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 Post subject: Plumb&Custard
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:05 pm 
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Hello all as you know i brought louis EC8 and some of you may now the issues ive been having latley lol but anyways time to start my build thread up

some of you know what it is already as its been on the site for a while il see so for those of you tht dnt know here is my new baby

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Many know the history with the car, it was originally a 1.3 auto EC8.

1991 Civic EC8 in Superior Blue
12mths MOT
3 mths Tax
D16A9 Swap with Manual Box
262mm Front VT hub swap
239mm Rear hub swap
Short shifter
Gaz GHA Coilover's (Height and Damper Adjustment)
Custom Mandrel Bent Exhaust System
Racing Sparco Alloy Wheels
Rear interior stripped
Weight : 860kgs

The civic has had the following swapped on from a valver:

D16A9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Lines
Front Brakes 242mm
Rear Brakes 239mm?
Clocks
Electric Door Cards
Vavler/SI seats

Engine:
The engine has about 143 thousand miles (used everyday). Car pulls really aggressively like all A9's do and rev's cleanly to the red line. It was on the dyno and pulled 133bhp and 108flb torque without an air filter. With the filter back on it should be a few hp/tq up. The engine is a bit tappety from cold, again like all A9's. Although you can quieten this down by resetting the tappets.

Suspension:
I bought and fitted some Gaz GHA Coilovers. These transformed the car. They were practically new when i fitted them and still in great condition. I've recently raised the car so had a good look at them. They have alot of adjustment on them with height and damper. I've had them very low as you can see on the below pictures and you can set them up from rock solid to magic carpet lol.
The car also has a front upper strut brace and rear upper and lower strut brace. The car also has rear Megan lightweight anodized rear arms.

Brakes:
I have since upgraded the brakes again from the valver setup. I've swapped on VT hubs which included brand new discs and pads about 2-3 months ago. This made a huge difference in braking performance due to the weight of the car and also look great behind the Sparcos.

Interior:
The interior is in good condition. Both seats are Si/Valver seats. The driver's seat has been retrimmed in a suede and both have good bolster seat. The door cards are electric Si/Valver items too. I'll also leave the Nardi wheel and boss to go with the car. Currently there is a spoon sports knob fitted, this will likely change to a Razo knob.

Wheels:
Wheels are Racing Sparcos N1's (i think) These wheels are pretty rare and ive really struggled to find any concrete info on them from the web.. Their 14" by 6j with Nexan sport tyres with loads of tread. These are very lightweight much like the magnesium SuperRaps i had before.

Exhaust:
Consists of a JDM 4-2-1 mani, the code on the plate reveals Greddy/Trust Inc. Manifold is in good condition with just scratches and scuffs on the underside.
The exhaust is a custom made system. Its a 2.25 dia mandrel bent system. It is very high quality and was made originally for a CRX. I had it extended to fit and changed the hanger positons and the tip. Each section has been welded together separately so there is no cheap lengths etc. Must be made up of maybe 15 lengths of tube and mandrel bends. The tip is a 3" slash cut which is perfect imo.
It is very loud, it can be driven quietly but at full chat it is pretty damn loud. Sounds great on the aggressive D.

Bodywork:
The bodywork is very good. there is no rust. all arches are clean. There is a slight orange shading from the very back of the sill. This is not rust and will likely be rubbed down properly and painted by me prior to sale. All the sills, arches, and floor are solid and very clean. It does have couple light scratches and pin dents as you'd expect from a 91 car. The is no laquer fading or faded paint.
Has bonnet lifters on the front this is to clear the A9 i believe. Although i was not a big fan of the lifters i never got round to removing them to see. Also has a Golf GTI lip.


i love honda n love civics i used to own a civic jordan before but had to sale up due to money :(

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cheerz for looking comments bad n gd welcome :D

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 Post subject: Re: Blue DX D16A9
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the DX looks wicked very nice car hope you look after it mate

its a shame you sold that jordan coz it looks awsome :top:

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Did you do all the work to the Jordan yourself?


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SuperDOHC wrote:
the DX looks wicked very nice car hope you look after it mate

its a shame you sold that jordan coz it looks awsome :top:


Cheerz mate I will got little bits do to but all little detail bits really

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Did you do all the work to the Jordan yourself?


Yea dne the whole lot striped sprayed n loads of mods dne! This is pretty much how it looked when I got her she was sat In my missis friend bk garden rotting away

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99mrbe wrote:
SuperDOHC wrote:
the DX looks wicked very nice car hope you look after it mate

its a shame you sold that jordan coz it looks awsome :top:


Cheerz mate I will got little bits do to but all little detail bits really

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Did you do all the work to the Jordan yourself?


Yea dne the whole lot striped sprayed n loads of mods dne! This is pretty much how it looked when I got her she was sat In my missis friend bk garden rotting away

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jus looking at the jordan from what it was to what you done to it is amazing

never was a fan of jordans but after looking at yours can appreciate how rare and wicked they can look :top:

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Cheerz dude! Yea not many left unfortanly only 260 ruffly and not many it Gd nick! I loved it!! But new times are ahead! Like ex girlfriends never look bk lol

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Cheerz dude! Yea not many left unfortanly only 260 ruffly and not many it Gd nick! I loved it!! But new times are ahead! Like ex girlfriends never look bk lol


ha ha to right man both great cars :top:

so what are the little things you got planned for the DX ?

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99mrbe wrote:
Cheerz dude! Yea not many left unfortanly only 260 ruffly and not many it Gd nick! I loved it!! But new times are ahead! Like ex girlfriends never look bk lol


ha ha to right man both great cars :top:

so what are the little things you got planned for the DX ?


Cheerz man

Wanna put the rear interior bk I'n!,
lower the car again as Louis raised it for viewing!
Sort this oil leak out!
There's a few door marks n bumber marks out!
get rid of the surface rust on the rear arches!
And re condition the alloys may do them gun metal colour!
Tidy up the engine bay a bit I.e move battery redo rocker cover and heat shrink all the hoses n cables

Tht will do

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99mrbe wrote:
SuperDOHC wrote:
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Cheerz dude! Yea not many left unfortanly only 260 ruffly and not many it Gd nick! I loved it!! But new times are ahead! Like ex girlfriends never look bk lol


ha ha to right man both great cars :top:

so what are the little things you got planned for the DX ?


Cheerz man

Wanna put the rear interior bk I'n!,
lower the car again as Louis raised it for viewing!
Sort this oil leak out!
There's a few door marks n bumber marks out!
get rid of the surface rust on the rear arches!
And re condition the alloys may do them gun metal colour!
Tidy up the engine bay a bit I.e move battery redo rocker cover and heat shrink all the hoses n cables

Tht will do


good luck with evrything mate hopefully this will be a gem at the end of everything

ive seen a toyota corrola a similar colour and his wheels were gold and they looked heavy but then again gun metal grey would look just as good :top:

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 Post subject: Re: Blue DX D16A9
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Cheerz bud! Not much I can do till at least November when I'm bk at work! N then it's Xmas shopping time lol so looking at nxt year before anything big is dne! Hopefully finished before the summer season kicks of again!

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How does it feel to drive compared to the Jordan? I can only assume performance wise they're quite close?

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Lee4391 wrote:
How does it feel to drive compared to the Jordan? I can only assume performance wise they're quite close?


It's a lot lighter Thts for sure!!! Speed whise yea about the same this is quicker I'n the corners but I'n a straight line bout neck n neck

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How does it feel to drive compared to the Jordan? I can only assume performance wise they're quite close?


It's a lot lighter Thts for sure!!! Speed whise yea about the same this is quicker I'n the corners but I'n a straight line bout neck n neck


I went from an ek to an ef and felt the same minus the speed in a striaght line haha b16 to d14 ftl :(. They're so much more fun though man.

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Lee4391 wrote:
99mrbe wrote:
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How does it feel to drive compared to the Jordan? I can only assume performance wise they're quite close?


It's a lot lighter Thts for sure!!! Speed whise yea about the same this is quicker I'n the corners but I'n a straight line bout neck n neck


I went from an ek to an ef and felt the same minus the speed in a striaght line haha b16 to d14 ftl :(. They're so much more fun though man.


yea bit of a shock when ya get to 5500 and ya waiting for a kick n nothing happens :lol: but still a fun engine!

il try n keep this thread as active as i can but in the new year it will be intense .......watch this space!!!!! :drivegear:

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Little update!!! :D

First things first at Gd little service!!

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First of all I replaced the spark plug oil seals n rocker cover gasket

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The new n the old

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Before re fitting the cover I adjusted all the tappets!!

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Runs alot smother now!!!!

Little oil leak from this bad boy

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Sorted using

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Jobs a gden!!

I then sealed the leak going from the headgasket

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Not sure how long this will last tho!! Hopefully long enough till I can get some decent money behind me!!!

New set of spark plugs n Ht leads

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New fuel n air filter fitted!!!

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Finally a new oil filter n a bit of blood!!! After an oil flush got sent though!!!

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After all this gave her a Gd old clean for HJC annual meet the nxt day

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Iv just revived a new RAD from marc so hopefully get Tht all fitted wiv new coolant this weekend!! Now just awaiting the interior to turn up :D

Hope u enjoy n didn't get to bored of me post :lol:

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