Psychic-tomato's 2000 accord ex coupe - f23 5-speed

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  1. PSYCHIC-TOMATO

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    I'm going to use this as sort of a diary for everything I do to to this car.

    I picked it up from the original owner about a month ago. A garage kept, 2000 Accord EX 5-speed. I currently own five Hondas. Two Del Sols, a 95 Coupe, a 99 Coupe and now the Accord as well. I've owned a plethora of Hondas...

    Here's the list as best as I can remember..and it really feels like I'm forgetting one or two.

    1990 CRX HF
    1982 *Accord*4-Door*(drove for two weeks and sold to a friend between CRX and Del Sol)
    1994 Del Sol Si (stolen)
    1994 Civic DX Coupe (stolen)
    1993 Del Sol S
    1991 Prelude Si
    1993 Del Sol Si
    1988 Prelude Si 4WS
    1989 Wagovan / Shuttle
    1999 Civic EX Coupe
    1995 Civic DX Coupe

    I don't plan on boosting this thing or any serious mods...Yet. Maybe after my Del Sol is finished, I'll consider a new F23 rebuild or low mileage motor and a little boost. Right now, this is going to be the reliable daily. My main plans are to fix all the scratches, dings, dents and blemishes, lower it just a little with a nice, adjustable coilover / shock set, Find some nice, five spoke type wheels, some spacers and go a little wider. Then rock some fender flares if I need to. I need to detail the crap out of the engine bay..and then run a basic intake / header / exhaust setup...with a high end muffler.

    So basically, the plan is -

    Restore it aesthetically to it's original glory and beyond
    Obsessively keep the engine in top shape
    Minor “performance” upgrades

    It's not a lot of serious wrenching, fabricating or stress inducing work. I've done so many engine swaps, auto to manual swaps, etc. that this is pure fun and enjoyment.

    This is how I picked it up. I need to post a pic of the the passenger side with the deep, softball sized dent in the door. With patience and work, I think I can pull it without repainting.

    I'll be posting pics in a few days with updates since the weather is getting warmer.

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  2. PSYCHIC-TOMATO

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    The weather has just SUCKED. Good god. I hoped to have so much more done.

    I Need ONE truly nice day so I can pull my Del Sol out (it has no windshield
    right now) and roll the Accord in to my garage and get down on it.

    So far, I've managed to
    Replace trans oil
    Replace spark plugs back to basic V-Power (love'em)
    Replace plug wires with NGK
    Removed Immobilizer (still waiting for immo emulator)

    Ditched stock air box and threw on a cold air intake. This is no attempt at "horsepower" or "gains". I found the F23 feeling like it was being choked a little in 1,2 and part of 3. I've found that usually, an intake or manifold swap does the trick in these situations. Engine just feels more "free" now. I'll probably throw a header / new exhaust and stop there are far as engine mods. Until I order a low mileage F23, that is. Then the fun can begin. This is purely for miles and daily cruising.

    Started removing the dents. It's coming along well. The reallllllly deep one in the passenger door is almost all the way out. I have to work the rest of my magic on it and I think it will be barely visible. If at all.

    Cleaning up the engine bay. Big process. Eighteen years worth of dust and road grime up in that thing. Repetition is getting it cleaner. Still have a long way to go.

    Need to strip and paint valve cover ASAP. Then decide what I'm going to do about the stock exhaust manifold and shield.

    Still need to wet sand and clean up the entire body as well as clean the crap out of the wheels. Lots of work ahead. I

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    Engine bay has a long way to go...

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    I don't see any pictures in the second post.
     
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    They were up yesterday, as I saw the intake pic (1st one). Don't know if his server had a glitch.
     

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