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Cars > Screech’s Garage > Blog > 1986 Honda Civic (Daily Driver)

 

More work

By Screech

Filed under: 1986 Honda Civic (Daily Driver)

Got an autocross race this weekend and since there is no telling when I'll have the funds to finish CI2-VIC I decided to put some the the parts for that car on this one. Major parts being the Medievil Pro dampener set. I do plan to remove them later when the other car is ready, or see if I can get another set, but at $1200 a set I think I'll just move them.

This does move this car from G-stock to ST class, but not a big worry as I don't have the skill or tires to compete, I enjoy pushing the car though that that is the proper place to do it.

OMG MPGs!!

By Screech

Filed under: 1986 Honda Civic (Daily Driver)

I drove to a remote work site and when I got home noticed I'd been 440 miles since my last gas fill, so I filled it and only needed 9.5 gallons. Getting about 46 MPG on that tank. This is more than normal, but was more highway than normal with the work trip and the pick-n-pull trip Saturday. Must have been the right weather too, been in the low 70s. Also, I normally run the recommended 26PSI in my tires but upped it to 30 on the pick-n-pull trip incase I got some heavy parts in the back. I've gotten 42MPG with normal pressure and a little more city mixed it, but 46 is my new record for a tank.

Still going

By Screech

Filed under: 1986 Honda Civic (Daily Driver)

Great weather today. Drove out to pick-n-pull with a friend. Not much for me there, but pulling parts for my mom's truck got me in the mode to work on my car. Replaced a couple interior pieces with some extras I had around in better condition.

Cruise control added.

By Screech

Filed under: 1986 Honda Civic (Daily Driver)

Well, I got all of the needed parts from an Integra and added cruise. Interior changes almost the same as the B20 hatch's but the master switch in this one is not the Integra switch, I got one from Japan that fits the dash right and was in either a 3G Civic or 1G CRX.

Annual update of sorts

By Screech

Filed under: 1986 Honda Civic (Daily Driver)

I got the car back on the road Dec 31st last year. Been driving around with town and such without problems so I decided to go on the first road trip to PA (from NC) with the car last weekend. Well the alternator died and no one had one in stock, most of them get them could get on Monday, but I had work Monday. I pushed along toward home and got about 12 miles from home before the car finally shut down once the battery was under 6.5V.

Plan is to buy a new alternator to get it on the road now, and also a rebuilt kit for the current alternator so that I can carry one on road trips since I know that no one stocks them anymore.

set backs on the work

By Screech

Filed under: 1986 Honda Civic (Daily Driver)

Found that the master cylinder has been leaking and caused a trail of corrosion down the firewall and onto the sub frame. So I'm working on that corrosion and have the sub frame of and torn down so that I can repaint and under coat that area of the car. Still need to get a new brake booster, but it is not in the funds right now.

Clean up

By Screech

Filed under: 1986 Honda Civic (Daily Driver)

Engine has had some oil leak since I bought the car and I can't stand that, so I've bought a bunch of stuff from Honda and put the car in the garage. Pulling the engine/tranny and replacing the seals and while I'm there the timing belt, water pump, fuel filter and thermostat among other things.

No longer sounds like a lawn mower.

By Screech

Filed under: 1986 Honda Civic (Daily Driver)

I got my hands on an OEM muffler that still had the chrome tips and installed that on the car. Much quieter, I like it. But, the name "LawnMower" will remain since that was the name I choose.

Also got proper fitting speakers installed so that I can roll the windows down all the way.
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