David Z not only did the swap first but also posted numbers that others were unable to beat for a time.David Z on CEG was the first. Then there's no way to count who did second and so on..lol.
I do remember Jiako now as I had started my swap in the fall of 2001. It was probably a few months later when I realized the ports were different.First 2001 ovalport hybrid conversion was a CEGr by the name of Jiako.
He's one of the first to identify the issues with aligning the LIM.
I only remember DavidZ being ahead of me in my swap. I started my 3L project in September of 2000 and completed my full 3L hybrid in November of 2000. It was completely stock intake and exhaust minus the gutted precats and optimized y-pipe.
I dyno'd it in either January or February of 2001 and at the same time I stuck in Leda Suspension springs, a GReddy EGT gauge and BAT 22mm rear sway bar.
Fastest fwd non-turbo car in the area for a long time!