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Forum: Forced Induction 01-03-2019, 08:26 AM
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Posted By gloryaccordy
Man these sound like fun builds.

Man these sound like fun builds.
Forum: Other Automotive Members Rides 09-28-2018, 03:43 PM
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Views: 8,295
Posted By gloryaccordy
YEa the new Accord has really grown on me. I am...

YEa the new Accord has really grown on me. I am kicking myself for not getting one when I was car shopping. I am really digging the new Hybrid. A hair slower than an Si with almost 50MPG. After...
Forum: Off Topic 09-02-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,225
Posted By gloryaccordy
Interesting how things have changed. Some are the...

Interesting how things have changed. Some are the same (paying off debt) but most has changed

I'd get with a proven financial management company

I don't think I'd buy any cars nor would I buy much...
Forum: Off Topic 08-25-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,190
Posted By gloryaccordy
I have a 2013 Optima Turbo, which is supposedly...

I have a 2013 Optima Turbo, which is supposedly the sportiest variant of that platform/generation. I don't know that I'd call it a CB replacement. CB7s are very light on their feet; easy to see out...
Forum: Beginner "Off Topic" 08-22-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,160
Posted By gloryaccordy
Looking forward to seeing where this thread is in...

Looking forward to seeing where this thread is in a month.
Forum: Beginner "Off Topic" 08-21-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,160
Posted By gloryaccordy
And you'd be crazy to buy an engine sitting in a...

And you'd be crazy to buy an engine sitting in a Japanese junkyard for ~20 years without doing any maintenance on it. The engines have low mileage but they're not "like new" at all.

The fact that...
Forum: Beginner "Off Topic" 08-21-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,160
Posted By gloryaccordy
This keeps getting better. So of the 3 cars you...

This keeps getting better.

So of the 3 cars you have, you're going to sell the one that's running reliably, and instead of fixing the one that could be running reliably easily, you're going to try...
Forum: Beginner "Off Topic" 08-21-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,160
Posted By gloryaccordy
If you dump the $2700 you have on hand into these...

If you dump the $2700 you have on hand into these projects, you won't start "saving" for another 5 months....

If you want to start saving right away, leave the CB alone and drive it as is.
Forum: Off Topic 08-21-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,190
Posted By gloryaccordy
I had an 8th gen Civic with the 1.8. It was a...

I had an 8th gen Civic with the 1.8. It was a good spiritual successor to the CB. Problem is the game has moved on a bit. It was slow, loud and had very weak A/C. I would look at the new Civic 1.5T....
Forum: Beginner "Off Topic" 08-20-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,160
Posted By gloryaccordy
Why?

Why?
Forum: Beginner "Off Topic" 08-20-2018, 03:08 PM
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Views: 5,160
Posted By gloryaccordy
smac you are all over the place man :D You get a...

smac you are all over the place man :D You get a gift from God with this cheap coupe and you start thinking of ways to get in more trouble.....

I would leave the 93 LX alone outside of bolt ons and...
Forum: Beginner "Off Topic" 08-16-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,160
Posted By gloryaccordy
I'm still not quite convinced... What are you...

I'm still not quite convinced...

What are you driving now? CB7s are approaching 30 years old. Are you really going to drive one until it's 40?

I would do this as a side project. As a DD built on a...
Forum: Beginner "Off Topic" 08-16-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,160
Posted By gloryaccordy
I am just being realistic and practical. I don't...

I am just being realistic and practical. I don't think it's right to encourage someone to make a huge decision without giving them all the info they need, good or bad. I'm really not trying to be a...
Forum: Beginner "Off Topic" 08-16-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,160
Posted By gloryaccordy
This has disaster written all over...

This has disaster written all over it.....

Engine/transmission alone is gonna be like $2K....
I doubt you will find someone who will help you swap the engine for free...
You will have to do all...
Forum: Off Topic 07-09-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,507
Posted By gloryaccordy
And here are some dynos.... big turbo L15 vs bolt...

And here are some dynos.... big turbo L15 vs bolt on stock turbo L15:

https://www.civicx.com/attachments/100290/

https://www.civicx.com/attachments/100285/

And the stock...
Forum: Off Topic 07-09-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,507
Posted By gloryaccordy
Nobody cares anymore. Here's a video about a high...

Nobody cares anymore. Here's a video about a high HP L15B7. Sounds pretty good to me, seems to run pretty well too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq_J-dVaDzA
Forum: Off Topic 07-08-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,507
Posted By gloryaccordy
Holy fuck, it's the weekend man.

Holy fuck, it's the weekend man.
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,507
Posted By gloryaccordy
I don't think anyone has said the 1.5T could...

I don't think anyone has said the 1.5T could match the 2.0T with mods. I think the question is, for someone happy with close to stockish power, do those differences matter? Not everyone needs 400WHP-...
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,507
Posted By gloryaccordy
Maybe if you are looking for huge boost all the...

Maybe if you are looking for huge boost all the time. My stock Optima SX has got me where I need to go at a decent clip through this NC summer

FWIW NA engines can heat soak too; I distinctly...
Forum: Off Topic 07-03-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,507
Posted By gloryaccordy
Depends what you are looking for I guess. 400WHP...

Depends what you are looking for I guess. 400WHP is not of much use on the street and 400FWHP sounds miserable. I'm a bit surprised someone who drives an N/A FA5 is so power obsessed as well.

The...
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,507
Posted By gloryaccordy
I feel like peak 10th gen Civic might be one with...

I feel like peak 10th gen Civic might be one with the 1.5T + CVT. Keeps you in the power band and will run 13s with a KTuned Stage 2 reflash and nothing else. The Civic has gone to another...
Forum: Off Topic 06-22-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,507
Posted By gloryaccordy
Speed is only one piece of the puzzle. Plus it's...

Speed is only one piece of the puzzle. Plus it's not like the Si is slow- remember when you berated me for having a negative opinion of that 10 year old Civic's power delivery? :wavey: Current Civic...
Forum: Off Topic 06-21-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,507
Posted By gloryaccordy
Scott can be a little.... insistent :D I wouldn't...

Scott can be a little.... insistent :D I wouldn't take it personally.

The 1.5T still gives me pause, especially with the 20 or whatever PSI of boost it's making. Honda got ~190HP out of a 1.6L with...
Forum: Off Topic 06-21-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,507
Posted By gloryaccordy
I'm hoping Honda rectifies these aesthetic and...

I'm hoping Honda rectifies these aesthetic and engine issues in the revamped Acura lineup. Everyone is excited for the V6TT- I could care less honestly. I'm more excited for the prospect of a more...
Forum: Off Topic 06-21-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,507
Posted By gloryaccordy
Honda could easily have afforded to put the 2.0T...

Honda could easily have afforded to put the 2.0T in as well. A real missed opportunity.

I was hoping the new Insight would use the 1.5T as the gas engine too. Weird decisions.
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