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  1. #16
    Senior Member Sean628's Avatar
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    you are fast! but we need pics or it didn't happen
    I sold my rear swaybar but still have the front swaybar and strut bar if u interested, link in my sig,
    cheap ebay coilovers will do the job about the same price as used springs, unless you want s/h aftermarket springs and shocks combo

  2. #17
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    Ok, here is some photographic evidence...

    I know it's not perfect, but it's my first rebuild, and my first porting job... I'll add more photos once it's done.

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    "Only when you're so close to death, can you feel so alive!"

    1989 Prelude: Silver, auto - The daily buzz box
    1989 Prelude: Getting a makeover, and a rebuild - The project
    1994 Kawasaki ZZR600: +4 timing advance, custom paint, braided lines -2teeth on the front. - The Girlfriend.

  3. #18
    Silver Member diMii's Avatar
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    Awesome stuff, how are you porting the intake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diMii View Post
    Awesome stuff, how are you porting the intake?
    I grabbed the new gaskets, put it in its place, then marked the inside (hence the red lines). Then, got in there with a die grinder, and then hit it with some 80grit sandpaper.
    It's not perfect, not even close... But considering this was my first time using the die grinder, and first time porting, I am certainly happy with the results.
    "Only when you're so close to death, can you feel so alive!"

    1989 Prelude: Silver, auto - The daily buzz box
    1989 Prelude: Getting a makeover, and a rebuild - The project
    1994 Kawasaki ZZR600: +4 timing advance, custom paint, braided lines -2teeth on the front. - The Girlfriend.

  5. #20
    Silver Member diMii's Avatar
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    Lol ouch die grinder is not what you port with. I hope you smooth it out near perfect, any unevenness or burs can destroy the way the air gets into you head. Props for the effort though good stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by diMii View Post
    Lol ouch die grinder is not what you port with. I hope you smooth it out near perfect, any unevenness or burs can destroy the way the air gets into you head. Props for the effort though good stuff


    I got it pretty damn smooth.... Well, smoother than the average teenagers face anyway. I didn't worry about making it polish smooth, as I would then require swirl plates... And worst case scenario, if I have trouble, I can just use the spare intake setup... I guess we will see how it goes...

    As for the exhaust ports on the head, they are now smoother than my skin... Which is saying something, lol. (My tattooist said that my skin is softer than chicks bums.... I wasn't sure whether to be offended or complimented) It's not polished to the stage of being a mirror... But its way smoother than stock.
    "Only when you're so close to death, can you feel so alive!"

    1989 Prelude: Silver, auto - The daily buzz box
    1989 Prelude: Getting a makeover, and a rebuild - The project
    1994 Kawasaki ZZR600: +4 timing advance, custom paint, braided lines -2teeth on the front. - The Girlfriend.

  7. #22
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    For DIY and low cost, die grinders are a great option for TB's - unsure on how effective and accurate they can be on runners but given a little time and paitence I am sure that you could get good results from them depending on what grinding attachments you choose to use.

    In fact if I had a bigger compressor I would probably give it a go on a set of runners I have here that I have set aside to do the same thing with. Most die grinders are rated above the size of compressor I own.


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    So, I was hit with a pretty bad lot of the flu last week, so I've not been able to do as much as I had anticipated.

    But here are some photos anyway... Just a few bits and pieces, some head work, valve regrinding, the port and polish job thus far.... and some pretty blue silicone hoses.

    Hope you enjoy!
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    "Only when you're so close to death, can you feel so alive!"

    1989 Prelude: Silver, auto - The daily buzz box
    1989 Prelude: Getting a makeover, and a rebuild - The project
    1994 Kawasaki ZZR600: +4 timing advance, custom paint, braided lines -2teeth on the front. - The Girlfriend.

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    So, I haven't been able to do much to the project as of late... Back at Uni, and only have a few weeks left until exams. As a result, I've only been able to take care of the valve cover, and a few little bits here and there...

    I decided to mock up the engine, so I could work out how its going to look and everything.... Thinking I may have to do something about that timing belt cover...

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    So tell me, what do you think?

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    "Only when you're so close to death, can you feel so alive!"

    1989 Prelude: Silver, auto - The daily buzz box
    1989 Prelude: Getting a makeover, and a rebuild - The project
    1994 Kawasaki ZZR600: +4 timing advance, custom paint, braided lines -2teeth on the front. - The Girlfriend.

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    So after some incredibly intense exams, I have finished Uni for the year, and am back into the build.
    I have in the last couple of days, completely assembled the bottom end. I weighed and balanced all of the pistons and conrods, which took a good 24 hours, and assembled the bottom end...

    Unfortunately, in my haste and excitement, I managed to bend the rear crank seal, so I now have to order a new one... I also destroyed the valve stem seals, which is oddly a good thing.. As it turns out that they were all the same size, and I now have the new replacements on their way...

    Also, I have ordered a set of hurricane headers, as they were at a really cheap price, and should receive them early next week...


    The James May Fizz, is all over now.
    "Only when you're so close to death, can you feel so alive!"

    1989 Prelude: Silver, auto - The daily buzz box
    1989 Prelude: Getting a makeover, and a rebuild - The project
    1994 Kawasaki ZZR600: +4 timing advance, custom paint, braided lines -2teeth on the front. - The Girlfriend.

  11. #26
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    Good work dude! Like the bike too.. I get around on a zzr600, the 250's and 600's front is identical so i can't tell what it is lol...
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    You sir are mad. Like lock you in the nuthouse mad.
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    You sir are a prelude obsessed freak.
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    you sir, are a prelunatic.

  12. #27
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    Awesome. It's a ZZr600. It's got a +4 timing advance, and down 2 teeth on the front sprocket... Roll off from the lights, click into second at around 40km/h give it a handful of throttle and flick the clutch, then ride it out on the back wheel.
    "Only when you're so close to death, can you feel so alive!"

    1989 Prelude: Silver, auto - The daily buzz box
    1989 Prelude: Getting a makeover, and a rebuild - The project
    1994 Kawasaki ZZR600: +4 timing advance, custom paint, braided lines -2teeth on the front. - The Girlfriend.

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    So the engine is built, ready and waiting. Unfortunately, everyday this week, I have gone to start stripping the interior, and it's started raining...
    Anyway, here is the engine.
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    Also, got my headers today... Naturally, the first thing I did, was take to them with the die grinder.

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    "Only when you're so close to death, can you feel so alive!"

    1989 Prelude: Silver, auto - The daily buzz box
    1989 Prelude: Getting a makeover, and a rebuild - The project
    1994 Kawasaki ZZR600: +4 timing advance, custom paint, braided lines -2teeth on the front. - The Girlfriend.

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    So in the last week or so, I have been stripping the interior between patches of rain, and running through the battery cables... I now think that the 0guage cable may have been a little over kill... But at least I wont get mass line loss...
    Also, almost completely wired in the alarm system.... Unfortunately, I had to use the electric soldering iron, as my gas one doesn't seem to be working anymore.
    "Only when you're so close to death, can you feel so alive!"

    1989 Prelude: Silver, auto - The daily buzz box
    1989 Prelude: Getting a makeover, and a rebuild - The project
    1994 Kawasaki ZZR600: +4 timing advance, custom paint, braided lines -2teeth on the front. - The Girlfriend.

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    Small update, there hasn't been a huge amount of progress, just a few odd bits and pieces.
    Built a custom parcel shelf, with some hand made 6x9 speaker spacers... It looks pretty damn good considering I've never done anything like that before..

    Also, the entire interior has been treated to a couple of cans of vinyl dye, to bring back the new look... I have to say, I was not expecting it to turn out anywhere near as good as it did.
    I did unfortunately find out that I have to find another set of window switches, as the ones that came with the door trims are different plugs to the existing wiring, and the originals were donated to the missus' car... So I will have to make a trip to U-pull-it.

    Sadly, I have run out of money, so I have to wait a bit longer to get the other required bits..... So that's the lot for now...
    "Only when you're so close to death, can you feel so alive!"

    1989 Prelude: Silver, auto - The daily buzz box
    1989 Prelude: Getting a makeover, and a rebuild - The project
    1994 Kawasaki ZZR600: +4 timing advance, custom paint, braided lines -2teeth on the front. - The Girlfriend.

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