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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    Man can't wait to see that new motor in there!!



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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    me either haha hopefully ill have it running by the ECHM then i can flaunt it haha but i wanna paint it too but i gotta save up and get mounts and a transmission

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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    While you have the engine out, might as well tuck and shave the bay. It's not much money at all, just time consuming. THAT would make this build superb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfrg88 View Post
    While you have the engine out, might as well tuck and shave the bay. It's not much money at all, just time consuming. THAT would make this build superb!
    very true haha i need to look at legendmaster's thread again on how to tuck the bay and i need to shave it before i paint it too haha but i dont know if ill shave it but im gonna paint the bay purple and the exterior the graphite mica metallic

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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    I'd definitely shave it, man (no homo [looked funny when I read it lmfao]).. would make it a shit ton better.


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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    Quote Originally Posted by gfrg88 View Post
    I'd definitely shave it, man (no homo [looked funny when I read it lmfao]).. would make it a shit ton better.


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    haha seems like the no homo thing happens quite often on this forum :p but yea now that you mention that it does look a lot better and ive never seen a shaved 3 geez bay

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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    That looks pretty sick! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! lol


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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    Quote Originally Posted by obdriver6 View Post
    That looks pretty sick! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! lol
    haha yea but im not gonna keep the ls in there for long im only using it to drive it then im rebuilding the b18a1 block with the type r pistons in it for the ls vtec so that way i can see what all im not going to use in the engine bay then i can shave what i dont need and tuck it haha (no homo)

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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    i got a deal on the block tho haha i paid $120 for the short block with the p73 pistons and gsr goodies on it and ls vtec conversion too haha so ill take the deals :p

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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    can't go wrong with that then
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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    yup haha plus im liking the 13.5:1 cr with that too haha

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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    13.5:1 cr!!!!! Damn, thats high!!!!


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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    ik it is haha but this is my buddy's old set up and it pulled hard as hell

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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    you have access to E85 around there?? with that high CR, I'd look into that, or meth injection... with that high cr it would have see a shit ton more power with higher octane!
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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    sadly no the highest octane we have around here is 93 which is all i run in the em1 but my buddy ran 93 in this short block i got from him and he made a little over 200 with this set up so ill be more than happy

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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    Sounds good although you would be making more with E85, but suck you don't has access to that!


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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    yea but oh well what can you do haha but ill be happy to have it up and running again with a faster motor haha i like the a20 but its sooooo damn slow haha

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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    anyone know how to get the shifter cable out of the transmission that one of the last steps of me getting the a20 pulled. any help would be greatly appreciated thanks

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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    You need to disconnect it at the shift lever. Its on page 397 on the 1989 USDM service manual for more info.


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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    wow really good progress love hatchies and this one is gonna be sick with that ls in it!. also that civic is hella clean!

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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    Quote Originally Posted by dark_accord View Post
    wow really good progress love hatchies and this one is gonna be sick with that ls in it!. also that civic is hella clean!
    thanks man i love both my cars but this ls is going to be temporary until i rebuild the other short block for ls vtec then im going to build it up a bit. also going to drop it quite a bit and paint it graphite mica metallic and put some diamond racing steelies on it and also paint the engine bay a purple, idk what shade yet.

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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 89jdmaccord View Post
    thanks man i love both my cars but this ls is going to be temporary until i rebuild the other short block for ls vtec then im going to build it up a bit. also going to drop it quite a bit and paint it graphite mica metallic and put some diamond racing steelies on it and also paint the engine bay a purple, idk what shade yet.
    awesome plans be sure to take pics of every little thing you do

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    Quote Originally Posted by dark_accord View Post
    awesome plans be sure to take pics of every little thing you do
    will do if i dont forget the camera haha but i havent been able to work on it the past few days been really busy with work and school

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    Re: my '87 LX-i hatch update thread

    not an update on the ca5 but its an update for the em1 im going to pick these up tomorrow oem honda ctr headlights ftw



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