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    79 Civic Project

    Started my 79 Civic project. Been collecting parts since January. Here is the video preview

    http://youtu.be/PYav3sOKeYc


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    Re: 79 Civic Project

    Looking forward to seeing how you go about this one :tu: , I've been toying with the idea of picking up a 77 myself 8)

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    Re: 79 Civic Project

    Project Update - Engine now removed. What a pain in the ass. It started out great. Just a few broken bolts here and there, then I spent a couple hours trying to get the transmission linkage (aka bitch pin) out and could not. I also could not get the axles out due to lower control arm rust issues. Anyway, slowly lifted the engine and pried out the axles and then slowly manipulated to get the shift linkage cleared. I will take the bitch pin out while the engine is sitting on the floor. Should be better than laying on my back.

    http://youtu.be/HPfiQBNvH6E

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    Re: 79 Civic Project

    Today I stripped a lot of rust. Found out the car was repainted at some point because there was bondo in a few spots. I hate that. Here is a video update

    http://youtu.be/-CA8aTRqrtA


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    Re: 79 Civic Project

    Nice progress!
    So what are your plans?
    Stock or mod?
    And which colour?

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    Re: 79 Civic Project

    Personally I love the white with the blue and tan stripes on it.

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    Re: 79 Civic Project

    At this point, I am thinking of keeping the color stock. I will have the windows tinted and get some vinyl graphics added. I have a very good shop that does both, unfortunately 8 hours away.

    The engine will go from the stock 1.5L CVCC to an Accord 1.6L (crate motor - AKA New Old Stock) so some slight modifications inluding weber carb. I also have headers which I was very lucky to find and they are in very nice shape. From there taking it step by step.

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    Re: 79 Civic Project

    Loving this :tu: I can't wait to see what parts you've been stashing away

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    Re: 79 Civic Project

    Certainly sounds promising...

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    Re: 79 Civic Project

    Have spent about 60 hours working on this car since the last update. Lots of rust and body cleanup. I decided the stop working on the hood and found a double air scoop '77 that is really clean and adds character. Painting in next 30 days.




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