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  1. dan1

    '99 MB2

    Same venue again this year guys, Mallory Park on 13th August: https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/223403/retro-rides-gathering-august-mallory Id be tempted to try and go this year if nothing crops up
  2. dan1

    '99 MB2

    Cheers mate, im so looking forward to getting it all sorted! Yeah it was such a good event, so many cool vehicles there. Had about 3-4 M's there which was awesome to see. I've got some photos somewhere so when i've got abit of time i'll put a post up in the events section. They do a retrorides gathering event also which looks just as good and is a little more up country.
  3. I used abit of ply and some 'L' brackets. Have to remove the seat runners then bolted the L brackets to the mounting holes (where the torx bolt is in the top photo) Used this seatbase from ikea also: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/oerfjaell-chair-frame-swivel-black-70450909/ Theres probably a better way of doing it tbh, its quite high even with the chair being at the lowest setting!
  4. Hi guys, I guess just abit of a safety announcement? I've currently got a spare seat and noticed the below crack on its drivers seat base! (right next to the mounting bolt hole) Obviously I don't know if the seats were abused previously but thought i'd flag it up incase it was age/fatigue related: Note: It didnt affect my plans for this though : (apparently its not allowed in the house and must stay in the garage haha)
  5. dan1

    '99 MB2

    Hi guys, Time flies eh! Cant believe its been a year since i've updated this. Essentially the cars been great and I've just been enjoying it! Been slowly collecting parts for various upgrades and will be fitting these at some point soon: - Carbon Tegiwa Power Chamber/Whale intake (Just need to get a new filter for it) - Rota Grid rep alloys (Waiting for my tires to wear down, seems stupid wasting money swapping tyres over!) - D16W4 engine (so excited for this, just need to finish breaking the donor then will be giving it all new belts/new oil pan etc) - New Alloy radiator & silicone hoses - New Torque mounts - Reverse camera - New amp & speakers Im also planning on trying to learn how to 3d scan - a family members recently got a 3d printer and my tweeters are slightly too large for the hole in my door sails... can you see where this is going? Essentially i want to 3d scan, then modify and print off some door sails with larger holes. Thats the plan but i have a funny feeling i'll waste a load of hours trying this only for it to look utter sht! Lots to come so will be updating the thread in due course, hopefully not in a years time..! In the meantime heres a pic of the car at the Retro Rides Weekender at Goodwood back in May: Cheers, Dan
  6. Probably just a matter of brute force but id be worried about the plastic snapping or similar! Could always use some penetrating fluid like you would with bolts to try get rid of some of the crap but it could discolour the plastic so im not sure?
  7. I cant take any credit, it was this guy that found them, got some close up images of the lights aswell:
  8. I would imagine heat would help but i dont know of any tricks or anyone whose done it before. If its beyond saving you can still get replacement lamps on ebay, but theyre not bosch and ship from the US: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392038428811?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=1ouKfcuWQBO&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=d-k9ZEaNTZm&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY Theres someone on here who has ordered a pair but i cant remember who it was - had a aerodeck though
  9. Hi Rui, Once the rubber cover is removed the textured part twists off anticlockwise. Ive attached a photo to show. Can be really stiff if they havent been removed in a while. Cheers, Dan
  10. I'm planning on doing this myself (from D14Z4 to D16W4). As far as i can tell and from what i've researched, as both cars are OBD2a, the D16 ECU should just plug straight in. If the OBD differs then it gets complicated with immobilisers etc. The engine harness I have from the D16 should plug in at the strut towers like you say, but as the D14 doesnt have VTEC and the D16 does, I'll need to run 2 wires from the strut tower plugs to the ECU for the VTEC solenoid and knock sensor. If you're going to reuse your D14 engine harness then i believe you'll need to do as here: https://www.clubcivic.com/forum/threads/how-to-wire-vtec.166626/ When I get round to sorting mine out (don't hold your breath anytime soon however, this projects very slow moving!!) i'll post a step-by-step up.
  11. All the updates look great, seats look proper nice too!
  12. Sounds awesome mate, looking forward to seeing what its like once youve finished with it. My girlfriends got a t5 and its so handy having it with all the space inside when youre out and about!
  13. Looks great mate, especially with the new head unit. Whats it like in the back? All seating or could you use it as a mini camper?
  14. Rubbish news Dave! Hopefully you may be able to find it and it won't have gone far. Sounds like you need a bunker instead of a carport!
  15. All good thanks Mate, ive only got it mild so the worst bit is the boredom of being stuck at home haha!
  16. Nice one, fingers crossed it was that. mine was lifting near the little locating pin the gutter rubber trim attaches to. Mine was obvious as the paint had cracked. Id go and take a photo for you but currently isolating due to covid!!
  17. Dave I had a similar problem and it was the seam sealer under the gutter trim that had cracked and was letting water in. I picked it out with a screwdriver where i could see gaps and filled it in with some PU sealant and its been good ever since.
  18. Nice! Those big fogs still in oem wrapping - cant be many of those about in that condition! Interesting about the 25yr rule in the US, wonder if many other of this shape civics find their way over there.
  19. Looking good! Loving the lip on the back. The stainless headers look awesome too - did you manage to get them fit with the oem cat?
  20. Looks like its coming along nicely! RE the cheapo coilovers, I'd defo wouldn't risk it with the deck. The extra weight at the back may make them struggle/sit really low!
  21. dan1

    JTCC Accord

    Hi all, Not sure if anyones seen this - Saw it on a Speedhunters story and thought it looked awesome. Apparently this was built back in May so people may have seen it already! Some more photos: https://www.topgear.com/car-news/modified/honda-bringing-wicked-type-r-engined-accord-estate-sema http://www.speedhunters.com/2021/11/a-first-walk-through-sema-2021/#_presentation-536683 Cheers, Dan
  22. dan1

    '99 MB2

    Cheers mate, yeah definitely improved however its been so wet recently ive not wanted to push it! Being the MB2 it hasnt got any abs so could be interesting
  23. dan1

    '99 MB2

    Hi all, Hope you're all doing alright! Long time without an update, Life somewhat gets in the way sometimes haha. In the meantime i've bought a house with a garage which has been ideal for this! So finally got round to fitting the above, general parts list: Disk Rear trailing arms Rear Trailing arm poly bushings Honda Civic MB6 brake master cylinder Honda Civic MB6 brake servo New 40/40 brake prop valve (46210-S5A-912) Wezmoto Braided front and rear brake lines MG ZS 180 Front & Rear brake calipers MG ZS 180 Front & Rear brake discs Tegiwa brake stopper 15mm front wheel spacers (tyre kept rubbing the wheel arch on full lock, not good for the MOT man!!) I was proper impressed with the Wezmoto braided lines from ebay, asked them for Fronts 70cm, Rears 56cm and they were pretty much bang on, even came with 2 brackets on each line! Only issue i had was the welded nut for the bolt that goes between the RTA & LCA thread stripped, so i had to snap it off and am now using a nyloc in place. Very happy with how it all is now, next up will be a short shifter and then get round to fitting the rear ARB. Cheers, Dan
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