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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:36 pm 

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Not too good with the rust but that head looks sooooo good


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cars coming along great!! cant wait to see the end result, keep up the good work (and pics) !!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:18 am 

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Today i managed to do get under the car and do a few jobs

Removed the crappy exhaust with bandaged repair

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Solid looking shocks

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Removed the cross member and engine mount and took the lower bellhousing dust cover off to reveal the torque convertor and gearbox linkage

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I removed the oil pan/sump whilst the engine is in situ and found as i suspected a partially blocked oil pickup screen. Common fault on the early Honda engines. Thankfully no metal in there just carbon crud. A new screen will be fitted.

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This is a shot looking up into the engine seconds after the sump came off. Looks a lot better than i expected to be honest. I will fit a new oil pump screen, sump gasket and leave the bottom end alone.

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Once the sump gasket and screen comes i will start the rebuild and get the refurbed head with "new cam and rockers" back on and a new cam belt fitted.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:07 pm 

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Ive managed to get a few hours in over the christmas period. The heads on with new stem seals and head gasket , sumps painted and fitted with a new gasket, Oil pump checked and a new oil pump screen fitted,
New oil pump drive shaft pins, New manifold gaskets, ancillaries fitted and now i'm on with fitting a new cambelt and doing some cleaning up.
Nearly there :wink:

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I also picked up a new oil filler cap.

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I had to remove the nearside wheel to gain access to the crank pulley. The front brakes discs and pads look in great condition.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:52 pm 

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Looking good :D :D


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To bloody cold to do anything recently........... so i've been degreasing the the timing belt covers and have just give them a base coat of paint. Another few more coats should do it

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I braved the cold for an hour or so today and got the cambelt on. I think the timing belt covers look good in satin black. 8)

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Tops :D :D


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I like the gold valve cover matched with the black timing covers! Lookin' goooood :tu:

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excellent progress...


keep it up

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Nice! That Honda timing belt is pretty sweet too! Is that some old stock, or does Honda still sell em?

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2ndGenGuy wrote:
Nice! That Honda timing belt is pretty sweet too! Is that some old stock, or does Honda still sell em?


Sorry for the late reply :oops: Been very busy in the Garage :D

Yes is was a new item purchased through a Honda dealer.

Time for an update.......

I got the engine running sweet now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSYoF9y9 ... annel_page.

Been working on a side projects. An OEM option in some markets were these "Civic" stripes.

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Now its been thought that these have long been out of stock and no longer available but miracles of miracles a new unfitted set turned up in Scandinavia


Here they are.

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Thankfully these have been scaned (vectorised) in order for reproductions to be made and i have a copy of the vectorised file ;)

I'm having a set made up summat like this. I think they will look cool.

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That stripe is so adorably retro!

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Now i have the engine running sweet it time to turn my attentions to the bodywork. Ive started to strip all the parts off. The plan is to strip the bodywork, do the welding myself and then transport it by trailer to the paint shop.
Here ive taken the lights and numberplate holder off.

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I am amazed how well the rest of the shell is. Looks like its new :)

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Man that is all in fantastic shape. That's a sign of a car kept either in a dry climate or garaged it's whole life. Either way you can't go wrong starting off with something that clean!

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2ndGenGuy wrote:
Man that is all in fantastic shape. That's a sign of a car kept either in a dry climate or garaged it's whole life. Either way you can't go wrong starting off with something that clean!


Strangely enough it has never been garaged and its spent all its life by the sea in an English seaside town ie salt atmosphere.
The car was treated to ziebart rust prevention from new so thats helped a lot.

This is what i have been doing this weekend. I cut away the rotten metal and ive tried to keep it in one peice for reference. I have a repair panel for this
I had to drill out the spot welds to remove the bad stuff and behind that the inner structure was also rusted. I think i will repair this with some brazing/gas welding.

The patch will be fixed by MIG

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Love that color :mrgreen:


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no more update? nice restoration process u have..


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derwelten wrote:
no more update? nice restoration process u have..


Here you go. :D

Been busy welding. Do you know i might just get this finished this year after all.........

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Getting my NOS wings ready for fitting.

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Schutz the wings/fenders and the inner wings in readiness for fitting. Before i refit them i will treat the sills to some ML cavity wax.

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The near side rear arch is rusted all the way around. Here i have cut part of it away at the top to show the grot. I think i will use the full repair panel for this

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I have fitted the nearside wing and being a layman i think it looks fine. Used Tigerseal to fit along the internal edges and then lashes of schutz before treating the sill's to some ML cavity wax.

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Here's the offside rear arch with the area's at the front and rear of the arch that i have replaced. I tried my best :cry:

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And now for some horror pics :lol: The inner sill was solid, just some surface rust that i have treated with the flap wheel and painted with rust primer. The outer skin had gone through at the top the rear and the front so rightly or wrongly i removed the whole lot. *gulp*
The rear inner arch at the back of the car definately needs some new steel in it. Its far too gone.

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I'm butt welding the panel in and have made use of the dremel and a speed clic cut off wheel to match it up. Really pleased with the fit now. A few more bits and bobs to do and i can tack it on ready for welding.

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I salute your devotion to this project! :tu:

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