Tuesday, 13 December 2011

ASM Sugoi Sound

Sunday, 11 December 2011

New Wheels | Enkei RPF1

So the first part of my project is the wheels, I went for a set of Enkei RPF1's as they were a good price, look awesome and are super light yet strong.

The specs;

4x100 PCD
15 x 7J

Weight - 4.2kg (each)

I'm looking forward to getting them fitted, I will be wrapping them in either Advan Neova AD08 or Yokohama A050 tires, something like 205/50/R15 on the front and 195/50/R15 on the rear.

Enkei RPF1

Sunday, 20 November 2011

B16 Stealth Bomber - Rendering

So now I've had a bit of time to think about how I want to tune the Civic for racing and hill climbing I've come up with this rendering based on what parts I'm going to purchase and how they will effect the overall style of the car.

I guess I'm going for a simple Black look hence why I'm calling it the B16 Stealth Bomber, similar to the B-2 Stealth Bomber plate from the USA.

I'll post up some pictures when the first batch of parts arrive from the USA and Japan, I'm pretty excited now that it's actually happening and moving forward.

B16 Stealth Bomber

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

New direction for the Civic

So now that it's coming up to Winter again, which is always a cold and depressing experience living in the UK, I've decided to take the Civic back off the road and dismantle most of the unnecessary parts and turn it into a track/spring car like I've always wanted to. This will require a fair amount of money and some good planning in terms of parts selection whilst complying with the MSA regulations in The Blue Book.

I'll keep this brief but I'm hoping to realise a dream with this project and actually take part in a competitive motor sport event.

The first port of call is to get the gearbox up to strength with a nice ORC 309 Clutch Kit

ORC 309 Clutch Kit

I'll add a more definitive list and update with my plans in the coming weeks and some pictures to go along with it so keep it a bit more interesting than just speculation.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Giving her some tlc

It has been about 4 months since I graced the Civic with some soap and water, the poor thing was looking a little rough. I took some before and after shots so you can see the huge difference a bit of elbow grease and time can make. Firstly I washed it with some Wash and Wax shampoo, leathered it off, then proceeded to use some Turtle Wax Safe Cut to bring back the shine of the paintwork, then finished of with some classic Turtle Wax polish. The results speak for themselves, this is all in preperation of my road trip to Frence next week. I'll be taking some kool shots on the road to France so keep looking on here for some European flavour.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Time Attack EG6 K24A Conversion

I absolutely love this EG, this is a big inspiration to my project, I would hope for something similar to this only keeping the original B16A is my plan.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Underground Shoot

Got a bit excited today and decided to take a few more shots of the Civic, tried for some nice moody underground car park shots, turned out pretty good.

Thanks for looking as usual, I promise I will get more juicy updates soon with some tuning parts and different aero body parts too.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Civic at Night (Stealth Mode)

I have to say I love having a Black car, especially at night, you can really get some moody shots and be creative. The only problem is trying to capture the detail in Black car without any extra lighting, but these are just experimental shots. Hope you like.

The Civic is also running very well at the moment since replacing the whole distributor unit after it failed on me after getting the car back out on the road for the first time in 8 months.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Honister Pass | The Lake District

So now that I got my Civic back on the road again I decided to head out to The Lake District and get back on some of the best and most scenic roads in England. Even the roads leading up to The Lakes are great, the A65 from Skipton is a fantastic high speed, smooth and winding road which offers great grip on the single carriage way sections, it then changes to a dual carriage way when it reaches the M6.

Once I'd reached The Lakes we grabbed some lunch, which consisted of a Gammon Steak and Chips from the John Peel pub, delicious. After lunch we hit up some of the tighter and rougher country roads, firstly was Kirkstone Pass (A592) which runs down to Ullswater, this is generally pretty smooth and has tighter corners with some high speed sections thrown in, also a very steep decent toward the valley bottom which is good fun on the brakes.

Another similar road to Kirkstone Pass is Honister Pass which starts from Keswick and runs through Borrowdale Valley and runs right to Cockermouth, this is a very winding and quite rough road but offers some really fantastic views and photographic opportunities, so it is definitley worth it. Below are a few of my favourite shots from Honister Pass, I didn't have enough time to shoot the other parts of the trip unfortunatley as I was enjoying driving so much.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

The way it should be

This is so tidy and done correctly, nothing not to like about it!

Monday, 28 March 2011

Under Wraps

So as the Civic is sat dormant at the moment, and might be for a little while longer , I decided to cover her up. I got this cover through my Dad and his shop, great cover and very affordable, can endure rain, snow, wind and protects against UV rays.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Some random shots

I had my zoom lens out today so I took a few random shots of the EG6. Been ages since I started it and moved it around, was nice to hear the B16A burbling and ticking over smoothly.