So after my stupidity of deciding to sell up my old car 🤷♂️. The main soul of the car lives on.
All the engine / turbo / exhaust / Dash setup etc went to a good friend Jim who was building a red mk1, so it worked out quite well for him.
We had a long chat about what he was after and needed and after much bargaining we agreed on a price. 💰
It was quite a moment as he transferred the money and after we spoke on the phone we both felt rather sick, for him spending such a large amount of money and for me loosing the heart of the build that gave me a lot of enjoyment, it almost got to the stage I was going to send the money back and say I’m keeping it. 😅
But… as you can see he has created such a lovely car, I really do have to take my hat off to Jim, he has done a amazing job and the attention to detail is spot on, I’d go say he has done a better job than me but then I’d be lying. 😆
The look of the car really does suit the power it is outputting. It’s quite nice as I get the still see the car at local meets plus I get to hear that mega amazing exhaust note at wide open throttle. 😍😍
What worries me is he has offered to sell it to me!! What do I do?? 🤷♂️
Once I’ve built the red NC we are going to do a little collaboration YouTube video and photo shoot, plus we may squeeze in a little NA vs NC rolling race, which should be interesting. 😎
Give Jim a follow on Instagram @jshollins I’ve nagged him to upload more updates. 👌
I’ve attached a few photos below, you can easily see it will make a good track weapon.
Wiseco 8.5:1 Pistons 79mm.
King Bearings Mains / Rods.
Crank Balanced + Balanced with Flyweel & Pressure Plate.
ARP Studs Mains & Head.
Blocked fully cleaned & faced.
Boundary Billet Gear Oil Pump + 2 Shims.
Supermiata Harmonic Damper.
3D cast waterpump.
ARP Flywheel Bolts.
Supertech 1mm oversized exhaust valves.
Supertech double valve springs.
Cometic MLS gasket.
Head has had a good amount of material removed within the ports.
Inlet manifold has been ported to suit.
Maruha CAM gears.
Gates Racing CAM belt & alternator/waterpump belt.
Core plug in front of head for coolant reroute.
EV14 850cc Injectors.
Skunk2 Throttle Body (Had to get a 1.8 flange welded on and the 1.6 flange cut off).
Hondata Intake Manifold gasket.
OEM Valve steam seals.
323 Cam cover.