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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2012, 08:18:53 pm »

Good god those retros came out great.

And those wholes in the back are pretty disgusting. I forgot about them. But you can fix it.  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2012, 07:17:53 pm »

took pics of the repairs I made on the second head light.

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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2014, 01:36:22 am »

Just a little update here. I wish I had more pictures. Basically my car is back on the road after sitting for over a year. Daryl and Yosh started working on it a few months ago. After dissecting some absolutely horrific pre-owner related tragedies of astonishingly bad jury-rigged fixes, swapping in the H23V, front motor mount, fixes for the KS balance shaft delete, suspension pieces, clutch, flywheel, slave, and new rotors and brakes, it's running suspiciously well. I was really worried the Toyos would be flat-spotted from sitting for so long, yet-- so far so good.

Breaking in the clutch, timing belt, and brakes and working through some leakage with the KS kit, so I haven't really been able to put my foot in it. However, doesn't seem like you even need to with this motor...it is ridiculouslytorquey.

Now to scrape all the tint off and get it inspected...
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2014, 06:14:19 am »

Updated mod list:

H23A VTEC Blue-top
Energy Suspension front motor mount
KS balance shaft delete kit
KS manual timing belt tensioner
Deka deep cycle battery
OEM intake manifold, EGR port service with new Rosko gaskets
Gates Racing timing belt
OEM shifter cables
JDM Type-S intake
New OEM black crackle-painted valve cover
Mishimoto- Radiator (not very happy with this, came with a bad weld)
Mishimoto- fan shroud with slimline fans (also not happy with this, one fan has a failing bearing)
Mishimoto- silicone radiator hoses
Mugen- H22 header and downpipe
Mugen- Prelude Type SH twin-loop exhaust (they sent me this and it's ~two inches longer than for a Base but I just dealt with it)
Dynomax- high flow cat
DD custom spark plug defouler o2 sensor mod
OEM slave cylinder
OEM clutch master cylinder
Competition Clutch 8lb? flywheel (courtesy of Corey)
Clutch Masters stage one clutch and pressure plate
Custom accessory and fender bolts and washers
KYB dampers
Mystery short springs
OEM suspension bushings
New OEM-spec pads, master cylinder and rotors (courtesy Yosh, great pedal feel and stopping power)
Mugen- aluminum shift knob
Redline Goods- black BRIDE fabric shift and e-brake boots
DEPO smoked front indicators and side markers
Amber LED SMD front turn signal and side marker bulbs
Toyo Proxes 4 "ultra-high performance all season"
SH spoiler
SH wheels
TSX retrofited black housing Depo headlights
JDM console cupholder


Future mods/work to be done:

16" Super Advans wheels
Headlight surrounds
Repaint, trim fixed up
K&N filter
OEM front shock tower brace
Rear shock tower brace
LEDs for rest of exterior lights, electronic flasher
Better shocks and dampers (suggestions welcome)
Aftermarket tint removal
New balljoints

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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2014, 04:01:15 pm »

Good to hear the H23 is working out for you! I can't wait.
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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2014, 08:32:05 am »

competition clutch 8lb flywheel.  (from corey, meant for jezebel)

brake master cylinder was not replaced.

clutch master cylinder, slave cylinder both replaced.

ks manual timing belt tensioner
gates racing timing belt
new OEM shifter cables
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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2014, 09:00:39 am »

Pads and rotors are all Centric parts.  I only use Centric parts for any car I put brakes on. 

Centric -> Stoptech -> Powerslott    All the same company.  The Centric are a step above OEM in my opinion. 


I forgot which lowering springs you have, the name is still on them somewhere lol.

Type-S strut tower bar is the OEM one you're referring to, I believe you have the tophats floating around somewhere too!  Now let us install them!

Rosko TB gasket and manifold gasket Smiley

I have the seal for that leak... unless I gave it to D to hold onto...         Dammit D, I mentioned where I put it knowing i'd forget... it's gotta be in one of my cars -__-



There are a few misc things missing, can't remember....too much done... Although I have photos from the swap for you Wink
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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2014, 05:42:32 pm »

Been replacing things on a "needed" basis.  So it's a little random as to whats bee done/upgraded.

Type S tophats
Front ES tophat bushings
Rear ES inner LCA bushings
Moog adjustable upper balljoints - front and rear

OEM parts:

front outer tie rods
all 4 lower balljoints
rear toe arms
rear endlinks
front endlinks
SH rear deck




Still need to clean/install the seats, then reassemble the rear suspension after finding the inner lca bushings and toe arm bushings completely separated - but overall it's coming along....slowly....
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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2014, 06:56:29 pm »

Faaaaaaaaantastic
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« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2014, 08:28:43 pm »

Damn! That's a lot of stuff. D said he has a bucket of broken parts already. Sorry it's such a disaster...
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« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2014, 09:48:38 am »

I wish I had saved what remains of your inner LCA bushings.... may have one - but they were completely separated, nothing holding it to the LCA and the bolt was bonded to it on one side so bad that you can barely tell where the sleeve and bolt are two different pieces.   Same with one of the rear toe arms. 


Bucket of broken parts is right!    Should have 3/4 wheels on the ground by next weekend.  Looking into the water in the trunk next as we wait on a part.
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« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2014, 06:12:40 pm »

On Michaels 01 the tail light gaskets had a film of fine material almost a sand dust between the gasket and the car as well as the gasket and housings. Gaskets were fine.

So we washed the paint and housings with very diluted simple green then water, washed the gaskets with very diluted dish soap and water and an old toothbrush then let them sun dry a day. On re-install day we applied black permatex to the housing, placed gasket onto housing, the applied a bead of same permatex around the outskirts and inskirts of the gasket and slapped em onto the car, set mount screws to about 30% tight to get a good bond for about an hour. Then tightened the screws after about an hour.

So far no leaks and we did it in like February. We had newer gaskets in case that didn't work.

On my 97 I put a bead of permatex in all the cracks. Looks aint there but it stopped the leaks until I get around to doing what we did to the 01. I'll do that when I do the lens mod where an aprox 2"x2" square will remain for the reverse lights and the rest red.
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« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2014, 04:06:47 pm »

I'm going to start with flushing the sunroof drains.  I've had to do the hole process on mine... i know where my leak is coming from and there's nothing i can do about it without roughly $2k in repairs...


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« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2014, 04:39:25 pm »

Why start with the roof drains? Water hose to the trunk yielded no wet trunk?

My 97 came with what appears like a parking lot incident next to the tail lamp. Looks like somebody with a very blunt hatchet took a few whacks at it.

Permatex filled the gap it left. At 45mph nobody sees it. But more than a cursory glance reveals my handy work.
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« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2014, 02:16:02 pm »

Guess I'm lucky the whole thing didn't fall apart at once while I was driving. These things run too well when they're in bad shape.

Hmm. We replaced the taillight gaskets once already. Water still kept getting in so we tightened them up a bit. I yanked out the trunk liner because I didn't want it to get moldy. Then noticed when I'd drive in the rain, and let the trunk dry, there were dirty water trails on the shock towers like it was coming up through the top mounts and dribbling down inside. Water didn't seem to get in when the car was sitting and it was raining, but I didn't really check it consistently to rule out it being something else too. So it wouldn't surprise me if the sunroof drains or something else was causing it.
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