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JDM Guy's Car Blog (02/10/2017. Engine upgraded)

Postby JDM_GUY » January 29th, 2013, 9:45 pm

Wanted the engine to look a little nicer for the upcoming race meets. So this is the 5 day period after work RICEing my civic.The next RICE should be the end of this year when i pull the engine to upgrade and replace some OEM stuff.
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Swaped my damaged shifter with this new OEM unit.
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Wraped... That got my had iching all day today.
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Mr Spoon...
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Prime and re-sand today will paint in the morning before work.
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Taped up
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Striped and ready for paint after 2 afternoons of cleaning and sanding.
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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby CD4Accord » January 29th, 2013, 11:14 pm

What wrap did you use? I recently did a header in the new DEI "Lava" Header wrap.. Aka dry wrap..

It looks great and was pretty easy to do.. The ends fray a little if you are not careful but overall was a good experience...

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby JDM_GUY » January 30th, 2013, 9:42 am

^^ same thing...

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby CD4Accord » January 30th, 2013, 8:08 pm

hMMM, looks a bit different to mine but it could be the pic..

Anyway, how many feet you end up using? To wrap that one accord header i used almost 45 feet yes..
I did wrap the header all the way down to the collector though

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby JDM_GUY » January 30th, 2013, 9:50 pm

I used about 55 feet.

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby JDM_GUY » January 30th, 2013, 9:54 pm

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First coat:

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby Gx7 » January 30th, 2013, 10:52 pm

dude i could swear u had a ek9 when u was talking to me orn the fone ^^^^^^^^^^^

that b16a u hav ther came out of a eg9 ? jus looking at the trottle cable ?

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby red_dragon » January 30th, 2013, 11:42 pm

Mooooooooooses.... back at it again

have fun

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby X2 » February 1st, 2013, 12:15 am

How'd you get the lettering on the VC clean ? Hand sanded or dremel ?

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby JDM_GUY » February 1st, 2013, 10:43 am

Razor blade and some sanding with a flat block. Time is also a factor.

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby r3iXmann » February 1st, 2013, 12:30 pm

Next time, just put some grease on the lettering with q tips before you paint..comes off much easier.

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby COROLLA KID » February 1st, 2013, 2:13 pm

Valve cover looks good man..clean

Not that im showing off or anything, but here's mines that i did couple months back..
Flat black cover with metallic red lettering and semi circle cuts to show off cam gears :wink:

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby r3iXmann » February 1st, 2013, 4:25 pm

this is mine..i have 2 more to do..one for another 2nr and one for myself (spare)

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby JDM_GUY » February 1st, 2013, 7:21 pm

Here is a shot of the bay this morning.. I was going to paint it flat black but I wasn't getting the heat-resistant paint. They only had gloss. Next time I will order a flat black online.
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Engine shot this morning before work!

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby r3iXmann » February 1st, 2013, 7:27 pm

you can get both flat and wrinkle paint at FT Farfan

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Re: Painting my valve cover and wraping my spoon header

Postby JDM_GUY » February 2nd, 2013, 9:18 pm

Painting the grill
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Painting the grill

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Re: EDIT** Brake servicing...

Postby JDM_GUY » February 3rd, 2013, 7:57 pm

Did some servicing today. The brakes were in need of it...

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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread

Postby dark x » February 5th, 2013, 11:49 pm

thumbs up guy true tuner

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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread

Postby JDM_GUY » February 6th, 2013, 9:26 am

Update. I will be ordering some new brake parts before the 2013 Autocross start. So hopefully I can get some better times in.

What you guys think about HAWK HPS?

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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread

Postby CD4Accord » February 6th, 2013, 10:33 am

I'd personally recommend Stop-Tech Street Performance over the Hawk HPS... I have owned and used both on the accord and the stop-tech lasted longer, felt better at low temps and most of all were cheaper... The dust was also a less annoying colour..

Do your research on said topic though.. Also, upgrade to a nice DOT4 racing brake fluid if you can.. ATE Superblue/TYP200 is the best value in this field..
If you have the $$, you can also switch to stainless steel braided brake lines but this is less vital..

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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread

Postby JDM_GUY » February 6th, 2013, 3:05 pm

I plan to:
*SS brake lines
*Brembo blank front and rear rotors
*1" MS and Booster
*Upgraded brake fuel DOT racing
*Hawk or EBC brake pads

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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread

Postby CD4Accord » February 6th, 2013, 6:02 pm

Concerning the rotors, Brembo blanks are just OEM replacements, measure the thickness of yours and determine if they need replacing.. If not, keep them for now and when you ready maybe invest in some Brembo Sport rotors.. They actually priced very similarly
I have also found ATE PremiumOne rotors to be around the same price as the brembo blanks so you can consider this as an option if you are looking for a slotted rotor..

Concerning the SS lines, Goodridge is probably the gold standard, but I have found Techna-Fit to be comparable in quality and can usually be found for significantly cheaper if you look around..

The MS and Booster are not VITAL, but if you can get them at the right price, then why not I say..

Also, you already got my review on the pads.. You won't be disappointed by the Hawk HPS, but I think you will be happier with the Stop-Tech

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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread

Postby red_dragon » February 6th, 2013, 8:19 pm

cheapest upgrade used to be Prelude 11" front , ek4/eg9 rear
and ek4/eg9 booster

did u replace the front to EK4/EG9 after u install the engine ?
sometimes simple scuffin of rotors and new lines make a difference

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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread

Postby ruffnek » February 7th, 2013, 10:19 am

nice,

hopefully, i will have a thread like this running someday

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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread

Postby hatch is best » February 7th, 2013, 4:08 pm

The Prelude 11" front rotor and caliper easy to come by?

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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread

Postby Gx7 » February 7th, 2013, 6:04 pm

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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread

Postby JDM_GUY » February 7th, 2013, 7:31 pm

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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread

Postby CD4Accord » February 7th, 2013, 7:36 pm

sti7, you a bit late to that rotors party padna.. I already gave my correct assessment of the Brembo rotors he is looking at...

Concerning SS lines, the worry is not about the stock ones bursting or swelling, its more to do with pedal feel.. SS lines tend to give a much firmer pedal which is usually better for braking modulation

Finally, only a fool will upgrade engine first to then find out if the braking system is adequate...
Upgrading brakes is one of the cheapest and most effective upgrades you can do on ANY car.. You are guaranteed to see an increase in performance and this is beneficial regardless of what engine and power you are running..

Finally, the value of good tyres should not be underestimated.. Those look like Maxxis MA-Z1 right? If so, I'm pretty sure they will be up to the task, but be sure to give us reviews of the rubber..


Concerning the magnetic drain plug, I can't justify the expense for a "Greddy" plug.. A cheap $4 usd magnetic drain plug will have the same exact properties and will function the same exact way.. I swear by it though.. Add a nice strong neodymium magnet to the oil filter (eg from an old dead hard drive) and you have some great extra protection there
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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread

Postby Gx7 » February 7th, 2013, 8:29 pm

---------------- take win bro im a fool :mrgreen:
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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread

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