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i'm finally getting my lien off of my 1989 crx si this week.
heres my dilemma:

i think i want to sell my crx... :shock: . theres to much work i want to do to it to get it back on the road. it seems like ever year i have to do "alot" of work to my crx's!! and i think i'm done with it... :shock:

here's whats up with my crx:
1989 crx si very good body condition for being in the NE area! very little rust. it has a macco black paint job. used to be red. B18b swap, the B18b smokes abit. i have a spare B18a for it(i was told it ran good without smoking!!), P72 ecu chipped with uberdata for the B18b, something is wrong with the drive train. it will not go into gear!?! i have a spare ls tranny that grinds into 2nd gear, WW full wing installed :? :rolleyes1: but i have a WW mid wing, kombat front bumper, WW sides and rear bumper(not installed yet), interior is gutted. but i can get all the parts needed to install back in!, Honda sunroof spoiler, solar wing II rear window spoiler, smoked out rear stock tails, greddy sp2 cat back exhaust, DC sport frt and rear strut bars, tokicko blues, i'm sure i'm missing stuff...

the dilemma:
what would i ask for my crx with everything!?! should i do all the work to my crx, then sell it? would i get more for it then? would it be worth all the work? i can get my old JDM B18c engine back. which has skunk2 cam gears and victor X intake manifold. but that engine needs a rebuild. it does come with new rings and gaskets all for $1400. should i buy it and include it into the deal?

i don't know any more. i have my crx, my S-10 with a 350v8, and an 1984 corvette. i can't have all these projects. i only want one. i have about $3000 to dump into one project. and i think i want the corvette as the one!!!

any advice/help would be helpful.

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You want to put money into an 84 corvette.... must be high.
Honestly, the honda is the best investment. The s-10 with the 350 might be the next best because small block chev parts are cheap and easy to come by. But the vettes made in those years weren't exatly known for being well designed or well manufactured cars.

Just my two cents, plus i'm drunk...
 

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jmart said:
You want to put money into an 84 corvette.... must be high.
Honestly, the honda is the best investment. The s-10 with the 350 might be the next best because small block chev parts are cheap and easy to come by. But the vettes made in those years weren't exatly known for being well designed or well manufactured cars.

Just my two cents, plus i'm drunk...
naw, i'm drunk too!!! i'm just throwing out my thoughts. as of right now that is!!! :p
 

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Honestly, it sounds like you've got enough to turn that rex around into a reliabel driver. Just put a little time and a little effort into it. I wouldn't sell it just because the b18 smokes a little. Just buy some rings and a head gasket, rent a hoist, pull it out, pull the head, swap the rings and bam, no more smoke. Then focus on putting on all the parts that you have. I'd say keep that one and then decide between the s-10 and the corvette. You'll be happy with the hondas gas mileage anyway.
 

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yes i do have all i need to get my crx into a reliable driver. but my plans for my crx has been broken!! i'll need to much money to get it where i want it!! when dreams have been broken. you kinda of lose ambition!! oh i forgot to mention i also have a work in progress deal for 1993 civic hb si with a JDM H22 swap. all is needed is a paint job. all for $4000
 

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I say fix the REX. The temptation is to sell one to fix the others. The reality is that you end up loosing one vehicle. The REX will stay faithful for years to come.
The S-10 is a great work vehicle with tons of cheap parts to be found everwhere. Fix it next and drive it when the weather is bad or you need to haul stuff.
The Vette will be the most costly to fix and maintain. It will be lots of fun.
 

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When you put that much work into any car, you wont want to get rid of it.
And you cant tell me a b18c (any of them) wouldnt be fun in a CRX....I mean 8k+ rpms and 1.8L DOHC....C'mon you know you wanna. :lol:
 

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ok let me re-due this thread abit.... i'm keeping my s-10 and my corvette(for now). so lets forget about those 2 vehicles!! i'm having a hard time justifing putting more time and money into my crx. for 1 its getting cold up here in maine. and i really don't want to spend another full winter in my garage with my crx!!! my garage is a small run down piece of ****...

so my dilemma is:
should i sell my crx the way she sits with all the parts i listed? or should i fix it up make it look and run good then sell it? would it be worth all that trouble for the money? should i buy my old B18c back and include that with my sale? would it be worth it?

but all in all i think i'm going to sell my crx no matter what!!! it has nothing to do with my other projects! i think i want to buy that H22 civic hb si($4000 for the hole car. it'll cost me just as much if not more then that just to do the swap in my crx). or do something with a h22 swap with a platform(if i choose this then i might keep my crx for the swap then!!).

and for the corvette haters :p ! i personally like the look of ALL corvettes. my corvette has all the issues worked out of it already(FI setup, newer corvette parts, etc..)

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UTRex said:
The S-10 is a great work vehicle with tons of cheap parts to be found everwhere. Fix it next and drive it when the weather is bad or you need to haul stuff.
I used to have a mini-truck with a small-block V8 swap too (88 Ford Ranger with a hopped-up 289 I pulled from a 66 Fairlane) and you do NOT want to drive a 350 swapped S-10 in crappy weather. Those trucks are way heavier in the front to start with, there's no weight over the drive wheels, and the imbalance makes the handling pretty dicey in bad weather...replace the stock 4 banger with a heavy old-school V8, and the problem gets much worse. It's hard enough to get any traction with a V8 swapped mini-truck on dry pavement...driving it in wet weather is a challenge, driving it in snowy/icy conditions is a death wish.
 
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