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Old 12-14-2009, 09:35 PM
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sorry for the delay in update

My buddy has my external hdd so I can't get pics to the internet atm.

Been doing TONS of boring, but necessary, stuff.


The fuel pump wiring is in. Hard/soft fuel lines are run (permanent and temporary). Fuel filter selected. (Nissan fuel injected fuel filter. Fram G4777 if I recall correctly is 5/16 in/out, uses clamp-on fittings and is relatively compact.)

Finished Hydraulic clutch conversion + line run and bled.

New brake master cyl. installed (old one leaked out the rear seal), brakes bled.
The SS brake lines tried to F* me and didn't want to seal in a couple places. Took me 3 HOURS to bleed the brakes by myself.

Custom radiator hoses fitted and system filled.

Full interior re-installed.
Full dynamat + high density closed cell foam padding installed throughout the majority of the car.

PGM-FI wiring completed with custom bulkhead connectors.

Temporary exhaust fabricated.

etc., etc.

I promise pics soon.
Car running very soon!
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:33 AM
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Great news. That is going to be a killer sleeper. ....Damn what was that?
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:45 AM
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this is EPIC. i want one now!
Sick keep it up.. most def a head turner...
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:19 PM
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this thing is gonna be mean, i allmost bought one that was in the middle of a b16 swap n the dude didnt wanna finish it but i moved, would have been fun, gl cant wait to see it all done n running
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:07 AM
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Great looking car man that things pretty sweet
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:26 AM
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awesome build!
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:32 PM
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love ittt!! and i love where u located the battery pretty clean! nice wire tuck too...

but i reallyy love the valve cover!! u painted it ur self or where did u get it
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by SlickEJ8 View Post
this is EPIC. i want one now!
In this context, sadly appropriate. It's super hard to find 1200 parts anymore, it makes engine swaps like this necessary.
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Old 12-27-2009, 01:27 AM
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super sick!!!! i am loving this
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thats gonna be fast
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:38 PM
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this thing is bad ***.. bump for you
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Sooo crazy! bump for pics!!
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Any updates??
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nice job on the old school. love the color. how much invested so far
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man I love Old School cars with a modern twist...I want to see more of this....hurry and post pics man!!!
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In for more win!
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jeeze this thing is sick, keep it coming man
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Late to the party but this is exactly what I was looking for. My all time fav car was a 1980 Civic named Inga. She was a blue/blue (though I had always wanted to paint her a soft white. W/the blue interior I thought that would look nice) 5-speed and I ran her for 187k miles before she rusted out beneath my feet. That was a sad, sad day for me.

Nice work, but all I can say is... better you than me.

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In this context, sadly appropriate. It's super hard to find 1200 parts anymore, it makes engine swaps like this necessary.
1980 was the first year of the 2nd gens. They came with the 1300DL, a.k.a. sh*tbox in the business (I was a Honda parts guy for a short time. The mechanics/technicians always called them that back then) or the 1500 CVCC in the DL and GL trims. (77hp on a good day, but in a <2000 lb car it was enough... if you didn't have too many accessories (PS, A/C, etc.)


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Old 02-27-2010, 09:28 PM
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My daily driver is an '80 hatch just like yours but rocking old school mods on an '82 Canadian Accord 1300. Cant wait to see yours done, cause if anything happens to my 1300 "The OG" is getting a swap.
Inspiring thread keep it going
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Very nice and like it.. Clean with no rust..
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now this is a build thread... nice work
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Great build, Reminds me of the turbo mini at the autox .
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so i take it there will be no more updates then......OP hasn't replied for a minute...nice work!!!!
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