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Old 02-13-2018, 03:09 PM
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This started as a D16 auto and went to B18C1 manual to B20 to this. I wanted to do this swap as a fun daily driver, so here it is. It's bad dirty, and I need to clean it up... My bro-in-law is going to help me build a cowl for the hood.

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Old 02-13-2018, 05:07 PM
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cool, so whats your tech question?
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cool, so whats your tech question?
Didn't really have one, just wanted to post this for progress. But since you mentioned it... Speedometer is off about 10mph. I'm not familiar enough with its internal circuitry, but can it be adjusted using a potentiometer?

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Light bar up front has got to go....
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Light bar up front has got to go....
Lol but all the cool kids have them! 😂

It really does help at night, though.
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Sweet!

I thought one of the tuner magazines stuffed a J in an EG?
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Sweet!

I thought one of the tuner magazines stuffed a J in an EG?
It's been done many times now. There are off the shelf mount options available from Hasport, as well as axles from DSS/Insane Shafts.

There's even a couple AWD, turbo, J series EG cars.
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It's been done many times now. There are off the shelf mount options available from Hasport, as well as axles from DSS/Insane Shafts.

There's even a couple AWD, turbo, J series EG cars.
That would be pretty much insane...
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Yeah, it's kind of an old hat now; but nobody around here really messes with Hondas, let alone a J-swap. I'm kind of alone in Honda stuff in my part of the world. 😢

Im sure there are plenty of EG's running around elsewhere with these. I think Mr. Gillespie has an EG with a supercharger. Google streak freak Civic?
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So... does anyone have an idea about using a potentiometer to adjust the speedometer?
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There's even an awd j-series 1st gen CRV.

Yeah there's a kit some shop up in NY sells to correct that.
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Tony, would you happen to know the name of that shop in NY?
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Tony, would you happen to know the name of that shop in NY?
RPM Systems
107 Parker Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Thanks, Hasport. I had emailed the Mad Hatter before about this, but I didn't really get the reply that I had thought I needed at the time. I'll call them Monday, I suppose.

PS: Thanks again for your mounts, for the email correspondence helping me with my installation issues (which were majorly my fault), and for helping me troubleshoot my axle binding problem. I wish I had gone with Hasport axles after dealing with your customer service.
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Thanks, Hasport. I had emailed the Mad Hatter before about this, but I didn't really get the reply that I had thought I needed at the time. I'll call them Monday, I suppose.

PS: Thanks again for your mounts, for the email correspondence helping me with my installation issues (which were majorly my fault), and for helping me troubleshoot my axle binding problem. I wish I had gone with Hasport axles after dealing with your customer service.
Awesome to hear the positive feedback!
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Does anybody know anything about "Techna Fit" braided line? It's the only thing I can find to replace the rubber section of my clutch line other than rubber. Lol

It's supposed to be pvc coated, but I feel kinda iffy about it being it's $25...
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Well, apparently Techna-Fit is ok... But idk which would fit. All the rubber part#s for the TL, Accord (3.0 &2.4), and TSX are all the same, but Techna-Fit's numbers have the TL different from the others... I'd like one a tad shorter than what I have as the CV boot nearly rubs it!

The TL has a 9 at the end of their part# while the others have an 11. I wonder if that means the Techna-Fit TL line is around 9" and the others around 11"? 11.31" is what Dorman has them listed as.
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Progress rear sway bar kit came in today. Thanks FedEx! I got me some GSR seats yesterday and swapped over the rails from the Civic. Gonna take a break from work and drop off them and my Civic back seats at the upholstery shop.

Maybe it'll install pretty fast. Looks simple enough.
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Got that sway bar kit installed. Went in pretty fast.



Found out I have an oil leak...
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Where/what is leaking?
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Where/what is leaking?
Oil looks to be leaking from between the pump housing and the block. I need to look at it better to be sure it's not between the top of the spool valve gasket and oil pump housing. I know it's not the vtec solenoid and not my fittings for my oil sender and light. If it's between the pump and block, I'll have to drop the engine to remove the pump for resealing. I almost did that before I put the engine in... But NO, just had to make more work for myself.
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mad props , looking my self to do Swap on my Ek hatch , with a cl types engine and 6 speed trans from 2004 accord .
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mad props , looking my self to do Swap on my Ek hatch , with a cl types engine and 6 speed trans from 2004 accord .
Thank you. Go for it! That engine is a good choice, and I think an LSD can be added to that transmission later if so be that you desire it.
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Thank you. Go for it! That engine is a good choice, and I think an LSD can be added to that transmission later if so be that you desire it.
do you mind PM you about couple question i got for the swap?
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do you mind PM you about couple question i got for the swap?
I saw your message, did you get my response? Also, I worked hard trying to figure this all out, so please don't take anything for granted!
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