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Offline SingallZ

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POS Rally Civic project
« on: July 26, 2011, 12:05:02 AM »
Now that I've spent way too much money on my STI, its time for a new money hole project.

I bought this a few months ago and now I'm slowly restoring it. Who knows in a few years I might race it, but for now its just a project.


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So far I've only been making repairs (Oh how I love Kijiji, Pick-n-pull, Beyond, and eBay right now) and the only new parts are the rims (which were bought on the cheap due to their colour  ^-^ )

I've replaced

Exterior
New front bumper
Front lip spoiler
Corner lights
Rear spoiler
Rear reflector

Engine
Manifold (temporary stop gap, parts on order)
Mid-pipe (temporary stop gap, parts on order)
Oxygen sensor
Catalytic-convert (temporary stop gap, parts on order)
Valve gasket
Valve cover

Suspension & Handling
Front break lines
Brake booster
Master cylinder
Rims
Tires (Toyo Proxes R888  >:D )
Rear sway-bar

Custom parts on it:
Way too many to list (Still finding little upgrades here and there, will update later)

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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 01:14:37 AM »
Lovin this  ;D

Were you driving this at autoslalom on the weekend?

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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 08:11:03 AM »
Nice! If you don't mind me asking, how much did you spend on this so far? Some days I wish I kept my old civic around, and just turned it into a cheap race car.
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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 08:14:58 AM »
Awesome, I remember hearing about this at RMR. Glad to see some progress!
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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 09:18:08 AM »
Nice! I would love to find an EF hatch to build, for a drag car though. I get sad when I go to pick and pull, and see clean shells getting picked apart, when all I want is a rolling chassis with a blown engine, and so many of the ones I see would have been great.
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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 11:33:42 AM »
Nice! If you don't mind me asking, how much did you spend on this so far? Some days I wish I kept my old civic around, and just turned it into a cheap race car.

So far I've only spent around $1000 in total after I bought it (most of that being rims and tires), but I'm going to keep a tally on it and maybe post it later. The idea is to keep this on the cheap so I don't care if it gets ruined.

Lovin this  ;D
Were you driving this at autoslalom on the weekend?

Yup, didn't do so well due to the all the DNF's but was constantly getting better times. (I'm more there for the experience).


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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2011, 11:59:41 AM »
Are you still using OEM motor? Very cool build
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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2011, 01:39:30 PM »
Are you still using OEM motor? Very cool build

Nope, modified intake and fuel system on a SI 1.6L D16A6 motor with an Integra LSD tranny. The car was originally a DX Civic with a stock 1.5L D15 engine. The guy I bought it off of really didn't know too many details about the car so I've been finding Easter eggs everywhere.

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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2011, 02:42:04 PM »
Idk if u would go with an integra tranny they have very tall gearing and for rally you would probably want something short ratio
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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2011, 02:45:04 PM »
Yeah, but why get rid of a working transmission? Maybe if he swaps the motor, or the tranny dies, otherwise leave it in. Plus, LSD.
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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2011, 02:49:00 PM »
Should say its a Y-1 series cable tranny with an LSD (So I'm not sure if its off an Integra). But it is starting to go and who knows what I'll replace it with, but LS is a necessity

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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2011, 02:51:22 PM »
Haha I don't mean swap it now I just thought this was a serious rally project just trying to help :)
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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2011, 03:25:31 PM »
Haha I don't mean swap it now I just thought this was a serious rally project just trying to help :)

Well, then I agree with you. When it breaks, UPGRADE! Who needs OEM reliability in a rally car anyways?
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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2011, 03:59:01 PM »
What class are you building for?  Ready for Kananaskis?

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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2011, 04:42:27 PM »
I wouldn't worry too much about cosmetics... (Front Lip Spoiler) They aren't going to last anyway.
Make the car safe and reliable, run a couple of TSDs and RallyCrosses, get your rally licence and run it.
DON'T get caught up in making the car perfect or 'restoring' it into a thing of beauty. You bought it to beat on it!

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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2011, 05:06:47 PM »
I wouldn't worry too much about cosmetics... (Front Lip Spoiler) They aren't going to last anyway.
Make the car safe and reliable, run a couple of TSDs and RallyCrosses, get your rally licence and run it.
DON'T get caught up in making the car perfect or 'restoring' it into a thing of beauty. You bought it to beat on it!


Believe me, I'm not trying to make it "perfect". Everything has been replaced only because it was about to fall off and get run over by my new tires.

  • New front bumper - Bolts were rusted out and slipping threw the metal (found this by accident, and glad I did)
  • Front lip spoiler - Was on the new bumper (Bonus)
  • Corner lights - left was cracked and full of water, right completely broken off and being held in by the wire
  • Rear spoiler - Only one bolt was holding this thing on (Could have got messy if someone was tailgating me and it came off... or lesson for them depending on how you look at it.)
  • Rear reflector - fell off when my wife slammed the trunk too hard
  • Valve cover - leaking and painted incorrectly (burning)

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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2011, 05:21:30 PM »
What class are you building for?  Ready for Kananaskis?

Not sure yet, but I won't be racing in a rally anytime soon. Going to take the course next spring and continue to volunteer for some Rally's.

Plus I need to practice at some Rally-X events   :P

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POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2011, 06:12:27 PM »
Not sure yet, but I won't be racing in a rally anytime soon. Going to take the course next spring and continue to volunteer for some Rally's.

Plus I need to practice at some Rally-X events   :P

Cool

If I may suggest...

Prep it for production sport, cheaper to start with, and simpler, and still tons of fun. If you have swapped motors etc then I think you will be in group 2.

Check out www.carsrally.ca all the info you need under the gorallying link. How to get a license and especially http://carsrally.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=15&Itemid=24&lang=en
As the rule book is there, pretty straightforward but extremely helpful for helping you plan your attack for wrenching over the coming months

I look forward to seeing your progress :)

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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2011, 10:29:30 PM »
Was this listed on kijiji a few months ago?
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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2011, 10:39:35 PM »
Was this listed on kijiji a few months ago?

Yup, it was in ruff shape when I got it but its slowly coming together.

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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2011, 02:29:09 AM »
Looks like it's ready to go, good luck!

I'm assuming when you bought it it had the cage in it already? I think I've seen this car before.

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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2011, 10:07:59 AM »
Awesome car man!  I'm currently looking (slowly) for a semi-healthy D16A6 for my '90 Si; mine is quite the oil burner.  I look forward to seeing you at rallyx!

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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2011, 10:30:26 AM »
Awesome car man!  I'm currently looking (slowly) for a semi-healthy D16A6 for my '90 Si; mine is quite the oil burner.  I look forward to seeing you at rallyx!

You should check pick-n-pull's site (they list the car's they have on their lot). Saw a really nice D16A6 two weeks ago that might have worked for you. But if you don't get there the day they show up the vultures pick them clean in an afternoon.

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Re: POS Rally Civic project
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2011, 11:03:14 AM »
Prep it for production sport, cheaper to start with, and simpler, and still tons of fun. If you have swapped motors etc then I think you will be in group 2.
From the posts above it sounds like the car is a bit too far away from Production to fit easily into PSport. G2 would be the option.