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Old 04-12-2018, 10:43 PM   #341 (permalink)
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12lbs for the wheels? Not too shabby, really...15" is a nice size on these cars, I'd never want to go larger than 16".

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Old 04-13-2018, 10:53 AM   #342 (permalink)
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Agreed. On my Fit I went down from the factory 16's to 15's.
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Old 04-13-2018, 06:06 PM   #343 (permalink)
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12lbs for the wheels? Not too shabby, really...15" is a nice size on these cars, I'd never want to go larger than 16".
Yeah, just 12 lbs, which is why I have been after them for years. More LRR tire selection when picking 15" tires. I now have the lightest 13" rims ever put on an OEM (VX rims) and possibly the lightest 15" rims ever put on an OEM (maybe). But the extra bonus was the tires. Two tires on these rims are LRR and in excellent shape. All four tires were in excellent shape.

I am modding the face of the wheels for a stealth smooth wheel. Will show when done. Hope it works

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Agreed. On my Fit I went down from the factory 16's to 15's.
Totally. 16" is getting into some big metal discs for these little engines.
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:42 PM   #344 (permalink)
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Today's update: rims and transmission

More progress with the rims, and pics:

Plastidipping the blanks:


Foil taping in the blanks


Front view


Gratuitous car pic


And I began my transmission project, which is to learn to rebuild and experiment with fitting a '92 VX FD I bought years ago to mod my '98 DX transmision. All I got done today was the start of the housing degreasing:



IDK why the pics are sometime misoriented!
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:59 PM   #345 (permalink)
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It seems the drunken rotating started when the site started resizing pictures for us. Did you put a pinstripe on the lawn edging?
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:45 PM   #346 (permalink)
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Looking good!

I see pinstriping on the lawn edging too

But hold on - are those black plates I see on your car? I thought you could only register those on a similar vintage car?
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:23 AM   #347 (permalink)
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My pix were not resized. I use an app that has settings for very low-data resolution photos ("Open Camera"). It is great for EM-ready snaps.

That is a green stripe on the lip, but not pin-stripe decal. It is forest green spray-paint.

A couple years ago Cali reissued the classic 1960s plate type after a statewide vote. It costs $70 extra annually (4 weeks of my fuel savings, depending on gas prices--or about seven days of my depreciation savings). I like the plates because they atr usually only on high-end cars. It is my way of subtly sending a message that this is no ordinary beater, without resorting to bumper stickers, which I dislike because they are too limited by being too literal almost all the time. I am sure the subtle message is lost on most people who view my car. But every now and then, the plates draw questions and wondering like this. It's "mysterious"! lol
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:30 PM   #348 (permalink)
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The first thing I did when I got the Dasher was spring for 'Pacific Wonderland' plates. They are a retro gold on blue design. One time charge ($100) instead of an annual fee.

I agree plates are more subtle than bumper stickers.
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Seven years ago I was just getting started learning auto mechanics and modding through this car, my daily driver. An early mod was HID headlights to reduce power draw. I goofed the install and ended up with ugly plastic bits inside the headlight fixtures. I tried and failed to fish them out.

Today, to repair a lightbulb and ready a couple bumper cover repairs and mods, I took the bumper cover off, the light fixtures out, and used needle nose pliers to shatter and extract the errant plastics:



They refracted the headlight beams a little. It really has been annoying sometimes.

Tape a piece of hose to a vacuum cleaner and suck them out or fish them out like that.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:48 AM   #350 (permalink)
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Tape a piece of hose to a vacuum cleaner and suck them out or fish them out like that.
That is pretty clever but they were too big and deformed from heat to get through the available hole. I got to them by taking the light off the car, breaking the plastic with needle-nose pliers, and shaking the fixture lightly til the pieces dropped out.

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