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About Dave

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  • Birthday 07/07/1970

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  • About me
    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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  • Name
    Dave
  • Age group
    41-45...Midlife crisis!
  • Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Civic Model
    CIVIC ES AERODECK
  • Model code
    MC1

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  1. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    Although a few more years and this will deffo be Dave!
  2. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    Already bought another Honda mate! One of the first things we had to do when we moved in. our Flymo wouldnt even look at that grass, couldnt get it to hover so was having to push it. Cutting all the grass took 2 days the first time, then about a few hours spread over a day and a half once we'd got it short. It was killing me! So we got a great deal on a brand new Honda petrol mower which has drive aswell so pulls itself along. Now takes me 45 mins to do whole garden! Honda Rocks! Dave>>>>
  3. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    lol yes, i always loved an electric aeriel back in the day, meant you had a posh car/pose value lol Pic only shows a little of the back garden, it's absolutely huge.............................as is the side bit.................and the front! Seemed like a great idea at the time, now got so much to try and do to the garden as it's not been well kept!
  4. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    Sooo, not done much to Mindy at all during all this COVID stuff. Have had her out a fair bit for a run, but not done anything to her. So, decided that as much as I love the look of the wooden steering wheel I bought for her I had gone off the look now and am going for a more subtle look with the interior. So bye bye wood/chrome wheel, and back with her oem Nardi black leather wheel. Just think seeing as I took all the fake wood off the centre console to make it back to black, the wood one the wheel looked out of place. And although with it being smaller it gave me more leg room, it obscured most of the instrument dials which really annoyed me. Add to that the fact that when the sun was behind us, at some angles/height of the sun it would reflect off the chrome spokes and blind me when driving! Any hoo, back to black as Amy Whinehoose used to sing.......interior is now black and red with chrome/stainless details. Much simpler and better looking I think And although Mindy is normally parked in the car port next to garage, and Gayle Juke (aka "Effie" as she looks like a wee elephant lol) is where Mindy is in this next photo, thought it would be nice to get a wee photo of Mindy and DD together. This is the view into back garden from our bedroom window! Mindy now back under her cover and in the car port. Managed to pick up a mega hard to find part..........oem mk1 mx5 electric aeriel. Prev owner had fitted a modern stubby one which looked totally out of place on her.....plus had to be removed everytime I wanted to put her cover on. Removing it left a long bolt sticking up, which would damage the cover, so it had to go! Going to see if I can maybe get this fitted on Monday or next weekend. Came with all the wiring too, so will be like an oem install. Just a wee detail but one which will make a differnce.
  5. Dave

    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    Comfy all the way for me now, just don't like cars where you feel every bump. DD is nice and comfy now since getting rid of the Meister's. Trade off is the ride height but I can laugh at speed bumps and kerbs now without worrying about the scrape. Much nice drive imo
  6. Dave

    Vti-s Turbo project

    Those are lush! Think DAVEMB2 has them in Trinity D, really nice seat and also comfy as anything! Good choice mate!
  7. Dave

    Coilovers for an Aerodeck

    and just to confuse things even further, it could be an MB lol An MB9 is a 1.5cc Aerodeck &l tan MB8 1.4ccAerodeck but I'm almost certain the 1.4 deck was never available in the UK. The 1.5's were actually decent!
  8. Dave

    Aerodeck MC1 auto box

    Yes, DD has an auto box. Power wise I think they're quite durable, have had a couple of Turbo'd D series civic M's in the club and didn't here anything about the boxes struggling. The D series engines with autos have different power outputs, ranging from 90bhp up to I think 115/120bhp. recon you'd be safe up to at least the 180 mark? What kind of power are you looking to get out of the engine? DD is standard engine wise apart from a stainless cat back exhaust so doubt she's pushing anything other than her standard power, maybe slightly more.
  9. Dave

    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    It is really strange mate, you would think you would notice a difference in how she drove, and would have thought there would be some kind of noise from the box itself if something has failed. I'm gonna pm Adam see if I get a reply
  10. Dave

    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    I wouldn't have thought the lack of oil would stop it working mate, but suppose it depends on the different types of lsd. Have seen a few car shows where they've fitted an lsd to a car that didnt already have it, and during the gearbox build have shown how it works so as the gearbox was on the bench at the time Im assuming it was empty? Not a Honda part I've ever heard of failing beforem deffo a first. Adam (jalesi2001) that used to be on here would probs know, but I've lost contact with him. I can ping him a message via Fb if you want? Is it the standard mb6/mc2 lsd you've got?
  11. Dave

    My mb2

    love how this car keeps evolving/changing with the trends.Prefer it without the stckers tbh, think it looks more subtle and classy. Nice work mate
  12. Dave

    Civic Aerodeck MB9 (Hinata)

    That looks epic mate, loving the new rims!!!
  13. Dave

    Dawns Civic Aerodeck Updated 28/5/13

    Yes mate, know about the jacks failing lol I had my mb6 up on a trolley jack years ago, and went in for a cuppa. Came back out and the front of the car was on the ground, sitting on its brakes!! Thought to myself, jesus, I could have been under that!! Just thought it would be a quick way of getting the car up in the air then put the axle stands under it, deffo wouldnt trust an airbag to hold the car while i work on it bud
  14. Dave

    Emily, my 1997 turbo NAFL MX-5

    Haha, same cars as me! Loving both mate, and love the mods on the mx5! cracking little cars the mk1 eh! Here's my two... DD my main car (was previously leading a nice retired life as a show car until I decided to put her back on the road full time) And my mk1 mx5, bought as a project as Ive always wanted one. Might be starting a new site for mk1 mx5's so will let you know mate
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