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  1. Right, as we've spent the past few weeks moving house and settling in, I've not had time to get May's comp up and running! So, here it is....Civic5 COTM May 2020. Going to run this for only a few days then go to voting so we can catch up again. Get them entires in now!!
  2. So, been a bit down lately due to pressures/hassles at work and been a grumpy old git to say the least. Gayle reckoned what i needed was another project! I've wanted a MK1 MX5 since the day they were launched (was at the car show in Glasgow SECC when they unveiled it) and when the cover came off and I saw this sweet little red sports car I fell in love! Said there and then I have to have one of these one day, but I was a teenager back then with empty pockets! Roll on 29 years later and now I'm older (still with empty pockets, least i am after buying her!) and finally I've got one!! Always wanted a mk1, but did put deposit down on a mk2 in a garage around 7 years ago. Sadly my then wife (Dawn) became seriously ill so we cancelled going down to test it/buy it and just forgot about getting an MX5. Lost Dawn to cancer 3 years later Original plan was to buy one that needed a full restoration, but as i don't possess any welding skills that plan changed. After a lot of good advice from members in here, we upped our budget and went to view a few more cars. Most were bodged repairs and nothing like described, until we found this one in Stirling, Scotland. She's red (obviously), 1.6 UK car with 90K on the clock. 10 months MOT. There isn't a service history book, but all the old mots are there and receipts for various work done. The chap selling her didn't want to let her go, but was under instruction from his wife to buy a more family friendly classic car! She has had the rear sills done before, drivers side is a tidy enough job and solid (just the black paint that's not right), passenger side is still solid but repair is showing signs of rust. Engine wise, she's great! Engine sounds sweet, and pulls well in every gear. Suspension wise, she needs an overhall. Interior is basic but (now) clean and tidy. Hood is shot, but Gayle went straight onto ebay and found a brand new hood that the seller has had lying around for a couple of years for £120! result! She bought it, then we had another road trip to Aberdeen to go collect it. Hood is mint and getting fitted this weekend! I have noticed when at speeds of 70mph upwards, she has a horrible vibration which is coming from the front. It shakes through the car, and if at lower speeds (60mph) we go over any bumps in road, it shakes up through the steering wheel which deffo isn't right. Unfortunately during the test drive there were no roads we could get her up to anything over 30 - 40mph so this only came to light on the way home. But hopefully the work i'm planning should resolve these issues. So Plans are: Fit the new hood Replace all 4 shocks and springs Replace upper/lower wishbones (they look ok, just grubby, but I want to replace all bushes so might aswell just change the whole lot.) Replace wheels/tyres with dished BBS rims Full service including timing belt/fan belt etc. New front and rear brakes (rears have just had brand new calipers fitted) Full custom interior retrim in either full leather or half leather/alcantara Full respray, looking to go for a nice metal flake red! Will also be taking it to BorderMX5 before the paint to have both rear sills repaired professionally/correctly. Think we should be able to get through the next mot with them but not chancing it any longer than that. Engine and engine bay fully detailed. Accessories, such as chrome/stainless steel boot rack, new stereo (just replaced the one that was there for a Pioneer that I had lying around in the garage). Will be a long term project, but want to fully replace as much as we can as we go along for brand new/renovated parts. End goal is to have one very mint mk1 MX5. After cleaning her interior up to my standards, Gayle said "oh look, the suns out!" Which roughly translated means "time for a run in Mindy with the top down!" lol Got some pics when we were out. Totally love this wee car! She's not perfect, but she's ours and makes me happy! First ever convertible I've ever owned, and loving it! Don't worry though, DD isn't going anywhere! Just taking a break from her for a wee while as she needs MOT'd and a new front caliper. Plan is when I get the spraying gear all sorted out to respray the mx5 , I'll be doing DD's front end at the same time. So all's good!
  3. dogg1210

    My new german

    Home at last lol
  4. Time for this months competition. Enter the civic you want to see win COTM. It can be any members civic or even your own, all are welcome! Remember to add a photo of the car, and a link to its topic/project thread in members cars. Lets see them folks!!
  5. Was just reading this on top gear. Think that this sort of product is going to be more common. https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/what-would-you-do-107bhp-crate-electric-motor I bet ecu modification suddenly becomes more complicated though... Especially if you want a motor for each rear wheel
  6. SWAMB6

    NEWBIE HERE!

    Evening All, Just bought (Not collected yet) my first MB6. I have owned various Hondas over the years 3 EK's, 1 CRX Del Sol and an FN2. Im looking forward to something different. No proper pictures yet. I am a detailer based down in Somerset, so its going to be a long term project and I may improve it a little but most importantly is it looks clean. Any suggestions for some initial improvements? Handling etc? Can you get suspension kits as opposed to having to go coilovers? Any suggested tuning places to have it mapped in time? I used CPL racing many many years ago. Cheers all, pictures to follow!
  7. So, looking to get new tyres for DD. What width of tyres are folks running on your lowered/standard height Civic M's? Know the widest standard size (for VTi/VTiS) is 195, but just wondering if we can go wider without any issues? Thinking 205's should be ok on DD's 16" wheels as plenty of room in arches with her being back on standard suspension.
  8. Hi need a couple of bits for my deck, need drivers side wing, preferably red, and a wiper motor and connecting rods please
  9. Here we go again, time to put forward your entries for this months competition. Remember folks, it can be another members civic or even your own! Lets see what civic M you think should win!
  10. dr_broon

    Interesting read

    This popped up in my news feed this morning - thought it was worth a share. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazine/the-concept-of-the-sustainable-classic/
  11. MeisterR Zeta Pro for the civic mb/mc. They haven't done many miles tbh as DD spent most of the time just doing meets/shows but is now in daily use hence reverting back to oem.So these have only done around 4000 miles. Still have the original box they came in, original spec sheet/instructions and the C spanners for adjusting them.These are one of the very few suspensions designed specifically for the Civic MB/MC's More photos. The paint has come off the two front springs but doesn't affect performance. Checked all the adjuster rings and all moving freely. Oh and the masking tape is there as I asked our garage to mark them as they took them off so I'd know what goes where (offside front etc) Have checked and the adjustment rings are free so can be wound down in height/up to what ever you require.These are a great bit of kit and give nice handling/sharp turn in, along with a wide range of adjustments including 32 point soft/hard setting with a button at the top of each damper. Looking for £350 (these were over £600 new and that was at a sale/group buy price) Let me know if you're interested folks (SOLD TO Member SataNeAtChEeSe)
  12. Competition time again on Civic5...does it ever stop!! This time it's the return of our Photo competition. We want to see your photos of your civics where there is a reflection of the car in the photo. Could be parked over a big puddle so car's reflected in the water, or refflected from a shop/showroom window or a mirror. Or the reflection of your civic on another car. You get the idea Only criteria is your Civic must be in the pic along with the reflection. Competition is free to enter and the prize on offer is our very last Official Civic5 mug! Lets see how arty you can get with your civic and the camera! Here's an example of my old mb6 Ruby
  13. Dave

    Civic5 Instagram

    We have created an Instagram account so you can also follow us on there and post your civic M photos too. Please remember to share your photos in the forum though, as this is where most members will see them and the forum is our base. Feel free to follow us at https://www.instagram.com/civic5_team/ Link/instagram button has been added at the foot of the forum next to our Facebook button.
  14. Jimbo714

    Value

    Possibly looking to sale my 1.5 but really don’t know the value? Any one help ? Has a couple months m.o.t but when possible I will put fresh ticket on
  15. DAN@ADRIAN FLUX

    Adrian Flux - Current Situation

    Hi. Just to let you know we are still very much open and hopefully its business as usual wherever possible. As from Monday our quotes team will be on hand for any new quotations as per the below:- Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm Saturday – 9 am – 3 pm Sunday 10 am -2 pm Currently our service teams opening hours for existing clients are unaffected. Please feel free to visit the following FAQ link for advice around Coronavirus and insurance:- https://www.adrianflux.co.uk/blog/2020/03/how-will-coronavirus-affect-my-insurance.html During this uncertain period you may wish to look into laid up insurance so if this is the case please feel free to drop me a line. Stay safe. Regards, Dan.
  16. dr_broon

    Lock down

    So, how's everyone getting on with the new way of life? Personally I'm working from home, but then have been most of the time anyway for about 6 months so no big change there. Will be interesting when the 'home school' starts next week though. Hope that everyone's well and keeping in touch with the world however they can
  17. HONDA CIVIC 'M' SERIES COMPATIBILITY DATABASE Civic5 accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions from this database and all that STEERING AND SUSPENSION COMPONENTS *Wheel and tyre info....Stock ET is 45 for all M's (widest recommended rim with this et is 6.5" at r15? ). DC2 alloys need spacers to fit over 282 calipers *Springs and shock absorbers....Same as dc2/eg/ek/ej/400/45/zs. DC2 coilovers will need the Integra LCA. Matched springs and shocks are specific to the weight of the model so Aerodeck are different as are other civics or Integras. *Front upper wishbone....Same as dc2/eg/400/45/zs. EK is different the bushes are pressed into the arm. *Front lower wishbone....Same as dc2/eg/ek/ej/400/45/zs *Front hub carrier and balljoints....Same as dc2/eg/ek/ej/400/45/zs *Hubs....All M's use 4 x100 pcd hubs from contemporary civics except the MB6 which uses 4 x 114.3 (4.5") pcd hubs from the Integra and Prelude. *Front ARB....Same as dc2/eg/ek/ej/400/45/zs. To upgrade arb size you will need to change the body mounting bushes *Rear ARB....Same as dc2/eg/ek/ej/400/45/zs. To upgrade arb size you will need to change the body mounting bushes. *Front suspension bushings....Same as dc2/eg/ek/ej/400/45/zs *Track rod ends....Same as 45/400/zs *Steering rack...Same as 45/400 *PAS pump...Non Honda engined Rovers use flexible hosing (mounted on right of engine) *Rear trailing arm....Same as dc2/eg/ek/ej/400/45/zs. Drum versions can not be converted to disc. *Rear upper control arm....Same as dc2/eg/ek/ej/400/45/zs *Rear lower control arm....Same as dc2/eg/ej/400/45/zs. Some LCA's do not have a mounting for an ARB. *Rear toe adjuster....Same as dc2/eg/ek/ej/400/45/zs *Trailing arm (compliance) bush....Same as dc2/eg/ek/ej/400/45/zs *Rear suspension bushes....Same as dc2/eg/ek/ej/400/45/zs BODY PANELS AND LIGHTS *Front bumper....All different, to change MA to MB you also need to change bonnet (and front crossmember?) MB6 front lips will not fit the MA without modification. *Rear bumper....MB will fit MA *Sideskirts........MA/MB/45/400/ZS all fit the same mounting points. Vti-s and ZS180 having variations in style. *Front wings....All different *Bonnet....All different. *Bonnet catch and struts....MA/MB/45/400/ZS all same. Catch lever varies on MA. *Scuttle cover....MA/MB/45/400/ZS all same *Windscreen....MA/MB/45/400/ZS all same *Door glass.... MA/MB/45/400/ZS all same *Tailgate....MA/MB same apart from number plate surround. *Tailgate catch and struts....MA/MB/45/400/ZS all same, all standard struts will take the weight of the standard vti spoiler. *Doors.... MA/MB/45/400/ZS all same *Headlights.... MA/MB slightly different outer shape. There are no aftermarket headlights. *Taillights....MB fit MA, MB have clear indicators, MA amber. *Side repeaters.... MA/MB/45/400/ZS all same *Fog lights....MA and MB have slightly different surrounds? *Wing mirrors.... MA/MB/45/400/ZS all fit same, some electric, some manual *Sunroof.... MA/MB/45/400/ZS same. *Handles and other trim pieces.... MA/MB/45/400/ZS same apart from number plate surrounds/ rear light trims. INTERIOR *Front seats and rails....MA/MB/400/45/ZS same fitting. Other Honda seats will need modification to the rails. *Rear seats and rails....MA/MB same ZS will not fit. *Centre console....MA/MB/400/45/ZS same fitting. Some models have a centre arm rest that fits all M's *Dashboard....MA/MB/400/45/ZS same fitting. The MB6 vti-s has carbon dash inserts. *Steering wheel....MA/MB same MB6 has leather finish. Rover will fit but are trispoke so you will not be able to get rid of the Rover airbag and logo. (DC2 will fit with modification?) *Steering column....MA/MB/400/45/ZS same *Switches etc....MA/MB/400/45/ZS same *Instrument cluster....MA/MB/400/45 same. (ZS 180 and MB6 have different tacho's?) *Door cards....MA/MB/400/45/ZS same *Pillar trims....MA/MB/400/45/ZS same *Headlining....MA/MB/400/45/ZS same *Rear mirror....MA/MB/400/45/ZS same *Parcel shelf....MA/MB *Audio components....MA/MB/400/45/ZS same. The MB6 and some Rovers have better speakers and door tweeters that fit all M's. BRAKING COMPONENTS *Front discs....262 except MB6 which uses the 282 system. Some companies make 282 rotors to fit 4x 100 hubs (generally as an upgrade to EG civics) *Rear discs/drums *Front calipers....Single pot lucas 262 system. Same as 400/45/ZS/EG/EK. 282 for MB6. *Rear calipers....Same as 400/45/ZS/EG/EK/EJ. *Master cylinder....Same as 400/45/ZS/EG/EK/EJ.(?) Does the 'teg use this too? *Brake fluid.... *Brake hoses....Same as 400/45/ZS/EG/EK. Drum and disc versions are different. *Rear Disc backing plates part numbers. SMD000080  SMD000090 From RimmerBros (order for MGZS) Just checked still showing in stock around 25 each (as of 21/3/2020)  ECU AND ELECTRICAL OBD Loom/ aftermarket wiring Lamda IACV FIT VTEC controlers Fuses and resistors Battery Alternator D SERIES ENGINES- D14A2, D14A4, D14A3 (EDM), D14A8, D15Z1, D15Z8, D16B2, D16Y5. Engine mounts Sparkplugs Engine oil Oil filter Fuel filter Distributer HT leads Valves and valvetrain parts Cam Cambelt Cam gears Crank Pistons Con rods Intake Throttle body Intake manifold Radiator Fan Thermostat Coolant FI info B SERIES ENGINES- B18C4 Same sort of stuff TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS Shifter UJ Shift rod Extension rod Shift bushings Clutch Master cylinder Reservoir Release cylinder Gearbox Gearbox oil Driveshafts EXHAUST COMPONENTS Manifold....B and D series engines use a slightly different manifold Cat section....UKDM cat (different length from the JDM cat) Mid section....MA/MB all same (?) do rover fit? Backbox....MA/MB all same except Aerodeck which has a longer tail (?) There's probably a lot I've missed off, might be best to improve it as we fill out the list? We probably ought to have glossary for terms (stuff like DC2, EG, ITR, IM, PCD) to make it accessible for noobs and non Honda geeks
  18. Jimbo714

    Advice needed

    So started getting few bits for the 1.8 engine rebuild, but in two minds to put the engine in my 1.5 or keep in original shell. My 1.5 is real tidy on the bodywork and the 1.8 has some scraps and dents. How difficult is the swap going to be, thought’s please
  19. Dave

    Civic5 stickers!

    We have some Civic5 car stickers and civic5 keyrings available folks! These are available in different sizes and are exactly like our logo in the forum banner. These are really good quality laser cut vinyl and last a very, very very long time! DD has had hers on the rear hatch for over 8 years and it looks as good as day it was fitted! I'll get the sizes when i get 5 mins. Prices will be as follows, and as there is limited stock will be first come first served Small (fits in rear quarter windows on rear doors): £3 for a pair inc p&p Large: £4 for one inc p&p Keyrings feature the civic5 logo: £1.50 inc p&p I'll post up the sizes and photos of them in situ so you can see what they look like. Add your names below if stating what you would like **Please note: Due to very limted stock these will be on a first come first served basis. If you want any, please make sure to add your name below
  20. dmrichards

    image hosting

    What is everyone using to hose there images? I use to use Photobucket but I don't fancy paying for the privilege, I've also used tinypic but thats no longer going. I've got 2 more honda's I want to share on here
  21. Crazy difference in price for oem wheel bearings from UK vs US. Even with delivery and taxes will still be cheaper.
  22. Skipday09

    Mg v6

    Hi would the mg zs v6 be a good upgrade for the mb
  23. Skipday09

    Type r

    Hi just out of interest has anyone ever fitted type r ep3 seats and steering wheel?
  24. Yes! It's back!!!! Our popular COTM competition has returned for 2020! Enter the car you think deserves to win this months competition. It can be any embers car, or you can even enter your own. Entry is simple..... Post one photo of the car A link to the cars thread/topic a brief reason why you like it. It's that simple! Once the entries are in we will put it to the vote! Voting will start Friday 24th January. Lets make this first one a biggy and get loads of cars entered!!!! Oh, and good luck if your car is entered! THIS MONTHS ENTRIES ARE: DMRICHARDS MAE-CIVIC DINOCHIPS
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