Monday, 16 November 2009

MCR VTEC | October Meeting

After signing up to the MCR VTEC forum recently being recommended to it by Gee it was time for their monthly meeting and drive that they organise. Gee had told me one of the previous one's he went to was awesome fun so I thought I'd come along and see what the deal was. Upon arriving there was a few decent Honda's kicking about, mainly EP3's with some light tuning, later in the afternoon a few more locals turned up in EG's and a fair few ATR's too all looking rather nice.

Part of the meet is also an organised drive along some local roads, a sort of follow the leader type deal, rather than just freezing in the car park stood around we actually get to witness and hear the roar of VTEC which I was very impressed with. Gee's White EK9 is rather quick since he installed the B18C engine from a DC2, you can find his blog here Project-Touge

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Wednesday, 21 October 2009

More Vid's

Quick naughty one from Richard Raw on Vimeo.

Fly by! from Richard Raw on Vimeo.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Stage 1.5 | Refresh

Sweet, so I got my Sparco wheels refurbished and powder coated in Bronze finally. I'm very happy with the results, the finish is just awesome, the colour I chose wasn't an external colour so it had to be lacquered over to seal it in and to be honest it has a much deeper finish because of the lacquer now and almost a pearl effect at the same time. I would recommend powder coating to anyone considering a refresh on there old alloy wheels before purchasing new ones.

I also got round to completely removing the air-con system, this took a great deal of weight away from the front end considering the pump is fairly hefty. Not only is the pump heavy but the bracket it sits on with an extra stabilizing pulley and cushion. Total weight saved from this was | 12.3kg's.

Next to go was the rear seats and interior trim, this unsurprisingly lost quite a lot of weight from the EG, I removed the rear seats and brackets, rear lower parcel shelf, spare wheel, jack and tools. This all equated to around | 40kg's. Obviously this made quite a positive difference on the overall performance of the EG and I would recommend it to anyone who is seriously after improving the vehicle's characteristics without having to spend loads of cash on performance parts straight away.

Last up is a bonus shot

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Headlight Swap

After a little bit of thought I decided I never really liked the Denji Projector headlights to be honest. I set out to find a set of oem Civic headlights, bought some from a member off the forum only to find them with broken brackets and totally filthy, but nonetheless I cleaned them up and gave them to my friend. He would then take them apart, clean them thoroughly and paint the top and bottom sections of the lights in a HT black paint to give them a more evil look.

Here are the results, the only thing I need to do now is paint the indicators in the same style.

Overall I'm pretty pleased with the result, I totally prefer the oem style headlights, next on the cards is a 50W HID kit for them as the standard bulbs are very poor after downgrading from HID's.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

New size number plate

Decided I didn't like the size and shape of the import number plate I had on, I printed one off at work which is a standard Euro size plate and it looks much better, plus it gives better clearance for the radiator too which I prefer.

I also fitted a fire extinguisher too, not really sure why, I think it looks more like a race car having an extinguisher in the boot.

Clean Again

Its been ages since I actually gave my EG6 a bit of TLC. I thought I'd give it a bath and a quick detail polish so it could be proud of the paintwork once again. I wish I had the whole day to spend cleaning it because I know I could but the English weather does not permit a full day of cleaning without it raining halfway through or just after you've finished polishing. I managed to tidy up the engine and engine bay too, the VTEC solenoid has started to leak slightly so I got rid of the seepage and it looks much better now. We also gave Michelle's EJ9 a wash and a polish too so I got a couple of shots of them together for the first time. Be sure to check the progress of the EJ9 at

Apologies for the utter rubbish photographs, my camera's digital view finder has cracked and I am basically pointing and hoping it captures what I wanted. Nikon D90 ftw eventually!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Service No. 2

Its about that time again for the service on the EG6, I've done quite a few miles with it since I got her so now its time to refresh pretty much everything to repay it for its reliability.

Service Parts;

Comma 10w40 Semi-synthetic oil
Mintex 1144 Extreme Front Brake Pads
Bluprint Oil filter
Bluprint Fuel Filter
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Dirty EG6

Again, nothing much to update on but I have a few things in the pipeline which will be happening pretty soon. The Lenso BSX wheels should be arriving next week some point then all I need to do is order the Yokohama tires to go with them and I'll have a new set of shoes for the EG6.

Next is to generally tidy up the outside of the car, the small scratches, chips and poor surfaces will be all rectified at the body shop their the car will also receive a full machine polish to bring back out the unique paintwork. Lastly is a few minor and small things to update such as smaller front and rear number plates in 12" by 6" which will look a whole lot better than the huge one's I currently have fitted, another minor thing will be replacing the missing front inner arch lining and the broken interior wing mirror cover to tidy up the inside.

Here's how she looks at the moment, the reason she is looking so dirty and neglected is because I said that I wouldn't bother cleaning the car until I install my new wheels so obviously its been a while since I cleaned it!