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Old 11-21-2010, 09:50 PM   #41
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Oh well, nothing too serious. re-install and go for another round of testing! only this time take a pic!
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:45 AM   #42
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Lots of progress today..

I went to the Honda junkyard in Otay Mesa (a few miles north of Tijuana--where the best junkyards are) and scored a rear swaybar and an oil cooler from an EX Accord for $60.

My friend came down and we installed the swaybar, cut 2.5 coils off of the rear springs and 2 coils off of the front (this was a bitch job on the front and the spring compressors popped off twice when loosening them. dangerous). We also hollowed the cat, fabbed up an exhaust.. it's just the resonator and exits out of the side right after. It's way too loud. I'll weld up a cherry bomb muffler tomorrow.

The rear sway bar was a bit of a pain because you guys neglected to tell me that our LX Accord is missing the swaybar mounting bracket points needed for the rear bar! So we had to weld up the middle brackets right to the crossmember. It went really well, just took some time.


Driving impressions with the new rear bar, lower springs and new 15" wheels and 195/50-15 Dunlop Direzza tires: Totally awesome

I took the car up the freeway a few exits and drove round and came back and it handles like a car I'm taking to the track should. No longer is it downright frightening to toss into corners with bouncing around and insane pushing from the front. The suspension is a lot tighter and is willing to rotate and just feels confidence inspiring. Two thumbs up.

So my plans for the next 2 days:

Weld on muffler
Install EX oil cooler using heater hose lines
Mod gas pedal for better heel-toe
Fab bracket for rear view mirror so it works better
Fab up a dead pedal

After that we're racing next weekend!

welding up brackets:


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Old 11-26-2010, 02:57 AM   #43
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Today I added the EX oil cooler and bumped up timing 2 degrees from stock to 17-18 BTDC


The oil cooler was a pain trying to run the heater core lines to the cooler, but moreso it was tough removing the stock oil filter threaded stud mount from the block.

Luckily I had some old VW axle nuts that threaded on the filter mount stud that I was able to double-nut and pull the stud out. Then I was able to thread the oil cooler + longer stud into the block.

My hands have about 5 new cuts on them

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Old 11-26-2010, 02:59 AM   #44
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the wheels are actually 15's from craigslist from a Nissan. But the centerbore is larger than honda's so they fit fine and everything works out


edit: if we had left the stock paint, I would rock this stance everyday to work
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:41 AM   #45
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Nice work dude! Looks like you're really on it! Good to see you're making progress, hope the other modifications treat you better than these did!

Wish you the best of luck on race day
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:46 AM   #46
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sweetness I love people that arent afraid to weld right next to the gas tank!

good luck guys!
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:35 AM   #47
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This is awesome! Cant wait to see more!
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:04 PM   #48
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after the lemons race, you should bring it to the circle dirt track races! they also have the 500 dollar buy it if you win though,
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:52 PM   #49
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after the lemons race, you should bring it to the circle dirt track races! they also have the 500 dollar buy it if you win though,
Hey that's a good idea, I never thought of that one! Gotta check out some local tracks
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:58 PM   #50
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look for a white 90 civic, my shop did some work on that thing. good luck.
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:08 AM   #51
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We came in 51st place out of 175, car finished, almost no problems, what a super fucking fun weekend A++++ WILL RACE AGAIN

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Old 12-06-2010, 07:16 AM   #52
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:20 AM   #53
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Wow not bad at all...
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:37 AM   #54
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hellllzzz yea awesome job bro....not bad at all..looking really race car
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:45 AM   #55
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I will check with teammates on how they feel about p/s.

It probably would be useful to alleviate driver fatigue. The driver sessions will be pretty grueling
WOW ROGER THE 24 HR LEMANS!!! its in the car and driver magazine.!!! 51st is a pretty good place! i autox and i knew thes accords had potential when i drove my buddies. then i bought mine. GREAT JOB!!!!

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Old 12-09-2010, 09:31 AM   #56
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:28 PM   #57
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Very nice. Glad it was a blast!
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:17 PM   #58
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God damn that looks like a ton of fun

Next yr... Prelude? Lot of the big parts switch over and its a good 200lb lighter
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:28 PM   #59
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good stuff man, did you see a 90-91 white civic? it got around 40th with a 17 lap penalty. guy wants me to drive it next, lol.
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:43 AM   #60
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ANCIENT THREAD: RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE
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Hey all, I'm back! I'm sure nobody remembers me but I'll pretend you do
Here's the quick synopsis of what happened after the last race way back in 2010:

My friend and I stopped racing with the guys who owned the car and went off to build our own car. I ended up building and tracking a BMW E30 track car for a while, and my CB7 teammates kept racing the Accord for a few years, I think they did 5 or 6 races.

The car got smashed up pretty good and eventually they stopped racing it and ran out of room to store the thing. They called me and asked if I wanted to buy it for $1500 last summer. I said ok and drove down to pick it up.



It hadn't been started in over a year, but I brought a battery, we dumped so gas in the tank and it started up! The idle was bouncing from 3000 rpm to 600 and back again but it ran.
We put it on the trailer and brought it home and now I'm going to fix it up and race again!

The plan is to hit up a track day at Streets of Willow Springs on Feb 7th to shake the car down, and then race it at Buttonwillow 24 Hours of Lemons in June: http://www.24hoursoflemons.com/event...utton-turrible
The main things I need to do are to update the roll cage for the new safety rules, replace all the worn out suspension components, and fix the smashed up body.

I'll keep the thread updated with progress.


So far in the past 2 weeks I've:
  • New battery Optima red top
  • Coolant bypassed throttle body and IACV
  • Removed FITV valve, made block off plate <- fixed idle surge
  • Removed ABV air boost valve, made block off plate
  • Flushed cooling system with water and radiator flush.. straight water has been sitting in the cooling system for years... not good.
  • oil + filter change 15w50 Mobil 1
  • rebuilt front calipers R+L
  • new rear wheel cylinders R+L
  • New brake shoes - some kind of racing compound that came with the car
  • Bled brakes - Castrol GTLMA
  • Adjusted rear brakes so drums just drag at 1 click
  • New left rear hub+wheel bearing
  • New left rear drum
  • rear sway bushings 14mm poly $13 from ebay woot
  • L+R rear upper control arms + ball joints
  • L+R Outer tie rod ends
  • Front L+R Upper ball joints -1 - +1 camber adjustable-- set to max caster now, will change when I get alignment
  • Removed extraneous exhaust heat shielding
  • Gas filler neck, removed unleaded restrictor
  • Fixed missing front right swaybar end link bushing
  • Lightened balance belt pulley

Question: I need to get it aligned, what's a good start for a race alignment? I'm thinking FRONT 2.5 degrees camber, 0 toe, max caster (even across both sides) - REAR 2 degrees camber 0 toe
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