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  • CyborgGT
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    Originally posted by Raf99 View Post
    PS Pump looks close to what i'm using on my H22, the 5th gen accord / 1995 accord PS.
    Thinking back on this, I may have brain-farted my whole power steering issue. I was so caught up in H22s that I wasn't thinking about the Accord half of my SiR engine. That "mystery p/s pump" I had might very well have been the same pump used on many CD F-series cars, so I should have thought to try those power steering lines. Looking at yours, the fitting at the pump end of the high pressure line looks just different enough from my BB6's that it might have fit. Oh well.


    I am jealous of the simplicity and emptiness of your bay right now, though. I don't think my pictures are giving justice to how bad I've got it in some areas. It's not as simple as soaking it in degreaser and wiping it away, this grime is requiring a plastic scraper and some serious brush scrubbing to get off. In this area here (wish I had gotten a 'before' photo), I went through my process of plastic scraper to get the majority out of the way, soaking what's left in degreaser, scrubbing it with brushes, and going through several paper towels wiping away the liquefied mess, only to find some stubborn stuck-on gunk was left behind and I had to repeat the process all over again. I'd feel guilty if I had gone straight to the car wash and put this soup of engine fluids and road dirt down their drain, but after I get it "clean" by hand, it'll still badly need a soapy pressure wash to get all the tight spaces in between things I can't get to, and clear up the splatter created from cleaning new areas. It'll save time and materials.





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  • CyborgGT
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    The pressure washing is more just to get into the tight spaces that my fingers can't or are otherwise annoying to clean. Just being meticulous, is all.

    Thread checker's to measure bolt threads, so I know exactly what to order to replace them. None of the bolts actually need replacing, but... well, then they'd all be sparkly-clean and have matching heads. Even just looking at those OEM short 10mm bolts throughout the bay, I found at least three styles of head, with and without washers. It was annoying me, haha. Again, it's just me eyeing the details. It's my curse for growing up going to car shows, even though I'm not really building a show car.

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  • Raf99
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    Ya at first i was like "pressure wash?, I'd do that by hand...", then i kept scrolling. I'd still do all that by hand. Some wipes and mild degreaser, but ya some of that looks caked on the drivers side pretty good.
    What is the thread checker for?

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  • CyborgGT
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    Can't explain why these new bolts are as exciting to install as any other mod I've done so far. Cost adds up quick on things like this, so I'll spread out the bolt 'upgrades' over time. This spec takes care of the biggest same-size chunk, though. I found a thread checker on eBay so I can make a list of the rest as I put the bay back together.




    The bay is now as stripped as I want to get it, so for the sake of some "Before and After," here's what I have to get through. I'll loosen the thick buildup for now, and then next weekend a friend is willing to tow it to a car wash for me for a pressure wash.











    Last edited by CyborgGT; 05-03-2021, 05:26 AM.

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  • CyborgGT
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    I've got one like that I picked up from Wal-Mart as well, but I've been thinking of getting one of these HalGuards. Not cheap, but it leaves no powdery mess everywhere that, according to this ad, is bad for the electronics. @22:49:



    https://www.h3rperformance.com/p4762-hg250b
    Last edited by CyborgGT; 05-03-2021, 04:19 AM.

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  • Raf99
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    Mine is just something I picked up at local store, made by First Alert*. Good for gas (fluids) and electrical, fits in where my jack would usually go.

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  • Grumpys93
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    I should probably carry a fire extinguisher in the car as well. Raf, which fire extinguisher do you carry?

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  • Raf99
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    Yaaa... my worst fear. I spent a crazy amount of time on fuel related items in the bay. Take care of all leaks. I keep a fire extinguisher in the car too.

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  • CyborgGT
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    And this just happened to a guy on the RSX forum while on track, making me nervous about mine:




    It was a Spoon catalog build, too. Including that insanely rare hood.


    Be careful, guys.

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  • CyborgGT
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    If I had the means I could see myself doing it all at once. I do really enjoy this careful, detail-oriented kind of work. But as it is I just want to get it driving. Every time I hear a car with a modified exhaust in traffic gets me more excited for this.

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  • SSMAccord
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    I like where this is going. I think it is wise to do the modifications in stages so that you can track down any faults as they occur. I can't wait to see this wagon with an H in its engine bay.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Cutting and soldering new length in, though? I'm trying to avoid that, with its potential problems. I did an under-fender tuck on my old sedan and ran into electrical issues a while after. That could have been a simple screw-up on my part that got overlooked in the tuck, but it's just something I want to put real, 'professional' effort into this time around. The H22 will be coming back out to get the bay painted at some point, which will be the perfect time to go over everything in there for appearances. There's a good handful of other little fixes under the hood that need doing, and I'd rather spend time collecting the parts and tools to make it into one big overhaul.

    I grew up watching shows like American Hot Rod and Overhualin', and nowadays those like Bitchin' Rides, and those top-to-bottom, nut-and-bolt resto-mods have been huge inspiration. Even after the H is driving, this is only the beginning for this car. Everything will be gone over, in time and in focused chunks.

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  • Raf99
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    Well if you just do the wires on top of the fenders there's little wire extending and looks great. And super easy to do when the engine is out too, especially up by the wiper motor area.

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  • CyborgGT
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    I want to do a full tuck, but that's for a much later day. Too expensive to do now, for sure. But yes, eventually, the goal is a show-worthy bay without removing cruise, ABS, etc. Building my own complete harness would be pretty cool. I need to learn more about wiring first.

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  • Raf99
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    Ever think of doing a mild wire tuck?

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