My EK9.... take 2


danbo2002

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Look at all them engines! Cool mate I'll pm you cheers
What size tyres do you have on them volks bud?
205/50/16 mate, I bought em with them on
Still not sure if I’m going to change size yet
 

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danbo2002

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Next on as soon as this lockdown is over

rebuilt 4.7FD s80 gearbox
New OEM bearings, seals and synchro’s
4th and 5th gear from S4C EK9 low miler box
Mfactory detent springs
Spoon magnetic plug
New selector shaft oil seal
K-Tuned clutch fluid reservoir
Fresh MTF
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Teeky_JDM

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Fast forward to April 2019
Gave her a good clean, a full service and a decent blast before dropping her off for it’s MOT
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Passed first attempt not even an advisory, happy days. I guess the old Forte petrol cleaner and get it hot technique works a treat

So I’d obviously started buying bits to put on while it had been tucked up over the winter, it started with the interior, the spoiler and the rear plate recess

This is how it looked when I got it
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I’m not as slim as I used to be so the OEM Recaro’s are a little tight so I got myself a pair of JDM EP3 Recaro’s to replace them. They are mounted on DC2 rails which have been professionally welded/re drilled to fit the EK bolts holes.
DC2 rails sit over an inch lower than the EK9 rails which makes up for the EP3 seats sitting a little higher than the OEM’s. I I do love the look of the red Recaro interior so this was the best compromise for me
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At the same I fitted a Spoon steering wheel/hub, a Seibon carbon fibre centre console (a one off piece), brand new leather gaiter, Alex Motorsport titanium gear knob and last but not least a FD2 shift boot collar (no more saggy/rattly gaiter ring)
if you look close you can see the tinted blue Spoon glass on the side mirrors
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Next up it was the spoiler and plate recess.
One of the tabs was broken on the recess it came with so I bought an I damaged one an had it sprayed to match.
The original one
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The newly painted one
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Next up was the spoiler. Genuine Spoon
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Then there was a show at the end of April at Knockhill... so I got her cleaned up and took her up for my first decent drive in it
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Where can I get one of those gear knobs?
 




danbo2002

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Nice one mate, looks very similar to the now discontinued spoon Titanium gear knob
exactly why I bought it mate, couldn’t find a spoon one anywhere, I did have a comparison picture somewhere, it’s the closest thing I could find.
Although the Spoon one is ultra lightweight but the Alex is weighted like a skunk2 knob

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Teeky_JDM

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exactly why I bought it mate, couldn’t find a spoon one anywhere, I did have a comparison picture somewhere, it’s the closest thing I could find.
Although the Spoon one is ultra lightweight but the Alex is weighted like a skunk2 knob

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That's sick haha !! Spoon one is slightly shorter tho

But I'm going to look in to it!

I've been looking at the FEEL'S Honda Twincam Titanium gear knobs , which is a Matt sort of finish, but looks pretty big in pics , but I'm in 2 minds
 


danbo2002

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That's sick haha !! Spoon one is slightly shorter tho

But I'm going to look in to it!

I've been looking at the FEEL'S Honda Twincam Titanium gear knobs , which is a Matt sort of finish, but looks pretty big in pics , but I'm in 2 minds
I know the one you mean mate, really nice finish on it but like you said looks a bit beefy.... I’ve seen a j’s racing in the flesh and it looked sweet
 



ek9_jamie

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Fantastic looking car, looks like you’ve got really stuck in with the modifications. Looks like you’ve got Spoon addiction ;)
 


MaxEK9

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This car is a credit to you mate Looks great! I am set for JDM EP3 seats for similar reasons to you
 


sam-ej9

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This is a fantastic build and a great read you have documented it so well! Keep up the good work, some great choice of parts on such a Stunning car
 


danbo2002

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We update... nothing major unfortunately, I can’t wait for the end of this lockdown guff and some real work can get done

Service kit
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Seen these on another post and had to have them
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McJazz

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Absolutely brilliant thread Dan, great work and look forward to seeing this in the flesh.

Moray
 




danbo2002

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We update
OEM ignition cables
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OEM rocker cover earth wire, few new bolts for the earthing points around the bay
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These will be getting fitted at the same time as the rebuilt S80 box goes in later this week
 

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danbo2002

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So... got the new gearbox in today, also got the new earth wire and ignition leads on while I was in there

Old box out
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quick lick of paint and lube everything up on the new box
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and in it went
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What a difference, car is revving much more freely, it’s easier to keep it in Vtec and it doesn’t bog down as much when your shifting from third to forth

chuffed!
 


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