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About MarkHuntsman

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  • Birthday 07/12/1994

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    Honda fan from childhood, wrecked fk2 that i bought from dad, now i am here

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  • Name
    Marek
  • Age group
    17-25...Youngster!
  • Location
    Bratislava Slovakia

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    CIVIC VTi AERODECK
  • Model code
    MC2

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  1. MarkHuntsman

    Mark's MC2 - Frey

    As far as i know, aerodecks came without rear ARB and that bit/bar you see there is just a rear lower tie bar, which supports the LCA mounts in subframe. I dont know where that came from, but it was there when i bought it, but i have not seen one like this one in shops. Mine are aliexpress special 2.5" mini projectors, they take only H1 bulb, but i have to yet confirm that. They came with H4 and H7 adapters, what means you take out the bulb retainer from standard headlight, slide the back side of the projector through the hole for the bulb, slide the adapter plate onto the projector from the back and then tighten a retaining nut. I think you can see the installation if you search on ytb for "morimoto mini H1 install" or something like that, as these seem to be quite close to the construction and mounting process as morimoto 2.5" mini h1 projectors. I will take some photos when i get home after the holidays. Thanks for the info. Guy that runs the shop where i ordered the pads called me after i placed the order. He asked me two things, first, if i can provide him VIN number, to check fitment. Second thing he asked, if i race hillclimb, or track, i said no, just road use and if he would be more likely to recommend EBC... No, only for road use, predators are great, as they have much higher friction coeficient than greenstuff and they brake better when cold, but they do overheat and fade on track. About those mikoda discs, i found some comments on them. There were two completely different opinions on them, either people said they are great, or people that said they dont trust them, since they are suspicious how cheap they are made in poland. But have not found one saying someone had them and had problems. I will see when i fit them.
  2. MarkHuntsman

    Snakey's VTI Deck! --DECK REBORN!!--

    Nice build so far. Can you please post some photos of the backside of those projectors? I am working on my retrofit at the moment and i am curious how you mounted them. I went the lazy route and got myself some Mini H1 projectors, which use the threaded shaft, locating spacer and a nut, to simply slide in the position of H4 bulb and tighten in place...
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    Mark's MC2 - Frey

    While i was writing that wall of text, i forgot to ask for your opinion on Predator Fast Road brake pads from Black Diamond and ATM Mikoda brake discs. Somewhere i found, that Mikoda, even though the are company from poland, produces brake discs for brembo europe, and friend of mine recomended them as he has their slotted discs on B18C4 swapped EK4. Also, i am again taking a closer look at honda legend frond brake calipers, as the should be direct fit, but are dual piston... As plans for near future go, i am considering a hardrace rear sway bar, since i cant get MG ZR/ZS one cheap in my area, and with shipping they cost about the same.
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    Mark's MC2 - Frey

    Hi folks, I am sorry for not posting here for almost a year... there were some minor updates to where the car is right now, but more to come. I got the car back on the road pretty soon by then, unfortunately, I still have black bonnet... Hope to get it all painted during summer. TL;DR: maintenance, repairs and some more repairs... For now I will start with what has been done maintenance wise. Shortly after accident OEM clutch, bearing pressure plate and fresh MTF. J&R right axle, 555 lower ball joints. This was done in a shop, since I was not sure I would be able to replace clutch by myself and I had to have the car running, before I went on a vacation to Montenegro with my girlfriend. 3500km total in two weeks... After we came back front left shock absorber failed... (this car started to turn into a money pit, bummer). While I was at it I changed all 4 for KYB Excel G. About two weeks later one morning the car refused to start, would crank, but nothing more... it got fuel, it got air, it cranked, oh right... no spark... I checked the spark plugs and the gap seemed a bit too wide, ot maybe the coil was failing. I ended up bending the spark plugs, to narrow the gap as much as possible without breaking them, but them back in and the car started like new. Nice. Shady repair, but it had to do since I was 300km away from home and it was Sunday morning, so nowhere to get parts. After I got back new NGK coil, spark plugs, dizzy cap and rotor went right in. By the end of summer air con stopped working again, we checked for leaks with UV, everything seemed to be OK, except compressor. I looked online for new compressors, 200-350eur.. how much is rebuild kit for denso compressor? 25eur delivered... in about 2 hours of time compressor was all cleaned up, resealed and ready to go back into the car, where in the meantime I put secondhand unit I got from my buddy, but turned out the clutch was not working on the replacement one. I was driving with the bad compressor for almost 3 months before I had the time to put the original but resealed one back in. Right before Christmas A/C belt tensioner bolt snapped on highway destroying alternator belt. New belt in, still did not get a replacement bolt. At least I got the rest of the bolt out of the bracket. By the end of January I had some time in the workshop, so I managed to change timing belt, tensioner, water pump, auxiliary belts, termostat, coolant flush, fresh oil, filters, adjusted valve clearance and some other minor details. A while back I got some scraping noise from rear right wheel, after taking the wheel and brake caliper off, I found inner brake pad worn to the base plate, got new pads during few hours, but discs were nowhere to be found that day, so I replaced just the pads and made a note to replace the discs ASAP as well. Unfortunately before I managed to replace them, the car had to go for state inspection (our equivalent of MOT). It failed due to weak rear brakes and almost non-existing parking brake... And here we are today, car off the streets, until I decide which brake discs and pads to get... In the mean time I am puting together second set of headlights with bi-xenon projectors retrofit, to simply drop them in and have original set as backup if I get into trouble with the police. More pics to come, I need to put them together from two phones and from a long time ago...
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    Car of the month May 2018

    So is COTM May still open? I may toss mine in, to not have a one horse race also a pic of test fit of new rims before i have them registered
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    Mark's MC2 - Frey

    Front bumper and headlight mounts are being welded in these days, but i still have to find a silver hood, or get some other colour and then wrap/paint it. If i dont find any silver one before the weekend, i will pick up green or black one that i can have for 40eur alongside front bumper brace for another 10eur. What is left to do is to have that front piece which holds the hood lock pulled out a bit and repair/replace A/C radiator and hardline tube that runs in front of radiators as it is crushed. Also i almost forgot about the right fog light, but i will be looking for it when i will have rest of the parts needed, since it is not actually needed to have the car on the road again. All in all the repair will not be that expensive, but it is still a bummer...
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    Mark's MC2 - Frey

    Minor accident on Friday, hope to have it sorted by next week. I may be pretty unfortunate, since this is second accident within last six months... As it is right now, tomorrow I am going to have bumper, lip and headlight mounts welded, on Sunday I am about to pick up a bonnet, which is unfortunately blue and probably straighten front frame (not sure how is the piece which holds the bonnet lock, light mounts and radiators called) myself and I am going to order AC radiator and front bumper brace right now. Also I am about to pick up OZ Superturismo 16" wheels on Thursday.
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    Car of the month May 2018

    Please be patient, accidents happen... But i hope to have it all repaired within a week.
  9. MarkHuntsman

    Car of the month May 2018

    I think it should do the trick but give me a few days, to get my alloys on the car, wash it and take some photos.
  10. Well, it seems i forgot about COTM for the third month in a row... I guess i should turn on notifications for it
  11. MarkHuntsman

    Mark's MC2 - Frey

    Exhaust done Also there is oil on spark plug for cylinder one...
  12. MarkHuntsman

    Mark's MC2 - Frey

    I even ordered dremmel like grinder/cutter made by proxxon, but it arrived two days late. As for the other one, I might do that ona too, since I have the axle at home, but I was not able to source Honda MTF at the time, so I left it for another time. But what helped immensely was a cutting disc worn down to about 80-85mm, when I tried that it was about 10 mins of actual cutting.
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    Mark's MC2 - Frey

    Some more updates and pics. I have successfully replaced the axle on my second attempt. All I needed was an angle grinder with cutting disc of the right size to get into the hub and a chisel. Time total was about 4 hours of cutting, prying, whacking and swearing, but after I got the nut out it took roughly 20mins to have the car back on the ground. Unfortunately, during last two weeks some other issues appeared. Exhaust rusted through and rear muffler is totally disconnected from the mid section. From what i read on fb group, Toyosports exhausts are pretty decent quality, so I got a 60mm stainless cat back for 280€ delivered, but there was obvious mistake from the seller. I paid for one, but received two full sets with a day difference... I tried to compare it to the original exhaust and it seems to line up perfectly, although it is supposed to be for MB6 not MC2. As far as other problems go, F/L upper ball joint has a nasty clank when the suspension is fully decompressed for example on speed bumps and A/C is not working, probably just needs to be refilled.
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    Mark's MC2 - Frey

    Repairs update: Yesterday i tried to replace the broken driveshaft with no success at all. Rust vs. me 1:0. Since i dont have any airtools so i tried to get the axle nut off with 1/2" drive breaker bar. Result was two broken breaker bars. Then i tried cutting the nut, but i could not get the cutting disc on angle grinder deep enough because of extended lip of the hub. After the weekend i will probably get a dremmel and cut the rest of the nut. What i am afraid of is that i would have problems taking the axle out of the hub, if it is rusted as well... If you have any tips please let me know. I will try to hammer it out of the hub, but if it will not budge, i may as well get the whole hub out and have it pressed out at a friend of mine. For now i plan to replace just the left side driveshaft, to be able to drive the car to said friend and let him replace the other one, as i am a bit lazy to drain and refill the gearbox.
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