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    Senior Member Tommzor's Avatar
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    Thumbs up Tomm's Minimum-wage P-plate progess thread!

    Since I'm finally out of debt (Credit card for your 18th birthday is a bad, bad, idea) it is finally time to start work on the ol' lude.

    Started off as a spirit of the moment buy, $2k on carsales, 20 mins away with 7 months rego and rwc, paint was in need of some work, but still, it was too good to pass up.

    Possibly the greatest decision of my life so far, since I live near quite a few twisties.

    Anywho, the body's had a bit of a rough time as I did all 120 of my hours in it, and well, I wasn't the best driver back in the day, the paint is still shocking, and it's got an oil leak. Other than that, I really can't complain for 2 grand

    I'll be doing the majority of the work myself, with some help from my dad since he's a jack of all trades, despite his hate for my piece of 'japcrap' as he calls it. Bloody bogans.

    List of stuff already done:
    * NGK Leads & Spark plugs
    * Sound system
    * Suspension
    * Wheels
    * Accord Lip kit
    *K&N Pod filter
    *CAI

    List of stuff still to go: (Not in any specific order)
    * Respray
    * Clean up the engine bay
    * Relocate battery to the boot
    * Lazy-eye headlights
    * Headers + Exhaust

    Couldn't be bothered washing her as it's been raining like every day the past 2 weeks or so =|






    Last edited by Tommzor; 16th September 2012 at 06:19 PM.
    Grip > Slip.

    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Pheonix Red - SSV-135 / PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Polar White - PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1987 Honda Prelude JDM SI.4WS - Granada Black - Work in progress.
    2002 Mitsubishi Lancer CE Coupe - Amethyst Black Pearl - Daily.

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    Silver Member MattR's Avatar
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    Nice man, it's hard to come by money as a P-Plater, i'm kind of in the same boat, took out a loan from my bank to get my car, so, paying it back weekly (not heaps but once i'm earning more money it'll get paid off quicker)
    can't wait to see pics, and the ideas you have for it sound great, definitely on the right path of chasing handling over power, unfortunately to get big power you need to spend big bucks, but that list looks fantastic
    good luck with everything and i'll keep an eye out for this

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    Manual conversion? if you're going minimum wage you should probably just look for another manual lude
    you're in for a whole lot of effort and cash to fix all those things as opposed to buying a manual lude and pimping that out

    but if youre bent on keeping this one (to be honest i probably would too cause my car is my baby) good luck and keep us updated
    GOD DAMMIT WHY MUST SHORT SHIFTERS BE SO HARD TO FIND!

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    Gold Member Pacman's Avatar
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    Your old man calls it a POS...?
    Hope thats not his commonwhore in the background of your sig..... LOL
    http://www.preludeaustralia.com/foru..._view&id=12025
    Link to my garage.^^^^

    When words fail, VTec speaks!

    Quote Originally Posted by EXO8IC View Post
    My car is a twin turbo and has a blow valve with another little valve thing attached which silences that WOOSH (which I HATE) but it makes more of a strange sucking noise which can be heard quite loudly from my vents on the bonnet. It's quite odd...

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    Junior Member Tez091's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman View Post
    Your old man calls it a POS...?
    Hope thats not his commonwhore in the background of your sig..... LOL
    Good pick up Paccy, I hope it is haha.

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    Senior Member Tommzor's Avatar
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    Nah it's not my dad's in the background, it's my sisters. She starts the thing with a bloody screwdriver.

    Dad's got a clubsport which he keeps in the shed at his mum's house, and brings out maybe, a few times a year when we go to a family event or the v8s?

    It's quite sad.
    Grip > Slip.

    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Pheonix Red - SSV-135 / PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Polar White - PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1987 Honda Prelude JDM SI.4WS - Granada Black - Work in progress.
    2002 Mitsubishi Lancer CE Coupe - Amethyst Black Pearl - Daily.

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    Senior Member Tommzor's Avatar
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    Not much to update on yet, worked 5 days straight, but I've got most of next week off (thank god) I'll get a few pics up monday, since it's dark when I get home from work, and I'm definitely NOT a morning person, so getting up early isn't an option.
    Last edited by Tommzor; 21st July 2011 at 01:14 AM.
    Grip > Slip.

    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Pheonix Red - SSV-135 / PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Polar White - PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1987 Honda Prelude JDM SI.4WS - Granada Black - Work in progress.
    2002 Mitsubishi Lancer CE Coupe - Amethyst Black Pearl - Daily.

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    Amen to not being a morning person!
    But a manual conversaion is a big job, but certainly nothing to stop you, keen to see how this build turns out!
    Everything buffs out with the right amount of elbow grease

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    Gold Member phattzy's Avatar
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    screw the manual conversion !!!!!!!!!!!!! i went out and found a half decent white manual for $1100 and got another gold manual parts car with it !!!!!!!!!! there out there dude all you have to do is find one . good luck and enjoy building your lude .


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    Quote Originally Posted by SAKI View Post
    PS: Can't wait to see your beast in action.. going to be one the highest power 3rd gens out there i reckon..
    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman View Post
    I am going down now to show them mine....

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    Senior Member Tommzor's Avatar
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    Alrighty, so my plans are going to have to be put on hold until I save up $2k to get this project really started!

    Turns out having no savings and no credit history makes a bank loan hard to get! D:

    Looks like I know how I'm going to spend my tax return :3
    Last edited by Tommzor; 11th July 2011 at 10:40 PM.
    Grip > Slip.

    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Pheonix Red - SSV-135 / PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Polar White - PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1987 Honda Prelude JDM SI.4WS - Granada Black - Work in progress.
    2002 Mitsubishi Lancer CE Coupe - Amethyst Black Pearl - Daily.

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    Senior Member Tommzor's Avatar
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    Oil leak is fixed, and it appears I've become afflicted by the prelude obession.

    My house is already a bit of a car yard, and once I get my tax back, it's gonna get a little more crowded by a new asian friend :3
    Grip > Slip.

    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Pheonix Red - SSV-135 / PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Polar White - PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1987 Honda Prelude JDM SI.4WS - Granada Black - Work in progress.
    2002 Mitsubishi Lancer CE Coupe - Amethyst Black Pearl - Daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phattzy View Post
    screw the manual conversion !!!!!!!!!!!!! i went out and found a half decent white manual for $1100 and got another gold manual parts car with it !!!!!!!!!! there out there dude all you have to do is find one . good luck and enjoy building your lude .
    Didnt you have a auto turbo build Phatz? PMSL. You should know that journey back to front. Cant believe you forgot!

    And Tomm - you may have a few symptoms, but you arent close to addicted judging by a few of us on here. Just be careful

    Where is the tax return going?


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    Senior Member Tommzor's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowWhiteLude View Post
    Didnt you have a auto turbo build Phatz? PMSL. You should know that journey back to front. Cant believe you forgot!

    And Tomm - you may have a few symptoms, but you arent close to addicted judging by a few of us on here. Just be careful

    Where is the tax return going?
    Good friend of mine had a carby JDM s1 for his first car, he's just had a kid and needs a car with a little more room etc etc.

    Long story short, I'm more than happy to take it off his hands, as I know he's put alot of work into it (mainly fixing shit that broke, and repairing stuff from the two times it got stolen)

    So it shall be the new shell for all my prelude endevours while I drive my red one daily :3
    Grip > Slip.

    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Pheonix Red - SSV-135 / PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Polar White - PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1987 Honda Prelude JDM SI.4WS - Granada Black - Work in progress.
    2002 Mitsubishi Lancer CE Coupe - Amethyst Black Pearl - Daily.

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    Senior Member lorby's Avatar
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    Is it a manual? If so instead of doing a manual conversion to your car, you'll bedoing a fuel injected conversion to this one .

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    Senior Member Tommzor's Avatar
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    Sadly, it's an auto as well, I think...

    Not entirely sure =|
    Grip > Slip.

    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Pheonix Red - SSV-135 / PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1989 Honda Prelude SI.4WS, Polar White - PR3LDE - Rust in Peace.
    1987 Honda Prelude JDM SI.4WS - Granada Black - Work in progress.
    2002 Mitsubishi Lancer CE Coupe - Amethyst Black Pearl - Daily.

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