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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby JeffWilliamsUSA » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:59 am

End of Page 1 - Cosmetics
Beginning of Page 2 - Mechanical
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby JeffWilliamsUSA » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:01 am

Phase 2 Focus on Mechanical
Engine / Suspension / Brakes / Transmission

We Start from Here:
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I got the engine started and this is what it looked like. I still need to wire up VTEC.

Put a D-Series Alternator in , no banging of the frame rail.
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And just after that .. We started up the engine for the first time.
( the alternator pic is out of sequence but , save the best for last ;) )
( Same video from the swap thread in the modification garage ) CLICK BELOW for Video
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Earlier this week i got a Hasport A/C bracket. gonna need the hardware kit from Hasport.
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Got some stuff :) install pics to follow.

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Got a SickSpeed dual bend short shifter , mostly because it came with the bolt & a cool sticker :P
and it was only $11 ;) .. ( it's red but i guess i can paint it , asked seller for color change , we'll see )
I also got: ES shift bushings, Acura Shift Washer set & a 10" slim fan.
I'll post actual pics when the items arrive
EDIT: actual items :)
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And .. axles , one is used ( came with swap ) the other is a new CarQuest.
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update june 24
yesterday i put the hydro bracket in .. kinda hard to get a good pic of it .. may edit this

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ok so , it was a pain to get this t-bracket in this far.

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I was only off by a little on the other side ,
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I ended up loosening the tranny side bolts and tilting the tranny mount to line up with the main bolt hole.
Then i got the final bolt in. As you can see in the above photo , everything is sitting a little too close to the firewall.
anyways .. engine bay with a straight engine and NO JACKS under the engine , lol .. :)

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How many differences can you spot ? ** HINT , you should be able to see 7 or 8 without flickr zooming , 10 total )
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So anyway, up up and away :) we're in the air for knuckles / axles and shift linkage
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I got started on the shift linkage.
It's pretty much installed except for the bitch pin and tightening everything up ( updatin on my break hehe )
I'm not sure i did all this right, the shifter had a an aluminum spacer that didn't seem to want to fit so i omitted it.
The nut was only grabbing on a few threads and the end of the nut that "locks" wasn't engaged.
Is this common ? to have to remove that spacer on the shifter bolt ?
Also, there wasn't any kind of washers with the shifter but , the bearing shifters doesn't use washers , right ?

and DUDE , what a PAIN it was to get that ES bushing in the stabilizer. :yell:
I gave up trying with my hands , all covered in oil. here is what i did:
TIP: i put big washers on a bolt and stuck the bolt through a bubble mailer from USPS ( so i wouldn't scratch my shift linkage ) then i put a big washer and a nut on the bushing side and started tightening the nut. Still wouldn't pop through :cry: i had to take some channel locks and squeeze the part of the bushing that didn't want to fit till the "lip" and the whole round end was in the shifter. THEN it popped through :)

UPDATE: July 5
Got the shift linkage in
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As mentioned , i removed that spacer on the bolt because the lock nut wasn't fully seated.
Not sure why this would happen. Most shifters i see installed do have the spacer.
With the spacer it was too tight and would bind the bearing in the shift lever.
ALSO: yep , i washed the under side of the car , lol
all that grey you see used to be "caked-on" 25yo oil-dirt crust.
You can see the line of the rust-proofing at the bottom of the pic.
I'll have to get back in there to clean it better, it's acceptable for the time being.

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Here is the other side with the <insert curse word> ES bushing.
I'm not sure if that rubber boot is causing some of my difficulty getting into 4th or if i have that installed correctly.
ALSO: lil complaint abt the innovative shifter: the metal u-joint bracket edges are TOO SHARP !! :yell:
If you zoom in really tight on this photo you can see the marks the bracket made on the soft aluminum.
That's DEFINITELY coming back off and i'll soften up those edges myself. ( thanks innovative :rolleyes1: )
NOTE to SeLF: paint that rusty bolt dude .. lol , yep that'll bug me .. :|

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Also, the ES bushing kit didn't have lube , what kind should i get ? where to get it ?
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby JeffWilliamsUSA » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:05 am

Page 2 Text - Dailies -
I'll still update the main page text dailies , it will be a full complete text list.
This text daily will be specific to page 2 which will focus on engine / suspension / transmission.

Goals ( bold indicates completed )
My highest priority goals are:
1- Motor mounts
2- Transmission descision / cable or hydro .. ( see #1 too )
3- Axles / Brakes / Knuckles
4- Shift Linkage
5- Hasport A/C bracket ( for engine fitment )
6- cable to hydro bracket
Daily Progress

May 22
1- First Start up of the engine
2- Found a used Hasport A/C bracket ( waiting on shipping )

May 24
installed radiator fan
Soldered fan connector
changed from b to d series alternator ( need upper bracket / NOT )

May 25
Installed d-series alternator / modded bracket.
bought a cable to hydro bracket ( need upper bracket )

June 14
Purchased on eBay:
90-93 T bracket
innovative steel mount kit
innovative cable to hydro adapeter
innovative EF B series shift linkage
Wire Loom / Hi Temp - engine harness re-wire

June 20
Purchased throttle cable
Purchased 10” slim fan

June 22
Installed cable to hydro bracket
Installed rear motor mount

June 23-24
Installed clutch cable & adjusted bracket.
Installed motor mounts
Installed rear t-bracket

June 26
installed throttle cable

June 28
Purchased Engery Suspension Shifter bushings
Purchased Acura shift washer set
Purchased SickSpeed dual bend shifter

July 03
Installed Shift linkage
Installed ES shifter bushings & new shifter washers
Installed SickSpeed dual bend short shifter
Disconnected brake calipers from knuckles.
Disconnected all ball joints on knuckles ( 6 ) ** ready to swap **

July 06
Installed crossmember ( grinding & BFH action )

July 10
Installed DX DS hub / moved HF DS hub to J-ReX
Installed DS Axle ( axle nut problems )
** stuck ball joints caused bending of upper control arm ball joint bolt **
Removed DS upper control arm from HF to J-ReX DD ( i need one car running at all times )

July 14
Purchased NEW DS axle
Removed incorrect axle ( causing binding / see above )
Installed NEW DS axle ( removed rubber dust ring )
Installed DS knuckle
Installed brake caliper
Installed rotor
connected steering rack / LCA / UCA / shock forks

July 15
Discount Tire knocked off axle nut for me
Installed NEW PS axle
installed PS knuckle
installed brake caliper
installed rotor
connected steering rack / LCA / UCA / shock forks ( CuT BoLT ! )
Connected radius rods
bolted front bumper on
installed corner lights

July 16
FIRST TEST DRIVE !!

July 17
shortened multi-pin on DS
Split loom & tape on DS side engine harness / ( alt & AIT )
installed JDM fender bolts under front fender splash guards
installed rear bumper bolts
engine checks

July 19
changed trans oil & re-tested ( no improvement )

July 20
Re-Covered Seats temporarily
Removed hood spacers , hood closes with extended front latch.
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby JeffWilliamsUSA » Sun May 22, 2016 9:41 pm

Started the Engine today.
Got this "Page 2 / Phase 2" thing organized & figured out ...
Can't wait to drive :/
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89 DX .. K-ReX
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91 DX .. J-ReX
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby blazercrx » Mon May 23, 2016 5:18 am

I have a spare set of dx knuckles that need rebuilt, ie: bearings and ball joints, if you need them. Congrats on getting it started, now the hard part of not wanting to throw it all together immediately just to be able to drive it begins! :D
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby JeffWilliamsUSA » Thu May 26, 2016 1:37 am

blazercrx wrote:I have a spare set of dx knuckles that need rebuilt, ie: bearings and ball joints, if you need them. Congrats on getting it started, now the hard part of not wanting to throw it all together immediately just to be able to drive it begins! :D

ohio is kinda far , shipping might be a bit high on those .. but thanks :-)b
i have DX knuckles on my DX :)
i'll swap the HF knuckles to that car and vice versa.
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby vanrij » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:31 pm

How did you modify the bracket to fit the D-Series alternator. I've seen a couple done, but yours look really clean. I like it.
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby umop3plsdn3dlus » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:35 am

Do you still need the blue dx interior? I posted on your fs/ft thread the other day.
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby JeffWilliamsUSA » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:09 am

vanrij wrote:How did you modify the bracket to fit the D-Series alternator. I've seen a couple done, but yours look really clean. I like it.


thanks, i really didn't modify the brackets at all. ( other than my un-intentional mod haha )
The top bracket ( GSR OEM bracket ) you just leave the back bolt out so the bracket will tilt down a bit.
also, on the top bracket , add some washers under the front bolt , for adjustment extension.
If you can get the sheet metal version of this bracket you can grind down the adjustment slot for a higher alternator placement for the adjustment bolt.

On the bottom ,
i used the stock GSR bracket
i "un-intentionally" forced out the tightening sleeve.
BUT , it was mostly because my belt was too short.
not sure if the belt has stretched a little since installation.
I plan to try to get that sleeve back in ASAP.

on the belt,
I used the D-Series pulley with 2 ribs on the pulley
( 3 ribs on the belt , advance auto wants to know the ribs on the belt )
the crank pulley has one extra rib and i just let the belt choose the ribs closest to the block as a resting place.

maybe i mentioned this in my thread in the modification garage but ,
i think both top bolts could be grinded where they meet the actual bracket to let the bracket sit a little lower.
the rear bolt hole might need to be "ovaled" out too.
It would have to be tested to know for sure.

Hope this helps .. thanks again ..

umop3plsdn3dlus wrote:Do you still need the blue dx interior? I posted on your fs/ft thread the other day.

eh yeah but , i just can't afford it now and , i may use the interior from k-rex.
If you still have it after i get the car running, and it ends up being cheaper / better than using k-rex interior, we may have a deal. you can link me to some pics , PM me the photo links .. ;)
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88 HF .. J2-ReX NeW
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89 DX .. K-ReX
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=47004
91 DX .. J-ReX
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby JeffWilliamsUSA » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:16 am

updated Phase 2 / mechanical dailies,
i posted google photos of the stuff i got in my swap thread.
http://crxcommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=190762&p=1390778#p1390778

I'll post actual photos when the items arrive.

Stuff:
90-93 T bracket
innovative steel mount kit
innovative cable to hydro adapeter
innovative EF B series shift linkage
Wire Loom / Hi Temp - engine harness re-wire

got almost $500 worth of sTuFF on the way :)
Might actually get to drive in as little as 2 weeks .. hopefully.
** still need axle & throttle cable :/ **
Not sure of the condition of the clutch & trans.
The guy said 1-2-3 shift fine 4-5 slips out :/ and that the clutch was "ok"
He told the truth about the engine .. that puppy started RIGHT up .. :biggrin:
so .. hopefully everything he said about the trans is true too ..
we'll see ..
sTaY TuNeD 4 uPdaTeZ
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88 HF .. J2-ReX NeW
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=200562
89 DX .. K-ReX
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91 DX .. J-ReX
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby ef yu » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:52 am

wow, awesome job! love it with how you're doing things to the crx.

might i ask, is that driver side engine mount crooked or am i just seeing it from an angle?
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby JeffWilliamsUSA » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:03 am

ef yu wrote:wow, awesome job! love it with how you're doing things to the crx.

might i ask, is that driver side engine mount crooked or am i just seeing it from an angle?


thanks :biggrin:

your seeing it right .. :( ..
it's an ebay mount rip-off from "hereiswhatyouneed" on ebay .. that guy SUX !! :yell:
deliverance bought the same mounts ..
i got new innovatives on the way :)
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89 DX .. K-ReX
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91 DX .. J-ReX
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby manfromplanetx » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:12 am

Very cool, like the engine choice and the attention to detail, and you got a really nice shell to start out on too!!!

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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby JeffWilliamsUSA » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:27 pm

manfromplanetx wrote:Very cool, like the engine choice and the attention to detail, and you got a really nice shell to start out on too!!!

MPX


Thanks , i just got a bunch of new parts and some on order , might actually drive in a week or two.
I like the GSR too , kinda did't really "pick" it .. haha .. it picked me was more like it .. :lol:
I would have approached this much differently had i known what i know now.

I think i got a little lucky the way things have been progressing.
When i didn't have the funds for engine stuff , i really got caught up on all the other stuff.
When i do get the engine done .. gee she's-a-gonna-be-clean 8)
it's gonna be a fun first drive .. i even have tunes :biggrin:
STUFF 4 SALE
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Our CRX Family :)
88 HF .. J2-ReX NeW
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=200562
89 DX .. K-ReX
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=47004
91 DX .. J-ReX
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR swap in progress

Postby JeffWilliamsUSA » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:07 pm

Updated first post of page 2 Mechanical
Shift Linkage / Shifter / Motor mounts

Updated Text Dailies
Combined Page 2 dailies with page 1 for a "Master Dailies" list on page 1.

Any help with my shifting / shift linkage questions sincerely appreciated.
Can't get 4th & 3rd is difficult ( tested w / engine off )
Spacer won't fit on shift lever to linkage bolt.
STUFF 4 SALE
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Our CRX Family :)
88 HF .. J2-ReX NeW
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=200562
89 DX .. K-ReX
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=47004
91 DX .. J-ReX
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR >Axles Shifter Tra

Postby L8BRAKER427 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:44 am

Great write up!!! Nice work!!
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Re: J2-ReX 88 CRX HF Superior Blue w/ GSR >Axles Shifter Tra

Postby JeffWilliamsUSA » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:30 am

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First test drive with all five gears LOL
I've got a lot of updating to do with this thread. But I've got a good excuse I've been busy building a CRX LOL
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Our CRX Family :)
88 HF .. J2-ReX NeW
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=200562
89 DX .. K-ReX
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=47004
91 DX .. J-ReX
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