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The ugly car's just getting more and more presents. Finished up the fuel system when the FPR came in the mail today.


by D.Flinn, on Flickr

- Rosko Racing fuel rail 'for Euro-R manifolds with Acura RDX injectors'
- Said RDX injectors
- Walbro 255 lph pump
- AEM pressure regulator
- AEM electronic pressure gauge, as seen in my last post.
- Golden Eagle banjo fitting (in the mail - the one that came with my rail is too long, making me believe the seller had it in a Civic/Integra?)
- Golden Eagle rail end plug (should be anodized black; also in the mail with a spankin' new O-ring)


Sorry, RSX :(
 

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Thanks! I hadn't seen it done before; just people mounting modern stereos in glove boxes of classic cars.

Accord problems :shakehead.

So, I got this PLM HyTech replica for dirt cheap, knowing that PLM is known for hit-or-miss fitment. Mine was a bit of a miss. All of the slip joints are going to be welded up because I'd never trust them to begin with, but as expected, because it is a slip joint assembly, there are alignment issues.



For one, it hangs too low. I'm going to cut about 3/4" out of the slip joints on the primaries to make it hug the oil pan tighter and give me more ground clearance:



And second, the pipes are uneven at the point before they finally merge into one. It looks like the 90* bends weren't welded on at matching angles and depths. I'm thinking I can either make relief pie cuts at the ends of the top of the high tube and the bottom of the low tube, or just cut the tubes a bit shorter, to make them even enough to where the collector being on there won't stress out any welds and eventually crack something.

 

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I've got the tubes taped off where I'm going to cut them so the header hugs the oil pan tighter, but I'll do that another day. For now, I just drilled the 5/8" hole for the EGT probe bung. I'll get it welded sooner or later. Gauge kit (AEM) seems to have come with enough wiring that I can run it through the alternator wire cover and integrate it into the engine harness and still reach the glove box, at least. The cost of four gauges is a bit much for me, so I went with what I'm consistently finding to be the hottest cylinder on Honda 4s in general: #3.

I'm definitely NOT drilling into the Spoon header. If that affects the ability to tune to its full potential for a header comparison, so be it. That thing is too rare.












I also scored this stupid-clean head at a junkyard. Mine's got some gouges in the intake manifold gasket surface I'm worried about, so just in case it's not salvageable I've got this for back up. The couple nicks in the head gasket surface shouldn't be a problem. Grabbed the valve cover as well; the H22, depending on spec, came with black, blue, and red tops. I've already got two in custom shades of black and blue, and this allows me to complete the trio! I'll post it up when it's painted.



 

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Respect on your dedication for your wagon project Sir! We have similar taste and I find myself looking for a manual wagon/crossover every once in a while for when I'm ready to give up on my current beater (Mazda3).

Can't wait to see this get dropped into it!
 

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I'm dying to get back into a CB Accord, too. But I'm moving yet again in March/April, and I don't know if I'll be able to afford a place with a garage on my own. My current shitty roommate situation is making me not want to share a home again. Really just depends on whether I get lucky with the right place being available at the time - there's one available now, but I'm not ready to move right now. The move may or may not seriously delay the Accord progress.



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I guess this is the start of me stockpiling black interior parts? I went straight to a junkyard the morning I got a notification that they got an '06 base in, hoping to score some black cloth 0506 front seats. I got there just four hours after opening, and they were already gone though. But I did luck out on a black cloth interior, and the back of the car was in excellent shape, so I still grabbed the rear bench, the trunk carpet, and my second all-season trunk mat. There are some hard depressions in the trunk carpet, as you can see, but otherwise it all cleaned up to look damn near new.



I swapped black carpet in a long time ago to replace my gray because there was this massive read stain in the front-passenger footwell when I got the car:



I don't know about anyone else, but I think that contrasting two-tone looks awesome, so that's the theme I'm going after with my interior. It's not something I'm putting full focus into finishing any time soon, and I'm not sure which parts I want black and which I want gray, but I suppose for now I'll just start collecting as many black pieces as I can when I have the spare cash and see what I can come up with. All I know is that I hate leather seats!
 

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Nice find on the seats! How much? I also have the tan interior. Debating to get the black DC5R front and rear seats..
 

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Discussion Starter #48 (Edited)
I think it was $60+tx for just the seats.

I definitely want the 05 fronts because I'm really not liking the 02s, but I'm also curious about the Type R fronts. Maybe I'll end up with a Type R driver seat and 05 passenger (both black); let friends stay at least somewhat comfortable.
 

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Thanks, and I actually like the auto in these things - that's why I note that it's a base/auto in my signature, so people don't think I'm going around trying to pose like I've got an S. If the A3 ever dies on me, I'll swap in one of the good engines and a third pedal, but for now I'm enjoying not having to put up with a clutch in traffic. At least the "Sport Shift" does what I tell it to 98% of the time.
 

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Went on a drive, starting around Black Hawk, Colorado, a little mountain casino town, and followed Peak to Peak Highway north to Estes Park, a tourist city in a valley famous for being home to the Stanley Hotel. The sun was being especially obnoxious for photos, but the roads were amazing. Elevation was roughly 8000ft the whole way...











































 

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Nice pictures! Drove through Colorado during Autumn few years ago, and breathtaking scenery. Beautiful state. Then you hit Kansas, that's when you wanna run your car off the road.
 

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Nice pictures! Drove through Colorado during Autumn few years ago, and breathtaking scenery. Beautiful state. Then you hit Kansas, that's when you wanna run your car off the road.
yeah well there's nothing in kansas, wait there's kien.

edited: that's right, there's kien. so really, nothing in kansas
 

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Haha, yeah, I love this state. The high-elevation drives are starting to make me want to turbocharge this car, though. Nothing crazy, just about 250-300whp, but the thin air up there makes a car feel pathetic when you're not busy in the corners.
 

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aspen and denver, i don't know other parts of colorado.

there is something butter in aspen that is great for snowboarding, went years ago
 

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Parts for the bottom end on the H22 are now all together...





- Closed-deck block
- Wiseco 11.5:1 pistons (stock was 10.6)
- Eagle H-beam rods
- ATI Super Damper
- Explicit Speed Performance 70A urethane mounts (I should probably see if they can make inserts closer to 60A for me)
- ARP main studs
- Fel-Pro gaskets

The plan is to go hunting for that perfect '92-'93 Accord EX (5spd) wagon in the Spring, and try to get this driving by the end of Summer. I'm really hoping to crack 200 lb-ft. I've seen builds with similar parts lists achieve about that (lots in the high-190s), and around 245whp, but I do live at elevation. A rebuilt transmission with a 4.6 final drive will come further down the line as well, which should help with the torque.

I also now have three valve covers to switch between! :laughing: Custom takes on the factory blue, black, and red tops.

 

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Discussion Starter #58 (Edited)
I'll be buying it in the spring. Kind of backwards doing the engine before having a car, I know. I miss my old sedan, but I got rid of it because I grew interested in the wagon.
 

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^ I just pray I can get the wagon to corner as flat as the RSX with its limited aftermarket; this car's becoming a monster in the corners! Speaking of, I'm working on installing some rear LCAs on the RSX. The hardware's been a pain to figure out, between S2's bolts not quite fitting, and Honda using an uncommon bolt/thread size. I'll throw a pic up soon.



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Ordered a traction bar from Explicit Speed Performance for the wagon back on Halloween, and it just came in (made to order). I had them leave it raw, so I can match it to whatever color I end up going with for the bay. Basically being a slimmer front cross member, it doubles as clearance for the more serious headers out there. For those not familiar with Accords/Preludes, that's a torque strut in the middle; bolts to the front of the engine.

 
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