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90EFSedan

90 Civic DX [USDM]

Sup guys, I'm sure I'll be able to find some useful information here so I figured why not post my stuff..

My names Mark, I live in eastern TN. I'm about to turn 21, I work at a local garage 10-6 monday through friday. This is my first Honda, and I think I'm this Hondas first loving owner. Thing has been seriously neglected, but thanks to a few buddies with parts cars I've been fortunate enough to replace a lot of the more trivial things.

My camera is actually in the car so pics will come later tonight;

1990 Honda Civic DX Sedan Bought 2/1/11
Megan Racing High-Low Coil Over Kit - $119.00
Megan Racing F.Upper Strut Bar - $44.59
Megan Racing R. Lower Strut Bar - $63.44
Megan Racing R. Upper Strut Bar - $60.12
Skunk 2 Short Throw Shifter - $40 [Mint condition used from a buddy, thanks again Josh!]
Energy Suspension Master Kit - $145.59
HiproPower 6000k HID Kit [Low Beams Only] - $34.99

Everything else is stock, more upgrades to come!
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Welcome!  Sounds like you're off to a good start.  Looking forward to some pix.
Dolie ED3

Welcome.yeah we love pix overhere! Smile your from the US?
90EFSedan

Yeah I live in Eastern Tennessee. I'll post some pics in a few hours when the wifey gets home from work. She took it today so I could replace the head gasket on her POS Cobalt.
4hondagen

welcome
90EFSedan

Cell phone pics will suffice for now, lol. It's still rockin factory paint and wheels but the interior is mint and theres very very little rust.. A perfect candidate for my torture.

I got a gallon of Roma Red from my buddy so it'll be getting a respray in a month or two when it warms up around here... 53 degrees right now, little too cold to paint when you dont have heat lamps Sad









Still debating between a set of nice 15" LS Mesh wheels my buddy has or a set of these drop dead sexy no names. I can get the Meshies w/ tires for less than I can get just the red wheels for. May go with the Meshies and paint them myself.

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EF Sedan Enthusiast

The body is pretty straight so if the interior is mint then you're off to a good start.  Those no names look rad but how big would they big?  The meshies are always a good idea.
90EFSedan

No names are 15"s. I was told 195/50 15's wouldnt rub until you dropped it more than about 2 inches... Hopefully thats not misinformation, lol.

Heres the link for the red ones,

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/15...categoryZ43953QQitemZ150569553029

It's really not a bad price but I can get the Meshies for $250 w/ decent tires on all 4. I'm still on the fence about it lol.
89 LX SOHC ZC

Welcome sounds like youre off to a good start 195/50/15s work well if you roll the front fender lip.
90EFSedan

Yeah I can handle that, I haven't dropped it much at all yet. Installed the coil over sleeves, leveled em up and did an alignment before lunch break then I actually got my ass to work on a job that paid cash instead of taking it, lol.

I'm happy with it though it will turn on a dime and give you nine cents change with a couple hundred more, lol.
Sancho

I've got 205-50's on mine(to handle all my ls power). I don't know how much lower it is than stock since I never saw it on stock springs, but I only run into issues at full lock. I like the pinstripe it kind of separates yours from every other red sedan!
90EFSedan

DIY Smoked Lenses... Didn't really turn out as well as I had hoped for. It got dark on me and I didn't want to completely black them out and not realize it, lol. Gonna clear them tomorrow and see what that looks like.  May strip them and do it again.




Not sure if it was the filter on the camera or what but my 6000k hids turned green for the pic, lol.

Still gotta do the blinkers, and all the rear lights.

Also got a dark charcoal metallic for the steelies, will probably do that tomorrow also.
90EFSedan

Go ahead and move this to the project logs, it will be slow coming but its not much of an intro at this point, and I have nothing new to post a log for now!
Proper282

Smoked lenses aren't my thing but I think if you matched the corner lenses it would look alot better.

I agree abouthe pin stripe too. My lx has it, just wish there were some way to keep it when I repsray it . Nice lookin ride though. Welcome to the forums!
90EFSedan

Yeah I did the corners today. I went ahead and stripped the whole passenger side, resprayed it.. Gonna clear both sides.



1 of 4 done, lol, the pic doesn't do it justice the metal flake really sets it off.. Shines like hell in the sun Very Happy

Gonna paint the centers red/chrome, will get a pic of 'em.
90EFSedan


Cleared and completed.. Looks alot better when its level, lol. I'm satisfied with it now, the clear did the trick.

Time to go finish the wheels, lunch is over, lol. Oh and happy holidays, I knew that ever-growing bin of wrapping paper would come in handy one day!  Laughing
90EFSedan

Pretty shitty pics but my camera died on me last night, couldn't dig up any batteries... go go cell phone! lol









Still planning to lower the girl some more once I get a day on the alignment rack. I'm already draggin the flaps on a daily basis so they may have to go if I go any lower, lol.
90EFSedan

Wheels painted slightly differently now.. will get a pic whenever I remember to buy batteries for my camera.

Still aimlessly searching for a full exhaust.. I don't want it to be loud just a good throaty tone.. But all the places I know to check only carry stuff for hatchbacks.... May get a quote from a local shop a friend recommended.
89 LX SOHC ZC

Exhaust systems for sedans are just about none exsistant I just had a shop do a 2.5 inch cat back with a magnaflow muffler with no resinater I love it.
90EFSedan

Couple cell phone pics of the wheels when they were still taped off.. Can't really get a good pic of them on my car until I get batteries  Rolling Eyes

All honor to Travvv, his VC gave me the idea.

90EFSedan

Annnd I'll be getting this and its match for $30USD Monday.



Also thinking of a stock exhaust from the cat back with a header, downpipe, and high flow ( gutted ) cat. Anyone done this? Thoughts, alternatives? Again it cant be too loud I just want to hear the girl put down that blistering 90hp  Laughing
90EFSedan

Lookie what I got! I'll get a pic tomorrow when shes sittin pretty this was just a dry run to admire it, lol.



90EFSedan

Gonna swap out my bottom end this wk or next, engine bay will get some work done in the process.

Got a load of goodies on order today.. Hopefully I can get some time off to work on the poor girl.
90EFSedan

Got rid of my old improvised emblem the other day... It wasn't contoured right and looked stupid from any angle other than directly in front of it, lol..



90EFSedan

Car desperately needs paint... I was thinking I'd be ready to shoot it soon but then we had another cold snap.. Wish I had the money for heat lamps and an exchanger in my booth Sad
90EFSedan



ES Motor mount inserts arrived today.. New motor will probably go in next week, gotta wait til my gasket sets come in Sad
90EFSedan

Just ordered the gasket set to swap my bottom end.. Hopefully this one will be worthwhile. Also ordered a header and some 10k HIDs.. The 6k's were nice but the 10k's look so much better. My buddy said he'd give me a few bucks for my 6k's so its a win all around, lol.. Will get pics of the new engine after I get done cleaning her up and get her painted.
90EFSedan

Put my camber kit in today. I gotta get a passenger side tie rod end... I dropped the back end some more to leveled it up. I'll probably go a little lower Monday when I put the tie rod end on. Still got like half my ES bushings to put in. I'll probably slap all my stickers on her Monday as well.

Annnnd, if I remember, I'll bring my camera to work with me so I can get some pics.
90EFSedan

Rattle canned my door moldings today, it turned out decent but not great. I'll put more care into it when I paint the car and I'm not wielding a $2.47 can of spray paint.. Laughing

Before:



After:





You get to see my other project in the last pic, lol, big block 77 Nova  Twisted Evil
88browncow

That is a crazy color that your steelies are painted
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Looks mo better.
90EFSedan

I'm wondering if I should paint the whole bumpers or just leave it and do the raised parts on the bumpers to match the molding... Either way, can't do crap until I get more tape  Rolling Eyes Ran out after doing both sides and the raised part on the rear bumper.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Whole bumper.
90EFSedan

It does seem like the smart thing to do.. I'll have to get some more painters tape and paint on my way home from work tomorrow.

My wife probably won't like it but I'm gonna lower it a little more tomorrow when I replace the bum tie rod end.. Maybe another 1/2 inch or so. I hate rocking the fender gap  Confused
90EFSedan

Got my header today!



Gonna paint the VC and clean up the bay tomorrow. May give her a bath and wax if I have time. If not it will be Friday..
90EFSedan

So my buddy just got this Teggy on trade for a project car he abandoned.. He hates the wing, I measured it out and it will fit on my Civic, I was just wondering if anyone had any pictures of what it'd look like completed. It wouldn't go on until I painted the car and color matched it.








I did get the time to do my VC today, replaced every seal in the head and valve cover.

Three layers of black high heat. Two layers of dark charcoal metallic.



And two layers of Clear Effex



You cant really see the full spectrum but its the same process I used for my steelies aside from using the high heat paint as a base for the valve cover.

And this was how my good mood ended today....

DAMNIT!!  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Will have to get a new cap and stud in a bit once my wifey gets home.. I didn't wanna run the car with 3/4 studs, wasn't worth any potential damage to the shiny new VC gasket.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Yeah it'll fit and I have pix on my hard drive at home.  Will try to post them up tonight.
90EFSedan

Awesome man, thank you.

Just got back from the junk yard, pulled em off a 95 DX for FREEEEEEE!  Very Happy

90EFSedan

Really a lame update but I'm bored... I put my stickers on!  Cool







I forgot to get a pic that shows all in one but oh well.
90EFSedan

I just remembered after seeing the gaping hole in my rear c-pillar area.. fkin car was broken into. Shift knob seat covers head unit speakers and some misc. stuff I had in the car was all jacked.. I'm on the lookout for new shit but I r broke, as usual  Confused
Proper282

F#ckin dirt bagz! I am so glad my car only goes from my garage to the secured parkimg lot at work.

Sorry to hear this. Thieves are the lowest!
Towlie

Fuckin thieves... I feel you dude I got my mudflaps stolen and I know it's not the worst thing that can happen but im still mad about it.
89 LX SOHC ZC

I hate f'ing thieves sorry to hear that man.
Travvv

Your steelies and valve cover turned out great man! Looks like you've got a great start on a very straight car! Keep it up!
90EFSedan

Yeah it was fkin ridiculous.. It happened at work thats what really irks me.. It seems that no one saw it, customers or employees... We have cameras outside but they aren't functional.. Just there to keep the innocent people innocent.. I was thinking about looking into some kind of action against the work place but I figured I'd be better off biting the bullet and keeping my job..

What really pissed me off the most about it all is I JUST got the speakers for the rear, lol.. When I bought it it only had two pioneers in the doors, nothing in the back.
FlatTireRacer

Sucks about the theft bro. Sorry to hear it
EF Sedan Enthusiast

That blows man!  I f*cking HATE thieves  Evil or Very Mad
90EFSedan

Yeah they are bad around here.. This area is ridiculously bad for pill-heads, I'm sure I'll find at least one of my items in a local pawn shop. If I find who did it they'll get what they have comin.
88browncow

90EFSedan wrote:
Yeah they are bad around here.. This area is ridiculously bad for pill-heads, I'm sure I'll find at least one of my items in a local pawn shop. If I find who did it they'll get what they have comin.


yeah get those bastards.  Thieves make me soo angry. My buddy had two of his Hondas stolen, makes me never want to take mine in public where Ill be away from it for a period of time.
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Yeah, I have to keep a close eye on mine (even though it's not nice).  They're just so easy to steal unless you get creative with your wiring.
90EFSedan

Well to my disappointment my baby started rod knocking today.

I have a B1 bottom end I'll be putting in this weekend.. I'm still waiting on the Nova to sell so I can buy a B16A.. All the junkyards within 50-60 miles crushes EFs or they have all already been stripped.. Very disappointing.. I pretty much have to source anything and everything I want for this thing.

Trying to find another sedan to drive so I can build this one with more care.
90EFSedan

Well, this is how my good day ended..











Gotta say, I'm impressed this thing ran as well as it did. Props to the wee wittle D15, lol.
89 LX SOHC ZC

Ouch!
alarm guru

dude wax your car before you paint it. it will make a worlds difference. try out Nu Finish, its in an orange bottle
90EFSedan

Ya I plan on doin a lot before I paint it, lol. It will probably be awhile before I shoot it though, theres a big list of shit I'd rather get first.

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