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Old 03-16-2010, 06:25 PM   #11
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Not as much fabrication or work as you may think, as it has been done way too often.

The DX or STD models actually take more work than the HF or Si, which are just about identical in everything but brakes mechanically.

My modifications are/were going to be more sedate, in reality. However, they were certainly not in the FE state of mind.
If you were going to do just intake and exhaust, then you'd be wasting your time.. I mean you could swap heads for one of an Si but if you already have an Si, then to get anything more out of it, you'd need to do some serious work. A lot of modifications aside from another engine, a turbo, transmission swap, or some sort of hybrid (engine parts from various engines) are a major waste of time and money. If you want real gains, it only makes sense to do something that is actually substantial, not just in cost.
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Don't even think about modifying it
you could probably find another one for that. And i'll help you find one

I'll buy it. Where you at.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:34 PM   #13
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As far as price, I know what I have into it, but I was curious to get an idea of what it is worth without throwing that in, as it will (inevitably) effect the results.
It's not a direct comparison, but here is a nice Si on eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1991-...58800218#v4-36

The current bid is $3550 and there's still a day left.

If you hold onto it awhile longer until gas gets back up to $4/gal you should have no trouble selling it for at least $3k if it runs as good as it looks.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:37 PM   #14
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If you were going to do just intake and exhaust, then you'd be wasting your time.. I mean you could swap heads for one of an Si but if you already have an Si, then to get anything more out of it, you'd need to do some serious work. A lot of modifications aside from another engine, a turbo, transmission swap, or some sort of hybrid (engine parts from various engines) are a major waste of time and money. If you want real gains, it only makes sense to do something that is actually substantial, not just in cost.
Very true. I was thinking more along the lines of a JDM D15B engine/transmission swap (130HP, nothing modified on the car) and storing the HF parts for later. I considered a B16B/B18CR swap, but that just seems wasteful on anything but a trashed car that is being revived.

I am also seriously considering a D15Z1 (Civic VX) engine swap to give myself a bit more power and even more fuel mileage.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:38 PM   #15
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Don't even think about modifying it
you could probably find another one for that. And i'll help you find one

I'll buy it. Where you at.
Fort Worth, TX. Car has been in the Metroplex it's whole life; I have the delivery packet from the dealer!
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Man that thing is clean!!!! I vote keep it stock.
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That (to keep it and modify it or sell it to an FE enthusiast) is basically what I'm asking, so I appreciate your vote.

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However, if it is not really worth anything to anyone, then I may as well keep it and do as I please with it.
My vote, FWIW, is keep it stock....BUT....it's YOUR car! Do with it as YOU see fit! If modifying it will give you pleasure, go for it!

I used to ride a bike also, mostly for the FE, but for a little fun as well. I had friends I rode with who told me that FE was NOT the reason to ride...I nodded my head and and said "yaa yaa", and continued to enjoy the 50-60 mpg.
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My vote, FWIW, is keep it stock....BUT....it's YOUR car! Do with it as YOU see fit! If modifying it will give you pleasure, go for it!

I used to ride a bike also, mostly for the FE, but for a little fun as well. I had friends I rode with who told me that FE was NOT the reason to ride...I nodded my head and and said "yaa yaa", and continued to enjoy the 50-60 mpg.
Very much so regarding the bike FE! I commuted on a Ninja 250 jetted for FE for a while. 70MPG while goofing off was great!

BTW, I love the avatar. Miyazaki is one of my wife and I's favorites (she is from Japan and grew up with him).
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Very much so regarding the bike FE! I commuted on a Ninja 250 jetted for FE for a while. 70MPG while goofing off was great!

BTW, I love the avatar. Miyazaki is one of my wife and I's favorites (she is from Japan and grew up with him).
My best FE was my '66 Honda 90...about 75 mpg. Next was my '72 Triumph 650 TR6R (single carb...would sometimes stick like a Toyota) which got about 60 mpg...my best was about 70 mpg once.

One of the first movies I saw after getting Netflix was "My Neighbor Totoro"...fell in love with that film...have way too many cats, so the Catbus just seemed natural...
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One of the first movies I saw after getting Netflix was "My Neighbor Totoro"...fell in love with that film...have way too many cats, so the Catbus just seemed natural...
I use a Catbus ringtone on my cell phone.
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