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Cars > Screech’s Garage > Blog > 1986 Honda Civic (On hold, planning)

 

Back on hold

By Screech

Filed under: 1986 Honda Civic (On hold, planning)

In 2010 I started Auto-crossing my other 86 Si. I found that the sunroof + helmet are not working to well for me. By change the person that bought my 84 1500S called wanting to sell it back to me. No all of the go/stop/turn fast parts have been moved.

I'm still wanting this car as a daily driver with many options. I hope to get it setup with a D16Y8 or maybe the D16Z6. I really want another OBD-2 swap. I have the Hasport D-series mounts already. I want all of my optional parts on this car. (EDM lights, headlight wipers, JDM corners, civic spoiler, 1986 Integra F1 edition rims, cargo cover, AC, keyless entry, cruise control) I even want power windows if I can get a set of the JDM optional ones for this chassis.

But for not the car is in pieces and much of is Si fuel system was moved to the 84. In fact, if I can find a rust free 86 Si shell in the meantime I may just get rid of this one but use all of its parts in the other one.

Paused for funds.. :(

By Screech

Filed under: 1986 Honda Civic (On hold, planning)

I spent the last of my spare cash get some parts that I can't afford to install. Selling the Accord for the money though.

What did I get that I can't install myself you ask. The last Civic Si roof from Honda (the whole roof from the windshield to the hatch), a perfect windshield (and all install related parts for this) and a new set of shocks/struts with rear springs (TEINs).

Not sure how long she'll be off the road, but I've dropped the registration to save some money since I have no idea when. I miss driving her, but driving her looking like crap was not doing her any good either. This time body work will be complete, no keys (thanks to JDM gas door and Integra rear door handles) and most important to me, no more leaks!!

I been slowly stripping the car down for body and paint. Got the engine, tranny out and such. While the tranny is out I'm going to swap that LS 5th gear set into it to drop my engine rpm at 60mph from about 3400 to about 2800 while in 5th.

our not seen the last of this car, I will never give up finishing it, I just want it to actually be done this time, not a 1 year road test of the swap.

Mounts are old

By Screech

Filed under: 1986 Honda Civic (On hold, planning)

I appears as though at least one of the Hasport mounts is breaking down. Found that the left front mount as started turning to goo and is tripping from under the car.

First post swap road trip

By Screech

Filed under: 1986 Honda Civic (On hold, planning)

I finished putting the car together enough to drive her Thursday night at about midnight, Friday, Sept 21st, I left home for PA. I had no problems getting there or home on Sunday. Car drove incredible well. The engine is a bit more than I had thought it would be for the car, so I'm already thinking of getting another one and just doing a Black Top D16 swap with many of the same add-ons that this project got. My daughter wants a 3G Civic and I thought this one would be it, but this one is too much for a first car IMO.

Welded rear sway bar is a no go for me due to the street I live on having an odd 1 foot drop as you turn onto it, the welded bar just causes problems with this. The way the weigh of the car ends up on the 2 wheels at opposite corners causes the outer tube of the sway bar to twist out of the proper setting under the bolts. I plan on getting the SE bar from the Acura dealer sometime this winter.

The cruise control is great when you can find a speed that it is not surging at. System was not made for that much torque in this little a car. I hope to be able to add a restriction to some of the purge ports of the actuator to help it find those sweet spots on the accelerator instead of going pass it all the time.

You can track the progress and see the history

By Screech

Filed under: 1986 Honda Civic (On hold, planning)

I've got a page up for the progress on the car and may be added a garage cam to the site before too long.

[url]http://screech.game-host.org:8080/my_swap.htm[/url]
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