- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Rebuilt engine installed
New upper ball joints
Engine wire harnessed inspected/repaired
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
Low RPM stumble discovered
Rear anti-sway bar removed, brackets/bolts found bent
Front radius rod bolts retorqued
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
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
Cage feet and door bars completed by Charlie and Dale at Entropy Racing
Interior paint and bodywork by Travis at RacePaint
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
PCV valve, hose replaced
motor mounts replaced
gear and engine oil replaced
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
Cage is out, blue car is off to the scrapyard, and Project CRX is making good progress.
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.