The Rywire ITR Build…Part 7…

It’s been awhile since we did one of these so today we are going to take a look at part 7 of the ongoing Rywire Integra Type R build. Ryan has slowly been making progress on the car and it’s getting to the point now where it’s starting to look more like an actual ITR and not just a Integra shell with a cage. As well as the build has been going, it just wouldn’t be realistic if there weren’t some problems or issues along the way. Ryan is just like everyone else and he makes mistakes and miscalculations and as everyone knows, things don’t always go as planned. While the build has progressed, it’s also taken a couple steps back in some ways. I’ll let Ryan dive right into it and tell you what’s going on and then I will take care of the rest with some more detailed photos of the progress…

Before we move any further, I’d like to remind you guys that there are six other parts previous to this one describing Ryan’s ITR build. If  you are new to the site and haven’t had a chance to learn more about this wild project yet, please click the attached links below to read all about it and catch up…

The Rywire ITR Build Part 1…

The Rywire ITR Build Part 2…

The Rywire ITR Build Part 3…

The Rywire ITR Build Part 4…

The Rywire ITR Build Part 5…

The Rywire ITR Build Part 6…

Okay with that out of the way, let’s get on with the photos…

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As Ryan said, the motor has now been dropped into the car. It is far from running condition so don’t expect anything like that to happen anytime soon. The motor was put into the chassis more for mock-up reasons. Again, as Ryan said, the whole car will be transported down to ASC Speed Metal where they will be doing a grunt of the remaining fabrication work. With the motor mounted, they will be able to fab up whatever else is missing from the bay as well as re-fabricating the intercooler piping since the intake side is now hitting the dry sump unit…

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So you guys can get a good idea of what the problem is, here is the pipe in question lightly mounted to show how the dry sump is interfering with its route…

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Since that side has to be completely re-done anyway, Ryan decided to just ditch this whole intercooler set-up completely and will have ASC fabricated new piping for this side, shortening the pipe travel. Ryan also plans to run a different intercooler core now as well and is moving onto a more efficient unit…The baller-ass Wiggins clamps will remain…

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Here’s a look at the bay from another angle… I know the dump pipes exiting out of the passenger side of the ITR may look a little odd right now, but once everything is finished, those ends of the pipes will be cut and will be flush with the hood (or as close to the hood anyway)…

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Kind of a shame to see this intercooler core and piping go considering how it looks pretty good mocked-up at this point…It just looks menacing and it’s not even nearly finished yet…

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In the previous portion of this build, I gave you guys a unfinished look at the opposite side of the firewall where the brake lines were ran to the pedal assembly. Well as you can see above, the brake lines are now complete. All it was missing was a bracket to mount the fittings and Louie from L-Con Race Cars came through and created one…

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Also in Part 6 of the build, I showed you guys a shot of the Wilwood brakes he had planned to run before plans changed. One reason behind the change was that Ryan picked up a set of lightly-used AP Racing brakes that he felt were more suited for the car….

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After Ryan picked them up from Norcal, he was eager to bring them back to the shop for a test fit. Unfortunately, there was a minor issue with the mounting bracket and the positioning of the brake rotor and caliper on the hub. With this set of parts, the brakes actually sit a little too far out and the wheels wouldn’t even have a chance of fitting. Ryan then contacted ATS Garage member Ryan Der, who also has a set of AP Racing brakes, and traded measurements. He found out that the brackets that Ryan was running on his EK Civic are a lot like the brackets he has, just with the right sizing for it to fit onto his suspension and hub so he will have a bracket fabricated to make these things work…

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A shot of the Precision turbocharger that Ryan will be running…

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Ryan is a very particular guy when it comes to his builds and he’s now decided that he doesn’t like the way one of the dump tubes look so he will have ASC make another one to his satisfaction… I think it looks fine but it’s hard to say how it’ll all come together when the bay is finished and the hood is on the car…

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I’m personally very excited to see how this valve cover is going to look once it’s cleaned up and coated. Ryan hasn’t decided on a color for it yet but I just love how it’s all smoothed and streamlined… Though the Deutsch connectors may be very small in nature, I think they will be very noticeable once everything is finished. There are just two plugs exiting out from the custom valve cover so it should be very easy to spot….

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The dry sump unit without any piping interfering with it…

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The Blueprint Racing K-Series waterpump block-off plate sitting just above the dry sump unit…This plate will probably be a little difficult to see later on when the alternator is mounted in front of it…

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Good to see this thing finally on the floor… As you can see, Ryan has decided to put the OEM ITR wheels back on the chassis. He had to do this because the Regamaster Evos that he had planned on using for the build just plain do not fit the car now with the tires mounted on them. Ryan isn’t much for stretching tires so he will just go another route as far as wheels go. I know you guys remember me saying that the front fenders were designed around the Regamasters but that was the wheel itself without the meaty tire that he had planned to use. Ryan has a lot of options though so it won’t be much of a problem getting a wheel with the proper sizing on it. If anything, the AP Racing brakes would have made the Regamasters null anyways because of the sizing and how it is being mounted to the knuckle…

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A side profile shot so you guys can see how much wider the front fender is in comparison to the OEM ITR wheel…

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…and another angle so you can see how far in the stock wheels fit. I think I’m secretly happy that the Regas didn’t fit on the car…with such a wild build, I almost fell like this car needs a more aggressive wheel. Not in sizing, but in design….While the Regamaster Evo is a classic wheel, it’s just so simple and it would have been difficult to reproduce the original Regamaster decals in orange like how Ryan wanted them… Now there are all kinds of possibilities for wheel choices…

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A firewall-side view of how the motor looks with the side-draft turbo manifold…Crazy to think how this bay is going to look when it’s all completed. Note the second Deutsch connector coming from the backside of the valve cover…

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Random but I just liked the way the cage looked against the light…Gotta get these types of shots in before the glass and all kinds of other shit goes back into the car….

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Funny but while, Ryan, DPK David, and I were hanging out in the back of the shop discussing Ryan’s build, someone came peeking through the door and scared the shit out of us. Tetsuya Yamaguchi from USDM Jam came all the way out to America for Wekfest and stopped by the shop the week after. It was his first opportunity to look at Ryan’s build and he was all smiles….I just love how on any given day, two completely different worlds can unite and it’s all just for something as simple as a car hobby… Good stuff…

That’s all for now. The next time we will be talking about this ITR is when it is down at ASC. I’ll try my best to make it down there when they are working on it to get some progress shots. Until then, we can all just sit back in anticipation….

Thanks for looking…

 

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