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Well, topic sums it up pretty well. My wife and I were just given a '91 CRX (HF model, I believe) with only 43k on it. Well, the deck was "stolen" right before we got it. I bought a new deck and installed it, and it was easy. Now I realize, we've got no radio. On further checking, I can't find the lead for the antanae. There is a large jack on the reciever, but I can't seem to find the ant. line. I found the power antanae lead, but I'm getting frustrated. It shouldn't be this hard. CD player works great, though. The CRX doesn't have a power antanae, does it? It comes out right over the driver's side window.

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it runs from the roof, inside the pillar, comes out under the dash and runs under the dash to where the cd player goes. look under the dash for a loose wire. It feels more like a cable, not very flexible. It may have gotten push back and just not in sight.
 

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Was the harness cut by any chance when the stereo was stolen. Cause it could be that the antenna connection was also cut. Here is an image of what the connection should kind of look like.

 

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I don't remember seeing that cable at all. I'll have to crawl around under there tomorrow in the daylight to see if it got stuck up there. Thanks so much for the picture. Now I know what to look for.
 

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yeah its prob still still there..... . . they can get shoved back.... dig around...... im sure you will find it. . . .. . .BTW nice find ont he rex..... . post up some pics.. . . . . we all want to see it. . .

chris. . .

What are your intentions for the car... . . . . .driver, racer,,,,???

inquiring minds want to know. . .
 

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Well, found the cable/wire. It was shoved up there real good and had some sort of stick 'em on it. I gave a nice, firm tug and now we have radio. Amazing stuff, radio.

Anyway, this car will probably be a commuter for a while. We've got the Elky for big fun. Just did a trip to LA from San Diego and back. Pulled in 40mpg on the dot. Quite a bit nicer than the El Camino. That one, well, I've done what I could with it and it gets 18 now. I have definate plans for the Elky. Its got the original 327 and an old Powerglide tranny (also orignal). Here's what I want to do:

Rebuild the 327 - possibly stroke it out to a 383.
Drop the tranny, replace with a 700-R4 or 200-R4
Put new rear end on - 8.5" is what it'll need.
Pop on some new, modern heads. Vortec-style or Dart aluminum.

Here's what I've already done:

New cam and lifters. Fairly mild, but nice improvement from stock.
New intake manifold.
New HEI Ignition - was a points system.
New 650cfm carb.
Bunch of minor things.

I really want this car to be all-out fun. We'll have to see about a Supercharger, too, once I've got some money to throw around.
 

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will you do the "actual" rebuild of the 327? do you have any sites that have any good info on the "383 build"?

i have a '84 S-10 extended cab w/ a 350 in her. i also have 2 other 350's. 1 is to replace the tired 350 thats in my S-10. and the other is to build a 383 stroker with. my boss bought a ZZ383 crate engine from jegs along with some other goodies!! and my buddy swapped it into his '74 corvette stingray. actually one of my 350's came from my boss's '74 corvette.
 

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As for the actual rebuild, I will probably pull the motor and take it to a good machine shop I know. I also want to get the heads ported and polished or simply bolt on Vortec's and a new Intake Manifold.

As for 383 info, what are you looking for, specifically? A how-to? Or what is all involved in a 383 Stroker build?
 

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As for 383 info, what are you looking for, specifically? A how-to? Or what is all involved in a 383 Stroker build?
all of the above!

i have a few sites saved. that have good info on the build-up, a how-to, and the cost. but i like to compare what other people/online sites suggest before i go ahead start my build.

as for my 383 stroker build-up. my buddy who is an ASE certified master mechanic. will be guideing me threw my first rebuild of any engine. and for the machine work. i'll send to a local shop.
 

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save aggrivation and buy a 383 crank from summit.... with the main journals already cut down... get some bearings and then it is just a matter of deciding to use a 350 piston with a 5.5" 400 rod or getting the much more desirable 383 custom piston withthe center moved up .02 to compensate for running the 5.7 350, 327 rod....

the 5.7 rod and custom piston will give you a better angle the piston will be more inclined to go up the hole than with the 5.5 inch rod where it is going to want to push itself through the side of the block... . . its not that bad it just aLL comes down to geometry heck you can go witha 6 inch rod if you want to and really make things sweet but expen$ive there is a little clearance to be made in the bottom of the cylinder walls that you need to cut out with a dremel..... its not rocket science just put the rotating assy together and spin the crank till it hits or gets close.... .mark the area and hack away at it untill clearance is achieved.... . do this for all 8 holes and you are good..... . other than that.... . just remember that the 400 crank is externally balanced and you need to use a 400 flywheel and dampener.....
thats about the basics of it. . . . .the rest of it is just your normal build. . .

and yeah i have personally built one of these engines... along with alot of other chevy and ford and honda engines.. .
 

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KAOS said:
TheEmrys said:
As for 383 info, what are you looking for, specifically? A how-to? Or what is all involved in a 383 Stroker build?
all of the above!

i have a few sites saved. that have good info on the build-up, a how-to, and the cost. but i like to compare what other people/online sites suggest before i go ahead start my build.

as for my 383 stroker build-up. my buddy who is an ASE certified master mechanic. will be guideing me threw my first rebuild of any engine. and for the machine work. i'll send to a local shop.
As toxiclows said, the kits from Summit are pretty sweet. They are generally all-inclusive of what you need. But, were I in your shoes, I'd be sure to go with forged parts instead of cast. Much higher revving and durable. You'll pay more, but it'll be worth it if you really want performace.
 

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Yeah, its was pretty sweet. My wife's parents wanted to do something nice and so they looked for a car for us. They found a CRX with 43k. So they bought it for us. They paid a lot more than book, but I think the extremely low miles makes up for it. Its a pretty basic model, but its got the 1.5L with 16 valves rather than 8. I've been very happy with it, performance-wise. And really, we'll trick out the Elky before we'd do anything with the CRX. But yeah, Its in great shape. Minor interior damage (two cuts to the uphostry in the door) and the lady was a smoker. Lots of smoke, but we've just about got that all out. Gotta love Christmas presents.
 
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