October Project pt2

Things are going well. Test fitted the new roll bars and everything looks good. Just gotta bolt everything up tight, cut portions out of the dash and it’ll be ready to go back in.

I was planning on flocking the dash while its out, but nah. It’s not like I’m going to be driving this when the sun is out anyway. Strictly a night run car from this moment on.

That’s all for now. โ˜ฎ๏ธโœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ท

October Project

Here we go.

I pulled the dash out of the Civic today. I have new roll bars that go through the dash that I will install.

Took me about 2 hours to pull out, only issue was the hack job wires on the radio which was installed back in 2004 when I bought it. They were all over the place and routed through different areas that made it hard to pull out. After experiencing that, I managed to get it out. Now I plan on re-routing a lot of the main harness’ to be more accessible and out of the way of the roll bars of course. I do admit, shit looks raw as fuck without the dash…

Reminds me of track cars like the Garage Work EG6

And the homie Abdullah in the United Arab Emirates

I can see why you didn’t put the dash back in brother! Lol thinking about keeping it out too… ๐Ÿค”

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If do leave it out, I’m definitely gonna keep the heater in case I need to defrost the windows hahaha! The goal is to finish it before Oct 30th; Mischief Night. I can only hack at it bit by bit on weekends due to my work schedule and of course being a parent. This will be fun… Let’s do this! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ™

“Who’s the KING?!

We all kings
Kings of ourselves first and foremost
While the people debate who’s the king
Here comes lil’ ol’ Jermaine
With every ounce of strength in his veins
To snatch the crown from whoever y’all think has it
But rather than place it on his head as soon as he grabs it
Poof, boom, paow, it’s like magic
With a flash and a BANG the crown disintegrates
And falls from the Earth from which it came
It’s done
Ain’t gonna be no more kings
Be wary of any man that claims
Because deep down he claims onto the need for power
But reality he’s a coward
Ultimately he’s scared to die
And sometimes so am I
But when I’m in tune with the most high
I realize
The fear lies in my lack of awareness of the other side
Today I know that we are the same
Are the same, you and I
Different kind of skin, different set of eyes
Two different minds, but only one God
It’s for all the kings
Cause deep down I know every pore just wanna be loved”

Washer motor

So the washer motor on the Odyssey wasn’t working when I bought it. Through diagnosis, the motor was shot so I replaced it with one from Rock Auto.

Also the nozzles themselves where clogged up and a needle wouldn’t fix the issue… The dealership isn’t open on Sundays so I figure I’ll go after market… Fuck that! Don’t ever buy the “Doorman HELP!” Nozzles. Straight up garbage! Fitting sucks and they don’t spray as good as OEM. But hey, I have working sprayers for now…!

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Something Different part 3

Let’s try this again.

No damages!

Note: the first compressor I ordered was a Delphi brand. I didn’t take detailed pictures of it (only of the damage) but the pulley was significantly bigger than the OE pulley. Something to pay attention to if you’re ordering aftermarket replacement parts.

Here is a pic of the Delphi from online:

Here is the Denso:

Denso’s slogan is “First Time Fit” and they weren’t kidding!

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค™What a nice way to start your Sunday morning ๐ŸŒ„

By the way, this is me waiting for Shark Week to start later tonight.

What will they do this year? ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ๐Ÿฆˆ

Summer of 73 (and 2019)

Looked like fun times back then. Nowadays AC comes standard on cars. Back in the 70’s all the way up to the 90’s AC was optional.

Now imagine working in this blazing heat in a shop or something of that nature. I can’t believe I survived doing that years back. It’s been humid this whole week, which made it hard to get anything done on the cars. But today I managed to get some maintenance done on the ol’ Civic.

Good thing that the temperature drops at night; I was able to get more things done and tidy up Ryu so he wouldn’t look like I’m living in it lol

With the maintenance all done and car all cleaned up, it makes me feel like:

Lol โ˜ฎ๏ธ

Something Different part 2

I made a rookie mistake. I had everything taken out to replace the old AC compressor on the Odyssey…

Just to find out the new compressor arrived damaged. ๐Ÿ˜ 

Always check your parts when it arrives and prior to install! ๐Ÿ˜…

I wanted to post this failure, because I’m not ashamed of it. I would rather learn from mistakes and have others learn from it as well. When you accept yourself with all your flaws and imperfections, you become powerful. You are embracing who you are, you realize that you don’t lack anything. You appreciate yourself for what you are. We are all unique and authentic in our own way, but ego makes us forget all of that. Ego makes us seek acceptance from outside of ourselves. When you accept who and what you are, you gain power and freedom. Welp, time to order another part and it better not arrive damaged lol โ˜ฎ๏ธ

Something Different

“Something Different” is right. When it comes to owning a Honda, an image of a EG or EF comes to my mind; with the interior gutted and stripped, coilovers, engine swap, and a grocery list of mods. You already know this. Especially if you own a modified car. But this one is a whole different approach than what I’m used to.

When I initially bought the van, I had plans to drop the height and maybe a motor swap. But after cruising around, I actually like the higher ground clearance (this car is soo easy to drive btw, I love it!) I had the stock SOHC in my EG only for a few months back in 2004. So, I didn’t really have much of an experience with that type of motor. This 2.2L SOHC serves as a good platform. My new goal is to get it running as if brand new. Or at least close to new. Just like the one in the Motor Week video.

It’s going to be an “Odyssey” though… (Pun intended.) You don’t even wanna know what kind of things I found wrong with this van. But as always, anything can be repaired. The interior was filthy but everything else was in tact and in good condition. Here are some before and after pics of the OEM mats:

Before ๐Ÿคฎ

After ๐Ÿ˜

Next step is to get the AC running properly and definitely some tires before wet weather comes back. But overall, I am happy that I bought it. I had a moment this past weekend. It was a cool evening in San Diego. I had the windows down, music bumping while I reached over and grabbed a French fry… I felt like a champ. Words can’t really explain it lol. But it was an ill moment for me. I’ll leave this as a part 1 of perhaps many. Peace y’all, I hope everyone had a good weekend.