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GC11090
03-26-2009, 11:47 PM
Well I wanted to build something different...so I decided to get this '81 Honda Civic 1.3 3 door. I am going to try to restore it. I have alerady drained the tank, changed oil and filter, cap, rotor, wires, and got a fuel filter about to change. I am in the process of rebuilding the whole carb. When I got it the butterfly valves were both stuck closed but about 2 hours, 3 pairs of pliers, 2 cans of PB blaster, and one can of carb cleaner I got that handled. Now to order the carb kit and attempt to rebuild the carb.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/paintball11090/P1010001JPG.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/paintball11090/P1010002JPG.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/paintball11090/P3180002.jpg

And a pic of my 99 ex which is my DD/Auto X ride

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/paintball11090/noviceschool2.jpg

boosted_zc
03-27-2009, 12:00 AM
Man theres a bunch of these done up in the latest honda tuning magazine, so pimp if done right

ryanM
03-27-2009, 12:02 AM
:thumbs up

cant wait to see what you do to it.

GC11090
03-27-2009, 12:12 AM
Im not 100% sure on my plans yet but step one is to get it running. I am thinking about white paint with red rims. It is going to be a low buck build because I am about to do a good bit of suspension and break work to my 99.

somejaykid
03-27-2009, 07:46 AM
good luck with the project and keep us updated on it

lewis_lsi
03-27-2009, 08:06 AM
awesome. cant wait to see more progress dude.

GSratedR
03-27-2009, 04:23 PM
i love old civic builds. looks like fun man.

CBURKE
03-27-2009, 04:46 PM
I want one!

GC11090
03-27-2009, 06:39 PM
Carb kit is ordered, will be in Monday. I am hoping on having it running early next week.

Silver Bullet
03-27-2009, 08:11 PM
swap a k series

orioncivic
03-27-2009, 08:56 PM
super cool build!!

civic96hb
03-27-2009, 09:04 PM
its about time we get an old skool build.
cant wait!

TopGear_
03-28-2009, 12:34 AM
swap a k series

mymmeryloss
03-28-2009, 09:59 AM
theres a couple of those in town...
def need a k..

Jordan_n
03-28-2009, 10:41 AM
i grew up riding around in one of these, my dad had 3 of them he drove one and the rest were part cars. the things were so loud cuz he never had an exhaust. aww fond memories. cant wait to see this develop.

jbracefan1977
03-29-2009, 11:13 AM
great choice. good luck! keep us posted.

GC11090
04-14-2009, 09:43 AM
So yah.....
Thursday I got it running, The gas tank is so gunked up so I had to rig it up with a coffe can as the gas tank. I was driving around the storage yard where I have it stored at for a little bit. When I went to cut it off I remembered that I messed up the ignition switch and it will not cut off. I un hooked the battery and it still didnt cut off so I decided to pull the coil wire.....and yall know where that went.....straight to the ground. Damn that hurt. Anyway after that I decided to drive it to autozone and the car wash. I made it to autozone. Then it broke and would not start. I tried to jump start it and then tried to push start it and it did not crank. So I got my friend and we pushed it back, feel free to laugh lol

Kensai
04-14-2009, 02:14 PM
Ouch!

EastCoastEK
04-14-2009, 11:28 PM
Ha ha!

Thats an Ol' Skool car-build story if I've ever heard one!

Hey, I'm glad to hear that you got the car, and are going to carry forth this awesome build. Keep it carb'd. It will not be mega-fast, but it will suit the era it came from. Plus, it's a lot cheaper than a K!

Best of luck.

GC11090
04-15-2009, 10:45 PM
Ha ha!

Thats an Ol' Skool car-build story if I've ever heard one!

Hey, I'm glad to hear that you got the car, and are going to carry forth this awesome build. Keep it carb'd. It will not be mega-fast, but it will suit the era it came from. Plus, it's a lot cheaper than a K!

Best of luck.

Thank god someone that dosent say swap in a _____. Its way to expensive and im trying to make a baller ride for under $500

civic96hb
06-13-2009, 02:53 AM
Update!!

96hatchie
09-05-2010, 05:57 PM
lewis_lsi
what are the rims u have and wut color r they painted thetre hawt!

pmac193
09-05-2010, 08:15 PM
lewis_lsi
what are the rims u have and wut color r they painted thetre hawt!

You should PM lewis lsi and stop bumping old threads.

civicfan111
09-05-2010, 08:45 PM
You should PM lewis lsi and stop bumping old threads.

Rofl, I wish he finied this build I love early gen civics

CDubs
09-05-2010, 08:53 PM
where is this update i wanna c where this old school is goin :)

Robin...
09-06-2010, 02:42 PM
I wonder if he ever finished the build...

96hatchie
09-09-2010, 09:32 PM
who remebers that movie employee of the month rotf


sick cars tho sux this build didnt go further :(