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Old 03-21-2017, 10:35 AM   #3901
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Got to pick my SpecB up from the body shop yesterday!!!

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Old 03-21-2017, 12:46 PM   #3902
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Got to pick my SpecB up from the body shop yesterday!!!


Yay a late birthday present. You got your hepatitisB back. Looks good. Did you go do all the racecar douche bag things?
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:12 PM   #3903
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- Installed Whiteline 19mm front sway bar bushings in the stock, old style bushing brackets, which I drilled for grease zerks.

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- Once I was home, jacked the car up in the driveway, repositioned the band clamp and tightened it back down, then added an exhaust hanger I had on hand to exert some holding force towards the driver side. That will (hopefully) keep things in place for a few days until I can get the header welded back together and lose the band clamp.

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- Got the Inferno Fab UEL single-port header welded back together at Meineke, then took it home and reinstalled it in the driveway. The outlet flange now lines up perfectly with the inlet flange on the cat-pipe. I'm sure I could've just left it alone, but I'm happier with the fitment now and shouldn't need to mess with it again.
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:52 PM   #3904
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Drove it down a very twisty part of Route 50 between Romney and Keyser WV at illegal speeds. Man I love this car.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:01 PM   #3905
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I took it to the shop to have some gremlins ferreted out, and as expected, no luck.

I want to do my mirror swap already...
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:33 PM   #3906
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Safelite came and replaced my windshield for me today so that I didn't have to live with a poorly repaired rock chip and a scratch right across my line of visibility. Happily got a new inspection afterwards.
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:30 AM   #3907
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Ordered Hella horns and a v limited rep lip for a STi I haven't even bought yet.
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:17 PM   #3908
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Also picked up a hood in the correct color. It's a non-RS hood, so I'll lose the pimpy scoop and vents, but I'm fine with that.
A month later, back at the Jessup Crazy Ray's again, and what do I see but a green '97 OBS with a complete, intact front end - hood, grille, and headlights. Damnit, a month too late! Hood did have quite a number of dings, definitely a bit more beat up than the non-scoop hood I've got now. I told myself I would go with whichever setup I found first to replace the blue hood on the car when I got it, so I'm going to stick with the non-scoop hood.

I did grab the cruise control setup from the OBS. Before doing so I verified my car has the (currently unused) harness connector for the CC actuator on the firewall by the A/C receiver/dryer. Since it's a Brighton, I wasn't sure the wiring harness would even have the provisions for such luxuries as cruise control, but it does. I already know there's an unused connector behind the airbag, since I had swapped on the leather steeering wheel. So now the only thing left is to verify the harness for the CC on/off switch is hiding behind the instrument cluster bezel.
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:36 PM   #3909
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Spent too much time staring at mods that I could afford if I weren't a homeowner.

Watched Mighty Car Mods.

Spent more time staring at mods.
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Old 03-29-2017, 02:32 AM   #3910
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'Pholstery / defi



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Old 03-30-2017, 06:07 PM   #3911
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Stitched up this eight piece cluster hood

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Old 04-03-2017, 07:20 PM   #3912
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- Ole 'n' filter change. Meant to draw a sample to send it off to Blackstone to see how this engine is, but forgot. Guess it'll wait until next time.

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I did grab the cruise control setup from the OBS. Before doing so I verified my car has the (currently unused) harness connector for the CC actuator on the firewall by the A/C receiver/dryer. Since it's a Brighton, I wasn't sure the wiring harness would even have the provisions for such luxuries as cruise control, but it does. I already know there's an unused connector behind the airbag, since I had swapped on the leather steeering wheel. So now the only thing left is to verify the harness for the CC on/off switch is hiding behind the instrument cluster bezel.
Turns out the answer to that is YES, the wiring for the CC on/off switch is there. It wasn't even hiding - it was plugged into the back of the black switch plate, so when I pulled the instrument cluster bezel off the wiring was right there. Hooray!

Unfortunately, I discovered that there's one more component that I didn't know I needed and thus didn't grab from the donor car - the cruise control module that is in the driver's kick panel. So, no cruise yet.
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:17 AM   #3913
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- Installed a DIN-sized storage pocket above the stereo. Now that there's no temperature control cable poking out there I could close up that hole. Hooray! The storage pocket was another junkyard part; it's a little warped along the bottom edge.
- Replaced the warped storage pocket with another one that looks a bit better. Also replaced the lower section of the center stack - the part that has the 12V outlet - with a newer one. The original one had an actual ash tray (with a door on it), and the 12V outlet was missing the cigarette lighter (not that I need it) so it was just an open hole. Now I have a covered outlet, and the same removeable little storage pocket that my Legacy has.



- Colored the passenger seat belt latch with a paint pen. Definitely not professional work, but looks better than the sun-bleached dirty white that it used to be (see the driver seat latch for comparison).



That was done in conjunction with replacing the bolt holding the latch to the seat frame. I actually picked up complete new (used) latch assemblies at the junkyard because they had pretty red release buttons. However, I found they're not compatible with my belts, which I was afraid might be the case. So, I can't install the latches, but I can use the correct hardware to replace the incorrect hardware that was on the seats when I got the car (pretty sure they're spare seat mounting bolts). The "correct" hardware really wasn't correct, as the newer latches use a shouldered bolt, and the shoulder is bigger than the bolt hole in the older latch. I hogged out the hole with a Dremel and got the passenger side installed. I'll do the driver side one in the coming days.
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Old 04-09-2017, 12:43 PM   #3914
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Put the top mount and charge pipe on. And finished putting the rest of the lip kit on.
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Old 04-09-2017, 01:17 PM   #3915
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I broke a bolt taking off the intercooler to change out the clutch that went bad a week after I bought the car (first manual). Now I'm busy drilling out the hole, while I still need to change the clutch.
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:24 PM   #3916
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- Fixed the driver side seatbelt latch to match the passenger side. The "PRESS" lettering on the driver side latch is basically gone, worn smooth over 21 years of the car's existence!

- Installed a DIY X-brace / "chassis bridge". I had picked up an extra rear seat cross-brace when I was grabbing trunk parts out of a junkyard car, just hadn't gotten around to pulling the back seat so I could do the install. I'm sure it's utterly worthless on this particular car, seeing as it's essentially on stock replacement suspension, but it makes me feel better.



The DIY instructions I saw here or somewhere else only went through installing the two bars. I went the extra mile and drilled through the center of the two bars so I could put a bolt through there to lock them together. It's strong enough that as I was sitting in the back seat area I pulled on the bars and it lifted the rear tires off the ground.



- Mounted the jack handle to the spare tire cover. When I got the car, it didn't have a jack or handle, and the factory spare tire cover (the fragile particle board one) had been replaced with a plywood one. It was cut to the proper shape, and I actually prefer it to the particle board - it's 1000x more durable. However, once I got a jack and handle from the junkyard, I had nowhere to mount the handle. I transferred the clips from an old spare tire cover (can't remember if that came with the car, or if I grabbed that when I grabbed the rest of the trunk trim bits) and it's good to go:



- Pulled the driver's door panel so I could replace a number of the plastic push-pin thingies that hold the panel in place. All good to go there, but apparently I screwed up the door handle mechanism in the process, because the inner door handle no longer works. Naturally, I discovered that after I had already put all the tools away, and I was not inclined to pull the panel off again. Perhaps tomorrow after work. In the meantime, I'll just reach out the window to let myself out.
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:40 PM   #3917
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Let it rest for a day.
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:27 AM   #3918
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Had her detailed over the weekend.

Waiting for the pollen to get on her so Very WRXY will
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Old 04-10-2017, 09:38 AM   #3919
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Had her detailed over the weekend.

Waiting for the pollen to get on her so Very WRXY will


Didn't detail her while waiting on 96accord to get his ass down here to detail mine and give butt touches.

Seriously though I need to do something. It's annoying me. Gf had time to wash hers yesterday and I didn't. Especially since I planned a photo shoot for this Saturday. (Rain dependent)
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Old 04-10-2017, 09:39 AM   #3920
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Didn't detail her while waiting on 96accord to get his ass down here to detail mine and give butt touches.
I don't detail cars... I pay people to do that for me.
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Old 04-10-2017, 09:42 AM   #3921
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I don't detail cars... I pay people to do that for me.


Lazy ass

Pics or the detail didn't happen.
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Old 04-10-2017, 05:45 PM   #3922
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Bafth
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:19 PM   #3923
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Tried tracking down a rattle in my shifter, but failed. Took the entire 6 speed shifter off for nothing. Going to order a short shifter and bushings, then hope for the best. Also discovered a bent drivers rear endlink, how the previous owner managed that is beyond me. Just working on a list to find all the quarks in the STi and get them fixed.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:27 PM   #3924
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- Pulled the driver's door panel so I could replace a number of the plastic push-pin thingies that hold the panel in place. All good to go there, but apparently I screwed up the door handle mechanism in the process, because the inner door handle no longer works. Naturally, I discovered that after I had already put all the tools away, and I was not inclined to pull the panel off again. Perhaps tomorrow after work. In the meantime, I'll just reach out the window to let myself out.
- Popped the door panel off again so I could reconnect the actuating rod to the inner door handle. Driver's inner door handle is once again functional. Huzzah!

- Adjusted the headlights a bit. I knew they were aimed poorly, but the other day I obscured the driver side one as they were shining at my garage door and I realized that what I thought was the bright spot from the passenger side headlight was actually from the driver side. Hmmm, guess those are more screwed up than I thought! My driveway isn't particularly level, but I adjusted the driver side down and left a bit, and got the passenger side aimed up higher, so that's progress. I park in a parking garage at work with plenty of level surface to work with, so tomorrow I'll find a dark corner where I can aim the headlights at a wall and fine tune things a bit. I also have higher wattage bulbs to play with - 55/100W and 90/130W.
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:04 PM   #3925
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Stopped at the body shop to estimate repairs to my drivers door from an inconsiderate douchebag who hit it and left for me to find when returning from shopping. $1600 to replace the door/paint/ect. Damn car's only 3 months old. People suck.
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