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Old 01-12-2020, 07:07 PM   #641
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When it was jacked up in the air, yes the LCA was resting on the exhaust pipe. But on the ground I have a good 2-3” of clearance. So I’m not worried about it hitting the exhaust.

I’m half tempted now to create a fuel pump access hole in the trunk. I saw my leak is coming from the gasket and I really don’t want to drop the tank. It would require me to move the exhaust, heat shield and disconnect everything.

I looked at the DIY but the pictures are blurry so I can’t see his measurements. Does anyone have a the measurements or a good pic? Or have a fuel tank laying around and can measure for me.
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:33 PM   #642
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These pics from my old sedan. I'd probably recommend against using a dremel like I did, though. Fuel leak + potential sparks = not a good way to go out. Note the hard line (what is that, brakes?) along the front edge of the hole.





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Old 01-12-2020, 10:02 PM   #643
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Was that big enough to get the pump out? I may initially use the Dremel to start the hole then use tin snips once I can fit them in. When I go to make the cuts I’ll lower the tank as much as I can to create a good clearance.

Thanks for the pics those help a lot!
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:04 PM   #644
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No problem; your timing was actually perfect, since I forgot I had created a second Photobucket account with an email I don't use. I just rediscovered it tonight, and have been pulling photos out of it. A lot of my timeline for that sedan had been lost!

It took some finagling, but I was able to do the pump swap with that hole. I'd make it a bit bigger next time around, for sure. My plan was to make an access panel for it like in other Hondas, all proper with rivnuts and a nice gasket-sealed lid, but I never got around to it before getting rid of the car.
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Old 01-13-2020, 01:54 PM   #645
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I would use caution cutting a hole like that, I did on my old se and if you cut a little to far to the right like I did you will cut right through the tank. The good news is you can send a cutoff wheel threw the top of the tank and it wont explode or catch fire
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:53 PM   #646
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I plan to drop the tank a bit to help mitigate the chance of hitting the fuel tank. But I need to go to the yard to get a donor panel to create a cover.
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:21 PM   #647
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....... Note the hard line (what is that, brakes?) along the front edge of the hole.
The rear passenger brake line. It goes a weird route and likes to rust / rot up there.
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:26 PM   #648
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I would use caution cutting a hole like that, I did on my old se and if you cut a little to far to the right like I did you will cut right through the tank. The good news is you can send a cutoff wheel threw the top of the tank and it wont explode or catch fire
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The rear passenger brake line. It goes a weird route and likes to rust / rot up there.
I didn't see it rusted out when I dropped the tank, thankful this car has never seen salt.

This weekend I got busy with installing my black dash and center console. I will eventually pull all the unnecessary wires one day, but that wasn't this weekend. I happy with how it turned out, now I just need to get my hands on door panels and the rest of the interior.

If anyone has black interior they want to part with HMU!





Also got my new to me Tial 44mm wastegate, I bought an adaptor for now and took my carbide bit to the flanges to match the diameter of the wastegate. So there shouldn't be any bottle necking. I haven't had a chance to drive it yet, as it has been raining all weekend. But hopefully this solved the boost creep issue.



I got it for a great deal and the buy says it was only used for dyno tuning until he upgraded to a 60mm ( not sure how true that is, but it was clean in the discharge and around the firing pin. I also got a dump tube that fit perfectly with the set up. So I am happy
Dumps to the right of the downpipe and the fumes should clear the oil pan.
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Old 02-21-2020, 11:07 AM   #649
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Just a small update:
Solved the boost creep issue and the breaking up in the higher RPMs. Ended up being the spark plugs were fouled. Noticed when I would hit boost AFR would go to 10.4 in high rpm, which made me thing of spark blow out. So I got new plugs and gapped them to .022. Went for a drive and it hits hard at 4K when the turbo is fully spooled.

Going to try and get her dynoed before the end of the month, to finally see what she is putting down.
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Old 02-21-2020, 01:24 PM   #650
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Looks good! Your exhaust / dump pipe is in the identical spot of mine, with the same ESP bar. & you drill holes through the top of a black dash ?
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:37 AM   #651
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I put 2 self tapping screws in for the gauge yes. With the Florida heat, the 3m tape they provided was not supporting the gauge. So every time I went for a drive, the gauge would fall off. It was worth it to not breaking a $150 dollar gauge or my head unit that it would come crashing down on.
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:34 PM   #652
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The time has finally come for me to start saying good by to my maroon interior. I honestly didn't mind it, was very era specific and I liked that it was different. But at the same time I wanted something more stylish and my wife hated the interior. So started the process of transforming the interior to a black/grey theme.

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Pulled the remainder of the sound dampening, plan to add fresh dampening later on, but this stuff was already cracked and loose, as you can tell by that large piece:



Install: (still in progress)

Door panels:


I am toying with the idea of dyeing the inserts and lower carpet on the panels black. Thoughts?

Dyed the carpet black with RIT bath, think it will need a second bath, as there are still some spots you can slightly see the maroon when the sun hits it.



So I ordered more dye, once that gets in this week i'll do another bath and hopefully have the interior back together next week.
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:33 AM   #653
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wow. Looks amazing! I'm surprised you didn't just buy a new rug from stockinteriors.com etc. You are in the same boat as me now, black dash and trying to find black door panels. I don't think you can dye etc. the door panels. You could try but I think it will crack or wear and look like shit.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:23 PM   #654
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wow. Looks amazing! I'm surprised you didn't just buy a new rug from stockinteriors.com etc. You are in the same boat as me now, black dash and trying to find black door panels. I don't think you can dye etc. the door panels. You could try but I think it will crack or wear and look like shit.
Because nothing fits better then OEM and I didn't want to have to cut holes in the new carpet. Also dyeing the rug only cost me $40 bucks to do it verses over $100.

For the door panels, I pulled my old maroon ones and am going to give them a RIT bath starting tonight, Ill post pics of the finished product. I wasn't referring to actual door panel, but the carpet and fabric material. Its only held in by glue, so I used my heat gun and slowly pulled them off.

Like I said I post pics of them when they are done soaking and I can make a DIY if it turns out good
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What did you use to dye something as large as the carpet, to submerge it in?
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Anything I dyed (floor mats for example) have now faded and look like crap. I hope yours turns out better
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Old 03-22-2020, 10:45 PM   #657
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While waiting for my carpet to dry I went ahead and started working on making the accord more safe.

Installed the firewall pass through for the power line, next will be adding in the distribution block for the fusebox and starter. But baby steps:


Ignore the wire mess, I have since cleaned them up to make them more organized.

After its second bath in the RIT dye I decided it was good enough to install so here is the interior all put together:











Yes the quarter glass arm covers are an eye sore and I will have those replaced, once I get the rest of the plastic.

Cyborg,

This is what I used to create the bathtub, its a 50 gal tote you can get at home depot, I used it for hauling camping items, or car parts. It comes with a yellow top.

You've probably seen them on the back of an SUV sitting those little hitch storage basket things:



You have to fold the carpet in quarters to get it to fit and then I had some chain sitting around that I used to help keep the carpet submerged.

Thanks Paul (Fleetwood) for the interior, glad Rose can still live on through my car.
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Old 03-22-2020, 11:38 PM   #658
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The carpet looks great!! I never thought to dye my carpet in this manner.
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Old 03-23-2020, 05:32 AM   #659
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Ya looks great! I should add that while my black pieces did fade after the years it was the wear items that faded. Rear seat interior I dyed still look the same. Floor mats, ug. I take it you're on the hunt for black seat belts too now

As for the distribution block for the fuse box and starter.... what you going to do? I've put a lot of thought into this scenario for my ride.
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Ruby (90 LX sedan) is still alive (although rusting again) and kicking at 384k with her tan interior. The gray interior was from Rose (92 EX coupe) - it looks great in there. Kick panels and trunk/gas lever cover are on their way. I didn't think about the quarter window arm covers; they are probably still attached to the quarter windows; need me to send them?

I think Jarrett just used a trash can to dye his carpet.

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