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Old 04-20-2020, 10:01 PM   #61
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Valve cover looks good. That front cross member is relatively easy to remove. I repainted and replaced the one on my wife's 93 LX a few years ago after she hit a tree with the right front and ruptured the battery.
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Old 05-06-2020, 02:15 PM   #62
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So I've gotten my calipers back from the powdercoaters and I think the finish came out really well.






In the interim since my last update, I also got my exhaust shield mounted back up, and the driveshafts installed. It really is starting to look like it's coming together.

Bolts were installed right after this.


I've also got most of my parts together to refurbish the AC, but I need to rent one of those flush guns and get some solvent, rent a vacuum tank and find a good set of manifold guages to use.

I do need one part if anyone has a compressor they don't need. I stupidly threw out my old compressor before I snatched off the top plate with the pipe fittings. I had no idea the new one would be shipped with a blank friggin plate on top. Ugh.
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Old 05-06-2020, 09:37 PM   #63
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Damn Brother, looking so good. I really like how the calipers turned out!
Auto-zone loan a tool has the vacuum pump, flush tank and a good manifold gauge set.
They require about $400 down for all of them but you get it back when you return them.
I currently have all them here at the house to put a new system in a work truck this weekend.
They also sell the flush for $20.
Good luck with the AC, hit me up if you need anything.
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Old 05-07-2020, 07:43 AM   #64
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Nice color choice on the calipers.
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:01 PM   #65
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I've gotten a lot of work done in the past couple days:


Tranny fluid and oil have been topped up. Tie rods installed (anyone notice they were upside down?); radiator, p.s. pump, alternator, spark plugs/wires, and distributor all installed.

Speaking of the alternator - my God, who was the sadist that designed the tensioner for that? Maybe I just haven't figured out the trick to installing it, but I've done it three or four times now and it seems you have to do it just so. It just seems so unnecessary. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if they'd positioned that one A/C line a little differently. BUT NOOOOOOOOOOO....lol.

What's left? I still need to insulate and install the last of the two A/C lines on the trans side of the motor, put in the A/C's fan, fit the radiator hoses and fill it with coolant.

Then I'll bleed the brakes and clutch. After that the battery tray and the battery, then it's time to start her up!

I plan on getting this done by Wednesday hopefully, that way I'm ready to pull a vacuum on the system Thursday in prep to charge it up Friday.
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Current mileage: 422679 11/21/19

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Old 05-21-2020, 11:16 PM   #66
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Well I got the engine started today with minimal problems! I'm soooo happy that the idle's not bouncing like my '91's was/is. Upon my first attempt, I wasn't having any luck, but I noticed I wasn't hearing the hum from the fuel pump. Considering some wonky starting/dying behavior when I first got the car, I'm not surprised. Again, I'm very lucky I got it home back in November.

I think I need to bleed a bit more air out of the power steering, but other than that, she idles really nice. I made sure to warm it up, bleed the coolant, and make sure the fan came on ok. No problems there. Here's a link to the video on instagram. Sorry, I should've recorded it and uploaded to youtube or something.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAeP4tiA..._web_copy_link

I still need to clean the upholstery, bleed the brakes, and mount the wheels. Oh and charge the A/C system. That's it! Wait who am I kidding? There will always be more.
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Current mileage: 399450 5/18/2020

My '92 LX build. Bought Novemeber 2019. http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthre...91#post3293791
Current mileage: 422679 11/21/19

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Old 05-22-2020, 06:33 AM   #67
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You set all the valve clearances? It just seems like more valve clatter than I remember in most of mine; does it quiet down when warmed up?

Keep the old main relay; remove the cover and resolder any cracked solder joints, then keep it as a spare.

To bleed the power steering, simply turn the wheel from lock to lock a few times, the system should purge itself. Make sure to check and top off the reservoir after doing this.
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:51 AM   #68
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Yes sir, I set all the valve clearances. It's just the video, making it seem more clattery than it really is. I thought I had gotten rid of the air with some spins of the wheel, but I guess not! I will be doing more wheel-turning today, that's for sure.
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Current mileage: 399450 5/18/2020

My '92 LX build. Bought Novemeber 2019. http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthre...91#post3293791
Current mileage: 422679 11/21/19
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