Project Log

  • 2014-09-21
    1. Engine work performed. Found the cause of the bad bearing! The distributor is trashed inside which more than likely caused pre-ignition (detonation) and hammered the bearing out. There is metal shavings from the distributor bearing everywhere in it and stuck to the magnetic trigger assm
  • 2014-09-21
    1. A new steering rack has been installed, and the steering column sliders have been tightened up. While there is still a small amount of flex due to the steering column being so long, it should feel much better than it did before.
    2. New bushings have been installed in the rear toe compensator arms. In order to remove the old seized up bolt from the left rear, I had to cut a small access panel behind the driver’s seat. It’s currently closed up and taped over, but it is still accessible in case we need to get back there again.
    3. A new front water outlet housing has been installed. Please be extremely careful when using the bleeder on this housing – tighten it with a ¼” ratcheting wrench or tighten down the bleeder when the car is cold.
    4. Valve lash has been adjusted back to factory specs (0.007 in on the intake side, 0.009 in on the exhaust side). Surprisingly, most of the valves were still in spec from before Summit.
    5. We dyno tested and tuned the car with the AFPR. The car currently produces about 93hp at the front wheels on a Dynapack. Considering stock CRX Sis make around 70hp on that same dyno and our old motor made 100hp on a small roller dynojet (which traditionally reads a lot higher), we are in really good shape here. I’m waiting for the shop to send me the dyno sheet, which I will forward to you guys.
    6. The oil has been changed and there is a new gasket on the oil pan drain plug. Hopefully that will keep it from leaking again. There was no metal in the oil this time, and the oil filter was relatively light compared to a normal change. We currently have 4.25 qt of Brad Penn 20w50.
  • 2014-08-26

    Rebuilt engine installed
    New suspension
    New upper ball joints
    Adjustable FPR
    Injectors inspected/cleaned
    Timing set
    Engine wire harnessed inspected/repaired

  • 2014-01-28

    New Engine
    New Clutch

  • 2013-06-08

    New O2 sensor and harness in place of the previously disconnected sensor
    Front sway bar removed
    Ride height adjustments made
    Radius rod bushings replaced with poly bushings
    Intake now a bracket assembly preventing it from shorting out on the battery
    Cherry Bomb muffler with downturn installed
    Toyo RA1 225/50-R15 mounted and balanced
    Fender liners can now accomodate above-mentioned tires
    High visibility tie-downs
    Aerodynamic windshield wipers

  • 2013-03-02

    Low RPM stumble discovered
    Rear anti-sway bar removed, brackets/bolts found bent
    Front radius rod bolts retorqued

  • 2013-01-26

    Passenger seat installed
    Rear wheel bearing replaced
    Steering extender installed
    Steering column lowered
    New brake pads installed
    Hood latch installed
    Hood and door open mechanisms installed
    Car weighed on CW scales - 1993 lbs w 2 gal of fuel and no driver

  • 2013-01-19

    Exterior bodywork complete
    Brand new window glass installed
    Lights and core electrical lighting reinstalled
    Race wheels and Toyo R888s installed, courtesy of Entropy Racing
    Rear trailing arm bushings replaced with polyurethane
    Polyurethane bushings and arms installed
    Koni dampers and Ground Control coilovers installed
    Driver's seat installed and properly oriented
    Steering wheel quick release installed

  • 2013-01-05 Cage feet and door bars completed by Charlie and Dale at Entropy Racing
    Interior paint and bodywork by Travis at RacePaint

  • 2012-12-08

    Roll cage cleaned, modified, and fitted to new chassis
    Roll bar front legs extended
    Dashboard modified to fit extended front legs
    Added center bar under sunroof panel
    Pressed polyurethane bushings into spare suspension arms
    Steering hub and wheel installed

  • 2012-11-19

    PCV valve, hose replaced
    motor mounts replaced
    gear and engine oil replaced
    coolant flushed
    alternator belt replaced
    fuel filter replaced
    swapped the upper control arm adjusters on the rear from the blue car suspension
    swapped the rear calipers for the used ones from the blue car

  • 2012-11-18

    Cage is out, blue car is off to the scrapyard, and Project CRX is making good progress.

  • 2012-11-06

    A spare chassis and drivetrain were bought in Maryland and transported to Entropy Racing in Sacramento, PA.

  • 2012-10-22 1990 Honda CRX chassis purchased.