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Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:01 pm PostPost subject: Newbie from Dumfries
Ross_B
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Hi folks, i'm Ross; 25 from Dumfries and i seem to have an addiction for underpowered Jap cars.

Aged 19 (2008) i bought a nice, clean and standard Honda Civic LSi for 900, and subsequently tore it to pieces to the point where i realised by the time i'd finished, the only parts of the car, inside and out that had not been changed were the doors, roof/sunroof, rear quarters and rear bumper.

Basic run down was a 1.6 Vtec engine with the camshafts from a DC2 integra, integra gearbox with a higher final drive and a mechanical 'plate type' LSD and a basic ransack of the entire Honda parts catalogue for things like brakes from a V6 honda legend, suspension arms from an integra type R. This along with coilovers and fixed bucket seats made for a hoot of a car on the road and on track.






Last year i decided to swap into something RWD and somewhat stereotypical.....






Again, the MX5 has a few modifications in the form of;

E30 BMW BBS wheels on Federal 595RSR tyres
Gaz gold coilovers
Fixed bucket seats
Half roll cage and harness bar
Aftermarket exhaust
Camshafts advanced 13 degrees

The car is an absolute joy to drive, albeit a bit slow compared to the previous civic which was reckoned to be around 185-190bhp.

However i'm currently up in arms as to whether i should turbo the MX5, or source and buy another EG honda civic, so either way the power dilemma should be taken care of.

On a daily basis i went about as sensible as i could with this;




So that's me, hoping to get out on a few track days again this year.

Cheers,
Ross.
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Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:32 pm PostPost subject:
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Welcome Ross
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Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:33 pm PostPost subject:
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