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Old 08-21-2018, 07:53 PM   #1
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H311RA151N : 1992 Accord EX

Acquired this last week. $700. Needs work. Bought it to tinker on.

231k, sedan. Automatic. Arcadia green. It has a "custom" head liner. Leather door panels. It's a J vin not that it matters. I'll put it back to stock and do all the maintenance on it before anything. Only modifications are the headliner. Which is just fabric over the factory headliner.

Has a dented front driver side fender as can be seen. It's repairable. Other than that it has very minimal rust. Which is surprising. Almost no rust in fact.











More to come.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:20 PM   #2
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Nice!
Did it live up north its whole life?
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:21 PM   #3
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I only know about the last 3 years of it's life. Which it sat most of. Previous owner bought it in 2015. It pretty much sat since then. Or so I'm told. Guy I bought it from was nice. Went to Cedar Rapids Iowa to pick it up. So about a 30 minute drive. Needs brake work bad.
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:57 AM   #4
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Congrats on the new Cb7, it is almost a twin to mine except it is an EX.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:20 PM   #5
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Thanks! I like the color. One of my favorites.


I was looking for an Arcadia green fender on eBay. Apparently fenders for these cars are a $300+ item now dents included. Your better off buying the fender on Craigslist for $300 as they come with a free car at that price. Im thinking my dented up fender must be worth at least $100... I'll round up some random cb7 junk I have laying around and throw it on eBay. I'll probably retire next week.

Seriously though, I'm getting some parts purchased. I want to get the a/c working on this as well. More to come.
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:57 AM   #6
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Thanks! I like the color. One of my favorites.

Seriously though, I'm getting some parts purchased. I want to get the a/c working on this as well. More to come.
It is one of my favorite colors as well. I got lucky with my ac, all I did was check to see if it would hold vacuum for 30 minutes, charge it with r-12 and it's been good for years.
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:48 PM   #7
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Finally did something on this. Pulled the front wheels off to identify the vibration. Which is the passenger side CV shaft. And to see if it has Akebono or Nissin calipers.

Next up, order outer tie rod ends, brake pads and brake hardware.



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Old 10-12-2018, 08:29 PM   #8
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It's always fun starting on a fresh canvas. She looks pretty good for a quarter million miles!
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:15 PM   #9
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I figured out what I want to do with this car. It's easy to pour money into something to make it nice and reliable. I've done that time after time. This time I want to see how little I can spend to make it nice and reliable.

Knowing the manufacturers that are of quality is crucial as is finding parts on sale. This takes time and a close eye on websites like RockAuto, local classifieds and of course the classified section on here. This makes it fun!

The end result is I want to see how nice I can make this car for how little.

I will not short change reliability or durability. It has to be quality and a job well done. Just on the cheap. Cheap as possible.

Something else to consider. On RockAuto I try to get parts from no more than two warehouses. That way I only have to pay 2 shipping fees. So sometimes when something is on sale it's not cost effective to purchase being as I'd have to pay shipping from a warehouse just for that part. It's optimal to purchase parts from one warehouse although that's difficult. So what parts are at which warehouse comes into play as well when penny pinching.

Also, I'm not doing this because I'm in a bad place financially. I still have my Corvette, my Talon and my big block 4x4 Ford. Although it does help me save money to put into those other vehicles by "cheaping out" on this Honda that's not the purpose. The point behind it is having fun, keeping track of every penny spent and seeing where we are with it in a year or two years. I've never done this so it should be fun.


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First things first the car has a front crank seal, cam seal or balance shaft seal failure.

I'm doing the timing belt and water pump replacement. To avoid incurring additional costs I've chosen to leave the balance shaft belt off as well as the tensioner and spring. I'm going to locate and install the balance shaft seal retainer if it has one. Also I will replace the balance shaft seal.

I purchased a Bando timing belt, Cloyes timing belt tensioner and a GMB water pump.

Bando makes great belts. We all know that.

Cloyes is huge in the domestic automotive industry. They are trusted and perceived as a quality manufacturer in the domestic automotive industry as well. It's not a brand well known with imports however I chose this part because of it's name with domestics.

GMB I was once told by someone on here that they supply some auto manufacturer with their pumps. Chevy, Toyoya, Nissan or something along those lines. So it's of OE quality to at least one auto manufacturer. So that's why I chose GMB.

National for the front main seal. Another manufacturer well known in the domestic automotive industry.

SKF for the balance shaft. Not so crucial being as I'm not installs balance shaft belt. However SKF is a good quality manufacturer.

I think I have a Fel-Pro cam seal somewhere. If not I'll find one cheap. I may have an O'Reilly gift card with a few bucks on it that I'll use to purchase one. Eventhough I strongly dislike O'Reilly's with a passion.

This is the parts list from RockAuto. There are other parts listed. They speak for themselves.


Current grand total: $110.08





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Old 10-18-2018, 05:28 PM   #10
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Some parts arrived.

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Replaced the valve cover gaskets and air filter this afternoon.






And some more parts arrived.

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