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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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    Dave
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    41-45...Midlife crisis!
  • Location
    Scottish Borders

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    CIVIC ES AERODECK
  • Model code
    MC1

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  1. sooooo, the MOT didn't go entirely to plan! Garage failed her on the track rod end (so least I know what the noise was now and was expecting that anyways) but the bastids also failed on what they classed as a major fault! Effing exhaust heat shield???? They even put "dangerous, do not drive. Risk of fire!" on the mot. Apparently its the one round the fuel tank.....only its still there! There looks to be probably about 4 inches of shield that has rusted away if anything, but it has probably been like that for years.Didnt even get as much as an advisory before so was pretty pissed off with the tester tbh. Also failed on binding front caliper n/s/f and handbrake didn't meet requirements. Then there was the advisories.........brake discs worn pitted or scored! The rears are brand bloody new, and the fronts are in decent shape! Honestly went apeshit at the garage as they wouldn't even entertain fixing anything they'd failed it on! Took her straight to another wee independant garage to see if they could book her in, and the guy (who was into his cars) looked at the fail slip and laughed. Said they wouldn't have failed it on the heat shield, and as for the discs, he agreed there was nothing wrong with them. So she's been sitting in the garage since November as I was so pee'd off with it all. It wasn't a huge list of fails, just some of the things they'd failed/advised on thats now stuck on her mot history forever. Anyhoo, decided I need to get my finger out and do something about it. So, brand new caliper on the front along with new pads. Handbrake I thought was just a quick adjust (uh-uh, wrong!). The handbrake cable where the adjuster is at the handbrake was squint, drivers side all pulled up and pass side hardly any. So siezed rear caliper then. Turned out, the garage I had used to fit the rear discs when I couldnt get the caliper/carrier braacket bolts out had reused the same chewed up bolts. Again, effing raging, because when I finally got them out, the sliders were seized solid as they'd fired it all back together without even any grease on the sliders! Effing cowboys! So new slider kit and replaced the bolts with new, job done. Then got a bit of heatshield that I had lying about and cut it to shape size and fitted it. I then drilled new holes to attach the n/s/r abs sensor cable back onto the car as I'd put it on temp with cable ties while I serched for the previous abs fault. So thats ll looking nice and secure now. Just need to book her into another garage for an mot now and get them to do the track rod end. Would do it this week but I've had a slight accident in the garage! Faith had an accident with her new (to her) 2015 Toyota Aygo, so Ive got to replace the front bumper, o/s/f wing, o/s/f headlight, fog light, drl etc. Started on it last night and got the mangled wing off, then was at the workbench showing Faith (she was helping me) how to get a stuck bolt out of a socket. Turned to her to get the bolt, and she screamed! What I didnt see was the bloody vice falling off the workbench! And landed right on my foot!!! Still in agony, toes are swollen to around twice their normal size, masive bruising etc. gayle thinks Its probably broken my toes but I aint going to sit in A+E for 6 hours to be told they cant do anything. So painkillers it is until it heals. Out of action for working on cars/driving for now.
  2. Although the B series ws fun in my VTI, I've always found the D series is more refined/smooth in comparison. Just my own personal view of the D series having owned the D14, D16 and the B18. Fair play to you mate, looking forward to seeing this one progress.
  3. Dave

    My new german

    I'll have a look mate see if it's in the list of waiting member that need admin approval. Did you get any message saying it was declined or anything?
  4. Check our diwnlaodable service manual mate, figures should be in there.
  5. Dave

    My new german

    Tidy! Transformed it mate!
  6. That blue looks stunning! Loving the car in its latest form mate!
  7. Dave

    My new german

    Nice work mate, deffo looking at wrapping the Mini but need to sort the lacquer peel first. Some of the vinyls available look stunning, really glossy!
  8. I'm dreading doing the rear trailing arm bushes on DD at some point! Top work mate, love this project!
  9. Dave

    My new german

    Almost looks like it's got a pirates black tint to it in the photos? Or is it gunmetal/black? Tidy wee bus that.
  10. I got one made up for DD at Japfest car show. Not got any pics of her with it on though! It is now mounted above my workbench in the garage, I'll see if I can find a pic of it
  11. @Thirsty I don't think the coupe/sedan one will be a direct fit, will need modified to fit (depends on where the bends in the pipe are and also if the flange where it meets the cat is the correct way round although that can easily be cut off and refitted easily enough). Standard exhaust prices seem to have gone right up lately for some reason, so might be time to go for a cat back stainless system. Bit more expensive but you won't have to replace it again. Have had my custom built powerflow system for around 12 years now, still in great condition and never had a single issue with it. Worth the extra if you're keeping the car for a while
  12. Not 100% sure if the seal kits are available for these mate, but our service manual in the downloads section should give a better view of what's needed.
  13. Dave

    V770 LCP

    Agree, that looks stunning mate, really sweet MB.
  14. Yup, can confirm MA/MB/MC all the same. For best fitment (and quality) I'd deffo recommend the Climair ones. Have had both and the rear ones are a much nicer fit.
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