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1991 CRX SI Build

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:20 pm

Hey everybody! My name is Chase. I'm from West Virginia. I recently bought my first CRX about 2 weeks ago. I found on CL about 3 hours away and I've dreamed of having a CRX for awhile now. So me and my dad went and made a deal with the guy. I fell in LOVE once i seen it. My ideas for the car is to get it in great running condition then start buying parts to make her quick and prettier than she already is. She will have USDM and JDM inspiration. I will make a nice build thread when she starts coming together.

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My first thread so I hope i did the images right. Tell me what you guys think :D
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Re: Introduction- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Cementups » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:24 pm

Nice little upgrade already with the motor. You got a little work to do, but good luck. Decent looking ride.
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Re: Introduction- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:39 pm

Thank ya. Yeah needs work, but hey you wanna be able to say you built it not bought it. Right?
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Re: Introduction- 1991 CRX SI

Postby H22_CRX » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:58 pm

Loving the si's! What are the plans with it? Decent looking rig.
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Re: Introduction- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:29 pm

H22_CRX wrote:Loving the si's! What are the plans with it? Decent looking rig.


First I wanna get it mechanically correct. Fix all the small things. Then get all the body work and fresh paint. After all that I'll look into a different engine swap I'm leaning towards a B16A. I have a lot in mind. Have any ideas?
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Re: Introduction- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Nar » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:19 am

Chase1Ratliff wrote:
H22_CRX wrote:Loving the si's! What are the plans with it? Decent looking rig.


First I wanna get it mechanically correct. Fix all the small things. Then get all the body work and fresh paint. After all that I'll look into a different engine swap I'm leaning towards a B16A. I have a lot in mind. Have any ideas?


Welcome to the community man! :-)b Start small and finish one thing at a time. If she's running all right don't even think about changing out your engine. If you have any sort of rust on the car and it looks like there are some here and there i'd deal with those first thing after making sure she's good mechanically. Looking forward to your progress! :mrgreen:
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Re: Introduction- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:34 pm

Thanks man! Yeah she run perfect, but only wrong thing is the shift linkage. I'd be in gear and the shifter will feel like its in neutral :yuck: other than that its just the little things
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Re: Introduction- 1991 CRX SI

Postby nvroutgund » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:18 pm

I had the same issue with the linake in my first CRX. The shifter had tons of slop in it and it was just garabge. Turns out the linkage was bent, and the bushings were worn. Id suggest starting small with replacing the shifter bushings and seeing if that helps, if not then time to look for a nice single bend shift linakge somewhere! Looks like a good honest start, any pictures of the interior? Welcome to the club and goodluck!
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Re: Introduction- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:40 pm

nvroutgund wrote:I had the same issue with the linake in my first CRX. The shifter had tons of slop in it and it was just garabge. Turns out the linkage was bent, and the bushings were worn. Id suggest starting small with replacing the shifter bushings and seeing if that helps, if not then time to look for a nice single bend shift linakge somewhere! Looks like a good honest start, any pictures of the interior? Welcome to the club and goodluck!


Yeah I replaced the bushings. Imma send it in and with the zero play mod done. Hopefully that would work. Yes I have some of interior but they are off my phone so look crappy. I'll show ya anyways. The interior is in pretty good condition.

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Re: Introduction- 1991 CRX SI

Postby gasp » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:10 pm

i always wondered how the Si rims would look on the CRX , not to bad i think
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Re: Introduction/Build Thread- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:14 pm

Well decided to turn this into a build thread because my phone keeps deleting my notes :(. So this way I will keep track of everything. Well I have a good bit in mind to do to my baby. But will take time being so bear with me!

Stuff done before I owned:
1. D16Z6 Swap
2. Unknown Lowering Shocks
3. 1 JDM? CRX Logo seat

DONE:
1. Fuse Cover inside that was missing
2. ES Shift Linkage Bushings
3. Sending in to get ZERO PLAY mod

IDEAS:
1. ROTA Slips either 15x7 or 15x6.5
2. New Axles
3. Paint and Body work
4. LCAs
5. OEM Fenders/ Mine are in bad shape
6.GC and KONI Yellows
7. Traction Bar
8. Hard Race Bushing Set

More will come to mind. If you guys have ides go ahead and let me know :-)b
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Re: Introduction/Build Thread- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:22 pm

In the mean time here is my DD

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Re: Introduction- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Baker » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:45 am

Chase1Ratliff wrote:First I wanna get it mechanically correct. Fix all the small things. Then get all the body work and fresh paint. After all that I'll look into a different engine swap


:welcome:
Sounds like a decent organized plan, which MANY don't go this route and end up modifying before it even runs right or put together.
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Re: Introduction- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:58 am

Baker wrote:
Chase1Ratliff wrote:First I wanna get it mechanically correct. Fix all the small things. Then get all the body work and fresh paint. After all that I'll look into a different engine swap


:welcome:
Sounds like a decent organized plan, which MANY don't go this route and end up modifying before it even runs right or put together.


It wouldn't be fun to start modifying and throw a bunch of money in when it doesn't even run correct lol. Disasters everywhere!
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Re: Introduction- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Baker » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:05 pm

Chase1Ratliff wrote:It wouldn't be fun to start modifying and throw a bunch of money in when it doesn't even run correct lol.


You'd be surprised how many ppl work backwards then.
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Re: Introduction- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:02 pm

Baker wrote:
Chase1Ratliff wrote:It wouldn't be fun to start modifying and throw a bunch of money in when it doesn't even run correct lol.


You'd be surprised how many ppl work backwards then.


Haha yeah I probably would. I wanna be able to get to A to B first then down the road I wanna look good going from A to B 8)
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Re: Introduction/Build Thread- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:07 pm

A fender came in :-)b. I will be working on it tomorrow. I'll upload some pictures
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Re: Introduction/Build Thread- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:42 pm

Got the fender changed! Some pictures

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So I cleaned it up a bit
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Re: Introduction/Build Thread- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:43 pm

I need a camera so bad! Will be looking for a driver side fender next. As you can see its in rough shape too
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Re: Introduction/Build Thread- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:17 pm

Well today I was going to replace my speedometer cable because it wasn't working. Took the dash cover off and BAM it was just unhooked. Idk if that fixes my problem because my shift linkage is on its way back from getting the Zero Play Mod done. I'll let you guys know when I get everything back. Oh and I bought a new to me fender should be here this week! :-)b I'm just gonna go change my oil in the blazer
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Re: Introduction/Build Thread- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:56 pm

I looked to see if it was still connected to the transmission. That was a negative. So 1. the clip was missing so I need to order that. 2. the bolt that holds the sensor in is missing also ordering as well. Ill get some pictures up when I get everyting in. it will be a big update!
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Re: Introduction/Build Thread- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:55 am

Yesterday after school I began to work on the car. I put my new fender on, my zero mod shift linkage installed, and my speedometer cable installed. I couldn't test the speedometer cable because I don't have a CAI and a bad battery.

Heres the new fender it used to be red so some of that sticks out
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The bolt and clip I needed for the speedo cable and sensor
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Then my cat wanted to help :rofl:
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Fender BEFORE and AFTER
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Re: Introduction/Build Thread- 1991 CRX SI

Postby vanrij » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:12 pm

Haha that cat is funny! Nice work on the CRX.
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Re: Introduction/Build Thread- 1991 CRX SI

Postby Chase1Ratliff » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:29 am

vanrij wrote:Haha that cat is funny! Nice work on the CRX.


She's crazy! Sits there and meows till you pet her. Thanks man
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Re: 1991 CRX SI Build

Postby daveb91 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:53 am

we had a 100 mile back road cruise saturday with imports, dont know if your car is on the road but I forgot about you. I would have asked but forgot...had a nice cookout after.
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