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    Originally posted by RICHIE*GT35R View Post
    Who black coupe is that??? lol. Can't wait what you got up your sleeve
    haha,

    Originally posted by keepinitclean View Post
    I dig the valve cover! Ever consider engraving some cool things onto it?
    Engraving what exactly? Like with a dremel?


    Ya, liking my new car. It needs some TLC though!




    Man, went to a shop in town tonight. Well known for doing turbo setups in the area. I've had engine work done there prior. What pisses me off though is when they talk about the H series like its old and a POS. Talk about how its going to be hard to find parts and to sell the car and upgrade. Basically not supporting what I'm trying to do. I wish there was a shop around here that would support what I want to do and TRY to help me. The whole time I'm sitting there pinging the guy questions and he's saying things like "time to upgrade", "hard to find parts", "you should think about this", and just doesn't seem to wanna do it (turbo my ride). I understand he has supra's and skyline's to deal with and more expensive cars I just hate the thought process I'm seeing... /rant.

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      Screw that shop bro. The H duce duce goes into newer civics and gets boosted all the time very successfully. It's shops like that I don't like, while older domestic cars are restored and gain precedence with age, the fact that so many foreign rice cars are not.maintained does not help the image of older imports that are maintained, and sadly our scene is influenced by new toys more than it should be.
      My 91 Accord F22B DOHC MR


      My 1996 Civic Ex H23A VTEC MR

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        Originally posted by Smokinspeeds View Post
        Screw that shop bro. The H duce duce goes into newer civics and gets boosted all the time very successfully. It's shops like that I don't like, while older domestic cars are restored and gain precedence with age, the fact that so many foreign rice cars are not.maintained does not help the image of older imports that are maintained, and sadly our scene is influenced by new toys more than it should be.
        Amen. I just finished writing another shop (further away) who does turbo work as well; and he owns a turbo H from what I hear. The guy I was talking about has been turbo'n Fords and Chevs for 8 years+. In face only this year he started selling/getting into Hondata because of people with 08+ Civic SI's

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          Originally posted by Raf99 View Post
          Amen. I just finished writing another shop (further away) who does turbo work as well; and he owns a turbo H from what I hear. The guy I was talking about has been turbo'n Fords and Chevs for 8 years+. In face only this year he started selling/getting into Hondata because of people with 08+ Civic SI's
          Yeah from everything I've heard I would NEVER have any american mechanic who never does more than basic maint on foreign do anything performance wise. There are tricks for clearances and such that you can get away with different things and get gains on american cars that will destroy our motors.

          More important than any install shop, make sure you have a tuner in line, or that you will set up a full datalog system so you can properly attempt to tune it yourself after.
          My 91 Accord F22B DOHC MR


          My 1996 Civic Ex H23A VTEC MR

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            That mechanic is clearly an asshole for telling to upgrade. The H motor has more than enough potential.He is of no use to you.
            Btw Nice new coupe you have

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              Originally posted by Smokinspeeds View Post
              Yeah from everything I've heard I would NEVER have any american mechanic who never does more than basic maint on foreign do anything performance wise. There are tricks for clearances and such that you can get away with different things and get gains on american cars that will destroy our motors.

              More important than any install shop, make sure you have a tuner in line, or that you will set up a full datalog system so you can properly attempt to tune it yourself after.
              Don't get me wrong, he is a nice guy! But when it comes to business he always has this sour look on his face when you talk about tuning Hondas. Like a old-ass mechanic who never adapted to the fuel injection age, he just doesn't like them I think. And don't get me wrong, he knows how to tune and he has skills! He's worked on Z05/Z06s, Porches, Mustangs, GT500, Supras, he is definitely the man when it comes to American muscle!

              He helped me with my last build, but the engine went to a machine shop for assembly, all he did was put it in. He took FOREVER! He does some nice weld/exhaust fab work too. The engine is rock solid and everything worked except the following were noted by myself:

              - Someone else re-wired the distributor to internal since they knew how to do it better than he did
              - When I picked up the car it popped out of first gear (gear cable not tied up properly)
              - He never test drove it when complete (although I asked).
              - Heater knob broke and didn't control anything
              - Engine idled incorrectly (idle bounce) and he said he was going to fix it by trying a different IAC motor or FIV
              - Some old engine parts were never to be seen again
              - He didn't return my calls. I had to continue to call back everyday

              I guess he gives you the attention for your $$$ amount you pay him :S

              Originally posted by ferenza View Post
              That mechanic is clearly an asshole for telling to upgrade. The H motor has more than enough potential.He is of no use to you.
              Btw Nice new coupe you have
              Thanks for the compliments! I love the H , I don't wanna do what everyone else is doing!! Now the sad part is that I live in eastern Canada. There are only 2 guys who professionally can turbo cars w/ dyno's. The guy I mention is close, the other guy is 3 hours away.

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                If you trust his tuning abilities then bolt everything up yourself and get it to his shop on a basemap. Let him weld your DP to your exhaust, then tune it, and go back after a few months for another tune.
                My 91 Accord F22B DOHC MR


                My 1996 Civic Ex H23A VTEC MR

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                  Originally posted by Smokinspeeds View Post
                  If you trust his tuning abilities then bolt everything up yourself and get it to his shop on a basemap. Let him weld your DP to your exhaust, then tune it, and go back after a few months for another tune.
                  Ya, there are some items I am not comfortable with doing and/or do not know. Oil pan turbo return drain fitting, piping, cutting, P06 base map, initial start-up and other little things......

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                    i'm not feeling the wheels thats on your CB, but over all the car looks nice
                    FRIENDS
                    DONT LET
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                    ROLL ON
                    ROTA'S

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                      Originally posted by mugencivic4dr View Post
                      i'm not feeling the wheels thats on your CB, but over all the car looks nice
                      You're not the only one to say that. 40% of me agrees with you
                      I would love to get a set of VMRs.

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                        Still needs a hand cleaning. Next plans are to get wind visors and a sunroof visor.

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                          Originally posted by Raf99 View Post


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                          Still needs a hand cleaning. Next plans are to get wind visors and a sunroof visor.
                          I have a sunroof visor, just not the pieces to bolt it up, also have a pass side window visor, but no driver....

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                            Originally posted by 1990[H]accordex View Post
                            I have a sunroof visor, just not the pieces to bolt it up, also have a pass side window visor, but no driver....
                            I desperately need a sunroof visor. I thought they were glued on (double sided tape). You going to be home this weekend (sunday)?

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                              MMMMmmmm

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                                Big thanks goes out to H23CB7!
                                Last edited by Raf99; 12-31-2013, 10:18 PM.

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