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Official 'What did you do to your car today?' Thread

AlmosN8kd

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2012 Honda Civic Si, 1994 Stealth R/T TT, 2009 CBR1000RR, 2016 Pilot Touring AWD
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@AlmosN8kd

Dude, Your seats are immaculate!!
im jelly AF

There are some blemishes but they're near where the butt goes; but, I appreciate the compliment. In general, I try and keep my cars clean; but, it is a constant battle with other things in life for competing priorities.
 

AlmosN8kd

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2012 Honda Civic Si, 1994 Stealth R/T TT, 2009 CBR1000RR, 2016 Pilot Touring AWD
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I finally got around to washing the Civic today. Nothing special, just a wash (I use a foam cannon and the two bucket method) and dry; but it made a difference.

Before:
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After:
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JesseFB6

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@AlmosN8kd

yeah my seats are cooked.
my gf sprays hella **** in her hair and has dropped hella makeup on the seats (front and back) still dig the all black seats in the 13’s and 12’s
 

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AlmosN8kd

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Chesapeake, VA
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2012 Honda Civic Si, 1994 Stealth R/T TT, 2009 CBR1000RR, 2016 Pilot Touring AWD
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Sedan
@AlmosN8kd

yeah my seats are cooked.
my gf sprays hella **** in her hair and has dropped hella makeup on the seats (front and back) still dig the all black seats in the 13’s and 12’s

Damn, man; sorry to hear that. There is no cleaner or maybe carpet shampooer that can get the hair stuff out of your seats?

Damn! That red pinstripe on the black stands out like whoa.

It does make a big difference in the aesthetic of the car. Although, it is dried and cracking in a few places. This car does show a lot of age, all of the window seals are dried and cracked from previous owners.

Gonna need some pics of that stealth

I'm working on it; just haven't had time to put together a post. Here are a few on my work computer:

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AlmosN8kd

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2012 Honda Civic Si, 1994 Stealth R/T TT, 2009 CBR1000RR, 2016 Pilot Touring AWD
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For those that want to hear it; here is a cold start video I did after I put a new exhaust on a little after the rebuild:
View: https://youtu.be/11B5qjCEksA


I have had this car since Feb 2003; I rebuilt it once between 2006-2007 due to #4 rod bearing failure. While it was apart, I took the time to build it up, bored .030” over, forged rods, pistons, heads, cams, turbos, etc. in August 2018, I took it apart again for a refresh (I thought I had internal failure but as I took things apart, I had misdiagnosed the issue). That is what led me to buying my Civic (I needed something to get around in while I rebuilt my Stealth). Anyhow, due to parts availability, my work schedule, life, and whatnot, I did not finish reassembling the car until September 2020; here are some pics of that period:

When I took to down in 2018:
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Engine rebuild; all colored parts are powder coated for added protection, including the block. When I built the car the first time in 2006-7, I went with all black paint and found that to hide dirt and debris, made it difficult to find leaks, and, in general, hard to see underneath (since black absorbed all the light). So, I went with a red/gold lower color combo and a red/black upper combo (the engine is basically the same as what I did in 2006-7 but refreshed with new bearings, rings, etc.):
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Going back in:
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And, the first startup in over 2yrs (she didn’t want to idle so it took a bit to get the engine to stay running):
View: https://youtu.be/1RTwDDbhavk


Second startup after the bearing break-in was done (basically the first startup video plus some runtime):
View: https://youtu.be/xfHaFfMcxCw


And that is pretty much it. It makes a lot of noise and is decently quick for what it is; but, is slow compared to a lot of newer cars. All in all, I enjoy this car; it’s an ever ongoing project that has its ups and downs with lots of little bugs to still work out, but is very unique and quite rare to the point that most people are either surprised to see it on the road or don’t know what it is.
 
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Dad

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Those things are such cool cars! A friend of mine in middle school had a white one and it just looked so different to everything else on the road. If I was a little more mechanically inclined I would scoop one up
 

AlmosN8kd

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2012 Honda Civic Si, 1994 Stealth R/T TT, 2009 CBR1000RR, 2016 Pilot Touring AWD
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The 3000GT was my grail back in HS. I wanted one so freakin bad.
Well, you can still get one. They're still relatively inexpensive compared to the other '90s Japanese halo cars of the day; and, the Stealth is, on average, cheaper than 3000GTs; so, there are options out there for you. And, if you want to get really crazy, you can find a Spyder for sale; only made them in '95 and '96.
 

AlmosN8kd

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2012 Honda Civic Si, 1994 Stealth R/T TT, 2009 CBR1000RR, 2016 Pilot Touring AWD
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1992 turbo awd w/16k miles :eek:

Nice car but I'd probably skip that one. The price is a bit on the high side for me (they're really pushing the low-mileage angle to get the price up there); I'm not saying the car isn't worth it, just that I'd probably get one with a little higher mileage for a lower price. Other factors I would consider are that '92 is the most common year (they produced more that year than any other); they produced 4355 R/T Turbos that year, 1319 of them in red. Compared to mine, '94 model year, only 924 R/T Turbos were produced and only 43 were in silver (184 in red). Point is, there are more out there unless you really want to drop $30k on one; but, any potential buyer should know original MSRP was about $32,000 which comes out to $60,452.74 today, so basically, you'd be buying a 27yr old used car at original price (or, half of original price depending on how you look at it). 3000GTs and Stealths just don't really command that kind of pricing yet, maybe eventually. Furthermore, most of the improvements didn't come until the mid-93 model year (4-bolt mains and forged crank being the most important). Besides, I prefer the 2nd gen ('94-96) look over the '91-93 models; but, that comes down to personal preference.
 

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oh I get it. There are a bunch that are much cheaper. I was just surprised to see one with such low miles :thumb:
 
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