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About Dave

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    Admin - Site Owner
  • 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


    Welcome mate. Looking forward to seeing the mb6! I've owned the mb6 and the FN2 aswell, both mega fun cars to drive!
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    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    I take it she needs the welding done before she'll get the mot? Total pia mate but least if shes home she's safe. In these uncertain times a lot of businesses could go under, and if your car is on the premises when it happens, can mean it getting damaged/being difficult to get it back. Not saying the garage is going to go bust, but know i'd prefer her sitting on my drive safe and sound until things get back to some kind of normality
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    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    Thanks Jake. The drive in Mindy lifts us both up, we come back, park in the drive and have big cheesy smiles on our faces. Deffo lifts the spirits mate
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    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    isn't it! We've never been fans of built up areas/cities, much prefer the wide open spaces. Where we're moving to, we have that right on our doorstep Thanks mate, appreciate that. Funeral went as well as can be expected under the lock down, felt very surreal. She deserved a much better send off than this but it's all we we're allowed to do. Least she's up there with my Dad now and having a ball! You'll love the roads down near our new house Ali, plenty fun to be had!
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    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    Went for shopping again, taking the scenic route and the perfect car for this glorious weather. Peaked 33 degrees here today, unusual for Scotland and at this time of year. Was so nice getting the sun and fresh air while driving De-stressed us both. Mums funeral tomorrow so Mindy has helped get us ready. Hope everyone enjoying the sun and playing safe
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    My new german

    That's cheap for the end effect it gives! Bargain!
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    My new german

    Nice job bud, deffo getting quicker at this eh! How much did it cost you to wrap it?
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    Dawns Civic Aerodeck Updated 28/5/13

    New tyres fitted today. Got kwik fit mobile to supply/fit the new tyres at home. Went for Goodyear Efficient grip 2 as have had these on Ruby and Roxy, and Mindy has them so thought time for DD to have them. Always loved the grip and low noise levels of these, especially in the wet. Size wise, went for 195/55 16. 15's are 55 profile, and the previous tyres were 45 profile, but should have been 50 with the 16's. Know the speedo will be slightly out going for 55's, but not bothered as the extra comfort and them filling the now huge arch gaps since going back to standard suspension will be worth it. Quite like the look to be honest also, got a pic of the jack the mobile fitters use. Airbag system which raises the car in about 2 secs! Nice bit of kit......have already seen them for sale so might invest in one for my new garage when its built. Already got a compressor so ready to go!
  9. So, looking to get new tyres for DD. What width of tyres are folks running on your lowered/standard height Civic M's? Know the widest standard size (for VTi/VTiS) is 195, but just wondering if we can go wider without any issues? Thinking 205's should be ok on DD's 16" wheels as plenty of room in arches with her being back on standard suspension.
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    Tyre pressure

    The trim clips come as a kit from Honda. Not sure if they are still available mate, most likely discontinued. I've got a trim kit in the garage in its original packaging so will have a look for a part number for you. Got it for the rear lip but some low life stole the lip from my rear garden!
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    MB2 b18c4 swap

    Welcome to the club Keiran, Quite a few members on here have done the B18 conversion so plenty info available. One of the last ones done was Alex @Chandler for his aerodeck.Have a look at this page (although would recommend reading his whole project thread, stunning car!) ECU is P28 I think, although many go down the route of Hondata aftermarket ecu's for mapping etc. At the other end you we have even had extremes such as a K26 transplant into an MB2. See @DAVEMB2 "Trinity D" project thread Recently one of our members has done an H22 conversion. See @Alexmb4h22 project thread Deffo a lot to get inspired by there mate. Hope this helps. Hopefully a few of those members will be along to offer some info on everything that's required.
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    Dawns Civic Aerodeck Updated 28/5/13

    Finally got them finished! Was a f@#k up with the order for the lacquer so after 12 days it still hadn't arrived and I ordered more from some place else. Went a bit different when I fitted the alloys this time, swapped the Cades centre caps for the new Honda ones I bought for the winter rims...looks better I think? DD with her posh shoes back on (still need to get some nice shiney new nuts!) Soooooo glad to have these back on, hated her look on standard alloys/winter tyres.