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Brad's ~EPIC~ EF Hatchy DD Build

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  1. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    This thread is for my new DD so I don't drive the CRX all the time - 1991 Tahitian Green Civic Si.

    Cons:

    353,XXX KMS (pretty high)
    One owner (she was a pig and didn't take care of the car)
    It's been very poorly maintained and burns lots of oil (took 3 liters in one day)
    Came with a EW Civic radiator that was cracked/leaking (put a good one in first day)
    It's been driven over the BC Rockies lots so the front end is scabbed up pretty bad from rock chips
    The wheel wells and rear rockers are rusted out
    The lady smoked a deer and mangled the hood
    Cracked windshield and headlights
    I drove it home with a 185/70/14 on one side, 185/65/14 on the other side and a doughnut on the back
    Cat is badly clogged
    Needs front end and brake work

    The rest of the car is straight and sorta clean. :)

    Pros:

    Car was $400
    Lady driven Si 5 speed and linkage - it's a silk box!
    Interior was almost complete
    New exhaust (but it's lammmeee....time for a straight pipe :ph34r:)

    Notice the cons list is longer? :(

    It made 220 PSI across on the comp test so I suspected valve seals not rings. So I stripped the head off and it was evident they we bad. I have 2-3 Si heads laying around but decided to use a spare D16Y7 head I've never used (and it has the lowest mileage).

    Everything went smooth except I didn't realize I need a shorter timing belt. D16Y7/8 belt =104 teeth D16A6 belt = 107 teeth. After a $28 Gates belt it started right up. My dad forgot to torque the intake mani bolts so it had a huge vacuum leak (one too many beer maybe), after that was sorted it ran super smooth so we set the timing and let the headgasket set in.

    It slowed the oil consumption but not enough so we put a liter of 30w in with the oil change. ;) I cut out the front of the air box (cold air yo) then unbolted the muffler (left the mid-pipe), it pulls really nice. I didn't know the Y7 head would raise the compression but it now reads about 225-235 PSI across! It was detonating pretty bad though. Filled the tank with 91 oct right away and knock no more!

    The cat is plugged pretty badly, when I stop it ticks like a mofo and the tunnel in the interior gets hot. :mellow: We'll see how this motor lasts, it pulls strong but I think it's on it's last legs. I have my old white Si hatch that was just rear ended to take the motor from. :)

    Since the hood was hit by a deer and covered with rock chips - I'm rusting it. :D I didn't want to deal with the filthy interior so its gutted. No carpet, no rear seats, no rear pannels, no stereo. Just the complete dash, door pannels, MINT Si seats (from the white hatch) and center console. :driver: The wreked hatch is actually really handy, this car will be pretty clean when I'm done.

    The quarter had a huge dent that I popped out after it was gutted. :) My yellow rims are on the car but I gotta take em off, the alignment is wack and theres a clunking goin on (I think ball joint). I hope to steal the coilovers from my CRX, put them on the hatch then get it aligned w/ the yellow wheels.

    I have lotsa pictures but I could only type this up at work.

    This is an econo build so costs will always be posted. Assume the parts installed are spares I have unless I post ammounts. I have LOTS of EF parts btw. ;)
     
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  2. CAFROG

    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Lets get some pictures.....and stop goofing off at work!
     
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    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    Lol no more grease traps to pump this month so they stuck me in the dispatch office :gives: next week (begenning of month) will be real busy for me.
     
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    The fuck is a liter?

































    Damn Canadians. I want pics!
     
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    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    Its the acurate measurement, it might be hard for you to understand...I know. :rolleyes:
     
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    So whos going to be the asshole that points out him having misspelled accurate?
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    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    I was about to, until you threatened to shove an iron up my ass... Eh, fuck it, it's unplugged.

    Lern 2 tipe noobsos.
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Not an iron up the butt.......iron-knee......irony. But an iron up the butt sounds graphic too.......especially if it was plugged in.
     
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    It brings a whole new meaning to the term "Cleveland Steamer". :eek:
     
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    this thread is fucked already. you might as well make a new one when you have pictures.
     
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    :werd: Gives you a chance to come up with a better title too!
     
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    werd.. so far nothing epic happening.. not even pics
     
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    He's got pics on his camera. Hes not anywhere near a computer right now and hes having issues with the suspension
     
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    Thats a good deal.....I think....whats that in real money?? lol
     
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    OGMatt Not a real OG lol

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    If they aren't curbed....cool. But decent tires will run $300-450. On the EF....I would run 195 50 R15's but if you can find some 205 45 R15's.....sweet.

    I got 205 50 R15's on my EGg but they are too beefy for me :shrug: Bought some meshies a while ago and I just found out that I got two bent rims......never noticed when driving so they aren't bad but I put both of them in the back for now lol. I noticed when I installed my Karcept Hubs and did a shade tree check with a file right on the lip of the rim (file sitting on a box so it was stationary)

    AND..........glAss-headlights, Where the pics be????
     
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    I almost had the upper ball joint come apart 2 hrs away from home, been dealing with that all yesterday and today.


    Revival time! (Beware of 4x4 :ph34r:)

    Stock and untouched.

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    The motor was soo tired.

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    Stripping off the head.

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    Pops' working away at the timing belt.

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    New Y7 head back on and running strong! I can't believe how much life came out of the little D.

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    Got started on the hood. Still hasn't rusted. :(

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    Freshly gutted (not cleaned).

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    Parts out to clean them.

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    Wiper delete and oil spray everywhere because it used to burn a lot.

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    The plate that came on it. ;)

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    The car is fun as hell to drive. Picks up and goes better than the B16 does, the Si gearing is really fun too. It needs an exhaust (runs out of flow near the redline) It needs suspension work too lol. The rear end swings around too much and will break loose, it needs to corner flat like the CRX does. It gets better gas mileage than the B16 too.
     
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