RoadKill Ep59 1sGenCivic

by Randy » February 2nd, 2018, 11:08 pm
Roadkill fans always ask to see a competition with hosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan going against each other, so we finally deliver it in Episode 59 of Roadkill powered by Dodge! The idea was to have each guy buy a car for $1,500 and enter the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational in Las Vegas. But there was a catch: the cars could not be American-made. Finnegan ended up with a 1974 Honda Civic—now known as Laphonda—and Freiburger had to go rear-wheel drive with a rotary-powered 1985 Mazda RX-7…but then the whole thing went “Roadkill” in a huge plume of Honda smoke. The story ends up with burnouts, road-tripping, engine explosions, engine swapping, racing, and, as usual, thrashing around in the desert. That’s a lot of fun for $3,000 worth of cars. Roadkill is sponsored by Lincoln Tech, CRC Auto, Optima Batteries, Pioneer Car Audio, Jegs, and Cooper Tire!

Keep an eye out on episodes after 73, The 1StGenCivic is coming back to roadkill to faceoff or race against all the other builds including the disgustang that just got a new crate motor in episode 73.

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Gas Monkey Garage acquires 1972 Coupe

by Randy » January 12th, 2018, 8:59 am
While watching another automotive show that is about to premiere this guy bought 20 cars from Richard Rawlings. They showed the cars being loaded on to two car haulers and I had to do a rewind!

This guy actually bough a Honda and one with a pidddly little motor that does not compare in size to anything in his garage. What was he thinking, $22'000.00 from Barrett Jackson!

I really love the condition of the car and so cute to cuddle up with my Civic when it gets done.

I can see why he got rid of it as it would give the wrong impression the size of the package he drives.

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Shannons Club TV Episode 42

by Randy » December 5th, 2017, 7:23 am
Shannons Club TV hosted by Mark Oastler & Joe Kenwright talk about Australia's rich motoring history on the road and in competition. Episode 42 features the Honda Civic.

In 1978 the cylinder head (EB3) was redesigned with larger intake and exhaust valves and larger straighter intake & exhaust ports including a deeper combustion chamber with domed pistons. This engine design lends is self to high performance modifications. This design has won many racing championships including a great Canadian driver Jacques Villeneuve or American driver Adam Malley still racing his today.

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2002 Honda Civic SIR reborn

by Randy » July 13th, 2017, 7:21 am

On roadways crowded with gargantuan Suburbans, Excursions and Grand Wagoneers, Jose Avila's diminutive Honda AZ600 looks like a refugee from the set of the Disney movie about an absent-minded scientist who accidentally shrinks his kids to ant size.

The micro-coupe debuted in Japan in 1970 as the Z Coupe. A 354cc OHC air­ cooled twin mounted up front and driving the front wheels powered the coupe. When Honda honchos decided to bring the teeny tiny car to the Unites States in 1972, the displacement was bumped up to 598cc. Lampooned as a powered "high-top tennis shoe," the American-badged AZ600 was lost in a sea of Chevy's, Fords and Chrysler's.

Recently, Tampa Honda Land invited Jose Avila to display his '72 AZ600 next to a '02 Civic Si. "Even though three decades separate these two cars, both share the common Honda attributes of being well­ engineered and fuel-efficient," said Todd Earwood, Tampa Honda Land sales representative.
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Honda Factory Floor and Video Tour

by Randy » February 27th, 2015, 12:56 pm
Pictures from the factory floor by Blackbullet » Feb 2nd, ’15 Here’s a picture of a very early 1200 civic trunk model on the production line. Follow the link above to follow the discussion the forum.
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Honda City Turbo Evolution

by Randy » September 30th, 2010, 9:21 pm
Not a Civic, but we need to discuss the car and it's history to see the relationship to the 1st gen Civic, What motor swap! Read on.

City Turbo I from 81-83, City Turbo II -1987 Both motors were based on a 1237cc CVCC Honda engine. Compression ratio was 7.5:1 with boost up to 12psi. The Turbo II had a compression ratio of 7.6:1 now with an inter cooler.

Honda has only manufactured two models of turbocharged car (other than F1). One was a 2.5 litre V6 Legend needing a bit more go, the other, a tiny commuter car known as the City or Jazz. It's ironic that the car they choose to release as a special edition turbo was the least sportscar like vehicle in the Honda range. The Honda City Turbo was the brainchild of Hirotoshi Honda. Hirotoshi is the son of Honda's Founder. Hirotoshi’s company Mugen had already proven it’s worth making performance parts for motorcycles and some cars but was largely unheard of out of racing circles. Hirotoshi Honda took Honda's ugliest, most ungainly vehicle and turned it into an aggressive performer that was well ahead of its time (as with most Hondas) and Honda released a production version of it.
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