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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

    Mindy's mini-me!

    So, as I've been ill recently (had a heart attack while working in the garage) I'm not allowed to work on my cars until I recover. Well, decided to build the suspension on the MX5 (aka Mindy), fit the brake discs and calipers, oh and respray the car! Not the real one of course! I was lucky to get two identical models of the MX5 for my Christmas (one from Gayle and the other from my eldest stepdaughter Jacklyn and her husband Marc) so decided to chill out and build one of them. Model is 1/24 scale by Tamiya Got some parts painted prior to building. Brake discs with red calipers, exhaust, shocks with red springs (slight deviation from the instructions but just my preference). Also did front and rear wishbones, front rear subframes and all other parts. Detailed the underbody tub, so exhaust, petrol tank , bottom of engine etc all done. Rear suspension etc all ready to build Front suspension all built and added to tub. Rear all built and ready to fit Interior painted and put together. Really proud of my wee wood look gear knob! Mixed various colours to try and get the right look! The body required sanding down with fine wet and dry as there were a lot of casting marks that I wasn't happy with. Decided to buy proper "Mazda Classic red" paint from Halfords (part of my ocd thingy!) Resprayed the body, but not too happy with the finish so that will be getting done again. Even though I used paint prep wipes, and a plastic primer, the paint seems to have reacted with the plastic so truned out pants (well, in my opinion anyways!) so deffo redoing that. Final pics are of the completed model. When I build the second one, I'm going to use a different glue too as the one I have is also crap, quite stringy. Anyway, totally enjoyed building this, really theraputic. Looking forward to the second one! Oh, I haven't put any of the number plate decals on as I'm making my own (which will be same as Mindys!)
  2. Dave

    My mb6

    Wow! DD my Aerodeck is 20 yrs old this year, still drives as good as new. Are you Adeel that used to go to the HTUK meets back in the day? If so met you at one of them, and yours was the first VTiS I'd seen or ever been in!! You took me and my mate for a spin in it, was amazingly quick. Think you had changed the ecu for the integra SiR one? Get some photos up mate, would love to see the car!!
  3. Yeah mate, all have the lip as standard, not having it wasnt an option. So either its had a new front bumper or the lip has been damaged. Either way, think it needs investigating by any prospective new owner! I too have seen it going up for sale before. First thing I do now with any car......check the MOT history. I assume the owner would probably give the reg over the phone but I like to have the option of checking it first before contacting the seller. And I think you're bang on, £3500 is what it is worth tops, although I think any mb6 will struggle to sell at even 3 grand. Six and a half is just total dreaming lol Even though they are rare now, I still cough and laugh when I see Civic Jordan's being advertised at 7 or 8 grand! It's like "what, seriously??" And that's with sometimes over 100K on the clock.
  4. Dave

    Polycarbonate windows

    Yes, there have also been a couple of mb's/MC's that were built as track cars that had them if memory serves me correctly. Not sure which ones or where you'll get it but I'm sure Jake will be along shortly with the info.
  5. Good shout Simon, probably cheaper to replace the complete dizzy than it is just to buy the ignitor thingy. Infact, if the ignitor is worn out, chances are the rest of the dizzy would be too.
  6. Thats what Civic5 was all about right from the start mate, and what makes us a bit different to most other car forums/FB groups. Always someone happy to help here. If the EM light didn't come on, then possibly not the ignitor then (which is lucky as that part was I think £300 from Honda last time I got one which was around 6, maybe 7 years ago). Not even sure Honda still stock them and the aftermarket ones fail big time. I bought two, both left me stranded byt the side of the road within 1 week of driving, hence had to bite the bullet and buy genuine Honda part. But as said, if the EML doesn't come on during the fault, then that should rule that out. Dodged a bullet there! lol
  7. Browsing ebay and found this. Looks amazing condition with only 18.000 miles on the clock, two owners from new. Very hard to find one like this, but don't think I could justify.........£6495 for an MB6! Still, would love to own this. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Civic-1-8-VTI-Very-Low-Mileage-ONLY-18K-Service-History-Lot-of-paperwork/233074530457?hash=item3644531899:g:VQUAAOSwTY9buQTO:rk:4:pf:0 Pic of the car
  8. No need to apologize mate, we've all been there (me included! Had a heart attack last week!) so health takes priority over everything. Hope you get it sorted soon, but if it turns out not to be the 02 sensor it could well be the ignitor in the distributor. Do you get the engine management light coming on when the fault happens?
  9. Dave

    Mk4 golf engine swap question if I may??

    Can't see there being any issues if swapping like for like mate, although being a newer type car you never know! Let us know how it goes bud.
  10. Dave

    Unicyclingtom's Vito!

    Welcome back mate! Nice bit of kit that!
  11. Dave

    My EK Sedan/Ferio turbo project

    Yes deffo get it posted up over there mate so we can follow where you go with this one. Not got a mk1 golf joined yet let alone a convertible so yours will be the first! Plus we have the free competition running just now over there with a great Bluetooth hands free/mp3 player for the winner!
  12. Dave

    My EK Sedan/Ferio turbo project

    Looking forward to seeing the golf mate!
  13. Dave

    Daily MB2

    See, I wouldn't use that. One thing I used to get a bollocking for when I was getting driving lessons was not using my mirrors enough. My excuse was "what's in the mirror behind me is history, I'm more interested in what's in front!" Lol driving instructor didn't seem too impressed with my comment!
  14. Dave

    Vtis project

    Damn bad luck indeed with the engine mate. Overall though she looks like a really tidy VTiS, and knowing your attention to detail, this will be one of the best! Getting myself comfy to watch this build!
  15. What pressies did your modern classic get for Christmas? Let's see them here! Mindy my MK1 MX5 got nice stainless steel will covers courtesy of my wife Gayle.  Carly Cooper (my gen 2 MINI) got two new rear brake calipers, pads and sensors (cos the brakes went on Christmas Eve!) Will add a pic of those later.  DD my Honda Civic Aerodeck got a promise from me to renew her front caliper and get her mot, plus possibly some paintwork in the spring/summer.