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Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 248
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Posted By lookforjoe
installed new control arms and caster rod poly...

installed new control arms and caster rod poly bushes -

https://i.postimg.cc/MpDpnrdF/IMG-20200908-190022.jpg

Made mount plates that sit inside the frame rail so I could re-install the 960...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
I did take the LH 2.4 conversion as far as I...

I did take the LH 2.4 conversion as far as I could - it ran very well indeed. Just not enough HP to squeeze out of a 1600 that would be commensurate with the revised body work :D

I didn't alter...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Worked on wrapping up the main nose work & the...

Worked on wrapping up the main nose work & the spoiler connection. Also used a chopped up Volvo spalsh pan to make an air guide

https://i.postimg.cc/nc7BN742/IMG-20200902-174033.jpg

adding...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Got a good amount of work done on the front...

Got a good amount of work done on the front today. Fill, sand, repeat multiple times :)

U-Pol gold for the skim coats - much finer than 3M Bondo
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Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
I got the K-Tuned TPS installed yesterday, sets...

I got the K-Tuned TPS installed yesterday, sets properly to 0º throttle angle at rest stop without any issues. I had to remove the TPS connector from the harness, and repin for the RSX type S switch...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
While I'm waiting on the new TPS, I spent a fair...

While I'm waiting on the new TPS, I spent a fair number of hours over the last two days working on the nose again.

Finally figured out a method I'm happy with for reducing the headlamp surround,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Yes, I dropped from the 80mm to 72mm to resolve...

Yes, I dropped from the 80mm to 72mm to resolve the elevated idle, tip-in & part throttle issues that I just could not adjust out. Made it very unpleasant in-town driving. My wife doesn't want to get...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-21-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Got everything sorted out in terms of fitment,...

Got everything sorted out in terms of fitment, however the TPS won't zero

TB adaptor finished.

https://i.postimg.cc/qvFFZLTt/IMG-20200821-120254.jpg

even with TPS pushed to end of range, I...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Got the MAP bung figured out. Drilled & tapped...

Got the MAP bung figured out. Drilled & tapped the flange to use for the hold-down

https://i.postimg.cc/SQ1FmXt6/IMG-20200820-170602.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/mkgs8CpD/IMG-20200820-170630.jpg
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Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Many thanks! It's been quite an experience, for...

Many thanks! It's been quite an experience, for sure. Bodywork is definitely not my thing.

Been working on my house, so not much done on the X1/9. Today I made time to start on the 72mm TB...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Wrapped up the nose for right now - and moved on...

Wrapped up the nose for right now - and moved on to the mechanical work needed to get it running. Dropped the subframe, swapped the oil pan, tack welded the replacemnt subframe section & took the car...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-05-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
More back & forth (add material/remove material)...

More back & forth (add material/remove material) on the nose & headlamp 'bucket' areas. Ideally, the surrounds should look similar to this:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Plugging away at the nose repair. Got the sheet...

Plugging away at the nose repair. Got the sheet metal HL cover panels welded & filled. Worked on the nose / fender / grille transitins to get it all to flow nicely with the chopped version. S40...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Thanks, guys. I'm reasonably confident the motor...

Thanks, guys. I'm reasonably confident the motor is fine, I'll know once the oil pan is swapped.

Started on the nose. Chopped off a couple inches to get beyond the worst cracks
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Won't be bringing the X1/9 to Carlisle :( ...

Won't be bringing the X1/9 to Carlisle :(

Had a little off-road excursion a week ago - right after finally resolving the part throttle/tip in jerky drivability issues
...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-28-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
3M vinyl lettering finally came in, and it was a...

3M vinyl lettering finally came in, and it was a sunny warm day (for a change), so I got the lettering installed.

Went easier than I was expecting - has a nice firm transfer sheet that keeps the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-15-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Thank you - I'm happy with it overall. ...

Thank you - I'm happy with it overall.

Finally found a place that will cut the lettering in 3M vinyl, vs. printing, which is what all the local shops want to do, with no consideration for color...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Made lexan HL covers - the original looked like...

Made lexan HL covers - the original looked like this:

https://i.postimg.cc/vTknzHbZ/137cf855-f572-4994-869f-e20b10d07ad4.jpg

template - since my nose line is more angular, I added the contour
...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Reworked the nose decal so that the spacing is...

Reworked the nose decal so that the spacing is even with the hood line

https://i.postimg.cc/mZpcrXjX/IMG-20200402-170204.jpg

Colors match the fire hydrant nicely, I noticed
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Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Finished the decals around the car. Have to redo...

Finished the decals around the car. Have to redo the left side duct area, the rest all have some imperfection, those I can live with.

https://i.postimg.cc/Sx7nHscB/IMG-20200401-173351.jpg
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Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Moved on to the finishing work on the body - this...

Moved on to the finishing work on the body - this type body came with stripes like this:

https://i.postimg.cc/XvBWf2kN/Screen-Shot-2020-03-28-at-10-05-24-PM.png

Made templates for the decals
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Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Finally resolved all my idle & throttle...

Finally resolved all my idle & throttle tip-in/part throttle weirdness. The problem all along has been the aftermarket IACV, somehow backfeeding the system in ****ed up ways. New Honda-packaged IACV...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Worked on the Volvo rear diff today. Getting...

Worked on the Volvo rear diff today. Getting frustrated with the Fiat - can't figure out the idle surge fixed. AC system is done finally, thank goodness.

Note: 999-7160 special tool required to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Remade the low side(#10) hose. 135º fitting at...

Remade the low side(#10) hose. 135º fitting at compressor, #12 MOR, welded to #10 beadlock hose barb. Nice & relaxed fit now.

https://i.postimg.cc/CKx2LgQf/IMG-20200316-141649.jpg

Made a new...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Been driving it whenever the weather is good...

Been driving it whenever the weather is good (days above freezing and clear skies) - got over 220 miles on it now. Much teething issues - still don't have working IACV which is causing nasty random...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-05-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Just for the Honda Drivetrain conversion,...

Just for the Honda Drivetrain conversion, conservative avg would be 2 hours a day, everyday since Aug :D
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Finished up the remote adjuster for the balance...

Finished up the remote adjuster for the balance bar.

Made a bracket for the adjuster knob, and a reinforcing plate for the backside of the dash. Threaded the knob plate for M4x.75 screws
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Finished the Dual Master setup & installed in...

Finished the Dual Master setup & installed in car. Pedal has never felt so good.

https://i.postimg.cc/bNSVc8jZ/IMG-20200214-175202.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/HWhvhnFG/IMG-20200214-175235.jpg
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Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
finished the cluster install, nice to have a...

finished the cluster install, nice to have a working speedo & accurate tach

https://i.postimg.cc/GhksZC1Q/IMG-20200219-150643.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/Cx7nxs5n/IMG-20200219-153745.jpg

CEIKA...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
This is how I had it mocked up in cardboard - not...

This is how I had it mocked up in cardboard - not going to work with my steering wheel

https://i.postimg.cc/L6p4HcSs/IMG-20200216-120709.jpg

holesawed out the gauge holes, with the 52mm gauges...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-15-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Figuring out the gauge layout with the Marshall...

Figuring out the gauge layout with the Marshall Speedo & Tach. Has to fit 15" x 4.125", difficult to get the 4 52mm in that space

https://i.postimg.cc/Fz8b0cSg/IMG-20200215-161752.jpg

in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Finshed the wiring of the extra gauges ...

Finshed the wiring of the extra gauges

https://i.postimg.cc/2yMRxPdh/IMG-20200212-165816.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/gcTWdZ9j/IMG-20200212-165903.jpg

Just need black screws
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Worked on a new gauge pod. Not going to put a...

Worked on a new gauge pod. Not going to put a stereo in the upper dash.

https://i.postimg.cc/zBTkRdYG/IMG-20200211-163305.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/JhDxRrTJ/IMG-20200211-164143.jpg
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Junction bracket done ...

Junction bracket done

https://i.postimg.cc/m2mPHgM1/IMG-20200203-163546.jpg

Got a 50º PND gear off an RSX. Not going to be happy with 25º limit of the RBB / TSX gear
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Thank you. Happy with the overall progress. ...

Thank you. Happy with the overall progress.

I made the brake lines today. The stock MC had two front outlets, so I needed to split the front output to two lines. I repurposed one of the stock...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Wrapping up the pedal box welding. Required...

Wrapping up the pedal box welding. Required assembly/diassembly multiple times to check fit, clearances, adjustments, tweaking of clearance areas around the Bias Bar, MC fitment area fettling after...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Many thanks - it certainly is. Will be awesome...

Many thanks - it certainly is. Will be awesome once the kinks are worked out & I get it dyno-tuned

Welded the bias bar sleeve to the brake pedal
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
KTuner base mapping. IACV has to be blocked off...

KTuner base mapping. IACV has to be blocked off for it to idle.

https://youtu.be/6GZ4h4YLnYc

FIRST DRIVE

No operational speedo, have to figure that out

https://youtu.be/GGOYvPIhpoQ
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Need to build a dual brake master setup. Not...

Need to build a dual brake master setup. Not confident the old crap tandem MC will be up to the task, esp. with the 6pot CEIKA's & 12" discs :D

This is the basis for my development, another X1/9...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Back & forth with the tune mapping. Haven't run...

Back & forth with the tune mapping. Haven't run the motor for more than a minute or so at a time, due to idle surging & AFR sweeps. The base map I've been using is the '05 Accord, since that's the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Bleed the clutch ...

Bleed the clutch

https://i.postimg.cc/hP1qyVpk/IMG-20200121-152714.jpg

& dropped the car, drove it out the garage under it's own steam

https://i.postimg.cc/sfP8ss7S/IMG-20200121-171007.jpg...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Used a S40 wheel arch liner to make a cover for...

Used a S40 wheel arch liner to make a cover for the EMS wiring

https://i.postimg.cc/Fskn5Ykp/IMG-20200120-113252.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/43PWbtjf/IMG-20200120-172723.jpg

secured with one...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Engine wouldn't start - no ECU activation. Though...

Engine wouldn't start - no ECU activation. Though it might be an immobilizer issue, but it turned out I missed wired the ECU base feed from the main relay instead of the fuel pump relay switched...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Finished the 8 pole spade bridge connector ...

Finished the 8 pole spade bridge connector

https://i.postimg.cc/Y9y5zG4m/IMG-20200113-142948.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/rs0vnVWZ/IMG-20200113-143128.jpg

only the OBDII port left now.
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Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Worked on figuring out exactly what needs to be...

Worked on figuring out exactly what needs to be altered with the BBK. 14mm pushback on the rotor hub, with the bracket moved to the backside of the spindle mount - with that I can get away with 12mm...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
The latex seems to be working for fixing the mat...

The latex seems to be working for fixing the mat backing.

https://i.postimg.cc/X7P4yxtk/IMG-20200111-084148.jpg

It's holding the frayed edging nicely.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Still plugging away at the electrical wiring -...

Still plugging away at the electrical wiring - laying out the EMS harness now that I have the various connections figured out. I made an bridge harness (using the pigtail that came with the motor)...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Added another relay to the trunk relay box for AC...

Added another relay to the trunk relay box for AC clutch engagement. Not sure I can use the ECU AC Clutch relay & fan relay signals. Looks like the setup uses CANbus signals from the HVAC control...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Thank you. Yeah, have to be careful with the...

Thank you. Yeah, have to be careful with the metal cover on the lead light - I've singed myself before also :D

Made a throttle pedal return spring using a 240 pedal spring. With the cut down pedal...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-23-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,215
Posted By lookforjoe
Finally had a breakthough in terms of having a...

Finally had a breakthough in terms of having a direction for the ECU, bus bars & relay box layout. Slow day at work, so I did some sketching to figure it out. Was thinking along these lines (in the...
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