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    A Build worth reading instead of studying! Cheers!


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    Quote Originally Posted by becausephilchow View Post
    I absolutely love the attention to detail you're putting in this, and refurbishing everything! more more more!
    Quote Originally Posted by 244Brick View Post
    A Build worth reading instead of studying! Cheers!
    thanks chaps, means a lot

    yeah I try and include a least a few mental processes as sometimes it isn't obvious why/how I've done the things I've done.

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    hello all,

    not strictly to do with the NSX but thought it was cool none the less. I've been working on a little birthday present / house warming gift for one of my friends.

    I took an old set of Volk racing GRC wheels that I drunkenly bought off eBay and paid waaaaay to much for. That coupled with the fact one of the barrels was bent meant that the resale value, even after a rebuild, would be little and certainly wouldn't cover my costs in buying them.

    So i decided to do something different with them. I had an old set of TEIN coilovers laying about that I couldn't verify the condition, age, or even type, so again, decided to contribute them to the cause.









    so after many, many hours, later we get this:






    Titanium nuts holding the glass in place,






    MIL-Spec 12 point, Inconel bolts holding the very large spanner down. You can see the custom piece of smoked Lexan sheet i cut to use as a backing for the barrel.






    Overall I think It came out quite well.

    The glass is a cnc custom cut piece that I commissioned.

    The wheel is a Volk Racing GTC split rim in 4x114.3 (I even managed to save the build sticker :P)

    The bolts have been stripped, then zinc coated (you know for all the corrosion protection required :P).

    New tyre valves, seals and valve caps were installed.

    The barrel has been blasted and powder coated black, with the "VOLK RACING" decal around the circumference.

    The TEIN coilover has been stripped, and all the oil drained out, reassembled and painted, then the large "TEIN" decal applied. I then machined the wheel centre to bolt up to the TEIN top mount. The base of the coilover was then welded to the spanner. The spanner was then machined and bolted to the base using Inconel 12 point bolts.

    The springs have been powdercoated black aswell.

    The lips have been polished and new "VOLK RACING" stickers applied.

    The centres were stripped and painted white. The centre caps were then polished and reapplied.

    The bolts on the base are stainless cap screws with stainless serrated nuts.

    the studs holding the glass up is all stainless threaded rod which I cut to length.

    the glass was then levelled using a spirit level :P

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    looks amazing! love your attention to detail.

    The wheel looks like a volk grc to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris432 View Post
    looks amazing! love your attention to detail.

    The wheel looks like a volk grc to me.
    your right enough, got a reckless on the keyboard :P

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    You are pretty much my twin when it comes to the little stuff. I bought a NOS key fob for my car off eBay to replace the cracked factory one, and now it is so nice I don't want to use it at all day-to-day. My buddy was teasing me because it is a detail nobody will ever know and I can't really show off at car shows.

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    Yup it's a curse. Really slows things down when your trying to get some stuff done on the car.

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    That is incredibly awesome!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cblock406 View Post
    That is incredibly awesome!


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    cheers bud

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    Okay, just to take care of a few common faults before they become a problem.

    First off, there is a large relay that control various starting systems for the car (ignition, fuel pump prime etc) and over the years the solder tends to crack and you start to get all sorts of starting problems (intermittently).

    So first was to buy a new one, however I thought I would re-solder all the joints in the old one to keep as a spare in case of emergencies.

    Itis crazy this was only designed in 1991, seems so old in comparison to what would be designed/made now:




    re-soldered all the joints:




    Next on the list was the climate control system. As with most of the electronics, after 20 years or so the capacitors start to leak and damage the PCB by eroding solder tracks and other components. Now, the one that came in my car must have been replaced at some point, as this was a new version. However, even the youngest of the NSX is 11 years old now, so it would be prudent to put new capacitors on as a preventative maintenance measure:





    Butt load of new capacitors:



    All fitted:




    Some PCB laquer:



    ...and all tested and working:





    The next little job. The aerial mast never raised to full height as the teeth were slipping. Honda used to make a replacement mast, however its now been discontinued. As luck would have it, a NOS item appeared on eBay right near my house. No need to buy a very expensive new unit, whoop!




    Was so much of a pain to removed, you can see how its all been bent trying to get it out.




    old and busted vs. new and hotness (yeah that's right, I referred to an aerial as hot!)




    and all installed and working:




    Another common issue is a dirty ignition switch. After thousands of start up procedures you tend to get a build up of carbon and grime on the switch resulting in an intermittent starting issue. I decided to get mine out and give it a clean (ooh err) before it started becoming a problem.




    all cleaned up and re-greased, ready to go back together:


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    Oh boy, so many great things going on in this thread. First off, congrats on the purchase, this car looks fantastic. Secondly, how are you positively retaining the usb ports on the center console piece you refurbished (ie. what does the "B Surface" of the panel look like?) Third, I love your wheel choice for the car, and those custom Ti lug nuts are spot on, I bet there is almost an appreciable difference in vehicle performance, just by decreasing rotating mass ever so slightly. Next, I can tell you are a true Honda enthusiast by the "The Chronicles" sticker in your rear windscreen. I love that guy's work. Finally, I love the way you are going through the car and replacing little clips and such w/ OEM, in my opinion, (from owning a 2000 Civic Si) there is no greater satisfaction than replacing an old, worn piece w/ a shiny, new, perfect OEM Honda replacement.... Anyhow, that was probably all a bit TMI, but I'm bored at work, so I figured I would take the time to show love for your efforts on the car. The NSX is more than deserving, and I can't wait to see what else you do with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_Haz.:R32 View Post
    Oh boy, so many great things going on in this thread. First off, congrats on the purchase, this car looks fantastic. Secondly, how are you positively retaining the usb ports on the center console piece you refurbished (ie. what does the "B Surface" of the panel look like?) Third, I love your wheel choice for the car, and those custom Ti lug nuts are spot on, I bet there is almost an appreciable difference in vehicle performance, just by decreasing rotating mass ever so slightly. Next, I can tell you are a true Honda enthusiast by the "The Chronicles" sticker in your rear windscreen. I love that guy's work. Finally, I love the way you are going through the car and replacing little clips and such w/ OEM, in my opinion, (from owning a 2000 Civic Si) there is no greater satisfaction than replacing an old, worn piece w/ a shiny, new, perfect OEM Honda replacement.... Anyhow, that was probably all a bit TMI, but I'm bored at work, so I figured I would take the time to show love for your efforts on the car. The NSX is more than deserving, and I can't wait to see what else you do with it!

    Cheers bud means a lot.

    The USB has a "snap in" fascia as part of the assembly when you buy it. I used this fascia part and bonded it in the centre console. This means the USB part snaps in as per the factory part. Not that you would even need to remove it as the supply is on the standard plug so comes away with the centre console.

    I don't know about the rotating mass lol I just did it to see if I could

    Nah, I appreciate the effort

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    Huh, must have been a common Honda problem back in the day with MFR. Both my Integras wouldn't start when the interior was to hot until I replaced the relay which had been superseded with a new part number that apparently doesn't do the same no start but plenty of cranking.


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    More on the common faults side of things I'm afraid so not particularly exciting.

    First up is a small seal that goes into the timing belt tensioner, sounds ridiculous but the nsx timing belt is one of the best seal timing belts I've ever come across.

    These are always missing so it was one of the first things I checked when I got a second with the car. It was still there but really old and cracked, so a new one was bought:






    Another thing is the coil packs. Specifically the rear bank gets a lot of water into them, and if the seals aren't fitted and functional (you would be surprised how many are fitted incorrectly rendering them useless). So as the spark plugs needed changing they got an inspection.

    don't look too bad but I replaced them as a matter of course. For anyone interested I used NGK iridium plugs as they are simply the best. I always use them in any vehicle I have.



    all the bolts don't have a spot of corrosion on them, its like this car has never seen the rain before (and will never see the rain whilst I own it)



    no rust, yeayyy



    front bank got some silicone grease to prevent corrosion in future:



    same with the rear bank:




    The seal fitted correctly and with a good coat of silicone grease applied. It will be replaced next time its removed as its getting on a bit.



    for some reason a bolt was missing for the coil pack cover so was replaced:




    next up was the fuel filter, it was the original one so was time to replace:



    again a MAHLE replacement was used as the quality is really up there with the best.

    bleugh, old fuel out the filter:



    new copper washers:




    tiny little one for the pressure take off / diagnostic port:




    Filter bracket with a fresh coat of paint and rubbers replaced:




    ...and fitted. You can see the banjo bolt adapter for the fuel pressure sensor and the custom loom I made for it with Techflex overbraid:


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    love all the detail your putting into this thing.... on a side note, cant see the pictures of your "furniture" project. fixe them please. sounded really interesting.

    cant wait to see more

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    Quote Originally Posted by C2_mad View Post
    love all the detail your putting into this thing.... on a side note, cant see the pictures of your "furniture" project. fixe them please. sounded really interesting.

    cant wait to see more
    doh! fixed now thanks for the heads up

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    table looks awsome, well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by C2_mad View Post
    table looks awsome, well done
    thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkz286 View Post
    Cheers bud

    The USB has a "snap in" fascia as part of the assembly when you buy it. I used this fascia part and bonded it in the centre console. This means the USB part snaps in as per the factory part. Not that you would even need to remove it as the supply is on the standard plug so comes away with the centre console.
    Makes sense, very nice! Agreed on the quality of NGK plugs too, the absolute best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_Haz.:R32 View Post
    Makes sense, very nice!
    thanks bud, means a lot


    Quote Originally Posted by I_Haz.:R32 View Post
    Agreed on the quality of NGK plugs too, the absolute best.
    yeah I don't use anything else, they're awesome.

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    Amazing! Love it so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkz286 View Post
    its the little things that I find make such a difference with the ownership. Not having to mess around trying to get your hatch open or not having the bonnet props flailing about is such a small thing that makes such a big difference in general feelings towards using the car.
    ^^This sums it all.
    I really enjoy reading your write up. It's even educational for the the lucky people that own or will own an NSX in the future. Keep up the good work!
    Please share as much of your experiences and enjoyment with us, because it's kinda contageous and I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by becausephilchow View Post
    Amazing! Love it so much!
    thanks bud I appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by loekaaz View Post
    ^^This sums it all.
    I really enjoy reading your write up. It's even educational for the the lucky people that own or will own an NSX in the future. Keep up the good work!
    Please share as much of your experiences and enjoyment with us, because it's kinda contageous and I like it.
    I will certainly try, I honestly prefer working on it to driving it (because I like taking this apart / rebuilding things, not because the car is bad) so there might not be that many driving experiences but any I do I will try and share

    When I do drive it I drive like I'm a grandma, honestly the car is wasted on me :P

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    so next up in the common fault area is the battery cables.

    People tend to go nuts when tightening these up and because the posts are usually very soft, they end up getting crushed. This means that your cables are no longer tight, and if you end up hitting a bump etc they end up falling off, cutting all power and causing general embarrassment all round :P

    so I thought I would go ahead and replace them. Looking at them however I figured I could do better for the same price as a new one from Honda!

    old and busted, earth side:



    power side:



    you can see what I was talking about in this picture:



    the clamp is completely closed (cant go any tighter) yet was really loose on the battery.

    gross battery bracket:



    slightly minging spare tyre holder:



    corroded battery hold down ties:



    battery posts seem to be okay, if a bit dirty:






    bio-hazard battery case:



    started off giving the battery a good clean:




    "victory force super premium"




    gave the tray a good wash:






    gave the spare tyre holder a good clean




    got all the corrosion of the battery bracket and the ties:







    weapons of choice:



    good coating all road:



    then onto the cable. The raw materials are Rockford Fosgate 0 gauge cable and battery terminals:





    one met t'other, crimping this without a hydraulic crimper was not fun!:



    and again:



    after some Raychem heat shrink:



    before and after:



    put some new terminal boots on:



    had some other parts so replaced the engine block earth, this is mid construction pictured with the battery earth for scale:



    ..and fitted. This was finished off with gold plated terminals and Techflex expanding sleeve to cover the blue insulation:






    ...and everything back together, you can see the grey por15 battery clamp in this picture and the gold battery terminals. Excuse the other wires, that is for my CTEK charger to plug into


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