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Old 01-12-2020, 11:51 PM   #1
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SSMAccord : 1992 Accord EX



1992 Honda Accord EX

POWERTRAIN:

H22A Euro-R Swap
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch
70-68mm Blox Throttle Body
BB4 Prelude AEM Intake
4-2-1 PLM Header
Greddy Evo 2 Exhaust system
Phearable Chipped/Tuned P72
Wire management
ABS Delete
Cruise Control Delete
Rosko Racing components (IACV / Fuel Rail adapter)
Heatshield Intake Manifold Gasket and TB Gasket
Balance Shaft Retainer
H23 Manual Tensioner Mod
Timing Belt / Balance Shaft serviced
Valve Clearances adjusted to spec
BB6 Cast aluminum oil pan/stiffener
Stock F22A6

DRIVETRAIN:
T2W4 Transaxle
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch
ACT Streetlite Flywheel
Stock H2A5 Transaxle
*only needs a clutch...*
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch
Stock Flywheel


CHASSIS:

Honda Remanufactured Steering Rack
HardRace steering rack mount bushings
MR-S Electro-Hydraulic Steering Conversion
5 Lug Swap (odyssey front/ prelude hub rear)
BC BR Coilovers
SPC Balljoint Camber Kit (front)
Hardrace Radius Rod bushings
Refreshed LCA's Front and Rear (I bought them ages ago and had them laying round when I was swapping the parts over from the old car)
New aftermarket Tie Rods


BRAKES
ABS Delete
Goodridge G-Stop Stainless Braided Lines
2001-2006 DC5 11.8" Slotted Front Brake rotors
DC5/AP1 Front Calipers
DC2 10.2" Rear brake rotor (cross-drilled and slotted)
Hawk HPS brake pads front/rear
Stock springs, dampers, stabilizer bars
17x7 ??? Wheels, Black paint
Detroit Axle Remanufactured Steering Rack


INTERIOR:
Stock Interior, R014L Vintage Red
Random amounts of coins
Cup filled with Cigar Tobacco
USB Cables
Aftermarket Headunit
A-Pillar Mounted Tweeters

EXTERIOR:
Seattle Silver YR-94M
Clear Corner and Bumper Lights
Rusty Quarter Panels
Failing Clearcoat
Dents, dings
Misc. Stickers

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Old 01-12-2020, 11:52 PM   #2
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Starting Over

During the process of getting rid of the old CB, I was also perusing Craigslist and came across this car listed for $750. The seller indicated that the vehicle was being sold because it needed a new clutch and he didn't have the means/desire to repair it, also his place of employment was threatening to have it towed away.

I went to see and decided that I wasn't really serious about a car that was in need of clutch and already had quarter panel rust in the early stages. I offered $450 so as not to be a complete waste of his time. He took me up on the offer and I would later have it towed to my home seeing as it needed a clutch...


















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Old 01-12-2020, 11:57 PM   #3
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Heart Transplant pt.1

The plan is to take all of the parts from the old car and transfer them to this new car. This is why the primer car looked closer to stock when it went to salvage. Having 2 cars and a need to swap between the 2 was a bit of a challenge. The car being worked on in the garage is fine, but the driveway has a bit of a slope which led to a couple of interesting situations, one of which included an engine and hoist toppling into the lawn and the car being lifted off of its jackstands.

As I tore into these, the primer car was easy enough to get converted back to a stock-ish form. But as I worked on this new car the driver's side CV joint fell into 2 pieces, it dawned on me that a failed CV joint would present as a "bad clutch" to the uninitiated. But by the time I was taking these apart I wouldn't have been able to move the car as the engine was practically ready to be taken out. Other than those couple of headaches the swaps were pretty straight forward. I just took all of the parts and wiring from the 91 and put them into the 92.

I took the time to paint the valve cover and rebuild and paint a PS pump since they were out already off of the car. I also decided to delete the Cruise Control and ABS system, as well as organizing the left over wiring that went to both of those components. Since I was also at this level of disassembly I decided to replace the steering rack with a Detroit Axle rebuilt unit.

Mods:
H22A Euro-R Swap
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch
Stock Flywheel
70-68mm Blox Throttle Body
BB4 Prelude AEM Intake
4-2-1 PLM Header
Greddy Evo 2 Exhaust system
Wire management
ABS Delete
Cruise Control Delete
Steering Rack replacement




Engine Out 1


Engine Our 2


Valve Cover 1


Valve Cover 2


Valve Cover 3


PS Pump 1


PS Pump 2


Post Swap 1


Post Swap 2

The valve cover turned out ok. The "gold' paint used on the PS pump was not the color as intended, but better than old and grimy. I guess I also decided to paint those reservoir caps too.

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Old 01-12-2020, 11:58 PM   #4
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Heart Transplant pt.2

Well that turned out to be short lived. And so the engine came out again...





Turns out the rebuilt steering rack had a "skip" that randomly occurred when turning left or right. It was pronounced enough that the entire car would shudder and there was a corresponding shift in the steering wheel.

Additionally, the power steering hose leaked at the threaded connection to the rack. The fitting is kinda stripped and I wasn't able to run the system. Having driven the previous car without working power steering and without executing the manual steering rack mod, I was not keen on the high effort needed while also dealing with the skipping rack issue.

Since I needed to address these issues, I figured it was a good time to replace the timing belt, seals, add the balance seal retainer, swap out the steel Euro-R oil pan for the BB6 cast aluminum oil pan (the USDM exhaust angle causes the header to rest against the Euro-R oil pan. the cast unit resolved that issue), switch to a P13 driver's side mount bracket and swap the stock flywheel for a Streetlite ACT unit. I also rattle canned the engine bay since the engine was already out.














I replaced the ebay rack with a remanufactured unit from Majestic Honda, I also swapped out the bushings for HardRace units. (I did not use the sleeve as it was too small.) I painted the rack before I installed it.







To resolve the power steering issue, I decided to pursue an EHPS setup using a gen 3 MR-S power steering pump. One of the civic forums had a detailed thread on the conversion and one of the members there fabricated a mount bracket that seemed like it would also work in the CB chassis. The joke was on me as I needed the ABS fusebox to wire in the steering pump circuit and I had thrown mine out when I deleted the system previously. Also, the pump I bought showed up without the plugs that were listed in the ebay ad so I had to source new parts and assemble them for my purposes. The high pressure hose is a unit from Karcepts. Since Toyota no longer supplies fluid for the system and standard Honda PS fluid is too viscous for the pump, I am running Nissan EHPS fluid.













I also tried to prevent future debris from ending up in the blower motor:





Reassembled:









EHPS Diagram:


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Old 01-12-2020, 11:59 PM   #5
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Chassis #1

The chassis mods are taken directly from the car that I discarded and likely will see an overhaul in short order. When I was transferring the 5 lug from the old car, I encountered the common seized bolts in the rear LCA/subframe which required me to remove the assembly and have them torched off. I replaced the LCA's with OEM parts I had purchased a long while ago.

*I also reside on a dirt road so the underbody and suspension components are difficult to keep clean.

For now the setup is:

Chassis:
5 Lug Swap (odyssey front/ prelude hub rear)
BC BR Coilovers
SPC Balljoint Camber Kit (front)
Hardrace Radius Rod bushings
Refreshed LCA's Front and Rear (I bought them ages ago and had them laying round when I was swapping the parts over from the old car)
New aftermarket Tie Rods


Brakes:
ABS Delete
Goodridge G-Stop Stainless Braided Lines
2001-2006 DC5 11.8" Slotted Front Brake rotors
DC5/AP1 Front Calipers
DC2 10.2" Rear brake rotor (cross-drilled and slotted)
Hawk HPS brake pads front/rear

Old (tired KYB AGX and coilover kit):


Yikes, those were well past their prime!!!

Replacements: BC BR Coilover



Front Brake/Coilover:





Rear Brake/Coilover:





Hardrace Radius Rod Bushing Install:



Rear Subframe / LCA:


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Old 01-13-2020, 12:00 AM   #6
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Interior Tear Down

Being a 92 Seattle Silver CB meant that it left the factory with the Vintage Red interior. While it was in pretty good condition, it didn't quite align with my vision so I initially swapped over the instrument panel, carpet, and seats.


Tear Down 1


Tear Down 2


Tear Down 3

I wanted to try and install my 91 armrest in this car, luckily it had threaded holes to kinda position in the center. There are not holes in the tunnel for the 91 armrest. It didnt work out as planned and I decided to go a different route with a 92 option armrest. The carpet is also from the old car, it is ACC Mats carpet that is almost too dark of a black to match the Graphite Black that Honda uses.


Seats Mounted/IP installed 1


Seats Mounted/IP installed 2


The 91 and 92 IPs are slightly different around the steering column, so I couldnt use the close out panel without modifying the SRS bracket on the steering column.

Using the BB6 cluster that had been swapped into the previous car proved to be a mild inconvenience. There is a fair bit of difference between the cluster wiring between 91 and 92.


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Old 01-13-2020, 12:01 AM   #7
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:19 AM   #13
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Glad to see your back in the game. Did he let you keep the change?
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:40 AM   #14
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I scrolled to post the same thing. Looks like he threw in a cheap lunch!

A clutch job in these cars isn't bad, though. And the front end looks straight, which is worth a decent amount, in my opinion. Does the rust look shallow enough to sand down and give a chemical treatment & shot of primer for now?
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:28 AM   #15
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Glad to see your back in the game. Did he let you keep the change?
Oddly there were lots of random things left in the car. Change, an old slave cylinder, miscellaneous wrenches, a 3/8 ratchet, sounds system cabling, microfiber towels, pants, a hoodie, lots of bootleg CDs... I kept the useful items.

The rust isn't terrible it is limited to that small area on the quarter panel. Considering this is the salt belt, it should be a lot more severe. The plan involves repairing the rust eventually.

Also, complete transparency, these post are not in real time. They are from a while ago and will be catching up to current day.
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Content Update:


H22A Euro-R Swap
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch
Stock Flywheel
70-68mm Blox Throttle Body
BB4 Prelude AEM Intake
4-2-1 PLM Header
Greddy Evo 2 Exhaust system
Wire management
ABS Delete
Cruise Control Delete
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Maybe you're seeing it different in person, but that valve cover's looking great from here. What brand of paint is that? Between that and the cleanliness of the engine, it really pops in the bay.
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What are you using for engine management on that Euro R swap?
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Maybe you're seeing it different in person, but that valve cover's looking great from here. What brand of paint is that? Between that and the cleanliness of the engine, it really pops in the bay.
I topcoated the finish with a different paint and the gloss is kinda mottled.

The paint I used was VHT Crinkle finish in Red. It is topcoated with a High Heat Red as the VHT is has an more orange coloration instead of being a true red.


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What are you using for engine management on that Euro R swap?
I am running a Phearable chipped/tuned P72. There will likely be a changeover to a Hondata setup.

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