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  1. Today I finally fit the VTi 15s. A bit of confort is def gone, but it does feel more planted and solid.
    5 points
  2. @Aerokek This meet was nice. Still cold, but sunny. Felt like the opening of the season this year!
    5 points
  3. Don't know what's happening to me but I'm quickly changing teams and have a new love for Toyota. Hilux surf joined the family last year and now have recently got an Alphard as a daily. I absolutely love it. However seems to have mixed opinions amongst my friends, obviously some of them don't get the JDM life. Gonna be a small project this one. Fixing niggles. And some maintenance. Few upgrades and some nice wheels at some point soon. Start with some pics of the beast.
    4 points
  4. Wee bit of a rocker refresh , still to shave and poilish the honda text
    4 points
  5. Well i have one on the way, absolutely buzzing for it to arrive
    4 points
  6. Sorry I’ve been missing in action, just been so busy I knew the FR was going to cost me money to pass the MOT. I can’t complain 210,000 miles but was looking untidy. David kept on at me to get a Jazz. My response “there for old folk” well fast forward a few weeks and hey presto meet my 66 plate 1.3 Jazz EX Navi. I absolutely love it. Can get 3 kids in the back (not mine) and the seat system is brilliant how it folds. No mods yet! Got wind deflectors to go on, waiting on tailored mats and then need to sort the wheels as 1 is badly scuffed. Not sure on whether to have them refurbed or save up for black ones.
    3 points
  7. This 1981 4 door is on ebay at the moment. This one has the added bonus of being Tax, MOT and ULEZ exempt. No connection to the seller, I just thought it worth sharing. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234592163877
    3 points
  8. Hello there, just picked up an mb2 last week! I currently own an fn2 type r but needed something a little more sensible for family outings. I've fell in love with how the old girl looks and although a few things need doing (body wise) everything is great! I'm hoping to throw on the vti kit at some point! I've attached an image of how she looks right now, previous owner added a few personal choices to the car. Currently I have the original tape player installed but I'd much rather use a cd player, does anyone know what type I would need? how difficult is removing the tape player and installing a cd player on the mb? I'm used to driving much younger cars so I don't want to mess anything up in the mb! Knowing the vti and civic sport models are so much more desirable, how does the mb2 stand? just a base spec civic of the era or anything special about the mb2? I really have no idea on this generation civic lol thank you for reading, look forward to meeting fellow mb folk!
    3 points
  9. Hi mate and welcome. The Civic M's get there model codes depending on year/body style/what engine is fitted. So all the MB2's are 1.4cc D series, but you can have base, LS, sport trim designations. Going by the black mirrors/handles, it looks like yours is the base model. But even these could be specced up when new, so you'll possibly have the electric pack (electric front windows, electric sunroof and electric mirrors). Good thing with these cars is it's easy to improve the spec so you can fit interiors from the sport/VTi or even go full leather and fit the seats etc from the ES model. Yours looks really clean and tidy, and love them in white. Linking your plans for the VTi/VTiS kit, it really does improve the looks. The rear spoiler from the MGZS Rover also fits, as does the Accord TypeR (slight modification needed if I remember rightly). I also had the FN2, fast as hell but in the end I couldn't keep up with the fuel bill and the suspension was way to hard for me personally. Stunning looking cars though, even today still look fresh! Enjoy the club mate and any Q's just ask
    3 points
  10. Thought this was yours jake,but glad its not , some nice mods on this though!! Honda Civic mb6 VTIS 700BHP/FORGED/SHOWROOM ENGINE BAY/100-200KPH 5.4SECS | eBay
    3 points
  11. Updates are few and far between now. Pretty happy with how things are set up at the minute. Engine build is temporarily on hold as funds have been diverted to other things as they have to sometimes. But running and driving well. Wil be getting a service in the next few days. I did purchase a set of the big fig lights though. Quite please with them. Proper Bosch lamps in excellent condition. Wasn't sure how much I'd like them, but now there on personally think look great.
    3 points
  12. Hi ya'll this is my "new" MB2 Civic. Just bought it two days ago, and it only got about 90.000 kilometres on it. It's still very stock aside from electric windows (that I wanna replace with Ganador mirrors). My first objective is to get new wheels/rims, like atleast 15 inch, and find the MB2 OEM spoiler (if that even exists), and if not find something else that would fit without looking too ''off''. Then I'm planning to get a shortshifter, perhaps some body work too like a lip kit (but don't know what will fit for sure... maybe anyone can help?). And as soon as it's looking clean, I want to perhaps replace d14 heads with d16 heads (maybe even turbo it afterwards), coilovers, and as last maybe wrap it or something. Cheers!
    3 points
  13. Honestly it's almost like they were ment to be in a civic, they hold you so well and at £80 for a mint condition set I recon it's a bit of a find. There was a set I hummed and hawed at and missed out for £60 so definitely a bargain seat without the big name tax. Bizarrely they have made the rear like a limo with the extra space
    3 points
  14. A few months ago, me and a couple M series acquintances got more into starting a real group for M series in The Netherlands. A whatsapp chatgroup has been set up and today we had the "first" "real" meeting! Got to see some nice M's from all over the country. Enough attendance for a car that is considered a dying breed here. It's a good feeling to know that these are being cared for well :)
    3 points
  15. Been to a local mx5 racecar specialist this week for fast road setup. Feels superb compared to previous setup actually. And MOT day. Needless to say it passed as only about 7 miles since last one. Well 800 odd iirc.
    3 points
  16. Hi everyone. I've been lurking here for a couple of years now, had a tired MB3 as my introduction to the 5th gen civics, even for a s**tbox i loved it. So here I am 2 years later with an mc1 aerodeck daily drive and i've just recently bagged a MB9 Aerodeck which i'm going to clean up and possibly engine swap down the line. Heres the old beast the day i got it home. (and yes thats the old mb3 to the left, now a generous organ donor!) I paid £300 in the end. I viewed it late one evening so couldnt get a good look underneath but after poking around the next morning i could only find one tiny spot of rust under the drivers footwell. All the sills and wheel arches are somehow spotless! Really cuffed wit that so on with the first job... The drivers door had been bent round knackering it, plus the hinges and wing panel, i've got my old mb3 as a donor car so swapping them out was a must before the winter weather leaks into the interior. Aligning the door to fit smoothly was a pain and its not quite perfect yet but it at least shuts and seals out the rain better than before. I have a cleaned up dent free wing to go on too. --- I wasn't sure where to go from here, with the weather changing I thought getting the suspension and brakes stripped made most sense as i can clean up and refurb them indoors! After a good clean and sand I gave everything a few coats of 'Buzzweld Rust Encapsulator' I've been using it for a few years on the underside of my vehicles, it's great stuff and seems to keep the rot at bay, highly recommend them for paint. Waiting on black topcoat to arrive. --- Eventually suspension will go back on with new wheel bearings, ball joints, upper control arms and new hardware. The bushes all look ok to leave for now. With regards to coilovers, is anyone running the cheapo £300 ebay specials? Are they awful? I've got 2nd hand MG shocks on my daily, made such a difference to the ride I might just look out for another set for this build. --- That's it for now, more to come after payday!
    3 points
  17. A whie since I posted here, but the Vtec-e has continued to reliably trundle the motorways of the UK and rack up the miles (even managing 15k during Covid 'lockdown' year) ! The time has come to retire the car as it needs way too much in the way of repairs and rebuilds to get an MOT and carry on for another year. It's a shame, as the engine still returns over 50 mpg (60+ with new plugs) on a long journey and some would say it is just run in !! What is amazing is that the Honda garage diagnosed a noisy alternator bearing at 17000 miles and recommended replacement - but it has lasted this long ! In case any MA9 owners are wondering, the only other parts worth salvaging are 4 good tyres, and with a weeks MOT left, it can be driven away still. I'll try and get some pictures up later. Pete
    3 points
  18. Some pictures in this morning's sun. Yes, rust round the rear arch and the bottoms of doors and the front wings are places to check for of course. You can see the patch round the rear arch. Several patches have been welded on the floor, and now more welding would be needed at the front for another MOT. Surprisingly no issues with rusty brake pipes. Only once after very heavy rain were the RAC called, so really cant complain about the reliability. A recent Astra 1.4 Turbo is the replacement in the garage. I couldn't justify the bonkers prices for my preferred choice of the equivalent Golf at the moment. If another MA9 came up for sale I would be interested in running it as a second car - they aren't quick, but do cover the miles in a relaxed fashion. Pete
    3 points
  19. Yes I was initially told cannot change them. However on inspection you can. Original outer should fit. For what they cost may aswell bang a new set on tho if yours are old. Just use a decent brand. So they last.
    3 points
  20. Thanks for the replies. Looking every few days since early 2019, I have only seen a handful of Y Reg hatchbacks or Aerodecks ever advertised. By coincidence I passed a small independent used car seller just outside London today. This is the type of place with around 10-15 cars stored outside with a small workshop at one side of the yard. Being a Sunday it was closed. I noticed that there was a blue R Reg hatchback in there visible through the fence. From looking up the Reg it has apparently done only 15,000 miles from new. They didn't have any kind of price displayed on it and the place doesn't appear to have any internet presence.
    3 points
  21. im either gonna get it sent off later on this year or do it myself not sure yet though but i wont be going to a Dodgy garage, ive been looking at Reputable Restoration companies
    3 points
  22. Finished up the piping today, wrapped the airbox in the same colour as the car. Just needs a filter now. I really like this clean look, I might try making covers like this for the other side as well to hide the PS pump and screenwash reservoir.
    3 points
  23. Merry xmas and a happy newyear for when it comes
    3 points
  24. Yeah, total pia! lol Suppose thought with the age ext they aint as bad as some of the old cars I've had so shouldn't grumble too much! My old Cortina leaked from every possible place, constant swimming pool in the footwells. And in the winter, while everyone was deicing their cars, I was sitting inside my freezing cold Cortian scraping the ice off the INSIDE of the windscreen!! Christ, couldn't go back to those Cortina days now I tell ya! I'd be putting a bloody match to it......it'll either defrost with the heat of the flames or burn to then ground! lol
    3 points
  25. Santa braught me a new wheel. Really nice feel to it, looking forward to trying it out. Gonna hang my honda black magic wheel up and keep it mint. One on eBay atm for £500 crazy
    3 points
  26. So got all my servicing bits done last weekend, basically refreshed the entire front end now! Upper control arms, bottom ball joints, inner and outer rack rods, outer CV joints both sides! Cars feeling 10x better in the corners, also really impressed with the new brakes ! Here’s a few pics, didn’t take many though as I only had a few hours of ramp time !
    3 points
  27. its a blessing and a curse(for my partner!), originally i kept the donor for bits on my daily. it was days away from going to the scrap yard then i bought this one so its destined to stay. I know if i send it i'll need a random part that is a pain to source the very next day.
    3 points
  28. Hi all, Not sure if anyones seen this - Saw it on a Speedhunters story and thought it looked awesome. Apparently this was built back in May so people may have seen it already! Some more photos: https://www.topgear.com/car-news/modified/honda-bringing-wicked-type-r-engined-accord-estate-sema http://www.speedhunters.com/2021/11/a-first-walk-through-sema-2021/#_presentation-536683 Cheers, Dan
    3 points
  29. Just some more recent pics of Poppy, although she's pretty much going to be locked up in the garage until the salt is gone from the roads. Will come out for the occasional wee blast on sunny winter days as I don't have to panic that she'll dissolve into a pile of rust at the first sight of salt like Mindy my old mx5 lol And a wee photoshop of how she'll look after her first wee round of mods are done Plans are: Get a photo of the new Pioneer head unit I fitted! Refurb the wheels back to silver Fit the brand new red MINI centre caps I bought Fit a chrome grill (not a fan of the red colour coded grill they come with) Fit genuine MINI stainless spotlights with covers New full exhaust (probs stainless Powerflow, same as DD's) Before all that though, Stripping out the airbox, ecu etc to get to the gearbox linkage. Bought a new pin to replace the one thats there and causing the stiff gearchanges. Also while all that is out, going to fit a new thermostat and housing. Her engine is not staying at operating temp, dropping down to the first quarter on the temp guage so thermostat is gubbed. Have already bled the coolant system which helped slightly, but might as well get that done over winter while she's tucked up. Also replacing the coolant expansion tank as its going that yucky brown/yellow colour, and they are well know for failing. So want that done so she's match fit coolant wise. Need to replace the o2 sensor too (only £15 so no biggy!). Other work planed is to bleed the slave cylinder for the clutch as its a bit heavy, so want to see if bleeding it solves it. If not, easy enough to replace the slave cylinder on these so that will probably also get done anyways. Then full service and general check over ready for spring time. MOT is due in end of March so want her bob on by then. Got some big runs planned and weekends away in her next year so really looking forward to it. Really enjoy driving this wee car, love it sooo much! Did love wee Mindy, and glad we had one, but have to say this wee Poppy is a worthy replacement in every single way.
    3 points
  30. Hi, so here's the time for the big reveal! I decided to have my car wrapped in a glossy metallic blue/purple colorflip vinyl! Last week after tearing her down, I brought the car in, and the specialist got to work! a week later the car was finished and we were out to pick it up again time to put everything back together! The "I'm never going to financially recover from this." face :D then rushed the car back home to continue putting everything back there's still some stuff to do and minor issues with the wrap that have to be fixed. but overall it looks super nice and this is the exact colour I wanted to go for so yay! Im having some professional photographs taken soon, can't wait to share those with you when they are done!
    3 points
  31. Some pics of the new turbo and downpipe setup. Now wastegates puped into exhaust it's a pretty quiet car. God flash makes everything look awful for some reason.
    3 points
  32. Hi all, Hope you're all doing alright! Long time without an update, Life somewhat gets in the way sometimes haha. In the meantime i've bought a house with a garage which has been ideal for this! So finally got round to fitting the above, general parts list: Disk Rear trailing arms Rear Trailing arm poly bushings Honda Civic MB6 brake master cylinder Honda Civic MB6 brake servo New 40/40 brake prop valve (46210-S5A-912) Wezmoto Braided front and rear brake lines MG ZS 180 Front & Rear brake calipers MG ZS 180 Front & Rear brake discs Tegiwa brake stopper 15mm front wheel spacers (tyre kept rubbing the wheel arch on full lock, not good for the MOT man!!) I was proper impressed with the Wezmoto braided lines from ebay, asked them for Fronts 70cm, Rears 56cm and they were pretty much bang on, even came with 2 brackets on each line! Only issue i had was the welded nut for the bolt that goes between the RTA & LCA thread stripped, so i had to snap it off and am now using a nyloc in place. Very happy with how it all is now, next up will be a short shifter and then get round to fitting the rear ARB. Cheers, Dan
    3 points
  33. On th Dyno today and mapped on the s300. 11 psi 344bhp. This is possibly the most expensive detune of all time. However the point was to run a smaller turbo and have more response. Feels good. Still quick. And the turbos whistling away from 2k rpm. Sweet.
    3 points
  34. Going to try use up some of the leatherette and cover my gear shifter surround as its got a crack in it anyway then Got some vinyl dye coming to try stain the sun visors. also have some vinyl wrap/fablon type stuff for a bargain £5 out bnq thats textured black leather effect to try wrap the fake wood strip in the dash (have a second hand one coming and hopefully heater faceplate controls) so it will be wood effect free. Whatever one works best i think i wil try do the post trims and window surrounds in the rears ....... maybe lol doing the head lining altho easy for able bodied people has me proper knackerd, bruised and sore Need time to recharge Was buzzing yesterday tho, started a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/237686051614268/?ref=share Was taking pics with the owners consent at a local retail park of a cavalier , the lads from halfords came out nd shouted "should be taking pics of the aerodeck, they are much cooler" even had a fella pull up next to me saying how clean the car looked and you never see these anymore. amazing how back in the day they were mostly overlooked but today keep getting coments on how cool they are nowadays
    3 points
  35. Hey all men, women and children Im mick from fife scotland, been hunting out an aerodeck (hopefully got one) so going to be an active member i recon browsing lots of how too's and picking a few brains lol (already drained away daves will to live with all my questions so far lol and his handywork on the double din project) Not a young chap so not needing a vti ...... tho dont think you need an excuse to have one as from what ive seen they are pretty awesome in every way Looking to get out and about in a 1.6 auto but will do wee mods here and there with all you lucky people advise Thanks all Mick
    3 points
  36. Im up and running again. Booked in at Dynodaze to make some alterations to downpipe. As new turbo is v band. And also decided to run a wideband lambda alongside the s300 ECU. So needs a boss welding on for that. Otherwise should be good to go. Celebrated with a wash as been in garage a while now and gets really dusty in there for some reason.
    3 points
  37. Was allowed outside to mess about with my car again today. A rare treat. Connected all the last bits upto the engine now and about ready to turn the key and see what happens. Just wants some fluids in it And then back to dynodaze to get a new flange on the downpipe as have changed the turbo. I've had the Front arb and gear linkage powder coated to match the rear arb and there was a fair bit of slop in the shifter which I'm hoping I've sorted now by making a new bush in the universal joint. And also fitted poly bushes to the shifter stabiliser. Feels great so far. It's had new clutch master and slave cylinders and a hel braided line.just bits and bobs I felt it wanted. Can't wait to get back out in it
    3 points
  38. Hello Guys Just thought i would give you an update on the ol' MB6 Project. Ive been very busy as of recent sourcing panels for the restoration. Im very chuffed to find some Genuine Body panels including the Whole Upper sill and rear outer arch. Alongside that i have also sourced some Rear inner arch Extension panels where the Sills Meet the Wheel Arch. Unfortunately the Lower/Inner Sill section was no where to be found alongside the front outriggers but thats not an issue at all. i will be starting to Fabricate some New Lower/Inner Sill sections as if you don't know already the Civic MA/MB has Three Segments to the lower sill. The First part being the Front Jacking point section which starts at the sill then wraps itself round the front chassis legs and subframe mounts. Then there is the Middle section where the Front seatbelts are Anchored to. This section is Spot welded to the floor pan to create a sandwich effect (lovely rust trap btw). The Panel Itself is an L Shape as it also forms apart of the inner sill as its all one pressing. Thankfully the rust has not spread up into the vertical section of the panel as the rust has only ate away at the lower part probably due to all the water being trapped there. and Finally the Last segment being the Rear Sill Extension assembly which contains the rear jacking points and the Semi Trailing arm bush mounting. With Fabricating these lower segments it is pretty simple Its just a 90 Degree bend with a flange where the outer skin is spot welded to. With Rover at the time having a Partnership with Honda Luckily the 400 and 45 is the same car in terms of bodywork pretty much. Hence why i have bought Rover sills and Rover Inner Arches (they're probably cheaper too) and they will do the same job. Part Numbers if needed ALA120220 for the Side Panel (do note the side panel is a saloon not a hatchback as they are no longer available.) ALX140020 and ALX140030 for the Rear inner arches. The idea will be to chop the sill segment and rear arch segment off the genuine panel and to replace what is the rotten part on my Civic. With this i can maintain the original pressings of the panel such as the grommet holes. Hopefully in the New year i can get round to producing the Inner sill segments to be used.
    2 points
  39. Deffo do this mate! There are hardly any resto's/how to guide videos on Youtube for these Civic's so if you can try and log your progress/how you do it on video/pics. I'm in the middle of replacing the rear ABS sensor on DD, and she's needing a hella good rub down, then rust treatment before getting her undersealed. Suspension arms etc all rusty so really looks crap! They're still solid, but need to get it done otherwise they will eventually rot. Seeing first signs of surface rust on the floor at the rear too (not bad for her age!) so going to get that all wire brushed down with the grinder before treating and then sealing it. It's a thankless task, and not one I'm sure I've got in me but I'll either need to do it or ship it out to be done. Looking forward to following your progress on this mate!
    2 points
  40. Only one of these left, get your dosh ready 18k Honda Civic mb6 1.8VTI super production race car | eBay
    2 points
  41. Nice of you to say so. But it's not all that. Built it just to have fun in and just to tinker with, inevitably gets knocked about a bit in use.
    2 points
  42. I expect she'll end up going to the breakers, but I'll hang on for now. Unfoutunately the bottom of the front wings are rusty, but the bonnet is fine, apart from the expected chips after 300k. The headlamps have always suffered from condensation inside the sealed units. I cleaned off as much oxidation as possible from the exterior plastic a while back, which helped, but I suspect they need a hole drilling to try and fix the condensation issue. Rear lights are good. Front bumper had a fight with a small deer many years ago which left it pushed back half a cm or so and a slight split in the rubber, but rear bumper is good. The pictures above show its best side !! I'll continue browsing the usual places facebk/Gumtree/Austotrader in case another suitable MA9 comes up. I do like its cruising ability on motorways, and the relatively big boot for clearing out garages etc. Pete
    2 points
  43. Deffo gonna look into that as tbh, I'm not a fan of filler! Know I'm going to respray the bonnet and VTiS front lip at some point as the paint is shocking on both now with tiny stone chips (not so tiny ones on the lip!) but filler always sinks/shrinks/cracks over time.
    2 points
  44. You gonna get some pics up or what?
    2 points
  45. Yes it is weird. On every occasion I've had one fail always gives good readings as well. I used to keep a spare ignition coil in the car, honest. Changed to k20 coilpacks now so hopefully no more issues.
    2 points
  46. Lots of good jobs going on mate - nice one in getting stuck in
    2 points
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