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Old 04-14-2010, 01:05 PM   #21
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Real ****** don't *** with automatics. Respek on the 5 speed.
That transmission had sucked ***** from day one. I've been wanting the SH for a long time, but this works.
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still hard to believe this is a 13yo car with 140K:
That's how I feel everytime I get into my '90. The cap fell off of the A/C button (the A/C still works) and that's really about the only thing about the interior (short of the sand-blasted windshield from 20 years in the desert) that tells you it isn't a new car.

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sand-blasted windshield from 20 years in the desert
^strange pic.

Anyway, there is nothing better than a new windshield in whatever car you are driving. I got one in a 3 y.o. Ford Ranger after 60k, and I got one in my '90 turbo after 250k. Each time, it was love at first sight. May as well be a new car!
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I've been told that a new shift boot makes the car feel brand new.

I'll never know. I hate shift boots! Not really, I just threw mine away on accident and never got a new one.
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^strange pic.

Anyway, there is nothing better than a new windshield in whatever car you are driving. I got one in a 3 y.o. Ford Ranger after 60k, and I got one in my '90 turbo after 250k. Each time, it was love at first sight. May as well be a new car!

funny...

she already complained on the drive home that she wants a new windshield and wants to know how I can purposely crack it so we can get a free replacement through insurance...

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I've been told that a new shift boot makes the car feel brand new.

I'll never know. I hate shift boots! Not really, I just threw mine away on accident and never got a new one.

we drove the prelude and then an rsx back to back. we both noted how the preludes shift boot looked new, while the 2005 rsx had one that was torn and looked worn...we easily took that rsx out of the running...it did have a very clean engine bay though.
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^strange pic.
It is relevant to the revised thread title.

If I ever do wind up painting the car, I'll be removing the glass at that time, and will probably have new glass put in. Just don't want to do it before then, as I'll have to do through the whole ordeal again. I don't even know what it costs to have a windshield replaced. Seems like it'd be an expensive piece of glass.

And no, I'm not going to crack it so that I get a free one out of the insurance co. There are limits to how low I'm willing to stoop.
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H22 FTW

too bad it weighs a million lbs
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Seems like it'd be an expensive piece of glass.

And no, I'm not going to crack it so that I get a free one out of the insurance co. There are limits to how low I'm willing to stoop.
In this area it's $125-175 to pay to get it replaced.

it seems this 5 speeds makes 5 more HP and weighs almost 100 lbs. less, so it's pretty much the fastest car out there.
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H22 FTW

too bad it weighs a million lbs
Early 98's have an aluminum block and are coveted by hardparking hondafags. Teh one my GF had was crazy fast. It had a JUN motor and was faster than a WS6 in a dragrace and on the highway. I was very impressed with that car.
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That transmission had sucked ***** from day one. I've been wanting the SH for a long time, but this works.
My best friend had a 99 SH that he bought when it was 2 months old after being traded in for hail damage. He blew the transmission after about 4 years of not-so-gentle driving, and had to order a replacement from Honda.....Japan. It took almost 3 months to arrive. Not a fun period for him, though I still tease him about getting his transmission "over-seasoned" from Japan. (Bad TF&TF reference).

It was a fun car to drive, but it sucked ***** to ride in the back seat.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:45 PM   #32
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It was a fun car to drive, but I preferred sucking ***** in the back seat.
wut?
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I know a local guy who has a built H22 swapped into a EJ civic with a 35R

when its running its pretty ridiculous
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That transmission had sucked ***** from day one. I've been wanting the SH for a long time, but this works.
An SH would be sweet. Suuupero handoling.
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...it did have a very clean engine bay though.
I find it suspicious when a used car has a really clean engine bay. I'd prefer the lack of leaking fluids to be accompanied by about a year's worth of authentically accumulated dirt so I know it's legit.
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Samir voice:

"Back up in your *** with the resurection."
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I miss old 3rd gen...
I still find myself going over to preludepower from time to time...just to see what is new...
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What did you end up doing with the old one? Is it for sale?

FWIW, I sold my gf's 2001 with 144k miles for $3k on ebay. Sold as is for parts or repair.

She crashed it and fucked up the front end pretty bad. I was going to keep it and fix it for a DD for myself, but it was more work than it was worth.

She wants another one bad. She hates her Mazda 6 and tells me all the time the prelude was soo much better.
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:01 PM   #39
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Going to swap out a few minor parts and then sell it online, looks like I wouldn't be crazy to try to get 1.5-2K for it as is.


If you're asking because you are interested then: http://www.boostedmiata.com/gallery2/v/Random/prelude/
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Oh NOE SUN. ItZ DA H TWENTY TIZZO:












intake and valve cover are getting swapped from the old car.
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