Went back to my hometown over the weekend for my little brother and his wife's gender reveal party. It was business and pleasure though - Spent about 15 hours on Saturday working on a 2000 Honda Prelude I picked up over the winter. I've been a Prelude fan as long as I can remember - my dad had a second gen Si when I was little and that's what got me into Hondas. I always wanted a 5th gen SH when I was 13-15 years old but they were going for over $10k back then and I couldn't afford it. So I ended up with a VTEC trim Del Sol. I always wanted black or milano red, but Crystal Blue Metallic is really growing on me. It's an auto and the trans was toast when I bought it - grabbed it for $200. I put a JDM trans in it and was gonna flip it for a quick profit until my hometown friend's car started giving him problems. So I ended up selling it to him for next to nothing. We went through and did some maintenance, buffed/polished the paint, and I even installed a mild audio set up in it. Hopefully it's got alot of good miles left in it for my friend.
-New spark plugs
-Adjusted throttle cable
-Replaced inner and outer drivers side door handles
-Cut/Buff/Polish with Chemical guys 32, 34, 36, and 38 compounds
-Repainted the window trim with SEM Trim Black
-Audio set up consisting of Alpine 143BT deck, Alpine type-s components up front, Alpine type-s coaxials out back, and a 8" JL Audio 8w3/Kenwood 250watt amp
The Alpine speakers and 8" JL sub used to be in the TSX - glad to be getting some use out of them.
Some pics how it turned out. She's pretty rusty, but for less than $1k it's a solid car.
I wanted to buff/polish my car too but the Prelude took longer than anticipated (of course) But I did manage to change my oil and change out my VTEC solenoid as I was getting a random p2647 (iirc) code. Not surprised after seeing the old one.