Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Monday, 24 November 2008

Photoshoot | Whitby Harbour

So here's the first quick photo shoot of my EG6, we didn't get chance to take loads of images but here's a few of the best ones.

Location | Whitby Harbour | Map
Photographer | Joe Kirk |

Civic EG6 finally arrives!!

So finally it arrived last week at Liverpool docks ready for collection, it's taken absolutely ages for it to arrive but it was definitely worth the wait. Once I got to the docks and located the car I had a quick look around it and couldn't stop smiling, I was relived to see it on dry land again and all in one piece. It looked to be in great condition and was drivable straight away once we'd boosted the battery to get it started. I took it straight for an MOT and it passed without a problem which was a great relief, from then it would be waiting for the customs docs to arrive then a quick trip to DVLA in Leeds to hand in the docs to register the vehicle over here.

The next day was a lovely clear day so I spent all day cleaning her up and inspecting the car to see if I could find any hidden extras perhaps and to just see the general quality of the car. Overall the car has been very well cared for, with the interior being extremely clean and the bodywork being in fairly decent condition considering its 13 years old now. I managed to take a few pictures of the car once I'd polished and wiped it down but it began to rain so I only got chance to take half a dozen.

My Honda Civic EG6 from Richard Raw on Vimeo.

So now that its all cleaned up I went to the DVLA the following day to collect my docs for the registration number so I could get a set of plates ready and finally take it the garage to install some of my tuning parts and also get a feel for the car. I managed to install a few parts such as both Carbing lower arm bars and the SARD FPR kit, also the main thing I wanted to install was the BMC CDA intake kit. After I fitted the BMC intake kit I took it out for a test drive and it was a rather cold night, I couldn't believe the difference the kit made compared to the old crumbly Trust Airnix cone filter that was previously on, It responded instantly and pulled violently through the VTEC power band, definitely worth it in my opinion even if it is a little pricey. I'll upload some more pics of the tuning parts once I take them because the weather has been awful recently and I'm too much of a women to go outside, haha.

Friday, 31 October 2008

Stage 1.0 | Tuning Parts Continued 2...

Well then, after the parts I ordered a few weeks back turned up I thought it'd be a good pass time to update the blog and get some new pictures up for you guys to see what I've got in store for the EG6. After purchasing the BMC CDA Intake kit I have a feeling that the Air/Fuel mixture won't be bang on, in fact it will be more than likely a lean mixture, so to balance this out I purchased a SARD FPR Kit to fine tune the fuelling on a basic level, at least for now. I used one of these kits on my EP82 Starlet and it was very accurate and reliable and simple to set up so it was an easy choice to buy another one. For the intake system I've decided to use some custom piping and silicone hoses rather than using the original silicone piping to possibly aid performance and also clean up the look of the engine bay.

Also not forgetting about the braking system, which was actually something I overlooked on my EP82 Starlet when I increased the power. I went and bought a set of APP Braided S/S Brake lines as something to start off with that will change the brake pedal feeling from something I can only describe as rather squishy to a crisp and firm pedal feel for more confident braking. When the car eventually arrives it will be going straight for its MOT and service so just to be safe I purchased as set of NGK Iridium spark plugs to be sure its firing perfectly on all 4 cylinders.

Stage 1.0 Continued.....

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Stage 1.0 | Tuning Parts Continued...

I bought a few more tuning parts for the EG6 last week and they've turned up and they're looking rather nice. I don't actually know if my EG6 has been de-catted already but I've gone ahead and bought an adjustable one with the 02 sensor hole so its all 100% correct. I also ordered some APP Braided S/S Teflon brake lines to give a more responsive pedal feel while braking, then seeing as I'll have a new induction system installed which and along with the de-cat I think the car will start to run slighty lean. So to counter this I've ordered a new SARD FPR kit in matt black with the pressure gauge and all the fittings I need for the B16A, hopefully this will level out the Air/Fuel mixture on a pretty basic tune.

SRS S/S De-cat Pipe