CRX Road to Racing - Part 1 : Getting Started

August 14, 2013

CRX Road to Racing - Part 1 : Getting Started

Let’s start a couple years ago, I loved driving my Pontiac Fiero, I would autocross it as much as I could. I really wanted to drive it around local tracks. But even with an aluminum driver seat bolted to the floor my head stuck out of the sunroof (I am 6'7). I decided I needed a different small car that would allow me to have head clearance and get a roll cage inside it for track use. I also realized I needed to find a car with a reasonable following and a good aftermarket. Among the list of vehicles I started looking for was a Honda CRX. Then in February 2011, I found a great deal on a rust free rolling chassis, From the AD:
FOR SALE OR TRADE! i have a 1990 RUST FREE (top to bottom) crx rolling SHELL. this car was being built for drag only so it does not have a fuel tank or lines. gas door, antenna, and rear window squirter are all shaved. the holes behind the driver seat for the fuel neck are also shaved. the brake preportioning valve has been relocated behind the firewall and has steel braided lines going from master cylinder to preportioning valve and to all the brakes. the car was in the middle of body work so it not any certain color right now. it has a new core support and a full energy suspension bushing kit for the whole car included half of which are already installed. car has no windows in it but will include every one except the windshield and right side rear window. car also has a 4 point welded in cage.Will also throw in a brand new set of Avid Racing B series mounts for a Cable tranny only, for the CRX. **** FIRST $400 TAKES IT!!!! NEED GONE ASAP! **** MUST BE PICKED UP! As for trades lemme know what u have and we can go from there!
The CRX was purchased in Grand Haven Michigan and towed all the way to Detroit metro. This began my adventure building a track car. The car was as ugly as they come and had suspension and body issues that needed to be resolved. As well as a brake system whose hoses were too short to reach all 4 corners, It was far from track ready. The car sat for a while whilst I searched for an engine, transmission, axles, wiring and oh so much more.




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