Well, its been over a year since I joined here, and I wanted to share what the invaluable advice from this site has helped me accomplish.
I started out with a 86 LX-i, champagne in color (that my wife somehow named "Little Red"), with some random aftermarket exhaust and dropped it 2", put in a camber kit, and a short air ram. Then the engine blew. OK, so rebuilt the engine, put in new front axles, got some 15" AR rims, tinted the windows (15%), replaced the radiator (that I broke while leaning on it while scrubbing the 20+ years worth of crap that built up in the engine bay), put in a reman'd tranny, replaced the alt, got some ngk plugs, spiro 8mm wires, new EGR valve (wow those are a bitch to get off), some "Angel-eyes" headlights, indiglow gauge cluster, and a set off JDM corners.
Then, I rear-ended a ford F-Huge-50 pulling a trailer on the off-ramp. The bumper crushed my hood and headlights but miraculously spared the corners. The engine was all ok, minus the radiator, so I pulled it all out and swapped it into another shell I picked up for $300. The shell car is an 87 LXi, dark grey, and has a blown head gasket, so the original owner (a cop) said. He said that his daughter was the driver, and didn't take very good care of it.
So, I swap into "Sh4d0w" my engine, tranny, axles, air ram, suspension, rims, corners, and got 15% tint all around, with 5% on the sunroof. I had to pull out the little cover that slides over the sunroof, because it was just trashed. Cigarette burns, stains, ya.. it had to go.
Later I installed a pacesetter header, and a pacesetter monza exhaust.
That is where I am at right now. Just basic maintenance, and not too much hard-driving, and it runs amazingly.
So, now my future projects are:
- SE-i brake conversion
- B16a Intake Manifold w/Over-bored Throttle Body
- JDM tails
- JDM eyelids
- JDM hood piece
- DSM 450cc injectors
- OBD-1 conversion
- Bisimoto stage 2 regrind on cam
- Bisimoto spring kit
- Bisimoto MLS intake mani gasket (group buy)
- Bisimoto Cam Gear (group buy)
- A-Pillar gauge pod
- SE-i armrest
- swapping over the indiglow gauge cluster
Any thoughts on what else I can/should do to this car? I'm staying NA.
I'll post some pics when I get some decent ones, now that I have a working camera again.