My uncle had this car in the shop for a leaky gasket and a steering box issue. He sd the bill was $3k and he would rather just loose the car than pay t... Show morehe bill. So, I paid it and kept the car long enough to resell it. This particular model there was a recall due to a fault in the engine block. However, this car never got the fix and was now a ticking time bomb. I sold it to a friend who works solely on BMW 7-series cars. Here are some pics though: Show Less
I got this car after I had my Subaru WRX(What a rough transition that was). I got one speeding ticket (70 in a 30) when I had the WRX, and with my girlfrien... Show mored who crashed two of my cars (Infiniti J30 and another LS 400 I had), the insurance company had had enough. They dropped my current plan and told me that it would be roughly $5000 a year to keep insuring my Subaru. I naturally said F U to State Farm Insurance, and got some super cheap insurance from Esurance, for my recently aquired weekend project CRX Si. I sold the Subaru off for money and parts for new projects, and went to work transferring this field gem into a decent looking reliable car. This was my 3rd CRX, but the first one that still ran when I got it. It was a black Si, with a great engine and mechanical, but body damage to the front fneders, passenger door, and hood. I had a left over hood from a yellow CRX, and a red passenger door from a friends parts car. Then I bought some fiberglass Z3 fenders on ebay, along with a Mugen style bodykit.
After some paint and some rims, this car would be good to go on the street. However, until I get some more funds and time, it still looks like trash. In the mean time, I still drive the car to school and work. My friends all think its hilarious to see me driving such a terrible looking car, but its only temporary until my other MR2 project is good to go. In driving this car everyday, I have noticed some things. 1 - the alternator is running strange, and 2 - the steering wheel is terribly slippery when turning, and 3 - The radio doesnt work. I got online, and bought a new Bride steering wheel, hub adapter, and alternator for about $80 delivered. That made the car actually run and drive great. I decided that I would be wasting money to put a stereo back into this car, and opted to take out the speakers and headunit and wiring harness altogether. While I was at it, I stripped the AC system and heater controls and sold them for parts money too. The idea of the car was light/fuel efficient and clean looking. Next the axle began clicking around corners, I knew the axle was going soon when I got the car, so I also grabbed a better used one from a buddy's part car, and put that in when I changed the alternator. I also put in some newer O2 sensors, spark plugs, and injectors that I traded for parts from another car. Since I started driving the car I noticed a 4mpg increase in mileage.
Then I found a great deal locally for this CRX HF with a running JDM b16a VTEC motor. It also came with seperate Integra rear rotor swap, SiR JDM Enkei wheels, JDM ZC hood, shaved rear hatch, and some extra door panels.
Now I plan to swap the VTEC engine, SiR wheels, integra rear discs, shaved rear hatch, and ZC hood into the black CRX, finish the body work on that car. I have the bodykit and z3 fenders being installed right now, so Ill try and drop the engine before it goes to paint. Then I also plan on making an exhaust from the headers back with some 2.25" custom mandrel bent pipe, and the new muffler of the orange CRX.
After all that I should have a super nice new looking CRX Si with a VTEC swap.
Then, ill put the MPFI SOHC b16 from the Si into the HF shell, and sell that to someother CRX enthusiast.
Check out my Toyota Turbo MR2 project, or stay tuned for my yet-to-be-built page for my 95 Lexus LS 400, 97 BMW 740il, and 92 Acura Integra beater. Show Less