My H22a Swap EK Build

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  1. Nathan Brooks

    Nathan Brooks New Member

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    So this is my build I've been doing from June 2015, all started when I wanted to swap out the D15B I happen to have in my car and was pondering on what to drop in the car, felt B & K but H really caught my attention since people always go to K.

    This was my first car, Her name was Cindy, clutch went out on me and I decided to drop the engine and put in the H22a but sadly I only got the block and mounts (since I was so eager to put the big block in)

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    Unfortunately, this shell had rust beyond repair when I started to pull down, I was so sad cause I really wanted to bring this car back out as a mean machine but it didn't stop there.

    Summer 2016 my brother Coworker was selling his H swap which happen to be a EK cause he had a newborn on the way and little time since work would be in his way so I purchased the car from him (since every day I showed up being a nag with the money willing to buy and tow it home) & started to take parts out of Cindy and put on to the new car which I had name Venom,


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    The Engine was a CL1 Euro-R motor, the car only had the Engine & Gearbox, I had to do my own adding to it
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    Unfortunately, the mechanic that assembled the block together did not know one thing of timing and this is why I say this, turned the crank pulley and with me my cousin who too has an H-Swap in his EG said something's not right, Pulled the Valve Cover and the 2 cams were off timing so bad, went a bit lower and the Oil pump wasn't set and the timing belt had a cut made from forced entry which in my belief, the person used a flat head and try to push the belt on instead of using the tensioner.

    So I purchased a running 97 Prelude all for the cost of $300, tranny wasn't any good but that's all Auto so it wasn't needed, The gearbox seen above there was open diff & I said nope, not having that for this torquey engine so I purchased a Euro R gearbox from a close friend in the other Island to the East of the main one (Cayman Brac) and throw that on the block.

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    Got a steal deal on a 2000 spec CTR 5 Lug conversion and CL-1 Stocks & they grew on me, originally i was going for the stock CTR rims instead.
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    If you look at the calipers, they're the stock calipers I took apart, Cleaned and got a good friend of mines to spray over Gold since the Car is going to be a black and gold theme.

    This is the list of stuff I had to get for the car:
    • Taillights (out of Cindy)
    • Shifter Cables
    • Hondata S300
    • Yonaka Honda EK Radiator
    • Yonaka H Swap Axles
    • Yonaka H Half Shalf
    • Yonaka H Series Clutch
    • Exhaust Piping
    • Carpet
    • Recaros and rails (the car didn't have any and sold Cindy stock seats).
    So I got in my cables, never bleed clutch since I had to purchase a slave, did bleed the brakes all by myself.
    I dropped the Engine and put back in by myself(pats self on the back) haha:)).

    So around October 2017 a close friend of mines I hired to do the wiring for me and the button-ups and it was going to his shop so she was on the launch pad (in front of my house) and a lot of people were surprised to see the car.

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    I did a test drive with it in November since work was really hectic at airport and i was surprise of the reaction of the car and hear's why

    stock intake, stock headers, TPS was giving trouble and the vtec wasn't connected and this car had a pull I never felt before, even my buddy who did the button up was surprised as I was when it did a torque steer.
    Safe to say I went home happy like this.
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    Dec 29th 2017
    Head Gasket blew and I was so discouraged knowing I was stepping into the New Year without Venom not running.

    Manage to get a Week Vacation from work so my buddy (who can be seen in the photo Background) & I got to dropping out the engine and replace anything bad on the engine once and for all.
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    Cindy Organs which was now going into Venom since the previous tank on venom had bad gas and rust in it.
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    With that being said, decide to use my valve cover I got sprayed back in 2016 by my pal Vanjae.
    and spray the block but not the gearbox since nothing to cover the holes for speed sensor & axles.

    Feast your eyes:naughty:
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    Had these bad boy headlights from October 2016 brand new in a box and finally took them out.
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    Took this shot Monday.
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    New tires are on and gonna set my suspension height on a well-levelled area and connect on the stock CTR Pan for that nice quiet. more progress shots to come this week.


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    Pete180 Lost in dreams..

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    Them axle stand bricks! lol I'm liking the engine bay colour, just needs a front lip :nice:
     
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    Thanks Pete glad you like it, tis a fancy paint and funny enough I have the lip at my house but as the mechanical side of the car is finished, it's going straight in the paint booth so I'll put on the lip then
     
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    Oh sweet! Should look good after some paint and the lip put on
     
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    Bro i'm so excited to get it to the shop, you haven't seen anything yet, the interior will shock people and i have the stuff in my closet, i got my Tuck Harness yesterday as well but was super busy so couldn't get to put it in. I am looking on which gauges to use for my air/fuel ratio, Oil PSI and temp, you have any suggestions?
     
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    This car came with fog lights from the factory so I'll be putting them back in once the car goes back into the shop! Check out the stock Calipers I happen to clean, spray & bake in gold.
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    Haha nice bro! I hope it's a good interior shock :)) for gauges I'm using digital prosport/motor meter and they're great so far no problems. Also AEM and Defi are other top choices.
     
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    I've been watching Defi gauges, bit pricey but they look good quality and the DC2R that is next to my car has defi gauges in it, i did ask him if he wanted to sell them to me
     
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