EK9 Racecar


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Hello and welcome to my EK9 build thread!
I picked up the car last Sunday and I couldn't be happier!
Billy the previous owner looked after the car very well, and spent a few bucks on it so I have bought a good starting point.
The car has a fast road suspension set up, adjustable front camber arms, adjustable rear camber arms with longer bottom arms and cool overs. Was set up professionally with print out etc which I will post a picture of for reference.
The car is very clean underneath and inside the wheel arches are very clean.

Few mods in the engine bay, lightend flywheel, spoon ht leads, alloy radiator, whales todger induction kit. And a cat back exhaust with decat pipe.

Interior wise it just has an aftermarket stereo.

Other than that the car is very nice and standard.

Took her to work in the week to have a good look underneath, found a few bits that I'll sort out over the winter, such as referb the calipers and new braided hoses, possibly new coil overs as the current set are a bit corroded, couple of bits of bodywork but nothing disastrous.

Gave the car a good wash and a wax this afternoon so I could get to know the car a bit better and find any faults and niggles that I need to sort. Went a bit OTT with the cleaning! (Behind the rear number plate trim and inside the fuel flap) But I want it to be nice so might as well clean it properly! I know some people will bring the hate with the ocd cleaning but ah well!

Plans for the car are to get it show worthy clean, want to do some show and shines. Possibly some track days too, but it's Mainly going to be a show car.

Mod wise I'm keeping the car N/A with the original B16.
Going to put a 4-2-1 exhaust manifold on, not sure what brand yet.
Also inlet manifold and throttle body, going to make a custom 3" inlet with velocity stack.
Possibly cams overtime.
And a ecu upgrade so I can run multiple maps and have launch control for a bit of fun!

Any comments and advice are very much appreciated and I'll try to reply to all posts.

One pretty cool thing, when the car was imported in 2008, in the car was a packet of Japanese Kleenex tissues! They will stay in the car for sure!

Many thanks
Sam
















 

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Good work, as anal as me! It's a good thing, that's where all the grim hides and causes rust eventually.

Get the bumpers and skits off too.
 


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Good work, as anal as me! It's a good thing, that's where all the grim hides and causes rust eventually.

Get the bumpers and skits off too.
Thanks :D a fellow clean freak! Don't worry I will do, will have the rear bumper off next. Going to start at the rear and work my way to the front.
 


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Mate I'm loving this, you was definitely the right person to have her. Keep up the good progress and keep us all updated.
 


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Mate I'm loving this, you was definitely the right person to have her. Keep up the good progress and keep us all updated.
Cheers Billy :D I told you I'd look after her!
 



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Beautiful example and very ocd just the way I like it keep the updates coming so far so good
 


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Beautiful example and very ocd just the way I like it keep the updates coming so far so good
Thanks :) will update reguarly, maybe nothing this weekend :( in laws are over!
 




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Thought I'd do an update to the thread.
Been up to a few bits lately, I've painted the rear wing carrier gloss black, blends in with the glass :) here is a link to the post I did on it. http://www.ek9.org/index.php?threads/painting-rear-wing-carrier.70221/#post-781320
A couple of pictures of it completed



I've also made some show plates, will be making up some more soon.

And on Tuesday I will have arrive a Toda exhaust manifold and an ARC induction :D

Rear bumper is also off, just doing some cleaning and touch ups.



Thanks for looking
 




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Toda exhaust manifold arrived :D and the ARC.
Started cleaning the Toda up, give it a week or so it'll be gleaming :)





10 min of cleaning so far. :D
 





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