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... still waiting on parts, so last weekend I decided to wrap my roof. This was my first time doing a section this large and it is definitely a learning experience. I think it will take a few more wraps before I get a better grasp on it. My plan was to do the trunk this colour as well, and then everything else a satin carmine red by 3M.

I tried to replace my windshield molding but for the life of me, it would not sit in there... so I used double sided tape and put the old one back on for now until I can either take it to someone to do, or figure out what I am doing wrong. The replacement I bought is from Honda.

My car is a bit fugly cosmetically but.. work in progress :p

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So on my way home from work last Monday, I only made it through one intersection and then blew a main brake line. What a way to start the week.... The original lines are still on the car, hidden under that plastic and the lines that were re done were ran under it, looped around each other and held on with hundreds of zip ties. So, even though I had suggestions of patching it, there really isn't a way.. it's all just.. shit.

On a more positive note... Should have the rest of my transmission swap parts in on Friday and I was offered a Garrett MGT2259S off my friends car. He has upgraded and is sending it out to be fully rebuilt if I want it. 'll be honest I haven't researched anything about it as of yet, but if anyone is going to be able to give me a straight yes or no answer, it's you guys.
 

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brake line fun in canada ..
pretty much when ever I pick up a used civic the first job is always a complete fuel and brake line replacement ..
cause they are almost always shittily patched hackjob ziptied and rusted to fuk.

is that turbo off a subaru?
funny flange and all?
I would only use it for a homemade setup if the turbo was next to free and had the sub exhaust mani to steal the flange from,,that's just me,,
 

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brake line fun in canada ..
pretty much when ever I pick up a used civic the first job is always a complete fuel and brake line replacement ..
cause they are almost always shittily patched hackjob ziptied and rusted to fuk.

is that turbo off a subaru?
funny flange and all?
I would only use it for a homemade setup if the turbo was next to free and had the sub exhaust mani to steal the flange from,,that's just me,,
Ah yes, this is true.. I should have done it sooner, was definitely on the list but of course, typical me.. "Oh shInY fUN sTuFF" instead of being a responsible adult and paying attention to stuff like that... for example, The car was a nightmare to drive last winter because my camber/toe in the rear is so out of whack, I bought parts to fix that before this winter, had an entire year.. have I done it yet? Nope. lol.

The turbo is off a 2017 WRX and yes it is free, funny flange and all.
 

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Brake lines have been repaired but in turn all the fiddling down there made the fuel lines leak, of course it did.. you know that whole snowball effect. The shop only charged me $100 cash to do it and they fixed it pretty quick, but used 5ft of rubber hose. I don't know how I feel about that. I mean, if this car was going to continue to be winter driven.. I could see that rubber hose degrading very quickly. I guess for now it'll have to do. The shop tried to protect my paint (I think?) with one of those rubber mats that go over the fenders but they failed to clean the dirt from under neath it and scratched the ever living shit out of my fenders... and my eye lid. I am annoyed about it.. but, the fenders need replacing anyways and the paint isn't great, so I am not too bent on it but I wish people would be more aware of what they are doing.

Overall not a horrible experience but still wish I was able to do that myself, but.. it wasn't in the cards this time.

Picking up the rest of my parts for the transmission swap this afternoon, and that I will be doing myself.. next couple of weeks or so. I was going to do it this weekend but driveway space is not available, long weekend too.. would have been perfect. Oh well.

I am taking my car to the shop on Monday, the whole place will be empty so I can take my time. Going to do step one of winter mode, clean up whatever needs it, grease parts and undercoat the crap out of the car. Winter tires go on next weekend.. Apparently the weather guru's are calling for a bad winter. I wouldn't mind it, really.. it's been a while and I can maybe go ice fishing this year. Anyone else go ice fishing??
 

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I used this product called.. Fluid Film for the first time as I have heard a few people recommend it and swear by it. A little bit goes a very long way. I did it at work so I was able to use the undercoating gun I had laying around, which uses air and I am thankful because considering how thick it was (.. that's what she said), it would have been difficult with a brush I think. I absolutely blasted this car and I am happy how it turned out. I thoroughly went over the car and my rocker panels are in fantastic shape, I didn't see a lick of rust anywhere on them (surprisingly). It's mostly the rear quarter panels, but I have patch panels for that so I am not too concerned about it. My fuel filler neck looks horrible, I am afraid to touch it. lol. With snow right around the corner, I am not sure I want to even attempt that right now.

Wow.. Look at that shift linkage. Yikes.

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It looks nasty in some spots but overall it's pretty decent down there for a body that has over 400kms of salt, brine and god knows what else.

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So who has shift linkage rods they'd be willing to sell me? With as little rust as possible.
 

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That toe arm.........I broke them all on my car, and it wasn't a salt car. Was a little rusty, but I snapped them and then had to grind and sawzall them out. Good luck with that. Just plan that they will all break and if they don't then yay!

Might try Freeze Off on them before attempting. At least that way you got a shot at it
 

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That toe arm.........I broke them all on my car, and it wasn't a salt car. Was a little rusty, but I snapped them and then had to grind and sawzall them out. Good luck with that. Just plan that they will all break and if they don't then yay!

Might try Freeze Off on them before attempting. At least that way you got a shot at it
So treat them like every other part on my car that probably hasn't been changed in 10 years.. Got it. lol
 

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So I was able to go pick up my parts from the stupidest fuck giraffes in the dumb dumb salad, minus the clutch line.

I remembered a guy that makes custom braided lines for brakes and clutches back in the day when I had my Mazda. Many of the guys were running his stuff and heard very few complaints? So, I tracked him down in some Mazda groups I am still lurking in and long story short and $100 later, I will be getting a new clutch line, front & rear brake lines this week. I hope they're still decent... maybe it'll bite me in the ass, but hope not.
 

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My e-brake seized up over the weekend, are we surprised? It's almost every week I have something new to share. Took the drum off and it was actually the brake shoes themselves hanging up on some rust (always with the rust) so I just put a new spring kit on there, cleaned up all the point of contact, tossed some sil-glyde where needed, tossed some lube on the brake cable/spring just in case, bled the rear brakes and now it seems to have fixed the issue.

Pretty gummed up in there...
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I ran into another issue that I wanted to fix but forgot to fix over the summer. Hard lesson learned.. Metal valve stem caps, never again. It took me a few hours to even get through the one and I still can't get it off. So, I am just going to hit a local tire shop at the end of the week and just get new valve stems all around. I used a hack saw, air grinder, a little bit of heat, pb blaster, it wouldn't budge.

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On a different note - Winter wheels are on, summers are off and I am thankful. Thinking it's time to get rid of them and run something more reputable. At the moment I am leaning towards Buddy Club P1s.

The Advan SA3R triggers the strumming of ones clamjo, finding a set in good shape is difficult. Does anyone have an opinion on the Work Emotion RS11's? They look awfully similar to Sprint Hart CP wheels.
 

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I was finally able to get the windshield moulding installed, needed to get it done at a shop since the windshield did have to come out. The moulding was starting to shrink even more and flap around but I am glad it's done and the windshield didn't shatter when they pulled it. I was worried snow and ice would build up underneath the trim and crack the glass. It's an OEM windshield moulding as well, so the fitment was perfect.

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I bought a shift linkage, no rust on it so that's a bonus. Was a bit more than I wanted to pay for one but... Needs to be done. The transmission swap is being done the last week of December, while my work is closed for the week... perfect opportunity to do what I need uninterrupted.

What else... I think that's it.

Oh.. Digital distributor. Has anyone else looked into this guy? I cannot get a hold of him whatsoever.

Any suggestions for when I do this trans swap, by all means, please suggest it.
 

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why cobra and not moates?

where did you find that linkage?:)
Was having a hard time finding Moates stuff, perhaps I am not looking in the right area. 🤷‍♀️

Grabbed it from a guy in Kansas, was about $220. I couldn't find squat locally, they were just as rusted as mine.

He has a lot of older Honda parts kicking around that look to be in good shape. He is: Blacksheep Auto Parts (Ebay)
 

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Was having a hard time finding Moates stuff, perhaps I am not looking in the right area. 🤷‍♀️
Curious to see how that CobraRTP works out for you. I might have to get one or two solely for futureproofing reasons.
 
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