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 Post subject: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:10 am 
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Location: Netherlands
Hello,
I'm from The Netherlands and this is my Honda Civic from 1978 with
Compomotive ML1370 at the rear and ML1360 at the front.

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And my Photoshoped Oni Kyan Civic

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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:46 am 
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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:26 pm 
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Love it ! Awesome hatchie ! :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:59 pm 
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Hahahahahaha nice.

Really though. Great looking Civic! I think it could go 40mm lower and look fantastic :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:26 am 
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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:13 am 

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Beautiul car. Looks like it just rolled out of the showroom. :D

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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:50 am 

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Location: Belgium Europe
Sven7 wrote:
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Hahahahahaha nice.

Really though. Great looking Civic! I think it could go 40mm lower and look fantastic :wink:


Any tips on what configuration to use to lower a '78 civic?

or just chopping the springs...? :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:45 am 
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BC Racing is making fully adjustable springs, but it's still under development.

http://www.1stgencivic.com/world/c1zr/m ... hp?t=14060


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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:04 pm 
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My new front valance painted and mounted.
Upload quota of this site was reached so I have to use a link.
http://www.1stgencivic.com/world/c1zr/m1/forum/files/p150112_15420001_small_167.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:44 pm 
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The Civic instantly looks much better with that new front valance. Bytheway, nice to see dutch JNC's that have the original old style license plates.

mister honda 69 wrote:

Any tips on what configuration to use to lower a '78 civic?

or just chopping the springs...? :oops:


Don't tell me you are serious. Chopping springs is the last thing you want to do, with chopped springs you have a good chance that you mess up your whole car (when you chop away too much your springs can't absorb the energy of a bump and the whole car will get the shocks). Apart from that it is in my opinion very hard to chop the springs and get the left and right side the same height and strength, so you'll probably end up with a car that drives uneven. And last but not least: I don't know what the rules in Belgium are, but here in the Netherlands it is illegal to do anything to the springs like chopping them or clamping the springs together (yes, I've heard of people who did that instead of chopping) and then your car won't get through the yearly APK/MOT.

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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:18 pm 
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They sell those coil clamps (veerklemmen) at a local car parts shop (Heuts.nl and autostyle.nl).
I can't believe that they're legal, just imagine one of those coming off while driving on the motorway!


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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:34 pm 

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Marv666 wrote:
Don't tell me you are serious. Chopping springs is the last thing you want to do, with chopped springs you have a good chance that you mess up your whole car (when you chop away too much your springs can't absorb the energy of a bump and the whole car will get the shocks). Apart from that it is in my opinion very hard to chop the springs and get the left and right side the same height and strength, so you'll probably end up with a car that drives uneven.


As far as all this? It's not necessarily so. I've been heating/cutting springs on cars for over 20 years. Out of all that time, I've never replaced, or needed to replace, any suspension related parts. I do prefer heating way more than cutting for ride quality purposes. I always heat. My CVCC is riding on heated springs now.

As far as evening out, cutting isn't an easy way to make sure you're set. Again, heating leaves you with the ability to get it even.

Highway_Dancer wrote:
They sell those coil clamps (veerklemmen) at a local car parts shop (Heuts.nl and autostyle.nl).


Ugh. Now I do always say to stay away from clamps!


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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:33 pm 

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Same here,
I'm using cut and heated springs for years.MOT has never bothered
Beeing un equal length is the fault of the man who's cutting.
It can easely be done ,and done propper!It just depends on the skills of the mechanic
Spring shops adjust sping at the same way,heat and cure slow.

When I think my car is to soft,i just take a visit to a breaker and buy thicker spring of some car ,and cut and heat those.


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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:16 am 
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Ordered a coilover set at BC Racing a few weeks ago.
This is how it will look like in a couple of weeks, lowered by 5 cm.


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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:58 am 
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That's a damn sweet looking car! Great choice on the rims man! :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:13 pm 

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That's awesome. What type of BC coil overs did you get? What vehicle were they for and what offsets are your wheels?


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 Post subject: Re: My 78 Civic 1200
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:05 am 
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I got this set:
http://www.bc-racing.co.uk/c-bca50/hond ... mk1-73-79/
And chose the extra low set.

For more pics of my car:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19109


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