Jdmcity

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Postby Jdmcity » Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:10 pm

So in March 2018 I jumped into the city turbo world with an 83' city E that had been transplanted with a t1 engine trans and dashboard.

Firstly was a fresh coat of red paint followed by an upgrade to a rodeo turbo and a 2.5 " exhaust. This was a bit oversized, so swapped back factory turbo (plus rebuilt it) and increased the boost to 11psi.

Then added a fuel cut defender and rb30 fuel pump, running 17psi.

Next it was front mount intercooler plus enlarged intake (red manifold with pgmfi on it) & Bov.

Fitted bride replica bucket seat.

Managed to get my hands on a t2 bonnet, threw that on.

The little chonda was running good at this point, a lot of fun, making all the right noises, and lookin good! :D

when one day a wee red oil light appeared on the dash. Carried on to home only to find out there was zero oil pressure - the oil worm drive gear on the camshaft had stripped all the teeth off. :evil: :cry:

Unsure of the damage to the internals, and aware of how impossible it would be to find a new camshaft or get it repaired, I thought oh well, I'll use it as an excuse to do a D series turbo conversion :) :twisted: :lol:

So I started on this, and after a years research, work, and trial and error I now have the following in my little City E:

-D15B vtec 122k kms wrecker engine (the 130hp one)
-D15B 5 spd manual gearbox
-550cc bosch injectors
-excedy hd clutch
-hasport hydro to cable clutch adaptor kit
-megasquirt MS1 extra ecu
-TD04L subaru wrx turbo
-civic standard radiator
-turbosmart 38mm ext wastegate
-2.5" intercooler piping
-FMIC
-DA5 front brake calipers
-240mm x 19mm 1998 holden barina vented rotors
-full custom bilstein adjustable suspension built by speed factor in tauranga
-tuned by megasquirt
-repaint in satin deep red.
-Led headlights with halo day runners
-t2 front bumper
-civic gauge cluster
-custom hd axles

And after all of this she made 145whp @ 8psi on the dyno at 5300rpm and 200nm. Also, 160nm from 3000rpm to 6000rpm. :shock: :D

Although the engine makes power to 7200rpm, the turbo cant flow any more air over 5500rpm so have ordered a bigger compressor wheel and cover to fix this. :mrgreen:

Really torquey, builds full boost by 3200rpm! :shock: :D

Currently in the certification process as we speak.

Please see photos below!

Update 6th March 2020:

Finally got the cert done! just need WOF & Rego.

Bigger compressor wheel installed - 19T wrx compressor (even at 8psi this is way faster than before... full boost at 4000rpm, pulls right to 6.8k easy as)
Installed boost MAC valve for the wastegate, controlled by the Megasquirt (this is awesome, lets you bring the boost on smoothly to reduce wheelspin).

Bumped up to 12psi now, need to get back on the dyno again but man she moves now! :shock: :twisted:

This bigger wheel definitely allows the engine to rev out more, pulls right 6.8k now easy as. Will need to tweak the tune up top and see how much higher the peak power is now.

Update 14th March 2020:

WOF & Rego all complete now, 100% legal!

Finally uploaded some photos!
Last edited by Jdmcity on Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:27 pm, edited 6 times in total.

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Re: Jdmcity

Postby tofucity » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:32 pm

Can you please send me photos would love to see it and pick your brain about the converison, Im from hamilton with 2 cabriolets

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Postby Jdmcity » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:43 pm

How i bought her:

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Repainting:

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New Dump & Exhaust:

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FMIC Installed:

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Bride Seat:

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Looking Good!

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OUCH! Oil pump drive gear destroyed itself, rounded off teeth.

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Time for a new engine:

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How about this one:

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Hmm about here will do:

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Wiring & Fun Stuff

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Coming together!

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Not a lot of ground clearance !

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New Bilstein Custom Adjustable Suspension by SpeedFactor:

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Get her running enough to do a bit of road testing, shakedown, find out the issues etc!

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Found a few friends during testing!

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Some Teething troubles with a high milage engine, swapped to a 122k km one.

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Few New Goodies

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DYNO DAY!! Made 145whp on 8psi at 5300rpm

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Repaint again! Went to a satin deep red:

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New Name 8) :

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New Gauge cluster:

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Testing:

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Big Brakes:

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Moar power required!

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Aaaaaand finally, the cert finished!!!

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13x7 steelys? yes please! :twisted:

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Yay! i finally figured out how to post images!
EDIT: actually nope :evil:
EDIT 2: YEP!

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Re: Jdmcity

Postby spike10000 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:25 pm

Awesome man! Are you on the Hondacity facebook page?


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