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Old 03-10-2017, 09:21 AM   #61
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but the sleep well better take the what you have and refresh with a long term anticorrosive, it if enough material is there

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I'm not sure I follow? All the old engine hardware was tarnished because the car it came out of had been driven through the heavily salted Ontario winters.

I'm using all new OEM hardware directly from Honda to replace the tired stuff.

My car will never see rain by choice, let alone winter, so the zinc-plating that comes from Honda will be plenty for the exposure this car will face.
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I'm not sure I follow? All the old engine hardware was tarnished because the car it came out of had been driven through the heavily salted Ontario winters.

I'm using all new OEM hardware directly from Honda to replace the tired stuff.

My car will never see rain by choice, let alone winter, so the zinc-plating that comes from Honda will be plenty for the exposure this car will face.
Sometimes things get a bit lost in translation (from English to German)


either way, looks sweet dude, keep it up
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I'm not sure I follow?
Sorry for my bumpy English. I wanted to agree with your approach to renew or replace parts out of the OEM stuff store. I will increase my effort into translation of my words...

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Sometimes things get a bit lost in translation
But more and more seldom, drtye
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:34 AM   #64
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Sometimes things get a bit lost in translation (from English to German)

either way, looks sweet dude, keep it up
Yeah, it happens. Appreciate it!

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Sorry for my bumpy English. I wanted to agree with your approach to renew or replace parts out of the OEM stuff store. I will increase my effort into translation of my words...

But more and more seldom, drtye
No apologies necessary. You're usually pretty damn articulate for being second language!
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Old 04-03-2017, 04:36 AM   #65
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Probably my last update for some time while I accumulate more funds to soldier on.

Hardware for my new flywheel and pressure plate arrived from Teknotik.

Flywheel Hardware by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Along with the chromoly swap axles from Hasport.

Hasport Swap Axles by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Really just stopped by the shop to drop off the parts, but decided to freshen up the valve cover while I was there anyways. Included in the VC package was all the spark plug tube gaskets, washers with rubber gaskets, along with the primary valve cover gasket. Looks a hell of a lot tidier with the new hardware, too.

Valve Cover Gaskets & Hardware by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Old crap.

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New stuff.

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I'll report back in a few months!
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...I'll report back in a few months!
Nice valve cover modification. Good luck with the fund rising!

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Old 04-03-2017, 05:52 PM   #67
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I love this build!!! cant wait for updates!!
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Nice valve cover modification. Good luck with the fund rising!

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Thanks, Markus.

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Appreciate it, man. Updates are slow going right now, but there's a little bit I can get done here and there without too much financial investment.
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Spent a couple weeks in California to try and reset my life and mind. Pulled the cover back yesterday to apply a sticker I'd been gifted. Likely the only one that'll never come off my car.

Norush (Night World is our Free Zone) by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

I think the door-open weather is finally here to stay. It's a much more comfortable atmosphere in the shop with the doors up.

Cover's Off by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Clutch fork was looking really nappy sitting on my shelf, so I decided to media blast it in anticipation of paint while I was taking a break from wiring today.

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The two chassis plugs that need modifying, 'C124';

Engine Harness Plug by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

And, 'A Plug';

Main Chassis Harness by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

I stripped the chassis harness back so that it's easier to work with and I can move some things around accordingly.

Chassis Harness by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

I forgot to bring my diagram with me today, so that was as far as I got. I'll update with photos when I make the changes.

I've been speaking with Brian at Hasport, as they'll be amalgamating my two harness'. The chassis side is remarkably straight forward. I've got the PDF at work that I'll cross post in here as well. It's laid out really well, and makes it really easy to follow. I'm completely green when it comes to wiring, and this gives even me the faith to do it myself.

Both Harness' by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Civic harness on the left, and the old CR-Z unit on the right. Soon they shall be one and the same.
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Spent a couple weeks in California to try and reset my life and mind. Pulled the cover back yesterday to apply a sticker I'd been gifted. Likely the only one that'll never come off my car.

Norush (Night World is our Free Zone) by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

I think the door-open weather is finally here to stay. It's a much more comfortable atmosphere in the shop with the doors up.

Cover's Off by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Clutch fork was looking really nappy sitting on my shelf, so I decided to media blast it in anticipation of paint while I was taking a break from wiring today.

Clutch Fork by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

The two chassis plugs that need modifying, 'C124';

Engine Harness Plug by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

And, 'A Plug';

Main Chassis Harness by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

I stripped the chassis harness back so that it's easier to work with and I can move some things around accordingly.

Chassis Harness by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

I forgot to bring my diagram with me today, so that was as far as I got. I'll update with photos when I make the changes.

I've been speaking with Brian at Hasport, as they'll be amalgamating my two harness'. The chassis side is remarkably straight forward. I've got the PDF at work that I'll cross post in here as well. It's laid out really well, and makes it really easy to follow. I'm completely green when it comes to wiring, and this gives even me the faith to do it myself.

Both Harness' by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Civic harness on the left, and the old CR-Z unit on the right. Soon they shall be one and the same.


Good luck with the wiring man. That looks like my own personal nightmare haha


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I like wiring. Kind of jealous that you get to do it. lol
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:47 AM   #72
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Good luck with the wiring man. That looks like my own personal nightmare haha
It's a touch daunting, but I've got faith.

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I like wiring. Kind of jealous that you get to do it. lol
I'll be satisfied once it's through. I think it'll be easier than I have played up in my head, haha.
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Nothing fun to report. Got some parts in paint, that's about the extent of my progress lately! Used Duplicolor Fleet Coating - takes an eternity to settle and dry, but when it does, it's a rock solid enamel finish.

Threw all the parts in the blast cabinet before hand. They'd been sitting around so long in their raw state that some had begun to oxidize.

Blasted Stuff by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Strung up, and in primer.

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The end result.

Fleet Coated Parts by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Should compliment all the new hardware nicely when I start bolting things back up.
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I've realized I don't think I ever documented selling my Takata's and purchasing my new HPI harness. Had the seat out of the car today for the sake of easy under-dash access, so I snapped a couple photos.

HPI Harness by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

HPI Harness & Spoon Seat by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

I've still got to buy a matching one for the passenger side. They're bright, but they compliment the yellow stitching on my steering wheel/horn button, as well as the neutral grey of my Cusco cage. Pretty chuffed with 'em.

For the past month I've been going back and forth on battery location, how to run power, where to hide everything, whether or not to run it through the wheel well, etc. I think I've finally made up my mind about what's going where, and how I'll run it, so I'll take some photos and document that process.
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Old 05-09-2017, 04:54 AM   #75
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Been steady working my way through the chassis wiring.

Plug A Modifications by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Pulling main fuse power along with EPS power back through the main harness and through the fire wall so I can run it inside the door sill to the back of the car where my battery will now be located.

Plug A Modifications by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

This necessitated the removal of my brake pedal assembly as well as the clutch assembly.

Brake Pedal by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

This is laying on my back looking up at the chassis harness where it runs under the dash to the fuse panel. Bit by bit I've got to unravel the harness and pull the three power wires in question. Why, you ask? Because I clearly love the punishment.

Under Dash Main Harness by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

This is where we're at right now. There's a fair bit more for me to go, but it's such miserable work that I can only do it in small chunks at a time.

Power Wires Under Dash by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Got bored of that and moved on to modifying the 'A Plug' on the chassis harness.

Follow Instructions by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Unlocked.

Unlocked by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Easy as pulling, moving, or terminating what didn't need to be there. Hasports instructions made it really simple.

Pin Removal by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

This is from another section of the harness, but I employed the same method when a pin needed to be removed from the A Plug. I left the pin intact and simply looped the wire back on itself and heat shrinked over the whole piece. Keeps things clean, tidy, and not entirely permanent should anything need to be adjusted.

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I'm with you on doing wiring in chunks! Also fighting this cold weather that just doesn't seem to want to give up. Here in the Northeast it was below 32 last night...

Great progress!
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super smart idea on a street car to save the wiring.

will def have to steal that idea in the future.
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I'm with you on doing wiring in chunks! Also fighting this cold weather that just doesn't seem to want to give up. Here in the Northeast it was below 32 last night...

Great progress!
Damn, I can't believe it's still that cold for y'all. Beginning of April it warmed right the hell up for us in Southern Ontario.

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super smart idea on a street car to save the wiring.

will def have to steal that idea in the future.
Just keeps it clean, really. Leaving the terminal intact is also nice.
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Was a little under the weather Monday night, so I slept most of the day yesterday, but I managed to get myself up to the shop in the late afternoon. Turns out it would be one of the most productive days in a long time. Huge thanks go out to Shane Lee at Toronto Honda for putting this hardware order together for me. Way too many lines of trivial crap, but he puts up with it every time, and I'm thankful for it.

48 different hardware sku's to be organized and cataloged.

Hardware Haul by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

This is where being organized comes in really handy. When I put the order together I'd written down the location of each bolt along with the part number so I could cross it against the packing slip and make sure everything had it's place.

Catalogued by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

First order of business was to get rid of all the flange-less hardware provided with the Hasport mounts. It's very 'American' in appearance, and I wanted it all to look OEM again.

Engine Mount by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Moved on to the engine after that. As easy as picking some bolts, locating the previously labelled bolts, and replacing as I go.

Thermostat Housing by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Thermostat Housing Bolts by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Thermostat Housing After by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Replaced the O-ring on the coolant recirc line as well as new hardware.

Coolant Recirc by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Coolant Recirc by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

TDC sensors and surrounding bolts.

TDC Before by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

TDC After by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

VTEC solenoid.

VTEC Before by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

VTEC After by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

VTC & engine bracket.

VTC/Engine Bracket by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

VTC/Engine Bracket After by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Crank sensor.

Crank Sensor Before by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Crank Sensor After by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

And, finally - all the timing cover bolts and inspection plate.

Timing Cover Before by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Looks MILES better than before.

Timing Cover After by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Water pump housing.

Waterpump Housing Before by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Waterpump Housing After by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

I haven't done anything with the throttle body yet because it still needs to have the Vanjen clamp welded to it. Doesn't mean it shouldn't look better in the interim, though.

Throttle Body Before by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Throttle Body After by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

New studs for the exhaust manifold.

Exhaust Manifold Studs by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Dressed minus alternator and tensioner.

Engine Dressed by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Exedy lightweight flywheel on with the new ARP hardware and torqued up.

Exedy Lightweight Flywheel by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Exedy clutch and pressure plate back on, again with ARP hardware.

Exedy OEM+ Clutch by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

New OEM throwout bearing back in before I mated the two.

New Throwout Bearing by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

BOOM, back in for good this time!

Back in for Good by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Back in for Good by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Back in for Good by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Still need to throw the alternator back on along with the new K-Tuned tensioner, which I will likely do this evening. I'll finish my battery location next while I play the waiting game of saving money for fab work. It's all feeling a hell of a lot closer to completion than it did last week. I've said it before, but these little victories go a long way for helping my head-space.
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Was away all weekend enjoying myself, but I got back late in the afternoon and wanted to get a few things sorted out.

Got the front end back on stands so I could start bolting more stuff back together.

Back On Stands by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

This is the Hasport lower torque mount all bolted up to the transmission/subframe.

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New inspection plate and hardware. Par for the course.

Inspection Plate by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

My alternator notch turned out just as I'd hoped!

Alternator Notch by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

Starter bolted back up.

Stater On by Oliver Flower, on Flickr

K-Tuned clutch slave cylinder bolted up so I could measure for my new clutch line. Had most of the components at work, just need to get my hands on an adapter to finish it up.

K-Tuned Clutch Slave Cylinder by Oliver Flower, on Flickr
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