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Old 06-07-2014   #1001
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Looks good. What are you going to use to polish the tails?
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Old 06-07-2014   #1002
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Saw it yesterday, looks great in person.
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Old 06-13-2014   #1003
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Re: Project Lex

Been driving it just about every day since I got it back from paint. So far so good, trans feels great, zero complaints!

Got the WB logging issue resolved. My hvac blower wasn't working randomly, got that resolved. Got the trans tunnel holes (from trans swap) covered with thick rubber. Put new spark plug boots in and new BCPR7ES plugs all around.

Today I sadly mounted my front plate. Car looked so nice without it but it is what it is, I don't want to fear getting pulled over everytime I drive past a cop. Bought a universal front plate mount from Bell. Turned out great I think


Also made a little video. Sorry for the quality during the driving, the camera cam loose from it's mount and I didn't realise it until halfway through the drive.
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Old 06-14-2014   #1004
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Re: Project Lex

I need a ride in this thing. The sound of a 2JZ is just intoxicating
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Old 06-14-2014   #1005
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Re: Project Lex

Agreed. I want one.
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Old 06-18-2014   #1006
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Re: Project Lex

Swapped out the off the shelf trans fluid for this Amsoil cocktail.
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Re: Project Lex

Also got the stereo all back up and running. 10" sub and amp in the trunk. New tweeters in the front stock location, so nice to have decent sounding music again!!

And I've realized my 3rd brake light on the spoiler isn't working. It was some LED one off ebay that fit the Accord spoiler. Thinking it may just be DOA. Minor stuff though
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Old 06-18-2014   #1008
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Re: Project Lex

Did it get back in for the tune yet?
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Old 06-18-2014   #1009
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Re: Project Lex

No, still trying to get a slot to get the last section of the exhaust finished up. Haven't tried scheduling dyno yet. I want to make sure I've knocked everything off my tick list before setting up another dyno appointment.

I did install my Autometer GPS speed sensor tonight. Followed the generic instructions on how to cal it to any speedo and the cal appeared to work as designed on the stock speedo. Now just need to take it for a spin and see if it works!



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Old 06-19-2014   #1010
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Re: Project Lex

video that!
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Re: Project Lex

Get collector plates, only the rear required and no renewals. Doesn't have the "get out of jail free" factor of veteran plates though.
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Re: Project Lex

That's actually not a bad idea. Car is 22 years old so I could do that. And no more yearly tab renewal since they never expire, hmmm...

I do worry about getting harassed by cops if they see me driving it around town and to work. Wonder if it would affect insurance at all too, would they lump it under some other "collecters car" category? Anyone on here with any experience? Maybe I'll start a new thread about it.
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Re: Project Lex

Maybe contact Curt, I'm pretty sure he has collector plates on at least one of his 3S's.
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Re: Project Lex

So you are using GPS to drive your speedo? I know the refresh is 10hz but in my experience the GPS speed is always a bit laggy, maybe a .5-1 second behind. Let us know how you like it.
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I've had the collector plate on mine for a year now, and drive it every day to work, and all over town. Nobody gives a crap, there's no enforceable restrictions that I know of.

As far as insurance, it didn't make any difference, I just have liability on mine as a third car, it's always been cheap.
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Yep GPS sensor. It's 10hz and I completely expect it to have a touch of lag. That's OK though, I'm just using it to make sure I'm somewhere near the speed limit. That's all I'm really using it for, just so I have a general idea of how fast I'm going, right now I have absolutely nothing.

If I'm flooring it I'm sure it'll be a little behind and a little off, but doesn't really matter to me, I'm not watching the speedo in that situation anyway.

I'm sure half the people on here's speedo's are off too with different size wheels. Not really a big deal.


Steve, yeah I hear ya. The only thing I'm worried about is it's just another reason for cops to look closer at you. I'm tired of being hassled for dumb shit. Even in that regular old Galant I got from you back in the day, I got pulled over twice for tint, while I had the cruise on going exactly the speed limit. Just don't need another reason for a Blaine cop to say "hey I've seen you driving this car around town a lot lately, you're violating the limited used restriciton".

Did you have to re-register your car as a collector? Or did you just go in and say "hey I want collectors plates" and that was it?
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Hmmm, the only thing I've been hassled about in years is my exhaust was a little loud. I didn't have to do anything but pay the plate fee and that was it. You can even get custom collector plates if you want them, but I didn't care anymore.
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Re: Project Lex

Speed sensor appears to be working. I only took it uo to about 30mph but the speedo matched the cars gps. Little bit if lag as expected but perfectly fine for me.

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I also have collector plates on my car. The rule says that as long as you have another car to drive and the car is 20 years old you can get collector plates. Insurance does not matter as long as you have insurance.
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Re: Project Lex

dang you don't live to far from me. car sounds amazing !!
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