- Thu May 30, 2019 1:59 pm
I've still got my TSX project so this Del Sol isn't priority yet. It's going to get A LOT of work but nothing fancy yet, just cleaning to save it from rotting. Right now the goal is to strip it down, clean everything, and part out all the B swap parts, it's awful stance wheels, and cheap suspension parts.
In my first post I've said it's a miracle the car ran and didn't catch on fire.
Whoever owned this before should not have been allowed to touch cars...The LIST of why it should have caught on fire and should not have even run.
Sorry I didn't take pictures of everything. It wasn't suppose to end up being my car
-battery relocated to the trunk, just sitting in the trunk
-zero gauge copper plated aluminum wire run straight to the starter, no grommets where it was run through bulkheads.
-see the pictures for how they spliced in the fuse box connection I CAN'T even explain that one
-used a side post battery terminal to attach wire to starter and the connection was melting
-one 10 gauge wire grounding the whole engine and the paint underneath the ground wire was still there on the valve cover and frame rail
-main engine ground not attached to thermostat housing, it was attached to the firewall inside of the car using a self tapping screw
-no crimps or solder on the engine harness, it was tucked by twisting and using electrical tape
-harness had a injector resistor box spliced in but was still running stock saturated 240cc injectors
-has a walbro 255 fuel pump and a pressure regulator but no fuel pressure gauge, I checked fuel pressure it was at 70psi
-someone used a whiz wheel to clean the deck of the block
- uhm… they tried to remove a block guard and destroyed the cylinder liners and deck
-tap broken off in the cam cap bolt hole and they tried to grind It out
- fuel filter is just hanging loose under the intake manifold, they just bent the stock line out of sight
- I don't know how to explain the brake tuck... the car shouldn't stop
- they ran the factory clutch hardline under the oil pan and over the header and up to the slave cylinder, after about 10 minutes of running the clutch pedal would get really soft
-The only thing they 'shaved' was the fire wall (Thank God) but their idea of shaving the holes was covering the inside with masking tape and filling the front with bondo. Smacked all of that off where you'll see the AC hole in the pictures.
-Wheels are 15x8.5 plus 17mm with a 175/50r15 tire stretched waaaaay to much
That's it for now... but as I dig in and tear down the car I'm sure there will be even more I find.
No Heat, No AC, just a boost gauge that isn't even hooked up...
Driver's door has a quality speaker of the correct size installed.
Last edited by EconoBox on Thu May 30, 2019 2:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.