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#976200 - 1st Nov 2007 9:27am StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. *****
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So, here we have yet another Modified car thread by me....

Well I picked the new car up yesterday - a 1992 Honda Civic VTi-SiR which I plan to prep for the Classic Touring Car Championship in the Pre93's, up to 1600cc Class smile

Its the imported Civic VTi which means it makes 168bhp std rather than the 158 from a UK car, has the LSD gearbox, no suroof, its also bee played with a little already and has, a full exhaust inc 4 branch manifold, induction kit, remapped ECU, uprated fuel rail, FPR, Integra Inlet manifold, throttle body and cams, short shift, 282mm brakes with twin pot calipers and lowering springs.





Plans for the car are to get it eligible for the Championship mentioned above, that means I need the following and will probably buy them in this order:

Competition Clutch
Rollcage (Inc stripping the car)
Seat
Harness
Ignition cut off
Fire Extinguisher
Toyo 888 Tyres
Coilovers
Better front Brake pads

As an addition to things for the car I also need:

An ARDS test to get a full race license
A tow ball on the back of the BMW

I already have a pukka race suit, and helmet smile

That little lot should get me up and racing, with anything else that follows being an evolution of the car smile

The car itself wasn’t in as good condition as I initially thought, but, I did get it pretty cheap, and I would be worried about racing a minter on a track through fear of it getting damaged - so some tatty patches make it more livable with if anything should happen. The main thing is its mechanically good, and the chassis is good smile

Watch this space, as I start modding this car up and getting it ready - hopefully it will remain road legal all the way through, as regs for the championship say lights must work etc which is the main thing that would mean it couldn’t be used on the road...
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#976201 - 1st Nov 2007 10:19am Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: StuyMac]
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nice! if you buy any chance want to sell it (or then engine) then i would gladly take it off your hands!
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#976202 - 1st Nov 2007 11:22am Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: turbo_stu]
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Get in the chewy.

Look forward to seeing how this goes.
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#976203 - 1st Nov 2007 11:37am Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: spinking]
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Very nice stuy wink And good luck with it all, i think you will do just great mate wink
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#976204 - 1st Nov 2007 12:46pm Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: Mark]
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yeah, good luck with it.

will be interesting to see how it goes
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#976205 - 1st Nov 2007 1:15pm Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: BMW Joe]
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nice seen that u were getting it on mnr, will have to let us no when ya racing it wink
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#976206 - 5th Nov 2007 11:00am Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: lawton]
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Been busy with this since I picked it up, and over the weekend it went through a weigh loss program smile

All the back has now been stripped (B pillar back) - which has made it considerably louder inside!

Ive ordered a 6 point FIA harness, Coilovers, OMP Cage and I have my eye on a seat smile

Im also waiting on a price back from the states on a clutch kit, which consists of a 6 prong paddle plate, uprated cover, release bearing, pivot bearing, and ali flywheel!

Ill try and get some interior pics tonight smile


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#976207 - 5th Nov 2007 1:48pm Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: StuyMac]
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i want one!

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#976208 - 6th Nov 2007 12:23pm Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: StuyMac]
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Looks and sounds like a nice project fella laugh

If you need any bits gives us a bell wink
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#976209 - 6th Nov 2007 12:27pm Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: StuyMac]
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Originally Posted By: StuyMac

Competition Clutch
Rollcage (Inc stripping the car)
Seat
Harness
Ignition cut off
Fire Extinguisher
Toyo 888 Tyres
Coilovers
Better front Brake pads



Things in bold are the items Ive not had a price on yet, all the others, I have, but if you want to quote on them, and see if you can beat the prices I already have... smile
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#976210 - 6th Nov 2007 12:35pm Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: StuyMac]
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Registered: 6th Nov 2007
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Loc: Ellesemere Port
Well I am dealer for cobra seats

have a look at what seats you like/want and let me know and I will get you a price laugh laugh

the rest i cant get YET!

p.s what coilovers u get as Iam a dealer for gaz if your interetsed laugh
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#976211 - 6th Nov 2007 12:42pm Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: Matman]
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Im just trying to stay on a budget to get the car saorted at the moment - the seats dont need to be FIA, so even out of date seats are considered. Im not very wide, so I dont need a big seat, but it will need 5 harness holes, and to be side mounted.

Coilovers Im ordering are rebranded Leda from the US
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#976212 - 6th Nov 2007 12:46pm Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: StuyMac]
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Registered: 6th Nov 2007
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I will have alook in the catalouge for you wink

and lead are good, i use them on the sapp, although iam selling them soon in favour of custom rally spec gaz suspension. laugh
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#976213 - 9th Nov 2007 10:09am Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: Matman]
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Well, I think I have sussed the exhaust noise problem with the car wink



Quietens the exhaust right down, and its as free flowing as a regular straight through box smile

Just need to get the damn Americans to get back to me with a shipping price whistle
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#976214 - 11th Nov 2007 7:50pm Re: StuyMac: Honda Civic VTi - SiR Race car. [Re: StuyMac]
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Well, here the first stages of lightening the car...

Rear trim stripped:





...and a lightweight Carbon boot wink



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