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Hello there guys and girls, my name Is Mark Gompertz and I am sort of new to the Honda scene. I've just found this forum so thought I'd introduce myself and make a thread to upload progress pictures up!

So to start off.. I picked up this little big beauty from a car auction site (copart) for a fair price! Intentionally bought it to take its running gear out and put in my old micra! (:P) But as soon as I sat in and started playing with its little gadgets like the air con, light dimmer switch, electric Windows and electric sunroof, half leather interior, seeing how much boot space there was! And then I drove it.. It was such a smooth, responsive car that handled amazingly with that LSD differential, and then you put your foot down and stuff happens! The b18c4 engine ran like it had just left the factory even being on 138,000 miles. I fell in love with it that day.

(The light dimmer switch was what won me over...)

 

The previous owner had put on a private plate and left it still assigned to the car V37 NAM which looks a bit like Vietnam which is where the the name has came from! I've had a few people mention it to me in the street like "hey it says Vietnam haha!" It's comical and brightens my day ! Lol

 

Back to the present! 7 months and 10,000 miles have passed by and I have fiddled with a few things modification wise..

I've put bucket seats and a harness in (ran out of gas to weld brackets for the passenger harness)

I've ghetto lowered it, but will buy some coilovers when I get the funds!

some mega wide 16" junk dregs on with a little amount of stretch on the back,

I've put rear camber bolts in to make the rear wheels legal, running something like 4-5 deg of camber

ive put on vtis front and rear bumpers and side skirts as my standard bumpers were a bit battered and fogs were bus and they had the lips still on

ive stripped out the interior from the back seats to the boot

ive cut out slots in the bumper do reduce all that drag

added a HONDA sunstrip which is mega race car

HID's

team heko wind deflectors

red cam cover

purply pink led sidelights

bumper ties

rear tie bar and tow hook

 

engine wise I've put a skunk2 pro inlet manifold on, s2000 air filter, Magnacore HT leads, new OEM Honda stem seals and other various stem seals when I put a new head gasket on

i got a hole of a ram horn exhaust manifold from a friend of mine that was on his b18 CR-X!

my initial plan was to make a full front to back system, but.. I'm not a very subtle type of person so as you can see from the pictures I went for a bumper exit! :P

4-1 to a stainless 9 degree 3" bend and a 3" straight pipe to the bumper, it sounds pretty mega up the revs and pulled a lot better than when I had the standard system onłimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg

Took her to Japshow 2016 on the Micra Sports Club stand :)image.jpeg

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Monster truck mode enabled! :Dimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg

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At my local track on Anglesey, Trac Mon.image.jpeg

And then I finally got round to lowering it! Also put in HID's in and took the roof bars off

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Sunstrip and sticker from when I went on Anglesey track!

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Red cam cover, s2000 filter and skunk 2 pro inlet manifold, bit of a mess but it looks a lot more tidy now I got rid of the unnessasary hoses and the IAB canister and cabon canister

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i picked up this exhaust manifold from a friend, had a crack in port no.4 that needed welding up which I got my dad to do as he is amazing at fiddly welding jobs and always manages to make it look neat :)

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What the system looks like in full :)image.jpeg

here it is on the car! Pretty much all visable when you take the bumper off which is easy with the bumper ties :)

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As you'd expect it is quite loud.. I will be putting a silencer in the middle of the pipe from just after the bend to just before the inside of the bumper soon but it's not my main priority at the moment :) it pops when you tickle the throttle on overdrive at 2k revs which is fun, and sounds like a racing bike at around 6-8k 

Ive ordered some exhaust Spring hooks so that the collectors are tight together as I have a slight blow coming from the join, and will put some exhaust paste around to seal :):D

In the past couple days I have spaced up the bonnet 20mm and put in purpely pink led sidelights which are pretty :)

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And to bring this massive introduction of myself and Vietnam to a close (until I post up here next, the most recent mod I have done is swap over the faces from a set of integra clocks I acquired off eBay for a bargain price, and stuck them to my OEM dials, and pt in the yellow needles, still need to do the temp and fuel gauges and change the colour of the illumination lights but once it's all done it'll be great!

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I hope you enjoy my pretty much DIY/ghetto build, I'll be uploading pictures and some videos from now on, some of you may already know me and I already know a couple but it's nice to meet you all and fingers crossed I meet you guys at some meets /shows!

 

 

Peace! -Mark

 

 

 

 

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Hi Mark!

 I remember you from my days owning a Micra / March :D is Scott (Murrel) still around? 

 Hows the K10 with (D15?) swap going?

 

I actually remember you picking that up aswell :P

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On 29 December 2016 at 9:46 AM, Krzys said:

Big changes so far!

 

Noticed the Javelin sticker, which track did you take it on? Bet you wouldn't pass sound testing now with that side exit :lol:

I took it on Anglesy Circuit, it was so much fun! The LSD's are just amazing, cause I've got a wide amount of rubber it just gripped so much, haha yeah the exhaust won't pass sound test now:'O

 

On 29 December 2016 at 10:43 AM, dr_broon said:

Welcome along mate. Looks good, and nice idea with the teg dials... Don't remember seeing that since before. 

Thank you mate! Yeah I bought a set of clocks but when I tried to join the wires from the clock plugs to the car loom for some reason nothing worked?! So I just thought I'd try just swapping over the faces and it appears to of worked lol :)

 

On 29 December 2016 at 3:25 PM, Finch said:

Hi Mark!

 I remember you from my days owning a Micra / March :D is Scott (Murrel) still around? 

 Hows the K10 with (D15?) swap going?

 

I actually remember you picking that up aswell :P

Ahhh you were in the micra scene too? Yes Scott Murrel is still around, he's recently just bought a March k10 turbo but not sure what he's doing with that as its a little rotton lol

Its gone alright to be fair ! Been put to one side unfortunatly due to job hunting and saving money to move out, but it's about 70% finished! It'll be a right gem once it's done :D

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So the old girl has been a bit of a pain since the last time I posted, maybe I jinxed her lol!

Pulled out onto a main road one day to go meet some friends and lost all power! After some monkey guessing with the multimeter we came to the conclusion that the ignition coil module had gone! #riphondaimage.jpegimage.jpeg

 ordered a new module from Japserviceparts and I cannot recommend them enough, all their parts are genuine and very fast delivery.. 2 days later she was running again which made me happy as the Volvo v40 1.8 just isn't as much fun.. Lol

i quite fancied an engine torque damper so I ordered one off fleabay, didn't come with brackets so I made my own! After installing it it has made an impressive improvement on the acceleration response, ar higher revs when putting the power down :)image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg

Scrolling through the Honda for sale pages on Facebook I saw a properly lightweight DC2, had all it inners on the doors cut out and plastic Windows and it weighed 890kgs! So it gave me a bit of inspiration to decide that I no longer need interior..... I agreed with myself, went outside and ripped all the trim, and door cards out, it's made a little difference.. For instance.. My noisy wheel bearing is a lot louder... Aaaaaaaand that's about it lmao but it looks more racecar I guess lolimage.jpegimage.jpeg

a friend of mine was breaking an MB6 which had some fancy bits on, I really liked the vented wings it had on so I made a purchase! All they cost me was a day's work putting an engine in his recovery truck as his old one went :) gave them a nice wash and polish then the next day they were on the car! B)image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg

On 30 December 2016 at 10:08 PM, UnicyclingTom said:

How do!

 

Aerodecks rock!

Thank you Tom! They are awesome, the full package lol!

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Correct me if I am wrong but I don't think that bush is meant to be out there.... Lol

there was a loud knocking when I was driving back home today and that was the issue!

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Ive ordered a set of new Hardrace camber arms now! Should be with me at the end of the week and fitted as soon as I get them.. Then get my wheel alignment sorted out :)

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1 hour ago, hondasport said:

Nice mate, really stunning car. Like the two tone on it.

Thank you Ringo! I hope one day that she will all be one colour but struggling to decide on a colour, keep thinking of a bright colour like the yellow that the Ek Jordan's are, I quite like that!

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