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    87roach's 1987 S Hatch Build

    Hello all, I'm finally going to post about my project. I have been lurking and posting here and there but not much really. So now I have some stuff to show, woohoo! I have an 87 hatch S(dx) which I plan to mod up with a new engine, suspension, and interior components. Right now shes bone stock since I have been just gathering parts to put on.

    Plans for the hatch:
    --Convert to EFI, put in newly rebuilt motor(hope to get some good numbers)
    --Swap in all the SE-i brakes
    --Switch over as much interior as possible from the SE-i
    --Modify all dash lights to LED's
    --Custom shifter gate(currently a WIP)
    --CAI with AEM Bypass, and Dryflo
    --2 1/4 exhaust all the way back with Magnaflow cat/muffler
    --Lower 2 1/4, with ST sway bars and change over as many bushings to poly(ones I can find)
    --Get rubber for rims
    --Body work/paint(will do as much as I can, otherwise its too the bodyshop, if I can find a decent bodykit I'll slap it on)
    --OBD-1 sometime in the next while..



    So dirty makes me sad to post.. must get better pics!

    I bought a parts car from b8er a while ago it seems now, anyhow its an 89 se-i coupe and has pretty much everything I want from it(score!). The engine was out when I bought it so after I picked it up I sent it off the Mr. R to get the top end pimped, and I recieved the finished job today(trigger for the thread). So yea heres some pics and words to follow:

    These first pics are of my shop reno, not about the 3g but I did it FOR my 3g!! Myself and my dad did all the work, with correcting the old structure, wiring, lights, outlets, insulation, poly, osb. Oh and put in a door(we had to cut a bit to fit) because there was just like this old half ass plank thing for a door so I thought to beef it up for protection.

    Before/During:

    Moving everything away from the walls.




    Truss reinforce + leveling.


    New door + knob and lock, chopped to fit.


    Wall's stripped of old junk.


    First section of insulation.


    More done...


    More below:
    Last edited by 87roach; 01-06-2008 at 03:21 PM.



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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    After:

    All done walls, light fixtures installed and wired, and bench frame made.





    Looks much better, smells better too!

    Taking rear discs off:








    Thought I would try to clean em but it turns out there was some torn boots and a stiff ass piston, soooooo I got some new ones! (pics farther down)
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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    1989 Honda Accord SE-i Coupe! (parts car)

    Exterior shot.


    Interior shot.


    Rear interior shot.


    Dirty engine bay!


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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    The pistons on the rear calipers actually screw in and out. To get them out they are screwed out. They are very hard to push in since the mechanism inside spins and pushes the piston out vice versa. Anyways nice workshop, and nice project car!
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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Cam Gear:




    Colt Cam:






    Sorry for the crummy pics.

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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Fast reply russian haha, yea I know they screw in and out but there was something off I'm not totally sure but I scored a deal so I got some new ones!

    Mr. R WIP:

    Finished head, intake side.


    Intake mani awaiting work.


    Top spring shot.


    Another head shot, intake side.


    Exhaust side, I like this pic for some reason.




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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Ok heres some goodies:











    Resurfaced, cleaned flywheel(stock).




    Ok so heres what I could find so far of the good stuff(things have been moved around ect, find other pieces later, these are the better things anyway haha.)
    We've got some SS lines from ebay, that whole front suspension kit from ebay, took in the old calipers to a friend in town and he hooked me up with his rate, so I thought I better get the rest while im at it(new rotars and pads). He also resurfaced that flywheel for free and cleaned it up Pacesetter ceramic header(ordered from a store in town), didn't really need a port just that extra tube removed.

    Before port:


    After:
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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Nice looking head, bet it will perform well. I was lucky enough to have calipers in good shape, so slapped some new boots and seals on them and they work great.
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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    What was dropped off to me this morning!









    Cleaned out the TB today there was some grime in there that I did not like haha. Put in the new gasket there too after I cleaned it all up nice, I would like to get some new hose down the line too.

    I think thats all the pics for now, get some more later.

    Engine info:

    Block has been bored .50 over, new pistons, rings and pins.
    Crank was ground and polished, rod journals .30 over, mains .20 over(new bearings for all)
    New seals, gaskets and frost plugs.
    Head milled .05
    New water pump, timing belt
    New Colt Cam, stage 1(a little tweaked)
    GE cam gear
    New exhaust valves(1mm over) + valve job
    New thermostat
    Full port job with intake and header matched
    New paint, I think thats it, may edit this in the future.
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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    very nice project lots o potential
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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    dude u must got money out the ass but sell me those center tails out that sei i'll give u 20 shiped

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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Nice Work

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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    sweet and cool a Se-i can u install a coupe interior in to a hatch?

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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Good job on the garage. That rebuild looks like it will run good with all them goodies on it. Props to who done it. Might want a different oil filter after the break in, Fram filters are crap.
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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Accord View Post
    sweet and cool a Se-i can u install a coupe interior in to a hatch?
    I'm pretty sure it will, its much much nicer then my maroon. The oil filter is also just a cap for the moment, I'm pretty much out of money now due to christmas and these last expenses haha. Well spent though!! I'll try to update as I go along instead of stacking up a bunch of pictures again

    Oh and sadly I did not get other wip pics of the motor when it was apart, I was away for work and it was pretty much done when I got back(not a bad thing hehe). I'll get some pics of those tails tomorrow(never really looked at them because it doesnt go on the hatch )

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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    this is great!!

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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Nice work man. Way to go!

    Are you going to use that tail on the Se-i? If not Ill take it off your hands. I have a white one on a maroon car. Would love a maroon tail.

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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Wow, you do great work. This was fun to read all the way through, cant wait to see how it performs once you get it all together and set up! You should record a video of the moment when you start up the engine for the first time!

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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Quote Originally Posted by coope View Post
    dude u must got money out the ass but sell me those center tails out that sei i'll give u 20 shiped
    2x

    I'm gonna guess you just paid more than twice what you did for that car in parts! less you got it new... thats gonna be pimp man
    Is that the original TB/ Bored over?

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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Dam, thats a lot of parts. You must be one rich mawfucker

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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    so you are converting your car into fuel injection?


    oh yeah nice work on the motor...i want some dyno numbers

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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Yes I'll be converting to EFI, dyno will hope to be done in spring/summer. I'm not rich at all haha I have just been stocking up on this stuff, oh and its the original TB(something down the line to upgrade). Thanks for the replys! (btw I'm learning as I go too, so hints and tips are welcomed )

    Edit:

    I'll be changing over all the brakes too, the front ones are in pretty good condition with low kms, just an ugly colour at the moment. Gonna clean them up and paint, will post pics when I get that underway.
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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Nice looking engine. You'll be happy with the new parts!

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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Posting late, but have some more pics to show that I took today. Being the low model it is I will be pretty much just upgrading/adding things, I love the non-ps it's kick ass and I wouldn't have it otherwise.

    Some more of the hatch:













    And heres the start of my ground kit haha, 4gauge wire.. have the rest laying around and will get it all done when I put the new motor in.



    And my Savage!



    It's soooo fun!
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    Re: 87roach's 3g wip

    Whats this??

    Undressing...


    Dug out this set of new tools I bought so I put it in my new/used 25$ tool box(score!!)



    Blasted valve cover:


    Spoiler pics: I didn't notice any damage just that the paint is fading and there some clear thats pealing off of the light but looks good otherwise.






    Center piece is cracked in 3 places, the lights are in good shape but as far as I can tell its one piece...


    Drag DR6 Gun Metal(with machined lip) 7 spoke.


    Got some sorting out in the shop done today, its kind of a mess of stuff haha. Got the car jacked up(the thing is rotting out and the rear of the rockers are crushing and are full of muddy gook), good thing I didn't get it for the body... start taking off stuff tomorrow and more sorting things out!
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