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 Post subject: 1979 Civic with 1335 cc Twin Carb'd Engine *V E*
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:52 pm 

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Hi There I'm a new member to the forum, Ive found a 1978 Civic 1.2 Hondamatic that i plan to restore. Not sure where the project will go but here's what ive got. The cars been in the same familiy for 3o years and has done around 55k miles. I'll get some better pics up once i collect it on saturday

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Looking forward to posting my progress 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:22 am 
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Sweet looking Honda man, looks a great find. Did you get it for a good price?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:44 am 

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B1500boy wrote:
Sweet looking Honda man, looks a great find. Did you get it for a good price?


Ta, i paid £128 for it. Looking forward to collecting on saturday :tu:

Seems wheels are hard to come by in 4x120PCD though. First job might be to change the PCD of the hubs but i'm not sure just yet :|


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Welcome :tu:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:26 pm 

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Hiya good to see you on here matey looking forward to this with great interest. :lol: :lol: :D :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:27 pm 

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nice, :D is this the old lady car off ebay.. pics pics pics


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:09 am 

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elpingu777 wrote:
nice, :D is this the old lady car off ebay.. pics pics pics


Yep got it off ebay, Not sure she's that old a lady though. More pics saturday when i pic it up :lol:


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Congrats on the acquisition. Looking forward to the new pics. And welcome to JNC!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:07 pm 

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Here we go, first pics took today :lol:

Dirty EB3 engine

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Selling the "vintage" AA badge

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Mirror mirror

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Cool Bonnet vents

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The paint is not bad, becides the hood. And the interior looks mint. Still has the plastic door lining. :shock:

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That interior is fantastic! Good score.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:59 am 

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When the car was new in Aug79' the dealer offered Ziebart rustproofing as an option. Fortuately this was taken up and as a whole the cars pretty solid. The Ziebart treatment included drilling the sills and pillars and treating the inside to the rustproofing fluid.

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Here you can see the yellow plastic caps they inserted into the drill holes.

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Thing is my other car is a 1993 Eunos Roadster aka Miata and its never had an inch of rust on it. Ive modded the engine and transmission, wheels and brakes myself, but bodyworks unknown territory to me. :?

Anyway you've seen the good, here's the bad and the ugly :wink:

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Need to do some reading up on bodywork repair as i like to do the work myself.

Other problems are the seat covers.

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And i discovered last night that the head gaskets blown, :cry: Service history sugests that this has been a recent problem as the radiator fan switch was replaced to "cure" an overheating problem. Either it was allways the headgasket and they missed it or the overheating has damaged the head gasket. I now have a head gasket in the garage to fit. :wink:


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Car is looking very good for its age and hey if you can rebuild engines then a bit of bodywork aint no problem eh. Im sure it will get the blackbullet treatment.


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Bit of an update. Finding aftermarket wheels has been very difficult as the car has very odd stud fitting of 4x120 pcd. After contacting a few manufactures and supliers it was sugested on 1stgeneration civic forum that i try Compomotive. http://www.comp.co.uk/
They can custom manufacture a minilite style 13x7 wheel for me with a few weeks lead time in a 4x120pcd fitment for £479 inc Vat and delivery for a set of 4 :thumb-up:
Reasonable i thought. Here's what they look like.

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That sounds like a great deal for custom made wheels!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:07 pm 

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Started the "Restoration" of the car today and first job is to replace the Cylinder Head Gasket and tidy up the engine bay. Out comes the radiator first. :)

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Engine bays going to need some work to get it to my standard.

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Inside the rocker cover the usual creamy deposits you get with HGF.

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Blackbullet wrote:
Engine bays going to need some work to get it to my standard.


Good, glad you have high standards! :)

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ben wrote:

Good, glad you have high standards! :)


I'm a bit of a tart with engine bays :lol:

Here's my Eunos Roadster aka Miata.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:01 pm 

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mmmm i have cleaned this bay beautifull it is as well :tu: :tu:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:00 pm 
Blackbullet wrote:
Bit of an update. Finding aftermarket wheels has been very difficult as the car has very odd stud fitting of 4x120 pcd. After contacting a few manufactures and supliers it was sugested on 1stgeneration civic forum that i try Compomotive. http://www.comp.co.uk/
They can custom manufacture a minilite style 13x7 wheel for me with a few weeks lead time in a 4x120pcd fitment for £479 inc Vat and delivery for a set of 4 :thumb-up:
Reasonable i thought. Here's what they look like.

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I havent found my Civic yet but i was about to start looking at how to fit alloys,.. and you appear to have solved the problem! nice one! As soon as i have a civic sat in my drive ill order a set of those... thanks


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