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Old 12-10-2012, 03:54 PM
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Re: The Best Prelude in the World

If your talking about the long bolt and nut im pretty sure you can just go to the hardware store and get one there, I have a list of all the nuts and bolts that came with the kit, I can PM you with it when I get home and you can try to find it there. Hope i can help
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Re: The Best Prelude in the World

Just read your story, and I must say you have a beautiful lude! Clean and not overdone! One of the nicest 5th gen's I've seen! I like the hood, but I think OEM would of looked cleaner! I was also with 1st Cav, 2/7 Cav. Your with 4th ID now? From the look of your unit patch? And glad to see your not a 1st Louie anymore! Just messing with you, I'm still serving, but as an NCO. Well good luck Captain!
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Makes me feel light years behind on my Lude game...
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Makes me feel light years behind on my Lude game...

Me too, lol.


First I'd like to thank you for serving. Lost a great friend over there and I'm glad more made it home than not. Secondly I'd like to thank you for helping round the corners if you will about the way I feel towards the 5th gens. I am NOT a fan of the body... and that's just me. I have a 4th gen because I like my ladies curvy, lol. But this car does it for me... I am amazed at how tastefully this was done and how well it turned out. Amazing job.
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Re: The Best Prelude in the World

what kind of numbers is she puttin down now? kinda surprised that its only puttin out 230 with your setup. its a nice lude but it would have been nicer if you were actually doin all the wrenching on it.
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Uh oh...

Reminiscing the last time somebody said something similar.
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After some serious time off from the car, the heat is on once again to begin reinstalling everything that I've removed from the car or upgrading anything I can within my limited budget. I just found out that I'm moving in June/July to Indiana, perhaps somewhere in the south Indianapolis area or Columbus, IN. But first a mini-story on where I stand and what my plans are:

As has been the case since Spring 2009, the money I've invested in the Prelude has been minuscule compared to the boatloads of cash I dumped into it in 2007/2008 that made the car what it is today. Marriage will do that to you, but I've always had a plan deep inside my mind for whenever I have some leftover cash. As I've written before, I'd love to jump on the trend of a wire tuck and shaving/painting my engine bay (and trunk!). However, I have so little time and so little money that these things are perpetually on hold. I do want to invest in an engine lift when I move to Indiana so I can finally learn to remove my engine and transmission by itself. This is the first step in finally producing a wire tuck that looks somewhat good and it will also allow me to finally clean up and paint my engine bay.

So I've devoted my time to finally wiring up the main power lines that connect the battery with the starter and the fuse box. I've also decided that I'm going to "tuck" the wires that run over the valve cover to the alternator, to go behind the engine, through the driver's side fender well and end up poking out in between the driver's side headlight and the radiator. This will not only clean up the wire mess on the driver's side of the engine bay, but will also make it easier in the future to remove the valve cover. I am using gold plated wire connectors simply because I have gone the route of trying to solder large wires like this together in the past and it looks terrible and bulges so much that you can't get shrink tubing over it or make it water-tight. The connector on the top will connect two 4 gauge wires together and the connector on the bottom will connect a 0 gauge to a 4 gauge and 8 gauge, which is perfect for connecting the battery to the fuse box and starter.



If anyone has any experience using what I guess would be audio-grade electrical components for use on a car's electrical system, I'd like to hear your thoughts on if these components should do the job adequately and not cause too much resistance and therefore might lead to a fire if it gets too hot.

Moving on, the front main seal of my engine is probably leaking. I know that only because the supercharger pulleys, power steering pump and alternator are all somewhat covered in a thick and sticky residue that feels like a mixture of oil and rubber particles. I have managed to clean it up considerably with cans of Brakeleen, WD40 and countless paper towels, but I am afraid that it is going to continue to spread everywhere. That is another reason I want to pull the engine, because I know my wife won't let me spend the hundreds of dollars required to replace the front and rear main seals (yes, it looks like that one is leaking too).

So let's talk about those seals for a moment and what might have caused them to go bad. With the supercharger installed, I found that the stock factory venting pieces on the valve cover simply couldn't evacuate all of the crankcase pressure effectively enough. This was made apparent all the way back in 2008 when dyno run after dyno run witnessed the oil dipstick blowing out of its tube during the high-RPM blasts. It seems like in the engine's need to get that positive crankcase pressure out of there, it literally found any way possible, which has possibly resulted in blown main seals. But to combat this in the future, I have modified an extra valve cover with two -12AN bungs and powdercoated it for a copper-like look. Then I had them weld shut the other PCV hole and other breather valve since they would no longer be needed. I finally got a local shop to make me two -12AN braided nylon hoses that I will connect to my Moroso oil breather can. As it stands now, I will have this breather can mounted in place of the old charcoal filter. Environmentally irresponsible? Yes. But let's face it, my car is not a Honda Green Machine anymore. I do run a cat, but for those that have driven behind me will attest, it still smells like I'm burning rich all the time. I also have not been able to get over 20MPG (even on highway driving), so obviously it would be great if I could get a better tune in the future, but we'll see.

Engine in state of being stripped down, all supercharger equipment removed, power steering removed


Alternator looking bad too, so I decided to take it off


Anyway, I decided that even though I can't afford new components to really make the engine bay sparkle, I'm going to do the next best thing and clean up and try and tastefully paint the components that will be installed. So out came the alternator and P/S and their brackets.

For starters, my parents were in town to visit my family and my dad offered his help on my car. I told him my plans about cleaning up areas in the engine bay and he went out and bought me one of those wire wheel and buffer stationary machines that finally allow me to polish up and strip down metal parts. He also got me a bottle of what he said was "naval jelly" which is essentially phosphoric acid that you apply to aluminum parts that dissolve corrosion and grime on the outside and leave you with bare aluminum. This was quite a treat because the P/S bracket and pump (sans pulley) are aluminum. I'll let the pictures do the talking of how it shaped up:

Typical 15 year old power steering pump condition, after being ran through the wire wheel:



Loctite Aluminum Jelly doing its work...


Power Steering Bracket getting stripped nicely too:


The Aluminum Jelly would not work on cast-iron or steel metal, so after a thorough cleaning on the wire wheel, it was time to ensure that all the rust was taken care of using a rust convertor:


It might go on like Elmer's Glue, but it dries black and leaves a fairly hard protective barrier on the metal



Next came some light coats of Rustoleum 1200 degree Grill Paint. I wanted Silver so that it would somewhat match the rest of the bare metal components in the engine bay, like the engine block. Also included in this picture is the bracket that held the power steering fluid reservoir, which was amazingly rusty:


Now the Alternator Bracket gets reinstalled:


I did not paint the alternator, but took a ton of Brakeleen and Electronic Components Cleaner and sprayed it on it until I got a lot of sand/dust/dirt out of it. I also gave the outside as good of a finish with the wire wheel as was possible. An interesting side note, this is more than likely the original alternator that came with this Prelude. How long are these things supposed to last anyway?


Power Steering Pump Bracket Installed


New Hoses installed on the valve cover. I believe I have to make some modifications to the Moroso Oil Breather tank because currently it is too long. I don't want the bottom to be touching one of the beams on the bottom of the engine bay. More on this to follow:


And since I cleaned up the Power Steering Resrvoir, I found that no amount of chemicals, cleaners or even the wire wheel (haha, yes, I did try it on plastic with some good success!) would make the reservior look good again. So I said "Screw it" to the whole thing and dropped the ~$30 on a new OEM one. A little side note, the two small hoses that attach to the bottom are between $20 and $27 EACH! So I'm going to go ahead and reuse the old ones still, which seem to be holding up well.



That is it for now. This weekend will be my prime opportunity to get more work done on the Prelude such as getting wires connected and hopefully bolting the whole pulley system back up on the front side of the engine. I'll surely have my hands full, but my goal is to get the car up and running by May 22, because that is the day that I have my change of command ceremony in the Army and officially leave 23 months of being a company commander. Many of my Soldiers have told me that they are patiently waiting to see the Prelude return in person, so I want to make that happen. Plus, with my move starting sometime in the middle of June, I will have to leave the Prelude behind with a trusted friend until I can fly in and drive it back out to Indiana.

And there is one last thing that the Prelude MUST do before it leaves Colorado Springs, and that is that I want it to climb to the top of Pikes Peak before I go. Can I accomplish this all in the next 30 days? Stay tuned for more updates!
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More updates are here!

This past Friday, I truly believe I could have finished this car and started it up, but with all good things, they must wait. The local shop that did my -AN high pressure hoses is not open on weekends or Memorial Day Weekend, so here I am waiting until tomorrow to take them my hoses to get my straight fittings converted to 90 degree bends. More on that in a minute.

Meanwhile, here is the update so far:

I've been running an oil cooler for my ATTS unit since December 2005. It's a real nice piece and I love the way it looks and where it fits (in place of the old vibrational damper on the opposite side of the front bumper). However, since all of the powertrain upgrades and more importantly, the installation of the Hondata ECU, the ATTS unit is essentially dead weight. I can't recall the last time I topped off this unit's Automatic Transmission Fluid. On a related note, the power steering cooler I installed way back in the spring of 2009 has looked super gaudy, and I hated it but couldn't/didn't want to drop any more money on getting a really cool looking oil cooler. So I decided that I would get rid of it and use the ATTS cooler for my power steering cooler.

How it originally looked:





Step 1, I removed everything after the two lines that come up from the ATTS unit:



Step 2, I put an entire quart of Honda ATF back into the system. For the record, yes I know there is a fill and drain plug all the way down at the bottom of the ATTS, but this way is much easier. Besides, I just want the damn thing to have enough oil in it.



Step 3, I obtained some of those brass hose repair kit pieces for 3/8 hose and took some of the old oil line and wrapped it around.



And viola, I'm done with that. Then to get all of the ATF out of the oil cooler, I strung it upside down overnight to drain it all. Then to ensure I didn't have any of it left in there, I decided to use an oil that was probably more similar to Power Steering Fluid to "rinse" out any remaining ATF, so here I'm using some old motor oil I had laying around. Then I let that hang upside down overnight as well to ensure that it was all drained out:



Then I switch around the oil cooler position 180 degrees and reinstall the old power steering hoses onto it. Looks and works great!




Now reinstall the power steering pump and all the hoses



Add some Honda-Bond to the connection to ensure no leaks:



Now until I can get the car started and pump some of that power steering fluid around to refill it, I am occupied with a couple of electrical things to keep the reinstall process moving along. The first was I decided to "tuck" (as best I could) the alternator wiring that runs up and over the valve cover.

Here is the splicing process and the completed look:







Meanwhile, i also hid the alarm system siren from inside of my engine bay, down to the area that my windshield wiper fluid reservoir used to be:



I also hid the HID ballast to the inside of my fender well where the OEM airbox used to be. I don't have pictures of it, but I used a bolt hole on the ballast to secure it tightly to an empty 10mm hole that used to secure the old airbox, so now it looks somewhat tucked away for the moment:



And finally, here is my 3 way power connection that connects the battery wire from the trunk to the power lines of the fuse box and starter. All are very convenient to get to and not easily visible being almost directly underneath the air filter.

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A couple more things of interest... Since I do not have a PCV line to connect to the valve cover anymore, I just capped it off:







Also, I had a friend of mine cut down the very long Moroso Crankcase Breather Can by 3 inches so that it would clear the bottom crossmember and the hood. Here is a quick look of what is exactly inside of the crankcase breather:


The cut:



You can see how it vents inside, you're looking at the upper half in case you didn't know:



And the bottom half doesn't really have anything special:



All together, I hate to admit but I could not find a reasonable price to pay to get this thing welded back together, so in the end, I took a file and roughed up the outside near the cut, then took some aluminum jelly (phosphoric acid) and cleaned/prepped the area and then JB Welded it together. The bond is incredibly strong, plus there really is no pressure in this thing, so it should hold for many, many years. Also, from where the JB weld is to the eye, you really can't see it:

Top Down View:



From Head-On



Now as I sit here and wait for the shop to replace the two ends on my hoses, I go outside and analyze everything I've done for any future problem areas that may rise up. From the looks of the hose area and some of your concerns that I'll lose too much oil, too soon, from the valve cover area, I say that this is less worrisome than I originally was thinking. The hose gains significant height over the original starting point before it eventually goes downhill into the catch can. This is a good thing because I'm thinking that most oil will not breach that point in normal driving and will keep flowing back down into the head. But only time, and many hours of test driving, will ultimately tell. Stay tuned tomorrow as I get the hoses made and finally turn it on!

One last parting picture: The oils that I will be using and the filter I have decided to replace my old love of K&N oil filters with. The reason for getting this Bosch filter is due to what I perceive as being an engine that quickly turns the oil from its regular color to very black in about 2000 miles. But until I yank the engine out (possibly this winter), I just want to do whatever I can to keep it cleaner, longer.



My son; eagerly awaiting his chance to ride/drive it. Not so fast there son, even your dad knows that this thing is a deathtrap!

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So the Prelude has a new piece of bling. Well, not really bling. More like mandatory bling. Am I confusing you? What I mean to say is the car has now been registered in Colorado, so now it is wearing it's 3rd set of plates since I've owned it. I'm leaving this state in the next 3 weeks anyway, so I just wanted to take a little bit of it with me, but more importantly, it needed to be registered to make the drive back east towards Indianapolis.



So upon being registered, I managed to put 100 miles on it in a day of driving to try and find or work out some bugs. Here is what I encountered so far:

First of all, my crankcase breather hoses functioned perfectly. In 100 miles of driving, I disconnected them from the catch can and turned it upside down. Not a drop of oil came out. Also, although I've seen a little bit of smoke coming out of the filter top, the smell was not intrusive into the cabin. But maybe that's because the odor of unburnt fuel is still present with the car (it's not that bad). So things are looking up for this catch can setup so far. A 900 mile drive to Indianapolis will show us (my dad will be the one driving it for me) just how dependable this setup is. My hypothesis is that oil splashing around from the camshafts isn't actually as violent or much as I'm thinking, and it is not splashing perfectly into the holes made in the valve cover. It especially is not enough to begin to go through the hoses all the way to the catch can.

But the downside is that when the car heated up, the hoses turned from stiff to soft and the furthest one began to sag. It eventually touched the header and melted off the nylon covering. Surprisingly, it stopped at the stainless steel mesh underneath, not melting the inner rubber hose. But some zip ties to hold it up solved this problem for the rest of the day. Good thing I have enough hose left to get it fixed. The fittings are the most expensive part anyway and they can be reused.



Also, I noticed a fine rubber dusting on the side of the engine with all of the belts. A quick scan attributed this to the belt rubbing against the engine mount. However, I discovered I did not tighten the two guide pulleys, which caused the pulleys to stick out further than they normally would, causing contact with the engine mount. This was a quick fix, but a new belt is in order as well.



My new Odyssey PC680 battery looks positively tiny compared to even the cheap-o $30 lawn and garden battery I had in there, but man, it is powerful! This thing has 500-some cranking amps (I'm not that concerned with cold cranking amps because this car will never be driven in temperatures below 50 degrees) for the first 5 seconds and 400-some cranking amps for the next 15 seconds after that. I'm truly impressed with this battery. Also, for those of you that are concerned with the stability of this setup, let me reassure you that the top bar going across the bar is extremely tight on it, practically squeezing it. The zip ties across the sides look gaudy, but they serve a purpose. This battery did not move an inch during the whole trip. It works great.



And finally, new spark plugs got put in today. The plug on the left is a copper plug that NGK has discontinued. To be honest, the only battery I could find that replaced it was the one on the right, which I believe is made out of nickel? After extensive research online, I've found that the plug on the right is the replacement for the one on the right. But upon even further inspection, it appears that the actual plug on the left is different from the spark plug box I've been hauling around. All I remember is that Honda Bob had told my dad who told me that I should use that plug. The code on the actual plug is different though. I know I have enough clearance to run a longer plug (do you see how the one on the right is slightly longer at the tip?) so I'm going to give these a try and see if I can feel any impact to throttle response, fuel economy or whatever. And for anyone that wants to know, both of these plugs are one range colder than what is standard for a Prelude. This is because my intake temperatures range from 170 to 180 under normal driving conditions. Yay no intercooler!

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what kind of numbers is she puttin down now? kinda surprised that its only puttin out 230 with your setup. its a nice lude but it would have been nicer if you were actually doin all the wrenching on it.
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I don't care, I've explained myself enough in this forum to demonstrate that if I didn't have the help I did on this car so far, it would be another 7 years until it was in the position it is now. I appreciate all of the helping hands I've had throughout the years and it's gained me new friends along the way. I wrench on it as much as I can and the last few posts I've put up show that I have done what I could when I have the time and patience.
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I wish people would realize wrench time on your car while its at home is next to impossible to do while over seas fighting for this country most of the project duration. I know you have the skills to do it yourself just as any of us do. talking to you in person I knew you were very knowledgeable and very respectful to everyones build at the meet. I respect what you've done for this country, and respect what you've done to your car. The guy who tuned my car did a full engine build turbo and tune for a guy in the same situation and he paid him before he left and that was his welcome home toy to mess with upon arrival. if anyone said yeah he didnt build I seriously would shake my head (just as I am now man)....anyway man, If thats one of the new born twins already man they've grown so so so much bro congrats once again on hitting so many stepping stones in your life that many seek to hit. and just want to add the car still looks amazing my friend looking forward to terrorizing the streets like you mentioned a while back lol.

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Re: The Best Prelude in the World

hi coming over in september from the 4th to the 25th 2014 from new zealand,is there any good japanese car shows on around that time,i will be driving from los angeles to florida
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I've been absent from the forums for a long time not because I haven't had anything to write about, but just that for a long time, the situation with my Prelude has remained stagnant regardless of what I was doing. With my cash flow turned off due to kids and a wife that disapproves of every purchase for this car, I was limited to oil and filter, supercharger belts and spark plugs every spring.



But recently good fortune has changed and I have been able to sneak in a few purchases here and there, got a $100 gift certificate to O'Reilly's for my birthday and have been selling extra things on Craigslist that have been sitting around forever (like my old Accord rims that I haven't used since 2004). All of these things have been put together into a carefully crafted plan to do one thing: Get my Prelude to run like it has never ran before.







The backstory:

As much as my build thread might have made it sound, my car never really ran right after its engine transplant. Even though Honda Bob tuned my car no fewer than 3 times over the course of 3.5 years, the car had numerous issues that were never fully fixed. The car rarely idled at a stop. It also ran terribly on smooth, steady highway roads because the air fuel ratio was all over the place. Power still felt strong, but I was experiencing lag when I stomped on the pedal. Many times there was a 1-2 second delay while trying to rev the engine after I pushed down on the pedal. The car also smelled terribly of unburnt fuel no matter if it was moving or not and even with the windows up or down. In short, it has been completely unenjoyable to drive since 2008.

I finally decided after moving to Indianapolis last summer that I would begin, in earnest, to find a tuner. Through various word of mouth and internet forums and even Honda Bob himself, I decided that Slow Motion Motorsports held the key to my success. Their website clearly laid out prices that I'd expect for a full tune, but I remained skeptical as to if my car would ever truly run right. After a full 5 months of stashing away money from Craigslist sales, etc, I came up with the $450 it would take to get the car fully tuned.






Leading up to that, I had to ensure that some areas of the car were properly running. The first thing I did was take off the Nology Hotwires that I had on the Prelude since 2005. They were actually my first upgrade I ever did. I replaced them with NGK wires. Next I decided that after multiple tests with a Voltmeter, that my alternator was bad. It was the original alternator that came with the car and had led a good life for 16 years and 250,000 miles. While disconnecting one of the wires, the post it was attached to literally broke off. Crazy.

I was not ready to admit defeat on the fact that my Odyssey PC680 battery was not up to the task of starting the car anymore, so I continued to use it. I disconnected it whenever the car would sit for more than 24 hours so that it wouldn't drain.

I scheduled my car to get tuned a month out and kept in email contact with Slow Motion Motorsports. The timing was important to me because I knew that getting my car tuned in the spring would result in a long, long wait time because I figured that's when most racers are trying to wrap up their winter builds for race season to begin. I also knew that I couldn't wait to bring the car in during the winter because my Falken 615's absolutely do not grip in any sort of ice or snow. So last weekend was the time to strike.

Much to my luck, the cold weather still held off and I brought my car to the shop on Thursday two weeks ago. The guys that I interacted with at the shop seemed genuinely nice but I still remained skeptical that all of this was going to be for nothing. I went through my build in as much detail as I could and had done everything from removing the passenger seat for the tuner to remove and access the ECU if needed, to bringing along plenty of oils and spark plugs in case they needed it.

Five days after I dropped the car off, I got a phone call from the shop indicating that they were finished. They had no problems with it and all they had to do extra was replace my spark plugs. I was flabbergasted that they were talking so non-chalantly about the whole thing because I was so sure that the curse of the White Diamond Disaster would rise again and prevent them from tuning it right.

My mom and dad would be picking up the car on Friday from the shop and driving it back to Indianapolis for me for the simple reason that they wanted to visit with my kids and my wife didn't want the kids to be subjected to a 5 hour drive there and back just to pick up a car. I was waiting with baited breath to hear how the car was driving during my parents ride back. My dad wasn't being too descriptive about the whole thing during the trip, but...

...fast forward to the good stuff...



I sat down into the car and started it up. First time go on the start. Things were looking good. I begin driving the course out of the neighborhood that includes no less than 3 stops where I knew I would probably stall out at stops, but surprisingly, this did not happen. The car was running remarkably smooth this whole time, but up next came the most important part, blasting the car on a cannonball run on the on-ramp followed by some steady highway driving. The power was smooth and deliberate in a way that never had been before. Power was everywhere and jerkiness was nonexistent. The car drove like a dream on the highway too, where no lag was present and good manners persisted. A few more on-ramp pulls later and some hooligan driving and I came back home extremely pleased with the whole experience. The car was finally driving like how it always should have drove. No hiccups, lag, stalling and the most peculiar but welcome aspect, was that it no longer stunk to high heaven of unburnt fuel. Why is this? I don't know. But my dad claimed to get excellent gas mileage on the way back to our house and I noticed it as well on my limited drive.

Words can't explain how pleased I am with this car and this whole situation has given me a newfound spark to continue improving the car and improving it to be one of the best Preludes out there.

I feel like I have remained in the past as the Prelude tuners of today have moved on to bigger and better things like turbocharging to ridiculous new highs, K-series swaps, N/A builds that match or maybe pass the power I have and so much more. I don't mind it though because for a moment in time, I was living high on the modding horse and now I have settled down and can sit back and observe the scene without feeling like I have to be on top of it. Everywhere I go, I still get some people that admire the car and want to talk about it and most of the time I get told that it's the cleanest Prelude they've seen. That makes me smile as I realize that the car is getting older and even though it's confined to the garage 350 days out of the year, the bodywork is in need of some attention now more than ever.

Ultimately, I still plan on keeping the car forever just because it still represents a long and storied history of my life and the modding will continue to evolve the car to be what I always wanted it to be; a car that is better in every category than it was stock.

And for the record, I ended up ditching the Odyssey battery for a standard sized one. My parents called it an overdue "birthday present."

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Proper tune or bust!

I could almost feel the excitement while reading your story.
Being a military man I figured you'd have a Die Hard Platinum under your hood. The dual post thing makes keeping it on a tender a breeze.
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wow, just spent the last 3 hours reading this whole build. Very nice man and as it is still Veterans day, and even it not, I thank you for serving our country, and I have a great amount of respect for you.

That being said, what part of Indianapolis did you move to? I am on the SE side. I just picked up a supercharged Prelude about a month ago now and had been building my Accord for the past 7 years. I have not seen much of a Prelude scene around Indy, but always nice to make new friends! Maybe we can meet up and do a photoshoot some time in the future!

Oh, and if you still have not hooked up your intersection lights, I know all about them, and more than willing to help out anyways possible

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Nice work, especially on battery relocate
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Where can I purchase these side marker logos ?
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Those are door sills, not side marker logos....


And they have not been available for a few years now
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And they have not been available for a few years now
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Good search in europa you can find them!

I've a set in my 4th gen lude and sold a couplet months ago a Brand New set!
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I don't care, I've explained myself enough in this forum to demonstrate that if I didn't have the help I did on this car so far, it would be another 7 years until it was in the position it is now. I appreciate all of the helping hands I've had throughout the years and it's gained me new friends along the way. I wrench on it as much as I can and the last few posts I've put up show that I have done what I could when I have the time and patience.
Good for you for being as involved as you are... I'm still loving your project!
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