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1991 EDM EE8 Black Betty (moving to England in Oct)

Postby Treezy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:07 pm

Current Build Sheet as of 17 Jun 16: (350hp)
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ENGINE
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B16a1 w/GT2871R
OBD-0 to OBD-1 conversion
P28 ECU w/Hondata S300
Bored over to 82mm
Darton Sleeves
Wiseco Forged Pistons @ 10:5:1CR
Eagle ESP forged rods
Cometic Head Gasket
ARP Head Studs
Supertech over-sized Black Nitrade Domed Valves
Supertech Springs
Supertech Retainers
Supertech Bronze Exhaust Valve Guides
Skunk2 Pro 1 Camshafts
Skunk2 Lost Motion Assembly
AEM Cam Gears
Gates Timing Belt
Orbit ACL High-Performance Oil Pump
Moroso Baffled Oil Pan
ACL Bearings Kit
Skunk2 VTEC Solenoid
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
NGK Plug Wires
Injector Dynamics 1000cc
AEM Fuel Rail
AEM Fuel Pressure Regulator
Edelbrock Performer X Intake Manifold
ARP Extended Intake Manifold Studs
Cometic Intake Manifold Gasket
Omni-Power 68mm Throttle Body
Hondata 4 Bar MAP sensor
Precision Turbo 39mm External Wastegate
HKS SSQV IV BOV (awaiting install)
Speed Factory Full Ram Turbo Manifold
Fabricated Down-Pipe
Megan Racing Cat-back Exhaust
Speed Factory custom FMIC
Skunk2 Alpha Half-Size Radiator
Mishimoto bay Hose Kit (awaiting install)
Mishimoto 68* Thermostat
Competition Clutch Stage 4 Sprung 6 Puck w/F1 moly-steel Flywheel
AEM Digital Gauges w/GlowShift Pillar Pod (awaiting install)
HKS Type-1 Turbo Timer (awaiting install)
Spectre Air Filter
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
Saikou Michi oil catch can (awaiting install)
12" Slim Fan


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SUSPENSION
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Megan Racing 32-way Adjustable Shocks/Coils
Innovative Traction Bar w/Black Powder-Coated Radius Arms
Password JDM Rear Upper Sway Bar
Drag DR-21's, 7.5" wide, Silver
Nitto Neo-Gen 205/15/50's
Insane Shaft 500hp Axles
Braided Brake Lines
New OEM Rotors


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INTERIOR/EXTERIOR
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OMP Racing Seats
B&M Short Shifter (awaiting install)
Battery Relocation to Trunk

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I just picked up my new projekt car, Black Betty, about a week ago. She's a 1991 EDM EE8 B16a1. I've been stationed in northern Italy now for right at a year and have been looking for a CRX the entire time, even as far away as England. After all that time and a bunch of no-go's, a guy on base bought a skyline and tells me his CRX is just sitting there collecting dust. Best part, he has no idea what he has or what he's doing. He sells it to me for $900 and throws in 2 12's in a box with an 1800w amp! After I sell those, the car will have cost me like $750 8)

Good stuff: IT'S A CRX!! It's EDM and has a B16a1, came with headers, CAI and a cat back installed, no rust, no leaks!!

Bad stuff: She had damage to the front and rear, seats destroyed (seat pic is ONLY decent part of either seat), dash cracked, needed 2 new tires, bad CV joint, a short in one headlight.

Not bad at all.., especially since the only thing I wanted her for was the chassis and engine as a projekt platform. As of right now, I won't be able to bring her back stateside when I leave, so I plan on buying parts and building her, then stripping her down and back to original parts when I leave. That way I can re-sell her and take all my CRX parts/engine for a rolling chassis that's in great shape :)

Here's some pics at purchase and the first weekend. I took a sledge and a crowbar to the front and rear and got most of it straight. Can't do anymore until I have a straight rear bumper cover and time to pull the headlights, fenders and front bumper off again:

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Last edited by Treezy on Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:27 pm, edited 8 times in total.
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Austin_tacious » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:10 pm

Whoa, Black Betty. :lol: I couldn't resist.

Looks like a fun project. You have any specific plans other than the work she needs done?
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby As I Conspire » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:14 pm

looks like a solid start. those dash pieces are easy to find.
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Treezy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:20 pm

lol.. that's exactly where her name comes from. I'm kinda nostalgic like that about Alabama. Yeah, I've got an entire build sheet in works. I'm prepping for 400hp and we'll see how it turns out. First things though are a tune-up, oil change, new seats and new cv's. I just put on 2 new front tires to drive on, but she's parked in the garage and I drive my Polo daily. Already got one race lined up with a Mk IV Golf 1.8T and working on a second with a completely stock '05 civic si. That will give me a decent baseline as to where she stands as-is and I can build from there. Also planning to take some trips to the track, but it's like 3.5 hours from here so maybe next spring.

Oh, and new tails are already enroute, stock reds with CRX VTEC on them.
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby As I Conspire » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:24 pm

going to keep it edm? when you come back to the states make sure that car and a shipping crate come back with edm parts. they are my absolute favorite version of the crx so my eyes are :shock: this far from the screen for your build
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Treezy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:47 pm

lol.. If I stay overseas for another tour or extend long enough, I could definitely see myself fixing her up to bring home. And if you want parts, let me know. I haven't found anywhere locally to get parts aside from dealers/shops, but I'm definitely looking and can keep an eye open for you :-)b
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1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Austin_tacious » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:15 pm

Sounds nice. Wear that VTEC badge with pride.
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Treezy » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:05 pm

On the lift getting new front tires..

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Took the opportunity to snap some pics underneath

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Exhaust she came with

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I ordered a set of NGK V-Power plugs and wires, picked up a new air and oil filter, have to order a fuel filter, contacted Rywire about their OBD-1 conversion stuff and am waiting on a response from Gator about a set of axles. I'm about to order a set of OEM axles as well and my friend out in Cali may be hooking me up with a 68mm S2 Pro TB for cheap.
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Treezy » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:42 am

Happy Birthday to Me!!! :biggrin:

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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Treezy » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:49 am

Thats my OEM's, still no response from Gator. Fuel filter will be in on monday (finally). NGK plugs and wires are in. Time to get crankin if I plan to run her at all next weekend.. Croatia Street Racing :-)b
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby mesa » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:42 am

I like it :D
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby mugendreamsickle » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:53 pm

looks nice. kinda rough, but nothing some tlc wont hurt. :D
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Treezy » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:30 am

Alright.. So my new OEM axles didn't work :/ The driver side did, but the passenger didn't. I had to make the races in Croatia this weekend so I put the bad right axle back on and rolled out. The place was packed enough that I didn't even bother racing. I'll see if my guy here local can score another axle for me and there's several of us heading to a 1/4 track in Italy next weekend. Hopefully, I can get the fuel pump replaced by then as well.

The best part is.. When I rolled up to the races, the guys at the gate were trying to turn me away. I said, this is for the races right? Guy says yeah, but you have to race to drive in here.. I pointed to my helmet and said yeah, I know. He backed up and let me through lol. Looks like I got a sleeper projekt on my hands :mrgreen: Over here you either got a ferrari or stickers all over your [crud] if you race apparently.., not damaged front and rear ends hahaha.
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Treezy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:20 am

Alright, been a couple months since my last update.., been pretty busy. Here's where I'm at with the car:

Front Bumper Off
Headlights Out
Header Out
Radiator Out
Throttle Body Out
Intake Manifold Out
Oil Pan Out
Intake Out
Battery Out
Engine Cleaned Up (a little)
Seats Out

Here's what I'm putting in the car this month:

T3/T4 Compressor
BLOX Intake Manifold
OmniPower 68mm Throttle Body
AEM Fuel Rail
450cc Injectors
Half-Size Radiator w/12" Slim Fan
Radiator Hoses
OBD0 to OBD1 Conversion
Chipped ECU
Walbro 255lph
Fuel Pressure Regulator
Turbo Manifold
3" Downpipe
Intercooler w/Piping
BOV
3 Bar MAP Sensor (Phearable)
Braided Oil Line Kit
Racing Seats

What's on the horizon:

Tires that will actually grip (right now stock 150hp spin new street tires)
Suspension Setup
Exhaust (maybe, if this one doesn't hold up, ebay aftermarket came with the car)

*Pics coming soon*
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Treezy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:04 am

Here's the turbo when I first hung it to check clearance and mounting options
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Probably the filthiest engine I've ever worked on.. Had to use a flat head screwdriver to scrap the sludge off, then degreaser, rinsed and scrubbed with boiling hot water and it still looks like [crud]. This is the before pic, haven't taken an after shot yet..
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[potty mouth] a blueprint, I fingerprinted that [crud] :P
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More pics to come as she progresses..
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Treezy » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:53 am

Here's the header that I had to take out..
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New BLOX IM
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New OmniPower 68mm
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New AEM Rail
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Crxhenson » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:01 pm

Looking good!
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Treezy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:38 am

Thanks.. I see you're from VA Beach. I left from over there a little over a year ago after six years. I used to do the meets and races in Hampton/Newport News and sometimes hit the Va Beach meets. Used to do the DropJaw shows there as well with Evasive Illusions CC. I was running a blue boosted EG coupe one-seater with black wheels, the slammed yellow s10 drag truck with a fully built 350, and the white silverado with the Evasive Illusions decals all the way around it.
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby mesa » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:01 am

nice work! Still havent found you a decent set of seats though :(
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Treezy » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:00 am

Hey mesa, long time no talk! Still no parts to be found around here either. I picked up a cheap set of racing seats so no rush on finding those rex seats for me. But I would still like some. Now I can afford to hold out for really good ones! :)
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Proximus » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:42 am

Nice work on the car! Keep it up :D
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby TYetti » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:26 pm

Wow looking good on the resto !!! Keep up the good work haha love your garage floor
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Treezy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:24 pm

Just got my half-size radiator and cometic oil pan gasket in..
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Still waiting on a bunch of other parts, but at least I can get the radiator in and start lining up my IC and piping :)
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby spooncr-x » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:13 pm

Wow nice find on the rex.. thats a steal over in the states. Wished the US brought the SIR over here. Instead we have to build our own hahaa. Looking foward to your build.
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Re: 1990 EDM EE8 Black Betty

Postby Treezy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:27 pm

Yeah, she's actually a 91. I had to go to Honda with the VIN to get the right info. The shop told me she was a 90 so that's what I went with. Couldn't find a VIN decoder that unlocked those two zeros so I just asked them. But it's still better than what my registration & insurance paperwork says: 1992 :rolleyes1: lol
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