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Re: AZCRXSI's Build Thread (1990 Y-49 CRX Si)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:08 am
by AZCRXSI
Took him out for a night drive while shopping. He is running well but I fear the clutch is growing weak. The last thing I want to do is replace the clutch (time or $$$) on the D16 but we shall see. Timing is everything and funds are headed in other directions currently.

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Re: AZCRXSI's Build Thread (1990 Y-49 CRX Si)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:00 pm
by tommy
Maybe Santa will be good to you! :wink:

Must be nice to drive it year-round.

Re: AZCRXSI's Build Thread (1990 Y-49 CRX Si)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:15 pm
by ngrif2020
AZCRXSI wrote:Took him out for a night drive while shopping. He is running well but I fear the clutch is growing weak. The last thing I want to do is replace the clutch (time or $$$) on the D16 but we shall see. Timing is everything and funds are headed in other directions currently.

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I will take it off your hands :D

(I'm serious... please let me have it)

Re: AZCRXSI's Build Thread (1990 Y-49 CRX Si)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:09 pm
by blue90ZC
i read through your whole build thread and loved the attention to detail and all the stuff you covered, and how clean it was after you were done with everything!, these are the types of build posts i like, and always inspire me to want to do more to my crx, things you did, which i never think of doing, such as detailing the suspension and wheel well areas, (except i did spray a few layers of undercoating/sound dampen stuff in my wheel wells and under car, i have replaced most of my suspension parts like control arms, balljoints, rear trailing arm bushings, etc..., and put new steering rack not too too long ago, but my kyb gr-2 shocks and H&R soft sport springs (only .75" drop), are old now cause i installed them in 2003, and would be way better if i got new shocks/springs, but this time i just want oem springs with oem ride height, cause i rather have that type of clearance, plus more comfort, but i have liked the kyb shocks and would get those again.

i also prefers the dual-tip, horizontal mounted muffler type of oem look on the crx, and have always got ones like that, or got them pieced together so they had it like that,

i also did that A/C climate control faceplate fix, and removed the whole unit and everything and epoxied the faceplate to the front of it, but first epoxied the cracked section of the unit, but could'nt believe later on the faceplate started peeling away from the climate control unit, after i put it all back, so now its halfway coming off of it, at an angle, so that sucks, but instead of removing it and all that crap, i think i'm just going to drill a small black screw in the left and right side so it is screwed against it good, and be done with it.

anyways, look forward to any updates to your crx, to see how it progresses..... :D

Re: AZCRXSI's Build Thread (1990 Y-49 CRX Si)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:52 pm
by AZCRXSI
blue90ZC wrote:i read through your whole build thread and loved the attention to detail and all the stuff you covered, and how clean it was after you were done with everything!, these are the types of build posts i like, and always inspire me to want to do more to my crx, things you did, which i never think of doing, such as detailing the suspension and wheel well areas, (except i did spray a few layers of undercoating/sound dampen stuff in my wheel wells and under car, i have replaced most of my suspension parts like control arms, balljoints, rear trailing arm bushings, etc..., and put new steering rack not too too long ago, but my kyb gr-2 shocks and H&R soft sport springs (only .75" drop), are old now cause i installed them in 2003, and would be way better if i got new shocks/springs, but this time i just want oem springs with oem ride height, cause i rather have that type of clearance, plus more comfort, but i have liked the kyb shocks and would get those again.

i also prefers the dual-tip, horizontal mounted muffler type of oem look on the crx, and have always got ones like that, or got them pieced together so they had it like that,

i also did that A/C climate control faceplate fix, and removed the whole unit and everything and epoxied the faceplate to the front of it, but first epoxied the cracked section of the unit, but could'nt believe later on the faceplate started peeling away from the climate control unit, after i put it all back, so now its halfway coming off of it, at an angle, so that sucks, but instead of removing it and all that crap, i think i'm just going to drill a small black screw in the left and right side so it is screwed against it good, and be done with it.

anyways, look forward to any updates to your crx, to see how it progresses..... :D


Thank you for the kind words. I can only hope to have inspired others through my build as others have inspired me to work on my build. There are not many left and most are beaten up badly. The wife dislikes driving him around town as we always stop and answer questions about him. But I like it. I like to see the interest he generates in others.

My big overhaul actually started out quite small. But it was a good refresher for me on working with him. As you start digging to replace something, there are all these good parts along the way that could be replaced. So you “might as well while you are in there…” Aside from the motor (248k) and fuel pump, it is like driving a CRX with 16k miles on the odometer. Very cool experience indeed.

Re: AZCRXSI's Build Thread (1990 Y-49 CRX Si)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:39 pm
by AZCRXSI
Hit this today...

check/clean is coming up soon.

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Re: AZCRXSI's Build Thread (1990 Y-49 CRX Si)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:05 pm
by tommy
Congrats! Only one thousand, and you can put it out of its misery. :lol:

Just a warning - there is substantial rust on my Bosal tips on the insides that face each other. I'll take a pic and post it. Have driven the car about 100 miles since they were welded on (even says polished chrome, so should have known they were not SS and should have gone with an alternative). Looks like I'll have to go to Magnaflow SS versions before the Niagara meet. I'll try to polish them soon, but I think it's a lost cause by now.

Re: AZCRXSI's Build Thread (1990 Y-49 CRX Si)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:11 am
by tommy
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Here's the pic; I'm pretty bummed. It saw no road salt and a total of about 8 hours of rain at best. Magnaflow SS here I come. :evil:

Re: AZCRXSI's Build Thread (1990 Y-49 CRX Si)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:45 am
by AZCRXSI
Wow, what a bummer. Sorry to hear this...

I have not had any issues with mine and its been 3.5yrs? I bet it has something to do with your location. Vehicles rarely if ever rust out here in AZ.

What a bummer. The placement looked good in back.

Re: AZCRXSI's Build Thread (1990 Y-49 CRX Si)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:34 am
by tommy
Yeah, I even liked the black labeling too. Oh well $75 plus welding and the problem will be resolved. If only all problems were that easy. :lol:

Re: AZCRXSI's Build Thread (1990 Y-49 CRX Si)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:55 pm
by Dave_Darling
One thing for down the road a bit: The driver's side motor mount is a little messed up. The weld-nut for one of the large bolts is now just a nut, so you will have to get a wrench on it to counter-hold when you loosen or tighten it.

Yes, yes, you could say that I busted a nut... Or at least the welds that held the nut on.

--DD

Re: AZCRXSI's Build Thread (1990 Y-49 CRX Si)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:46 pm
by AZCRXSI
Dave_Darling wrote:One thing for down the road a bit: The driver's side motor mount is a little messed up. The weld-nut for one of the large bolts is now just a nut, so you will have to get a wrench on it to counter-hold when you loosen or tighten it.

Yes, yes, you could say that I busted a nut... Or at least the welds that held the nut on.

--DD



haha No worries on the driver side mount. I replaced it back in 2014 when I did the passenger side axle and trans fluid swap. It is in there now even after swapping the timing belt and water pump.

I am suspicious of the driver side axle now. When I get up to speed on the freeways, there is a slight vibration. Once I am able to get him off the ground and take a peek, then I can see if I need to order a new axle.

Might coordinate both activities at the same time. (axle and trans fluid)