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Old 05-09-2006, 11:23 AM   #1541 (permalink)
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Is the belt seated properly on the crank?

The prelude looks wacky. Is the oil pump whats on that 2nd belt?

Anways, I'd check the convex washer at the crank if the prelude has one. I'd also re-tension and retorque the tensioner and try again. I dont have a prelude helms, so I dont know what I'm looking at really.
The belt is captured on the crank, at the back by a flange on the pulley, and on the front by the back of the balancer belt pulley. There is no convex washer.

The oil pump is driven by the crank. The 2nd belt drives the balancer shafts.

I fliped the belt around and reset the tensioner, and that helped a little, but it's still hanging off the front of the cam pulleys (~0.5mm).

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Old 05-09-2006, 11:25 AM   #1542 (permalink)
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is that an oem belt? i dont understand how it is shifting back when the motor turns... i would definitely not run it like that because it will most likely wear quicker... u ask anyone on the prelude forums on honda-tech? i hate to say that but they may have some more info on there...
Yes, all parts are OEM from Honda. I have a post over on HT, but no results yet.

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Old 05-09-2006, 11:49 AM   #1543 (permalink)
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Not on topic with your timing belt issue, but dude...if your going to do this, how about you just lop off the roof and make it a convertible. Now that would be bad ass. Not that your project isnt bad ass enough as it is.....but a whole new level of bad assdom!
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Not on topic with your timing belt issue, but dude...if your going to do this, how about you just lop off the roof and make it a convertible. Now that would be bad ass. Not that your project isnt bad ass enough as it is.....but a whole new level of bad assdom!

Convertibles lose a lot of integrity, and need support elsewhere to make up for the lost roof. They do not handle as well as normal cars. A midship design is well known for its superior distribution of weight for handling characteristics. Dave isn't doing this for the bling factor, he wants to build his own midship car, and making a convertible will do nothing but hurt this project. Not to mention lose valuable space in the rear for the retractable top/motor

Back on topic.
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Old 05-09-2006, 04:01 PM   #1545 (permalink)
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excellent point....but if you wanted super bling bling platinum points, you would have the top go down in the front, into the 'engitrunk' Just saying, this thing is already Mega pimp....
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The weather here has botched my plans for painting for the time being, so I spent a couple of days trying to resolve the timing belt issue. I replaced it a long time ago, when I was still living in Mooresville, and knew it was potentially a problem. This week I thought I’d work on the engine. It’s been sitting a long time and I wanted to get oil pressure in it before starting it up. I pulled the plugs, put on a new filter, added 5 qts. of oil, and dabbed a little oil in the cylinders. When I spun it over with the starter, the oil pressure switch opened within about 5 seconds, which was great. Unfortunately, the timing belt problem got worse, so I went to work on that. I was able to improve the situation to the point where the belt is now running right on the edge of the cam pulleys, but at least it’s not running off the edge.

I hope everyone is still reading, as the best part is yet to come.
Since I had the valve cover off for the timing belt work, I decided to refurb. that nasty thing. As most of you know, the Prelude donor car was a total. It was wrecked bad enough that battery acid had sprayed on just about everything under the hood, including the valve cover. You can see how bad it was in these shots.






I hope everyone is still reading, as the best part is yet to come!
I didn’t do much to it, just got it clean and shot it dry. I used high temp Duplicolor. The “DOHC VTEC” was block sanded with 220 before painting, then masked off. It hasn’t been painted, it’s just bare aluminum.




Now I really hope everyone is still reading because the best part is all about MorningZ! That’s right, Stephen, the guy that runs Team-Integra.net. He sent me a PM last week that said “yo Dave… I'd like to send you something for the car..... can you hook me up with a mailing address?”. Of course, I said “Absolutely!”. A few days went by and I’m thinking, “man, I hope he’s sending me some Team-Integra.net stickers for the quarter windows”. Boy was I wrong. He sent me a TI wrist band, some TI referral cards……………. and a very generous check! I was floored. This guy, out of the pure act of giving, with no strings attached, has contributed directly to this project. I called him the other day to thank him personally, and I can tell you, that we are all very fortunate to have an association with a man like Stephen.

It was very sad news to hear about Cisco Ramos (ciscoandmichele). Although I’ve never met Cisco or Michele, I still feel like I’ve lost a friend. I’m sure we all feel that way. If you haven’t already, please check out this thread to express your condolences. Thanks Stephen.

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Unbelievable Dave
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Ha, i just signed the check... that $$ came from "the site"

Just giving a little back to you for what you have given this site with this enormous project, this is definitely a topic/project to get members to "think outside the box"

and i would have had decals sent as well, but i wasn't sure what color, lol
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wow, thats awesome! very generous move by MorningZ! we all appreciate it as that will help to get this project almost to completion. im so excited to see the results. you sir, are amazing.

good luck with getting it all wrapped up!
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can i have a free decal? haha jk. planning on buying it soon if i can somehow start learning to save money. great progress on the car. cant wait for the day u start it up.
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when this project is done, i wanna take a trip all the way from CT to you to see that car in person.

you're amazing...and thats an understatement by far!
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wow that's very generous Z to donate to his project..

.. It's gotta feel good Z, knowing that every day people all over the country are having Integra meets, sharing ideas and thoughts about our cars, sharing something in common, and most of all, making new friends. All because of YOU and what you have created.

That's awesome!
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wow that's very generous Z to donate to his project..

.. It's gotta feel good Z, knowing that every day people all over the country are having Integra meets, sharing ideas and thoughts about our cars, sharing something in common, and most of all, making new friends. All because of YOU and what you have created.

That's awesome!
that is pretty sweet. good idea
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Oh ya, EVERYoNE is still reading! I look for an update on this almost everyday. Keep up the good work, Dave. This thing is AMAZING!!!!
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