1996 Accord H23a Bluetop

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Painted the wheels this past weekend!


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So upon further review I can say conclusively that a 97-01 power steering bracket from a 97-01 prelude fits the engine head, but does not fit with the Accord alternator/ac mounting bracket.

I can get 2/3 holes from the F22 Accord power steering bracket to line up with some shimming to the engine and cutting into the timing belt dust shield. Gotta figure out the best way to do this...
Suspension had a bad sag on one side so rather than replace with OEM struts I went ahead and bought a set of Truhart coilovers and a camber adjustment kit. Not going to drop her much, just a little bit & try to keep my numbers good.

While I'm in there I'm going to go ahead and do my inner and outer tie rods, and the rest of the ball joints
So I got everything in, the vehicle is running good besides a check engine light which I will have to investigate further.

My initial guesstimate at the ride height adjustment was wrong in the front end but right in the back so I'm going to take some measurements and try to level it out.

Bonus picture of how cool the pearl in the color looks when the sun hits it just right.


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Finally got the ride height situation figured out, along with the camber.

The springs were supposed to be preloaded, but alas it turns out they were not so I had to figure that out on my own and now it drives perfect. I'm so happy with it.


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This is definitely a "my generation" thing but I'm using the vehicle's Instagram page I made forever ago. If you use IG, a follow would be nice. @bluetop_cd5


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