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Today 08:11 AM
MorningZ .

I'll say: I admire the time, skill and dedication to getting this car back to herself !
Today 08:08 AM
danteisme
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Originally Posted by MorningZ View Post
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I need to write a script that every time you post a reply, my account auto posts "Yikes" lol

With that noted: Yikes!


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I'm sure there will be quite a few more yikes, then one day it will be Yi - ...oh wait, he's done! lol, "done".
Today 08:07 AM
danteisme
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Originally Posted by deesautohouse View Post
your dedication to this build is insane! I don't think I could rebuild something like that. The sentimental value must be really high!
To be honest, it turned into something i wasnt quite anticipating. I'm too far into it to dump the car, so i continue with my DIY stuff. I'm really learning a lot of this as i go lol. I can only imagine what a shop would charge for the repairs and work i put into the car, but thats also my main incentive for doing this myself. I couldnt afford it otherwise. This car will be around for my kids to drive, thats for sure!
Yesterday 06:04 PM
deesautohouse your dedication to this build is insane! I don't think I could rebuild something like that. The sentimental value must be really high!
Yesterday 05:12 PM
MorningZ .

I need to write a script that every time you post a reply, my account auto posts "Yikes" lol

With that noted: Yikes!


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Yesterday 10:45 AM
danteisme I forgot to update this - test fire was a complete success! Here are a few pictures from this weekends' work.

Here is how i had everything "rigged" so that i was able to check out my gauges during the test fire.


What a freakin mess


So once the test was a success, I cleaned up the fire wall and all of the components that attach to it before i resinstalled them. 23 years of dirt and dust is nasty..


And then starting the re-install process.




I need to finish the climate control sub-harness and the dash support on the passenger side, and then finalize the connections to the heater core on the engine side before I can put the dashboard back in. Once i have the interior relatively back together (mainly so i can have some of my garage space back) its on to the quarter panel for replacement!
07-08-2019 11:16 AM
danteisme Finally an update worth posting. I had a lot of family things going on, vacation, and misc. house repairs so the integra was definitely on the back burner. I had time to work on the car the last couple weekends and got the harness routed and completed, re-installed the support bar so i could re-install the steering column, and got everything buttoned up harness wise from the engine bay. I took the harness out of the dashboard so i could move it over to the car and connect the gauge cluster for my test fire. Here are my thoughts for the test fire - connect the coolant loop so i can test the car without re-installing the heater core (loop already done), double check all harness connections to make sure everything is firmly seated AND where it is supposed to be, and then cross my fingers and try to start the car. Assuming all goes well with the test, i'll re-install the heater core and ventilation stuff, and get the dashboard back in, replace the water outlet in the engine bay (leaking at the nipple), and get everything else reconnected like the ac lines and the other misc. stuff i took off for access.

Then finally onto the body work - i'll be starting with replacing the bad metal in the rear quarter and then moving on from there.

If the test fire does not go well, hang head and cry, then start diagnosing lol.
06-05-2019 01:41 PM
danteisme
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Originally Posted by bantae View Post
I just finished reading every page of this restoration. I am very impressed with your abilities and patience. If I can look for any parts in GA just let me know.
Thank you! Its a combination of patience and obsession I think at this point.

I just realized I should probably update my table of contents on the first page, it looks like I havent done that in a while.
06-05-2019 11:47 AM
bantae I just finished reading every page of this restoration. I am very impressed with your abilities and patience. If I can look for any parts in GA just let me know.
05-29-2019 08:49 PM
wino moog is also now made in china.
another once great brand is now no longer recommended
in the quality aftermarket parts thread :

https://honda-tech.com/forums/honda-...civic-3114911/

looks like brembo too.
apparently fatcats are buying up these companies
and destroying the quality just to make a buck. 8(
last moog ball joints i bought had boots that were like tissue paper,
just ridiculous.
05-29-2019 08:22 AM
danteisme
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Originally Posted by wino View Post
there is a gates hose to bypass the core:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Engine-Cool...oAAOSwuLZY6P4I

at this point it's the only gates product i can recommend since they moved production to china. 8(
also rockauto has another blowout going on, the link is for 95 gs-r parts
so double check their regular inventory for fitment if in doubt:

https://www.rockauto.com/RSS/vehicle...l=en&html=true

gotta love the $1.34 wix oil filter with $3 shipping lol.
grabbed that fab bando timing belt last time around, made in germany greatness!
also just sent them the $150 manual trans speed sensor by standard motor for warranty exchange after 5 months. with a 3 year/36k warranty i'm set for life! 8)
I didnt know gates moved their production to China, Gates was always my go to. I love / hate when Rock Auto does their blow sales. Love it because of cheap parts, hate it because i end up buying stuff i dont need lol
05-29-2019 08:21 AM
danteisme
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Originally Posted by MorningZ View Post
I'm pretty sure you could just "loop" the heater core circulation

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I initially didnt think i had the room to do a loop, but i think you are right. And that will definitely be the way to go, just to test fire to make sure everything is at it should be.
05-28-2019 09:22 PM
wino there is a gates hose to bypass the core:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Engine-Cool...oAAOSwuLZY6P4I

at this point it's the only gates product i can recommend since they moved production to china. 8(
also rockauto has another blowout going on, the link is for 95 gs-r parts
so double check their regular inventory for fitment if in doubt:

https://www.rockauto.com/RSS/vehicle...l=en&html=true

gotta love the $1.34 wix oil filter with $3 shipping lol.
grabbed that fab bando timing belt last time around, made in germany greatness!
also just sent them the $150 manual trans speed sensor by standard motor for warranty exchange after 5 months. with a 3 year/36k warranty i'm set for life! 8)
05-28-2019 05:35 PM
MorningZ I'm pretty sure you could just "loop" the heater core circulation

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