Tuesday, 1 April 2014

K20 BTW...


This is a car I was literally gagging to get out and shoot when it was ready. I was going to say when finished and would love to of said it, but as we all know they're never get finished, theres always that 'next' step. I had been pestering Ben for weeks, if not months that when its ready I want to get him out and about for some photos. I was probably more of a nuisance, but there has been so many times when I've missed opportunities to get out and take some photos of new cars in the scene. Bens EG seemed to be that one car I had noticed on the forums that gave me that motivation to charge my camera and get out and shoot it. It actually gave me the motivation to get out and shoot shuthans car a few weeks back as well! We threw dates back and forward for a month or two until we were both free from work and other commitments, luckily we had a good day for it!


A very fitting number place...

Sitting lovely on the set Enkei RPF1's
The cars subtly modified on the outside. Nothing major, no give-aways, the only one being the number plate. The car had been into Hond-R for a LOT of work over the past few months, might of been longer or shorter, I am unsure on the time frame. One thing I will say is that I almost feel bad that the photos don't show off or convey how much work and effort was put into this engine bay. Its probably one of the best in the UK at the moment. I think this is due to a lot of new ideas you don't see implemented over here in the UK. The alloy overflow tank, braided coolany/heater lines etc. Yes they are little things, but the little things are what turn this  engine bay make it one big, complete amazing thing.

Hybrid Racing Engine Mounts


I have tried to show every little bit in the engine bay, so I apologise if there are too many photos of little sections of the engine bay. Personally I think the best photos are the ones showing the entire bay, but I also felt I had to document the little bits. 








As you can tell the engine bay is probably one that you can actually say 'clean enough to eat off'. The encased engine mounts (or whatever you want to call them) add to how stupidly clean the engine bay looks. This car does take the smoothed bay to another level. It doesnt stop there though, even the interior is just as clean. Im used to my civics having big puddles and rust in the spare wheel well, this one I could fill with spagetti and eat off it. I think painting the interior is definitely a lovely touch for a stripped car, it just brings it all together. 


 





Not too much else to say myself, apart from this is one of my favorite eg's out there. Unfortunately the rig shots arent up to par as usual. The light was fading and the ground of the location we were shooting was a bit turd. I'm hoping to get out and about to shoot the car again when my proper rigs made. I think a respray is on the cards as well so stay tuned! 

Also check out the owners website http://www.boltsbolts.co.uk/ if you need some honda goodies!






Spec List...
Engine/Exhaust
K20A2 Engine and Gearbox
Quaife Diff
Hybrid Racing K Swap Engine Mounts
HR tucked Fuel Rail
HR Shifter Cables
HR K Swap Shifter
HR FPR with gauge
HR Silicone Hoses
HR Ali Rad with Slimline Fan
HR 70mm Throttle Body
HR Oil Cap
HR K swap Manifold
R Motion Gated Sump Baffle
Custom Tucked Loom by Hond-R
Boxed in Mounts
Tucked & Smoothed Bay and Interior
Tucked and Polished Brake Lines
Custom Aluminium Expansion Tank
Port Matched RB Intake Manifold
K-Tuned Flush Dipstick
Fiberworx Carbon Plug Cover
Hasport K swap Drive Shafts
S2000 Clutch master Cylinder with BoltsBolts Spacer
1" Master Cylinder and Servo
Stage 2 Competition Clutch and Flywheel
300mm FN2 Front Calipers
262 Rear Discs
Black Diamond Discs Front and Rear
Ferodo DS2500 Front Pads
Stoptech Rear Pads
Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
2.5" Custom SS Exhaust
Hondata K100 ECU
HR Induction Pipe with Velocity Stack and Filter

Chassis/Suspension/Brakes
S2000 Clutch master Cylinder with BoltsBolts Spacer
1" Master Cylinder and Servo
Stage 2 Competition Clutch and Flywheel
300mm FN2 Front Calipers
262 Rear Discs
Black Diamond Discs Front and Rear
Ferodo DS2500 Front Pads
Stoptech Rear Pads
HEL Braided Brake Lines
Meister-R Zeta-R Coilovers
Full Energy Polybush Kit
16" Enkei RPF1 with Falken Tyres
Moteki Wheel Nuts
Full Stainless Steel Hardware Throughout the Car
Buddy Club Front Camber Arms
Skunk2 Rear Camber Arms
PAS Removed with Modified Steering Rack
Skunk2 Gold LCA's
Gold ASR Brace

Interior
Fiberwox Custon Carbon Fuel Pump Cover
Godspeed X-Brace
Buddy Club Reclining Seats
Takata Drift 3" Harnesses
Pioneer DD headunit
Oil Temp Gauge
Oil Pressure Gauge
Volt Gauge
NRG Snap off boss
GripRoyal Steering Wheel
Battery, Washer bottle and Fuse box relocated to rear quarters
SiR Rear Interior Plastics
Non Airbag Dash
Arm Rest
440mm Broadway Mirror
Skunk2 Heavy Weight Gear Knob

Exterior
Spoon Carbon Spoiler (Now BYS)
Seibon carbon Bonnet
NRG Carbon Bonnet Dampers
Spoon Style Carbon Mirrors
Mugen Style Carbon Front Splitter
BoltsBolts USDM Side Light Kit
Denji Headlights
BoltsBolts SS Spike Kit
BoltsBolts Engine Washer Kit
Hond-R Custom SS Loom Cover
Hond-R Custom SS Pulley Cover
Hond-R Custom Alu Fuel Filter Cover
ClimAir Wind Deflectors

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Shuthans B18C Swapped EJ9...

It has been a long time since I have ventured out with my camera. I did start this blog with the intention of including various aspects of my life, but I haven't managed to fulfil this goal as I had hoped. I was hoping and wanted to feature cars and document the car meets/shows that I go to, but unfortunately life's priorities take over. Anyway more to the point I have been trying to organise a few car shoots and luckily this one fell on the nicest most stunning day in weeks!

Honda Civic EJ9 B18C

Its a car that creates a lot of talk and discussion over the forums. Partly because the internet is the internet. You get thousands of people with conflicting opinions, everyone thinking they are god and their view is the one and only to rule the car world. But in my opinion it is a lot of people who feel the need to chat shit to jump on a bandwagon which was hand crafted by a few 'jealous' haters. Yes he loves his B18, yes he loves Spoon Sports, and yes...its his money to spend on what ever he feels to spend it on. In my opinion not a lot of money has been wasted on pointless parts. I think the best thing of it all, is that a lot of people have said its a scene car, built with scene parts. In all honesty, I havent seen one person on the forums use the same parts or go to the same length he has to build a pretty standard, OEM looking car. These days the scene parts are your 16x9 wheels running back to the future camber, with elastic bands stretched for tyres.

Honda Civic EJ9 B18C

Honda Civic EJ9 B18C
The car in question started off as an EJ9 which was later converted to a B18C by Hond-R. The car probably had the best starts by having these guys carry out the swap. Their work has been faultless ever since I got involved in the UK Honda scene. The car has been sat on many different sets of wheels until the owner has settled on a set of 16x7" Regamasters. Which are still in original condition and original stickers! The car has had numerous different parts fitted, it has been stripped, then the interior has been back in and it is now finally back to being stripped. Its subtle mods make it a very unsuspecting car. I think this is why it get a lot of stick, as the owner has kept it very minimal. Nothing is too 'brash' and in your face, yet the car gets the job done, and does get enjoyed! It is yet to be tracked as far as I'm aware, but I think the owner is going to change this at some point in the future with the addition to a few extra parts.

Not sure what else to blab on about so enjoy the rest of the photos!

Desmond Regamasters and Spoon Callipers



Spoon HT Leads
Showing off the Brakes
Spoon Steering Wheel




Spoon Duckbill 


Spoon Calliper Rolling Shot

Quick Rig Test

Another Quick Rig Test
Spec List...
Engine/Exhaust:- 
B18C-R ITR Engine with S80 LSD Gearbox
Cleaned and Painted Block with Head and Gearbox
Spoon Oil Cap
Spoon Rad Cap
Spoon Radiator Hoses
Spoon HT Leads
Spoon Kevlar Plug Cover
Spoon Direct Air Flow Pipe
Spoon Baffled Sump
Toda V2 Manifold
Headlight Loom Tucked
Tein Bonnet Dampers
ABS Removed
Hond-R Carbon Inlet Cover
Spoon N1 Backbox
EK9 B Pipe
Hond-R 2.5" Decat
Original Wringle Red Cam Cover

Chassis/Suspension:-
MeisterR Coilovers
Spoon Front Strut Brace
Spoon Rear Strut Brace
Polybushed
Function 7 LCA's and Subframe Brace
EK9 Front and Rear ARB's

Wheels/Brakes:- 
16x7" Regamaster EVO Wheels
Falken ze914 Tyres
Spoon 4 Pot Twinblock Calipers
Ferodo DS2500 Pads
Black Diamond Grooved Discs
Stoptech Brake Lines
Rear 262mm Brake Conversion
1" 98 Spec DC2 Master Cylinder

Exterior:- 
Honda OEM EK9 Headlights
SiR Facelift Grill
Facelift Front and Rear Lips
Spoon Carbon Duckbill Spoiler
EK9 JDM Recess
Color Coded Bump Strips etc
EK9 Rear Tailights (JDM Converted)
USDM Front Light Conversion
Bolts Bolts Number Plate Flipper

Interior:- 
JDM Double Din Console
Spoon Hydro Rear Mirror
Spoon Steering Wheel
Spoon Wheel Boss
SiR Facelift Mats
EK9 Recaros on DC2 Rails
EK9 Door Cards
DC2 Titanium Gearknob
EK9 Sunvisors

Future Plans:-
Spoon Carbon Kevlar Seats
Rear Painted
Takata Harnesses