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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:25 am

I like them, as well, but my favorite seats are the ap2 s2000 seats. I think those with the back seat install would be nice. Or I could just dream about the ultra rare ful tan interior. :sleep:
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby sicknick » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:06 am

NYVTEC89 wrote:Thanks guys! Tian, I'm definately going to get a new bumper cover, but that's not til after I'm boosted. It's the only thing I dislike about my car. :amen:



what is the purpose of those holes in the bumper anyway?
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:16 am

When you've got a fast car (10 seconds or less) at the track, it allows air flow to pass through reducing drag resistance. Or JDM pointz, yo! -___-
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby asianflava » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:19 am

The rear bumper is supposed to trap the air. The holes let it escape.
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:54 am

Either way, it will be gone! :-)b
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:37 pm

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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby sicknick » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:28 pm

NYVTEC89 wrote:Either way, it will be gone! :-)b


I like it :D
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:25 pm

Thank you Nick!

Lets see, for updates.. I just started a job last week in an STS tire, which basically is a tire change/quick lube place but we do other things as well. In working there, I have the wonderful opportunity to use my work bay's lift at my leisure, so long as there aren't customers waiting. Welp, I got my car on the lift and did an overall safety/maintenance inspection. I realized that the reason my ride has been so bumpy is because all 4 of my Tokico Blues are blown. It looks like the clown that owned my rex previously intentionally ground down the shock pistons with vice grips. I've got a set of brand new KYB GR-2's in my mom's shed that have never been installed, but I was told that those are OEM replacements, and I'll end up hitting the piston to the top of the shock tower on those with my coil overs. I wish I had the extra $1300 for a set of Tein coil overs, but unfortunately, I do not. :-( To top that off, my driver's side front wheel bearing is shot. It doesn't make a sound, but there's a lot of up and down play, and I inspected my ball joints, but they had no play. Its a pretty easy fix, and my price for that bearing is like $27, where as the retail for it is somewhere around $60. That works for me, but my shop doesn't have a press.

I was working at a different shop in the franchise, about 40 miles away, and they have a press and told me I was more then welcome to use it whenever I liked, but I'm trying to weigh out the cost of gas and the 50 minutes to an hour and fifteen (depending on traffic) for a bearing to be pressed out, and another one pressed in. I'll change the passenger's side when I do change the driver's side just because.

I worked a few hours of overtime, and hopefully I can get a few hours this coming week. I've got this goal to have the rex winterized and off the road by October 31st, and I'm pretty damned determined to meet that goal. I don't know what my winter beater will be, but hopefully I find either a pretty decent pickup or a subaru or something. We'll see next week, though. :-)b

I've also been contemplating using my z6 block as opposed to the d15b7 that I've got in my girlfriend's garage. Granted, that block is already honed and has a block guard, with this one I don't need to search around so hard for a jam d15b vtec crank to fit my rods. I'll pull the head one the car is off the road and get a better look at it and decide from there. I will of course post pictures when I do that, but this update has none, because all I've done is work.
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby SanFranciscoTreat » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:32 pm

Sweet ride bro.
Came a long great.
Once I get my eyebrow on the windshield, I'm probably gonna get one of those mirrors and eradicates blindspots. We shall see.
Looks awesome though.
Love the wheels and the empty engine bay.
Got my battery relocation kit as well.
Once I get my fogs, I'm gonna take out the A/C again, do the fogs, and relocate the battery in one shot. Unfortunately, I do not believe I have enough room in the hatch lol... What with the subs and the bottle hahaha

=p

Subbed :-)b
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:43 pm

Thank you San! Its filthy right now. I'll PM you my ideas for the engine bay when it's all boosted, as I'd like it to be a surprise to the community until it's done. :bounce:
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:07 pm

Welp today my starter went. I got to work fine, no issues, but it was acting up last night after I left work and went to the store for body wash. I figured I would clean the positive terminal with battery corrosion cleaner that I have at my job. Afterwords, I cleaned and checked the wires to see how [potty mouth] up the battery relocation was done. Son of a bitch! Every time I fix something on this God damned car, something else breaks. Its such a headache I swear. I guess that comes with a 21 year old car, though. But c'mon, all the overtime I've worked in the past week was all for nothing because now I need to order a starter when I get my check on Thursday. On the bright side, I will make a wicked write up about it if I'm not too lazy. Also, my crxcom stickers came in from Ollie, so that's a :-)b .

Oh.. the saga continues.
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:15 pm

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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby SanFranciscoTreat » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:32 pm

Sweet sticker lol.
Sorry bout te starter. These things happen. They're old cars. At least it wasn't the dizzy lol!
I changed my oil and flushed my rad today.
Oh the brighter side, there may be a way to save your starter. Although it's impossible without some Down time. You can get a rebuild kit or just take it apart and check the bushings on the case and the connectors on the solenoid. I think there's a writeup somewhere on how to rebuild and increase the output of the coil.
Either way, best of luck.
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:42 pm

Thanks San. I work at a shop, so where as it costs everyone else $200 for a starter, I priced it at $87 and change today, but I wanted to use that money for the beater. Good deal on flushing fluids today, bud! :-)b
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby SanFranciscoTreat » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:08 pm

Good deal, and thanks man.
Where'd you purchase that sticker at !
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:11 pm

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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:41 pm

Okay, so since my last post, I took off and disassembled my starter. I took brake cleaner for the exterior of the starter and rubbing alcohol for the inside. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the starter after I cleaned it, but there is a huge difference.
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This is the inside of the coil that the ground wire goes to. I'm not sure of the technical name of it, but it appears that its a giant magnetic coil that spins a gear that in turn actuates the part of the starter that turns the flywheel.
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This is what sits inside the coil. It has a gear at the end that spins another gear in the other half of the starter assembly.
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When I looked at the wires for the starter essentially I found a wiring mess. I didn't have the time to rewire it all completely how I want it done, but this weekend I will. Basically there's a 2 awg wire from the starter that's ran all the way to the battery in the trunk. There's another wire from the hot side terminal of the starter that goes to what I thought was a relay, then to the fuse box. Well what I thought was a relay is actually the original battery terminal connector just covered. I need to look around as to where I would find an amplifier fuse that has one input and two outputs, basically one that goes like this..
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.. so that I can split the battery line to the starter and to the fuse box. It will not only make my engine bay a little cleaner, the wiring a little safer, but it will be new. There's nothing wrong with new things in an old car. :D
I was also looking at my bumper alignment to the headlights and I realized how bad it really is off. I need to take the bumper off and align it better. :frusty:
Well that's all for now. Gena is running again so I can't really complain. No more driving Rhonda, who happens to be my girlfriend's 2000 Ford Focus. Oh well :yay:
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby SanFranciscoTreat » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:24 am

Niceee.... Mazel tov lol. Nothin like saving $$$ And fixing stuff.
Good to hear.
And i DESPERATELY NEED to align my front bumper.
If you end up doing this before I, please gimmie some tips or something because mine sags and it's mildly depressing..

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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:53 am

There are 4 screws up top, one on either side of the fender and a bolt behind the bumper lights. 14 mil I think.
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby SanFranciscoTreat » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:58 pm

I've had it off a few times. Just can't like, make it sit higher
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:20 pm

Hmmm.. I know my radiator support is all bent to hell. The po either hit something or something hit him. I'd like to weld in a new one come spring time.
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby SanFranciscoTreat » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:18 pm

Smsheesh I hope mine Isn't arsed
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:31 pm

San, it could be just the alignment.

All though I didn't do anything significant, I was bored at the shop and took this picture. Perfect perspective for those that don't yet own a CRX and are just browsing this site.
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby SanFranciscoTreat » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:15 pm

Cool pic. We shall see once my fogs come in.
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Re: 91 Si build thread

Postby NYVTEC89 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:27 am

Since the last update my CRX broke down in Home Depot's parking lot. I had to leave her there over night and the next day I brought my tool box home with me. I found a short in the transmission ground and replaced it, along with the battery being relocated to the engine bay for now. I got her home safe and sound, but now my tach isn't working. I checked behind the cluster for any disconnected plugs, and the distributor's connections too. Urghhh!

Yesterday I rotated my tires because of the ill rub I get up front. Welp, it followed the tires to the rear. New struts will go on maybe tomorrow at the shop? Now for pics..

Right before it broke. I lol'ed.
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Can anyone identify these coilovers? I can't tell if they're cheap eBay or GC, and that would help with my alignment specs.
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More updates soon. ;-)
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