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Title: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: elspectro29 on June 20, 2013, 08:36:08 pm
Decided to make a thread for the other car here too. It's an SH in everything but drivetrain: there's an M2S4 driving that H22.

(https://fbcdn-photos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/485480_10201121601783416_825286957_n.jpg)

Mostly stock except for a few things, particularly white interior accents and EDM ashtrays.

Coming soon (God willing): H23 VTEC swap and lots of body work!

Coming later: More body work, repaint, WWRS lip kit, and minor engine and suspension upgrades.


Title: Re: elspectro29's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on June 21, 2013, 05:50:56 am
sounds like a good plan.  can't wait to see this car shine like it should!


Title: Re: elspectro29's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: elspectro29 on October 08, 2013, 08:11:54 pm
The Wings West Racing Series sides and lip I picked up at the junkyard this week. Restoration progress of these will only be documented here.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/901939_10202045913450630_510175820_o.jpg)


Title: Re: elspectro29's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: elspectro29 on November 05, 2013, 08:11:24 pm
I think I'm going to follow josh's idea and only really track progress here, since that way "the scene" won't really know about it.


Title: Re: elspectro29's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: Wing8806 on January 15, 2014, 06:02:33 pm
I think I'm going to follow josh's idea and only really track progress here, since that way "the scene" won't really know about it.

Just saw this lol


The list for the road to an h23 vtec swap;

clutch
clutch release bearing
master cylinder
master cylinder gasket
slave cylinder
brake fluid
motor mounts (if you need them)
timing belt/balance belt
water pump
heater core hoses and clamps
radiator hoses and clamps
oil
oil filter
transmission fluid
rear main seal
balance shaft seals
cam seals
cam plug seal
oil cooler o-ring
front crank seal (must have tool or object to drive this seal in)
RTV
valve cover gasket set
sparkplugs
rosko intake manifold gasket with egr drilled out (makes life easy)
egr port plugs
egr valve gasket
timing tensioner (unless using h23 manual)
p/s belt
a/c belt
grease
50/50 coolant
clutch damper bypass line is also very helpful to have - if you have the extra funds for it (aka rywire line)


Parts to swap between H22a4 and H23 vtec;

upper and lower timing covers
drivers side motor mount bracket
knock sensor (may need to replace)
oil pump
crank position sensor
crank gear
balance shaft gears
distributor
fuel rail
injectors
harness
ac bracket - and pump
p/s bracket - and pump
intake manifold
cam gears, thermostat housing, and water pipe (i think but can't remember 100%)


The knock sensor is prone to breaking during swaps/removal - keep that in mind.

New Honda oil pumps come assembled with all seals (or at least mine did) if you were to buy new (expensive sucker)

Tools;

axle pry bars (the actual ones) work wonders vs a prybar and hammer method

something to drive in the new front main seal - it needs to fit around the crank

17mm
14mm
12mm
10mm
^^ 1/4" sockets and wrenches

At least (1) LONG extension
(1) medium extension
(1) swivel

socket wrenches, at least 1 short and 1 long

phillips and allen screwdrivers

channel locks

grinder/dremel to notch transmission brace

1/2" breaker bars and extensions (at least 2)

19mm 1/2" socket for crank bolt

crank pulley tool

tq specs for everything - as well as tq wrenches

(2) drain pains.  one for oil, one for coolant (always handy to have 2)

(2) GOOD jackstands

slide hammer for EGR ports


Title: Re: elspectro29's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on February 07, 2014, 11:10:40 pm
This SH is going to be in my driveway soon.  :loco:

Yep, I traded my black n tan 91 Si for it. And to sweeten the deal I donated the red 91 to the 01 project.
So the thinking is sell the red car, and a chunk of the 91 parts hoard to add funds to the 01 project.

So all those mods to the 97 won't happen. Instead the idea is to continue to fix what's broken with the SH, drive it, enjoy it. Somewhere along the way we'll add a wee bit of pizazz. The mods like motor swap will go to the 01 base car.

This car was beat on hard before we obtained it. I hope to preserve it basically as is with some repairs along the way. But full on restore is not practical anymore.
Too many other projects... better cars with lots more potential.

This one will probably become flat/satin black with bondo dent covering someday. Then tinted windows, smoked lenses (especially the headlights) and a #28 or Davey Allison sticker in the rear window. Stealth bomber look with a twist.
For now the factory paint has a lot of shine left underneath of the crud. So when weather permits a full on spa treatment will take place and all those dents will get new band aids.

My minds eye pictures this car as a wounded warrior from days gone by. A warrior who was seasoned in battle, has a few teeth missing, a limp and gray thinning hair. But a warrior who can still kick @$s and take names when called to action.
Now the urge to add dentures, color the gray hair or add implants is not necessary in order for Unit 6095 to do battle again. But we'll see what we can do about the limp.
A/C is on a wishlist along with accord top gear.

The black n tan restore will continue, under new management...  that's another story.

Edit: list noted. Thanks Josh. Much we already have.
What do you consider 'good' jackstands? Is it about the durability or the platform the car rests on?
I don't like the ones we have but don't know what to look for in 'better' ones.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on February 09, 2014, 07:08:36 am
 8) Thanks to whomever changed the title from Elspectro to bykfixer.

Won't be a lot of WOW in this project. Just before/after pix mainly.

But if there are innovations and/or inventions, they will certainly be posted.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140209_092219_zpsuf76nfrx.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140209_092219_zpsuf76nfrx.jpg.html)
^^ most important mod I can make to this wounded warrior.

Freedom isn't Free.
We inherited freedom and these days we have to fight for it.




Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: Wing8806 on February 09, 2014, 09:05:20 am
I use craftsman jackstands from Sears.  Rated for some 3k lbs + or something.. on sale I paid around $100 something for all 4? 

Just need to make sure the car is on a flat surface and the stands are center of the jack points.  Slipping is possible on any stand so safety first!

Been so long... my folder of receipts is overflowing and it doesn't contain my online purchases....


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on February 09, 2014, 09:16:27 am
Thanks!!

I have flat. I have concrete. And I have back up cinder blocks with wood shims.

Soon I'll have Craftsman stands.

Yeah, my gallon size ziplock bag is stuffed (edit) with reciepts

If I bought online I'd owe my paycheck to Sears.  :loco:


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on February 09, 2014, 06:27:25 pm
Despite a cloudy drizzly cold day today work began.

Yesterday an hour or so was spent evaluating the car and getting re-aquanted with it.
Anybody need a ride anywhere?

After driving some today I remembered there are Mugen pedals. Super grippy wet or dry. Once that was mentally established, technique was adapted.
The Mugens will go in Elspectro's 01.
Grip tape will replace them. Ogs suggested checkered.
Gonna happen asap.

Little brackets in the engine bay were re-attached, a bothersome chronic loose door gasket re-installed  and hood latch corrected,
Odd wires were traced to their source and will be removed soon. And I figured out that [email protected] rattle is a heat shield.

And I managed to get my [email protected]$s 49 year old body upside down in the cab to re-attach the climate control cables under the dash. Darkness set in before the temperature valve cable was re-attached.


Soon I'll get into why certain things don't work in the driver side door.

All the while plans are devloping as to what direction to take the project.


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140209_203841_zpsivy8v6vm.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140209_203841_zpsivy8v6vm.jpg.html)
^^ 3g mats.
Found these ragged old things in the trunk of the parts barn.
As ugly as they are, there are no holes. For now they'll do. The oem ones have a hole developing.
I wanna preserve what's left of the oem until better comes along.


Edit: All climate control cables were unattached inside and outside. The one going through the fire wall is frozen.
Apparently a rust issue that's common to preludes due to Honda using steel in the housing.
Replacing the cable should allow the system to function properly.

Edit:
Once the system is corrected I'll add to the existing 'climate control repair'  thread if mods don't mind.
(Edit: That's in electrical. So it won't be easily found for those with frozen controls. A diy in interior perhaps. End edit)
I'll explain how to get your temperature where you want it until the cable is replaced as well.
Frozen cable is a 4th and 5th issue that's easily and inexpensively resolved. Don't know if the issue affects 3rds yet.




Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on February 11, 2014, 04:57:27 pm
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140211_175519_zpsanlugzlg.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140211_175519_zpsanlugzlg.jpg.html)
^^ hole perfect for a phillips.

I wonder if Honda engineers drilled some of the holes across the front clip knowing it takes two hands to finagle the expansion device into it's position and knowing my screwdriver would need a convenient holder whilest that happened. Then be readily available to my free hand while the other hand is busy holding the device in place until the plastic screw holds it in.

Replacing missing or broken items like this grill screw clip with the items I continued accumulating from junkyard scores while elspectro had the car.

Edit:
I adjusted the housing to the frozen climate control cable to where the heater hose valve is about 75% open. When the cables are all re-attached this allows the system to put out plenty of warmness. Gets too hot, turn off fan, roll down windows or open sunroff weather permitting.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on February 13, 2014, 11:27:20 pm
glad you have heat in your SH


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on February 14, 2014, 06:11:04 am
And I'm glad to have an SH to have heat in sir.

Edit:
New cable on the way. And checkered grip tape for the pedals.
Bonus; found a hard copy of a service manual and electrical book local.
Local as in $20 in fuel to go get it or $8.95 s&h. Mail it please.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on February 17, 2014, 01:23:21 pm
Considering installing...

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140217_145735_zps4jxxjy4u.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140217_145735_zps4jxxjy4u.jpg.html)
^^ This 98+ accord package.

Using...

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140217_151626_zpsqzg8r6nk.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140217_151626_zpsqzg8r6nk.jpg.html)
^^ This adaptor.

Edit:
http://www.cd4car.com/adapter-harness-for-1989-1998-honda-accord-prelude-odyssey-civic-crv/


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on February 27, 2014, 09:54:34 pm
and to think I gave away that 98 head unit that I got for $11..............ugh!


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on March 09, 2014, 04:45:42 pm
A couple of ideas are in motion. If they pan out it'll be posted in this thread. Trial and error.
Door trim refurbish and some other stuff....

In the meantime an atts delete adaptor plate is causing me to turn my focus in a radicaly different direction for a little while.
The plate is not fastened well and some play in the half shaft bearing has resulted. I'm hoping it's the bearing and not the splines.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140309_205325_zps7esjasgo.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140309_205325_zps7esjasgo.jpg.html)
^^ The correct style atts delete/half shaft add adaptor.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140309_204919_zpswfzlvf9f.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140309_204919_zpswfzlvf9f.jpg.html)
^^ I have this...

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140309_204353_zpswkepriop.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140309_204353_zpswkepriop.jpg.html)
^^ Hence the issue.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on March 16, 2014, 07:43:15 am
Well the saga of ole '97 continues. When one decides to restore a used up modern car, there will be hassles. But that goes with the territory.
If the idea was to build a car, this one would not be good platform. Some would part out this one. But I've seen cars in a lot worse shape become items on the barrett jackson auction block. So, wth, right?

Some rain and some sunshine occured recently.
The deluge was learning my mechanic closed his business and retired to a living of oil changes and headlight restores. The learning curve just went from fairly flat to a cliff.
So much for fixing the atts delete plate. Awaiting response from a seller at another site for a new plate.

The spring sunshine was the door trim looks fabulous and my table leg cap shift boot top looks pretty good against the q-ball and white stitched leather.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140312_143903_zpsjziqmb9w.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140312_143903_zpsjziqmb9w.jpg.html)

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140315_154352_zpsdgwfe6el.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140315_154352_zpsdgwfe6el.jpg.html)

While the car is parked I started investigating non working items in the driver side door.....
Here's what I found ⇩


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140315_172631_zpsgskyylwx.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140315_172631_zpsgskyylwx.jpg.html)
^^ Ugh! I wanted to cry. But when the going gets tough and all that...

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140310_115811_zpsaqwxicem.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140310_115811_zpsaqwxicem.jpg.html)
My (former) mechanic, now advisor whenever I can find him gave me his first Snap On creeper he bought circa 1978.
Great decoration for the garage. He gave me his pennzoil window sign too.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on March 28, 2014, 06:21:16 pm
progress pics!


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on March 30, 2014, 07:18:04 am
^^ ok... what little there is lately...
It took a whole week to get the female pins out of the clip.

Oh, and my new atts delete adapter plate is on the way. Scheduled to arrive in a couple of days.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140316_133826_zpsllgcvqy0.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140316_133826_zpsllgcvqy0.jpg.html)
^^ this
All sticky and gooey messy like.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140322_151451_zpshkqpnii9.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140322_151451_zpshkqpnii9.jpg.html)
^^ to this
After downloading Honda tsb 00-099 (an acura how to fix broken wires in terminals) I dialed in a technique to removing pins. The hope was to make this repair still attached to the car.
I got a couple of pins out and more wires broke inside the pins. So it was cut off and brought indoors.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140324_193212_zpsexbjc1vk.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140324_193212_zpsexbjc1vk.jpg.html)
^^ then this
That grease made it difficult to see what was happening with the locking points. More wires breaking instead of pins coming out.
A good dose of cleaner from radio shack helped.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140324_193507_zpsxzgqs7tj.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140324_193507_zpsxzgqs7tj.jpg.html)
^^ magic in a bottle. $10.99

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140325_192211_zps894nevc5.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140325_192211_zps894nevc5.jpg.html)
^^ currently this
Finally got all the pins out. I drilled out the last couple that were all mangled and broken with a 3/32" drill bit and picked out pieces.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140325_192744_zpsex7lnwny.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140325_192744_zpsex7lnwny.jpg.html)
^^ the tools used

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140323_154726_zpsuptffbtb.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140323_154726_zpsuptffbtb.jpg.html)
^^ the vise, an easy chair and lots of light.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140322_220726_zpsczb0vgm1.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140322_220726_zpsczb0vgm1.jpg.html)
^^ and the borg gear
The jewelers lenses and clip on light are well worth the less than $10 investment. Light from sears and lenses from harbor freight.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140316_150544_zps6pc28j0k.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140316_150544_zps6pc28j0k.jpg.html)
^^ repair tools in stock
A soldering iron (900° max) for tight spots, various aids for soldering and good wire strippers.
They were all on sale too. About $50 total.


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140316_150732_zpsmzzsdn4l.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140316_150732_zpsmzzsdn4l.jpg.html)
^^ shrink tube for final touches.
Differing sizes are incase the skinny stuff don't fit.

Now I await the Honda connector pin replenish kit (p/n 07XAX-002000A), that Honda calls terminal update kit. It's 25 of each of the nine sized pins they use. About $75 from hondapartsnow. It was either that or 18#'s of pins, a heat gun and other stuff for $275+..
USPS tracking indicates the package is in New Hampshire.

Once the kit arrives I'll post part #'s for each size pin.
I had ordered the connector catalog, but the warehouses are out of stock and honda has chosen to stop production. I'll eventually find what their (new) tech's use hopefully.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on April 07, 2014, 01:22:45 pm
Coming soon:
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140403_211428_zpszpuhomcf.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140403_211428_zpszpuhomcf.jpg.html)
^^ These for the crimping the wire to the small pins.
A pair of anvil/former sizes.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140405_164022_zpsjrd6v4vb.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140405_164022_zpsjrd6v4vb.jpg.html)
^^ these are fine for say 10-14 pins.
The one anvil/former is a bit too big imo for the 16+ small stuff. They're great for crimping the insulation to the pin in the sizes I'm doing to this door harness.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140331_181414_zpsa9x0deaf.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140331_181414_zpsa9x0deaf.jpg.html)
^^ The pins.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140402_200251_zpsqtbhtqwd.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20140402_200251_zpsqtbhtqwd.jpg.html)
^^ block off plate arrived.
The byfixer won't happy with chipped black paint. Krylon to the rescue.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on April 09, 2014, 05:12:14 pm
The Mac tools crimper/pliers arrived.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140409_200424_zpsf8m8cbjr.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140409_200424_zpsf8m8cbjr.jpg.html)

A test crimp.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140408_184311_zpsbjsgxuyj.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140408_184311_zpsbjsgxuyj.jpg.html)

A thread in the stats/specs section details the pins that came in the replenish kit.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on April 20, 2014, 05:24:50 am
The door is alive again. Yaaay!  :D

It was ugly to start with and got uglier along the way. But yesterday after replacing what seemed like half the fuses in the car I plugged in the repaired connector. I moved the car to wash it recently and 18 live wires all bunched together were all having an electric orgy.

With that outta the way, the plug halves were fastened together and various items were tested. No electric windows.
It seems drilling out a pin or two damaged some keepers so the female pin gets pushed out of it's slot when shoving a to b. A slight bend of the male half and a chunk of toothpick beside the pin and viola. Lectric windows.

The most difficult part was getting the male half of the plug to fasten to the door. You push it through the hole towards the fender at a slight angle so the tits on top go through first, twist it downwards and a keeper on the bottom fastens it. Mine would not go. So I got out my mini buck knife and whittled at the plug. Tits became bumps and the keeper was reshaped from a right angled triangle to a wedge. Oh and I chamfered around the edges. Sucker popped right through after that and stayed in place.

Female half was plugged in, green/white wire pin stayed in the slot, and the weather resist grommet popped right on.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140419_175824_zpstg4xzhgb.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140419_175824_zpstg4xzhgb.jpg.html)
^^ the courtesy light actually works now.
So does the speaker, all four corners of the passenger mirror, the electric locks annnnd the windows.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140419_184523_zpsrkw8gzwk.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140419_184523_zpsrkw8gzwk.jpg.html)
^^ this is pre-whittled.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140419_183434_zpswsqe19oy.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140419_183434_zpswsqe19oy.jpg.html)
^^ no longer packed in that corner.
But a big mess to clean up. Worth it imo.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140419_175602_zpsunsfycbh.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140419_175602_zpsunsfycbh.jpg.html)
^^ done & done.  8)

Thanks for the inspiration and occasional morale boost OGS


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on April 20, 2014, 08:01:28 am
you got it pal, glad to see everything is working properly and OEM to boot!


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on April 25, 2014, 05:57:52 pm
Coming soon....

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140425_205100_zpsmnf88lkj.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140425_205100_zpsmnf88lkj.jpg.html)
Begin drive shaft fix.

A couple of things to do and then the replacement of the half shaft and atts delete plate will begin.

The I can focus on restoring the finish on the car. And details like modings and gasket restore can begin.

Hopefully mid summer will be when the engine bay cleanup can resume from the first time I had the car.
Somewhere in there brake work will take place, whenever the budget allows.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on April 25, 2014, 07:30:06 pm
this car will be happy when you're done fixing her up


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: escape on April 26, 2014, 02:17:16 pm
You will be assimilated.

That connector made me cringe so hard.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on April 27, 2014, 02:26:14 pm
Resistance is  futile :loco:

Ole 97 will be happy to be more than a pollen collector in a driveway.
Her owner will be happy when she can be driven around the block w/o fear of the driveshaft falling out.

The half shaft bearing retainer is a Picaso now. I cut off an ear. So both ears are on one side now.
Some general cleaning of the used half shaft/bearing retainer and a test fit to the block off plate took place yesterday.
Parts list is nearly fulfilled, tools have been acquired and soon I'll take the plunge for an attempt at a diy repair I would ordinarily pay my mechanic to do. But he's enjoying the retired life. And so it is....

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140426_123103_zpspfscjxcc.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140426_123103_zpspfscjxcc.jpg.html)

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140426_102429_zpsvcrgh8ig.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140426_102429_zpsvcrgh8ig.jpg.html)

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140426_204415_zpsgzerfkrn.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140426_204415_zpsgzerfkrn.jpg.html)

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140427_074545_zpsh9v6eab4.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140427_074545_zpsh9v6eab4.jpg.html)


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 04, 2014, 07:02:01 am
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140504_094100_zpsmdkvbimn.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140504_094100_zpsmdkvbimn.jpg.html)
^^ Got me some official back woods, tobacco spittin',right-wing, gun tote-n, racist homophobe license plates.

Elspectro n I went to DMV and made it official. He owns the black n tan, I own the SH now.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140503_134433_zpszhohzfes.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140503_134433_zpszhohzfes.jpg.html)
^^ I think they look right sharp.

As I was applying the front one an elderly neighbor was hobbling by on his afternoon walk. I look up to see this frail looking  gentleman with two canes waving me over. He said in a time worn voice 'son, those are some beautiful license plates, but why are you putting them on a Jap car?'. He had fought in Korea and his pop had fought in WW II. We spoke of how America just aint the same anymore, turned the conversation to solar yard lamps,  cell phone tech and a bunch of other typical life in America 2014 topics. He hobbled away and I smiled at how well this 84 year old veteran had adapted to the quickly evolving daily life here in this great nation.

Soon after my son Elspectro came over to get the plates that were on the SH, and put them on his car. Turns out they were the plates from his first car (a prelude) and he swaps them to each car as his life evolves.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: Wing8806 on May 04, 2014, 08:26:52 pm
Lookin good man!


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 14, 2014, 03:45:04 pm
Thanks Josh!  :)
Not much work on the car lately. Just move it to shade, give it a good bath, drive around the block to dry it and thwart square eagles, then back it back into the launch pad, and replace the cover.
Soon to embark on the atts block off plate fix. All parts and peices are in stock. But I'd prefer not to do the work solo. I always like to have a human nearby in case the car falls while I'm under it.... scheduling has me working on it solo if I do it soon. It'll wait.

The evolution III meterial the cover is made out of is shedding all over the car. So each time it's removed it looks dusty. So I get out the California duster and spruce it up. This past weekend I did the weekly dusting and drove to the craft show where my wife was a vendor. Car went 4000 miles with the plate flopping around. Another 4 or 5 won't kill it.

I wanted to show off those sporty new plates and the recently revealed blue sparkles in the paint. I parked where about half of the expected 5k people would see ole unit 6095. Lot's of people gawked at the car as I eased it into the show.
I suppose part were thinking 'what a [email protected]$s automobile that is' while the other half were wondering wuthehell is that 'scr scr scr scrrrrrr' sound is from the rear. I gotta fix that brake scraping sound!


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: Wing8806 on May 18, 2014, 06:19:26 am
Have you considered having a shop weld the halfshaft onto the bracket where you cut off the ears?  Little more support wouldn't do any harm and give a little more ease of mind.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 18, 2014, 05:21:45 pm
Good idea!!!!  8)

I hadn't considered having it done to my car. Many have this plate without issue.  But while researching a while ago I did see where another fellow had done that to a much larger, sorta triangle shaped plate that was bolted to the block at 4 or 5 places.. I forget.

Another guy had a modified ear welded on where it lined up with the top hole in the plate.

I'm going to rebuild the existing half shaft and will either make a plate or have another one made in case what I'm using has issues. I'll have it welded like you suggest.



Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on May 20, 2014, 04:18:32 am
nice.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 20, 2014, 01:07:29 pm
Axle is out of the car. I found that widest fork in the Lee pickle fork set and a small hammer make a great axle popper. Tap the fork without the handle attached and it pops loose. Then add a handle, a little sideways action and it slides rihht out after.

Now being unfamiliar with removing an axle it took a while. Say 30 minutes of wrestling the knuckle, lower arm, and damper fork to get the shaft through the fork teins onto the ground. It whipped my 50 year old fat @$s in a three round brawl.
Round 1: axle.
Round 2: axle
Round 3: ME!

Took a day off yesterday to heal. Maybe today as well. But if all goes well I'll be driving the car to an alignment shop by Saturday afternoon.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 21, 2014, 06:06:24 pm
Got the new atts delete plate installed today.

I needed some flexibility to get all four screws going. I pondered if that third ear area were welded to the plate, would the twisting I had to do to get the screws going be possible. My mind thinks not. But if the holes to mount the plate to the block were slightly oval-ed sideways, that would allow the flexibility needed with that area being welded.
Hmmmmm.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140521_195007_zpsbrwnenqr.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140521_195007_zpsbrwnenqr.jpg.html)

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140521_200045_zpsz3ramphf.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140521_200045_zpsz3ramphf.jpg.html)
^^ the old plate.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on May 22, 2014, 04:16:58 pm
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugLEE!


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 24, 2014, 04:20:01 am
I'll post a pic of the only screw holding the plate to the block... it has a significant amout of metal worn off.

Yesterday my wife helped me. She pulled on the suspension while I pushed in the axle.
It was an attempt in vein because the part Advance sold me differed from the oem. I asked for an SH axle not knowing any better. But the splines on the part I had are half the length of the part on the car at the inboard end. It slid in place. But not enough to pop the lock ring in place. Advance is over nighting a base axle for me. So... I told the wife if the SH axle is hard to remove I'll refasten it and reassemble the suspension. It slid out way too easy. So base axle it is.

I dunno if the SH axle normaly has the half length splines or if the advance folks sold me something incorrect. But I do know I won't leaving that $h!t in the car.



Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 24, 2014, 07:45:59 pm
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140524_143917_zpsgpxc6w1q.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140524_143917_zpsgpxc6w1q.jpg.html)
^^ the only thing holding the half shaft to the block.

Nearing completion of atts delete plate replacement.
Hit a snag or two along the way. Today I was thinking of blowing up the car.. molotov cocktail style.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on May 25, 2014, 12:33:15 am
pretty scary to think what could have happend


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 25, 2014, 10:23:39 am
Don't know how many miles was on that bolt... at least 4000 that we put on it.
The guy I bought it from wasn't smart enough to know the idle bounce was from an unplugged cruise control hose. So I know he didn't delete the atts. Heput 3000 on it...

The half shaft bearing can twist off it's axis 2-3° so that too was just a matter of time....


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 25, 2014, 02:10:32 pm
Atts delete plate fix is complete minus a trip to the alignment shop.
 :)

A new passenger side axle is in stock, but I think that'll wait a little while. Maybe that won't take a week....

The 100 yard test drive was enjoyable. Then to my house to her parking spot.

A moment of silence for Jezebel and I shut her down, replaced the cover and celebrated with a cold 12oz can of coca cola.

In memory of jezebel elspectro took his black n tan 91 (Lucky) to a cook out. It had sat in ole 97's spot while I worked on the driveshaft at his house.
I had spit polished her last week then covered her. So she was gleaming like a diamond as he left my house....


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on May 28, 2014, 05:30:02 pm
thanks for the thoughts for jezzy..


I'm glad you got your car sorted.  I was pretty excited when you told me it was all put together!  man up, do the passengers side axle.  then alignment!


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 29, 2014, 07:08:19 am
Man up? Pffft.. screw that!

Actually the passenger boot is still good. So I figure on continuing broke stuff and late summer do the other axle.

Got an alignment with a 6 month/6k mile warranty. So after doing the passenger side I'll hit 'em up for a 'check up' under the warranty.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on July 12, 2014, 07:24:46 pm
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140712_204213_zps9z7gxyce.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140712_204213_zps9z7gxyce.jpg.html)

Car is hard to start lately. I have my suspicions. But between baking in the sun all week and focusing on the elspectro car I'm content to look at this sexy car in front of my house for a little while.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on July 24, 2014, 06:38:22 pm
Minor tune up got her running normal again.

So in celebration another 'bykfixer was here' mod...

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140720_114520_zpsfzqkhdsm.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140720_114520_zpsfzqkhdsm.jpg.html)


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140720_180804_zpspdrjxrtv.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140720_180804_zpspdrjxrtv.jpg.html)


In anticipation of a brake rehab I began another item to be checkered when done...

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140706_111617_zpsytydjtdu.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140706_111617_zpsytydjtdu.jpg.html)


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on July 25, 2014, 05:51:37 pm
looks great mike


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on August 21, 2014, 06:38:27 pm
Car aint quite a race shelf yet. But more of an eyesore.  Looks good sitting out front. But sperratic hard to start issue, an impending over heating thing and those [email protected] brakes sticking...after several days away from home I've been home a few now and haven't even unlocked it, much less drove it.
Maybe at some point it'll pique my interest again. But it wasn't today.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: Wing8806 on August 21, 2014, 06:45:14 pm
Starting issues tend to run hand and hand with owning a 5th gen.....   bad ground or ignition switch ... or more lol


overheating?   


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on August 22, 2014, 03:49:39 am
Acts like it's a thermostat.

It's not fixing the car that bugs me. 17 year old cars with 237k miles break sometimes.

It's discovering all those rigs by a previous owner and having to replace stuff that shouldn't need replacing if the owner had put back all three bolts, not just one outta three...


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on August 22, 2014, 07:52:01 am
keep at it, the car will progress


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on August 22, 2014, 08:20:35 pm
Yeah, I'll keep after it or blow it up one.

Nah, cooler weather on the way. That and the 01 will be on the road soon.

I got a lot of little things and a couple of big things done last winter/spring. In summer I don't do much hobby car stuff due to working in the heat all week.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on August 26, 2014, 06:13:59 pm
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140825_065044_zpsdo7mq1g8.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140825_065044_zpsdo7mq1g8.jpg.html)
^^ motor mount repaired
Thanks for the know how tip D.
Wanted to check my radiator flow but probably woulda put it off a while. But I had to pull it out to get the motor mount out. Eh, drained it until just a trickle came out. Trouble is, upon lifting it out out the bay I discovered quite a bit of coolant was still in there. Soooo, maybe that is my 'seems to want to overheat' thing. Haven't done a flow check yet. Still tired from a weekend of work on the 01. And it's hot again in Va.

Old dude at my work says he only works on his Harleys in the winter. The ancient West Va hillbilly says "too dang hot in Virginia to do it any other time".
I agree.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on September 01, 2014, 05:33:00 am
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140831_200808_zpsezhjzstx.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140831_200808_zpsezhjzstx.jpg.html)
^^ did the radiator holders finally.
First time I lifted the hood on this car I vowed to replace or paint those guys some day. So while the radiator was out, why not?

Motor mount installed, check.
Flow test radiator, check
Flush radiator, check.
Flow was good, water from flush was clean. Yay!

Today I may refill the system, or not.

Or, install the radio pocket I acquired from Wings...or not.
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140830_232006_zpsbxpcisc4.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140830_232006_zpsbxpcisc4.jpg.html)

I'm still reeling from a dehydration/electrolyte imbalance issue a few weeks back.




Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on September 05, 2014, 05:22:29 pm
Coolant system refilled and bled. I was really excited to see if there was any difference with that mount being solid.

She cranked n cranked n cranked. No start. Dratz! Guess I'll get to the brakes one of these days.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on September 07, 2014, 05:11:04 pm
Got the car to start by cleaning ground wire connections of all things.

Had windows cracked for circulation. They didn't have enough power to roll up. With plenty of battery to crank the car I suspected my grounds were an issue.
Got the windows to roll up. But, would the car start?
You betcha!!

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140907_143702_1_zps77ivyjew.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140907_143702_1_zps77ivyjew.jpg.html)
^^ this was the offending connection.
Of course it was the 4th out of four I cleaned. But it was the money.. that's all that mattered.

Now the oil light is on. I closed the hood thrilled that the car runs again. But figure the sudden oil sensor lamp means it's likely my wiring dilema isn't completely solved...yet.
Hope it's just a wire. If not, ho-boy is it a chore to swap an oil pressure switch on a SH block.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140907_144822_zps0nfuxfsj.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140907_144822_zps0nfuxfsj.jpg.html)
^^ the manual says do all this.

At least removing the atts aint on my to do list. That's already gone.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on September 14, 2014, 03:20:10 pm
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140914_152210_zpsmcarymig.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20140914_152210_zpsmcarymig.jpg.html)
^^ radio pocket installed.

Thanks Wings 8806 for the idea, the part and the help.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on September 16, 2014, 07:13:10 pm
nice.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on October 20, 2014, 05:40:51 am
Time has shown me there are a bunch of mechanical mods involved with Ole #97 that are not improvements.
It's apparent after swapping in a motor in an 01 that my car is a mess and it's a miracle it ran as well as long as it did.
So now that the 01 car is going, the 97 has taken up residence within 25' of my tool chest where the 01 sat for most of 2014. Big project has begun...fix all the [email protected]#k ups, and install all the missing objects from the engine bay. If she still runs like $h1t I'll get that fixed too. I hope to be done by the close of 2014.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141018_190221_zpszfvixh57.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141018_190221_zpszfvixh57.jpg.html)
^^ hello Lucky, remember me?
For a year Lucky sat behind the 97 all crippled. Now she sits in the front all running good.


I bought a tool cart. Like the door wire fix, this'll be a project involving several tools. So I figured a cart would be real handy.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141019_124332_zpslobycjtj.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141019_124332_zpslobycjtj.jpg.html)
^^ elspectro made it cool.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on November 05, 2014, 05:40:55 pm
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141026_150813_zpsaxbcrx0m.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141026_150813_zpsaxbcrx0m.jpg.html)

^^ I made it road legal.
Expecting a personal property tax bill any day now in my town that requires a permit for all but breathing.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20141026_145949_zpsxoiqnbqp.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20141026_145949_zpsxoiqnbqp.jpg.html)
^^ doing a valve cover thing while fixing broken, missing or incorrect engine bay items.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141102_114838_zpsaxxvr8gp.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141102_114838_zpsaxxvr8gp.jpg.html)
^^ added a few more tools and a small top box.
Now have a drawer for pliers...all 25 kinds of them  :loco:


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on November 11, 2014, 05:56:47 pm
Changed directions of the letters on the valve cover.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141109_163756_zpscvenbouh.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141109_163756_zpscvenbouh.jpg.html)
^^ shiney.


Also changed directions on the top tool box.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141108_142857_zpssbqmwb8i.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141108_142857_zpssbqmwb8i.jpg.html)
^^ bigger


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on November 14, 2014, 03:49:03 pm
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141114_164412_zpslkibssru.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141114_164412_zpslkibssru.jpg.html)
^^ parts.
About 95% of this is the missing stuff off the engine.




Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on December 07, 2014, 07:03:30 pm
Raw valve cover mod completed today...
Despite old man winter arriving early this year.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141207_205926_zpsqfk9frqg.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141207_205926_zpsqfk9frqg.jpg.html)


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on December 20, 2014, 07:55:27 pm
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141218_202256_zpsco766ooi.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141218_202256_zpsco766ooi.jpg.html)
^^ studying idle issue and electrical gremlins at the same time.

:loco:

Thought perhaps ground G101 was the common denominator. But it won't. Studying continues.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on December 23, 2014, 02:48:10 pm
Finally relegating the problems with Ole #97 staying running upon decelaration is not some sensor, I decided to pretend this car is computer free and went about things from a mechanical perspective.

I guess I crave punishment or learning the electronic gizmos of the late model cars one. But it hadn't dawned on me how to check the mechanical side of the engine.

I changed perspectives. Checking for basic vacuum related items, I discovered my induction system is all gummed up with soot and causing lack of vacuum break when decelerating. Now she warm idles a bit too low(400-450), but doesn't shut off after revving the engine.

After 75-100 days of swapping known working stuff or correcting a po's former rig-age she's back home for Christmas....then she'll go back into rehab for some induction system scrub-age and further restoration inside the engine bay.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141221_161414_zpsvrwwexxs.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141221_161414_zpsvrwwexxs.jpg.html)
^^ 2500+ pound Christmas ornament out front.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141018_190221_zpszfvixh57.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20141018_190221_zpszfvixh57.jpg.html)
^^ then back to this mode for a while


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: Wing8806 on December 23, 2014, 07:34:36 pm
Keep at it Mike!   


I miss working on mine, still much to do


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on December 25, 2014, 05:34:47 pm
I bought it to fix it up...but the 'up' part keeps makes it a 3 word thing. A two word thing, 'fixing it' seems to be the norm.

No worries as it's more of a driveway queen anyway. After driving the snot out of it for the first 6 months of ownership most of the mid life crisis thrills had been achieved. Now the thrill is to make it better than it was back then a little at a time.

Much progress has been made.  8)

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/800%20res/IMG_20141225_173508_zpsoukoaosv.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/800%20res/IMG_20141225_173508_zpsoukoaosv.jpg.html)


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on December 26, 2014, 08:09:25 am
The oil lamp thing is another one of those gremlins that after much study is still a head scratcher.

To start with, the motor probably has 5 hours on it with an illuminated low oil pressure lamp. As stated before, it came on suddenly when I relocated a ground. So I figured it was a fluke and continued working on the running/temp issue. Then one day it began flashing. Uh oh...or so I thought. An oem sensor swap later, no change.
Honda did not do a fail safe feature on this lamp so it seems. Supposedly disconnecting it while lit will cause it to turn off. I disconnected it from both the voltage regulator (which is where flash feature begins) and the sensor. Light still lit.
Either this is one tough engine, in that 5 hours of revving, idling, and holding 2-3000 rpms (with less than 4.3psi oil pressure), or there's a short. The bulb itself had no positive or ground, but still lit.
Oh another thing is Honda made it so if it begins flashing, it keeps flashing until the car is turned off. The last time it flashed, it flashed about a minute and stopped...hasn't flashed since.

I've got 3 ideas going that'll be tried soon. Oil pressure tester is acquired, all new ground wires are on order (in addition to a short segment of #10 wire in series with the power steering bracket mounted ground already installed) and pricing an engine replacement/rebuild. If pressure checks out ok and new grounds don't solve it, I'll investigate the multiplex unit and connector C on the cluster. If pressure is no beuno, I'm thinking either a blue top will be installed or sell Ole #97 to somebody who'll finish what I started.


Edit:
Drove the $h1+ outta ole bessy for about an hour today. She ran flawless. Oil lamp is dim, not bright.


Soooooo, another succesful repair leads to another cosmetic mod.
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/800%20res/IMG_20141227_114706_zpsjghbofy7.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/800%20res/IMG_20141227_114706_zpsjghbofy7.jpg.html)
^^ emblems coated with white, clear, more white and more clear.

Day later edit:

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/800%20res/IMG_20141228_084649_zpsr31zspfy.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/800%20res/IMG_20141228_084649_zpsr31zspfy.jpg.html)

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/800%20res/IMG_20141228_084057_zpsypm1eqq1.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/800%20res/IMG_20141228_084057_zpsypm1eqq1.jpg.html)
^^ installed using rubber cement.
Very sticky, very weather resistant, and most important, very easy to remove later.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on January 02, 2015, 06:52:08 pm
How I ended the 2014?...
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20141231_112543_zpsui53jfnm.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20141231_112543_zpsui53jfnm.jpg.html)
^^ At the junkyard picking from an 00 base with a busted H22A.

How I started 2015?
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20141231_175645_zpstrbxuxq7.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20141231_175645_zpstrbxuxq7.jpg.html)
^^At the junkyard picking over the same 00 base model.

So if anybody calls...I'll be at the junkyard until further notice...


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on January 05, 2015, 06:41:14 pm
are you back from the junkyard yet?


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on January 06, 2015, 08:00:00 pm
I was...but went back...


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150106_165441_zpsxuf6xed0.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150106_165441_zpsxuf6xed0.jpg.html)

^^ for this


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on January 09, 2015, 05:09:58 pm
yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on January 10, 2015, 09:14:17 am
Oil pressure check postponed. Injured myself picking up a freaking soda can.

Back kink suuuuuuux!!(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/emoticons/pain-pain-ache-headache-smiley-emoticon-000336-large_zpslwsbx9rj.gif~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/emoticons/pain-pain-ache-headache-smiley-emoticon-000336-large_zpslwsbx9rj.gif.html)

Any further work postponed a few days until...
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20150110_111025_zpsukht8xjg.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20150110_111025_zpsukht8xjg.jpg.html)
No more kin-age...ugh!


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on January 10, 2015, 01:39:34 pm
happens to the best of us.  rest up buddy. 


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on January 14, 2015, 03:08:31 am
Will do sir.

While re-couping, can clean n polish junk yard parts.
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150113_202359_zpsp7zxwpzx.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150113_202359_zpsp7zxwpzx.jpg.html)

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150113_202243_zpsqjptbhxp.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150113_202243_zpsqjptbhxp.jpg.html)
^^ the before/after thing.

Started on a power steer pump today...

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150114_141347_zps6ofispnf.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150114_141347_zps6ofispnf.jpg.html)

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150114_152852_zpsa2wdjtt2.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150114_152852_zpsa2wdjtt2.jpg.html)
 


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on January 29, 2015, 05:58:28 pm
Parts re-furbed are piling up.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150125_092735_zpsej9mb5ox.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150125_092735_zpsej9mb5ox.jpg.html)
^^ ready and waiting...

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150121_211543_zps9l4tulpx.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150121_211543_zps9l4tulpx.jpg.html)
^^ discovered this stuff.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150129_172547_zpsjl8ahi8t.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150129_172547_zpsjl8ahi8t.jpg.html)
^^ thermoostat housing nearly done.


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150126_205140_zps4rmd8nnr.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150126_205140_zps4rmd8nnr.jpg.html)
^^ power steering pump is done. Pulley is next.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150127_084016_zps0m6gmhv6.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150127_084016_zps0m6gmhv6.jpg.html)
^^ but first a rust experiment to determine polish or paint.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150122_122422_zpsys7ol068.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150122_122422_zpsys7ol068.jpg.html)
^^ numbers on refurbed EGR solenoid bracket intact.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150116_173502_1_zpsqdx2ydeq.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150116_173502_1_zpsqdx2ydeq.jpg.html)
^^ center cap black n white mod completed.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150102_150603_zps7zv3jnwn.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150102_150603_zps7zv3jnwn.jpg.html)
^^ another box o parts. Life time supply of crush washers and dizzy seals along with more wires, screws n stuff.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150124_154046_zps3p2m14yv.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150124_154046_zps3p2m14yv.jpg.html)
^^ and I put a new edge on my $3.99 knife. Cut that hose easily.

In February or March I'll start ordering a bunch more parts. Mainly gaskets for a re-furb of the induction system and vacuum system. But there's a slew of nickle n dime stuff to get bought at discount prices.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on February 07, 2015, 08:02:18 pm
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150131_191305_zpsamwcq5ok.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150131_191305_zpsamwcq5ok.jpg.html)
^^ Another batch of parts clear coated and getting 28+/- day cure


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on February 10, 2015, 11:17:06 am
excellente!


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on February 25, 2015, 05:29:18 pm
Aaaaaaand the ground hog missed again...
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150217_085300_zpsdnrf2gni.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150217_085300_zpsdnrf2gni.jpg.html)

2/16/15


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on February 26, 2015, 05:18:23 pm
Update:

Snow melting nicely. Thinking maybe soon I can play.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150226_192246_zpshji4pte8.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150226_192246_zpshji4pte8.jpg.html)
^^ oh yeah, pavement showing.
2/22/15

Aaaaaaaaaand...
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150226_085445_zps7jenlqjz.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150226_085445_zps7jenlqjz.jpg.html)
^^ spring postponed 'til further notice.
2/26/15

Ground hog: it's what's for dinner.

Went out later and did some shoveling, as typical. But also some extra was done to avoid having a 3' high wall of ice around the car.

Before snow plow passed.
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150228_142431_zpsmcukmac4.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150228_142431_zpsmcukmac4.jpg.html)
^^ car/driveway blocking wind row prevention

After snow plow passed
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150226_165104_zpsk4cg39rk.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150226_165104_zpsk4cg39rk.jpg.html)
^^ extra work paid off!!


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on March 02, 2015, 10:29:38 am
Well 2015 is rolling right along. It's March already. It turned back to winter south of Delaware about mid way through February. Before that I had her inspected and found out the oil pressure is fine. Like new in fact.

So instead of parking the car back at Pop's Shops to just sit there, I chose to leave it stored on my street. At least I can gawk at it from my front door.

While I type this I found out I was recalled to work...as of today. There goes goofing off this month too. I was going to start the ball rolling on installing parts this week. But there went that. Not a bad problem.

Parts that have been re-hab-ed and sitting indoors curing.
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_100959_zps4vu9auq5.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_100959_zps4vu9auq5.jpg.html)
^^ stuff from the junkyard car in early January.

My favorite was the EGR solenoid bracket rehab.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150114_141249_zpsmmxghcga.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150114_141249_zpsmmxghcga.jpg.html)
^^ before

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_101307_zpsclhxmw8j.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_101307_zpsclhxmw8j.jpg.html)
^^ after re-paint.
At a glance the dif between original and new (custom blend) color is hard to see. The serial number remaing was my goal.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_101223_zpsc1ozpx3v.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_101223_zpsc1ozpx3v.jpg.html)
^^ re-hab-ed EGR valve turned out decent.
Brass coating was very fragile. Very. A cotton rag was causing it to de-laminate. So a gentile polish with wadding polish and some clear coat later, it looks way nicer than the one on the car.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_101044_zpsscfvzhq0.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_101044_zpsscfvzhq0.jpg.html)
^^ the "W 19" remained.
A repair to the "1" was required. It'll be unseen when installed. But I know it's still there.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_101133_zps228cs52a.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_101133_zps228cs52a.jpg.html)
^^ the sticker has begun de-laminating while setting indoors. Huh?! Not sure how that'll be treated yet.

A couple things installed before winter phase II set in.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150102_171645_zps2ei4cvxl.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150102_171645_zps2ei4cvxl.jpg.html)
^^ stealth checkered dead pedal and hood latch cover.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150103_161303_zpsal5ylsjd.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150103_161303_zpsal5ylsjd.jpg.html)
^^ re-furbed clutch resevior bracket.
Hose clamps to be replaced throughout the engine as parts they fasten to get replaced.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150103_161237_zpsi4pj7anv.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150103_161237_zpsi4pj7anv.jpg.html)
^^ replaced this. Screw rehab in progress.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150117_144821_zpsbwue5xry.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150117_144821_zpsbwue5xry.jpg.html)
^^ checkered trunk latch.
Only visible inside the trunk. Visible to most side recieved a satin finish very similar to the factory look.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150115_130400_1_zpsbk19lxlg.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150115_130400_1_zpsbk19lxlg.jpg.html)
^^ center cap mod. Some tweak around the edges too place before install.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150101_160756_zpserimzkze.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150101_160756_zpserimzkze.jpg.html)
^^ valve stem cap mod.
They were to be white with black stripe, but that made 'em look like storm troopers. Nah.
Lug nuts will be powder coated to match.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150109_120336_zpsouuwqlaw.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150109_120336_zpsouuwqlaw.jpg.html)
^^ and a tag along pal...
He's been riding in my work truck for 15 years  and has at least as many miles as the car..maybe double that as he typically rides 20-30k each year. Not anymore. He may see 1000/year now...probably a lot less.

I've got a distributor on the way if the op didn't flake on me. That's slated to be rebuilt and restored as well as a throttle body, fuel rail and injectors from the junkyard car. Couple that with a host of new parts n pieces and good weather just around the corner and this car will have lots of fresh items getting installed real soon.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_103116_zpsbdfc6om2.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_103116_zpsbdfc6om2.jpg.html)
^^ at some point this will be tackled.
For whatever reason my Evolution car cover doesn't play nice with the clear coat on the spoiler. Each time I removed the cover in 014, the spots would be larger. Coincidence? I dunno, but I stopped using it despite.
The thinking it to coat it a satin or flat black along with some replacement (read non winged) handles and possibly the molding around the fender mounted corner lights.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_103846_zpscbpv3vjd.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_103846_zpscbpv3vjd.jpg.html)
^^ more Texas parts.
There are other parts from Prelude1897 boxed up and awaiting their turn for either install or re-hab.

At some point the door moldings will be replaced with some obtained back in 012. Then I can close the dang door without this...
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_103208_zpsni0dnqjz.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_103208_zpsni0dnqjz.jpg.html)
^^ keeps popping out of the groove.

I have some door speaker wires to modify in a way that some Kenwoods will be fastened to the existing Honda connectors without a splice taking place. But I haven't invented a method (or seen it done by another person) yet.


I haven't decided which way to go on the headlights yet. No LED or HID stuff are planned. Me thinks an old fashioned restore will take place, or some new housings by Depo perhaps.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_103416_zpsyn7qzke5.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150302_103416_zpsyn7qzke5.jpg.html)
^^ but this won't do.

Although the year is young, me thinx based on last years progress combined with road construction hours the stuff above will likely take me most of what remains of 2015.
In the meantime I'm contemplating another motor. But between keeping her running and more resto-mod progress that may not be a practical goal. There's still enough life left in the SH block that bar-ing a major incident or major oil consumption begins I'll likely put that off a while longer.
I wanna turn my focus to helping Elspectro go through Lucky next year. So I'd prefer to knock out a big chunk of the 673 remaining items to fix on Ole #97 this year and turn her more from an old hag who barely drives around the block to a hotty who can travel vast distances on a whim.
The odometer is 12 miles from turning 238,000 miles. Maybe by July 4th the goal of seeing 238k on the odo will have occured. Last year she was about 150 from achieving that goal. Hmph!
And new brakes...I got the rear calipers to quit sticking. But the rotors are pitting from sitting so much.



Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on April 19, 2015, 08:43:55 am
She made it to 238k miles.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150322_152712_zpsppwqvzp1.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150322_152712_zpsppwqvzp1.jpg.html)
^^ CEL...ugh!
I was like "naw man, seriously?"
Got home and pulled the code. Knock sensor.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150322_152607_zpskrwhhitl.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150322_152607_zpskrwhhitl.jpg.html)
^^ just before 238k

Now maybe she'll reach 240k, but probably not this year...
I'll keep her close to home until I find the water leak and get that oil lamp thing solved. Quick jaunts down the back way to a pizza joint with the wife, or maybe to a local junkyard are about all the roads she'll see for a while.

But in the meantime I'll be working on the engine bay, and soon molding replacements begin..

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150405_174741_zps0p9fqlyc.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150405_174741_zps0p9fqlyc.jpg.html)
^^ these await some shin-etsu grease and install.

EGR re-hab has begun. Did the hoses with new except the plastic line across the fuel rail.
And then the valve will be re-habed as well.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150405_134634_zpsql0s05ok.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150405_134634_zpsql0s05ok.jpg.html)
^^ before

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150405_134817_zpsydyusgmu.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150405_134817_zpsydyusgmu.jpg.html)
^^ during

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150406_081550_zps912kwxmb.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150406_081550_zps912kwxmb.jpg.html)
^^ after

I unplugged the battery while using water around connectors. Upon re-plugging no more CEL.
Drove around some and beat on the engine a little thinking knock sensor thing would re-occur. Nope.
Hmmmm, wtf is this a sign of?  :loco:


Ole #97 is under cover until further notice.
April showers bring HAIL!!! Oh, and lots of pollen.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150411_210615_zpsid0dwgqu.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150411_210615_zpsid0dwgqu.jpg.html)




Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on April 19, 2015, 11:53:52 am
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20stuff/IMG_20150303_085129_zpsmumjxj4n.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20stuff/IMG_20150303_085129_zpsmumjxj4n.jpg.html)
^^ when I first got the car.

After today I can honestly say the east coast of the engine bay is looking a lot better. Still some rusty screws to correct, along with some minor items that'll be replaced...eating this elephant 1 bite at a time. But I see mucho progress lately.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150419_142059_zpsk20prker.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150419_142059_zpsk20prker.jpg.html)


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: Wing8806 on April 19, 2015, 06:37:46 pm
Lookin good Mike!

Here's a photo from the archives from when I did a factory resto in mine

(http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/01Nighthawk/prelude/P3220083.jpg) (http://s751.photobucket.com/user/01Nighthawk/media/prelude/P3220083.jpg.html)

(http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/01Nighthawk/prelude/P4150098.jpg) (http://s751.photobucket.com/user/01Nighthawk/media/prelude/P4150098.jpg.html)


I've tried multiple looks - like painted heat shield, shield removed and sanded header, shield removed silver header, shield removed baby blue header LOL        I feel the silver heat shield in the pic above was my favorite look.  Held up very well - until i kept removing it


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on April 22, 2015, 04:15:39 pm
Yours looked as good before as mine does after. Better in fact.

There are lots of parts ready to go, but sooner or later that rusting ceramic coated header will have to be addressed. Michael gave me his oem one and heat shield.
I've considered a similar shade of gray you used with the word/symbol a darker color or maybe even in "red" to create a psycological effect of it being hot.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on April 26, 2015, 07:02:28 pm
Got things from the Wings hoard.
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150420_191816_zpsv7nun1vv.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150420_191816_zpsv7nun1vv.jpg.html)
^^ pic don't do these babies justice.


So time to get ole bessy shined up before install. Otherwise the handles will be the shiniest part of the car.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150426_192502_zpsh8wtleae.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150426_192502_zpsh8wtleae.jpg.html)
^^ first some compound...


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on April 30, 2015, 04:49:22 pm
Ended up scrubbing off that meguires wax with 3m compound, then using Liquid Gold.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150429_184108_zpsruy58g9j.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150429_184108_zpsruy58g9j.jpg.html)
^^ the weapons
A millwalkee 12 volt, meguires polishing tool, various 'grain' micro cloths for rubbing off the products and polishing, cotton rag for buffing, 3M ultra rubbing compound, Mothers Liquid Gold and a 6' ruler to check progress.

Once done I'll add TR3 to a hidden area to see if it can be buffed as shiney as the wax...cause that stuff adds a tough and long lasting layer of protection over an ancient clear coat. If it dulls the shine I'll put it on the bottom 1/2 of the car.
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150429_185312_zpsnjo1qew2.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150429_185312_zpsnjo1qew2.jpg.html)
^^ hood was by far the worst place on the upper portion of the car...loox much better now.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150429_184911_zps95eeihfh.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150429_184911_zps95eeihfh.jpg.html)
^^ shiney

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150429_183840_zpskfueaqma.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150429_183840_zpskfueaqma.jpg.html)
^^ cloudy day yard stick test passed.
I'm holding a 6' ruler at 3' in the pic.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150429_194836_zpsynlzekhi.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150429_194836_zpsynlzekhi.jpg.html)
^^ the rest should be a lot quicker.
Was gonna say easier, but scrubbing off crud and rubbing/buffing the finish isn't easy.
I'm only applying/working in the products with the drill. Rest is being done by hand.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150425_085812_zpsp5r0djdp.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150425_085812_zpsp5r0djdp.jpg.html)
^^ this was about a week ago.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 14, 2015, 04:12:27 am
This is why I buy my H swag from Staples promotions...

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150513_182217_zps596qa9rg.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150513_182217_zps596qa9rg.jpg.html)
^^ big ole box full of cushion for 2 hats, a couple of flashlights and some phone cradles.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150513_182354_zpsxifduouk.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150513_182354_zpsxifduouk.jpg.html)
^^ oh, and a shamie cloth.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150513_182324_zps1exirzl5.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150513_182324_zps1exirzl5.jpg.html)
^^ they treat ball caps like little baby bird eggs.
S&H is on par or less, prices are good, shipping is fast and many times they have items before the dealer gets 'em.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 22, 2015, 10:29:28 am
Project mega-shine update....

Introducing: TR3

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150520_195152_1_zps6rtjb8ru.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150520_195152_1_zps6rtjb8ru.jpg.html)





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePedjzubJWc

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150520_195004_zpsg84auid7.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150520_195004_zpsg84auid7.jpg.html)


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150520_194718_zpspazdk2lq.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150520_194718_zpspazdk2lq.jpg.html)
^^ before


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150520_195601_zpsb7fepknb.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150520_195601_zpsb7fepknb.jpg.html)
^^ after


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 23, 2015, 08:10:03 pm
Operation mega-shine is in the home stretch.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150523_175251_zps7mwfzlab.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150523_175251_zps7mwfzlab.jpg.html)

A bit of wax to apply, then remove excess from the cracks n crevices...then onto mega molding makeover mania, starring Shin-Etsu grease.

Thanks for the tips DEPOG member D


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on May 25, 2015, 09:04:05 pm
Operation Mega Shine: Mission Accomplised.

Mothers California Gold and TR3 really brought out what's left of a once dazzling finish.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150524_202459_zpseg82vxes.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150524_202459_zpseg82vxes.jpg.html)
^^ moldings and trim done along the way.


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150524_204159_zps8fhbrfwu.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150524_204159_zps8fhbrfwu.jpg.html)
^^ hood turned out better than expected


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150524_181335_zpsuropnalh.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150524_181335_zpsuropnalh.jpg.html)
^^ these guys can stand down now.


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150525_154813_zps0t9rhumk.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150525_154813_zps0t9rhumk.jpg.html)
^^ new cover for summer use


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150525_171742_zpspkzbqu7t.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150525_171742_zpspkzbqu7t.jpg.html)
^^ new ding resistor strips installed.


(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150525_172317_zpsibzu713q.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150525_172317_zpsibzu713q.jpg.html)
^^ happy Memorial Day


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on June 07, 2015, 11:43:43 pm
Rust never sleeps.

Operation molding makeover started out with a discovery of an unwanted companion.
Caught early though, so no biggy.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pz%20800/IMG_20150606_205739_zps2wdmhvb9.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pz%20800/IMG_20150606_205739_zps2wdmhvb9.jpg.html)


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: ogsmakdade on July 19, 2015, 03:21:26 am
Man that stinks, stop it while you can!


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on August 24, 2015, 06:53:43 am
Progress lately...

Cricket chirping sounds.

While studying LED tech I caught the flasho-holic disease. But parts  still arrive from time to time.


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on October 25, 2015, 04:55:07 pm
Hello-oh-oh-oh

Anybody there-er-er-er?

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/pc%20stuff/IMG_20151025_195642_zpsdvw4trdu.jpg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/pc%20stuff/IMG_20151025_195642_zpsdvw4trdu.jpg.html)

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/bykfixer/emoticons/IMG_86241422137698_zpspcqyeupv.jpeg~original) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/bykfixer/media/emoticons/IMG_86241422137698_zpspcqyeupv.jpeg.html)


Title: Re: bykfixer's 1997 SH restoration project
Post by: the bykfixer on April 10, 2018, 03:50:24 pm
(https://s19.postimg.cc/e2t3038s3/IMG_20180115_154047.jpg)
Lately she's been wrapped up.

(https://s19.postimg.cc/fum1uzzur/IMG_20180115_154945.jpg)
Well protected from the elements.

(https://s19.postimg.cc/5c1gits5v/IMG_20180313_182039.jpg)
Uh oh, where'd it go?

(https://s19.postimg.cc/xi5h10awj/IMG_20180313_182120.jpg)
I moved it to a better spot

(https://s19.postimg.cc/4fr6y7r7n/IMG_20180313_182843.jpg)
Nice n safe from kleptos n crazies

(https://s19.postimg.cc/8vne8wadv/IMG_20180315_020138.jpg)
Back under cover for a little while longer.