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Old 03-31-2021, 06:56 PM   #176
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It's been a hot minute and don't recall off-hand; isn't this going to be a K-series powerplant?

Seeing early potential from the FA24, any plan to go back to boxer or settled on the K-series?

There's no turning back now, K series is locked in.
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:09 AM   #177
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Right on! So it was a K-series. Any more specs on it? Did a quick search and saw pics of the engine in car, but no specs.

Sorry if they're posted and I scrolled right over them.
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Old 04-08-2021, 03:07 PM   #178
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So sick, cant wait to see future updates and see this thing rolling down the road
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:27 AM   #179
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Right on! So it was a K-series. Any more specs on it? Did a quick search and saw pics of the engine in car, but no specs.

Sorry if they're posted and I scrolled right over them.

It's a K24A3 from a Honda Accord Euro here in Australia. Comparable to the K24A2 from a TSX over there, it has vtec on both intake and exhaust sides.

Back when I bought it the kwap thing hadn't really taken off yet so I only paid $450 AUD for it with 89k kms on the clock.

I plan to run a GTX3576R 0.82 and it should make 400HP on low boost without opening the motor. Initially this is how I will run for the development of the suspension settings and aero package and then later on I can open the motor and make more power. It should be pretty reliable with the dry sump.
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:38 PM   #180
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It's a K24A3 from a Honda Accord Euro here in Australia. Comparable to the K24A2 from a TSX over there, it has vtec on both intake and exhaust sides.

Back when I bought it the kwap thing hadn't really taken off yet so I only paid $450 AUD for it with 89k kms on the clock.

I plan to run a GTX3576R 0.82 and it should make 400HP on low boost without opening the motor. Initially this is how I will run for the development of the suspension settings and aero package and then later on I can open the motor and make more power. It should be pretty reliable with the dry sump.


That's going to be awesome. Can't wait for some video of it on track.
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Old 04-11-2021, 07:11 AM   #181
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Work continues on getting the engine mounted into the car.

Start off by getting some paint onto the new crossmember.

https://i.imgur.com/kE90fjM.jpg?1

Then onto engine mount fabrication. I'm using heavy duty leaf spring bushes which fit perfectly into some 42mm pipe. I had to make up some cradles to hold the bushes on the crossmember.

https://i.imgur.com/ywoWftY.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/BcOiMBR.jpg?1

The next step took a long time with the minimal equipment I have available in my garage. I had to get the engine into the precise position it needs to be in before I could start welding on the engine mounts.

I rolled it into position on my dolly but then had to use the engine crane to lift it up and slide the dolly out. Getting it to lower back down resting on some specific thickness timber blocks was the hard part, it needed to be millimeter perfect and the crane does not lift it very level at all so I had to wrestle it into position.
I have a laser pointer clamped to the output shaft of the gearbox so I can see how it is aligned to the rear differential. This is a pretty critical alignment to get right.

Many hours later I had it in the correct position with the crossmember bolted up underneath.

https://i.imgur.com/yNz0Aar.jpg?1

I put my engine mounts where they needed to be to line up with the plates on the motor and marked their position. I then removed the crossmember so I could do all the welding on my bench.

https://i.imgur.com/aPh3MIW.jpg?1

Next was the welding and adding a few gussets.

https://i.imgur.com/0KuUQfJ.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/j2MqkKC.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/I3Ip7g3.jpg?1

With that all done I touched up the paint on the crossmember and put it back on the car.

https://i.imgur.com/RdmNma6.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/xG7iMMm.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/cZeLTbm.jpg?1

That's about where I ran out of time once again. There is probably another days work to join the shackle mounts up to the plates on the engine using some tube.

After that its just the gearbox mount that needs to be done.
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Old Today, 04:09 AM   #182
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The engine mounts are finished!

Here is the process.

Started by notching some tube to join the engine plates to the shackle mounts.

I tacked the position on the car and then removed them to weld the main part of the tube that joins the plate on the bench.

https://i.imgur.com/K4ljFkm.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/i8BsumY.jpg?1

Back on the car and some more tack welds to get the final position.

https://i.imgur.com/zOZpw5c.jpg?1

The whole time I am checking the alignment of the motor with the diff using a laser pointer.

https://i.imgur.com/6kS1v8j.jpg?1

After that I had to press the poly bushings back out so I could finish all the welding and then gave them a coat of paint.

https://i.imgur.com/zKziH8G.jpg?1

After they were dry I pressed the bushings back in and installed them on the car.

https://i.imgur.com/eYFX96f.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/hshAEnn.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/x8c9PtZ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dGk2GBN.jpg?1

It's 51mm behind the original firewall as per the WTAC pro-am rules.

https://i.imgur.com/ihCxmKq.jpg?1

The crossmember fits around the dry sump pan perfectly

https://i.imgur.com/Zhlnr6d.jpg?1

This last photo shows how nothing sits below the frame rails, the lowest point is actually the trans adapter plate and I shaved about 10mm off that to get everything as low as possible.

https://i.imgur.com/lP75m8H.jpg?1

I have actually made a pretty good start on the transmission mount but I'll save that for another update.
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