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    Moonlight AT Civic Si Resto

    So this will be heading my way next week..





    Bit of work to do.. ! Wanted an AT Si for a long time now; shame it's green but there will be some repair work to do, get it road legal then look at repainting and all that jazz. Manual too

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    Re: Moonlight AT Civic Si Resto

    Looks like a lot of fun ahead. :mrgreen:

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    Re: Moonlight AT Civic Si Resto

    Shame about that horrid color, but such an awesome little car!
    Way back in '95 I bought a beautifully maintained 1-owner '87 Civic 1,5i GT (Euro-spec) in red. Loved that little pocket-rocket to bits... :P
    Best of luck with your rebuild and keep us posted!

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    Re: Moonlight AT Civic Si Resto

    Yes don't worry about that colour. The long term plan is to restore it to the factory white as I prefer this over any other colour on AT

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    Good choice! :tu:
    While I owned my red 1.5i GT a really good mate had an identicle one just in white, and yes they do indeed look good like that... 8)

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    Re: Moonlight AT Civic Si Resto

    Finally after transport company being a bit useless it's here to join devil EF in the graveyard.



    From my darkness quick checking it all looks pretty good. Wouldn't start but suspect petrol issue; maybe filter or not enough gas as the previous owner had only a little bit in there. Anyway, will do better inspection on the weekend

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    Re: Moonlight AT Civic Si Resto

    Incoming pic dump, they actually appear to be backwards compared to when I took them but no problem !



    Inside view of right side tail light section, this area has been repaired before. Not hugely bad.


    What's the deal with the interior visor thing for the sunroof, anyone know?


    I think there could be an issue with injectors.. either that or something is leaking onto the manifold and staining it.. any ideas?


    Carpet is not so bad once I removed it, salvageable for sure.


    Wish they kept it white.. damn


    This is under the inside of left side back window, a common place to have some rust.Luckily it seems like it's only surface so I will scuff it all off, rust proof and paint over. Hasn't broken through and still feels fairly solid.


    Si wheel


    Must have crashed into a tow ball or something haha.. will remove and straighten at some stage.


    Actually I have 3 of the 4 mats, not sure if I will use them though.


    The rear reverse lights had their own wiring, not sure why. Perhaps the original wiring was damaged.


    Interesting shift boot made of tape haha. Also somewhere along the line the shifter has been cut.. so will find a replacement.


    ECU.. was quite went in this area.


    ^_^ I hope it's the right one LOL no idea; suspect it is.


    The gold.


    Some previous repair, pretty solid.


    Same as above.


    Random unplugged stuff, any idea what they are ?


    Not sure if this is a good sign..


    Sadly one of the lights has a chip


    Little bit of surface rust around filler cap, common area.


    Not sure about this part, will need to scuff it away and see what's underneath.. suspect will fail WOF (road legal test for those not in NZ) on that though.


    Sunroof that works, seems to be no rust around it and seals look pretty ok.


    Another common place to fail as this is where water drains, around here. Has been repaired solidly.


    Windscreen surround has had some repair work, feels pretty solid as well.


    And there it sits.. next to the daily.

    I think even though I do not like the paint when they did it there were some previous rust repairs done so in a way whoever did that has done me a favour.

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    Re: Moonlight AT Civic Si Resto

    I can see the crack in the manyfold on the photo

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    Re: Moonlight AT Civic Si Resto

    Just under that white part ?

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    Re: Moonlight AT Civic Si Resto

    Had a nice productive day today, put the brake back on the EF and managed to do some work on the AT.




    Couple more photos of the front radiator support which often gets badly rusted out, looks pretty good. Could do with a bit of a scuff up and some anti rust to get rid of the surface rust but looks solid otherwise.



    Hard to see, lot of left over oil gunk, could use a good pressure wash !


    Score, Monroe shocks, look like reasonable condition on both sides. Can't see any visible leaking. Did not check rear yet.


    Smallest brakes in history haha.


    What is this plug that goes into the gearbox? The previous owner has some kill switch hooked up which seems like it disables the fuel pump or main relay perhaps but one of the wires looks like it goes back into this plug?

    But the big thing today.. got some petrol in it threw a battery in and after some spluttering and initial misfiring she's alive! Took a while before I forgot I had removed the ECU hahaha after that was back in, she's alive. Runs well and gets to temperature without overheating, didn't check the fans coming on though but seems to be ok other than that check. Stoked!
    Instragram video - http://instagram.com/p/p0DaoQGbOA

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