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Old 09-24-2017, 12:35 PM
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Cool project. Get it going yet?
Yes and no. I just completed a cross country move from Florida to San Diego, so right now the wagon is on the back burner after being towed to SD. I had the car running about a week before the car hauler came to grab it, but then I flooded the the carb and it didn't start. Luckily the hauler had a winch and winched it up on the tractor trailer.

Updates are coming, just not for at least a month or so...
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If you go crazy may I suggest going the route that botoneta racing did with theirs in mexico. weld an EG6 front end on and have fun with modern day swaps. I had a d16 in mine and never even thought about doing a clip swap, but now wish i had

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Originally Posted by csingham View Post
If you go crazy may I suggest going the route that botoneta racing did with theirs in mexico. weld an EG6 front end on and have fun with modern day swaps. I had a d16 in mine and never even thought about doing a clip swap, but now wish i had

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Botoneta...14019765360277
Thanks for the link but it doesn't seem to work. As for a modern day swap, I myself am thinking down the lines of a D or B-series to replace the ancient E-series motor in it now. I've also toyed with the idea of a K-20 swap in there... I currently have a working supercharged B-series and a K-series ready to go.

As for the EG front end, that sounds like a great idea but unfortunately I do not know how to weld precisely.
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Small update, hopefully the fabrication/welding shop is going to open this month and the welding can begin.... hopefully it can begin in March...
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Fab shop is rammed right now, looks like the major welding and tube frame should begin in May or so...
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Old 04-08-2018, 06:13 AM
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Thanks, now I just got to get the wagon started and running. Right now she turns over and sometime sputters like she is almost trying to fire.

Did buy a new battery, cleaned the points on the distributor and the rotor with some sandpaper, still no luck. Will dive into it more on the weekend and see if the the nearly new Weber carb is acting up. Might be a timing issue too!!
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Well I just discovered something strange on my CVCC, apparently I might have 1982 Honda Civic engine instead of original 1975 CVCC one. I took apart my distributor and found out it already had an OEM form of an electronic pickup, it was not a points system.
Turns out the distributor was from a 1982 engine, I just have to verify the engine code on the block to see if it is truly a CVCC or another type of engine.
At first I was confused how you cleaned "points" on an eletronic dizzy, but now I am with you...
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This is cool! are you about to swap a K series in there??
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That's a great looking wagon!
Love the color and those stripes...

I think it needs some of these:


and these:



More goodies on Yafuoku!
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Holy hell those mirrors look amazing!! I plan on doing a 4x100 conversion so I can have a much wider variety of wheels for the wagon, so those sweet 4x120 will not be making it...

Plus I got some Mugen MR5's that I wanna slap on the car once the conversion is done...

Thanks for the link Kuroneko!
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by wunfstgsr View Post
This is cool! are you about to swap a K series in there??
Maybe...heheh...
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Maybe...heheh...
Now your talking my language haha
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by wunfstgsr View Post
Now your talking my language haha
All I'm waiting on is my fab guy to free up his shop, gotta get some serious welding and frame work done (and done right) before I can even start.
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All I'm waiting on is my fab guy to free up his shop, gotta get some serious welding and frame work done (and done right) before I can even start.
Sounds good!
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Well, hopefully I will begin tear down of the wagon in a few weeks...
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:11 AM
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Well, she's inside on my lift and ready to begin the teardown... soon... very soon...



almost ready to tear apart...
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:08 PM
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I love my lift so far! And my hockey pucks seem to hold the car quite well...





Hockey pucks are indestructable
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Just a minor update, still at my fabricators shop hopefully welding up some issues and getting my new mounts ready....
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Old 10-27-2018, 03:24 AM
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This is totally bitchen man . I just found one myself about a week ago. However it's in the junkyard but it seems to be pretty straight.
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Wow! That looks amazing! I hope you bought that!
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Just a very minor update, still at my fabricator's shop. I have no idea on the progress since I dropped it off there in late July but I plan on heading over there later this week to get a visual on the progress.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:40 AM
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Holy crap! When I had a car at the body shop for custom work I was there weekly! Idk how you can go months without looking at it ....
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Holy crap! When I had a car at the body shop for custom work I was there weekly! Idk how you can go months without looking at it ....
When you have 2 other project cars, life, beginning a second career, and vacations, that's how I did it. It's getting major chassis modifications, I'm not in a rush.
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:21 AM
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lol my 79 d16zc swap has been over the course of like 4 years of the car being down and I went months without opening it for a while or just pumping the tires up and TBH man id sell the K-Swap and just go D/B Series, you are looking at fully 10-15k + in parts/labor with custom fabricated mounts, throwing the weight balance of the car off from how far forward the K-Swap has to sit in the bay and the axles are at facked up angles from the same problem. Axles have to be made, custom pedal assembly, will need a fully custom engine and dash harness, custom aftermarket universal compact radiator and brake master/slave. and a fully custom fuel system the OEM tank/lines will not support 175+ hp . The cost of power per $$$ the D/B is a much bettter option and you dont have to worry about obd2 evap/emissions related issues. If its been there since july and no motor in it yet id 110% sell it and go D-Series and id punch your fabricator in the nutts because my swap start to finish was under 2 weeks in the fab shop and thats taking their time, whats required cutting etc for the swap is all documented under my build thread . Good luck and would like to see some progress.
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