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Old 08-22-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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93 Del Sol Si in North Carolina

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My name is Tony and I am a student at UNC Charlotte. During the school year I commute about 65 miles each way back and forth to school 5 days a week. My previous car was a 1989 Civic Hatchback standard (no a/c, power nothing, not even a clock in the dash. Car was super light and had a D15B1 and dual point fuel injection and a 4 speed manual. With headers, 2.5" exhaust and a straight through muffler, ground wires and 175/70/13 tires at 38psi I was averaging 45mpg. A deer decided that it wasn't the best car for me and took out most of the front end.

So I drove my wife's car and watched Craigslist and for about 3 months looking for a replacement when I stumbled accross a 1993 Honda Del Sol Si for $700. This car has a D16z6 vtec engine and power everything, cruise control, a/c, the works. The car looked brand new but the owner said it had a broken piston. I brought it home and tore into the engine to find it did indeed have a hole in the number 3 piston. So I replaced the pistons with higher compression slugs, threw on some ebay headers because the stock manifold was cracked and started driving it back and forth to work with a little less than $1k invested.

Now I am on the quest for fuel economy to rival my previous DD while still looking cool and riding comfortably. Check my garage for current and planned mods. I will keep my gaslog updated regularly.

Any special hints and tips are appreciated.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:11 AM   #2
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good to see another carolina guy on here. there are a few of us here.

I would start with a grill block and airing up the tires.

good luck on your quest for better FE
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Glad to see another Del Sol!

I have a build thread on hear with what I have done to mine and have planned for mine...hopefully this weekend I will make some more headway on aero mods and I'll post up some pics and info
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:46 AM   #4
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I'm just up the road from UNCC in Mt. Pleasant. Welcome and good luck.
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I'm almost right across the street from UNCC good to see another ecomoder in NC.
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I used to work on my hondas, I've had an 89accord, 88accord and a 99 Si in that order. Great cars. Now Im sportin' the Torque Monster. A 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder, Geo Metro convertible. Chicks dig it...not really, but I do. Hit me up, maybe I can help.
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