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12/6/21 9:49 a.m.

Fresh wheel bearing for tabbie. 

Did some errands in glh, ran a whole tank of gas through it. 

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12/10/21 12:42 p.m.

Wheel bearing and control arm. 

Bonus broken 1/2 breaker bar 

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1/3/22 9:28 a.m.

This is the epiphany I had just now. 

Every Jan 1-10th I have bought a vehicle since 2016

fusion66
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1/3/22 2:09 p.m.

In reply to Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) :

So...what is on the short list for potential acquisitions this year?  smiley

 

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1/3/22 6:15 p.m.

In reply to fusion66 :

Picked up a 2007 Civic 5 speed for a whopping $900 last night. 

PO said it was hard to get into gear. New struts, tires, clutch, clutch slave and master with paper work. Drove it home after a quick parking lot bleed, looked at it tonight and got a little more air out of the system, the clutch pedal has a engagement and disengagement click, found the master bushing was bad making it leak some. 

 

Driving home  

Even came with service records

fusion66
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1/4/22 7:34 a.m.

In reply to Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) :

That looks like one helluva deal - nice find!

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1/4/22 8:04 a.m.

In reply to fusion66 :

I appreciate it. Got a master on the way and some tuneup and rear brake parts on the way. 

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1/8/22 5:18 p.m.

On the Civic found the shop that did the new clutch, and master and slave didn't replace the master and it was leaking some. Replaced it and we are in business. Made a good size rock auto order to get it safe and up to my standards. 

 

Found the airbox broken when doing clutch master and epoxied it back together. 

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1/9/22 2:53 p.m.

Fresh plugs fixed the rough idle. 

Cabin air filter to help with some of the stink. 

GCrites80s
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1/9/22 8:23 p.m.

Rusty plug threads all the way down could have been a lot worse.

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1/9/22 8:26 p.m.

In reply to GCrites80s :

100% agree, but someone at someone put copper antiseize on these. 

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1/18/22 6:22 p.m.

Got caught in sleet on the way home in the Civic. Waiting on parts again. Thanks FedEx for loosing the first round. 

 

Tabbie is still the best winter beater. 

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1/21/22 9:14 a.m.

Finest Ukraine made tires money can buy. 

 

 

 

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1/23/22 7:46 a.m.

Did some maintenance on the Honda Saturday. Pads, rotors, caliper, lubed emergency brake cables and a oil change and trans fluid change. 

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1/23/22 10:08 a.m.

Oooh, shiny bits, that make you go whoa.  Neat car.  An old neighbor's kid had one.  No matter how hard she tried, that kid could not kill it.

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1/23/22 11:12 a.m.

In reply to Dirtydog (Forum Supporter) :

New shiny bits that make it stop better. I know these are quite tough cars. Wife says it feels just like a new generation neon. 

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1/24/22 5:19 p.m.

Got me a new shift boot/knob

Also took it out in the snow on the new snow tires and it's quite good. 

RustBeltSherpa
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1/25/22 2:34 p.m.

In reply to Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) :

Goodyears? 

P.S. Nice score on the Civic! Be interested to know how it compares to the rest of the fleet in Ohio winters.

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1/25/22 8:27 p.m.

In reply to RustBeltSherpa :

Premiorri ViaMaggiore Z Plus. Got 2 snows on them and they are quite good. They definitely have good feel and let go nicely. 

Honestly, the ol civic feels like a slower tighter 2nd gen neon. 

 

 

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2/9/22 3:14 p.m.

Picked up some steel wheels of the market place, swapped the snows onto the . I call this poverty spec  

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2/21/22 6:05 a.m.

Some new headlights  old ones where basically the equivalent to a old mag light. 

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2/27/22 8:57 p.m.

Been doing mostly some piddly stuff not worthy making full post. Focus bulbs, tabbie window regulator ect. But did get to use my favorite feature of my trailer today. 

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3/4/22 2:14 p.m.

Guess civic is here to stay. 

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3/22/22 9:54 a.m.

Exhaust leak is fixed. 

Plus a trip to floaters 

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3/31/22 9:38 a.m.

So update, basically everything is working perfectly. Civic got the last items on the list done, alignment, ac compressor, airbag recall, mtf change and summer wheels on. Omni I have been slowing chipping away on, both exciting. The focus and tabbie just need winter tires taken off. Nothing big at all happening here. 

With the new job being .9 miles away vs 35miles I'm excited for the less maintenance. 

 

 

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