Exclusive Content…Big Mike’s Prelude Build…Part 19…

Dammmmnnn…part 19 already. Before I begin though, I thought I’d mention that I make my writing debut in the new issue of Super Street that’s out on newstands now. I’m grateful for the opportunity and happy to expand my horizons in the industry. If you see it make sure to pick it up. My homie Chris also makes his debut in this mag too, but as a photographer. I’ve known the guy for awhile now and he’s also one of the few guys in the Accord community that doesn’t hate me. Haha, I don’t blame them though, I guess, success usually tends to breed contempt. Just how it is. Anyway, Chris is a hell of a photographer and I’m happy I convinced him to come out to Socal cuz it kinda helped him get his foot in the door. How fitting that we both make our debuts at the same time. I’m still freelance of course so I continue to do work for Honda Tuning as well so if you’re wondering, no, I’m not jumping ship. I’m like a hired gun, so to speak… So far so good over at SS though, Jonathan Wong is a cool dude…

What better way to kick off the start of my work over at SS then to show a picture of me drinking while sitting on top of a toilet. It’s almost poetic…Damn, I almost miss that ridiculous hair…

On with the build shall we?…

This will be the 19th of the series so far…which will be dubbed…”The Rywire Section”. Black and white for dramatic effect, and obviously to hide the fresh orange paintjob. I also made it black and white because Rywire doesn’t see the sun much with all his wiring duties, so he has an unusual pastel white glow about him when photographed. B&W is the only way to make him blend in. He’s so white he glows is what I’m trying to say. He’s doing all the work and it’s much appreciated. Anyone who’s willing to drive back and forth from Norcal to Socal week-to-week to do work is a down ass mofo. Gotta give him props for doing that…I can’t even stay awake walking from my car to my apartment so I can’t imagine driving almost 15 hours round trip all the time…

Rywire surveying the filthy interior after it came back from paint, trying to figure out where to start…

The mess….

The only time the words “Big Mike” and “scrubdown” will ever be used and used in a non-creepy or prison-love context…

Ryan puttin’ in work…

Break-time…

After the under-dash wiring was cleaned up, it was time to move on to the engine…

AEM CDI Pencil Coil conversion…Basically used as a type of individual coil-pack for each plug, like newer models that are DIS, or distributorless ignition systems…These are used for better spark delivery and to run in conjunction with AEM engine management. Big Mike tells me that he basically ordered the entire AEM catalog….

Ry-wired up…Using only the best stuff of course. Gotta have the DR25 Raychem stuff…

Booster delete to manual brakes…. After Ryan finished up the coil pack wiring, next up was custom brakelines…

The results…

Big Mike also managed to find an OE Prelude car cover…

…Here he’s demonstrating the Big Mike Scrubdown after clubbing Rywire in the head with a dumbbell…sick.

More to follow as it comes in…thanks for looking…

15 thoughts

  1. Nah…. probably just to throw us off. Not that i think orange is a bad color, but I don’t think they would slip like that.

  2. Chris debuted in that issue also? Im going to have to go back and look through it again. What article was it? Anyway Im a big fan of your blog and check it daily to see whats new. I hope you get more chances writing articles for various magazines and the best of luck to you!

  3. congrats on the SS gig! i think i went to highschool with that girl pictured above yours – joycelyn. is that another lude next to blanka?!

  4. i cant wait for stickydiljoe magazines to be at every corner, right next to superstreet and honda tuning [so they finally they had competition] i would pay retail every month to get a high res stickydiljoe magazing with more features. it would be the best mag for sure, but congrats on your career you’re rollin with the big boys now

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