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'97 prelude Sh.

Just got home with her...








As she currently sits... as of 5/10/13








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Ended up purchasing a '97 SH for $4,000, this past thursday after my 3rd gen came into a sudden and aggrivating halt, due to engine problems. So they're gonna be getting put up in a storage unit for a year or two and then after im through basic and i finally get stationed somewhere permanant. then i'll get the 91 shipped to where ever i am and i'll begin fixing it or just swapping an h22 in.

The '97 is mostly stock with 145k. on it. & has been very well taken care of by only 2 owners. previously by a honda mechanic and a police officer before that. It has had most of the suspension parts upgraded or just oem replaced.

Besides the damaged pass. side door that has since been replaced, its in pretty good shape for its age. Has the common red/pink fade, some scuffs on the front bumper and a few nicks here and there.

It came with a ton of tires and wheels. It had newer accord v6 wheels on it with good tires... He gave me 2 brand new un-mounted tires for the accord wheels... the original Sh wheels w/ semidecent tires & a set of steelies with good winter tires.

This will be more of a thread for me to ask questions to learn about the 5th gen, and maybe do a few little things here and there. After im back from korea, i will prolly drop more rediculous amounts of cash on it.


Upkeep: (following, is from reciepts given to me, & done by previous owner within the last 2 years)


PARTS FROM HONDA:
2- Rear strut collars 52728-s30-004 $16.23
1- valve ass 17130-pk1-003 $17.15
2- f. lower ball joints 51220-s30-N21 $105.56
1- Master Cyl. assem.46920-sm4-a03 $116.67
2- f. speakers 39120-sv4-a01 $23.57
1- Left tie rod end. 53560-s30-n21 $57.73
1- right tie rod end 53540-s30-n21 $57.73
2- End set. 53010-sw5-000 $120.64
1- A/M Front caliper wagcr128709e $90.60
1- A/M Front caliper wagcr128708e $90.60
1- new Battery 31500-sd4-100m $92.94
1- F.R. bearing. 44300- s84-a02 $75.15 replaced failed wheel bearing.

(head work below)
10- Bolt-Wash 90005-p13-003 $120.80
1- gasket kit 06110-p5m-000 $232.26
3- S/plg pz 98079-5614n $52.80
1- adjuster 14520-p13-013 $96.53
1- belt 70r 13405-PAA-A03 $21.92
1- belt 155 14400-p13-014 $72.47
1- Water pump 19200-p13-003 $85.17
1- Oil seal 91212-p0a-004 $8.07
1- oil seal 91233-pt0-003 $6.70

1- 4 angle valve job and resurfacing. $335.00 G.N. Automaching, INC. Doylestown, Pa.

Some other papers had work done but no prices were listed and not sure what the part numbers were for...

1- Sensor, O. 36531-p5p-014 $??? replaced failed sensor.
1- Husing, 30100 30105-p5m-a01 $???? found failed sensor in distributor, replaced distributor.
1- cylinder 46930-sm4-003 Replaced leaking slave cyl.
2- ball joints 04510-sL5-000 $ ?? Ball joint recall was never performed before. replacement done.

Parts from other places:

2- Powerslot Rotors right $97.95ea Summitracing.com
2- Powerslot Rotors left $97.95ea Summitracing.com
4- High performance brake pad sets $112.95 Summitracing.com
1- Coolant hose $17.33 Autoparts warehouse
1- Clutch kit #317-08805 $339.99 Jegs.com
1- DEPO headlights. black housing. $212.99
1- 97-01 front camber kit $60.00 ebay.com
1- Pass side door to replace damaged one. FREE.


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Current mods:

... things not on, were purchased while im stationed in korea. Aug 15th 2010 - Aug 15th 2011


Motor/Trans:
-ESP motor mounts
-Hytech rep TRI-Y Header
-3" Kteller SS 6" flexpipe
-3" Kteller SS pipe kit
-3" Highflow cat
-3" Vibrant SS resonator
-Borla muffler
-Skunk2 valves, put in while the head was rebuilt
-3 angle valve job
-Exedy Sage 2 clutch
-OBX radiator hoses
-Mizu radiator fan (uninstalled)
-5th gear replaced
-Updated ATTS module
-Greddy Oil catch can (uninstalled)
-3-4" tapered intake pipe
-Blox Flowstack
-Batt. relocated to trunk.
-radiator cooling plate


Exterior:
-OEM Honda Bra
-OEM Honda car cover. (....not on.)
-OEM Honda Sunroof visor
-JDM Honda Access window visors
-Depo black housing headlights
-New oem Mudflaps.
-HID kit
-USDM fogs
-Atts badge
-Bennen rear tow hook
-JDM Power folding mirrors (uninstalled)
-WingsWest RS side skirts (uninstalled)
-valuesport-ish replica front lip (uninstalled)
-Azect rear valances (uninstalled)
-S spec mid spoiler. (uninstalled)
-c/f ...painted... Eyelids. (Uninstalled)
-Amber corner markers

Interior:
-Pspec Short shifter
-Chrome Gauge rings
-Aftermarket speakers & cd player
-Blox 490 shift knob
-Wedge seat brackets (not installed)
-APEXi vafc w. Boomslang harness (uninstalled)

Suspension/Brakes:
-Tokico whites struts 5way adjustables.
-Ground control Coilover sleeves
-Powerslot front rotors
-Tokico Front and rear Strut bars
-Goodridge SS braided brake lines
-Tanabe Sustec underbrace (front)


Wheels/tires:
-SH wheels. basic tires
-17x8 SSR DeColte GP Theta's +47 (discontinued/need tires)
-Nitto NT 555 ZR (size 225/40/ZR17)
-Muteki lugnuts

-18x8 & 18x9 Work Meister S1's (currently refinishing)
- bfgoodrich g-force t/a kdw 2's 225/40/18 (rear) 215/40/18 (front)
-Work lug nuts. -black closed end.


Other/old wheels:
accord v6, ap1 s2000's, rota boost's, steelies



SOME PLANS, FOR NOW...

-Vanity plate....


Other misc. upkeep records:

Fluids flushed @ 152,600 8/20/2011
Oil change @ 152,600 8/20/11
Oil change @ 156,325 1/13/12
Oil change @ 160,000 4/7/12
Oil change @ 164,900 8/17/12
Oil change @ 169,012 5/3/13
New brake pads, plugs and fuel filter @ 172,000 5/15/13



look forward to talking to a bunch of you and gaining some knowledge.
THANKS
 

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great pickup brett
good luck with the build, what are you looking to do in the air force?
thanks man.

I'm open mechanical for now, i'll find out for sure what im doing once in in basic. I tested and had my physical at meps and was offered a job & to leave 3 weeks later as an aerial gunner or a (& i forget the name... but the guys who are responsible for loading the missles and ammo into the jets and bombers) I would have been down with the aerial gunner being up in a c130 gunship. but it was wayyy too soon and i had a ton of shit i still needed to do around here. that was back in july i believe.-------------------------
My little brother is actually going in too, he was trying to do MP. Military poilce, serve his 3 years, get out and finally get into his state police job he went to school for and got black balled out of it. He has some shit on his record that stopped him and required waivers... so after 4 months of bullshit, hes finally being let in. but he cant do MP. & has another stipulation... He's got a baby on the way and a fiancee. So due to the baby he has to be married before he joins. not sure why but thats what they told him.

niceeeee pick up
i just picked up a 97 SH also
thanks man, i dont believe i knew you bought that... is it a parts car or your daily?

Looks good. Cant wait to see where this build goes.
it'll be a little bit of a wait. Like i said in my original post its just small things for now & whatever i get to till jan 5th. when i leave. I might start stock piling shit for it after i get out of basic and am at techschool. kinda depends.
 

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thanks man.

I'm open mechanical for now, i'll find out for sure what im doing once in in basic. I tested and had my physical at meps and was offered a job & to leave 3 weeks later as an aerial gunner or a (& i forget the name... but the guys who are responsible for loading the missles and ammo into the jets and bombers) I would have been down with the aerial gunner being up in a c130 gunship. but it was wayyy too soon and i had a ton of shit i still needed to do around here. that was back in july i believe. I was planning on doing SERE if your familiar? It basically the marines of the airforce. Id be an instructor teaching ppl to Survive (if shot down or los tin enemy territory- multiple climates & conditions), Evade (evade enemy contact and capture), Resist (resisting torture and questioning techniques) and Escape (if captured, how to get yourself out, how to live, navigate and contact friendlys.)

Its a rediculous course to pass. First id have to test into it with the p.a.s.t test... physical.apptitude.stamina.test. comprised of: swimming 200 meters non stop / running 1.5mi. in like 11 minutes / 3 different calisthenics exercises / 6 chin ups in 1 min. / 50 situps in 3 mins / 42 pushups in 3 mins.

and the pushups, sit ups, and chin ups arent your standard style... theyre paused. & all of these tests are done one after the other within an hour.

Im not in shape enough to take this test yet. I thought i had enough time since i dotn leave till jan. but i found out last week that i have to test into it 60 days before my scheduled shipdate. which would mean between now and the end of the month at latest. which just isnt gonna happen.

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My little brother is actually going in too, he was trying to do MP. Military poilce, serve his 3 years, get out and finally get into his state police job he went to school for and got black balled out of it. He has some shit on his record that stopped him and required waivers... so after 4 months of bullshit, hes finally being let in. but he cant do MP. & has another stipulation... He's got a baby on the way and a fiancee. So due to the baby he has to be married before he joins. not sure why but thats what they told him.



thanks man, i dont believe i knew you bought that... is it a parts car or your daily?



it'll be a little bit of a wait. Like i said in my original post its just small things for now & whatever i get to till jan 5th. when i leave. I might start stock piling shit for it after i get out of basic and am at techschool. kinda depends.
yeah im in rotc right now.. im either going in as a developmental engineer or a more hands on job such as an aerial gunner or SERE...
 

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1.5 miles in 11min is cake. i thought it was swimming 500 meters?

anyways, car looks great. i think you should remove the "maybe" from next to future mod of a homegrown cooling plate.
 

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you have to finish them first...then it'll change to a def.
I agree with Brett get it out of your shed and work on it!

Also Brett if you need anything JDM let me know cause I know where to find it :biggrin:
 

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I agree with Brett get it out of your shed and work on it!

Also Brett if you need anything JDM let me know cause I know where to find it :biggrin:
Not from that shop you were bad mouthing i hope. lol. but i dont have the deep pockets to be jdm. im fine with w/e im labeled.


based on what i know about 5g's, you have an "oem" (optional honda part) front lip and the factory sh sides and rear. cause they're body color.
5th gen's have cup holders!!!!!! shwinggggg.:notify:
 

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Not from that shop you were bad mouthing i hope. lol. but i dont have the deep pockets to be jdm. im fine with w/e im labeled.
HaHa yeah thats the place but I also import parts too :p or if you need help finding anything I know where to find it
 

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HMMM... maybe.


Washed and waxed it last night. Didnt realize how rediculously dirty this thing was. On the hood and tops of the fenders theres some type of specs. It looks like tiny oil or tar spots. scrubbing doesnt matter, theyre really on there. you can feel everything running your fingers across the paint but you cant really see it unless you look really close.

otherwise, the waxing turned out great. cleaned up really nicely and lifted a lot of dirt in the process.
 

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if you didnt get sere, or aerial gunner, what are you going for? or just going open in a certain index, mech, admin, general, electric?
 

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if you didnt get sere, or aerial gunner, what are you going for? or just going open in a certain index, mech, admin, general, electric?
I'm open mechanical. I was just offered the job as aerial gunner. it wasnt one of my 4 fields i chose. I figured if i wanted to i could always test for SERE after i do my 3-4 years. which is something i'll be looking to do for sure. Im guessing you serve?

Great find. Only $4000 for an SH is ridiculous. A year ago you couldn't touch one for less than 7k. Damn good for a car that was 30k new.
yeah tell me about it. mainly the reson i jumped on this one as soon as my one buddy told me about it.

Looks clean bro
its a little rough. but with time i'll have her looking better. I love the color. just wish it wasnt a little faded in a few spots.
 
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