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    Thread: The slow progress of a '93.

    1. 04-22-2010 04:37 PM #36
      This might help with your wiring issues:


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      04-22-2010 09:43 PM #37
      Quote, originally posted by waterwagon »

      It is for sale..., that's what it is. It is some sort of German motorsport thing I think?

      haha ok well i might be interested in it. how much?


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      04-22-2010 10:07 PM #38
      Quote, originally posted by Raketemensch »
      This might help with your wiring issues:

      That is what the PO used.


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      04-23-2010 10:30 AM #39
      Well I adjusted the CO Pot yesterday; it was way off to run the 16v. The ohms should be between 600-700( from what I found in the archives for the 16v), it was at 348 and that was causing it to run so rich.

      Now there is no more gas pouring out of the exhaust. However the smoke is still there.

      I have a feeling that the piston rings are toast. Today's task is a leakdown test to confirm this.


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      04-29-2010 01:31 PM #40
      My project has now become a donor to get the Cabby on the road.

      My pile that hasn't seen the road in 2 years.

      Because of this.

      ...So now this ugly thing will give new life to the Cabby.


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      04-29-2010 01:35 PM #41
      tree

      16v cabby


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      05-02-2010 04:11 PM #42
      Friday started off like this...

      ...and ended with this.

      Did a little more work today. (Sunday)
      I striped the motor of its mounts, trans and accessories.


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      05-10-2010 04:07 PM #43
      Update:
      I got a package with a few things; gauge cluster, hoorns and shift lever. Big thanks to Alicia (BeatBox_kid).

      I took the cluster apart to clean it and roll back the mileage to match the car. The airbag is gone so I also removed the icon from the cluster. I just need to get new lights for it and back in it goes.

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      05-14-2010 12:15 PM #44
      Update to myself: No one cares about your Cabriolet.

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      05-14-2010 02:49 PM #45
      Lol...I do! I love to see the transformations and wish I had the talent to do stuff like that.

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      05-14-2010 07:37 PM #46
      Thanks. I'm a MKII guy but this car is a for my future wife. I have never owned a MKI, so I'm learning as I go.

      I have to speed up the progress; there are too many auto projects going on at the house so this one needs to hit the streets quick.

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      05-14-2010 10:31 PM #47
      there were cabriolets with airbags?

      where have i been?

      nice progress, dude.
      keep it up!

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      05-15-2010 10:43 AM #48
      Airbag, yes. Drivers side only. The airbag wheel was long gone before I even picked up the car. I wouldn't have trusted it anyway.

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      05-18-2010 04:44 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by sin bar View Post
      there were cabriolets with airbags?

      where have i been?

      nice progress, dude.
      keep it up!
      Helz ya bro, from 1990.... i got.. err had one

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      05-20-2010 09:09 PM #50
      Well, I haven't done much. I painted the starter and switched clutch disks from a 16v to an 8v.

      Next on the list is to bolt the trans to the motor and clean clean clean.

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      05-23-2010 03:25 PM #51
      Progress is at a stand still; the car is boxed in with peices of my future brother-in-law's Civic and Supra projects. It is a "bubble" factory in the driveway, so that is where the focus has shifted. I need more now.

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      06-03-2010 10:49 AM #52
      I have some room to work. My brother-in-law's Civic is on the road and out of my way.
      Took everything out of this bucket,


      and transfered it to this better roller he picked up.



      When I picked up the Cabriolet, I wanted it to show at the Cult Classic. That means I have to get this thing on the road by Saturday night. How's that for pressure.

      Please post some sort of motivation to help me get this thing done on time.
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      06-11-2010 09:13 PM #53
      Well the car never got completed for the Cult Classic last week. The (new/other) motor is in and all wired up but I must missed something because it won't fire up. It has power and turns over fine but it won't come to life. Crap.

      No more empty engine bay.
      Last edited by waterwagon; 06-19-2010 at 12:01 AM.

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      06-11-2010 10:39 PM #54
      Get it ready for H2o... that will give you time to fix the little things

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      06-12-2010 11:16 PM #55
      My wedding is H20 weekend so the car won't be going to the show. I WILL have it running this week, I just got tags and insuance for it today.

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      06-13-2010 02:45 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by waterwagon View Post
      My wedding is H20 weekend so the car won't be going to the show.
      Dam how rude to schedule the event when H20 has been scheduled for a year.... Tell the Wife "how bitching" would it be to rock there in the dress and tux, with Just married off the back.

      I know my wife would of killed me too, or better not married me, and that's a bad thing?
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      06-13-2010 01:38 PM #57
      It is just a car show; I have been going every year since the second one (2000). We have had the date planed before H20 last year. It is cool and all but our other option was 9/11: something said that date wasn't a good sign.

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      06-15-2010 11:59 AM #58
      It made it aut tof the garage last night under its own power for the first time in months. It runs, but very badly. Now I know why everyone ditches the DIGI 1 for standalone. I'm going to work at it alittle before I throw in the towel for Megasquirt. With the aid of a friend, hopefully he can burn me a chip that will work.

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      06-16-2010 08:05 PM #59
      Me and my lady took the Cab out for spin, it ran but I'm not impressed.

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      06-16-2010 08:58 PM #60
      well, keeping it on corrado digi1 is your first problem. it was designed for forced induction, so it's never going to run right, even with a custom chip. unless you plan on turboing it down the road, there is no good reason to keep it on digi1. my cheap suggestion: digi2 from a mk2. that's probably what i'm doing when i put the 16v in my cabby. i have megasquirt that was made for my 16v, but that's going in my rado. seriously, give digi2 a shot. it can be found cheap from a junkyard, & if you can't find it, i have a harness/ecu here
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      Quote Originally Posted by uncle_scott View Post

      I love how projects spin horribly out of control.

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      06-17-2010 09:20 PM #61
      I have been tweeking and tuning; it is getting better but it is not where I want to be.

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      06-19-2010 12:06 AM #62
      Washed it; it was covered in soo much dust and pollen.




      The knee bar has yet to be put back in but the interior is almost complete.


      The money shot... I mean motor.


      I just love the way the front of this thing looks.

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      06-19-2010 11:30 PM #63
      Well todays update is that it runs much better. A big to ValveCoverGasket over in the 16v tech forum with helping me sort that one out.

      Next up is to get it through inspection. The car is legit but I have no idea what condition the cat is in from running badly for so long. Stay tuned; this may take a few attempts. It is a good thing that it is free in NJ.

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      07-04-2010 03:33 PM #64
      So it has been a few weeks and there are some updates.

      We have been enjoying the top down crusing so other things fell by the way side. It went to inspection and failed for emissions, it was running way to rich. I changed the timming and adjusted the CO-Pot so it should be good now. We will know when I get around to taking it back.

      Two days ago the pedal cluster broke. The sleeve that holds the clutch cable broke. I'm waiting on the welder from down the street to make it all better for me. I was going to do it myself but the regulator on my welder broke. I'm hoping all goes well so it can make it to MKI Madness in a week.
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      07-05-2010 04:14 PM #65
      Im real sad that I can't make it to mk1 madness, I hope you guys make it safe If the car doesnt pass inspection are you still planing on making the trip?

      p.s. about the weeding being on h20. You now have an excuse to go to the beach every year for your aniversarys!

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      07-05-2010 04:47 PM #66
      The car is going to Madness. Failing inspections in NJ don't really mean anything but a ticket and a reason to be pulled over.


      As for the wedding, I didn't want it to fall on that weekend but I'm glad it did. Duel purpose weekend anniversary/car shows sounds good to me. The weekend of 9/11 for it just didn't feel right.

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      07-08-2010 10:17 PM #67
      I'm stoked for MKI Madness; I have been doing my best to polish this turd for the show.

      On another note, I failed inspection 4 times today. It is a good thing that it is free in NJ. It is still running rich as hell.

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      07-09-2010 12:11 PM #68
      The Digi 1 one is a love hate thing. Today I love it for the CO-Pot sensor; turned up the ohms to lean it out and I passed emissions. I think they may have passed me just because they didn't want to see me again. Either way I'm legit now.

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      08-02-2010 10:13 PM #69
      I have been working on sorting everything out to where I like it. I put in some HIDs I had laying around so I can see at night. The crosshairs that are on the car have really poor light output but that is all better now.

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      08-05-2010 06:01 PM #70
      So I thought I had a great idea but after a little comparing and switching; it failed. I picked up a set of Corrado seats to use for the bases ( because they sit stupid low ). The plan was to put the black leather from the Cabby onto the Corrado base and put the OEM upper on the modded lower. I like the look of the stock seats but they sit to high so this was my answer. Too bad that after trying to get the Cabby cover on the Corrado base it came to light that the Corrado base is to long front to back. I guess I will have to deal with the grey Recaros until I find another option.

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