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 Post subject: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:21 pm 
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I just purchases this car on Christmas eve for my wife. She loves the small Honda cars and I was able to get this one for a good price off Craigslist. Here are the pics:
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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:32 pm 
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She's a beaut mate! :tu: :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:58 pm 
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ColoradoKP wrote:
She's a beaut mate! :tu: :tu:

thanks :)

Im going to try to swap the engine this weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Lets see a picture of the replacement EB, I hope you at least hosed it off a bit for the wife :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:55 pm 

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That little car reminds me of Herbies :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:31 pm 
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We may try the other engine, or just throw the original on the bench and rebuild it and use the spare for parts. I think we will be keeping the eb2 engine and modding it for some extra ponies. So far I hear an eb3 head has better flow through the valves, and if a eb2 has low comp pistons, I could combine them with a tiny turbo. As for the rat rod look, It will be stripped and painted. Wife wants a bright racing red with black and grey micro swede interior. We started by cleaning the area around the car and, dug into the interior and some of the engine bay today. Floorboards are solid.
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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:02 pm 
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I bet that was a relief!

Your on the right train of thought with the EB turbo idea. The EB3 head has 9cc more volume in the head with domed pistons to suite. That being said you could either put a EB2 head on a EB3 bottom end for (roughly) 11 to 1 compression or EB3 head on a EB1/2 bottom end for a nice low compression set-up.

I have a really nice EB3 stock intake manifold. If you end up keeping a EB2 head it would be a nice upgrade if you put a weber on it and jogged out your intake ports 3mm

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:10 pm 
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We took the head off. Looks like the HG was the thing that went on this one.
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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:12 pm 
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Engine is out:
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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:42 pm 
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Wowzer. My "junked" EB3 is starting to look better and better! lol

A word of advice, if you are planning on rebuilding ANY EB engine always always always check your oil pump for any signs of wear. and If there is any wear take it to a machine shop to have it checked. EB's have a bad reputation for having the oil gear seize up and either breaking the drive gear off of the camshaft or Breaking the camshaft in half.

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:48 am 

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Mouse droppings in a cilinder :shock:
That motor has'nt run for a long time.


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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:20 pm 
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mielko wrote:
Mouse droppings in a cilinder :shock:
That motor has'nt run for a long time.



That was actually an OEM feature for that year mielko, It lowered the risk of detonation lol

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:44 pm 
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Pressure washed the car, spare engine, transmission, and engine compartment.
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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:45 pm 
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Good work Skelly! Let me know if you're looking for a dual carb set-up for your EB, I got choo.

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:57 am 
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I think this one is remaining stock, or Weber. My wife and I are kinda meh about the project. I'm sure we will feel a little closer to it after we restore it. It is fun to work on, and easy.

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:16 pm 
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Small bit of progress. I blasted the original steel wheels. They were quite rusty looking.
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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:20 pm 
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As much as I enjoy living in Hong Kong, I also must confess that I badly miss having a bit of garage space and a project car to go with it... :(

Keep up the good work - I'm sure this little Civic will end up looking great and delivering plenty of smiles per mile. But more than anything, please remember to enjoy the process of getting her there. You don't realize just how lucky you are!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Honda Civic
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:08 am 
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I finished up the stock steel wheels. They turned out really nice.
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