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Dave last won the day on September 26

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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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    Scottish Borders

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  1. Today's update on the rust treatment. Got the whole rear into its first coat of underseal, boot floor and surrounding areas looking much tidier now Got it right up into the rear corners roo and in behind the rear bumper so she's well protected. Deffo going to give her another coat though, but my neck was sore from doing this yesterday so had to give it a miss today. Next, i'll get the lower suspension arms done in satin black then move onto the nearside Rear arch and suspension, got it all buffed dow, rust treated, undersealed and painted. Then just the ABS sensor to refit and troubleshoot and fit the VTiS side skirts. Should be ready for the mot after that.
  2. Think it's the same grill on all models mate, not sure why that bit is covered up. Know on my old MA8 Civic it also had like a plastic cover where the air con rad would be too as mine didn't have air con.
  3. Lovely pre-facelift Civic M! Stunning!
  4. Not sure on this one mate unfortunately. I think you would possibly need to swap the ecu to a Hondata or something similar although not sure on the ins and outs of doing this. Not heard of the "BEE R Revlimiter" before.
  5. For sourcing a suspension set from a MGZS 180, best bet is Ebay. Pretty sure the MGZS was available in Portugal (know the standard Rover 400/45 was) so hopefully you can find a set nearby. If you do see some advertised in the uk, always worth seeing if the seller can post them to you (although be wary of scams etc). they do sometimes come up for sale in the forum too and on our FB group. You can also go for Koni shocks and springs, which are decent quality too. Or the coilover route, which is more expensive but gives you adjustabillity. Avoid some of the cheaper Ebay coilovers though as their quality/ride is sometimes questionable. Depending whether you have the 5 door hatch or the Aerodeck, MiesterR do a set specific for our Civic M's. I've had a set on my old MB6 VTi 5 door and they were decent on that, but had an identical set on my aerodeck and could never get it to sit right if carrying passengers. Was fine in the hatchback for some reason.
  6. Give Rich Ellis at dynodaze a shout as he had the turbo'd B20. Knows his way around honda engines. Pretty sure the B20s are fine, know his used to easily rev its tits off with the turbo lol
  7. Lol I'm needing one for my spare wheel well too. Ta for the link mate!
  8. Sweet MB mate, Orleans blue is the best colour although I'm biased lol
  9. Nice write up mate and thank you. Do you have any pics of your seats fitted to the new mounts?
  10. Nice! Been modded well! The B20 bottom end is practically bullet proof, had a B20 turboed mb6 I the clubb years ago. Love the work thats gone into it mate
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