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Rilas 06-12-2015 10:39 AM

Rilas : 1993 Accord SE
Here is my beloved '93 SE Coupe also known as "Lola." I picked up this car as my project car about 9 months ago and it had to sit for about 7 months while I finished the garage. Luckily this car is from New Mexico originally and just last year moved up to Montana. The body is totally rust free with only a few minor dents. Finally after it sitting all winter, waiting just looking at her everyday I finally got to get started. After much debate about how to take care of the tired F22A6 in it, the best route was a JDM low milage engine.


Resleeved Block (Darton Dry Sleeves - No Flange)
Decked 0.004"
Nippon Racing H22A Type-S Pistons 87.75mm
Rods Modified (Oiling hole added at the top, and bored out to accept floating wrist pins instead of pressed wrist pins.)
Rotating Assembly Micro-Polished and Balanced
KSTuned.com Balancer Shaft Delete Kit
Timing Belt Manual Tension (Custom made from the stock auto tensioner.)
JDM F20B Oil Pump
ARP Headstuds
Rebuilt Head
- Mild Port and Polish (Intake and exhaust done by myself.)
- 3 Angle Valve Job
- Surfaced "0.005
- Rocker Arms Reground (Delta did this job, I think it was around $94 for all 24. They had bad wear on them previously.)
Intake Manifold Mild Port and Polish (Runners up the to IAB plates, all rough transitions between plates smoothed out.)
Mild Wire Tuck
PLM H22 4-2-1 Header
MangaFlow Cat Back 2.25" Exhaust
AEM V2 SRI for BB6
R134a A/C Conversion
Manual Transmission Swap M2S4
ACT Streetlite Steel Flywheel
Competition Clutch Stage 3 (Rated up to 250 ft/lb of torque.)
Innovative Auto to Manual Mount
Innovative Drivers Side Mount
Prothane Rear Motor Mount Insert (Stock Rear Motor Mount)
ESP.net Rear T Bracket
S2000 Clutch Master Cylinder
Rywire B/D Clutch Line (Tucks and removes all the hard/soft lines from the car. Just a connection straight from the master to the slave cylinder.)
Injector Resistor Box (Tucked under the dashboard.)

Innovative Traction Bar
Suspension Techniques Front and Rear Sway Bar
ESP.net 3 Point Upper Front Strut Bar
Ultra Racing Upper Rear Strut Bar
Esp.net Rear Lower Tie Bar
Bilstein HD B6 Shocks (94-97 Accord)
Nuespeed Race Springs
Energy Suspension Poly Bushings Master Kit Front
Prothane Poly Bushings Rear Kit
HardRace Trailing Arm Bushings
Energy Suspension Bushing in Rear Lower Shock Mount (Used the upper front control arm bushings and left the OEM metal ring for the bushing in place.)
SPC Front Upper Ball Joints (+/- 3*)
SPC Adjustable Rear Upper Control Arms
FFC Front Extended Top Hats
Cheddas Auto Rear Extended Top Hats

ABS Delete
40/40 Proportioning Valve
'98 CL Front ROH (http://brakeperformce.com)
Hawk Rear Rotors and Pads
Techna-Fit Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
RSX Brake Booster and Master Cylinder

'93 Accord SE Coupe Spoiler
OEM Sunroof Visor
OEM Double Lip (Custom)
Speed Zone Rear Window Visor

JDM Center Console Armrest Tan w/ Leather
JDM Digital Climate Control
'93 Accord SE Sedan Dashboard (Passenger side airbag, no storage on dashboard.)
'91 Accord DX Phoenix Red Black Interior (Fully Modified to fit in a SE)
'91 Prelude SI Steering Wheel
'03 CL-S Charcoal Black Leather Front Seats
'99 CL Dark Grey Front Seat Belts
'99 CL Charcoal Black Leather Rear Seats
'99 CL Dark Grey Carpet
'93 Vigor Black E-Brake Handle and Leather Boot
'01 TL Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
Black Door Handles
Ortiz Custom Bezel Gauge Pods
Wagon Storage Compartment
SRS Delete (Entire System including wiring)

ETwine Platinum 17"x7.5"

AEM UEGO Wideband O2 Sensor
Stock SE Bose System

Future Plans:
Too many to list.
Fortune Auto 500 Series Coilovers

I currently have a 1990 Accord LX Sedan that I am trying to sell due to excessive rust. Before this is sold though I need to return it to stock. This is going to include freshening up the original F22A6 that came out of Lola, to put in the sedan, so I can take the rebuilt F22A4 with many goodies, to put into a future sedan. Also the entire suspension/brakes/interior/transmission/control arms and a few other items I can't remember off the top of my head. All of this is going into Lola eventually. Hopefully by the end of this summer. But life always has suprises!

JDM F22B Arrival 1

JDM F22B Arrival 2

JDM F22B Valve Train after Valve Cover Removal 1

JDM F22B Valve Train after Valve Cover Removal 2

JDM F22B Intake Port Port/Polish (Cleaned up casting marks satin finish)

JDM F22B Exhaust Port Port/Polish 1

JDM F22B Exhaust Port Port/Polish 2

JDM F22B Head Rebuilt 1

JDM F22B Head Rebuilt 2

JDM F22B Rear Main Seal Leak

JDM F22B Water Leak 1

JDM F22B Water Leak 2

JDM F22B Block and Pistons after Cleanup

JDM F22B OEM Seals/Gaskets and Parts

JDM F22B Cleaned Up and Refreshed

Engine Bay Before Removal

Tired Leaky F22A6 1

Tired Leaky F22A6 2

Dirty Engine Bay 1

Dirty Engine Bay 2

Dirty Transmission

Cleaned Transmission 1

Cleaned Transmission 2

Cleaned Up a Bit

Passenger Side Wire Tuck 1

Passenger Side Wire Tuck 2

Driver Side Wire Tuck 1

Driver Side Wire Tuck 2

Drivers Side Wire Tuck 3

Drivers Side Wire Tuck 4

Driver Side Wire Harness and Wiper Motor Plug

Hood Latch cable and Washer Fluid Line

Cleaned Ready for Reassembly

Cleaned Engine Bay 1

Cleaned Engine Bay 2

Cleaned Driver Side Engine Bay

Drivers Corner Cleaned

Drivers Corner Close Up

Cleaned Passenger Side Engine Bay

Slim Pusher Fan

F22B with Transmission 1

F22B with Transmission 2

Jarrett 06-12-2015 11:41 AM

You should explain to the previous owner that they're supposed to put oil IN the engine instead of on it.

And you picked quite the good looking head to rebuild. What was the reason for that?

Great thread so far. I love this color of SE coupe and the way you're building it is as Honda should have from the factory. Keep us updated with the progress!

cb9love 06-12-2015 11:47 AM

Nice work
Lola looks like a pretty girl and she sure seems too have a good heart.

sonikaccord 06-12-2015 11:55 AM

In for engine bay cleaning motivation

Rilas 06-12-2015 12:27 PM

The head was rebuilt due to it being slightly warped after removing it to check the pistons. Also 4 of the exhaust valves had a slight leak to them when vacuum tested. So the rebuild was really for peace of mind.

Rilas 06-12-2015 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by cb9love (Post 3236428)
Lola looks like a pretty girl and she sure seems too have a good heart.

I hope I can get can her back to looking like the day she rolled out of the dealers lot new.


Originally Posted by sonikaccord (Post 3236429)
In for engine bay cleaning motivation

It's so much effort and I did it all by hand, since I can't roll it out of the garage right now. Totally worth it now that I can work on it without getting filthy!

Thank you for the replies it should help keep me motivated!

tommi 06-12-2015 01:59 PM

should convert it to MT while u have everything out. looks mint. i did and it made things so much easier later down. plus my at gear box ws slipping badly.

Rilas 06-12-2015 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by tommi (Post 3236445)
should convert it to MT while u have everything out. looks mint. i did and it made things so much easier later down. plus my at gear box ws slipping badly.

The plan is to swap it to a manual later. I need to get my H23 transmission out of my sedan first then it will be moving into this one. The auto in this one is still solid for the time being and it's getting all new AT fluid when it goes back in.

Rilas 06-15-2015 01:00 AM

I managed to get a few things done with Lola today.

F22B Installed 1

F22B Installed 2

F22B Installed 3

Slim Puller Fan Installed on Radiator for A/C

I was also working on my egr tuck into the black box. I still need to get a chipped ECU so I can delete it. After I get it finalized I'll post some pictures of it. Other than that I just wrapped up some other small odds and ends.

Rilas 06-18-2015 09:54 AM

Got a few more projects done on her in the last few days.

Preparing to tuck EGR Valve

Extended Wires to reach original EGR plug in engine wiring harness

EGR Valve Stuffed into black box in place of map sensor, 2 mounting tabs had to be cut off to make this all fit.

Black box ready to be installed

Black box installed with ODBI to ODBII map sensor jumper harness

EGR wiring to engine harness plug

Radiator set into place

Look at all of that room even with the automatic tranmission


khal.lawson 06-19-2015 08:33 PM

Looking good man. Not sure how I missed this thread.

preludeNinja 06-19-2015 09:52 PM

Wow so clean and I love your engine! Great progress it will look factory when you are done and thats a compliment haha!

Rilas 06-22-2015 12:55 AM


Originally Posted by khal.lawson (Post 3237008)
Looking good man. Not sure how I missed this thread.

Thanks for the compliment, your coupe is looking great as well. Hopefully I'll have mine on road soon.


Originally Posted by preludeNinja (Post 3237019)
Wow so clean and I love your engine! Great progress it will look factory when you are done and thats a compliment haha!

Thanks a lot man! It takes a lot of time and effort to figure out a plan and then execute it. Sometimes the smallest seeming project can end up taking a few hours, like to move that stupid EGR valve!

This weekend yielded some more progress. Nothing really picture worthy. Installed a new OEM thermostat, OEM fuel filter, a few custom brackets for the last few electrical connectors. Also wrapped up a bunch of loose ends as well as installed all of the hose clamps that I could. I still need to buy both of the heater core hoses. This will finish the cooling system.

I spent a few hours underneath trying to clean off 22 years worth of oil and dirt. That had almost turned into some sort of grease that was awful to clean the residue off. Took a ton of elbow grease to get it cleaned, but it looks good now. Finished cleaning the bottom of the transmission as well since it was on the ground while I cleaned the rest. Also while underneath I got the flex plate bolted to the torque converter and torqued down. There is more I'm sure but as it's late and it's been a long weekend I think thats enough for tonight.

Rilas 06-24-2015 11:10 AM

Got to put in some more work last night. Actually managed to get a few things accomplished.

Rack and Pinion and Front Sway Bar removed (Front ABS sensors as well)

Front Sway Bar Damaged (Noticed this awhile back, but just got to removing this stuff. Have a 99 CL 3.0 solid Front Sway Bar to replace it.)

Bad Tie Rods Drivers Side

Bad Tie Rods Passenger Side

Dirty Center Beam 1

Dirty Center Beam 2

Cleaned Up Center Beam 1

Cleaned Up Center Beam 2

I also spend a good deal of time cleaning the bottom of the rear subframe, where the rack and pinion came out of. It's filthy up in there as well, you can tell from what the rack looked like in the picture above. Now that this rack is out I can finish up converting my other rack and pinion to a manual rack and pinion. I'll post up a few pictures of the process as I noticed there is something missing in the DIY that causes some play in the wheel. I'll get my new tie rods ordered this week and hopefully sometime next week I'll have the steering all put back together. I also finished my ODBII distributor to ODBI wiring harness jumper, but forgot to take a picture of it. I can post this up later.

Jarrett 06-24-2015 12:11 PM

It's pictures like these that make these types of members' rides threads even better than the cars with thousands of dollars dumped into them.

Rilas 06-24-2015 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by Jarrett (Post 3237393)
It's pictures like these that make these types of members' rides threads even better than the cars with thousands of dollars dumped into them.

Thanks Jarrett!

I'm trying to use this MR thread as a record of the work accomplished. I've never taken pictures of my other projects on cars from beginning to finish, and wanted to actually have a visual/written record of how this car has progressed. I always try to get the pictures when I start on the projects but once I'm in the middle of them I usually forget to take pictures.

CyborgGT 06-24-2015 06:42 PM

I'm loving the work you're putting into the bay, beautiful job. Nice choice of engine, too; I'm a fan of a simple, no-nonsense twin cam.

Do you know the thickness (mm) on that CL sway bar? It looks like ST Suspension (27mm) is our only aftermarket option, and I wasn't aware the CL's bolted up.

Rilas 06-25-2015 10:08 AM


Originally Posted by CyborgGT (Post 3237425)
I'm loving the work you're putting into the bay, beautiful job. Nice choice of engine, too; I'm a fan of a simple, no-nonsense twin cam.

Do you know the thickness (mm) on that CL sway bar? It looks like ST Suspension (27mm) is our only aftermarket option, and I wasn't aware the CL's bolted up.

Thanks for the reply! It's a big time commitment to clean up the bay, especially after so many years of neglect.

This is actually my first twin cam Honda engine. I will get the thickness of the CL bar this weekend. As it's in my other garage 25 miles away. I'll be up there getting some more parts for this Accord.

Rilas 06-25-2015 10:18 AM

I managed to get the steering rack more or less disassembled and cleaned up last night. I couldn't get the rod out with the gear on it. Because while I have my snap ring pliers I left the tips in my other garage :angry:. This is a rack that I half converted before. I had just taken off the valve body, dropped all the valves out and put it back together and looped the lines. This left me with some play in the steering wheel. Like to drive straight I would have to constantly work the wheel back and forth ever so slightly. Really annoying let me tell you! So this is everything that will be going back into the rack with the exception of 1 valve which again is in my other garage. I'll get some pictures of it once I'm reassembling things. Also I had the black tube off the rack and pinion but I slid it back on, and couldn't get it off again for the life of me. So I just slid it mostly together again for the pictures.

Rack Disassembled and Cleaned (Teaser of Copper Exhaust Gasket in the Corner)

Valve Body Disassembled 1

Valve Body Disassembled 2

Rack Internals

A few days ago I also finished up the OEM fog light harness and have it installed on the car. I'll post up a picture or two of it as well, in a day or two.

khal.lawson 06-25-2015 01:19 PM

Looking good man!

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