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Old 02-13-2017, 06:29 PM   #201
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Default 4 Angry Little Pistons

Ready to go!

I covered each rod bolt with some heater hose when dropping each piston/rod assembly in to protect the crank. Then I put some oil around the piston so it would coat the bore and rings. I torqued the caps on @ 33ft/lbs.

Then - all covered up with some fresh cling wrap.
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:33 PM   #202
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Some eye candy...

The powder coaters did a nice job:
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Looks good, bro!
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:23 AM   #205
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Looks good, bro!
Hey, thanks man.

By the time I respond to all these questions and comments in here, I am amazed I have any time to work on the actual build!

Ha ha, that is a joke. But glad that you and wxman94ej1 are enjoying the thread...
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You better finish your car quick. Otherwise I might beat you to it.
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Old 02-19-2017, 07:39 PM   #207
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You better finish your car quick. Otherwise I might beat you to it.
Yeah man, now that you fixed idle and oil leak you are cooking with gas now, as my Grandpa used to say.

I am spending some good time this weekend on the car.
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Old 02-19-2017, 07:53 PM   #208
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Default Oil Strainer/Pick-Up Tube Gasket

I have ordered a lot of parts for this build, and now I have hit that point where I am losing stuff.

I am getting ready to put everything together and thought I would start low by getting the oil pan on. I ordered the little gasket for the oil pick-up tube/strainer, but I cannot find that little f'er anywhere!

Very disappointing...

If you were me, would you:
  1. Re-use old gasket - flip it over maybe
  2. Ultra Gray - Permatex
  3. Right Stuff - Permatex
Thanks for your help all!
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Find it. If you have the online receipt, or receipt, and it shows you ordered it than its somewhere.
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:02 AM   #210
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Find it. If you have the online receipt, or receipt, and it shows you ordered it than its somewhere.
That was the plan yesterday, didn't quite work. I don't have another day to waste!

Looks like I am driving, there is one 40 minutes away...
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Sucks....
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Buy a sheet of gasket paper and cut one out?
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How would you cut the circles though if the paper gasket is kinda thin?
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Xacto Knife. I made TPS gasket out of a sheet of gasket paper.
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Well.........it doesn't have to be perfect as long as its doing its job.
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When I was in formula FSAE we had a scenario where we had to come up with an o-ring quickly. No shops carried what we needed so we chamfered the edges of a pipe on a belt sander until they were sharp and then used it to cut seals out of a neopren swim cap. Worked pretty well to seal the two halves of our brake calipers.
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When I was in formula FSAE we had a scenario where we had to come up with an o-ring quickly. No shops carried what we needed so we chamfered the edges of a pipe on a belt sander until they were sharp and then used it to cut seals out of a neopren swim cap. Worked pretty well to seal the two halves of our brake calipers.
That is genius!

As long as there a swim cap around...

I actually swim Masters, so I usually have a pool bag in the car, with a couple of caps usually.

Good story.
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Not much happening on the Civic with Turkey Day and family activities this weekend, but I at least got to stab in "new" (reman) CV axle shafts.

NAPA products, as these were replaced @ $0 under warranty.

94-6021 = Constant Velocity (CV) Driveshaft - Left Front - New: https://www.napaonline.com/napa/en/p...6021/NMD946021
94-6009 = Constant Velocity (CV) Driveshaft - Right Front - New: https://www.napaonline.com/napa/en/p...6009/NMD946009

Description says "New", but I am pretty sure these are remans - take a look at the pictures.

Note: I am sure everyone knows, but these are '94-'01 Integra shafts

I put a little anti-sieze on the outside splines and slid them through from the outside to get a nice, even coating all the way through.

DS was easy to push through the lock ring, PS took a little more effort.

I had not torqued to spec in the pics, so nuts are not staked yet.
Back to the half-shafts... The warehouse these came from must be next to a grow operation. These things stunk like weed when I got them. I put them in back around Thanksgiving, and I can still smell weed sometimes when I am under the car. It is legal here, but if I drive out of state I am sure a good K9 unit will alert at the smell!
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