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After several debates about making a build which would be kept privately other than the few close friends that had a sneak peak, I thought I would share this to you guys on here. Mainly had this build thread on a local forum but D-series.org is a great website with brilliant people.

This is a 1995 Honda Civic Del Sol Si. Reason for the title Project Tristan(c), which was chosen by the wife, is named after our future son. The build started since this past Christmas or so the these first few pictures are not the most recent, there's too many pictures to upload.

Many thanks to:
My wife for letting this happen
My brothers and family
My Brother in Law for all the paint work
Bisimoto Engineering
Stewart (JDM Stu_Rat)
Herbert and Kevin (Kevin Xiong)
Tang (Pls2202)
Noah (Yaknowit11)
Adam (Revn9k)
Austin (TwentyOne)
Greg (88hybrid)
Deal_Slow
Allin Fabrication
Oskarverac
Advance Auto Parts in Conover
Napa in Conover
Auto Zone in Newton
energysuspensionparts.com
People off honda-tech.com and nwp4life.com
ThomasBridges
carolinahondas.com
Dan (blk92_d16)
d-series.org
honda-tech.com
Alfa
aplus auto salvage in Maiden
..list will be updated as the build progresses..

for all the parts and help that I purchased from.

All positive and negative comments/opinions are accepted.

This is the start of the build which started early 2011. I am currently a college student attending UNCC which restricts me on working on my project so updates will be slow once all pictures are posted from my other thread.

Onto the pictures:

Every receipt, information, and diagram used is kept together nicely:


The car:








And yes this is an auto which is being converted to manual.


Pulling out the engine along with transmission:


 

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After a fresh wash:


And finally the bay is stripped along with semi-shave and tuck:


Dash is out:


MASSIVE amount of rust I found under the driver seat which I almost could not take off due to letting the car sit outside for years. Picture was after I have already neutralized the rust along with a new patch (first time welding attempt there).


Started the work on the bay, spot welded the holes and filled:






 

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Passenger side is complete but forgot to snap a picture:
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Finished the main harness:


Masked the interior to prevent overspray into the cabin:


Engine bay as of 6-20-11


Passenger side fender well with the undercoating:


Driver side under coated with wiring finished and ready for installation:


Front sub frame off and washed:
 

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Attempted to clay the motor but had the wrong set of head stud, so purchasing ARP head studs in the process:


Parts purchased:
93' Dash without pass. airbag, purchased from yaknowit11


Fittings from summit:




real jdm one piece head lights:


Rear garnish with fillers:


Under dash cover:


rear trunk latch with release off 97' del sol
 

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stanley Side markers:


Pepsi :thumb: :)


Another rear garnish with the EDM fog lights :thumb:


EP3 Steering wheel purchased from Twentyone:


Noticed I did not post a picture of the block with the pistons and set up which is:
Standard bore PM7 Pistons
ARP Rod bolts
Kings Main/Rod Bearings
Cometic HG
Custom Ported and Shimmed Oil pump done by me (forgot to snap pictures of the process)



Waiting on the ARP headstud to finish checking the clearance:
 

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Nice start, do work mang. This one should come together nice, subscribed.
 

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Thanks for the comments. There is more pictures just takes a bit of time having to post 8 pictures only at a time. Enjoy.


Wife snapped a picture while I was prepping the bay:


Engine bay of 6-23-11


laying down the filler:




Passenger side:
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Driver side:


Found the original owners manual: :thumb:


 

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Random shot of the hood, I guess a before picture:


Younger brothers ride which I ended my night helping him weld the front (work in progress):




Passenger side of the engine bay seems almost complete! Such a pain with all this sanding.


Brake booster ready for paint


Newest purchase as of tonight to help aid the build more. Jack stands that I can call my own HAh..
 

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Here are some updates as of 7-5-11








More work needed on the driver side:


Finally after a month of waiting and back orders, I received the bisimoto cam gear and intake mani. gasket. Picking up fresh oe head studs from honda tomorrow to finish the assembly.


Thanks again bisi engineering for the gifts.
 

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Finished porting the intake manifold:




OE head stud:


Checking Piston to valve clearance:


Surprised me how much clearance I still have, couldn't get the measurements since the damn clay sticks onto the piston every time. haha


Setting the cam gear 4degrees retard for the y8, neat how bisimoto eng. has a subscript line for the marking :thumb:


Got into a bind with the timing cover...realized I have a z6 timing cover which will not clear the water pump, crank sensor nor oil pump. :nutkick:
Now I have to find a y8 timing cover first.
 

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More updates:
New waterpump and thermostat:


New plugs:


Finished the valve adjustment and assembled:


good stuff:thumb:


front subframe brace off a integra:


Cleaned out the windsheild cowl which will be freshly painted with the bay:


Filled the driver side brace again, should be done soon which I am extremely excited about:


Dropped off the intake manifold at Tang to be welded back together. Have not decided on the header/exhaust set up yet and picking up a transmission from a buddy tomorrow. New timing cover should be picked up from Honda tomorrow morning as well. Will have updates up asap. cheers
 

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My Matco tool cart came in today :thumb:


Engine bay is finished and ready for paint. Painting the bay tomorrow:


Started on the painting earlier than I expected. Thanks to Tang for the equipment and my brother in law Sou for the help. Bay looks better than before, could of been better but regardless I am happy/satisfied with it.

Onto the pictures:
Paint purchased from Sherwin Williams, Single Stage Urethane Paint


Color of choice is Rosso Corsa:


In the light:


Adding the reducer and hardner:


 
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