Im going to convert my 95 civic ej1 coupe. Im making a diy for all the people who wonder how to do this and all the parts you need.
The 95 civic ex/si tranny.
The way you can identify your tranny to tell wether its a dx,hx,vx,si,ex. There is a stamp on it if it says B000 then its a large bearing short gear ex/si =good tranny. A000 =bad tranny.
Your going to need a manual transmission starter as the auto 1 will not line up make sure to also get the bolts as the auto ones are shorter.
You need the flywheel, If your getting all your stuff from a donor car and are on a budjet just inspect your flywheel for cracks if none found just scuff the surface up a little and your good.
You also need the manual transmission flywheel bolts as they are longer. Auto on left manual on right.
You will need the manual throttle cable as the nub on one end is bigger then the auto one (pedal side is bigger)
You will need the auto to manual conversion mount unless you wanna weld, I found that the innovative mount is alot easier and it wasnt expensive at all. 115shipped from spoolinperformancefab.
You will need what is called the inspection plate it covers the flywheel.
You will need the front manual transmission mount. Im not sure if you need the actual rubber mount but I got mine anyway Il let u guys know when it goes in.
You will also need the manual pedal assembly Dont be half *** and cut your brake pedal in half just buy the whole set. And if your car has cruise control get the matching pedals for a cruise controlled car.(extra arm on pedal for cruise).
You will need the shift linkage to match your transmission in my case D-series. Make sure you get the rubber mounts and the bitch pin with your linkage.
I also modfied a gsr double bend shifter to my d-series linkage sits lower and feels better even out the car.LOL
You will need the master cylinder and arm make sure to get the little cotter pin. really hard to do without.
Get all the clutch lines with it to unless you plan on running a stainless soft line all the way.
Make sure you also get the firewall coupler for the 2 halves of the clutch line.
You will also need the slave cylinder try to get the other half of the clutch line with it also and all the brackets.
You will need to remove the cover for the clutch master theres (2) 12mm nuts holding it on.theres also going to be a blue box attatched to it this is the ignition interlock box that prevents you from pulling the key out in gear. Just disconnect the connector and tuck it away, you wont need to modify it in any way.
Trim away the foam and rubber around the pedals becarefull not to cut any wires, Put the master cylinder in before you put in the pedal side. Just leave the master hanging for now. Look at your clutch pedal, it should have (2) switches attached to it, An upper one with a yellow connector and a lower one with a white connector. You can go ahead and remove the white lowere one if you want keep the upper one this is going to be wired as a clutch saftey switch.
Use butt connectors to lengthen the wire enough so it can reach into your center consol.
You will end up with this.
Well I didnt take pictures of putting the pedals on because its damn cramped down there and I was sweating and pissed off. You will need (1) 8mm bolt with a washer for the top hanger of the pedal. Pull the center of the master into the cabin with one hand wile aligning the bolt holes on the pedal with the other hand, get the nuts started and then line up the top hole and get that bolt started tighten the master nuts down good then finally tighten the upper bolt.
This is the upper bolt.
The reason you have to change you gas and brake pedals is because of this, they are dangerously close to each other.
Now move on to the engine bay Leave all the lines disconnected, Once you have the lines in hand youll see the way they fit in they can only go one way. Mount the firewall couple in, it will only go one way one side of the threads are bigger.
You will need to mount the reservoir for the master the holes are already there you just need to mount it. I suggest you flush all the lines and clean out the reservoir before you install it just to have a fresh start.
This is how it looks all mounted up.
Now we go back in the cabin for the wireing part of the install. Those 2 wires we ran from the pedal have to go to the center consol also you need to run 2 more wires for the reverse light switch on the transmission, I didnt take pics of this as its is straight forward. You should have 4 wires in the center consol now. Disconnect the big harness that is connected to the shifter indicator.
You can see that in the middle center of the connector are two of big female terminals look from the back side of it you will see two of the biggest wires in the harness. Crimp on 2 un-insulated male terminals on the wires you ran from the clutch switch and put electrical tape of heat shrink on them. You will end up with something looking like this.
Make sure you put tape on the ends so they dont touch eachother, and plug them into the 2 big plugs in the harness doesnt matter witch way you plug them in, (your going to have to make the terminals a little narrower to fit)
Now for the reverse light switch, Depin the yellow and the green wire from the shifter side of the harness and cut about 2 inches off wire with them, Crimp these to the wires you ran from the transmission and you will end up with something looking like this.
Plug those into the 2 top connector pins to the corrosponding colors Green/black tracer to green/black tracer and yellow to yellow. connect the ends of the wires together now at the engine bay and see if the reverse lights go on. Dont get scared when you do this its going to spark a little.
When you plug them in your going to end up with this.
Test the system out now, make sure the car is in park and try to crank it, it shouldnt. Now press the clutch pedal hard all the way down and it should start, If it doesnt check your connectors. Cruise control wont work as of now but to get that working just ground the pink wire in the harness.
Well I got tired and lazy so I didnt do the gas and brake pedals today but probably tomorrow. ~ejoner~
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