PERFECT HONDA

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- Trac Tuff
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Shop - @tractuffrob
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Visited Rob's shop, because I'm a fan of his products and welding skills for a while now... He makes a bunch of different cooling and oiling system containers, mostly for high end engine builds... Just a fantastic attention to detail, you can tell he takes pride in his work... I wanted to introduce myself, because I want to incorporate his parts in our Perfect Honda builds... His stuff is way better than the big online brands, and I like to support American made products...
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His shop was very clean and organized, absolutely presentable... In the middle of the shop was a black Integra Type R, with a supercharged K swap under the hood... Rob was working on a radiator setup, and boy did it look clean...
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To the left of that is his friend's EK hatch drag car, with a massive turbo... Turbo so big that the motor has to lean more forward!... Easily over 1000 WHP, and beautiful to look at...
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Behind that sat his E46 M3, which has a K swap in it!... WTF, I didn't expect that, and I find it a little sacrilegious... I'm a big fan of these motors, but that M3 is a gem... She is even sitting on bronze ZE40s, that's hard core fashion bro... Rob said he didn't cut anything on her and has the original motor still, this project blew me away...
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I was really impressed with what Trac Tuff is about, and hope to work with him soon... But this guy is super legit guys, and an honest straight forward business man... Thanks for your time today Rob, we will be in touch soon!... #tractuff

- random Tesla P85D
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I worked a random job on a Tesla, and it was a very interesting experience...

It was my first time working with one and driving one... The car is all gimmicks and software, I think it's a little creepy and amazing at the same time... When you walk up to the car, the door handles retract and the side mirrors fold out... and then when you open the door and sit down, the climate control and audio system come to life like a space ship... Its eery quiet, and she drives away smooth as can be... A very easy car to drive, and an experience you have to try to understand... This is the future of cars, I better start getting used to "what they think I want"...
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Today this car came in with a bunch of broken lug nuts, sheered in half... They were some cheap Chinese lug nuts that were over tightened, and snapped in half... I learned that these wheels are torqued to 130 ft pounds which is a lot more than a car or truck... Usually cars are at 80 and trucks are 100 ft pounds... Now there was 6 broken lug nuts that I had to extract, damn...
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I went to Autozone and bought a bunch of different sockets, to jam onto the broken lug nut... 20mm ended up working well, and I pulled 5 of them out... I went through 2 sockets, and ofcourse I had to throw them away after I was done... The inside of the sockets were all torn up after each attempt... I used a 10 pound sledgehammer to pound them in, and used an impact to back them out...
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For the final stuck lug nut, I had rounded the top off and it wouldn't come out like the others... So what I did was drill a hole and put a wedge in there, and jammed the 20mm socket in there again... This time it got it out woohoo!...
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Random job on an interesting car, made my mind think... I still prefer the build quality of the 90s Hondas, none of these newer cars compare... And I don't need gimmicks and software, I prefer analog and tuned well... #tesla

- Miguel's Integra with K24 swap with nitrous
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Owner - @kdc2_mikey
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Miguel is wild, and just added a nitrous kit onto his K swapped Integra... For those who don't know, this is my first K swap and I documented the entire process last year... She's been running excellent since then, and now its time for more power... He's become very comfortable at this power level, and now he wants to step up to faster cars... V8s to be exact...
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I've got too much going on right now building my new content and getting healthy, so David @importautopros helped us install and tune the kit... In the future we are gonna clean up the entire engine bay together and make it presentable, right now the goal is to be reliable and fast... All of this was done on a budget, and Miguel does a good job maintaining her... And he does a good job at representing the Honda hobby, we go up against fast cars with screaming high RPM motors in a lightweight chassis...
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While at the shop I got to see undefeated MMA fighter AJ McKee @ajmckee101 , fresh off his million dollar win!... I'm a big MMA fan, so this was big for me... He's got a turbo CRX going AWD now, all the work being done at Import Auto Pros... It's cool that even famous people are into what we do, building little Hondas into street monsters...
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Always a fun time here at my favorite tuning shop, and getting stuff done being productive... Thank you for your help again David, sorry I couldn't stay all night until the sun comes up... #acura #integra #kswap #nitrous

- Nitin's Integra LS
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Everything fits in a hatchback, even a 10 foot ladder!...

This was 8 years ago, doing some kind of random job... I think I had to climb into a second story window, to help a tenant get back in...
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I used my Integra for everything, even work!... With a stock B16A under the hood, nothing more... A bunch of tools in the back and a full tank of gas, and I would work all day doing some kind of manual labor... From setting up weddings to fixing toilets, I was all over the place...
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I was told that if you don't have a good job, just work hard in whatever you do and eventually an opportunity will arise... #acura #integra #b16a #vtec

- Brandon's Supercharged 4 door Si
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Owner - @b.wong247
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I'm a big fan of Brandon's Si 4 door, the entire car painted in purple with JDM front and rear conversions... Sitting on Advan wheels, she looks absolutely perfect...
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Today he came by to install a J's Racing front and rear strut bars and a powdercoated valve cover in the J's Racing style... He loves this brand, and has a bunch of parts from them on this car... I told him I'd love to see the entire J's dragon on the side, in gold foil before he repaints her... His plan is to make her white, but I think she looks damn good as is...
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Swipe to see the valve cover, in their signature turquoise color... A J's badge added on... This was done by Charlie @charlie.moua.doryoku , who is well known online for his quality powdercoating... I think it's a better job than a real Japanese one, glossy as hell... We installed the valve cover with a new valve cover gasket and some clean acorn nuts... Dabbed 4 corners with Hondabond ofcourse, these cars a little annoying in that you have to remove the entire plastic cowl... And those cowls suck, they wear out with heat and exposure to sun...
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We also installed front and rear strut tower bars, with a polished bar and gold brackets... Very cool how the front bar sits in front of the cowl, a clean design... The rear bar attached from the single bolt on top of the rear shocks, which I had to enlargen for the coilovers... Trimmed the panels to fit, using extreme eyeball measuring...
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Some cool parts installed on a Civic that is already the ultimate... Supercharged motor runs healthy and strong, inside the CTR interior is comfortable and fashionable in red and black... There are so many cool details on this FD2 wannabe, like the CTR gauge cluster... Octagon tails are just ridiculous, because Honda already did circles haha... Great job always Brandon on your car, always on the cutting edge of what's cool out there... #honda #civic #hondacivic

When I saw this, I knew I had to say something... But let's try and create some good conversation over this, and how it relates to our hobby...

I'm a fanatic of the older Hondas and especially the Integra Type R, with high revving engines and nimble light weight handling... The ITR was respected for being able to compete with rear wheel drive cars that had much more power, as well as had longer endurance... If the ITR couldn't win with power, it made up for it in efficiency and reliabilty... Truly revolutionary engineering for the time, and now!...
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This new Integra is more of an Acura ILX with a CTR motor, and they used the branding of our beloved DC2... They stamped Integra under the head light here like the 98-01s, and I'm sure it's gonna be on the back bumper as well... The headlights look like their new Acura styling and they have already told us that the platform is the same as ILX which is a 4 door... I think its possible that it could have the 1.5L turbo motor as a base model option, but that most people will opt for the K20C... If they put that motor in an Accord, it's gonna be in this Integra for sure... And watch, its gonna be in a CRV as well... Its a mass produced multi purpose motor, built to be cost effective and make power comparable to the competition...
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For the older Integras and Civics, to be efficient Honda made majority of the parts interchangeable... So you could take a Civic chassis and put everything from an Integra onto it, from the engine to the seats to the suspension... These new cars are no where close to as fun or interesting as that, they are just built to a cost and designed to compete in the market... These new cars don't share any lineage with the older generation, much like the new Supra haha...
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What this is, is a gimmick to sell you a car... And its a good one, because all these Integra Type Rs have been selling so high at auction... So they are trying to capitalize on that, and modified a current chassis and tossed in their best current motor setup... Throw a bunch of marketing at it, and let the Internet do the rest... Personally, I'd rather have a B series haha...

- Nitin's Civic Si EP3
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Finally got to install the SHG steering rack slider, something that I think every RSX and EP3 owner should get...

Note that I'm not sponsored by anyone, I'm just giving honest recommendations... A few of my friends have brought this to my attention, and I had to try it out... Compared to my older Hondas, my EP3 steering wanders a but and just isn't as precise...
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RSX and EP3 are known for their steering issues, the design of the steering rack is much higher than being tucked in the lower subframe... When lowered, the geometry of the tie rods are angled and put stress on both ends of the linkage... On the inside of the rack, where both inner tie rods come together, is a plastic composite piece with 2 metal bushings that tends to wear out over time... SHG made a reinforced one that is much stronger, they developed this for their RSX race car that runs on slicks... Some other companies make a metal one, but I didn't want one that was that rigid... There is a reason it was designed out of a plastic composite, to give a little bit of cushion and I wanted to maintain that...
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Removing the inner tie rods is pretty tough, a real knuckle buster... I ordered a 29mm crows foot open ended socket, and used 2 really long extensions until my breaker bar was past the front fender... After I bent back the locking washers, I pryed the inner tie rods off slowly with strength... After that, there is 2 17mm bolts for the holder, and then we are exposed to the old steering rack slider...
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I sliced the rubber boot in the middle, swipe to see how I slit her throat... I reached in and pulled her guts out, a greasy nasty mess but it came out easy... I transfered the metal bushings to the SHg slider, and plugged her back in... Tightened everything up, and now its time for alignment... Taking her apart was the hard part, putting back together was straightforward...
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Took her for a drive and I can definitely feel the improvement, she drives straighter and doesn't wander... Well worth the money, and I'm gonna be installing a lot of these for my friends... A pleasure to see a well engineered part that is cheap and improves on Honda's design... #honda

- Charlie's Integra LS with Type R engine
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Owner - @8sircharles8
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Day 1 of phase 2 of Charlie's Milano red build, there are at least 3 phases to this build haha... First was the ITR engine swap, which tuned made 205 WHP, and now its time for the suspension build... All these parts we have been putting on his car are from his old Milano red Integra from 10 years ago, which he crashed unfortunately... He had saved all the parts, and now is recreating his old project just with a fresher twist...
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Front and rear ITR 5 lug knuckles, refinished by himself and Nate... Everything was touched, analyzed, and improved... Spoon calipers powdercoated yellow to match the valve cover, rebuilt with new Spoon seals from Japan... Tein Racing RS coilovers with external reservoirs, recently rebuilt by Tein... These are super baller, and can't wait to see how she performs at the track... Extended ball joints, and every ball joint and bushing changed... Rear suspension was powdercoated gloss black and the rear sway in a medium matte gold...
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For our first attack at this project, we needed a good place to work where the car could sit for a week or two... Charlie cleared up just enough space and we mounted her on 4 jackstands... Blasted all the old suspension off faster than a Joe Rogan podcast, and laid it all out on the driveway... Once everything was out, we pulled out the nice new stuff... Swipe to take a look at the calipers, I think it's gonna look great...
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By the end of the day we were able to hang the rear trailing arms, and thats just how far we got... Charlie had a lot to cleanup, and now we have our first insight into how this project will flow... As we keep adding things onto the car, we will also need to buy what we need... these projects don't go as planned, so its better to have time on your side... Our goal is to have as mint a suspension as possible, Charlie spent a ton of money on this and we want to show it off and race hard... Stay tuned, Phase 2 has begun!... #acura #integra #vtec

- Nitin's Civic Si and Integra
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I'm excited to work on my cars, both my black EP3 and my white DC...

My idea was to make more content on these Hondas of mine, because nothing makes me happier than working day and night on them... I've got an insane work ethic and love to get my ideas done, and these two cars will keep me busy for a while!...
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For YouTube it might be easiest to make short videos on these cars everyday, where I explain what I'm doing and how I'm thinking... YouTube is where I can possibly make good money, Instagram doesn't pay anything for all my time and generosity... And right now there is nobody making interesting content, it's all been watered down and super boring... But I'm gonna bring sexy back like Justin Timberlake, and share the real Honda hobby... From street cars to time attack to drag racing, I've got a lot of friends with every different type of custom car you can imagine...
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Right now I'm focused on cleaning up my EP3, I bought her a couple of months ago as a mechanic special and have been fixing everything I can... She's a daily driver, not a show car or race car, so she just needs to be decent and reliable...I've analyzed everything she needs right now, and fixing them one by one... This process of how I do it is the difference, my attention to detail and the resources around me...
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The Integra I'm gonna start after the EP3 is done, and that will be one of the best Honda street cars in SoCal... We are gonna flex every skill we have, to show the next level of Integra perfection... She is a show car and a race car, but probably only 11.50 index class... I've got another chassis hiding for a big 1000 HP race car, too early to talk about that... It's gonna take me at least 200 hours to rebuild the Integra for the second time, but its gonna make some good content for people to follow... And I'm gonna post every detail, and talk about everything... My goal is to explain this hobby better than anyone else, because I've got the experience, style, and lucky to have so many good clients, mentors, and friends... #honda #civic #hondacivic #acura #integra

- Jeremy's Civic Si EP3
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One of the nicest EP3s belongs to my friend Jeremy, with lots of CTR parts on her and a mint paint job...

This is what a quality build looks like, he's a successful engineer and has damn good taste... Some of this stuff is expensive, but Jeremy knows what he wants and how to find it...
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Under the hood is a complete Civic Type R motor and 6 speed trans, taken from an EP3 in Europe... The motor is completely stock, he just added a wrinkle blue valve cover and painted the intake manifold cover black... Most people aim to put a K20A2 in, but this is way better and makes more power... LSD trans is money...
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Outside she has CTR headlights, bodykit, side markers, wheels, wing and the UK badge on the back... She looks so luxurious with her clean blue paint job, brand new mouldings, and crystal clear headlights... Notice the CTR brake calipers peeking through the spokes, stamped with the Type R logo how cool...
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Inside the cabin are CTR Recaros, in the Darth Maul color combo... CTR gauge cluster that goes up to 8K, CTR shift knob with the boot... This is one hell of a complete transformation!... Classy and fun, it's a pleasure to see this Honda... Arguably one of the best in LA, Jeremy knows what's up... This project is done, and doesn't need anything else... Its definitely true to Type R style, with a little California love... #honda #civic #hondacivic #ctr #ep3

- Zaire's Civic DX hatchback
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First day working on Zaire's little silver DX hatchback, all original with only 144k miles...

He already had a list of things he wanted done, and on top of that was to do a diagnosis... What's interesting about this car is that she's an east coast car, so corrosion is something to look for...
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Compression test found #1 cylinder was a little low, probably a damaged valve, but she still runs just fine... when it gets worse and that cylinder stops working, he will have to get the head rebuilt... Drained the oil and added some Amsoil, he treats his Civic to the good stuff...
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Next we put her on the alignment rack, and found the rear toe was off... Tried to adjust it, and the toe arms were rusted shut and the rubber was deteriorated... The rear shocks were rusted, and we replaced them with some KYBs... Lastly one of the rear LCA had a rusted bushing to bolt, and we had to replace that arm...
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We did as much as we could, until it became dark... We did all the regular things I do, like adding ground cables and cleaning up the engine bay... Changed the fuel pump with a new Denso... I'm happy we were able to make his car better, and next we have to fix those toe arms and finish the alignment...
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Thank you for your good energy today man, it was a lot of fun working on her... I know you want to focus on making this a restoration, and everything we need is at the junkyard which is nice and easy... And let's get this baby back to at least 30 MPG!, I know she can do it!... #honda #civic #hondacivic

- Michael's Civic EM2 with K20 AWD turbo swap
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Owner - @turboman02_

Fabrication - @allmotorap2
Tuner - @armentuned
Tuning shop - @driverb
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Congrats to Michael and Junior on making the power they wanted, for the beginning stages of this ultimate EM2 build... Right now she has a stock K20Z, but a built K24 is coming soon... The purpose of this tuning session was to get her up and running, so that they could further test the setup... Their future goal is at least 1000 HP, and to get to that you have to do it in stages...
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Today she made 549 WHP at 20 pounds of boost!, that's a lot of power for a cast piston motor... Mike wanted at least 500, and he got that and a little more... It was an evening filled with issues to get past, but thats why we pay tuners the big bucks... And they deserve it, Armen and Driver B did an excellent job at diagnosing issues on the spot... And then getting the results we wanted...
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First there was an injector stuck, then a blow off valve leak, and then ultimately a wastegate leak... I'll explain more on YouTube, because I can talk more than I can message here... But these guys worked hard, and now this EM2 is on the streets and running... She's got a couple details to complete, but I'm sure Mike and Junior can't wait to hit the track and see what she can do... #honda #civic #hondacivic #k20 #turbo

- Nitin's Civic Si EP3
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Business - @mrsexys2k
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The best fender roller/trimmer in town is also one of the series, David does excellent work giving clearance to all of us guys who want to run wider wheel setups... In my case I have my EP3 HPF wheels and I added a 1" spacer all around... Note that the spacer should have the correct center bore, to keep things aligned well...
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David has worked his magic on thousands of cars all over California, from Hondas to exotics... He's got a quality service, for a good price... My rear tires were getting chewed up by the fenders a lot, and my fronts were rubbing under compression... I needed about half an inch of clearance, to stop those nasty sounds when hitting a bump or driving like a mad man...
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He cuts about an inch off the fender liner like a ninja, so the rest of the liner is still in there to keep the dust out... For the rears he pulled out the flap disc grinder and shaved off as much as he could... He knows not to go too far, because the panels will separate and leave a gap... He smoothens the curve out, and knows the shape needed...
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On the fronts he folded the lip up, and got the same amount of clearance as the rear... Since the front fenders are a thinner metal, the technique is different than the rear... He finished the fronts quick, while wearing face mask, ear muffs, safety glasses, and a Trojan Magnum... Safe sex or no sex, Mr Sexy knows what he's doing with the ladies...
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Now I've got plenty of free space, so I can bang those corners without worry... Or that horrible scraping sound, cringe!... Swipe all the way to see how she looks now, I've been working on her for the past 2 weeks fixing a bunch of different things...
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A brand new air conditioning system was a pain to put in, but now she blows cold... Front lip and the CTR wing are getting painted, and I'm testing the oil pressure to check that the oil pump is still good... She's only got 150k miles on her, so she doesn't a motor anytime soon... Just trying to fix everything, so she's a nice fun reliable daily driver... Next I'm shifting focus to my Integra and I hope you like the new content coming out for that... #honda #civic

- Junior's JDM CRX
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Owner - @allmotorap2
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Junior brought his very cool JDM RHD CRX to show me, wow what a beauty!... The hood is getting repainted, with her B16A exposed to the world... Since this is older than 25 years and imported, she's subject to EPA inspection at the Federal level as opposed to a BAR inspection which is a California body... The rule for federal is that it has to be the stock motor, which it is...
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But the engine has some goodies, because the original owner from Japan messaged him somehow and told him that she has CTR pistons and CTR cams!... The engine has been rebuilt and is fresh, and when he fired her up she sounded exactly stock... So it's not a big deal that she has pistons and cams, it's just a better Honda rebuild and she acts like a regular car...
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Lowered on gloss black Gramlights, that JDM front end, and a fresh paint job she looks too good... What a simple beautiful piece of Honda history right here... A B16A CRX is what started the entire Honda scene, and this is the factory stock version we wish we got here. . #honda #crx #b16a #vtec

- Manny's EK coupe with K24 swap
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Owner - @junkyard_crow
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Manny came by for an alignment, you remember him with the shaved yellow engine bay and blue valve cover... What's so interesting is that everything he got for this project car was from the local junkyard, where he scaveneged the parts himself... He told me he built this car to prove that you can be on a budget, and build a fun Honda to drive around... He's got another car also, but this is his beater daily driver...
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Function and Form @functionandform coilovers, rear lower control arms, Buddy club rear upper control arms, and a Yonaka exhaust all tucked under the quarter panels... He still needs some bushings replaced, but at least she drives way straighter then before... Everything was all wacked out before, check out the before and after...
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He only spent $2500 for the complete K swap as it is, that's really cheap using all junkyard finds... The K24A2 motor doesn't smoke at all, and sounds just fine as she revs up... Trans shifts great, and his shifter box setup fits nice and clean under the shift boot... The entire engine harness and ECU is from an RSX automatic, and his next thing to do is to add Hondata and get her tuned... Even though she's a K24A2 on a K20A3 ECU, she gets around town just fine...
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An interesting budget setup, with a lot of hard work to make it happen... When I lifted his car, even underneath his oil pan was painted blue... its nice to see that dedication, keep up the great work... Let me know when she goes for tune, I'm dying to see how much she will make... #honda #civic #kswap

- Tim's Integra LS with supercharged GSR engine
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Owner - @rub45_dc2
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Got the head back from RS Machine, with Supertech valve springs and retainers, clamped her down on some ARP studs... Now that the long block is together, it's time to bring this all together, every single little detail... Jackson Racing supercharger with the LHT @lhtperformance intercooler added on... We are sorting out the injector situation, it's a very tight fit... What I'd like to do is make a fuel rail for the larger Bosch style injectors, instead of running those adapters...
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Tim is working on the wiring, making some fancy red striped injector extensions... He found a real good place for the killer chiller setup, on the passenger side, tucked near the frame rails... on the other side he's gonna get a Speed Factory small fuel cell, that sits where the windshield washer reservoir is... So the refrigerated water will move through the engine bay, for safe 10 pounds of boost all day...
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Coil on plug setup and a Type R exhaust manifold is the rest of what you'll see in this engine bay, it's gonna be a lot of plumbing, and will look very different than our NA builds...
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We just need the dowel pin in the middle of the cam caps, and then I can put the cams in and do the valve adjustment... Tim has a set of CTR cams for us to put in.. One week at a time, we will be making progress on this... The next main steps is to get the complete long block together, and the supercharger bolted up... #acura #integra #gsr #b18c1 #supercharged

Nitin's Civic and Parag's Integra
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Here is me and Parag at Hot Import Nights in San Diego, the year was 1999...

It was too much fun running around town in these cars as our daily drivers, and then we would clean them up real nice and enter car shows like this one... Back then it would be every month we would enter some kind of local show... But the truth is that since these were our daily drivers, it was like every gas station we went to was a show...
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Parag's Integra was a 1992, with Supra taillights in the back... I did the fabrication, and wired them up... I sequenced them with the hazard lights, to make a cool light show while she sat there... She's got a Moogen kit on her, with Toyota MR2 side vents... A rare set of Racing Hart wheels and lowered on ground control coilovers...
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My Civic was a big mashup of a DC2 Integra and EG Civic... I transplanted everything I could off an Integra, including brakes and fuel pump and full suspension... After that I measured up the front, and figured out that they measured the same... So I found an entire USDM front end on Recycler, from a guy who upgraded to a JDM front end... It was a complicated conversion, and the fenders are all metal... I had a lot of fun driving this car around, especially because in 1999 the Integra was still in the dealerships... It was like a shorter Integra ha... Front bumper by Carisma, all shaved down, painted Audi Jazz blue with purple pearl...
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In this pic my Civic is so low that a 2x4 is under the front wheels... So the bumper is lower than the bottom of the tire... That low life!... #honda #civic #acura #integra

- Nitin's Civic hatchback with Integra front end
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It's a crazy part of my life story that I was homeless for the first time at 18, and I entered my first car show when I was 19 haha... With no help, love, or support I worked very hard to get what I wanted... And what I wanted was to build a bad ass Honda and get the recognition of others...
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My mom was one of the original pill poppers, and she had me extracted out of the house by police 2 days after I turned 18... While higher than a kite, she called the police and told them it was a domestic situation... When the police arrived she told them that he didn't wash the dishes after he cooked, and that she wants me out of the house now... The cops were shocked and told her she was wrong, but she kept screaming "He's 18, right?...
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I was a Perfect young gentleman at that point, an Eagle Scout and well regarded in the community... Smart, strong, and very confident... Didn't drink, smoke, drugs, or have sex... I was just an honest hard worker with a good attitude, and I had big dreams for myself...
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I picked up a theft recovery EG hatch, and started my first Honda show car project... I worked 2 jobs to afford everything I needed to buy, and then I learned as many skills as possible... I was like a sponge, soaking up all the knowledge I could... The internet didn't exist at this time, so it was all learning from shops and craftsmen...
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T&L auto body took me in, as an apprentice and shop helper, and thats where I got my first custom paint job... Everyday I would work there from 5pm-10pm sanding and prepping cars for paint, never complaining... I worked hard because that's how you learn, and I wanted to learn fast... Nothing bothered me about my family when I was working, because I knew I was getting closer to my car goals...
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I'm so grateful for having this hobby, and for the shops above me who have helped me along the way... In time I'm gonna tell you about all these shops, and how they helped me move forward... A bunch of bad ass shops, that are still around and I'm lucky to call them friends now... The morale of the story, leave your family if they are bad and go start your new life!!!...

- Cesar's RSX with built K20/K24
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Owner - @ortizcesaru
Builder - @richewerks

Tuner - @churchautotest
Exhaust - @hytechexhaust
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Cesar came by for an alignment, and his RSX is way cooler than you would expect... Under the hood is a 296 WHP naturally aspirated motor, high compression running on E85... Tuned by Church, she turns on just fine and behaves herself like a street car... There is a full HyTech exhaust from the header to the twin loop style muffler, which is just a work of art to look at and performs better than anything on the market...
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The layout of everything in the engine bay is simple and clean, from the fabricated intake pipe to the brake lines that were bent into a cool design... The very early import racing and show scene had a lot of elements of the low rider and mini trucking scene, and this engine bay is both functional and beautiful to look at... Type R valve cover with the silver coil pack cover, Skunk2 intake manifold, and Hasport mounts... He deleted the hydraulic power steering and is planning on putting in the electric system using EP3 parts...
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Well done project, that has barely just began... He says in first gear he can light the tires up while rolling, crazy... Right now she's just a wild street car, that looks like a peach colored economy car... #acura #rsx

- Albert's Civic Si EM1
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Owner - @alberthnguyen
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Albert came by with his newest EM1, he just sold his old one and picked this one up... And in pretty good shape with tons of potential for a restoration...
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Under the hood is a CTR motor and trans, that's so sick... He was also given the original engine and trans, with the matching VIN, so he can really restore her back... If you look closely, they put the EM1 intake and exhaust manifolds, which probably means it's still running on the stock P2T ECU... What's cool about that is that it's still smog legal, passes clean as any Honda...
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The engine bay could use a little Joker Juice to clean her up, and maybe a painted or powdercoated valve cover... And while the valve cover is off, it's good to do a valve adjustment... or at least check to make sure they are in adjustment... The other thing I would do to the car is put CTR headlights, and thats it...
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This EM1 has a lot of potential, I hope we get to see it... Type R motor and trans is too cool, especially the more rare B16B... I also think it would be cool if he got some 5 lug and ran white CTR wheels on her... Turn her into a black CTR coupe, just need some Recaros and some red badges... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16b #vtec #em1

- Patrick's Civic EX coupe
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Owner - @_.patrick96
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Patrick came by for an alignment and fluid changes, on his very clean 2000 Honda Civic EX... He and his friend just installed coilovers and rear lower control arms, and now I was gonna check everything and set her up...
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When we put her on the alignment rack, the rear camber was way too much at about -2.5 degrees camber... I think for a street car it should be closer to -1, which is what a Type R is set at... We went around the corner to Kevyn's mom's shop and picked up some cheap upper camber arms for $35... What a deal!....
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Installed the rear camber arms and was checking the rest of the suspension when I found damaged bolts for the subframe brace, the long ones... Now this is what was crazy and unacceptable, the cheap kit had the wrong threading on the bolts... So instead of metric, it was standard and ripped apart the threads on the chassis damn... One one side the bolt was broken off, and stuck in the welded on nut... on the other side it was just cross threaded bad... I spent an hour drilling out the broken off bolt, and then we ran to the hardware store to get longer bolts and nuts...
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After all that was sorted out, it looked just as clean, swipe to see how it came out... We aligned the car and everything went smooth... I changed his oil, transmission fluid, and spark plugs... Ran a new ground cable, and threw away the small worn out OEM one...
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Now she's all freshened up with her new suspension and fluids, time to have some fun in the canyons... Thanks for coming by Patrick, I'm glad we were able to make her better... and safer... I'm here when you are ready for the next stages of your engine bay... A very simple and clean build, looks crispy and runs like a good Honda should... #honda #civic #d16y8 #vtec
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If you'd like service like this, message me to set an appointment...

- Manny's EK coupe with K swap
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Owner - @junkyard_crow
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Manny came by for the free visors and I got to check out his EK coupe... On the outside she looks like a stock EX coupe lowered on Si wheels but she's not, under the hood she's got a big boy K24 swap WOW!...
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He got everything from the junkyard, that's the first thing he told me and I was impressed... Check out his screen name, he's the crow at the yard... Im a junkyard rat myself, and pulled plenty of K24s and 5 speed manual trans... It's absolutely true that you can build a fun Honda from leftovers, and a lot of hard work and elbow grease...
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Motor is from a TSX, it's a K24A2... The 5 speed trans is from an Accord, he also took the shifter cables and the shifter box... Right now she is running on a base model RSX engine harness and ECU, just needs a Hondata and a a tune to fully rev her out... Lots of details to go through, but he's slowly handling them one by one... K swap is a ton of work, and he's been working on this for the past 3 months...
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Colors in the engine bay are Phoenix yellow from a Type R and Electron blue from an Si... I thought they were Lakers colors at first, that sucks they lost to Phoenix last week... He shaved the entire engine bay, which is a lot of tedious work to do... Im impressed with his dedication to make this a show car engine bay, not just a functional one... Presentation is what makes the first impression, and this is the biggest 4 cylinder you can stuff in there... #honda #civic #hondacivic #kswap #k24a2

- Lupo's Integra RS with GSR engine
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Owner - @lupofrompluto
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Today we took Lupo's engine apart to see what happened to her, and it was as bad as can be damn... When the head came off, we were able to see the shattered piston and busted sleeve... Swipe to see the carnage...
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Something caused an impact on the piston that caused it to explode, maybe the spark plug broke off and got caught between the valves and the piston?... Since the piston was cast, it just disintegrated into a thousand pieces unlike a forged piston that would get dented... Once the piston was damaged, it went sideways in the sleeve and busted it open... Check out how bent the rod is, twisted but not broken... The wrist pin is still there!...
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We carefully removed the axles and trans, without using a hoist... Using 2 floor jacks, a bunch of cardboard, and 4 hands we were able to remove the entire engine and trans without a scratch...Its like a balancing act, and then we pull it out from underneath the car...
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Next we are gonna take the block to Dave @rsmachine to see what we can salvage from the block, the head is pretty beat up as well... Lupo has been talking about a larger bore motor, and maybe will go with a B20... Can't wait to see what he decides to go with, but this has been a wild destruction to witness... You wouldn't think that just a 200HP motor could cause this damage, but thats racing and that's this hobby... Next motor will be stronger, faster, and look just as good as before!... #acura #integra #b18c1 #vtec

- Jonathan's Civic Si with B16A stroker engine
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Owner - @vargas.562
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It's been a few weeks since we got Jonathan's car tuned, and now she's on the streets making noise... We had to fix a handful of small things, but now she ripping around town... And she's loud, listen to that Skunk2 3" exhaust...
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Here are a handful of clips from this past Sunday, our first time taking her out to a cruise... We wanna use our cars and have fun with them, some of us are loud and others are quiet... Jonathan is one of the loudest haha...
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He's got a lot of Skunk2 parts on his car, it's part of his theme and it's complete... The engine is an RS Machine built motor, with a 1.8L crank stuffed in the original B16A block... Right now as is, she is making 213WHP on E85 at 8500RPM... Are we in K20 territory guys?...
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One funny thing about E85 is that sometimes she doesn't want to turn on, I've seen all kinds of weird ways this fuel acts... Maybe one of you can explain what's going on, maybe it floods or the injectors get sticky and stuck on the inside?... Either way, she's tuned for both 91 and E85, and we will probably change her to 91 where she made a very respectable 207WHP... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #stroker #vtec

- Gustavo's Civic Si turbo
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Owner - @boostavo
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Went to help Gustavo figure out what happened to his Civic Si, with a simple eBay turbo kit... The car is a really clean car, with only about 100k miles on her... He did the turbo kit install himself, and used a mail order tune to get her boosting...
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We fired he up and she sounded like crap, choppy and slow revving up... Next I pulled the injector plugs off each injector, to figure out which cylinders weren't working... I found that #2 and #4 were out, she was running on only 2 cylinders...
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The problem ended up being that water got stuck in the spark plug wells, from an engine car wash... That only happens when you direct too much water in that area... You only need to spray over it a few times, to get the degreaser off... Those 2 cylinders were not sparking, so time to get the water out and see if it will work again...
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We got the water out, and had to wrestle with a coil pack boot that got stuck in the spark plug well... I hate when that happens!... Took almost 30 minutes to chop it up and blow it out with an air gun... After everything was put together, we fired her up and everything was back to normal... All 4 cylinders firing, swipe to hear the before and after...
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Just a simple mistake, I'm glad I was able to help... I promote engine bay washing, so I will have to put this as a reminder from here on... Thank you to Gustavo for having me over, he's a good military guy... He also has a red CTR that I'd love to help him with, this guy has good taste in cars...
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For his turbo Si, my recommendation was for him to bring her over to my shop so that I can work on her a few hours and clean up a bunch of stuff... and then we can go get her dyno tuned proper...The big repair that needs to be done is his battery relocation to the trunk, and I think he should consider boosting more than 8psi... Life starts at 15 psi on E85 bro, then you get a built motor haha... #honda #civic #hondacivic #si #k20z3 #turbo

Michael's 2004 Civic with K20 turbo AWD swap
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Owner - @turboman02_

Friend - @allmotorap2
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Woah, this was a really cool car today guys... It's a seventh generation Civic fixed up to the max, with a K series turbo all wheel drive swap!... Everything was done by Michael and his buddy Junior, in the driveway of their house... This is the true spirit of Perfect Honda, building an extreme show car or race car by yourself and your talented friends...
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Michael is a long time 7th gen Civic enthusiast, and even showed me a pic of his 4 door show car from 15 years ago... Since then he has been addicted to this chassis, and from show now its race car... And what better setup than an all wheel drive K swap... These guys just recently got the car running, and brought her to me for an alignment... She isn't even tuned yet, so this is an exciting time for their project... A couple more things to button up, and she's ready to run with the big boys...
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A lot of the parts they picked up from the junkyard, especially the CRV all wheel drive parts including the rear 5 lug knuckles... The front 5 lug knuckles are from an RSX... The K20 engine right now is just a placeholder, they will have a fully built K24 for her... The K20 in there is just for shaking down the car, and sorting out what they need to... Such a big project that she has stages, to achieve big goals... The trans is a dog box, wild robo shifter inside next to a Kirkley seat...
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I could talk about this car all day, so many cool details... I like the big Speed Factory intercooler up front, that they converted to a back door setup... Big Skunk2 intake manifold with lots of spacers, no way the hood is closing on her with that big bulge... Borg Warner 72mm turbo is good for 600-800 WHP, with the exhaust pointed to the skys...
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What a Honda!, this thing is insane... Crazy what you can create using a $1000 car, in this case she's a supercar destroyer... Unbelievable amount of effort and money, I can appreciate it all... This my friends is what a Perfect Honda is all about... #honda #civic #hondacivic #awd

- Nitin's Integra with crazy B16A engine
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I'm excited that my motor is next to be built by Dave @rsmachine , and she's gonna be a monster...

I've got a lot of ideas, and ready to show how creative and technical I can be... This isn't gonna be like any other engine bay that you've seen, and my goal is to show her off on my YouTube channel...
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She's a sleeved and forged B16A, 84mm so she's 1.85L now...Short stroke so she can rev high, hopefully the powerband will allow me to do that... Forged rods and pistons ofcourse, and a full balanced bottom end... The head is gonna be stock port with a bowl blend, and Supertech valve train and Type R cams...
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I've got a lot of options lying around, including turbos, supercharger, and nitrous... Not sure which one I'm gonna go with, my ultimate goal for this car is my one off EVO turbo kit with a sequential trans... But my fabricator friend is dating a naughty girl, and he isn't gonna finish my manifold until he gets his head straight doh!...
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I always want this car to be a street car with AC, and comfortable to drive... Not a monster, that acts like a race car... No unstable idle, harsh shift engagement, or a peak powerband... I've had some wild cars in the past, that were difficult to drive and I don't want that for my Integra... She has to drive to race, drive to the show, and leave the meet in style creeping like a cruiser then raising hell when I give her full throttle... #acura #integra #b16a #vtec

- Alex's USDM Integra Type R
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Owner - @alexhitch_xxii
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Finished improving Alex's ITR, a bunch of repairs and she drives much better than before... I love that my customers trust me to use my judgment, and I treat their cars as if they were mine... I analyze her, get what we need, and then spent a few days on about 15 repairs at the same time...
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The benefit of me having the car for a few days is that i can test her, and make sure she is good to my standards... I'm pretty fast with each repair but when it's so many at the same time, I take her for test drives and keep checking until I'm satisfied... Listening for squeaks and rattles and whatever...
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For this project, I finished putting back both manifolds back on and took her to the muffler shop to fix the b pipe... then I aligned her and took her for a drive... I felt some vibration, so I got the rotors resurfaced and I checked the balancing on the wheels... and checked the wheel bearings ofcourse... everything checked out good in the end, and the only vibration is coming from the engine and the stiffer Hard Race mounts...
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Notice the brand new US Type R valve cover, with the DOHC larger than the VTEC... for the JDM motors it's the VTEC that's larger... Also the used Mugen header looks great, we love quality parts... Everyone who saw the engine bay was impressed, everything in exactly the right place like a nerd...
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Now from here Alex can enjoy the improvements and then start planning his next round of upgrades... This is a never ending hobby and money pit, but it's a blessing to be able to do it... I'm proud I got to work on a real deal Type R, and give her the Perfect Honda touch... #acura #integra #typer #b18c5 #vtec

- Milton's Integra truck
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Owner - @milton.casas
Team - @team.crank.losangeles
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Now I've seen it all guys, I couldn't believe how interesting this project is... Integra sedan converted to a truck, with a JDM front end WOW... This is a ton of work to do, and these guys pulled it off with style.... Props to Milton and his crew for thinking outside the box to make a real head turner... A real neck breaker like Kim...
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Notice the kevlar air scoop in the bumper, a little race touch on this show car... she's still a work in progress, but we can see where she is going... In the cabin they have some seats reupholstered in Bride material, including the door panels... you can see all the fab work for the truck bed , which they are covering with Dynomat and heavy undercoating spray... it takes to clean everything up and give it a finished look, but time will take care of that... Milton said they are gonna line the bed with wood slats like a show truck would... Check out the roof wing, that is way better than just falling off like most do... Rear lights are LED and done in a hot rod way, and pleasing to look at..
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The SoCal import scene started as a blend of hot rod skills and then we blended in the JDM aspect... This build has that spirit and can go both ways at a show... I love all the time and energy they put into this Integra, some might say it's Tekashi 69 but I think its more like Mac Dre... For my younger friends, he's one of the funkiest and wild California Bay area rappers from back in the day... But this is straight SoCal flexing right here, dream it and build it your way!... #acura #integra #truck

- Lupo's Integra RS with GSR engine
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Owner - @lupofrompluto

Event - @vtecclubusa
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It was a rough day for Lupo and his Integra, on the first session out she broke and got towed back into the pits... When it happened he saw a big puff of smoke come out the back and then she came to a stop... He cranked the motor but the engine was seized, she wouldn't turn damn... This is racing guys, just part of the game... We installed this engine 3 years ago, and today just happened to be her expiration date...
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When she got back to the pits, we lifted her up to look for any holes in the block or fluids leaking out but it was clean... Took a wrench to the crank pulley bolt and she turned a bit and then got stuck again... I tried to turn her both ways but nothing, she's officially stuck now... But what happened?... I'm sure it's a snapped rod and now its wedged in the block...
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Why did this happen?... That I'm not sure but once we take her apart we will do CSI on her... I think its either one of two scenarios... The first one being the rod was fatigued and did its last 8500 RPM shift before letting go... The second is some detonation which caused a shock to the rod which broke it down... It isn't oiling system at all, because those failures are very different...
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We sent her home on a AAA flat bed, thank God for the platinum service that tows 200 miles... Lupo wasn't sad at all, and handled it like a champ... He sucked it up, and is just looking forward... Nobody to blame here, the engine was running hard for 3 years including 5 dyno sessions and a handful of track events... Usually if there was a mistake in building the engine or doing the install, you would see big problems within a hundred miles of use... Now its back to the drawing board, and we are gonna build an even better motor... And this time we are putting in Eagle rods instead of reusing the stock ones!... #acura #integra #b18c1 #vtec

- VTEC Club USA at Streets of Willow
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Round 2 of VTEC Club @vtecclubusa went down today, maybe the most popular Honda road course event company on the west coast...

We went down to check it out, to see what the level of competition is at, and what the vibe was like... And most of all, to have some fun with our cars full throttle on course all day... The event was sold out well in advance, and everyone was on time and eager to crack VTEC...
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For those who have never been to a track event, you must go!... its just a car hobbyist experience that you gotta have... Let your car scream to redline, turn aggressively at each corner, and beat it up like it owes you money without the fear of the police watching...
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Usually it takes a few hours to get to the track, and you find an area to pit... Next you go fill out the paperwork and give a signature and get some stickers and a transponder for lap times... Then they have a driver's meeting, where they make all the rules clear... I was in the beginners group, since I haven't been to the track in years...
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There were 5 run groups, from advanced to 3 intermediates to beginners... About 20 cars per group for a total of 100 cars running today... Each run group is 20 minutes, and you get to race about 5 times during the day... 20 minutes may seem like a short amount of time, but its intense and you get exhausted and the car fatigues as well... You have to be cool and aggressive at the same time, and not worry about how much money you spent on your car ha...
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And how much does a day like this cost?... only $120, what a deal... Cheaper than Disneyland and the rides are way faster... For this event bunch of really nice Hondas showed up, most of them were street cars with sticky tires and coilovers... It's like a car show or meet, except you get to chase each other on track...
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Thank you to the staff and instructors for a well planned and managed event, we had a great time and appreciate your good energy and willingness to teach... Going to events like this really seperates the guys who talk about it, and those who actually go out and do it... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec
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- Alex's USDM Integra Type R
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Owner - @alexhitch_xxii
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Alex recently picked this US Type R up and brought her over to me to get my opinion what she needs to get her driving perfect again... She's all original with exception of the JDM front end, 16" wheels, and Tein coilovers... When I drove her I felt she was a little sloppy, and I inspected the suspension and found some worn out components... But we also found a bunch of other stuff to fix, and so I asked him to give me a couple days with her and she will drive a hundred times better...
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The big issue was that the front inner lower control arm bushings were blown out, as well as the ball joints were done... We decided to just get replacement arms, because the price was worth it compared to pressing bushings in... For the ball joints I picked up some 555 Japan ones, as well as sway bar links from the same company...
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The ITR header was dented hard, and the last muffler shop chopped the flange off when they welded the cat on wow!... I can't believe they messed up a real ITR header and b pipe!... We got a used Mugen header for her and gonna have a muffler shop restore the flanges and gaskets...
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I pulled the intake manifold off to check everything on the back of the motor, which is the most neglected side of the engine haha... I found a leak on the oil cooler hose and the seals on the breather box worn out... Cheap to fix, hard to get to... But I prefer to take the manifolds off like this, and check everything while I have the car...
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Soon I'll have this baby back together and she is gonna be a huge improvement over how she was... I have driven a lot of Integras and I'm excited to make this one better, because she is a real deal ITR... A real beautiful lady, and I'll treat her like the Playboy model she is... #acura #integra #typer #b18c5 #vtec

- Max's Civic EG hatch with B series engine
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Max literally rolled up to the scene with his ceiling missing, like 2Chainz...

He's got some rust on his roof, so he decided to get a Speed Factory @speedfactoryracing carbon fiber roof and asked for our help to prep the top of the car before he bonds it on...
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This car sat under a tree for a very long time, and water sat in the water gutters and ate away at the top... unfortunately the best way to fix this is to chop the roof off and put a clean one in, but that will cost more than what the chassis is worth!... Our idea was to grind everything away we can, and add some fiberglass bondo to fix the shape and insulate the problem... We felt this would be the right course of action for the value of this project...
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Max is a Honda tech himself, and a very nice guy... I see the work he has done on his car and his attention to detail is very good... He doesn't cut corners and wants the best for what he can afford and do... Every project I see is a reflection of the owner, and this one will show his dedication in bringing back a chassis worth nothing and turning it into a fun track and street car... The carbon roof he bought is super well made, and it will easily be the cleanest and nicest panel on the car to look at... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec

- Jonathan's Civic Si with stroker B16A engine
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Owner - @vargas.562

Engine builder - @rsmachine
Tuner - @importautopros
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207 WHP 137 WTQ
8500 RPM redline
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B16A matching VIN
LS 1.8L crankshaft
Custom Arias short skirt pistons
Custom Eagle rods
Supertech valve train
Skunk2 Tuner 2 camshafts
Skunk2 intake manifold
Skunk2 throttle body
High End header
Skunk2 3" exhaust
EVO X 560cc injectors
Hondata S300
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We made the power we were expecting and wanted woohoo!... Anything over 200whp was good enough, but we've had a couple stage 2 B18s make 205 and that's what we really wanted... She made a little more like extra credit, we got this!...
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Arrived at the dyno at midnight as David was working on another car, so Jonathan and I got to work on the final details before tune... We installed the exhaust system and shift linkage real quick, and David helped us weld up a test pipe from the scraps we had and a random flange he had sitting there... He did an amazing job of creating a reducer and test pipe in one, because the outlet on the header was 2.5" and the exhaust was 3"... He saved the day, and we really appreciate his ingenuity and no complaints attitude...
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David installed the Hondata in our P28 ECU and we removed my Hondata... I had turned on his car with my turbo ECU, and now he was gonna set this one for this setup... Within minutes, the car was on again and idling better than ever... It was also the first time we got to hear the motor with the exhaust connected... We chased 2 check engine codes, one for iacv and the other for speed sensor... Stuff like that always pops up, and you just have to figure it out on the spot...
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From there David was on the keyboards, making his music... The first power run was 189 and the second was 190, I wasn't worried... Then she made 202, and we celebrated and relaxed back into our chair... She sounds good and she performs, heck yeah!... A big feeling of relief, everything is gonna be just fine and no more issues at all... No smoke out the back or anything, she's perfect... We kept tuning and then made 205 twice, and then finally 207!... All done, we are happy... Finished at 7AM, exhausted but done... #honda #civic

- Jonathan's Civic Si with stroker B16A engine
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We made it to Import Auto Pros @importautopros at midnight, just as one car was coming off the dyno and another one was going on... We still had work to do, so that bought us the time we needed... Welcome to the SoCal Honda scene guys, this is as real as it gets... This is the real Fast and Furious lifestyle, and you better be fast...
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The Integra was from the crew 5Sick2 racing @5sick2 , representing Long Beach all the way to San Diego... The engine bay was super clean, with the valve cover matched to the car and an intake pipe TIG welded with a velocity stack sucking up all the atmosphere... The best part was that it was a Type R motor, which is always cool to see... Now's she's an Americanized Type R motor, making way more than she ever thought she would...
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The Civic coupe was from Power Bros @_powerbros , also from Long Beach and another very well done engine bay... High compression B20V with coil on plug conversion, wide open throttle was loud like a banshee with the intake pipe running through the headlight for all that cool flow... I can't say how much power they made tonight, you just gotta place your bets and race them yourself... My money is on them though ha...
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Jonathan rolled in to the Honda party with the truck and trailer, and we unloaded the Si and continued to get her ready for dyno... We pushed her next to the bar, and avoided going inside for a drink... Soon enough we pushed her into the shop, and it was our turn next for Import Auto Pros David's help... We wanted at least 200whp on 91 pump gas, and made a prayer to the Honda gods... #honda #acura #civic #integra #vtec

- Jonathan's Civic Si with stroker B16A engine
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Owner - @vargas.562
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This week we worked on Jonathan's EM1 a little almost everyday, with the goal to get her running and driving again... She has been down for 2 years, and it's time to come back to life... We did the full engine bay and the full suspension, everything was removed and refurbished then reinstalled... We chased every issue and squashed them all until we were satisfied... Now she is so close to running, and we can't wait to see the numbers she puts out... We've had a couple stage 2 cammed B18s here make 205WHP, and thats what the goal was...
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Jonathan picked up a UHaul and brought her over, after giving her a nice wash so that she's presentable... We unloaded her and found a spot to work, and got to business chasing issues and final details... The difference between a custom car and just a regular car is that you have to be careful not to scratch anything, because everything shows... some things you can cover up, but its better to be careful and use help to remove and install whatever you are working on...
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For the suspension, we installed the brakes and bled the system... And tightened every bolt, we checked everything!... In the engine bay we had to run the hood latch cable, wire up VTEC, install shift linkage, install the exhaust, and make sure she turns on and idles... Since the engine is absolutely fresh, we have our procedures how we break her in...
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What I've learned to do is to get the engine to idle, and heat cycle only to make sure the cooling system is working... We don't put any load on her, we let the dyno tuner do that... So until she's tuned, she's just a big rolling paper weight... I configured the Hondata for the injectors and she fired up and held idle... Once she was on, I chased the check engine lights until they were gone... Checked for vacuum leaks and fuel leaks, and took care of them... Tested the fan relay and that worked, I check everything until I feel comfortable... By the time the sun went down, we were happy that she coming together just fine... Loaded her back onto the trailer, and made a late night appointment with David @importautopros to do his magic.

- Tim's Integra LS with supercharged GSR swap
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Owner - @rub45_dc2
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Continuing on Tim's very cool supercharged GSR project, he got the LHT @lhtperformance aftercooler upgraded welded onto the Jackson Racing supercharger kit... Incredibly well done, there are 2 cooling lines with fins that go through the unit... and cool water runs through them...
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Tim took it to another level and is adding a "Killer chiller" system which uses the AC system to refrigerate the water and then a Bosch electric water pump to circulate the ice cold water... The idea was to get rid of all heat soak, think it will work guys?...
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This supercharger kit gets a lot of criticism for getting hot, and then the power goes down... So it makes good power while it's all cool, but run her for a little while and she loses a couple pounds of boost which kinda sucks... We have the 10 pound pulley kit, and want to maintain that boost pressure all day long!... and make way over 200whp, 225-250 on E85 is our goal...
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A very different approach for this B series build, and I love it... I've installed these kits before and thought it was just OK when it comes to power... Quite frankly a stage 2 cammed B20V makes the same power, with less moving parts... But Tim has a plan, and I'm here to support and help... He has excellent attention to detail, and I fill in with the technicalities he needs to make the most power... This is a fun one, can't wait to see the outcome!... #acura #integra #b18c1 #supercharged

- Jonathan's Civic Si with stroker B16A engine
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Owner - @vargas.562
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We needed to make a harness for Jonathan's EM1, so we ran to the junkyard to get any 99-00 Civic harness to work off of... the 96-98 and 99-00 have a different inside green connector, so it has to match the generation of the car...
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The best harness would have been a 99-00 EX manual trans... but that wasn't available this day... We ended up with a DX auto harness, which is no problem for me to make work... For the distributor plug, I took one off a 2000 Integra, because that's what the EM1 distributor has...
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It took us an hour at the most to take it off, I prefer to remove the intake manifold because it isn't that hard to do... We waited in line and paid about $50...
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Next we took her home and degreased her, and blew her dry with a leaf blower... The rest of the evening we spent wiring her up, and by the end of the night all her electrical in the car was working woohoo!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #stroker #vtec

- Jeremy's Civic Si FG2
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Owner - @jermmmmmm
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Jeremy's car overheated, and lost compression damn... She was still running, but something bad happened because a lot of the power was gone... When this happened he called me and I told him to check the radiator and reservoir, which were both low... That isn't good, I told him to fill her up with water and bring her over when he can...
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We pulled the valve cover off and found a lot of sludge on the inside of the valve cover and on the valve train, swipe to see what that looks like yuck... My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard... The oil and coolant mixed bad, and made a nasty mess all over... The head gasket definitely let go, when the overheat happened...
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We looked all over and found some blue streaks where the coolant came out of, but I think that happened when the overheat occurred... I believe that the head gasket let go, and pushed compression into the cooling system... Since the cooling system is only designed for 15 pounds, the added compression made coolant bust out wherever it could... You can see on the old head gasket where between the cylinders its all silver, i think thats where it all went down...
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Jeremy called me the second it happened, so we were able to address it right away without causing further damage... A lot of people make the mistake of keep driving her after she gets hot, and that can lead to an even bigger repair... We can save this for sure...
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I pulled the head off and now she is headed to the machine shop for a rebuild... We are gonna assess the damage, and maybe upgrade her with some Supertech goodies... These Civics are way different than the older ones, so I'm gonna experiment by dropping the entire subframe with the motor and trans to put her back together...
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Jeremy's Si is super clean, and I'm proud to have her in our stable... It will take a couple weeks to get the head back, so we towed his car back home until its ready... The block still has lots of life left, so no need to talk about a K24 high compression setup... But maybe we will in 3-5 years when she has over 200k miles on her... #honda #civic #hondacivic #k20z3

- Jesus' Integra LS
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Voltage Blue Integra on gold Advan RGs, damn that looks good...

This teg is an excellent specimen of a Honda, all original and well taken care of... Excuse the paint fade on the hood, but thats it...
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Only 109k on the clock, and all the interior is clean like she has half the mileage she does... even the seat cushions are nice and plump... Just a Mugen shift knob as decoration in the middle...
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Jesus came to tall about a Type R motor swap for her, and Type R 5 lug conversion... This car is gonna transform in a big way... I told him I need to finish my list of projects I have going now, and he said that's cool... Stay tuned guys... #acura #integra

- Justin's DA Integra
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Owner - @mrdotbloom
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Justin came by to show me his very clean all original DA, in the rare Saxony blue pearl color... Love that color, and she looks great on his new Konig bronze wheels...
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Justin is just 19 years old, and this is his first project car... He's from Arizona and recently came to California to start a new life... He's got a couple plans for her, and wanted my advice on what to do next...
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Inside out the car is in excellent shape, the owner before had her garaged for most of her life and it shows... Even the bumper trim and lip don't have any gashes or dings on them... The engine is in great running condition, with no rust on her at all... She's a manual trans car also, that shifts like butter... In the future he wants to put a B16A VTEC head on her, and thats a great goal...
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For now he's focused on the suspension, replacing all the ball joints and bushings... and he bought coilovers to get rid of that gap... I encouraged him to try and do the suspension himself, slowly one piece at a time... Just remove each component and take it to the machine shop, and have them press the bushings in for him...
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This was a really nice DA to see, with a ton of potential... Immaculate interior and a very well maintained exterior, I think Justin is gonna have a great relationship with her... He said he wants to go to the meets and share his hobby, I told him go big and flex your style!... #acura #integra

- Miguel's K24 swapped Integra
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Owner - @kdc2_mikey
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Miguel is good at driving his Integra, and I'm happy to see that he is embarrassing American cars... This one looks like a new Dodge Charger RT, and he spanks him twice... Not bad for just a JDM used motor and some fast shifting...
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First run was a roll at 25MPH and Mikey jumps ahead of him and he never catches up... For the second run the Dodge wanted revenge so he jumped from a 40MPH roll... Mikey quickly caught up to him, and past him like nothing... Waved goodbye with a straight face, just another day in the office... Great job man, you know what you are doing...
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And this is just a used stock motor, wait till he has a built motor one day... This is just the beginning, and I appreciate you representing Perfect Honda so well... I still have that nitrous kit if you need a little more wink wink...
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I thought these videos were pretty sick because it's just a basic K swap and that's a brand new muscle car that's easy to drive, just push the gas!... We've gotta get Miguel to the quarter mile drag strip to see what kind of times he can run in her, I'll set that up and will let you know man... Cheers to your victory!... #acura #integra #kswap #k24a2

- Jonathan's Civic Si with stroker B16A engine
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Owner - @vargas.562
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We spent the day wiring her up, including going to get a harness from the junkyard... Once the car is all wired up, I start checking to see that her vitals are there... I look for a pulse and a breath...
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The final thing I check for is that she is getting fuel injector spark, because that's like the completion of the entire circuit... Once there is power at the distributor and injectors, the distributor position sensors send the signal to the ecu which outputs the ground signal for injector pulse... so basically, if there's injector pulse then the wiring is done and she will turn on... once she is on, then I chase any codes as they come...
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We didn't have any fuel in her, so we sprayed a little brake cleaner through the throttle body... Cranked the motor and she sputtered a bit, woohoo!... I'm confident that she will turn on just fine, the game is to get it on the first shot...
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Next is the heater hoses and all the clamps have to be brand new... Then we can fill her up with fluid... Hondata needs to be configured for the EVO injectors, no problem I got that... Still need to find or build her a distributor, and a couple more details...
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But she took her first breath, soon she'll be screaming her lungs off... I'm hoping for 200whp @8500 RPM... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #stroker #vtec

Sunday morning cruise with the guys, through the Carbon Canyon area yesterday was fun!...

We are lucky to live in Southern California with so many scenic roads, and it doesn't cost us anything to enjoy them... A lot of guys have been asking me to go do stuff, so we can get out of the damn house and away from our crazy ladies haha... Doing something once a month will be a good healthy time for us, guys just being good guys...
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Lupo showed up with his new daily driver, an Acura TL Type S which he has already started to modify!... Before we know it, his entire engine bay and suspension will be filled with titanium bolts ha... He had just done an exhaust mod where he deleted and changed the resonators, and now she sounds good like a mini GTR... Charlie's Milano red Integra now has a black intake pipe which looks better, and we have a couple more parts waiting to remove all the blue from his engine bay... He's got a California Spoon theme going on, his Integra is his own unique creation and runs like a champ...
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Szymon joined us for the first time with his LS, but he's got a B20 VTEC on the way... He's an engineering student and we are about to spend the next 6 months building his new engine bay... Danny came with his silver GSR, which recently got a paint job and Anthony came with his 4 door EF minus the surf board on a roof rack on top... Larry and Albert also came for the first time, very nice guys who Im hoping to get to know better... Nicolas came in his loud RSX, always ready to bang gears and snap, crackle, and pop... An excellent group of guys, and a chill time...
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Our meetup spot ended up being where the cars and coffee Chino hills meet was at!, so we just joined them and got to check out their classic cars... There was a couple imports, an NSX, a Subaru, and an old mini cooper... But the classic cars were in amazing shape, much higher level builds than our rice burners... It was nice seeing a Ford Model T in excellent working shape, and a few very nice new and old Mustangs... There was even an electric corvair, built by a GM engineer...
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We met up at 8AM and were done by 11AM, then we got some lunch... Perfect Sunday morning, thanks guys!...

- Galindo family's 240SX with rebuilt KA24DE
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This 240SX was the second rebuilt Nissan motor I did, for my friend Chuy at least 8 years ago... I know the outside of the car is rough, but this beater has been doing her job for many years now... Now his brother Miguel is driving her, and unfortunately her clutch gave out at his work... Which happens to be right down the street from the shop...
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I went over and diagnosed the bad clutch, by checking to see if the slave cylinder was still opening proper and it was... For sure it was a worn out clutch, preventing us from shifting into gear... Instead of calling a tow truck, me and Miguel just pushed it down the street... I quickly went to work, haven't worked on one of these in years!...
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The pilot bearing is brass, and it's recessed within the crank... Usually you use a puller, but this one got too thin and there wasn't any walls to grab onto... So I improvised and made a slim reciprocating saw bit, and sliced it to break its tension... and then fished it out, and pressed the new one in...
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The clutch we went with was just a stock replacement LUK, I wanted Exedy but it wasn't available fast... I had the car back together within the same day, and once she moved on her own I was very happy...
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Even though she looks rough, this is a good running car... if he ever sells it, I know I want it... Everything on the suspension and engine has been changed, including an entire brand new reproduction engine harness... I have a turbo manifold for her, and would boost her so quick... These engines can handle boost, and I would add a nice LSD and go have some rear wheel drive fun!... #nissan #240sx #ka24de

- Nitin's 2005 Civic Si
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My air conditioning went out recently, and it's about to get hot over here in Los Angeles gotta have it...

The AC compressor clutch makes a grinding sound when I engage it, and blows nothing but hot air... If it isn't one thing, it's something else... And thats how this hobby is...
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I ordered a cheap Chinese AC compressor, because it has a 1 year warranty and I couldn't get a new Denso fast enough... So I pulled the entire front end apart to get to the compressor, after evacuating all the freon... I removed the lines and found metal crumbs inside the lines, damn damn...
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Now this job is a lot more difficult, because what happened is that the clutch broke into the system and now has contaminated the entire AC... This really sucks, because now I have to replace all the components and flush out all the lines... Im being told that diesel fuel and a pump to flush it all out, that's gonna be a project in itself...
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I hear this is a problem that happens a lot on the K series AC compressors, I've never seen this on an older Civic or Integra... I've already started ordering all the parts I need which is the evaporator, expansion valve, receiver, and condenser... I also found a used Denso AC compressor from an RSX, I'm gonna return the Chinese unit... Hopefully I'll have this fixed next week, and I'll show how I got this all fixed... I need AC bad, can't live without it!... And its gonna get into the 90s soon!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #si #ep3

I'm excited to put my Integra back together, and take her out to the track, shows, and meets...

She's at the shop now, and I'm gonna make some time every week to progress on her... There are literally a hundred details for me to figure out, and time management is the key... Patience is a virtue, right?...
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I recently put these Type R wheels on, with some new tires and really like how she looks like this... The paint is still in good shape, taffeta white car on champ white wheels... The hole in the side of the bumper has to go, because I'm past that phase now... I was being trashy back then, and now I'm gonna be classy and run it out the back like a respectable person... That screamer pipe was a lot of fun though, literally sounded like a jet plane...
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My intention for this car to forever be a street car, with power steering and air conditioning... She will always have a B series motor, and has to be easy to drive... She must have a sound system, my first business in cars was car audio and I love the theater of a car... I want to take her to the track, but I'm not gonna beat her up like a race car...
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I put my deposit down on a new motor for her, and now have to wait until it's my turn to get built by RS Machine... Hoping to have her running by the summer, and then head out to all the meets, cruises, shows, everything!... And show off to you guys what I love to do, my own personal Integra... My Gucci, Fendi, Prada style... #acura #integra #vtec

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Car - 2000 Honda Civic Si
Engine - Forged B16A with 1.8L crank

Owner - @vargas.562
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One step closer to getting Jonathan's EM1 fired up, it's been 2 years since she has ran and the gasoline smelled rancid... Rancid is rotten, it stinks bad and won't turn the car on...
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I jumped the wires on the main relay to activate the pump, and we just let it all drain out... Jonathan bought a brand new Honda OEM battery so we had plenty of charge... I love that these batteries have the big Honda sticker on them, because I like brand loyalty... And she matches our color scheme..
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This project is one the biggest ones we have done here at Perfect Honda and we are knocking out each detail and issue as they come... Just a lot of patience, hard work, and critical thinking... But soon we will have her tuned and screaming, and will bring her to a meet or cruise to show you... And race you maybe hmm... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #stroker #vtec

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Owner - @vargas.562
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Late night getting Jonathan's engine installed, we put her in without nicking anything in the bay...

We want this engine bay to look perfect, and that takes time and patience... Thank you Jonathan for your excellent help to get this done, and thank you to Ricky for holding the light for us...
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We attached the trans and starter on with no problems this time, after fixing that one broken bolt stuck in the block... We lifted the engine and trans with straps, which I prefer over chains... when dropping the motor in, the trans must dip down more into the bay until its below the mounts... and then I lift the setup up and bolt the mounts into place...
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Once the motor and trans was bolted up, we started sorting out the brand new Honda bolts and started to add them in individually... Jonathan checked the part numbers against online and figured them all out...
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I started working on the harness and electrical, which I will have to lengthen and adjust to work... Now the major work is done on this swap, and she should be turning on soon... I think everything looks phenomenal, and she's gonna run as good as she looks... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec

Owner - @llvmelo

Champ white EG hatch, sitting on Weds TC10Ns with some J hooked rotors, I love it...

And under the hood is a mean B series, this car is more function than form but looks this good...
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The paint job is clean, with black mouldings all over in great shape... Rear tails have the orange gone, I prefer it that way also... Inside its all EG, except the Integra front seats...
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Under the hood is a built B series with a ported head and stage 3 cams... Lumpy idle, chug chug chug... The engine swap was done with the help of Jacob @importlifeperformance , and sounds healthy and stable... Tuned by David @importautopros who does a great job for all our customers as well... The entire engine is a southern California special, this is how we do it... He makes 240whp on corn, and she's reliable for everyday driving and everyday racing...
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The entire car is a lot of fun, with the budget spent on the important parts... Modern presentation on the outside, and traditional engine setup on the inside... You'd be shocked at how fast a car like this is, and how intense she revs up... Thanks for coming by for a bottle of Joker Juice man, I appreciate you bringing your car for me to see... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec

- Jason's Civic Si 4 door
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A little Joker Juice goes a long way, check out the difference on Jason's Si engine bay...

He bought her like this, with custom lines and a Tiffany blue valve cover... Over time she just gets dirty, so I gave her a couple blasts and rinsed her down with the garden hose... Be careful to avoid the top bearings on the belt pulleys, but other than that you can blast everything...
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We serviced the trans with a new clutch, and changed the clutch master and slave cylinders... We went with Honda for all the parts with exception of the Competition clutch... The car itself only has 140K on her, so plenty of reliable life left in her...
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Please support Perfect Honda and buy a bottle of Joker Juice, you won't be disappointed... Link in the bio, for our webstore... This degreaser is nastier than Cardi B, it can handle anything... And if it's too strong, dilute it up to 50%... #honda #civic #hondacivic

- Hector's Civic with Frankenstein single cam VTEC
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Hector gave me a call after maybe 2-3 years to come over for some help, I was so happy to see one of my old projects!... We put this together years ago, after his DX motor stopped working...
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We went to the junkyard and got a D16Y8 head and intake manifold, and had the head rebuilt... We installed the fresh head and wired her up properly... Since this was a budget job, we used butt connectors but everything is laid out clean with the proper amount of slack... We got a cheap intake pipe off ebay and painted it wrinkle black along with the valve cover, to match... And I think it still looks good!, just needs a refresh but this is a budget good looking engine bay... She also has one of my rebuilt distributors in there, this was the full junkyard economy and reliability package... I remember he paid about $1500 for everything in total...
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Today was a little bit goofy of a mistake on his side... They replaced the block with a JDM single cam 1.6L block but she wasn't running well... It was just that the IACV plug wasn't connected duh... I figured it out quick, and that was that... I checked compression and she was 190-180-190-180... thats excellent, a little extra credit also... She is still in excellent working condition...
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One thing that needed attention was the valve cover gasket was leaking, because one of the valve cover studs got stripped... So she's a little juicy... But other than that, I'm proud and happy that she is still alive...
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The rest of Hector's car is a CTR clone, sitting on enkeis... Even the interior has the CTR touch... I remember when we put this engine bay together, I did not want to do wrinkle red... I thought the wrinkle black made it look like it's proud to be what it was... And that in the future if Hector bought a rebuilt block, it would be a stronger effect...
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But Hector doesn't want a single cam forever, and has some crazy plans... For now I hope he brings her to my shop for a refresh, and start saving up for his all wheel drive dreams... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16y8 #vtec

About 2 years I gave Anthony @ant.rx a ride in my turbo Integra, I love showing people what turbo Honda power is all about...

We had just worked the day on his car, and got her up and running again... At this time I was still a mobile mechanic, and helping different people everyday all over the greater Los Angeles area... We would chill like friends and work until the job was done, and then go out for some tacos...
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I gave a lot of people a ride in this car, and every person was giggling like a girl when we were boosting... The exhaust exited the side of the front bumper so it was loud, it sounded like a jet turbine coming on... And in between gears she would make wild sounds, depending on how fast you shift... Shotgun bang or machine gun rat a tat tat, too much fun...
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Anthony sent me a DM recently of the video he took that evening, and I appreciate the kind note... I remember in the video he lifted his hand up to show his tattoo, like proof that he was there haha... I think he had some big rings on his fingers also, like Mr. T...
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It's really nice to share good energy with people, and it's been like that for years now... And I've been doing this for 20 years exactly the same way, just trying to be cool and helpful... And the response from guys has been so nice, it's like I get to see the good side of guys that have rough families and history... I relate to the guys who are like that, because my past was the same... You have to have a little struggle in your life to build character, and then your heart will soften and your love will show itself...
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I've been getting a ton of positive messages, and thank you all for that... I'm working hard to clean up my act, and see where I can take this Perfect Honda thing... Help as many people as possible, and promote this hobby in the best way possible... We've got some big plans moving forward, and it's gonna be fresh, authentic, and far from basic... I want you to know that I've got your back, and that I never lie or waste your time... Thank you again Anthony, for holding onto that memory for so long... #acura #integra #b16a #vtec #turbo

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Event - @oldskoolhonda_
Owner - @hernansense
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The famous Ronal bear, I can't believe it!... Back when we looked at magazines, they would have a 2 page ad for wheels... All of the wheels were the hottest new wheels, and the prices and specials were listed right there... There wasn't many advertisements for wheels Back then, so this was a big deal... Those ads put us on game, and then we knew what to aim for...
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But like a joke, the Ronal Bear wheel existed within that ad... Nobody bought it, because it was so ridiculous... Even at the shows I never saw them... It was almost like a viral joke, you would show your friend the ad... Why would someone make a teddy bear wheel other than as a joke or marketing?...
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Props to the owner of the silver Integra, who keeps it real simple and bold... The wheels are in mint shape, the car is in mint shape... Just a lip, and lowered just right... Car looks to be painted, pretty glossy but it could be really clean original paint...
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This Integra shocked me, thank you for bringing her... It's the first time I have ever seen these in person, and I can really appreciate the ridiculousness of them... One of the most original flexes I've seen in the Honda world... You are a pimp and a player my friend... #acura #integra

- Jonathan's Civic Si with stroker B16A engine swap
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Owner - @vargas.562
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It was finally time to drop the motor into Jonathan's EM1 woohoo!... So we picked the motor up on the engine stand and put her on the ground... it can be done with 2 guys, the engine itself weighs about 400 pounds... Ice Cube once told me "You can do it, put your back into it"...
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We put her on a piece of cardboard, to prevent the oil pan from getting scratched... we attached the Toda flywheel, Competition clutch, and then the transmission with ease... But when we went to bolt the starter on, the lower long bolt wouldn't go in WTF!... We removed the transmission and found a broken bolt in the block damn... I didn't see that before, and now this became a priority to fix... Can't have the starter attached with just one bolt...
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If we had caught this before, we would have had the machine shop take care of it... We could transport the entire motor to him also to extract this, but thats a ton of work to move the motor into the van and back and forth... We went to Autozone and picked up an extractor kit and a center punch...
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Carefully I drilled the center of the broken bolt, with a small thin bit first and then 2 larger sizes... Once the hole was big enough, I used the extractor bit and twisted that stud out with ease... It actually wasn't too hard, using the center punch really helped a lot...
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Next we attached the trans back to the motor and now the starter is bolted up properly... And we did it right there, instead of having to move the motor all over town... Now she's ready to drop in, and we are ready to get this project turned on... We've been working on this for over a year, and can't wait to show you our newest creation... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #stroker #vtec

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Event - @oldskoolhonda_
Owner - @johnnytoscano_
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Johnny parked right next to us, and I knew it was his car right away because she is so damn clean... I had seen her online, and posted her in my story because those wheels are hot hot hot...
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This Integra is proof that all you need is a quality paint job and quality wheels, that's it!... The gloss on the paint is like my dancing shoes, perfect like my dance moves... New mouldings all over, which can get expensive when you add it up... Bodywork is straight, you can tell that the body guy knew what he was doing... Type R wing in the back on this RS, that's it!...
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Wheels are 16x8 bronze TE37s, in 4 lug so no need to change the knuckles... The way Johnny chose his mods are so well done and careful, but the end result is straight showcar... She's lowered a little too much for me and the tires are too thin, but he's gonna take care of that... Too low beats the car up, and I don't want to see bruises on this girls knees...
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Under the hood he's got a B series motor from HMO, with a metallic light blue valve cover that makes the engine bay pop... Great contrast against the red and bronze, overall I really like this project... Props to Johnny, and I told him I'm here to help if he needs some... She's already perfect, but maybe we can make her a little bit better... #acura #integra #vtec

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Event - @oldskoolhonda_
Owner - @wagonkid10
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Check out this little red EG hatch sitting on Advan RGD2s with Kumho 225s all around... Lowered to the exact right amount, completely functional... This car has no problem carrying speed through corners and catching more powerful cars, it's what she loves to do...
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Under the hood has to be a K swap, I saw through the front bumper that the radiator was moved to the driver side... Next I checked inside the cabin to see if there was any RSX shifter exposed, but all the panels were back in place damn... off to the right though, on the passenger side I can see the harness connector for the k swap, it's gotta be a k swap... Wish I would have seen what it looked like, next time... Inside the cabin is a full interior with Integra seats, you don't need any more than that to be comfortable...
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I really like this style of Honda build, where the outside is simple with nice wheels... And that under the hood is really technical, which all K swaps are... Just naturally aspirated and with those tires and good suspension, im sure she'll run with any new sports that has double the power... #honda #civic #hondacivic #kswap

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Event - @oldskoolhonda_
Owner - message me
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Well restored third generation Prelude, with 4 wheel steering!... As he turns the steering wheel one way or the other, the rear wheels also pivot in the opposite direction for tighter cornering... I'm wondering if this was really effective, it's definitely pretty damn cool... The entire steering system is mechanical also, with a steering shaft going to the rear gear box housing... So the way Honda designed this, they didn't run hydraulic lines through the car which could leak over time...
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The owner was a very nice guy, and was proud of his Prelude amongst all the Civics and Integras... Since our scene is getting so popular we are now starting to see all the other models being modified and restored... Glossy red paint with the top half painted black like an S13... BBS LMs with Falken tires, this guy has good taste... An overall very impressive project, I wonder if he has anything done to the engine... But the presentation is all so good, this car would have no problem sitting pretty at a car show... Props to the owner, and thanks for showing me your dance... #honda #prelude #4ws

This guys car was so low, that he has custom brackets to lift the motor up!...

The low life is a crazy lifestyle but I get it, being extreme is fun... There are a lot of modifications people do to get as low as possible, including modifying knuckles and upper shock tower locations... In this case why he lifted the engine is because a lot of the time the oil pan gets hit and starts to leak... after a while when all the oil is gone, so is the motor...
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The rear quarter panels have been massaged to fit the wheels, and have a little patina from where the wheel hit the lip, just crazy... I bet under the car it looks like streak marks all along the bottom, thank God all the brake and fuel lines are tucked above the ground level... Just a single cam VTEC under the hood, because she's a cruiser that likes to go slow... What a wild hatchback project, I can appreciate the dedication... How low can you go?, I think this is it... #honda #civic #vtec

Brackets made by @stance.shack
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Event - @OldSkoolHonda_
Owner - @eg_memoz

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Event - @OldskoolHonda_
Owner - @el_nestorin


Nestor's Integra 4 door was the first car that caught my eye, a clean green body sitting on bronze gramlight 57DRs... its like the second I see a car, I already know it's good... Just lowered with clean paint, you can tell he takes care of his car...
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Under the hood though it got better... He's got a very clean and organized engine bay, with a Go Autoworks turbo kit boosting 8 pounds... That kit allows air conditioning to stay in place, Nestor just had to make sure the main charge line didn't touch the wastegate pipe... you can see he added a tab to pull it closer to the radiator... This kit uses a cast manifold which is economical and will never break, with a very reliable Tial wastegate sitting on top...
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The engine bay looks great with the green valve cover that looks kinda like J's Racing... He added breather lines on the front, because when accelerating the oil slushes back... I really liked his catch can battery combo, that all sits in the battery tray... Everything is well fitted and pleasing to look at... Not too many different colors all over the place, just some titanium here and there...
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Nestor says next he wants to retune her for flex fuel and make a new exhaust, since he's from San Diego he goes to Dardan @dardantuned who is excellent at what he does... Since this motor is still cast piston he's got some limitations on power, but he can squeeze a little more out of her...
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Thanks for sharing with me man, this is an excellent daily driven street car Integra 4 door... #acura #integra #vtec #turbo

OldSkoolHonda @oldskoolhonda_ meet was a lot of fun yesterday morning, overloaded with too many cars just as expected...

Had a great time walking around and talking to fellow car guys about their projects, and sharing some good energy... The vibe was super chill, and our SoCal Honda scene is so strong... Hundreds of cars showed up, so much that people were double parking there cars and the parking patrol guy was not happy haha...
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We met up at a Starbucks early at 6AM, before the sun was up... I messaged a bunch of my customer friends about this, but ofcourse most of them flaked... That's just how it is these days, you are either down or you're not... We left on time and made it by 730, and got parking in the main lot... It's nice when you can park around your friends, and chill as people walk by to give compliments...
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There were all types of builds there, from top notch NSXs to buckets with potential that you might have seen on YouTube... I came in my black EP3 HPF model but I can't wait to bring my turbo Integra and show her off... We had Lupo's Integra to show people, and she got a ton of attention with her titanium bling... Simon and Danny came with their silver DCs, Jack came with his maroon DC...
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By 9AM it was super packed, and it was like that until 11 before the parking patrol started to shake us up... Nobody was rowdy, there just wasn't enough space and everyone wanted to show off their ride and be part of the fun... As it got close to the end, everyone was talking around having lunch at some delicious place nearby... We ended getting some pizza, and then headed back to LA...
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I got to meet a bunch of people and see some sick builds, and I'll share some of them with you here... I understand all the cool details, influences, and craftsmanship that goes into your projects and I hope you don't mind me expressing all that here on Perfect Honda... This hobby is out of control right now, but in a completely good way... Thank you OldskoolHonda for throwing this event, and can't wait to make it to the next event with more of our crew...

- Nitin's 2019 Aston Martin Vantage turbo
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Finally I was able to buy something nice for myself!, after 6 years of grinding on Instagram and Craigslist fixing Hondas...

Everyone has a yellow Integra Type R but I wanted something different, I wanted to be unique... She's a 2019 Aston Martin Vantage which has a Mercedes V8 twin turbo engine brap brap... Wait till I have her straight piped, I'll be flexing over all of these luxury cars!... This car is gonna get way more pussy than my turbo Integra, and I don't have to deal with fabricating a turbo manifold and downpipe woohoo!...
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It was my dream to have a really nice car one day, and now that's a reality... I got a hell of a deal on her, but she was still a 6 figure purchase... And I did it all the legal way, just working hard every damn day... Saving a little here and there, until I had enough to buy this baby off my friend... She has low miles and is in immaculate shape, I can't wait to put her on bronze TE37s...
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A lot of the old school guys leave the Honda scene for Porsche and exotics, but I'm still here with you guys!... I'm just an advanced paisa, working hard and smart... Straight Los Angeles manual laborer and party animal all my life, and one of the best honest communicators... My secret is that I listen and care, and always have your best intention when I give advice... I'm here for you and want you to have a bad ass car, and feel like a good strong man everyday... AF

A little behind on work guys, because I spent 2 weekends at the track (lucky me!)...

I've got a lot going on over here right now also, and most of it is waiting on parts ha... For anyone who knows about working on projects, it can be frustrating waiting for the details to come in... Right now I'm managing about 20 projects, not including my own cars...
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I'm gonna be contacting all my current project customers and old customers, to check on our process and see if there is anything else they need... I know Octavio's Civic needs a valve cover gasket, lets fix that real quick... I've got Rafael's injectors, lets get his car tuned finally... Lets finish all pending projects, because the summer is coming soon...
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I also have a lot of video editing to do, and posts to make here... I have 3 times the content I could post, and the goal is to share all of it with you... It's really interesting stuff, I think you would learn something just by watching the process... If you see it, and then I share how I interpret it, then it will help you do repairs on your car...
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Posting and DMing on IG takes a lot of energy and time, about 4 hours a day... Instagram doesn't pay anything either, but my customers do... I'll be making shorter posts and less story for a little while... I'm gonna be checking up on old projects, and making sure they are complete and clean... I also don't want my old customers to feel that I've become too big and famous, as they see another Honda every day here...
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Gonna do a big refocus of my energy, and make sure my health is in consideration... For the rest of my life I will have Hondas to fix, but I want to make sure the close network is happy and secure... My old customers have seen me go from a mobile mechanic in a Honda Civic, to working in a massive shop with a network of talented craftsmen... It's been an amazing couple of years, I hope you have been inspired to work hard and do what you are passionate about... #startedfromthebottomnowwehere
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- Charlie's Integra with Type R engine swap
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We are still cleaning up Charlie's @8sircharles8 engine bay, his 96 spec Type R engine and trans swap in his Milano red LS...

She dyno'd 205.3 whp with just Blox B cams in the long block, thats it!... A very simple setup, this is the best bang for the buck power for a 1.8L... Charlie ofcourse has his engine bay decorated in his fashion, with a Spoon ish valve cover that is cleaner than the original... He's taking inspiration from them, but with a southern California twist...
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Today we rerouted the injector wires under the manifold and lengthened the IAT sensor plug... It looks semi tucked like that, and very easy to do... We ordered the PCV fittings and lines, that will be here in 2 days... The fuel pressure gauge and regulator we are gonna upgrade to something nicer that isn't blue... and order some spark plug wires from Honda that are black, lets remove all the blue from the engine bay... The intake pipe we are painted flat black soon, and gonna put a brand new distributor cap on... Lastly we will start cleaning, hand polishing, or buying new hardware for the everywhere that is seen...
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Let's get this engine bay completely presentable, and then we are gonna flex tune her on E85... Details details take a lot of time, but I'll help you move forward... We keep scanning the engine bay for things to improve, and then make it happen... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec #typer
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- Juan's Civic EX
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Juan @jjpinetta came by to get his wheels bearings changed, we caught that last week when we came for diagnosis and they were both wobbling...


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NSK quality bearings, only the best... I pulled the knuckles off, and had the machine shop press them in... I prefer to have them do it, because they have setups ready just for these jobs... They do a super clean job, and they get it done within an hour...
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Reinstalled both knuckles and we ran to Autozone to replace one bad axle... After we put everything together, we added a ground cable from the shock tower to the top of the distributor...
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Just a couple hours of work, we take our time and do things well... Never an overtightened or stripped nuts and bolts, we fix things as we see issues... People come to me because I work with care, I treat your car like it's mine... Juan has a beautiful and simple Civic, and I want him to enjoy her to the max... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16y8 #vtec
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- Adrian's 1987 Suzuki Samurai
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Adrian @adrianfederico asked me to go to his parents house in Pico Rivera, and check out his new project he wanted my help on...

She's a 1987 Suzuki Samurai with 89K miles on her...
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The car itself is very clean inside and out, for a car that is 35 years old... 1.3L carbureted motor making 90HP, she fired up right away... I took her for a drive and boy is she sloppy... the engine has barely any power, and the steering wheel has tons of play... Its a tight cabin in there also, no arm rest for my left arm... Everything was working good on the car, she is a well maintained tiny offroad vehicle...
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Adrian really wanted to build something like the Greddy Suzuki, swipe all the way to see that... With bronze TE37s, a titanium exhaust, and something under the hood... That Greddy car is a 2018 model though, and Adrian's is 30 years older... I think we can do a theme similar, but with more power and style...
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The suspension is live axles front and rear, with a transfer box in the middle... its setup like a truck, with the engine mounted like a rear wheel drive car...
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The first idea was to put a B series AWD in her, but that won't work because of how the engine bolts to the AWD system... Maybe we can do a K swap instead hmm... We have the height, this engine bay is tall... We have the length forward also... The tough part will be adapting the K20 to the trans, it will have to be a one off adapter plate and flywheel setup...
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This is gonna be an interesting project guys, stay tuned... We've got a lot of planning before we take her apart... I think a K20 will be enough power, don't you think?... #suzuki #samurai
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- Luis' Civic Si
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This car has a serious electrical problem, we worked an hour to try and figure out how to fix her...

She's an EM1 though, and I'm guessing used to be an NA drag car with an intake pipe going through the driver side headlight... The motor is a GSR with a Skunk2 intake manifold and DC Sports header... The mushroom is missing on the HKS filter, but I don't like mushrooms anyways...
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The car is having a charging issue, and the battery just dies out after a certain amount of miles... Luis @_lewr has changed a lot of parts on this car trying to fix it, but still no luck...I couldn't figure it out either, maybe you can give us some suggestions... He has already changed the entire interior harness and the engine harness...
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When the car is running, the voltmeter reads 12.5 volts at the battery... Thats just the battery power, it should be around 14 volts when the car is running and the alternator is good... So next I wanted to test the alternator, so we removed it and took it to autozone...
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The alternator tested good, it made 15 volts on their bench test hmm... No problem with the alternator I guess, so I installed it back in the car...
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We turned the car back on, and she still shows 12.5 volts at the battery... But when tested at the alternator it shows almost 16 volts WTF?... I checked that all the cables were connected the right way, and that the grounds were good...
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The alternator is charging too much, and somehow it's not getting a regulated amount of power going back to the battery... I was stuck, not sure what to check next... Or change, what next to change?... One idea is to remove all the wiring, and wire her up like a hotrod with a simple fuse box... And just keep her barebone wired up to a tuned P28 ECU... #honda #civic #hondacivic #si #b18c #vtec
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- Jeremy's Civic Si
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Alignment on Jeremy's @jermmmmmm Si, a very clean car that I've been helping with for years now...

I like how he takes care of her, always garaged and he doesn't womp on her all the time... Body is clean because he watches where he takes her, and parks away from the crowd... Inside and out she is a great example of an Si, very lightly modified and well maintained...
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We put her on the rack, and the Alignment was off just a bit... Swipe to see the before and after, I'm glad he had rear camber arms that I could adjust... in the front he doesn't have camber plates, that might be next...
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His tires are also worn out, so we talked about that... he's got some old Bridgestones with a thick sidewall for a 215, maybe he may want to go with Federal RSRR next... Whatever he needs, I'll help him figure it out and get it for him...
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One day he's gonna do something wild to his motor, and I can't wait until that day... I think its gonna be when his fiance graduated with her nursing degree, cha ching!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #si
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- Alex's 98 Acura Integra Type R
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Alex @alexhitch_xxii just picked up this Integra Type R, and came by for a diagnosis to see what she needs...

This is really fun for me, because I've never owned one and would love to one day... She's a 1998 United States car, all stock except for the JDM front end... with HID headlights, just like a 98 spec would have...
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The engine has been rebuilt, and I could see a couple bolts out of place here and there... Very interesting to see what the last mechanic's work, and how we can improve from here... We made a list of all the small details, so we can chase where to get them...
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Today we installed a brand new Type R valve cover, with brand new Honda gaskets as well... A dab of RTV in the corners of the cam cap ends, and tightened her down with black EM2 nuts...
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Alex is talking about Toda and Hytech parts, and I'm in full support of that... He just got her 2 weeks ago and I hope I was able to help him figure out what to do to her next... And that I get to do those installs!... Always an honor to see an Integra Type R, lets keep her spirit alive... #acura #integra #typer #vtec
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Gabriel's Civic Si
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Gabe's Si is back for a couple updates, it's been a year since we last saw her...

We did a head rebuild on her, and the focus on her was to keep her as stock and smog compliant as possible... Other than the Motegi wheels, she is bone stock and he likes her that way...
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For this visit we are adding a US ITR intake manifold, and going to connect up all the smog controls as needed... it isn't easy to find a US manifold, but we found one on eBay for a good deal... Gabe was also interested in Type R cams, I'll hunt around to see if I can find a set... We have also talked about a non intercooled Greddy turbo kit, and then that would be the limit of smog legal for her... And possible more power than a Type R hmm?!...
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To be continued...
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- Aldo's Civic Si
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A guy told me the other day "I rarely see EM1s around where I live, but on your IG it's like you see at least 1 every week!"...

Haha, what a blessing because I love these cars... And especially this trim line, every generation Civic Si was special...
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EM1 was the first time we got the B16A in a large production car, it came in the Del sol but only a narrow window... Everything about the EM1 was what we wanted from a modern Civic, kinda like a baby Type R... It was the little brother to the GSR, just as confident and unique...
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Aldo's @sti_818 Si is just gorgeous, I'm a fan of his part selection and simplicity... He keeps her like a restoration, but lightly modded yet all original... He's very picky, and willing to do what it takes to enjoy his hobby like that... Quality over quantity, and get what you really want...
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Also I like flexing your style, whatever it is... These TE37 SLs are my favorite color TE, as good as bronze to me... He's got some Toda cams for her soon, and already has a J's Racing header installed... Just a couple mods, but each one has a story... Well done man, I love Civic Si and your car is too sick...
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- Gabriel's Civic Si with K20/K24 engine swap
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Gabe @gabrielx_j came by for a couple things on his 07 Civic Si, small things that we have been needing to take care of... His setup on this car is a completely stock K20Z3 head on a built K24 block with Eagle rods and RS Machine pistons... KTuned header modified for the taller deck, and a full KTuned exhaust... She is loud!... and just an intake pipe, a very simple setup... The idea was to have a very open exhaust and free flowing intake, because K series likes to breathe... She made an impressive 255whp, tuned at Ericks Racing...
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We had an exhaust leak from a broken gasket, so we ordered one from Vibrant to replace that... Whenever there is an exhaust leak, it ruins the sound of the car... Once the gasket was back in, I loctited the nuts so she would stay in place... He fired her up and she was loud again, like a damn trumpet... Booming loud, bass in your face...
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Next I heard a gear grinding type of sound from the belt area, and found a worn out bearing on the idler pulley... We ran to Autozone and picked up another pulley for only $20... another easy fix...
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Lastly Gabe had never aligned his car before, so we put her on the rack to see whats going on... He has KTuned coilovers, and right now they are set to the lowest level... The wheels are Enkei RPF01s 17x9s all around with a 205... I want Gabe to run a fatter tire, and lift her up a bit, what do you think?...
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Swipe to see the alignment numbers, she needs some work... The rear definitely needs camber arms, 4 degrees is way too much... for a street car 1.5-2 is the most I want... in the front we can adjust camber, at the top hats on the coilovers... and even those out... We are gonna get those camber arms first, and then clean all this up... And then once he wears these tires out, maybe I can talk him into 235s all around... #honda #civic #hondacivic #si
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- Dodger's 4Runner with 1.5JZ engine swap
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Dodger was one of our friends we went to go see out there, who drove all the way from Utah in his drag racing 4Runner...

Its a project he put together with what he had lying around, and she runs consistent low 10s wow... He's actually building a Pro Mod drag car, and this is just a little import toy for him...
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1.5JZ under the hood, which is a 1JZ head with a 2JZGE bottom end... Behind that is a Powerglide trans that can slip as much power as he needs... Right now she is at 42 pounds of boost, good for a solid 1000whp...
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In the semifinals he was up against SoCal's own Driver B @driverb , in his AWD sedan sitting on beadlock wheels... Swipe to see the run, Driver B had him off the launch but then was breaking up in 3rd gear... Dodger came charging like a train, and slid by him for the win... Its always nice to see a catch up win, screaming down the back half gotcha!...
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It's cool to see different builds go at it, and here at this event it's all imports which is nice... If you haven't been to an Import Face Off @importfaceoffofficial , I highly recommend you come check it out... It will give you a ton of motivation to get your project done, and then I hope you come out and compete with her... And let's see if you can outrun a 10 second Toyota truck!... #toyota #4runner #turbo
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- JR's Civic coupe with J35 turbo engine swap
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JR almost took the 11.50 index class this weekend, with his junkyard built Civic that lays down wicked consistent runs... Built by himself, he pulled the engine from the yard and built the turbo kit in his small garage in Idaho... I met him at IFO las vegas last time, and he told me about his drive to just get stuff done and have a good time doing it...
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The 11.50 index class means that you have to run as close to 11.50 without going over... So if you run faster than that, you are automatically out... If both cars run faster than that, then the closest to the 11.50 wins... In JR's field was 32 cars, the most out of any of the other classes... The reason for that is because at that time, you don't need a roll cage... So a lot of people say that 11.50 index is where the street cars battle... So you can have whatever setup you want!, just don't go faster than the bracket time...
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JR's setup is a J35 out of an Odyssey, with a single turbo hiding in the front bumper... He had a J32 in there that made more power, but that engine got tired... The best combo would be if he put the J32 heads on the J35, because they definitely flow better... But either way he's got a ton of power, so managing that is the key...
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Swipe to see his final 3 runs... Both the semi finals and semi semi finals runs he was up against much faster cars that had to slow down to get the time... but in those instances, JR was closer to the mark... Against the pink Integra, he won with a 11.31 against a 10.97... And against the white Civic he ran a 11.48 against his 10.57...
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In the finals JR lost with a 11.49 against a 11.70!... what a heartbreak, he slowed down to 97mph at the end but missed it by literally a fraction of a second... Awesome race though, and excellent job JR... You'll win this class very soon, your times are dead on... Great job on such a home grown car, this is what the hobby is about!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #j35 #turbo
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- Dalton's Civic with forged D16Y8 engine swap
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Dalton's @bigd760 car is the one where he drove in on a Thursday from Las Vegas, and she was running and tuned on Saturday evening... Today I was in Vegas for a drag race event, and got to see her again and happy to see that everything is just fine... She looks great and runs great, Dalton has been driving her daily and getting close to adding a turbo kit on her...
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The motor originally we picked up from the junkyard, for about $200... At that time he drove down with his dad from Barstow and we got one during the junkyard sale... Then we dropped the motor off to RS Machine for inspection, to make sure shes's a good core... Next we put together the recipe of motor we wanted, in this case it was forged pistons, rods, and upgraded valvetrain...
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Arias pistons 10.5:1 compression ratio, eagle rods, and Supertech valvetrain... Stock valves and stock cam, those were both in good shape... The block was clearanced for the rods, so a full size rod was used.... Always one size larger in bore, and the compression ratio we wanted to keep close to stock...
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Our plan is to add a T2 or T3 sized turbo onto this motor, as big as a GT30R... 10 pounds of boost for the road course, 15 pounds of boost daily, and 20 pounds of boost at the drag strip... Tuned dynamically on E85, put whatever you want in there... But we must keep power steering and air conditioning, so packaging is gonna be key...
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But I'm glad she is running just fine, and that Dalton is daily driving her... Stay tuned to see what happens to her this year, as we figure out each piece of the puzzle... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16y8 #vtec
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- Steve's Civic Si
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Boss man's EM1 is one of the nicest in southern California, because she's so damn clean...

Steve owns the bodyshop where I work now, which happens to be where I worked 20 years ago also... His shop painted all 4 of my show cars from when I was in my 20s, 2 Civics and 2 240SXs...
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Steve is a serious Honda enthusiast, and has been helping other Honda owners since the 90s when he started this shop with his dad... We used to make and install a lot of fiberglass bodykits on Hondas back in the day, the real ricer shit... We made original molds and styles, we were the designers and the installers... You saw my yellow car yesterday, and I was the classy one haha...
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Boss man wanted his EM1 simple, because he's seen it all... He repainted the car in Electron blue, and didn't put the badges or quarter panel stickers on... Its funny because you know it's an EM1 just by the color haha... lowered on white gramlights with street tires, no motorcycle pattern tires here... blue lug nuts, nothing special... Under the hood it's all stock, and way under 100k miles on the chassis... Inside the cabin it's all stock, just a newer radio that's always bumping the 80s...
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This shop is a lot of fun, and it always has been... I learned a ton of skills here, back when people were willing to teach young kids with a good attitude... Thank you Steve for letting me grow in your shop, then and now... We lived the real Fast and Furious life that the movie studios took inspiration from... #honda #civic #hondacivic #em1 #b16a #vtec
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- Lupo's Integra RS with GSR engine swap
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Lupo @lupofrompluto picked up some wheels finally, to replace his good ole GSR blades...

Sparco FF1 wheels in rally bronze, 15x7 +35 offset all around with Federal RSRR tires... A different wheel that what I'm used to, but Lupo is always on the hunt for something unique and new...
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These wheels are made by Sparco and OZ Racing, who happened to be owned by the same parent company... These are flow formed, so considerably stronger than a standard cast wheel... 11 pounds each, not bad... No clearance issues at all, so he can run as hard as he wants... I think they look pretty good, what do you think?...
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A lot of people want to go wider on the front, in a reverse staggered setup, but Lupo didn't want that... By keeping it like this, he can rotate his wheels easily, as he masters this size tire... Federal are an excellent bang for the buck, and we are just started going to track events now.... If you see Lupo out there, please say hi and tell him you've seen him here at Perfect Honda!... We are doing our best to move our hobbies forward, and learn as much as we can... #acura #integra #b18c1 #gsr #vtec #sparco #federaltire
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- Nitin's Civic EX with H22A engine swap
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This is what I drove in my early 20s haha, a bright yellow Civic inside and out...

Everywhere we went, people would turn and stare... She got so much attention, and I loved it... Her license plate was SHWOFF, because I had a big ego and worked hard to learn some car building skills...
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On the front windshield is T&L autobody... I worked at the bodyshop, working 6 days a week for $300 cash... Stingy ass foos, but they taught me more than I could ever expect to learn about cars... Bodywork, paint prep, painting, and the general skill of taking a car apart and putting it back together... I would work on this car a little at a time, in between helping the shop with customer cars... I did a lot of fiberglass work and sanded down a lot of cars, filthy hard work...
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When it came time for my car, I wanted to design something cool based on the experience I had gained from the shop... Bomex front end, M3 side skirts, and a Black Widow rear bumper... Shaved mouldings and NSX vents on the quarter panel... I shaved the inner trunk lights but kept the license plate holder...
I mixed the color myself, my own custom yellow with a lot of gold pearl in the clear coat...
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I think it came out great, and that the car flowed well... I was very happy with this project, and had a blast taking her to car shows... This was the style back then, and she wore her dress well... I worked very hard to put this car together, figuring out what would be sick and then making it happen... She was my rolling art piece, my resume on wheels...
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Oh, and did I mention that she was one of the first Civics to have an H22A swap under the hood?!... Super rare back then, I had to buy an entire crashed Prelude to get everything I needed!...
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- Enrico's Integra LS
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Enrico @enricohhhhh came by with Integra, to talk about converting his front end to a JDM one...

He picked up an entire OEM front end from Facebook, and wanted to ask how much we would charge to install it...
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She's just a stock LS, sitting on some white Rota Spoon wannabes... The engine was replaced with one with low mileage, and runs just fine... That engine bay could use a wash with Joker Juice though buddy, lets do that soon... And those wheels too, could use a good scrub and degrease then repainted whatever color.... Federal RSRR tires all around for that sticky icky ooh eee...
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His JDM core support was a little ugly to work with, because the ends were torched off instead of sawzall'd off or the spot welds drilled out... We could make it work, but it will look messy and we don't like that... for about $150 he can find a better one, and we prefer that...
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We gave him a price, based on him removing his front end himself so he saves some money... He lives so close to us, that he can drive like that and it should be cool yolo... it will only take the shop a couple days to get it done, and then he can start his next process of painting the entire car... Can't wait to see what color he comes up with, and the quality of job he does himself... I hope he rents a paint booth at the least, and removes all the mouldings and glass... To be continued... #acura #integra #b18b
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- WRD Race Prelude turbo
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Sunday at Global Time Attack @globaltimeattack was crazy, as everyone was hustling to get their fastest lap in...

The final session was reserved for the 5 qualifying cars of each group, and WRD Race @wrdracing hit their fastest time on that final run!... The day before they ran a 2:26 but they didn't give it everything, now it was time to turn it up and see what's she's got... It was cool to see how they budgeted their resources and calculate when it was time to use everything else they have...
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This track was built for Formula One cars, which go 200MPH down the straight, and our Hondas aren't geared for that type of speed... The Prelude was clocking 151 MPH at the top of 4th gear!, woah!... 2 years ago they broke 2 transmissions because of the speed, both times it was the 5th gear over spinning... With the new dog box and it's gear set, she stayed together and didn't have to shift to 5th...
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But the high speed beat up the aerodynamics, and before the final session Cory had to make some further adjustments... The day before they pulled off the belly pan, now the splitter endplates came off and the anchor cables had to be reinforced... The aero was created a ton of downforce up front, and the turbo engine was powering through it all...
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Duct taped the front end back up, and Will @illwillem went out for his final run... The entire team standing in the pit lane watching the big screen, anxious and patient... The entire weekend they were checking and fixing and checking and fixing, Cory told Will it's OK if she's breaks trying to get the fastest time...
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And she did damn good, final lap was a 2:22, putting WRD Race in 4th place... Everyone was happy, and cracked open a beer to celebrate.... Corvette, McLaren, AMG GT, and a 20 year old Honda Prelude, now that's bad ass results!... The Prelude ain't easy to drive either, she's a bucking bronco with V8 torque steer in the front... Congratulations to the team, mission accomplished... Just finishing the race is an accomplishment, but competing with real sports cars and exotics proves a bigger point... #honda #prelude #h22a #vtec #turbo
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- Juan's Civic EX
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Juan @jjpinetta came by for diagnosis on his EK coupe, which is running pretty good through the canyons and he wanted to get an opinion what's next...

He has been spending a little time and money on her, and now he's starting to enjoy this project more than his S2000...
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We did a compression test which was low unfortunately, but she still drives without a check engine light which is good... Leaking from the distributor, but other than that the entire engine bay was stock as a rock... Everything clipped back in the original location, I suspect that the head has never been removed and that it's aged gracefully like this... I like to put every clip and nut and bolt back into the original place, it's a test to see how good you are...
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Lifted the front wheels and found both bad front wheel bearings, those will need to get fixed immediately... There was play in the wheel when you pushed on the top and bottom of the rim, dead giveaway...
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We got rained out, but I appreciate how well Juan takes care of his car... I know some people say it's just a little Civic, but we take pride in repairing these for the right price, and sometimes that means junkyard runs... He picked up that red fender in Perfect shape from the yard, all she needs is a little paint... Buddy Club P1 wheels with Federal RSRR tires, and lowered with a front lip looks simple and clean...
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We talked about engine options ofcourse, and decided it's better to just keep her going for now, just rebuild the distributor because it's leaking and wash the engine bay down with Joker Juice... Add a ground cable for some electrical insurance, and maybe paint the valve cover... And then save up for a nasty turbo single cam build, or a B series hmm... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16y8 #vtec
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- Kevin's RSX Type S
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Kevin @rsx_kevv came by for diagnosis on his battery light that was on, and to get an assessment on what she needs next...

We first inspected the harness and it looked pretty clean, the battery was new enough, but the alternator looked like a Chinese ebay special... Took her to Autozone for their free battery and alternator testing... Battery tested good, but alternator didn't... Said it failed at the voltage regulator, got it... We found the problem, and picked up a ground cable while we were there...
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Went to my parts guy and we got a used alternator, that tested good... 20 minutes later she was in, and we fired her up... Just like that, it was fixed and no more battery light woohoo!... The lesson?... Don't buy stuff that's too cheap, just stick to the OEM brands if you can... And if you can't afford new, I think its best to find a used OEM and go get it tested at the Zone...
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Next we did a compression test, and that was depressing... All 4 cylinders were down significantly, this motor is toast... All were under 180 which means she is very tired...
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I recommended he start the process for figuring out which bottom end he wants, either a used K24A2 or a rebuilt high compression K24... Whatever his budget, I'm here to guide him the right way... But reuse the K20 head with the K20Z3 manifold...
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We finished the job by putting on a fresh wrinkle black valve cover on, with a new Honda gasket... When we did that the engine bay just improved like ten times, much much better...
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We got a lot out of diagnosis and 2 hours today, but she needs more love... Kevin and I talked plenty, now lets see what motor he chooses for her future... I say 270 WHP daily driven on 91 pump gas is the perfect goal for her... #acura #rsx #k20a2 #k20z3
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1st place went to the incredible Lyfe Motorsports @lyfemotorsport GTR, that starched the competition with a blistering 2:06...

The GTR only ran a few sessions, maybe only 2?!... They just go out there and get the job done, and then shut her down and push her back in... That's a veteran move right there, they already have the car setup and know what she can do... So they go out there and do it!... I remember when this GTR beat the HKS R35 with NoB behind the wheel, and took the $25k prize... This is one of the fastest time attack cars in the world...
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Swipe to see the final times for the event, for the unlimited and limited classes... And note the difference in the absolute fastest...
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2nd fastest was the Peitz Performance @peitzperformance turbo Corvette driven by Feras @feras_qartoumy quartomy that ran just 2 seconds behind the Lyfe GTR, damn that's fast... And the difference in the cars is huge, rear wheel drive American V8 versus AWD Japanese muscle...
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I'm a big fan of their vette, and recently saw her run a 1:47 at Buttonwillow while sorting out issues!... Its sooo fast and rowdy, but Feras is fearless and knows what he is doing... They battled some issues with wheel speed sensors causing timing to cut them short on power, but they eventually figured it out... This car is so brutal, especially how she looks like unpainted and raw... Pure function and one of the best sounding here, swipe to listen to her just cruise by the pits... Impressed with their performance again, and looking forward to seeing them crank up the boost and chase the overall record and win... It's very hard for our Hondas to go up against this level of speed, even heavily modified supercars can't touch these numbers...
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- WRD Race Prelude turbo
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Day 1 of Global Time Attack and the Prelude kept the crew busy...

You only have 4 sessions during each day, saturday and sunday... And within those 8 sessions, you gotta have a winning lap... The problem with building such a wild car with lots of horsepower and grip, that things get hot and break...
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The driver side axle snapped in the morning session, and got towed back in... She's set at 500WHP but has a scramble boost for about 200 more, and has very large front tires... The combination of the two kept wearing out the inside joint, so they had to keep an eye on it the entire weekend... They only had 3 axles total for that side, and they want to make as many attempts as possible...
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Another alarming issue was that the trans fluid temp was getting very hot... Hot like 270 degrees, which is engine oil hot way too hot... They dropped the rancid smelling fluid that smelled like hell... Too much heat and we don't wanna break the trans, it's a dog box though with a billet case...
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The team decided to remove the flat bottom belly tray, which they suspect was keeping the heat inside the lower trans area... It was a ton of bolts to remove, with a handful of them stripping out and being a pain...
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They got the car back together and on the final session of the day she ran a 2:26 which was a good enough time for now... This was also the same time they ran 2 years ago, and they know the car has a lot more in her... This was fine for now, tomorrow they crank it up and go for the gold...
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Heat management and budgeting of parts was what Saturday was about, with the goal to keep the car together... There is so much development on this Honda that they are consistently problem solving and anticipating what's next... Its crazy that in their class they are competing against modded supercars, like McLaren and AMG GT... And this little Honda is stepping up to them, a huge difference in budgets and respect as a car builder... #honda #prelude #h22a #vtec #turbo
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Car - @wrdracing
Driver - @illwillem
Engine and trans - @rsmachine

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- Ravi's Subaru BRZ with LS3 engine swap
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Not a Honda or Honda powered, I just really liked this build and how simple and effective she was...

WRD Race Prelude won 4th place in the limited class, and this car was 1 second behind them in 5th place... At this event they have FWD, RWD, and AWD all lumped together, so pick your strategy carefully...
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Ravi @raviraviravi was very smart in his approach, a modern rear wheel drive car and a good ole American V8... The BRZ is the new 240SX, with better suspension geometry, more width, and longer wheel base... The LS3 engine swap is as reliable as it gets, and makes plenty of power to be competitive... He added a dry sump oiling system to make her even more reliable, and made his own ducting in the front bumper to keep her running cool... A modest splitter and rear wing, and tasteful wheels that give the car a very appealing overall look... I think she looks beautiful, lady in red right here...
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Consistently Ravi would lap 2:23, which is a pretty fast time for a car that needed very little attention... Swipe all the way to hear what she sounds like down the straight, American muscle refined and proud... In the past I've helped with lots of 240SX LS1 projects and found a lot of value in these motor swaps over the 4 cylinder SR20 and KA24s... Because even with a turbo, these V8s have a better overall powerband and don't break easily... If you can find a low mileage GM V8 or even a crate motor LS3, you'll love that you can just drop it in and then focus on your driving mod skills... #subaru #brz #ls3
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- Volkswagen Rabbit with S2000 turbo engine swap
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This car was nucking futs, if you know what I mean... An early 80s Volkswagen with an F20C engine swap, converted to rear wheel drive... And a decent sized turbo mounted super sideways... V mount radiator and a custom intake manifold, and lots of tubes holding the front end and suspension together... This is one super crazy project from @s2kwabbit...
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This little VW might be one of the lightest cars at the event, and with Honda turbo power is capable of some serious fast times... Swipe to see what the rest of the car looks like, with so much aero development on a lunch box of a chassis... Innocent round headlights, a complex cage, and a widebody kit that almost has the entire wheel outside the original fender crazy... The front splitter is so big that it sucks up all the atmosphere, and the massive rear diffuser and wing keep the car going straight as an arrow at high speeds...
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This is the spirit of time attack cars, done to the max... Go big or go home, this guy went big... I was speechless when I saw this car, next time I see this car I'll talk to the owner and get the history of this project... But what do you think?, is this too much or just exactly what drag racing with turns is all about?... #vw #rabbit #f20c #turbo
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- King Motorsports RSX
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This is as close as we are gonna get to a Mugen RSX guys, King Motorsports @kingmotorsports is the exclusive distributor for Mugen and this is the owner's personal car... Originally this car was built as a Speed World Challenge car and since then she has been rebuilt using traditional American parts and style... He restored the livery to exactly what she looked like in the early 2000s...
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Under the hood is a K20/K24, similar to what we build back home... This one dyno'd 246WHP but unfortunately today she was down on power and not at her best... Similar to the Spoon car, this entire car has been built from the ground up, and has lots of custom fabrication all over... Expansion tank, external reservoirs, thick camber plates, C&R radiator, all the bells and whistles...
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I told the owner I'd love to see more Mugen parts on her, since the brand is so hot these days... King has a lot of influence because of their relationship with Mugen, and we want to see as much as possible... Especially motorsports grade products for our street driven cars, and maybe a smiley face front bumper ha... #acura #rsx #mugen

Late night at the race track, getting ready for the next day bright and early...

The entire garage was busy, and everyone was having a good time while working... It was a really good vibe in there all day, everyone cooperative and helping each other... This is the difference between social media and reality, in person people are usually pretty cool... Everyone here has spent a lot of money, time, and energy to get here, and respect each other for the hard work it took...
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The Prelude had all kinds of issues to deal with today, but the last session she ran a couple laps and clocked a decent time... Broken axles and heat management was the talk of the day, looking for the right short term and long term solutions... But by the end of the night we had the car ready to run again, with a fresh set of rubber on ZE40s now...
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Upstairs in the lounge, the Super Lap Battle team had a driver's party where Bruce gave the time attack coordinators a trophy he made for them... He's the dad of the WRD Race Prelude, and enjoys promoting racing of all kinds... I thought it was a very nice gesture, for no reason other than he wants to show support...
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We left the track a little tipsy, and went to a fancy steakhouse for a proper dinner... Boy did we eat well!, after a long day of hard work and problem solving... Time to rest, and another long day tomorrow... Hope you guys enjoyed seeing today with us, and that you are inspired to join one day with your project car!...

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- Nick's Spoon Accord Euro R endurance car
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Nick @recklus_tortuga brought his Spoon Sports race car out for Time Attack today, how rare is this?!...

It's a real complete race car built in Japan by Spoon, designed to race in the 25 hours of Thunderhill competition... Since then she has been retired from company duty, and is now in the good hands of Nick who is a CL7 enthusiast... So many details to explore on this car, purpose built by Japanese engineers with lots of real racing experience...
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Magnesium wheels, made in Italy, and superlight... they look kinda like cheap copies of ITR wheels, but they are far from that... Air jack system at all 4 corners to lifte her up quick, pneumatic valves that can handle that much weight is quite baller... In the front of the car through the grill is the air input, easy to reach... Under the hood is a Spoon 2.0L motor, I'm sure stuffed with Type R parts that have been further massaged... Ohlins shocks and Spoon calipers, the entire chassis inside and under the fender wells are painted a flat grey color like a proper track car... On the top of the trunk is the quick fuel gas cap, I'm guessing the car has a larger gas tank to prevent too many stops... Inside the cabin is just the basic electronics needed, and a couple dry carbon panels... Very interesting car to observe and study, quite fun for me to talk to Nick about it...
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It's really cool that this car is still being preserved, and used!... This car was built from the ground up, with way too many labor hours to count... A very defined project, that is now living her second life as a civilian... Nick can take her in whatever direction he wants, and I'm sure he will keep the Spoon Sports theme proudly... Maybe a Full Race turbo kit next wink wink?... Like the time attack FD2 Spoon car?...
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- RS Future NSX turbo
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Good luck to the Amir @rsfuture_amir and his time attack champion turbo NSX, who also made the drive all the way from Los Angeles to compete at Time Attack this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas...
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One of the most well developed NSXs out there, with a very impressive K series turbo and Samsonas dog box trans where the V6 used to be... Sitting on ZE40s with a beautiful aerodynamics package, this car looks as good as it performs...
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Just listen to her leave pit row, shifting lightning fast and always stable as she runs through the course... Every aspect of this car is impressive, from the build to the team to the driver to the concept of a K powered NSX... Best wishes Amir, for sure you got this and will take home another win and lap record this weekend... #acura #nsx #turbo
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- WRD Race Prelude turbo
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Cory's @wrdracing Prelude made it all the way to Austin, Texas for time attack this weekend, good luck to him and his crew...

He's been working hard on this Prelude for months, and invested a ton of cash into her...
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315s on the front instead of the 295s, new exhaust system that exits the side skirt, PDM electrical system, and a billet cased transmission now... The last time they were here the car broke 2 transmissions, because the top speed is so high at this track... The only Formula One track in the United States, and much longer than Buttonwillow, every bit of the Prelude is gonna be tested hard...
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Lets see how the weekend goes, hopefully she stays together... Plenty of fast cars here, and perfect weather... Check the story for all the footage from this event, and hopefully we make it onto the podium tomorrow!... #honda #prelude #h22a #vtec #turbo
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- Octavio's EF sedan with Mini Me engine swap
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Octavio @flossidexity_ has been into sound systems ever since I've know him, lots of bass and clarity... This one has 3000 watts and 1 single 12 inch woofer, check out the rubber surround on that speaker!... My shit bang, my shit throp, I'm a muthafuckin beast, I'm a muthafuckin hog... Just listen to E40 say it loud! .. Beamer Benz or Bentley is also another favorite to slap...
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Some of our guys are into speed, some into style, and some into sound... Octavio's build was super simple on the outside, the lowest mileage 91 EX fully loaded he could find... She only has about 130k on her, and we put in a single cam mashup we got from the junkyard... We also converted her to manual, and at the same time did a hydraulic clutch conversion... Lastly we converted her to OBD1 VTEC, and she runs just fine on a stock P28...
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Octavio likes to cruise around, creeping around town to the right beat... We used to sit in his car for hours, playing track after track... You play a couple, and ill play a couple... And we just listen to how the system sounds for each note... As loud as possible, and as clear as possible... Beamer, Benz, or Bentley, my jeans are never empty... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec
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- Eric's RSX Type S
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I love seeing Hondas like this, with a bunch of Type R influence and a little wild...

Eric @eric_beastista brought by his RSX, with a wild Japanese front bumper on her... He had purchased an entire front clip from a JDM importer, and with that came those very clean head lights and fenders with the side markers already cut out...
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Type R wheels and a red valve cover, to continue with the theme... Maybe one day he'll have a K20R in there hmm... Today we took a look at the motor, and found that she's a little tired and over revved... Compression test came out a little low on a cylinders, more than what a valve adjustment can fix... She's ticking also, so I suspect some valves are a little crooked... She still has way under 200k miles, so I don't suspect that the bottom end is bad yet... I think in this situation it's best to try and rebuild the head, and get as much compression back... Add some Supertech valvetrain while we are there, and she will sing past 8000RPM... Ill get back to you on that quote man, we will get her fixed soon!... #acura #rsx #k20a2
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Carnitas tacos
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Taqueria Periban
2129 Chico Ave., South El Monte, CA 91733
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This spot is real close to the shop, and is tucked away in one of the side industrial streets... Their specialty is carnitas, and their dad used to sell it out of of back of a Gremlin years ago!.. Now the 2 sons run the taqueria, and she is busy everyday...
They are open morning till 3pm, and serve michelladas as well...
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The taco was good, but very soft... tortilla was fresh and a little crispy, just how i like it... I really wanted the meat well done, and gonna come back on a less busy day... Generous amount of meat, for the right price... 3 tacos and I'm good... As I was leaving, they let me try a piece of a perfect piece of carnitas, cooked golden to perfection... A lot of the time carnitas becomes dry if overcooked, these guys understand this exactly... Ill be back!... #tacos #tacosperfect

- Roger's Civic EX
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Roger came by for diagnosis, decent looking EX with no check engine lights woohoo!...

We did a compression test and found all cylinders down a bit, like 10 points... I suspect that the bottom end is going bad, and that there is no point in rebuilding the head... Or doing any further maintenance on this motor...
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Since she runs just fine, just keep fluids in her and keep her going!... Thats the best strategy, until it looses a bit more compression and a check engine light for oxygen sensor pops up... Also a good idea to get a junkyard block and rebuild that, while she is still running... Rest of the car looks good, inside and out... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16y8 #vtec
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- Gabriel's Civic Si with K20/K24 engine swap
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Today Gabe @gabrielx_j came by because his pedal pressure was way too low and the he was having a tough time getting into gear!... it was just a worn out master cylinder, but I thought it would be a good idea to change both the master and the slave cylinders to be more complete... We went with Adler, which is made in Japan, and very high quality... Bled the system with Honda brake fluid, and now she engages into gear as she should...
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Under the hood is an RS Machine built K20/K24, that dyno'd 255whp at Ericks racing... Swap has been running strong for over 4 years, and I'm proud to see she is still running hard everyday...
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We are now talking about doing a makeover on the outside of the car, including a paint and wheels... Stay tuned to see what we come up with!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #si
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- Jonathan's Civic Si with stroker B16A engine swap
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Just got Jonathan's @vargas.562 trans case back from vapor blasting at Mountune USA @mountune_usa .. I first saw this process on Jay Leno's garage and was impressed, its high pressure water and some type of very fine media... I had to disassemble the trans all the way first, and degrease it twice before dropping her off here... and next I have to clean her again with air and water to get out any bit of media that may have gotta stuck in a crevice...
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The case looks absolutely new, maybe glossier than new!... Next we have new bolts on order to put the case together, and thats as good as a cleanup can be... Our first time trying this process and I am sure we will be back again... They charged $125 for the blasting service, and it was ready for pickup in 2 days... Once the trans is together, we will show you what the finished product looks like!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #vtec
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- Adam's Civic with Type R engine swap
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Adam @tagrande_75 came by for a rebuild kit for his distributor, and brought his EK sedan with a Type R motor swap under the hood!...

Clean swap from HMO, complete with the LSD trans... Air conditioning and power steering all connected, easy to drive and a pleasure to drive!...
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Work RS Beta wheels are super old school, and match the car well... Adam has a ton of rare parts all over the place on this car like the EL heated side mirrors that look like 98 up Integra ones... He's been in the Honda scene since the early 2000s and has been building cars like this since then, and I can completely appreciate that... A clean original body with a bad ass engine swap, and a bunch of rare JDM collector pieces all over...
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Today he came by for a distributor rebuild kit for his other project, that has a B16A in her... Nice to finally meet you Adam, and thank you for following for such a long time... 4 door represent right here, sometimes it's better to start with a sedan because they are usually in much better shape then the coupes and the hatchbacks... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b18c #vtec
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- Juan's Civic with B16A engine swap
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Juan came by for diagnosis, in his very innocent looking EG hatch with a B16A engine swap under the hood...

He bought the car as a stock CX model, but she overheated and that was the end of that motor... He ended up picking up a crashed Del Sol that had this swap in her, and he transplanted it all over with the help of his father... And they did an excellent job, everything was put back in the right place...
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What they didn't do is any maintenance, this was his first engine swap and he just wanted to get it done and driving... He brought her over to see what to do next, and I've got plenty of advice... Lots of leaks which can be fixed, but we need to see if the motor is still good...
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We did a compression test and unfortunately she failed pretty bad... 180 on all cylinders is weak, it should have been 210 damn... Since all the cylinders were low, it suggests that the bottom end is worn out... She still drives fine, but is low on power... It isn't worth doing maintenance on this motor, so we just talked about what would be a good goal to save up for...
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Gotta get a rebuilt bottom end, and he's got the option of B16, B18, or B20... The cost is about the same, just the cost of the core is different... HMO sells used B16 cores for $100, which might be a good option if he wants to stay like an SiR... Most guys step up to a B18 or B20, but its all on what vision he has for her... I personally would go with a 84.5mm high compression B20 block with stage 2 cams and valvetrain in the head, and make a healthy 225whp on 91... Which is way more power than the little B16A is even capable of!...
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- Mystery EK
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Figuring out electrical problems is some of the toughest jobs I deal with, in this case it ended up being a bad jumper harness!...

All I did was touch it, and the car turned off Wow...
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So the next thing I want to do is repeat it, and then it's for sure that jumper... Turned the car back on, and I wiggled the upper harness above the harness and nothing happened... the car stayed on... Then I wiggled the jumper and boom, she turned off the same way... Found the problem!...
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Now I need an OBD2A to OBD1 jumper harness, does anyone out there have one I can buy off them?... My wholesaler is out of them, and I don't want to wait for eBay shipping... Please message me if you have one, we appreciate it... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec
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- Simon's Integra LS
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Simon's @szymonlao third time pulling the trans in and out of his Integra, it sucks when you buy something from online and it wasn't in the condition it says it was...

He picked up a rebuilt B16A trans with LSD and when he put it in, she was clunking at full lock when accelerating... It was also doing that on the freeway on long curves like when getting onto an on ramp... We diagnosed it as an LSD issue, and he pulled the trans...
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We found an aftermarket LSD in there, not sure what brand... it used its own speedometer ring gear and differential bolts hmm... We found damage to the 1-2 slider and the reverse gear, everything else looked very good... New bearings and seals, and we threw away that old diff and got an MFactory LSD... I got some parts out or an old LS trans to fix this one, and now she is gonna shift perfect...
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Installing the trans on the ground can be a pain, but Simon had a tranny jack which is handy... I prefer doing it by hand though, I created a technique where I roll the trans onto my stomach and inflate it to get the position right... It sounds weird and looks like I'm humping the car, but its worked for me for years... I prefer being in control of the pivot, instead of relying on the tranny jack to find the perfect spot... it never slides in like that for me, muscle and technique works better...
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Swipe all the way to see how we got it in, it's way easier with a second person... the trans weighs about 100 pounds, so it isn't tremendously heavy... But holding position is the tough part, and slowly pivoting until it slides in... We got it in on our first try, and Simon is finishing up bolting the rest up... Finally his transmission issues are over, and he's got better gearing and a really good LSD... #acura #integra #lsd
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- Max's Civic with B20 engine swap
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Max @escan2114 came by to talk about his roof, which is having a little corrosion issue...

What happened was that the car sat underneath a tree for a very long time, and water collected in the roof channels where the moulding is... Its got a couple holes now, because the water just sat there forever without sunlight...
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Max bought the car off of them for cheap, super cheap... Just a virgin DX hatch, check out the body she goods to me!... He said when he got her, she was one of the DXs that didn't have a passenger side mirror, this car was super innocent...
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Now under the hood she has a B20 engine swap, with an ITR trans beside her... Simple engjne bay with no leaks, he's a mechanic at Honda so I expect nothing but that... He's got a K swap that he buying all the parts for now, and soon she's gonna go through a major transformation...
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We asked the shop if they would fix the roof and he gave us a price... Max mentioned a SpeedFactory carbon roof, and have any of you installed one of those?... We are gonna save this chassis, before he starts his big K swap project... Once all the rust is taken care of, she will be a damn good car to have some serious fun with... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b20
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- Tim's Integra LS with supercharged GSR engine swap
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Tim @rub45_dc2 has been going back and forth on engine choices for his Integra LS, from B20 VTEC to sleeved GSR... And he picked up a couple engines and transmissions in the meanwhile, as he sorted out his thoughts... His main focus was that he wants more than 200whp and wants to maintain a stock ITR muffler on the back... And he wants the engine bay to be presentable, it has to look clean enough to be in a car show... Easy, no problem there buddy!...
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His most recent engine set he picked up was this GSR engine with a Jackson Racing Supercharger and LSD transmission, from a guy who had it in his track car... We decided that we would reseal this engine, paint the supercharger black, and add a head package... Valve springs and Stage 2 cams might make 220+ WHP on 91 pump gas, that's the plan...
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We stripped the motor and put it on an engine stand, so that Tim can further clean her... I'll get the seals and engine parts, hopefully we can put her back together in a week or two... He's gonna paint the valve cover and the supercharger manifold wrinkle black until we meet again... The next time we work, I'll start putting this project together and explain all the details as we do it... Really looking forward to this project, we rarely work on superchargers and let's see how she will stack up against a K swap, or one of our high compression B20Vs... #acura #integra #b18c1 #vtec #supercharged
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After the OldSkoolHonda @oldskoolhonda_ meet we tried to go to one of the other meets, but there were just way too many cars and we saw one of them getting shut down damn...

We decided to do something ourselves, and get some lunch then head to the canyons...
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We stopped by Rose donuts and sandwiches, for one of their famous roast beef sandwiches... This spot is a mechanic's special, I learned about that spot over ten years ago and it's still good... she throws a couple donut holes in there each time like a dessert... We sat and ate on the curb, we were hungry!...
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Next we went to Angeles Crest Highway, for a cruise through the canyons... Be careful for all the cops at the base of the mountain, protecting the residential area... It was a beautiful day for a run through the hills, and we gave it a little gas and had some fun... We stopped at 2 scenic turnouts and just hung out, and watched and listened as the Ford Mustang GT350s screamed by... At the second turnout was the big one, where there were at least 25 cars just chilling... We walked around and talked, it was cheap fun on a beautiful morning...
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That was fun guys, lets do it again... A different famous California road, and gourmet burgers... Or maybe that Nashville hot chicken, I've been dying to try that...
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OldskoolHonda @oldskoolhonda_ meet was packed this morning, southern California Honda scene is hot hot hot!...

We've got a lot of people dedicated all the way to the Honda lifestyle, and it was all good vibes... It was crazy to see how many good looking DA Integras are out there, a lot of them on new TE37s... Also dozens and dozens of EM1s, with every expensive and rare wheel you could expect... Red, Blue, Black, and one silver one because Ralph @strippedhonda is a crazy Honda nerd... Props to all the people who showed up today, and put their car on display for everyone to enjoy... This is the real fun of being in the scene, where people give you compliments and ask you questions, and then you have a real conversation about something you love...
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We rolled in with handful of VTEC, and glad we went!... Got to meet a bunch of good people, and some old friends as well... I appreciate those of you who introduced yourself to me, and tell me you enjoy my content and that you learned something in the process...
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We need a much bigger parking lot or open area for the amount of Hondas that we have... I think people want car shows back, and race events... Where you can bump your music, and revs your engines... SoCal Honda scene is really strong, way too many cars for most public places...
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- Danny's Integra GSR
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Danny @slvr_gsr has a check engine code for TDC sensor, and we opened up the distributor and found this!...

The bolt for the rotor was stuck between the rotor and the sensor, just wedged into place wow... Look at how I spin the rotor and it just stays there... Whats interesting is that they put a new bolt for the rotor, so they never fished this one out and it was bouncing around in there...
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To fix this I used an internal harness from a 99-00 EK Civic because the plug is the same... It has to be from an EX though, because it has one more wire for the tach signal... A DX one will work, but you won't be able to tell when your redline is... I transplanted the EK harness in there, and now she's fixed as good as possible...
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Fired her up and the hesitation was gone, and she revs up better... Simple fix that only cost us $20 in junkyard parts... An unusual repair but it all makes sense what happened... #acura #integra #b18c1 #vtec #gsr
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- Nitin's Integra LS with B16A turbo engine
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The idea I've been working on is adapting an EVO twin scroll turbo onto my sleeved and forged B16A motor...

This turbo is the EVO 8 Mitsubishi which is a 16G, I bought it more than 10 years ago and it only has 8000 miles on her... My goal is 300WHP at 15 pounds of boost on 91 pump gas, and a 9K redline... Should be possible, right?...
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This is what the mockup looks like from the head flange and to the downpipe... Soon I'll have the manifold back from fabrication, it's at my friends shop who does top quality work... The project will come together quick once that's done... One of the cool things about the fab is that cylinder 2 and 3 will cross each other, for clearance... It's gonna be a very curvy manifold, like Kim K...
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Swipe to see the clearances when the turbo kit was in the car, it's close but it clears everything... Air conditioning compressor and the wastegate rod, and then from underneath the exhaust dumps to where the exhaust tunnel is... The wastegate head sits low, but not lower than the bottom of the oil pan... Whats nice is that the entire turbo kit fits snugly into the block cavity, just like the Greddy turbo kit... The compressor housing clears the slave cylinder, so I'll be able to make an intake pipe off of that...
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My plan is to just get her running, without running AC and just making a titanium screamer pipe off the turbo and exiting the same spot on my front bumper... So maximum LOUD for now haha, and then I'll work on putting AC back in and make a 3" exhaust going out the back with a Varex muffler with dual tips like a stock car... But it has an electronic valve inside the muffler, so she can be loud or quiet... But for now, maximum LOUD!... #acura #integra #b16a #vtec #turbo
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- Thanh's NSX
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This NSX is so wild!... Now the Spoon ish front bumper is back on and painted/buffed...

She is now refreshed and ready to go back home... The shop built this NSX years ago, and it's one of the must unique Honda builds I've seen...
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Check out the wider vents on the side, and the air intake on top... The hood is vented and the rear wing is NSX R ish... Painted champ white like a Type R, the ultimate Honda color... Fenders massaged all around to fit the wide Work wheels... And a custom modern Work color choice, bronze and gold!... Air suspension and a titanium exhaust, listen to the chatter of the ogura twin disk clutch... And can't forget the LED taillights, everything on this car is modified...
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I personally think it's too much, a show car that isn't a sports car anymore... It's like a work of art to me, a very abstract Honda painting... #acura #nsx #vtec
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- Anthony's Integra LS with GSR engine swap
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House call to diagnose Anthony's @frankenstein243 Integra that wouldn't fire up...

Crank no start situation guys... So first I checked for fuel pressure and that was good... Next I checked that the injectors and the distributor were getting power and that was good as well... Next I checked the fuel injector pulse and boom!, that wasn't there... His ECU is fried, found the issue... I ran back to my shop and picked up another ECU and plugged it in, and she turned on like nothing woohoo!...
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The ECU I sold him was a P06 from a Civic DX, but we can have it socketed for the chip or better than that, we can get the car dyno tuned for only $250... Either way, she can run like this for a while, just have to be easy on the gas because it's a single cam program... I hope Anthony can put together some money, and we can upgrade and clean up his engine bay, we did a compression test and she passed with flying colors... He bought the engine and trans from HMO, and the trans was rebuilt by James @ghostwerks so you know it's gotta be good... Maybe we can add a little more power, and a little more jewelry to make her pop... When people pop the hood, we want her to look as good as she runs, shine bright like a diamond...
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Damn clean Integra man, love seeing builds like this... He recently had her painted silver again, and boy does it look good... Enkeis all around, in a good size, and a clean interior inside... Well done, and something everyone can appreciate... Keep me updated on what's next, I'm here when you need me... #acura #integra #gsr #b18c1 #vtec
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- Earl's Civic CX
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Earl @turbopintowagon wagon came by to show me his new hatchback he picked up for cheap, he's a Ford guy and I feel special that I influenced him to get a Honda...

He's the guy I was helping with a Ford Pinto station wagon with a K24 turbo and Powerglide trans...
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He paid less than $800 for her, and the only thing wrong with her was the distributor... Easy fix, just went to the junkyard and handled that quick... The body is all original paint, and it's a win just to have such a clean canvas to work with... Ninja star wheels need to go, but thats a minor detail...
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250k on her, but Earl did a compression test and she came out good... The block looks to be a JDM EK D15 and they slapped the CX head back on... I've got a VTEC head here I'm gonna sell him for $100, so he can have 20 extra horsepower until the Pinto project is done...
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To most people they would consider this junk, but not me... and not to you guys, right?... I always look for a clean body and a clean interior, as a good base to start... Earl used to work with me at Perfect Honda and he helped me with at least 100 cars in our time together... I've filled him in on what's tight in Hondas, now it's time to see what he can create... She's gotta a whole lotta potential, and can't wait to see what he does to her... #honda #civic #hondacivic
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- Charlie's Integra LS with Type R engine swap
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Made 205.3 WHP, tuned on Hondata
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B18C5 Type R engine 96 spec
Blox Type B cams
Blox 550cc injectors
1320 performance RMF V2 header
Revel exhaust
Custom intake pipe
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Charlie @8sircharles8 has had this Type R motor for over 10 years, it was in his old CRX which got into an accident... It was still a running engine and he knew that for sure, so all we did was drop her in with just a few extra parts... Cams, injectors, and header made 30WHP over stock thats crazy!... This is on 91 pump also, just regular street car stuff... David @importautopros made us a real nice basic intake after the tune, we needed that... Still have a lot cleanup and details todo on this swap, but its nice to know that she's running around healthy... Charlie's back in the VTEC crew, listen to her crack VTEC like Bruce Lee kicking... #acura #integra #b18c5 #vtec
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- Jonathan's Civic Si with stroker B16A engine
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Jonathan's @vargas.562 motor is coming together, each detail at a time... Next we added a custom valve cover, fresh from the powdercoater in a dark grey bluish color... The theme of this project matches well, it's gonna look phenomenal once she's in the engine bay...
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We also fitted the EVO injectors into the rail and intake manifold, using Rosko @roskoracing lower machined adapters and some blue eBay ones up top... the original fuel rail spacers worked perfectly, these injectors will flow plenty for the E85 she's gonna feed...
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Next we did a valve adjustment to Skunk2 specs, which were the same as OEM... Stage 2 cams is where the power and reliability are at, and we wsnt the most out of both!... She's a street car first, and occasionally we will run her hard at the track but you'll also see her sitting pretty at the shows... All purpose and always looking good...
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Lastly we tested the custom harness to see how she fits the motor... We need to make a couple adjustments to the harness, like delete some unused plugs for smog and OBD2... We also purchased a bunch of brand new Honda bolts for her, easy to do but a lot of organization and running around... But its coming together guys, Jonathan's vision and Perfect Honda figures it out... The key is to not be lazy, that's it!.. #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #vtec #stroker
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- Steve's CRX with B16A engine swap
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And she fired up for the first time, Steve's CRX is alive!...

Her pulse came back, and she stuttered back to life... Its been 10 years since she has been on, and I'm glad we are here now...
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The gas in the tank was rancid, I remember seeing and smelling it when I changed the fuel pump... That fuel pump was mummified in rust, and I should have flushed the tank out at that time... So I pulled the tank again, and kept running water through her until she ran clean... It was actually boiling hot water, I have a thing for high temperature... With each flush a bunch of rust flakes would come out... It took about ten flushes until it was running clear...
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Let the tank sit upside down in the heat, and let her dry off completely... I ran an air hose in there and would blast air around to spread the drying around... Put the tank back in with 5 gallons of 91... That wasn't that hard, just time consuming...
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I sent the injectors out to RC Fuel for service, and swipe to see the report... I highly recommend this for every Honda, especially if it's never been done... Now the entire fuel system has been restored, this should be it!... Sure enough, we saw fuel come to the front of the car and I knew she was ready to idle... Boom, she is back and I'm super happy... It ain't easy getting an old project car running, especially a CRX!... Idle sounded a little low, but thats OK... Next I want to put all the heater hoses on, and get her to temperature... Let the engine get completely hot, until the fan switch turns on... Adjust the idle, and check that the idle air control valve is working... And then I like to retest compression, because I'm obsessed with that metric... #honda #crx #b16a #vtec
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- Jonathan's Civic Si with stroker B16A engine swap
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Assembled Jonathan's @vargas.562 B16A motor, just a couple more details and she's ready to drop in... 1.8L crank stuffed in there with Eagle rods and Arias short skirt pistons, we call this engine a B16A cheater because no one knows it has a lot more torque than the stamp says haha... All new gaskets, oil pump, water pump, tensioner, everything, Jonathan spent good money to make her look and run better than a new motor...
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Skunk2 black intake manifold with a Skunk2 throttle body on the intake side, and a long swooping High End header on the exhaust side... That header is actually 10 years old but new stock, made by Blueprint Engineering here in SoCal... I love the design that has minimal bends, can't wait to see how much power she makes...
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Jonathan's EM1 has been down for 2 years, and we are setting a goal to have her running within 2 more weeks!... Tons of new Honda bolts on the way, a fresh custom made electrical harness, new color powdercoated valve cover, and plenty more details... Stay tuned to see our latest creation come to life, with the goal to make 200whp on 91 plus a little more on E85... #honda #civic #hondacivic #em1 #b16a #vtec
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- Lupo's Integra RS with GSR engine swap
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Riding around with Lupo @lupofrompluto and his teggie, I love how he loves his Integra...

Under the hood he is always shifting things around, new parts and updates... This time he painted his valve cover again, and added a little silver dust as well as just removed the paint from the VTEC... You can do what you want to, and thats what he was feeling...
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His car runs clean, no problems at all... He actually wanted to talk to Dave @rsmachine about his next motor, which will be 91 pump gas and naturally aspirated... Parts can get expensive, so he wants to plan how much to save... And also take into consideration that it takes 2 months for the motor to be built, right now a lot of people are doing builds so it's a little backed up...
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It's s always a pleasure to see Lupo, and roll around town with him.... Can't wait to get my Integra finished so then we can really go cruising... Hopefully one day we will have a big cruise to a big meet, and eat some good food with good friends... Can't wait to see what motor he builds next, stay tuned... #acura #integra #b18c1 #vtec
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- Tim's Integra LS
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As we were pulling the engine out of Tim's @rub45_dc2 Integra, I noticed all these little weird details I mean mistakes haha...

Sometimes you gotta get the job done, with whatever you have around I guess... I'm the opposite and I'll chase exactly what I need, or make something work in a way that looks OEM...
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First notice the clear tubing for the fuel pressure regulator vacuum, not the right hose to use... it isn't rated for heat, so it can deform easily over time... Also it collapses under the vacuum of the motor, so it doesn't really do much... I think they got this off an aquarium or something haha...
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Both the throttle bracket and the throttle wheel were bent, I have no idea what's going on here... All you have to use is the stock Integra LS parts and it works exactly fine... and the parts are less than $10 in the junkyard... what's interesting is that the throttle bracket is a P73, no idea why a Type R part was being used...
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The distributor was the wrong one, and they made it work with electrical tape to hold position WTF!... this is just amazing, wow... what they did was use some civic or Accord Chinese distributor, and matched the TDC point to make it work... The easier option is they could have bought a junkyard LS distributor for $40 and rebuilt it...
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Electrical wires cut, the wrong bolts in the wrong spot, you can tell that this guy was not a professional... What bugs me is that everything he needed to make all these corrections is at the junkyard, just copy and paste... It isn't rocket science guys...
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Message me if you need diagnosis, and I'll tell you what I see in your engine bay especially if it's swapped... #acura #integra
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- Tim's Integra LS
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Tim's @rub45_dc2 oil light was flashing on his dash, so contacted me to see what we could to save her...

Unfortunately thats the end of the line for that B20 motor, and it's time to pull her out and go VTEC!... He's got a couple engine ideas in mind, and soon we will come to a conclusion and get a fresh block built for her... Its fun to consult on motors, and figure out the next best setup for my customers...
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We worked together and carefully removed each component, I've done this a hundred times and it's almost car yoga at this point... We try to make as little mess as possible, and keep all the nuts and bolts organized... I want Tim to enjoy the process, and learn as much as he wants to... The point of a fixed up Honda is to have a bad ass engine swap, and people usually only do 1-2 swaps in there entire lifetime... I explain every detail and people appreciate it, because other mechanics don't care to help more than they are getting paid for their time...
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Tim wants as much power through a stock OEM exhaust system, similar to Lupo's Integra RS build and Glenn's GSR sedan... To be more specific these guys are all running Type R B pipes and mufflers, which is 2.5" mandrel bent and stainless steel so it doesn't rust... The limitation is the muffler, that has a lot of baffling compared to an aftermarket brand... The more louder the exhaust is usually means it makes more power, and all these guys don't want that... And they don't want to get pulled over and hassled by the cops, or much worse get a referee ticket which really sucks...
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The motor came out with ease, and we didn't get any cuts on our hands woohoo!... I like putting all the small parts in a shoe box or a Skunk2 throttle body box, they can be mixed up it isn't an issue... Efficiently we work to get the job done fast, this entire process took us 4 hours including setup and cleanup... Also we comfortably were able to talk about which of his engines to build, he has a little stash of B series heads and blocks in his man cave... Let's see what Tim decides, either way she's gonna be 8000RPM VTEC!... #acura #integra #vtec
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- Joel's Integra LS turbo
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Joel @whatsdrivermod started putting a turbo kit together for his Integra LS, and needed some help to complete the project...

There is so much information on the internet and lots of local mechanics who have an opinion, but its hard to learn with just bits and pieces of what you need to know...
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First we assessed the situation, to see what's going on here... It's an eBay turbo kit with an off brand wastegate and intercooler... the intercooler piping sucks but the downpipe seems like it will work just fine... Grams 1000cc injectors and a 4 bar MAP sensor... What he wanted was 300whp reliably, and has half the stuff needed... But just looking at the setup, I can tell where he is as a car guy and mechanic... To get this working, he needs a proper budget and the help of a fabricator...
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Even before the turbo kit though, we need to make sure the condition of the motor is good so we did a compression test... The car only has 150k and his dad was driving her around for a while... Unfortunately though the 2 middle cylinders were low, a sign that she was running hot and has some valve damage... At this point we need to fix the motor first, and then proceed from there...
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We pulled the head off and took it to the machine shop, who verified that the 2 cylinders were leaking... Next we had a question and answer session, where we talked about what a reasonable goal is for a basic budget... On a cast piston motor you really can't boost more than 12 pounds reliably, and I told him the real fun is 15-20 pounds of boost with a forged block... I think for now it's best we limit her to 8 pounds of boost and see how long she will last... And that gives Joel time to save up for a proper built block, and hopefully a turbo kit with a tubular manifold...
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Boost is a ton of fun, it's super addictive... Once he gets a taste of it, he's gonna be all in... He might even sell his Mustang GT, because this will be way faster haha... #acura #integra #b18b #turbo
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- Miguel's Integra with K24A2 engine swap
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Miguel @kdc2_mikey got arrested on the weekend, got caught for racing in the K swapped Integra we finished in September of last year damn...

I think he handled things real cool with the officer, he wasn't disrespectful but he also didn't incriminate himself... He answered the questions that he could safely respond to, and told evoked his right to silence for the questions he didn't feel comfortable with... Unfortunately when you get caught you have to pay the consequences, but it doesn't mean you are a bad person... It just means you love fast cars and understand what comes with it... All I need in this life of sin, is me and my girlfriend...
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Swipe to see the race, against a 4 door Si... He blew him away, and kept with the hard shifts... I'm proud that my first k swap is running hard, and winning races... Miguel has been going up against everything from turbo cars to V8s, and he tells me he is having a lot of fun with her... And thats why I do it guys, Miguel had been talking about getting a K24 for a year before we started the process... The point of having a Honda is to have a bad ass engine swap, and this is just the beginning of K series life for him...
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Miguel filmed this too well also haha... he must have left the phone recording until it died, it's a perfect shot!... The cop is pissed, as he puts the cuffs on him and tells him he is gonna search his car... What the cops are really looking for his drugs and guns, and people on parole or have warrants... The cops are also looking for guys who are drunk or high, so they can get them for DUI... But in this case Miguel is clean, and he was just booked and released... And the car was impounded for a day... They ended up lightening the charge to speeding, and it cost him $400 to get the car out of impound... Miguel did the right thing and just went with the flow, and didn't cause any problems that would get him further in trouble... #acura #integra #kswap #k24a2
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- Anthony's Civic Si
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Anthony came by with his stock Civic Si, and wanted to talk about engine swap ideas...

He already had an idea what he wanted, and it was a D16Y8 like what we pull from the junkyard... Which is an excellent idea, I recommended that he find one from a crashed automatic car, and just go get that rebuilt...
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He said he's got a machine shop that rebuilds motors for $800 and I told him that's way too cheap and that "you get what you paid"... There are a ton of shortcuts that shops do, and I have seen everyone of them... You don't want a cheap machine shop to lie to you and say "oh yeah, it's just like new bro!"... what we say here is that every wear item and surface is "touched"... So everything that can be replaced or reconditioned, we do that... and the cost is only a couple hundred bucks more than "the other guy"...
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The ways people save money is buying pulling a motor themselves from the junkyard, and the entire long block is only $270... another way is to pull and reinstall the new motor, single cams really aren't that hard to do... Then when it comes to the technical wiring stuff, I can help with that and get the car started... In this case he would need 2 electrical conversion, one from obd0 to obd1 and for VTEC...
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Usually I seen DXs, but this was a nice surprise to see an Si... With the famous D16A6 which is the strongest of all the single cams... Its a secret that these make the most power, so this block is worth something on the used market... Hopefully I was able to shed some light on the best options for Anthony's project, and can't wait to see what direction he goes... He's a machinist and this is the perfect platform for him to show his perfectionist skills... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16a6
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- WRD Race Prelude turbo
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The craziest Prelude is getting ready for time attack in a few weeks, in Texas at the Circuit of the Americas track...

Cory @wrdracing has been working hard for the past couple months on her, with a bunch of cool fancy and innovative upgrades... The prep work that he puts into his car is impressive, and I'm learning a lot just being around his operation... This is the next level of racing, where you travel the country looking to break records... Also the budget on this Honda is crazy, man he gets all the good stuff!...
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Now he has 315s up front, on an 18x12 wheel... He's got TE37s and ZE40s in the same color, because that's the hardest shit ever... The new modified fender end plates are now made from a honeycomb panel with carbon fiber on top, from a Boeing 747 jumbo jet woah... Penske racing shocks for suspension, you won't see that on Offer Up... Another update is the oil filter is from an Indy car, with a removable metal filter that can be cleaned... Will @illwillem wired up a PDM system from a brand named Cartek, and they installed a cool switch panel where the climate control and radio used to be... There are also Cartek buttons on the steering wheel, including one for scramble boost down the main straight... Will is also the driver of this car, it really is a team effort at a high grassroots level...
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2 years ago they were at this track and they broke 2 transmissions while in top gear... COTA is grade 1 FIA spec track where Formula One and Indy race, so the speeds were super high for a Honda passenger car... Cory was hitting 8000RPM in 5th gear and overspun her haha... Now she has a gangster billet cased dog box built like a drag car, with an OS Giken twin disc clutch... No problem for the 500-600WHP they will be working with... Pretty wild Prelude, huh?... #honda #prelude #h22a #vtec #turbo
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- Nicolas RSX
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We've done a lot of work on Nicolas' @nicolasch26 RSX, and finally today was the day to get her aligned properly...

He set the ride height to where he wanted, and bought some camber arms to install in the rear...
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Tru Hart camber arms look to be good quality, and have red color on the outer joint as well... these must be the newest batch of them... Installation went smooth and we aligned her to -1.9 degree camber all around... With just a little bit of toe all around, this seemed like a good custom setting for him... If you have any feedback, for a street and occasional track use, please comment below...
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Nicolas took me screaming through the city, and told me the alignment was dead on... no pulling to left or right, he said he could drive her with one hand... Always a pleasure to see and help you, hopefully you do Hondata and a tune next!... #acura #rsx #ivtec
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- Jayce's RSX
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I'm proud of Jayce's @evylsalamie RSX Type S, which made a very healthy 218.3WHP from a stock 190k motor and just a couple mods...

What's interesting is that it isn't loud, like most RSXs with exhaust are... Especially KTuned haha...
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The entire setup is a cold air intake, Greddy SP elite 60mm exhaust system, and the Skunk2 header we just installed... Hondata KPro and a set of cleaned injectors, and a valve adjustment... All of his intake valves were loose by 3 thousandths, barely past acceptable Honda specs... All of the exhaust valves were exactly perfect, didn't need adjustment... In my opinion one of the cleanest RSX Type S's I've worked on... Usually close to 200k they are burning oil, because they are high compression motors... this one is not, and even the color under the valve cover is golden clean... Well kept Honda, what a gem...
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Thank you Jayce for spending the day at the shop while we did the installs... its crazy how many times in one day we can go to Autozone haha... And thank you to David @importautopros for squeezing the juice out of this orange... #acura #rsx #hondata #greddy
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- Israel's Civic with GSR engine swap
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This is one of our cleanest Civic hatchbacks, Israel @israelvelascojr is a detailer and this is his project car...

We serviced the engine last year, and added a Blox intake manifold and throttle body combo... He already had the DC Sports header and a muffler shop special after that... We did a valve adjustment, added a red valve cover, and cleaned the engine bay with Joker Juice... I am gonna get that back in stock soon guys, so nasty that you will gag...
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Today we took her to the dyno, and she made 159whp while blowing some smoke damn... sometimes the dyno is a heart breaker, but it's always the truth... Swipe to see the graph, and you can see torque falling off... That should be a straight line, and I think 5wtq more... Looking at the graph, I can tell that the motor is fatigued... it is what it is, but still makes good power and is a good working car... even has air conditioning and power steering, ice cold when you turn the wheel... and ice on your wrist...
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Always enjoy seeing the progress on projects, and how each person manages their project... Slowly each Honda gets better and better, whats special about this one is how clean it is inside and out... Thank you David @importautopros for hooking us up on the tune... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b18c #gsr
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- Eddie's Integra GSR sedan
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Eddie @eddie_db8 came by dripping GSR blood, with an idle all over the place...

I checked behind the intake manifold and found a busted heater hose going to the idle air control valve... we ran to Autozone and picked up some hoses, easy... Swapped IACVs with a good one I had, and bled the cooling system... She turned on and held idle well, and took 30 minutes to fix...
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I fixed a little bit of wiring to the VTEC solenoid, just tidied it up a bit... Added a ground cable ofcourse... If I see a missing nut or bolt, I'll find the right one in my pile...We did a compression check and she passed, so no need for a head rebuild now... Just keep fluids in her, change as many gaskets as you can...
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Love the JDM front end, and how he has the headlights and foglights wired up... Thanks for coming by Eddie!... #acura #integra #gsr #b18c #vtec
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- Jason's Civic Si 4 door
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Jason came by to change his clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder, his Si has 140k on her and the pedal pressure was noticeably weak...

The engagement was very low, and it was grinding in the gears...
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He picked up brand new OEM Honda parts, including brake fluid and the pink grease... I looked online and found out that the grease goes in a very specific spot, swipe all the way to see that information... Installation was a little tough when removing the master cylinder, gotta be patient... bled the system with the new fluid, and watched the slave open and close...
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Unfortunately it didn't fix the issue, but the pedal pressure was much better... what I think happened is that the pressure plate busted open, and possibly damaged because because the hydraulics system was weak... The car is still drivable, but she needs a clutch job now... We are looking into a competition clutch to install soon... Love this generation Civic Si, one of my favorite daily drivers... To be continued... #honda #civic #hondacivic #ivtec
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- Mauricio's Integra with K20/K24 swap
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Mauricio came by with his silver Integra, with a K20/K24 swap under the hood...

She was recently on the dyno and was bogging out, and had a code for VTEC malfunction... He picked up another VTEC solenoid from the junkyard, and that got rid of the code... Now she was bogging, and then he can go back to finish the tune...
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First we opened up the Hondata, to look for anything obvious... checked the data values and check engine light, everything looked good... next we started pulling injector plugs and noticed that cylinder 1 wasn't firing... the car was running on 3 cylinders, we found the issue!... we swapped the number 1 and number 2 injector just to isolate the situation, and sure enough it was the number 1 plug... next we depinned the plug and did a temporary fix to test...
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Took her for a test drive, and she felt great up until VTEC... which she wasn't tuned for yet, no biggie... we cruised through the gears like a regular car, and she drove like a dream... Glad we were able to diagnose and sort out what needs to be done... ever since I did my first k swap with Miguel's Integra, I'm getting better at troubleshooting these projects... Thanks for coming by Mauricio, and hope to see you at the dyno soon man... #acura #integra #kswap
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- Aldo's Civic Si
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I really like Aldo's EM1, and she's always getting better...

Last time I saw her she was on blades and now she's on TE37s flexing hard... So simple yet so good, and she runs as strong as she looks... Under the hood is a Type R motor swap from HMO, and his plans are to have her tuned on E85... He has an entire Radium @radiumengineering fuel setup in the engine bay, with a "fuel dampener" along with the CNC machined rail, fuel pressure regulator, braided line with filter, and an AC Delco ethanol sensor on the return line... He is setting up for Turbo Joe @turbojoetuned to tune her as a complete flex fuel setup, which is gonna make close to 200whp with a bone stock motor... I recommended he throw some Blox Type B cams in there, but I think Aldo is higher quality than that and will save up for the real Toda cams haha...
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Today he just wanted to address a small leak coming from the cam cap, and he bought a Skunk2 machined piece to replace that... This is a tricky job to do the first time, because it's much easier to change if it's a stock plug... for a stock plug, you can just pry it out and push the new one in easy....
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To install the Skunk2 one, the most important thing is that you have to release the tension on the timing belt... A lot of guys will try and avoid that step, and try to squeeze the plug in but that's super dangerous... you can score the cam or journals, and will be pissed that you didn't take it all apart and release the tension... It's a long process for such a small part, but no way around it...
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A little RTV on the plug and dropped her into place, and then put it all back together... Cleaned up the area with a blast of brake cleaner, and problem solved... A small problem, but an annoying one... Nobody likes to see oil puddling up where the head meets the block, you know we like our engine bays perfectly clean...
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Its a pleasure to work on such a clean Honda with fresh parts, he even has cool stuff like the J's Racing header which has a unique collector design... I have so much more to say about this car, but IG is too short for me now haha... Sick ride though, love it!...
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- Kevin's Civic Type R
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Boost blue is the new Electron blue, and here is Kevin's immaculate CTR getting an alignment by Loi @loispecgarage ahead of track day...

In the background sits Ralph's boost blue CTR, which also has TE37s waiting to go on... Is this high fashion or what?... Brand new turbo Hondas wearing Jordans to go out and perform... I'm impressed and jealous, these guys are modern like Louis Vuitton...
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Kevin's CTR wears a Mugen body kit and Mugen tails, and a very cool vented hood that they painted in sections to show the carbon fiber... JRZ suspension at each corner, like shaking a Rolex on your wrist... Formula silver TE37s with 265s all around, and an Injen exhaust with burnt tips... All excellent quality parts on a brand new car, installed by Loi with care... These guys are serious about style and speed, and I dig how they do their Honda hobby... #honda #civic #hondacivic #civictyper #ctr #turbo
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- Juan's Integra LS
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Juan @01uan came by with his Integra, that he's planning to add turbo to very very soon...

He wanted me to pull his air conditioning clean, so that he could sell it to someone putting it back in... Don't worry, he's got a newer Honda Civic as a daily and that blows ice cold... Also for his Integra he had a power steering pump leak that he wanted to take care of... Thats what he wanted, but that's not how it ended haha... Things rarely go as planned, when working on project cars...
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We remove the power steering pump, and ran to get a rebuilt one for $100, no problem there... Next we started to rip the AC system out, including the lines and the condensor... Once we had it all out, I went to remove the AC compressor bracket that is also the lower torque mount... Once that came out the engine dropped on the driver side WTF!... what we found was a broken engine post mount damn...
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He had been driving like that for a while, only one bolt was in there out of three not good... And the one bolt that was in there was stripped, so it was just resting on top of it... What happened is that the old owner tried to fix it, but failed miserably... you can see the plastic timing cover is all mangled, for when he tried to jam the bolt in... What is supposed to happen is that the engine needs to come out, and then the remaining holes nut serted... Nut sert is a metal sleeve that is pressed in, which is actually stronger than the original aluminum threaded holes... Before he puts turbo, Juan is gonna have to repair this... I told him to remove the motor, and ill go with him to a machine shop if he needs that help...
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We also found that the metal radiator was leaking, with mist of green all over the place... We ran to Autozone to get another radiator, piece of cake... We also added a ground cable like we always do... As much as we can get done within a few hours, I want to help as much as possible... Unfortunately he's gotta get that block fixed, but it is completely repairable... Juan was a good dude to work with for the day and even though it didn't go as planned, we made progress moving forward... #acura #integra #ls
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- Bill's Nissan 240SX aka 240RS Maxi
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The idea of the EVO turbo kit started off about 15 years ago, while I was on the Nissan 240SX forums with Bill @240rsmaxi...

Back then the forums were filled with good information, and guys like us would share our projects and make tutorials for others to learn from... I learned a LOT from Bill, and thank you for all the inspiration...
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Bill had a small garage on the east coast called Dent Sport Garage, that would service a bunch of Japanese pro amateur race cars that would do hill climb runs... The east coast racing scene is very different then the west coast, and competition was more regulated and serious... At Dent Sport they used every skill they had in the book to be fast, thinking outside of the box but within the rulebook... From wiring to fabrication to suspension dynamics, Bill is a wealth of knowledge that is purely from experience, and was very generous in sharing his thoughts and process...
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The EVO turbo he had was from an EVO6 Tommi Makinen edition, which has the compressor of an EVO8 but an exhaust side from an EVO9... But also with a titanium alloy blade, this was a very high tech turbo for the time... Borg Warner didn't have the EFR turbo line yet, and we were all getting tired of the T3/T4 from the 80s...
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Bill fabricated the hell out of his engine bay, and made this turbo work... This would be one of the best responding turbo kits ever on an S chassis... and the only comparable small turbos at the time were the GT28R variants with the 2871R being the new kid on the block... I admire the hard work he put into this car, instead of just buying something off the shelf from Greddy or HKS... This was Bill's strategy for the best 15-20 pounds of boost, and boy did she run good... This is an example of a talented guy building what he wanted, and then he made it happen... This car is still around also, swipe to see some more current pics and videos in her blue dress...
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Thank you Bill for sharing this idea, and letting us watch your skills... I hope Dent Sport garage is still a happy thought in your mind, and that your second version of this car is as badass as the MCA Hammerhead...
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- Nitin's Integra LS
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Found the best position for the EVO turbo and tack welded the flanges, this is gonna be the fastest responding turbo kit ever!...

It was my idea years ago to adapt one of these Mitsubishi turbos, because Greddy used them in their kits with a lot of success... Their street legal turbo systems were one of the best engineered kits for Hondas a decade ago, and I've seen them running in street cars for years without issues... This idea came about to make something similar and maybe cheaper, using an EVO turbo that I bought used from a friend...
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This is my 3rd time attempting this turbo kit, using a different approach and asking my friend to help with the welding... In the past I paid a fabricator to make the manifold for me, but he just took my money and just let my car sit for 6 months... I ended pulling my car away and put a cheap turbo kit on but wasn't satisfied with the results... It was fun to be boosting around town, but I wanted something more unique and one off...
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The EVO turbo uses a twin scroll exhaust housing that takes advantage of the exhaust pulsing to improve the spool characteristics... If you notice, cylinders 1 and 4 enter onto one side of the manifold and 2 and 3 enter the other side... Back in the days Full Race @fullracemotorsports did dyno testing on single and twin scroll setups and showed us through dyno graphs how much faster the boost comes on... Since this is a small turbo and twin scroll, it might just feel as good as a supercharger with a very smooth transition and maybe even good partial throttle response...
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I wanted everything to fit with air conditioning, power steering, and a full size radiator... Just like the Greddy kit, it has to fit and be organized... And boy was it hard to find the exact best position, but I think this is it guys... The wastegate hangs low at the bottom, but not lower than the oil pan... The turbo exhaust housing clears the AC compressor and will dump the exhaust right where it needs to go... So I think the position is good for this third attempt, now time to make all the runners and turn this into a work of art!... Goal is 300WHP at 15 pounds of boost, and then crank her up

- Steve's CRX with B16A engine swap
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Steve's CRX is finally a rolling chassis, with the motor mostly together, so we rolled her over to the lift where it easier to iron out all the details...

This has been a very tough car to put back together, because it's been sitting in a bodyshop for 10 years and has overspray and bondo dust all over... Majority of the suspension including the subframes have been powdercoated satin black and it looks way better... Every bit of the suspension is new, every ball joint and bushing and bearing... Notice the old Ground Control coilover sleeves with Eibach springs, haven't seen those in a while and they still look good on stock shocks... We are planning on changing those out to some basic coilovers though, which are far superior in performance...
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Changed all the seals on the top and side of the motor, I should do the oil pan and gasket as well... Oil pans are pretty cheap, like $40 on eBay, it's just a dirty job todo... New timing belt, water pump, etc. .. standard reseal like I do on all major jobs... Boss man told me to replace everything I can, and that isn't a problem... Oil cooler o ring and coolant pipe o rings as well, which are so much easier to do when the intake manifold is off... She's just a used B16A and he wants her to run stock and clean... Not gonna be raced, but he wants a clean wrinkle black valve cover and all maintenance up to date...
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Hoping to have her fire up this week after months of nipping away at her, these big projects ALL take a long time to finish because of the details... And getting parts at a good price is what we always aim for... Thats the art of building a car on a budget, getting the best deals on what you need or want... Stay tuned to see her running again guys!, and then the bodyshop will finish the exterior for a beautiful refinished white B16A powered CRX project... #honda #civic #hondacivic #crx #b16a #vtec
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- Nitin's 95 Civic EX
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One of the craziest mods I ever did was make this dashboard for my yellow Civic coupe years ago...

Gauges in the middle with a slight tilt towards the driver, flat monitor flush mounted right below that, and then all the climate control and stereo moved below that... We always tried to push what was possible, and we never knew that one day all new cars would come with a monitor in the dash!...
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It took me a month to make this dash, using my left hand drive dash and a right hand drive dash I got from a JDM importer... My idea was that I wanted to somehow make it symmetrical, and so I wanted both sides to have an upper vent... I grafted the drivers side vent in, and then kept shaping the transition to the center section... I tilted the cluster towards the driver, because I thought that's how a manufacturer would do it... Little did I know that the Toyota Yaris would do that soon, and I was like "They took that idea from me!" haha...
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The monitor I got from one of the Asian dudes that hung around the bodyshop... He knew that I was the wiring guy, and asked me if he thought I could make it work... it was just a screen, with no bezel... kinda exposed, like it was removed from a housing... RCA cable and a power and ground, that completely made sense... it was a simple 12v monitor, and I loved Nintendo...
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Rogelio @rogeliosautoupholstery helped me wrap the dash, and the rest of the entire car... All yellow!, because white gets dirty too quick... Out of the box thinking and execution, for a crazy idea from a 24 year old nerd...
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- Andrew's Civic VX
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Final issue on Andrew's VX restoration was a code for a position sensor inside the distributor...

We opened her up and sure enough we found that the harness was crumbling from years of oil saturation and heat... Swipe to see what that looks like, exposed wires touching each other is not a good thing... But amazingly the Honda keeps driving even though she is wounded, that's what makes these cars so special... you could shoot a bullet at the motor, and she will still get you to work haha...
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We ran to the junkyard to find a good distributor to take the complete position sensor harness out of, and found an EK with 168k and a clean engine bay... I can mix and match distributor parts to make a working distributor, thats how cheap and clever I am... Parts from EG, EK, and DC all work with each other, the logic of the sensors is exactly the same...
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I prefer OEM quality over whatever those Chinese brands have to offer, from eBay and the parts store... The difference is the casting of the housings, the original Honda ones are way superior... The castings keep the position sensors in the exact right spot, whereas sometimes the Chinese ones you have to place and tighten and then worry that it will hit the rotor... Stupid stuff that you don't need to understand, just deal with OEM and you will learn just what you need to know...
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The parts we needed were only $10, thats it!... I know so many customers that pay $200-250 to fix an issue that actually costs less than a good chicken dinner... We took the distributor apart and rebuilt her completely... Joker Juice'd the housing clean, new seals, new ignition coil, new cap, and new rotor... our rebuild kit is only $100, and the only one on the market... Its complete and simple, we had the distributor put back together within an hour... Because it was an EK plug though, I had to chop it off and matched the EG connector back on...
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Andrew reinstalled the distributor and sure enough, she fired up right away with no more check engine light... The next day he went for a smog check, and she passed legally without any issues... Mission accomplished...
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- Danny's Integra GSR
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Danny @slvr_gsr came by to show me his new paint job, on his silver GSR...

She looks way better now, before it was faded all over like the owner haha...
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2 things I can't forget about this car is the painted white wheels and the Bride-ish interior... Danny is gonna polish the wheels soon, and thats gonna change the look to a more luxury one... Its really cool that this GSR is silver, because it's the only one in my Perfect Honda universe... Just restored in this exact shape would be an accomplishment, from the engine to the suspension to the wheels...
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I enjoy seeing projects move forward, on whatever budget possible... It might not be this week, but you'll get what you want next week... I told Danny to get brand new windshield mouldings and door sill mouldings, while they are still available... The junkyards have less of these cars now, so if you are cheap it's time to hunt for all the little bits you need or anticipate needing...
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Great job Danny, now she looks way more respectable... If you need help dismounting your tires from your rims, let me know... #acura #integra #b18c1 #vtec
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- Kevin's Integra with B20 engine swap
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Kevin @kevinmma135 came by to talk about his Integra, which has a couple issues and he wasn't sure what to do...

I gave him my best advice, based on just looking at the engine bay...
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I found a lot of things to fix, and wish we would have done a compression test and leak down test to figure out more... He told me her idle dips a bit every now and then, so we watched that... it seemed to do it every 2 minutes, but would not turn off... there was no check engine light, so nothing to chase there... When there is stuff like this, I recommend doing all the maintenance possible, and then watching it again... We try to isolate what's going on, for as cheap as possible...
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I found that the timing belt was too tight, and making a grinding sound coming from the tensioner... Ground cables were not good, I recommend he change them with 2 $10 cables from Autozone... Injectors should be cleaned, and the distributor rebuilt... Its possible that his ignition coil is going out, and causing that idle issue... On his fuel pressure gauge it only showed 30psi, so he needs a new fuel pump for sure... If he does all this stuff, for sure his Integra will be running better... Fix all the simple stuff first, and always check that you have good compression... That's how we do it over here, and it works...
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I always try to give the best advice, so that people feel like they learned something about their car... The second you pop open your hood, my eyes scan everything fast and start to create a todo list... And then I tell people where to get what they need, for whatever budget they have... The advice I give is what makes me different, because I'm honest and generous with it... A lot of guys just stay quiet because they want to hear my next thought, and that's cool haha... I'm older than a millennial, and learned this all before the internet confused everyone... The way I grew up knowledge is love, and I never say "I don't know" or act dumb... I want you to have a sick ass Honda and enjoy this hobby to the fullest... #acura #integra
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New YouTube video up, Lupo's first track day at Chuckwalla... Link in the bio...

- Edson's Civic with B20 VTEC engine swap
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Edson @eddie.geee came by with EG hatch, with a built B20 VTEC under the hood...

He recently went to Ericks Racing for a tune, after installing a basic nitrous kit on his motor... Unfortunately the tune got cut short, because of some issues with the motor, but she still made 200WHP at 7000RPM... Edson contacted me for help, and first we had to do diagnosis and figure out what's going on...
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The motor is supposedly built, a forged bottom end with 14:1 compression Arias pistons, and Skunk2 stage 2 cams in the head... Skunk2 intake manifold and throttle body, and an old school JG Engine Dynamics header... Hondata ECU and 1000cc injectors, all good quality parts... I think this motor was a race motor running on E85 at the least, maybe even a wilder fuel then that... But let's see what's really going on...
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First we did a compression check, which came out to 240, 240, 240, 190... Cylinder #4 has an issue damn, probably a valve sealing issue... First things first, she needs the head removed and taken to the machine shop for repair... Now 240 isn't 14:1 compression, it's actually closer to 12:1 hmm... So it's possible that it's doesn't have those pistons he thought he had, something is fishy...
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We did a leak down test next, to make sure the rings aren't leaking... My concern was if the block is worn out, and bleeding off a lot of compression... If that was the case, then Edson would need a new block... But it was all good, all the cylinders were within 4% loss and the one cylinder with the bad valve was much worse ofcourse...
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First we have to fix the motor, and then fix all the spaghetti wiring... It's a mess in there!, but it can be cleaned up no problem... That's my specialty actually, I can make the engine bay look like a million dollars... But there is a lot to fix on this motor, and his goal is 300WHP reliably...
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Edson is driving home right now, and gonna pull the head himself and bring it to me... We are gonna fix the head, get what we need, rebuild the engine bay, clean everything up, and then head to dyno to make magic with that nitrous kit... This is gonna be a fun and interesting one for me!...

- Ralph's Mugen Si
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Ralph's @strippedhonda newest addition to the collection is this very very clean Mugen Si...

He is one of the most serious Honda enthusiasts I know, and he's been doing very well in the stock market the last couple of months... And so he picked this beautiful virgin, with low miles and in all original shape... Even though she is clean as hell, his intent is to further restore her because that's what he loves to do... He got his name "stripped honda" because he would buy theft recovery Hondas and when he put everything back nobody could ever tell it was tampered with... He has a fanatical attention to detail, and he does it without using Adderall haha...
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Honda only made 1000 of these, and the option package was $8190... For that money you got a bodykit, forged wheels, a sport exhaust, and a sport suspension... The engine is completely regular, exactly the same as the Si' from that year... Fiji blue pearl is the color and only for this model, kinda like the electron blue of the 99 Si... Even though it's a mild package compared to what the Type R FD2 is, it's a humble package on what is already an amazing car...
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Ralph is planning his restoration now, and will be executing his plan soon... I already saw his entire brand new interior for her, from Honda... Thousands of dollars of interior panels and even a brand new carpet!... He wants to show how perfect a restoration he can do, like a collector would... I can appreciate the obsession, and the amount of money it takes to make that happen... Hondas from the golden age will be becoming more and more rare, and this is the tail end of that time period... He knows that now is the time to do a project like this, and then he will have it forever, and for the best price... Once all the parts become discontinued, everything doubles in price...
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Congrats to Ralph on his new project, I'll keep you updated as he lets me watch him work... This is the next level of the Honda hobby, when you are past modifications and just enjoying the manufacturer's design... He isn't a show car guy or a track hero, he likes to do meticulously clean work like a mini Jay Leno... #honda #civic #hondacivic #mugen

- Lupo's Integra RS with GSR engine swap
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Lupo @lupofrompluto is going to his first track event, and we did some prep on his Integra RS...

We built this car 2.5 years ago, and finally he's gonna get to experience what she was made for... He will be at the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway tomorrow for the event with Club Racer Events @clubracerevents... Please say hi if you see him, he's a nice guy and new at the track scene...
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Since it's been a while since we checked the engine, Lupo wanted to do a leak down test... I recently picked up a gauge, and now testing like this when asked... Leak down is way more accurate than compression test, because we are measuring the air that we are metering in... As opposed to a compression test, where we are using the starter to create the pressure reading...
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We set the leak down tester to 50 psi, and read the reading one each cylinder... Only 1-2% loss on every cylinder, we were happy to see that... Thats nothing, this motor is still doing well... Damn near perfect, thank you to the guys at Nite Grind @nite_grind_transmissions for putting together a solid block... I did see a little smoke from his motor recently when chasing him, but I suspect that it might be worn out valve guides... Hopefully this year I can talk Lupo into a full head rebuild, and we can squeeze a little more power out of her... But for now, the motor is absolutely fine and I hope he beats the hell out of her tomorrow...
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For the tires, Lupo picked up some new old stock of Bridgestone RE40 tires... This is quite an old tire, but he wanted to try it out because Honda is a big supporter of Bridgestone... Actually this is the tire that came on the original NSX, that's how OG Honda they are... We mounted and balanced them, lets see how they grip... The treadwear rating on them is only 140!... That's soft for a street legal tire, is it legal?!...
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Go out there and have fun Lupo, but not so hard that you hurt the car... Learn to drive with finesse, with calm and cool energy... Once you sort out the track after a few laps, your driving strategy will come together and then it will get progressively more fun... #acura #integra #b18c1 #vtec
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- Loi's white Integra Type R
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One of the freshest Integra enthusiasts and technicians in SoCal is definitely Loi @loispecgarage , today he brought over his beautiful white on white track car for me to admire... This one is my favorite of all his ITRs, because it's all white like my Integra... Loi has a stable of these show horses though, and this is the unicorn work horse...
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She's a track car, with a very healthy K24 engine swap... I got to look around and see the way he does it, because recently I did my first K swap in Miguel's GSR... Everything is clean and organized, nothing binding... There are a lot of ways to run the electrical, fuel, and coolant when doing this swap... And the way he does it is excellent... She also makes damn good power, 268whp tuned by David @importautopros...
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Suspension is the red JRZs, balling!... The blues are the cheaper ones, and I still can't afford those... I'll let you Google to see how much these reds ones cost, winner gets a sticker... reply below and we will announce the winner tomorrow... But to say the least, this Integra is well prepared for track... She's purpose built to be a reliable under 2 minute at Buttonwillow, on a Honda budget...
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Car looks great with ITR front end and all the carbon... TE37s on everything, these look like 15x8s wrapped in Nankang R compound tires... Project Mu rotors with stock calipers... Voltex wing is the best, there is no second... His Integra looks like it was shipped over from Japan, from winning a time attack event at Tsukuba... I love it!...
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Props to Loi and his partner/mentor/friend Ralph @strippedhonda , these guys have phenomenal execution of real Honda purist enthusiasm... I'm impressed and humbled, they know what's up... They walk the walk, and win the race... Then they win the show... And then they do it again... Take notes guys, this is what I call a Perfect Honda... #acura #integra #kswap #te37
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- Andrew's Civic VX
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Injectors serviced by RC Fuel @rcfuelinjection , who are the originators in fuel injector service...

They charge $25 each, and they rebuild them to almost new condition... Just look at them, even the outer casing is media blasted!...
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Swipe to see the report on these, before and after... These injectors were in really bad shape, one of them was even closed!... Now after cleaning they are back to perfect, and no more risk of blowing the motor... what happens is that the cylinder will run lean, and eventually will run hot and then causes major damage...
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Also all of these cars are more than 20 years old with lots of miles on them... I do this service to every Honda that comes in, it's one of those things that people overlook... A lot of other mechanics don't offer this service unless they have a machine themselves, because it takes a few days to mail it to RC, and and to get it back... Some guys buy brand new injectors, but thats expensive and unnecessary... You guys know that I'm a cheap guy, and do everything on a budget... This is the best bang for the buck injector rebuild and cleaning service... I highly recommend you do this, and if you can't have any down time go buy some injectors from the junkyard and send those in for service... and then keep driving your car until they come back clean...
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Swipe all the way to see Andrew's VX engine bay, the complete content will be on the YouTube channel soon... We are trying to get his car to pass smog legally, a clean running gas sipper getting 40+ MPG!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vx #vtec
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- Richard's Integra GSR
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Richie @richie_hub came by for diagnosis on his GSR, with high mileage but still running strong...

He had way over 200k, so the first thing we did was check compression... All good there, some cylinders were better than others but in general she was fine... We checked fuel pressure and that was very good, he's got a fresh fuel pump in there nice...
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I kept inspecting and inspecting, its like forensics for me... Trying to figure out the story on this car based on what I see... And then I try to give the best recommendations... I'm not trying to make money off of repairs that don't need to happen, that's not how I operate at all... I try to tell people a true story of their Honda, based on the experience of working on literally hundreds of them...
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I noticed that his ECU area was dusty, a sign that this car sat outside for a while... It's a rebuild for sure, but the VIN on the block matched the chassis thank god... Engine was cleanly resealed, no leaks anywhere which means Rich knows how to take care of her... He said that he had an intermittent bogging issue, but that he couldn't repeat, so I started looking for electrical issues... He had no check engine light, which is a good thing...
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I found the main ground cable roasted, as well as the main power wire going to the ABS fuse box... This Integra had a major electrical fire, and maybe sparked a flame from those damaged wires... Not good, but at least we found something to fix... We ran to Autozone @autozone and picked up 2 ground cables to fix this...
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We replaced the ground from the battery to the chassis, and then ran another ground from the chassis to the top of the distributor... This series of grounds ties the most important parts of the car's electrical system, and I've noticed huge benefits when doing this... the factory grounds corrode over time, but these Autozone ones are way thicker and will never need to be replaced... I removed the ugly valve cover ground, all brown and twisted to hell... She started up quick and sounded better, I'm glad I was able to improve her just on diagnosis time... #acura #integra #gsr #b18c1 #vtec
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- Jonathan's Civic Si
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We got the last oil pump strainer in the country for B16A!...

The absolute last one, we checked inventory at only Honda of Milpitas had it... Gave them my payment information and they shipped it to us woohoo!...
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This is kind of a big deal, if you are building a fresh motor and don't want any of the old crud to get into the new motor... This is the tube that sucks up oil from the sump and to the oil pump, which then pumps it to the rest of the motor... There is a metal screen inside this, which acts as a filter to avoid metal chunks from circulating through the system...
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Jonathan's @vargas.562 B16A is a completely rebuilt and fully built motor, forged rods and pistons with a 1.8L crank... We want this engine to last as long as possible, and Dave @rsmachine always reminds me to keep everything as clean as possible when putting together a project... When you see scoring on the cams and crank bearing areas are examples of when dirt, rocks, and metal chips floating through the motor...
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And once the old oil pickup has picked up a bunch of junk over the years, it's almost impossible to clean it out perfectly... Because of the design and how it's stamped together, little bits can get lodged in the corners... This is actually a reason that a lot of fresh motors blow, because they spun a bearing and they didn't get all of the old bearing out of the strainer... And then what happens?... Their fresh motor dies a painful death, damaging the cams and crankshaft... Basically anything with a tight bearing surface, and then everyone is sad, angry, and embarrassed...
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Pay attention to this guys, we want you to run reliable first and then have a lot of power second... Details make the difference, and knowledge like this you don't find easily on the internet... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #vtec
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- Simon's Integra LS
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Unfortunately we found a bigger issue on Simon's @szymonlao Integra, other than the bad wheel bearing...

When turning the wheel hard and giving it gas, she makes a grinding noise... We dropped the tranny fluid and sure enough we found metal shavings damn... The stock LSD is done, completely broken...
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He just picked this trans up from someone online for $800, who I'm sure knew about this and still sold it to him like that... This is the type of thing that you can't check for, and just have to trust the seller... But I think right now there are a lot of desperate sellers out there, who don't give a damn... The last guy was doing nasty burnouts on this trans, and then pulled it out when he heard or felt something break...
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Simon handled it cool though, cool as a cucumber... He just learned how to swap trans in his car, and I saw his work and was very impressed... He's an engineering student and has the right kind of mind for learning stuff like this, the other part is being a hard worker... And I think he is that as well...
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He dropped the trans and brought it over to me, and we are gonna drop an MFactory @mfactory LSD in there, which is way better than the OEM one... While the trans is apart, we are gonna look for any other damage and recommend the right repairs... But for sure we will replace the bearings and the seals, that's standard with every tranny we crack open...
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Sorry to have to tell you the bad news Simon, but I know you appreciate the truth... And I hope you guys enjoy seeing real repairs and damage like this, because I see it almost every day... But this is the hobby, and it's the best hobby ever... It just takes a lot of money and energy, they say patience is a virtue haha... #acura #integra #b18b #lsd
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- Steve's CRX with B16A engine swap
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Time to put the B16A back in Steve's CRX, this project has been sitting for 10 years and it's time to get her running again...

Steve is the boss man, and this is his personal car from a friend who passed away years ago... The story is that he was working on this CRX with him at the shop, and one day he didn't show up... Steve later found out that he was in a car accident, with a guy driving a truck on the wrong side of the road... The car has been the same ever since, and now we are bringing her back to life... I'm doing this as a favor to Steve, because he has helped me a lot over the past 20 years... I started in his shop when I was 19 years old, and he was the first person to give me a job working on cars...
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Steve just wants this car as a driver, not for shows or racing... So it's a basic restoration, just make it look presentable and drive reliably... And on a budget, this entire rebuild is gonna cost less than $2500... Not counting labor, that's just parts and services...
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The suspension components I sent to the powdercoater, to get refinished in semi gloss black like factory... Once the subframe and steering rack was in, I wanted to drop the motor in next... Changed all the seals, including the one in the middle of the cam cap... All new engine service components, like water pump and timing belt ofcourse... Dropped the motor in, and now her refreshed heart sits on the same old school Hasport @hasport_performance mounts...
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Now most of the CRX is back together, and she almost is a roller... The plan is to get wheels on her, and then push her onto the lift where I can bang out all the details... I've been running back and forth to get what I need, rebuilding a CRX is not easy anymore guys... #honda #civic #crx #hondacivic #b16a #vtec
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- Andrew's Civic VX
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Andrew unwrapping his new valve cover for his VX restoration, powdercoated in Perfect Honda gold...

Just like stock, it's a matte finish with the paint shaved off the letters... Spoon has yellow, JUN has hyper lemon, J's Racing has turquoise, and we at Perfect Honda have a rich gold color... Why gold?... Because we are the gold standard in Honda engine builds for our customers, we pay attention to every detail like jewelry... And because I'm from India and Indians are absolutely obsessed with gold haha...
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Right now we are slowly putting together Andrew's VX with a rebuilt head and all new gaskets... Andrew is actually one of my neighbors, so it's very convenient for me to help him, and it's easier to scrutinize every detail as we go along and get what we need... This is what I loved about being mobile, because if we needed something we would run and get it... And get the job done that day or night!...
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His engine was pretty dirty also, so we removed everything with sludge on it, and gave it the Joker Juice treatment... We are gonna have this in stock again guys, just taking care of some legal details including getting a chemical analysis of the contents for the label... But if you want a bootleg bottle, come see me and I'll mix you up a bit of the brew... We blasted all his dirty parts with degreaser, agitated them with a brush, and then super soaked it with hot water... So clean you wouldn't believe it, and it's much more fun to install clean parts then dirty hands all over making a mess...
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We finished with a couple of shots of tequila, and a list of things we need to buy... Our goal is to make this look as original as possible, with exception of the valve cover color... Even the plastic zip ties will be restored, to make it look like it's never been tampered with... No worm clamps, we are gonna get OEM clamps from the junkyard and replace them all... Even though she is just a single cam with under 100HP, she is gonna join us when her Integra big sisters go out and show off... She can sit right next to us with her hood popped open, confident that she looks just as good... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec
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- Rufo's Civic Type R
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Rufo @rufo_mj came by for some help installing lug nuts on his CTR, in the Brilliant sporty blue color...

He's got some Advan TC4 wheels on her, and doesn't want them scratched at all... He likes his car perfectly clean, always crispy...
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It's scary to take off nice wheels, because the lug nut socket can wiggle around and damage the powdercoated finish on the wheels... Had to find a thin socket 19mm, instead of the thick impact socket I usually use... And no way I can use an impact gun on this, that would be a huge mistake... I wrapped the 19mm socket in electrical tape, and slowly pried each lug nut off with a breaker bar... Easy does it, slow and steady...
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I removed 2 stock lug nuts, and replaced them with the new red ones... I electrical taped up his new lug nut socket, and threaded them in by hand... torqued them to 80, and then removed the other 3 stock lug nuts to do the same... It was pretty easy to do, but the liability is scary haha...
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Nice to see a CTR on some wheels other than TE37s, and in this rare color... I believe the most common colors are white, black, and red, and that these off colors were only available for 2 years... I respect his style for being simple and clean, no need to do too much... No need to do anything else to this car now, just keep her clean and keep boosting... #honda #civic #hondacivic #civictyper #ctr #turbo
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- Jonathan's Civic Si
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Continuing on Jonathan's @vargas.562 EM1 build, I mated the head to the block and was dying to test fit that the big headers fit...

The machine shop tells me a lot of people make mistakes when putting the block and head together, so I always pay extra attention when doing this...
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First I unwrapped the head, which was rebuilt by the same people who built the block... This engine has been sitting for months, and wrapping them up in plastic wrap keeps as much of the dust out as possible... We measured the head to see how much of the mating surface was removed, and calculated the right thickness gasket needed... The engine is 82mm bore, so a stock head gasket won't work... We picked up a Cometic gasket that was 82mm and 040 thickness, which will give us the compression we want... This engine is gonna be running 91 and E85, but most of the time on 91...
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Wiped both mating surfaces, and ran my hand across them to feel for burrs and anything that might be in the way... Next I lubed up both sides of the ARP studs, and slid them in each hole... Tightened them by hand, until they are very snug... But not so snug that it breaks the tool bit... The dowel pins are next, to make sure everything is lined up... Dropped the head on and she slid into place, like the first date with your lady...
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Torqued the nuts to 80 ft/lbs. in 4 steps, criss crossing from the inside out... I make sure the torque wrench clicks in the middle of my stroke, for the most accurate click... Not difficult process to do, but I know what to pay attention for... Please do the same for your build guys, this is super important...
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Lastly I wanted to test fit the header, that didn't fit on Charlie's Type R motor a few weeks ago... It's a High End header tri y header, which was new old stock from about 10 years ago... I really like the long swooping runners in the front, which I think will translate into good power... The clearance was super tight, like a paper's thickness and thats it!... The reason why it didn't fit on the Type R motor is because the oil pan is larger, so this only works on B16A, B18B, and B20 blocks ahh...
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- Josiah's Chevy Colorado with a K24 swap
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Josiah's @_jbackus truck is definitely a Perfect Honda, with a K24 engine swap and all wheel drive...

Lots of suspension travel, swipe to see how she lifts her legs to crawl over everything she wants... It's awesome to see these Honda motors go into anything and everything, because they work so well and more reliable than whatever motor was in there before...
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He used an adapter plate from Mr. Hincher on the east coast, which is the same adapter we used in the Ford Pinto project... That adapter bolts the K series to a Powerglide or Turbo 400 trans, both those use the exact same bolt pattern... In this case it's a 3 speed Turbo 400 with an AWD transfer case!... His installation and work looks very clean, borrowing bits from an S2000 motor... The intake manifold and exhaust manifold were taken from the S2K, and he made a custom intake pipe and placed the air filter in a safe location... The truck is using the stock truck radiator which is more than enough cooling area...
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But this isn't his only Honda swapped car, he also has a Datsun 720 with a boosted F20C motor and a Toyota Tacoma with a turbo F20C also... This guy loves trucks and Honda engine swaps, how interesting... For work he is an HVAC guy, and this is just Josiah's hobby... But boy does he do his hobby well, and I'm sure he is damn good at his job... Sometimes instead of making money in what you want to do, it's better to just make money what you are good at... And then afford all the toys and experiences you want...
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I'm impressed with the pics of the Colorado going through the wilderness, pushing through heavy snow and crawling over rough terrain... Bad ass stuff, and proof that she does work... Keep on trucking man, in his case that means drifting, drag racing, and off roading like a boss... Give him a follow, and let us know what you think... #chevy #chevrolet #colorado #kswap
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- Jonathan's Civic Si EM1
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Welcome to the heart of Jonathan's @vargas.562 new engine, actually its his original EM1 block but fully built...

What makes this motor interesting though, is that it's stroked to 1.8L!... So on the outside it says B16A, but on the inside its a mashup of custom parts... Its a B16A stroker motor, some call it a B16A cheater haha...
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Custom short skirt Arias pistons with Eagle rods, sized exactly for this application... Crank is from an Integra LS, 1834... Fully forged and balanced motor, ready for 8000RPM at the least... She will make considerably more torque than before, and more horsepower as well...
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We've got a new oil pump, oil strainer, oil pan, and gaskets for her... As well as we are looking into getting the oil pan baffled, to prevent starvation during cornering... As close to new as possible, and as much power as possible on 91 pump gas... But this setup will be tuned flex fuel style for E85 also, because Hondata is the best...
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Thank you to Dave @rsmachine for making our idea come to life, he has been an excellent engine builder for our projects... If you would like a cool motor like this, come talk to me and we can put you through our process... Jonathan wanted something more and different, but wanted to stay on 91 pump gas daily driven... This was the recipe we put together for his VTEC chicken dinner... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #stroker #vtec
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- Amauri's EF hatch with B20 VTEC engine swap
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Amauri's Civic was overheating, boiling over into the coolant reservoir tank bad... All we did was pull the spark plugs, and we found steam in cylinder #2... Swipe all the way to see her puff... Puff the magic dragon, with the copper bronze 13 inch steelies...
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The motor itself is a B20 block with a B16 head... Stock cams but adjustable cam gears... Those gears w were off center, and I told him to go back to stock cam gears... He's got stock injectors, and I recommended a rebuild from RC Fuel injection... The car is still on OBD0 which shocked me, I rarely see that... Like once a year... I told him to upgrade to OBD1, all he needs is a computer and distributor... and some wiring... cars run way better on OBD1, I've seen and felt it plenty of times... Amauri has a really nice Skunk2 intake manifold with a Skunk2 throttle body, but I think he can sell that and go back to his B16 manifold he has... Or get a type R for $100-200... Lastly I checked his fuel pressure and it was low, time to change the pump... but what sucks on EF, is that you have to drop the tank... its a lot more work than EG/EK/DC...
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That was my recommendation, on top of changing the head gasket and resurfacing the head... #honda #civic #b20vtec #vtec
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- Steve's CRX with B16A swap
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Old school Hasport @hasport_performance mounts, check them out!...

This is before they got all their CNC technology, thick pieces of aluminum welded together with fat dimes for welds... Then they powdercoated them silver, and pressed in an orange bushing... Its orange now, maybe they were red before?!... Sometimes the color changes over time with time and sunlight...
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Still strong as hell, functionally they will work just fine... I tried to clean them up as much as possible, using degreaser and a scotchbrite pad... I made sure I didn't rub the sticker off, with the Superman Honda logo on it...
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I haven't seen a set of these in a while, maybe 15 years!... Back then there were different companies making mounts, I remember my H22A swap had a set from Place Racing which were made in the same way...
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I'm working on boss man's CRX, which has been sitting for 10 years... The car itself has sentimental value, because it was owned by his friend who passed away... I'm getting the car back to running shape first, doing a basic rebuild of the suspension and a refresh on the motor... The motor itself is a B16A from a JDM EG6, you can tell by the number 5 under the B16A stamp...
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I'm doing this for Steve, because 20 years ago he let me into his shop and gave me my first jobs fixing Hondas... I also built 4 show cars during my 20s with him, and I'm very grateful for that... Now he has given me space to do Perfect Honda, and the least I could do is bring back to life his old homie's CRX #honda #crx #b16a #vtec #hasport
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Congrats to the winners of yesterday's question, the answer was $5000...

We had a total of 5 winners, with the first one getting a little extra something... Here they are, and thanks for playing along guys...

1 - @cesar1213 - my meme dealer, next level thinker
2 - @applejuicesippa
3 - @jaakobo408
4 - @slvtnugget
5 - @singlecamtec

Hologram stickers going out to you guys, I've messaged everyone for their address... Please get back to me quick, shipping them out manana or when you get back to me...
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I'll try to think of another question every week, just for fun... I appreciate you guys following me and listening to my thoughts everyday, and learning along with me...
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- Andrew's Civic VX
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We found low compression on cylinder 2, so we pulled the head and sending it to the machine shop for a full rebuild...

This car only has 93k, so sometimes repairs are needed just because of time instead of mileage...
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What happens is that the car sat for a long time, and stuff starts to deteriorate... thats why they say to turn the car on once a week, to keep all the fluids flowing and the battery charged up... On another Civic like this, I even saw pitting in the cylinder head where the water and dirt in the coolant ate into the head... We had to do a VTEC conversion on that one, maybe you remember Octavio's white EF sedan we did last year...
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What I love about this car is that it is all stock, super stock... its gonna be fun restoring this back to original, including all the original clips... Some of what we need we can get from the junkyard, and the rest from the dealer... I even want to restore the zip tie plugs that hold the harness in place... His valve cover definitely needs some color, and maybe I can talk him into getting a Koyo radiator which is my favorite...
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Right now the plan is to just fix her, like a restoration... Lift her back up, so she looks respectable on some better OEM wheels... Full maintenance on the motor, including all the gaskets and engine parts... Once she is running again, we will clean her off and give her a showroom look... It's a pleasure to work on such a clean virgin like this, easy to understand and fun to perfect... Right now she's innocent, but in the future who knows what will happen to her... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec
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Get up, get out, and do something!... It's 2021 finally bro!...
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Congratulations to Andrew, who just picked up this very very clean white EG hatch a few days ago...

She's a VX with only 93k!, and she has been garaged most of her life... He paid good money for her, can you guess how much?... Whoever is the winner, ill send them a Perfect Honda sticker and pin gift pack... I'll announce it tomorrow morning, in the comments here...
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Outside the car has no dents, even the roof!... the paint is glossy and all the moulding are juicy with no rips... I can't believe what a clean and beautiful hatch this is, and I can't wait to see what Andrew has in store for her... He recently became a certified welder, and hopefully he will fabricate some cool parts and show off his new skills...
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Inside the interior is blue and black, with some Recaro SRD front seats and a Momo wheel... Over time I think it would be nice to make the interior all black, as we find panels at the junkyard or offer up... The guy who had her before just keep her as a simple gas sipping cruiser, lowered on some Work wheels... He sold him the car without the wheels, and Andrew had to find some cheap steelies to roll around on...
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Engine is all stock, stock as a damn rock... No check engine light, and she fires up right away... She didn't pass smog, so we are gonna figure out why and get her registered legally... Lift her back up to stock, and make her look respectable again... Lets put this car back to as stock as possible first, maybe throw on a Perfect Honda valve cover with some NGK wires for some color...
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Let the games begin, this is gonna be fun!... Stay tuned here and YouTube, Perfect Honda keeping these 90s Hondas running strong and looking good... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec
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Simon's @szymonlao Integra was making a weird sound, after he just changed the transmission...

Going straight it was fine, but when you turned the wheel all the way to each side there was a grinding sound... Also you could hear some rubbing, and there was tension causing the car to slow down...
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He backed it down the driveway and I heard it right away, and as he straightened out and drove away I heard it again... So we put her back on the driveway and started inspecting everything... For his first time doing a trans swap, Simon did a great job... It ain't easy to get the trans back in the first time, because it's really awkward and heavy... But I inspected everything and it looked fine, so we put the wheels back on and drove her again to hear the sound...
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We drove her in circles at the intersection, and analyzed what was going on... it was definitely coming from where the axle and hub meet, on the outer area of the car... We didn't want it to be the trans, because he just paid $800 for it and the guy guaranteed it was good... The axle was brand new, so it couldn't be that... Sometimes the length of the axle is wrong and can bind, but usually I see that problem in very low cars...
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Well I pulled the axle nut off to inspect the bearing and boom, that's what it was... His wheel bearing was done done, and was barely working because the axle nut was keeping it compressed... Swipe to see how it was wiggling around, I'm glad we found it woohoo!... So the sounds we were hearing was the brakes slapping against the rotor, as well rubbing which caused the car to slow down...
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I removed the knuckle, and going to take it to the machine shop... Gonna use an NSK bearing, which is the OEM Japanese bearing that comes with the car... We will have this Integra back together real quick, so Simon can get back to work at Target... He's got a pretty clean LS with high mileage, but she still has some good life left in her... Original paint and wheels, his interior is super clean... Engine bay could use some cleaning, as well as a compression test to see whats going on in there #acura #integra #b18b
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Lupo @lupofrompluto just got a new valve cover for his Integra RS, a brand new JUN Auto hyper lemon valve cover!...

This is super rare, very hard to get... Thanks to Matt @icbmatt for chasing this for us, this is the first time I've seen a brand new one...
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What JUN Auto does is buy a brand new Honda valve cover, and then send that out for their coloring process... You can see on the inside of the valve cover it's stamped P30, which is for B16A and Type R... Note that the VTEC lettering is bigger than DOHC, thats the quickest giveaway...
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After they finish their process, they put the valve cover back into the Honda box... So they save the box, to put it back in... thats smart... And then it's shipped to shops and customers...
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For those who don't know, JUN Auto is a famous Japanese tuning shop that used to sell crate engines for racing... Their engines would arrive on a pallet, with this valve cover on... I've had the pleasure of going for a ride in one of these motors, with some experimental stage 3 cams... That setup was in Pauly's ITR, who took me on a wild ride down the 110 freeway...
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Props to Lupo for chasing this down, his collection of jewelry for his Integra RS continues... He is still chasing his goal of 200whp through an OEM muffler, and this might be the most expensive motor for that power... But she's gonna look fresh with this valve cover, and always runs good... At Perfect Honda we insist that you have a clean valve cover, like nail polish for a beautiful girl's hands...
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Happy New Years guys!... We finally made it, and now its time to move forward...

Today is the beginning of the next infinity, and you have the power to make your universe whatever you want... I hope you used 2020 to get 20/20 vision on your life, and what you need to do next to survive and be happy...
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Nothing is the same anymore, and even robots are dancing now... Boston Dynamics is doing amazing stuff with robotics, and soon they won't even need us humans to work... So we will have all day to dance I guess!... Or work on our Honda project cars, if you have money saved up...
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But I have to say this again that nothing is the same anymore and we have to figure out what that means for all of us... If you worked in a restaurant or something with tourism, it must have been very tough last year and maybe it's time to do something else... Government aid is gonna end soon, and that's it!, no more vaseline...
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Sensitivity is at the highest level, and it's smarter to abide by the rules and the preferences of bosses... That means the people who pay you, however they work you should just go along with them... For most people it's just wearing a mask all the time, so find one that works for you...
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The world is about absolutes now, so you are either absolutely wrong or absolutely right... If someone likes your car, they love it... If they don't like your style, they hate it... You are either everything, or nothing haha... And if you try and fight it, they have all the arguments ready to go...
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This 2021 year we all have to figure out how to make money and have good personal connections... Family is redefined as just people who accept you, and won't complain about everything they can... And once you find out who your core group of loved ones are, I hope you shower them with gifts and support... Let them know you care!, I know it's hard for the words to come out of your mouth... I know it sounds weak to tell someone you care, because it really isn't... When the other person knows you aren't being fake or phony, you set the tone for the relationship...
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When you act kind and understanding to people, they will mimic you and do the same... 2021, here we come!.

Nicolas' @nicolasch26 RSX Type S is back up and running, with a rebuilt 6 speed trans with LSD now...

About 3 months ago his 3rd gear completely broke, and then a month ago 4th gear broke as well... It actually broke so bad that his transmission was jammed, and he had to push the clutch in just to move her around... He was saving up for a trans rebuild, until bang she was done...
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Transmission rebuilds are pretty expensive, about half the cost of an engine... What usually happens is that my trans guy pops the case open and inspects what's going on... Based on the wear on the synchronizer rings and the sleeve that it fits in, we figure out what to replace... For sure we have to get a bearing and seal kit for each trans rebuild... LSD is a huge upgrade which should be done at this time, and that adds another $700ish... In the end, the range is usually $1500-2500 for a rebuild...
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But in this case, he bought the trans from a guy who he bought from before... He paid $1800 and it has an MFactory diff inside heck yeah... Installation was smooth, factory Honda manual transmission fluid ofcourse...
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Swipe to see videos of when Nicolas picked her up today, and we went for a test drive... This car is LOUD, straight piped to a KTuned muffler... Stock K20 making trumpet sounds all the way to 8000RPM... #acura #rsx #types
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Please follow us on YouTube, link in the bio... Gotta get 1000 subscribers to start monetization... I've got a lot of Hondas in my universe, and I want to film them all!...

Check out our YouTube channel, and thanks for the support as we migrate to YouTube and Facebook video...

Our newest video is up, with the final format of the editing on Jonathan's EM1 project... I've been learning how to edit over the past few months, and now its turning into something as good as the Instagram... The link is in the bio, and I'm sure you will find it entertaining... and maybe even learn something...
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I'm done studying all the other YouTube creators, and ready to make my own stuff and see where this goes... I'm dedicated to making quality content, because I actually lived the import life and learned the skills in the early 2000s... My channel will be about helping people move forward with their projects, one by one... Not about hype and emotions, or a sarcastic girlfriend haha... I'm am actual car guy, not a photographer learning about cars...
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Next year I'll be revealing my system to work for as many people as possible, and how the process and communication will work... But I'll explain that in January, lets enjoy the rest of this holiday 2020 for now... I get a ton of requests for people who want work, you wouldn't believe it!...
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Thank you for the continued support, I always try to keep it 100... Always trying to spread good information and quality style... And I never lie or say "I don't know" haha... Next year I've got some wild ideas in store, help me make those a reality... I'm excited to see what happens, and confident it will be successful...
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I need to get to 1000 subscribers to qualify for monetization on YouTube, and 10,000 on Facebook video... Please add me on both, I really appreciate it man!...
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Facebook - @PerfectAutoFab
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Powdercoated and rebuilt Spoon calipers, with polished hardware, for Charlie's @8sircharles8 Milano red Integra project...

We took the calipers apart, and sent them to the powdercoater who masked off the critical areas... The color we wanted was as close to Spoon as possible, and I think we got it right... Shaved the paint off the Spoon letters, it's all in one direction nice and uniform...
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We ordered new seals from Spoon Japan, and boy were they expensive!... It cost us about $240 to get them, including shipping... But what choice did we have?... Thats the only people to get it from...
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Charlie's friend Nate buffed all the hardware, and gave it all a mirror finish... Im surprised at how well it came out, he really spent a lot of time doing that, what a friend!... We love details like that, these calipers look excellent... And they match his valve cover also, our twist on a Spoon street car with a little California style...
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Putting the calipers was very straight forward, and easier than you can expect... These calipers are made to be rebuilt, and they come apart with just 4 bolts... I did use a technique to pop out the old pistons, and will make a post about that... But putting it all together was almost idiot proof, swipe to see some of the steps...
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One step closer to finishing Charlie's suspension project, rebuilt 5 lug with Tein coilovers with external reservoirs! #acura #integra #b18c5 #vtec #typer #spoon
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Check out our YouTube channel for more on our projects, link in the bio...

Merry Xmas to you and your family, hope you are relaxing for the next couple days with those you care about...

Or maybe you are getting stuff done on your car, take advantage of the time off and get something done man!...
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This has been a confusing and wild year of emotions, changes, and harsh realities... We have to change and adapt to this new world, and you need your friends and family to do this all together... Basically everyone has to wear a mask, every time you go into public... thats all it takes to show that you are considerate, for the millions of people who died this year...
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Amongst your close people, gotta sort out the rules for how you continue next year, because life has to go on... People have to get back to work, take care of their bills, and eventually buy more cool shit... Whatever the new rules are, just have to keep moving forward...
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I hope you used this year to figure out who your real friends and family are, the people who really accept and support you... The people you could talk to honestly about your struggles this year, with money and illness... When you need help and call them, will they answer?...
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If you've got good people around you, I suggest you call or go see them... Whatever is appropriate... Just keep in touch, and keep an easy conversation going... Turn off all the analyzing, and just be honest about yourself... Remember that everyone is hyper aware and sensitive, so just be cool like a cucumber and don't use any sarcasm... That's it man, happy holidays and best wishes always!...
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YouTube link in the bio, check it out boss...
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Do your best so that we never see you on Live PD, fighting over a piece of beef jerky haha...

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BoostedBoiz
@boostedboiz
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Subscribers - 940K
Total views - 201M

Joined - 2015
# of videos - 772
Posts per week - 5
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I have a lot of respect for Kyle from BoostedBoiz, and have been watching him from the beginning... I had the same spirit when I was his age, and i think he learns the same way I do... Even though he is so much younger than me, I admire and look up to his talents and how he applies what he learns... Back when I was 19 we didn't have harbor freight or the internet, so I had to learn from others who knew how to work on cars... I jumped around from shop to shop, picking up new skills from each craftsman... In his case he has Brent from PFI Speed @pfispeed who helps him move forward in a similar way, always like a big brother... This mentorship is what makes the BoostedBoiz story interesting, because they are learning together... Kyle we get to watch explore new territory, while Brent gets to reinforce what he has learned...
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With almost a million subscribers, Kyle is doing it right... What a smart business man he is, he has conquered YouTube and still going strong...He's only been doing it for 5 years, and now he's literally set for life...
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He started in a house with a big garage, that fit 4 cars inside comfortably... He lives in Colorado, so its normal to have big garages since it snows there... In that garage he built a handful of pretty quick turbo Hondas, using basic tools, the skills of his friends, and a bunch of learning the hard way... He dealt with the issue of Charlie, who was the first BoostedBoiz member to be let go... Charlie wanted too big of a cut, and Kyle made the right move and kept moving forward... He made a statement that they had a falling out, and then after that we never saw Charlie and his wagon again... The way he ran that house was the original BoostedBoiz content, and we saw him grow through his filmed content...
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Kyle is an old school man's man, works with his hands and good to his word... He's got good intuition, I think because he has good parents that support him in his endeavors... All he has to do is work hard, and keep his crazy ideas and learning continue...
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Ralph's @strippedhonda silver Civic SiR has some new shoes, and it doesn't get any better than Mugens!...

Bronze wheels on a silver body is high fashion, I love it... The car itself is immaculate, just lowered with CTR headlights... Keep it simple, and just keep it clean... Ralph's style in Hondas is to find as close to a brand new one as possible, and just a couple mods... And those mods would be refinements to the car, that are OEM quality at the least... I hope one day he goes full CTR on this thing, 5 lug and all... In Los Angeles we have a lot of EM1 enthusiasts and I think its sick that these cars are so popular... A lot of nice builds coming out and are out, but props to Ralph and his mint version of the best EK available in North America Honda dealers... What do you guys think of this setup?...
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Studying YouTubers, here is my spreadsheet comparing their numbers right now...

First is subscribers, then number of videos, then total views, when they joined, and then the 10th post... I take the data from the 10th post, when it was posted and how many likes it got... the 10th post is kinda like how "hot" they are right now...
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Some channels I like and some I don't, but I respect them all for making a living off YouTube and being able to share their hobby or business... They have all made hundreds of videos, the average was 730 videos amongst this group!... Frequency of posting was either 5 times/wk, 2.5 times/wk, or 1.5 times/wk... Originally my idea was to post 6-7 times/wk but now I know that nobody posts that much... Ofcourse we have to take into account the huge differences in the type of content, from opinion to repairs to tutorials...
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I wanted to talk about a couple of these channels, and will make some individual posts on what I think about them... And where they are now... I've been watching some channels for years now, and its cool to see how they adapt and grow over time... Especially BoostedBoiz Kyle, that kid is a role model in my opinion... Some channels have talented people like him, and others are just feelings, fluff, and hype... If I would have to choose a favorite, its Speed Academy because of their episodes with Sasha and his 350Z...
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I'm also a fan of Taylor Ray and PFI Speed, both talented guys who have a lot of good advice to share...

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Welcome to my new office, I've had to change my filming techniques a lot and this is what its looks like now...

My goal is to grow my YouTube audience, but keep Instagram content different... So Instagram content will be more editorial, where as YouTube will be video blog with a lot of learning elements... I'm not gonna be teaching, I'm just showing you how I do it and what works for my business and hobby... Joe Rogan said "I don't give people advice, I just tell them what I do and what works for me"...
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This is all story telling skills, and learning how to use a camera, microphone, and video editing software... The channel has to be a quality one, and it will be... I've been studying all the successful channels, and deconstructing why people watch them , what they are selling, if they have skills, and most importantly if they are being fake...
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I think being genuine is the most important aspect, people can sense fake bull shit... A lot of people give bad advice, because they want to help but they just don't know what they are talking about... In my case, I've been doing this for 20 years and have strong opinions, plenty of skills, and lots of talented friends... I have to be careful about talking shit about products I don't like though, and social media personalities who have big egos and little experience... I will be creative and kind in how I make my suggestions, because truthfully people want to watch a good personality guiding people willing to learn...
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What I need to be successful is just you and your Honda, and we can put something together that shows this hobby in the best way possible... A lot of people have approached me to be on the channel, but first I want to take care of my close customers...
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I want you guys to know that I'm going to keep Instagram going OK?, and that it will be very different from YouTube... When people see my posts and videos, I want them to feel satisfied and inspired... I work hard for my customers, with basic tools nothing fancy... The first rough videos are live on YouTube now, with the new format... Would love your input, and appreciate if you would "like and subscribe"...
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I'm proud of myself and my customers, we work hard on our projects...

When I saw these two together it really hit me, we are doing this hobby right... Charlie's red Integra just got a fresh Type R motor swap with cams, and Lupo's green Integra just got a paint job and even more titanium... I've been working with these guys for 2-3 years and their cars have progressed so much, and I'm so happy I could help them make their visions come true... We have spent hours working on these projects, figuring out what combination of parts that will give us the result we want... We have spent hours shopping for the best prices on stuff, and figuring out ways to save money... And we have spent hours doing installations and diagnosing issues until they run right... We recently finished Charlie's Integra and working out some bugs, and I'll be posting the content on that soon...
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But more than the results, I'm happy that they are happy... I work hard until they are satisfied with their projects, never cutting corners or leaving them stranded with issues... This was a process I made years ago, because I have been helping my friends with their custom cars since I was a teenager... Now its a growing business, and I want to maintain that same feel... People want to discuss whats possible, and how to get it done... What's new and tight, and what will make their engine bay pop... Always street cars, these are daily drivers with some occasional track use... We don't compare ourselves against prepped race cars with pro amateur drivers, or show cars with chrome timing belts, because that's a more technical scene... A healthy engine bay with some jewerly, every bit of the suspension refreshed, clean interior and maybe a sound system, and hopefully a paint job at some point... We grow with our cars, like a relationship with a girl... And it gets richer with time, like a good quality wine... Make your Honda yours, whatever ideas you may have... This is honestly and simply the best hobby ever, and we love the feeling of accomplishment when another VTEC project comes to life... #acura #integra #vtec
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Green Integra - @lupofrompluto
Red Integra - @8sircharles8
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The only sponsorship I want is Coca Cola, I can't be bought for anything else haha...

I will always give you my unbiased opinion, nobody can sway my thoughts... I know a lot of people online take money or product from companies who want to promote stuff, but I definitely don't want to do that... One reason is because I just don't need it, I have everything I could ever need and want... Over the years I've picked up so many different mentors and friends, that I have access to it all... Bodyshop, engine builder, interior shop, fabricator, tuner, wholesalers, and everything else... So there is no need to compromise my style or what parts I like to use, I'm loyal to my own preferences... I've got the best resources, everyone around me is top quality at what they do or can provide...
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Another reason is that I don't like stickers on my car, I like to keep it simple... A simple roll call of the shops who have helped me, is how I like to do it... When companies sponsor cars, they make them wear their stickers and dictate the size and location... No thank you...
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Lastly, I just don't like any company or person having leverage on me... If I want something, I will work hard and get it... And if I can't get it because its way too expensive, I'll get it out of my head (Ferrari F355)... For the longest time I would work a 2nd or 3rd job just to be able to afford the crazy things I wanted, and took pride in doing that... All kinds of different labor jobs like valet and special events setup, every dollar counts...
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But when it comes to a race team and big budget, I know I'm gonna need some help... I can see it already guys, the Coca Cola top fuel all wheel drive Honda Civic, powered by a 3000 HP K24 turbo... After I win the race, I crack open an ice cold Coke and take a big sip ahhhh...
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Truck - @tarmacaaron
Shop - @jason_noren
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Aaron knows what I'm talking about, he always goes big on his projects... From the first twin turbo V8 240sx to this monster Tacoma... Don't talk about it, BE about it...

Hey boss, I'm gonna be taking December off OK?..

I will be experimenting with different kinds of posts here and there though...I wanted to let you guys know now, so that you don't think I'm on drugs or disappeared ha...
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I think I've got everything out of Instagram, and have been working on a transition to YouTube... Creating content for Instagram doesn't pay anything at all, the only benefits you get is exposure, DMs, and one hyperlink in your main page... From there Instagram sells you more exposure if you want, and the use of hyperlinks within your content... I'm not gonna pay for that kind of stuff though...
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DMs is crazy when you get over 10k followers, its impossible to keep track haha... or following conversations... It's very confusing to talk to hundreds of people, and when to meet them... Somehow I coordinated and met with about 500 guys and 2 women from Instagram, most of you will remember my mobile business all over Los Angeles... Back then the DMs were manageable, but now it isn't...
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I've been analyzing YouTube content, and figuring out what style I can come up with... I know I want to show the important parts of procedures and how I get past problems, and explain things the way that I do... Edutainment, combination of entertainment and education in the world of Hondas... My focus has always been street car builds under 500HP, and just keep working on those kinds of cars...
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I also want to tell more about the real Fast and Furious life style, because I really lived it... I took pictures back then, with the first Canon digital camera... How I tell my story and my past car projects is what I'm sorting out, I have hundreds of photos and plenty of stories to tell...
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I gotta say also, thank you guys for making me a pseudo celebrity... I get recognized a lot, and people only have nice things to say... I have very few haters, and I get so many kind messages from people complimenting my work and how hard I work... People tell me they appreciate that I'm an honest person, and that they love seeing what I'm up to... Even I can't believe that I have an entire business fixing old Civics and Integras, what a dream come true...
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Stay tuned...

Carnitas and chorizo tacos, well done... Honestly, these were so good that I'm going back next week to see if it's just as good...

Steve with the van took me here, and says that the mechanics at Honda swear by this place... Well done was well done, crispy as it should be... One of the best well done tacos I ever had... Salsa was just good, everything else simple and basic... The spot itself looks like nothing, the sign is broken and it looks like an old liquor store maybe... But this kitchen gets down, its a well oiled taco machine... The chile torreados were hot, and also cooked perfectly... Swipe to see what well done looks like, its really good like that... This is some gourmet pork connoisseur stuff haha... Steve got the carne asada fries, those look great as well... I'd give these guys a solid 9 for the tacos, highly recommend you give them a try... #tacos #tacosperfect
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Steve's Odyssey has a new set of wheels, SSR Type Cs in very good condition...

I'm a fan of his van, which has just about every mod you can imagine for this chassis... He's a long time tech at Honda, and prefers to keep her smog legal though in modding her... His other car actually has a BAR legal H22A swap in an older Accord, and shares a similar style to this car... Roof rack on top, and bodykit all around... Small foglights up front, and notice the RL brake calipers in blue... He came by to chill, and talk about the manual conversion he's about to start... Very few Odyssey have done it, and he wants to make sure it stays smog legal... He's gonna need parts from a manual Acura CL, that is OBD2B like his van... Conversions are much simpler when its OBD1, but sometimes your chassis just isn't that... Once he gets started, I'll be helping him out, and we will show you how its done... Other than that, Steve showed me a Mugen twin loop muffler that he found on Offer Up for cheap, only $250!... Its real, and looks to be from an Integra or RSX, I hope he grafts this onto his van... Not a fast car at all with a wild engine, this is a working restoration with lots of toys on the dashboard... And electronics with colorful lights haha...
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Owner - @steve0drivesavan0
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Charlie's Milano red Integra LS is ready to go into surgery, she's getting the heart of a Type R!...

Today was the big day that we pull the motor out, and clean the engine bay... Unfortunately the old B18B motor was running on 3 cylinders, and it was time for a big move... Months ago Charlie came by and we did a compression test, which didn't come out good... Instead of trying to repair this motor, he thought it would be a good idea to put his 96 spec Type R motor and trans in... That motor set he had in his CRX, which got into an accident years ago and its just been sitting in his family's garage shed... The LS engine in the Integra was a rebuild, but not a good one... I noticed damage to the crank snout and key way, this engine wasn't worth fixing at all...
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So we spent the entire day ripping the motor out, swipe to see all the steps as we did it... It was a piece of cake, and everything went as planned... Everyone has their own way how they do their mechanic work, and this is what I've developed over the years... Working on a driveway really isn't that bad at all, and having some help makes it much easier and fun... Charlie and I kept everything organized, and had a good flow going... By the time the sun was down, we were done and cleaning up... We left the motor on the curb for the metal guy, and kept what we needed to complete our new swap...
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Now I've gotta prepare the Type R motor and trans, put that all together with new gaskets and parts... We are gonna make a Milano red Type R clone, wait till you see it!... Charlie even has the full Type R interior, front and rear 5 lug conversion, Spoon calipers, and Tein coilovers with external reservoirs... This is definitely gonna be a Perfect Honda, well put together with excellent style... #acura #integra #b18c5 #vtec
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Owner - @8sircharles8
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Thanks for wearing a Perfect shirt Charlie, more available at PERFECTHONDA.COM...

Working on the suspension of Jonathan's EM1, we removed the trailing arms and completely dismantled them...

We didn't have the time and budget to do a full powdercoated job, but we wanted the front and rear underbody and suspension to be presentable... We talked over different color and gloss ideas, and settled with a flat black for the knuckles and trailing arms, and a gloss black for the calipers... Used Joker Juice and a scotch Brite pad to degrease and clean the trailing arms, and then we hosed her off and used the sun and a leaf blower to dry off... Ran to Home Depot to pickup some higher quality black paint, that Krylon in the silver can... Not the cheap black paints, those wear off whereas this Rustoleum has some thickness to her... A couple coats of paint, and they were looking much better... First coat light, like a primer... And then the second and third coats heavy... Easy to do, and doesn't cost much... Next we took the trailing arms to the machine shop, and installed Hard Race bushings...
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I hope you guys like this new format, I'm trying to show you more of my process... So you can see exactly how we work and think... #honda #civic #em1 #b16a #vtec
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Owner - @vargas.562
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Alex has a very clean silver Integra, with a JDM Type R front end and a K swap under the hood...

Quality paint job, guys take notes because its easy to tell that this car was put together by someone who cares... Shaved mouldings, side markers added, ITR wing, and lowered just right... Under the hood is a K24A2, just like Miguel's... He's actually a friend of Miguel's, and came over to introduce himself and show me his whip... I wanted to see how his K swap was done, and check out the details... The wiring harness he used is a custom one, that runs above the valve cover and looks expensive... No power steering but she does have air conditioning, and she is tuned on E85... When he rolled up, the engine sounded like music to my ears... He drives her hard, and she puts out... Crazy downshifts also haha, oh the poor trans is crying a bit but thats what we do... Inside is a Personal steering wheel and some red NRG seats, street car setup... Wheels are some TE37 replicas, simple and good enough... This Integra has lived a couple lives, and now she runs the streets with Alex... Miguel and him wanted to do a couple runs, so I followed them in my van... This was before Miguel's tune, and they seemed pretty close to each other... Lets take both these guys to the track, and see who has the faster time of the night... We could put a little wager on it, and make it interesting ha... But really nice car Alex, thanks for sharing with me... I freaking love clean Integras, and this one is a babe... #acura #integra #k24a2 #kswap
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Owner - @lalowks15
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After we got Miguel's K swap running at my shop, we finished what we needed at Import Auto Pros...

We try to work efficiently and within a budget, to get the most reliable horsepower we can... I really wanted to clean the injectors and port match the throttle body, before the tune... I just really thought those 2 things would help a lot... I knew my restrictions were gonna be the Apexi Noir exhaust which is 2.5" and a full canister muffler, and K series love to make power with a bigger exhaust than that... The K24A2 intake manifold was the other restriction I was expecting, we really should have gone with the Skunk2 or RBC because its already molded properly for the K24A2 head... The best we could do was to port match the KTuned throttle body, which was about 10mm smaller... I removed the injectors, and gave them to Roy who put them in the ultrasonic cleaner... David took the intake manifold, and used the gasket to figure out how big to open her up... He first used a chipping tool, that makes a mess with thick shards of metal flying off when its grinding... After that he used a series of sanding disks until the transition was smooth... Cleaned out the intake manifold before putting her back together with cleaned injectors... Checked for leaks and found a tiny one at the fuel feed line, and David pressed us a new fitting... After that, it was all ready for tune... And then she made some decent power, 202 WHP and 176 WTQ woohoo!... #acura #integra #k24a2 #kswap
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Owner - @kdc2_mikey
Tuner - @importautopros
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Jonathan's EM1 is finally ready to be reassembled, he has been working on her for the past year and a half and excited to drive her again...

The entire car got painted inside and out, he's got a rebuilt engine and trans, every bit of the suspension, and a clean interior... A big project, do it once and do it right... I like when people flex their creative skills and build a project that is uniquely them... It's a ton of money and energy, but its soooo worth it...
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We started by pushing her into the spot where we are gonna work, right in front of his parents house garage... Have to be sensitive to the neighbor to the right, because parking is serious on this block... Positioned her where we could get on both sides, the car is gonna sit on jackstands for a week or so... The plan was to work on the suspension first, and prepare the chassis for the motor swap...
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Jonathan wants to rebuild everything, so I threw out a bunch of ideas and explained the logistics of it... We removed the wheels to see what we need to do... first we drop everything, knuckles and arms, and inspect it all... Figure out what we need, and what that budget would cost... Jonathan was willing to clean everything, so I dropped a big gallon of Joker Juice and he already had plenty of elbow grease... The plan is to refinish everything within a certain budget, but everything mechanical must be OEM quality... We have everything that we need, except a little less sunlight these days... Each week we will make a little progress on her, until she screams to 8K RPM and Jonathan is banging gears down the 710!... #honda #civic #em1 #b16a #stroker #vtec
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Owner - @vargas.562
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202.1 WHP @7000 RPM
176.6 WTQ @5555 RPM
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Miguel's K swapped Integra made pretty good power on the dyno, tuned by Import Auto Pros on Hondata... I just really wanted her to break 200WHP, so for sure she will beat any NA 1.8L out there... The torque was a huge difference over B series, about 50WTQ!... This car is a very different driving experience because it has gobs of torque that comes on around 3000, and then it tapers off as it gets to redline... Its a lower total power band, in comparison to a B that likes to scream from 5500-8000...Notice how the power tapers off after 5500 on this graph, if he added cams and valve springs he could easily stretch his redline to 8000...
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Now this K24A2 is stamped K24A, and is a JDM motor from a JDM 7th gen Accord... My understanding is that this is the first generation of the 3 lobe iVTEC head, and that It's basically the same as our 1st gen Acura TSX engine... This motor is a hell of a deal at $900, for someone who wants to be faster than an ITR right away with the reliability... It doesn't need much maintenance, since its a chain driven closed case motor... I think this is an excellent place for Miguel to start, and tune from here... Can't wait to see what he does next, and thank you for following us on this build... #acura #integra #kswap #k24a2
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Owner - @kdc2_mikey
Tuner - @importautopros
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2 more Hondas I wanted to share from Global Time Attack is Bobby's EP3 and the Douxwork EG hatch, both small teams running respectable times and having fun doing it!...

Bobby's EP3 is a real CTR, notice that it's right hand drive... Its actually an imported chassis that they got from HMO, for offroad use like this... Under the hood they put a K20 Type R motor and 6 speed, and added some ITBs for a little more top end scream... And boy did she scream, sounded excellent as he was full throttle all over the place... Takata green TE37s and Spoon calipers, inside the cabin was all business... This was a very nice small shop team from NorCal, with a few older gentlemen who were like uncles to Bobby... Giving him good track support and human support, you could tell they wanted the best for him... Best lap time was a 2 minutes flat, which is about the same as an R35 GTR (10 years ago ha)...
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The Douxwork EG hatch was from the other side of California, from the San Diego area... This team was a duo of long time Honda enthusiasts, who came together to be competitive... This was a well executed project, their attention to details was apparent right away... Notice how the roll cage on the inside is designed around the stock dash, and how clean their gauges and EG6 cluster are... They infused a bit of style where they could, as well as maintained a budget... Simple white hatch with wide wheels intended for a Miata, big wing and splitter are the most essential aero pieces... Unfortunately the hood was taped shut, but they have a K20 naturally aspirated in there... Their best lap time was 1:54 which is fast as hell, and now they want to add a supercharger and aim for the stars...
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Its nice to see team work and hobby come together, with impressive results... I'm motivated just talking to these guys, I hope you are too...
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Owner - @b00bby
Shop - @dbgarageusa
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Owner - @douxwork_racing
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2 other Hondas that performed way too well at Global Time Attack was the CTR of Type R Jose and the NSX of RS Future Amir...

These guys ran unbelievably fast times, and solidified that they are the new generation of Buttonwillow racer to compete with... 1:50 out of Jose's CTR was the street front wheel drive record, and the fastest CTR out there... Not to mention, the best looking and most stylish one... Nobody comes close in my opinion, with a Spoon front bumper modified with further aero and Advan GTs and TE37s for wheels... A healthy 450whp that won't shatter the trans, gutted interior "because race car", and some really good driving, this is the new new of Honda front wheel drive racing... If you didn't know, better ask somebody...
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Amir's turbo NSX won his class and record with a 1:44 time, almost defying physics... That's a time that only serious contraptions of race cars would run, with gobs of power and awkward aerodynamics... Amir did it in an NSX that looks like a street car, with lots of tuning, practice, strategy, and support... These guys have a quality group of smart people, helping them push forward and take the win... Coupled with fearless driving, their results speak for themselves... Hondas out there competing with Corvettes and new Supras who have unlimited budgets, these guys are right there with them... And the soul of these Hondas are correct, they are tuned with experience... And boy do they look good, the best show car is definitely a race car... Both of these are Perfect Hondas, props to Jose and Amir for showing us how it's done... #honda #civic #ctr #turbo #acura #nsx #turbo
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Event - @globaltimeattack
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CTR
Owner - @type_r_jose
Shop - @artofattack
Turbo - @pureturbos
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NSX
Owner - @rsfuture_amir
Shop - @rsfuture
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Cory's Prelude was the fastest front wheel drive at Global Time Attack this past weekend, with a record setting time of 1:48.3!...

All last week Cory was scrambling around to get the dog box and exhaust fabrication done, and they managed to finish exactly on time... New aerodynamics were scraping all over the place, swipe all the way to hear what that sounds like haha... When building an extreme car like this, they are trying to squeeze every last bit out of the everything except the power... Add power last!, maximize the aero, suspension, brakes, and give the driver the time he needs... Will was taking over driving duties this time, making reaching the goal a faster process... On Saturday they ran a 50, and Sunday during the 6th session they ran the 1:48.3 good enough to be on the board... Since the front, rear, and all wheel drive cars were bunched up together it was hard to get a trophy when comparing against the corvettes running under 45... But this Prelude proved what traditional Honda tuning can accomplish... A simple turbo setup on a built motor, with Honda cams in the head and Hondata S300 as the tuning computer... Penske shocks with external reservoirs, that bolt to all the stock shock tower locations, this is a complete unibody car... Super wide 18x12 wheels up front with a 295, can you ask for any more front wheel drive grip?... Massive Stoptech brake kit intended for an S2000, but an off the shelf item... Tons of custom aero made in house, this entire Honda represents how grass roots we can be... This is our American style, go big or go home to everything we do... This Prelude has more in her also, theoretical data shows they can do a 45 crazy... Congrats to Cory and WRD Race team, especially Pops... Mission accomplished after a hard week of work, next event will be the big track at COTA, Texas... #honda #prelude #vtec #turbo
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Owner - @wrdracing
Driver - @illwillem
Engine and turbo - @rsmachine
ECU - @hondatainc
Tuning - @churchautotest
Suspension - @penske_racing_shocks
Aero - @rsfuture
Event - @globaltimeattack
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David's R35 GTR was an awesome sight to see, a very dedicated and extreme program here at Global Time Attack...

Lifted on all fours, with tire warmers on... A massive high tech rig, with a handful of helpers and procedures being called out loud... I'm an old friend of SP Engineering, which is where I first got to see 1000+ HP engines being built almost 20 years ago... Its nice to see they are still at the top of their game, building the most serious turbo imports out there... Aside from their cars having the most power possible, they also had a clean and innovative and classy look... In this case, the flat black looks sinister, with stickers in red with white bordering that looks like it came off a dirt bike... David is an off road racing champion, so I'm sure that's where the influence came from... Lots of aerodynamics and vents, splitter up front... Exhaust out the side skirt, the car looks like a prototype GTLM race car to me... As a team they looked well prepared and ready to take the win... And they did, with a blistering fast time of 1:37, less then half a second slower than the record!... Nobody else was anywhere close to them, by like 5 seconds... They annihilated the competition, like a sushi chef with a ginsu knife... And they did it with style and class, and smiles all around... Great job guys, what an intimidating R35 GTR you guys have built, one of the fastest in the world for sure... #nissan #gtr #r35
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Owner - @haasgma422
Consultant - @teamwwr
Shop - @spengineering
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How took me for a ride in his K swapped Toyota MR-S, holy shit that was fun!...

He just finished his tune, and I went with him around the block where he opened my eyes to RWD K series... The motor is just a stock K24A2 with valve springs and a Skunk2 stage 1 cam, making 240whp... The car rockets through the powerband, with tons of midrange power and enough to make her slide... And he did!... Power tapers off as she hits the 8000 RPM redline, but shift into next gear and it hits like a kick in the ass... How's MR-S is super loud also, just a header to a small cat, super loud like a banda at 6AM... He has been modifying and racing this chassis for 15 years now, and this is his first K swap... He says his times at the track are faster than when he was running the stock engine with a turbo!... Im guessing the powerband of the K24 is so much better... There is so much torque that comes on at 3500RPM, that you don't need a very high redline... And then with a head package or built bottom end, he could make another 60whp if he wanted... This was a lot of fun, and I've been wanting to see how this setup feels... Its more fun than I expected, and these chassis are getting to be cheaper and cheaper... David's tune was smooth as silk, just listen to that engine scream!... #toyota #mrs #k24a2 #kswap
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Owner - @ducatist921
Tuner - @importautopros
ECU - @hondata_inc
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I'd estimate it took me about 100 hours to get this done, from a running GSR to a running K24 swap...

This was my first time ofcourse, but it had to be reliable because it's for a customer... It had to be low maintenance, and the main focus was to make sure all the lines and hoses had enough space to move around... A lot of the time stuff gets too tight, and it eventually breaks... I put this together with everything loose, nothing binding... everything stays clear of the hot area in the back, where the header is and under the throttle body, where the shifter mechanism is... I figured out quick when doing this, that I wanted all the connections running together with the engine harness, so the heater hoses, power steering hose, and extra electrical is running along that route... the only connections on the left side of the motor are the fuel feed and power steering, which thankfully barely crossed past each other within half of an inch... I did not want any electrical going to the left of the motor, thats just my preference... Using the K24A2 manifold was a mistake, I wish we would have bought a Skunk2... because then it would have place the throttle body level, instead of pointing up... since the throttle body was pointing up, we couldn't find any intake pipe that would work... I made that one out of some AEM scrap pipe I had here and painted it flat black.... Getting power steering to work was the most tough challenge, because I had to learn all the different accessories housings for K series, and all the ways other people did it... I noticed that a lot of people delete power steering, very few k swaps have it... Next I found out that I needed K20A2 parts, to make things easiest to work... I hear that some Accord parts work as well, but maybe later we will study and post about that... We wanted this car to be comfortable to drive, and reliable... A good quality daily driver, that behaves herself... And then later we can add as much power as he can handle... Adding power isn't a problem at all, we've got plenty of that trust me...
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Introducing Miguel's K24A2 Integra!, my very first K swap done by myself...

She is finally complete, and he picked her up last night with a smile on his face... He's probably already racing around town, having a blast with her with his friends... I have to say that this swap was a ton of work, with a lot of custom issues to sort out... On top of working with parts, that aren't designed as well as OEM... It took me 7 weeks to get this done, when originally I was anticipating 2 weeks at the most... I took this as a learning experience, but it was a brutal one... A lot of parts don't fit well, and you have to work around those and figure it out... KTuned, Hybrid Racing, and Hasport make excellent products, but there isn't a solid instruction manual because there are so many options... All of the K swap kits are designed around the K20A2, and thats the MOST important thing I learned... So all the connections from the electrical to the intake manifold to the power steering, are designed to have the placement and connectors as an 02-04 RSX Type S... If someone made a K24A2 swap kit, that would be very popular because the engine is such a deal at $900... This was a very expensive swap also, somewhere said and done it was around $11k total for parts and my labor... We were hoping to keep it under $10k, but we wanted to keep power steering which ended up being expensive... Originally we were gonna go with a Perfect Honda wrinkle gold valve cover and a custom welded intake pipe, but to save money I painted his valve cover gloss white and made a custom intake from a scrap AEM pipe... I hope Miguel is happy, I'm sure he is... I worked hard to get this done right, no corners cut at all... Looks good and runs good, no check engine lights and no leaks... No ugly brackets or colorful connectors... I'll be making some more posts about the details of this swap, I want to share them with you while its fresh in my mind..
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Owner - @dc2_mg
Mounts - @hasport performance
Electrical - @hybridracing
Parts - @KTuned
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Next we are gonna get her tuned, with some cleaned injectors... and port match the throttle body to the intake manifold... Hoping for 200+ whp!...
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WRD Race Prelude is just about ready for Global Time Attack this weekend, with some major improvements to her...

Lots of aero development, and bigger wheels and tires up front... Would you believe that she has 18x12s up front?!... with a 295 tire, they were trying to fit a 315 but ran into clearance issues under compression... Thats R35 GTR size rubber, absolutely crazy... In Japan there are a lot of guys running an extreme reverse stagger like this, and now the Americans will do the same but with a lot more power... Under the hood is a sleeved and forged H22A, with a CNC ported head and Honda Type S cams with Supertech valvetrain... The unique turbo setup was built by RS Machine, as well as the engine build... RS also built the new dog box transmission with billet housing, and had to clearance the subframe to make it work... Just now they finished getting the trans back in, and building the new down pipe and exhaust... A little bit better angles and lighter in weight, looks phenomenal... The only thing left to sort out is a fuel pump issue, have her aligned, and then pray to the Honda gods... This weekend at Buttonwillow is gonna be some serious competition, and this car will be running the limited class... All the front, rear, and all wheel drive cars are bunched in together for each class, so Cory will be competing against them all... She has already gone a 51 seconds flat, and will easily get into the high 40s... These are unbelievable times, hard to explain over a post what that means... And the most impressive thing about this Honda, is that its a traditional build that is done to perfection... Plenty of power through a tried and true setup, she's actually running on Hondata still!... Balance all that power with aerodynamics and good suspension, with a driver who has no fear... Keep it simple and just make sure everything is running proper, squeeze every last second out of what you got... No need for a K swap yet haha...
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Owner - @wrdracing
Engine and turbo fab - @rsmachine
Aero - @rsfuture
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Here's how Miguel's K swap sounds, now that the full exhaust is connected...

KTuned swap header going to a Apexi Noir exhaust system was much quieter than I expected, I really like how it sounds... Today started with mounting the fuel pressure regulator somehow, so that I can continue diagnosing and fixing issues... So I removed the fuel pressure gauge, and installed her with a gangster lean, no more leaks and she works like that for now... I turned her back on, but when you give her throttle she cuts out... Its probably because its a virgin ECU, on a K20A2 program on the Hondata with a couple check engine lights... The next goal was to just have the engine running, revving up, and no check engine lights... But before that, I had to remove the accessory package under the intake manifold, and seal all that up... It was just mocked up, now it was time to do the final install... Removed the housing, and had to remove the long stud, which was way too long... This was a pain in the ass, and took a couple hours to get done... It ended up coming out, with the help of a torch, WD40, and Vice grip that wasn't made in China... Other people add a bunch of washers to compensate, but I don't like how that looks... Once everything was back on, I finished installing the exhaust, and this is what she sounds like now... She sounds great, and now its time to configure the Hondata... Unfortunately I didn't have good enough wifi to update my software, but I was able to read the codes... IAT code, I need to get one from the junkyard... VTEC code, because this JDM motor doesn't have a VTEC pressure sensor... Thats OK, I can disable that in Hondata... The last was a code for Multiplexer, which is not needed for K swaps and can be disabled... We are getting close guys, but I don't get happy until she drives away with Miguel smiling... A lot of checks todo, especially fluid leaks once the radiator is in... But so far so good, I'm happy with how its coming along... I've learned so much through this process, and can't wait to have this done... #acura #integra #gsr #kswap
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Owner - @dc2_mg
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I'm so happy to hear Miguel's K swap make some noise, she's alive!...

Just a couple heart beats though, running on brake cleaner fumes... I just wanted to hear something, to confirm that all the vitals are present... Now its time to chase the final issues, and get her running with all her fluids in her... Since we last talked, we had to get a RSX Type S charge harness, because the one we had had a different plug... I could have pinned the old plug and figured it out, but I'm out of time on this job and have to save my energy for the real difficult issues... Once the charge harness came in, plugged it in and modified it to work... I swapped the knock sensor plug for the one that came off the JDM motor, from the JDM harness easy... next I had to extend the starter solenoid wire just a bit no big deal... I had to cut off the alternator and starter main power cables, and spliced in the Integra power cables... Since those are large cables, I use a large butt connector and a special tool to crimp it... That tool is very cool, and I slam it with a 10 pound sledgehammer to get the crimp... I crimp it 4 times, and then cover it all with heatshrink... This way it won't pull out easy, and is insulated from moisture as well... All of the electrical and fluid hoses I am trying to keep as close to the firewall as possible, to avoid any damage from the heat from the exhaust manifold... Loose and free, nothing binding... Next I went to finish the wiring, just what I needed to hear her run... I turn on projects in a sequence, first I check to see if she cranks... all good there... then I check for fuel pressure, and we had so little it was pathetic... His fuel pump is completely dead, and we will have to get a Walbro... But there was fuel pressure, so fuel pump activation is working... Next I check for fuel injector spark, and that was there too woohoo!... Sprayed a little brake cleaner in the manifold, and like magic she came to life and took a breath of fresh air... In a Japanese accent she said "Ahhh, I made it to USA" haha... #acura #integra #kswap

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Parts - @KTuned
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Jeremy's Si was having a battery drain issue, and we were afraid that it was something big but it really quite simple...

This was one of those situations where I learned something new, from someone with a lot of experience... Steve has been working at Honda for a very long time, and is a big Honda enthusiast and good dude... Back when I had my 07 Civic Si, I had a similar power drain issue and it ended up being a bad AC relay that Steve helped me figure out at my house... What happens with this generation car is that the AC relay goes bad, and stays on... So it keeps the AC compressor clutch engaged, and then eventually the battery dies out... Jeremy I believe was having this problem, back when we were having a heat wave here in California... So he was using the AC a lot at that time, and sometimes it would stay energized after he turned the car off and then she would be dead the next time he went to her... All we did was get a new relay from Honda, which is roughly $25... Plugged it in, and thats all it takes easy... Notice that the brand of relay changed, from Omcron made in America to Mitsuba made in Vietnam... I wonder if Honda noticed this problem, and there fix was to use a different manufacturer hmm... Either way, I think this is good preventative maintenance for anyone with this generation Civic... Just swap it out, before it fails on you... #honda #civic #hondacivic #k20z3
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Owner - @jermmmmmm
Honda guru - @steve0drivesavan0
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Another crazy K swap, this time in a '94 Ford Escort GT!... Lemme guess, TE37s are next haha?...

David has done an excellent job at swapping in a K24A2 with a turbo kit, using modified Hasport mounts... You can see the passenger side mount is the same as the Civic one, bolted through the frame rail like how we do... Civic radiator fits in "any and every" car, he did a bunch of quality fabrication to make this work well... No power steering or air conditioning, with a KTuned EP3 style idler pulley... I like how organized the engine bay is, like a Honda drag car that runs 9s, except this is an old Ford economy car... Actually its made by Mazda and rebadged as an Escort, the chassis is the same as the Mazda 323 and Protege... But when swapping this much power into an older economy car, presents itself with interesting challenges that don't come in a textbook K swap into a 90s Honda... For example the front suspension, especially the wheel bearings, aren't designed the new abuse so they will have to be watched closely... Or sometimes people add more reinforcement to protect what they can, like a traction bar... Right now this car looks innocent in her pink GT color with matching pink wheels, I remember this color was wild back in the days, and the highest trim level of the Escort... It was definitely a hot hatch, but never competed with the Honda and VW scene back then at any car show or race... This is another story now, be careful not to underestimate this little Ford GT... Props to David, you built a monster with a wild soul... #ford #escort #gt #kswap #k24a2 #turbo
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Owner - @thatpinkescort
Parts - @hasport_performance , @KTuned
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Nicolas' RSX came by for alignment, and we couldn't adjust the rear toe...

The bolt wouldn't turn at all, it was rusted shut!... This was a new situation, never seen this before... The tightening nut is 17mm and once thats loose, you use a deep socket 24mm to adjust the toe and camber... It wasn't moving at all, and I knew I was gonna have to cut it off and replace them... We put the car back together that day and ordered brand new bolts and camber plates... When they came in, we lifted her up an started cutting the rusted bolt off... But it still wouldn't come off WTF!... I cut the entire head of the bolt off, and it still wouldn't budge... Smacked it with the 10 pound sledge hammer and nothing, no movement at all... We were stuck, so the next thing to do was to remove the entire rear trailing arms and lower arms, and get the help of the machine shop... 2 days later, even the machine shop couldn't break it loose... They even tried soaking them in WD40 over night damn... Now we had to find some replacements, and called up junkyards to find what we needed... Crazy, huh?... What happened was that the lower bolt rusted to the bushing in the arm, and would not let go... In this situation, we just had to replace it all, and finish the alignment... We got her done, but boy was this a tough one... Even with a lot of muscle, we couldn't get that rusted bolt to break loose... #acura #rsx
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Owner - @nicolasch26
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Jay came by for a diagnosis, in his K20 swapped EG hatch...

I think this used to be a show car, because the bodywork was nice and straight... The engine bay was painted gunmetal, a real nice contrast from the outside... When he rolled up, she was leaking coolant, and we found a broken bolt hitting the radiator damn... We had to fix this right away, this is not a good situation... The actual reason why he came was to diagnose a horrible sound coming from the passenger side hub, which ended up being a broken axle... Broken axle and a leaking K swap, lets see what we can fix... We pulled the radiator out, and there was barely any water in the system... Thats scary, because she was just about to overheat... We called around radiator shops, and found a spot that would weld it up... Next we removed the thermostat housing, to figure out what happened... Jay is using a KTuned PS and AC delete kit, which mounts the alternator lower... All the bolts in this setup were stripped, or missing, 1 bolt was broken into the housing... We tried to get a machine shop to help extract the bolt but couldn't find anyone who would do it on the spot... I tried, but couldn't get it out myself... I ended up figuring out and replacing all the bolts in that housing/alternator setup, and putting her back together much stronger than before... The radiator got welded up and pressure checked, we put it all back together and turned the car on, no more leaks... Crazy situation, but we got it handled... We didn't get the axle fixed, but we can whenever we find one... Jay has a cut out for the exhaust, and this car is really loud... When he left my spot, he ripped it hard and I was impressed... My customers like to have fun with their cars, and then we fix them and do it all again... Nice meeting you man, and thank you for letting me tell you all my ideas for her, let's make this car more reliable and look a little better... she sounds like she runs like a champ!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #k20a2 #kswap
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Congrats to Lupo, who just got his Integra RS out the paint shop with his new paint job!...

All the bodywork done, every dent and ding removed... Only the outside of the car was painted, Cypress green pearl as she is... He saved up a couple thousand to get this done, and I'm very proud of him... It's a really big step to get a fresh paint job, and now his project jumped up like 100 points... His paint shines super glossy, wet like an Outkast video... Lupo picked up all new clips for his mouldings, as well as emblems and badges and stickers... He likes a lot of jewelry, and thats cool that he flexes his style... Lets see what combination of vintage stuff he puts on the car, and I hope he gets some wheels soon... Other than that, this project is just about done, I think he's running out of places to put titanium bolts too!... Really awesome hobby and attention to detail... Save up your money and do the big modifications, like a paint job like this... Great job Lupo, can't wait to see what's next... Lets install that Hytech header soon, and go for another retune before hitting Buttonwillow... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec
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Owner - @lupofrompluto
Engine - @nite_grind_transmissions
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Danny's silver GSR came by to swap out shift linkage, he picked up a Type R one and some energy suspension bushings...

What's the difference between Type R and the rest?, well its gold in color as opposed to black... We hear that its thicker and stronger, but made of a lighter metal... Maybe one of you guys know out there, and can let us all know... When Danny came in for diagnosis, we noticed that his GSR linkage was in bad shape... Someone had put a single cam short shifter in, and squeezed it all together... It was sloppy and damaged, and the shifter was leaning way forward... The Civic shifter is more narrow, I'm surprised he didn't add washers to make up for the slack... Anyways, we had to make a poor man's press to get the bushing in, or just use a full size press... The bushing is so tight, you can't put it in with your hands alone... Once the bushings we in, tightened everything up and the shifter was in the right position woohoo... I love when people bring Type R parts, its always something to learn about why they made an improvement in design... #acura #integra #gsr #b18c
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Owner - @buck_01gsr
Parts - @energysuspensionofficial
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Continuing with Miguel's K24A2 swap, we are using the KTuned shifter mounting kit...

This kit mounts the RSX shifter into a similar location to stock... Following there directions, we have to trim 3 parts of the RSX shifter to fit... Piece of cake, and now she fits well and I was able to start permanently mount everything here... I had to remove the front sway bar, make room for the shifter cables... I think I could squeeze it through, but I don't trust that it wouldn't rub and cause problems in the future... Also note that to take the sway bar off, you gotta loosen the header to get an extra inch... After that was out, I had to mount the cables inside the KTuned box... Then to mount the KTuned box, I had to tighten the rear 2 bolts, then lower the car and tighten the front 2 bolts... Its just a lot of up and down, up and down... If I was doing this as a home job, I would have a friend help because it would save a lot of time... Slowly this project is coming together, next is to figure out the serpentine belt situation and if an EP3 radiator will work... Can't wait to have this swap turn on, and take her for a drive... #acura #integra #kswap #k24a2
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Owner - @dc2_mg
Parts - @ktuned
Tools - @milwaukeetool
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Once you put a fresh modified motor in, go get it tuned right away...

That's one thing I've learned within the past few years, that beginners don't know... There are so many parameters changed, that it's well worth the money... It's a matter of safety, you don't want the engine to run lean and melt something... We arrived to his shop around 1AM, and wired up VTEC in the parking lot... Just had to run A4 to the solenoid, and ground out D6, because we can disable the pressure sensor within the program... Put her up on the rollers and David strapped her down... This was the first time Dalton and his family had a car dyno tuned, I was happy we got this done... Dalton's dad does tube chassis off road racing, using VW engines, for the past 20+ years... Dalton works as crew when they compete, as well as for another team called "Milk n It racing"... A very different motorsports field, I like when hobbies cross over like that... David got to work on the tune, and held RPMs at every different point and then ran her to a 7500 RPM redline... Unfortunately his dyno software wasn't working, so we weren't able to get a horsepower number, but we will soon and let you know... Engine sounded great, smooth with no smoke out the rear... I'm happy with the results, even though I don't know the number... No check engine light, no leaks, no problems... We finished at almost 5AM in the morning, but it was done... I was falling asleep as they were finishing up, some guy on a bicycle kept circling the plaza playing oldies music haha... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16y8 #vtec
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Owner - @bigd760
Engine - @rsmachine
Tuner - @importautopros
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Once she turned on and came to life, we put the crown on her and now she's ready to hit the road!...

2 days straight of work, from morning to night... Every nut and bolt double checked, everything installed with care... I like to put the Perfect Honda valve cover on at the end, just to make sure she doesn't get dirty... Also as a spiritual thing, no jewelry until she actually works... The first startup we had a dead battery, but we charged that up quick and she sounded great on 2nd startup... Quiet also, like a clean single cam should sound... I found some used NGK wires lying around, and we cleaned those off with Joker Juice to get that rich blue color back... Gold valve cover with NGKs looks great to me, Dalton @bigd760 did a great job choosing all the components for his engine bay... We let her run and lifted her up to check for leaks, and found one bad hose clamp... Swapped the hose clamp and checked for leaks again, all good now... Pulled her out the garage and took her for a spin, swipe all the way to hear what she sounds like... It's late Saturday night now, and we aren't done yet... Time to get some food and go to the dyno, get her tuned for driveability... Since it's a built motor with lower compression and big manifold, the stock ECU must be a little confused... Lets program her for now, so he can enjoy driving her, until the big day comes when we add some boost...
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We got the motor in Dalton's @bigd760 hatch!... The goal for this first day was to get the engine and trans into the car, and it was good to finish the day off like that...

Big Skunk2 intake manifold and a DC Sports 4 to 1 header make the engine bay pop, this baby is gonna make some power... Swipe to see how we put the motor in, hoisted it onto a milk crate, and wiggled it into place as the car lowered onto the mounts... I always make sure not to cross thread any bolts, I keep everything loose until its all connected... Then tighten everything up together, and push the engine hoist outta the way... Next is to do all the connections, electrical, coolant, and plenty others... We inspected each piece as we put it on, and ran to Autozone if we needed something right away... Every nut and bolt is scrutinized also, making sure each one is in the right place... and tightened exactly what it should be...
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Dalton's @bigd760 D16Y8 is ready to go in her new home, but first we have to finish putting her together...

We cleaned everything with Joker Juice, including the bolts... Dalton and Wyatt sat there brushing each piece, and rinsing them off with a garden hose... We really like to have clean plastic timing covers on all our motors, it just looks complete to me... Since we had to use the EG post mount, we had to notch both sides of the cover, but we did it so clean you can't tell... Every seal was replaced, even the oil dipstick tube seal and the catch can o ring... Valve adjustment to Honda specs, I always check each valve with a feeler gauge 1 size larger to make sure its as tight as possible... The engine itself has Eagle rods and CP pistons, you can see in the 2nd picture how the girdle was notched for clearance... The head has Supertech turbo valve train and a stock camshaft... This setup will be more than good enough for the 300-350whp when she is boosting, right now we are just turning her on naturally aspirated... Exedy stock replacement clutch for now, best bang for the buck in my opinion... The tranny was being tough to mate with the engine, but eventually we got her lined up... Now she's ready to drop in, with an Innovative auto to manual mount on the trans...

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Dalton @bigd760 drove in from Las Vegas, to finally get his forged single cam installed...

We knocked this out in just 72 hours, from a broken D15 to a built and tuned D16Y8!... We worked very hard this weekend, because Dalton had to be back at work on monday... Would you believe that he actually drove the car back to Vegas after we were done!... Dalton and I had started this project months ago, and he was waiting for the right excuse to come down and get it done... Early last week his car was acting up, so he asked his dad to help him tow her down here, on a rented uhaul trailer... They arrived Thursday, but I was busy so we didn't get much done that day... The job would entail the D16Y8 engine swap, convert from automatic to manual, and install rebuilt Integra knuckles and brakes up front... We had everything already planned out, now it was time for execution... We started by taking the engine bay apart, and draining the coolant... Dalton worked on the pedal assembly, and ripped out the old stuff... To do the auto to manual conversion you have to drop all 3 pedals, and put in the full manual setup... It's a pain to do, so I'm glad he worked on that while I was busy... By the end of the day his little hatchback was disabled and ready for her new life... The new engine is a forged D16Y8, built by RS Machine... Right now we are gonna put her in naturally aspirated, but next year she will see some boost... I appreciate Dalton trusting me through this process, now let's make this car a Perfect Honda and work hard to get it done...
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Had to cut a big hole in Miguel's @dc2_mg Integra, for the RSX shifter box that's gonna sit right there...

When doing a K swap, there are a lot of options for how the shifter setup is... Miguel went with the KTuned setup, which puts the shift knob in the exact stock location where you can put a shift boot on... To do this, the RSX shifter will have to sit in the KTuned box which is under the car... Its actually in the area where the exhaust goes through, and we will have a muffler shop make the adjustments needed... So the box bolts up to the holes for the old shift linkage, and then I had to drill the front 2 holes... After that was bolted in, I went to cut the hole... They gave a template, and I drew it in... Cut it out with the cut off wheel, took about 15 minutes... Next I'm gonna mount the shifter, and mount the box back in... I have to modify the RSX shifter a bit, cut off a couple tabs... The cables run through the exhaust channel and above the front subframe I believe... There isn't much room there with the GSR sway bar, I wonder if people keep it or get rid of it... Well this is the KTuned way of doing the K swap shifter, and I think its a really cool design... I like that Miguel went with this instead of one of those robo-shifters haha... Those look really complicated and expensive, a part you should get when you have everything and everything already...

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My second 240sx was a track only car, built to run with my friends who had Honda S2000s...

This was in the mid 2000s, when going to the track started to get popular... And also a few years after Fast and Furious had come out, which had changed the SoCal import car scene... The cops had cracked down on street racing and wild custom cars, so I sold my yellow on yellow Civic on eBay to a guy in Florida... I started building Nissan 240sx's for my self, in a JDM track kind of way... This was my second one, and was heavily influenced by my S2000 friends, especially Daryl... Daryl had the black AP2, and he only had suspension, clutch wheels, aero, and a muffler... It was a minimalist approach to racing, where you add power last... So I rebuilt the entire 240sx from the ground up, with only what she needed... Every ball joint and bushing, solid subframe bushings... Gutted interior with a bucket seat and harness, minimized all the wiring... 17x9s all around with a 245 Bridgestone RE01-R tire, all my S2000 friends were running non staggered as well... Rebuilt KA24DE engine with intake and exhaust, she made 155 WHP and 155 WTQ... Painted her Mercedes brilliant silver, with a black roof, and a very rare Silvia King Aero front bumper... At Buttonwillow the best we could do out of her was 2:10, me and 2 other drivers... Whereas my S2000 friends were doing under 2:05 and at their best doing 1:59 with Rob driving... They say your very first time at Buttonwillow, running 13CW, you gotta run under 2:30 otherwise maybe you should reconsider this part of the car hobby... Maybe racing isn't for you, it's more of a sport and the car is just a tool... My first time out I ran 2:24 with a dying engine, and improved on my time almost 15 seconds with the rebuilt twin cam KA... After I hit the plateau that the car wouldn't go faster, I came up with the idea of the "EVOKAT" where I was gonna adapt an EVO 8 Mitsubishi turbo onto the engine and boost 15 pounds... Make at least 300WHP with a broad powerband, and then go back to the track and run low 2s like the S2000s... #nissan #240sx #ka24de #honda #s2000
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Can't wait to get back to the track, hopefully for the Doghouse event in December...

So all the wiring has to go through this hole!, on Miguel's @dc2_mg K24A2 swap...

What's interesting is that you pull the engine harness connectors from the shock tower into the cabin through that hole, as well as add the K20A2 harness it... On older Hondas we modify the existing harness, since its all the same engine computer logic and sensors... In this situation, none of the original plugs are used, and its an adapter and complete RSX harness... I pushed the RSX through the firewall, but it was hitting the AC stuff, check out the technique I use by leaving a flashlight to see if I can chase the wires from inside... Also note that if you want an easier Kswap experience, buy an entire K20A2 engine/trans/harness/everything from an RSX Type S... The harness doesn't fit very well on this K24A2, and I'm gonna have to modify it to work and look presentable... I removed all the plastic pieces, and gonna reroute things my way... The tranny plugs weren't reaching, so I pulled back some of the loom and was able to make it work... The intake manifold has a MAP sensor and so does the throttle body, so I'm gonna use the one where I dont have to modify the plug to reach... I prefer as few splices as possible when wiring... I have to get a K20A2 TPS sensor, but ill just get the Blox or Acuity one... We have the Hondata @hondata_inc KPro ECU already and hopefully she will turn on next week... And after she turns on, then we will fit the harness nicely and wrap it all up... #acura #integra #kswap #k24a2
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Phoenix yellow Integra Type R, both quarter panels freshly painted and buffed...

Now sitting inside for final clean up and inspection, and then the owner might put her up for sale... It's always a pleasure to be around a Type R, especially an Integra... And this one was the first yellow one in the states, year model 2000... She looks so much better now, sigh... This car has been here for the past 2 weeks and I've been drooling over here... I wish I could afford to buy her, they made an offer to Steve but I can't tell you how much... The interior is super clean, and she has a Spoon sports steering wheel... The engine has been rebuilt and has a couple aftermarket parts, but I would restore that back to stock as fast as possible... The wheels are powdercoated a brighter white, I'd fix that or make them gun metal... 143k is the official number on the clock, not too bad, and plenty of life left in her... The best thing about the older Hondas is that they are rebuildable, they are designed like that... I hope this ITR goes to a good home, where someone enjoys the hell out of her... #acura #integra #typer #b18c5 #vtec
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Now that Miguel's @dc2_mg K24A2 is in the engine bay, the next handful of things to learn was connecting everything up...

Now I know why KTuned @ktuned and Hybrid Racing @hybridracing are so useful, they make all the adapters needed to make this a success... Put the intake manifold on, after washing it with Joker Juice, and we added a 70mm KTuned throttle body... It bolted right up to the K24A2 intake manifold, and came with all the hardware needed... There are so many details its crazy, for example some setups have the map sensor on the throttle body and some have it on the manifold... The throttle body kit came with plugs, so you can close off the unused ports thank you!... When opening up the throttle plate, you can see that there is a 10mm difference and I'm probably gonna port match that even though it isn't necessary... Next we went to install the water pump housing and power steering, but the pulley was hitting the engine mount... Had to switch to a K20Z3 (I hear K24A4 works too) water pump housing and use a K20A2 power steering pump from an RSX Type S, now it clears... We are using a Hybrid racing power steering kit which has all the fittings and hoses we need, as well as a Honda OEM looking reservoir... We were also very lucky that it barely cleared the KTuned fuel rail, it tucks right below it... All these lines I'm gonna have to figure out how to make presentable, and not binding at all... Next was the coolant lines, which no one makes a kit for so I had to free style... I looped the line off the divertor valve and trimmed the hard lines off the motor, and attached hoses from Autozone @autozone with OEM clamps... On the firewall side is where the KTuned headers are, and I want to make sure nothing touches it or get affected by the constant heat... Now I'm working on the electrical, using an RSX Type S harness, which doesn't fit at all on this motor... I'm gonna have to take the harness apart, and lengthen everything the Perfect Honda way... I don't like to stretch harnesses to fit, and I prefer modifying an OEM harness the using those swap or tucked harnesses with thin wires... #acura #integra
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No going back to B series man, K24 for life!...

Next on Miguel's @dc2_mg K swap Integra was to get the motor and trans into the engine bay, and hanging by the mounts...

Put the engine and trans together, with an Action @actionclutch 6 puck sprung clutch... The engine is a K24A2 from a JDM Accord Euro R and the trans is an RSX Type S 6 speed... Next we needed a CRV bracket on the passenger side, which is how it bolts up to the Hasport @hasport_performance mount where we just installed the bracket... These are back ordered guys, so get one while you can... I think there are a lot of guys doing k swaps and all the CRV brackets and k swap radiators were sold out!... So next I tied the engine up to the hoist, I prefer to use straps instead of chains that can mar surfaces... I throw away the straps when they get beaten up, before they accidentally tear... Positioned the motor and trans under the car, on top of a tool box... Lowered the car on top of the engine, and adjusted it inch by inch until she lined up well... Now from the top, I threaded the bolts in carefully... The worst would be to cross thread the CRV bracket... Tighten up the bolts enough, but not all the way... Still needed some wiggle room to get the rear mount on... Lifted her up a bit to remove the tool box, and she was officially has a K swap now... Next is to connect everything up, and figure out the combination of parts needed for the accessories Miguel wants... Miguel wants power steering and a 50 shot of nitrous haha... #acura #integra #k24a2 #kswap
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Ralph's boost blue CTR I'm really starting to like, now that I get to see the actual color in real life...

Sometimes it looks brighter and sometimes darker, I think she looks great right here in front of a beautiful Los Angeles sunset... Steve has a 2018 white CTR and this one is a brand new one with the updated front end... I've been able to check out all the details and I really do prefer this one... Steve's CTR looks old to me now haha... But both these guys keep their cars in brand new condition, as close to showroom as possible... Both Steve and Ralph are long time Honda Civic enthusiasts, and have been fixing them for over 20 years... They are crazy Honda connoisseurs, and it's cool to see how they enjoy their Hondas... They enjoy the art that Honda created, and add no more than 10% of their own flavor... Me on the other hand is modifying the hell out of my Integra to keep up with these cars, with a bunch of Type R parts and a small fancy turbo... #honda #civic #typer #ctr
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This is my first K swap, so I want to try and explain each difficult part of the swap...

We are prepping the engine bay for the mounts now on Miguel's @dc2_mg Integra,, and its required to remove the factory passenger mount... Picked up a spot weld drill bit from harbor freight, and began cutting out each weld... The bits kept wearing out, so I ended up completely destroying 3 bits... once all the spot welds were out, I used a ball joint separator, and hammered it off from the inside... After the old mount was off, there were metal nubs where she used to be... used a sanding tool and massaged those down... Other people use a drill bit but I prefer this method, because it doesn't leave a bunch of holes... Wiped the surface down with degreaser, and then painted her black with a rattle can... Next was to attach the big ass bracket, and I was wondering how it would align... The answer was very easy, it bolts to the torque mount nuts... and then from there you make 2 holes on the top of the frame rail... And Hasport @hasport_performance supplies 2 really long bolts that go all the way through the frame rails, and threads into those torque mount nuts again... All it takes is to drill 2 holes, I used a step drill bit which worked perfect... the ABS pump bracket was in the way a bit, but I just adjusted and added a washer... The last thing was that the mount when attached to the bracket was hitting the ABS lines, so I gently pryed them half an inch for clearance... The rest of the mounts bolted in just fine, and next was to get that motor sitting in there!... #acura #integra #k24a2 #kswap
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We are hoping to 220 WHP out of this setup, and then see what she runs in the quarter mile...

This is all you need to have fun in the Honda game, just a simple clean Civic sedan lowered on some wheels...

People ask me all the time that they want a "cool car" and I tell them to do this, but they rarely do... 90's Civic sedans are dirt cheap, I bought my EG for $400 in running condition with 170k on the clock... Kyle's @ktomita_310 EK sedan looks way better than mine, because of the tasteful mods... Lowered on some mis matched white wheels, like a kanjo touring car look... Si front lip painted to match, those lips are hard to find now... No dents and clean body panels, and clean head lights and tail lights... This is being crispy on a budget, just a clean white tee and a buzzed head... Keep it simple and clean, and people will respect your ride... It doesn't matter whats under the hood, by looking at the car you know the owner is disciplined about how he presents himself... #honda #civic #hondacivic
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Lots of meets and cruises going on, join in on the fun... I'll let you know where stuff is going on in the SoCal area...

Took Brandon's @brand2on EK hatch to the local car wash, with a bottle of Joker Juice with us...

First we pop the hood and let the engine cool for a minute or 5... It's hot right now and a couple minutes cools it off a lot... We get a plastic bag and cover the distributor and the air filter, those are the 2 main places we don't want to get wet... I prefer to take the distributor off, and plug the spark plug holes with napkins, but this is the fast food way of doing it... Blast Joker Juice over everything, I mean everything... From the battery to the valve cover to the power steering reservoir... From the windows to the walls, till the sweat drip down my balls... Use the entire bottle if you have to, sometimes we spray the under carriage with what we have left over... We only let it sit for a minute, and then we throw some quarters in the machine and spray it down with high pressure water... The degreaser is strong, and it eats away at the grease... it just needs a minute, and thats it... When rinsing the engine bay, we keep the wand moving to avoid forcing water through a hole... After the rinse, we pull the bags off and fire up the engine... Drive her away and she dries with the wind and heat from the motor... If you want to detail her more after this, polish or add a dressing... I enjoy cleaning engine bays, because they rarely get cleaned at all... Brandon just needs a clean valve cover, maybe wrinkle red to match his red intake pipe?... He can call it a B20R haha!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b20
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LJ Garcia's @lj_garcia widebody Civic was a huge inspiration for me back then, I would enjoying seeing the updates to his car with each show I saw her at...

This picture I took back in 1999, at Hot Import nights, which was like a club and car show blended into one... This car had every mod, over the top but executed very well... The most dramatic feature about the car was the widebody, which was from Feel's of Japan where it was used on their track cars... LJ adapted it for show car use, and gave it a top notch paint job from 20/20 autobody... 20/20 was known for their show car work, and they are still in business now... 19" Racing Hart C5s looked as good as can be, this was like Volk TE37s but for the show car scene... Full yellow interior with TV monitors and subwoofers, and bucket seats in front and back... Yes, 4 bucket seats haha!... Under the hood there was a B series but eventually he put an H22A in her, this was before K swaps existed... Cars like this we would only see at shows, or in the magazine... So when we saw them, we would soak it all up... Then run back to the shop, and figure out how to do the same on our cars... In my opinion, LJ's widebody Civic was the king of the import scene in the late 90s... Thank you for the inspiration and memories LJ... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec
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Brandon's @brand2on EK hatch came by for a diagnosis, I love seeing Hondas like this with cool rare parts like this...

Under the hood was just a B20 non VTEC, but boy does she run good... As fast as a B16A in my opinion, she has a B16A trans in her and is probably why she feels strong... Horsepower tapers off after 7K, but shift to the next gear and there is plenty of torque... C West front bumper and bronze TE37s, carbon fiber hood and an extended wing on top of the hatch... Bomex side mirrors are the wildest you can find for an EK, I really like them... This Civic looks like a funky Japanese street racer, on a budget... We checked all the regular stuff we do on diagnosis, compression check was good but we found a bulging coolant hose under the distributor about to burst... He was also complaining about idle hunting, going up and down, so we replaced the IACV with a junkyard one and made sure the FITV was adjusted shut... Added a ground cable, for a little electrical insurance, and removed the ugly ground cable in the front... Filled her back up with Honda coolant, and bled the system until all the bubbles were out... I really hope Brandon gets a VTEC head one day and comes to me for the conversion, and we can give that engine bay a fresh look... For now she has more than enough power to have fun on the streets, and at a track day though... Thank you for sharing your Honda hobby with my Brandon, you've got sick style man and looking forward to your next mods... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b20 #nonvtec
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Birria tacos, my first time having them and they were real good...

I thought they would be mushy, like a pastrami dip but they weren't... Actually they were soft and moist, but still held together well... The meat was beef, and it was very soft and flavorful... There was no burnt or overcooked portions, everything tastes exactly the same... These guys put rice on their tacos, and you can see how orange the tortilla is from the dipping... Little bit of onion and cilantro, with a dash of green salsa... My first time having this style of taco, and I'm impressed... You can tell this spot takes pride in how they make tacos, and I could taste it... Thank you to Mikey for bringing these, he's from the area and knows the good spots... He got these for me, while he waited for me to finish my morning customer... On Mikey's EK coupe, we diagnosed a bunch of issues that we could fix right away... And then we fixed them all, within a few hours she was driving much better... She was vibrating while braking, we had the rotors turned... Clutch pedal was weak and low to the ground, we found a leaking clutch master cylinder and replaced that... Compression check was good but the spark plugs were old, we picked up some new NGKs... Added a ground cable, changed the valve cover gasket, set the timing, and a couple other things... Mikey needs this car to be a cheap reliable daily, and she is definitely that... Now she drives more comfortable, the best part about this car is its ice cold air conditioning... Good tacos and good Hondas, thats how we do over here haha... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #d16y8

A little jewelry for my Integra, a CNC machined billet aluminum spark plug cover I designed myself...

Changed a few things from stock, including my Perfect Auto Fab logo in raised letters... The letters are aligned with the VTEC and Honda logo on the valve cover, for a uniform look... Around each letter there is detailed radius work, and even the texture of the face is exactly what I wanted... Tighter tolerances around the mounting studs, so that there is no gap where the hardware goes... This is the first prototype, and will be finished very soon... I'm quite excited, and can't wait to see it on my gold valve cover... The idea came from the JUN spark plug cover years ago that was machined like this, but the logo was much larger... The original Honda spark plug cover is discontinued now, and I already have a carbon fiber and kevlar one... You know I like when girls wear nail polish and a ring, I love decorative beauty and good taste... For engines I consider the color of the valve cover is the nail polish, and the spark plug cover is the ring... Stay tuned to see how it looks, my engine bay is gonna be fancy!... Let's push this Honda hobby to the next level, with some new fresh ideas!... #acura #integra #b16a #vtec #turbo

Stripped Miguel's @dc2_mg K24A2 down to a long block, because we don't need majority of what's on there from the Accord Euro R/TSX that it came from...

The night before I went to his house, and we loaded the engine and trans into my van... He had purchased the engine months ago, and was hiding her behind a big piece of wood in a corner... The trans was upstairs in his room, she's a 6 speed from an RSX Type S and has no leaks whatsoever... Loading the engine in the van was tough, because it weighs 400 pounds!... and it had all the accessories on her also, super heavy... we ended up putting her on the wood board, on top of the jack, and lifting the jack until it was level with the opening of the back door... Miguel's dad helped up manhandle the engine into the van, and then we strapped her into place... The next morning I processed the engine in the van, because its like a big work bench... I removed everything until it was a long block, and will clean everything before putting on what we need... By doing this it also relieves a lot of the weight, making it easier to move around and hoist out... now I have a table filled with K24A2 parts to sort through, and have to find a cable throttle body to replace the electronic one... its a slow and tedious process, but will come out perfect in the end... "Its done when it run!", lets see how long that takes... One step at a time, until Miguel is doing wicked burn outs down the street... #acura #integra #k24a2 #kswap

Miguel's @dc2_mg K24A2 engine swap has began, in his black on black on black GSR...

We've been maintaining this engine for over 5 years now, and now its time for something more... His old setup was an internally stock B18C1 with a Skunk2 intake manifold, Skunk2 throttle body, DC Sports 4 to 1 header, Comptech air box, and an Apexi exhaust... Cant miss the wrinkle blue valve cover we painted, with the dimple die spark plug cover!... She was tuned on cleaned injectors, and made healthy power... Now the setup is a little tired, and needs a head rebuild, but is still a decent motor... Instead of refreshing this setup, Miguel decided to make a big change to his engine bay... First we removed the wheels and drained the fluids... Engine oil, trans fluid, and coolant all have to be drained... Next removed the intake and the manifolds, distributor, and fuel injectors... All these parts are gonna be for sale soon, contact Miguel @dc2_mg for a good price, come and get it... By the end of the day the engine and trans were out, and next its time to prep the bay for the hasport mount kit... I want to get the motor in as soon as possible, and then figure out the best way to connect everything... Nothing binding, it all needs to flow well to be reliable... Do it once and do it right, and make it look as good as possible!... We do these projects with a lot of attention to detail, because we want you to be proud when you pop your hood... Also can't wait to see how this Integra goes up against our B series cars, we will see if a stock used K24 can hang with a freshly rebuilt B series with a head package... #acura #integra #k24a2

An older CRX with Mugen parts all over, it doesn't get any more rare than this...

In southern California, we have Honda connoisseurs that are making cars worth being in a museum... Bodykit and stickers on point, not one scratch on her and paint glosses like new... The front badge on the bumper says it all, Mugen Power stands for true Honda tuning history... Just looking at this car makes me want to learn more about the past, because most of my life I have worked on EF to EKs... Old school tuning principles before Hondata, before 15x8s with 205s... Back then it was just simple horsepower modifications, this CRX has a Mugen exhaust and maybe a header... Mugen wheels with sticky tires, no need to roll the fenders... Boxy bodykit was wild for the time, and very recognizable... Lots of stickers, because Mugen was more of a racing company back then... Its awesome to see a Honda like this, in flawless running condition... This is not a restomod, this is a restoration... Props to the owner Junior @jr.redline.racing , next time I'd like to see whats under the hood and the interior... @oldskoolhonda_ meet yesterday in Ventura, good times... #honda #crx #mugen

This is the biggest front wheel drive engine you can put in a Civic!, a J35 from an Odyssey with a supercharger on top...

He blips the throttle, and you can hear the supercharger suck and whine at the same time... On top of the plenum is a fabricated and welded adapter plate, and then there is a CNC machined spacer to add height for clearance... Clean black body with clear tail lights in the back, brand new style Weld Racing drag pack for wheels... Notice thats he's 5 lug all around, and driving on the street with M&H drag slicks crazy!... I like a simple body and technical engine, I wonder if she makes good power... Setups like these usually have weird issues to deal with, because the owner is the one doing all the research and development... Supercharger belts flying off under load is something I've seen, I wonder if this one stays on... He gave it little gas as he made the left turn, and she sounds raspy and violent when the throttle opens up... This was the @oldskoolhonda_ meet this morning which was pretty chill, but a couple guys were making some noise... It was a good meet though, I'm guessing 200 Hondas showed up... And the place was really nice, right on the beach... Props to @mr._.gallardo and his wild coupe, I like your style man... #honda #civic #hondacivic #j35 #supercharged

Danny's silver GSR, on white blades... We gotta figure out the best way to remove the paint off those wheels, and restore the original finish...

I think that would look way better... Today he came for front lower ball joints, he purchased brand new OEM Honda ones... We did an inspection on this car last week and found that all the suspension was in good shape except for the ball joints... both of them had their boots ripped bad, im guessing with a ball joint separator unfortunately... what I think happened is that someone did a clutch job, and busted them both... when I look at a car its like forensics, I try to figure out the story of the last mechanic there... and then fix any issues they made a mistake on... This rare silver GSR should be restored perfectly, and we are gonna do that... Im guessing that last mechanic or owner was the same guy who painted the blades white, right?... lets undo what he did, and eventually give her a fresh paint job in the same color... Engine still runs good with decent compression and doesn't burn too much oil... I see a lot of potential in this Integra, I hope we can uncover it all... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec

2000 Integra Type R in Phoenix yellow, Steve might buy her and I hope he does!...

She's got under 150K, but needs quite a bit of work... But we know how much ITRs are going for these days, this car has the potential of being worth over $25k easy... The body is straight, but has a handful up dings all over and a scratch on the quarter panel... The side skirts were removed and the covered area needs fixing... The wheels were powdercoated again, but the white is too bright... Rear bumper color didn't match the body... Engine has been rebuilt and they painted the block and trans, oh man I really don't like that... Engine bay needs some work to get back to stock, but there might be some Toda cams in there... The interior is super clean though, and thats usually the hardest part to fix... Seats have no wear marks, everything on the dash looks and fits well... Spoon Sports steering wheel looks proper... Air conditioning in this car is ice cold, couldn't ask for better... In my opinion this car needs a lot of work, but there is a ton of potential... Hopefully Steve buys her, so I can restore her proper with him... It's a lot of fun for me whenever I get to see a Type R, and analyze how to get her into better condition... #acura #integra #typer #b18c5

Vicente's red Integra came in for front suspension repairs, we changed the upper control arms, lower ball joints, wheel bearings, and sway bar end links...

He already had the lower control arm bushings replaced and his brakes were good, so now his entire front suspension is fixed and tight... We pulled the knuckles off both sides and had the machine shop do the press work for us... Had to run around to a couple Autozones to get the parts we needed on the spot, but we got it all done within a few hours... After we take the car apart is when we see everything else thats wrong, and then we have to chase to find the parts we need... As much as we can fix in the same session is better, in my opinion... Now his front end is much better, all she needs is an alignment and better coilovers... The car itself is interesting in that I think it used to be an old show car, a Type R clone... She has a JDM front end and Type R stickers all over... Enkei RPF1s in 15x8, the most common size people run at the track... Under the hood was a clean B20 engine swap, with a red valve cover... No leaks at all, the last mechanic must have resealed the engine and did a great job... When we went for a drive, she had good power also... Vicente is a big Integra fan, and this is his 4th one since he got his license... He recently picked her up, and slowly wants to turn her into a track car... His engine and trans is in fine shape, I think its a great idea that he is working on suspension first... Nice meeting you man, and hope to help you again soon... Good looking Integra with lots of potential!... #acura #integra #b20

Nicolas @nicolasch26 laying down a good run, after an oil change and sea foam treatment...

For oil he went with Amsoil 10w40, very high quality stuff... a little thicker because the engine has higher mileage, and we would rather have the protection and willing to give up a tiny bit of power... He also had a bottle of sea foam, and we did that treatment... Whats your opinion of sea foam guys?... for those who don't know, you spray or pour it into your intake system and it cleans the carbon and crud off the valves and tops of the pistons... on YouTube there are lots of guys who have ran a scope down the spark plug hole to document the before and after... For me I'm just not sure how much it helps, and I prefer a rebuilt head where they take everything apart and clean it... Nicolas had a bottle and wanted to try it, lets do it!.. he didn't have the spray straw so we tried pouring it into the intake pipe but that flooded the engine quick... we had to pour less, and found that the big vacuum hose line on top of the manifold was perfect... slowly poured it in, and held the throttle so that she stayed on... the vacuum of the engine sucks the sea foam in, and washes the inside of the head, and then steams out the back of the exhaust... there is no load on the engine, its just revving, so there isn't any damage to the engine... I know it sounds weird to pour fluid into a running engine, but thats what this invention is... I believe the seafoam is a gasoline product, with special detergents added in... Do you guys out there have any opinions on sea foam and this process?... does it work for you at all?... I wonder if it restores any power... Lemme know what you think, in the run you can see a little sea foam remaining as he runs through first gear!... Nicolas is vicious with his RSX, this would have been a good timed run!... Love how the K20 screams to redline... #acura #rsx
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Angel's '95 Integra came by for a diagnosis, simple and clean lowered on decent wheels and a red valve cover...

Each car is a different story, and thats why we have to study and analyze what she needs... We drove her around the block, and the chassis was in good condition... I could tell that this car has not been abused in the past, the suspension was tight, she shifted well, and there were no squeaks or rattles... On the outside of the car, the front end was updated to a 98 up front bumper and some halo headlights... She has been repainted but glosses just fine, its better to focus on the mechanical on this car first... We did a compression check and found good compression in cylinders 1 and 4, but low in 2 and 3... This suggests that the car had been overheated, because the engine heats within the middle and damages the center cylinders first... We can assume that the valve sealing surface has been compromised, and that she needs a rebuild for sure... It might be a good idea now to convert her to VTEC, anybody have a good B16A or GSR head for sale?... The mileage on the cluster is low, under 150k, which might be the truth based on how she drove... I think what happened was just an overheat, and that's the only major issue with the car... Upon further inspection, we found a bloated coolant hose that was about to burst, and the lower radiator hose was worn out... Both signs of overheating, so we turned the car on and watched her heat up... The lower radiator hose wasn't getting warm, the problem was a stuck thermostat!... we ran to autozone and picked one up, and replaced the bloated coolant hose... Put everything back together, and now the cooling system works proper... Angel's Integra is fixed for now, but the next best thing to do is put a VTEC head on her!... and do full maintenance, and get her dyno tuned... To be continued... #acura #integra #b18b
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Pauly's @el_pauly EF hatch is very loud, fucking super loud to be exact...

I have wanted to see this hatch for a while now, I've known about her for 10 years... Built to race in NASA, she won the 2013 year with 4 first place finishes and 2 second place finishes... And those 2 second place finishes were because the motor blew, otherwise he would have aced that year of the series... Not only is this car fast and driver mod real as it gets, this car has sick style with tons of rare parts that a show car would dream to have... Most of the racecars that compete are ugly!, real tacky... Some guys are good mechanics, but they don't have style or they don't know what's up...This car has the real deal JDM parts intended for race which most people use for show, but this car races and wins!... Also has the best of other parts, like the Hytech @hytechexhaust header, which you can see with the patented anti reversion chambers... Pauly was actually one of the guys who tested and help develop this header a long time ago, real world data style until it was the best... The engine itself is a high compression B series, running on C85 gas... Pauly says the C stands for "secret" but it smelled a lot like E85 to me... I actually prefer the smell of 91 myself ha... This car has been sitting for years, but she fired up right away and sounds crisp... I admire this car because of how well sorted out, the quality of work, and how good she looks and sounds... They say the best show car is a race car, and this one can win both events... Plenty more to say about this hatch and its owner, he's a professional at cracking VTEC... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec

Spoon Sports parts for Pauly's @el_pauly S2000 Monoblock caliper rebuild, this stuff is pretty expensive for a junkyard rat like me!...

Some things you can't find a reproduction of, and Autozone doesn't have it, you just have to get it from the source... Spoon parts are very high quality ofcourse, engineered to withstand racing... We had these parts sent overnight from Spoon Japan, because that's the only way to get these parts right now... And it was pretty expensive, guess how much?... to the winner who can guess how much it is, including tax and shipping, I'll send a hologram sticker... Single digit answers wins!...

Ralph @strippedhonda got his Boost Blue CTR today, fresh off the truck from Boston...

The first thing he did was install the optional spare tire, which he had ordered from the dealership... He also already has a PRL intake and wants lowering springs, and wants to take it out to track events... He also has the UKDM foglights on the way, yellow instead of clear... The UKDM model has quite a few additional pieces, like engine bay covers, that will give this one a little more style...This year CTR has some updates like the 2 piece rotors, the front end is a little more sharp and a different unibrow... the shift knob is an interesting shape that is medium in size ha... the gauge cluster does animation every time you close the door, fancy details all over... The color in person is very bright, reminds me of Audi Jazz blue but brighter... The red seats and red accents all over give a lot of contrast, for a very fashionable look... Ralph mentioned he has mag blue TE37s on the way, which is gonna look super sick... Blue on blue is gonna be Gucci, as badass as red on red... Congrats on starting an awesome project, this CTR is gonna be a show off as well as run consistent 2 minutes at Buttonwillow!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #turbo
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Thank you for following us guys, we are sending hologram stickers out to those who signed up for the waiting list in our webstore...

Along with the sticker, we are also including an invitation to come get a diagnosis at the shop... Or maybe you don't need a diagnosis and just want an opinion, no charge for that... Our mobile repair business was one of a kind, and we fixed over 300 Hondas over the past 5 years... The individualized service was the difference, we helped figure out what you need and the best price to get it... A lot of opinions and working together, like friends do... Now I'm working in a shop, and procedures have changed the but the passion remains... Nothing will stop me from enjoying what I do, its a hell of a lot of fun... We still just work on 1 or 2 cars at the same time, until they are done, and then the next project begins... 6 days a week, I work from the moment I wake up to when I sleep... Now I'm adding more media production, to show what breaks and how we fix it... Hope that makes sense... We have close to 80 stickers to send out this week, with a letter explaining how to contact us... I will keep you updated on how the list looks, after we see how many people get back to us... Thank you for trusting me, I always aim to give the best advice after 20 years of experience...

Kevin's @kob_dc2r Integra is definitely a Perfect Honda, built as a track car to show what B series is all about...

Its a real right hand drive ITR, imported from Japan, thats already super cool... There are a lot of very modern stylish tuning trends in this build, but everything is completely effective and true to the Type R legacy... Under the hood is the B series Type R motor, rebuilt head with Toda Type C cams and Toda cam gears... With a little bit of tuning she should be good for way over 200whp depending on which fuel... Plenty of power for the track, with a mechanical soundtrack that oozes efficiency... Suspension is completely top notch, with every bushing and ball joint upgraded... Eibach coilovers with external reservoirs, these are some of the best and have gone serious company testing... Caged up completely inside, drive her hard without worrying about safety... Js Racing exhaust is so beautiful with the burnt blue muffler, one of my favorite exhaust systems for an Integra... J's racing wing in the back and canards in the front, gotta have that if you want to be fast at the track... But what I love the most about this car is the wheels, 16x8 Volk TE37s in mag blue, thats the best setup these days... It used to be 15x8s, but I think 16s is where people are headed... This set of wheels was purchased from C @skylinecx , who has every TE37 you could imagine... The look is too good, hard as hell, I love it... As we tune these cars at the track more, the tire sizes will go up as the grip levels do... I personally think we are gonna see more 17x9 up front and 16x8 in the rear, with cars that have closer to 300 HP... Most of our track cars are hovering around 175-240 WHP, and this 16x8 setup is exactly the best... Hope Kevin gets some wicked times out of his car, and that he stays with the B series as long as possible... This is how an Integra should flex her biceps, she looks so tough just standing there... Great job man!... #acura #integra #b18c5 #vtec
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My Mini Me engine is alive!, and has a lot of compression...

220 across the board, time to switch to 91 pump gas... D15 bottom end from an EF, D16Z6 head from an EG... Engine sounds crisp, and revs up well... I put this all together for as cheap as possible, a couple trips to the junkyard and a friend's house... I'm happy this car is up and running now, so I can hit the canyons or maybe even Buttonwillow ha... Single cam engines are so easy to work on also, all the bolts are easy to get to... the only tough nut to get to is the center of the intake manifold... For which I have a ratcheted wrench that works perfectly there... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec
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Anton's @antontata new Civic Si, very tastefully nodded which he drives everyday and now hitting track events...

CE28Ns look damn good, and match the car very well... Federal RSRR tires on them, one of our favorite tires for price and performance... Behind that setup are slotted rotors and pads from R1 @r1concepts... Under the hood he has a 27WON turbo to replaced the stock turbo that blew, he beat that thing up and she was blowing smoke out the back... With this turbo it makes a little more power, and is a complete stock replacement part... It comes with a Hondata @hondata base map which he uploaded, hopefully soon we can take it to the dyno and see what she really makes... Exhaust is from ARK and gurgles and pops with a base of a deep tone... That new new Civic turbo sound... Inside the cabin is a Recaro seat and Cusco belts, just the basics for fun at the track... Its nice to see how people fix these up, I'm learning myself about this new generation... I think Anton has great style, and I like that he drives his car hard... I'm curious to see how this car will compete against a 90s tuned Honda, hopefully we will find out soon... Thanks for sharing your car with me man, and looking forward to your Integra build!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #turbo
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Boy do I hate removing old gasket, it takes such a long time and is soooo tedious...

Usually its an old intake manifold gasket but today was worse than that, a 30 year composite head gasket... The EF and EG D15 single cam engines came with a composite gasket whereas the D16s came with a metal gasket, they are very different but both work well... To take this gasket off, I slide the blade across the surface and try to slice a little bit off each time... You can see the motion, just kinda chipping away... The reason why I do it like this is to prevent any marring which might affect the head gasket sealing... I use a wire brush after all the main material is gone, and then I finish it off with a scotch Brite pad... There is no easy way to do this, so I just listened to a Joe Rogan podcast until it was done... I prefer not to use any handles, I just control the blade with my hands... After a while it makes your fingers feel raw, so I take a break and come back to it... I hope you don't have to do this soon, but if you do hope this helps!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d15b7

GNR Civic Type R attacking Tsukuba last week, chasing the NA FF record of 56 seconds...

300 HP naturally aspirated K24 with ITBs, all motor trying to prove it all!... Listen to the sound, its crisp and forceful with that trumpet sound... Massive tires up front, 295s to be exact, on 18x10.5 Advan GT wheels... Thats a lot of tire in the front, like a big wheel trike... Front end widened to fit the tire within itself, blistered and vented fenders and lots of cat whiskers to direct air... In the back is a big wing, that is mounted strong against the hatch... I love this EK, because it's purpose built to beat the record... and its done with excellent style, blue wheels on a blue body is high fashion... Everything about this car is built with passion for what an NA Honda is about, chasing the big boys with a lot less power and only the front wheels spinning... The driver gives it all its got, and the video is fun to see him do his thing... Unfortunately they hit a low 57 which didn't get the record, held by the Yellow Factory EG6... Had to share this beautiful blue race car, running supercar times at the track... There are a lot of Hondas under 1 minute at this track, and that was something people thought would never happen... #honda #civic #hondacivic

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We do a lot of compression checks over here, and we use that information to diagnose the condition of the engine...

A lot of customers have told me that they never see their mechanic do this for them, but I think the information is very important... its as simple as a pressure gauge goes into the hole, where the spark plug is held... crank the motor a couple times, and see where the numbers settle off at... For non VTEC motors and single cam VTEC, the number is around 180... for VTEC motors like B16A, GSR, and Type R the number should be 210... The book says that there shouldn't be more than 10% variance amongst the cylinders... So the number isn't as important as that they should all be close to each other... depending on what the numbers are like, I can tell if there is a damaged valve or if the entire block is bad... It takes quite a bit of work to do the test, but its well worth it... I use this information to explain whether we should spend money fixing her, add more power, or its time to get a new motor... And the gauge is cheap, or available at Autozone @autozone on the rent a tool program for free... This Integra tested 210-205-200-210 so i suspect this engine was overheated before and the center cylinders are showing some need for attention... when the engine gets hot, it gets hot in the middle... so thats why the outer 2 cylinders are fine... That was the diagnosis for this motor, but each one has its own story... Go check your compression and figure out the condition of your motor... or come down to us for diagnosis, and we will figure it out together... #acura #integra #gsr #b18c #b18c1 #vtec
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K24 billet block by Magus Motorsport @magnus_motorsports , 10 times stronger than the factory block and designed to handle 1700 HP crazy...

Honda K24 blocks are already pushing the limits of how much horsepower a 4 cylinder can make reliably, with lots of 1000 WHP K24 turbos out there... Its almost become a recipe, with a GT42R and the biggest Skunk2 manifold... This Magnus block is for when you have exhausted what you have already and want more!... Capable of holding a 106mm crank and with a 100mm bore, this 4 cylinder will be larger than 3.0L .. She weighs double a stock block, adding 70 pounds to the front of the car, but thats OK because you have insane power... CNC machined out of billet aluminum, heat treated and tested, ARP hardware on the mains... Engineered to be the best, and she looks like it!... $9400 for this work of art, capable of 7 second runs in the right chassis... #k24
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Danny came by with his silver GSR, 210k on the clock but still running strong...

He came by for a diagnosis, so we read her like a book to figure out her life story... She's all original paint, faded with one dent on the quarter panel... I actually preferred an aged original paint job over most paint jobs, so that we can be the first to remove the mouldings and restore her correctly... Silver looks great in my opinion, and this is pretty cool that its a GSR... under the hood is all stock, everything in place... i checked the bolts on the intake manifold and plastic timing cover, and it looks like the head has never been removed... usually by this mileage she has had a major repair, but this one hasn't... and thats a great thing, she's an old virgin... Compression test passed with a B+, she consumes just a little oil... I noticed serviced injectors and a couple VTEC seal leaks, but nothing major... Spark plugs and wires were new, i wish the wires were NGKS... Tanabe exhaust was nice to see and hear, these are much better quality than the the newer stuff I've seen from Japan(Indonesia)... The wheels were painted white, with red center caps... we are gonna have to undo that, and restore them to a regular finish... maybe polish them if need be... The shift linkage was sloppy because the last owner used a single cam short shifter and bent the rod to make it work ugh... The axles were changed, but they busted the ball join boots because they used a ball joint separator which i never use... once the ball joint gets dry, it eventually breaks off and your car randomly drops on the ground... its scary, ive had that happen before... In general this is a VERY good Integra, all we have to do is correct the errors the last garage mechanic did... Restore her back to OEM as possible, and then i think we should talk about a freshly rebuilt block for when she starts burning too much oil... I gave Danny a quote for about $700 to fix all these issues, hopefully he comes back soon and we can show you the progress... #acura #integra #gsr #b18c
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Juan's @hollywoodsupra Supra is not for sale, let me tell you more about this very interesting project and about the owner who built the car himself...

This is not just a replica, its the only one in California that is endorsed by Paul Walker's family and Craig Leberman who commented on the last post... This car goes to events and is part of the Fast and Furious fan network, where they share their love for the movie and lifestyle... The quality of the build is at a high level, and she sits comfortably in a luxury bodyshop... A 1100WHP Supra sits next to her on the left, a Ford GT on the right... In front of her is Juan's Lamborghini, this is not my regular customer and I'm grateful he trusts me to show his stuff to... He invited me to come with him to an event, where Hector from the movie @actornoelg was hosting a meet and greet... Juan was an extreme sports athlete when he was younger, and since then is in the trade of running heavy electrical wiring... He works hard and is an extreme character, and this Supra really shows his commitment to the hobby... He worked years to put this project together, recreating every detail he could... in some aspects, this car is better than the original... Bomex bodykit, Racing Hart wheels, big APR wing in the back, its all exactly the same... The original Fast and Furious Supra is in the Netherlands, and was purchased after the movie was made for $150k I believe... Now that car is priceless, well over 1 million dollars... There are only 3-4 replicas like this one, and everyone knows each other... Juan has invested at least $100k into this car, so a raffle for $100k wouldn't be enough... As a car itself, she is a badass Supra in really good shape with over 1000HP... As a movie star, she is more than that... Everywhere we drove the car, people lost their minds... I've been around a lot of show cars and fancy cars, but this one gets the most attention ever... People are just so happy to see her and feel good about the movie again... #toyota #supra #fastandfurious
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Juan's @hollywoodsupra Fast and Furious Supra is more than a fast car, she is an icon... Inside and out the car is in immaculate shape, and has been stored indoors and in excellent running condition as well... Bomex body kit, complete with the fog lights and side mirrors... that massive APR wing in the back, and the iconic graphics that everyone knows... Glossy paint and the Racing Hart wheels look like new... Under the hood is a built 2JZGTE with HKS cams and a 67mm Precision turbo, making 932whp 32 pounds of boost... 4" exhaust all the way back, she is very loud and ready to raise hell... Inside the cabin are lots of gauges, this car is frozen in time 20 years ago... Flip out video monitor and working air conditioning, this Supra has it all and is an experience to drive... In the trunk is Memphis audio amp and JL W3 woofers, the center of the seats upholstered in a blue Alcantara material... Mechanically the car is more than you could ever dream for, and so fast it hurts the back of your neck... The sound of the built 2JZGTE is a wonderful soundtrack, listen to her rev up and blow off... We took her to an event today, and she gets so much attention its crazy... While driving to the event, people just stare in disbelief like they can't believe it... Everyone wants a picture of her, and talk about the good memories about the movie... Under the hood the valve cover is signed by Craig Leberman, the creative director and consultant for the original movie, as well as the brothers of Paul Walker... Today the car will be on display at Claremont Toyota @claremont_toyota along with the green Eclipse and Hector @actornoelg... Come by and check her out, its been a pleasure for me to see this amazing ride today... #toyota #supra #2jzgte

I think naturally aspirated is the best setup, for a daily driven street car...

Turbo just isn't reliable at all, complicated, and expensive... a few people I know have had turbo setups that lasted a couple years, but they were mechanics themselves and watched the motor closely... For me I'm not there yet as a mechanic and tuner, so thats why I focused on single cam and B series engine combinations... For my customers it was the most reliable, with enough power to have fun... I stayed away from anything aftermarket, or race... Its actually in the spirit of JDM Jon Tanji, he told me that was his strategy as a garage mechanic RIP... Just do the basics well, and over and over again until it's second nature... Hundreds of B series and D series motors, dozens of H series, and a couple Ks now... Keep it simple, and you can have fun with her everyday... Without worrying about breaking down, or expensive repairs... These videos are from my B16A Integra, just running through the gears... I launch with a little chirp, LSD trans and Federal RSR tires... Run all the way to redline, just a hair below the rev limit... Let it fall into the next gear, and accelerate as you disengage the clutch... No need for power shifting, that's too aggressive and costs money... Run again all the way to redline, and do it again... I beat that B16A engine up everyday for 2 years, and the only thing that broke was the clutch pressure plate popped... Freshly rebuilt block 81.5mm with Type R pistons, rebuilt head with a Type R intake manifold, rebuilt trans with Type R LSD... After 2 years of abuse, 3rd gear has a slight scratch, but I just ease into that gear instead of breaking her... Very reliable setup, 8300 RPM fun all day... Keep it simple was the strategy, and drive the hell out her everyday... Nothing is gonna break, literally... #acura #integra #b16a #vtec

Dennis' Porsche Cayman is waiting for his wheels, check out all that wheel gap!...

He's got some BBS LMs coming, with 18x12 -20 sizing in the rear... The kit freshly painted in a rich blue color, with a duck bill spoiler on the trunk... Sitting on the ground with air suspension... Inside is a clean saddle interior, the car only has 80k miles on her... For those who don't know, BBS LMs are about the most famous baller European wheel and has been around for 20 years... He has a set with gold centers, and a machined or polished lip... Can't wait to see her done, very well executed project almost ready to show off... #porsche #cayman #bbs
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Aldo's @sti_818 EM1 came by to fix an oil pan gasket leak, and we installed the really cool Fel Pro gasket that has the metal liner in the middle...

The original oil pan gasket was known for failing, if you tighten it just a little too much... in this case the gasket was squished out and so oil was just tipping out... the oil pan itself was a Spoon piece, very cool... we removed the pan and removed the old gasket... We actually had to do this job twice, because one of the metal rings of the OEM gasket was stuck on one of the studs so make sure you get it all out!... once the gasket was removed, wiped it down with a paper towel and joker juice... on the oil pan, the old gasket was caked around every one of those dimples, so we used a wire brush on a drill and cleaned that all up... i put a paper towel in the sump, just to avoid dropping more old gasket in there... After that I wiped it down with a scotchbrite pad, to make sure the surface was even... wiped it all down with a paper towel and joker juice, not oily at all... put the new blue gasket on, and put the supplied rtv on both sides... it stinks in my opinion, next time I'll use hondabond... put the spoon oil pan back into place, and tightened all the bolts to 12 ft pounds with blue loctite... I cleaned all the bolts in joker juice as well, to remove all the oil... I think this is the best process for oil pan sealing, and the gasket isn't that expensive... no more leaks for this beautiful project... Mint EM1 with an HMO ITR swap under the hood, Spoon bits all over... Spoon exhaust in the back is loud and forceful, but with the silencer sounds good for the street... GSR seats inside with a tear drop shift knob... Well put together car, and a pleasure to work on... Thank you Aldo for bringing her by, subtle and clean is always Perfect... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b18c5 #typer
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Went with James to his grandfather's warehouse, where sat this Ford Model A that they are restoring...

It's been in his family for decades, and was used as a milk delivery vehicle before grocery stores existed... The electrical system has been upgraded to a modern 12volt battery, its more of a restomod than a restoration... They actually drive this car, and that's pretty amazing... Its a 4 cylinder engine, with 4 spark plugs right on top... A massive radiator in the front, with a clutch fan to keep it cool... Modern alternator you can see next to that, everything running on a single belt... Inside the cabin there are light switches added in, and the battery in a tray under the driver... The back is a truck bed, filled with hay... Mudflaps read "Got Milk" because his grandfather was a big dairy farmer back in the days haha... This is one of 5 warehouses he has, that used to be for dairy... In the other room off to the side was another one of their milk delivery trucks, looks like a 1950s Ford truck in yellow... That one needs a lot more work, but a piece of history for sure... All kinds of stuff in this warehouse, including Jame's CRX somewhere... We found a Playboy pin ball machine, with beautiful women and a grandma painted on the background... Very interesting day and thank you for sharing this with me James, I'm speechless and appreciative... I started off as a Ford guy, before I got into Hondas... #ford #modela
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The brake and clutch pedals have a white hard rubber pad, that sometimes falls out from use or time...

and when it falls of the clutch pedal, you can't turn the car on!... when it falls off the brake pedal, the rear lights stay on!... and they stay on until the battery dies out, a funny one to diagnose when you see a car with a dead battery... In this case, it fell out because of corroding away over time... James had to push start his Integra to come see me, and we popped some new ones in real quick... Instead of removing the entire pedal assembly, I put a little double sided 3M tape on the tip of a long screwdriver like a really long finger... There are 2 pads on the clutch pedal assembly, one for the clutch and the other is for the cruise control system... basically if the cruise control system senses that you pushed the clutch in, it disengages the cruise control... that pad is way higher up, in a very tough spot... the long screwdriver technique worked though, and she is working again... Take a look at yours before they fall out, they cost less than $5 at the dealer... All of our cars are getting old, and its better to catch it now, or just replace it anyways... #acura #integra #b18b
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James came by with his newest purchase, a completely stock 2000 Integra with 169K on her wow!...

All original and unmolested, this is rare and I'm happy to see they still exist... He bought it from a single owner, and she was an old lady who used it every now and then... It's a manual trans also, I guess she didn't mind driving stick... Under the hood is all stock, whats interesting is that the last mechanic marked everything with a blue or yellow marker... Overkill for sure, he marked everything after he tightened each nut or bolt... Even the spark plug wires are marked, I guess after he clipped them into the holder?... Not sure why the cruise control module was marked, but its all good!... His heart was in the right place, double check everything for the customer... Chinese distributor stands out in the engine bay, but thats ok because this is just a daily driver and not racing... I think the best strategy is to just keep driving her like this until a problem comes up, this car has at least 100k left in her... James has an S2000 also, so thats his fun and fast ride... On this Integra he needed the rubber stoppers for the brake pedals today... That was the only piece that had deteriorated over time, and quite cheap to fix... #acura #integra #b18b
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Rebuilt distributor for Danny's B20 VTEC, with an OBD1 plug...

We can make whatever combination of housing and OBD plug, just let us know so that you don't have to run a jumper harness... New seals all over, new coil, this one we tested before so we knew the ignitor worked... For this one, we didn't have an OEM b series VTEC housing, so we modified an LS one, and put the guts of a DX D15B7 distributor in there... This is some real junkyard rebuilds here haha... I look for a clean electrical harness, a lot of them have major cracks in the wire casing exposing the actual contact... Everything cleaned with Joker Juice, scrubbed with a plastic soft brush and rinsed with a garden hose... We sell our distributor rebuild kits in our webstore, link in the bio... Hopefully Danny gets his Integra up and running soon, this is a way better option than an Autozone Chinese distributor... Cost was $200 for the rebuild, and $45 for the junkyard core... The rebuild kit is $100 by itself, and not that hard to do... #acura #integra #b20vtec #vtec
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Loi @loispecgarage preparing his 4 door for Buttonwillow, with a setup he moved over from his ITR recently sold...

All the highest quality parts, put together with the purpose of running consistently under 2 minute lap times... The motor is a K20/K24 combo, with a head package and custom intake he just made... I'm guessing she makes at least 250whp, and has working air conditioning... Wheels and exhaust are Mugen, brakes are Stoptech with Winmax pads... JRZ RS Pro suspension with external reservoirs, in the front the canisters are both mounted near the driver shock tower interesting... Voltex canards in the front, and Voltex for the wing in the back... Inside the cabin is all business, plus that air conditioning for the drive to and from the track... Loi has excellent style, execution, and results... This Integra was just a chassis a few weeks ago, and now she's track ready... Running supercar times at Buttonwillow, with a naturally aspirated FWD Honda... #acura #integra

Mark's Mark7 ha... I don't know much about Vokswagens, but this is the top of the line Golf and it is turbo AWD...

Biased to the front, the rear assists... 2.0L turbo engine under the hood, Mark has it tuned for any gas blended with ethanol... E85 is 85% ethanol, so any mixture of gas and E85 it will account for... Borla @borlaexhaust exhaust sounds crazy loud, I used to remember them for being quiet 20 years ago... This one sounds real free flowing, like you can hear the turbos spool when you tap the throttle... The combination of the DSG(right?) trans and exhaust give the car a modern ambiance as she boosted away... Stoptech brake kit with BBS ish wheels, very nice... I'm impressed with this hot hatch, I actually think it looks way better than the CTR... Subtle style with too much technology under the skin... Making weird noises and boosting nasty... Completely unassuming and rowdy and hell... #vw #golf
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Damaged threads on this hasport @hasport_performance mount, I hate when I see this...

What happened was that the last mechanic jammed the wrong bolt in there, and gunned it in with an impact... I think its was a standard bolt, with more coarse threading... We had to fix the threads, by using a tap and die set... Found another bolt in our stash, and that was fixed... Nicolas @nicolas drives his RSX real hard and needs that mount bolted in proper... It's the rear mount also, the one that takes the beating when the engine torques back... While doing this clutch job, you could see the wear from hard shifting... hot spots all over the pressure plate and flywheel, like a dalmation... Even worse than that was the drain plug had a piece of the trans on it, Im not sure what part that is, but his third gear grinds every time... We are constantly racing and rebuilding these Hondas, we just have to identify where the damage is... We want you to drive your Honda hard, because that's what they are designed to do!... #acura #rsx #ivtec
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Nicolas @nicolasch26 came by for a clutch job, on his RSX Type S that he loves to have fun with all the way to redline...

Today his clutch was slipping and worn out, we test drove her before to see how bad it was... He had purchased a Competiton clutch and lightened flywheel, as well as a KTuned master and slave cylinder... We pulled the trans and found all kinds of hot spots on the pressure plate and flywheel, big power shifts... Thats how we drives her, and I love it... A lot of guys lie and say they don't beat their cars up, when they don't have to... Build your car right, and go have fun with her!... This RSX only has 150k miles on her, and had an RV hitch on the front... For a lot of her life, she was dragged behind a truck home all over the country... Nicolas has had her for 3 years now, since he was 18 years old... He added TSX wheels and sticky Nitto 555 tires, 225s on the front... A very loud KTuned header and exhaust system, and a cold air intake with velocity stack... I think the cold air intake is a bad idea, because it sucks up all kinds of stuff, dont tell me I didn't warn you man... We worked all day and got everything done, and adjusted proper... Fired up on the first shot, and we pulled her off the lift... First thing Nicolas did was launch her hard, and then power shifted into second crazy... I guess it works, right?... haha... Swipe all the way to hear how good his car sounds, K20 revving to 8K is music to my ears... #acura #rsx #ivtec
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Found a coolant leak on Israel's EK hatch, with a GSR under the hood...

we had just serviced this car, added a Blox manifold and cleaned up the engine bay... First we checked all the hoses, because we had routed everything for the manifold conversion... the way I check for leaks is to get the engine hot, so that it builds pressure and exposes the leak... I touch the bottom of each coolant hose connection, to see if my finger gets wet... Once I see a wet willy, I chase the leak... in this case we thought it was the oil cooler o ring, and sure enough it was... the original seal was gooped together and worn out, the last mechanic should not have done that for a $5 seal... Once the seal was replaced, put the manifold back on, and test drove her... Lifted her up to check for leaks and nothing, she's good now... Israel's EK drives real good, and is reliable now... If he ever sees a leak, just bring it back and we will find it and fix it... As long as the fluids stay in the car, the engine will keep running forever!... #honda #civic #b18c #vtec
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HardRace toe and camber arm install on Rafael's @freshcu2 TSX, what a piece of cake todo...

Literally took 30 minutes, just 4 bolts... Great quality and color, HardRace is made in Australia and tested heavily in racing... We also added a small spacer on the rear wheels, 19" Advan Sienna 2s with chunky tires... We lowered her a bit more all around, and going to do a basic alignment tomorrow... A pleasure to work on a newer Honda, and learn how the mods people do to them... We are waiting for an expensive Greddy exhaust for this car, and gonna give the engine bay a makeover with an RBC manifold and Perfect Honda gold valve cover... A classy cruiser with plenty of style, and hopefully 250whp after a tune... #acura #tsx
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Perfect Honda FULL engine rebuild kit coming soon!, the most complete gasket and "wear item" collection, OEM quality...

If you can find and replace every seal in this kit, then you will understand the hell out of your engine... Notice the seals like the IACV, and the oil dipstick o ring... Those are rarely replaced, because most mechanics don't take the time to change them all... Do it all yourself, from the beginning to the end like we do here... Pick up a cheap motor at the junkyard, rebuild the head, and change all the gaskets and components... If you've got enough money, get the block rebuilt and a new oil pump... And boom!, just like that you've got a reliable many more years... This kit shown is for D16Y8, but we will have 90s Civics and Integra packages... More details soon, and pricing...

Kevin's @al__kevin EG hatch was having a starting problem, and he has had to jump start it to get her going...

She's dusty because he hasn't been able to drive her, but this car is really clean project that we've been working on for the past year or two... Its a CX model, and we put a VTEC head on her along with D16Y8 intake manifold and Integra throttle body... The CX has higher compression pistons than the DX, so its a wicked little mini me... Today the issue was the starting system, so I printed the Honda circuit diagram and started the chase the problem... I found no power at the starter solenoid, when cranking... I next went to the ignition switch, where i checked that it worked and it did... I next went to the main relay where I found no signal on the start wire, boom... made a patch, and she fired back up again like normal... Diagnosed and patched up in an hour, that was quick... Very cool car Kevin, the TE37s are his newest addition and look sick... 15x7s with a 205 tire all around, in diamond black... His last set of wheels was 949 racing I believe... Single cam Mini Me hatch with a lot of carbon fiber and aerodynamics, a pretty wild looking car I love it!... Looking forward to seeing where this car goes... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #te37
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Running through the canyons, we came across Armen and his turbo RSX...

At first I was judging because of the wheels, fake wide TE37s and too low... Under the hood though, he had a Borg Warner EFR turbo kit from Full Race @fullracemotorsports... And it was the biggest kit, the 9174, good for 1000hp... He was doing some street tuning on his Hondata, his first time tuning... His goal was a smooth 8 pounds of boost, and he had just learned tuning by paying for an online tutorial and feels confident... He did all the work himself on the car, and was proud of his complete fuel system and gold foil to keep intake air temps down... I told him to come get dyno tuned with us for only $250, but he wants to do everything himself and I respect that... He also rebuilt the trans with a Gear X gear set and LSD, he just figures it out as he goes... Thanks for showing me your RSX Armen, I appreciate your cool and calm energy and good conversation... #acura #rsx #k20a2 #turbo
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EBC brake job on Matthew's newer Civic, doesn't it look cool?...

Split slotted rotors that look futuristic and effective, with lime green brake pads for the full EBC setup... Swipe to see the caliper covers we put on, which were made for this generation Civic... I thought the quality of the brake components was excellent, not sure how much they cost but its worth it... 2 color coatings on the pads is interesting, and very high quality shims... Whats funny is that they have a warning not to put the shims on the wrong side of the pad, or you might die haha!... The rotors are labeled right and left, so you can't mess them up... Notice that the pattern is sweeping back, sometimes people mess up and do it the other way... The rear brakes on this car is different in that there is an electronic parking brake... Andy from Streetlightz had to come by with his advanced scanner, and put the car into "rear brake maintenance mode"... I swapped the rear pads and pushed the piston back in, without twisting it... After the rear brake job was done, he had to come back and pull her out of that mode... The system has a detection for how much pad is left, or maybe for traction control?... Newer Hondas and modern ways of doing things, I learned something new today... Thank you Matt for coming by, and Mikey for the referral... #honda #civic #hondacivic
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Ralph's @strippedhonda EK coupe is not a silver EX, its actually an SiR from Canada...

Basically exactly the same as an EM1 from America, but silver paint and SiR badges in front and back... Ralph has really good taste in Hondas, and has been a mechanic for over 20 years... He got his name "stripped honda" because he would rebuild theft recovery Hondas, all the way back to excellent shape, and then sell them... His style in cars is that he likes very subtle mods, and for every bit of the maintenance up to date... He likes restoring cars, and is a super nerd at it... When he wanted an EM1, he found this one across the border and had to have it... He flew and drove to Canada and purchased the vehicle, but got stopped at the border who hassled him about a header and intake... He had to leave the car in Canada, and fly back home to get what he needed... He borrowed what he needed from a friend, and went back to get his car... This second time they let him through, and he drove her all the way to Los Angeles... That's a lot of money to make all that happen, but Ralph wants what he wants... Under the hood is all stock, a little dusty but thats no big deal... The paint and body are excellent, including brand new CTR headlights up front... The interior is flawless, including the door panels!... It's fun to just look at a car that hasn't been tampered with, and appreciate all the details... Panel gaps, mouldings, the buttons on the AC, its all in showroom condition... Ralph is just gonna keep her like this, and I completely understand why... SiR is a special badge, and a silver EM1 is completely worthy of wearing it... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #vtec
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This is how close we got to fitting the EVO turbo to my B16A Integra, working with a fabricator to figure out the bends...

Its a very tight fit, but I think it can work... I studied the Greddy street legal turbo kit and the generic eBay T3/T4 turbo kit to understand how the turbo can fit with the air conditioning compressor in tact... The Greddy kit uses a small mitsubishi turbo, a cast log manifold, and a tight sharp O2 housing to downpipe... That kit is definitely restricted in how much power it can make, just because of the tiny exhaust... The generic eBay T3/T4 kits are based on the old Drag turbo setup, which was one of the first kits designed over 20 years ago... That kit places the turbo very close to the block as well, and has a much better O2 sensor housing sizing... The downside is that the turbo is a little bigger than I wanted, I wanted a smooth transition into boost instead of a kick in the pants... While working with this fabricator, we mocked the EVO turbo as close to the block as possible, and started to work... 3 of the 4 runners were looking good, but the project fell apart and was taking way too long... The metal piping was too thin of a gauge, and I knew it would crack... The fabricator held my car for 6 months and procrastinated a lot, instead of moving forward and getting it done... In the end it cost me over $2000 for an incomplete turbo kit, and I had to pull my car out and cut my losses... I had an idea and wanted to make it happen, but that wasn't the time and place I guess... My goal was to make a turbo kit that was better than the Greddy kit, and not as boring as the T3/T4 kits out there... With a full size radiator, power steering, and air conditioning... Hopefully soon I'll be back on this with my friend Jason, and we will finally get this done the way I envisioned it... #acura #integra #b16a #vtec #turbo
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Joe's @illest_cortez EG hatch made 168.1WHP and 110.9WTQ, we are very happy with those numbers...

The engine is a very stock B16A, that he got from HMO... A stock B16A makes 145-150WHP, so this is a lot more for just an exhaust... I think that there is something more in the motor, maybe cams?... When Joe purchased the entire front clip from HMO, they told him that the engine came from a track racer from Osaka... The entire engine had orange RTV all over, like it was machined and resealed... We found a lot of compression, probably because Japanese gas is a higher octane... It actually had so much compression, that we had to retard the timing 2 degrees to 14... We had to retune the engine for California 91 pump gas, otherwise we might cause a lean condition... Torque was good at 110.9, and she screams all the way to 8500RPM... This is the most power I've seen from a stock B16A, very happy with the results... This is plenty of power for track days at Buttonwillow or Streets of Willow... Thank you again for the tune David! @importautopros #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #vtec
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Finally brought my turbo Integra back home, to figure out what went wrong when she went boom boom...

She hasn't been washed in months, definitely needs that and more... Broken engine, broken transmission, dirty with a bunch of cobwebs and rodent crap... I hate spiders!... We pulled her from my sister's house and loaded her onto a UHaul tow dolly... Once she was back home, we started our investigation... What broke?... The engine was a cast piston rebuild, that I ran NA stock for 3 years... with just type r pistons and shot pinged rods, the head was completely stock... It was a little too high compression for a turbo setup, but at the time thats what I had... With a cheap T3/T4 turbo kit and EVO X 560cc injectors, she made 276whp tuned ..I beat the hell out of her for a couple months, power runs all over the place... 8300RPM shifts, she sounds crazy with the exhaust exiting the front bumper... in between gears was the best, she makes gun sounds either a "rat a tat" like a machine gun or a solid boom like a cannon... I took lots of people for rides in that car, before something happened... When she popped, there was a big rooster tail of smoke behind us... I knew right away when I lost power, that I wanted to build her right this time... and make more power than this, but completely reliable... So when we removed the oil pan drain bolt, blue coolant flowed out oh no... i wasn't sure what that meant, but I wanted to remove the head and take a look... The guys all worked together and we took the head off in an hour... And what happened?... I cracked the sleeve!... Thats pretty serious, I didnt expect that... Im happy that the head wasn't damaged at all, and surprised that I'm assuming that the head gasket seal was in tact... Time to build a real motor, and go have some real fun... I'm not sure if I'm gonna keep the side exit exhaust valve, because I'm classy now... And now I have a shop to rebuild her in, along with more tools and help... I did the best I could in front of my house, and it was fun... #acura #integra #b16a #vtec #turbo
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Elder came by today with his poor man's Type R Integra, that had a leak or two near the distributor...

He's put a lot of work into this car, which had been in his family for most of its life... Rebuilt engine by RS Machine, rebuilt suspension front and rear, and a black interior conversion... He does a lot of the work himself, and when he gets stuck he asks for my help... I like that he tries to get it done, and uses the tools and resources that he has... His real job is that he is a kidney doctor, which is nothing close to being a mechanic... Today there was a nasty mess at the front cam cap, and someone gooped it up to stop the leak I'm guessing... I removed the VTEC solenoid and saw more goop, which is completely unnecessary... Loosened the cam caps to pull the cam plug out, can't forget to let the tension off the timing belt before that... Don't want to damage the cam or cam journals at all... Scraped all that goop off and we installed a Skunk2 cam plug, new VTEC solenoid gasket, and a new valve cover gasket... Now she's looks like she should, ready to keep that VTEC cracking... The motor is a complete RS Machine long block, 81.5mm high compression pistons in a GSR block... B16A head stuffed with Supertech valvetrain train and Type R cams, and a Type R intake manifold... DC Sports intake and a stock exhaust, a mild street daily driven build... Reliable and running strong for the past 2 years, even though Elder tinkers with it... I thought it was funny that Elder removed the line from the valve cover to the intake hose, and replaced it with 2 breathers... I explained to him that the vacuum from the engine draws the crank case pressure out, and thats very healthy for the motor... He said he thought it would keep the inside of the intake manifold clean, and we will figure out a catch can setup for him soon... And wheels!... we need to get this guy some TE37s or something, these ninja stars 14s gotta go!... #acura #integra #b18c #b16a #vtec
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So how much do stock Mitsubishi EVO X injectors flow?...

We sent 2 sets out and they both came back as 560cc, lets get the internet straight... I had read that they are 650cc, but this is quite a bit less... But these injectors are cheap, like $100 on eBay all day... Send them to RC for another $100 and you've got injectors that are good for boost or a big NA setup... Im guessing for 350whp at the most, which is where most of our budget builds are at... One set of EVO injectors was on my turbo Integra, that made 276whp on E85 at 8 pounds of boost... Now I want to make 350whp on 91 with an actual EVO turbo boosting 15 pounds... The other set of EVO injectors is for Carlos @c_nietodc5 and his high compression K24 build... With a K20 head with valve train and stage 2 cams we are hoping for 270whp in a few weeks... I think these injectors are a damn good deal, and I know they work for sure... The last set of injectors was Spencer's @spazoid_13 B18C5 injectors that needed a good cleaning... They were down 17% in flow, one of the injectors was really bad... its possible that the worst injector is the cylinder we lost compression in... We are waiting for his head to come back from rebuild, and then he's gonna be making perfect power again... Cleaning injectors is something I think all our cars need, send yours in to RC and they will mail them back... Or you can come to me, and I'll send them in for you... Check out the flow sheets, and the close up pictures of the quality of the rebuild... All for $100!... #honda #civic #acura #rsx

Stewart's @stewartleask R32 project is one I really enjoying watch come together, with a K24 turbo Honda motor under the hood...

Now he's adding a dual clutch transmission from a BMW M4, thats so freaking crazy man... This is the future right here guys, turbo Honda power with paddle shifters... Faster shifts than a human, banging 9K redlines over and over again... Since that transmission is meant for a turbo 6 cylinder, it should be able to handle plenty of K24 turbo torque... Not only does he have to fabricate the adapter plate/bell housing, but also there is a lot of electrical work and computer configuration... The end result is gonna be revolutionary, the next level of import hot rod... This may be our only shot against the electric cars that are coming soon, 500HP and a really smart transmission... Stewart is building this car with true love for what a project car should be... Showing off his skills and style, and pushing himself to learn more in the process... There is also an aspect of American drifter here that is hard to explain to a bunch of Honda enthusiasts... The spirit of fabrication with junkyard parts, to make something better or unique then what's out there... In Japan the 240sx drift scene(2000s) was always SR20DET with big turbos, like every single one... The American drifters didn't have that engine so they would do every crazy engine swap possible, from V8s to Supra motors... The American way is to think outside the box, and work hard till its done... And sometimes this way is cheaper and more effective, making it a more successful project... Keep us updated Stewart, and keep the surprises coming... #nissan #r32 #k24 #turbo #dct
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Froi came by with his right hand drive hatch, with a wicked B20 VTEC under the hood...

I'm already impressed, and the quality of the work is the best part about it... He must be a mechanic, because there wasn't a single leak and everything was installed well... Organized with enough room for everything... I like the intake pipe, that has a large molded hose that goes to a plastic pipe then to the filter... Nothing on the intake retains heat, just like the stock intake... Skunk2 stage 2 cams and adjustable cam gears exposed, this engine is setup the textbook way... B20B block on a 00 GSR head, Skunk2 intake manifold and throttle body... Aluminum radiator to keep things cool, and a nice 4 to 1 header looking great right next to it... Very proper engine bay and sounds real healthy, and dyno'd 221whp nice... Froi did the RHD conversion himself which is so much work and dedication... This guy is more than a mechanic, he is a craftsman... It isnt easy to do all this custom work, and he's done it all!... Some might see a simple white hatch, but I see all the details... Thank you for sharing your car with me man, I could talk about it all day... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b20vtec #vtec
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Dalton's @bigd760 forged D16Y8 is together as one piece, almost ready for install...

I like to assemble what I have first, and then I make a list of what is needed... Every seal and every surface is checked, including the edges... Do it once, and do it right!... And when you've done it 100 times, it does get a lot easier to remember the details... Our goal is to boost a reliable 300whp, for a couple years... Yes, we could crank up the boost and aim for the record books but that's not what we are about... We want no leaks, a clean tune, no smoke out the back, even compression in every cylinder, no hesitations, sounds clean, and makes the power we are looking for... I came from the show car scene and presentation is very important to me, when i was a kid my mom made me wear braces twice!... When we drop this engine in, we are gonna make sure everything is connected and that it looks organized... That all the colors match, I like to avoid random red and blue fittings... Factory hose clamps instead of worm clamps, which are basically free at the junkyard... And regular black radiator hoses, I prefer them over the cheap colored hoses out there... As we place everything back in Dalton's engine bay, we analyze and clean everything!... We want his engine bay to be better than how it came from the factory 25 years ago... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec

Unwrapping Dalton's @bigd760 D16Y8 block, I love looking at freshly machined surfaces...

She's been sitting for a few months but now its time to put her together... The block is completely rebuilt, every wear surface has been addressed... Traum pistons @traumpistons and Eagle rods, the block is clearanced accordingly... The head is rebuilt with Supertech valvetrain, for now we are running a stock cam... Naturally aspirated also right now, just get her in and running... Dalton's EG hatch is gonna go from an automatic D15 to a manual D16Y8, with forged internals and a Skunk2 intake manifold... He's coming all the way from Las Vegas to get the swap done, and the goal is to have it all done in one day, drive in and drive out!... Time to get all the gaskets and seals, and assemble her like the Honda factory would... Every bolt tightened proper, and the correct bolt in every place... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16y8 #vtec

Ryan's Si 4 door is simple, clean, and stylish... Silver on white TE37s, covered in Project Mu brake pad dust...

Why run bad ass race pads like that on the street?, just a little fashion... I really like how clean his car is, very few mods but well put together... You can tell its a quality car, not some rebuilt salvage... Fit and finish is still there, none of the mouldings are torn, its just comfortably clean... You can either buy a really cheap car and restore it all, or just buy a really clean one and drop it on TE37s... Under the hood is stock, just a Fujitsubo exhaust that sounds nice and mild... An excellent daily driver, and almost a show car... He could drive it like this forever, and it would always be both... Great job man, i appreciate how you put Civics together... Please give me a call when you are ready to make any more power on this baby!... #honda #civic #k20z3

Jack's @dirtyxdmnd single cam turbo project is almost ready to boost for the first time, but we can't get the intercooler piping done because the core support is so messed up...

The engine is rebuilt with Vitara pistons and some cheap rods, ARP head studs and a cometic gasket on a stock rebuilt head... He's got a couple more motors and transmissions, this is just the first... Jack wants to grow and learn with his project, and isn't afraid to experiment... How long is this gonna last, who knows?!... He wants her as a fast street car, and to enter drag racing events... Well the core support was so bad, that we decided to go to the junkyard and get a clean one... We found a coupe with no body damage, and started to take her apart... Pulled out the Sawzall and chopped the frame rails off... Cost was only $50, super cheap... Next Jack is gonna get her to the bodyshop, so that they can put the new core support on... as well as align the front end, she is gonna look decent again... And then Jack can finish up the intercooler piping and mount the radiator... Great job man, I think you'll be boosting next month!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16z6 #vtec #turbo

Al pastor and chorizo tacos, with onions cooked in cumin...

Found this new truck in south whittier, and had to give them a try... Their truck has club like lighting of the logo, it looks fancy... Their prices are cool, $1.25 for a taco is an excellent price... They only offer a couple meats, but thats fine and a good idea... I would rather they specialize in a few meats and cook them well... Both the al pastor and the chorizo were spiced well, I would say a medium hot... tortilla was fresh and soft, with a little flavor... onion and cilantro on top ofcourse... they have 3 salsas, well organized... and a chili oil, now thats something different... not sure what part of Mexico they are from, or if they got this from Chinese people... i tried it and it was alright, an interesting add on... i really enjoyed this truck, give them a try... i hope in the future they do chile torreados and add carnitas, but overall I'm quite satisfied and will return... Thank you @tacosexclusivos #tacos #tacosperfect
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I know I'm on a diet guys, once a week is OK right?...

Someone is singing outside, and they've got that soul sound...

A GTR just parked to the side, with a layer of dust on her... Turn around and we walk in, and these guys have the most expensive take out pizza possible... BBQ chicken pizza with cheese in the crust, what happened to just pepperoni?... Law and Order CSI on the TV, in 4K, running all the time... Walk to the back and we see the Dynomite dyno, brand new with just a couple months on her... A turbo CRX sitting on the dyno, with time attack TE37s and Wilwoods that you can't miss... To the left up high is an AWD Integra, with the FCS Race badass kit... Under that is a Dodge Demon that used to be a SEMA car... Behind that is an RX7 with lots of muscle under the hood, supercharged LSX that looks well sorted... This shop works on monsters, our little cars are like kittens to them... Always a fun place to hang out, and see some seriously big projects...

Every now and then I clean my carpet in the Civic truck, because I haul engines from the junkyard in the passenger seat area...

But on top of grease stains, I dropped 40 ounces of vegetable juice in the car and now it smells like a damn garden... It's hard enough to drink this stuff everyday, but to smell it in the car is worse!... I pulled the seats and then pulled the entire carpet out, and sprayed her down with Joker Juice... I used a soft brush to agitate the cleaner into the carpet, and then blasted it all down with hot water... I'm the cheapest man alive and this is how I keep my Civic truck clean, soap and water and a little elbow grease... I also do this same process on air filters, the K&N style ones... Spray it down, and blast it with water inside and out!... Let everything dry all day in the California heat, and at night I put the carpet back in within 10 minutes... I bet your carpet has never been cleaned and filled with coffee and coca cola stains!... Rip that carpet out and clean her like new, the Perfect Honda way!... #honda #civic
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Lupo and Raul going at it on the freeway, running side by side all the way home...

Whats interesting is that they both dyno'd the same amount of power at 185 WHP, but their B series engines are very different... Both have freshly rebuilt blocks and are tuned, but they have really different head packages and exhaust systems... Lupo's @lupofrompluto Integra is a 1.8L GSR with a full Blox head package including stage B cams... An open intake system but a stock ITR muffler in the back... Raul's @mrd_si Civic Si has a 2.0L block and a GSR head... The head is completely stock, from valve train to cams... He's got an open intake like Lupo, and he has a full exhaust system... but it isnt a very good exhaust system, its crap actually but it works... Crush bent and welded a bunch of times, we haven't upgraded that yet... These guys raced a bunch of times on the freeway, and every race was close... Raul has more torque, but Lupo has higher RPM... Raul has 10 more ft pounds of torque and redlines at 8000, where as Lupo screams to 8500 with a Type R transmission... With each race, it all came down to driver I believe... Both cars are running healthy for what they are, I'm considering getting a Dragy @dragymotorsports to see who wins on data... I'd love to see these guys race when Raul has a head package and Lupo has an exhaust, who would you put your money on?... #honda #civic #acura #integra #b18c #b20vtec #vtec
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John came by with his CTR, to install his Blitz exhaust system with burnt tips...

His car looks textbook perfect, with bronze TE37s in 18x10 all around... Champ white on bronze volks forever, get that tattoo... John's 3 year warranty is about to end, so now its time to make a little noise... He picked up a Blitz exhaust system, very high quality company that has been around since the beginning... Most people go with HKS or Greddy, and it was nice to see a Blitz this time... Tommy got the full system in with ease, and tightened her up properly so that she doesn't sag at all... Quite a detailed exhaust system, especially compared to our older Civics and Integras... This one has 3 mufflers and some very large muffler tips... And expensive, this kit was $2000... Once the kit was on, I asked John to rev her up, and she was very quiet... Just a rumble is all you get, which will be comfortable for daily driving... No cracking or popping, just a raspy hum... Sounds great though, and looks great... I hope I get to race this CTR one day with my turbo Integra, and I won't be quiet about it at all ha... #honda #civic #typer

Thanh's NSX is definitely a Perfect Honda, customized to the limit as an import show car...

More of an NSX cruiser, she looks good for hitting the club and hard parking right in front... I've never seen an NSX like this before, and was impressed and shocked... She's on air suspension with custom Work wheels, almost brushed aluminum centers with copper barrels... Stanced to the max, lip to fender... Spoon front bumper is long and low, like a snow plow... Vented hood for the radiator, and a newer headlight conversion finishes the front... Black roof with a big scoop like the Spoon NSX, sucking up all the best air for the engine... The engine looked to be stock with an ARC air box and red valve covers, and a very annoyingly loud titanium exhaust... NSX R ish carbon fiber wing in the back, dont even ask how much the real one costs... The side vents also have a scoop attached onto them, this car grabs all the cooling it can... Painted in championship white, as a good Honda should... This NSX has a Honda soul, but maybe too much California influence haha... This is art in motion, and we all stared at her to soak it all in... I love all car styles and can appreciate the vision, and this NSX has a lot to say... #acura #nsx

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Actually we really appreciate it when you represent, rocking our sticker on your Perfect Honda... Only $5, and available in our webstore... link in the bio... Thank you for supporting us, we have some really big plans coming soon... Double the entertainment and double the education, we want to show the hobby of Hondas the right way... We have a smart approach, because we want real results... Limited stickers available, swipe to see where our webstore is... Thanks guys!...

Earl's Pinto engine bay was full of K24 turbo, this is the layout of the components for at least 1000HP...

We suspended the engine with straps, so that we could physically see if everything would fit... The idea was to keep everything tight, and perpendicular... Keep it all square, no crazy angles or designs... When building such a serious car its about functional first, the goal was to go 8s... The turbo was huge, an 88mm that would easily hit our goals... Building boost on the launch was going to be tough, but we were willing to throw some nitrous at her to get her on top of the convertor... We just needed one good run to prove our point, this will be the fastest junkyard project ever... So after the layout was set, we removed all the components and started to build the engine cradle... We went to our friend Jason who bent us a hoop, and we made plates to reinforce the subframe... Welded all that in, and she was strong enough for a V8... The K series engine naturally leans at 17 degrees, but we never notice it when its in the car... Im guessing they did that to make oil drainage better... So motor in the middle with a fat turbo to the right of her... In front of the motor is a big air to water intercooler and a Civic radiator in front of that... To the left of the motor we were making a center feed intake manifold and an Infinit Q45 throttle body with a 90mm opening... Everything big, because 'Merica!... Earl likes big steaks, big dogs, and big turbo projects!... #ford #pinto #k24 #turbo #nitrous

We picked up a D17A engine from Nick @jdmcaliforniamotors over in the city of Commerce...

I told him we were putting it in the passenger seat, and he told us how to park the car and open the door... he asked us to roll down the window, just in case haha... They used the forklift, with its super long pole, and swung that motor right into the Civic truck... Never seen that before!, now thats thinking smart... He showed us his JDM supply after that, with everything from engines to transmissions to body parts to wheels... Stuff is everywhere, just point and he will tell you a price... His inventory is excellent, and his prices are a little better than HMO... RB26DETT, 2JZGTE, B18C5, K20 Type R, and a bunch of Subaru motors... We buy motors from these guys, and never had an issue... This motor is for Don's EM2, getting a fresh start after 300k miles... #honda #civic #hondacivic

Thank you to all the fathers out there, including mine...

It isn't easy to be a dad these days, because the times changed so much with technology and finances... A good strong father used to be the leader of the family, who had all the knowledge and experience... When you had a problem, you could always go and ask him, and he would help you... Now the role of a father has changed to helping his wife be a good mother, so that she can live out her dream of having a career... So the new father is also a little bit of a mother, who has to nurture his kid with sensitivity as well as discipline... A good strong father gives his kids the tools to succeed, because he worked hard and knows what it takes... He wants to pass that knowledge down, so that your life won't be as hard as his... As you get older, don't become a father by mistake and then mess some kid's life being an absent dad... That ruins what a father is, and then society hates men... I recommend you go to your dad now and apologize to him, tell him you know he did his best and that you love him... A lot of our dads had difficult relationships with our moms, but that doesn't mean that he didn't want you to learn what he had to... He wants the best for you, and he does want your love and respect... Be a good son, and that will show you the path to being a good father... A lot of young men are fighting and confused, trust me your dad has been through it and seen it all... Don't underestimate what he has been through, and all that knowledge is for you... Go have a nice talk with him, calm and cool... And let him tell you what he wishes he could have said earlier...

Ralph has a potential buyer for his Integra Type R, but I don't want him to sell her...

That guy is coming right now, wanna guess how much he offered?... This ITR is in excellent shape, with less than 100k miles... Maintained proper, with upgraded valve train and cams, dyno tuned as well... Ralph is a well known mechanic in the area, who has been a Honda hobbyist for over 20 years... He picked this car up from Canada years ago, and drove her all the way back... This is the second generation of the ITR, called the 98 spec... The best Integra Honda could make, the engineers worked years to perfect this chassis and design... No accidents, clean title, all original paint, not even any dents... My Integra looks a lot like this one, so it hurts me to think that Ralph doesn't want her anymore... I want her bad!, but I don't have that kind of money... The guy who is coming to look at her is going to keep her as an investment, and will sell her again for sure... Lets see what happens, maybe I can go for a ride in her before she's gone!... #acura #integra #b18c5 #vtec

Miguel @dc2_mg came by with his black on black on black GSR, she was having some kind of issue...

Right away i could hear that she was low on power, and he thought it had to do with a damaged TPS plug... I had another TPS pigtail and just replaced it, and zip tied it neatly... Next we did a compression check which was a little low, but good enough to run... Every cylinder was down by 5-10%, its time for a head rebuild because the valves have been beat up... Next we inspected the plugs and boom, we found the issue... One of the spark plug tips broke off, he was running on 3 cylinders!... We ran to Autozone to get some new plugs and just like that she sounded good again... Just a quick check up, and we found the issue... and fixed it!... Miguel is back on the road, but he needs to pay better attention to his motor... Actually its good that he came over when he felt something was wrong, but soon she is gonna need some real love... But for now she is cool, and he's cracking VTEC somewhere right now im sure!... Have fun man, and can't wait to see what's next on your Integra... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec

Nacho @ej8_briseno came by to show us his new turbo setup, he is not messing around anymore and going big...

We've known each other for the past 2 years and he has had some fast and fun naturally aspirated setups... Now he has a forged engine with a big Precision turbo, Tial wastegate, and Tial blow off valve... All quality parts, he is gonna make an easy 400whp... He gets tuned tomorrow, at CRX Frank's place, tuned by Mike @mntuning who always does a great job... These guys have been working together for a while, and Nacho has been racing people every chance he could get... Now he's got some more juice, lets see how she handles on the street and the track... Its gonna be a wicked fast car, and Nacho drives her aggressive all the time... This is an old show car living another life as a street racer, and Nacho puts a lot of heart into what he does... Don't talk about it, be about it!... He is always improving and I can't wait to race him myself... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b20vtec #turbo

Charlie @8sircharles8 went with yellow for his Spoon calipers and valve cover, just got them back from the powdercoater and they look great!...

They cleaned removed the paint from the lettering, swipe to see closer shots... Milano red Integra LS with lots of Type R parts, and a Spoon Sports theme... We matched the color as close to Spoon, and it looks perfect to me... For the calipers we have to order the rebuild kit from Spoon Japan, and they are gonna FedEx it over because of the corona virus... Unfortunately we have to pay $100 for shipping on less than $100 in parts, oh well... But everything is coming together very nicely on this project, hope to have it done within a month... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec #spoon

Carlos' @c_nietodc5 RSX got the new KTuned @ktuned exhaust, which has an oval center section...

Pretty cool in that the pipe transitions from round to oval, and then back to round... The idea is to give more ground clearance and it works, we first saw this concept on drift cars that were too low... Sounds deep and loud, especially on that cold start... I'm really very happy with the quality of the KTuned exhaust, the welds look great and they look to be engineered well... I even like the color finish of the metal, I think it looks great from the back... Carlos is getting ready for his big high compression K24 coming soon, and buying the stuff he already knows he needs... These exhausts flow really well, look great, and sound excellent... All good to me!... #acura #rsx

Check your timing belt tensioner, whenever you do service on that side of the motor...

It should not spin freely, it should be tight and stop right away... Here are 2 worn out tensioners, one from David's @authentech_dee B16 Del Sol and Charlie's @8sircharles8 Type R... Notice that David's keeps spinning, not good... These aren't expensive and definitely a wear item, make sure yours is good... We are getting more into race engines, and being careful as we move forward... The goal is to keep the cars running for a long time, and it really isn't that expensive... We are gonna get these guys new Koyo tensioners, and soon enough they will be enjoying 8000RPM shifts with confidence... #honda #civic #hondacivic #acura #integra #b16a #b18c

Nobody would suspect a K swap in an old Pinto wagon!, the slowest car in the world powered by a Honda 4 banger haha..

Earl and I picked up a K24A2 from the junkyard, for $270 out the door from a crashed TSX... We actually picked up 3 of them, just in case we blew one up... The trans is a Powerglide, a 2 speed automatic trans from a 1960s Chevy truck... The adapter plate was from Bill Hincher on the east coast, a very nice old man who makes these plates himself... Bill has had a Japanese car repair business for decades and now his son runs it, so he can focus on making these adapter plates for mostly import drag racers... With this adapter plate we could use either a 2 speed power glide, or a 3 speed turbo 400... We opted for the power glide because of size, our tunnel is a little tight... Our first goal was 1000HP and just see what she runs, there is a lot to calculate but its fun to just see what happens... We had to cut the tunnel a bit, but she fit pretty well... The engine bay of the Pinto is very tall, and so is the K24 engine... #ford #pinto #K24A2 #turbo

Last year, the project I spent the most amount of time on was Earl's Pinto wagon...

we worked on her every week for most of the year, the goal was to run under 10 seconds with a K24 turbo under the hood... Its a 1974, so it was exempt from California smog, and can be driven on the streets legally with any engine... This car had already ran an 11.8, with a turbo Lima motor tuned by Rob... For those who don't know, Ford had a 4 cylinder turbo engine in the 80s that was really popular for boosting... It came in the Mustangs and was a European design... But Earl was tired of blowing head gaskets at 20 pounds of boost, and he approached me to help him on his project... We sat down and we made a plan, and then began to execute that plan... First thing we did was redo the suspension... The front got all new ball joints and bushings, including a 5 lug conversion... The rear got an Explorer 8.8 rear end, which had LSD and rear disk brakes... and its 5 lug to match, perfect... Caltracs system,, which is that bar in front of the rear wheels... We ordered a cheap 5 lug drag pack of wheels, and put slicks on the back... We grafted a Honda Del Sol dashboard in the cabin, to replace the ugly Pinto dash... The idea was to make all the dash switches and lights to work, as if it was a Honda... I had done dash swaps in the past, including putting an Integra dash into my first EG... We wanted to treat this project like a crazy Japanese Honda tuner who had an obsession with Pintos... There had to be bits of Honda all over, and we would graft them in... We picked up a complete EG electrical system, and began placing the engine fuse box and under dash fuse box... Every wire we wanted from a Honda, and everything on the dash working... We would work on her all the time, and spend money on her constantly... First finish the chassis, and then move onto the engine bay... Inside the engine bay, I designed a cradle for the motor to sit in, and calculated where the components would be once the engine was as far back to the firewall as possible... #ford #pinto #k24 #turbo
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You may have seen this car do a crazy burnout on Hoonigans, back when she had a Lima turbo motor and 400whp...

Installing Energy Suspension @energysuspensionofficial trailing arm bushings is a fun process, if you like playing with fire...

I'm an old Boy Scout (actually Eagle Scout) who has always been a pyromaniac, burn baby burn!... These are for Charlie's @8sircharles8 red Integra build coming soon, doing one thing at a time... What we need is the outer ring and the center pin from the factory bushing... We could cut them out, but thats dangerous and laborous, lighting them on fire is much easier... I found a metal trash can lid and turned it upside down, and placed the bushings in there... I let my torch just sit there, with the flame on the rubber area... It will eventually ignite, and I use brake cleaner to get the party started... Poor man's flame thrower!... Once she is cooking, let her sit and bbq... it doesn't matter how long it takes, it will work by itself... After a while, I use a vice grip and pickup the bushing, and everything falls apart like well cooked meat... It's super hot, so don't touch it... and don't put water on it to cool it down, it will warp the metal... Next we used a wire brush to knock off the final rubber and now she is ready for install... The outer ring is gonna get pressed back into the trailing arm, and then the bushing, and then the center pin... I think this is the best bang for the buck trailing arm bushing, under $50... Simple design, that is different from stock and the competitors... All of our trailing arm bushings are worn out or broken, take an evening off and try this for yourself... Especially if you like playing with fire Beavis and Butthead... #acura #integra

Brandon's @b.wong247 TSX is so fresh and modern, the best a daily driven Accord can be...

I say Accord because worldwide this chassis is mostly known as that, on the back of this one he has the Spirior badge... Mugen kit all around, with the headlights and tailights to match... Makes the car look very luxurious, as well as sporty... A strong good looking character... Sitting on Enkei Raijn wheels, which also a very modern style, matches the theme perfectly... Notice how the spokes curve all the way to the lip of the wheel, nice design... Inside is stock and clean, with a Moon face titanium shift knob... Under the hood is stock also, but he has another supercharged Civic for speed... This is one clean daily driver, I think she looks too good for a Honda... Luxury and style, the Mugen way... #honda #accord
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Hard work pays off, don't be lazy... If you really want it, you'll work hard to get it...

Gotta clean the engine bay after a big job!... After everything is running smooth, no leaks, no check engine lights, no nothing, then we have to make her presentable...

when you pop your engine bay, we want people to say "wow"... and a lot of the time i just want the engine bay clean for myself, because I like clean things... Covered the distributor with a plastic bag, and stuffed the spark plug holes with napkins... Sprayed everything down with Joker Juice, our favorite degreaser... Let sit for only a minute or two, and then we blast her down with garden hose water... I attached a hot water hose to my water heater, and prefer that method... Hot water works wonders, and everyone has a water heater at home... the outlet is the same as a garden hose, except the garden hose cant handle high heat... it will work a couple times, until the fittings burst from pressure... After the engine bay was rinsed, we remove the plastic bag and put back the spark plug wires... turned the car on and let the engine dry with the warmth... Revved the engine up, no problems at all... I still have to trim the upper timing cover for Jonathan, small detail ill do when the engine is being transferred... I removed the paint off the valve cover letters for a more OEM look... Just another junkyard motor combination that works, and looks good enough... Some people think we are cheap, others think we are smart... As long as Jonathan is happy, I'm happy... #honda #civic #hondacivic
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Can't wait for Eibach meet this year, that's gonna be the biggest Honda car meet of the year... I think its gonna be in September at Fontana speedway, lets get out cars ready and make it to that event!...

Putting together a cheap single cam for Jonathan's shooting stars Civic, using the block out my EG sedan and his D16Y7 head...

Just a simple non VTEC motor, for daily highway use... His block overheated and the top surface got warped, so he needed a block for sure... I'm getting rid of my D15B7, because I'm stepping up to a B16A, so I told him he could have my old block for free... I have already replaced all the seals when I installed this engine last year, I pulled the engine from a crashed Del Sol with 140k... We got his D16Y7 head rebuilt, so it had a fresh straight surface, and dropped it on my used block... Connected everything within a few hours and she fired up... Sounds super clean and when we did compression check we were surprised to see 210 across all cylinders!... thats high compression for a single cam, which usually read 180... That makes this engine about 10.5:1, like a GSR or B16A... Adjusted the timing and switched to 91 pump gas, she makes good power for a non VTEC and sounds smooth... This is the reason why people go with a Mini me setup, the DX block builds more compression than the EX/Si ones... If this was a VTEC head we put on and had her tuned, im sure she would make excellent power for road racing or canyon driving... But this motor is just gonna be freeway cruising and grocery getting, nothing exciting but definitely interesting... #honda #civic #hondacivic
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Get your project finished, the right way... Buy good quality parts and tools, and then turn on your radio and have a sip of your favorite brew... Take your time and figure it out, and then go show her off and enjoy all the compliments...

Rigo's EK coupe came by for diagnosis, when he popped the hood I was surprised to see a speckle painted engine bay and a turbo single cam engine...

without a turbo though, he's running NA right now... we did a compression check and it was 130 across the board, thats very low even for turbo... I recommended finding Rigo a junkyard single cam block, and sell this turbo block... the head had a weird repair on the water outlet, so is suggested we get that repaired and rebuilt if needed... Maybe this car lived another life before, maybe as a turbo show car... There was a lot of art patterns inside the cabin, from the shift boot to the door panels... Outside the Civic looks clean in silver, lowered on GAB like wheels... Either add a turbo or get a junkayrd block, long live the single cam!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec
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Continuing on JC's @juan_coscarart 240sx, we found 3 vacuum leaks under the manifold and plugged those up...

We sprayed some gasoline into the throttle body and she came to life for a second!... we sprayed again and she did it again, so now we knew there was a fuel system problem... We inspected the lines and found that they were backward... so the fuel feed line was going into the fuel pressure regulator ha... went to autozone @autozone and got some longer fuel lines and clamps... we drained all the old gas out and filled her up with a couple gallons of 91... Once the fuel lines were correct, she came to life and held idle woohoo!... Once we put back the intercooler piping, the idle got better and now the engine revved up... Filled her up with water and let her get to temperature... The engine sounds great, its actually a forged motor... Once the intake pipe for the mass air flow sensor is figured out, she will drive just fine... 500HP at 20 pounds of boost kind of fine... Glad we got her figured out, I think one more day of working on her and we will be doing donuts... #nissan #240sx #s13 #sr20det #gt35r #turbo
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Everything is opening back up this month, we are safe from the corona virus... Consider yourself lucky, this what not your time...

House call to help JC @juan_coscarart get his SR20DET fired up...

Last time we got her to crank, and now the goal was to get her fired up... We want to hear her idle!... At home I studied and printed out the wiring diagrams for the chassis and the engine, as well as a good "how to" on the SR wiring conversion... As long as I have some references, I can chase down the wiring circuits and fix them... I haven't worked on an SR in years, so this was not an easy task to remember the Nissan system logic... The basic understanding is that we have to have fuel pressure, fuel injector spark, and spark plug spark... if all those 3 are present, and there is compression, then she will turn on granted the timing is correct... Unfinished projects can be a nightmare and frustrating, but our goal is to have her running by sunset... We connected the battery, which we had charged at Autozone, and made sure we had a ground cable from the engine to the chassis... A freshly charged battery is very important for long electrical sessions like this, because we are gonna crank the car a lot without the car turning on and the alternator charging it back... Connected the ECU and we gave her a crank, no start... We knew we had fuel pressure already, so we checked injector spark next... we tested and yes!, there was injector spark... next we checked spark plug spark and that was not present.. We checked the wiring harness and noticed that the ignitor was missing... JC found that real quick and plugged it in, and we cranked the motor again... Now we have spark plug spark too woohoo!... All 3 conditions are there, we are gonna get this SR20 turned on today!... #nissan #240sx #s13 #sr20det #gt35r #turbo
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Don't forget to pickup a bottle of Joker Juice!... $25 picked up!... The best degreaser, no question about it... In our webstore, get your project done and let's go cruise this summer... we are gonna show off our rides, at meets and shows and races!...

Jonathan's shooting stars Civic unfortunately overheated, and we couldn't save the engine with a head rebuild...

There was no compression in cylinder 2, so I pulled the head and had it rebuilt... installed the head and she turned on, but then started smoking... found steam in cylinder 1 damn... the next day I pulled the head and inspected both surfaces, everything looked clean... installed the head again and turned her on, this time she was smoking in cylinder 3... So the steam moved from cylinder 1 to 3, which means that the block surface has warped and its teter tottering at some high point in the middle of the engine... we can't resurface the entire block, so its time to find another used block... We did this swap more than 2 years ago, and he drives her from Pomona to Huntington Beach 6 days a week... At least 100 miles a day, good honest cheap transportation... we charged him about $1800 for this swap, when i worked at another shop in Fullerton... Keeping these Hondas alive, either racing them or using them as economy cars... #honda #civic #hondacivic

And the Si is sold, thank you for all the messages...

the new owner is Jose @92_anonymous , who works at Hoonigan as a mechanic and fabricator... He said that they are gonna put her back together with a motor and trans they have, and fix the issues I wasn't able to resolve... For sure this car will be back on the road again, I'm happy about that... The other option was that she was gonna get parted out, and then I'd see her at the junkyard stripped... Good luck guys, thanks for the easy transaction... #honda #civic #hondacivic

Joe's @illest_cortez first drive with his new SiR swap, I thinks he's happy...

Its always a successful project, when you blend good quality parts together and have a proper budget to get it done... Everything he bought for his car was top quality, even though it was used parts... And his car reflects that, she drives so well... His chassis was a good one also, gently worn and all original... We don't just drop a motor in, and tighten everything with an impact... Every bolt was tightened properly, and sometimes prevented from over tightening... There is a certain range of acceptable torque for each fastener, and my hand is like a torque wrench for that concept... Joe could have had a more powerful engine swap, for the amount of money he spent but that's not what he wanted... A very good condition engine and trans, installed as if the dealer would have... We took it one step further and tried to install it as if the factory installed it... Now he can have fun confidently, just make sure she is warm and let that VTEC crack... I hope he takes her to car shows, and people check out the details up close... I hope he takes her to the track, and laps all day without issues... I hope we made your vision come true, and can keep moving forward with that same energy... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #vtec

Joe's @illest_cortez B16a engine swap is complete, with an OEM attention to detail...

We wanted to make sure this looked as stock as possible, so every clip, nut, and bolt was checked to be the right one... If I didn't have it in my little containers of extra stuff, I went to the junkyard to get it... No shiny worm clamps here!... Every bit was analyzed and cleaned, more than you can imagine... Joe is building a car thats like a history piece, with bits of Spoon all over... The theme was a Spoon street car, and I think he nailed it... The engine itself was in great shape, and was a lot of fun to drive... Its as close to OEM as possible, and feels faster than a stock EM1... The LSD trans shifts so smooth, almost like new... We took her out on the freeway for her first drive and it was definitely mission accomplished... That Spoon exhaust drone until he drops a gear and she screams away... #honda #civic #b16a #vtec #eg6

SOLD- My 07 Civic Si is for sale on Offer Up, for $950...

I give up on this chassis for now, and gonna focus on the older Hondas... She's a good rolling chassis with 225k, 1 owner, no major accidents, all original... in the time I had her I changed the wheel bearings with NSK, front lower control arm bushings with Energy Suspension, Denso fuel pump, and Autozone brakes... If you know anyone who wants her, please lemme know or come down and check her out... I hope someone can bring her back to life for cheap, maybe you've got an engine and trans at home... message @perfect_honda_sales to set up an appointment to come down...

This was my home garage for the past few years, with a plastic lawn table in the middle haha...

Under the table was a fish tank, that i was using to experiment with hydro dipping... All the way on the left was my press, where I would swap out bearings and bushings... Under the press was my oil collection system, with a small 10 liter tank in the postal service box... Next to all that was my tool box, but all the main tools I used were in my tool boxes... Next was my plastic shelves, which I bought at home depot for $50... nuts and bolts organized into small plastic boxes, this was a big key to doing clean work... I saved all the extra hardware from 10 years of working on Hondas, and it came in handy all the time... Next was the book shelf, with all my chemicals... A small table had my laptop, and all my chargers... Milk crates on the right held all kinds of repair parts from mounts to fuel rails to throttle bodies... Lastly I had my engine hoist, which was the biggest tool in the garage... Just a basic organized garage, after every job I would restore her back to this... I would call it a "reset", and I was disciplined about it... I fixed a lot of Hondas on this driveway, and rarely did a car stay overnight... People would come in the morning, and there car would be done by the evening... I also built my turbo Integra right here, which soon will be getting a makeover with more power and reliability...

David @authentech_dee brought his Del Sol in for some work, a project that we put together at his apartment complex 2 years ago...

Swipe all the way to see how this started, you won't believe it... David had purchased this Del Sol in pieces, with a B16a engine swap, from his former boss for $500... From there it sat in his garage until we pulled her out and put her together... There was no front end or front suspension on when we started, and now she drives and cracks VTEC all over... We had never done a compression check then, but today we did and found 2 low cylinders... We pulled the head off, and will send her for a rebuild... We have a handful of stuff to clean up on this swap, as well as fixing the starter ignition circuit... Gonna make her look and run a lot better, stay tuned!... After this David is thinking of doing the bodywork and wrapping her, with some nice 15x8 wheels... #honda #delsol #b16a #vtec

Gabe's EM1 got a new intake, an AEM piece that we had to modify a bit...

He bought it online, except it was missing the bottom pipe!... it also had a cheap Spectre filter that wasn't good enough for our style... We decided that we could cut the pipe, and turn it into a short ram, and bought a new AEM filter to match... The intake pipe has the CARB sticker on it, so im sure it will be good enough for the police or smog station... Sliced it in the bandsaw, and cleaned up the edges with a wire brush... Notice the design of the intake pipe, it has a smaller pipe within a larger pipe... With the filter on, the outer pipe area acts as a reservoir for quick blips of throttle... Now she makes some noise when she hits VTEC, and a little more horsepower... Well maintained and simply modded, and smog legal right here... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #vtec #em1

Raul @mrd_si finally got some new wheels, hallelujah praise the lord!...

Wheels make the car, and this has completely changed the look of his car for the better... He chose a fresh wheel also, the new Advan RGD2 in bronze!... Great choice and color, and we wrapped them in Federal RS Pro tires... These wheels are the new version of the famous Advan RG2 wheels, which were known for being on the Top Fuel time attack Hondas... This version of the wheel is a flow formed cast wheel, strong and lightweight... 15x8s all around fit perfectly, and we adjusted his coilovers to where he wanted it... The car looks way better now, great job Raul... More grip also, a lot more grip!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b20vtec #vtec

Perfect Honda valve covers, powdercoated in our signature flat gold color...

Like OEM, but just in a different color... and we wanted a color that would match with any engine bay, and was classy... Our new look is gonna be this valve cover matched with a carbon fiber spark plug cover, straight Gucci... Add some titanium hardware like fancy ear rings on a lady, we like to dress up... We used to paint valve covers with wrinkle VHT paint, but no more time for that process... and this is better, the right way to do it... Powdercoating is baked onto the surface, after its been prepped properly... The valve covers were stripped chemically and physically, and then coated... We want these to last a long time, and can be cleaned no problem... Right now we are only offering these to current customers, cost is $200 each with no core needed... We hope you like this new color, people will know you have a Perfect Honda once you pop that hood with one of these!...

Day 1 working on JC's @juan_coscarart Nissan 240sx project, and we got her to crank by the end of the day...

It was nice to see some life come back into this car, that has been sitting for years... I met JC a few years ago and he showed me this project, and now was the time to finally get her done... I haven't worked on a 240sx in a few years, so I went over my notes and printed the pinout for the SR20DET... The motor is an S13 SR20, with forged internals and a GT35R turbo... Greddy intake manifold with a Q45 90mm throttle body and 550cc injectors... ECU tuned for this setup, along with a Z32 mass air flow sensor... The first thing we did was try to figure out where the harness connects, which is way different than a Honda... On Nissans there are a lot of extra connectors, its pretty confusing... Traced the main power cables to the alternator, starter, and fuse box... Checked all the fuses and replaced one that was blown... Added a ground cable from the engine to the shock tower, and then from there to the battery... Once we had figured out and connected what we could, we turned the ignition key and the car came to life... lights on the dash was a relief to see... We turned the key to start and it didn't work, we fixed that circuit and she started cranking woohoo!... we noticed a fuel line leaking fluid, so at least the fuel pump was turning on... we checked injector pulse but didn't see anything there, thats ok we will figure it out... We called it a night there, that was a successful day... Next step is to hear her run, and then to see her drive... to be continued... #nissan #240sx #sr20det

House call to help Arturo figure out what's going on with his new engine build...

Unfortunately the #2 cylinder doesn't have enough compression, and the head is making a knocking noise... Compression check came out to 180-130-200-180, pretty wacky for a fresh rebuild... I think something went wrong in the head rebuild or valve adjustment, hard to tell which one... The block here is a D16Y7 and the head is a D16Z6, which works just fine in that combo... I recommend he removes the head now, and we will take it to the machine shop to figure out what happened... Arturo wants to learn what happened and if the head is bad now, we can always get another one from the junkyard for $100... Once we have a verified good head, we will come back and put it all together... This project is very close to being finished, to be continued... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #d16z6

Raul's @mrd_si EM1 got a new wire harness, a modified EX automatic one from the junkyard...

His old EM1 harness was acting up, Raul said that he felt glitches and weird issues... instead of fixing that harness, this was a more complete solution and a better price... At the junkyard the harness is $50, and we cleaned and modified it ourselves... The best harness to us is the EX manual, but we couldn't find that and had to settle for an EX auto... EX harnesses have the VTEC wiring already as well as the injector wiring is routed much better... Any EK harness can be made to work, but the DX one doesn't come out as clean as an EX... We modified the wiring for the intake air temp sensor, idle air control valve, and everything else just bolted up... Other than the engine harness we also retaped the chassis harness, and bought new clips to attach to the chassis... At the end of the day she turned back on, and sounded solid with no interruptions... Took her for a drive and Raul said she ran better, we were worried that he had a bad ecu or harness... we did the right thing by changing the harness, his ecu works just fine and his car rips!... Lots of midrange torque and feels strong all the way to redline... #honda #civic #b16a #vtec

Chorizo and al pastor tacos, in the heart of Los Angeles in the garment district...

Excellent food but the service was disorganized and expensive... The meat was excellent, al pastor cooked on a spit, and then on the grill... The yellow corn tortillas were fresh with good flavor, onion and cilantro were quality as well... What I really liked was their salsas, this truck focuses on spicy salsas... They even have "Alka seltzer" in their name haha... The lady running the truck was super confused and there wasn't even that many customers... My meal was $16, for a burrito, 4 tacos, and a drink WTF... And for that kind of money, can I get a container for the salsa?... its tough working with a little bag, it just squirts all over... Excellent food though, I definitely enjoyed it... The best taco trucks are in the hood I tell you, and this was in a homeless part of LA... Great food, but the service needs help... #tacos #tacosperfect

Blayke's @blaykee_ 2014 Accord had a starting issue, sometimes she wouldn't crank at all...

Thats weird for a car so new, with under 100k miles... So she went to the dealer, who diagnosed her car as a bad starter, and told her it would cost $660 to fix... Makes sense, and we usually trust what the dealer says... I mean they are the experts, right?... She sent the estimate to me and asked if I could save her some money on this repair and I told her "ofcourse!"... Ordered a starter and replaced it, notice that this year K series is in the back near the axle... On the newer K series its under the intake manifold on the front, this was new to me... Once the starter was in, I always try to turn the car on and off 5 times to make sure it works... On the third time she wouldn't crank, and I right away new it was the battery that was bad... The dealer had said they checked it, but I didn't believe anything from them anymore... I pulled the battery and took it to Autozone @autozone for testing... the battery was only holding 7%, that was the real issue!... I should have checked this before I swapped the starter, and next time will do that... Blayke wasn't happy that she had to buy a new battery, but that's what the car needed now... Picked up a new battery and the car was now fixed, no more issues... Just to be sure, I took the starter to Autozone for testing and it passed... There was nothing wrong with the starter at all, the guys at the Honda dealership had just done a lazy diagnosis... Glad we got this figured out, be careful who you trust out there!... #honda #accord

This was my first car show ever!, with my first Honda show car...

It was an EG hatch, that I purchased for cheap from some guy that had a backyard filled with Civics he purchased from the auctions... It was a running car, but had a horrible paint job and mouldings shaved the wrong way... They were just filled in with bondo, but I dug all of that out and welded plates in and did the bodywork... I also shaved the door handles and the rear trunk lights, and installed magnetic poppers that we got from hot rod guys... It was wired to my alarm, and each door would pop open, it was pretty cool... The Integra front end conversion was a lot of work, and I joined a Civic and Integra fender together on each side... I used a nibbler to cut each fender, and they laid them on top until the body lines looked correct... On the Integra fender there is a body line at the top, and it fades away into the Civic shape... I shortened the frame rails a few inches and added the Integra core support, the hood just bolted to the Civic mounts and thats what we used to align it all... The body kit was a Carisma front end, modified for 98-01 Integra headlights, and the rest of the kit was from VIS... Paint color was Audi Jazz blue with a purple pearl, a 3 stage paint process... Sitting on classy Racing Hart C2 EVOs, with a flashy yellow interior and red bucket seats... Under the hood was a B16a engine swap with a Type R intake manifold, just having an engine swap was a big deal back then and fast for the times... And would you believe that I was only 19 years old when I finished this project?... Every evening working on her, every penny spent buying what I wanted for her... But all my friends were doing the same thing too haha, we all worked on cars together... Oh, and this was before the internet and harbor freight, we had to learn skills and how to use tools... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #vtec

First impressions on Joe's @illest_cortez B16A LSD swap from HMO, which was pulled out of a complete RHD clip that was imported over...

Very complete because of that, gives us every clip and detail to put back... Even if those details weren't there, I would have sourced what we need from the junkyard... The first thing we noticed was that the transmission has had a major repair, look at how the outer case is a different color than the inner... The outer case is actually from an EK, this tranny has had a major repair in its past... Next is that on the driver side it has a 3 bolt post mount and uses an Integra mount, which im not sure why they did that... Maybe he thought it was a cheap upgrade, but it isn't... We are gonna change this back to a 2 post mount, which is how all SiRs came... We want to prep this EG for California BAR certification, and so we have to change the throttle body to one with the map sensor on top, instead of the firewall mounted sensor... For that ill get a throttle body from an Integra... On the intake manifold, we have to attach the purge solenoid for the charcoal canister, and the casting is there but they aren't threaded... We will tap for the vacuum fitting and the bolt... Another thing is that its running a Chinese distributor!... WTF, im surprised and can tell because the wires are so bright... we are gonna run with for now, and I'll give him an option for a rebuilt OEM one later... Last thing was that the valve cover letters were ground down with some kind of sander, looks a little rough... Not sure why he did this, it looks like it was a clean valve cover to start... Ill try and sand it down a bit, to make it look more like stock... Thats our analysis, and now its time to make all the repairs and adjustments... By the end of the week we should have Joe's hatch running again, one step closer to become a Spoon Sports EG6 Street car... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #lsd #vtec
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For sure we are gonna clean this project with Joker Juice, wait and see!... And get a bottle for yourself, link in the bio... You won't be disappointed!...

Went to VR wheels @vrwheels to see about some custom wheel rebarreling, and wanted to see if they had anything for my Integra...

I'm 5 lug, and wanted 17x9s in the front and 17x8s in the rear... I walked in, and it was wheels everywhere!... These guys have a big operation, and repair a lot of JDM wheels... A lot of 18s, good for older JDM rear wheel drive cars... Work, Weds, SSR, and plenty more... if it is a multi piece wheel, they will work with it... They charge $180 per wheel to widen a wheel, not bad... Swipe all the way to the end, to see the set I liked... its a 17x7 17x8 combo, but they can widen the 17x7 to 17x9 for me... A different way to get a set of wheels, in the size you want... I plan on being a wheel whore, and having lots of different looks for my Integra... Check these guys out if you need high quality wheel repair, i was impressed with their business!...

Lupo's @lupofrompluto Integra RS is always getting more jewelry, titanium everything!...

He's systematically replacing everything, like a titanium bolt set for ITR... But he even has titanium radiator clamps, and for the intake filter... Titanium studs for the exhaust manifold, because every ounce counts ha... His engine bay pops, its so bright with details... I'll find a pic when we finished this swap 2 years ago, so we can compare it to now... Its like a cute innocent girl that got tattoos all over, and can never go back to her old life... Lupo does an excellent job at taking care of his Integra, great job and can't wait to see what you do next... I'm inspired for my Integra build, I want mine to look as flashy as this!... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec
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Joe's @illest_cortez EG hatch came to use for an engine swap, but check out all the cool parts he has...

He's going for a Spoon Sports EG6 theme, and has some really cool and rare parts... I especially like the interior, especially the Gathers sound system... There are actually 8 speakers in this car!... He also has ITR 4x114 front and rear knuckle conversions, with those new Spoon wheels with the yellow logos... Under the hood we are installing a B16A engine and LSD trans, from a 94 SiR... With a couple of Spoon parts like the radiator hoses and spark plug wires... Joe might be getting a Spoon valve cover for his birthday this week, and I hope they throw in the kevlar spark plug cover... First step is we are going to prep the engine swap for installation, and we will show you all the details... As close to a Spoon Sports SiR as possible, just left hand drive with California license plates... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #vtec #lsd
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A quick wash with our favorite degreaser, Joker Juice!...

David's @david.ssepulvedaa Civic Type R engine definitely needed a clean up, the first she has had since she came from Japan!... We cover the distributor with a plastic bag, and stuff the throttle body with a rag... Spray Joker Juice everywhere!, from the windows to the walls... Till the sweat drop down my balls... I like to blast the reservoirs and the firewall, and crawl underneath and spray the oil pan too... Let sit for a minute or two, and then hit it with the garden hose... rinse fast, so that water doesn't get stuck anywhere... and then turn the car on, so that she dries herself off... While the car is on, we put the intake pipe back on and remove the plastic bag off the distributor... Takes about 5 minutes and she is as clean as she is gonna be... This engine bay just needs a fresh valve cover, and thats it!... Order a bottle of Joker Juice for yourself, link in the bio... We are down to our last 20 bottles guys!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16b #vtec

David's @david.ssepulvedaa EK hatch had a problem after he rebuilt the distributor, and asked for some help...

I was stuck in bed though, because I pulled something in my lower back, and was in a lot of pain... it was driving fine before, and he said that its making some horrible valve train noises... I told him I couldn't work, or even drive a car right now, but if he gave me a ride over I would help him... He drove my Civic to his house, and then I instructed him what to do... So he used my tools to fix his own car haha, and I guided him through each step... I wanted to check vave adjustment first, just to be very complete... these cars need valve adjustments every year or other year, especially if they are driven hard... David learned, and adjusted 12 valves that were off by 2 thousandths each... Next we put her back together and set the motor at TDC, and removed the distributor cap... We wanted to see if it lines up to cylinder #1 , because when you do the rebuild you can accidentally put one piece in opposite and then it points to cylinder 4... But it was correct, they rebuilt it properly... Next we checked the ignition wires and #2 and #3 were crossed, thats all it was!... it was the most simple thing, should have checked that first!... but i wanted to do a valve adjustment, I mean I wanted David to do it for himself!... Glad we got it figure out, and we were on the streets again... whats cool is that this car even has a CTR ECU, which is kinda rare.... I really like this car, has a ton of potential... Drives super smooth and looks very subtle... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16b #vtec

Compton Rob @hoffman_racefwd and his yellow CRX, ready to race anyone tonight!...

Rob is a well known tuner in the area, with over 20 years experience tuning Hondas... This is his personal race car, with tons of hours of development into her... Under the fiberglass front end is a B series with a traditional big turbo setup... Long runner KLM manifold going to a 67mm turbo, then to an air to water intercooler...From there it goes to a big Rev Hard intake manifold and then through the motor and the exhaust is out the hood... Sure we could help and paint a clean valve cover for him, but he don't care and this is just a racecar... He wants to make money, and this is his money maker... I like how organized and simple the engine bay is, easy to service... Engine fired up right away and sounds very healthy, I bet this car is a wild ride... Lightweight chassis and lots of boost, dangerous and fun at the same time... Hope to see this run in person one day, definitely a piece of history of the Los Angeles street racing scene... #honda #crx #turbo

Jesus' first drive in his tuned F20B Accord, I think she sounds like a B20V revving to 8K...

I think I'm really a fan of this motor, can't believe you can buy it for under $500 and have results like this... Accords also are not the most exciting cars, but this engine brought out the best in it... Please enjoy the pics and videos... #honda #accord #f20b #vtec

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200WHP @ 8000RPM
149WTQ @ 5500RPM

Jesus' VTEC Accord
F20b block - used

H22A PDE head - rebuilt
Crower valvetrain
Crower stage 2 cams
Blox valves
310cc injectors
Skunk2 intake manifold
Skunk2 68mm throttle body
Custom ram horn intake
Tubular header
Electronic exhaust valve cutout
LSD manual trans
Hondata S300

Our goal was 200whp and we made it!... Jesus' Accord screams to 8000 RPM like a B series, listen to that sound!... peak torque at 5500RPM, and pulls all the way to redline... I think this is good power for going on the road course also, our version of an Accord Type R... Tuned by Compton Rob @hoffman_racefwd on Hondata, he gained 10whp from his base map to the final tune... Idles perfect and acts proper, tuners are like magicians... Finally the Accord is dialed in, and this project is coming to a close... Time to have some fun on the freeway, running through every gear... #honda #accord #f20b #h22a #vtec

Raul @mrd_si couldn't find the key to his NRG lock, so we had to break it off...

First we drilled it, then we drilled it, then we hit it with the 10 pound sledgehammer, then the pickle fork, drilled again, and finally she broke loose... I swear we have every tool for every job in my little Civic, even for emergencies like this... We made a hell of a mess, but at least he can move his Civic again... #honda #civic #em1 #b20vtec #vtec

Swipe to see the before and after, on Jesus' Accord...

What a transformation!, we changed everything on this project except for the block... And the block is interesting because its an F20b, so its smaller than an H22 and a little more rev happy... Kinda like a big B16, she even has a higher pitched tone compared to the Accord motors... Big Skunk2 intake manifold is always a pain to install, and remote mount the IACV... Lots of electrical work, the previous owner had twisted a bunch of connectors and wrapped them in electrical tape... New headers, and even an electric cutout to make too much noise... Battery relocated to the trunk, and a much better intake pipe was possible... Air conditioning and power steering still work, she has it all... and she should, she's an Accord!... We fixed everything we could, and finally we finished this project that we've been working on for 6 months... I think people would be surprised that we did this transformation in a trailer park, every weekend until we finished... Finally we sorted out every issue, and got her tuned... I hope you guys enjoy the next couple posts on Jesus' F20B Accord, his version of an Accord Type R... Swipe all the way to hear how loud VTEC pops, and screams to redline... #honda #accord #h22a #vtec #f20b
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Raul @mrd_si ripping around town in his B20V EM1, sounding like a trumpet and then crazy back pressure sound when he lets off the gas...

Anything he does with the throttle pedal, we can hear it outside... The exhaust is just a crush bent 2.25"/2.5" piping to a muffler, not fancy but will work for now... The main point is that his car runs good, and strong... When we started on his car, she barely drove, and now Raul is beating her up daily... And she likes it!... Have fun with your project, that's why we put it together!... She's way faster then a stock EM1, and once she has a head package its gonna be way faster... Raul also is considering the Kraftwerks race supercharger kit, since he isn't running AC or PS... And then possibly we could add electric power steering on the column, the modern way... or the old way using an MR2 pump... This is just the beginning of Raul's EM1, you guys better race him before he gets too much power... #honda #civic #hondacivic #em1 #b20vtec #vtec

We picked up another ECU for Jacob @jacob.cedillo and Andy @streetlightz_ programmed the computer to match the car...

And just like that, everything was fixed!... No more check engine lights and VTEC engages as it should... We had done a compression test on this motor and she was good enough, I think this motor still has a couple more years left in her... Or if Jacob needs K24 power, we can make that happen as well... EP3s are getting more and more popular, but the ECUs are getting more expensive to find... And you can't run an ECU from another K series car, it has to be EP3... Jacob rides off into the sunset, about to hit the freeway and bang redline in every gear... A pleasure to work with you Jacob, im glad we were able to get her back to healthy... #honda #civic #hondacivic

Chasing engine codes on Jacob's @jacob.cedillo EP3, there were a handful of issues...

The big one was that the engine was cutting off before VTEC, she was in limp mode... Code for ELD also, related to the charging system... Code for VTEC and code for knock sensor... We pulled out the factory service manual and followed the instructions and diagrams from Honda... We ended up figuring out that the RSX uses the same ELD and VTEC solenoid, so we ran to the jumkyard to get one of each... We installed both of them on his car, and verified that all the wiring was good using continuity testing... Went for a drive and VTEC worked again!, we were all happy... But the check engine light was still on, and that was a little confusing... We drove her a little more and we felt a "thud" and the engine fell flat... now she wasn't revving up, and was in limp mode again... We reset the ecu and VTEC worked again, until we drove a little more and the same thing happened... We checked everything again and figured it has to be a bad ECU, so now we have to hunt for an EP3 ECU and have it programmed for Jacob's car... #honda #civic #hondacivic #ep3

Luxury style Civic, a style I don't see too often but looks good here...

lip kit all around with mesh wheels that look like old Weds or SSRs... Fog lights in the front and an F1 brake light in the rear, window visors on all 4 windows... sidemarkers, fog lights, and a small roof wing at the top of the rear glass... A big red Honda badge up front, like a proud Honda should... Even though she isn't an Si, I think she looks just as good... Today he came in for just a valve cover gasket, but she's a good running economy car acting like a luxury car... Inside he had a lot of electronics and a couple stuffed animals, it was comfortable... Refreshing to see a different approach to Hondas, more comfort and style instead of speed and loud noise... #honda #civic #hondacivic

Checking on my turbo Integra, she's sitting with a blown head gasket and broken transmission...

Her body is still super clean, not one dent on her... Sitting on CTR wheels with some cheap sticky tires, exhaust pipe hanging out of the side of the front bumper... My plan for her is to rebuild her as a 400-500HP street car, with air conditioning and a sound system... Comfortable and fast, with fresh styling ofcourse... Right now I'm putting together a plan, and buying what I need... Asking all my friends for their advice and input, especially how to widen the front fenders to fit 235s... Also planning on making a new front bumper, fusing a US top and Type R bottom... New turbo kit with an exhaust valve somewhere in the system, back to 91 pump gas instead of E85... And this time I'll have a real LSD, not just Type R... We are gonna make some very detailed content on the rebuild of this car, stay tuned... We don't just buy expensive parts and install them, thats easy... We create a vision and follow that all the way until its real... Details, details, hoping to have this car ready to show you at the Eibach meet somewhere in September... To be continued, thank you for all your support!... #acura #integra #b16a #turbo #vtec
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Joker Juice cleans grease and grime like nothing, get your junkyard project done today!... we've been using this for 10 years now and it works...

We see a lot of failed radiator fan wiring in Hondas and its easier to wire up a relay then it is to diagnose the circuit in the car...

A lot of people will rig the fan up to work, or even plug their fan in every time they go to drive their car... But the fan isn't supposed to be on all the time, its supposed to come on when the engine is hot... This wiring patch helps fix the problem the correct way, without having a mechanic come out for electrical diagnosis... There are only 4 connections, and everything is plug and play... The fan switch plug and radiator fan plug ate both from the junkyard, so it just plugs in and there is no need to cut your harness... Only takes 10 minutes to install, and boom your fan works proper again... And if you want to be a little more complete, we have Honda OEM fan switches in stock... For EG, EK, and DC but will also work for EF and DA if they have a newer engine with a modern thermostat housing... #honda #civic #hondacivic
Don't overheat guys, keeping your engine going is all about temperature control...

Brandon's Si 4 door is too sick, like a purple Type R...

Front and rear FD2 conversion and repainted a rich purple color, with octagon taillights in the rear... Advan wheels in a staggered setup, projector headlight conversion up front... Under the hood is a CT supercharger, and a couple CARB decals to let the cops know its legal... Plenty of power to match the looks, this is a complete iVTEC project... Today Brandon was doing a complete FD2 interior swap, front and rear seats... Tommy reupholstered the side panels in a similar red material to keep the theme going... We had to add resistors to remove the dash lights, since the Type R seats don't have those functions... He also has the full FD2 Type R gauge cluster which was really cool, never seen that before... It looks and functions way different than the US one, and has a progressive shift light built in... Fancy parts on a fancy Honda, but everything flows so well... Subtle if you look at her at first, and then you see so details as you get closer... One of my favorite Civic Si', the best 4 door Honda ever made... Great job Brandon, can't wait to see what you do next!... #honda #civic #fd2 #typer #supercharged #advan
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We still have another month of Corona virus, buy a bottle of Joker Juice and clean your engine bay soon!... Limited supplies available, in our webstore...

Charlie's @8sircharles8 '96 spec Type R engine is next for processing, taking her apart for reseal...

We analyze as we go along, and replace whatever is needed... In this case the strategy is to seal the long block and to keep the head and block together... clutch and flywheel came off, and still in good condition... removed all the timing components, and put everything into a zip lock bag... All the bolts and springs and gears and washers, everything!... His alternator pulley was wobbling, so thats gonna need to be fixed or replaced... Injectors are going to RC Fuel for servicing... Type R valve cover is in excellent shape, and I'm happy it doesn't need a repaint... Next ill order everything we need, and let Charlie know how much it will cost... Once everything is torn down, we can make a complete quote for how much the job is gonna be... When we are done with this project, its gonna be as reliable as a used Type R can be... And will look just as good, maybe better... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec #typer
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Stay safe, stay clean, stay away!... Corona virus is almost gone guys...

Sean's EF hatch looks great, as she waits for her B16 swap to be done...

Painted Nardo grey with a very nice front end, look at the alignment of the headlights and corner lights... This is what a street car Honda hatch should look like, just the basics and cleaned up well... Interior is getting a new cluster and he's got a Kirkley seat for the driver...Under the hood he's working on his B16 swap, and just got a very rare cable GSR trans for her... He's gonna wire her up as OBD0, because he wants to be time period correct... So he'll be doing a DPFI to MPFI conversion as well as adding VTEC... If you need any help with finishing details, don't hesitate to ask... This is a quality project going down right here... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b16a #vtec
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Hope you are having a chill Sunday guys, enjoy this time with your friends and family!...

House call to check out David's @david.ssepulvedaa EK hatch with a Civic Type R engine under the hood!...

He's building a CTR clone and that's one of my favorite Civics ever... I hope he keeps her red and puts the Type R badging, and some nice Volk Racing wheels... The engine was an HMO @hmotorsonline engine, you can see the stamp near the B16B... That means its a damn good motor, and should be super healthy... Valve cover looks weathered, but thats just a $20 fix and some sunlight... Mizu radiator, which someone told me means "water" in Japanese, I thought that was funny and simple... Brand new DC Sports look too clean next to the dirty long block, but one day Joker Juice will clean that all up... Inside the cabin were some Type R bits and reupholstered seats, clean and comfortable... I like where this project is going and would love to help more and you go along David, I know she is gonna be faster and look better than a real CTR... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b16b
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Joker Juice available in our webstore, we are down to 40 bottles!... Thank you for all the orders, this is the best degreaser on the market for your junkyard VTEC project!...

We finished Cesar's H22a EG on the 4th evening we worked on her, no more leaks and the idle air control valve was mounted...

The IACV is in a crazy location, on top of the intake manifold above runners 3 and 4... The throttle bracket goes through the IACV mount and somehow we got all the coolant and air lines to run clean without running into each other... We finished up the wiring and routed everything in a clean way... We don't tuck engine bays, we just extend wires and hide them tastefully... Engine turned on and held idle just fine, we let her warm up and the radiator fan came on, no leaks and she is ready to run... We worked on her a little bit at a time for 2 weeks, and finally got her finished... Hopefully she gets tuned soon and come join us at the track when this corona virus thing ends... Another 175+ whp for sure, all our cars make more than an Integra Type R haha... #honda #civic #hondacivic #h22a #vtec #skunk2
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We finally have a sticker guys!... A lot of people have asked for this, and we thank you for representing Perfect Auto Fab...

8" hologram sticker, put it anywhere and take a pic... Send that pic to us, we wanna see it!... Back window on the bottom is my favorite spot, tramp stamp... Put on each window, right and left... Everyone will know you have a clean engine bay for sure, when they see this sticker... $6 shipped, $5 picked up in south el monte... First 25 people will get a bonus small hologram sticker!...

Spoon monoblock calipers for Charlie's @8sircharles8 Integra build coming up soon...

These are used and in excellent working condition, but they have some scars on them from shipping and life... This was part of a 5 lug ITR conversion with slotted rotors, and we are gonna restore and clean each piece before install... These are the best big brake upgrade for our Hondas, an item that has been developed and perfected by race engineers... 4 pot, for constant pressure all over... Larger brake pad surface, using S2000 brake pads... Aluminum for light weight and made by Nissin, which happens to be the manufacturer of the stock brakes... Sometimes big brake kits are too big for the car its going on, but this kit is the exact best one for an Integra... My question to you guys though, would you refinish these used calipers or just put them on like this?... We were looking into anodizing or powdercoating them back to original color, or something completely different... Different like anodized red to match the car, and shaving the letters off like they do... Curious to hear what you think, lets help Charlie make us his mind... #acura #integra #vtec #b18c
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JOKER Juice now available, pickup a bottle today!... message us @perfect_honda_sales and thank you for your orders!...

Carnitas tacos, well done and plain... This is how the real taco connoisseurs eat tacos, with a little lime, salt, and maybe salsa...

A little crunchy, there is a lot of texture to enjoy here... And these tacos are bomb, I'm glad my favorite taco Tuesday truck is still running... they close early at 9am though, I was the last order tonight... If you've never tried tacos like this, I suggest you try it... This is just about as good as pork gets, absolutely delicious... #tacos #tacosperfect

Lots of fuel leaks on Cesar's H22 swap, she leaked on us a couple times until we figured it out...

What was interesting that the AEM fuel rail has slightly smaller openings for the injectors to slide into, and each time the oring would tear... The AEM ones were way too big, the green ones... We swapped over the o rings from the stock injectors and those tore as well... Went to OReillys and asked to see their o ring box, and found the perfect sized o ring... a little bit smaller than the stock o ring, and the exact size we needed for this weird situation... Put it all back together for the 3rd time, and no leaks!... She fired up for the first time and held idle woohoo!... A couple more details and Cesar will be ready to get her tuned... Wrinkle blue valve cover adds a little pop to his engine bay, and looks good with the massive Skunk2 manifold... #honda #civic #hondacivic #h22a #vtec
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@perfect_honda_sales is coming back, now with a physical location to pick up parts... We will post items for sale there, and in our story here...

Installing a Skunk2 intake manifold on an H22A engine is always a lot of work, especially when its in a Civic chassis...

The two tricks are is that you have to remove all the brake lines off the firewall, and fold them forward... The other trick is that you have to bang a section of the firewall to clear the IACV relocation... This is the kind of modifications you do in a chassis that is always gonna be H/F series, in this case Cesar is H22 for life!... Its an awkward angle to get the manifold in, and even more difficult to tighten the lower manifold harware... A very custom job, we had to figure out the right place to keep each item... And make sure that there is no binding, or friction that would cause a leak... Lots of clearance issues, in every car I've installed this in... But is it worth it?... Hell yeah!... Its a massive manifold that flows well, and looks way better than stock also... #honda #civic #hondacivic #h22a #vtec

Joel is into the 90s Lexuses, and I thought his SC300 looks really good in this color combination...

Like a darker champagne color on gold Advan TC2s, what a sick combo... The gold accent on the rear tail lights goes along well also... Supra calipers all around but no Supra motor under the hood, just the 2JZ-GE with an auto trans... Today I worked on his other car, a 2000 Lexus GS300, which was on old Racing Hart wheels... Just an alternator replacement, and added a ground cable like we do on Hondas... Joel has good taste in Lexus and it was nice to see his girls... I hope one day i can help him turbo this one, what do you think of the color combo?... #lexus #sc300 #gs300

Chris' EJ coupe got a little suspension upgrade today, Koni shocks and Eibach springs on his mint EJ coupe...

This Civic has less than 100k, and Chris keeps her maintained at the highest level... Instead of modifying her into a monster, he makes sure everything is up to date with subtle improvements in performance... He also works as a parts guy, and always find parts at a good deal... Brand new Koni shocks and Eibach springs, that I had sold him a year ago... He also purchased all new top hats and bushings, a complete job... We removed the old suspension and took her apart to get the center washer, thats all we needed from the old stuff... Next we put everything back together, while looking at the Honda diagram as to how its supposed to be... We tightened everything to spec, and adjusted the rear drum brake while we were there... Looks way better now, and rides better since the old shocks were blown... I really like the way Chris enjoys his car, and one day if she gets a paint job, she will be something collectors would want... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16z6 #vtec

Charlie's @8sircharles8 milano red Integra LS is a car that we serviced about 4 years ago, at his uncle's home far down the 10 freeway towards the casinos...

Today he came in because of some check engine lights, and a checkup... Code was for O2 sensor and rich condition, so right away I suspected low compression... Sure enough, we did a compression test and found out that one cylinder is already dead... the compression test was 170-150-120-150, not good... So the reason the check engine lights are on is because it isn't being burnt in the combustion chamber... the unburnt fuel goes through the exhaust manufold and cause the rich code to pop up, as well as O2 sensor... Sorry to be the one who told you the bad news Charlie, time for a heart transplant... He has an idea of making a milano red Type R, and maybe now is the time to do that... She's a very well kept Integra, with a straight body and mint interior... All we did 4 years ago was resurface a head and timing belt/water pump job and she lasted this long... Not bad, let's go VTEC now... #acura #integra #ls

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183.6 WHP @ 8250 RPM
135.4 WTQ @ 6100 RPM
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Raul @mrd_si

2000 Honda Civic Si EM1
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B20 block
- RS Machine pistons
- stock rods
GSR head
- stock port
- stock valve train
- stock cams
Skunk2 Pro series intake manifold
Skunk2 68mm throttle body
RC 310cc injectors
DC Sports 4 to 1 header
- rusted special
Mystery exhaust
- crush bent 2.5"
Whale penis intake
Chipped ECU
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I'm quite happy with this dyno, because this was a very budget build and a rough car to start with... Raul just bought this car less than a year ago and he had real bad compression as well as a bunch of major wiring mistakes... the best part of his engine bay was the transmission, at least it was an EM1 trans... We had fixed the compression and wiring issues by doing a head rebuild, and at the same time we painted the valve cover red and skunk manifold black... we wanted her to look like a CTR with a skunk2 black manifold... She looked good and performed amazing, but then the oil pressure light started to flicker... Low oil pressure meant we would need a block soon so we picked up a core from the junkyard and Dave @rsmachine rebuilt her for us... His head was already rebuilt, so now with this block he has a completely rebuilt motor... every single seal and wear item was replaced or repaired, water pump and oil pump... We even bought brand new plastic timing covers from Honda... Power wise, a lot of restrictions to making 200whp is that its a bone stock GSR head... she needs cams and valve train, and then torque will go all the way to redline... right now it peaks at 6100 and then goes down from there... also need a fuel pressure regulator to crank it up a bit, the tuner suspected a dying FPR... Raul can take it from here now, have fun with this for a little while and then save up for a head package... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b20vtec #vtec

Raul's @mrd_si Si made it to the dyno, finally we get to see what she makes...

We go to David @importautopros for tuning, who has tuned hundreds of Hondas over the past 20 years... He also gives Perfect Honda customers a special deal, if I set your car up or checked it before tune... David assumes that your car doesn't have any issues, and that's what we go over before we pay for his time... First he asks us what the setup was, and we told him a high compression B20V with a stock GSR head... Full intake and full exhaust, with RC 310cc injectors... He asks us how high the compression is and what fuel, we tell him about 11.5:1 and 91 pump gas... We check one last time for leaks, and we are good, so he drives her onto the dyno... strapped front and back, we don't want her to go anywhere... Wideband O2 sensor attached to the end of the muffler, to analyze the exhaust gas as it flys by... checked base timing and adjusted it, she was off by 10 degrees... Next he removes our P28 ECU and puts his P28 connected to his laptop, that ECU is going to temporarily hold the program while he tunes... David loads up a program, based on what we told him, and fires her up again... He starts loading her on the dyno, and watching the air fuel ratio... He wants to make sure its safe before pushing her... Finally he gets into his wide open throttle runs, and his first run was 178whp... After an hour of adjustments we ended up with 183whp 135wtq, we will post the dyno graph and discuss... And whether that's a good number or not... After the final power runs are done, David asks us if we want launch control and a shift light, and we said yes and yes... He sets it at 4500, and burns the final chip for Raul... Plugs it into his socketed P28 and we pull her out the garage... 5 minutes later Raul is hitting launch control and makes his exit!... Let the fun begin!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b20vtec #vtec
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Thank you for all the kind words, I hope we can help you with your project soon... Whatever it is, from engine to suspension, we are here when you need us...

For my 1500th post, I wanted to thank you all for following me on this Honda journey...

I appreciate your support, business, and friendship over the past few years... When I started this business, I was really down on my luck and ended up alone... Alone, like homeless, living in my Integra... Unfortunately I didn't have a very good family to go back to, everyone had gone their own way and nobody cared about each other... I also didn't want to bother anyone, and everyone knew I was a survivor... I found a spot in Pico Rivera to park, right down the street from the 24 hour Autozone... I knew I was safe there, because my friend Rich and his family were across the street and they let the hood know that I'm cool... Especially Spider, he was always walking around at night at weird times... I picked up a job at Autozone and Whole Foods grocery store... Each job only allowed 25 hours each, but combined that was 50 hours!... I juggled the schedules and it worked fine, I opened at Autozone and closed at Whole Foods... Once that schedule was cool, I put an ad on Craigslist and started going to people's houses to fix Hondas... I would park a couple houses down and walk over, I didn't want them to see that I was sleeping in my car... I started getting a lot of calls and making some decent cash, doing whatever it took to solve each customer's problem... I did this for about 9 months, and eventually was able to get a place and get my cash flowing positive... But during that time though, I lived in economy mode... I buzzed my hair with a #1 , and would only eat 1 meal per day... And that meal was a steak or meat from Whole Foods, and they would cook it for me there... I would also get a fruit and vegetable juice, the largest size they had... Since I was an employee, I got a discount, and it was really good quality food... I kept this routine going, with a positive attitude, and things got better... Work hard and stay healthy, and keep doing that everyday...Now I'm very lucky I get to do what I love to do, and I can't believe this is how it happened... Thank you again for trusting me with your Honda, and listening to my words everyday... #startedfromthebottomnowwerehere

Now that's a whale penis!... Jacob @jacob.cedillo has to walk bow legged because his schlong is so big...

Length and girth, that thing is hanging low!... It's also pretty dark compared to his face skin color, what's going on here?... Raul's @mrd_si is getting the final touches, and blessed with Jacob's crotch... Now its time to hit the dyno and see how much she makes... Put that thing away sucio!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b20vtec #vtec

The final issue we had with Raul's @mrd_si B20V EM1 was too much compression, way too much!...

She was pinging when you blipped the throttle fast, and thats not a good thing... She gets past it, because of momentum, but it hurts her every time... Stock GSR compression is 210, and this was 270!... thats like 13.0:1 and 91 pump gas doesn't make power like that... The max we want is 240, but 235 I think is perfect... our compression test came out to 270-250-270-270, so something was up in cylinder 2 damn... we did a quick water leak test, and sure enough she was leaking in cylinder 2... we just rebuilt this head 6 months ago, and didn't expect that, but thats how custom cars go... We took her to the machine shop, who lapped the intake valves and she tested good again... Took the head over to the other machine shop, where Dave @rsmachine helped us calculate the correct head gasket thickness... This GSR head had 25 thousandths removed from her, which means 15 thousandths was left... The stock head gasket is 29 thousandths and we lost 25, so we needed 54 thousandths thickness... We got a 51, which is close enough, and put the head back together... Now all cylinders are 235ish, and I think we are ready for tune now!... No more pinging and we did the rest of our checks... no leaks, and the radiator fan comes on... What a mission, this sucks to drive all over the damn city to get this fixed proper... and on a budget, we work hard to save money and do things the right way... And we learn as we go along, our goal is 200whp on this project and nothing less... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b20v #b20vtec #vtec

Sometimes the pressure plate hits the inside of the manual transmission, its a weird thing that has happened a few times to me...

to tell you the truth, I'm not sure why it happens because its the same clutch and flywheel setup he was running before!... We worked all day to get everything perfectly installed, and then at 1AM when we went to turn her on we heard a nasty knocking sound... I knew exactly what it was and told him to stop cranking the engine... With each rotation, something was hitting so I manually rotated the crank to see what I could feel... I spun the crank from the crank pulley bolt and sure enough, there was a spot it was stuck on... If you were to force it, it would pass it, but that ain't right... We waited till the next morning and dropped the tranny, and found the spot where the contact was... Now is the crank a different offset or something?... I'm just not sure, but I've dealt with this a couple times... I took a grinder and took off a tiny bit off each side, the pressure plate and the inside of the trans... Put her back together and spun the crank again, and no more hitting!... we fired her up and she idled for the first time, smooth and clean... Swipe all the way to hear the nasty sound we heard, and then swipe to hear her after we made space... I think the tolerances for clutch clearances are very tight, maybe a little too tight... You guys have a theory why this happened at all?... Either way, she is good now, and ready to put some power down on the ground!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #b20vtec #b20v #vtec

Jacob's @jacob.cedillo Si looks good on her white Spoon ish wheels, lowered a bit with a very loud exhaust...

under the hood is a stock motor, compression test was a little unstable at 180-160-170-160... 4 check engine lights from idle air control valve to O2 sensor, uh oh this car has a bad electrical system... Sometimes people accidentally put the battery on the wrong way, and then the car pops a lot of check engine lights once they put the battery back to regular... I suspect that this happened to this car, and now she has a bunch of codes and diminished performance... To fix this we have to chase each one of the codes, and all the wires that go to each one of those issues... checking every wire if it is grounded out, or damaged in anyway... That's the number one issue to fix on this car, because if we don't then she is a lemon... a useless Si, to tell you the truth... Other than that we removed those bumper rubber band knobs, boy do I hate those... I think drift people started that so that they could reattach their bumper after crashing, but hondas dont do that ha... Pulled them off real quick, at least we were able to do something positive for her today... Stay tuned as we figure out how to get past this massive electrical problem and get VTEC to work again... #honda #civic #hondacivic #k20a3

JR's turbo J35 Civic with another nasty burnout, this guy does it big!...

They call him the burnout king in Idaho, and this is why!... Stock junkyard long block with a turbo kit he fabricated himself, I posted his car a few weeks ago with the tall hood spacers... His engine sounds good, as he tortures the tires, smooth and clean... Lots of smoke, because he's got plenty of torque... And after this burnout he drove off road with her to the picnic spot, and spent some time near the lake... 10 second drag car, built on a budget, doing everything a car and truck can do... Rally next?... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #j35 #turbo

Raul's @mrd_si high compression B20V is ready for install, assembled and ready to be transported in the Civic truck...

Gaskets and water pump and timing belt, even the plastic timing covers are on... We made sure the correct bolt is everywhere on the motor, and went to the junkyard to get what we needed... I also have a bunch of bolts saved, and know which one goes where... Valve adjustment done, and made sure the VTEC pin and o ring are in the center cam cap... Golden Eagle @goldeneaglemfg VTEC oil sandwich kit is my favorite, a very high quality piece that installs well the second time... I flipped the sandwich adapter gasket and added some RTV to seal that up as good as possible... New oil pump ofcourse, nothing better than brand new Honda... Raul is coming over to help he put it in my Civic, and we are gonna bring his EM1 back to life again... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

And this is Raymond's @mrraylee track Integra, I love how wide the front wheel setup is...

Just like his GX, he has super sick style... Painted Type R yellow and sitting on mismatched Volk wheels, bronze TE37s and CE28Ns are the highest quality wheels around... Under the hood is a K series NA engine, with the air inlet through the driver fog light... Sitting on godspeed coilovers I believe which is where he works, aligned by @chewerks who knows track alignments the best... A wing and a splitter, and that's a solid track setup... I'm drawing inspiration from this car for my Integra, going wide in the front like this but thinking of alternatives for the fenders... Flared and widened cars sometimes look good and sometimes odd, but Raymond did a great job at making his Integra look as good as it performs... This is definitely a Perfect Honda, with broad shoulders and big biceps... #acura #integra
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Hope you are happy working on your car at home, getting stuff done!... Use this time wisely, because this kind of situation rarely happens...

A couple lifted Toyota trucks, roaming the earth like dinosaurs...

Tommy's 4runner has too many mods to list, with every electrical upgrade you could think of... He recently added the cascadia tent on top, and going to hide in the wilderness the first chance he gets... Next to him is Raymond @mrraylee and Philip's Lexus GX trucks, and dont they look amazing!... I've never seen a Lexus truck flex like this, with excellent wheel choice and those massive front bumpers with winches and lights... And these aren't the cheap lights, these are high quality American made lights that were super bright... Those 2 guys are best friends, and it makes sense that their styling is similar... And boy do they have good style, now I want a truck like this... #toyota #lexus

Fired up Kevyn's EK hatch today, an unfinished project that he is back working on again...

M&M widebody kit going on the outside, so the quarter panels are all chopped up and resealed... Under the hood is a B20V with a CTR trans, that he assembled himself... First we did a compression check which came out to 230-240 on all cylinders, that's good news... Went to Autozone @autozone 3 times to get the right alternator belt, and tensioned her properly... Went to turn her on, and the battery was completely dead, so we charged her and still no good... we ended up jumping her off my car, and installed a new ground cable from the top of the distributor to the shock tower... She turned on and leaked oil out the VTEC solenoid, so we shut her off and tightened that up... Turned her on again and found 2 check engine lights, and they were plugged into the wrong connectors... Swapped those and she idled just fine, and held her fluids... We still need to wire up an O2 sensor, but she is ready for tune... But first he is gonna finish the body, and then we will see how much power she makes... CTR trans and Action clutch are ready to make some runs, super grippy... Stay tuned to see what she looks like with her full M&M dress on, hopefully with some 17x9s all around with sticky tires... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec
Hope you are staying clean and having a good time with your family, kinda like a free vacation... Take care guys!...

Opening up Raul's @mrd_si new B20 short block, wrapped in plastic to keep her clean...

We picked her up from the machine shop @rsmachine in the Civic truck, and paid the rest of the balance... It was about $1500 total, and took 6 weeks until it was ready... There are a lot of options when building a motor, and this was the recipe we chose for Raul... Swipe to see the fresh cross hatch marks on the cylinder walls, everything was touched on this rebuild... Bored to 84.5, resized rods, polished crank, rings gapped, clearances checked, decked, balanced rotating components, cleaned, and final assembly... Dave builds these engines like a donut shop makes apple fritters, perfectly cooked every time... Now we are gonna put her together with a stock GSR head, and see how much power she makes... Full intake and full exhaust, and dyno tuned ofcourse... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

The way to a mechanic's heart is through his stomach haha, thank you for the tacos Raul @mrd_si...

We work hard like animals, and we eat like animals too!... Nothing feels better than getting the job done and then enjoying the rewards... But sometimes I need a snack every couple hours and an ice cold Coca cola... Carne asada tacos with black beans underneath, 2 of them with an avocado lime salsa and the other with a traditional red salsa... That was good, now back to work!... #tacos #tacosperfect

Rebuilt knuckles and lower control arms for Raul's @mrd_si EM1, this is a very important repair that a lot of us need...

We replaced the wheel bearings, wheel studs, lower ball joints, and the lower control arm bushings... All with quality European, American, and Japanese parts... Energy suspension lower control arm kit in red, I love this kit and thinks it works great... What happens is that over time and abuse, the front suspension gets loose... The wheel bearings were gritty, and now they spin smooth... The wheel studs were in bad shape, from someone hammering the lug nuts in over and over again... The proper way to put lug nuts on is to tighten them with a weak gun, and then torque them to spec... When you gun the hell out of them, the threads get damaged and it eats away at the lug nut as well... The lower ball joint should be replaced if it spins too free, it should be stiff in there... We also have tie rod inner and outer ends, which will be everything to tighten his front end up... We should add a traction bar also, that's the last piece I would add to make sure she launches and goes in a straight line... Do it once and do it right, this is the first time this car has ever been fixed properly... New engine and new front suspension, this is gonna be a huge difference when he drives her again... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

Pulled out Raul's @mrd_si dying B20V, time for a real engine that makes power!...

His setup was a stock B20 block, but the oil light was flashing do we knew it was time to get another one or a bearing was gonna fail... The oil light comes on when the oil pressure switch doesnt detect enough pressure, and basically means that the oil pump is worn out... She still runs strong, but that's because we rebuilt the head proper and fixed all the issues there... Now he is gonna have a block to match that, and make a lot more power... We decided to take the engine out without a hoist, with this technique we dismantle each part and remove it... First we removed the head, and carefully put it away without dropping oil all over the ground... Next we put 2 jacks under the trans and engine... We removed the trans and lowered the jacks as we pulled her out... one person holds the trans and the other lowers the jack, this is basic teamwork and is easy to do... Once the trans is out, the block is just dangling there... we removed the driver side mount and rested the block on the ground... That block is trash though, even if it hit the ground it wouldn't matter... It has a damaged post mount and later we found damaged journal bearings on the crank... Clean up and setup for the new engine, going in this week... High compression B20 block with a new oil pump and all the details... We are hoping to make as close to 200whp as possible, stock GSR head and cams... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

This is how the engine bay of my Integra was last year, when I turned her on for the first time as turbo...

I had made a mistake on this motor though, and unfortunately had to pull her out 2 days after I put her in... This engine was a sleeved and forged B16A, with a ported head and ITR cams... The idea was to have a motor that was more powerful than the turbo kit, and show how reliable 300-500whp could be, driving everyday and racing every week... Just be an animal with the car, and pay attention to the engine data before anything blows... But that motor got messed up, because I folded a piston ring on assembly... Which caused a hot spot blah blah blah... I pulled the engine out and put back my cast piston B16A, just a rebuilt stock B16A with ITR pistons... Now because she was high compression with turbo, boost was limited to 8 pounds on E85... Turbo cars should have lower compression engines to make space for air and fuel within the combustion chamber... When an engine is high compression, there is physically no space for boost... It was also fun to experiment with my custom downpipe, with an exhaust valve to a screamer pipe that exits through the front bumper... Valve closed, and she would run through the stock exhaust and was absolutely quiet... Valve open and she would scream like something between a motorcycle and a jet... Eventually the head gasket blew, and that's why you haven't seen her in months... I'm gonna have Dave @rsmachine put together my sleeved and forged block this time, because it's worth the couple hundred bucks to have it professionally done... I did this entire project in my driveway, using regular tools... Including the downpipe and intercooler piping fabrication, but I did have Jason @jasonnorenfabrication weld it up for me... This rebuild is gonna be much different, I hope you like it... We are gonna document the process, and show every little detail... #acura #integra #B16A #turbo

Check out the used Recaro I just bought for my turbo Integra!, this seat is super rare and has crazy style...

The reason why I say style, is because the center is a copy of how Bride does it!... A copy of Bride Digo reclinable seat to be exact, swipe all the way to see what that looks like... Can't miss that grey gradient down the center, with the logo repeated a million times... Alcantara cloth with rubber shoulder grips, a little wider for an "American" butt... This seat looks damn good and is comfortable, reclinable which is perfect for a street car... Right now I'm collecting parts to rebuild my Integra, and trying to be patient and get what I really want... But when rare stuff like this pops up, just negotiate and get it!... I was going to settle for ITR Recaros or retrofit EVO Recaros, but I like this much better... #acura #integra #b16a #turbo #recaro #bride

Kevin's EK hatch has a very good looking B20V under the hood, and we are gonna help him finish his project...

The body is getting an M&M widebody kit, not sure what color he is going to paint her... By the end of the year is a good goal to finish I think... Under the hood is a rebuilt B20V that runs on a basemap, we are gonna get her tuned and see what she can really do... Skunk2 Ultra intake manifold with throttle body, RDX injectors and a custom fuel rail... Whale penis intake and some NGK wires, a little blue color here and there... Civic Type R transmssion and an Action clutch, that's a damn good setup... Installation looks quite good, I'm gonna try to get him to put the plastic timing covers back on and paint the valve cover properly... Also going to find him an OEM distributor instead of that Chinese one... 1320 performance ram horn headers look beautiful with their big swooping runners, he added a DC Sports tag on them so he can be legal haha... I'm sure this setup is gonna make more than 200whp, let's see what happens... to be continued... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

Tommy's coupe overheated, and unfortunately lost power and was steaming out the hood...

First thing we did was a compression check and she passed, 180 on all cylinders which is a good sign... Next we filled her up with water and turned her back on... In this situation we want the car to warm up, and then we will see where the cooling system failed... As the engine started to get hot, we saw a leak on the back of the intake manifold... This car has very high mileage, like 300k, and it was one of the old hoses that became brittle... The engine itself was replaced within the past 2 years, but the hoses were still the old original ones... We removed the head and will have it rebuilt at the machine shop, and then slap it back on with a new head gasket... And replace all the old hoses with new ones, so this doesnt happen again... Swipe to see some videos on where the actual problem was, the hole in the hose and how it affected the head gasket sealing... We will have this car running again real quick!... #honda #civic #hondacivic

Congrats to FCS Race @fcsrace and their highly developed Integra which ran a new personal best of 8.16 at 184 MPH last weekend...

One step closer to 7s for them, with a fresh engine installed just 24 hours before... They told me a few days before this race that they were consistent at 8.30s and that the last few times they tried to crank it up and she would break something... But this was a picture perfect run, with the sound track to match... Blasted out the hole and flawlessly ran through the gears, confident all the way... They didn't make it past the next round, but that racing... This is one of my favorite Integras, with too many custom parts to mention... My favorite is the custom long nose front end, that really makes her look like a drag car... FCS logo is an homage to HKS, who has been inspiring us for over 20 years... #acura #integra #vtec

And this is what Gabe's high compression K24 sounds like, kinda like a trumpet...

B series engines sound way different, and in this video you can hear that K series scream... Deep toned and louder, and a smoother clean sound... But the torque is what is impressive, a little more than 200 ft lbs. which is also way more than a B series... This engine is just a high compression block with a completely stock head, all rebuilt perfectly by Dave @rsmachine... An Injen intake and a full K tuned exhaust, plus a dyno tune... Here was the end of our anti smog repair, where we loaded up his custom tune again... The second the tune was on, she sounded different and revved up better... We are happy she back to the way she wants to be, and she is a lot of fun to drive... Ended the night with a hot water pressure wash bath for the entire car, because cleaner is better... #honda #civic #hondacivic

Reinstalling Gabriel's @gabrielx_j full KTuned @ktuned exhaust, basically the first one for a K24 swapped Si...

We took the KTuned K20 header and added 2 extension pipes in there, to make up for the taller deck height... The rest of the exhaust is full KTuned, so for sure this K24 high compression breathes well... We did this swap about 3 years ago, and she is still running just fine... We did have a valve cover gasket leak, so we swapped that out... What's tough about a K24 in this chassis is that it's hard to remove the valve cover while the engine is in the car... so what we did was lower the engine on the jack, just temporarily while we slid the valve cover on and off... We also had to drop the subframe to do this work, which always sucks when you don't have a lift... Nothing stops us though, we lifted the car really high and slid under to get this done... Definitely a job where a helper is needed, and Gabe is always excellent help... We put all the gaskets in, tightened everything well, and she is very loud again... Booming bass like a subwoofer, when you turn her on... Next we have to put the Erick's racing @ericksracing tune back on the Hondata Flashpro, and we won't worry about smog for the next two years... We didnt have a smog hookup, so we had to do it this way... And we passed legally!, which is way better than the shady way... This way there is less chance of getting flagged, if the dirty smog shop gets caught... #honda #civic #hondacivic

David's @optionlabwheels 240SX is one hell of a project, with over $20k invested in her...

It doesnt look like it, right?... But S13 chassis is getting more and more difficult to find parts for, they are becoming a part of history or crashed at the track some where... This one is clean though, let's take a walk around her... Widebody kit all around, a quality one that fits well... And its about to get wrapped a very rich blue color... 5 lug conversion with Q45 brakes I believe, with BBS LM wheels in gold... 180sx custom front bumper and clear bumper lights, love the overall style of the exterior... Under the hood is a KA24DE engine with an SR turbo style kit, which was an excellent concept... How it works is that the manifold places the T25 turbo in the same place as an SR20DET so you can use all the same turbo plumbing and exhaust as an SR... Intercooler kits and downpipes for SR all bolt on, making the KA an easy engine to turbo... The dash was without cracks, which is super rare, I have no idea how we got that... The rest of the interior is in excellent shape, this car is part hobby and part time period restoration... Tastefully being built, and will be a blast to drive and look at... #nissan #240sx #turbo #ka24de

Gabrel's @s8nsuncle engine bay is coming together very nice, check out the DC Sports header we sold him for super cheap and he painted black...

Swipe to see what it looked like before, we sold it to him for just $20... And its a 4 to 1, the header that makes the top end power we want... His engine is a JDM B16A bottom end with a US B16A2 head, basically a stock rebuild... Excellent machine work by Alberto @sbmachineshop , and now Gabrel is putting it all together... Soon she will be running, and then its dyno tune time on a chipped P28... This is the kind of progress pics we like to see, great job man!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b16a

Dalton's turbo single cam motor is assembled, and ready for install...

Traum pistons and Eagle rods, good for 9.7 compression ratio... Head stuffed with Supertech components, next we will put her on a stand and bring the head and block together... Dave @rsmachine does an excellent job with each motor, with fanatical attention to detail... He assembles about ten motors every week, and today was the day we got this one... We had to wait about 2 months though, that's just how backed up he is... We give him the formula, a good core, and a deposit, and then it's usually ready in 4-6 weeks... Excellent pricing as well, comparable to the other machine shops in the area... If you need help putting together an engine build, don't hesitate to ask us... These engines are the best, and we stand by then... Whatever your goal, we will help you make that happen!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #d16y8

We figured out the problem on Ara's Prelude, finally we can post about this car...

We've been working on this project for over 6 months, and today we figured out the last issue... Which was code 21, no vtec... please, let me explain... Ara came to me with a bunch of boxes, all kinds of stuff, about 6 months ago, I'll make a post about that... Once we got the car running, the engine was throwing code 9 for cylinder position sensor, but that didnt make sense because she didn't have that code with the stock ecu 2 days before... The car ran rough but I was able to drive her to the muffler shop to get the exhaust done... once the exhaust was done, the car wouldn't start anymore... I checked vitals and she wasnt breathing.. and so I checked everything twice, it seems like the ECU fried... I decided to return the engine back to a stock electrical system, and put back the stock injectors and ignition system... she drove back home on the stock ECU, and we sent the ECU out for repair... They told us that the ECU got damaged as the exhaust was being welded, that we were supposed to unplug the ECU while they were working on her... We got back a modified P05 ECU from them, and plugged her in... And installed the coil on plug and injectors again... right away the idle was good, she sounded like the stock heck yeah... But she had code 21 for VTEC damn... I checked the wiring, replaced the solenoid, and everything checked out fine... I suspected the ECU again, so I returned the injectors, ignition system, and computer back to stock... We went for a drive and finally we heard VTEC, Ara is very happy now... We figured out that it was 2 bad ECUs we were dealing with, that's really bad luck... I had to do this install almost 4 times to figure out what was going on!, but we got it sorted out... Now we are gonna get her a clean virgin P06 or P28 ECU, and have her dyno tuned on that S300... Problem solved, or at least problem understood... This is a very interesting Prelude build, and you will see this car at track events soon... It's such a relief to have this figured out, I will sleep well tonight... #honda #prelude #h22a #vtec

This is our response to Corona virus, have a Modelo and get back to work!...

Los Angeles and the rest of California is now on lock down, and all non essential businesses are supposed to take a break until further notice... But we have to get stuff done, lots of people want their Honda running again... Unless we get sick, we are gonna continue getting stuff done... I am sad that people are sad, but that's something that has to be managed amongst your family and friends... And if you can afford to hide in a bomb shelter with 3 ply toilet paper and chef boyardee, more power to you... I am gonna try and throw out more posts, just to give more content and help keep everybody in good spirits... We always have a lot of projects and problems to talk about haha... Here we have Dalton's @bigd760 turbo single cam engine ready for assembly, forged bottom end on stock sleeves... Full size rods, so we are gonna notch the block, and check for clearances... This engine is gonna be our first proper turbo single cam, and our goal is to have her running reliably for at least 2 years on the same setup... Do it once and do it right, you've got plenty of time right now to show some love to your project... Oh, and the junkyard is open too!... I checked and they just dropped some cars into the yard today... Use this time wisely, like a vacation you didnt expect...
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Guess what?, swipe to see my new purchase!... I just bought a Civic CX hatchback chassis for a future race car project... For myself!... Thank you Kevyn for the deal, I'm hoping to put an Integra front end on her and a K20 turbo 6 speed under the hood...

Stay clean and stay sane, I think this Corona virus fear is blown out of proportion guys...

I'm not an expert, but I don't think this is going to sweep our world and kill us off like the dinosaurs... In China there was 25,000 cases and 1800 deaths, but that's nothing when you consider that there are 1.4 billion people there... That's only 00001 of the population, not that significant... In Italy where 2500 people have died, we should note that Italy has a very high senior citizen society and that is only 00004 of the population... The virus, like any other, affects people who are older with weak immune systems... And a weakened immune system can be caused by drug use as well, especially meth... We have a pill epidemic that I believe has the same effect, weakening the body's ability to fix itself... The other point is that we have much better detection methods right now, so more people are getting diagnosed... So compared to 20 years ago, we have much better technology that helps us identify problems in our body... Years ago, we just didnt know but they were there!... Watching and deciphering data requires a nuanced approach and some multivaried analysis... So what that means is that you have to make sense of the data, it isnt just as simple as "more and less"... The media is just trying to scare the public, and its working... It's a juicy story for them, and makes people watch them more... Which turns into advertising money... And why are all the businesses shutting down right now?... Because they dont want to get a lawsuit for spreading the virus, we have a "blame and shame" society with lots of finger pointing for financial profit... Guys, we are living in changing times where communication is tricky, and you have to figure out what's best for you... If you have the money to quarantine you and your family, more power to you... But I'm moving forward as if this doesnt exist, because the bill collectors don't care if I'm healthy or sick... Take care guys always, would love to hear your perspective on this situation... Don't worry, be happy...

A couple videos of JR's J35 turbo swapped EK coupe we posted earlier today...

Back home they call him the burnout king, because he lights them up down the entire block!... Swipe to see him roast the tires and a truck driver honking at him haha... Also swipe to see his 10.64 run back home, straight as an arrow... Last video was an 11.3 run this weekend, still fast... Interesting budget build with lots of his personal skills invested... And the results are impressive, fast times and lots of smoke... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #j35 #turbo

I saw this EK coupe run an 11.3 with some crazy high hood spacers, and had to see what was under the hood...

JR is a mechanic in Idaho, and built this crazy J35 turbo swap all by himself in his garage... From the fabrication to the installation to the driving, he's a one man show and certified wild man... Back home he's the guy who is jumping trucks in the backyard and putting motorcycle engine in a lawnmower, and he drove this Civic across the state just to run this event and prove his work is good... The longblock is from the junkyard also, in the spirit of Perrect Honda he picked it up for $200 out of an Odyssey... The turbo fabrication is well done and hidden, the turbo sits low on the passenger side and exits the side of the front bumper... He even has the stock upper heat shield on the manifold which looks clean... He made many brackets out of steel and did a great job at fitment, especially the coolant reservoir location using the stock tank... I also like the throttle bracket her made, looks strong and perfect angle... The tallest hood spacers I have ever seen, be careful that the top of the hood doesnt puncture something!... That's one way to clear the big J series engine, and get the heat out of the engine bay... Here at this event he ran two 11.30 passes, but he has run a 10 second pass back home... he wanted to a run a 10.9 and go back home, he was close... JR is already back home now and relieved that she made it both ways... This is the true grassroots drag racing experience, props to him and his wild spirit... Swipe to see what they brought with them, it was just some basic tools and street tires... If something would have gone bad, they would have been stuck in the city of sin, with a broken 500whp drag car... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #j35 #turbo
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You should try to do it yourself first, watch a YouTube video with your friend and take a shot... The worst case is that it doesn't work and then you can call us... Practice makes perfect...

The finals at IFO Vegas @importfaceoffofficial were between these two turbo Hondas...

On the right was the green Integra of @thinkfatracing and on the left was a red hatch of @egdanny619 , car supported by @theteafather... I'm still getting to know everyone, and understand how competition works... This was the top class, but sometimes there is an unlimited class with very few rules... The hatch on the left ended up taking it, with an 8.25 winning to an 8.48... A good race, and so much fun to hear up close... unfortunately there are no more events until the end of the year, we will be there to get the action... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #acura #integra #turbo
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Work hard, play hard... Figure out a plan, and make that plan come to life... What are you waiting for?...

Congrats to Bertony @bertony714 and his AWD hatch, they are officially in the 8 second club...

8.74 @ 147 mph, almost half a second faster then her last personal best... Swipe to see the run, it was strong from the beginning... Built and supported by Richie @richewerks , this is a well sorted out race car... Under the hood they went from a 62mm turbo to an 86mm, a really big jump... Everything is cleanly fabricated and placed, for reliability and maintenance... Visually she is a beauty to look at, from every angle... Glossy red paint job with Belaks all around, even the engine bay is painted... motor layout packaged well, with that monster turbine looking right at you... Wrinkle black valve cover and a very large Skunk2 intake manifold... This is the new 8 second AWD special recipe, take notes guys... I enjoy paying attention to race cars because of the level of detail that goes into them, and they have to perform to validate all that hard work... Bertony and his crew can enjoy a nice steak dinner tonight because the words out of their mouth match the results... Great job guys, time to buy a parachute... They ended up losing in the next round but this was a successful day, I put that final run in this post, as well as their new personal best... Cheers!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #k20 #turbo
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You can do it, put your back into it... Work hard and accomplish your goals, you won't regret it!...

Another mildly modded silver V6 manual Accord!, this is the twin sister to Austin's car I just posted...

How rare. And the same color!... I walked up to her and saw the red V6 badge and laughed, nice to meet you again... I looked inside and saw the shift knob, she has the 6 speed... Lowered on Enkeis and Federal tires, a traditional clean look... Greddy dual exhaust in the back, just like our friends... I guess that's the exhaust everyone likes... I didn't get to meet the owner, and ask him/her what's next... Maybe you guys know who owns her?... I'd like to tell them that they have a friend in Los Angeles, and he's gotta Tesla wheels... #honda #accord #vtec
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Austin's Accord is as classy as it gets, I rarely see this chassis fixed up and he really did a good job...

To start off she has Tesla Model 3 wheels, don't they look and fit great?... Not to mention they are high quality wheels for a good price on the used market... The car itself is a V6 manual transmission, with the red V6 badge on the back to let us know... Under the hood its stock right now, but Austin has a J37 swap in mind from a TL Type S... Factory bodykit all around with black housing headlights, lowered to exactly the right spot... Silver paint in excellent shape, not one dent or ding on her... Greddy dual exhaust hanging out the bottom, with an excellent tone... Great job on this build man, can't wait to see how she runs after the engine swap... This Accord has fresh style, quality parts, and some interesting wheels... I'd say it's a Perfect Honda, thanks for showing me man!... #honda #accord #v6

House call to check out Cesar's sedans, this black EF sitting low on LS mesh...

I had just seen his car on EM1 wheels, he changes it up like good fashion... Clean body and paint job, simple and respectable... Under the hood is a single cam with the original DPFI system, still chugging along... He is sometimes seeing the temp go hot on her, and looking into engine options... what he really wants is a B16A swap, and I think he should go for it... In front of this car is his white EG sedan, with a big boy H22A under the hood... Tuned by CRX Frank @crx_frank , she runs good and now he wants to do more... Cesar bought a Skunk2 intake manifold, throttle body, AEM fuel rail, regulator, and a fuel line kit from JB Tuned @jbtuned... We are gonna give the EG a quick makeover, and then get her retuned for more power... And reliability as well, gonna go over all the wiring and clean it up... Whatever she needs, we will figure it out and plan accordingly... To be continued... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #h22a
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Cleaning Spoon reservoir socks with Joker Juice, filthy from years of leaking brake fluid...

Soaked then down and scrubbed them together with my hands, and then tossed them in my salad colander... Blast with hot water until there are no more soak suds, about a minute... Squeeze out the remaining water and let dry naturally... A little faded, but at least they are clean... We do our best to make a difference in your engine bay, and stuff like this doesn't cost any money... Just a little elbow grease, soap, and hot water... Cesar's H22A swapped EG sedan is getting a makeover, and should be joining the races with style soon... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #h22a
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Matthew @mv.jeremy909 has a very nice black on black GSR, all original and unmolested...

It's always nice to see an Integra like this, where the owner can now infuse their style into the car and make it their own... When he popped the hood I was shocked to see such a loud engine bay, with a hydrodipped valve cover and carbon kevlar whale penis intake... I believe that pattern is called "universe" and looks like an acid trip to me... That one time in Joshua Tree, you know?... Only 187k on the odometer, anything under 200 and not burning oil is impressive... Black interior was ripped, because that happens with time and can be reupholstered... Lowered on enkeis and good tires, with some very long lugnut spikes... The only thing I would really do to this car is buff out the headlights, which needs that once a year at this age... Other than that, she is a good looking virgin... Baby face... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec
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The best taco trucks are in the hood, cooked with love and on a budget...

Tony's Tacos is in the middle of LA, and makes some excellent mexican food... I'm a big fan of this truck, for a couple different reasons... Al pastor done the right way, cut off a spit like a gyro... All the meat is seasoned well, you can taste the flavor and the meat... Today I went with chorizo, asada, and al pastor... swipe to see what they look like without the condiments, you can see the quality... Every condiment you could ask for, serrano chilis are the best chile torreado in my opinion... 4 different salsas and one of them is orange, just a dab of that will do... Their aguas are damn good as well, which is something people dont pay enough attention to... rich flavor with bits of fruit, you gotta try it once... They make their sopes thin also, that's just how they do it from where they are from... Thank you Josh @323josh for taking me here again, we will be back soon again!.... #tacos #tacosperfect

At the last IFO Bakersfield, FCS Race @fcsrace Integra went up against a black Integra, and I was there to watch this semifinals match...

Both Integras were turbo B series, and both making over 1500HP each!... This is not your regular Honda street race haha, this is the best of the best right here... And driven by Ed Bergenholz @edbergenholtz , who was a famous drag racing team 20 years ago with his brother... We walked all the way to the starting line as the Integras were preparing to enter the burnout box... Right away a few guys wanted to bet, and were waving Benjamins in the air... The owner of the black Integra said "gas money is gas money!" and that was a deal... Both Integra fired up their monsters, and the turbo whistled to idle... Into the burnout box for a seriously loud and high pitched burnout, ear plugs would have been nice... They staged and we were all excited, its like a rocket taking off... Ed launched the FCS Integra and bogged a bit, and ended up running an 8.7 to the winning 8.4 oh well... I think if he had a better initial grip, he would have taken it... This Integra runs consistent 8.3s and ofcourse their goal is a 7.9, but goals like that aren't easy to reach... But this is what top level Honda drag racing is like, and it's fun to be so close to the action... Import Face Off @importfaceoffofficial has some real fun events, and I recommend you come check it out with us... And feel the energy of 1500+ HP giving it all its got!... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec #turbo
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Need help figuring out your next engine build?, ask us!... We may not know how to build 1500HP but we definitely know 150-500, and that's enough to have fun with and get into trouble ha...

A long time ago there was this guy who bought a bunch of brand new B series valve covers and timing covers, and perfectly laser cut the hole for the adjustable cam gears...

What a good idea!, and he made a good chunk of money off that idea... Brian has one of those setups, on his mint 45k EM1, frozen in time at about 2002... Inside the cabin is the same, notice where the AutoMeter tach is mounted down low... A single din head unit with a screen that opens up motorized, this was super fancy back then... We used to connect anything with RCA cables to these screens, from Nintendos to TV tuners with metal antennas... The factory Gathers receiver until is below the screen, rare JDM stuff for sure... CTR steering wheel and door panels, and Integra Type R seats...Type R shift knob and a a Squash air freshener, looks and smells great... A truly time period correct Civic build, like a walk down memory lane... A great example of a garage kept well maintained Honda, that you don't see at shows or the local meet... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b16a

Brian's Civic Si is something special, and it's a pleasure to meet enthusiasts like this...

He's had this car since brand new, and only has 45k miles on her with lots of Mugen bits all over... Starting with the wheels, 16 inch Mugen MF8s with old school Ground Control coilovers on 5 way adjustable shocks... Mugen wing on the rear, which he took from an Accord, looks real good and vintage with the cast brackets... Red Honda badge on the back like a Type R, Type R valve cover under the hood, and Integra Type R interior inside the cabin... Mugen intake, strut bar, oil cap, reservoir socks, and radiator cap is the basic package, DC Sports header to finish this bay off... CTR black housing headlights are subtle and look great, some times people don't even notice them... Pro Motion license plate frame in the front, now that's old school... They were like the Turn14 of import parts distribution back in the day, what a rare detail... Everything in mint shape and has been garaged most of her life, it's nice when your parents let you keep it with them... We are restoring a handful of EM1s ourself here, and this is motivation to get them done!... Brian has been in the Honda game for the past 20 years, and has a timeless style... I'm sure this car will still be this clean in another 20... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b16a
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Today I got to drive a Lamborghini Urus, I'm having fun with these exotic V8 twin turbos this week!...

They are so smooth and refined, kinda like my mom's Toyota Avalon with triple the power... Very comfortable to sit in, and the gauge cluster display is easy to read with lots of interesting information... Like a graph of the power, as if you are analyzing when going to get groceries... Boost comes on strong and ends stronger, so it pulls harder as the RPMs rise... Between gears it braps, like the other German turbo cars, and shifts hard like a smack to your ass... And then if you change the setting to comfort, she becomes quiet and shifts smooth like a Lexus... it's as if this car has two personalities, and both of them have their place... It's a lot of fun for me to study and enjoy these supercars, hope one day I'll be able to rent one for myself... because you gotta be crazy successful to afford quarter million dollar cars for daily driving, that's what this one was used for... Now she has 11k miles and will be going to a second owner soon, this friend of mine is a car broker and talking to me about buying auction cars and reselling them... Can't wait to see what next car he rolls up in, I'm crossing my fingers a Ferrari is next... #Lamborghini #lambo #urus

I got to drive a McLaren 720S today, and it's really f'ing fast!...

This was my first time driving an exotic supercar, I've never driven anything as expensive as this... It's intimidating to be in her and drive her, but I had to adjust quick... There aren't too many times in your life when your friend is gonna let you smash on his supercar... Press the D button and give her a little gas and she leaves like an automatic... The exhaust noise drones behind your head up high and the chassis feels really stiff... Not much visibility compared to a Honda, so have to be aware of what's around... Going over the speed bumps was scary, didnt want to scratch anything and I didnt... Once on the road when you give her gas, the engine power and transmission seem to sort everything out constantly... The speed of the shifts, how the boost comes on, it's all changing as you give her gas... And when you give her full throttle, thrust begins... She squats and grabs the ground, very smoothly... Full boost is a split second and then she feels like a jet... A lot of fun and I felt like a million dollars... Took her out on the freeway for more boosting and then cruised her back... What a day, thank you for letting me share with you...

King Taco @kingtaco_official was my first favorite, and the first place I ever tried a sope de al pastor...

I couldn't believe how delicious it was, my first thought was that it was so much better than a taco!... The fried thick corn cake and the cream on top, too good!... Also 2 tacos de carnitas, I always order bien cocido well done... And when you order well done, most of the time the taquero will say "dorado?" which means they are asking if you want it crispy... Claro que si! Yes please!... But what made King Taco my first favorite was the red salsa, its straight fire... Flavor and heat, a little too hot for all the asian guys I've taken here... Some asian guys have cried on me because of the heat, but I love it... King Taco, the McDonald's of real Mexican tacos... #tacos #tacosperfect
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When we went to put Robert's DA back together, we found a really bad wheel bearing and lower ball joint...

it was so bad that we had to get it rebuilt right away... When the wheel bearing goes bad, it can cause the brake pads to push against the rotor at all times causing a lot of rolling resistance!... What sucked about this situation was that his wheel hub was damaged, so he would need another one... I checked online and they dont sell new hubs for DAs like they do for DCs, so I ran to the junkyard... Found a good hub, bought a new bearing, a new lower ball joint, new wheel studs, and the machine shop put it all together... Ran back to Santa Ana for the third time!, but this had to be done... Robert is back up and running again, but maybe we should take a good look at the rest of his car... And make a plan to fix what might break next... Rebuilding a knuckle like this is really important, and you should inspect yours... Especially if you are racing, a lot of road course racers change their bearings every year because of the abuse they go through... #acura #integra
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Robert's @camaro_slayer DA Integra has a couple problems that we took care of, the scary one being a fuel leak near the fuel filter...

He called me over to help install a new alternator, and once we turned the car on I started checking the rest of the car and found a nasty leak... Swipe to see where it was leaking from, it was big enough to start a fire for sure... I went to the junkyard and picked up another hose, for something like $10, and ran back to him in Santa Ana... Installed it and boom, no more leaks... The engine sounded smoother now also, now that she isn't crying anymore... #acura #integra

Went with Abraham @abesst_8 to buy this VTEC head setup, for $400...

That's a damn good deal, let me explain what all this stuff is... The head is a 1990 B16A head, from a JDM EF Civic I'm assuming... Type R intake manifold with a Skunk2 throttle body... OBD1 B16A distributor from a JDM EG Civic... NGK wires with a cheesey gold band that keeps them together and a dark blue valve cover... Excellent combination of parts, they are just dirty and will be cleaned with Joker Juice... The head looks like it was rebuilt recently, based on the condition of the mating surface and color... A combo like this should be around $800, but it's nice to see that Offer Up is making VTEC dreams come true... We are gonna check and clean everything, and then convert Abe's B20 into a B20V... I'm waiting for him to choose a valve cover color, because this one is beat up and done done... To be continued, thank you for the deal and nice meeting you guys!... #acura #integra #vtec #honda #civic #hondacivic

Abraham @abesst_8 recently picked up this 95 Integra LS special but she overheated and isnt running to well anymore...

We did a compression check which came out to 190-160-90-190, with the #2 and #3 cylinders significantly lower than the outers... what happens is that when the engine starts to overheat, the hottest part of the engine is the center... so that internal temperature rises and begins to start damage to the center cylinders, and so we end up with low compression like this... We talked about rebuilding the head but Abe wants VTEC... In this situation that is an excellent idea, because either way you have to rebuild a head and it might as well be a VTEC one... A VTEC computer and some wiring, and this car will be a hell of a lot faster... Also since the 2 outer cylinders had good compression, it is a good sign that the block is still good... Car looks great though, white on white Mugen knock offs... Clean interior with a lot of potential... Maybe we can even make her look like a Type R engine bay, with a red valve cover and a Type R strut bar... We will have her back to life soon, can't wait to show you when she's done... #acura #integra #vtec

Jack's @dirtyxdmnd B16A hatch is getting better all the time, he has an update every week it seems!...

The interesting upgrade now is the Jegs mini catch can, between the valve cover and the intake pipe, check out how much crap is getting caught in there!... We first showed this product on Ara's Prelude, and now a handful of you guys are running them... And I think it really works!, as well as easy to install... As the engine is hot and revving high, pressure builds in the head and the gasses have to escape... If the gasses dont leave, it builds pressure that causes damage... This is why you see race cars vented from the block and the head, and then they drain and analyze what's in there... Especially big turbo cars, which is why they have catch cans the size of the battery!... In the collection area you can see how the oil, water, coolant, and gas have separated like salad dressing... Lupo's Integra has this Jegs setup also, but he doesnt have as much crap as Jack's does... I think because Jack has a used block and Lupo has a fresh motor, the older the motor the more it pushes out... And the purpose is to keep the intake runners and throttle body clean, most people dont want sludge going through their motor... What are your thoughts on this piece?... good replacement for a traditional catch can setup?... Great job Jack on making some solid improvements on your car, visually and functionally... The wrinkle grey valve cover looks great and that air conditioning is always blowing cold... Raspy exhaust sounds like a swarm of bees leaving my house... Until we meet again man!... #honda #civic #b16a #VTEC -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you following us here at Perfect Honda, we appreciate the support... We want you to be fast, we want you to be reliable....

Ken Lau's Integra is definitely a Perfect Honda, the best a functional Type R could be...

And he's a factory Pagani test driver, so he's as professional as it gets... K20 Type R engine under the hood, with every bolt on possible and good for 280HP... White TE37s in the front with 255s and bronze in the back with 235s, I think this is gonna be the next trend in road course racing... Watch him drive his teggie to the limit, especially at the end where the rear was hopping around... he gets around the course in a very respectable 1:01, amazing time for an NA FWD... All the way from Canada, Ken really wanted a 59.9 but that just didnt happen today... #acura #integra #typer #VTEC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need used parts from the junkyard?... message us at @perfect_honda_sales and we will find what you need...

Before we went to the dyno, Miguel @dc2_mg and I installed set of injectors cleaned by RC @rcfuelinjection...

each injector was exactly 250, more than enough for our goals right now... New seals all over, we grease the upper oring before installing them into the rail... We also shaved the letters off the valve cover, so now the transformation is complete... A couple other details we took care of, and then we went to see Dave @importautopros for his $250 dyno special... --------------------------------‐----------------------------------------- @perfect_honda_sales for Joker Juice nasty degreaser, we use this on all our projects here... High power sprayer included, to blast off the grease!...

Miguel's @dc2_mg GSR got tuned last night, and made a very healthy 176WHP 124WTQ...

That's Integra Type R power, out of a GSR with 220k miles... Nice torque curve, and a broad powerband... Full bolt ons with a stock long block, and all the maintenance up to date... Skunk2 intake manifold and throttle body, DC Sports 4 to 1 headers and an Apexi black noir exhaust and a test pipe... Tuned on Chrome by David @importautopros , on his brand new dyno... David does a great job at tuning, and has been doing it for 15 years... His price is the best also, $250 for Hondas under 500HP... For Miguel's car we wanted to do a certain number of modifications, and then get it tuned... next we will plan another round of modifications, and then get it tuned again... Miguel wants turbo, and he's gonna get it... Our next plan is to boost 8 pounds on this stock block, and see how long it lasts... But for now I hope he has fun with his new tuned setup, and spends Thursday evenings at Irwindale drag strip... #acura #integra #vtec #b18c ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Let us help you get your car ready for dyno, and then hit up David @importautopros for an appointment...

Alex's @handy_xandy 4 door Civic is way too low, amazing that's he is even able to drive her like this!...

Interesting style and it flows well, with a rare trunk setup... Domani trunk with all clear taillights, that must be real difficult to find... Badging on the trunk that I had never seen before, the clio ishikawa tag was a sign of a more luxury version of this Civic... Some copper ninja star wheels with a big lip, not too bad but I always prefer japanese wheels... In the front he has a complete EM1 looking front end, complete with fog lights and a front lip... The grille is also a Domani piece, and notice the shape of the Honda logo... Its bold and sharp, and without the ring around the H... Under the hood is just a DX engine, but she purrs like a kitten... Fancy touch to start ignition system using an RFID tag, like all new modern luxury cars... I like that this car is blend of luxury, economy, and low riding... Built on a budget, but with good taste and kept clean... Thank you for meeting with me Alex and selling me those parts, a pleasure to meet you and your low low... #honda #civic #hondacivic ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Add our sister page @perfect_honda_sales for more content, and parts for sale... Gasket sets, distributor rebuilds, and much more!...

Delicious fancy tacos, something different today...

Cilantros @cilantrostcos tacos makes all the regular tacos, plus more... Ranchera taco adds beans and queso fresco, the cheesaron taco is crunchy chicharron and cheese with pisco de gallo on top... I really like the chicharron, it was crispy and chopped into tiny cubes... Salted jalapenos on the side and their famous cucumber lemonade, this place is a little more upscale than a truck... Taco prices are $1.75 each, which is just fine for what it is... The other taco I had was the chingon taco, which was a large taco on a floor tortilla, made in an American way... Tasted great, and definitely a handful, but that chicharron taco was my favorite today... Give them a try, you wont be disappointed!... I've been coming here for years and they have taste and creativity... What do you think?... Down to try a fancy taco or happy with the good ole favorites?... #tacos #tacosperfect

Miguel taking it to the redline on his new intake manifold setup on his GSR, she sounds good and runs good...

Check engine light for secondary O2 sensor, because we have a test pipe in there... Soon we are gonna get her dyno tuned with an OBD1 ECU that will get rid of that CEL... No leaks, no noises, everything routed nicely and nothing touching... When installing an intake manifold there is a way of placing all the lines so that they dont smash or damage each other... PCV connected as well, as it should be... This was Miguel's first big upgrade to his car, he is only 19 years old and he really wants turbo... This car has 220k but is in excellent condition including compression and doesnt burn oil... I told him he should save up for a forged bottom end and boost 15 pounds of boost, but he wants 8 pounds of boost on this stock block... Whatever he wants we will do it, have fun and live your life!... and if it blows, we will rebuild her stronger!... Stay tuned for more on Miguel's black GSR, with the wrinkle blue Type R valve cover... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joker Juice now available, in our webstore... We clean everything with Joker Juice, including this project... Extra strong, to clean off 20 years of grime...

Miguel's GSR came in for a couple upgrades and updates, a Skunk2 intake manifold and 68mm Pro series throttle body to replace the snail...

The GSR intake manifold has long runners with secondary butterflies that swoop down, which was all designed for more low end power... The Type R style manifold is the other way, and designed for high RPM power... The Skunk2 manifold gives that Type R style of power to the GSR, and on saturday we are gonna get her tuned and see how she does... Quite a bit of vacuum and coolant lines to sort out, and make look like stock... A little bit of wiring, and everything hidden and clean... We also painted his valve cover wrinkle blue, just to change it up... We also added washers and raised the spark plug cover a bit, to make it more flush... Lastly we stretched a Type R intake pipe onto the Pro Series throttle body, using a heat gun, and installed the stock air box back again... Compression check came out perfect, we cleaned the engine bay real quick, and now she looks ready to show off... Just have to get some clean injectors back from RC, and then this "full bolt on" GSR will get tuned properly... Swipe to see what she looked like when we started in the morning, by the end of the day she looked completely different and much better... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec #gsr --------‐------------------------------------------------------------------- Please follow our parts page @perfect_honda_sales for junkyard deals, merch, and Joker Juice nasty degreaser... We appreciate the support!...

This is my technique for removing the 20 year old intake manifold gasket that has been baked on...

I slide the blade along the metal, trying to take it off in a big piece... I wiggle her back and forth, to kinda saw through the old gasket... Doing it this way doesnt gouge the metal... I do one cylinder at a time, and then take a break... it ends up taking an hour to remove it all, it feels great once you are done... I really like the factory intake manifold gasket, I think it seals really well and lasts forever... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec

Under the hood of Jason's @bbymole Integra is just as nice as the outside, with a Type R motor hiding under an innocent black valve cover...

The engine bay is organized and clean, with so many details you need a microscope to see all the work he put in... Big Edelbrock intake manifold with new style pencil injectors and a Skunk2 composite fuel rail with an adjustable fuel pressure regulator, notice the custom throttle bracket they made... On the exhaust is a long runner Whitfield header without the brand tag, golden to perfection... CSF drag radiator with a Spoon sports radiator cap, lowered a little with big AN fittings... Notice how clean he did the coolant reservoir tank, with a custom hard line to the canister... Coil on plug kit with the Speedfactory distributor cap, the wiring so clean and minimized such as the VTEC pressure switch deleted... Custom intake pipe with a velocity stack at the end, nice transition to 3" and painted wrinkle black to match... Some fine details that people might not see is all the Spoon Sports bits all over the car... From the strut bar to the seat, that's the only big brand on the car... I even noticed a Spoon fan switch, which is something people rarely buy... A very intricate engine bay that is functional, and a pleasure to look at and study... Jason is a connoisseur of Hondas, and so are his friends and his brother... All of their cars are built with passion, hard work, and ingenuity... #honda #integra #vtec #b18c5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- @perfect_honda_sales for anything you need from the junkyard, just let us know... We want to help you get what you need, for the best price possible...

Jason's @bbymole Integra is priceless, a true work of art...

Really impressed with the work and style, everything top quality and good taste... I'm lucky I get to meet good people and wicked cars, and this was one of those days thank you man... The paint job was immaculate, I could see my reflection smiling back at me... 5 lug conversion with Spoon calipers, bronze TE37s that fit just right... For tires he is running Advan A048, arguably the best R compound tire out there and very expensive... Jason rocks them on the street like some rare Jordans, ready to ball at anytime... Original Honda badges on the back and UKDM taillights with the clear turn signals... Vibrant quiet muffler with a turn down tip at the end, no need to be loud... A small lip in the front and Spoon carbon mirrors, I think she looks great just like this... One of the best Integras I've ever seen, the exact style I like... Staying true to how Honda would fix up an Integra, with lots of California style and attitude... And excellent craftsmanship which he mostly does himself, he's a true enthusiast who knows what's up... Thank you Jason for letting me come over and chill... #honda #integra #b18c5 #typer #vtec ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Visit our webstore in the bio, and follow our parts page @perfect_honda_sales .. We want to help you finish your Honda project the Perfect way...

Lupo's @lupofrompluto Integra RS 1.8L only gained 2 WHP with the Edelbrock intake manifold and 68mm throttle body, for a total of 186 WHP...

That comes out to about 214 HP at the crank... But what's interesting is that the midrange gained as much as 18 WHP, that's a lot... I think that stock muffler is really choking the power up top, it would have made 20+ WHP more at the top if she could fart the way she wanted to... The sound of the engine changed a bit with this intake manifold, more deeper toned throaty through out the power band... Lupo also added a lower strut bar, between the seat belt anchors inside the cabin, pretty cool piece... He still has to install his Hytech header, after they modify the lower trans brace to fit... This car is a lot of fun to be in, it has a very broad power band and sounds really good... No squeaks or rattles, the entire car is solid... I'm proud to have put her together, and shes been running strong for almost 2 years... I'm dying to know how much power she would make with an axle back muffler and a retune, what do you think?... I think she would make at least 200 WHP... #acura #integra #vtec #B18C #gsr

Raul @mrd_si is getting his first engine build, for his black EM1 with the oil light flashing...

The second we noticed that, I explained to him his options and he said he wanted to get started on building a fresh short block... We just recently rebuilt his head, so soon he will have a completely reconditioned motor... Ran to the junkyard for a good core, and found a stock Integra with 179k miles... Rotated the crank and she spun freely, and didnt see any obvious damage along the sleeves... We had an army today, with Jakob and Chris @hashtag.mata , so this wouldn't take too long... First I quickly dismantled the intake manifold as someone took the exhaust manifold off... Then I blasted the head off and threw that to the side... Next we disconnected the engine to the automatic trans, as well as the axle half shaft... Using seatbelts as straps, we carefully brought the motor down instead of using a hoist... This was much easier then hauling the hoist all the way over, I hate doing that... We turned the motor upside down to drain the fluids, and then tossed her in the wheel barrow... Paid $170 for her and placed her in the passenger seat area of my Civic... This entire process only took 2 hours, it isnt that difficult especially when you have the right tools and a couple guys... Raul is gonna have a wicked motor soon, to replace his dying block... High compression tuned setup, 200whp everyday please... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

Mike's Integra GSR had a very weird electrical problem, his brake lights wouldn't turn off...

One day he saw 2 small fires happen in his car, one under the dash and the other at the third brake light... He had no idea what happened, but could smell that burning wire smell... His rear brake lights were now on, and wouldn't turn off... eventually his battery died out, and the car wouldnt start anymore... usually when the brake lights are stuck on, the rubber stopper is missing and it's an easy fix but this wasnt like that... We charged the battery at autozone @autozone for free, connected the battery, and began our diagnosis... I pulled the wiring diagram for the brake light circuit so that we could find the damage in a systematic way... what was interesting is that when we removed the fuse for the brake lights, the lights would turn off... so the white green and green white wires were crossed somewhere.... the abs, cruise control, and engine computers were connected into this wiring so we disconnected them... we were hoping one of those was shorted, but this was not the issue... next we removed all the fuses on both fuse boxes to see if any of those circuits were interfering, no luck... we went to the junkyard to take apart the same year Integra and study it further... We cut the harness and removed the dash, to chase the white green wire... It led to a junction where the green white wire was, this is where the short was at for sure... I think it got hot and fused together, bypassing the brake switch... we went back to Mike's GSR and ran a new white green wire from the fuse box to the brake light switch and boom, she was fixed... What I believe happened was that the third brake light shorted out, and caused that fire in the rear... at the same time the wires under the dash to the brake switch burnt up, causing that damage... The repair was just 3 feet of wire from the fuse box to the switch, we just had to figure out which wire... Always nice to work on a stock GSR, especially in this color... This car would be an excellent candidate for a restoration, inside and out one day... Thank you Mike for going through the process with me, I know it took a long time...

Looks like a stock coupe, huh?... far from it, she is AWD with plenty of power...

From Washington I believe and right behind the Speed Factory 4 door, this innocent looking economy car rips 10 second runs consistently... Swipe to see how good she looks as she leaves the line, no nonsense and all grip... 10.3 in the quarter mile is fast enough to embarrass any super car, and a ton of fun to drive I bet... great build Josh @joshgucciswag , unique and effective... Import Face Off Bakersfield @importfaceoffofficial #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #awd #turbo

Check out the kevlar Type R front end on this beautiful yellow Integra, lots of quality parts on this build...

I'm a little critical of mixing so many big companies, but I like that he's flexing his style... Mugen style front end on Spoon wheels, and JUN hyper lemon valve cover with the spark plug cover... Custom titanium intake pipe with a Skunk2 intake manifold, Spoon spark plug wires and radiator hoses... Rare Spoon sports gauge cluster had me drooling, I'm dying to have that one day along with those Spoon calipers... Bucket seats with Takata harnesses, everything else gutted inside... In the back a carbon kevlar trunk to match the front end, what a crazy list... Excellent quality of work, with lots of rare parts... Props to the owner, you can tell he is an ITR fanatic!... This Integra you have stop and look at all the details, especially some rare parts in perfect shape... Import Face Off Bakersfield @importfaceoffofficial #acura #integra #vtec

Really enjoyed seeing this blue EK hatch, blue paint on blue wheels on blue calipers...

even blue lug nuts, with Type R markings all around... I always love when people make a Type R clone in a non Type R color, it looks classy... So many details on this car. And subtle ones like the 5 lug and side skirts with a little flare to them... Under the hood is just as impressive as the outside, with a K swap decorated tastefully... Engraved valve cover looks fancy, and a work of art... Just another example of our California styling right there, that would be a style borrowed from the low rider scene... Circuit hero strut bar right above it, K Tuned intake manifold right in front, all quality parts that look good together... Props to the owner, this Civic is definitely a Perfect Honda... #honda #civic #hondacivic

It isn't everyday you get to see a Renntech AMG GTR, the fastest in the Mercedes line up modified by a famous tuner...

Looking great in matte blue with Renntech aero bits all over... Check out the rear wing and the tiny canards up front, the wild diffuser under the back... This is baller, and beautiful... and fast!... Import Face Off Bakersfield @importfaceoffofficial

Bass competition is always fun to watch, today at IFO Bakersfield...

Check out the reinforced windshield on this Camry!... During his run, he did something really interesting though... he went to the trunk and started to move wires around, kinda like reconfiguring... the trunk was filled with batteries and amplifers, and very thick cabling... He tried for his second run but had the same score, and he ended up winning... Swipe to see this crazy white Chevy Astro I saw, bumping a song (Khalid - Better) like a concert to go... Really loud and really clear... #bass Import Face Off Bakersfield @importfaceoffofficial

I thought this was a nice run by the turbo EM1, swipe to see the burnout, and swipe again to see the run...

Beautiful to look at, and performs like a champ... 9.3 seconds is seriously fast, props to the owner... IFO Bakersfield @importfaceoffofficial

Ruben brought an EK sedan over for me to check out, with an overheating problem...

He is a local guy who is always buying and selling cars, and I have no idea where he gets them from... One look at the radiator, and I knew she was busted all over and leaking... He had put some kind of gunk in the radiator, with a drinking straw over the leak... Wow, never seen a repair like that before but I told him for sure he needs a new radiator... He had also wired up his AC fan to stay on, using electrical wires from home depot I think... I gave him my best advice for his situation, and let's see if he takes it... I think this car needs a repaired cooling system, and possibly a head rebuild if the head gasket is failing... Just an old 4 door with 200k, and still driving around even though she has a couple wounds... #honda #civic #hondacivic ------------------------------------------------------------------ This engine bay desperately needs Joker Juice, and so does your!... Pickup a bottle in our webstore, link in the bio...

Happy single awareness day guys!, Roman @romannto_ wanted to show you his clean red heart...

Don't be sad if you dont have a lady this year, because at least you still have your Honda and she will be reliable and fun... Roman did a great job cleaning his bay, by himself too... This engine bay was pretty nasty before, and the reason why we never took pics... Roman bought a bottle of Joker Juice and cleaned all this up, as well as his street bike, I'm proud of him... Finally his RSX is smog legal, with a rebuilt LSD trans, and he got a regular license plate instead of the previous owners plate "SlowRSX" like depression... I hope you don't get caught up in all this love today, and stay focused on what the prize is... Work hard, make money, and dont embarrass the women in your family... You dont have to be a weak man, just know what you want and be sure about it... If you want a good girl, make yourself into a real good guy who can financially provide for a family... My boss always told me "no money, no honey" and to keep my energy neutral, not happy and not sad... And once you have your shit together, the universe will bless you with the love and support you deserve... Happy VTEC Valentine's day guys!... #acura #rsx -----------------------------------------‐--------------------‐---------- Pickup a bottle of Joker Juice for $25, local pickup in Torrance and Santa Fe Springs... We pickup parts from the junkyard, and rebuild them for our project cars... True grassroots spirit and ingenuity!...

This is how we make a good VTEC B series distributor out of junkyard parts, completely rebuilt ofcourse...

The distributor is where the 3 position sensors are, as well as the coil and ignitor, there is a lot going on and it's the most important part of the Honda fuel injection system... For Raul's @itsaext Civic Si, we needed B series VTEC housing with an OBD2b plug... There are 3 different plugs and about 8 different housings, but they all work the same... What we did here was take an Integra LS distributor and cut the front leg off... Ground(grinded) it down until it looked clean, and cleared the VTEC solenoid... The internal electrical and plug I took from a 00 Civic single cam, and put all that together with new seals and a coil... The distributor slides in like regular, but just bolts with the top bolt... the other bolt doesnt line up, but that really doesnt matter... the o ring will keep it sealed, and it doesn't flex at all... Some other day I'll show you what isnt good about Chinese distributors, from position sensor failures to o ring too thin and leaking oil... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec ---------------------------------------------------------------------‐------ Shirts, stickers, hats, and Joker Juice in our webstore, thank you for representing... We want you to be fast, and we want you to be reliable...

Skunk2 throttle body sticking problem on Raul's @itsaext Si, this seems to be an issue that a lot of people are having...

We did a couple things to remedy this situation, and now she is working just fine... What's interesting is that throttle sticking issue only happens when the engine is warm, and I have a theory of what's going on... The first thing we changed was the spring, we had read online that people had done that before with success... That the Skunk2 spring just didnt have enough tension, so we pulled a stock Honda throttle spring, which costs next to nothing... The second thing we did was run a scotch brite pad along the brass throttle plate to get rid of any edges... I suspect what is going on is that the tolerances are too tight, and that when it gets hot the thermal expansion causes a sticking situation... Did the best with the scotchbrite pad, and I felt it made a difference... it was impossible to remove the screws holding the throttle plate in, they were stripping out as I was trying... Next I put the throttle spring back on, and adjusted the stop screw a tad bit out... So just a crack open, like a hair... We reinstalled the throttle body and the issue was solved!... and it didnt really cost us anything because we used his old throttle body spring... I think this is just an example of the difference between the OEM fit and finish, versus an aftermarket product that sells for a good price... I'm glad we were able to massage this throttle body to work proper, because idling at 2000 RPM is way too high... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joker Juice degreaser available now in our webstore, we use this stuff on everything!...

Art's CRX doing a nasty burnout, before a street race 15 years ago...

Him and his brother Marouj were known for building some wicked cars back then, and this one was my favorite... Would you believe that this was the first CRX to have a K swap?... And it was the 2nd K swap ever!, this was the beginning of the future for us... K20 Type R motor with ITBs, LSD 6 speed trans... Basically the best of the best, for that time... We had never heard a front wheel drive Honda scream like this before, or even seen a hood cut like that for ITBs this was so fresh... Mugen MF10L wheels with sticky tires, I believe they were Falken Azenis RT215s... S2000 gauge cluster conversion, redline all the way to 9k on a custom tune... They drove her hard, and she performed like a champ... Blowing away cars off the launch, even domestics... This CRX had a purpose, and she got to live it out on the streets of LA... I pay my respects, she's definitely a Perfect Honda... Props to the Moradian brothers, hope you guys are driving turbo Lambos now... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #crx ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joker Juice now available, pickup a bottle in our webstore!... High pressure heavy duty sprayer included, link in bio!... @perfect_honda_sales

Jonathan's EM2 Civic has some problems and is acting weird and backfiring, so let's diagnose and figure out what's going on...

First we checked fuel pressure and compression, just like we would on an older Honda... Fuel pressure seemed fine, this car only has 170k which isnt too high... Compression was down 20-30 points though, and now I'm afraid that the timing is off and that the valves might be damaged... We went to autozone @autozone to check the engine codes, because I left my code reader in my other car... The way it works at autozone is that it reads the code, and then they print out the data from their computer... There were multiple codes for the position sensors, I think it's clear that the timing belt tensioner has failed here... We just had this issue on Tree's EM2, I guess this is a common issue for EM2... On Tree's, the car just stopped running all of a sudden and all the valves were bent... In this case, the car is still running and failing just right now, it comes and goes... The right repair to do is to remove the head and rebuild it, and install all new timing belt components... If the head is bad, we can always pickup another one from the junkyard for $100... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec -------‐--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joker Juice available in our webstore, link in the bio... Get yourself the best degreaser for your junkyard project!...

Meanwhile in Japan, this CLS is looking fresh with bronze TE37s and sitting on the ground...

The Japanese never disappoint, and this is too sick man... White on bronze has been iconic since the beginning of this wheel, a true Japanese look... Here we have that on a Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG, with a little lip and side skirts added on... You can see the massive AMG calipers behind the concave new model TE37s, chassis on the ground with air suspension for sure... Just needs a titanium exhaust for a sound to match how wicked this looks, and absolutely nothing else... Maybe a nice sound system with some bass, this cruiser is goals goals goals... #mercedes #mb @stickydiljoe

2 choriqueso tacos and 1 carnitas, this truck was a really good one guys...

choriqueso is just chorizo and cheese mixed together, this place had a lot of custom mixed meats like campechano... The salsa was fire, orange because of habanero peppers... Very hot, not for beginners... Onions in lemon, with extra chili peppers if that's how you roll... This was a very spicy truck, for some reason I think the spiciest trucks are in the OC (like the pink truck)... Meat cooked well, tortilla fresh... on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give them a 9... Actually I have to give them a 10, because they serve the best horchata I've ever had... creamy with bits of vanilla, thick like its milk... Which is good because the food is very hot here, and this can cool it down... Thank you Jonathan, this was a damn good spot... #tacos #tacosperfect

Red RSX Roman @romannto_ came by to talk about what's next for his car, doesn't she look good like this?...

Last year he did a lot to his car, and also had to deal with BAR certification... The previous owner didn't tell him that he got a state ref ticket, and that registration was being held... Roman had to restore the car back to stock but he still had a check engine light issue... We ended up figuring out that his ECU had an issue and had a burnt circuit... it was also weird that the VTEC was engaging real early at 3400 RPM... we found him a replacement ECU and the rest of the problems went away... We think this is the reason that he sold this car to Roman for cheap, he couldn't fix the electrical issue and deal with California BAR... Now he is completely legal, and the car runs better than it did with the previous owner... Other than that big repair last year Roman also got the 6 speed trans rebuilt, and an MFactory LSD added in there... Type R spindles all around with Brembo calipers, EVO 8 wheels with Federal RSRR tires... Now we are planning what to do next, he has some ideas and I have some as well... I'm telling him high compression K24 block with some cams, but he doesn't want to spend that much until the engine breaks... Maybe a wing?... Maybe powdercoat the wheels?... A Mugen front bumper would look damn good, right?... You guys got any ideas what we should do next with her for 2020?... #acura #rsx

House call to check out Adrian's silver EM1 wannabe that wouldn't turn on anymore...

The second I heard the engine crank, I knew there was a loss of compression at the least... B20 block with a GSR head on top, Blox intake manifold and a Skunk2 throttle body... We did compression testing and found #2 and #4 cylinders low, but at least they were above 150 so the engine should still run... Perfect compression is 210 and there should be no more than 10% variation per cylinder... that means it shouldn't be lower than 189 per cylinder to keep everything in harmony... We checked injector pulse and found that, and power going to the distributor... We checked fuel pressure and it was real strong, so that wasn't the issue... We next went to check for spark plug spark and that wasnt there, so that's what the issue was... All he needs is a distributor rebuild to bring back his spark, and get this Civic running again... A head rebuild and valve adjustment will fix the engine issue, and then the car will be back to top condition... Hopefully he calls us back soon, we would love to help out... Our advanced diagnosis finds any and every problem, and this one starts with a distributor rebuild... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

This is what I want you to be doing with your Honda, going balls out through a road course with really wide front wheels...

This is called reversed stagger, where you have a lot more grip in the front... This guy looks to be running 18x9.5 with a 265 up front, a common size for the back of a rear wheel drive car!... The idea is to drive like you are on a unicycle, all the weight up front, and the rear is just like a wheelie bar during turns... Lots of aerodynamics and a built B series under the hood, driven like a maniac until redline... This is the new extreme style of road course racing in Japan, and it hasn't come to the states yet... I'm hoping this year we will see more track cars built like this, attacking Buttonwillow and Streets of Willow... This CRX looks buff and performs like a bully, catch him if you can... 2 wheels off the ground, he drives her like he just robbed a bank and is running from the cops... #honda #crx #vtec ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please stay tuned for new merch, hats and shirts and stickers in our webstore... Thank you for your support, wait till you see what we have in store for this year!...

Lightspeed header that we picked up from the junkyard, off an old EK sedan show car...

I think the construction is pretty solid, swipe to see how the collector was made... They cleanly transitioned 2 runners into 1, with a divider and sophisticated flanges... This was made 20 years ago, when technology was much less... A header was a big upgrade back then!... and these companies were doing their best to make a quality product... Header design and fabrication has been an art for a long time, and this was the beginning of that for the Honda scene... I'm still learning all the different configurations, but I believe someone commented that this is the tri y design... We want to restore this header back to perfect condition, and keep them for our future Perfect Honda museum... The junkyard has a lot of interesting finds, and this one was fun for me to see... I feel like I learn something when I look and analyze a part like this, trying to figure out how the engineer designed this to be better than the stock Honda unit... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16y8 #vtec ------------------------------------------------------‐----------------------- Need parts from the junkyard?... Add our parts page @perfect_honda_sales for weekly updates on junkyard Civic and Integra inventory...

After we were done working on Chris' @hashtag.mata EG coupe, we went to wash the engine bay...

Sunset in the background and hungry for tacos, but lets finish this job for today... We cover the distributor with a plastic bag, and put a towel over the powdercoated valve cover... Since the valve cover was fresh and new, there was no need to clean it... We sprayed down the entire engine bay with Joker Juice, and let it sit for a minute... It eats away at all the grease and sometimes turns purple as it's doing that... A couple quarters in the machine and we put her on rinse... These machines are pressure washers with a lot of power, and we blast the engine bay clean... Always moving around, so that water doesnt get jammed into a crevice by accident... A little bit of water getting in wont be bad, but try not to... After she is rinsed, we turned the car back on and let her dry naturally... removed the towel and plastic bag, and now she looks like new... I think this is the best way to end a day of working on a car, job complete and everything cleaned up... With only 95k miles, this car is worth something and maintained properly... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #d16z6 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Try Joker Juice for yourself, available in our webstore... We've been using this for 10 years, hundreds of Hondas cleaned the Perfect Honda way...

A nice wrinkle black valve cover completes the engine bay, along with some NGK and all new gaskets...

Chris @hashtag.mata sent his valve cover out to get powdercoated, and they did a very professional job... The powder coating is much harder than paint, and can withstand all the heat as well as can be cleaned... We used a brand new Honda brand valve cover gasket with a little bit of Honda bond in the corners... tightened everything to spec, and put the wires in place like braiding hair... Chris had some fancy spark plugs in his car, that had electrodes all around... I'm curious to know more about these, they cost about $13 each... We did a compression check just to make sure, and she enough there wasnt any issue... Only 95k on this fully loaded black coupe, in the future I think this car will be worth a lot to someone who wants a virgin... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #d16z6

House call to help Chris @hashtag.mata with his 95 Civic coupe, all original with less than 100k miles...

Today we put her on all fours, to work on the brakes... In the front we put new Brembo rotors and some brake pads that I had not seen yet... Chris works in parts sales, and is really good at finding high quality parts all over the world... He's kinda a connoisseur of keeping a car stock, using the best quality parts... The brake pads came with a very interesting shim that sat within the piston of the brake caliper... We next pulled the filter from the brake master cylinder and cleaned the sludge from inside yuck... The brake fluid was brown, and this is why!... Next we bled new brake fluid, until clear fluid ran through... It was a lot of bleeding, 5 times around, just gotta have a good rhythm... Its always a pleasure to do a complete job, now she is good for a few years of braking... This coupe is special because it has really low miles, and we are doing our best to maintain her at a high level... Sure her paint is faded, but that can be taken care of with a paint job... She's still absolutely mint in the cabin and engine bay, never been hit and never abused... #honda #civic #vtec #vtec #hondacivic

Fast and Furious 9 trailer is out, and these guys are far from the old street racing days and stealing DVD players...

Now the cars are flying through the air with helicopters chasing them with machine guns, holy shit!... What started out as an underground scene with import cars is now exotics and stealth planes, crazy!... I was lucky enough to be a paid extra in the first Fast and Furious movie, and was on set 4 days for the Racewarz scene with my yellow EG coupe... I was one of the guys waiting to race, as Paul Walker acted in the background... They made us turn our shirts inside out, so that no logos would be seen as the cameras went past us... A bunch of models were hired to walk around, they were not interested in talking to us car guys haha... At that time we didnt know that the Fast & Furious movie franchise was gonna blow up this big, and so we just treated it like another job... Literally every week we would display our cars somewhere, from clubs to car shows to photoshoots... Even when the movie came out, theaters would ask us to park our cars in front of the theater... Extremely VIP parking, and everyone gave the cars love... But after the movie came out, all hell broke loose and everyone came to the street races... The cops changed their strategy and started ticketing heavily and even crushing cars they caught... Fast and Furious had a huge effect on our hobby and lifestyle, but it wasnt how the real scene was... There definitely wasn't that many hot chicks, I wish it was like that!... But now we are up to Fast9 and the cars are way faster and Dom is a dad, where has all the time gone?... And what do you guys think about the Fast9 trailers and this movie franchise?... I'm gonna watch it for the effects, maybe not so much for the plot... #fast9 #fast &furious #universal

RIP to this old Honda show car I saw today at the junkyard, a combination of Japanese and California styling...

Shaved mouldings and rear door handles, inside was a white dash and door panels... Under the hood was a D16Y8, so this was an EX manual trans car... A Lightspeed header which is an old historical piece, I ended up taking that with me... No dents, just a couple scratches and surface rust... I'm interested in studying this header design, it seems well made... It was tight fit and close to the ac fan, so the runners were much longer than stock and with less of a bend... Other than that header the engine was basically stock, with NGK wires... Stock looking headlights and grille, this car was like show and JDM mixed together... Oh, the interesting Hondas we see here in the junkyard... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #d16y8

Prepared a valve cover for Jesus' @_wait4itluna F20B Accord project, last step is to cut off the paint off the letters to reveal that big VTEC...

I take the blade and I slice the paint off like its cheese... I keep the bottom the blade against the letter, and slide it across but being careful not to get caught on any small imperfection or burr... Sometimes I even sand it one final time with 2000 grit sandpaper, and just let the sandpaper soak up any red paint there... I like a clean valve cover with the VTEC exposed, it doesnt cost a lot of money and makes a big difference... If you swipe through this post, I put each step to making a valve cover like this... First I clean the valve cover with degreaser and then brake cleaner... I let it sit in the sun to completely dry off, and for the metal to get warm... I always start painting a valve cover before noon, because we need the heat to make the wrinkle process happen... After about 20 minutes, the valve cover is dry and warm... I spray a light coat of VHT wrinkle red, misting the entire piece... This acts as a primer and then the second coat is a full coat that tries to cover all the silver showing... Let sit for another 20 minutes, but not much more than that... Next coat is a heavy coat, you want the paint to be glossy over the piece... You dont want to be so heavy that you drip, that will make the wrinkling awkward... I start low and spray all around, and move towards the center... Dont forget to get the crevice where the timing belt is!... Now we let the valve cover sit for hours, enjoying the sun... The heat from the sun will activate the paint to wrinkle... It's really cool to watch, because you can see the imperfections go away... Before it gets dark I bring the valve cover back inside, and let sit for 24 hours before handling... After a few days, I cut the paint off the letters and voila! She's done!... Type R ish I guess, on a junkyard budget... #honda #vtec #f20b #h22a #accord -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New stuff available in our web store, please check it out!... Cheap stickers and decent shirts, all with our Perfect logo...

Steve's Civic Si is one of the cleanest EM1s, with only 75k miles and a fresh paint job...

Steve own's T&L autobody and has been modifying Hondas for over 20 years, and this is his personal Civic... This is also the bodyshop that painted all my custom cars during my 20s, 2 Hondas and 2 Nissans... And the first place I worked at in cars, Steve taught me a lot over the 7 years I worked for him, from custom fiberglass work to prepping cars for paint... For his own Civic he wanted to keep it simple and clean, Electron blue paint without the stickers on the trunk and quarter panels... White Gramlight wheels with blue lug nuts, all Rays engineering... Brand new headlights up front, Honda not Chinese... All new mouldings around, including the windshield cowl, for a really quality paint job up close... Under the hood is stock and inside is stock, like a time machine for Honda history... Steve also has a brand new Civic Type R but prefers to drive this one, and he keeps her safe in the back of the shop... A mint electron blue EM1, its almost like I saw a beautiful lady today... #honda #civic #hondacivic #B16A #vtec

Jack's @dirtyxdmnd EG hatch project is about to get started, with a couple friends helping him push her into the garage...

The car has been sitting outside, under a tarp for a while, so first thing I would do is strip her and clean her inside... Put her on 4 jackstands and blast her with the leaf blower!... Depending on what level of street car or show car, I would remove the dash only if I really had to... While she is in the air, drop all the suspension and replace every single bushing and ball joint... Plenty of options for bushings, Energy Suspension is one hell of a deal and available at Autozone @autozone... Maybe even clean under the car, with a heat gun and a scraper, if time is on your side... Jack has a garage full of tools and a second car to drive, and lots of creative energy... I wanna see him flex his style, and do things the way he wants to do... And if he gets stuck or something breaks, I'm here as backup... 10 second street car would be impressive, and all painted one color with shaved mouldings all around(to match the quarter panels)... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #d16z6

Walbro fuel pump install on Christian's @b18.breezie Integra, the future race car show car...

We just finished a bunch of maintenance on his EM1ish Civic and this is his other baby, and long term project... What he really wants for her is a B16B engine swap, out of a CTR... I told him that we can build a B16A to make as much power, or more... A 9K all day screamer, in an Integra that should have a B18... For now though we just want her to be reliable until he can make the big jump... Did a compression check and that tested good, the only major issue was low fuel pressure... We went with a good ole Walbro because it's the best bang for the buck, and very reliable... And once he has an B16 engine swap, that same fuel pump is more than good enough for a motor under 250hp... #acura #integra #b18b

Parag's Integra was the first complete show car I had ever helped build, a mix of Japanese parts and Los Angeles styling...

Back then we used to hang around a bunch of Filipino guys, and it was cool to be a DJ with a sick import ride... Our high school even had the HKS sponsored black EG coupe, complete with the full graphics livery... The parking lot was like a car show, and so was certain spots like the mall and gas stations... We were always showing off our project cars, and it was love from every direction... When we built cars, they took a really long time because Harbor Freight didnt exist then... We made these cars with old school labor, passed down from a craftsman teaching us... The internet was not around yet, so if we wanted to learn we had to have a teacher... I'm lucky that the bodyshop allowed me to work with them, and this was my first education and creation... Supra taillight conversion, I welded the entire frame for the lights and built brackets to hold them in... In this version, I even removed the lens to make it look all clear... And we installed colored bulbs, which were new to the market... I even had wired them up in a sequence pattern for car shows, and people would trip out over them... We had never even seen a Supra with these before, this was the beginning of clear tailight conversions actually... The rest of the Integra was MR2 side vents, a Mugen copy body kit, a full white and tan interior using a Momo marine steering wheel, a sound system with 2 Pioneer 10s and a false floor, lowered on ground control coilovers, 5Zigen wheels, and just an LS engine under the hood... This is what happens when you hang around a bunch of asians dudes who listen to a lot of hip hop haha... #acura #integra

A couple more follow up repairs on Christian's @b18.breezie EM1ish Civic...

This is what a worn out AC idler pulley looks like, it spins freely and is loose.... I heard a grinding type noise near the accessory belts and removed the belts until we isolated where the noise was coming from... Sprayed a little PB blaster on the AC idler as the car was running and the sound changed, that was the issue... We went to Autozone @autozone to pickup another one, swipe to see how that one spun... Much more tighter bearing and that nasty sound was gone just like that... Christian's Civic needed a lot of repairs like that, just old worn out components from regular use... When we had done his clutch job, we identified a few of those needed repairs and now were getting them done... We also swapped out the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder, with brand new Honda units... Replaced the fuel pump with a new Walbro 255, the best deal for about $80 shipped... Now she is covered on all bases, everything is fixed for now and she will be reliable as a daily driver... She looks good and she runs good, I think she'll be good for the next year or two for sure... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16y8 #vtec

Mugen suspension and Type R rear lower control arms on Lupo's @lupofrompluto Integra RS...

He picked these up from HMO @hmotorsonline for the price of coilovers, these are the best factory suspension upgrade from back then... and in good condition... Made by Showa, the original manufacturer of Honda suspension components... Since this is a set off a Type R, he had to use Type R rear lower control arms as well... the lower shock mount on a stock Integra is a fork, over the control arm... and the type r has the shock mounting through the rear lower control arm... I think they did this so that they could use a slightly longer shock while maintaining the exact same geometry... Everything torque down, with some titanium bolts replacing the lower 14mm bolts... Once the car was back on the ground, it was a lot lower than we expected... Its coilover low, about the same height as the Tein coilovers we just removed... Lupo plans to go to Adam's race track soon and maybe that will be the best test for this setup... The best suspension that you could buy from the dealer right here, if you lived in Japan... #Acura #integra #b18c #vtec #mugen

Sick NSX rolling up to Evasive @evasivemotorsports , titanium exhaust so you can hear the turbos spooling...

Big black Advan GT wheels with perfect fitment, front and back... Carbon hood, spoiler, and a subtle body kit all around... This is a Perfect Honda also, the most modern version... Evasive has been modifying Hondas for 15 years, first starting out with the S2000 chassis for time attack duty... Since then they have grown to a full race shop, competing in everything from Formula Drift to Pikes Peak... Whatever they want to be apart of, they chase it and they win the race... A lot of the senior guys here started off in Civics, show cars and track cars... In their parking lot you see a handful of Fits, on Ray's wheels... And Ryan's silver Civic Si FA5, sitting on Advans... At Evasive their cars may not have the big dyno numbers that the turbo shops have, but all the cars are balanced and styled as if they were straight out of Japan... #acura #nsx #honda #civic #hondacivic

The GNR Racing EK9 runs Tsukuba in less than 60 seconds, with lots of aerodynamics and a naturally aspirated motor...

Under the hood is a high compression K24 block with a K20 Type R head, making 280HP all day... In the front is a massive front end with canards extending a foot out, widened and vented fenders custom made by Under Suzuki's company... Flared in the rear and the track widened, this Civic is looking for stability... A big wing mounted up high, slits in the rear bumper to let out steam, and a titanium muffler in the middle and turnt down... Endless brake calipers and I love the wide Advan GT wheels in matching blue, but this car has plenty of sets of shoes... This is a serious Civic with a lot of development in an extreme way... And the results are just as impressive, 57 seconds makes it one of the fastest cars here under 300HP... Wider is better!... #honda #civic #hondacivic

Unfortunately there were worn out intake valves on that $100 PDE H23A VTEC head we picked up at the junkyard, for Jesus' @_wait4itluna F20B project...

When the machine shop took the head apart he found that the intake valves were worn out hard, and it looks like there is a step in them... He cut the valves but now they are a little too thin... It will work, but it isn't ideal for power... The dimensions of the head are now off, and that isnt what we want on this build...Sometimes we do things as just a repair, and other times we do it for power... We wanna make way over 200whp, so let's fix this right and hit that goal... We might have to find another H22A at the junkyard and steal her good valves... Or buy a new set of valves from Supertech for cheap... We do what's right for the budget, and we are always saving money to enjoy that VTEC... To be continued... #h22a #f20b #vtec

Ran into a YouTuber while out working today, MrOrganik @mrorganik was getting the mid pipes deleted on his TrackHawk...

Thank you to all the people who told me who he is, I posted this in my story and a lot of you saw it... I was told that he's a guy who came from humble beginnings and now does mods and reviews cars, I'm gonna take a peak at his YouTube channel... It's hard to miss a guy who has a purple beard, but I hear he has different beard styles all the time ha... I hope we get to his level, with over 100K subscribers watching and thousands of views... Lemme know what you think about his content, and maybe what we should make the Perfect Honda YouTube channel to be... #TrackHawk

Gabriel's @gabrielx_j Civic Si is going back to smog legal, it's that time again...

We put a high compression K24 short block in her a few years ago, and since then we have had to deal with BAR and found a way to pass the car legally... The engine is a K24 bottom end from an Accord, that we pulled from the junkyard... Stuffed inside her are Eagle Rods and RS pistons, assembled by Dave @rsmachine... The head is the stock K20 head, just rebuilt ofcourse... When we first installed this setup, we made our own KTuned @ktuned 4 to 1 race header by lengthening a K20 piece, and then matched that will a full KTuned exhaust and no catalytic converter... With just an intake, we made damn good power with a Hondata tune... Tuned at Erick's racing, she made 255whp, which i thought was a lot and even he was surprised... Erik even did another run on the dyno to show me the graph, but I thought it should have been 235ish... either way, I'll take it! The car drives great and has a blast of torque before 3k... Last year Gabe got caught and sent to BAR so we had to figure out how to make the car legal to drive... For those who dont live in California, BAR is the regulating agency that prevents your car from staying registered... Bureau of Automotive Repair is what it stands for... What we did was remove the complete intake and exhaust and put back everything stock... Then we saved our Hondata tune and removed Flash Pro from the ECU... We then drove her around gently until the monitors were gone and did a prayer to the Honda gods... And she passed!, I think because we had a stock head with stock cams... We figured out how to pass the most strict smog test in the world, and keep Gabriel's car registered in California... #honda #civic #hondacivic #k24

2 tacos al pastor, rolled up style... I forget what part of mexico does it like this, but it's from a certain region...

handmade thick tortilla for each taco, oversized also it was handful... The tortilla was very soft also, folded like a flour tortilla it was so fresh... Generous on the meat, they make it worth $2 each... onion, cilantro, and a mild red salsa, chile torreados on the side... Everything was too mild for me, even the chile torreado had no heat at all... This place is in the torrance area, and I think the people here dont like spicy... It was a busy spot, and a good size restaurant so I'm sure they have business... They are also definitely a religious family, with a mural outside and kind words written next to where you order... If you like mild tacos rolled up, give them a try... #tacos #tacosperfect

Spoon Sports signature valve cover color has always been yellow, easy to notice and always respected...

K series, B series, L series, and F series S2000 valve covers all signed by Spoon @spoonsportsusa president Ichishima san... He has a philosophy when it comes to Hondas, and its combined with Japanese efficiency and style... The way he talks about his cars is as if they have a soul and purpose, and he's helping them achieve that... He is a consultant to Honda and a pro amateur race car driver himself, and always a teacher... His opinion is knowledge, and he has studied each engine to the limit... When you have one of his valve covers, it's as if you are part of his vision... And if you have one of his complete crate engines, it's as if you have the Type R of a Type R... We will have pricing soon on our parts page @perfect_honda_sales , it ain't cheap but we can get it for you... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec

The Spoon Sports @spoonsportsusa is arguably the best brake calipers for Civics and Integras, as well as many other Hondas including S2000...

Manufactured by Nissin, who happens to be the original manufacturer of brake components for most Japanese automakers... Developed by engineers with lots of real world testing and years of racing experience... A lot of the time people get brakes that are way too big for their car, and the modulation of braking is off or unnatural... These calipers are a one piece unit and use Honda s2000 brake pads, for which there are tons of option from street to race... The pedal feel is like stock, but the clamping pressure of the 4 pistons is no joke... Made of aluminum, they are also lighter weight then the stock units... There really is no downside to these calipers, they are the best for Hondas and even look great in their anodized blue color... A lot of professional race car drivers swear that this is the last brake system a Honda needs, and performs at a very high level... Other cool stuff we saw at Spoon Sports was a prototype B series header, handmade ofcourse... Brake pads, thermostats, radiator hoses, titanium exhaust, everything top quality... They also had an ASM throttle body massaged by their scientists, and a very cool J's Racing titanium shift knob... That shift knob was burnt with a golden color instead of the blue we usually see, so sick.... Lots of cool stuff here, I want a set of brake calipers for my Integra... We are opening an account with Spoon Sports and will be able to get stuff like this for you, we only want to promote the best quality parts... Once we get the process down, we will let you know how to order and what parts they have available for EG/EK/DC...

Tommy's Civic Si is definitely a Perfect Honda, one of the cleanest EP3s in southern California...

A combination of Type R and Mugen, does it get any better than that?... Mugen bodykit with the wing, Mugen MF10 wheels in bronze... Behind those wheels are black Brembos quietly hiding with slotted rotors... Type R headlights look so different than the US part, with projectors that come stock like that... Type R badges all around, even the sticker on each side skirt... Under the hood is a Mugen intake, and inside the cabin are 2 fancy red Mugen seats... I think everything about this car looks great and matches in style, especially that mint blue paint...

As we were draining the coolant on Lupo's @lupofrompluto Integra, we checked for any leaks and didnt see any woohoo!...

we did this swap in the summer of 2018, so it's been a while and has some miles on her... We did change every single seal and gasket, except the breather box which we just took care of... Some engine bays look great from the top, but like hell from the bottom, but this car isnt like that... Chasing leaks is a daily job over here at Perfect Honda, especially when the car is dripping... Some of the gaskets go in with common sense, and others require a little experience... That oil pan gasket is notorious for leaking, and getting squished from over tightening... But Lupo's engine bay is a pleasure to look at, and work in... If there is ever a leak, we will squash it right away... It's really important that the engine fluids stay in the engine, especially when running her hard... #integra #acura #B18C #vtec

Edelbrock Performer X intake manifold install on Lupo's @lupofrompluto Integra, with a 68mm Professional Products throttle body...

Port matched with a thermal gasket, for perfect flow... Lupo is chasing 200whp(through a stock muffler) and was at 184whp with the old Skunk2 manifold and 66mm throttle body... Lupo painted the Edelbrock manifold wrinkle grey using the VHT paint, and sanded the letters off like a valve cover VTEC... Looks great like that, he bought it used for about $200... After she was mounted, we routed all the water hoses nicely, as well as all a few electrical plugs... Cleaned out the IACV and reinstalled that, injectors and fuel rail just dropped in like stock... Next he has a dyno appointment and will make his intake pipe fit, let's see how much more power this makes... Good luck Lupo!... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec

Picked up an H22A PDE head for Jesus @_wait4itluna from the junkyard, for an even $100 that's it!...

I'm learning more and more about H and F series, and this is supposed to be the best VTEC head for those motors... He's got an F20B engine in his Accord, and the idea was to build a head to make over 200whp... 225whp please... The H22 has larger ports than the F20B, and we will measure them once they are out... The other benefits of the PDE head is that the casting is smoother and the valve seats might be at a different angle... We are gonna have this head rebuilt, and adding BC @runbc valve train including stage 2 cams... Maybe we can spin this F20B to 9K, and make some crazy VTEC music... let's see how this project turns out, to be continued... #honda #accord #f20b #h22a #vtec

House call to check out Josh's @323josh EK hatch that has been sitting for years...

We popped the hood and he had a very clean looking B16A just chilling in there... We tried cranking it, but she wouldnt fire up... We went right to a compression test and found 150 on all cylinders, not good... It should have been 210, so something is seriously wrong... Next we checked the timing and it was really off, I'm guessing about 15 degrees... Pulled the wheel off and did the timing correct, made sure all the marks were on point and the belt was tensioned well... Now we did a compression check again and the numbers went up to 180 on all cylinders, that's an improvement... But still she wouldnt fire up, so we messed around rebuilding some distributors he had lying around but that didnt work either... Checked fuel pressure and that was also really low, and maybe the fuel was bad as well... We will be back to this car, with more parts and some fresh fuel... We might have to pull the head off to get checked, there might be damaged valves from the timing being off... To be continued!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b16a

DPFI to OBD1 VTEC conversion complete on Gilbert's wagon, and runs so much better than before...

Swipe to see what it looked like before, big difference... DPFI stands for dual point fuel Injection which was the old 2 injector system used in the 1.5L engines... It was designed for economy, and actually works very well for saving gas... When the EG chassis came around, Honda made all the Civics MPFI, which stands for multi point fuel injection... Basically it meant that there is an injector for each cylinder... Because of improvements in sensors and computers, the 4 injector system proved more efficient than the old DPFI... So first we had to convert the car from DPFI to MPFI which is one task, and then we went from OBD0 to OBD1 using a virgin P28 manual computer... Using that computer is the best, because it is for a 1.6L VTEC and Gilbert's engine is a D16Y8... Actually it's a D16Y7 block with a D16Y8, intake manifold from a D16Z6, distributor from an EK, throttle body from a DC2 B18B, intake pipe from a DC2 B18B, and injectors from an EK... It's like a Honda fruit salad, it all mixes together well... The wiring was a lot of work because all 4 injectors had to be wired, as well as all the wires on the distributor... Ran everything organized and clean, I dont like electrical tape but I zip tie and butt connect like a pro... Gilbert drives this car to Arizona every month to see his mom and he wanted more power to get through the hills, this was about 30HP increase and you can feel it... Pretty nice wagon that is humble and cool at the same time, and works hard without complaining... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #d16y8 #d16z6

Gilbert's EF wagon is getting VTEC finally, he has been running with the old DPFI manifold that only has 2 injectors and a tiny throttle body...

We went to the junkyard and picked up a D16Z6 intake manifold, which will be the main piece of this VTEC conversion... The other parts needed will be a DC2 throttle body, EK distributor, and a set of EK injectors... This manifold was really dirty, and took 2 washes with Joker Juice... The second wash I had to use a tooth brush to clean the middle of the manifold, but she cleaned up well... Before this conversion I'm guessing she was making about 95HP, and after the VTEC conversion she will gain about 30HP!... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #d16y8 #d16z6 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Buy Joker Juice in our webstore today, link in the bio... The best degreaser for your junkyard project, as dirty as it gets!...

Ben's @benjamin.garcia.16940 H2B hatch is almost ready to make her debut, this chassis also started with Riche @richewerks and the build quality is as good as it gets...

Ben is a very talented bodyshop owner who does everything from mechanic work to welding to painting to fabrication... Under the hood is a sleeved and forged H22A, all machine work done by Dave @rsmachine... Dog box transmission with a billet bell housing, 1000 horsepower worth of abuse coming at it soon... Painted a Dodge maroon color, I like how he masked off the cage in the engine bay and kept that silver... Widebody drag front end with beadlocked wheels in front, PCI sideskirts on the sides, carbon trunk and a drag wing in the back... Great style and execution, props to the craftsmanship... It took 2 years to build this Civic, and in 2 weeks she will run down the strip for the first time... Thank you for showing me your project Ben, I'm inspired to push what I can do with my cars now... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #h22A

Bertony's @bertony714 Civic hatch steps up to the big V8s, with a turbo K series AWD under the hood...

Went to JJ's arm drop no prep race on Sunday at Irwindale, and his little red hatch was the only Honda there... Small tire competition, and the competition brought thousands of horsepower... I even saw one muscle car with a turbo over 100mm, just crazy... Bertony's Civic is very well built and sorted, by Riche @richewerks... It's a lot of fun to look at a racecar that is assembled with years of wisdom, like art on wheels... Glossy red paint, Belak wheels, drag front end, PCI side skirts, intake and exhaust popping out the hood... No problems either, he just filled her with gas and she fired up and held idle... Sounds real good also, ready to rip all four wheels off the ground... This was a no prep event, so there was no crew cleaning the surface and there was no light tree to start the race... JJ just drops his arms and then the race is on, elimination style so 1 loss and you are out... $10k was up for grabs which is a damn good payout... Bertony's first run was against a yellow Camaro and we weren't scared at all... If the Civic launches good, turbo power would lead to the win... Staged and on the 2 step, he launched and the hatch went to the right damn... Yellow Camaro won it, but it looks like the Civic had a shot... JJ said on the mic "Man, if that Honda would have won I would change my hobby to golfing"... I guess next year he's gonna need to pickup a set of golf clubs ha... Bertony's Civic is definitely a Perfect Honda, on a mission to break hearts and make some money... #honda #civic #hondacivic

New Spoon Sports front bumper for the Civic Type R, giving the car a more aggressive look...

good styling also, it flows well with lines of the car... The Honda badge is gone and the front grille area increased in size, a larger intercooler hiding behind the black mesh... Carbon front lip and side skirts, in the rear is a swan neck wing... Iconic Spoon wheels in 18x9.5 all around with sticky tires, instead of the factory 20s... Tuned on Hondata, this is what a mildly modified CTR should be for daily driving and occasional track days... @gotuningunlimited #honda #civic #hondacivic #ctr

DC Sports headers, brought back to life for one more use...

We bought these from John @yooitzjohn for cheap, only $40... They were just old and rusting away, he was selling them for junk prices... This was actually the second choice for Raul's @itsaext EM1, the first was I bought a cheap $60 one off eBay... That header wasnt in stock, so they refunded us our money and then John's deal popped up... Hit it with the wire wheel and a wire brush, to knock off the dead paint... Degreased her with Joker Juice, because that works like Robitussin... Washed her down with hot water and let her dry in the sun... Blasted her with brake cleaner, to get any last bits of oil... Painted her with a high temp engine paint, this color was aluminum... I think it came out pretty decent, what do you think?... Trying to fix things on a junkyard budget, at least these headers dont have any dent or holes in them... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

I picked up a door panel for my EG sedan, for $22 at the junkyard...

The top of my door panel was cracking off, from dry heat, and I had put gorilla tape over it... And then every couple months I have to replace the gorilla tape, because it cooks in the sun and changes shape... Now I dont have to do that anymore, or even feel the uneven surface under my arm as I drive... This panel I found was in excellent shape, only a little dirty in the middle from dirty junkyard hands... The EG door panels are much better quality when compared to EK, I find it very interesting... The peak of build quality and engineering was the EG and DC2 chassis' in my opinion... #honda #civic #hondacivic

It's hard to find a good EK 2 door door panel, they are all cracked above the arm rest area...

I think from people's elbows hitting them, from raging while listen to death metal... I think it was a design mistake by Honda also, they should have engineered it better... There are signs that they saved production money over the EG, and this is one of those examples where they were being cheap... We found this good condition door panel in the junkyard for $30, but it did have a small crack... Went to Autozone and bought some JB Weld, and mixed it, then smeared it on the back of the panel where it doesn't show... I made sure that none of the broken pieces were overlapping, they tend to shift a bit so check for that... Let it dry overnight and she will be good as new... Maybe not new, but perfect for our used Hondas... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #d16y8

Went to pickup a part from Jack @dirtyxdmnd off Offer Up, and had to snap some shots of his simple and clean EK hatch...

Under the hood was a B16A, with air conditioning!... I think every hatch should have a B16A and with air conditioning is just good living... You don't have to spend big bucks to have VTEC fun, and a B series is a big jump from single cam life... Very clean red body, he wants to do a full SiR conversion with the front and rear bumpers which looks great... Engine sounds good and he is up to date on his maintenance, I told him I'd love to help him make his engine bay look a little cleaner one day... That valve cover could use a wrinkle red paint job wink wink... Inside was Del Sol seats and a stock clean interior, this Civic is a keeper for sure... Jack daily drives this car but he also has an EG hatch that he's building for single cam boost, can't wait to see how that car is gonna come out... So this EK will be the mild street car and the EG is gonna be a monster, hatchback gang gang... We were talking in the garage for a while when his girlfriend walked by, and she just looked at us like "I'm gonna let you guys keep talking about Hondas, looks like you guys are having fun together" haha... This is the best hobby ever, and we are lucky to share it with each other... Our women may not understand it, but it's something we do with passion and for the rest of our lives... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b16a

Raul's @itsaext engine bay is coming together quite nice, we got the right coupler and was able to install the Password JDM @passwordjdm carbon fiber whale penis intake...

Since we went with a larger 68mm Skunk2 throttle body, the coupler we had didn't fit anymore... Apexi red wires look real nice against our wrinkle red valve cover, those wires are quite expensive and rare... We also went to the junkyard to repair his battery cables, and picked him up a battery tie down as well... Now his engine bay looks sorted, and clean... We still have a big exhaust leak to deal with, because these headers were hit hard from bottoming out, I hate the sound of exhaust leaks... Soon we will be installing a cheap used DC Sports header and then Raul's Si will sound real smooth as he revs to 8k... We brought this EM1 back to life and now she looks good and runs good, we tried to make her bay look like a CTR with a Skunk2 black manifold... Now that she has her complete head in perfect shape, hopefully this year we will be able to install a fresh bottom end and add some carbon fiber and titanium jewelry... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

After we put her new clutch in, Christian @b18.breezie and I took his Canadian DX(wanna be EM1) to the auto "spa" for the Joker juice treatment...

The trans was super filthy, swipe to see how bad it was... We removed the intake pipe and filter, covered the distributor with a plastic bag, and blasted everything in the bay with Joker Juice... Then we put the minimum amount of quarters in and turned the knob to rinse... Rinsed everything, moving all over as we washed it down... Dont want to force water in through a small hole, keep it moving!... After that we removed the plastic bag and put the intake back on, and turned the engine on to dry her even further... If I had an electric leaf blower I would have blown the sitting water off the top of the bay... After a few minutes we drove her away, job done for now and then we went for tacos... Nice meeting you man, and we will be in touch soon... Hope you are showing off your engine bay and doing burnouts in the hood... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16y8 #vtec

Beautiful California sunset as we finished putting a clutch in Christian's @b18.breezie EM1ish EX, in south central LA...

Actually someone told me that in Canada they have this color in an EX, so maybe this is that... Christian's clutch was done done, and the car barely moved... when we removed the clutch we found a worn out disc and damaged bearings... He picked up some better parts though, an ACT flywheel and an Action stage 2 organic disc clutch... Textbook perfect installation, everything lubricated and tightened proper... The trans was super dirty so I had to throw away the shirt I was wearing... On house call jobs like this I use a technique where I bear hug the trans onto my stomach and inflate my belly to get the trans in place... It works very well and protects my back, but not fun if the trans is nasty dirty... This was a street job in the hood though, someone is gonna get a little filthy no complaining... Got the car running as the sun went away, and then we drove to get some tacos... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #d16y8

Chorizo and al pastor tacos, these were the bomb!...

on the scale I would give them a 9, they were absolutely excellent... the meat was spiced very well, and cooked perfectly... the al pastor on the vertical spit, and then finished on the grill... orange habanero salsa was too hot, just a dab on each taco was good enough... always be careful when you see an orange salsa, they are always extremely hot... every tortilla made by hand, and cooked all the way through... not dough like, undercooked, which I dont like... The service at this truck is very good also, very kind people... In the middle of south central LA is this amazing taco truck, give them a try if you can... #tacos #tacosperfect

Meanwhile in Indonesia, Reindy's @btxconcept H2B AWD is ready to race anything and everything...

H series engine with an adapter plate to a B series AWD trans, and then the rest of the AWD conversion... Built motor with the exhaust shooting out of the carbon hood, carbon fiber air inlets through the front bumper and headlight... Carbon doors with the Ghostbusters logo, I'm guessing the ghosts are American V8s and European supercars.. Belak wheels with slicks at all corners, the best drag wheel on the market right now... I'm excited to see if the H series AWD will get cars into the 7s better than a B or K, the combination of displacement and tranny gearing together... Great build man, I hope she runs as good as she looks... H series engines are cheap and can make more power than a B series... I regularly see these long blocks at the junkyard, along with F series Accord blocks as big as 2.3L... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #h22a #h2b #awd #turbo

Tomiyoshi NSX is definitely a Perfect Honda, one of the best looking and best performing NSXs in the world...

Development to the max, with a turbo ITB'd motor good for about 600HP... Every bit of the aerodynamics has been analyzed through Voltex, and she looks stable going through the course... Hugs the ground like a vacuum, looking for every fraction of a second to win... She runs a very impressive 54 seconds flat, and looks damn good doing it... Ohlin's dampeners and different wheels all the time, no expense spared for this operation... "Senna forever" on the hood, because this NSX lives and breathes Honda's racing spirit... For the longest time this car was naturally aspirated, and now she is at her best with forced induction... #acura #nsx #turbo

First drive with Raul @itsaext and his B20 VTEC Civic Si, and she definitely has power...

He wasn't afraid and have it full throttle right away, and she pulls real good from midrange to top end... I'm guessing she has 170-175whp, with plenty of torque... The sound is pretty crazy though, VTEC pops hard!... Its on a tuned ECU with RC 370cc injectors, and it might be a good idea to get her dyno tuned to make a little more power and see what the actual numbers are... We set all the sensors correct and there is no check engine light, thank god... Now he has a perfect VTEC head setup and can save for a high compression block and cams... But I'm glad we were able to get this car running smooth and strong... We were both impressed with how fast she felt, and I've been in a lot of b series Civics... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec #vtec

It was a windy night working on Raul's @itsaext EM1, putting the rebuilt GSR head back on his B20 block...

We were parked between 2 big vans, that helped shield us from the cold... We installed the head and tightened the ARP head studs to 60 ft/lbs. .. new VTEC seal, cam seals, and cam plug... restored the VTEC dowel pin and new o ring in the center of the cam caps, installed the timing belt and tensioned her properly... Did a valve adjustment per Honda specs... Our "black" Skunk2 manifold went on with ease, along with a new Skunk2 throttle body to match... Now she's gonna breathe proper, and make as much power as possible... We bolted up the Skunk2 headers up and connected all the electrical... She fired up on the first try, and held idle perfectly stable heck yeah!... We bled the cooling system and checked for leaks, she was all good... No check engine light either, we got lucky... It was almost 330AM when we finished, but we were happy to hear her turn on and sound healthy... Next we took her for a test drive, and she rips!... VTEC pops loud and she screams all the way to redline... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

Everything cleaned, with Joker Juice ofcourse... All the bolts, the intake manifold, throttle body, valve cover, even the strut bar...

Since the grease is off, we can paint the parts the way we want to... We next took the head to the machine shop where he took her apart and found 6 bent valves... 4 exhaust and 2 intake... I found 6 good valves in a spare GSR head of mine and we used that to fix that issue... Even though Raul's car is an EM1, his engine was swapped for a B20V using a GSR head... It's actually a 99 Integra GSR head, by reading the numbers and letters 99 P72 on the head... we also had to repair 2 damaged threads, one exhaust stud and one valve cover hold down stud... Since the head is off, it's much easier to do those repairs... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

Raul's @itsaext Si didnt sound good when I turned her on, but she was still running...

We did a compression test and found 210-170-140-140, so the engine had barely enough compression to keep her going... the limit is actually 140, I've never seen a cylinder still operate below that... Right away I knew we had some bent valves, probably from hitting the redline and a couple mis shifts... So the right thing to do is to rebuild the head, and get compression back... Lots of oil leaks and wiring issues, but let's fix the main physical issues first... As we started to remove the head we noticed that the VTEC dowel pin in the middle of the cam caps was missing, and the o ring was flattened out... This is really bad, because that has to do with oil pressure for VTEC operation... RC Injectors were installed wrong as well, jammed sideways... Lots of things to fix, let's bring her back to life in one day of work... Black EM1 deserves it, she isn't just a regular EK coupe... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

Lupo's @lupofrompluto Integra is gonna get that HyTech @hytechexhaust header installed soon, as well as an Edelbrock Performer X intake manifold to chase 200whp (through a stock muffler)...

Right now she is an 81.5mm GSR with about 11.5:1 compression, stock port GSR head with Blox valve train and Blox Type B cams... Dyno tuned ECU by Rob, she has a very broad power band and perfect idle... Lupo has tried a few header and muffler combinations, but this next one is gonna be the ultimate... For a daily driven street engine, on 91 pump gas... And the muffler on the back is just an Integra Type R piece, you think she will make 200whp with that on?... #Acura #integra #b18c #vtec

Lupo @lupofrompluto just picked up his HyTech @hytechexhaust header for his Integra, maybe the best header in the world...

Built with years and years of development through racing and dyno, this company's headers outperform every other one by a lot... HyTech has been around for decades, a long time before the internet and even computers haha... Old school theory and American ingenuity, together with a lot of real world testing and passion... These headers have their patented "anti reversion" chambers in each runner, which cancels out any exhaust vacuum that is created due to valve overlap... Swipe all the way to see what it looks like inside, it's an old simple design that frees up midrange horsepower effectively... Back in the days the president of Honda was very impressed with HyTech's header design, when he heard that it made more than 20whp over the stock Integra Type R piece... He ended up reaching out to HyTech to come see his location and meet him in person... This header has been used extensively in racing, and this is what perfect looks like... The best materials and the best craftsmanship... Every detail has been optimized, because this is art and function... Can't wait to get this on Lupo's Integra and continue chasing 200whp (through a stock muffler)... And what does something like this cost?, this one was $1550 and each one is handmade to order... I hope he doesn't dent the bottom of it, ever!... #acura #integra #B18C #vtec

House call to check out Eddie's white GSR 4 door, crank no start situation...

He told me that he smelt an electrical fire under the dash, not good... First thing we did was check the vitals, and then we can chase what broke from there... Put the key in the on position and found power at the injectors and the distributor, also found spark plug spark and injector spark... That's a good sign, it means that the ECU is powered up and working proper, the problem was that there was no fuel pressure at all... We checked to see if the fuel pump was priming on ignition and it wasnt, so we got the wiring for the main relay and started chasing the 7 wires off that... we had to remove driver bucket seat to make room, and work upside down on my back while Eddie held a flashlight... Uncomfortable but we have no choice, it's like doing a 2 hour backbend but we did find a burnt wire off the main relay... we chased that burnt #5 wire and it led to the fuse box, I suspect that his kill switch caused the problem so I removed it... sometimes if you dont use a switch rated for the right amps, it can cause electrical failures like this... We fixed the wire and it still didnt prime, so we tested his main relay in my Civic and it was burnt too... We popped in my main relay, and she fired up!... We checked that there was no heat on the patched wire we installed, now all he needs is a junkyard main relay... Glad we got her running, a 95 white GSR 4 door is timeless and one of the first cars I ever wanted... This car is still in great shape, lots of life left in her and looking fine like wine... #Acura #integra #b18c #vtec

Carlos @c_nietodc5 took me to an excellent spot in Fullerton, a city I didn't expect to have such good tacos...

These guys have a busy business, and each plate they make they take their time laying out the tortilla and adding the meat... I had carnitas, al pastor, and chorizo because the real Mexicans eat pork!... the carnitas were excellent, stewed style but well cooked... The chorizo wasn't spicy, they have a more mild style of meat here... Customer service was a little macho, but that's cool with me... I asked if they had Chile torreados and unfortunately they didnt, but they had specialties like the birria taco that is dipped in the brine, looked damn good... Clean spot and a more mild taste, I say give them a try if you are near Fullerton... Thank you Carlos for taking me here, that's exactly what I need after pulling a junkyard long block!... #tacos #tacosperfect

Happy new years guys!... 2020 is gonna be a big year, stay focused and get what you want!...

Make a plan that is realistic, and then put it into motion... And if you need helping putting a plan together, don't hesitate to ask and we can talk about it... If you don't have enough money, get a second job... If you are in a bad relationship, get out of it and be single... If you are fat and lazy, then stop eating so many tacos and watching Live PD haha... Remember to always work hard, because hard work does pay off eventually... And then when you make that money, spend it wisely to live the best life you can... Drive the fastest car, get the most beautiful girl, be good to your community, and make your family proud...

Carlos @c_nietodc5 and I picked up that junkyard K24A2 for his blue RSX RSX Type S, which is a first gen with some second gen parts...

Newer wheels, tail lights, and cloth seats give her a modern look, this blue looks great and was only available for the first 2 years... 165k on the clock, not too bad at all... Engine still pulls well, but it showing signs of fatigue... Our plan was to rebuild the K24A2 block with high compression pistons and use his K20A2 head with Supertech valvetrain and some big cams... At least 250whp on 91 pump gas, all day everyday... To be continued... #acura #rsx #K24A2

We found another running K24A2 at the junkyard, and it happened to be the 40% off sale as well so we got it for $205 out the door!...

All stock TSX crashed in the back, and someone dropped the subframe and had taken the trans... Carlos @c_nieto819 found it like this, and just waited by the car to claim the engine until I was able to come with tools... once I got there we pulled the subframe and engine out, using cut up seat belts and dragging it out like a bull... then we stripped the engine down to the long block to reduce weight and extra costs... we turned the motor by the crank pulley bolt, and she spun nice and free... put a dipstick in each cylinder and made sure there wasnt any broken rods... removed the valve cover and she was golden, never been abused... this was the perfect long block to start a high compression build for his RSX, it all starts at the junkyard... Great job Carlos, you found a hell of a deal!... #Acura #rsx #K24A2

Sometimes we take an old Skunk2 intake manifold and paint them with wrinkle black for a newer look...

Masked off all the important ports and stickers with blue masking tape, and once it dries we pull it all off... The first coat is always a light coat, like a primer... then every 10 minutes I apply a coat of paint until it's completely black and even... This one is going on Raul's @itsaext EM1 Si that we are imitating a CTR with a Skunk2 black manifold... We got the RC Fuel injectors to fit proper, using the right spacers and new o rings, everything is lining up now... In a few days she will be back up and running, with a freshly rebuilt head and all sensors calibrated correctly... We even picked up a 66mm throttle body to match this intake manifold, she's gonna make quality balanced power... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

Saw this engine at the junkyard yesterday, maybe one of you is interested?...

it's an H23A VTEC blue top engine from an Accord Sir... 197HP and 163TQ, this is one of the best H series engines to consider... and especially for junkyard prices, this long block costs $270 out the door... This engine is a newer one, like 2001, that has the PDE head... Swipe to see an info sheet Explicit Speed made on this motor, it's very interesting... especially the crank weight, this one weighs 10 pounds less than our USDM H22As... The throttle body was 65mm, Integra Type R size... I think I'll go get that for myself right now... If I had an H2B car, I'd run and pull this motor, and build her into something wild... K Killer spirit, with a b series LSD trans attached... #honda #prelude #h23a #VTEC

Cleaned up Jason's @jasonb79 engine bay, the Perfect Honda way...

This might be the first time it was ever cleaned, it was caked in dirt and oil... Mostly from the valve cover gasket that was leaking from all 4 corners... First we covered the distributor with a plastic bag, because we can't get any moisture in there!... Next we sprayed everything down with Joker Juice, absolutely everything!... For the red painted engine bay area we switched to the misting mode, because it doesn't need a lot of chemical to clean that off... The most agitates the grime and the pressurized water just blasts it away... Keep the water moving around, so that you don't accidentally force water into the engine... After you see all the mess disappear, turn the car back on and let her dry as she warms up... No misfires at all, and then drive her home... Engine bay looking great, ready to show off to all your friends... #honda #civic #hondacivic

House call to check out Jason's @jasonb79 red EG coupe...

Inside out she was clean, with 189k on the clock... Under the hood the last mechanic made a mistake installing the valve cover gasket grommets and so basically it was leaking all over... when we went to do a compression test we had to stop because there was so much oil in the spark plug wells... Went to Autozone and picked up a FelPro gasket and spark plugs... Removed the spark plug and let the oil drain into the piston tops, later on we burnt it off... Eventually we were able to do a compression check and it came out to 180-190-180-190 which is perfect... A couple nuts were missing on the exhaust manifold so I donated a couple from my Civic, check out how bad the leak was... Checked fuel pressure and that was good also, this engine is in excellent shape still... Well maintained all stock innocent Perfect Honda... #honda #civic #hondacivic

4 damaged injector o rings, oh my!... Recently we saw an EK that had an engine fire because of a damaged injector o ring, and this one has all 4 messed up wow!...

The funny one is the one with teflon tape, that's a new one... The thing is that these are good injectors, RC 370cc, but they dont fit the fuel rail like stock... There is a spacing issue that you have to manage between the intake manifold and fuel rail... What they did here was just jam them in, until they stopped leaking air or fuel... All the upper and lower o rings are damaged, and the fuel rail was sitting sideways... Good quality parts on this EM1, just a very bad installation job... And dangerous if a fuel fire ignites while driving ofcourse, like a fireball going down the freeway... Also when installing the fuel injectors into the fuel rail, I spray a little PB blaster on the o ring so that it slides in nicely... #honda #civic #B20V #vtec #hondacivic

Dalton's @bigd760 turbo D16Y8 engine build is going to be a traditional forged engine build using stock sleeves...

Instead of the popular Vitara setup, we are gonna use off the shelf Eagle rods and CP or Arias pistons... The Sukuzi Vitara is a small SUV that is still in production, and just not very popular in America... One of the engine options was a G16 engine that had a piston similar to our single cam... The same 75mm bore and wrist pin, but the piston head itself was more stout and made of a better cast material... To get this to work in our single cam, all we have to do is install them backwards... So the exhaust valve reliefs will be facing the intake valves, interesting huh?... The only big change is the compression, with stock size rods it goes down to 7.8:1 which is very low... Stock D16Z6 compression is 9.2:1 and D16Y8 is 9.6:1, so that is a big drop a little bit too much... You can see in the pictures how the piston is very low in the chamber, very easy to see... Speed Factory sells a long rod which raises the compression 1 point to 8.8:1, but that's still a little too low for what we wanted... Another feature of the Speed Factory setup is that you don't have to notch the girdle, but that is a simple process for the machine shop to do and we prefer a thicker full size rod... Eagle rods are the industry standard and will easily hold 500whp, and their price is the best... For forged pistons we wanted as close to stock compression as possible, with the goal to boost 15 pounds later on... If we were going to use a different fuel like E85, we would raise compression a bit but for 91 we want as close to stock as possible... The only time when we lower the compression a lot is to make space for lots of boost... I'm talking like 30+ pounds of boost, where the car will drive like a pig when there is no pressure... Lowering the compression too much dulls the engine response and that's the reason we dont want the Vitara setup... Instead of $500 for that combo, we will end up spending $350 more for a fully forged setup that can handle a lot more power... We are overbuilding this engine for 250-300WHP, but its gonna last for a long time at that power level...

Chorizo, asada, and al pastor tacos and quite good, this place definitely gets my recommendation...

Every tortilla made by hand, and they are a little oversized... Filled with a lot of meat, these guy are generous... Quality and flavoring of the meat is very good, like the asada was actually flank steak... al pastor had a lot of seasoning and true to the style that the cook it, with onions and gravy with the meat... The chorizo was spicy and greasy as it should be... All the sides you could want, like chile torreados, and their salsas were pretty good... A little bit more milder flavored taco, but good quality ingredients and excellent customer service... $2 each taco is on the expensive side, but you will be satisfied in the end... #tacos #tacosperfect ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorry to all my new Indian followers and family, I eat beef and pork and its delicious... Come try it when you come to America, and I won't tell your parents haha...

Dalton's @bigd760 junkyard D16Y8 is about to turn into our first turbo single cam build, for a healthy 250-300whp on 91 pump gas...

We pulled this engine from the 40% off sale at the junkyard, from a car that looked like it was sitting under a tree for years and just withered away... We pulled the longblock out, and removed all the brackets and sensors... The machine shop wants everything bare so that they dont have to account for stuff they dont need... All kinds of dead spiders and rodent crap on the motor, but other than that the motor was stripped and the head removed... RS Machine @rsmachine is going to bore the block to 75.5mm, and stuff her with forged internals... We researched the Vitara piston build and found that a traditional build is a much better deal for only $350 more... forged pistons versus cast pistons, and we are gonna get the exact compression ratio we want... The head is getting fully rebuilt with some valve springs added, that's it... Dalton plans to run this NA for now, and enjoy VTEC life for the first time... And then when he's ready we are gonna fabricate a small turbo kit with a quality external wastegate, and give her a low boost 10 pound setting and a high boost 15 pound setting... The key is that she must be reliable, for daily driven use... And be able to last at least 2 years of everyday driving, and occasional drag strip racing and freeway pulls... #honda #civic #hondacivic #d16y8 #vtec ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joker Juice is now in stock, our first batch of 80 bottles... Check our bio for the webstore link, or message us for local pickup in Los Angeles/Orange County area...

Head rebuild and full maintenance on Gabriel's super clean Civic Si...

This car looks great, with the Electron blue paint in showroom condition... We treated this job like a restoration, and wanted to maintain what an EM1 was all about... We had found low compression in one cylinder, so we removed the head and sent it to the machine shop... This was the first time the head had been removed so we were careful to remove every clip and bracket properly, and everything was returned back to where it belonged... The head got a full rebuild and we put in Blox dual valve springs as an upgrade... Valve springs lose their tension over time and this will restore that high RPM zing... We rebuilt the power steering pump, replaced the front main seal, and every other single rubber seal we could get to... the only seal we couldn't was the rear main seal, which should be done when the clutch is replaced... Everything cleaned with Joker Juice, and every factory clip back in place, as if the factory did the work... A pleasure to work on such a clean time capsule like this, Gabe does a great job at taking care of her, and we are gonna fix every squeak and rattle until she is like brand new... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b16a

House call to help Michael @lupofrompluto with a brake job on his Integra RS, and paint his rear calipers silver...

We removed the rear calipers and degreased them, then sprayed them with brake cleaner... masked them off and sprayed them with Duplicolor brake caliper paint, they came out great... Up front we loaded the Wilwood calipers with more aggressive street pads, which he is gonna try at the track soon... In the rear we put Hawk street pads, which will be good enough for any use... If he enjoys track life he might go for an even more aggressive front pad like Hawk Blues, but the rears will be fine either way... We drained all the old brake fluid out and filled her up with some German DOT4 fluid, bled her until every bubble was gone... Cleaned everything up with Honda spray cleaner and polish, because Michael has all kinds of rare and interesting stuff like that... A complete brake job, the Lupo and Perfect Honda way!... #acura #integra #b18c #vtec

Layover in Munich for 6 hours, so I'm having this amazing breakfast...

German people are perfectionists, and this cooked as good as possible... eggs crispy a bit, and big portions... fresh and high quality ingredients but very expensive... this meal was $19! and I tipped $3 so it was $22 total... A small Coca cola bottle is $5 here, expensive over here... I'm quite tired and still have another 11 hour flight back to Los Angeles... It was 8 hours driving to the airport, 10 hour flight to Munich, 6 hour layover here, and then an 11 hour flight back to Los Angeles... Total travel time is 35 hours, which is exhausting... See you soon guys, when I get back it's time to get back into a good work routine and eating proper, and going to the sauna daily...

Thank you for following me on my India trip, I'll be back home very soon and back to work next week...

Especially the 5000 people watching the story, who got to see an in depth look at what Indian life is like, traveling to temples and my cousin's wedding with 1500 guests... I feel relaxed, motivated, and ready to come back and get back to fixing Hondas which I love to do... I'm also stuffed, boy did I eat a lot!... I wasn't going to act like I'm on a diet, I was there for a good time not a long time... What's funny is that the worst meal I had was at KFC in the Mumbai International airport, I bought a chicken sandwich purely out of curiosity and won't do that again haha... Swipe to see the menus of the American fast food restaurants at the Mumbai airport, it's completely different and definitely no pork or beef haha... Other than that meal though, I had a damn good time and grateful... It's a blessing to be able to travel, and I hope you get the opportunity to do the same... Seeing a 3rd world country like India will really change your perspective of what is important in life, being good to each other and your family... Thank you again for your support and all the positive messages, I have souvenirs for a lot of you and will find you one by one!...

Javier's 1969 Toyota Corolla is something very special, with a Lexus IS-F chassis and drivetrain grafted underneath...

416 WHP and 371 WTQ, with the 8 speed automatic transmission as well, one of the best V8s to ever come out of Japan... To make this happen they had to cut the body in half and widen it 11 inches and increase the length by 3 inches, and then they mated it to the IS-F chassis which was shortened 14 inches crazy!... Inside the cabin is the complete IS-F dashboard including the paddle shifters and white carbon fiber accents, the IS-F seats look really comfortable and ready to go canyon carving... Under the hood the V8 looks at home with a stock airbox, an absolutely professional job from bumper to bumper... And what does something like this cost?... About $250k, parts and labor... Lots of labor!... Actually it isn't labor, its art and these guys are craftsman with immaculate attention to detail and next level skills... Props to the team who made this creation, I'm using it as inspiration for myself... This is a Perfect Toyota if I've ever thought of what one could be... #toyota #corolla #lexus #isf @motortrend

Honda Brio is another small Honda I thought you guys might want to see...

I've seen these converted into wicked K series drag cars in Thailand, swipe all the way to see what that looks like... Brio is kinda like a smaller Fit, and has a small 1.2 or 1.3L engine that is good for 47-55 MPG!... I think this car would do really good in America, especially since it gets the same mileage as a Prius... And it's way cheaper than a hybrid... This car only weighs an even 2000 pounds, so its OK that the engine doesn't even make 100HP...Great styling, especially the rear with the Altezza style lights and black trunk... In the front she looks related to the Amaze and Fit and City... What do you think about these Asian market Hondas, too small or just right?... #honda #brio

Nakazawa san's FD2 Civic Type R is also a Perfect Honda, M&M widebody kit fitment on point with 295s all around!...

Painted Nardi grey from Audi with pink wheels, 18x10.5 and looking like Gramlights 57Rs... Along with the body skit is a carbon front splitter and carbon fiber vented hood, in the back is a carbon trunk and a diffuser down low... Twin turn down mufflers and a Formula 1 rear brake fog light, LEDs added into the rear tail lights tastefully... No big rear wing, she's a street car, but she does have canards up front like a cat... Under the hood are some simple upgrades and a Jaze Racing ECU tune, good for 235 WHP reliably... Aluminum radiator for reliability as well, and in the cockpit are extra gauges to make sure everything stays cool... Recaro Pro Racer RMS seat for the driver, and Recaro TS-G for the passenger, that's $3k just in front seats alone... High quality upgrades on a high quality car, king of the car show here... Crusing down the street snapping necks to get one last look at her, like a Japanese girl with a boob job strutting on pink high heels... #honda #civic #hondacivic

Paul's green EF hatch is definitely a Perfect Honda, and he's one of the best road course drivers I know...

This beauty is a traditional build, with an NA B series under the hood and lots of suspension upgrades... Campaigned in 2013, he won the NASA H1 category with InlineFour... Army green paint with carbon fiber bits all over, TE37s with a neon green sticker... Under the hood is Type R ish B series with coil on plugs and a J's racing valve cover... The focus of this car was balance and chassis tuning, and Paul drove the hell out of her... I met Paul about 15 years ago and he took me for an unforgettable ride in his Integra Type R, with a JUN crate motor under the hood... Experimental cams and on R compound tires, we screamed through the LA freeways like our pants were on fire... But Paul isnt a wealthy guy, he just dedicated everything he has to his hobby and skill... Now he is rebuilding this EF for something special, I cant wait to see what it is and ask him if he'll take me for a ride... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec

Joker Juice nasty degreaser shipping out this week, thank you for all the orders...

If you have any questions, please ask now so you can get your project done and super clean!... we use this on everything, that we rebuild and any get from the junkyard... Not only is the degreaser full strength, the sprayer is a high quality chemical proof unit that literally blasts the mess away... We been using this for years, and it works!... if it's too strong, dilute it a bit and then you can clean double what you would have... Get your project done this holiday time, we will be making a YouTube soon showing the entire process as we do it... Every full engine build and VTEC head conversion gets the Joker Juice treatment, and so should you!... $25 each, local pick up available... Shipping is $12, UPS ground within a few days... If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!... Swipe to see where the link is, it's in the bio... I'm coming back home guys!... #jokerjuice

The Hero Honda motorcycle is one of the most successful motorcycles of all time and an interesting merger between India and Japan...

In 1984 Hero of India and Honda came together to make a reliable and cheap motor bike that used the chassis from Hero and the engine/drivetrain from Honda... The engine and motorcycle design was heavily influenced by the 1980s CB series of bikes and by 2001 it was the most popular motor bike in the world... Then in 2010, they went separate ways and Hero began developing their own engines and rebranded as their own... And they continue to be the most popular motor bike in the world, just because they own almost 50% of the Indian market... Motorcycles and scooters are the preferred mode of transport in India, because they can maneuver anywhere and the average travel speed is like 25 MPH... This is like the Honda Civic of bikes, just what you need for the right price, and as reliable as a 2 wheeler can be... #honda #hero #herohonda

Honda Amaze, which is smaller than a Honda City, which is smaller than a Honda Civic...

Starting at $8500, it's cheap as well, and comes in 1.2L and 1.5L gas and diesel engines... And it has a tiny turbo!, I believe this one is a 1.5L turbo diesel model with a manual transmission... No fancy computer controlled electric wastegate here, just an old school static pressure wastegate control... The front end looks like a new Fit to me, not a bad looking car at all... Inside the interior and dash look really good though, proper Honda steering wheel and a big odometer... This would be another Honda I'd love to put a K24 high compression motor in, with some 24.5" drag slicks up front... Amaze doesn't have iVTEC, she has iDTEC because she is diesel... And this is Honda's first diesel 4 cylinder, all aluminum running 16:1 compression... Only 118HP but she has 221TQ, not bad!... I think this is pretty cool and unique little Honda, what do you think?... #honda #amaze #iDTEC

If it leaks water, it definitely leaks air and will lose compression...

We removed Ray's @_kiddray_ VTEC and did the water leak test... Rested the head on its side and filled each cylinder port with water all the way, after a minute she started to cry from her second eye... At least we know where the problem is now, so we were able to sleep at night... And the best thing is that this test doesn't cost anything, just free tap water... I figured out exactly which valve it was and marked it with an X... Next morning I asked the machine shop to take the valve out and we saw red stone concrete pieces, the mystery has been solved... It was on the valve seat and the valve, so we wiped it off... Next we use some lapping compound and spun the valve in the seat until she was cleanly mated again... Slapped her back on, and compression was 210 as it should be... Sometimes we have physical problems and sometimes electrical, and we can't confuse which one is which... Machine shop charged us $30 for their help with this, problem solved and no reason to cry anymore... #acura #integra #b20vtec #vtec

Ray @_kiddray_ has a very clean white DA, sitting on newer LS mesh wheels...

He picked this baby up recently and it already had a B20 in her, now it was time to go VTEC... He did all his research and did an excellent job at getting good quality parts, I guess he's been paying attention here... A rebuilt head, ported with heavy valve springs, type R intake manifold, distributor, obd1 ECU, he had it all... When we went to install the head and before we turned it on, I noticed a loss in compression just as I heard the engine crank... the crank should sound even, and this one had a little lumpy sound to it... I quickly did a compression test and found low compression in #2 cylinder WTF... Our first instinct is to blame the machine shop, but it was a good quality shop that does race stuff so I wasnt sure it was that... So we pulled the head off right away and took it to my machine shop, where we removed the valve and found concrete between the seat and the valve damn... I guess it isn't a good idea to work on an engine in the middle of a construction company that builds pools, we should have been cleaner... If there is one thing I've learned this year is that all kinds of stuff gets caught in the head, and it's important to work clean... And since the head had stiff valve springs, it chomped that stuff hard and got stuck... We lapped the valves and put the head back together, and installed her for the second time... this time we checked compression on all cylinders and she checked out, and fired up safe... Now those valve springs were a little too heavy and I'm recommending taking them out, but I made that clear to Ray... Ported heads are tricky to work with, because they require tuning for sure... She also has big cams, and we set the valve adjustment proper... We took her for a drive untuned and she has the potential to be fast, I can feel it... A $200 set of springs and a tune is all she needs to be ripping like banshee... Ray is a wild stunt rider and wants a high RPM setup, we are almost there... But make sure you work in a clean area guys and dont let crap get into the head ports!... #acura #integra #b20vtec #vtec

Thank you so much for enjoying my India coverage, I appreciate all the messages and good energy...

I've been working hard to keep good content in the story, and paint a fun and interesting view of my culture... This is my second time here, and first time with my Indian family... So I'm learning a lot as I go along, especially about their values and traditions... They dont have as much money as America has, but they are rich in their social network... Their families are united and they help each other, what a crazy concept haha... The food is so good and I'm eating like a pig, I wanna enjoy it all while I'm here... Especially the chicken!, from bbq tandoori style to spicy Kohlapur style... I'm grateful I can be on this trip, and thank you for following along... I'm getting a lot of value from this trip and I hope you get to do something similar for yourself... Thums up from India guys, and happy holidays from my family to yours!...

In Indian weddings, we have something called the Baraat where the groom's side comes singing and dancing while they approach the venue where the bride is at...

We hired a mobile party service and check out their crazy truck and crew!... I've never seen anything like this, and it was fun!... First you gotta crank pull the Honda generator, and then you climb in... Hit the switch panel until the light bulb turns on, now we're cooking... One guy inside the truck on the keyboards, the other on a drum machine... Outside, the guys are getting their drums ready, it's about to get hyphy... Boy was this loud, and these guys brought the energy... A live singer walking around with a wireless mic also, lots of auto tune to make him sound epic... 10 man rolling band, and yes they take requests... When the groom is coming to get the bride, we wanna make sure they hear us coming a mile away...

I found a machine shop in India, and they gave me a tour of their facility...

I was shocked that they had decent machines, like the Serdi valve seat cutting machine in the back... Line bore, cylinder bore/hone, crank balancing, they had it all... What they didnt have is a table, he was rebuilding a head on the ground on top of a metal ring!... If there is one thing I've learned over the past year is that you must work in a clean area... Otherwise rocks and junk get stuck between the valves and seats, causing a loss of compression... A stray dog walking around, he was a good dog though... What do you guys think about this?... I can't believe they work like this, and get stuff done!...

Brian @briaan_lsv and I went on a long drive to pickup a trans from John @yooitzjohn , and I had to take some pics of his gorgeous cars...

Some people just know exactly how to put a stunning car together, like a hot chick with that perfect outfit... Champagne on bronze TE37s, the reflection says it all... Under the hood is a B series with ITBs, with some Spoon influence and signed by Ichishima san... NGK wires and a grey valve cover look great, piston oil cap on top... This is a real track car that does work, today she was broken but she will be fixed soon and screaming her head off... His other car was a mint blue S2000, a recent purchase that he was getting ready to use... John is a parts and car dealer, who has deals all the time... Today we got an LS trans with an MFactory 4.9 final drive, to effectively make it like a Type R trans minus the LSD... No grinds or pop outs, he has a good reputation for quality used parts... Brian just got his rebuilt long block and didnt trust the trans currently in his car, not to mention it sucks when you have a VTEC B series on a stock LS final drive... Soon we will have this all together for Brian, I'm sure he is really excited... At this point we are still under budget also, that's always a good thing... #acura #integra #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b20vtec

Picked up Brian's @briaan_lsv B series assembled short block and head, this project is ready to come together...

Everything fresh, everything perfect... When I say that I mean every wear surface has been machined back to within specifications... 84.5mm B20 block with high compression pistons, GSR head with Supertech valvetrain... We had to replace the exhaust valve guides on this head, they were a little wiggly for our comfort... We also got a slightly thicker head gasket, so that we could get the target compression for 91 pump gas... This is intended to be the best budget B series NA build, as close to 200whp as possible no promises... This short block and head took a couple weeks to build, its ready when Dave @rsmachine calls us... The rest of the build is gonna be Blox B cams, Skunk intake combo, and a DC Sports header... Hopefully we can make her pretty with some carbon fiber and titanium, I love a good looking engine bay... Its a process to making a project come together, and once the install begins she will be running within 48 hours from there... Brian is only 19 years old and working 2 jobs to make this happen, hard work really does pay off... He's gonna have a real wild VTEC experience, like your first girlfriend in Tijuana... #acura #integra #b20vtec

My favorite vegetarian Indian dish is definitely channa puri (chole bhatura also which is similar)...

Garbanzo beans in a savory spicy gravy, with a fried tortilla yum!... "Channa" is the beans and "puri" is the tortilla... "bhatura" is just a much larger puri, and bigger is better... Its so damn good and so cheap, a plate costs $1.50 .. you rip off a piece of the tortilla and fold it into a spoon, and then scoop up some of the channa... on the side is a pickle relish, very spicy... and some fried chilis, even more hot... Add a squeeze of lemon and a little salt, this is the closest to a taco I guess... Vegetarian Indian taco haha... We have this in america also, and it costs about $12, if you ever wanna go I'll take you so you can try for yourself!... #tacos #tacosperfect

Masaki's @masaki_l2p Civic SiR is another one of the stars of Japan's Lowered to Perfection crew, simple and clean FTW...

He downgraded the body to mimic a USDM CX trim model, by removing the mouldings and shaving the spots where they clipped in... He also put USDM lights on, he is definitely influenced by our California style... Lots of different wheels, for every day of the week... These are my favorite, the bronze SE37Ks oh lord... Mugen MF10Ls are also another one of my favorites, and yes he's got them... Spoon SW388s, he's got 'em also... and the list goes on... This is the type of street car that can do it all, if he chooses... Run at the track or sit at a show, she will be appreciated for what she is... A true Honda enthusiast and connoisseur right here... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #b16a

The streets of India is organized chaos!, it barely makes sense...

There are no street lights or stop signs, and all kinds of vehicles... Check out this tractor all decorated and lit up, lights all over!... Pulling a load of sugar cane, for juicing locally or to go to a factory for further processing... In America you would get pulled over by the cops quick if you had disco lights on your ride like that!... Scooters and small motorcycles are the best form of transportation, because they can go anywhere in traffic... you can go the opposite way of traffic, through traffic, anything!... But it works somehow, and people give way to the other person... they honk their horn to let people know where they are, not as a precursor to road rage... Majority of the roads are unpaved, and traffic in general is much slower than the states... and you are supposed to wear helmets, but no one really does and the police don't really enforce much.... You see everything on the streets here, from cows in the street to huge transport vehicles... I'm not interested in trying to drive here, it's a little too much horn honking for me haha... #india

If you are in India and need a tire, hit up my boy Mui @muinuddin.ansari.7543 and he will take care of you!...

We got a flat tire while leaving Mumbai, and had to fix it before we drove 7 hours to our final destination... Mui first lifted the back of the car and checked for leaks the old school way, with soapy water... he didnt see anything so he pulled the wheel off and we found 2 bad patch jobs on the back... we needed a replacement tire, so he jumped on his scooter and came back with a tire in less than 5 minutes... mounted and balanced, the proper way ofcourse... He put the wheel back on and tightened the lugnuts evenly with a cross wrench and a pipe... Total cost was $70, about the same as it would be in the states... But look at the conditions and tools that he is working with, as basic as it gets... and this is regular in india, it's that simple over here... 3rd world nation stuff, where working is a combination of competition and survival... Pleasant attitude and absolutely willing to help, he wants our honest business... And he's only 17 years old!, child labor is for reals over here... He makes about $3/day and having shoes is not a priority... Keeping good relations with people is the primary importance, because they all rely on each other... Not like in America where its cut throat, and everyone for themselves... When I told him I was going to post this on Instagram, I couldn't believe that he pulled out a cell phone and had Instagram!... Everyone has a cell phone in India, but not everyone needs shoes... Thank you for help Mui, best wishes to you my friend...

Meanwhile in Japan, Hiroyuki's @hiroyuki.1213 Legend is as clean as it gets...

Ludacris @ludacris please take notes, this chick badder than yours... Representing the Lowered to Perfection crew, all their cars have subtle mods lowered on the best wheels... Here she is on white 18" Regamaster EVOs, probably taken from a rear wheel drive car like an S14... Sometimes its hard work to find a non staggered set of wheels, and people have to break up 2 sets of wheels to get the right fitment... And these guys know fitment, the exact right amount of flush... Kinda could be a big Spoon car, I'm sure Ichishima san would appreciate this... Immaculate white paint job with the front lip painted flat black, matches the side skirts perfectly... Under the hood is just a hyper chrome intake pipe, this girl is a cruiser... Hyper chrome lugnuts to match, that's the only color on this all white luxury vehicle from the past... Japan is always reminding us that they know how to flex their JDM style, from race cars to show cars... #honda #legend #vtec #regamaster #evo

House call to check out Vikrant's Honda City, with a single cam iVTEC engine under the hood...

Its pretty much a Honda Civic, just a little smaller... Kinda like what a Yaris is to a Corolla... We are gonna be dropping in a high compression K24, with Type R Brembos and bronze TE37s... Just kidding guys, right now I'm in India with my father... I wanted to let you know, just in case you wonder why I'm not answering my phone and text messages like I usually do... It was a last minute idea, and I had to go... My first time seeing my dad's hometown and meeting his brothers, and my cousin's wedding in 2 days... It was over 30 hours of travel to make it here, and I'm working through the jetlag right now... I'll still be posting Honda content though, and a little India content... And answering your DMs, they actually have pretty good internet here... I'll be back in 2 weeks guys, and then we will get back to our junkyard VTEC projects... This trip is like a huge culture shock to me, so much poverty that it makes me feel like a spoiled American... The people are very nice though, and the food is absolutely delicious... Unfortunately no tacos anywhere to be seen, and nobody speaking Spanish ha... #honda #city

Steve @steve0drivesavan0 brought his van over, and I had to share it with you guys...

Lots of details, and cool stuff all over his first gen Odyssey... on the outside is a simple bodykit, but for wheels she is sitting on Volk SE37Ks with Acura RL brake calipers behind... SE37Ks are some of my favorite wheels ever, discontinued and in perfect shape.. Under the hood is an F23 engine doing her job, he replaced the motor for a better used one... Steve wants to keep his cars smog legal, so she will just be that but look good with a blue powdercoated valve cover... Inside the cabin are S2000 seats on custom brackets, tan leather is luxury and sport... gathers speaker in the rear, subwoofer hiding somewhere making bass, pioneer navigation head unit up front... Nardi wood grain steering wheel smooth and polished, a pleasure to switch lanes... Mugen wing on the back, and euro brake fog lights down low... Steve really has a diamond of a Honda van, well maintained and modded... Its fun to look around car projects like this, details at every corner... And no need to lower her at all, just enjoy cruising and using her like a regular car... A pleasure meeting you Steve, and thank you for your help with my Civic... Seeing this van made my day!... #honda odyssey

We picked up a D16Y8 engine for Dalton @bigd760 , from the 40% off sale at the junkyard...

There were actually a handful of these motors in the yard today, about 8 of them... The first motor we started to pull had rod knock, so we had to abort getting that one... since we can't tell check everything about the engine, we do our best to make an educated guess... we rotate the motor from the crank pulley, to make sure she turns smooth... This Civic looks like it was sitting for a really long time, under a tree, and died a death right there... there was an animal nest in the intake manifold, and it smells like cat piss... But the motor looks good as a core, and will be rebuilt to something special... The cost of the engine with the distributor came out to $236!, that's a hell of a deal... We saved $94!, let's eat a steak... Next we are gonna get her over to the machine shop, and put a plan together for the combination we are gonna cook up... It all starts with a good cheap core, and then from there dream as big as you can... #honda #civic #hondacivic #vtec #d16y8 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Definitely gonna be cleaned with Joker Juice, buy some now for your project!... Link in the bio, you won't be disappointed...