Black Preface EJ6 Coupe - Track/Fast Road

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  1. coreyxpartridge

    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    I had a thread on here before (Corey’s SSB EK4 VTI), for my old EK4 which I bought, drove for a year and then took off the road for a full resto. During the space of 6-8 months I stripped the car to pieces in my workshop at home. I got robbed :angry2: so I started renting a proper unit, then I managed to get things started properly.

    As I started replacing the rear arches, I just kept find more and more rust. Some in areas I wasn’t comfortable in doing myself (I am a fabricator by trade), also in a financial position to fork out a tonne of money to have it all done professionally.

    So I ended up doing a complete shell swap, I picked up a solid rolling shell, cheap! I had always wanted one of these. Civic EJ6 ‘98 (prefacelift) Coupe. Originally a D16Y7
    1.6 SOHC D-series.

    Basically, I had loads to do so I stripped the EK4 VTI down to absolutely nothing apart from the shell on the floor with its interior loom and glass. Sold everything I didn’t need for the coupe which gave me the funds for new parts for the new shell.

    I got this shell in September, ive stripped the full interior, dash, hubs, everything off of it and swapped everything over from the EK4 and while I was at it, I got rid of things I didn’t want. I was so keen to get started I forgot to start a thread but I always document what I do so will just start uploading the stages.

    Cheers, here’s a few photos of the old VTI. RIP :nono:

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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    The new shell when I first got it. I put it straight on the ramp next door and swapped all of the VTI hubs over, subframe and all suspension components. I fitted brand new M2 Motorsport front adj. camber arms, cyberspeed rear camber arms, my Tein Advance Pro coilovers along with the front arms etc from my EK4 as they were in better condition and had new bushes already.

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    My B16A2 out of the VTI. This will be rebuilt, painted with new bits.
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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    Stripped everything off, check for any rust which I found one 5p patch in one of the front arches which is water trap from the arch liner (swear they always go here), so I sorted that and now this car is literally rust free. It’s amazing, every bolt I take out of the engine bay or anywhere else on the car is literally just like brand new?! So weird. No rust of corrosion what so ever.

    Undersealed all 4 arches, slightly rolled the rears and etch primered aswell. Undersealed all the back end, this will be visible as I have a half cut rear bumper.

    The front headlight loom etc has already been tucked before but I need to tidy this up and water seal it with heatshrink and tie it all up tight rather than hanging down.
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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    Complete interior swap finished. Got rid of all of the grey grandad plastics and dash for my nice black VTI interior. Dash was a nightmare as I haven’t swapped or removed one before, I won’t be doing it again though :nono::nice: haha.

    I have removed the complete sunroof, drains and wiring etc. Weighed loads!! I have riveted and sealed a aluminium bung in place.

    While I had the dash out I stripped out the A/C box so it’s empty inside. My old EK4 had all of the electric goodies etc so I stripped the A/C out and I have also stripped the power steering aswell as the sunroof. But I decided to keep the electric windows.

    My interior set up is the following.

    Corbeau Clubsport XL
    Nardi 330mm Mid, Leather Wheel.
    HKB Japan boss
    Tegiwa Low Mount Bucket Seat Rail
    Tegiwa Race Spec Extended Short Shifter
    EK9 Cup Holder unit
    Skunk2 Weighted Gearknob
    Broadway Ext. Mirror

    I will be buying a roll cage for this next winter :beer:

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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    Sunroof bung
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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    Engine bay repainted in satin black. Will look nice with the bits I have for the engine bay as I want the nice, new looking engine to stand out. And i didn’t want a fancy colour as it’s not a show car :))

    Prepped, sanded and primered.
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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    Test fitting my new BYC Aluminium Sideskirts.

    Rear bumper back on. Bootlid off to weld up the spoiler holes and fillered ready for paint.

    Engine bay painted and bottom half undersealed

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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    I now have picked up my new bonnet, front bumper, SiR grill, Mugen splitter, carbon mirrors and a few other little bits.

    Now I’ve started on the engine. Got the box split off and the engine up on the stand. I’ve stripped it down, spend a day with gunk cleaner wire brushing and trying to get 20 years worth of sh*t off. (It was horrible!). Looks brilliant now but ignore the rocker cover as I wanted to repaint it anyway, so I just got some silver paint on it.

    I’ve since also painted all the small bits, painted both sides of the engine and have started to re-fit pipes etc.

    Will be painting rocker cover next once I’ve done my valve clearances and fitted the new cambelt kit.

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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    Engine spec:

    (All new)
    RPC Stage 1 Clutch
    RPC 3.6kg Lightened Flywheel
    AEM High Flow Fuel Rail
    AEM V2 Cold Air Feed Induction Arm
    Tri-Core 56mm Aluminium Radiator
    Carbon Fibre Plug Cover
    NGK Blue HT Leads
    Skunk2 Black Series Battery Tie Down
    Skunk2 Black Series Oil Cap
    Skunk2 Black Series VTEC Soleniod Cover
    Skunk2 Black Series Radiator Stay
    Skunk Black Washer Kit (80% of the bolts in the bay)

    Air con. removal and delete with correct bungs.
    Power steering removal with PAS looping kit.
     
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    Deans96r Attempting TRACK! Donator

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    What a project mate well done
     
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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    These are the current specs. 70% of these mods are all new for this winter build.


    Engine spec:

    RPC Stage 1 Clutch

    RPC 3.6kg Lightened Flywheel

    AEM High Flow Fuel Rail

    AEM V2 Cold Air Feed Induction Arm

    S300 Chipped and Socketed P28 ECU (with 4K launch control and raised 8.5k rev limiter)

    Tri-Core 56mm Aluminium Radiator

    Carbon Fibre Plug Cover

    NGK Blue HT Leads

    HEL Performance Braided Tucked Clutch Line

    JPerformance 4-2-1 Exhaust Manifold

    M2 Motorsports Resonated Center Pipe

    Japspeed Decat/Sports Cat

    Superstreet N1 Backbox (dolphin tip - modified by me)

    Skunk2 Black Series Battery Tie Down

    Skunk2 Black Series Oil Cap

    Skunk2 Black Series VTEC Soleniod Cover

    Skunk2 Black Series Radiator Stay

    Skunk2 Black Washer Kit (80% of the bolts in the bay)


    Air con. removal and delete with correct bungs.

    Power steering removal with PAS looping kit.


    Brake Spec:

    MB6 VTIS 282mm Front Calipers

    MB6 VTIS Master Cylinder and Servo

    HEL Performance Front and Rear braided brake lines

    MGZR Drilled and Grooved Discs

    EBC Pads

    EK4 VTI rear calipers, Pagid Discs and Pads


    Suspension Spec:

    Tein Advance Pro Coilovers

    Blackworks Racing LCA’s

    M2 Motorsports Front Adjustable Camber Arms

    Cyberspeed Rear Camber Arms

    EK9 Rear ARB with polybushes

    EK4 Front ARB with polybushes

    ASR ARB Brace

    Spoon Sports Rear Strut Brace


    Interior Spec:

    Corbeau Clubsport XL Fixed Bucket Seat

    Nardi 330mm Steering Wheel

    HKB Japan Steering Boss

    Tegiwa Race Spec Extended Short Shifter

    EK9 Cupholder Center Console Unit

    Willans 3” 4pt Harness

    Skunk2 Weighted Gearknob

    Broadway Ext. Mirror

    Spoon Sports Rear Strut Brace


    Exterior Spec:

    Enkei RP01 15x7” Wheels

    BYC Aluminium Aero Sideskirts

    Custom (made by me) Rear Diffuser

    Custom (made by me) Front Aero Splitter

    Mugen Front Splitter

    Front Bumper Carbon Fibre Canards

    SiR Front Grill

    Stuke Splitter Winglets
     
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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    Thanks man I appreciate that. Yeah, I’m loving it. Should be on the road and ‘finished’ in March. I have a track day booked April :beer:
     
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    Deans96r Attempting TRACK! Donator

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    Nice one mate, can’t wait to get mine out the garage and back on track :)
     
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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    It’s been a year and a half since I’ve driven my car, my daily/family car Audi A4 Estate isn’t doing it for me haha.

    I’m not too far from Castle Combe which is my local track, I’d like to make a trip to some others like Cadwell and Santa Pod though this year. Travel up to 6two1 meet etc. And Honda Mimms. Have never been before!
     
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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    Stripped, cleaned and painted my inlet manifold and throttle body today. Can’t beleive how amazing it’s all come up, what a transformation. Fitted my new AEM High Flow Fuel Rail and fitted everything to my TB and inlet. I can’t fit the TB to the inlet as my carb cleaner hasn’t turned up yet as I need to clean it all out and maybe do a little bit of polishing.

    All my service items and bits I need for my engine turned up today, the one thing I needed today was the inlet mani gasket and it was wrong :angry2: . It’s all ready to be fitted ones I’ve carb cleaned them.

    Cars now on stands, now I can get a few bits done before the engine gets dropped in for the first time. :dance:

    Fit braided HEL lines all round.
    Fit 282mm calipers (once painted)
    Underseal rear arches
    Fit EK9 ARB, Blackworks LCA’s, drop links and ASR brace
    Remove front lower arms, fit new bottom ball joints
    Fit new track rod ends
    Fit new wheels and exhaust system so I can fabricate it longer to fit the coupe

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    Make sure you get a rear bumper bar bolted on because only a tip on the rear will leave major damage,
    Ask how I know!
    Safe to say I have one fitted that I got of a 4 door civic.
    Nice work too , love a clean black prefacelift coupe.
    So nice when done right .
     
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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    Will be updating tomorrow night. I’ve had about 15 parcels come through this week and now I’ve officially got everything I need to finish the car (apart from a harness).

    Going to Honda tomorrow morning to pick up my inlet gasket as I had a nightmare finding one! Which has been holding me back.
     
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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    I’ll defintely look into it. Thanks
     
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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    Had to make a trip to Honda this morning to pick up my inlet mani gasket, bought a couple online elsewhere and they weren’t right (annoying). I assumed they’d be more expensive genuine but it was cheaper anyway!

    I used Wynn’s carb cleaner and cleaned the throttle body and inlet (worked amazing instantly!) greased the throttle pulley and spring and fitted it to the engine. Finally seeing progress after months of sh*t lol.

    My friend sandblasted all my torque mounts which I have now painted satin black (forgot to take a photo when dry) they look so nice.

    Re-painting my rocker again because I might aswell if everything on the engine is nice and fresh. Wrinkle black again

    Also test fitted my Mugen splitter, which I’m super happy with. Cut a hole and test fitted the duct. Just need to fit canards and finish making an aero splitter for the front. Once all the front end is on once it’s been colour coded black.

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    coreyxpartridge Civic EJ6 Black Coupe - B16A2

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    Working on the car on Sunday. Have now sent off the bonnet and bumper which are being wrapped gloss black at the moment.

    Paint has now dried and the torque mounts and they look so good.

    Hoping to get the rocker cover repainted on Sunday, valve clearances, cambelt kit fitted and the rest of the engine bits bolted back on.

    Then I’ll get the box painted and put back together. Then once it’s dried, next time I go to my workshop I’ll get the new clutch and flywheel on and then into the new shell!!

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