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https://flic.kr/p/2iY2daw Skunk2 bushings came in. I grabbed a spoonful of lube from work.

https://flic.kr/p/2iY2dam Installed ASR brace and freshly bushed LCAs. Nothing is completely bolted down yet, but anti-seized and ready to torque

https://flic.kr/p/2iY2daG Trunk/back seat vacuumed

Front pads loaded into the calipers to test fit. The Hawk pads didn’t come w/ shims so I’m just going to go w/ the Raybestos shims. Will pull them out, smear on the supplied Hawk brake goop, and install once the front suspension is bolted together.

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https://flic.kr/p/2iZ6eYk Front left suspension assembled

https://flic.kr/p/2iZ3vZr Front right suspension assembled

Parts list for front suspension is:
used EX knuckles (blasted/painted)
Moog UCA w/ HardRace bushings
stock DX LCA w/ HardRace bushings
HardRace compliance bushings
HardRace ball joints
SKF hubs
SKF wheel bearings
Goodridge brake lines
Raybestos Element calipers
Hawk HP Plus pads
APWI axles
Progress CS2 coilovers
new OEM Honda top hats
OEM Honda axle nuts
ARP extended studs
at least $25 in new OEM Honda nuts/bolts
half a tube of Permatex anti seize
quite a few late nights
a few six packs of beer

I still need rotors. Going to order Brembo blanks this weekend. HardRace tie rods will be bolted up once I’m sure nothing has to come apart again. AAE manual steering rack is already installed, with new ES bushings (just the small ones), OEM
Honda steering joint, spacer, and grommet C. Still using my stock grommet B since the manual version is discontinued from Honda and hard to find in junkyards. Majority of the bolts have yet to be torqued to spec, as the car is still on jack stands. Brake fluid will be Motul RBF600 and it’ll be poured into a brand new OEM Honda 7/8 MC
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2iZ3x6j I pulled my trunk/gas door release. Completely deleted the trunk release/lock and routed the gas door release to the trunk. I coiled it up and zip tied it. I’ll clean it up later.
If you’re wondering why, there’s no point in having a trunk release lock since I have no back seat, but I can’t remove the lock tumbler w/o modifying the whole assembly. Besides, racecar
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2iZFNch Installed the Gregparts clock delete and OEM Honda AC delete. Got the climate control panel reinstalled. OEM Honda radio delete is in transit. Decided to just pull the boost gauge because I’m NA right now anyway. That’ll change eventually.

https://flic.kr/p/2iZL68x New fuel filter and B&M fuel pressure gauge installed.

Also finished installing the parking brake cables. I was missing a bolt so I ordered a new one. Put the rear bumper back on with brand new spacers and clips. More to come...
 

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The grommet that you are missing, is that the one that connects the steering rack to the undercarriage? If so, I ended up using a bracket from a different sway bar kit. I can send you a photo.
 

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The grommet I don’t have is like a boot that fits over the plastic spacer on the steering rack and butts up against the body grommet. I reused my old power steering version, which does fit but doesn’t seal completely and would probably cause water intrusion if I ever drove the car in hard rain. I don’t plan on driving in the rain so I’m not too worried. I’ve scoured a few junkyards but have yet to lay eyes on a manual rack equipped 6th gen Civic.
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2j26x1w Got my cruise/dimmer blanks today and sonuvabitch I ordered the wrong color. I bought excel charcoal instead of classy gray. Oh well, I’m not going to worry about it right now.

Been real bored with no parts to install, so I was looking around for a new filter to replace my old AEM DryFlow. I also needed an intake pipe with provisions for the valve cover vent. I found a DC Sports CAI and it was only $99 so I jumped on that. Should be here this weekend.

I was also looking for some fresh bolts for the under hood components I knew I would be keeping, like the fuse box. So I sprung for a Downstar kit with 27 bolts/washers. Should be enough to do what I want. But then I started looking at the honda-tech tuck thread and now I want to swap in an S2000 CMC. No real need to, but I have nothing else to do. And it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to replace my 23 year old clutch master and slave.
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2j2uy53 Brake booster flip. Chopped the factory line down to tuck it out of the way. Vacuum port on the IM was already spun 180° so it points down.

https://flic.kr/p/2j2sYAf Trying to muscle this DC Sports CAI in place. Fitment is iffy on this thing and the supplied install parts leave a lot to be desired. Also my chassis is a DX so I had no hole to pass the pipe through. I cut one a few years back and let’s just say it was off a little bit. Had to bust out the Demel.
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2j4GAvy These tabs on the battery tray were bugging me.

https://flic.kr/p/2j4GAvi So I chopped them off. Smoothed out the edges and threw on some primer.

https://flic.kr/p/2j4GAvd Stock clutch master cylinder has been removed along with the hard lines/soft line. Downstar clutch hose is installed. Checkerd Sports spacer is here, just waiting on my new S2000 clutch master cylinder and seal from Majestic Honda. I also removed most of the factory brackets on the trans that held all the stock connectors/rad hose.

https://flic.kr/p/2j4J8Zp Here’s a shot of the lower half of my tool box, just because DSO sticker.
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2j6y8hu Finally getting around to fully tucking my driver side harness. Wires pulled through. Need a firewall plug and have to drill a hole in the body where the door boot comes through.

https://flic.kr/p/2j6vy6F Wires pulled inside the cabin and sorted. Brake fluid level wires and other unused wires will get capped and bundled up under the dash. The gray plug will get routed towards the ECU and the engine harness will have to come back out so I can route/extend the needed wires into the cabin. Will also delete the VTEC pressure sensor while I have the harness out.

https://flic.kr/p/2j6zBoP Also tucked the rear harness. Depinned defrost and rear speaker wires and rerouted the harness up over the fender well and out of sight.
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2j7uJgr Harness version 2.0 is complete. Removed EVAP purge solenoid, VTEC pressure switch, and EVAP canister connectors/wires. Shortened a few connectors, moved primary HO2S to the backside of the trans, and relocated the firewall connector so it all enters with the ECU plugs. Pulled a bunch of slack out and rather than splice/solder, I just dressed them into the bundle on the cabin side. Harness is essentially OBD1 at this point.

https://flic.kr/p/2j7yJX2 Got some dress up bolts and nuts from Downstar. Replaced hardware on the fuse box, fuel filter bracket, prop valve, horn, hood latch, and hood hinges. Have enough to do the headlights and fende

https://flic.kr/p/2j7xhV8 Mirror covers showed up. Still need to install the passenger side.

S2000 CMC is installed. Need to find a cotter pin for the clevis. Currently working on the headlight harness.
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2j7P64h S2000 clutch master cylinder w/ Checkerd Sports spacer. I’ll have to order a plug to cover this firewall hole and another plug to fill the hole where the wiper motor harness went through.

I also ordered a K Tuned IAT sensor mount so I don’t have to deal with the silly rubber grommet anymore, and a K Tuned VTEC pressure switch plug.
 

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https://flic.kr/p/2j7UwvK Cut a hole and passed the headlight/wiper wires through the body. I used the grommet from the wiper harness to feed everything in nice and neat and keep the elements out. I had to trim the grommet a little to make it fit and still need to loom the wires. Split loom was ordered, will be here Wednesday. Will splice/solder/heat shrink everything tomorrow.

https://flic.kr/p/2j7UwvE The rest of the harness has been dressed in and secured and I spliced/soldered/heat shrank almost all of the connections last night. Still need to splice in the side marker leads and I’m waiting on a set of side marker connectors. And I need to crimp all the grounds to coming terminals, but had to order ring terminals. Should be able to button everything up this week.

I got the engine harness back in and the MAP/TPS/IAT wires don’t have enough slack, so I need to open the loom up and pull them back a little. I’m going to head to the junkyard again next weekend and cut some harnesses so I can make jumper for the firewall harness that I relocated.
 
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