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post Mar 28 2010, 09:32 PM
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Other people have been doing this. Since we noow have an automotive thread, and i'm bored, i'm going to do one up too.

How I got my honda:
I was 15 and looking forward to getting my license in 6 months and starting to think about looking for a car. One day my dad came home and said there was a car at his work that i could have for $100. It was a red 1993 honda civic 4 door. The reason it was so cheap...the original owner was someone who had been working with my dad for years now and they had recently passed the car on to their daughter as her first car. She didn't get the oil changed and blew the motor in it...So, what I had was basically a shell with a blown motor.

First things first, I needed a motor. At this point I wasn't really planning on doing much to my car, so the motor was almost a direct replacement. The new motor however was imported from japan, out of a jdm civic, it came with twin side draft carburators, but i opted for putting the stock fuel injection system from the old motor on it. Here's the engine right after completing the swap:
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/678/241/26692620004_large.jpg)
Now I had a running machine!
I got my license in June and spent the the summer and next winter driving it like this:
(IMG:http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/678/241/26692620001_large.jpg)

The next spring though, I decided to start adding some modifications.
First came some rims and tires: Enkei DM5 16x7 wrapped in BFgoodrich g-force sport 205/45/16R
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2669000-2669999/2669262_6_full.jpg)
I know these tires aren't the best out there, but they were affordable for me at the time and I've been satisfied with them for the most part.

Bolt on engine modifications and clean up came next.
Cleaned engine bay a little and bought k&n filter and aluminum cold air intake.
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/678/241/26692620005_large.jpg)

Replaced the plugs with NGK plugs( i don't remember which ones exactly) and bought some Accel 8mm wires
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/678/241/26692620005_large.jpg)

Did some more cleaning, painted the heat sheild and got a new valve cover and painted it.
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/678/241/26692620056_large.jpg)

Bought a front upper strut bar. The engine bay sat like this for quite a while.
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/678/241/26692620060_large.jpg)

Next I bought the exhaust i have grown to hate, so i won't put a picture of it. It's going away soon anyways.

Paint! It took me about 2 months of my summer to prepare and paint it while working around my work schedule. I also bought an OEM spoiler and did that too.
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2669000-2669999/2669262_16_full.jpg)
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2669000-2669999/2669262_17_full.jpg)
(IMG:http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/678/241/26692620021_large.jpg)
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At this point i had also bought some ugly seat covers and some really ugly tail lights (this was the extent of my ricer stage)
2 days after painting:
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2669000-2669999/2669262_42_full.jpg)
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2669000-2669999/2669262_30_full.jpg)

A few months later i decided i hated those tail lights and seat covers and did away with them and bought the tail lights i love.
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2669000-2669999/2669262_93_full.jpg)

Then i got some subwoofers for $20 a piece from a friend and built my sound system. I love the sound quality of it, and no i don't play it so loud you can hear me coming from a mile away. I use my system for music, not loud noises. But i'm thinking about stepping it down to just 2 subs this summer to lighten it up and bring back some trunk space.
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2669000-2669999/2669262_65_full.jpg)
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2669000-2669999/2669262_113_full.jpg)

Next 2 things i got, my bumper lips and coil overs and kyb struts.
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2669000-2669999/2669262_98_full.jpg)
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/678/241/26692620152_large.jpg)
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/678/241/26692620153_large.jpg)
She now sits like this
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/678/241/26692620156_large.jpg)

Then i finally got my headers which changed the sound of the car quite a bit and actually made it run a bit smoother.
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2669000-2669999/2669262_135_full.jpg)
[img]http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/678/241/26692620148_large.jpg[img]

Next i pulled some seats out of a 2003 Honda insight and made up some brackets and mounted them.
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/678/241/26692620180_large.jpg)
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/678/241/26692620189_large.jpg)

Finally, this is where i'm at now...last fall I was offered a b18b1 integra ls motor and transmission for $500. I took action right away and scrapped together the money.
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And a brand new aluminum dual core radiator I picked up
(IMG:http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/5/web/2669000-2669999/2669262_137_full.jpg)
Right now, i'm working on figuring out what I'm doing with this engine. I'm planning on building it up for high compression NA and just need to get together some money for it, but college payments are hitting on that pretty hard.
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post Mar 28 2010, 09:36 PM
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its nice to see a civic thats not so rice out (IMG:style_emoticons/default/toothygrin.gif)

love the color needs to be lowered and the rims suck lol
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post Mar 28 2010, 11:26 PM
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It's as low as I can go with the roads I have to drive on a daily basis right now. And the rims I got for $200 and can't afford others right now because my main focus is building my engine and getting the swap done.
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post Mar 28 2010, 11:47 PM
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i would keep these rikms, they look good :/

rest looks nice, but i would have kept the bumper lip black (IMG:style_emoticons/default/toung.gif) but it's my taste (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile2.gif)
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post Mar 29 2010, 12:09 AM
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man, i love the lip when it was black.. nice build so far!
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post Mar 29 2010, 03:03 AM
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Nice build so far!

Since your building the b18 to N/A specs might as well turbo the Dirty D for the hell of it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/toung.gif)

(waits for ppk to come in here and start hatten*
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post Mar 29 2010, 03:04 AM
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^Hey Kev, go f**k yourself for me (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

yea, I gotta say the lip looked better black... and don't be a pussy and drop that s**t all the way down and remove a collar on each one. Then get spacers and roll the fenders.

I was gonna say I've got a powdercoated D-series valve cover I'm tryin to get rid of right now, but it looks like you have a B goin in it now lol

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post Jun 29 2010, 07:57 PM
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No wai! I'm updating something.

2 weeks ago, I went to a small meet. It was the first of its kinda in my town, so the turnout wasn't very good. Last week was the second, we had about twice as many cars, but i forgot my camera that week.
(IMG:http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/8495/1005512e.jpg)

I'm going to attempt to do these in order.
-I got a nice Tachometer and installed it on my steering wheel. I couldn't find any pictures of it though, so i'll have to do that later.
-Some high output LED fog lights.
(IMG:http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/5420/1005464.jpg)
I feel like they piss people off some times.
-Then 2 days ago I made this replacement for my stock deck lid.
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I don't have a before pic of this, but the stock one had a center brake light that was sun-damaged pretty bad, and 2 speaker covers.
-Then I finally got around to finishing the switch for the fog lights. ( I had just a mess of wires and a switch hanging from my dash for a few weeks)
(IMG:http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2223/1005544.jpg)

Now just a few random shots (IMG:style_emoticons/default/toothygrin.gif)
Earlier today, dropped it another inch, cleaned the insides of my wheels and cleaned up my break calipers.
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Machining parts on our manually operated machining mill (IMG:style_emoticons/default/xd.gif)
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And...all done for the day
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post Jun 29 2010, 09:37 PM
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it's looking naice :(IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool2.gif)
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post Jul 8 2010, 01:21 AM
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dont tell me u own a nova
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post Jul 8 2010, 01:37 AM
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That looks to be ether a Monte, Cutlass, or GNX(regal) or the Red One lol Witch one?
By the looks of the Tails Light it seems to be a Nova.
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post Jul 8 2010, 03:41 AM
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the red one? thats a 70,71 nova

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post Jul 11 2010, 11:07 PM
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The Red car in the pics with the seat is my dad's '72 Nova. 402 Big Block.
The Dark Green one is a '82 Buick Regal with a 350 small block chevy and a few grand nation trim pieces.
Neither are as fast as my camaro (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cooler.gif)
And here comes some Updates (IMG:style_emoticons/default/super.gif)
Started working on getting the engine clean so that I can start bringing in parts and rebuilding this thing to the beast it will be. With the set up I've decided to go with I'll be getting about 11:1 to 11.5:1 compression. I'm going to Have a set of crower 403 cams in the head. I've got to find a top end header and I'll be fabricating my own full exhaust and probably a flowmaster or magnaflow high flow muffler. And much more. Should be fun.
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Before and after. Just some industrial de-greaser, foaming de-greaser, and simple green so far.
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And here's most of the old parts. Most of them are going to be replaced with new aftermarket parts.
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post Jul 11 2010, 11:34 PM
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I love when ppl care about their cars , keep improving it and dont crash it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile2.gif)
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post Jul 12 2010, 01:40 AM
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402 bigblock? that a 396 bored out?
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Yep. 402 is a 396 Bored.
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post Jul 13 2010, 12:53 AM
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i'm a noob if it comes to engineblocks, but that looks damn neat man (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Jul 13 2010, 02:24 PM
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i beg you , put ITB's on the B18B , the sound'll be heavenly!!
stock ECU or aftermarket management?

(looks naice btw)
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ITB's Cost way too much. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
I would love to have them, but I can't afford them.
Maybe Down the road I will.
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Good lad (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

keep us updated.
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