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Old 07-21-2015, 09:01 AM   #61
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holy rust batman!
I know, when I opened it up I was shocked. I knew it would be rusted, I just wasn't expecting that.
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:32 AM   #62
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Got a few more items wrapped up and off the punch list last night.

-Oil filled
-Antifreeze is filled and bled
-Front lip cleaned and installed
-O2 sensor installed
-Rubber hangers for exhaust installed
-Overflow tank washed and installed
-Resistor box pigtail soldered and installed (OBD II injectors)
-Ultra Racing upper front strut bar installed
-Clips in side skirts installed

There were another few things I did, but can't remember last night. Too many late nights are starting to run together.

Ultra Racing Front Upper Strut Bar 1 (This bar is solid, I mean super solid. Hopefully I will be able to notice how well this bar works in comparison to my shitty eBay bar on my sedan.)


Ultra Racing Front Upper Strut Bar 2


Ultra Racing Front Upper Strut Bar 3


Ultra Racing Front Upper Strut Bar 4


Engine Bay 1


Engine Bay 2


Lip Installed (Still need to get 4 more clips to fully install it. Ignore the mess on the floor.)


Hopefully this week she will be out on the road of her own accord. Today the ST sway bars show up as well. I will get the front installed first and probably the rear later this week.

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Old 07-21-2015, 05:59 PM   #63
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I definitely want to see the front ST mounted. I was debating on that or the Tanabe FSB
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:44 PM   #64
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i have the front and rear ur strut tower bars and my car doesn't so much turn corners as it rotates around them. yeah they are some beefy bars.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:21 PM   #65
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I definitely want to see the front ST mounted. I was debating on that or the Tanabe FSB
Well they didn't show up today. So hopefully tomorrow. But I will post up some pictures of it.


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i have the front and rear ur strut tower bars and my car doesn't so much turn corners as it rotates around them. yeah they are some beefy bars.
After getting the front yesterday, I am going to order the rear in the next paycheck or two.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:48 PM   #66
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More or less I did nothing tonight and took it easy. A few pictures though.

Cowl (Cleaned, also it took me quite awhile to find an unbroken cowl in the junk yard. Ordered the rubber covers for the hood hinges today. Talk about tough to find and not cheap. Between the two covers and shipping it was a touch over $50.)


Little Man's Hand Prints on Windshield (A few months ago, wanted a picture before the windshield is washed.)


AEM V2 (In sedan currently.)


AEM V2 Custom Mounting Brackets


PLM H22 Tri-Y Header on F22/H23 Flange


2009 Honda Pilot Touring (Another member of the family.)


Hopefully tomorrow I'll get my sway bars up. Maybe start the car we'll see.
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:48 AM   #67
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I almost started the car last night. I moved the battery from the sedan over to Lola. After checking everything over again, I realized I left the power steering speed pump and the vss out of the transmission. Needless to say the entire thing was coated in oil and dirt buildup. It took about 50 minutes to get it all cleaned up. While cleaning that I realized I needed some power steering fluid for the thing, don't want to burn it up. I realized as well that I haven't adjusted the TPS. So I didn't start the car last night, which bummed me out a bit, but I'm not in a rush. I did run to Wal-Mart and get a few more hose clamps and some power steering fluid for the PSSP.

Also my ST sway bars didn't show up again last night. Yesterday I emailed the company I bought them from. I got a reply late last night, they couldn't find them in their Nevada warehouse. Their PA warehouse didn't have any in stock and was supposed to get them in on the 15th. They didn't actually get any in stock until yesterday. It was shipped out UPS 3 day select. I will either get them on Saturday or Monday. Sorry for the delay in this guys.
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:20 PM   #68
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damn, super duper clean with a fine attention to detail. love the build. what method are you using to clean everything?
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To clean everything I'm just using some simple green, a scraper, dish brush, Scott's Blue Shop Towels, small flat blade screw driver, and a ton of elbow grease!



I knew the ST would be thicker but I picked this sway bar up about 6 months ago and it's been sitting on a shelf since, only paid $7 which is hard to beat. Since it's solid I figured it would be a little bit of an upgrade over the hollow one. It should pair nicely with the Progress rear sway bar I plan on picking up in a month or two.

Didn't get my steering parts ordered last week but I just put in my order for them this morning. I know they aren't the greatest quality but, they are all getting moved over to the sedan to be sold, in the near future. I didn't want to get the cheapest stuff possible because I might be riding around on it for a few months myself.


Also picked up OEM lower ball joints from the Honda dealer so they are covered even though they aren't listed. I didn't forget!

wow this is an impressive member rides thread. Lots of cleaning and dedication to this oem inspired build. Love it.

keep up the great work and keep us posted.





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I almost started the car last night. I moved the battery from the sedan over to Lola. After checking everything over again, I realized I left the power steering speed pump and the vss out of the transmission. Needless to say the entire thing was coated in oil and dirt buildup. It took about 50 minutes to get it all cleaned up. While cleaning that I realized I needed some power steering fluid for the thing, don't want to burn it up. I realized as well that I haven't adjusted the TPS. So I didn't start the car last night, which bummed me out a bit, but I'm not in a rush. I did run to Wal-Mart and get a few more hose clamps and some power steering fluid for the PSSP.

Also my ST sway bars didn't show up again last night. Yesterday I emailed the company I bought them from. I got a reply late last night, they couldn't find them in their Nevada warehouse. Their PA warehouse didn't have any in stock and was supposed to get them in on the 15th. They didn't actually get any in stock until yesterday. It was shipped out UPS 3 day select. I will either get them on Saturday or Monday. Sorry for the delay in this guys.

What size is the ST front sway bar btw? I went with the CD5 front sway bar its 27mm compared to the 25mm front oem cb7 sway bar.

I too have the Ultra Racing front strut bar. I love it. I completed my cb with the rear strut bar and the lower floor bar.

I highly recommend getting the other 2 bars. Car feels super solid.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:55 AM   #69
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wow this is an impressive member rides thread. Lots of cleaning and dedication to this oem inspired build. Love it.

keep up the great work and keep us posted.








What size is the ST front sway bar btw? I went with the CD5 front sway bar its 27mm compared to the 25mm front oem cb7 sway bar.

I too have the Ultra Racing front strut bar. I love it. I completed my cb with the rear strut bar and the lower floor bar.

I highly recommend getting the other 2 bars. Car feels super solid.
Thank you for the compliment Excalibur02.

The front ST sway bar is solid and 27mm as well.

Funny you should mention the Ultra Racing bars. I actually purchased the rear upper strut bar on Friday. I am looking at getting the floor bar soon as well as the CD5 fender braces, but modified to actually bolt onto our door hinges. I'm also debating about purchasing a set of the body bars for under the car. Not sure how this will work with being lowered in the near future.
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:30 AM   #70
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wow

Really excellent job man .... nice work.
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:40 AM   #71
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Really excellent job man .... nice work.
Thank you for the compliment jaykilla116. Time and patience really pays off.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:52 AM   #72
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Well after not much in the way of updates I finally have some. Over the weekend I managed to wrap up almost everything and attempted to start the car. Which did not go quite as planned.

Cleaned PSSP and VSS


Mount for Wiring left by removing the External Coil


Optima Battery


Engine Bay Before Startup 1


So upon trying to start it up for the first time I had some difficulties.

1st Startup: Failed no fuel in the lines. Proceeded to prime fuel lines.
2nd Startup: Failed car wouldn't turn over. Problem with positive battery cable. Fixed.
3rd Startup: Engine started up but ran rough, with CEL. After checking codes turned out to be code 3 for the MAP. Swapped MAP sensors.
4th Startup: Engine started up but ran rough again with CEL light. Checked codes number 3 again. Checked MAP ODBI to ODBII conversion harness. Found there were 2 wires crossed. Fixed.
5th Startup: Engine runs great with no CEL's. Granted I've only had the engine running as long as the video below.

5th Startup Attempt


So after all the wiring I've done/moved/extended, the only thing wrong was the MAP conversion harness. In truth I was worried that the distributor conversion harness would be the one to give me problems. I most likely did the MAP harness late at night in a sleepy stupor. All the headlights, fans, horns, blinkers work! I'm not sure if the AC works yet because I haven't had it running long enough to test. I can't even tell you guys how stoked I am to have this running, even though it's still sitting in the garage.
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:13 AM   #73
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Last night I finally got the ST front and rear sway bars! I was only going to install the front but after looking at the hardware for the rear it didn't look too tough, so I ended up installing both.

Front ST compared to 99 CL 3.0 Premium (I didn't notice until last night even the CL bar is bent. On the right side of it in the picture where it comes up over the exhaust, on the exiting bend it's not as sharp as the left side)


Front ST Sway Bar Ends


Front ST Sway Bar Installed 1


Front ST Sway Bar Installed 2


Front ST Sway Bar Installed 3


Front ST Sway Bar Installed 4


Rear Sway Bar Removed (Out with the old in the with new!)


Rear ST Sway Bar and Hardware


Rear ST Sway Bar Hardware


Rear ST Sway Bar Ends


Rear ST Sway Bar Mounted to Trailing Arm (Sorry it's slightly blurry but you get the idea.)


Rear ST Sway Bar End Links


Rear ST Sway Bar Mount


Rear End


After looking at the hardware and actually mounting the rear ST sway bar, I'm much happier with it than I thought I would be. I was under the impression that it used all the stock mounting points and the same style of end links. It's styling is closer to that of the Progress rear sway bar.

Sadly even though the car now runs and most likely can move, I still can't drive it. I need to wait a few more weeks until I can actually afford the tabs for the car. Just gives me a bit more time to make sure everything is perfect before actually getting her out on the road.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:12 AM   #74
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Great progress man, one thing at a time. Congrats on getting her running. Is the AEM V2 metal? I can't tell, I'm trying to configure a different intake situation to see if there's any difference between a CAI and a short ram situation. I hear that having a metal intake doesn't help much, but we'll see.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:28 AM   #75
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Great progress man, one thing at a time. Congrats on getting her running. Is the AEM V2 metal? I can't tell, I'm trying to configure a different intake situation to see if there's any difference between a CAI and a short ram situation. I hear that having a metal intake doesn't help much, but we'll see.
Khal.lawson the AEM V2 is metal, but if you can wrap your exhaust, it shouldn't heat soak too badly. Once I get it in Lola, I'm going to work on a semi ram intake with it. Basically get the filter cut off from the rest of the bay and draw in cooler air from where the original resonator box was at. Also thanks again for the compliments!
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:02 AM   #76
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I managed to get a little more done to Lola last night.

I pushed it out of the garage and let it run for about 30 minutes letting all the fluids cycle and see if I have any leaks. After doing this I found a few things that need to be addressed.

- Rear motor mount (Ordered a new one from RockAuto last night. At idle to motor shakes a bit but when revved up a little it goes away. I believe this is because the rubber adjuster is making the mount stiff right now so it shakes at idle. Solenoid is broken on the mount.)

- Radiator cap leaks (Ordering a new one from the Honda dealer today.)

- Fan switch on thermostat housing dead (Will pull the working one off the F22A6 that came out of Lola, and eventually replace the one in the F22A6.)

Will do a few more tests like this and a few other tests before starting to drive it. Will post some pictures of the other progress I made later today.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:38 AM   #77
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You are moving! I wasn't expecting that much progress. The FSB looks like it will really tighten things up.
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:47 PM   #78
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You are moving! I wasn't expecting that much progress. The FSB looks like it will really tighten things up.
I feel like I've actually accomplished something finally. Or rather I've finally made it past this part of the project. I'm excited to drive it and see how it handles. While the FSB should tighten it up I'm more interested in seeing how the rear handles with the ST RSB and the Ultra Racing rear upper strut bar. Thanks again for the compliments.
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:04 PM   #79
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So while browsing eBay I came across something I've wanted for a long time, but never got around to buying it. Well I found the entire conversion instead of just the control box. So I bought it for Lola.

Digital Climate Control Conversion 1


Digital Climate Control Conversion 2


I was leery of tackling this due to having to make all of my own harnesses, with no real documentation anywhere. This solved the problem even though it was a bit pricey. We'll just call it an early Christmas present.
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:12 AM   #80
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I have been busy the last few nights, and haven't had a chance to update what has been done to the car. After running it out in the driveway for a good while the last couple of nights, I found a few more issues.

-Add 3 gallons of 91 octane gas and 4 oz of Seafoam to clean out the fuel lines and injectors
-Plug wires 3 and 4 were reversed on the distributor fixed
-Since it was misfiring the engine wasn't getting hot enough to open the thermostat. It now opens and cycles the fan's correctly.
-Base idle set. Idles nicely at 770 rpm's
-Working on setting ignition timing, but the paint was gone off the timing marks on the crank pulley (Repainted with gf's fingernail paint. So convenient, that there is a brush with it already.)
-Got the transmission properly filled with ATF
-Checked the spark plugs after fixing firing order (They look great.)
-Went on a test drive around the neighbor hood. Just keeping it nice and slow nothing over 20 MPH. Transmission is shifting great, engine is running nice and smooth.

Dirty Hood 1


Dirty Hood 2


Cleaned Hood


Hood Installed 1


Hood Installed 2


Dented Hood (A truck backed into it while parked before I bought it. It also broke the headlight but I had a spare set laying around. It was replaced when shortly after the car came home.)


Hood Line with Fender


Drivers Fender Cleaned Up (Duct tape residue cleaned off.)


My Hands compared to Little Guys


Today I should get the ignition timing set, as well as anything else I can think of or find that needs to be wrapped up.

On Tuesday I should be receiving the Ultra Racing rear upper strut bar, and install it that night.

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