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Brad's Build

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  1. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    Brads Build

    Hey guys. I thought I would start my own build thread just for shits and giggles.:)

    I got my white 1990 Honda Civic Si automatic about 2 years ago. I paid $500 and drove it home, well my dad did. It had been sitting for a year and a half and cranked over and started like it was running yesterday. It was a pizza dilevery car so it had about 200,000 miles on it, it now has 218,000 miles. The first thing I did on the first day home was oil change, which was needed, plugs, wires, full tune up, ect, ect. I also cleaned the interior because it was moldy from sitting. The drivers seat was completly ripped off the rails so I temporarly put a '89 Si seat on until my uncle weleded it. Other than that the interior was and is mint. I don't get how someone didn't rip it, I was very suprised.

    The car had prevously been in an accident. The whole passenger side was different colors underneath. Someone had painted over the trim and mirrors and door handels aswell. It had no rust but a few dents here and there, aswell as two big ones (both size of a basketball). I had to replace an axle and all the door locks and ignition because the only key I got only started the car. It came with CRX Si alloy rims which were also painted over. I sanded them down and was going to paint them silver but gave up. I'm going for 15"s. Between the auto tranny and timing out it was very slow. First I got the timing bang on, I had to move the timing belt one tooth, then with a timing light. Then my dad and I put a '89 Civic Si 5 speed in. After all that I swear it gained 25hp. The motor is bullet proof, it doesn't burn oil and feels young I guess you could say.

    The first "peformance mods" I did were:
    ~Grant steering wheel (really O.G.)
    ~NGK plug wires and "V shaped" plugs
    ~Intake
    ~Integra disc brakes
    ~Integra booster/master cylinder and prop. valve

    I also got a full stereo for about $500-$600.
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    YouTube - My Si

    I'm working on a D16Z6 swap currently. I have all the parts I just have to rebuild everything now. I'm hopeing to make 130whp. I already have an intake and I'm getting a header (probably DC Sports) and an exhaust. Also my head didn't come with a "VTEC" valve cover so I got one of them too.

    Anyway I'll shut up for now and show some pics.;)

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  2. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    My uncle is a damn good bodyman and he owes us some money so he's going to do bodywork and paint my car Championship White if I sand cars with him for the summer. But before I do that I'll sent my car to a shop to see if its straight.
     
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    lucky lil booger lol, my parents flipped out when i had more than 1 car in the garage.... had a 4 car garage, and then when i got a bike...Whew!

    But yea dude pretty lucky to have that many cars, bet parts arnt hard to find around there lol
     
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    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    Well we have 2 acres of land and I can drive up and down our 300ft long driveway. We've had 8 EF Civics, an Accord and a S2000.
     
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    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    I also replaced the drivers window because it was smashed out and the sunroof switch didn't work.

    I'm hopeing my finished product will be:

    ~Mini-Me Z6 with a 10:1 CR
    ~Maybe a cam, we'll see
    ~Si tranny with a new clutch
    ~I/H/E, already have I, getting H/E
    ~Interior is already mint and the way I want it
    ~Brakes are really nice the way I want it
    ~'89 trim with the indent painted white or red
    ~'89 rear bumper and '90 front bumper and carve indent in
    ~All body work done
    ~Championship white paint
    ~Lowered on Tokico Blues shocks/struts (1.5 inches)
    ~Some Integra 15" rims, Blades, Fat Fives, LS Mesh

    We'll see what happens in the future, whatever does happen I'll put on this thread.
     
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    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    Thats only half of what we've had.
     
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    I also have a Clairon immobilizer and remote door locks.:)
     
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    I got a D16Z6 "VTEC" valve cover today. I didn't think they made it in Canada, I've never seen one before. I bought it from an auto wrecker for $50, bastards.:mad:

    I have a dilema though. One of the spark plug seals is ripped and gaurnteed won't seal. I have good seals on the other valve cover but I can't figure how to get them out. Have any ideas?

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    So with that cover I'll get +10HP!! Dude after I get all my VTEC, Type R and SiR stickers on I'll have like 180HP!! Hell ya!!;)
     
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    Uhhh...isn't replacing the gaskets standard procedure when swapping out a valve cover? I know I always do it...
     
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    I've never changed valve cover gaskets when removing valve covers and they have never leaked.

    Well I'm not going to cheap out when I do my build. But everything on this build is going to be brand new anyway so no biggie.
     
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    I also made this fake Mugen steering wheel cap to fit my Grant wheel.

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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Thanks.

    Have any pics, ect. of your car posted? I'm kinda curious.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Its an 89 DX, its almost an Si (no sunroof) stock B16 swap, wire tucked and shaved bay, CRX dash, half cage, integra rear discs, Si rear center garnish, some old school hotrod seats I got for free that I have no idea wht they came out of (not any Honda). Ive since swapped out the ricer-ish monster tach for an Si cluster with the tach in it. Ive got some plans for it over the winter, needs to be faster. :D
     
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    Nice man! I like the rex dash a lot.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Thanks, the CRX dash bolts right up into the hatch.
     
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    Nice to hear that, I will concider that in the future.
     
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    I just found out I have a Exedy clutch.:) Funny how that happens eh.;)

    It doesn't look any different that stock so I'm guessing its a stage 1 clutch. I'm still going to use it vs. the stock clutch. I have the matching pressure plate too. I also have a re-surfaced flywheel with 8000 miles on it. This is all going on my Mini-Me swap.:D

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