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https://flic.kr/p/2mPQzwg Oil sender mounted and wired up. Need a finish washer for the socket head.

https://flic.kr/p/2mPQzwb Climate control back in. Gauges mostly wired up. Wideband output and ground routed over towards the passenger kick. I might pin them into the body harness for easy connection to the ECU.
What pedals are those? Knowing how little expense you've spared on this rig, I highly doubt they are just cheap slip ons, so im curious :)
 

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They’re OBX pedals I bought way back when. They came with the clip-on mounts but I drilled holes through the stock pedals and mounted them with nuts/bolts so they don’t come loose.
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2mPXZ8s Finished the starter and fuse box leads. Got the axle nuts broke free and finished wiring up the gauges as well. Started crimping wires for an update on the headlight harness. Weather is supposed to be nice tomorrow so I’m hoping to get the car up on jack stands and get the exhaust and shift linkage unbolted and then pull the axles.
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2mQ2puZ 65° here today, so I opened the garage door and moved some stuff around so I was able to get the front half of the car up on jack stands. Spilled a bunch of oil and coolant on the garage floor so that was fun. I really need to find a new jack, something lo pro with more than 15” of lift.
Header disconnected and bitch pin is out. Axles are next. Instead of buying a Harbor Freight hoist, I think I’m going to rent one from Sunbelt. 1 week is less than $100 which is half the cost of buying new, plus I won’t have to store it when I’m done with it.
 

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If I had more space I’d totally buy one. Then again if I had more room I’d already have an air compressor and a QuickJack
 

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air compressors are over rated ,unless you need one...
Everyone thinks I'm strange because I rarely break out the air tools, other than die grinder, angle grinder, drill, cut off tool, impact chisel, ect. But you don't see them drilling out snapped or rounded off bolts fixing my screw-ups.
 

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growing up, Ive done more damage with power tools than I have with hand tools, and even today, Id rather use a ratchet than a drill. my boss hates it lol
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2mQZJux Started test fitting the catch can. The stock j hooks wouldn’t work so I chopped up some M6 thread rod and used nuts on either end. Then I figured out the hold down doesn’t really fit over the can. So my choices are modify the hold down or make a new one from aluminum stock. I also figured out a good spot on the firewall to mount the fuse holder for the alt output, but can’t start on that until the prop valve and lines are relocated. I did get the lug crimped but I’m out of red adhesive shrink so I’ve got to get some more of that. I got rid of the cable tie mount holding the main power feed and replaced it with an Adel clamp. I also added a clamp for the fuse box feed.

https://flic.kr/p/2mQXFUf I whipped up my main ground cable. I think I’m going to go through a grommet on the trunk pan and try to catch the frame rail underneath the car. We’ll see if that actually works. I’m also having to modify the battery box to add more holes/grommets, one for the alternator feed and one for the fuel pump supply. Also upon test fitting the battery, the supplied hold down is too wide for a group 51 battery. I can hopefully fab something out of angle aluminum, or maybe just modify the Taylor unit.

https://flic.kr/p/2mQXFTi I pulled the fuse box out and depinned the air con and ELD wiring and pushed them into the cabin to deal with later. I also pushed the horn wire in as well and ran a 10’ section of 12 AWG Tefzel for the rad fan. I wanted to consolidate the rad fan and horn wire with the headlight harness and bring it all out on the driver side, but that basically doubles the length of the run. So my plan now is to bring the rad fan wire out through the passenger door boot instead and ditch the horn altogether (I don’t have a horn button anyway so no big deal). I’ll leave it coiled up under the dash in case I need it some day. I’m going to sleeve the remaining fuse box wiring with DR25 shrink and seal the boot with adhesive shrink, then put it back in place.

I got the wheels off and shock forks removed, just need to pop the ball joints and then knock the axles out. I’ll look into renting a hoist in the next few weeks and hopefully get the old motor out soon. It’d be awesome if I could sell it quickly and get it out of the way.
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2mRujEQ Battery box almost ready to go. I had to add two extra holes and grommets for the alt wire and pump feed. Thread rod is cut to length. The kit didn’t include 3/8” lock washers so I’ll pick some up and finish bolting it down. Vent tube assembled and routed. Last thing to figure out is the battery tie down.

https://flic.kr/p/2mRoQ9L Used some 2” 6061 sheet and cut and drilled a new hold down for the catch can. I may polish it one of these days. Added a piece of shrink tube over the power feed since the hold down nut rubs the cable a little bit.

https://flic.kr/p/2mRujF1 Fuse box wiring cleaned up. I ordered a new terminal to finish the new radiator fan wire. It should be here in a few days.

https://flic.kr/p/2mRt5kT I mounted the fuse holder for the alt output and lugged the cable. I used a 6mm rivnut to mount the holder. Still need one more rivnut drilled and installed. I’ll have the room to do that when the engine is out.

Aeromotive fuel filter and bracket were ordered and they should be here Monday so I can get to mounting them. Brake tuck kit was shipped today.
 

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Rivnuts make things so much easier

looking great!
 
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Thanks!

https://flic.kr/p/2mRXjnJ I figured out how to hold the battery down. The whole time I’m chopping away with my Dremel, I’m imaging what I could do with a brake, shear, and TIG setup.

I’ll disassemble this eventually and polish it up. Now I can route my battery cables and install my main ground. Will come in handy to have the battery in place so I can verify all of my wiring modifications.
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2mTsMQW Got the prop valve moved inside and mocked up using a rivnut. I’ll have to get all the lines mocked up to make sure I’ve got enough slack to connect everything.

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https://flic.kr/p/2mTpviB Cleaned up the fuse box wiring inside the car. I needed to finish that before routing the front brake lines over and installing the bulkheads.
 

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Cleaned up the fuse box wiring inside the car. I needed to finish that before routing the front brake lines over and installing the bulkheads.
Great job!

This is one thing that still keeps me up at night with the grey civic. I did a pretty shite job at rushing the underdash wiring harnesses.

I'm probably going to redo things, removing the dash entirely. I have to plug the holes in the firewall anyways, so it might be a good time to just build a new dashboard setup.
 
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