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Old 06-27-2013, 03:13 PM   #201
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I don't even know what or where SE is. Is that the one in Alabama? Man that's a long drive but I do need to make up for missing Carlisle

How far is that for you?
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=279556
It's about 3 hours from here.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:15 PM   #202
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You gotta make SE.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:37 PM   #203
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I'll let you know how the 400 pounders work out
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:55 PM   #204
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300lb is about the STOCK rate on a 140... You should be at LEAST looking at 600lbs if you want to have a reasonable setup.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:43 PM   #205
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I ordered some 650's....I'm sure those 400's in a 8" tall are going to be too soft as well. Consider competition springs start around 700, and road race at 800-1000....
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:20 PM   #206
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this car better make it to SE this year. I'll go through hell or high water to make it if you show up dude
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:53 AM   #207
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I finally have a complete transmission tunnel! I used a tunnel from an 1800S and just had a friend re-work it to make it fit. Now I Just need to grind the welds and POR the floor. The it's time for FatMat.



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Old 07-03-2013, 12:26 PM   #208
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Lovely job indeed.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #209
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This build is getting to the boring stages but I had a date with some POR today. I got the entire floor done from the back seat to about where the steering shaft goes through the firewall. Kinda hard to capture it all in the pictures but here you can see just how nice the original door cards are. I'm pretty proud of those.

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Old 07-08-2013, 03:51 PM   #210
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #211
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I think my car was the exact same color combo inside and out, heh. I need to do my floor like that, I just hate that the rubbers are so expensive. Might have to go custom carpet eventually...

But anyway, just to update you with what I've been suffering through with the springs etc (it doesn't quite deserve its own thread, so I'll temporarily hijack yours )

I couldn't get any of the Blue Coils to work in the back, the 400# 5"x8" was too low once I installed the 650#s up front. I had to throw the stock rears back in just to get in and out of my garage!

So right now I'm sitting on the Blue Coils up front, which took about 1.5" off stock height (not much). They might settle a little more, but maybe you could get away with a 500/600 up there for slightly more low, but then you'll get closer to the too-soft issue you had before.

I'm back to square one on the rears. I need to leave the car up high anyway so I can drive on/off lifts etc until I get it fully road-worthy too....
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:24 PM   #212
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Well I asked on SS about fitting 5" springs in the rear and Phil Singher said 4.5" was the largest that will fit. I'm just going to stick with what I have for now I guess. Maybe I could send my springs somewhere and have some custom wound with the same specs but in 5" diameter?
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:47 PM   #213
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The OEM stock Honda springs I got work perfectly (they're slightly larger diameter than those eBay coils, just about 4.5"). I cut about 3 coils off the stock fronts, and put them on the rear. Perfect fit, but too soft for my driveway entry/exit.


I think if I could park on the street it would be fine after putting some ipd sway bars on it.

Maybe you could find some other Honda-springs but in a larger diameter

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Old 07-08-2013, 08:50 PM   #214
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I needed to change a bulb in the front and I discovered my turn signal lenses were in worse shape than I thought. Mr. Nick Choy hooked me up with some decent ones at a really good price. They are the perfect condition for the car. Not too nice but all in one piece. Here's one compared to my old lens:

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Old 07-17-2013, 04:41 PM   #215
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Modest Andrew over here hasn't mentioned that his car made Killboy's highlights reel on the Dragon this past weekend.

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Old 07-17-2013, 06:58 PM   #216
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Man that thing looks dope as (.)(.)'s. Was looking for a 544 until recently when I started following this project. Now I have a 122 lol
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #217
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I love how the scissor jack points on this car are like 1.5" off the ground.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:44 AM   #218
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Small update. I now have a full 2.5" exhaust including a header and a Borla ProXS. It's pretty great and I'll try to get some more pictures and possibly a video later. The next step is DEFINITELY some FatMat



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Old 08-10-2013, 07:40 PM   #219
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That's exactly what that engine bay needed. Looks great.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:07 PM   #220
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Love this car. Wish 122's were even remotely obtainable down here :/
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:39 AM   #221
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V-band to flex section FTL. It was just too much wider than the exhaust tubing. It beat horribly on the floor of the car and it was far too low to the ground.



Or maybe it's just low car FTL. The v-band wasn't going to work regardless. I almost tore it off on the highway.



So I took it out and replaced with a stainless band clamp and some extra tubing. Here it is routed to the back of the car. Next time it's off the ground I'll get some better shots.



Here's the bay all finished up though it's coming back apart tomorrow for a new intake/exhaust gasket and new carb gaskets. I was hoping to find a way to route the PCV hoses without using my air filter box since eventually I'll be using DCOEs but either that or an intake leak is causing some smoke. I know it has an intake leak for sure because I have the carbs set super rich to get it running at all. Once I put the new gaskets on I'll see if my smoke issue is really being caused by the PCV hoses. The clean intake and header made a lot of difference in how the bay looks.



Here's a ****ty video.



The drone is preeeety terrible so right now the back seat is out (for stereo and speaker installation) and I'm going to add some FatMat back there and on the rear deck. I don't really care how loud it is outside the car. I just want to be comfortable in there

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Old 08-17-2013, 11:53 AM   #222
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Damn that sounds nasty. I love it.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:11 PM   #223
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I agree. Sounds rad!
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:08 PM   #224
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Pretty much the most aggressive I've heard a pushrod 4cyl I think
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #225
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I hope to get better videos soon after I sort out my intake leak. Just waiting on the rain to stop
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