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93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
10/9/12 7:25 p.m.

So does anyone have any awesome pictures of first gen Civics? I'll start.

Even better if they are wagons. I know where one is I can get cheap and it isn't going anywhere anytime soon so I can finish the Yugo first.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/9/12 7:33 p.m.

My first race car was a Civic 1200. I think I paid $175 for it. I gutted it, added sway bars, a header, side exhaust and fat A008Rs. I miss that little car. No digital photos, though...

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/9/12 7:35 p.m.

And, I'm still looking for a Civic 1200 smog pump if anyone knows where I can find one.

vdubinsd
vdubinsd New Reader
10/9/12 7:46 p.m.

I had a 76 as one of my first "fun" cars, 1800 accord motor, same Jackson Racing widebody kit (minus one flare torn off) hole for a sunroof with no sunroof, and torque steer like mad

suprised it didnt kill me-wish I had it now

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
10/9/12 7:47 p.m.

In reply to vdubinsd:

How hard is the 1800 Accord motor to swap in? Bolt in?

cutter67
cutter67 New Reader
10/9/12 7:50 p.m.

this one needs saved its outside lynchburg va

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
10/9/12 7:54 p.m.

^^^ that looks fairly savable

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/9/12 7:57 p.m.

That looks like a 1200.

cutter67
cutter67 New Reader
10/9/12 8:07 p.m.

In reply to Woody: it is and the car is complete and the guy would most likely give it to someone. i bought a Datsun 810 of him and he almost begged me to take it. i will be down there on Thursday i will see what he says and see how he wants to handle contact information if you want me too

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/9/12 8:09 p.m.

Thanks, but that's too far away. Ask him if he's got a smog pump that he doesn't need!

cutter67
cutter67 New Reader
10/9/12 8:13 p.m.

these are cars he drove and parked he is not a collector of cars in our sense he just drives and gets a new used car and parks what he was driving. the reason he parked ther honda was the clutch went out

poopshovel
poopshovel UltimaDork
10/9/12 9:10 p.m.

Don't have any pics, but knew a dude who had a white one in high school. Recently my wife's friend started dating said dude. We had them over a few months ago. Took him down to the basement and showed him my big pile of old honda crap. He says "Man, I gave you a ride home from school once, and you kept telling me how awesome my car was, and I thought you were making fun of me." Just thought that was funny.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/9/12 9:22 p.m.

http://www26.brinkster.com/drzoom/civichomepage.htm

http://www26.brinkster.com/drzoom/civicmembers.htm

81cpcamaro
81cpcamaro Reader
10/9/12 10:01 p.m.

I had a 77 3-door and 78 wagon, both CVCC. Fun little cars, wouldn't mind having another one.

vdubinsd
vdubinsd New Reader
10/9/12 10:09 p.m.
93EXCivic wrote: In reply to vdubinsd: How hard is the 1800 Accord motor to swap in? Bolt in?

As far as remember was pretty straightforward....redrirolled a few mounts and bolted it in

Then was whooped by a 1200 civic on dual side drafts, his biggest problem was getting the drive belt to stay in place. At 8500 ish RPM....

Sultan
Sultan HalfDork
10/9/12 10:19 p.m.

My first car was a red 77 Civic!

oldsaw
oldsaw PowerDork
10/9/12 10:20 p.m.

Adam Malley took his street car, modified it, still drove on the street while it became an SCCA solo car. He won EP at Nationals on his first or second try. I believe it was on his first trip there.

Then, he took the same car road racing. I'm not sure if it was accomplished with his original car, but he won both HP and GT5 in first-gen civics.

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Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic Reader
10/9/12 10:55 p.m.
vdubinsd wrote:
93EXCivic wrote: In reply to vdubinsd: How hard is the 1800 Accord motor to swap in? Bolt in?

As far as remember was pretty straightforward....redrirolled a few mounts and bolted it in

Then was whooped by a 1200 civic on dual side drafts, his biggest problem was getting the drive belt to stay in place. At 8500 ish RPM....

Drive belt?

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury UltimaDork
10/10/12 7:42 a.m.

Anyone got pics or details of the full carbon bodied N600 busa power'd autox monster I read about in GRM a few years back? guy was a month away from completion when the sanctioning body rewrote a few rules in his class, essentially excluding it from competition

cutter67
cutter67 New Reader
10/10/12 7:57 a.m.

here is a carbon bodied one

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
10/10/12 8:03 a.m.
cutter67 wrote: here is a carbon bodied one

Nope. Z600, not Civic.

cutter67
cutter67 New Reader
10/10/12 8:11 a.m.

In reply to DILYSI Dave:

that is a Z600 its not a civic

pinchvalve
pinchvalve UltimaDork
10/10/12 8:13 a.m.

If you say Z600 really fast it kinda sounds like Civic. Kinda.

oldsaw
oldsaw PowerDork
10/10/12 9:42 a.m.
4cylndrfury wrote: Anyone got pics or details of the full carbon bodied N600 busa power'd autox monster I read about in GRM a few years back? guy was a month away from completion when the sanctioning body rewrote a few rules in his class, essentially excluding it from competition

It's more accurate to say he built the car without reading the rulebook or paying attention to proposed rules changes. I witnessed a conversation where he admitted to both.

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
10/10/12 11:35 a.m.
cutter67 wrote: In reply to DILYSI Dave: that is a Z600 its not a civic

Um, that's what I said.

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