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Old 03-19-2015, 09:14 AM
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Well I dont even know where to begin, I am still shivering with excitment even though she's been in my garage for three weeks now. I drove my old boss to Vancouver B.C to pick heR up eight years ago almost to the date, I was at that time promised if he ever decided to part ways with heR I would have first dibs... I was 18 at the time and just starting in the automotive industry, I had just bought my GS-R at that time (which I still do own and will post a couple of pictures below) so I was more then happy with what I had at the time. In October of 2010 my boss at the time had blew the motor on heR, he pulled it out and tore the engine apart and had it rebuilt, he decided to take on another role in his career and didnt really have the time for heR. So as I had matured and laid down a solid foundation for myself and established myself at my role in the dealership, and watched heR sit at his home and get neglected I decided it was time for me to start hassling him and see if it was time...Well it took me three years but I finally managed to convince him to sell heR to me, I never imagined a grown man could be so sad letting a caR go but I understand his love and I think it makes him a lot more comfortable knowing she's in my possesion and he knows I will be restoring heR and getting heR back into showroom condition. I am a Parts Deparment Manager at an Acura dealer so this R will definitely be making a proper comeback and I hope I dont get lost and forget to update this thread but I will do my absolutely best so please keep checking back in.

This is the moment we picked heR up and began our journey back to Calgary.


Shortly after that we gassed up and topped up oil on both of these two for the long haul throught the mountains.... this is also the first picture I have of them together.


And..... one more


Just a couple of pictures I snapped while driving horrible quality but most people cant say they have pictures this old so it means something to me.






and thats really all the pictures I have of heR back then, my boss at the time and I went our different ways but always kept in touch as best as we could... which will bring us up to date now.

So here she was on March 2nd




She war burried under ****... I was overly impressed with him when I first laid eyes on heR again.

Here's the old man standing with by his lady's side one last time.


Getting loaded up, excited to go to heR new home where she would be looked after.






She arrived home in one piece, with a solid inch of dust on heR skin and an empty engine bay, but the reason I wanted heR so badly and no other... is simply because she was bought at our dealership, then shipped to Vancouver where she spent most of her life with one of my boss's old friend's... then he bought heR and I kept a close eye on her the whole time. So in reality I've in some ways known heR this whole time. Secondly which was very important to me, is that she's got all her VIN plate/stickers on every panel so all the original panels are on heR, including the motor....which yes does need to be put back in the car but that isnt a concern at all to me, I was more concerned about having a motor with the matching numbers. I cant even begin to tell you guys how excited I am about this project and cant wait to get heR back on heR feet and looking perfect again.





The project has already begun and I will update with some pictures here on the weekend so please keep checking in.
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Congrats on the reunion. Looking forward to the project.
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Looks good.
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Why do you keep posting "heR"?
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Why do you keep posting "heR"?
That's how most type-R owner's refer to their "caR". Nice R. Keep it OEM and stock!
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Cool story OP and I am happy to see another going to a good home!


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Why do you keep posting "heR"?
It is something we elitist tend to do.. everything is about the R.
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Nice R!
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Finally a sweet thread!! Can't wait to see the updates.
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Very nice good luck and keep us updated!
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Cool story.

<---in for updates
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Finally a sweet thread!! Can't wait to see the updates.
same here. I love project threads.
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Wow, this car lived with your old boss about 3 blocks from my house! I always wondered if it was still there once I stopped seeing it parked out front, thought I saw the yellow when the garage door was popped one day a few months ago.

Hopefully you get heR back on the road soon, I am jealous!
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Bump for updates! And for more pics of both cars.
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awesome story.

i never knew canada got PY's

i was under the assumption that you guys only got CW's
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awesome story.

i never knew canada got PY's

i was under the assumption that you guys only got CW's
PY and CW in Canada
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I know I said I would keep up on this thread.........but you guys know the story life gets in the way haha.

Anyways lots has happen with the car this year, it was go go go hard on this project until April and then it was off to my K20 EM1 so this got put on the side burner. However the engine and engine bay are fully complete on the R. With the Civic and race season just about finished soon it'll be time to finish the R up. Next up is body shop, after were done with that it'll be back home for final assembly and a competition date of next summer if all goes according to plan.

November of 2015, finally found a Sunday with some motivation and decided to get started.

lets see what awaits us.

gross, even though the previous owner is a good friend. I called him at one point everyday for two weeks cursing him out asking him how he could possibly neglect something this badly.

alright lets get started



grab a seat sunshine, you are going to be here for awhile

tooth brush and simple green... lets go

these next few pictures I think were mostly for me to use as a reference when everything goes back together.

















hmmmmm not bad not bad at all. three bottles of simple green later and a few weeks of some elbow grease and here it was.

the paint in the engine bay isn't the greatest... its far from awful and I thought hard about having it redone but it just wouldn't be the same. Honda only put a light coat for a reason I didn't want to mess with that reasoning.

Alright time to go get a beating heart again. off to my buddy Darren's house, our good friend Jackie using his bad *** rig to move the R.

I never had the chance to take a picture of all the brand new parts together unfortunately, but I do promise you... just about every piece in this engine bay was replaced with brand new oem pieces. the entire intake system is brand new all of it.

more parts

parts parts parts

there was nothing wrong with the radiator had a few bent fins but I felt better having a brand new one. the shroud and fan were not replaced as they just needed a quick rinse and wipe down.

the heart. everything brand new OEM.... except the ARP head studs, just felt more comfortable with them over the oem units I wanna be able to rev this thing for days and not worry about a thing.

head on.

valvetrain installed.

ready to roll

all new lines, sensors, hoses, O-rings and so on.

transmission on, new oem clutch and flywheel, new clutch slave, all new mounts, all the engine mounts and hardware were also replaced with brand new factory units.









new crank pulley, all new timing covers and gaskets.

yes even a brand new oem wire harness was installed.

the vehicle had previously been equipped with a remote starter and whoever had installed it for some reason spliced the harness in numerous spots...I was not ok with that.

and in she goes

ok, something I did not keep OEM USDM is the header, cat, and midpipe. the header and cat were discontinued and I had a spare JDM set so decided to use it instead, went to see my friend at JDM Source for a mid pipe, and then a brand new OEM Muffler... ofcourse all gaskets and hardware were replaced.

brand new oil pan, oil pump, new axles, new halfshaft, new shift linkages and shifter

brand new OEM header heatshield from our best friend Matt @ ICB

the top headshield and brand new radiator

remember when I previously said the entire intake was replaced with brand new OEM... yes even the resonator chamber is there.. I do still have the Comptech Unit the vehicle came with but I am unsure if I want to use it.

oh baby she's almost ready to come home.

sorry I am a few pictures behind at this point.

yummy yummy, another piece not USDM OEM is the JDM Oil Cap.

Finished Product I love It!!! Another JDM Piece you may notice is the Integra Type-Rx Carbon Spark Plug Wire Cover with all new grounds throughout the engine bay.

once again Jackie from Balance Auto Garage giving us a ride back home.

guys more updates are coming I promise, they may be in six months again haha but please keep checking in as I continue to share this journey with you guys.
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Amazing amounts of dollar in this build. Good work.
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Great update. You've come a long way. Congrats!!
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WOW! Straight FIYAAAAAAAAA
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That clean engine bay! Nice job!
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Dayum!! All those brand new parts. Keep it up!

Good to know the USDM / CDM header and cat are discontinued.
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THIS IS AMAZING AND MAKES ME MISS MY PY ITR SO MUCH!!!! LOOKING FORWARD TO UPDATES.
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