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    My Civic 1200 project.

    Hey guys, I've been spending a lot of time checking out the build over on 1stgencivic forums. And I started doing a little parts hunting, which is my way lol.

    Any how. I started digging up some really great stuff, basically I had all of the components in front of me for a really killer, period correct hot hatch build. So I thought to myself, with the nature of the cars we love, when it's sitting in front of you just go for it as there's never any garuntee that you'll have that chance, or anything close to it again.

    So I bought some stuff.

    Late model 1979 EB3, automatic block with the factory oil cooler ports on the block.





    Civic 1200RS dual Keihins :twisted:




    More updates to come. Thanks for looking!

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    Re: My Civic 1200 project.

    Update: Sanded down the valve cover and hit it with some VHT Wrinkle Black.



    Pulled the head apart and off to check the condition of the Cam. I got this motor as a non running core so I was eager to see if the reason it was pulled out was the Head or the Block.


    Head off, Cam out.



    The cam was CHEWED UP!


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    Re: My Civic 1200 project.

    Cleaned the carbon off of the piston tops with a little WD-40 and a brush. And gave the block itself the same treatment.



    The block itself is in really great shape. The crank spins nice and smooth with little to no effort. Although there is a bit of a ridge in the cylinder walls, Other then that it's just typical Honda quality. Its sad because when I take my 4K-C Toyota parts and compare them side by side to their Honda competition, It makes me slightly embarrassed of my fervent love of Toyota. My 12A Mazda parts are well on par with the Honda parts though, Funny how the quality of Honda's economy engine is greater than or equal to (Equal in most cases I've seen) Mazda's Flagship performance engine at the time.

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    Re: My Civic 1200 project.

    Cleaned up the RS Carbs with a little gasoline, WD-40, paintbrush and a toothbrush. They came out pretty well.



    Clean parts

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    Re: My Civic 1200 project.

    I guess nobody likes my project lol

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    Re: My Civic 1200 project.

    I do! Keep up the good work! :wink:

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    Re: My Civic 1200 project.

    Thanks Genkihonda! A little positive encouragement goes a long way.

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    Re: My Civic 1200 project.

    Looking good!!
    My mom drove a bronze '79 Civic Hondamatic back in the mid 90's for a couple of years. It was bought as an ultra cheap 2nd car, but proved to be absolutely awesome - of course.
    I sense though that this will be waaay better! :wink:

    Let's see the actual car too.
    What year is it? Which colour??
    And what are your plans for it??

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    Re: My Civic 1200 project.

    No car quite yet. :lol: I have enough space in my condo for an engine project right now but nothing else lol. I've got a 1980 RX-7 10th Anniversary Edition taking up my solitary garage spot. But for $600 I couldn't pass that up either :lol:

    I've located a pretty rust free 1200 in San Antonio though. And I'm having it shipped here in February. I'm just going to build a bad ass little period correct hot hatch. And then my hope is to find a JNC'r that wants to buy it.

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    Re: My Civic 1200 project.

    HaHa... Building an engine without having the car to put it in afterwards.
    Now that's funny... :lol:

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