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  1. @Aerokek This meet was nice. Still cold, but sunny. Felt like the opening of the season this year!
    5 points
  2. 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
  3. Wee bit of a rocker refresh , still to shave and poilish the honda text
    4 points
  4. Civic Jordan alloys on Uniroyal Rainsport 5's.
    4 points
  5. Well i have one on the way, absolutely buzzing for it to arrive
    4 points
  6. Today I figured I'd have a go at dent removal, some dents in my door were really bothering me, and considering I want to have the car wrapped at some point, it would be nice to get all the dents out first. A friend of mine was kind enough to let me borrow his kit for a few days. Hoping to purchase my own kit soon as well cause I need to practice more. The dents arent removed completely, but there is a definite improvement! Me and a fellow MB driver here in the Netherlands have started organising our own MA, MB, MC meetings. Sadly not a lot of people could come because of other plans or car related issues. But there were some, (of course the M series arent very common in The Netherlands) a lot of people elsewhere were also interested. So we hope to see more people next time! Also, here are some pictures of the meeting we went to last night, it's nice to have this car out and about again, really enjoy all the confused faces and thumbs up ;)
    4 points
  7. Happy fathers day to me
    4 points
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Merry xmas and a happy newyear for when it comes
    3 points
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. Rough around the edges but a replacement for my old 5 door 1.4i s. Swapped in a d15b after my girlfriend blew the d15z6 up. Rebuilt most of the suspension and welded up the sills over lockdown last year. Great workhorse of a car
    3 points
  34. 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
  35. Recently I have been accused of enjoying taking things apart.
    3 points
  36. Yayyyyy! That's DD back with a full years MOT and had a full big service, so had oil, filters, plugs etc changed, brakes have all been stripped, cleaned, regreased and built back up, new rear discs and pads fitted. Drove her home last night and that horrible clunking noise fro n/s/r is now gone too. Was the missing shims/rear discs right enough causing that. They also fitted a new brake clip/retainer kit from Honda as the old ones were looking well dodgy!. Drove over a rough bit of road on way home that she was really rattly/clunky over before, not a sound this time! She really is driving sweet as a nut now, so smooth and quiet. Dave is a happy chappy! Will be looking at the Double din radio fitment again, see what I can do!
    3 points
  37. just update on car
    3 points
  38. There the honda ones yeah. Someone had my number and offered them to me as they had two sets. I really cannot recall how I got talking to him in the first place lol. Likely from here though. But!.. very grateful there really tidy. Stripped em and cleaned them and look Great. They are plastic @Dave so should age better all being well. I does mean I have my old fogs which are also in great nick, may let them go at some point.
    2 points
  39. Wow... Been a long time since I posted anything in this thread To celebrate the nice weather, the old girl has had her first wash of the year. Hopefully will be getting out in the road soon, the mot has lapsed while she's been hiding from salt.
    2 points
  40. Looks like not much fits including EK,way to short and think wrong fit at rear,<you need fork type> best bet is oem replacement parts with a lowering spring,but not much lowering 20mm should be ok. Most fit coilovers though, sorry its not an option for you ..
    2 points
  41. Nice number mate! Not all about the figures but driving experience, as you pointed out ;) mega power for such a light car, compared to the modern beasts that weight a house
    2 points
  42. Just crack on with it Dave. Nice neat cuts file edges. Do a good job of it and it won't be butchered and you'll ge the result your after. I recall having to do the same on mine and on my eg.
    2 points
  43. So, time for a bit of an update! I have started the double din conversion for DD. So, here's where we started! I cut the lower horizontal part of the single din section out of the spare dash I had. With that cut out, I then did the opposite with another spare dash and cut out the upper horizontal part of the dash. Next, the two parts were offered up together with the double din cage that I bought, to see how they fitted together. Pretty good as it goes, although there was a small gap of about 5mm between the two halves. This needed much work with resin and fibreglass to make it strong enough not to break. After fiberglass I used areldite chemical metal to fill over the join. and showing the rear After this, I sanded the filler smooth, and reshaped it to match contours of the dash. Then, sprayed with plastic primer. Once paint had dried, it was onto satin black... even though it can't be seen, I sprayed the rear of the panel too. The black looks shiny as this was straight after painting it so its still wet. It dries to an almost oem satin finish. I noticed on some of the conversions I've seen, the bottom half of the dash is now too long due to adding in the extra din size. This meant the little cubby tray at the bottom sits way down past the bottom of the console. I wanted to avoid that as I didnt think it looked right, so I cut around 5cm from the bottom of the bottom sections uprights (the bit where the heater would originally sit below the original radio). Can see where I've cut it in the first phot below of it fitted to the console... How it looks all roughly fitted together (clock is hanging our lol) Sooo, after fitting it together I have decided that I'm going to go over the joins with a fine filler, to get it absolutely perfect. It's hard to see the joins to be fair, but my ocd knows they are there! So will mask of the sides and then fill it so it matches all contours perfectly. Then just a case of spraying it again. All in all, really happy that I've got the bulk of it done and how it's turned out. Think once I'm finished, you'd be hard pushed to tell it didn't come from the factory like this! Then I need to choose the head unit!
    2 points
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