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Old 05-06-2017, 04:21 AM   #2081
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Always nice seeing Sally making progress.
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:27 AM   #2082
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Excellent progress! Transmission and paint are still two areas I haven't gotten my hands into yet. I can appreciate your persistence on the spoiler. It's looking really good!
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:21 AM   #2083
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Always nice seeing Sally making progress.
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Excellent progress! Transmission and paint are still two areas I haven't gotten my hands into yet. I can appreciate your persistence on the spoiler. It's looking really good!
Islandhopper/Apalileo, with both of your sigs near each other your cars look alike. But ya, on the weekend I spent another 45min buffing the spoiler. But I just cannot get it shiny. I know there's enough clear on it so I'm thinking it's because I don't have a high speed buffer, just a low speed crappy one.
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:54 AM   #2084
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Ya. It still has waves in it too. Very hard to make level, almost like you needed a "jig" to allow a level filler ....

Anywho. Worked on Sally more tonight. Big thanks goes out to fleetw00d for hooking me up with a rear door rubber weatherstrip!

Went on with no problems at all!



So GTRON, how do you get this thing to "shine!!" ? I have an electric buffer and maguires polish, tried that for 30min , then electric buff. This is how it is now. I'm guessing I just need to repeat that 80 more times...
Did you sand it down with like 2000-3000 grit before you polished it?
I'm no expert in polishing haha, but when in doubt there's a million Youtube videos on how to polish paint.

This video really helped me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQF9ZrzxkCE
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:23 PM   #2085
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Did you sand it down with like 2000-3000 grit before you polished it?
I'm no expert in polishing haha, but when in doubt there's a million Youtube videos on how to polish paint.

This video really helped me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQF9ZrzxkCE
LOL, I'm such a newb. And while I've looked at countless videos this guy explains it the best. So what I have is his "before" shot at 12:35. So I'll try his method of wet sand with 1500 / 2000 and then polish again. The beginner mistake I'll end up making is I'll sand through the clear coat. Dam, it looked like he sanded through his and through the paint as the part he did before polish wasn't black, it was grey (like he sanded through the clear coat, paint and got to the primer... )
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:38 AM   #2086
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LOL, I'm such a newb. And while I've looked at countless videos this guy explains it the best. So what I have is his "before" shot at 12:35. So I'll try his method of wet sand with 1500 / 2000 and then polish again. The beginner mistake I'll end up making is I'll sand through the clear coat. Dam, it looked like he sanded through his and through the paint as the part he did before polish wasn't black, it was grey (like he sanded through the clear coat, paint and got to the primer... )
Haha, there's some stuff to learn, but it's fun to know how to.
That gray color you were talking about was the clear coat being scuffed up, he didn't go through the paint. (That's how it's supposed to look)
The black color is under the clear coat, he was just sanding the top (or clear coat) to smooth it out (get rid of orange peel and imperfections), then polishing the 1500-2000 grit sandpaper scratches out of the clear coat.

The paint before sanding and polishing was shiny, but it had orange peel keeping it from looking like a mirror finish.
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Old 05-09-2017, 06:44 PM   #2087
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Haha, there's some stuff to learn, but it's fun to know how to.
That gray color you were talking about was the clear coat being scuffed up, he didn't go through the paint. (That's how it's supposed to look)
The black color is under the clear coat, he was just sanding the top (or clear coat) to smooth it out (get rid of orange peel and imperfections), then polishing the 1500-2000 grit sandpaper scratches out of the clear coat.

The paint before sanding and polishing was shiny, but it had orange peel keeping it from looking like a mirror finish.
Interesting. Thanks.

Well... finally gave in and bought a Syncrotech bearing and seal kit. Wasn't cheap with exchange rate + shipping + customs fees.

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Old 05-09-2017, 09:13 PM   #2088
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Looks like quality parts so "cheap" is out of the question. I would likely not want to associate cheap parts with anything as mechanically precise as a transmission anyway. Looking forward to seeing it all come together!
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Old 05-10-2017, 05:35 AM   #2089
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ya, now the only decision i have is to cleanup and paint the transmission? If I do this I'll want to do the block too
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Old 05-10-2017, 11:22 AM   #2090
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ya, now the only decision i have is to cleanup and paint the transmission? If I do this I'll want to do the block too
Quick tip for cleaning the transmission, low odor mineral spirits!
I used it to clean mine and it worked really well, I put it in a spray bottle and went to town with a toothbrush.
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Old 05-10-2017, 12:03 PM   #2091
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Quick tip for cleaning the transmission, low odor mineral spirits!
I used it to clean mine and it worked really well, I put it in a spray bottle and went to town with a toothbrush.
You need to visit in here more often, you are full of great advice! Where do I buy such low odor mineral spirits??
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Old 05-10-2017, 05:42 PM   #2092
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Raw aluminum gets my vote, that's what I on my 91 SE which doesn't see any rain or road salt so I went nuts cleaning up all the aluminum parts with wire wheels, grinding stones and sand paper. I think your engine bay looks phenomenal the way you've done it. But do as you will
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Old 05-11-2017, 10:07 PM   #2093
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You need to visit in here more often, you are full of great advice! Where do I buy such low odor mineral spirits??
Haha! Glad to help.

I got a jug of it from a local Walmart.
Here's what the jug I got looked like:



It was like $10, near the painting isle.
It's really cool stuff cause it only faintly smells like mineral spirits.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:52 PM   #2094
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Raw aluminum gets my vote, that's what I on my 91 SE which doesn't see any rain or road salt so I went nuts cleaning up all the aluminum parts with wire wheels, grinding stones and sand paper. I think your engine bay looks phenomenal the way you've done it. But do as you will
Raw, like non-polished?


Ya, i got this from canadian tire.


Took the transmission fully apart today and gave it a cleaning. Ran into issues trying to remove the counter shaft bearing. This is what I used along with a torch the outer area.



So we have to take the gear teeth health into consideration. Something I never thought of before. We have the following;

1. My car, installed with a OEM H22A transmission
2. An OEM T2T4 transmission from japan
3. A spare set of MS and CS from a 93 accord (gears are grinded down bad). I took the 5th gear set from these to shave down
4. Synrcotech 5th gear set (same specs as the set above)

Now, my issue is while I have a new set of synchros installed all the gears are used. Determining the best gear teeth to use is not something I know how to do, and I'll have to rely on pics and google. I don't believe any of these gears are any good. .... I also realized that the T2T4 is missing a washer.



#3 is missing from the T2T4 tranny.







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Old 05-14-2017, 04:30 PM   #2095
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Soooo, the #3 in the above pic is a shim. And there are different sizes. But for OEM spec are two required at either end? Did my replacement trans from JDM not need it or is it missing it or did someone take it. Hmmmm

Anyone know ? (#3 & #4 of this pic)
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:51 AM   #2096
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New MS/CS bearings installed. And MS/CS are assembled. Just need to find torque specs...






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Old 05-15-2017, 02:16 PM   #2097
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Looks like it's coming together nicely!
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:12 PM   #2098
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Slow and steady eh. But lack of documentation is my issue now. Store sold manuals don't get into transmission shimming, but from what i could find the diff max clearance is .10mm (.004in). Well I can fit a .50 + gauge in there. So I'm pretty sure I need that shim.

I'm going to try and find manuals online that will tell me the answer to this and also order that shim.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:58 PM   #2099
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wtf...... 12min into my jog today I heard the loudest pop from my lower calf muscle and the next step was not a pleasant one. Took me 20min to limp home, that was painful. .... I heard/felt this pop over my music/headphones, it was brutal..

Dare say we won't be jogging for 4-6 weeks...
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:58 PM   #2100
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wtf...... 12min into my jog today I heard the loudest pop from my lower calf muscle and the next step was not a pleasant one. Took me 20min to limp home, that was painful. .... I heard/felt this pop over my music/headphones, it was brutal..

Dare say we won't be jogging for 4-6 weeks...
That's insane! Do you know what popped?

Hope you feel better dude!

Edit: I looked that up, torn calf muscle? Oh God that sounds terrible.
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