1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby ALLensTRAC » Tue May 20, 2014 10:46 pm

underscore wrote:One more from a friend of mine, taken with a real camera and cleaned up this time.

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Man that's a nice picture!! The paint looks great in that photo! Definitely makes me miss mine being assembled. Did you get any pics of the 1g civics? Those things are just cool IMO!!
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Wed May 21, 2014 1:00 am

It's a 10 foot car at best but at least it looks good in photos. I'll have to see if any of the 1g Civics pop up, they were all mint as hell, one had a custom turbo kit and very clean stereo system, a couple had matching custom trailers made from 1g Civic rear halfs. Very very cool cars.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:53 am

Well since that car show the alternator started dying and finally it packed it in completely the morning of another show. I got it rebuilt by a local shop last week, charged up the battery all weekend and raised the suspension up yesterday so the front (up 1/2") doesn't rub like mad and the rear (up 7/8") doesn't look so stupid. I'm going to bring the rear up a touch more just to even it out with the front.

Here it is after taking it for a drive to settle things

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Native habitat for a GTFour, the rear end loves to kick out on loose surfaces.

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby CSAlltrac » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:53 am

She's sexy. Especially in the wild.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:13 am

Thanks! Playing around in the dirt was a lot of fun, it turns out I was blissfully unaware of the risk I was taking as the battery still wasn't charging even with the brand new alternator, an hour and a half of driving around and it was too dead to even crank when I got home. I did some tracing with the engine off and there was some resistance (not much) between the battery and alt, looking at the 100A fuse it looked pretty corroded and old inside so I replaced it. Battery has been back on the charger all weekend so we'll see what happens next week.

Also thank you to whoever mentioned in some other thread that the stupid 100A fuse is bolted in from below, that saved me a tonne of grief.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:18 am

I tossed in a new reverse-pole Civic battery and took it for a drive, I've also ground the balljoints down a fair bit now so I've nearly eliminated the contact with the brake rotors near lock so hopefully I'll be able to AutoX the car this week. I stumbled across the alternator cooling duct so I put it back to protect the new alt as well.

Also I pulled the System 10 amp since only some of the speakers worked and not overly well, and it turns out the RC and select JDM GTFours came with a different amp than all the others, so the two spares I have are now useless to me. I popped it apart and some caps are definitely fried so we'll see if I can refresh it a bit.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:37 pm

I've got a bit of a to-do list on the car this winter when I pull the motor, so I'm posting it here to keep track of stuff

- Thermal coat hot side of turbo, downpipe, manifold
- Relocate fog lights
- Clutch
- Cams
- Oil cooler/filter relocation
- Meth kit
- Launch controller
- Shifter bushings
- Clutch line
- Clean/match fuel injectors

Need to buy parts for:
- Replace turbo oil lines viewtopic.php?t=14032&start=30
- Rebuild PS system viewtopic.php?t=30077 P/N 04446-35050, viewtopic.php?t=28221
- Rebuild brake master
- Timing belt
- Water pump P/N 16110-79115
- 98+ oil pump P/N 15100-74030
- Lower grille mesh P/N 53102-20030
- Gauges
- Clutch master/slave
- ABS delete viewtopic.php?t=32688
- Inner/outer tie rods
- Vacuum lines
- Coolant lines
- Rear caliper rebuild
- Gasket kit (main seals, etc)
- Sensors

Questions:
- For the non-pressurized PS lines, Toyota doesn't seem to list a P/N. Is there a generic type of hose I can use? A few of them seem to be weeping out the ends.
- Where's the best place to get a mostly complete gasket kit?
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby pintoBC_3sgte » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:23 pm

Wow! That's quite the to do list for this winter
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:06 pm

Some of the stuff isn't as much of a priority, but I don't want to deal with pulling the engine more than I have to so I figure I may as well get as much of the stuff in there done in one shot as possible. I've only got the next three and a bit months to do it in though so I'll need to hustle.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby Redswan » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:26 am

Dude, your car is awesome! I am trying to do the same thing for mine with restoring it and and installing as much OEM stuff as I can, Great work.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:20 pm

Thanks! It's nice to know I'm not the only one that likes it haha.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:03 pm

After contemplating a bunch of stuff I decided that putting only 6000km on the car in 4 years wasn't acceptable and that I don't have the time to get the car to where I want it in the timeframe I want it done in, so I brought the car down to my buddy Kyle at Classified Motorsports to get most of the work listed above taken care of. It's going to get dyno'd before and after doing everything so we'll get some solid data on the impact of the 3g cam upgrade + exhaust timing adjustment.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:19 am

After some hiccups we got the car on the dyno today for a few pre-mod pulls, it peaked at 202.8 FWHP @ 5850 RPM, 191.1 ft•lbs @ 5400 RPM, at 13.1 psi with no load. With 10% load and a little bit of heatsoak it hit 199.7 FWHP @ 5800 RPM, 187.3 ft•lbs @ 5600 RPM, at 12.4 PSI. We sprayed the intercooler a bit and hit 200.0 FWHP @ 6000 RPM, 180.6 ft•lbs @ 5550 RPM, at 11.9 psi and again at 10% load.

According to the dyno that last run works out to 230HP/207.7ft•lbs at the crank, which is not bad all things considered. The teardown begins next week and then we'll see how it does with the new cams and timing adjustments.

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The no load runs, I'll have to scan the sheet of the 10% load pulls but they give you an idea of the curve.

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:59 pm

So the shop has the drivetrain pulled, we're replacing all the gaskets, hoses, pumps, etc and they're wondering if I want to do the headgasket and studs as well since it's already this far apart. I'm thinking if the head is coming off I should probably do the rings and bearings as well, but this motor only has 180k on it and perfect compression. I don't really want to crack open a perfectly good motor but at the same time I'd hate to have it pop something right after all this work.

Thoughts? It'll be getting driven fairly hard but only at stock boost, with scramble to 16psi on the stock turbo.
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby CSAlltrac » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:03 pm

You're already this far, I would either do a full rebuild or get a low mileage engine to do all the basic items and head studs.
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