Hey everyone. One day a couple months ago I got it into my head that I wanted to turbo my Del sol. It's a red 1993 Del sol Si D16Z6 5-speed.
It's gone through a few ordeals in its time with me. I got it in the spring of '08. I knew nothing about Honda's other than they got good mileage and people liked to rice them out. Fortunately I managed to avoid ricing my car out.
I had been working on my 1983 El Camino since I was 13 and because of all it's modification I got about.... 12 MPG? It's a beast but that's neither here nor there.
I got the Del sol and drove it to college and used it for daily driving, errands, going to the GF's and whatever. In Feb 2010 The car was stolen off the street over night. The car was completely stock and was actually a little rough. The rear window doesn't work, all the shocks were blown, the hood's dented, the glove box was broken, the shifter knob was hacked off in a cheap attempt for a short shifter. So basically the previous owner abused the car.
Anyway, it was stolen in Feb, recovered in San Antonio in March 2010. The key cylinder and plastic column cover were broken and the car had a few hundred more miles on it, but other than that (and the radio being taken) it was exactly the same.
So we got it back to Austin, I was starting it with a screw driver which was kind of unnecessary, but I was doing it. I figured, who would want to steel a car with no radio that has obviously been stolen recently. WELL.... as it turns out, someone did. At this time I was no longer parking it on the street I came home one day (2 months to the day after the first theft) and it was gone from under my apartment.
Turns out someone tried to take it after I had gone to class in the morning. The broke a little 1/4 window to get in, and were somehow too stupid to start it...... (I was starting it with a screw driver) So they rolled it out into my parking lot and abandoned it. Someone called the cops and the cops took it and impounded it. The tow truck driver broke my rear taillight and dented the area around the licence plate. Of course they never fessed up to it so the trunk area is still dented but I have since replaced the taillight.
Bought car, got stolen twice, recovered twice, started modding it and then I found DSO and got serious.
Here's a pic of the engine basically as I found it. The only thing's I had done as of this picture are put a K&N stock replacement airfilter in, taken off the header, high temp painted and heat wrapped it.
Here's after I got it back the second time and started working on it.