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rufusbob

Member Since 13 Aug 2014
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In Topic: Jack Point Repair

06 August 2022 - 07:36 PM

I supported my 1st 87 CRX Si with jack stands under these points on jack stands regularly from 87-93 when I had it. Never a bit of bending or damage.

But later I experienced bending of similar points on a 95 Ford sedan inherited from my mother. It happened the 1st time I tried supporting the cars weight on them.

I could be wrong, but think these are designed to just locate the jack or stand saddle to prevent sideways slippage. Not to support the car on. Hence the notched saddle of the OE Honda scissors jack for the CRX. (Maybe your problem arose from the extra weight of the B on the front? Just a thought.)

As far as a solution, there are slotted saddles available on the market today for floor jacks / stands. They go between the support and the car. At least some are made of rubber. A quick search came up with a variety ... https://www.google.c...le-gws-wiz-serp

Another thought to repair and allow continued use of these points for supporting weight is to weld small gussets perpendicular to the longitudinal fin to add strength.

A final thought when I owned that 1st CRX in the late 80s, I got the idea of using hockey pucks on top of my floor jack saddle. Rubber is virtually incompressible. You can squeeze it in one direction, but it will expand in another direction to compensate, and the volume remains virtually unchanged. Used hockey pucks are cheap from used sporting goods stores, and VERY tough. About 15 years after I started using hockey pucks, I had occasion to visit a Ferrari dealership and saw they use hockey pucks to protect the car undersides too. I would not be above slotting a puck to clear the fin and supporting a CRX on the adjacent area.

In Topic: K Swap Knowledge Dump

03 August 2022 - 07:41 PM

Thanks for posting Victor. Looks like Brian / Hasport is getting close to releasing the kit.

I’m continuing to research what I will need for the swap. I’ll post my list for comments / review when I think I’ve taken it as far as I can.

In Topic: K Swap Knowledge Dump

31 July 2022 - 08:12 PM

More precise, with more clearly defined gates … awesome!

In Topic: K Swap Knowledge Dump

31 July 2022 - 12:15 PM

Looks great Victor! Curious what you think of shift effort (so far, without driving it yet) compared to original.

In Topic: K Swap Knowledge Dump

27 July 2022 - 10:43 PM

100% agree, Victor. Can’t wait to hear what your car does in the 1/4. IMHO we’re gonna wind up with Bitchin CRXes that are what they woulda shoulda been originally if only computer chips, controls and other technological engine development had been around in the ‘80’s.