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I'm back...with a new car!

Postby LHOswald » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:34 pm

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1999 Civic Hatchback DX with a B16a swap. Obviously 5 speed. Picked it up for $3000 cash from a buddy of mine that had a child and needed money for a more suitable car for a father. The B16a swap was done by himself and his brother (hes an Engineer\Machinist and his brothers a full time Mechanic) over the course of a few weeks with a completely rebuilt engine and all new accessories and he drove it around 40k miles until he sold it to me. As you can see its a little...2Fast2Furious at the moment, but this is how i bought the car. The drivers side side skirt is completely missing, as my friend had it accidently rip off the side of his car when he went over a speed bump he didn't see, going much too fast. I'm hoping to use the stock black plasticy looking side skirts off my old 98 coupe because even though the new car is a hatch, the ones from the coupe will fit, I just haven't gotten around to doing it yet. The shell itself has around 192k I believe.

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Re: I'm back...with a new car!

Postby potownrob » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:34 am

WOW...talk about blast from the past!! welcome back!!! that car must be a lot of fun to drive. we had a small SS meet out your way last summer with BK and Cow. maybe another meet is in store. :twisted:
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Postby LHOswald » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:14 am

It's even more fun when someone is in the car that doesn't know what's in it and they figure it'll be slower than molasses! Especially since it has the stock cluster that redlines at 6800 but the B16a revs out to 8200. People driving with me when I get onto a highway think I'm gonna blow it up!

Where was the meet you guys had? In ct? Or just in the New England area?
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Postby theholycow » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:24 pm

It was at the Traveler Restaurant in Union, CT. Delicious.

Poor Rob had to deal with my car being a mess so the seat couldn't go back far enough, and both dealt with my car having some serious problems, but I think fun was had by all.
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Postby tankinbeans » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:39 pm

Maybe a meat somewhere westish, like northern Michigan. I would try to make it then and I could drive around that trashpit that is Wisconsin.
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Re: I'm back...with a new car!

Postby potownrob » Mon May 02, 2016 6:37 am

tankinbeans wrote:Maybe a meat somewhere westish, like northern Michigan. I would try to make it then and I could drive around that trashpit that is Wisconsin.
get outta heya!! :o :lol:
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Re: I'm back...with a new car!

Postby potownrob » Mon May 02, 2016 6:41 am

theholycow wrote:It was at the Traveler Restaurant in Union, CT. Delicious.

Poor Rob had to deal with my car being a mess so the seat couldn't go back far enough, and both dealt with my car having some serious problems, but I think fun was had by all.
it was good eats. then we drove each others cars and talked in a park & ride lot for an hour or two. i then drove up into MA for gas (and more food). Cow's car wasn't nearly as bad as he makes it out to be. 1st gear was popping out and i couldn't find the lights or other controls (been too long away from older american cars), but otherwise i don't remember having issues.
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Postby theholycow » Mon May 02, 2016 8:39 am

potownrob wrote: otherwise i don't remember having issues.

The whole car was loose and clunky. Shortly afterwards I realized that an engine mount was broken and the pilot bushing was worn down to nothing and the transmission->bellhousing bolts were backed out most of the way so the whole drivetrain was flopping all over the place, which was the cause of all the gear funkyness...and the clutch disc had delaminated too.
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Re: I'm back...with a new car!

Postby bk7794 » Fri May 06, 2016 11:20 pm

I can tell you all about the seats and seating position in those cars...How much time do you have? :lol: :lol:

It was fun! I enjoyed it and we'll have to for sure do it again this summer. Maybe I'll get lucky and get a new car.

Holy crap he's from Enfield!!! I frequent that area quite regularly.
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Re: I'm back...with a new car!

Postby potownrob » Mon May 09, 2016 12:38 am

bk7794 wrote:I can tell you all about the seats and seating position in those cars...How much time do you have? :lol: :lol:

It was fun! I enjoyed it and we'll have to for sure do it again this summer. Maybe I'll get lucky and get a new car.

Holy crap he's from Enfield!!! I frequent that area quite regularly.
gotta tell you, when i drove bk's civic, it didn't feel (or look) like a 15 year old car. it felt just as nice as my accord, tbh. 8)
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Re: I'm back...with a new car!

Postby bk7794 » Wed May 11, 2016 9:46 am

Not quite sure what you were smoking haha :lol:
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Re: I'm back...with a new car!

Postby potownrob » Wed May 11, 2016 10:02 am

bk7794 wrote:Not quite sure what you were smoking haha :lol:

probably USA Golds 8)
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Re: I'm back...with a new car!

Postby LHOswald » Thu May 19, 2016 4:13 pm

bk7794 wrote:Holy crap he's from Enfield!!! I frequent that area quite regularly.


Oh damn thats weird! I live right next to the mall so I wonder if we've ever seen each other while driving and never knew...
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Re: I'm back...with a new car!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Fri May 20, 2016 4:06 pm

LHOswald wrote:
bk7794 wrote:Holy crap he's from Enfield!!! I frequent that area quite regularly.


Oh damn thats weird! I live right next to the mall so I wonder if we've ever seen each other while driving and never knew...

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