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:::elspectro29::: 1991 Si ALB Auto

I've decided to make another thread for my other car since I want to do some work on it as well, even though it's more of a restoration project than a build. I've had it for a little over years, but I haven't given it much attention since I got my 4th gens. It's not in bad shape, but it needs some work. The radiator needs to be reinstalled because it over heats if left running in place for too long. It needs a new sound system because the deck is wired wrong and the speakers all went out. It needs a new drivers side door lock assembly because the one in there now was damaged by a sagging door. Sometimes the gear indicator light won't engage for awhile and it shifts differently until then. There's some bondo on the left rear fender, which is either covering rust or an accident (I found paperwork that indicates it was in a minor collision). The drivers side seat belt won't always come out, and the passengers side needs a new buckle. It needs a brake job, at least on the rear (and probably the front too), and I want to remove the fart can. But it runs great for a B21A1 with 180k on the odometer.






Engine: Stock B21, irritating fart can muffler
Exterior: Stock
Interior: Embossed 88 cigarette lighter (+5 whp)
I.C.E: None! Speakers are broken and the deck has a mind of its own. It has a security system that isn't hooked up because it too has a mind of its own. I didn't install any of these; they were all on the car before I owned it. I want to put a stock radio in for a bit to make sure it was the old deck that was bad and not the wiring.
Suspension: Stock
Future mods: Quieter muffler, OEM CD player, 88-89 front bumper, fixing what's wrong with it
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Re: :::elspectro29::: 1991 Si ALB Auto

hey!, i was gonna do that car..
i'll lend a hand, how 'bout that?
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Re: :::elspectro29::: 1991 Si ALB Auto

Nice and stock, I like it man
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That's fine. You know my birthday's coming up soon

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Nice and stock, I like it man
Thanks. That's how I want to make it aside from the stereo, and then make the 93 my "fun" car.
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Re: :::elspectro29::: 1991 Si ALB Auto

Sounds like a good plan!!!
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Re: :::elspectro29::: 1991 Si ALB Auto

I bought a Thrush 2 1/4" muffler today. Not factory quiet, but better sound-wise than what's on it now. I know that's bigger than the factory pipe, so it'll be a bit before I have it installed. In the meantime, I found out a local junkyard has a white 3rd gen among its inventory, so tomorrow after work I want to head that way and see if it still has anything I can use.
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Re: :::elspectro29::: 1991 Si ALB Auto

radio antenna, passenger side belt buckle, driver side door perhaps, hood prop, possibly a better radiator. current one was beat up during install by previous guy. check the radiator mounts too. don't exactly remember what but something was amiss with yours i believe.
you've already done the tail lights?
i need the part of the air box that rests on the radiator.
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Re: :::elspectro29::: 1991 Si ALB Auto

I have that extra 4th gen antenna. That should fit, but if not it's not a big deal at this time. The shroud that goes over the radiator fans is broken, maybe that's what you're thinking of. I've replaced some of the til light bulbs but not all, so I'll check for those. With the rust on the driver's side door where the paint is gone, you're probably right about getting another one.
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antena only needed with a working radio..
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Re: :::elspectro29::: 1991 Si ALB Auto

Found two 3rd gens at the junkyard today. The one that led me there was an 88 4WS auto that had 171k. The engine was still in the car, so I don't know what was wrong with it. I got the hood prop, center vents (one of mine is busted), embossed cigarette lighter, and attempted but failed to get the driver's side lock and latch out of it. I walked around a bit and found a nice blue 91 Si auto with only 136k. It was nearly perfect, aside from some rust on the passenger's side headlight. (Oh, and it had been rear ended, too. That's why it was there.) It was close to closing time when I found it, so I plucked the intake part Dad's 91 needs and heard home. Going back tomorrow...
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Re: :::elspectro29::: 1991 Si ALB Auto

wish there was a button here.
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Re: :::elspectro29::: 1991 Si ALB Auto

NICE!! all the junk yards around here have too many vultures so everything gets picked pretty quickly and that's IF you can even find the car you're looking for.
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NICE!! all the junk yards around here have too many vultures so everything gets picked pretty quickly and that's IF you can even find the car you're looking for.
There were 3 3rd gens there total, and the craziest part is that all three had their engines intact. Deeper in the field was a yellow 89 Si manual that had more parts missing. I didn't get anything from it but we both got almost everything our 91s need, and some we didn't but just were in better condition. Now I just need a new radiator and fan shroud, and rear speakers and covers. I already put the new hood prop in and it works great.
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Re: :::elspectro29::: 1991 Si ALB Auto

i couldn't believe the white 88 4ws automatic was practically untouched!
the 91 too except for the floor mats and front seats. somebody was kind enough to disassemble the center of the dash, remove the vents and factory radio and leave em laying. nice. even the original window sticker from when it was sold and the owners manual were in the car.
the yellow 89 had a lot leftover for a restoration. gaskets, trim, glass, the lamps etc.
shame is the lot just got bought out. the check out dude said hurry back because the corparation is going to crush 50% of the cars to recoup some cash soon.

if anybody's interested they are next door to southside speedway in chesterfield va. you can google the name of the old famous racetrack for the address and map. or elspectro or i can guide ya in. richard petty, bobby allison etc grew chest hair from racing at that old track.
denny hamlin raced there as a local guy as well.
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Installed some unpainted windshield wiper arms this morning. They came off the 89 at the junkyard.
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I got some OEM speaker covers today.
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I want this car.
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Re: :::elspectro29::: 1991 Si ALB Auto

Put in the stock radio yet? I have a cassette to cd adapter in the garage somewhere.
I like the direction you are going.
I was going to go a more expensive route at first, (motor/tranny, body work etc) but probably would've ran out of money and the car would've sat unfinished.
Instead you are cosmetically improving this car that has a reliable drivetrain for peanut$. If/when that gives out you will have completed the restartion process except for the last couple of steps. Bravo.
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Put in the stock radio yet? I have a cassette to cd adapter in the garage somewhere.
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I was going to go a more expensive route at first, (motor/tranny, body work etc) but probably would've ran out of money and the car would've sat unfinished.
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Thanks. Having a razor-thin budget helps, but it's also a smaller project than the 4G.

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And you've started that with the stock airbox, etc. And to answer your question about the stock radio, no, not yet. Been too busy with work.
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Mine is not budget but more like adha/ocd issues. Budget becomes the issue after the voices talk me into having a working automobile in 30 peices.
Remember I threatened to do 3 preludes in the same summer?
Meanwhile I've barely started the s.h. The voices keep telling me watch all 10 episodes of band of brothers today, buy another watch, etc.
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Looks real clean bro…Good job, and keep up the good work!
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Got another radiator with both shrouds, fans, plus door hinges, bolts, a much nicer valve cover, and some miscellaneous things at the junkyard today. Still need to figure out what makes the power steering leak, but most of the replacement parts I need are now in my possession.
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Nice ride brother!! Keep it up and don't get discouraged!!
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Thanks.

The power steering pump is starting to go out, so that's one more issue to add. I thought it was a hose leaking, but it's starting to make a humming noise from the power steering area. Will update with more symptoms after the weather clears some.
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Gotta grab the one off the blue 91 like you said we oughta get last time. Dratz. But I wanna rebuild one so...
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Replaced the cracked bumper light with one that's...not so cracked.
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