Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Maiden voyage

Got the carb rebuilt and installed.

Put in a new brake master cylinder.

Fired up the car (once I hooked up the choke right) and she started and ran. Has a vacuum leak so the car won't idle on it own.

Took it out for a spin around the block and it was a hoot. Revs nicely once it get above 3000 rpm.

Drove it 6 blocks and parked it back in the garage.

Evening was rolling in so the civic goes back in the garage along side its younger sister (the '89) for the night.

Will get the car off to the shop for them to fine tune the carb/idle and get it running smooth.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Trim rings are polished

Sent out the old ratty trim rings to be straightened and polished and they came back looking awesome.

All the curb rash was gone and they were super shiny.

Looks good on the car too. Tried to get a new set but cannot find 12" trim rings anywhere but China... and then I would have had to have them made.

Old ones look just fine to me.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Now onto the little nits

Pulled the carb off the car and sent it off to be rebuilt. Car runs but does not idle at all. Needs a bit of TLC in the fuel delivery department.

Thanks to eBay, got a carb kit for $20 and off to have it rebuilt.