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Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby 91rexdx » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:49 am

Whats up crxcommunity!! Its been awhile but im finally back!!
Just picked up this sweet Y-49 you can say the curse it strike it haha. yes its an 88 si with original paint on it. no previous body work has been done to it that i can see besides the front passenger fender being a replacement one.
previous owner had the hood fly up on the freeway and smashed the windshield. got it for a steal. will request for new plates at the dmv when i register her.

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Re: The Cursed One

Postby AZCRXSI » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:40 pm

Welcome back! :-)b

You have some work ahead of you but I already like the color! 8)

What are your plans for this one?
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Re: The Cursed One

Postby 91rexdx » Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:14 am

thanks! :mrgreen:
my plans are to bring it back to factory specs.
damage was more then what i have estimated. :x
gotta source out a bumper support, t-bar, radiator, a/c condenser, hood to at least get to running on the road again so i can get it smoged and into my name before the tags expires in September. :|
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Re: The Cursed One

Postby AZCRXSI » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:21 am

91rexdx wrote:thanks! :mrgreen:
my plans are to bring it back to factory specs.
damage was more then what i have estimated. :x
gotta source out a bumper support, t-bar, radiator, a/c condenser, hood to at least get to running on the road again so i can get it smoged and into my name before the tags expires in September. :|


Oh boy, that is right around the corner! In for pics and updates then! This is going to move quickly! hehe
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Re: The Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby 91rexdx » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:57 am

another Update!! :mrgreen:
Just picked up a better condition hood a lot less dents, T-bar, lower door molding, and mint ashtray never had smoke ashes in it for $80.
ordered a brand new bumper support for $60.
just missing a radiator and fuel bump before she can start again.

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if you need parts in socal hit up this guy he has a complete crx that he is parting out. lots of part still there and a set of 5 authentic 3 piece mugen mr5 rims
his car is a real 91 si tahitian green pearl.
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/pt ... 38404.html
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Re: The Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby dliverance » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:08 am

I nabbed the same $55 bumper reinforcement on ebay. It looked a lot better in person than I expected.
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Re: The Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby 91rexdx » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:18 am

got mine brand new from car carparts.com free shipping. :biggrin:
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby 91rexdx » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:00 pm

small update. removed the busted a/c condenser and radiator today and found out that the swap if from an hf not another si. The newer swapped in engine is a D15B6 from a hf? :?
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby CRX_SiMK » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:15 pm

looks like a fun project. :-)b
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby dliverance » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:23 pm

Whoa. Talk about a bummer. Why swap an hf into an si?
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby 91rexdx » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:11 pm

I got car like this. haha trying to get the front end straighten out. been held back about 2 weeks because the sells keep sending me wrong parts. :evil:
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby 91rexdx » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:03 pm

how she sits as of now. I got the frontend looking normal again but can get the hood to latch onto the t-bar with the front bumper cover on. latches with bumper cover off. shes been sitting like this for the past week. havent had time to work on her.
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mini update!!
parts came in yesterday. :mrgreen:

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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby 91rexdx » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:58 pm

small update. installed my mizu double row radiator.
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after installing the radiator I plugged in a main relay to see if it would start. the previous owner said it was the fuel pump that was out. turns out it was a bad main relay the car fired right up but idles at 2k :? and alot of smoke raising from the engine bay, could it be burning the oil that has accumulated around the block?
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby 91rexdx » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:19 am

found out the previous owner converted most mechanical part to a hf. engine, tranny, gauge cluster and im thinking the ecu as well. the rpm red lines at 5k. :? I have a long road ahead of me to getting her right.
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby dliverance » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:46 am

Now that is a bummer.
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby tommy » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:07 am

Or it's a blank slate, and you're free to put in exactly what you want.

But you did buy a Y49, so really, isn't it your fault? :P Good luck with it; from the sounds of it, I wouldn't have been too trusting of what they had done anyway not to start from scratch again.
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby AZCRXSI » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:32 am

Agreed, this could be an opportunity to make the car how you want it by starting from the ground up.

Although this Y-49 curse, not sure I agree with that... I've owned 2 x Y49s now for a total of 13 years and nothing has ever occurred...

Keep the faith and the patience! :-)b In the end, you will have touched everything and know it was done right.
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby 91rexdx » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:25 am

yeah pretty much gonna do a full resto now. LOL
plans for the car now is collect b series parts for a swap in the future in the mean time i'll just ride on this motor until it gives out on me. its my 2nd car so no worries of it dying on me haha.
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby AZCRXSI » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:43 pm

What about taking the time now to prepare for the B?

Suspension (shocks, springs, control arms, bushings, bearings)
Brakes (master cylinder, brake lines, calipers, rotors)
Fuel (tank and pump)
Interior

That way you keep moving and getting ready. The last thing you will want is to have a weakened brake setup or suspension. That motor will start to toss the chassis around instead of keeping things under control.
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby 91rexdx » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:52 pm

should be collecting motor parts for it first but still debating between d series mini me swap in the future or a b series not 100% sure yet.
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby Spriggan » Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:19 pm

i was a d16a6 lover for 12 years until purchased another crx with a b16a...the motor feels at home in a crx, its quite amazing with the proper transmission. love a barbados rex!
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby 91rexdx » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:48 am

Small Update no pictures
better condition climate control came in thanks kevbo82
ordered a new Si muffler. Car wouldn't pass smog due to major exhaust leak.
changed out the tierods and front lower ball joints
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby vanrij » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:01 pm

Making good progress :-)b already looks so much better than the "before" photos.
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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby 91rexdx » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:47 am

small update! got rid of the rotting oem steering wheel and replaced it with a ebay quick release combo kit.
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replaced the beat up yellow bumper with a better oem bumper cover.
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some editing for fun added 91 tail lights

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Re: Cursed Bumble Bee

Postby dliverance » Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:03 am

coming along quite nicely.
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