Funny, I just sent my '89 Si packing to the u-pull-it. Lady pulled a
u-turn from the shoulder in front of me. Wife bought it in 93 with 40k for
$3000; it had 210k and the lady's insurance totalled it for
$1500. Replaced the radiator, alternator, the exhaust and a fuel
line. Other than that, just tires and oil. Love them Hondas.
I just went thru my parts boxes, consolidated the Honda stuff into 2 big
boxes and moved them to the barn this weekend. You need some parts? I
have a K&N, new timing belt, water pump, fuel filter, a tail light (forget
which side), set of headlights, couple rad fans, a well-used Haynes (not as
bad book as far as Haynes goes) and bunches of miscellaneous parts....
At 11/26/2002 at 02:21, Shakespearean monkeys danced on Mark J Bradakis's
keyboard and said:
>Ah, a classic example of how an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
>My 1987 Honda Civic Si is the only vehicle I've ever purchased from new. It
>had 7 miles on the odometer when I first drove it. Now it shows 133,3XX
>miles, and sits at the shop perched on jackstands, waiting for me to deal
>with it. I'm ready to dig into it and get it back on the road. A one ton
>cargo van that tips the scales at nearly 6,000 pounds and can drag along twice
>its weight while barely breaking a sweat certainly has a place in a racer's
>vehicle wardrobe, but the daily drive to work and fetching groceries is not
>the best use of such a beast. I want my little black Honda back.
>So with the head off the engine and various parts scattered about, I'm
>about what to do with the Civic. I think I threw out my Jackson Racing and
>Lightspeed catalogs a few years back - I got them in '87 when I bought the
>they may have been out of date. And Triumphs I know about, Hondas I don't.
>Should I just go with standard parts from the dealer to get it back together?
>Is there a slightly sportier cam I can drop in to get a bit more grunt? Maybe
>an exhaust header that improves the Si's breathing a bit? I ought to replace
>the front shocks while I'm fussing with it, any recommendations on what to
>Any good Honda related websites I should check out? I've spent a few hours
>already studying http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~attse/honduh.htm for some clues
>The plan is to just use the car as a daily driver and reserve various
>Triumphs for real racing, but it might be nice to tweak things a bit while
>I'm doing the valve job and some suspension work. And some sunday morning
>when I'm running late and too lazy to load up a Spitfire, I may just drive
>the Si to the event and slap some Street Mod, Street Prepared, whatever
>numbers on it.
>So if you have some constructive suggestions, I'd appreciate it.
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