Since my first post the Z has changed.... a bit, just a tad. I'm going to use this thread as my build thread and post up pics of her progress. I have lots of pics on my phone so since day 1, hopefully i can get the pics in order. Here goes....
I got her in early march, you already saw how she looked on the outsdie on day 1, so here is the engine bay and interior.
Not bad for such an old car in my opinion. She hasn't broke down on me yet *knock on wood*. I am changing the fuel injectors because of a tiny leak but that's about it, i'll get into that later.
Interior is in good condition except for the seats, they were re done with some horrible fabric. They remind me of some ugly old school outdoor type chairs. Thank god they came with seat covers so its not such an eye sore.
I took her to my buddies shop and removed the front bumper and shocks, looks a little strange but it's not staying like that.
Next we removed the rear bumper and left shock and had to remove the muffler tip that stuck out almost a foot. (that's my buddy in the pic)
Here I'm installing the new front valence and changing the oil and oil filter. Definately needed, it was black but i wasn't worried because it had a sticker on the window saying it was due for an oil change that month. With the valence in I can't stop staring at the car
I put in a cone filter on it, nothing special.I was hoping it would make the car sound a litter better. I couldn't really notice a difference.
I dont have a pic of when i removed the muffler, it had a preety mean sound but it was too loud in the cabin and i guess since the pipe was cut arround where the rear tire ends the fumes would kick back towards the front of the car. It was horrible. So I took the car to a local muffler shop and removed the cat and replaced it with a vibrant resonator and 2.5 inch piping installed with no muffler. The car sounds beast now and almost no drone. Also looks beast with the pipe sticking out 3 feet
As you can see the 3 foot pipe sticking out is not there, that was just when they were taking measurements for bends lol. I went to my buddy's shop and installed the BRE rear spoiler. I love it, i'm so happy i didn't go with the smaller version. Looks a lot more aggressive.
Got these fender mirrors installed, i liked them when i first got them. Now i kinda regret it and wish i went with originals to start off with. Eventually i'll get them and sell these. There is nothing wrong with these, i just want the chrome mirrors, especially because of the wheels i just ordered (It's a secret for now)
Took this pic the following day at my school's parking garage. I'm in love. Except for that pesky bumper shock that is still there
Christmas came early this year, this was the one project that i couldn't wait to do. I bought this Megan Racing coilover kit from Mckinney Motorsports. I thought about going the integra dc2 route but i didn't want frankenstein coilovers.
Here is a couple of pics of the install. I have lots more on the other thread i made with the review.
Oops too low in the rear lol.
After taking measurements and jacking the car up and down this is how she finally sit. I couldn't be happier.
Here is a before and after comparison.
After that i was pretty broke, i kept using the car as a daily driver and about 2 months later i notice a tiny leak on one of the injector fuel hoses. So i decide to clean out the whole fuel system and replace the injectors. I might as well since i'm going to be taking everything apart.
Tank is out and very dusty.
I cleaned out the tank with muratic acid.. mission. Not sure if that was such a good idea but whatever. Sanded down the tank to repaint it.
here im installed the nice and clean tank back into the car. Instagram pic haha. Follow me if you'd like @Joey_J
Looking under the car i see this, there is basically no bushing left there. No wonder the car vibrates after 75 mph. I gotta looking into replacing that, but thats going to have to be another project.
I thought the plugs were new, but i pulled them out for fun since i had the car sitting in the garage waiting for the injectors. I was wrong. Not sure what this means but im replacing them. Maybe some one can analyze them based on the color. I tried to look at a chart but they all looked the same to me lol.