New project: 5th gen Honda Prelude SH

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by 86mcss, May 29, 2009.

  1. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

    Messages:
    3,476
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    California, Bakersfield
    id rather have a better than stock clutch because i know i am going to drive "spirited" once in a while.
  2. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

    Messages:
    3,476
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    California, Bakersfield
    update! motor is finally done and going back into the car saturday! w00t!

    interior is completely done and i already got some better looking rims installed on the car. :) moar pics coming soon
  3. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

    Messages:
    3,476
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    California, Bakersfield
    im pulling an all nighter...wish me luck. i should come back with pictures of her rolling under her own power :)
  4. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

    Messages:
    4,183
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Regina, Sask, why'd you ask?
    I've always liked Preludes. Always sharp looking cars, even with stock stuff in them.

    Too small for me though. ;)
  5. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,860
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Cool stuff. Hoping to see those pics today.
    Posted via Mobile Device
  6. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

    Messages:
    3,476
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    California, Bakersfield
    bah! i was so busy I did not take one single pic lol

    the rear motor mount kicked our ass! it did not want to cooperate for the life of me!

    the engine is in though and ready to turn over but i decided to wait. we worked our asses off today and i decided to stop for the dat. i only have a couple vacuum lines to hook up and the main harness at the firewall which is very simple and then to just fill the tranny with fluid and a couple other small odds and ends. i will finish the car sometime this week. i need to find a diagram that shows how to hook up the ATTS vacuum lines since my dumb chiltons manual does not show anything about it.

    ill get pics tomorrow. i need to paint my stupid valve cover..it got fubar'd while working through out the day.
  7. Octane91

    Octane91 <smartass comment> Staff Member

    Messages:
    3,058
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Petaluma, CA
    Awesome project! just dont let your prelude end up like the one we cut up yesterday [​IMG]
    (shitty Q9c picture)
  8. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

    Messages:
    6,633
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Earth
    I just read this thread and I must say you've got some balls taking on a project like this with a car in that condition.

    However, like you mentioned, these cars have a great resale value and you could easily make some money off it.

    This is the only prelude I like, I prefer them with the ground effects kit and no spoiler with leather interior.
  9. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

    Messages:
    3,476
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    California, Bakersfield
    holy macaroni!

    what happened to that poor lude?


    ...i only got to work on the car for 2 hours today. my cousin asked me to come over and help him with his moms car. she had bad head gasket(pt cruiser) so we replaced it and got the car running again.
  10. Octane91

    Octane91 <smartass comment> Staff Member

    Messages:
    3,058
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Petaluma, CA
    training exercise, a hand full of firefighters, some hydrualic spreader/cutter(s) (jaws of life) and about 5 minutes got the glass broken, roof off, and (cut) doors off. just to show the some 30 of us how to remove patients safely.
  11. You use the KED or a shortboard?

    Get some dang pics of the prelude up.
  12. Octane91

    Octane91 <smartass comment> Staff Member

    Messages:
    3,058
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Petaluma, CA
    KED onto a long board. however we didnt remove the pt. from the prelude, they broke the glass in so we used three of the student's vehicles and parked them in the rig bay and extricated from non destroyed vehicles.
  13. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

    Messages:
    3,476
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    California, Bakersfield
    started the car and it runs nice...had some oil consumption though. i think the rings are having a tough time seating. i am going to wait until tomorrow until i can get a second opinion.

    pics as soon as she is driving around on the road.
  14. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

    Messages:
    3,476
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    California, Bakersfield
    Well I got the oil consumption problem fixed and the car is running damn good \\:D/ ...the rings did not seat right away for some odd reason and it was drinking a little bit of oil. Well I removed the 5w30 oil that was in the car and put in some 20w50 and drove the car for 15 miles and the rings seated:rolleyes: I was extremely happy and glad. After 3k miles I am going to synthetic oil and going to enjoy this nice car for what she is.
    It took longer than expected to get her running because I had to locate hard to find parts but it came together nicely and I am proud of the work that was done.

    The day I got her...
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    How she is today(free rims are nice:D)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]



    Next is a jdm lip kit and then I am going to repaint her. :cool:
  15. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

    Messages:
    12,314
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Somewhere on earth.
    Looks good, glad you got rid of those crappy ricer tail lights :p
  16. -=Lurker=-

    -=Lurker=- **BANNED**

    Messages:
    10,118
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Awwww what happened to the Altezzas!!!

    :p

    Nice work man. :)
  17. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

    Messages:
    4,526
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    San Francisco, California
    Looks great!

    I wonder who ever thought it was a good idea to put those patterns on cloth seats? My car has black cloth seats that have a design that's similar to yours and I never understood why they didn't just stick with simple verticle lines or something instead of something resembling a jazzercize poster.
  18. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

    Messages:
    3,476
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    California, Bakersfield
    :rofl3:

    [​IMG]
  19. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,860
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Very cool, looking good. Why repaint it? Black again? (hot as fuck there eh? :p)

    Is that red wheel thing stock? Maybe dump that too.
  20. Mince

    Mince Never Dice, Always Mince!

    Messages:
    2,237
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Damn, I wish I knew a lick about restoring cars :( Looks fun.

    Nice job man.
  21. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

    Messages:
    3,476
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    California, Bakersfield
    Its a leather cover...im afraid to remove it and find the steering wheel fubar'd under it :(
  22. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

    Messages:
    3,476
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    California, Bakersfield
    Its all time and money...the more you do yourself the more money you save. The only way to learn is to do when it comes to vehicles :)