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My new car!

Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by khrisb, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. khrisb

    khrisb ******

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    Here it is!

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    1989 Honda civic dx

    -181,xxx
    -The guy said he did the rings in it last year
    -paint isn't as bad as it looked in the photos he sent me
    -Crappy tint, but it's better than no tint
    -Engine feels strong, clutch is firm
    -3rd grinds sometimes, but I'm wondering if thats my noob 5 speed driving...
    -Leaks some oil near the dizzy and by the cam gear (I looked at the motor from the drivers side...the header blocked the big oil spot from my view) Not really bad. Just enough to cover the whole bottom of the car and some of my wife's windshield...but it was over the course of a 5 hour trip
    -It came with a rad skunk2 shift knob, arospeed fartcan, and walmart cd player, crappy clear corners that don't fit, the cheapest seat covers ever, hyper white-ish bulbs in the headlights
    -Did you know the backseat windows opened? I had no idea!
    -Paint sux on the hood and is a little bad on the roof
    -It's got a constant battery light, I'm going to check the alternator this weekend
    -Cel comes on when it gets up to operating temp Car drives fine but it feels like it misses or stutters or hesitates or something. I'm guessing an O2 sensor or something
    -The steering wheel is melted or something at 12 o'clock position.
    -I found some brokely's in the glove box! Score!
    -Handbrake does not work. Thats what the can of WD-40 is doing next to the drivers seat.

    I'm going to bring it to my dad's this weekend to look it over. I haven't had time this week. One of our dogs hurt his back last week. We were in and out of the vet's all weekend. He died yesterday. (RIP Toby...:()

    My plans for right now:
    -Replace the front and rear bumpers. (I'd like to find some at the junkyard that have the paint instead of straight plastic. Did they make those in this color blue?)
    -Pull out the dent in the rear and straighten the hatch.
    -Screw in or glue the cloth on the back of the backseat (Staples??? WTF?)
    -Clean it out. (Yes thats a biscuit on the passenger floor. Mr. Comet FTL)
    -Fix the clear corners
    -Degrease the engine
    -New steering wheel
    -Find a gauge cluster with a tach (Anyone know which one I can get/will fit?)
    -Maybe a center console? (Any ideas?)
    -Cloth front and back seats. The plasticy seats get hott!!!
    -Fix the handbrake
    -Fix the glove box
    -Tune up
    -New head unit
    -Fix the door locks and hatch lock. (I have no idea what to do. None of them work and I don't want to have a key for the doors and a key for the ignition)

    Pretty much cheap/free fixes for now. We spent about a grand at the vet over the past week. Which sucks because toby still died. (Note: DON'T let them put your dog on a morphine drip over the weekend. ESPECIALLY if he bit the veterinarian the day before...)

    I got my dream car for $800 bux. (Yes, I've always wanted an old hatch...sue me.) I'm pretty happy about that. The power isn't all that great from the D15b2, but it'll work for now. By the middle of next year I hope to have a few mods done. Maybe dpfi to mpfi mini-me with bolt-ons. Ex/Si tranny. New suspension. Some fat fives. New tint. Fix the paint. Nothing too big.


    Tell me what you think!!!
     
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  2. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    nice ride... i have a 91 crx cluster with tach...pm me
     
  3. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    is that salt or radiator fluid on the engine?
     
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    humblegumbo 1595cc's of Mad Fury

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    $800 you say? Not bad. Good thing it's your dream car because unidentified female sitting on steps in background appears to be laughing at you.
    :mellow:

    Sucks about your dog. At least he went out on a morphine drip, right? There are worse ways to go......

    I do not know, but I'm betting that CRX pieces will fit perfect & look tons better.
    Actually, that advice goes for the corner lights, steering wheel, guage cluster w/ tach, center console & cloth front seats.

    Well, I'm not sure what's wrong w/ the locks... Take off the inner door panels maybe & see what's going on in there. Might just be disconnected cable or some such.
     
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    Thanks for the info about the crx parts. I kinda forgot its kinda the same car.
    The door locks...the hatch lock is just a stub. I could use a screw driver to open it. The passenger side sorta works. Its really hard to turn. I don't want to break the key. The driver's side lock...it almost feels seized.

    And for the crap on the engine: I think its from the dirt road. The guy I bought it from lived about 20 mins from orlando, off a 4 mile dirt road with mad tyte jdm potholes full of muddy water.
    Will that crx cluster bolt right in or do I have to rewire stuff? I've searched on here and HT and can't find anything.

    The mystery woman on the stairs...is my wife...:ph34r:
     
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    He didn't do rings in SHIT.

    Come on.. who does "rings" and leaves it like that ? The dude didn't even clean out his ashtray.


    I did some amazing things with mine. Wish I still had it. Good luck !


    Oh yeah, repair that body now while you can.
     
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    lol ya I didn't think he did rings either...it hasn't burned any oil and doesn't smoke...I figured the worst case scenario is it blows up...ok $100 bux for a new motor? I think my friend kevin still has like 6 d15s-16s in his garage. He might pay me to take one.
    Oh, I forgot. It has a/c. The compressor and everything is still in. I think it may need to be charged. For $800 bux, it probably leaks. whatever :shrug: I still like it
     
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    wow those are some great pics... you can almost smell the urine
     
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    its a nice ef just needs a bit of tlc
     
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    Oh, then she's definately laughing at you.
    :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:


    Oh, just had a thought about the locks....maybe they've gotten some mad tyte jdm pothole muddy water in there?
     
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    little tlc and it will be just wat you want.
     
  13. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    you should create a build thread.
     
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    x2.

    Peeps will keep you inspired.
     
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    No strips, no cages and it doesn't smell like pee pee. I do want to get a passenger side mirror and floor mats though.
    I guess I'll do a build thread when I get around to doing stuff. I want to run by the junk yard tomorrow. I'm going to check the alternator too. And I have to build a dog ramp.
    Guess I gotta get up early.
     
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    That's cool man, my first car was a 88 Civic hatch, and man was it a beater, lol, but I loved it! It was pretty much in the same kinda shape that yours is in too, except worse, mine had about 200,000+ miles on it, cheap seat covers, some cheap shift knob that was stripped, no tach, bad interior, some cheap exhaust (at least it sounded pretty good) and it was a 4-speed. Oh yea, and I actually bought a Wal-Mart CD player for it, lol.
     
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    ^ hey there theres nothing wrong with Wal-Mart in my book.... 24 / 7 / 365 of pure, unadulterated convenience for cheap parts!
     
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    radiator fluid? :huh:


    :no: I believe that it'll plug in, but the shroud that covers the cluster is different. You'll have to do plenty of modifying to get it to work. Your best bet would be to use an Si gauge cluster.

    Pussy.
     
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