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turbokinetic
04-09-2009, 01:35 AM
This THING just appeared at my friend's farm where we work on cars. He sais it belongs to relatives on his wife's side, not sure who though...

The coachwork is incredible. I am shaking in my boots already this thing may be the one that outruns my 3.8SFI Turbo WARHAMMER....

http://68.209.87.173/Acura/FineCoachwork0.jpg


The custom-modded front end has been crafted with so much skill and precision I am just in awe of the talent of the creator....
http://68.209.87.173/Acura/FineCoachwork1.jpg

http://68.209.87.173/Acura/FineCoachwork4.jpg

They can build anything from Bondo....
http://68.209.87.173/Acura/FineCoachwork3.jpg

No words for this:
http://68.209.87.173/Acura/FineCoachwork2.jpg


Now for the interior! The immaculate factory-installed upholstery is in such great condition, car must have never even been run in dusty conditions with the windows down. Check out the seats.... Would you want to sit on the seats after most of the engine's top end has been haphazardly tossed in the car, without so much as a rag to protect the seat?

Notice the towel is ON TOP OF the cylinder head?
http://68.209.87.173/Acura/Upholstery1.jpg

Don't sit in here wearing light colored pants that you care about!!!
http://68.209.87.173/Acura/Upholstery2.jpg

http://68.209.87.173/Acura/Upholstery3.jpg

http://68.209.87.173/Acura/Upholstery4.jpg

The engine has been torn down and had some "new" pistons installed. They are actually low-compression which is correct for a turbo engine. They are new, but the cylinder bores have not even been honed. Don't know if the texture shows, but there is no cross-hatch and there are visible vertical scratches from the old pistons. Also notice the severe corrosion on the block top deck...
http://68.209.87.173/Acura/MotoRag2.jpg

http://68.209.87.173/Acura/Piston1.jpg

(CONTINUED)

turbokinetic
04-09-2009, 01:36 AM
His turbo is already leaking oil out the compressor, directly on to the back seat. At least it isn't leaking it into the intake monifold.
http://68.209.87.173/Acura/Turbo.jpg

http://68.209.87.173/Acura/TurboLeak.jpg

This project has been on hold, in limbo, (or simply impounded) since 2004...
http://68.209.87.173/Acura/Tag1.jpg

But the best picture yet to show how long this has been sitting is...
http://68.209.87.173/Acura/Nest1.jpg

Hope this gave you a good laugh!!!! Sadly I will probably be helping this guy get this thing running before long.... :(

Thanks!
David

Tuddi
04-09-2009, 01:46 AM
There has been put a lot of knuckle grease into forming the body... lots of time... huge amount of time... and still it looks like this!

This is what happens when people start Fizzling with their cars.

cutlassburnin
04-09-2009, 01:50 AM
my god....things made of bondo. lol

turbokinetic
04-09-2009, 01:59 AM
There has been put a lot of knuckle grease into forming the body... lots of time... huge amount of time... and still it looks like this!

This is what happens when people start Fizzling with their cars.

Lol yes. What is sad, is that they are 90% there with the bodywork and do have a lot of time in it. I don't particularly like this style of car, but I do see where they were going with bodywork. They had most of the hard stuff done and were on the details and stopped.

I see a turbo, low CR pistons, HD clutch, adjustable-timing cam gears, and other hop-up parts, but no where do I see ANY engine managment parts to tie all the new parts together. That is what scares me - I know I have been accused of being able to make a turbo work on a non-turbo engine, and talked up highly to this guy. But I don't know the first thing about a Honda management system. I know there is a program called "Hondata" that does (for a Honda) what TunerPro RT does for GM stuff. Have never used it though.

Later,
David

85_Ciera_Rebuild
04-09-2009, 02:25 AM
I am just in awe of the talent of the creator....

In Lithuania they create cars from PU-foam and luxury CL-klasse Mercedes.
(http://englishrussia.com/?p=1949)

http://englishrussia.com/images/latvian_mercedes/6.jpg

turbokinetic
04-09-2009, 02:28 AM
I do like the Lithuanian custom car. The finished product is truly unbeleivable!
Thanks,
David

Prospeeder
04-09-2009, 02:39 AM
why would you even want to get that pile of trash running. To jump it and wreck it i hope.

turbokinetic
04-09-2009, 02:43 AM
why would you even want to get that pile of trash running. To jump it and wreck it i hope.

ROFLMAO!!!

I personally do not care about it. If someone was to pay me for my time to get it running (after they assemble the engine) I would be happy to. But I have no desire for that car.

My buddy told the owner of the car that "if anyone can get it to work, Dave can..." You know how that goes...

David

LordDurock
04-09-2009, 02:51 AM
lol wow. jusr remember is all about the rimzzz

Grans89
04-09-2009, 03:03 AM
Jefferson county junker

turbokinetic
04-09-2009, 03:06 AM
Jefferson county junker

Amazing it made it all the way from there to Tuscaloosa, ain't it!

Nah, the owners live in B'ham, hence the Jeff Co. tag.

David

Prospeeder
04-09-2009, 03:31 AM
I belive you need a larger spoiler, as the arodynamic forced of air on the car will allow more wieght onto the rear wheels of the vehicle for more power to the wheels.......

Zaloryan
04-09-2009, 04:01 AM
Sweet Jesus, and people wonder why I scoff at these things! I wouldn't sneer so much at those imports if it weren't for the people the "modify" them. They must have traded their balls for the car because no self-respecting man would want to step into that!

Techfizzle
04-09-2009, 05:00 AM
what car is that pontiac?

CamoDeafie
04-09-2009, 05:56 AM
its either an acura or a honda accord....

turbokinetic
04-09-2009, 02:33 PM
its either an acura or a honda accord....

Long ago it used to be an Acura Integra.

Tuddi
04-09-2009, 04:51 PM
what car is that pontiac?

mmmm... at first look I thought it was a Hummer H1 equipped with a spoiler....