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#578924 I Broke The Car Again!

Posted by rallyxcrx on 09 February 2018 - 10:05 AM

My rear mount has failed more than once. High RPM causes the two top bolts to fall out, and this breaks the tranny case, and when the mount is finished the throttle sticks wide open and the tranny shifter also fails. Now I safety wire the two top bolts together. The bolts are easy enough to drill, and loctite dosen't work. I have a blown motor to fix right now, and yeah, this car kicks ass in the turns, but gets it's ass kick on the straights, Dave

#578175 Ew1 Head Bolts

Posted by rallyxcrx on 10 June 2017 - 12:40 PM

You could magnaflux your head bolts and studs if you are worried about a failure. I haven't had any head bolt failures in several rebuilt engines. Dave

#576941 Looking For Driver's Side Spindle

Posted by rallyxcrx on 13 October 2016 - 11:21 PM

Rockauto has them, arp studs work in the Timken brand, but not all the cheapo ones, Dave 

#575888 Clutch Replacement Question

Posted by rallyxcrx on 11 April 2016 - 09:30 PM

There is no pilot bushing or bearing in the flywheel, so the clutch alignment tool is useless, Dave

#572543 What Bearings To Use On Rebuild?

Posted by rallyxcrx on 15 April 2015 - 08:57 AM

I run whatever bearings, cheapo oil, polished crank, stock pump,accusump and arp rod bolts. Its better to run Honda bearings, but you will have to hire a detective to find them. I break in with Dino oil, then switch to synthetic mid season. Dave

#571364 Teins

Posted by rallyxcrx on 03 January 2015 - 01:40 PM

I'm rebuiding my suspension to be faster on pavement, this will limit my Rallyxing to the smoothest events only. I ordered some Teins,  and 27.5 torsion bars. I figured that the Teins would be cheaper in the long run than rebuilt Konis, as you can have the Teins rebuilt for 75 each, instead of 200. Looking forward to running a autocross with this set up, and I know I'll be ridiculously fast in a set of corners on a race track, Dave

#563484 Head Gasket Replacement + ?

Posted by rallyxcrx on 09 February 2014 - 06:56 PM

1. I always install the cam timing belt and time the cam before I install the rocker shafts, this keeps all valves closed during timing, preventing any piston to valve contact.

2. Let your machinist grind your valves, your engine will have more power and fuel economy with professionally done valves. I usually take the head to the machinist with 

valves left in and covered in crap, and there is no extra charge for cleaning.

3. No the cam isn't on or timed, so it doesn't matter. You are checking to see if pistons 1 and 4 and pistons 2 and 3 are up at the same time, indicating that nothing is bent, Dave

#563345 Crx 87Si Suspension Q's, Panhard - Need Some Pepper Advice

Posted by rallyxcrx on 06 February 2014 - 01:09 PM

Chedda has a panhard rod and a mount reinforcement witch would be good. The front lower ball joints and tie rod ends should be checked for wear. The front radius arm rubber mount should be changed to polyurethane, this is the minimum mod for this. Cheapo shocks only last about 2 years, and its best to check them when they are removed from the car. Do a wheel alignment, and balance the tires, but be forewarned, you could have a bent axle, but this will be discovered during the alignment, Dave  

#562818 85 Honda Crx Hf Suspension Mods

Posted by rallyxcrx on 25 January 2014 - 12:26 PM

Cheddas traction bars are an excellent choice. To control the rate of really stiff springs, you need really stiff shocks. Shocks are going to put a big dent in your budget, and tires too. With your suspension set up and race rubber, you'll have the fastest car in the turns, but at the end of the straight, the BMW will be back in your mirror again. For track use I run dot 4 brake fluid, front brake dust cover removed, and ceramic brakes, Dave   

#562664 Rebuild Or New Motor?

Posted by rallyxcrx on 21 January 2014 - 04:40 PM

If it was possible, it probably wouldn't be practical due to cleaning, honing, and boring, Dave 

#562053 Jack Points On 1987 Crx Si

Posted by rallyxcrx on 06 January 2014 - 01:34 AM

Glue the oil pan gasket to the  pan with gasket sealer, Dave

#561941 Head Bolts

Posted by rallyxcrx on 01 January 2014 - 02:04 PM

I've reused head bolts on several EW engines now with no failures, so my vote is to reuse them, Dave 

#561112 Please Help, Im On A Time Limit /=

Posted by rallyxcrx on 23 November 2013 - 09:10 PM

I always strip the head of everything, except valves and springs, before taking it to the machine shop. When I assemble it I bolt down the head and gasket, next I bolt up the cam. Next I install the belt and cam gear, setting the cam timing. Next install the rocker shafts, it's important to install the rocker shafts after setting the timing to prevent bending the valves! Dave  

#547857 Opinions On Wheels/tires For Autocross

Posted by rallyxcrx on 19 December 2012 - 12:22 PM

My used 13x10 Avon tires were 45 each, I bought them from Roger Krause Tires in Castro Valley CA. Then I bought some 13x 10 Aero wheels from Summit Racing for about 75 each, I got the lighter ones, but still made of steel. Aero wheels are 4x4", not 4x100mm like our cars, the bolt centers are off by .060, so I had to torque them down little by little at first, and I wouldn't do this with an alloy wheel as it could snap off. EP is one of the few classes you can run race rubber in, but the cars are highly modified so it's difficult to be competitive in this class. Running in a less modified class will require a DOT tire, and their are no good used street tires available. Used street tires can be dry with sidewall cuts, so they aren't as sticky, and could blow out. Always check the year of manufacture if you go this route, Dave

#547834 Opinions On Wheels/tires For Autocross

Posted by rallyxcrx on 18 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

Get the widest, stickyest, newest, softest tires your class will allow with no compromise, this will help your autocross times more than any other single thing. Wide wheels are important, it's part of running wide tires. Lighter wheels are slightly faster, as they cut down on your rotating and unsprung weight. Get the lightest wheels you can afford. Dave