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Post by norks27 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:13 am

eddie_squidd wrote:I reckon there's a t-shirt design there Rich. You'll be turning up at shows with your custom t-shirt and hat combo.
I confess I saw your T-shirt and if you've seen my hat you'll know the T-Shirt is on its way, :D
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Post by eddie_squidd » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:40 am

norks27 wrote:
eddie_squidd wrote:I reckon there's a t-shirt design there Rich. You'll be turning up at shows with your custom t-shirt and hat combo.
I confess I saw your T-shirt and if you've seen my hat you'll know the T-Shirt is on its way, :D
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was lucky to find my t-shirt which just *happens* to look like my Lude on the internet. I think having a custom made one of your actual car is taking it to the next level! :D
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Post by eddie_squidd » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:49 am

Seriously though, your (niece was it?) could have a good sideline there if people wanted to get custom t-shirt/mug/cap artwork of their car done, maybe from a photo.
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Post by wurlycorner » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:49 am

Lude is looking stunning norks
I like the artwork too - although plate should say "N0RKS" instead of the real plate? :D

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Post by ATR84 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:31 am

Just had a quick look through your profile, your car looks stunning, keep up the good work :D
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Post by norks27 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:33 pm

ATR84 wrote:Just had a quick look through your profile, your car looks stunning, keep up the good work :D
wurlycorner wrote:Lude is looking stunning norks
Big thanks :D
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Post by norks27 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:36 pm

Last time I updated my Niece had done some artwork for the car in preparation for the Prelude's first foray into a 'Show & Shine' competition.


Japanese Performance Show, 2018

Second time attending this show, but, first time in the main exhibition hall. Dropped the car off the day before to leave overnight in the hall:

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Time to park up in the main hall:

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And next day the show:

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Two Preludes at the show, the other a 4G:

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I think I'm right in saying this Prelude joined the famous line up at JAE, 2018.

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Of the shows I attended in 2018, this was a highlight, so much so that I've entered and been accepted for the main exhibition hall this year.

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I've been grateful to my Dad's friend who kindly lets me use her garage and driveway to clean and stow the car away pre show:

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She's in Lichfield which is perfect for Stoneleigh.

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After Stoneleigh and Japanese Performance Show, it was JAE:

JAE, 2018

Bit of a queue:

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And finally to the LudeGeneration stand:

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I know Peterborough is not exactly top notch with facilities etc, but, two years running we had an elevated pitch that overlooked all - the best location. I'm going to miss that spot.

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I got accepted into 'Show & Shine' with another opportunity to promote the Lude:

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The Prelude support vehicle turned up:

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Saturday late evening and the real highlight of JAE:

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I occasionally write Honda or Prelude related articles on DriveTribe and 'The Line Up - JAE 2018' has now had 8k views.

The Line Up - JAE 2018

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The YouTube videos are a little shakey, but, it doesn't diminish just how impressive the line up was:






Curing the 'Whine'

One niggle I had was the engine and it's whine on idle, a sound I had heard from another H22, (an ATR at Beaulieu). I declined an invitation to Goodwood and one of those Breakfast meets they do. Instead the car went to Honda.
To cut a long story short the car had a fresh cam belt, new water pump, tensioners, balance shaft pulleys etc.
The actual problem was the bearings on the pulleys driving the balancing shafts where worn, and belts possibly too tight.
The engine now feels right, sounds right as well. The whine at idle cured.

This was September and I figured I'd just be leaving the car up North for the winter.

However the Ficus Green took another trip to Lichfield for some cleaning.

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And pedals finally fitted:

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Mimms Christmas Special

Early morning meet, a Phoenix Yellow Prelude and S660 soon to arrive.

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And in to the main hall:

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The irony of this next image is the stone chipped lip and bumper:

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The bumper and lip are to be resprayed this year, at least that's the plan. In terms of body work it's the last section to be properly treated. Previous smart repairs to the front bumper haven't really lasted long, so it needs a proper respray.

At the end of the show a little LudeGen mini line up:

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And then it was back up North:

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The plan now is maintenance and a few odds and ends that I'd like to see done, front bumper for one, ohh and pin dents that I swear where picked up in the Honda garage car park.

Turned out to be a massive photo dump, sorry about that.

So for 2019 the Ficus Green will be out at several shows and generally being overly cleaned :D
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Post by NafemanNathan » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:01 pm

Great write up and pics Rich :D

She's a gem 8)

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Post by nitin_s1 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:35 pm

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