Well it's not a car but it's my second ride and steed so I can get around while the car is under the knife. 😂😉
I did need a second source of transportation and a bicycle wasn't an option.
As many times as I've had my car apart and had to put it together again unfinished but drivable I now can leave the car apart and resume again the next day where I left off. 🙌🤟
So a motorcycle could fit in with the car in storage when I'm out on the road and now a proud owner of another Honda. 😂😉🤨😜😁
More updates as so had a good week off and 7 days off for some work.
Let me tell you working on your car in a 10x30 storage facility in summer on the MS Gulf Coast it gets 🔥. 120 degrees in the storage but I trudge on. 😂😜🤕
Finally got to see the Quaife lsd and so ready to install this and drive it but need a motor too. 😂😉
I also had the battery out and ecu for doing some wiring of the various gauges and fans I need and figured as I put it all back together It take the 2014 Turbo Spec-R ecu and plug it in to see what she does In the Accent.
Cranked the car and it started right up and idled fine for the most part. Blipped the throttle and I was doing the happy dance as I now knew the immobilizer would not be a problem and everything functions with the Turbo ECU.
I swapped the Accent ECU back of course.
Got a couple of Velociraptor stickers and front grill ornament installed and really like the looks of it. These will tell of what lurks under the hood when the car is done. 😈🤫
I finally wired in the fan for the Setrab oil cooler and installed a lighted led switch into the switch box and it integrated nicely. 👍
The switch box is now wired as well so I can use it for the gauges being installed.
I also mounted two more of the gauge pods to the a-pillar and there's plenty of room for wires and even has a channel going straight down under the dash.
I didn't want to go with the 'me too' gauge pods you see on so many cars and kept it simple and low profile.
It may not seem like a lot of work but you've got to remember that properly done wiring is soldered and heat shrunk and where needed split loom throughout the under hood compartment. It also takes forever to figure where you're going to run you're wires too.
I also went through the trouble of using multi-pin quick connects for under the dash so it makes it easy to tear down the dash when needed. All connections wired and heat shrunk.
Well the car has been put on the back burner as the new bike is getting fully rebuilt and has occupied every second of the day and dollars for maintenance and upgrades to make it the way I want. 🙏🏽😍
Ive been quiet on these forums as I've joined 2 forums for the bike and have been absorbed in their knowledge base since I got the bike.
I'll be back on the car once more once the bike is up and running with all the new parts and by then the car will be paid off as will a couple of other bills so I can reconcentrate my effort on the car once more.
I may put a post in the off topic section on the bike build and it's progress. 😎
Lots going in with me lately and if it isn't car related it's bike related as this is what revolves my world. 🤟
First tidbit is what my catch can looked like after going to NOLA MotorSports Park for some 2 day motorcycle rider training.
After 1500 miles since my last dump this is how it looked and it's from the oil cap breather can. 😳
The pcv can was also about a third full and the fresh air barely a drop.
Im so glad this gunk is not going down the intake tract and many, many thanks to this forum and others for going vta and still knowing they're actually doing their job. 👍
Some pics of me on the rental bike, a 300R parallel twin that was a blast to flog around the course. Not the actual track but the large parking lot for advanced riders. Track time will be next. 🤞😍
Sloccent drove flawlessly to and from the event and after 5500 miles it hasn't used a bit of oil since last oil change.
With all that I read about these engines using oil I've yet to add or need to add oil between oil changes on mine and it's driven hard. 👍
Bike is finally down to the carbs being removed giving access to all the coolant hoses and cam chain tensioners for replacement.
Im doing a lot of custom lighting to rid the bike of the bulky turn signals and make it more visible for safety.
Last picture is the DMr Suspension rear shock configured for my weight and full rebound and bound settings. 😍😜
Long way to go on both projects including the most important project which would be me. 😉👍
Well some good news and some bad news but the bad news turns good again. 😂😂🥴
Turbo swap and plans will be on hold for the next 3 years so basically I'm done with the purchases until further notice.
I don't consider it bad news because with the money I would be spending in the car I will be saving up for a big rig truck that I'll be paying with cash.
Ive been shopping to get my own rig so I can make 2-3 times the take home I'm making now.
6 figure income is more than easy if you haul your own loads and have your own truck paid for. I'm debt free right now with only the basics for a budget so the savings should stack fast for my goal.
I'm looking to the future with where I'm going in this industry and with the way I handle my money/ finances I'll have no problem getting to be an owner operator truck driver and making the big money.
My mechanical ability will help with a lot of the things for the maintenance of the truck and a separate account, already setup will be used strictly for maintenance, and preventative maintenance for upkeep of the rig.
Once all this comes to be I'll have more than enough funds to continue with the turbo Accent project and see it to fruition.
It was a tough decision but the rewards for not only having the car I want finished I'll be making enough money to finish funding my retirement.
I will still be working on the car and upgrading with small upgrades and projects to get her where she'll be ready for the big change that only being your own boss can bring.