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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by JermBizzle, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. JermBizzle

    JermBizzle Active Member VIP

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    I swear, taking the pedals out my Honda is just about the damndest thing i've ever done...me trying to squeeze my 250lb ass back in there to disconnect all that shit is a lot harder than it sounds... I've given up on it for a few more days now...might start back in on it Saturday or something...ugh I hate small cars sometimes.

    FWIW: clutch pedal broke, have to replace the whole assembly.

    From Jerm, to the Civic: I hate you
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  2. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    LOL Bad times. I've definitely pulled honda pedals before, but I'm a lot smaller than you.



    My buddy used to work at U-Fix-It honda as a parts puller. Well he's 6'5" easy and 250. He hated his job.
     
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    JermBizzle Active Member VIP

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    Yeeeeeep, i'm 6'4" - 250ish, lol... I was hating life earlier...and now, my back hates me.
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    It might have been easier to just plasma cut out the whole firewall section then attach the new pedals and weld the section back in...eeek!
     
  5. JermBizzle

    JermBizzle Active Member VIP

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    Yeah haha that sounds like a better method! :mad:
     
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    Clayton did this repair at autocross and only missed 1 run.

    Buck up little buddy !
     
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    yes yes he did :) mechanics wire FTW. later on he welded it.


    my first CRX suffered this fate. clayton welded that as well.
     
  8. JermBizzle

    JermBizzle Active Member VIP

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    More like big buddy, lol....my body hates that car now...ugh.

    I thought about just having it welded, but I got a newer assembly for $20, the pedals and all the metal look great, so they should last another couple years at least I hope. After that if it breaks again, i'll either get some machined or have them taken apart and welded uber good. ;)
     
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    I have to yank mine out again, I welded it up some but still need to pull it weld the back side :( I feel your pain buddy.
     
  10. JermBizzle

    JermBizzle Active Member VIP

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    Shit man i'm sorry, that sucks ass.
     
  11. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Did I miss something here? How come you're replacing your pedals? :huh:
     
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    they broke

    i was not aware of this being a common honda problem
    learn something everyday
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Huh, me neither...that's the first I've heard of that happening as well...
     
  14. JermBizzle

    JermBizzle Active Member VIP

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    I don't think its something that happens to every single car, but for those of us whose pedals are very hard to push down, such as mine, it really stresses the welds evidently and they end up breaking in the exact same spot every time, at least on the 88-91's.
     
  15. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    when you toss in a heavy duty clutch...and still run cable, the weakest point snaps.

    87 CRX the weakest point was the pedel.

    ahhh I remember that day like yesterday...

    made a run, lost all control, had to push the car to the pits, found the snapped pedal assy, took it out, drilled holes stratigically and threaded 0.035 wire double twisted and slapped them back in. Missed one run, and still got second in CSP behind that damn purple spec miata.


    now days...I'm taking 4 days to pop off a damn oil pump and pop another one in.....just to change the timing shaft for my dizzy so I can run a dual pickup for my msd for the Z.


    I'm getting lame for cars...

    I can do all the work in a few hours to change an engine on a helicopter and get it out the door the next morning for testing, but now for cars...I take a week to even do a damn dizzy swap. Lazy, tired, or don't care...pick two.


    And if your having a problem with your back....just get a damn inversion table...it will save your life.
     
  16. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    buahahaha... looking for the pic of the pedel shit...I found the pic for getting the fuel tank out of a car...

    those were the days....

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  17. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    That's fuckin' hilarious! How did you set it up like that? You weren't worried about scratching it, or bending the axles, wheels, etc.?
     
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