Car is in workshop 8 miles away so cant tell you what diameter shock is a moment but will measure tomorrow, in the meantime I too thought I was going to have a problem until I sat the car down on the wheels. I set lower wishbone adjustment to centre (I basically set all adjusters to their mid position) and when in place everything fits and shocks dont contact upper arm at any time through full travel.
Springs are set with no pre load.
Shocks/Springs Gaz Gold Pros
Cars in the Workshop Replicar - 1998 Mk2 1.8 donor Honda Civic Coupe SR Discovery TD5
Mine are 50mm so possibly bigger than yours look, but the upper mount is still over one inch off centre with the wheel up or down. Hadn't thought about the cam bolts as mine aren't "set" just finger tight in place. Will have a tweak. Thanks
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Thanks Snowbird, I obviously couldn't find the other port since it is in the middle of the inlet manifold which is nigh on impossible to get to once bolted to the head. I have no idea how I missed this but putting it down to a combination of building haste and buying a donor that was partially disassembled, in fact only a google search based on your advice helped me find where it was.
After 1hr fighting and cursing with a pair of long pliers, mirror and torch to see between the manifold runners I realised that I needed some extra hands so dragged my 13 year old daughter out to the garage to hold the mirror and torch. After almost conceding to remove the manifold I got my daughter to try reaching up with her smaller hands, success, managed to get the pipe on just enough to then push it fully on with the pliers. What could have been a frustrating day in the garage turned to one of elation, although no doubt it will cost me some pennies next time my daughter needs something.
So here is an update on the wiring situation, generally been much better easier than I expected but suppose Replicar is easier since you have more space to hide wires than on an Exocet or Rocket.
Main challenge was loom entry to engine bay and the related fuse box access issue. I looked at a few positions but space on the firewall is limited so after some stripping back of loom tape and seeing what could be re-routed or extended I decided to route onto the inside.
Once the loom tape was removed I only needed to extend two wires to get a lot of extra options on position.
Phototrash took some weird amount of time to process the video but finally...
Battery light coming on, suspect alternator as it didn't look that clever when it was off the car. Will do some detailed checks but need to wait on Amazon for new multimeter as the LCD has just gone on my last on.
1999 60k MK2 1.8 5spd donor 2003 40k MK2.5 1.8 5spd (sold and missed badly) "Life is like a book and those that do not travel only read the front cover"