Chaife's Everything Else Thread

Anytime I'm workin' on something else... (this thread will be photo heavy I'm sure)
As you can see, its easy to stay busy here.

Lately, the project that has taken a lot of time around the shop.
My brother's DC2, it took yet another transformation..

1999 GSR
stock JDM B20 Big Valve
Turbo setup


  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    My sister's EG sedan. '95 LX 5 spd. I built this car for her about 2 years ago and she hasn't crashed it yet... Guess that means it's time to further improve upon it. This started as a $400 shell. I ordered wheels last week for it. should get pretty sick pretty quick. looks kind of funny right now, because I already did all the work to fit the wheels that are coming, just last week.

    Built D15B7 (the head is machined quite a bit anyway)
    EGR Performance Slotted rotors
    EGR SS braided brake lines
    EGR R4S Track/ Street pads
    KYB GR-2 shocks
    adjustable lowering springs
    Custom camber links
    Pioneer speakers throughout
    Pioneer 10" sub
    Pioneer head unit
    6000K HIDs
    White/clear corner markers
    Cheap roof rack


    Heres a recent shot of it.
  • simplyhondasimplyhonda Council Member
    Going to love this thread!
  • BillBoardBillBoard council member
    in for more hondas...
  • Good shit man, stoked to see this thread grow!
  • Now I can tell the wife my 4 wagos are nothing!!! thanks bro! you give me hope!!:encouragement:
  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    This thread came to a grinding halt because I was chasing a problem with my sister's EG. and I'm just SUPER busy with 4 different builds right now.
    her car had been slowly dying. I built this motor a few years back with some used/ factory head studs. (knowing I was breaking rule #1 to building a HONDA motor)
    I assembled it anyway because I only had $155 in the entire engine build. (aside from the machine work done to the head.)
    I am very pleased to say, the motor went 50,000 miles before the bolts had stretched.
    So now that motor is out.

    and since I've got this car down... I'll be making a ton of changes this week
    New ARP head sutds
    New steering rack
    New transmission
    New tie rod ends
    New wheel bearings
    New slave cylinder
    New Master Cylinder
    New idler bearing
    New head gasket
    New belts
    New seals and gaskets
    New wheels are here. (and painted) pics soon.
    An Alignment
    Bleed the brakes again
    and powder coat the valve cover to match the wheels
    I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff. check back soon to see more.
  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    I did a set of 15x8 Bassetts in white for her. and they turned out amazing...
    This is the HONDA Polar White that I am soo fond of. Single stage, with some extra clear added to the final coat.
  • 3rd4ce3rd4ce Council Member
    Chaife wrote: »
    This thread came to a grinding halt because I was chasing a problem with my sister's EG. and I'm just SUPER busy with 4 different builds right now.


    I can verify he is as busy as a one legged man in an ass kicking contest ..!!
    Scrappy isnt your average pup..

    I do like them bassetts in white but the mud might stain stain them ... LoL
  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    finished the fitment and stance
    motor and trans back in
    ARPs installed
    steering rack in
    fresh alignment
    Master Cylinder installed
    New battery terminals
    New Power steering lines
    New Power Steering pump
    New radiator
    New radiator fan
    New coolant lines and radiator hoses
    New Brake Booster

    Letting her roll around on my rat's wheels while I wait for her lug nuts and tires to come in..
  • Looks good man
  • simplyhondasimplyhonda Council Member
    Great photos as always!
  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    Thanks fellas.
  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    Got the valve cover back from powder coat..
    Gunna place an order for a bunch of custom lug nuts next week.
  • simplyhondasimplyhonda Council Member
    That VC looks fantastic!
  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    Quick Sneak Peak at another build that is currently under wraps..
    That is all. :p
  • josh1vtmjosh1vtm Council Member
    That white bay looks so sick. ;)
  • GR33KGR33K Wagonist
    Wow that white paint looks great!
  • CharbCharb Administrator
    Is that Ron? :)
  • josh1vtmjosh1vtm Council Member
    Charb wrote: »
    Is that Ron? :)

    No, Ron isnt getting anything shiny or fancy, just pure functionality. The white bay is my other ongoing project. ;)
  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    Got some tires and put the White Bassett's on the EG sedan.
    also cleaned the engine bay and installed the white valve cover. (forgot to snap a picture though)
  • RevmaynardRevmaynard Council Member
    So that's what you did with the white wheels eh? haha Looks good man!
  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    Rev, I secretly had a twinsie set back home. :devilish:
  • Chaife wrote: »
    Rev, I secretly had a twinsie set back home. :devilish:

    Keeping secrets like that is just plain Wrong///////////// Share the love Brother man
  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    I swapped a High Capacity Trans pan and rear Dif. cover on the tow rig last month.. Finally getting around to posting. the Dif. cover looks nasty from the rear.
    I love this truck!
    '05 3500 Ram 2WD, Single Rear Wheel, Cummins baby!
    ATS Transmission Pan
    ATS rear Differential Cover
    Tow package! (custom order for 2wd/ Single rear wheel)
    Custom ordered Split window
    Block Heater
    4.11 gears
    Split 3rd gear
    Roof Lights (again, rare for 2wd/ SRW)
    5" Turbo back Magnaflow exhaust system
    K&N drop-in cone filter
    Tekonsha Prodigy Brake controller
    B&W "flip over ball" Goose neck hitch
    Trailer connection in the bed..
    I tow 20,000+ lbs. all the time with this bitch and it rides like a Cadi!

    I'll post more shots of this one soon.
  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    Cleaning out my hard drive this morning I found this.
    2012, Virginia.
  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    I replaced the head gasket in my little brother's Turbo B20 Integra.
    Swapped out a Fel-Pro for a Custom Stainless Steel Cometic piece. much better, it seems the Fel-Pro gasket went because of cylinder pressure.
    Checked the Deck and surface. There were no signs I could see that the motor had overheated to cause the gasket to go, let alone warp the head.
    This setup is fun, 250 lbs trq. feels great in a Honda/Acura, (more torque than power!! :p) and I'll say again that it feels that HONDA themselves could have gotten away with some sort of forced induction on this JDM big valve motor. This setup runs just 9.5 lbs. of boost. Motor his stock beside ARP head studs and the Cometic gasket mentioned.
    It is very drive-able!, and feels (dare I say it) FACTORY. It's also quite a treat to have that 250 ft. lbs. trq. strapped to the short GSR gear box...

    Some pics of my 'ol dirty girls chillin'.
  • BillBoardBillBoard council member
    love the wagon! it deserves more love than that CRX!!!!

    o I went there....
  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    lol that's the problem with it! It never needs attention! It's sooo well behaved.
    Gave her a wash and detail, and then put the windshield reflector in for a while.
  • ChaifeChaife Instagram grand master
    Grrr the EG sedan has been in the air for 3 weeks!! I have been chasing a very soggy and shitty pedal...
    New HONDA Master Cylinder adjustment tool on order. Ready to get this thing fixed...

    Anyways, here's the story;
    My little sister brought her car in to me because it had no brakes, The main seals on both front caliper's pistons were leaking. (less than 50K on NEW/ re-manufactured calipers.)
    After a set of new Calipers and a bleeding. No brakes. The week passes as I try 4 or 5 different bleeding procedures that I read about on the internet. (not that I should need a new technique to finish this mindless task.. Let alone search Google at all.) Still No Brakes.
    I get New Master Cylinder installed (and bench bled properly) bleed system again. No Brakes
    New Brake booster.. for shits I guess. No brakes
    New Rear Wheel Cylinders.. bleed system. No brakes
    Try another new Master Cylinder, bench bled like a champ! No brakes.
    Adjust brake pedal clevis/ push rod to booster... No brakes.
    Disconnected all SS braided lines and re-installed, bled. No brakes
    New Proportioning Valve, bled. No Brakes.

    Here we are 3 weeks later, I've tried 3 different brake fluids, all on different viscosity levels. I've run like $50 or $60 worth of damn brake fluid through the stupid thing.. I've bled it an honest 20-25 times... 2 Brand new master cylinders. 6 or 7 different bleeding techniques/ sequences.
    I'm now waiting on a special HONDA master cylinder "Push rod" adjustment tool to arrive from HONDA.
    This tool dictates the relationship between the Master cylinder and Booster push rods.
    FML, wish me luck guys.
  • BillBoardBillBoard council member
    ^burn the fucking car... piss on the ashes. Drink a beer.
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