Father Son Project. NOW WITH LIVE STREAM! So my father and I are building 2 cars. He is doing a 454 1940's Gasser car, and I am doing a 91 CRX. Both of which will be cruise and drag night cars. (I work from home so I barely drive as it is) I told all my friends driving around with evo's and various tuners that I could make a CRX STOMP their 1/4 times with almost 1/4 of the cost. (hope I dont have to eat those words! lol) I have purchased my CRX today off craigslist. Firstly I'd like to say that its very sad when you can't find a car that was so abundant when I was younger. Makes you start to feel like your getting old. Secondly, its hard to find a honda without a botch job of a motor swap. Anyway I picked up a CRX that had almost no rust on the rockers, rear fenders, and the floor was in great shape as well. The kid told me it had a B18B1 motor however as soon as I popped the hood I saw "ZC" as the first item in the engine serial. Now it has been since I was in high school since I've been into honda's and never had the money to find out what you can really do to them back then. Not to mention it appears that parts for my favorite old cars are just so easy to find. I just have a couple of questions. Hopefully someone here can steer me in the right direction. Engine serial: ZC 266539 Trans.: L3 - 2059486 (cable) I am looking to run low 12's possible high 11's. As the car sits its gonna need the motor mounts redone (hack of a swap job!!!) and all new suspension and alignment put in. My question is this, to keep my budget low with a target time in mind, is this a good motor to work with? If I were to keep this motor, are parts easy to come by for them? I do plan on boosting the motor just very unsure at this point as to how much, and can my motor handle the boost that will be needed to get me into the 12's. I plan on picking up a replacement hood of whatever the lightest material I can find (carbin fiber / fiberglass). I plan on eliminating the factory fuel tank and replacing it with a fuel cell, along with a higher psi pump and regulator. (does anyone know what the stock psi on the factory fuel pump is off hand?) Relocating the battery. Picking up a fiberglass front kit that will allow me to better locate the cold air intake as well as enough room for a large intercooler. I was also gonna look into fenders made of a different material. I'd like to shed as much of the weight as possible yet still keep it street legal. I would like to do cams, injectors, fuel rail, intake manifold, and try to squeeze more compression out of the motor. I am hoping that this will get me into the 12-13's. I have a feeling its going to break the bank trying to shave off that last second to get into the 11's. Another thing I am curious about is traction. Across the board it seems that the general consensus is never enough traction on FWD cars. Im sure everyone here has seen the "Red Rocket" civic videos on youtube. This car and several other cars Ive watched seem like they just spin for the first 3 gears then finally hook up in 4th. Seems consistent with the timeslips I've seen online. Slow 60ft times and insane trap speeds. Are there any necessity items I should get before I start dumping money into the suspension? I really appreciate any help and guidance. For those that like to follow along with projects I will be doing regular updates as well as have streaming cams from the garage as we work on the cars. (still finishing up the site. should be done in a few days. Work schedule permitting.) Tomorrow I'll be putting the CRX up in the air and making a shopping list. Oh yea 1 more thing.... The car came with the clear alteza's? installed. (not sure if thats how you spell it) Thankfully they also had the stock rear brake light assemblies. I personally prefer the stock tail lights. However my fiance, mother and father all liked the shinny alteza's. Last I checked these lights were still frowned upon in the tuner world. Just wanted to see if anyone had an opinion on the matter. P.S. Sorry if I sound like 100% noob. I am just now getting to that point in my life where debts are getting paid off (student loans are a B****!!) and am trying to spend more time with Dad. Hes the real mechanic of the two of us. I was really hoping to get into ECU tuning with this CRX but I'd need a new motor (I think anyway) I work with computers for a living as well as do web and application development. I can't imagine tinkering with a car's computer being harder to learn than php, mySQL, ruby, ASM, or any other garbage development languages I've had to learn over the years. Thanks for reading my wall o text Looking forward to any advice and feedback I can get. This website has been SOFA KING helpful thus far, and I'm excited to talk to like minded people.