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Old 10-18-2014, 12:39 AM   #1
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I'm an addict, picked up #5 of the current fleet (#9 overall) last week.










ENGINE
- Stock F22A6, 144,400 miles
- Original exhaust system still in pretty good shape
- Stock automatic transmission

EXTERIOR
- Stock, NO rust (missing lower front splash shield)

INTERIOR
- Stock gray cloth (the yellow on the rear seat in the photo is from the sun shining through the tint at the top of the windshield, yellow instead of blue on all my other Accords)
- Dashmat

SUSPENSION/WHEELS
- Stock suspension
- Stock 6 spoke wheels, NO curb rash!

AUDIO/ELECTRONICS
- Pioneer AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio, finally figured out how to turn it on/off.

FUTURE PLANS
- No mods planned, fix a few minor problems, drive it while I swap engines in Ruby.


So far:

New Honda thermostat, according to my infrared thermometer, the temperature is staying normal, but the temperature gauge climbs slowly after driving, then sitting a few minutes at idle. Looks like previous owner installed a new temperature sensor.

Radiator fan was blowing fuses, didn't turn very easily - installed new fan from my stock of parts.

A/C, heat temperature selector didn't work, found cable detached from lever on the bottom of the vent door assembly.
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92 EX coupe auto 190,000 - MRT: http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=210341

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Old 10-18-2014, 02:07 AM   #2
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Awesome work mrK! Get some oem stuff for it down the road. Like visors or rear fog =)

I have 2 spare if anything.

Keep up the great work!
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:44 PM   #3
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- Stock 6 spoke wheels, NO curb rash! Bastard!!! Just kidding sweet find , that thing looks like it was owned by someone who took care of it
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:29 PM   #4
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Replaced left front axle this afternoon (outer boot was split) with a spare I already had. Broke two Craftsman 1/2 drive breaker bars trying to get the nut off (235 lb standing on a 2 ft cheater bar); I drove to a local tire store and they were able to use an impact to loosen it.

It may not be obvious in the pictures, but the paint is fairly dull, particularly even next to Ruby's now two year old paint job. Started to clay bar the hood (first time I've used it) - wow, it makes quite a difference! If it's nice tomorrow, I'll get a few more pictures.

Finally figured out how to turn the radio on and off; now just need to figure out how to dim the display.

10/23/2014: Clay barred, polished, waxed trunk and upper left quarter panel. Installed a set of Sylvania Silver Star headlight bulbs in the low beams. The old bulb on the right was burned black, but not burned out. Painted the wiper arms black again.

10/24/2014: Clay barred, polished, waxed top half of driver door, roof and pillars.

10/25/2014: Clay barred upper half of right side, repolished hood. Polished wiper scratches out of the windshield; I'll have to drive it in bright sunlight to see how well I did. Cleaned out and waxed the fuel filler pocket. Boring stuff, I know; just trying to get it cleaned up as best as possible. Picked up a lower splash shield today, need to clean it and smooth out some rough spots.

10/30/2014: Cleaned the splash shield the other day. Smoothed some scrapes on the bottom, installed it today.

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Old 11-11-2014, 04:06 PM   #5
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A bright, sunny day made it obvious that something went wrong when I polished the windshield; there were all sorts of circular scratches in it - there must have been a piece of grit on the buffer. I repolished it today after I made sure the surface of the buffer wheel was clean. If you're interested in how to polish your windshield (also works on plastic light lenses):

http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=171528
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Old 11-30-2014, 10:22 PM   #6
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It hit 60 today in the Cincinnati area. Replaced the oil cooler seal yesterday and created an o-ring seal arrangement for the oil drain plug. The previous owner must have stripped the original plug and installed one with a different thread and wide flange - it seems to be at a slight angle to the pan surface so a normal aluminum washer didn't seal. I used a transmission drain plug washer (larger than the oil plug washer) and installed an o-ring around the bolt, but inside the washer. The o-ring was thicker than the washer, so it compressed without being completely crushed.

Changed out the right front shock today with the new tooling for the press. It only allows room for less than 1/6 turn of the wrench, so I either need a ratcheting box end or to make the window a bit larger.


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Old 01-10-2015, 01:20 AM   #7
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Family CB7 meet over Christmas (one still in FL):


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Old 01-10-2015, 10:45 AM   #8
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awesome purchase! I have 4 cbs in my possession and I love how I can choose from the wagon to sedan to coupe.

Your new coupe looks great! How much was it?
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:01 PM   #9
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awesome purchase! I have 4 cbs in my possession and I love how I can choose from the wagon to sedan to coupe.

Your new coupe looks great! How much was it?
I don't see the wagon much, it spends most of it's life in Galveston where one of my daughters is in graduate school. She comes home a couple times a year long enough for me to catch up on maintenance. Jarrett helped her out one time down there. Over Christmas replaced the steering rack (broke 2 studs in the exhaust manifold, then one in the head taking the manifold off), alignment; transmission drain and flush, checked compression (190 all the way across); new NGK O2 sensor; checked timing; clay barred, polished, waxed the roof; painted scuffed area on rear bumper, painted exhaust heat shield.

I gave $2200 for the coupe; more than I wanted to pay, but it is really rare to find one this clean in Ohio and I didn't want it to go to someone just looking for a cheap car who wouldn't appreciate it.

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Old 01-11-2015, 09:46 AM   #10
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Family CB7 meet over Christmas (one still in FL):

this looks so amazing!
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Old 01-11-2015, 05:42 PM   #11
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Nice ride man! I wish mine looked as sweet.

What's the deal with that huge galv. tee and bushing on top??
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:49 PM   #12
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What's the deal with that huge galv. tee and bushing on top??
I used that tee attached to a section of pipe that fits over the ram of the hydraulic jack to guide the top hat when compressing and decompressing the spring to install it on the shock; it fits very nicely between the studs and the raised portion where the shock bushing seats. The opening in the tee allows access to remove or install the nut. I used to use pieces of 2x4 kinda balanced on top - very unstable and dangerous. With this tool and the pipe flange on the bottom (fits around the bottom of the shock and stops on the same collar that the fork does), the shock and spring stay straight with virtually no chance of it slipping out of place.

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Old 03-01-2015, 10:48 PM   #13
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Well, I am one of the dufuses that I complain about on the road - AAAARRRRHHH!. How does one not see a large piece of construction equipment with a huge snow blade/bucket? Clipped the blade. Not much of an excuse, but it is amazing what the rear view mirror can hide from a tall driver if I don't duck down and look under it. After the fact, I raised it up slightly by shaving the front part of the mount and adding a thick washer to the rear of the mount. I need to invent a rear view mirror that you can still see through to the front.



Didn't break the bumper beam, didn't break the glass headlight but broke the bracket, didn't break the corner light bulbs. Picked up a straight fender and intact headlight assembly at the yard yesterday (all of 20 degrees F when I got there). Ordered a new bumper cover. Body shop that painted Ruby will have a paint slot open in a week or so (I'll do all disassembly and assembly).

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Old 03-01-2015, 11:00 PM   #14
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At least you and any construction workers in the area are okay. Admittedly, those of us in the heavy civil construction industry don't always do a great job of considering civilian drivers and pedestrian traffic when staging and closing up work areas. I know you to not be a man of dishonesty, but if you do feel the fault was on the contractor for poor site management in regard to equipment placement, make phone calls. If not, at least it's all fixable.
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:12 PM   #15
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wow, ass. sheared off pretty cleanly though, repairs seem pretty straightforward so soon this will be in the past. anyway, sorry to hear/see, good luck getting it fixed.
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:12 AM   #16
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At least you and any construction workers in the area are okay. Admittedly, those of us in the heavy civil construction industry don't always do a great job of considering civilian drivers and pedestrian traffic when staging and closing up work areas. I know you to not be a man of dishonesty, but if you do feel the fault was on the contractor for poor site management in regard to equipment placement, make phone calls. If not, at least it's all fixable.
My fault completely. I was coming up (southbound) the center leg of a "T" intersection, no stop sign for cross traffic (both roads just two lane), thinking about everything I had to do that day, not paying enough attention to driving. I looked west and east to see if anyone was coming. One car coming from both directions, but far enough away that I could stop and go in plenty of time. What I didn't see (There was some snow and fogging on the windshield, but no excuse) was the plow just coming to the intersection to turn left in front of me. I stopped, then pulled out and hit his plow; he did all he could to avoid me. No damage to the plow. Not so subtle (but as you say, easily fixable) reminder to be more understanding when my family has similar events (wife in Feb. 2013, daughter in Oct. 2014).

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Old 03-03-2015, 01:57 PM   #17
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:26 PM   #18
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Goes by Rose. Tried to stay with gems, but other red gemstone names didn't seem to work. So she joins Ruby (90 LX), Silver (93 LX), Jade (93 EX sedan), and we never did come up with a real name for the 93 LX CB9, simply known as "The Wagon".
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:08 PM   #19
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Last weekend picked up an OEM fender and headlight at the JY; new aftermarket bumper cover from LKQ. Removed all the damaged parts today. It is amazing that all the bolts and nut plates still have their original colors. Swapped the original headlight lens (it is clearer) and adjusting hardware from the broken bracket to the new bracket.



I'll take the fender and cover to the body shop for paint. Scheduled officially for next week, but if I take it early they may be able to work it in.

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Old 03-15-2015, 07:25 PM   #20
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They were updating their paint booth last week, so Wednesday it is. Fit the new headlight assembly and straightened out the outboard headlight bracket/fender mounting point. Cleaned and waxed the area behind the headlight assembly.

Jarrett inspired me to break out the Simple Green and start cleaning the engine bay. Started with the underside of the hood, it was a light tan color (on a Bordeaux Red car). Doesn't show well in the pictures. Got it cleaned and half of it waxed.


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