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    Update on my 83 Project

    After a few summer adventures in the 1983 Accord, it is time for the fall/winter project to get started. A local shop is building my EK1. I used some of the specs listed on the Moster EK1 Thread. I have an EL head but decided to use the stock CVCC head for this project. I plan to install the new motor in late October.

    For those interested...you can follow my project on Facebook and a GSite that I have setup.
    A few specs:

    • Block bored .20 over
    • New pistons, rings, and bearings
    • Crank to spec and polished
    • CVCC Head with custom cam grind .420 lift, 296 degree
    • New valves, seals, and stiffened valve springs
    • Head ported/polished
    • Lightened flywheel
    • Stock manifold ported polished
    • Weber 38 carb











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    Re: Update on my 83 Project

    Legit! Me like!
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    Re: Update on my 83 Project

    Super cool man! Maybe I'll catch you at the Old School Meetup? Sounds like you're from the NW too https://www.facebook.com/events/767860303557741/

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    Re: Update on my 83 Project

    I should be getting my upgraded / rebuilt engine next week. These past weeks, I have been tearing things down and gathering parts.

    In a addition to the engine upgrade, I am:

    • Installing a front 'Big Brake' upgrade (Calipers/Rotors) from 1988 Accord LXI. This includes all new wheel brearings and hubs
    • new control arms, bushings, and mounts.
    • Turned my PS Rack into a Manual (this was a fun project)
    • Making a few adjustments to the rear disk setup (from a 1985 lude)
    • Installing 2nd Gen Civic BC Coilovers


    UPDATE: Photos of the PS delete on a refurbished rack.





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    Re: Update on my 83 Project

    Seadude...I live in Portland Oregon. I am planning to attend the old school reunion 2020.
    Last edited by dedens; 10-30-2019 at 06:30 AM.

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    Re: Update on my 83 Project

    Late UPS delivery last night. Super stoked to get these fitted and installed. Will have to do a little 'sleeving' but nothing too crazy.





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    Re: Update on my 83 Project

    They sent you knuckles too? Wow!

    Have fun with them.
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    Re: Update on my 83 Project

    Those are my stock knuckles. I pressed the bearings out, cleaned, painted, and reinstalled new bearings and seals. Below are pics of the final fitment and mounting. Unfortunately, the 88 LXI calipers don't fit even though the rotors fit fine.














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    Re: Update on my 83 Project

    No pics?
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    Re: Update on my 83 Project

    For some reason the links to the photos were removed from the Post. Let's try this again.

    As a side note. We will be fabricating strut bars for the front and rear. I'll post when we get to that point.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/irwWaoFawJEshLN59
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    Re: Update on my 83 Project

    Wow. Cool flicks. Couple quick questions:
    1. What is the tool you used to press in those new wheel bearings / hubs? I had to take mine to a machine shop.
    2. What is all the custom metal and weld bead/etc in your BC Coilover photos? I can't quite make out what you used it for.

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    Re: Update on my 83 Project

    This looks fantastic! Makes me want a 2g to play with

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    Re: Update on my 83 Project

    Quote Originally Posted by seadude View Post
    Wow. Cool flicks. Couple quick questions:
    1. What is the tool you used to press in those new wheel bearings / hubs? I had to take mine to a machine shop.
    2. What is all the custom metal and weld bead/etc in your BC Coilover photos? I can't quite make out what you used it for.
    We used a standard front wheel bearing press tool kit

    We had to weld sleeves onto the coilovers to make them fit an accord knuckle/spindle. These are not a direct fit and require modification to make them work.

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