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alarm guru

Will's build of a 91 LX

Ok so i sold my 2nd B16 turbo EG when i left virginia to move to florida with my family. the money from that sale paid rent and bills till i could find work. Needless to say money was tight BUT!!! I happend to work out a deal with a guy 2 hours away for his 91 civic for $200 cash, an amp and a subwoofer. i drove there to pick it up and drove it back.




now the car had the power seatbelts which were fucked, 2 crx si rims and 2 other ones that didnt match anything else and the car had been super GHETTO converted to obd1 and the front seats were dirty as shit.

So first I tracked down a pair of del sol seats. they had the basic honda tear but there not bad at all really, but i also had to convert the seat belts to manual.



the day after i converted the seat belts the auto tranny blew and the cheapest one locally i could find was $400. so i just said "FUCK THAT" and i traced down all of the parts i needed to convert it to manual including an SI tranny. The next problem was that i hated how the stock center console now had nowhere to bolt in so i simply upgraded that as well.

EF Sedan Enthusiast

Not a bad buy for the price.
alarm guru

so next i got some money back from school and i ran into a great deal on a set of nearly mint SI rims so i bought those and my single slam has a bad valve tap and it leaks oil from almost every seal not to mention it has 210k miles. so i bought a few more things.







heres what i had someone do to my current single slam valve cover, its a great idea but for the b20 im doing red camo Smile





I also bought these today





its a socketed p75

EF Sedan Enthusiast

Nice!
alarm guru

yea ive got many things coming honestly. within a month i will have the swap in, turbo kit, dyno tune, custom exhaust, rear mud flaps, im thinking of going with gr-2's and skunk 2 lowering springs...also a new tint job.

next semester ill go ahead and get all of the body work done and the paint and possibly some knock off rims. i do plan on buying a vtec head and boost the b20vtec on about 8-10 lbs for a while just so that i can build a poormans type r or a gsr.
Towlie

Nice buy for 200!
alarm guru

thanks man. the body is kind of rough but i bought a running car for 200 bucks. the previous owner said it had a knock and ive put about 15000 miles on the same motor so far and im just NOW hearing the knock and its only at 4k+ rpm's, either way the b20 will be in next month
alarm guru

old knocking single slam came out today but i should haave shot a rod through the block first since it was already knocking to high hell. someone was nice enough to steal my intake manifold but my bud gave me another but i have to get a fuel rail and a few sensors and a new throttle body. Also the half shaft that i drove 3 hours to buy was for a fucking auto so its useless. got my stage 3 6 puck clutch  in tho and my flywheel. wiring is going to be a bitch since my car was already ghetto rigged for obd 1 but it should be running tomorrow.
alarm guru

car runs but head has a bent valve FML
90EFSedan

Could be worse, it could have 2 bent valves  Wink
alarm guru

very true. the head is coming off today and im going to take it to the machine shop tomorrow and the owner is going to try to find me a valve that matches. this swap is honestly turning out to be the most difficult out of the 5-10 that ive done. im starting to not like efs

alarm guru

ok so the head is off and will go to the machine shop tomorrow. valve cover is getting painted wrinkle red with black shockers all over it but im thinking of going b20 vtec now,lol. if i can sell the head without fixing it then yea im going vtec but if not ill keep it b20 till i get more moneyz
alarm guru

update:

Headgasket kit ordered
head is getting a 3 angle valve job, i didnt go with the 5 because it will not really help my gas mileage at all

Now while installing my motor i noticed the fact that it smelled like old piss but i ignored it. turns out someone at tiger japanese thought it would be a good idea to piss all over my motor and in the oil cap hole. this would be why 2 valves were stuck and got bent. the guide got rusted. i have a claim with them right now so hopefully they will be paying to have it fixed. what they normaly do when they send out a wrong motor is have you pay for shipping to ship it back and they ship you another. shipping is 394 to florida, the parts and labor are like 300 but in my claim im asking for 500 thinking that they will try to give me half.

clutch i put in.

after the car is on the road again i will put my new suspension on and post pics
alarm guru



fresh from the machine shop
alarm guru

Update:so head is on, an overheating problem was fixed but i still need a temp sensor for the fan. the guy painting my valve cover didnt have the time to do the shockers before i had the fresh head on so its just wrinkle red for now.



decided to wash her up and ill wax her next week.

suspension goes on next weekend.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Smile
89 LX SOHC ZC

sweet!
alarm guru

bro i need boost asap
alarm guru

EFSS updates???
~Sp33~

I've never heard a good story about Tiger Japanese.
alarm guru

the only thing bad i heard from all my friends that ordered from them was a few broken sensors. but pissing in the oil cap is kind of against the law when your shipping the piss over country lines. bio warfare type shit according to my lawyer
alarm guru

well more bad news. apparently the b20 is the only b swap ive ever had that will NOT let me re torque my head studs, usually i just torque the studs 10 ft lbs more and its fine......well not this one, head gasket is blown, its a minimum 250 dollar fix but i will get it done slowly but surely and if the car breaks again after that the cars getting painted and sold.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Sorry to hear about that.
alarm guru

EBAY is my friend, i can get everything done for around 175...not cheap but it beats the shit out of 250
luiscvc

did you very if the block need re-deck (i dont know if that is correct)?
alarm guru

no actually i didnt, the car did get really close to the H for hot but i cut it off before then. im praying i dont have to take the block out because that will be another reason for me to sell the car. actually ill part it out to make more money.
alarm guru

arp head studs ordered with a new head gasket. also i traded my si's for a set of gt3's  and he put cash on top, im not a fan of them since everyone has or has had them but hell i couldnt beat the deal. they didnt come with center caps so i ordered some odyssey caps and they came in today and look great.

Androctonus

Haha, did the same thing on my old coupe 2 years ago :p


Looking good on those new wheels!
alarm guru



thats my old single cam.
alarm guru

Got my head gasket in and my new water pump and i ordered a few funny decals.lol my car is ready to be put back together as soon as i have the machine shop look at my head and maybe surface it. My laptop broke so i won't be posting as much since i have to post from my phone ......oh yea also ordered a Kim squash air freshener
alarm guru

my new toy lol. Got a gsr cluster for 35 bucks
EF Sedan Enthusiast

not bad
alarm guru

The kid thought it was an ls. It had ebay gauges covering the good atuff.i gotta trace a few more wires tho
arozi

oh god,
that speedo + dashboard make me wet
alarm guru

It actually fits surprisingly well.
89civicracer

Nice one.. How difficult was it it trace the wires back?
alarm guru

I didnt really go back and trace too many wires i used a diagram for a crx and the wires that didnt match up i knew the colors from doing so many damn honda alarms.lol i love the newer look tho
alarm guru

Head is on but i.have to finish the timing belt. In the mean time tho i bought some goodies. Da power folding mirrors and blox lower control arms
alarm guru

alarm guru

Been a while since i gave an update lol so here we go. Ive ordered a set of window visors but not oem because.i didnt want to pay that much and i have dark tint , ive ordered red led bulbs to replace the white ones in my gsr cluster, i had to relocate my battery to the trunk because of my new intake that was given to me with the lca's. I will take pics when everything is installed or arrives. But the great news is after about three months of being down my baby is running again but tags are expired lol. Also decided to paint my car suzuka blue pearl from an s2k. I chose that color because its close enough to stock for me to avoid painting the.door jams


alarm guru

Also i know my bay wiring.looks horrible i plan on ordering a new dpfi to obd1 harness after my suspension is finished for safety ,tie rods look dead.lol heres suzuka blue pearl btw with my rims.

alarm guru

Coilovers went on yesterday

ill lower it more when i roll my fenders. I hate scraping
alarm guru

Almost forgot my other treat to myself. Superbrightleds.com supplied these.



EF Sedan Enthusiast

Nice drop and cluster!
alarm guru

Thank ya. Im honestly just trying.to get her clean
alarm guru

New visors in. They look good from a distance.
alarm guru

so when i lowered my.car i had a friend put the wheels back on as i moved on to the next. well my front dr side only had three studs and three studs mixed with the b20 torque and possibly not being tightened correctly = all my studs broke, and my good fender was crushed by the wheel
89 LX SOHC ZC

Oh now that really sucks sorry to hear that man. Crying or Very sad
alarm guru

it sucks but at least now i have a reason to buy tie rods
Sancho

I try to replace things before they go bad on me instead of waiting for them to fail when I need them the most...

What did you do to get that gsr cluster to fit? I bought a da cluster, and it was pretty big. Are dc cluster's small?
alarm guru

i believe they are smaller, you have to break or cut out the old clusters side mounting points. the only thing that wont work is the low fuel light unless you snag the sensor from a da. it seriously took me about a day to do it because i had to find a legit write up. i found it and saved it in my phone. just noticed tonight when my wheel popped off that the fender sliced the tire. yay! i just bought a new spindle to replace the old one too lol. but yea gsr cluster rocks but i still have to get a hydro vss so i can wire that into know how fast im going. i know i have more hp and tq than my girls 01 v6 mustang but thats not saying much. well maybe not more hp but more torque and im lighter
alarm guru

Man its been a while. i dont remember where my updates left off. I blew the hell out of mmy headgasket to the point where it ended up being shaved to the point that it cant be safely shaved anymore( 6 times) but i gained around a point in compression. all of my suspension is now skunk2 pro s coils+struts because when my wheel came off it blew a brand new strut (SOB!). I also got a front camber kit and rear with a rear disc conversion waiting to go on. For thanksgiving i went home to VA and got a J's racing front lip. big plans coming for the next couple months. Smile))




also got more parts for my A/C baby!!
alarm guru

o yea and a jdm license plate. boost in jan, paint in feb. todays my birthday also yayyyy im an old fukker!!!
89 LX SOHC ZC

Happy Birthday things are looking good man.
alarm guru

Thanks man. I assumed the rear disc was going on today but I don't have any help so so all I got to do was assemble the whole thing.
lownslowefsedan

keep on fighting man that cars worth it a hundred times over. From start to where your at you've absolutely done work to the car! looks sick man and hopefully it starts to take a turn for the better for you!!!!

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