N/A to FI: AFAccord's 10:1 Comp Turbo F23 Build Thread/Restoration

AFAccord

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So here's a quick little update from the past couple weekends.

These came in, along with a small OEM parts order of clips and such. I'm currently waiting for an order to arrive that will let me finish up the manifold.

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At this point I've probably watched at least 4 hours of youtube videos on welding, and practiced on a scrap piece of pipe. I measured out my old exhaust system and took all my new parts to an exhaust shop to get cut and flared. Got it home, pieced it together, and here's what I came up with.

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I was having a blast welding, and didn't want to stop there, so I began the bottom portion of my down-pipe. I mocked most of it up and realized that I needed a longer section of tube. It just so happened to be the piece that I had practiced on.

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At that point I had done all I could with the exhaust, so I set out to mock up the IC pipes.

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I took the IC pipes to a local welder to get welded and beaded. I should be picking those up along with my wheel that was repaired this weekend and trying to finish up the manifold. If all goes well, the car could be ready to crank by Monday.
 

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Really respect your build!
Its getting closer, that exhaust piping looks crazy..
funny with turbo its not even gonna be that loud!
 

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welds look damn good for learning off youtube !! way better then when i tried lol

keep up the amazing craftsmanship sir :thumbup:
 

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Even though you might not feel like it...i'd vote for video recording her first start =P

I'll definitely take a video. Whether I'll post it depends on the results. lol


Really respect your build!
Its getting closer, that exhaust piping looks crazy..
funny with turbo its not even gonna be that loud!

Thanks! I'm pretty excited to hear the exhaust myself.


Amazing build!
Where did you get your exhaust piping from and what size?

Got 90% of it from Columbia River Mandrel. It's 3" the whole way.


welds look damn good for learning off youtube !! way better then when i tried lol

keep up the amazing craftsmanship sir :thumbup:

Thanks!



that manifold is looking derrishouiz jason

It used to at least. I let a shop weld it based on their price and time estimate, which turned out to be a mistake. It's solid, but the welds and grinding they did made it unrecognizable compared to before. :(

On a good note, I've got a tuning appointment for next Thursday, the 30th! Lots of stuff to take care of before then, but I'm officially done with work until I leave next month. :)
 

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I only had a few hours to work on the Accord yesterday before the wife and I left town to make our Thanksgiving rounds, but here's what I accomplished.

-repack CV joint for passenger axle and clamp boot in place
-install both driver and passenger axles
-cut pipes and tack for down-pipe. Just one more piece and it will be ready to weld up
-weld two bends of IC piping I cut last week
-clean oil pan and install onto block
-re-run upper radiator hose for down-pipe clearance
-measure and cut oil drain line, install with fittings
-install MFactory magnetic trans and oil pan drain bolts
-run vacuum lines to vacuum manifold
-run FPR return line
-drill, tap, and install push lock fitting into compressor housing for EBC
-installed alternator belt


Off the top of my head, heres whats left:
-install the IC piping
-finish running wires for gauges and boost controller through the firewall
-install check valve in line to brake booster
-install fuse box in engine bay
-charge and install battery
-run ground wires
-install door handles and inner panels
-mount turbo oil feed lines and run to turbo
-finish down-pipe
-install lower radiator hose
-mount power steering reservoir and run hoses
-mount coolant reservoir and run overflow hose with new fitting
-mount catch can and run hoses
-mount BOV and run vacuum line
-install distributor
-install engine wiring harness
-fill fluids
-bleed brakes

I'm sure I'm missing something, but that's my running tally as of now.
 

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Between you and BlkCurrant, i have NEVER come across ANYONE with this much knowledge about the F23.
To say you are a scholar and a gentleman would be an understatement! :omgbd:
 
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