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Old 09-01-2018, 10:57 PM   #2341
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Up again till 2am last night working on the car. And another 3 hours today. It's the little things that take the most time. Had help last night.

- BOV tubing
- Started on headlight wiring on each side
- Fan install & wiring
- Filled the transmission with fluid
- Filled the clutch slave and bled the system. OMG.... if this is how heavy the clutch is lol. It's like I'm lifting a bolder with the pedal haha. It will take the whole leg to use the pedal. Should be interesting.

I have no clue where the wires are for the brake reservoir.......... I tried looking for a while already



Items left on the list...
- Finish PS reserve line install
- Fill PS system
- Fuse box install
- ALT wire install
- Fill engine with oil
- Torque axles, lower ball joints
- Fill brake system, bleed all brakes
- Torque crank bolt
- Put lower traction bar system on
- Install front bumper and intercooler
- Put wheels on , get Sally off those dam jack stands!

Cross my fingers, and turn the dam key!! Not sure if it's vid worthy or not.
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:48 AM   #2342
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First startup is always vid worthy.... I'm hoping for a good startup and not the gone viral bad startup.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:36 PM   #2343
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First startup is always vid worthy.... I'm hoping for a good startup and not the gone viral bad startup.
I'm nervous and scared. I'm expecting at least one thing to go wrong as this is my first time digging this deep into things, Fingers crossed!
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:00 PM   #2344
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Make sure you prime the oil pump!! Because, paranoia.
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:12 PM   #2345
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Make sure you prime the oil pump!! Because, paranoia.
I already turned over the engine by hand a bunch of times but yes I'll disconnect the distributor on first few turn overs.




...... fuse box is done....
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:22 PM   #2346
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Well... bud and I tackled the Sally tonight. And she is alive and well. There's great news, good news, and bad news.

Nooo wait. There's no bad news

Determined everything was set for first start. So applied power to the car and that was fine. Primed the filter a bit while turning it over with the distributor unplugged. Could easily tell when it was full by the fuel rail gauge.

And amazingly like all other summer starts it only took one turn of the key / one second to start!! Sprung to live like it wants to be on, quiets down to idle with no issue at all. And when running for months it doesn't lose 1mm of oil. Amazing when you do an engine build right the results.

Here's one crappy vid of bud cell phone of first start. Sorry fro the crappy quality but you get the idea


Here's me 10 sec later. (TURN DOWN YOUR VOLUME a bit, the PS pump has air in it )



Sooooooooo , now on to the findings....

- It's running really rich as I don't have the intercooler on, not getting forced air
- There was coolant leak 3 times now from clamps i forgot to tighten. Fixed.
- There were 2 small oil spots where the trans needed more sealant (lesson learned). May try tightening bolts
- The PS works fine ha
- I still cannot find the brake booster electrical wires (harness side)
- I have a flashing/flickering oil light (varies along with throttle / fast enough throttle = it goes away). I think this is the white wire dangling in the back. not sure yet about this. I have an aftermarket oil pressure gauge and it reads 40+ at idle so i know i have oil pressure. It's oil level is full. We'll see.
- The charging voltage is 14V, nice to see

I now know what a twin disc clutch sounds / feels like. OMG. That pedal is ahh.... umm...... heavy? Before it felt like you were pushing fluid. Now it feels like you are pushing a small horse across the floor with one leg. The twin disc just makes shit sound broken too. No doubt about it. Only those who know what a twin disc is will get it. Others will be like....... wtf is that rattling metal on metal contact sound coming from your engine

Hopefully I can go for a drive this weekend. but the inspection is up so not sure. Around the block for sure Oh, i need to bleed the brakes still and get the ....... OMG ........ traction bar on

We realized tonight the axles need to come out to get the traction bar on. UGGGG. I forgot......... and... I'll do it tomorrow. ugg.

But overall great news!!
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:58 PM   #2347
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Well on with the show...

I got rid of all the leaks and pretty sure that's all of them. I got the traction bar on the car. I made sure to finish everything that was required under the car. Now the only thing required is is to put the fender, lights, and bumper on. Oh, I had to modify my headlights. I just couldn't look at the 25 year old white part of the headlights anymore. Pretty beat up. Hopefully finish tomorrow and have a final pic, and then ... see if it will move when put in gear

- i ordered the 45deg angle piece I think will fix the upper rad hose issue.
- there's still a lot of little things to do but having the car move is priority #1 right now, get me a sunshine shot!

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Old 09-09-2018, 07:36 PM   #2348
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No more leaks. Looking close to complete now

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Old 09-10-2018, 11:24 PM   #2349
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:32 PM   #2350
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Well................

The battle was long, dirty and got things behind schedule....




I did order and get a 16AN 45deg. adjustable angle fitting for the front rad. This was to try and make the top hose braided too. But even with this piece they are just too close to each other and on a weird angle. I have a plan though but it won't happen any time soon. , that's ok though.

Had a few set backs between the last update too. IE: forgot to tighten the brake lines on the proportioning valve unit :P Had a PS hose break out the blue and lost about 4 jugs of PS fluid on the floor.

But had a bud come by and help out and we both put in a good 8 hours over a period of two nights. Just finishing up the little things....

But........ .. Sally works again & OMG life is nice




The clutch ohhh, the clutch.
While heavy and INSTANT!!! It will grab if you want grab! ..... well you have no choice, you get grab haha. If you get it right though it's nice and quick. But you are using your leg and it's definitely on or off but you can just push in and try again it catches too quick. But I LOVE it!

But with all the "1st time" items I've completed on this it's great to note...

- car has no leaks
- PS works great and better with the VSS assist
- transmission works amazing in every gear, with no issues at all. No slipping, no grinding, nothing. Feels like the TSX.
- in neutral the i don't have clutch rattle, just rubbing, which is consistent with the break-in period

She's... perfect!
As soon as the clutch is broken in, I'm laying rubber and upping the horse power. For the next two months this car is going to be awesome to drive!
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:45 PM   #2351
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Damn you winter!!!
You deserve a few beers sir. She looks amazing. I'm sure she puts it down too!

Congratulations on the finished(?) product.
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:15 AM   #2352
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:41 AM   #2353
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Congrats, man, she's looking beautiful in the daylight.
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:48 PM   #2354
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Thanks all!! And NH-503P-3, no that will be a winter project along with many other items.

Even the syncrotech F22 5th gear works too which is amazing! Rather than 4000rpm on the highway it's now 3000rpm

And put down she will. I think the past summer I was slowly losing HP from the old clutch. Driving Sally now is a quick reminder of the missed HP I took her for another 1 hour drive today + a wash and everything works perfect! Not one thing wrong! And I couldn't be happier
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:45 PM   #2355
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Got Sally inspected today. Very hard to get use to the clutch. I pretty much got it, but on a hill is still really difficult. Worse is that it's hard to heal / toe in our cars. While on the lift there were two drips to note.

1. Oil drip from transmission. Lesson learned that you should put more 'sealant' on the bottom side where hot fluid sits.

2. Coolant leak coming from the large lower rad hose, the braided one. First time I've done them so obviously I need to re-do the one end / make it tighter. Dam their a workout to get together!

So I put a layer of sealant on the tranny as a bandaid. This winter I'll pull it apart and fix. The coolant hose I tightened a bit. We'll see, I'm not worried. Right now I have nothing but time as I need to break in the clutch.

I had a volt meter in the ash tray and think it's time to get rid of that.



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You describing how driving a twin disk makes me not want to get one. It almost sounds unbearable to just simply cruise around. It’s interesting that the twin disk doesn’t require a more “brutal” break in session. I would have expected a couple high rpm dumps and then you were good.
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:47 PM   #2357
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You describing how driving a twin disk makes me not want to get one. It almost sounds unbearable to just simply cruise around. It’s interesting that the twin disk doesn’t require a more “brutal” break in session. I would have expected a couple high rpm dumps and then you were good.
Ya, it's not OEM. I've driven a standard my whole life, heel/toe is natural now etc. & I still can't take off on a slight hill using heel / toe with this yet. I do know they make a hydraulic throw out bearing for the B/K series which makes it easier but they do not make it for the H series. I WILL get use to it. And probably then the city driving will work. But it is a challenge

I've been reading / searching for the break-in period on this and I cannot find anything. The instructions do not say and random forums state different things. I wrote the manufacture to ask. Right now I'm going to assume there is some form of break-in period.
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:32 PM   #2358
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Well.... I will admit I expected something bad to go wrong as this is my first time doing most of this. And that 'something' has presented itself, in the form of 'I'm an idiot' :P

After long hot drives the tranny fluid is leaking out between the cases on the bottom. I tried to band-aid it but the last time it was there more. Seems to be a small drip. &.... then I realized..haha

I used the wrong bond when joining the case. I used the high heat red when I should of used honda bond or the grey trans fluid version. But ... my own fault.

Now my only worry is, can I lower the engine enough to slip the trans out, taking into consideration that the pressure plate is longer/larger. Even still.... to do this job is so GGGrrrr ......

LBJ, axle, intake, shifter cables, VSS lines (PS fluid will leak everywhere;;going to try to pull the VSS out of tranny and leave it dangling), ...

and the dam tranny is not light. .. But this needs to be done. Sorry Sally.
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