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Old 04-01-2007, 11:30 PM   #1
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Selling the frankencivic $1000

Will be selling the FrankenCivic

Info can be had here:

http://www.gassavers.org/garage/view/5

Vehicle runs, although I havn't driven it since October. I will recharge the battery and make sure it's in working order tomorrow or tuesday.

This is one of the most unique civics I've ever seen.

1989 Civic LX with a d15z1 and a CRX HF transmission. Comes with working power windows, power locks, air conditioning, and power steering.

positives:
  • new wideband o2 sensor ($170 value on ebay. Over $400 at the dealership)
  • Honda Civic VX rims ($200 value)
  • Civic EX interior ($75 value)
  • rare optional audio console ($50 value)
  • Rywire obd0->obd1 conversion harness ($130 value)
  • fresh d15z1 engine from www.nippon-motors.com (under 60k) ($500 value)
  • new clutch release (throwout) bearing ($30 value)
  • new axle transmission seals ($20 value)
  • new spark plugs
  • new spark plug wires
  • fairly new paint (not professional, but it's a 20 year old car).
  • All new trim from www.hondapartsdeals.com ($200 value)
  • chasis has 146k miles
negatives:
  • there is some tint left on the rear window
  • hood won't close all of the way. I think that there is something in the way, but I havn't looked yet. Hood DOES lock, so driving isn't an issue.
  • drivers door is a tad misaligned. Easy fix with 30 minutes of spare time and a 12mm socket wrench.
  • There MAY be a small coolant leak. After driving it for over 3 months after the swap, I needed to put more fluid in. If there is a leak, it's VERY slow and easy to fix. Probably just need a new hose somewhere.
  • ECU is not put away. I put it in it's proper place once and a ground shorted causing the gauge cluster to go up in smoke. I have since replaced the gauge cluster and added an extra fuse to the new cluster in case it happens again.
  • Passenger window regulator needs replacing, but I will give you two BRAND NEW window regulators (see below)
bonus:

For GasSavers Members, I'll throw in the following spare parts:
  • 1 set of tires - barely used, under 300 miles. ($300 value)
  • 1 extra vtec distributor (sell it on ebay or keep it as a spare) (seem them sell for anywhere between $30 and $150)
  • 1 set of extra taillights - current set has a small chemical burn from removing the old paint.
  • 1 generic car cover
  • 2 brand new window regulators for the front windows. (Honda charges over $300 for these)
  • 1 set of 1985 CRX HF lightweight drums. I havn't installed them yet but you get them for the extra 2lbs saving on each side.
I'm hoping to get $1000 for this. I'm WAY underselling what it's worth, but the fact is that this is a project in progress. All of the difficult stuff is done, but I don't feel comfortable selling this to a non-car person who isn't able to fix it or fine-tune it.

I have never driven it on a long road trip, so i would not advise buying it and driving it across country.

Location: Salt Lake City, UT.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:08 AM   #2
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This sounds like a GREAT deal! If I were closer I would pick it up in a heartbeat and turn my CRX into my project car.

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Old 04-02-2007, 05:38 PM   #3
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Should go quick at that price. if was closer i'd consider it.
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:43 PM   #4
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Sounds like a bargain! Wish I wasn't so far away. Do you have any mileage data on it?
Edit: OOPS! Forgot to check the link.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:08 PM   #5
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Sounds like a bargain! Wish I wasn't so far away. Do you have any mileage data on it?
Edit: OOPS! Forgot to check the link.
Most of that mileage is prior to the swap. I was in the midst of fine tuning it when I purchased the Fit. I have yet to drive it with the new o2 sensor, and I'm certain the distributor timing isn't 100% rigiht.
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Best of luck, Matt. This car should be able to achieve some serious FE with the kinks ironed out.
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:24 AM   #7
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looks like I'm going to have to put this on ebay. I'll clean it up really nice this week and take a few more pictures.
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purrdy

I'm scouring the fourms and contemplating D15Z1 for my HF but it seems you have most the work done. Why do you live so far away Good luck with the LX sale.
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I really want this car! I wish I wasn't in Houston.....hmmm how far is that anyway....?
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:36 PM   #10
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I really want this car! I wish I wasn't in Houston.....hmmm how far is that anyway....?

quite a drive. You might want to check out www.agapeautoshipping.com to get a quote for transport. I've used them in the past and have always found them to be the cheapest.

If you did buy it, it would be in running condition so you can say that the vehicle is in running condition, which will probably save you around $200 for shipping.
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