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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:21 pm 

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Ive been following this project for a few years and i think its one of the best civic resto's out there.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:29 pm 
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We solved the ignition problem today and finally had a chance to fire it up for the very first time after overhaulin' :D Fine tuning will be done next week, for now I'm happy that we've reached another milestone!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:13 pm 

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Love the rumble of the exhaust. :tu:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:03 pm 
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We did a couple of things in the meantime, enjoy!

Valve cover back from powder coat (matte black)
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Pertronix 8mm wires in a NOS Datsun clamp;)
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Flame thrower. All wire taped together nice and tidy, with NOS Honda rubber caps.
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My self crafted RS exhaust pipe bracket. It works, that's what counts for now!
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For my rear wiper motor I was missing the plastic cap to cover it, so I made a iron cap myself and fitted it underneath the vinyl. Not quite 100% tight, I'll have to put a little more glue on it...job for later.
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the back (the board broke..hmm)
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Fitted in the car. Good enough for now.
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Me shiny rings from Poland, I like!
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Finally the head liner and NOS roof console are in, sweeeet!
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TBC 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:01 pm 
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You must take photos of the trip to Italy. I love the color too :)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:24 am 

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:o :shock: Love the entire project.Seems like you will never sonsider it finished( because you just keep adding on options :lol: )

Love the black valve cover, I thik it must be that way because of the color of the car.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:38 pm 
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Thanks all! And yep, if we're taking this car to Italy, all will be documented! 8)

By the way, the car is nearly there!

Today me and my dad did a little valve adjustments and ignition timing, so it runs okay. There's still a little 'tick' in the block, but maybe it reduces after some KM's..I'll keep an eye/ear on it.

Any way, new seats are in and look really good and the are really comfortable and give a lot of support, so happy with that. Next week some little bits and pieces and then it's "MOT" time :D Enjoy the pics!

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NOS RS badge from Japan is in place!
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Clock works!
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Radio works!
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Rear window defroster works!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:23 pm 
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Made a start with my strut bar today. It's a Corolla E10 one, so it has the same bolt pattern, though not quite (where the triangle of the Civic points upwards, on the Corolla it's pointing more downwards, if you know what I mean).
Anyway, making it all fit right now and I must say, the result's going to match with the rest (looks wise, which was a bit of a worry) and will do it's job.

Can't till I receive my A/T Engineering sway bar set! :)

Test fitting
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Locating the mounting points
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Mounting points welded to the ground plate
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Welded a piece in the "bite", so it looks better
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:13 pm 
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The bar is ready and it looks alright, check it out :)

Test fitting stage 2
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Sprayed the ground plates and polished the bar a bit
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:45 am 
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Took the car out for the first time and it drives and it shifts :D Still a kinda tick in the block (maybe oil- or fuel pump), I think I'll let a mechanic check it out when it's going for MOT. Also going to shorten the exhaust, cause I bumped my nose against it when fixing the brakes :? :oops:

Check out the new tiny video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKmkBU6qyK0

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:00 pm 
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Shortened the exhaust a bit so I don't constantly hurt my shins :wink:

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My girlfriend put a little upholstery on the vinyl trunk trim so stuff won't be moving so much anymore..looks clean this way
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:47 am 
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That color is so delicious!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:17 am 
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Attached some NOS/OEM (darn pricey) Honda S600/S800 fender mirrors on the car and very happy with the result :D Only had to tab an extra mounting hole in the mirrors, so it wasn't too hard..only a bit time consuming. Also got a new set of front mud flaps mounted, next week I'll post some pics of those.

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NOS wiper arm covers, thanks to Jay :tu:
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:28 am 
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Got some NOS goodies today 8) Will attach the sway bars (by A/T Engineering) this weekend. Hopefully it's pretty straight forward and my slightly modified exhaust at the front isn't getting in the way..

Front: 19mm, back 22mm
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:54 am 
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Attached both sway bars last Friday. Rear: great :D Front....pretty (/too) low :? Still a bit in doubt if I mounted the bar upside down, but I think this is the only way it's gonna fit.
Since we have many speed bumps (sleeping policemen) in the Netherlands I'm afraid I'll have to go to the stock one again..too bad

Anyway, yesterday fixed the water pump of a friend's Civic. Thought it was a piece of cake, but unfortunately the pulley was not the right one for the new pump. But after a some customizing she now can drive again without noise :)

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Front (looks cool, but not practical in Holland)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:04 am 

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Would love to have a front bumper like yours.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:27 pm 
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Holidays are over and therefore finally some news! The car is finally sort of finished and road legal :D After 2,5 years my first couple of rides are a fact and I'm very very pleased with the way the car feels and handles! The shortened shocks with the King Springs feel really great, so for the next couple of years I'm sticking with these. My mechanic from the block who did the alignment, MOT stuff etc. also adjusted the valves a bit more, so the fresh motor runs good and is ready for the first real KM's. Since the engine is overhauled I'll have to be gentle, though the tiny bits of revving I've done predict a lot of fun for the near future :wink:

What needs to be done asap is getting a complete custom-made (stainless steel) exhaust, cause the one I made is constantly hitting the floor and at low revs it's pretty nasty. I'll try the make an appointment for next Friday. Also putting on the little license plates soon, hopefully with permission from the authorities, otherwise I'll take the risk.

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That's it for now, keep you all posted!

Cheers, Stephan


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:45 pm 
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Did you get the idea for the color scheme from this?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:25 am 
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Nope, never seen that one. Got it from a '75 Civic brochure..


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:14 am 

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Beautiful car, dude. Your car is the reason I'm calling mine a "partial restoration," lolol. You've done a great job getting that to look that good.

Still want a front bumper like yours, though. Let's make that happen.


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