Lukes 97 VSM EK9 Restoration


LukeVSM9

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Well! I'm newbie to this site but I thought my current build might be worth sharing. I am a pure Honda head since I can remember and I've always that a thing for the EK!
Up until now I've owned a few EK hatches, but this time it's the one!
I've recently purchased a 97 VSM EK9 here in Ireland, not a full car, a bare shell. It's suffering from a touch of rust but nothing too bad. Theses particular 9's are getting very rare over here!
So it's going to be completely restored in the coming months. I'll keep ye posted as often as I can.
Pics to come shortly
 



LukeVSM9

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So I was planning on doing a full EK9 conversion to my B16B swapped Frost white Jap EK3. I have already resprayed, under sealed, wire tucked and swap full EK9 Interior. Like an idiot! Lol
Plan is to bring this car back to stock & swap the 16b for a 16a. Then sell her on to fund my EK9 build (y)
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That's her! The little EK3. Have to say it's a mint car, never crashed and no rust, which is hard got.
B16b from a 00 EK9 is very healthy, compression test showed 235 PSI across each cylinder, not too bad. This is the power plant that will be put in my 9 along with a 4.4 S4C w/ S80 LSD diff. Going to keep the car as OEM as possible for now ;)!
 

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LukeVSM9

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So in the past months I've gathered the following parts (which were meant to do the EK3 but will now be used for my 9 :D):

Full EK9 Interior, bar a few bits!
EK9 reconditioned Hub conversion
Ek9 reconditioned subframe & Rack (Will be greased)
Yellow Speed Coilovers
Hardrace bushings all round
Hardrace Front & Rear Camber Kits
Hardrace Rear Toe Kit
Hardrace Rear LCA's
Hardrace Front & Rear Droplinks
Hardrace Outter Tie Rods
MTec Grooved Discs
Mintex Pads
Reconditioned Calipers
HEL Braided Brake lines
OEM handbrake cables
Fixated fasteners custom bolt set! (Every bolt will be changed in the car!)
HEL Clutch Line
S2000 clutch MC & Spacer
Innovative Billet 60A mounts (so beautiful)

Pics soon!
And maybe a few more to come :D
 


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Some pics of the reconditioning work. Sandblasted all of the floor plan and they're currently being painted by a friend of mine,brilliant at spraying :)
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There's the floor plan after blasting and a coat of primer on its way to Tom's for paint :D
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And my calipers off for reconditioning, pistons & seals. Should be like new. Picking them up at some stage this week!
 

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LukeVSM9

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I tracked down a picture of the EK9 when it was last a complete car :/ Hope to bring it back to better than it was before :D

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Have to say I cannot wait to build up this 9! Rare as hens teeth now. Was never a huge fan of VSM but I'm converted :D its a serious colour in the flesh!
 



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