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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

    Headlight bulb options...

    Now that sounds like a cracking idea!
  2. Dave

    Headlight bulb options...

    Looking at that site, they seem to have some pretty decent stuff mate, positive reviews too.
  3. Dave

    Headlight bulb options...

    Yeah, deffo think the projector itself will be the big governing factor in this. As Simon says, be a good idea from the guys who make these lights see if they can help.
  4. Dave

    Mae's diamond *mb1*

    Similar to your previous set (were they Rota Grids?) but these will weigh about the same as a couple of feathers! Nice, the gunmetal looks mean against the white. Awesome stuff the Rays.
  5. Actually, if we don't get any more photos we'll need to change the name of the comp to "Silver decks in puddles"! lol
  6. Not put an end date on yet mate so plenty time to get the entries in! Lest see lots more folks!
  7. It does pull the heart strings mate watching them being driven away. Know how I felt watching Ruby being driven away (and I did it twice, just to have that horrible feeling twice!lol) It sounds promising though!
  8. Dave

    B18C4 running rich

    That's a really good point mate. Think the free-er flowing exahusts will deffo raise emissions due there being an increase in the fuel being delivered. The cat plays a big part, as do the 02 sensor/egr valve. Either of those can dramatically increase the emissions.
  9. Dave

    Water leaking into the boot

    Water only ever travels down mate, so it could be either coming in around the rear load lip due to the boot hatch seal. Could also be the rear sunroof drains are blocked (although be buggered if I could ever find them on these!) as this allows water to run down the inside of the c pilar which would lead to where your seeing the water. Think as Jake also says, the sealing around the two rear side windows if gone would allow the water into that same section. Not sure if running sealer round them on the inside would be effective as they're fitted from the outside using bond. Might be worth having a search online (youtube etc) to see if you can remove the rear windows without breaking them. if you can, would be worth redoing the bond and putting them back in. Bit of a pain and a bit of work but much better than having to get the car welded if the water rusts her out (which it will eventually).
  10. Dave

    Headlight bulb options...

    Not too sure with the projectors tbh mate as never had projectors on any of my cars. Think it will go the same as for standard lights though and be brand dictated. I've had loads of different bulbs by different manufacturers, but think the best I've had are the night breakers by Osram. Not sure if Osram do projector bulbs, worth a look? The other thing is obviously on our oem lights the spread/distance is governed by the plastic lense pattern, but with your custom lights where the lense is removed the it's the projector itself that dictates the range/spread/beam pattern. Maybe some projectors have better distance than others? But to swap the projector over for other ones would I imagine be either a non go or a huge pain?
  11. Dave

    Few bits needed what you guys got?..

    I've got two complete centre consoles from the clock down to the gear stick but was planning to eventually do a double din install. Might be able to let one go though? Not sure on price either? lol
  12. Dave

    Vti-s Turbo project

    Yeah right!! The work you've done to her is amazing bud, don't sell yourself short. I love how spot on this car looks and how you've restored it.
  13. Dave

    does anybody know this car

    I (for some sad reason!) always recognize the reg of cars that have been in the club but I honestly can't place that one. Don't think it's been in civic5 before although maybe someone else recognizes the reg? Too far from me also, but looks really nice. Seems to have plenty decent parts in there, and if the shell is good underneath like it is on top then a really nice car.