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    Ya, i appreciate the feedback folks. Agreed, head needs to come off. Not sure if I'm going to re-use the head studs or not. Not sure how much money I want to spend. I ripped into this spare head I have, valve seals came off no problem, twist and pull gets them off. Was my first time digging into a head and looks pretty simple. Cam gears are notched, gears have arrows, can't see putting cam in upside down or anything. But thoughts and questions arose .........

    - Best to have a machine shop clean (a lot of cleaning) and re-assemble the head
    - I see worn out spots on the cam covers (old age). I imagine a machine shop would polish this out
    - They will also make sure valve seating is proper, along with all the tools (I don't have) to get the job done. They are also the original shop that built it the first time.
    - I know the cams in mine look far worse than this spare head
    - Supposedly the spare head was "rebuilt" by this shop who did my engine (I can't tell by looking at it. Vavle opening have large carbon buildups, spiderwebs in the exhaust holes. Need a shop cleaning anyways)
    - what size head gasket to use? (I'm not 100% certain what mine is... cometic 87mm? .30?? )


    The real $$$ answer here is to take them the engine and two heads. Tell them to take best of parts to make one OEM head with new valve seals. They'll clean it, shave it, clean journals, advise, etc. and charge me close to $500. (It will look super pretty too).

    But thanks Covid - what may have to happen is I take it apart and replace the seals myself and put back together. Saving the serious work for another day. All of this costs money, in this case thousands.

    Digging into spare head for fun...





    (cat hair)





    Took Sally for one last drive on the weekend. A 1 hour drive on the highway and back roads. Resulted in this much oil in the catch can. I use to get this much in one whole summer/year of driving.


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      I’ve been keeping up with this. I look forward to seeing what the resolution is.

      Curiously, does the engine have an abnormal amount of air coming out of the oil filler when the car is running? Its odd that the videos you took couldn’t capture the oil escaping the catch can hoses.
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        Originally posted by SSMAccord View Post
        I’ve been keeping up with this. I look forward to seeing what the resolution is.

        Curiously, does the engine have an abnormal amount of air coming out of the oil filler when the car is running? Its odd that the videos you took couldn’t capture the oil escaping the catch can hoses.
        No more air than usual. & this was expected at some point. I mean, the bottom end was built but the top end was not touched. Time to touch it

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          Weeeeell today was a day to go check out a junker cb7. I get an email when the local junk yard gets one, so off we went.

          Spoiler alert - it was junk









          What I was looking for.
          ...................................But no good...The only thing i got was a hood seal.


          wow, someone is keeping their Integra!



          More head shots






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            What parts do you need? A V clean 93 SE showed up at a local yard recently. If you need moldings they were in nice shape, but are painted gold due to it being an SE.
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              Originally posted by SSMAccord View Post
              What parts do you need? A V clean 93 SE showed up at a local yard recently. If you need moldings they were in nice shape, but are painted gold due to it being an SE.
              Yep. Looking for 4 door mouldings. Mine are rusted like the car in the junk yard. I'm jealous, here we get a cb7 in the junk yard maybe once a year and this is what they look like

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                I meant to follow up. I can grab those moldings and ship them to NS. I have no idea what shipping might cost though.
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                  Originally posted by SSMAccord View Post
                  I meant to follow up. I can grab those moldings and ship them to NS. I have no idea what shipping might cost though.
                  Doesn't matter. I'll pay for shipping + your time. Appreciated of course! and don't go out of your way

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                    93 SE Moldings. You will have to repaint them obviously, but I think the paint process helped these to not have the rust swell. The passenger front molding snapped off its little stud due to it being exposed to the elements. You'll have to use mounting tape or epoxy a small stud/screw to rectify the situation.
                    http://www.hondanews.com/releases/19...d-introduction

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                      Originally posted by SSMAccord View Post




                      93 SE Moldings. You will have to repaint them obviously, but I think the paint process helped these to not have the rust swell. The passenger front molding snapped off its little stud due to it being exposed to the elements. You'll have to use mounting tape or epoxy a small stud/screw to rectify the situation.

                      Perfect! Let me PM ya.

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                        This. x 4 ......not fun really.

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                        Yaaa.





                        And......... fail. Big fail. That's about $300 and 8 months of work down the drain now :\ Dropped it by accident.

                        \

                        Thought I could use these but the lenses are different. Ripped it apart anyways, but with the no lines and black epoxy..naaaaa


                        Clear lens on EDM clears. Weird...




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                          I suppose the color can't be removed from stock lights?

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                            Originally posted by CyborgGT View Post
                            I suppose the color can't be removed from stock lights?
                            stock lights, the lens is actually coloured. I still have mine.

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                              Oh no. That is rotten luck. Perhaps you finish the other 3 lights in the mean time and stalk eBay for a single lamp, should one show up?
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