ross16i16

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looks great. You have come some distance with this one!!
 



BillyT_EK9

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Not much of an update but did a bit of tidying up last night, front wing bolts and headlight bracket bolts replaced with silver zinc hardware. What a difference some nice new bolts make, fresh zinc is the one!

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BillyT_EK9

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Bit of progress today, been meaning to remove the rear plate recess for absolutely ages to check in behind it as they are bad for rust. Like the rest of the car, no real corrosion to be found. All cleaned, polished and a few areas painted after rust converter and etch primer. Much much better, very satisfying job! I'd recommend everyone do this.

Before.

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After.

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A job well worth doing, it's the little things that make the difference. Also (no photos) I replaced the rear brake pads as I noticed at MOT one of them had actually came away from the backing and the pad was actually just rattling about.

Here is the car looking rather nice a couple weekends ago!

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shieldsy94

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They rot from underneath the surround? News to me so better check mine...
 


BillyT_EK9

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They rot from underneath the surround? News to me so better check mine...
I believe the plate recess/holder vibrates on the tailgate and causes it to wear away the paint then rust! I was lucky as mine was fine just needed cleaned and touched up.
 



Dino-Spumoni

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Really enjoyed reading this whole thread today. You are a skilled mechanic.

I also like the pictures and scenery in Scotland, looks beautiful.

Have you experienced any brake fade on the OEM pads on a back road yet?

Someone asked earlier about that little valve/cam cover breather, what was the point of it. The benefit of a little filter like that is that none of the cruddy oil mist goes back in through the throttle body and intake making it all dirty and affecting airflow, while still allowing the engine to "breath".
The only reason Honda or any manufacturer vents it back into the intake is for emissions and cleanliness purposes. I see you've vented yours back like factory, you can put a little air compressor water filter inline on that pipe filled with some stainless steel wool and it will collect all the oil mist from dirtying up the intake. As it fills with oil you can empty periodically.
 



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