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sigh... another build thread. but this one will also end without epicness

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by kelsodeez, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. kelsodeez

    kelsodeez New Member

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    my buddy gave me his old shell. him and i are bringing it back to life. more to come.


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    the shell

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    engine bay painted championship white. i may just do this color for the white on the body because it looks pretty good and i dont feel like screwing with a 3 stage paint.
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    re-powder coated the valve cover. if anyone needs cheap powdercoating for small items in the bay area, pm me.
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    LSD type r tranny
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    personal grinta steering wheel w/ a true grant quick release
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    hasport b mounts
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    fitting up the other side to the X. not welded in yet, but its almost there
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    F&F coilover and a turbo (my dogs name is turbo)
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    thats all for now.

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    UPDATE!!!

    cleaned up the engine
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    got the seat and steering wheel in
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    had to fab up some brackets because the guy that had the car before me thought it was a good idea to take the stock ones out. i fitted up and designed the brackets and i had my buddy weld them in because i suck badly at welding.
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    its becoming a real car almost!
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    merry xmas to me! new tool box
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    finally put back the supercharger after i powdercoated the intake mani. still debating on wether or not to use it
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    got my dash from jegs in the mail today. its going to need some major trimming.
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    for some reason, the guy that had the car before me used a cutting torch on the upper strut plate.
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    cage is all wrapped up and the inside is almost ready for paint. probably a good 3-4 more hours of prep
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    so i made a plate. i still need to drill the holes in it and weld it in, but you get the idea.
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    i have a small update, and im kind of scratching my head at this one. i tried bolting up the engine mount to the engine and the way it sits is really crooked. the engine will tilted so far forward like this. anyone know whats up?

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    a few more pics of the supercharger. if any of you guys wants to buy it, ill cut you a sweet deal.

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    drilled and welded the upper strut mounts. didnt turn out as pretty as i had hoped but its strong as hell and a nice strut bar will cover all that nastyness.

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    tranny cleaned up
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    gas tank is welded shut. my buddy warped the sheet metal kind of bad so its going to take some banging and a nice skin coat of metal 2 metal filler to get it looking pretty again.
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  2. INJEN78

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    why is there a front hoop welded on that car??
    what are the pnas other than the ctr motor?
     
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    there was a front loop welded as part of the cage because this car used to have an h22 running low 9's. i am now making it an endurance car.
     
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    endurance meaning circle track or??
     
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    road race endurance. not oval track. there are a few events near where i live that cater to endurance road racing and ive been wanting to get into it for quite some time.
     
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    by the way, the layout of this forum sucks. its angering me.
     
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    Good Luck and please update asap, this looks like a thread full of win!
     
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    how so? i think its pretty simple...but the endurance events sound fun..keep us updated
     
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    low 9's!? I don't know if I would want to be in a crx going that fast
     
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    yea dude. im pretty sure the power from that engine warped the frame a little because after i cut off the loop and tried to bolt up the radiator support, i had to use the porter frame puller to line up all the top mounting holes. i hope it doesnt effect handling too bad but its nothing a few extra points in the roll cage wont fix :D
     
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    should be good..how bad off were the holes?
     
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    the drivers side frame rail holes were off about a quarter inch but the upper mount on the wall where the fender goes was off about a whole inch. the frame rail is straight now but i just need to tweak the top mount now.
     
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    ouch..was the car ever hit? that sounds like alot just for a motor to move it
     
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    well, to fit the alternator to the H22, the drivers side frame rail has to be hammered in a little bit. i attribute the condition its in to that. id probably be better off getting a different shell and using that, but this shell was given to me, its a clean title 88 si which is becoming more rare by the day. the build continues!
     
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    You need bang a bit of the engine bay around to get the H22 to fit
     
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    yup and now its pretty impossible to pound it back out at this point. oh well. the frame will be plenty stiff the way the roll cage is and the few additions i will be adding to it.
     
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    it should be sick especially with the ctr motor.
     
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    yea for sure. 185HP with a 9K redline in a car that i can literally pick up and move over. yes please.
     
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    i wouldnt run that motor to 9k without doing arp rod bolts and some new bearings..
     
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    you think? the stock redline on my engine is 8500.
     
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