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Lindso 07-09-2013 03:54 AM

:::Linds-O::: 1995 SE/VTEC
The summary, for those who don't like flipping pages.
Updated regularly with any changes.

WHP currently increased by 40%; The BLUE line is stock/OEM from October, 2011. The GREEN line is as of April, 2013.

Recently Completed (section update 5/1):
..S2000 black leather front seats
..Actual black leather rear seats
..RHD center console
..DC rear lower tie bar
..Viper alarm
..Exploded an ACT pressure plate subsequently taking out the P2A8 trans case
..M2F4 transmission w/ modified P2A8 5th gear
..MFactory LSD
..Synchrotech carbon synchros
..Fidanza 9lb flywheel

..Type-S Intake w/ K&N filter
..68mm Power TB
..EuroR Intake Manifold and custom billet fuel rail prepared by Rosko
..RDX 410cc Injectors w/ RDX pigtails
..Walbro 255 fuel pump delivering via braided SS fuel line
..Skunk2 Pro2 Camshafts with Skunk2 titanium valve springs, retainers, and adjustable cam gears
..Supertech Valves (#HIVN-& HEVN-1006) and Seals (#VS-H5.5E & H5.5I) sitting on a 3-angle valve job
..ARP Head Studs (#208-4304)
..Mahle 11.5:1 compression Pistons (#H22220425D10)
..FRM Hone, still at 87mm bore, size 'B' cylinders
..HyTech Rep Header
..KTeller 3in stainless steel piping
..Vibrant 'Ultra Quiet' resonator
..Magnaflow 16in bottle resonator
..Magnaflow high flow cat converter (#54309M) (3in inlet/outlet)
..Magnaflow high flow muffler (#14828) (3in inlet/4in outlet)
..XTD Stage II clutch (Competition stage 2 Clutch (#8014-2100) was taken out by exploding flywheel)
..Rywire SS braided line from slave cylinder to regulator
..Fidanza 9lb Flywheel (ACT 12.9lb Flywheel (#600190) exploded, I do not recommend.)
..KaizenSpeed Balance Shaft removal kit/oil pump
..Golden Eagle Magnetic drain plug - dunno why, hardly anything in the motor should be magnetic
..Golden Eagle vacuum block to retain Cruise Control with the Euro-R
..Most gaskets new, new rad hoses (Oil pan, head, etc)
..AEM UEGO Wideband
..p28-dipped Hondata s300 v2
..$16 oil catch can, doing it's job well
..Innovative 75a driver and passenger motor mounts, 85a rear

..5th gen full sunroof conversion
..Redline Goods red stitched shift boot, shift knob and eBrake handle
..Red 'stitched' DIY armrest, e-brake boot, and dash mat
..JTC short shifter
..JTC weighted shift knob
..JTC Customs Billet Shifter Base Stiffening Bushings
..Blue dash conversion
..AEM UEGO gauge in the tweeter cover
..JDM fog switch
..KOSO ECT gauge cut out over by the clock mat
..Replaced tan carpet with charcoal, along with cloth seats
..Blacked out rear leather

..Tree branch accents
..Engine compartment color change to metallic burgundy
..S2000 antenna mod
..OEM EDM housing headlights retrofitted to house halo LED-accented Morimoto projectors and DDM HID's
..Retrofitted Civic yellow fog lights
..USDM fog lights as back-ups
..OEM Honda sunroof visor/deflector
..94-95 Accord rear lip
..Seibon OEM style CF hood (Awaiting install)

Suspension & Wheels:
..Ground Control/Eibach/Koni; 380f/300r
..VTEC rotor and caliper conversion
..Centric front slotted rotors, rear blanks
..Raybestos pads
..Goodridge steel braided lines
..5-lug swapped
..Acura TL rims on Dunlop Direzza 335/40/17's, or 2000 Prelude Base 16' rims, or 2006 RSX-S 17in's
..SPC 3-degree adjustable upper ball joints
..ESP traction bar with engine TQ mount
..NeuSpeed front upper strut bar
..5-Lug Swap
..Ground Control install
..ESP traction bar install
..SS brake line install
..All front and rear Upper & Lower ball joint replacement, including rear toe arm ball joint replacement

..Sony headunit
..Pioneer shallow mount speakers in doors and rear deck
..Junkyard tweeters
..1000w Kenwood Excelon amplifier bridged out to one
..JL Audio W3 12in subwoofer/ported enclosure
..Zenesis 2-way paging system that sucks ass

..I/H/E/Tuned 2009 Civic SI, 2011 Mercedes C-350, 2003 Maxima SE 6-speed, 2012 Challenger SXT, several RSX-S's, 2007 Scion TC turbo, 2015 Ford Focus ST, a few Scion FRS's. Still on the hunt for some Cobalt SS's and Mustang GT's.

Future Mods:
-Fill the hole in my heart - IN PROGRESS
-Tune to e-85
-Coil On Plug - IN PROGRESS
-94-95 Accord front and rear lip - IN PROGRESS - Rear done
-Paint and install replacement front & back bumper covers, drivers door.
-Fix everything that's not perfect - IN PROGRESS, FOREVER

Current Project(s):
-Just goin' fast

Lindso 07-09-2013 03:55 AM

Re: :::Linds-O::: 1995 SE/VTEC

Let's try this again, shall we?

Continuing on from Number One, I'm still unclear as to what direction to take with this one. I'm thinking a metallic maroon/burgundy engine bay with a matching valve cover, but I would like to keep the SE exterior color. It's a lot more subtle than the red, which I've never really liked on cars anyway. Maybe I'll just gloss black it in there and around the exterior to have a nice accent, but keep it from standing out from the crowd too much visually. I like being a dark horse, remaining in the shadows, ya know? I couldn't do that with the red, but outside of the Prelude community, I feel I can achieve that in this one. After all, it's for me to enjoy, not you ;). ............................................

Tired old 235,000mi H23A1, soon to be the VTEC.

Is currently pretty gross.

At some point in the past, the drivers side was buffed with a tree apparently.

Knocks and rattles over speed bumps.

Well, it smells like it's been 18 years without a deep cleaning, so that's nice. I actually found a parking sticker from 1997 under the rear seat.

It also has no prop rod.

Future Mods:
Swap everything still usable from Number One.

Lindso 07-09-2013 04:14 AM

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Day 1:

How about we start by stripping the interior and cleaning the **** out of everything?

Romanianpreluder 07-09-2013 11:08 AM

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Are you going to clean it or swap over the interior from number one?

elspectro29 07-09-2013 12:17 PM

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Interesting that our 4th gen stories sort of parallel. We both had an H22-powered 95 (mine was an Si with a swap) wrecked due to stupidity of someone else and unable to get the other person on the hook for it (the guy who hit me said his light was green, but mine was), then replaced it with a model with exterior issues and SE rims. Good luck on your progress.

bykfixer 07-09-2013 12:33 PM

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That was quick.


Lindso 07-09-2013 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Romanianpreluder (Post 733877)
Are you going to clean it or swap over the interior from number one?

I'm bringin in the black carpet and front seats. I'll first try to clean the tan door panels and back seats to keep them, and put in the black rear divider with the speaker.


Originally Posted by elspectro29 (Post 733886)
Interesting that our 4th gen stories sort of parallel. We both had an H22-powered 95 (mine was an Si with a swap) wrecked due to stupidity of someone else and unable to get the other person on the hook for it (the guy who hit me said his light was green, but mine was), then replaced it with a model with exterior issues and SE rims. Good luck on your progress.

Brutha from anutha mutha. Bunch'a freaking a-holes out there man. Maybe a little dead inside, but we're still alive, aye?


Originally Posted by bykfixer (Post 733892)
That was quick.

That's what she said.

Originally Posted by bykfixer (Post 733892)

That's not what she said.

SoFlaKidd 07-09-2013 01:24 PM

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im still sad to see the red one looking like that but hey atleast you weren't hurt and already replaced it

deaflude 07-09-2013 05:25 PM

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Look good! I know you'll make the number 2 look good again! Thumb up!

ogsmakdade 07-09-2013 08:51 PM

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awesome. way to get back on the horse lindso

Blamo 07-09-2013 09:42 PM

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Yay, I get to watch this all over again!

t0n3 07-10-2013 08:41 AM

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Nothing but SEs out there in NM? You seem to have a gift for finding those things. I'm glad to see you recover so quickly and it's cool I get to watch you at work.


Lindso 07-10-2013 11:39 PM

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Thanks guys. I'd be lyin' if I said I didn't care what people on the internet thought. Your encouragement has really helped. When I first got outta the car after I wrecked, my first thought after waving people on to catch the b-hole and get his license plate was, 'Dammit, I'm done, I can't do that again". I was ready to turn car-gay; no more mechanical love, no more researching, learning, failing, and heart-aching.

I'm still bummed I gotta transfer everything over, but it's neat to have the chance to start again;

-Going Innovative mounts this time around
-Didn't grease the throwout bearing good enough so it squealed if the clutch wasn't in
-I don't think I'll end up keeping any of the tan interior. As much as I like it, I'm a rabid clean freak and I have enough of a hard time keeping myself satisfied with the cleanliness of the charcoal, I don't wanna have to kill myself scrubbing a spot outta the tan.
-Still working with my engine color idea. During my continued scrubdown session of the interior today, I decided to paint the bracket for the shift linkage and the little bracket that the back of the console bolts to. I shot some gloss burgundy over a black primer base and it's close to the color I had in my head, but maybe still a tad on the purple side rather than the red I imagined. I'll throw a pic up in a day or two for opinions.

ogsmakdade 07-11-2013 09:13 AM

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we're glad you're continuing the prelude love. It gives us something to look forward to while we drag our a$ses on our own cars :biggrin:

TypeT 07-11-2013 09:25 AM

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those tan (or white, brown etc) interiors makes me want to puke

Lindso 07-11-2013 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by TypeT (Post 734203)
those tan (or white, brown etc) interiors makes me want to puke

Then I am thankful I don't have to drive you around :-)

bykfixer 07-11-2013 08:25 PM

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Ahhhhh type t and his charm.

I was rooting for you to keep the tan, but understand why you are going dark colors. Can't say I blame ya.
Mine with tan is a joyride car so it stays clean. Scotchgard helps keep it that way.

I was asking a friend recently when his car was robbed did he feel like giving up. He responded his wife talked him into getting back on the horse. I got robbed of my tools recently so therefore the question was to enquire if that's normal. I still get a lump in my throat when I see pix of elspectro's wrecked 95.
Guess what I'm saying here is you not wanting to jump right back in is nothing to be ashamed of. And I commend you for jumping right back in the game. It seems as though this time with even more furvor.
Good job Lindso.

Anyway, can't wait to see that paint color you have in your head
:popcorn: :pepsi:

Lindso 07-12-2013 01:26 PM

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Thanks Byk..When my buddy and I were getting the car off the tow truck that night, my dad came out in his slippers and pajama get-up and just watched us get it into the garage. When it was finally in the garage, he just stood there and stared at it for a few minutes while I was cleaning a trail power steering fluid off the driveway. Then he started cursing a bunch. I think he was a little more upset about it than I was, and even more excited than all you guys to see another Prelude in there. If I didn't have his garage to put all my crap, this wouldn't have ever happened.
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Day 2 - Day 4:

Photobucket is being laggy again so my pics are too big and sideways. I guess give it some time to catch up with my changes? Stupid Photobucket..

It's about as clean as I'm gonna get it in there for now. I still gotta take the dash apart and clean that up and swap over my gauges, but I'll wait til I have a seat to sit on for that.

^^In that pic you can see the two things I painted. I figured they're never visible so why not mess with it and see how I like it. It's not a metallic like I had in my head, but I still like it. My friend said it looks like an old lady's nail polish and her purse.

I have the headliner all removed too, just waiting for some assistance getting the sunroof out so I don't drop it or knock it on something and piss myself off. I'll do that this weekend, get my short shifter over, my stereo wiring, and whatever else I have time to start on. I found out last night I'm gonna have to swap over my front brakes and rotors, too. Don't wanna be without my VTEC brake setup.

bykfixer 07-12-2013 02:01 PM

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Falling sun roof = lump on head

Lindso 07-12-2013 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by bykfixer (Post 734402)
Falling sun roof = lump on head

That and its sharp as hell in a few places from where I trimmed it to fit. Tore my hands up last time I messed with getting it in and outta the door myself.

bykfixer 07-12-2013 04:30 PM

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I just gut-ed an 89 @ the junkyard thinking of bringing home most of the trim including the sunroof cover. All was out of the car at one point. I looked at the pile of parts and kept an overhead light and a door molding out. The rest went back in for others to use.
Sunroof was heavy and cumbersome. That last screw was a lulu.
The seats made for good resting points. You don't have that advantage right now.
To me the hardest thing to get back in w/o damaging was that big @$s, fragile headliner. I was like 'how-th-h311 did I get that out without mucking it up?'

You certainly ought to have help while the switch-a-roo takes place.

ogsmakdade 07-12-2013 08:38 PM

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progress already, I like it!

Lindso 07-12-2013 11:17 PM

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Opinions on that red for the engine bay and valve cover?

And I finally freaking found the name of the paint; CASHMERE SILVER METALLIC!

Lindso 07-13-2013 02:20 AM

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Originally Posted by bykfixer (Post 734426)
To me the hardest thing to get back in w/o damaging was that big @$s, fragile headliner. I was like 'how-th-h311 did I get that out without mucking it up?'

Hahaha that's got to be what I spent the most time on Thursday morning..getting those three stupid push tabs loose without ripping them off the back. Every time I take it down, that same thing goes through my head! I always tell myself to remember what I did to get it out but 15 seconds later I'm already thinking about something else.


Originally Posted by ogsmakdade (Post 734451)
progress already, I like it!

I'm just gonna keep trucking every day I can, so hopefully this goes by fast and I can get back behind the wheel sooner than later.

bykfixer 07-13-2013 09:56 AM

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I used a pair of door panel pulling tools. One (wide blade) was slid into position, slightly angled, then the other (narrow blade) was wedged between the roof and tool one.

That shade of red is a dam nice color against your factory color.
Do you mean the entire engine bay? I'm thinking maybe 80% red? With some of the factory color as accents. And maybe a little dab of that red here and there throught the outside of the car. Things like valve stem caps, the H, stuff like that. Valve cover for sure.

Freke 07-17-2013 04:29 AM

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I'm happy you replaced it so fast, but I'm still so bummed about the red one. Too bad you couldn't have found one to come pick up in Cali. NOT mine. :wink:

I can't wait to see it in person.

Oh, and when this is finished, I think your wife needs a new car... Just sayin'!

Lindso 07-18-2013 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Freke (Post 735210)
I'm happy you replaced it so fast, but I'm still so bummed about the red one. Too bad you couldn't have found one to come pick up in Cali. NOT mine. :wink:

I can't wait to see it in person.

Oh, and when this is finished, I think your wife needs a new car... Just sayin'!

I actually looked in Bakersfield, but you don't have crap there. Besides yours.

Speaking of a new car for A, the only one I'd buy her is yours...

Lindso 07-22-2013 10:52 AM

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Last week was a pretty good one. The first thing I finished was the fuel pump swap, and I decided to take a few pics cuz it can be a bitch of a puzzle to figure out.

Here's what's underneath that cover behind the 4th gen seats. The fuel pump is the one on the right. I did my best to brush off the dirt that's built up on there and vacuum any loose dust to hopefully prevent it from falling into the tank when I cracked it open. You'll notice two lines, one rubber and one steel; The steel one is the difficult one because it won't flex outta the way to allow you to pull the pump up and out;

There's only two ways to push that steel line- up or down. You can push it up far enough outta the way, but not without bending it, which makes it's tight re-installation tough. Sooo, force it down like a boner in class;

The stock one is on the left and the Walboro is on the right. I don't think I have a Prelude replacement when considering the difference in size and angle of that little net/filter thing, but I haven't had any problems with priming or anything yet, so whatev;

After getting the fuel pumps taken care of, I finished getting everything *****'n'span;

Received a couple new parts;

Got most of the cockpit back together;

Aaaand proceeded to make another giant mess out of the garage;

I'll spend all this week cleaning and painting the engine compartment, and hope to have the motor swapped in this coming weekend.

ogsmakdade 07-22-2013 11:42 AM

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love it.

btw........... you said cockpit......... lawl.

I just noticed in your first post "tree branch accents" on the exterior.... classic :biggrin:

Lindso 07-22-2013 11:37 PM

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I'm glad you appreciate my poor jabs at humor :)

After starting to clean the engine compartment this morning, I'm thinking I may not even get to start painting for another few days, which will push my H22 install back another weekend :( GD bay is greasy as hell.

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