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Forum: Members' Rides Yesterday, 11:35 PM
Replies: 66
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Posted By fleetw00d
My EX 12 spokes were powder coated (silver...

My EX 12 spokes were powder coated (silver everywhere except the face, face cleared) 7 years and 70,000+ miles ago - still look good.

I just had an issue with a bad coil cause ignition problems.
Forum: Members' Rides Yesterday, 08:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,026
Posted By fleetw00d
If you want color longevity on wheels, get them...

If you want color longevity on wheels, get them powder coated. They look really good in gray.
Forum: Beginner Appearance Yesterday, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By fleetw00d
One of the push clips for the front fender liners...

One of the push clips for the front fender liners works pretty well too. Some folks put a bolt and nut in the hole.
Forum: Beginner Technical/Performance 08-17-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 164
Posted By fleetw00d
If the end of the axle was chewed up, you may...

If the end of the axle was chewed up, you may have a bunch of debris in your transmission. I suggest doing at least one drain and fill of the transmission fluid and clean the magnetic drain...
Forum: Members' Rides 08-16-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,808
Posted By fleetw00d
New coil did the trick. Started right up, seems...

New coil did the trick. Started right up, seems to run fine. Just a little oscillation at idle. I will probably still go back through and double check compression/leakage.

Aug. 17, 2019: ...
Forum: Beginner "Off Topic" 08-15-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 33
Posted By fleetw00d
Welcome! It is nice to see more folks who...

Welcome! It is nice to see more folks who appreciate the CB7. Nothing to apologize for; read and follow the rules and you'll do just fine. Your homework is to tell us about your car and post some...
Forum: Beginner Technical/Performance 08-14-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By fleetw00d
Are you talking about the "BRAKE" light that...

Are you talking about the "BRAKE" light that would indicate the parking brake is on or master cylinder is low, or the "brake lamp" light that indicates one of the brake light bulbs is burned out? I...
Forum: Other Automotive 08-14-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By fleetw00d
Parts arrived. And...

Parts arrived. And hone:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48540512591_2f7a22f422.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gXmPgv)20190814_210508 (https://flic.kr/p/2gXmPgv) by Paul Kemme...
Forum: Members' Rides 08-14-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,808
Posted By fleetw00d
I understand- I'm working the electrical side...

I understand- I'm working the electrical side first, then I'll worry about the compression. The fact that I get a proper alternating signal at the coil ground indicates that everything up to that...
Forum: Members' Rides 08-13-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,808
Posted By fleetw00d
Low compression on one (heck, any) cylinder won't...

Low compression on one (heck, any) cylinder won't affect whether the ignition system (I know you know that), so for the moment I'm concentrating on getting it to fire. The shop completely assembled...
Forum: Image Gallery 08-12-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 131
Posted By fleetw00d
RainX FTW

RainX FTW
Forum: Technical 08-11-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By fleetw00d
Ace is the place. Picked up (no pun intended) a...

Ace is the place. Picked up (no pun intended) a couple double ended picks this afternoon. One end of one of them broke almost immediately. I was able to pull the white piece out of one connector...
Forum: Technical 08-11-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By fleetw00d
That would assume I have a hooked pick. Another...

That would assume I have a hooked pick. Another opportunity to buy a tool!
Forum: Technical 08-11-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By fleetw00d
The portion of the white part that survived the...

The portion of the white part that survived the devastation looked like it was barbed or would snap over some internal feature, but I couldn't tell looking at the intact connector how I would release...
Forum: Technical 08-10-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By fleetw00d
How Do You De-pin a Thermostat Temperature Sensor Connector?

I was putting the engine back together after dealing with a broken timing belt and the electrical connector for the temperature sensor on the thermostat housing disintegrated when I tried to install...
Forum: Members' Rides 08-10-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,808
Posted By fleetw00d
Would have been nice. Back together enough to...

Would have been nice. Back together enough to try it. Sounds normal while cranking, but no spark. Back at it tomorrow.

Aug. 11, 2019: There was a spring missing between the distributor cap and...
Forum: Off Topic 08-10-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 482
Posted By fleetw00d
The carpet is different in the rear; it extends...

The carpet is different in the rear; it extends further under the rear seats in the wagon. Rear seats are considerably different between the sedan and wagon (coupe is different than both as well). ...
Forum: Beginner Technical/Performance 08-09-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By fleetw00d
Where is it rusted? There are very few body...

Where is it rusted? There are very few body panels available from Honda anymore; you'll have to find rust free panels to cut out of other cars.
Forum: Beginner Technical/Performance 08-09-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 164
Posted By fleetw00d
The large hub of the axle CV joint should be...

The large hub of the axle CV joint should be right next to the transmission housing; you shouldn't be able to see any of the spline.
Forum: Beginner Technical/Performance 08-05-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By fleetw00d
Yes. It is just a switch; pressure falls below a...

Yes. It is just a switch; pressure falls below a certain value and it comes on. It doesn't have a output signal that varies with the oil pressure.

Do you use synthetic oil? It doesn't thin out as...
Forum: Beginner Technical/Performance 08-05-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By fleetw00d
How many miles on the engine? What type and...

How many miles on the engine? What type and weight of oil do you use? The intent of the light is to indicate low oil pressure, which will be lowest when the engine is hot and at idle. The best...
Forum: Beginner Technical/Performance 08-03-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By fleetw00d
If it goes up relatively quickly when stopping,...

If it goes up relatively quickly when stopping, and drops quickly when you start moving again; it could just be that the coolant is low. Was coolant low when it was overheating? Did you fill and...
Forum: Beginner Technical/Performance 08-03-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By fleetw00d
I've had a couple that idled high that don't...

I've had a couple that idled high that don't really sound that high. Is this when all accessories, AC, lights, etc. are off? High idle is usually a vacuum leak somewhere.

What happens if you...
Forum: Off Topic 08-03-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 482
Posted By fleetw00d
My flips have been hit or miss, the more I got...

My flips have been hit or miss, the more I got into them, the more I found that I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving that way for the next owner. There is always that one that keeps you coming back...
Forum: Beginner Technical/Performance 08-02-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 164
Posted By fleetw00d
First make sure the inner end of the driver side...

First make sure the inner end of the driver side axle is actually engaged in the transmission. Jack up the front of the car. Does the inner end of the driver axle turn in the opposite direction of...
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