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  1. HackAbuse

    HackAbuse ...The One and Only...

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    Hey guys,

    I've primarily been a domestic fanboy since the beginning, but one day I had the dream of making a street legal go-kart of sorts, so I got to owrk on making it reality. The criteria I came up with were: Fast (duh), Light, Small, Excellent Handling, Decent Looking. I'm not sure when I first came across CRXes or where I got the idea to modify one, but it was really apparent that a CRX fit the bill.

    It didnt take me long to find a CRX for sale. Here she is:
    A 1988 CRX Si. This thing is beat, but it doesnt appear to have been in any accidents, and it has no record of any. It was originally a Louisiana car so it has minimal rust. The engine is a B18a swap, whihc was recently re-built, but not broken in correctly, so the piston rings cause the car to smoke at idle. The pistons still hold compression though. It has a brand new clutch, Eibach Sportline springs, and front and rear strut bars. The interior is completely screwed, but no worries, I'll be tearing it out anyway.


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    The Body/Interior (I like clean, clean, clean.) My plans are to strip the body down to sheet metal, fix any problems with whats going on underneath, during this process I will also be relocating the gas fill nozzle, welding the gas door shut, shaving the door handles, and welding the doors shut. After all of that is done, I'm going to lay down a fresh coat of paint. Next: the interior, its all gotta go! The seats are broken, so I'm going to replace them with some fixed position seats. The dash has to basically be remade, theres no heat, no a/c, no radio, nothing in this car, so any/ all remnants of those things need to be filled in, so I will fill 'em in and fiberglass the whole thing. Now the rest of the interior is going, bare sheet metal is my friend here.

    Now for the engine. I'm not sure which direction I'm going with this one. I'm either going to keep the B18 and work with it, or swap it out for an H22 (I'm really leaning toward the H22 on this one.) But I really need to explore my options as to what I want to do.

    EDIT: My ultimate goal is 13s or better

    This will be my project car until it's finished

    This is my current daily driver:
    2005 Chevy Cobalt LT
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  2. Black Widow g2

    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    1st off, welcome to hondaswap. nice to have you here. second, don't mess with ugly CRXs. lol the reason i say that, is we have one from our shop running 11.19 and it's UGLY! i mean... spraypainted camouflage... hehehe.

    One of our buddy's shops has a Cobalt with 1000+whp... that thing is rediculous. ;) I like all cars. If it's fast, it's fast. ;) Good luck with the project!
     
  3. HackAbuse

    HackAbuse ...The One and Only...

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    I doubt its as ugly as my $500 rex
    BTW I'm going t o pick it up sunday afternoon, it has no heat, and I have to drive it 4 hours in 15 degree weather. :(

    Are you talking about the whitfield racing 'balt? That thing is incredible!
     
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    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    yea... you know whitfield? hehehe, you may have heard of our shop then too...
     
  5. HackAbuse

    HackAbuse ...The One and Only...

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    Yeah, I hate to act like a know-it-all but I know quite a bit about cobalts, so I know alot about the Whitfield 'balt. Its the reason why I abandoned modding my 'balt. Just like any other car, you can make it fast, but it's rediculously expensive to do so, so I wanted to start on a cheaper platform
     
  6. Black Widow g2

    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    hahaha... one of these days, ask him to tell you about Artie. lol

    He came up from SoCal and we got to see his odyssey.... lol
     
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    801CRX Got Rice?

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    WELCOME!!!

    You got a deal for $500, I bought a 89 HF for $400 and it didnt come with any goodies. Yours came with the B18=great deal.

    Good luck with it and dont rice her out.

    BTW your taillights look like there from the 90-91 model Rex's
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    nice project.

    dope plate :D
     
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    Nice deal and your plate is fucking ridiculous =P
     
  10. HackAbuse

    HackAbuse ...The One and Only...

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    lol, I have to de-rice it as it is. I'm going for a really simple, clean car.

    I also got new piston rings and 11.9:1 compression pistons along with the car, so i can fix the smoking issue, but I'm not sure if I really want to tear the engine apart since I've never replaced pistons before.

    Thanks, I think for the CRX I want to make the plate:

    Si-RX
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    nice, both your crx and cobalt :)
     
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    Estorvito Soy Boricua

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    welcome/Bienvenidos aboard:)
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget the Member's Map, pinned to the top of this forum

    NE For the win !
     
  15. HackAbuse

    HackAbuse ...The One and Only...

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    Thanks, added myself, but it seems that theres no members nearby me :(

    Can't wait to pick up the car sunday, It's currently in Buffalo
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i don't get it?
     
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    Yeah, Syracuse is far away, but it's not like you're in Utah or anything :)

    We have frequent things going on in CT, it's worth the drive.
     
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    ThatGuy4life The Riced Sleeper

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    +1.. i didnt even notice the plate till you said something
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    fixed that for ya
     
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