And nothing is Mickey Moused together, this car isn't a basket case. All Trunk latch Description: There may not be sufficient clearance on the trunk latch making it hard to open with the key. It's cut a little short under the dash. Blood and motor oil is thicker than water and you can throw in whatever over-used cliche you can think of. These days, finding feature cars has become more of a task than anything; people want to negotiate covers, have demands, make special requests—that sense of appreciation that once existed just isn't as common anymore. I've tried to describe this car as accurately as possible, but with that said, it is 26 years old and is far from perfect.
We're not just talking about wheels either—there are a ton of rare Mugen goods on this car inside and out. Look for rust on the floor pan and run water over the right lower corner of the windshield to watch for water leaks before buying the car. At the end of the day, it's family first. That's why we have meets, shows, join clubs and hang out together. .
A Mugen Active Gate brake setup would suit this build perfectly, but the Spoon clappers behind his 15-inch M7 wheels provide an interesting contrast that also matches his brother's brakes. But 2-door hatchbacks and 4-door sedans returned with a standard driver-side airbag. The Jaimes worked incredibly hard to get their cars to this point and were genuine in their appreciation of the opportunity to be featured. Trouble Spots Air conditioner Description: If the air-conditioner belt repeatedly comes off, the splash shield under the engine is probably knocking it off when the car goes over a parking curb, etc. Camaraderie is an essential part of the automotive community. Interior Dash lights work, but only by applying pressure to dimmer switch.
Anyway, I've essentially moved on from autocross for health reasons and what's left has to go. Luis' Civic was the first to make an impression out here in Southern California. I couldn't really think of any other way to feature their Hondas but to put them together because, well, it just made sense to. Virtually everything works - even original cassette player. This swap was exceptionally clean. During initial start-up, the car would crank but it just wouldn't fire-up.
But if there's one thing that is more important than friendships, it's family. All four engines are weak on low-end torque, lacking in zest. Ask anyone that has encountered them and they will probably tell you that they easily get Luis and Jose confused with one another. It's second nature for us to choose who we're friends with and the relationships we want to uphold and value in our lives. One person in the family may be into a particular thing that a brother or sister isn't. You can easily tell that he is a man of details. My intention was to have someone in my family keep it, long term.
Dent along rear hatch at bumper level. Other than the differences in the wiring, both K-swaps share a lot of similarities. But I don't drive the car in the rain or snow and it is usually garaged, so that may be why. The two are accessorized differently but the guts are essentially the same, running Skunk2's Mega Power exhaust manifolds, K-Tuned constituents and both fuel systems are plumbed almost identically. I honestly just want to pull the engine and transmission out and sell the shell because the motor and trans are really spectacular. There aren't too many enthusiasts left these days that enjoy and appreciate Hondas the way the Jaimes brothers do.
The relationships we form with others who share a mutual interest makes for unforgettable memories and help to prolong the love of this great hobby. Original window sticker and manuals. Automatic transmissions shift neatly, lacking the harsh jolt of earlier models. It's rare to see blood-bonds in the car community because family members don't always share mutual interests. Extensive service history from new. Civics stand apart from the crowd because of their nimble handling, smooth running, enjoyable operation, and miserly gas mileage. Not only do they share a last name, they are also both Volvo Service technicians, carpool to work together every day and share a love of early-'90s Hondas.
They are very much a throwback to the early days when building cars was just for fun and a reason to hang out with friends. He just had to plug everything up and the car came to life with no worries. No matter how many parallels and differences exist between the two builds, it is apparent that the solidarity is unrivaled with these two brothers. Interior controls are thoughtfully designed and easy to use. I can invlude a set of replacement quarter panels that can be used for the repair if the new owner is interested.
Wind and exhaust sounds are reduced, especially in sedans, though tire noise is a problem. Although they pull smoothly enough in the middle gears, they fail to exhibit much overall gusto—especially with automatic transmissions. That being the case, this car is sold as-is where-is. The personalities are similar in that they are both soft-spoken and very reserved, but they are also each their own man. The quarter rust was there when I bought the car in 2012 and has not grown at all.
Civics had either a 5-speed manual gearbox or 4-speed automatic, but the latter was not available on all models. I have been on eBay for over a decade with 100% positive feedback and I've sold several older Hondas and Acuras to happy owners, so please bid with confidence. Both of their builds are very much their own and strong enough to be independent of one another—but neither would be where it is today if not for the other. We had to backtrack and make sure that everything was where it needed to be. Civics of the early 1990s used four different overhead-cam 4-cylinder engines. And there are probably a few things I forgot to list. Sharing a pastime doesn't always work between siblings because you're constantly around them and you can't escape them when you have a disagreement.