I don't mind the wheels, I like the design, but can see why you dislike the black finish, they disappear into the tires and wheel wells. Any option to get them refinished in a proper silver, or even lighter gunmetal like the Mugen wheels from the 8th gen?
Yeah I would definitely go for a refinish if I found a cheap set of stock wheels.
Maybe it is a sound enhancer piped into the interior making it sound worse for you? If present, it may be worth investigating removal of it as that may help.
Hey thanks! It is, a couple of panels have to come off and the module can be unplugged. I'll take care of that the next nice day we get.
Camping with a toddler is little different to time at home. It's just more opportunities to get filthier faster. We went camping with The Lad when he was six weeks old...and haven't really stopped.
@MM54 Having recently pulled the trans on my STi, this brings back memories of using a singular floor jack because I didnt want to buy a trans jack. The trans fell off the jack at some point and it was unwieldy almost the whole time. Also, its funny to me how since mine is a Socal car, the mounting parts look entirely different due to lack of any rust.
Either way, looking forward to the next part that is the false hope of everything looking like its together. That means its done, right? Hah just hope the light at the end of the tunnel isnt a train! But you seem prepared for that so ill be the optomist and say it will go swimmingly.
Thanks! There were times when I wasn't sure how it was going to work out. In fact, the first time I got it running (not well) in the water was one of those times, and it was @Old-Busted-Hotness who came up with the answer to why it wasn't running right. So Oppo was integral to the process, too.
@Barchetta finally reading this after having the tab open forever. great writing and info! can't wait to read the rest - i know they're up but it'll have to wait for another day.
i love these cars and so badly wish i had one. i've got an SW20 MR2, the NSX is like that car turned up in every way - but just as livable.
@Barchetta I got to see an NSX doing laps at PIR during an Indy car race with a bunch of other "fast" cars. Of those present only the Dodge Viper could really keep pace with the NSX . I was super impressed with the car with only 270 HP.
I likely won’t see a response until tomorrow but I’ve got to ask.
How is the steering when increasing speed through a turn? My (beloved and long dead) 07 si would change the assist level and throw off the intended line if you weren’t careful. Variable rate steering was newer then. Did Honda update that to remain more linear so say, for example, going into a cloverleaf at 30 and coming out at 60+ the input and output doesn’t abruptly change?
@WasGTIthenGTOthenNOVAthenGTInowA4 Award wise there is not, but we can aim for different goals. This year they introduced the halloween meets gasoline trophy for the team that has the best costumes and wears them all weekend so we're going for that one too. Follows the theme of the car and we will look ridiculous. Biggest cash prize of the lot which would help.
It's all about the driving though, the rest is just for fun. Since we're probably out of IOE contention given our recent history with it we may as well try to win a class and look the part doing it.
@Old-Busted-Hotness Ah, gotcha. I did have the engine running before I pulled it so it should just be a matter of getting the new carbs right and setting up the new distributor. Plus I’ve always got the jump pack.
Thankfully the emblem is metal so it survived mostly unscathed.
@FourMalibus Thanks so much for sharing! I've seen the Sixteen and the Sixteen display engine, I have yet to see the Yukon in person. That era of GM just had so many random awesome concepts getting built. Did you ever see the LS powered Aztek?
I did not see the LS powered Aztek, but I did ride in an LS7 powered Trailblazer. I will write about that one at some point.
@Long_Voyager94 I can totally understand the rust issue being in Michigan myself. And you've already done way more work than most people. It's just cool to see a old typically unloved vehicle kept so nice.
I fully intend to find another 2nd gen to replace it. I have a couple rust free candidates currently.
@WhoIsTheLeader I'm not sure, if the Civics used hydraulic power steering then they're certainly better in feel than this. EPS is something else in terms of robbing feel, and that's on top of people who already bemoan the loss of feel from hydraulics.
Indeed, I liked how rudimentary it felt (if something with radar cruise can even be considered rudimentary), and plenty fast enough. The internet says it does 0-60 in about 7.9s which is plenty, not far off from our '05 Odyssey which does it in about 8.5.
@ranwhenparked I'm going to Long Island on Friday, and did consider the Cross Sound Ferry, though ultimately it looks like doing so would take me an extra hour, in addition to the ferry cost. Maybe if I were heading closer to Orient Point...
@ITA97 Got some Friday luck with it too...I just ran around the office finding supplies to pack it up with finally got it all boxed up and taped the label on. Then gave a quick thought about how much I didn't want to take it to the post office. Turned around and there was the mailman!
@Albino-Kangaroo 998 a+: 38hp, 1098 pre-a+: 45hp. Adding 266 cam and Keith Calvert head and +.100” bore, 65-70hp.
Engine builder backed out because his heart Doc said to quit building customer engines. He’s been dead once in the last 5 years do that makes sense. I’ll find a solution.