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TTIWWOP eh? New completion thread, bunch of pics.

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by c!v!c, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. c!v!c

    c!v!c elite crew

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    I started a build thread a while back before I was even done, so I've got pics from the whole process.

    I had a '95 Corolla, crashed it. Oops! I don't take that corner at 55 in the rain anymore at least. Then I needed wheels to get to and from work, so I needed to grab a new (used) car as soon as I could, my budget was tight, and to tell the truth, I didn't really like Hondas... But the price was right and it was reliable, so I got it.

    A GOD DAMNED LEMON!!@$#$@$!%!

    The guy I bought it from had it completely ghetto-rigged so it would run fine on a test drive, but about two weeks later, it all went to hell. Overheating all the time, burning so much oil, then it just blew the head gasket, so I rebuilt the motor, and all was well. This is when I really started loving Hondas. Now I'll never buy from another company... except maybe a BMW, or a Lexus. :)

    Then when I thought I had it good, I blew a valve. The head of the valve just disintegrated. Rebuilt it again with new valves, new rings, etc etc, but it still didn't run, so I just said to Hell with it and got this guy here. Oh yeah, dropping the JDM B16A into the EG8. Four doors of fury!
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    Good riddance!
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    This is about when I realized I had a LOT of work to do.
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    My workstation.
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    Ugh. And yes, I realize that's not the air temp sensor. : ]
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    After many hours of wiring it's ready to go.
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    And after many hours of not being able to line up the tranny mount it's in.
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    It's in, it's in! I get to drive it! Oh wait... TPS is broken from tightly wrapped shipping.
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    New TPS comes in, new plug wires and put the header shield back on.
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    Current state of affairs on the interior side...
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    It's gutted, and for what? Oh yeah, to run my 0 gauge to the trunk.
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    0 gauge? What ever for? Oh yeah, the four 12s fiberglassed into the wheel well.
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    All of this into a beat up four door, rofl.
    I realize there's a lot of work to be done though, I'm going to pull the engine again once it warms up to do a wire-tuck, paint the bay, and add the HASPORT mounts.


    But, it's my first Honda, which basically means it's just one ever-going project. I plan on first fixing the Honda-rot on the wheel wells, then getting some wheels to replace the steelies. Then I definitely need to upgrade suspension, and MAYBE a subtle body kit, and definitely a paint job.

    If all goes according to plan, I'll be opening a shop with a few local guys here in CT in the next few years. I'm studying the fine art of body-work and fiberglassing, then getting my welding license. But it's all just in the planning stage, so whatever, I've always got lameass college to fall back on. :D
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    looking good....
     
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    Damn, I just dropped an engine in myself, and my workstation was about as high class as yours... I like it =P. Nice job and fodo FTW
     
  4. c!v!c

    c!v!c elite crew

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    Workstation is my momma's garage, don't have one of my own yet

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    It's my DD, so I left all of the goodies on, so the bay looks like ass. Oh and I didn't clean it either, haha.

    Oh, and I've got about 143908 hours of sanding and paint to do on that speakerbox, it's not staying like that.
    I'll keep y'all posted.
     
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    those subs are gonna add some weight to it..
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Infinity is killer.


    But nice. Lookin good.
     
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    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    Looks really good man
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    c!v!c elite crew

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    Once the money starts coming in again, I've got a friend with a Del Sol... He blew his engine, and now the car just sits there... I'm thinking about grabbing that and slapping a turbo on my old SOHC with some new rods and pistons, making myself a nice little quick Sol. Because not only are the 4 subs going to weigh the car down, so are the 4 amps to power all of the speakers haha. The car isn't necessarily meant to be a speed demon, I'd just really like to be able to go up hills, lmao, couldn't really do that well with the D15.
     
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    make sure you cover those things up, or your car will be gone.
     
  11. c!v!c

    c!v!c elite crew

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    You think it'll get jacked out here in CT? I'm not extremely worried, as I don't actually live in Dirty Water... I live in the woods in a suburb. Though I do often go there... NVM, good point haha. I'm getting some better insurance later today, too.

    BTW, does anyone know how to get a car emissions tested if it's not registered? I need emissions done to register it, but to drive it there, it needs to be registered... I can't afford a tow for something so trivial right now.
     
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    i'm in bristol man... i know the area well. Cover it, even if you're just passing through. and keep it low if you plan to park it.


    you need to get a temp reg, go to emissions, then go get a real plate. i think its $50 for the temp reg... such a pain in the ass, i know.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    Adding power and weight, has that nice cancelling effect :lol:
     
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    If someone hears your system they will find a way to jack it from you
     
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    Yeah, 4 subs and a B16? ur a wetback's wet dream.
     
  16. c!v!c

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    Haha too bad I'm straight outta the British Isles.

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