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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    If I had known it was a sub $40 part I would have replaced the big bastard when I yanked the engine. I say that though and I also forgot the rear main seal.



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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    Doh!
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    Double doh!
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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    I picked out a set of wheels and tires on croooober, can't wait to post pics with them on

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    awww yeaaaaaa
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    New tires and wheels came in today, these are Work XSAs, 30 and 35mm offset (too little of a difference to care which wheel goes where, but the dishes are different) with 195/45r16 ATR Sports fresh off the boat from the motherland. Wow I really need to lower it now, I feel ashamed of my gap





    Oh my God does this car steer quick, caster is going to have to get cranked, it turns in so fast I can barely keep it between the lines, but its so much smoother than the 10 year old Hankooks that looked like they were about to kill me.
    Last edited by ShiRen; 07-15-2019 at 06:54 PM.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    Rollin that gapplesauce from gapplebees
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    Man I really need to get my ac recharged, this 100 weather with 110% humidity is a little much in this little untinted oven (fuck it, Im on break Im calling to get an appointment for tint too) I got es-12 to do it. tonight Im going to release the remaining freon into some balloons and pull the compressor that I didn't run without oil off the parts car and throw it on mine.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    Absolutely blows my mind what parts are still available for these cars. Techna-fit still carries steel brake lines, for almost any classic Honda for that matter, have some on the way. I'm also eyeballing that OBX header still listed on their site... but that will have to wait until I grab some ksport coils.

    Meanwhile you can't even buy upper control arms for a 2g lude, I guess youre just fucked if you bend one in an accident, and Im just fucked if I want adjustable camber. It seems like hell will freeze over before any yard listed on car-part.com will email you back too, been trying to get a vigor sway bar for months.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    I lucked out the 2g lude arms I got but I paid more than they're reasonably worth.
    Only ones I found after weeks of searching though so it is what it is.
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    Where did you get yours? I think Im just going to have to keep emailing until someone from car-part.com replys and takes my damn money. Maybe I should hand my insurance man a little cash lol they might actually sell something to him.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    Ebay lol
    They're legit ones from a junkyard seller.
    Came off an '83.
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    I will have to check then 🤔

    In other news, ac is working like a champ on es12 refrigerant and I installed an oil pressure gauge. Im actually extremely impressed with how well my oil pump is performing, makes pressure immediately after starting, 30 at idle under ac/electrical load ~600rpm, 40-60 at driving rpm, 80 when you give it the beans.

    Msd box is also shining again because Im 100% certain I couldn't get away with taking off and idling with the ac on without it lol

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    damn, wheels look nice!
    one day I'll return.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    Ebay was a good call because I found a set of prelude arms and the top hats shane86 recommended. I was going to lower it last weekend but I wasnt able to get it on the rack... kind of a good thing now because I can have all this done and get it aligned.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    So, I couldn't keep the air out of my transmission and had to drive it a little over 100mi with presumably the input shaft bearing growling like mad... Going to let some air out and see if it stops, but I was curious, do the 3rd gen b20/b21 ludes trans fit the a20 or is it only the a18 2nd
    gen trans? I dont like the gearing in the a2q6 and theyre kind of scarce anyway.

    Might be a question better for preludepower, but Im mainly worried about the bellhousing matching, at least around the front and top
    Last edited by ShiRen; 08-26-2019 at 09:03 AM.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    3rd gen lude trans wont fit. a18 wont fit on an a20 either unless you change out the housing.
    Only one from a lude that will is the SI model.
    OR the gearbox off a 1st gen integra but good luck finding one of those.
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    Good luck finding any of them because I put half a quart of oil in it and it still sounds like hell. Ruined a good trans. Really thinking about cutting my losses and buying a low milage fb rx7 on bringatrailer.com

    Edit: Cooled off a bit and a friend came and looked at it. He thinks the clutch is blown up. Theres like 5k miles on the exedy kit smh, but Ill remove the clutch to assess the damage some weekend.
    Last edited by ShiRen; 08-27-2019 at 07:47 PM.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    What happened to the trans?
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    Drove up to see family, bout 70mi from home, got to the city and went to do some shopping, when I left the first shop I noticed it sounded like the trans was full of nails. Decided to drive back because it was ok in 5th at constant throttle and I had no tools. Id heard the noise before, wasnt too bad then, just thought it was some clutch chatter like my rsx used to do. I was parked on a hill when I left that first shop and had to slip the clutch a lot to get out of there. It could be clutch, the noise comes and goes really randomly, stops if the trans isnt moving, but it was also kind of low on oil for some reason and it may not be happy about driving that far

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    Sorry to hear about a new problem. The LX-i trans is geared slightly more toward performance, FWIW. Hope you get it worked out without spending a fortune.
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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    gearing overall isnt too bad, but that 3rd to 2nd gap its crazy, good way to blow an engine

    And thats how you kill a wild ass crx on pikes peak
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kYrnum4d7s

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    The gearing in these cars always amuses me... 1 and 2 are super shirt then you hit 3rd which is ridiculously long for being a 3rd gear.
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    Is the clutch very old? I wonder if it could be clutch disc springs loose, rattling against the flywheel bolts. Found that in the last 3g clutch job I did. Luckily it didn't round off the bolts very bad

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    Re: 87 DX Sedan Project Log

    Just went through that, disc wasnt even 6 months old and two of the springs were popping out. Gouged the flywheel but luckily it wasnt on the friction surface.
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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