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Old 04-21-2017, 09:35 AM   #501
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Whats the pros (and cons if any) for the s2000 cmc and the rsx bmc?
S2000 CMC

Pros:
- Reservoir resides on the cmc itself making for a cleaner look installed in our cars.

Cons:
- None

RSX Brake Booster and BMC

Pros:
- Smaller foot print, resides lower and closer to the shock tower, again for a cleaner look installed in our cars.

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- BMC bore is 7/8" this is larger than the standard non ABS Accord BMC which is 13/16". It is smaller though than the 92-93 EX/SE - Prelude 1" BMC.

I'm alright with the middle ground, for how it cleans up the engine bay a bit.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:57 AM   #502
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Finally my ESP.net bars have been repowder coated. They look absolutely amazing. A much closer match to Lola this time around. John at ESP just got them sent out today. I'll have them by next Wednesday. I'll let you guys know what the color is once I go through the emails again. I can't remember off the top of my head. I looked through every single option that was offered by 2 companies that ESP uses. All in all I probably went through 400-600 colors to decide on the one that I was ecstatic about.

ESP 1


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I have been working on the car the last few nights. Just nothing really worth showing right now. All I've been doing is scrubbing the 23+ years of junk off the bottom of the car. I wouldn't do nearly as much of this as I am. Except for a week and a half ago Lola decided to dump about a gallon and a half of gasoline out of the return fuel line onto the floor overnight. While doing this it also soaked the bottom of the car. Well needless to say, the garage has still been smelling like gasoline fumes because of the gasoline that soaked into the oil/dirt on the bottom of the car. So the drivers side has been cleaned from the firewall to the gas tank. The passenger side won't go quite as far back, but I do want to remove most of the junk that has built up onto the car. Last night after finally getting all the junk off to the gas tank, it seems to have actually gotten rid of 95% of the smell from the garage. Hopefully tonight when I get home it will all be gone. I'll get some pictures of what the bottom of the car looks like when I'm finished, but for the time being there really just isn't a lot to show.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:36 AM   #503
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Alright so a bit of an update. I still haven't had time to get the camera out to the garage with me, so I don't have any pictures yet.

I've been spending my time prepping the engine bay for the engine. Trying to get everything bolted back into place before the engine is in the way. I think everything is finally wrapped up. Also I finished up my last bits of wiring that I'm going to do. I was going to make the vtec subharness myself, but I am so done with wiring at this point that I'm just going to order one from Rywire. Also I'm going to pickup some OBD2 to OBD1 injector wires. I don't want to convert my harness from OBD2 back to OBD1. Besides this will allow the option in the future to run either style. Once those are in the wiring is complete.

Last night I worked on getting in the wiring for the car to be able to start as a manual being an auto car originally. Also I built the extension harness for the resistor box, and mounted it up under the dashboard. I finalized the locations of the fog light harness. I still need to mount the relays under the dash. I have a plan for them already I just haven't gotten to it quite yet. Also the dashboard is on hold because I'm still waiting to wire in vtec. Because of this I haven't gotten the blower motor in, I just don't want to fight around it when trying to run wires. I did actually put the dashboard into place though. As I was really tired of moving around it all the time. It actually ended up on the living room floor for about a week. GF didn't really enjoy that so I just threw it back into the car so it wouldn't be taking up space elsewhere.

On Monday night I finally managed to get my old oil pump off the engine and to the machine shop. Yesterday I dropped off the front main seal so they can press it in as well, while they are pressing in the KS balance shaft delete stuff. Also the $30 eBay F20B oil pump is almost brand new according to specs. It is on the tight side of new specs from Honda. That is probably one of the best $30 investments I've made in a long time. Tonight after work I'm going to pickup the oil pump and hopefully get the engine into Lola tonight. We shall see on that goal though. As I need to get the oil pump installed, the pan installed, the timing belt and all that reinstalled, and adjust the valves, before it's ready to actually go in. That and I have to run out of town to go see my Grandma tonight and a few other things. So needless to say time is already lacking tonight. Either tonight or tomorrow night I'll get some pictures taken and post them up.

The PLM Tri-Y header showed up at Grandma's last night. Not really sure how I screwed up the shipping on that. Oh well. Also I'm hoping my SCE header gasket showed up there as well. They didn't give me any tracking info on it, so I don't know where they decided to ship it to. Last night I got my ESP.net bars back. They look great but still aren't a match to Lola's paint. They have more green in them than blue. They are still a nice teal for sure, just not what I was hoping for. Always hard to judge color's from pictures and the internet. Next time I'll pick the other color, we had settled on. The color on the bars is currently Alpine Teal, next time I think I'm going to go with Pole Star Green. I only opened one of them last night. I asked John if he could make an alternator wire tie down bracket, which he did for me. Tonight I'll get the rest of the stuff out and take some pictures of it.

There is other stuff that has been done, but I just can't really remember all of it right now. Oh one other thing of note, I ordered a clutch line from Rywire. I got the B/D series clutch line for a S2K master cylinder. I've gotten it installed and it looks amazing in the bay. So much better than the OEM lines and damper. It goes straight from the master to the slave, so hopefully this should improve the pedal feel a bit as well.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:02 AM   #504
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What's the reasoning on going with the B/D series clutch line and not the H/F series? Simply because it's shorter? Or the 45 degree angle?
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:45 AM   #505
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What's the reasoning on going with the B/D series clutch line and not the H/F series? Simply because it's shorter? Or the 45 degree angle?
The reasoning for the B/D series cable is that is has an M10 fitting on the CMC side and also the 45* bend. Whereas the H/F series cable has a M12 fitting on it. The S2000 CMC has an M10 fitting on it so, the stuff for our car's won't bolt onto it. Rywire recommended buying the B/D series cable although it is 10" shorter they said other people have bought and used it for our cars. Though the routing might get a bit interesting since it is 10" shorter.

I think I've found a good way to route it in the bay currently. I won't know for sure though until the engine is in the bay. That will be answered tonight after I get the timing belt put on it, then it's going into Lola. I'll get some pictures tonight, the last few nights I've just been so busy, by the time I come out of the garage it's already midnight. I get up at 5:40 for work, so there really just hasn't been time to take pictures.
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:43 AM   #506
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Alright I finally got my timing all wrapped up and there were some hiccups along the way. All of them got straightened out, only at the expense of time.

Engine Bay


Rywire B/D Series Clutch Line Routing 1 (If you look at where I routed this, after installing the engine it's too short as currently routed. I'm going to move it from the lower stud, to the stud up and to the left, with another bracket that is the same as the one it's currently in. Hopefully this will make up the difference that I need.)


Rywire B/D Series Clutch Line Routing 2


Rywire B/D Series Clutch Line Routing 3


H22A1 Ready to Install


H22A1 Installed!!!


Rywire B/D Series Clutch Line on H22A1 (It's about 3 inches too short! )


I feel like I'm actually on the home stretch of the project now. We are not going to Spokane for the weekend like originally planned. Tonight I'm going to mock up the header and mark it, so that the exhaust shop can weld it up solid. That wraps up the entire exhaust. Next steps are to figure out the clutch line, and figure out where I can mount the driver side wiring harness with the engine harness. Then it's just start getting everything left installed. I do need to finish cleaning up 3 of the runners on the intake manifold. I'm starting to feel a lot better headed into the weekend.
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:08 AM   #507
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Update time from the weekend. I didn't manage to get quite as far as my goal was set for. But I did manage to get a bunch of stuff checked off the list. The big holdup was the 3 point ESP.net bar. The first time I worked on it I messed up the threads on my FFC top hat. Needless to say there was a huge time sink to get this all straightened out. I finally managed to fix it all but by the time it was all said and done it was 10:30 pm last night, and I called it quits once done. Today I'll finish up the ESP.net bar and get the intake manifold onto the engine. Once the manifold is on the engine I can finalize the routing of the wiring harness. Yesterday I took the time to finish removing the casting from the intake manifold runners, so it's ready to go on the engine.

Lola 1


Lola 2


Lola 3


ESP.net Alternator Wire Tie Down Bracket


PLM Tri-Y Header (Exhaust shop didn't open on Saturday. Probably not enough appointments were made. I still need to make one modification to my pipe from the header to the catback. This works out in my favor, as I'll cut the pipe tonight, and they can just weld them both up at the same time, should save me a few dollars as well. Tomorrow this should be one piece.)


Tonight I'm hoping to finish up the ESP.net 3 point bar, and then get the intake manifold on and finish the placement of the wiring. Once I have that figured out I can get my brackets that I need into place and mount all the wiring. Then I think it's time to move onto the interior, and start putting it all back together. Tonight I'm supposed to receive the Rywire VTEC sub harness as well as the OBD2 to OBD1 injector harnesses. Once I get the VTEC into place I can get the blower motor in the car and the dashboard all bolted down.

I was hoping to be a bit further along by the end of the weekend but it is what it is at this point. Tomorrow I'm going to go buy the plates for the car, hopefully by like Wednesday night I can start it up.
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Old 05-03-2017, 12:45 AM   #508
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Awesome, great progress man! I always wanted one of those headers. I love seeing all the great work on this car.
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Old 05-03-2017, 12:50 PM   #509
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:52 AM   #510
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I don't know where you find the time, but you're making great progress! I haven't been on in a while so I had to back track a few pages just to get up to speed with your build.

I, too have gone with wagon rear control arms and Prothane bushings (I'm going to update my thread after this). I also had to deal with having only three, then having to return for the fourth. I found a wagon with the whole rear suspension in tact, but one of the eccentric bolts for toe adjustment was seized up in the bushing and I didn't have the means to cut it out. I ended up finding another wagon on another visit and completed my set!

Keep it up! Yours is definitely one of the build I keep an eye on when I'm on the site.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:51 PM   #511
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That's a bummer on the Explicit speed parts

But lots of awesome progress as usual!
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:22 AM   #512
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Awesome, great progress man! I always wanted one of those headers. I love seeing all the great work on this car.
Thanks, man though it sure is turning out to be a ton of work.

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I don't know where you find the time, but you're making great progress! I haven't been on in a while so I had to back track a few pages just to get up to speed with your build.

I, too have gone with wagon rear control arms and Prothane bushings (I'm going to update my thread after this). I also had to deal with having only three, then having to return for the fourth. I found a wagon with the whole rear suspension in tact, but one of the eccentric bolts for toe adjustment was seized up in the bushing and I didn't have the means to cut it out. I ended up finding another wagon on another visit and completed my set!

Keep it up! Yours is definitely one of the build I keep an eye on when I'm on the site.
Thanks apalileo! I had the same exact problem getting the first set. Found one with a frozen eccentric bolt. Then next wagon almost has the same issue but I beat on it long enough that it finally broke loose and I was able to take both of the toe arms. I wasn't sure if they were different part numbers or not, and I wasn't sure what side I had brought home originally. So I figured it was safest to bring 2 more home, turns out they are the same part, so I could have gotten away with only getting one. Thanks for the compliments I'm always excited to see what you have going on as well.

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Thanks GTRON. Hey, at least I got all of them back after getting the car stolen. So having to pay for shipping just to re-powder coat them ins't that big of a deal. The new coating is the way it should have been the first time around.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:42 AM   #513
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Alright so from the 1st of May until today only about a million things have happened that are related to Lola. I'm sorry I haven't been keeping this updated like I normally do. I was trying to get Lola finished to make it to the NWPAC (North West Prelude Accord Club) meet on May 12th-14th. Needless to say, with a bit of help from God above, Lola made it!!!!

On May 9th tried to fire up the engine for the first time. Even after priming the fuel and oil, it didn't want to start. Or when she did it was awful. After checking a bunch of stuff I gave up for the night. I couldn't find anything wrong. On May 10th after work I added one more ground wire checked everything over again, and tried again. She fired up and ran like she should this time. After 20 mins at 2500 rpm I shut her down and checked a bunch of stuff. Everything was good. On May 11th, I had to put the entire front end of the car back on as well as wrap up my outstanding wiring as well as other things that I can't even recall at this point. I pretty much did a week with only sleeping 4 hours a night to finish the car. I also called in sick the 8th, 9th, and 10th. I needed the time to finish the car. Thank god I called in, or I would have never made my deadline. At around 12:15 AM on May 12th, I took the car out for the drive to seat the rings. In doing so Lola popped out the passenger side axle. Although I forgot to seat it all the way, so really that one was on me. I had to call the GF who, to say the least wasn't pleased about having to come save me at 1:00 AM. Anyway got it all fixed, and finished seating the rings. Parked the car, got up and swapped tires, rear upper control arms, installed the ESP.net tie bar. Worked on getting the rest of the rear seat and other interior items installed into the car. Then at 9:00 AM it got aligned, and they bled the brakes for me again. I found 2 semi-loose connections after bleeding the brakes. There is still some air in the lines currently but they are better than when I dropped it off. Once I got the car back at 11:15 AM, it was time to go home change the oil, finish installing the rest of the interior (center console and some other stuff, I didn't get to finish before the alignment) and pack the car.

There are a few minor issues with the car currently, but nothing that was a deal breaker. So either I'm incredibly stupid or very brave I still haven't decided which one yet. So Lola's engine now has about 940 miles on it from this trip. The engine is running like a champ, and pulls like a beast. I had an absolute blast and had a great time hanging out with those guys again.

List of issues

- Bad Passenger Axle Seal (Constantly leaking, finally got enough on the exhaust that it always smells like oil is burning)
- Bad Passenger Axle (It popped out on me again during this trip, when we were romping on it hard, also has some play in it)
- Wipe down bottom of car and exhaust
- Bleed Brakes
- IACV is sticking
- Air in coolant
- Window Pins rattle
- O2 Sensor, died on the way home

I feel I forgot one or two minor things that need to be addressed, but they are minor if I did forget them. All in all though I couldn't be happier with how Lola did, considering I could have had a huge tow bill to get her somewhere I could fix whatever was wrong.

Anyway I'll get you guys some more updates on the trip itself and get some pictures posted up as well. I didn't really manage to take many more pictures assembling the car as I was in a massive time crunch. But I'll get some pictures of how she is currently.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:48 PM   #514
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I don't have much to write for the time being as I haven't touched the car since putting it in the garage. I kind of just want a break from it after working on it for about 3 months straight. So here are some pictures from the meet and of Lola being worked on that I took on the phone. Sorry for the low quality of some of the pictures. I'll get some more pictures up in a day or two as well. We forgot to bring the Nikon with us on our trip so we only have pictures from our phones.

Test fit PLM Header


Mid Pipe with Vibrant Resonator (I made this for the F22A6 I had, was able to use it on the F22B DOHC, and now with one minor change was able to use it on the H22A1 as well. It is 2.5" all the way through. I really need to upgrade the catback from the 2.25" that is currently on it.)


Final Assembly Started


Adding Coolant to the engine resulted in it draining out the timing cover. After disassembly I found that the gasket came out during installation and I chopped it into 2 pieces.


Lola at the gas station, in preparation for the trip to Daroga State Park outside of Chelan, WA.


NWPAC out traveling together, headed to Lake Chelan.


NWPAC 2017 Spring Meet 1


NWPAC 2017 Spring Meet 2


NWPAC 2017 Spring Meet 3


NWPAC 2017 Spring Meet 4


I'll get some more pictures of the meet from my GF's phone as well as some other pictures of Lola and the progress that was made. Also while fixing up a few things, I'll take some more pictures of other things as well. I need to get up under her and really check things out now that she is home as well. Like I said though I just really wanted a break from everything for a few days. The last few nights I've just sat around the house relaxing.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:41 PM   #517
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Damn I can't believe how quickly you got it on the road. Looks great. Once the little details are squared away, you'll be spending far less time in the garage and more time behind the wheel (whenever you can, right!?).
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Thanks Raf, keep up the good work on yours as well. I always want to see what you have in store for your car.

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Even though all the little things aren't wrapped up yet, I did take it out driving yesterday. Probably only about 65 miles total, but it was all enjoyable. I also took it over to a friends house after work to show him, why I haven't been apart of the world for about the last 3 months. No doubt though, it's really just time to enjoy Lola.
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