Maxbore throttle body came in today. Still not much progress to report since I'm moving out of my house this week. Painted some of the engine brackets with POR-15 which turned out quite well.
Since I'll be moving up to 3" exhaust, I'll be selling my custom 2.5" exhaust. It's one big piece with the electronic cut-out, so I won't be shipping. Welded with the stock muffler right now, but also have a Vibrant flat black muffler and brand new magnaflow spiral core race cat available for purchase.
The car and all parts are three hours away, so I'll be making progress on the weekends. This weekend is a 3-day, but I haven't received some of my parts I was hoping would come in (clutch, manifold pipes). I'll be swapping out brake lines for braided stainless ones, and painting/installing the Legend GS calipers with the 11" prelude rotors. I also need to mount the FMIC and move the radiator brackets to accommodate the half-size radiator.
I want to do some re-wiring of the alarm and relays, but that might lead to gremlins when I try to start the car later on so I'll put that on hold. I should be able to get my alternator checked and running, as well as getting the fuel pump relay wired up. If the weather holds up and I have some extra time, I'd like to get the door jams and some of the trim painted and re-install some of the interior pieces.
It was a three-day weekend for me, and I had a long list of things to accomplish on the car. Unfortunately, I had to deal with broken ignition coil wires on my daily driver, which killed a good 5 hours of daylight. Here's what I actually managed to do:
Unloaded the car from the trailer and pushed it into the garage
It's been too difficult trying to find someone locally to weld the -10AN bungs on the valve cover for a decent price, so I decided to go with Summit's -8AN bungs with o-ring and bulkhead nuts. Drilled the valve cover to accept the bungs.
Bungs in place
Semi-finished mockup. Those elbows sure are tall!
Decided to go with the 23T brackets that I pulled from a V6 Accord in the parts yard over the 28T brackets that came with the Legend calipers. They just needed a little TLC. Here's a before and after from sandblasting.
Some other parts after sandblasting
With a couple coats of POR-20.
Decided to cut out the stock radiator mounts and relocate them to fit the half-radiator
Mounted top of the FMIC. I'm going to use some aluminum flat stock to make bottom brackets that are riveted to the lower radiator support. Still need to mount the bumper cover and see what clearances look like.