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    I finally remembered to take some pics. Here is the new manual trans, ready to swap in.



    Work area:



    I removed the down pipe and the whole exhaust system fell to the ground. The last shop to work on it left the center support off so I get to fix that.



    Here are the rear calipers in mid-rebuild. The knuckles are in the background.



    Tear down:



    Tearing down on the floor is a drag.





    Random pics of rural Central California. If you've ever eaten a peach, chances are it came from here. Even if you ate it in Taiwan.





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    Re: My Hoopty

    wow you have a real garage, i can't even open one door and the other half way

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    nice!

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    Re: My Hoopty

    I was gonna say... nice shop Mister Doctor Snooz. That is a clean looking transmission. Also time for a $20 fold up table. Perfect for engine rebuilds.

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    Re: My Hoopty

    I want your work area. And thats a beautiful looking tranny you got there

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    Re: My Hoopty

    I agree with all the guys...i want that space LOL....great work bro


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGenGuy View Post
    Also time for a $20 fold up table. Perfect for engine rebuilds.
    LOL, I have one. By the time the engine came out, it was all piled full of stuff! My quads are very sore today though, so I might have to clear a spot.

    The shed is my brother-in-law's. He's a real sport about letting me use it. He even lets me borrow his tools. I got the engine out and torn down in record time thanks to his DeWalt battery powered impact wrench.
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    I went to the junkyard today to look for an exhaust bracket. It turns out that the junkyard cuts that off along with the cat so there wasn't one to be had from any car. I did harvest some MT flywheel bolts. I figured out that if you pull a spark pull and drop a 3/8" extension in the hole, you can stop the engine from turning. It works great.
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    Re: My Hoopty

    I have a spare exhaust bracket, if you want it (I assume you're talking about the one that bolts to the back of the block). PM me your address and I'll drop it in the mail Monday afternoon. Keep up the good work.

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    Got the block back from the machine shop today and got a very interesting story to go along with it. I was led to believe I was buying was a low mileage Japanese engine. The truth is that the engine had been rebuilt. I wouldn't mind, but it had definitely not been rebuilt right.

    Here are the old pistons:



    All but one had this interesting stipple pattern down the thrust surfaces:



    I didn't know what that meant, so the machine shop explained it to me. If an engine needs pistons, but you're too cheap to buy them, you can punch them like that to get them to fit better. It's a jury-rig and obviously didn't work because there is all the scraping on the sides of them.

    The engine took up to thirty seconds to get up to oil pressure at every startup and I still haven't really figured that one out, but suspect that all the silicone around the oil pickup tube (instead of a new oring) had something to do with it. The oil screen was full of so many bits of silicone gasket maker that the machine shop told me to replace the assembly.

    Anyway, the rebuild was a half-assed, ghetto rebuild done on the cheap and passed off as a used Japanese engine. I'm glad my perfectionism won out and I pulled it to rebuild it myself before more damage was done. I ended up boring it out, though I'd hoped I wouldn't have to.

    Here are the new pistons, ready to go in.



    My new $50 Harbor Freight engine stand (so much better than doing the build on the floor).



    Replacing the pedal box is a unique kind of torture. No guidance in the manual for that one. I had to pull the whole steering column to get the new one in.



    New shifter assembly.

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    Re: My Hoopty

    Looking good
    Brings back memories of when I did my rebuild and 5 speed swap

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    Re: My Hoopty

    nice!

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    I've never seen pistons with that stuff on them before... it's kind of hard to believe that a machine shop would let that out the door. Like you said, at least you caught on before anything really major exploded.

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    VERY clean accord man! although she does need paint. other then that she looks pretty nice

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    looks good doc, strange on the pedal assembly, I was able to pull one at the junkyard with the steering in place.

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    Looks good! Glad you're getting that engine built right.

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    I welcome input on this one. I bought this new flywheel and it's very lovely. However, there is no timing mark. No TDC, no 15 degree mark, nothing. I'm not sure what I should do. I can't really put on the timing belt without knowing where TDC is. Has anyone seen this before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    I welcome input on this one. I bought this new flywheel and it's very lovely. However, there is no timing mark. No TDC, no 15 degree mark, nothing. I'm not sure what I should do. I can't really put on the timing belt without knowing where TDC is. Has anyone seen this before?

    ugg you think they would have put it on there looks like it's time for a degree wheel. you would still have to figure the old marks with it on the old wheel.

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    Re: My Hoopty

    snooze if i knew the precise inside diameter of the bolt holes, i could make you some pins to drop in there and line them up for marking the new ones, but I don't think you have a caliper or anything like it. I don't have an extra flywheel or i would do it for you.

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    wow...only thing you can do is put them up close to eachother and have someone stamp it or something..thats wierd.

    On the engine WTF...that blows dude. i would just get another set of pistons..geddy selling a set if he didnt sell those already


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rendon LX-i View Post
    wow...only thing you can do is put them up close to eachother and have someone stamp it or something..thats wierd.

    On the engine WTF...that blows dude. i would just get another set of pistons..geddy selling a set if he didnt sell those already
    those old pistons would make good shift knobs

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    Re: My Hoopty

    even a set of feet for a crank....A crank walk....makes me want to make one fro my buddy and set it on his door.....LOL he owns a 2g dsm....KNOWN for crank walking LOL..he would get all buttered up forsure


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rendon LX-i View Post
    even a set of feet for a crank....A crank walk....makes me want to make one fro my buddy and set it on his door.....LOL he owns a 2g dsm....KNOWN for crank walking LOL..he would get all buttered up forsure
    don't you have an old flywheel around you can measure the bolt hole diameter? if i remember right don't you do machining? if i knew the precise inside diameter of those holes i could make snooze up some pins to line the flywheels up together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostforawhile View Post
    don't you have an old flywheel around you can measure the bolt hole diameter? if i remember right don't you do machining? if i knew the precise inside diameter of those holes i could make snooze up some pins to line the flywheels up together.
    never mind, he has an auto drive plate going to bolt it up to the flywheel so he can score the marks

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    Re: My Hoopty

    rebuild looks good

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