Author Topic: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap  (Read 13867 times)

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #150 on: March 22, 2018, 09:15:06 PM »
i finished the metal panel work on this one side

the flare is solid, i made mounts on the underside of the flare to connect to the body

and i welded the sheet metal to the body, and i started to lay fiberglass over that
and starting to get into body work to smooth it out

i hope this weekend to start the other flare

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #151 on: March 23, 2018, 10:18:11 PM »
front flares by joa kwin, on Flickr


did a little work on the right front flare tonight

i cut the line to space the flare out some

2 layers of mat on it, tomorrow i will do the other side

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #152 on: March 26, 2018, 10:18:31 PM »
front right by joa kwin, on Flickr

did some sanding today
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #153 on: March 26, 2018, 10:45:45 PM »
Are you planning to meet the lower edge of the arch to the front spoiler?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #154 on: March 27, 2018, 03:20:02 PM »
Are you planning to meet the lower edge of the arch to the front spoiler?

yeah, im going to make something, just not sure what yet

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #155 on: April 01, 2018, 11:18:05 AM »
i think im going to make the lower front valance a flat style panel


im almost done with body work on the two rear flares
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #156 on: April 03, 2018, 06:51:32 PM »
extra auto trans by joa kwin, on Flickr


picked up a extra obd1 Honda automatic trans, pedal box, and p28 auto ecm for $30

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #157 on: April 03, 2018, 07:46:04 PM »
Just in case?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #158 on: April 04, 2018, 02:46:21 PM »
Obd1  Honda parts are getting hard to find in the junkyards here and
People s hit can Honda automatic trans parts because they have no value
Because they did a manual swap

And my current auto gearbox has 200k miles on it
So sooner or later itís going to give up the ghost

Facebook market place has another auto box, the guy wants $50 for it
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #159 on: April 04, 2018, 04:01:38 PM »
right rear flare by joa kwin, on Flickr


did a small amount of work on the flare today

i still need to fix the outer edge and the bottom of the flare

the bottom flows like dirt going into the rear valance


D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #160 on: April 19, 2018, 12:46:45 AM »
front valance by joa kwin, on Flickr


I started to work on the front valance, lots more to go

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #161 on: April 25, 2018, 05:23:13 PM »
mini tyres by joa kwin, on Flickr

tyre tread by joa kwin, on Flickr

165/60/13 tires just came in

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #162 on: April 25, 2018, 05:29:08 PM »
Is there a reason you went with the taller aspect ratio? I run 175/50-13's on my car. Are those Yokomama A539's?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Bahowe1

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #163 on: April 26, 2018, 08:24:21 AM »
Joakwin, I had the same size tires on mine for a while... but in turns, it would just barely foul on the radiator so I had to step down to 50's.  Yours is a different setup, but sometimes, just a smite matters.

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #164 on: April 26, 2018, 09:36:53 AM »
Is there a reason you went with the taller aspect ratio? I run 175/50-13's on my car. Are those Yokomama A539's?

the tires are 20.7 inches tall, about a inch or so taller then the 50 tires
honda del sol si came with a 185/60/14 and those are 22.7, so 2 inch shorter tire makes the engine spin a hair more into the power band, and the automatic gear ratios are awesome for the smaller size tires we use on our minis  vs the honda manual trans and the cost of tires vs the yokomana is night and day

these tires have alittle more side wall over the 50's, so they should give a nicer ride
https://www.amazon.com/NEW-ACHILLES-P165-60R13-TIRE/dp/B00VV0H4MU
i paid $38 a tire shipped with fedex, so for the price, im willing to give them a try
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #165 on: April 26, 2018, 09:41:22 AM »
Joakwin, I had the same size tires on mine for a while... but in turns, it would just barely foul on the radiator so I had to step down to 50's.  Yours is a different setup, but sometimes, just a smite matters.

i'll keep that in mind for my stockish 998 lhd mini


but what offset wheels did you have on your car with that size tires?


my radiator is mounted up front on the passenger side, if anything i would rub on the automatic gearbox or subframe
but my front suspension is also wider then stock
i haven't posted pictures of it et, but i kind of changed directions in the middle of my build

i wasn't going to go wide body at 1st, i had planned on keeping the old arches, group 6 or 7's, whatever they are
but plans changed and im going all out now


D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #166 on: April 26, 2018, 01:05:01 PM »
front lip by joa kwin, on Flickr

i started to make a small lip at the bottom
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #167 on: April 27, 2018, 06:45:26 PM »
wide side by joa kwin, on Flickr

wide side in the house
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #168 on: April 27, 2018, 07:59:44 PM »
Whoa! You weren't kidding about the wide body look!  :-\
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #169 on: April 30, 2018, 01:08:27 AM »
Whoa! You weren't kidding about the wide body look!  :-\

yeha, and those are only 13x6 +12 et wheels, not even a deep dish wheel
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #170 on: May 02, 2018, 01:04:05 PM »
bye bye del slow by joa kwin, on Flickr

bye bye del slow,


im getting ready to cut it up
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #171 on: May 02, 2018, 01:26:52 PM »
Can't sell it or give it away to someone with a rusty one?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #172 on: May 02, 2018, 01:58:49 PM »
Can't sell it or give it away to someone with a rusty one?

im cutting it up and keeping the part of the body the suspension connects to

my buddy has a lhd mini van that im trying to talk into selling to me,
he's never going to rebuild it because the floor of this van is rusted up like crazy

my plan is to build it with stock Honda suspension and Honda drivetrain
and stock honda axles
and a few other body mods to it


D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #173 on: May 03, 2018, 11:24:42 AM »
cut off wheels and saw zaw blades were being super slow at getting this job done,
so i ordered a plasma cutter last night

it comes in Friday
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #174 on: May 15, 2018, 08:06:55 PM »
del slow by joa kwin, on Flickr


the del slow chassis, today the windshield came off of it
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell