That might be in the plan this summer. I dont really like bracket racing that much because there are people that have machines that can run the same time, over and over again. I like index racing because it allows the driver to really get to know their car, and requires such. Unfortunately, we do not have an Index class for cars locally, only bracket. I don't feel the need to donate money every race to someone else's pocket. If I had an auto and things like that, I definitely would though.
Well, I took some time away from my school work to relax, and I got some stuff done (and got more parts!)...
I was attempting to get the rear windows to roll up and down again... I had no idea what was wrong with them, so I ordered the rebuild kit from LRS (as you may have seen previously). This came with the motors, the rail bases, and the slide bushings, a really nice kit, actually!
So, I got everything taken apart and tested the motor first, it was still good... Then I got the first guide base out, and sure enough... it was cracked.
So I got it off, cleaned up the base, shot it with some paint and reassembled with the baller billet piece on there...
I decided to go ahead and replace the motors anyway, because this is a pain in the butt to get to! Got it all together, tested my new window motor, and China wired it backward! No problem, I just popped the wires out of the plug and switched them!
And, the UPS guy brought me another present!
Only got one side of the rear windows done, not sure if I will try to get the other side done tonight or not... I still need some window felt to put on the parts that contact the window, then need to grease everything up and I will be good to go!
got an awesome offer on the camaro i couldnt refuse...........so i sold it and picked up this today.....
1978 honda accord hatch......4 banger EL1 5 speed 78k miles fenders need to be replaced but other than thats its perfect keeping it stock maybe in the future throwing a set of watanabe rims on it a webber carb/intake/header....the fenders are obviously being replaced and painted im actualy pretty psyched with it.....ohh and because its so old i can put historic tags on it....no inspection and 1 time registration fee
sucks its fwd but its still neat.....im not worrying about an engine swap yet im gonna make due with what i have for now my maint thing is a full tune up make sure its reliable....than im gonna try to find a header and get a webber carb kit....and i wanna get new rims with a wider tire these are the rims i want...and theres a set on craigslist right now too
as for the exhaust im gonna have my uncle fabb one up...no fart can im gonna run a 2 1/4 piping with a glasspack
Eh, these are actually in HORRIBLE shape. The driver's seat you essentially sit on the floor with negative amounts of lumbar support and both of the head rests were red in a previous life... lol. Soon to change those out for some Corbeau's.
updates on the Accord.....i started detailing it a bit......pulled the valve cover off to pull the clear off and polish it came out great
inside if the engine is immaculate!!!
started cleaning up the engine bay....the dirt is comming of super easy
annnnddd....my buddys came over today and we took some quick pix of our cars....the green one is a shit box the dude just picked up the black one is immaculate inside and under the hood....super low milage as well
i repainted the air filter today (sanded it sown first lol) and got almost the entire drivers side engine bay cleaned also changed the plugs wires and cap and rotor....its got a points distributor lol im gonna be replacing it with an electronic one tomorrow im gonna wire up the fan (it works but wont come on automaticly) so i making a plate to put a toggle with and a new temp gauge should be nice
This is what I am spending the whole day on.... About a week ago I put the top down and the rear window shattered (for some unknown reason). Luckily I had the top and new rear window waiting to be installed (this just hurried it up, alot).
We're on lunch break at the moment, but we have successfully removed the entire top and cleaned everything up. We need to run to the hardware store to buy a new cable, since one was broke and a few various other items. It's going better than expected, we're about 3 hours in and half way done. Of course, reinstalling will be an uphill battle since there is alot more work, but it's going well. The idiots that installed the top the last time half assed a few things that we need to go back and redo, but it's no biggie.
Well, I began replacing the top (which, btw, is NOT for the faint of heart). We got it all off in a matter of an hour, but we knew this would be the easy part...
By the time we got to the stopping point for the night, we had the top about 75% on. Since this was our first time doing a top, it ended up being alot of trial and error, which just wasted most of our time.
We got back to it the next evening and got it most of the way buttoned up, at least well enough that I could drive it back home and finish it myself... This is my dad helping me stapled the front down.
Also, I went to VFN Fiberglass to pick up my hood the other day. I got the 3.5" Cobra R style hood. I must say the quality is astounding. I don't have to trim anything to get the hood to fit, and the hood really needs no finishing! Also, they worked on the price with me for being a CMC member and it made it rather affordable for such a nice hood.
So, I got the hood on and latched in. The only issue is my latch sits too low and I need to modify it to sit up higher.
To be safe, though, I put in hood pins. It's a very odd feeling to be cutting on a brand new, $500 hood, but it beats having it fly off at speed!
And the finished product:
Also, UPS brought this bad boy the other day... I can't wait to open it!