Moving in circles

Maintenance time. Replaced the timing belt and water pump.

I used to run a valve cover that had the cam gear section cut out for a long time. Thus making the outer part of the timing belt look used and abused. But the teeth where still in good shape. (Around 60k miles)

This cam gear lock tool comes in handy

I wanted to zoom in on the PHYSICAL difference between the GSR and Type R water pumps. Here is a GSR pump, notice the dowel pins:

Type R/ B16 have no dowel pins:

So if you’re stuck from choosing between a GSR or Type R/B16 pump, either will work fine, dowel pins or not. They all perform the same way.

Also, if you have a been using the hanger/flat head method, especially if you have a shaved head or decked block, keep using that method!

And invest on an AUX pulley. I vouche for the Endyn tensioner pulley.

Extra peace of mind.

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October Project pt3

Yee Yee!

Damn it’s been pretty hot these past few days, I thought it supposed to be fall already?! Global warming y’all. Anyway.

The cage is all bolted up!

As I was in the process of cutting the dash,

the electric impact gun which I had since 2004 decided to take a crap. I have a little Dremel however I rather use a bigger tool like an angle grinder or something of that nature (which I don’t have). So I predict the final chapter for this October Project will be this coming weekend!🤞 😁 Peace for now ☮️

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. ☮️✌️😷

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… 🤔

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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! 😁🤞🙏

“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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