracks around the drilled area. Right now, I have centric premium (had great luck in much heavier, faster cars), DTC-60 front, and unknown rears. Also have an adjustable proportioning valve. If bending your own lines, highly recommend the ni-cop tubing. Incredibly forgiving.
    Getting there.

    Tongue out
    Getting there.

    Also, never trusted my cooling system. The car sat for a long time with tap water and I feel like the thermostat wasn't opening properly and/or the fan switch was DOA. Regardless, I flushed the system and switched to this stuff. The temps at which the things started working made much more sense than the previous set up. I wouldn't recommend getting a reduced temp thermostat or fan switch separately and, to be honest, this car didn't need them, and most cars don't.
    Untitled

    You'll also see that there's an antique plate there now... 25 years old, has the taillights, brake lights, blinkers, horn... passed the safety inspection so now I can drive this on public roads. (It's really miserable to do so though...) If anyone has an extra set of 500+ lb springs laying around, let me know. I believe the GC are 2.5 ID.

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  • billabongrob
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    lol yes. My service manual is on a bunch of notebook and computer paper. And the electrical schematics? Well. They make sense to me. Maybe I

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  • Colin
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    Yeah, I hear ya there. It's my OCD brain that drives this stuff but then I forget about it once it's all buttoned up. I just ran into an issue during my install (user error) and troubleshooting was a huge pain - mainly because the stock wiring is a little confusing. Just seems that troubleshooting could be easier if I re-did everything. But I suppose I might then also need to write my own service manual, lol.

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  • billabongrob
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    Yeah, the camo is more or less to hide imperfections from my impatience. I was wondering if anyone would notice that plug! Just popped a random grommet in and it fit. I had to go out and buy the ignition switch wiring from another junkyard car because mine was so chopped up from the alarm. (back before I took on this project) Obviously, you've seen the duration on this project... think long and hard about rewiring. I wish I would've never done it. I did about 90% of the car with the fancy mesh loom, and for the final bits, I just got impatient and used the Tesa tape to whip things up quickly. Under the dash, no one will see it and the time spent fishing into the mesh loom just wasn't worth it for me. I wish I wouldn't have wasted so much time with that. tons of zip ties and Tesa tape. That's my new motto.

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