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  • CyborgGT
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    It looks disgusting, haha. But I'm attempting to fix that.


    Draining the windshield washer tank, some algae-looking stuff fell out:




    So begins the long process of cleaning up this engine bay. As I go along, I'm finding little things I want to replace and am building up yet another cart at Majestic (anyone else ever wonder if they remember seeing your name?). This yellow foam level float, for example, is still available. 68 to avoid putting that un-cleanable thing back in my nice 'new' tank. I found some shiny new 10mm bolts in bulk on eBay as well; hopefully my search results were accurate and they're of the right thread.




    Everything that's removed from the bay is thoroughly cleaned, bagged, and labeled. Some things, mainly hard lines, were just unbolted from the body so I can move them over a bit and clean underneath them.




    It's all starting to look at least 200,000 miles younger! I can't wait to see it all reinstalled in a cleaned bay.




    This is as far as I got this weekend. Sadly, keeping all the creature comforts means it's all pretty much going back in. The only space I'll be freeing up is from the emissions box, charcoal canister, and rear engine mount wiring on the firewall. The injector resistor box is another small victory, since the RDX injectors won't need it. The A/C condenser already had a hole in it, so I removed that and the drier to better clean in those areas. I'm debating whether to replace them now or after the car's back on the road. As far as I know, the F22's compressor is good, so that will be put on the H when that engine goes in.

    Last edited by CyborgGT; 04-27-2021, 05:30 AM.

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  • Raf99
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    Looks great!!

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  • CyborgGT
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    Bye bye, F22...




    Gotta love this master-to-slave line. Bleeding the clutch again is one less thing to worry about when I get the new engine in!




    Last time I did an H swap, I left a lot attached to the F22 and it put up a bit of a fight coming out of the bay. This time, I stripped it pretty thoroughly and the removal went super smooth. The only part of this whole job that gave me grief was the passenger side axle not wanting to come out of the transmission. It was tough to pop in as well, when I did the manual conversion.




    And it's out. I picked up a little dolly from HF to strap it to so it's easy to move around; I'll probably build a box around it for keeping in storage. My next car is definitely going to be RWD, but one day I would like to get an EG hatch, Del Sol, or CRX, where an F22 would serve nicely.

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  • SSMAccord
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    I love G&G. I appreciate the casual experimentation that they undertake on their vehicles.

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  • CyborgGT
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    I don't know about peak power, where you're spending most of your time racing, but low end would definitely go to shit with ITBs; I hear they're awful on the street.

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  • Raf99
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    (12:00 mark for those watching). I don't follow them but even recently I learned that by making a turbo car piping shorter you can help the turbo the spool sooner. But their vid makes sense. The engine needs compression as well as space to breath. The reason for intake plenum spacers too. So I wonder what would of happened if they had used individual throttle bodies? guessing they would lose more power. same as having no intake and no exhaust on the car.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Anyone else follow Gears & Gasoline? They did some intake comparisons on the dyno, and the difference an extra bend or two makes is insane. Since my intake piping is going to be custom, this has got me re-thinking design for sure...

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  • Raf99
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    PS Pump looks close to what i'm using on my H22, the 5th gen accord / 1995 accord PS.

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  • SSMAccord
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    The manifold looks like it came out great. ​​​​​​​

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  • CyborgGT
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    Thanks!

    Solved the power steering puzzle today, with a BB6 pump. Luckily it uses the same bracket as the odd (I assume Accord SiR) pump that came with the engine, and the nicer looking 5th-gen line I grabbed from the junkyard fits perfect. Only difference is that the pulley shaft on this aftermarket pump uses normal threads, where the OEM shaft is reverse-threaded. Finding a nut should be simple, though. Majestic still shows OEM BB6 pumps as available as well, so I do plan to get one at some point for reliability. Just need to get my lines to a hydraulics shop to have them spliced, and that means finally pulling the F22 out...

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  • Grumpys93
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    That intake manifold is amazing! Nice work

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  • CyborgGT
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    Originally posted by Size9zombie View Post
    Rear facing seats are cool, a buddy of mine has a old Volvo 240 wagon with them.
    When I was in early elementary school, my mom had an '80s Pontiac with a more substantial version of those seats. The seven of us packed into it and drove from California to South Dakota and back a few times, visiting family, before finally moving out there. The memories probably have a lot to do with my love for wagons. Mine might not have the comfy American sofa-seats, but I do hope to see the country in it.


    I've never actually looked at the backside of a CB bumper. Interesting to see that they even have the lines for the round EDM fogs... and the side intersection lights (that what they're called?). Were the side lights even standard on any CBs?




    I wasn't sure how best to approach this, so I decided to play it safe by drilling a bunch of dots to connect. I thought I was being extra safe by drilling a bit inside the given lines, but that later proved to be exactly as far as I ever wanted to go.








    Lots of slow, careful filing later, and I couldn't be more proud of how nice my lines turned out. The '90/'91 harness I already had on hand needs a bit of work, and I'll get some edge trim to fill in the gap around the lenses.




    Front end's turning out amazing, if I do say so myself! Looks aggressive, yet at the same time still pretty factory.




    And finally, after literal years of on-and-off with the polishing, the intake manifold is finally done. It's far from perfect thanks to all the tight spaces, but I'm happy with it. Here it is after the final 10,000 grit sanding.




    I went at it a bit with some polishing compound from a Harbor Freight kit, but it wasn't making much of a difference, so only the main visible surfaces on the tops of the plenum and runners were done before I gave it up. Here's yet more engine mock-up to see where I'm at parts-wise, and aside from a couple seals I want to replace, I don't appear to be missing anything.






    I really liked this shot, so I put a cheesy filter on it.




    I put the car back on stands to hunt down a metallic scraping I was getting. Turned out to just be the little clips in the calipers. Frustratingly, though, this driver wheel bearing has an insane amount of play. I don't know how I never noticed this, considering how many times I've had the wheels off. I got a bit into disassembly, but then stopped at this rounded-off bolt. I am so annoyed at having to maintain this stupid hub-over-rotor system. Since the brakes are good (if you ignore the massive lip on the rotor), my plan before now was to ride out what I've got, and then convert to ROH as soon as any maintenance came up. I'm tempted to add it to the list of pre-dyno tasks and do it now, but a simple bearing swap is cheap and I need to get this car on the road...

    Last edited by CyborgGT; 04-12-2021, 03:27 AM.

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  • Size9zombie
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    Rear facing seats are cool, a buddy of mine has a old Volvo 240 wagon with them.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Went junkyard hunting today, and saw this Mercedes with a rear-facing third row. Something I'd love to do with the Accord, but I doubt it'd be legal since the car probably doesn't have the impact protection for people to be back there. I've always been a fan of a rear-facing third row, though.




    Found a couple more valve covers to add to my collection. TR7 and 2nd gen Accord:




    Also grabbed a sedan bumper that's probably in as good of condition as I can expect from a junkyard. I'll probably have this, the hood, and the mirrors painted together... debating whether to do it before dyno day.




    Then I came home to find the cargo cover delivered. Thanks again for the tip, Size9zombie, it's in fantastic shape. I like that it's grey, too.

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