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About Dave

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  • Birthday 07/07/1970

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    Hi, I'm Dave, the founder and owner of Civic5.com. I have been into cars my whole life, spending time restoring classic 70's fords then moving into the Honda scene. Have now been a fan of Honda's for years.

    So, bit more about me. I'm an old git, and was with Dawn (aka Civic5 Moderator crazzzydawn in the forum) for 21 years, married to her for 17 of those years. She helped me set up and run the club and site from the start, and it was Dawn that got me into Honda's! Sadly, she passed away after a very brave fight with cancer (Jan 2013) and is very much missed by myself and a lot of the members here. Her spirit in the club lives on in her car, her beloved Civic Aerodeck ES known as "DD" in the forum (Dawns Deck). It's a car that's been tastefully modded, and one I will keep for ever.

    Recently, I met my new partner Gayle (aka Gayle in the forum) and she has been amazing! She's totally turned my life around, and makes me happy. Luckily, she's a petrol head too! She's also become a big part of Civic5, and loves the Honda scene now too! We got married in June 2017.
    Anyways, enough about me! Thanks for taking the time to read my profile, and welcome to Civic5

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    41-45...Midlife crisis!
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    Edinburgh, Scotland

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  1. Dave

    My new german

    wow, another car!! lol you're as bad as I was when I was young, always changing my cars lol FN2 looks sweet mate, miss both my FN1 and FN2. Nice low miles on that one too! One thing to check on or around that mileage is the synchros in the gearbox and the clutch. On mine at those miles, both 2nd and 3rd gear syncros gone (common fault). I was lucky, Honda agreed to pay for it on mine as it was a design flaw and I still had a bit of warranty from Western Honda. One way to test is rag it 1st 2nd and 3rd (like almost red lining it). Any crunch going up from 1st to 2nd then 2nd to 3rd and probabl
  2. Thats a totally amazing bit of work mate, loving that! Will be following this one!
  3. Damn! Where the hell do we get the shims then? I was sure the oem pads from Honda came with them?
  4. Might give him a shout! Thanks Dan
  5. Dave

    '99 MB2

    Nice wee haul of parts mate! I'm wanting to get DD's lca bushes done so might buy some replacement arms and refurb them and fit new bushes to them.
  6. TBF the Standard Honda pads are decent mate. Thats good to know we can still get bthem from Honda as I need to order up some new retainers for DD, so will just get the pads at same time. Do you know if the pads come with the shims as i cant remember?
  7. Dave

    K20 swap wiring

    Also give DAVEMB2 a shout as he did a K26 swap on his D series MB2. Have a look in the project threads for "Trinity D"
  8. Jesus mate! you'd be better off just getting the kit from Honda, might cost a little bit more but you know they will fit straight out of the box.
  9. Sorry to hear about your grandad mate, never easy losing a loved one. I think the key was for programming spare keys. One thing I do know is never try and start the car with it as it can cause lots of damage apparently.
  10. Im gonna get a full set of these for DD as her brakes are rattly and squeaky. I remember the last tim I replaced all these was on Ruby before heading down to Japfest the first time...brand new discs, pads, shims and retaining clips all from Honda. Everything fitted perfect and no noises so might need to go down same route with DD
  11. Actually, looking at it like that (only getting it 4cms higher) I think you're right! Think I'll go for the same layout as yours. That way can make the hole for the radio proper 2 din size as the screen I looked at was only 7 inch and 100cm high so not full double din.
  12. Thanks mate! yeah, took a lot of effort with G3 paint cutting compound followed by G3 polish then autoglym extra gloss. should keep them nice for a while longer! Just noticed you can just see DD in the background of one of the pics parked next to "Effy", Gayles Nissan Juke
  13. What a cracking project, and a lovely MB3 at the end of it. Loving the mods you've done mate, really brings the MB bang up to date and nicer to live with. I'm in the process of doing the double din conversion on my aerodeck. That head unit you've got is the same one I was looking at too! Love the fact it's nice and shallow so plenty room behind it. We really do struggle for room behind standard sized 1 din units in these civics, the dash space being really tight. So to fir a standard double din is tricky, so thats why I prefer the mechless (no cd player so smaller) units. How you finding that
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