Recent content by Captain Hat


  1. Captain Hat

    Honda scene dead?

    In all honesty the practicality/aesthetic divide isn't one that's unique to the Honda crowd, that's a running theme throughout car culture, almost as old as cars themselves. It's what separates a lead sled from a hot rod, a stance car from a street racer, shakotan and kaido racers from...
  2. Captain Hat

    Irf

    Bought about 75% of a DC2 from Irf yesterday, all went well. Now to get cracking on transferring it into the Civic!
  3. Captain Hat

    Honda scene dead?

    Having been searching for a good donor vehicle for my Mk3 project, it might just be that the cars are getting rarer as they rust and get broken up, combined with the scene becoming more insular as it moves to FB. From what I understand, a lot of cars that get broken up these days have their...
  4. Captain Hat

    Greenlight car insurance

    Yeah, I've been with Flux for two years on my Clios, but this year their renewal quote simply wasn't competitive so I'm with Brentacre now. Honestly a lot of people I know have had bad experiences with Flux but for me the only thing that killed it was the price- the Flux policy had better...
  5. Captain Hat

    Integra Type Rs **BREAKING FOR PARTS**

    Hello! I'm after a complete drivetrain (engine & gearbox, pref with ECU and loom), suspension & brakes. Got a project I'm starting. Ideal for me would be if I could pick up a rolling shell with the parts I need on it as I'd like to be able to check positions of everything, spacings etc so I...
  6. Captain Hat

    Hello. I might need some help from you guys.

    Cool, thank you!
  7. Captain Hat

    Hello. I might need some help from you guys.

    @jesse888 just so I don't embarass myself, am I allowed to post in the marketplace to buy items with less than 250 posts, or is all commercial activity against the rules until I reach that milestone? It's a fair enough rule either way, I would just like to know.
  8. Captain Hat

    Protecting Your Car Against Theft Online

    Thank you- I do my best. It is worth being aware of the dangers of cloning, mind you- two of my friends have received speeding tickets they never earned due to people with similar cars copying their number plates, one in a Defender and one in an Octavia VRS. It's worth noting that the...
  9. Captain Hat

    Protecting Your Car Against Theft Online

    Yup. Tricky. Proving "reasonable cause" is actually quite difficult, because the DVLA is quite suspicious of anything to do with revealing personal data. You'd probably need to provide proof of identity of some kind. That won't put everybody off, but it will raise the barrier as in order to...
  10. Captain Hat

    Hello. I might need some help from you guys.

    Excellent, thank you!
  11. Captain Hat

    Hello. I might need some help from you guys.

    That's excellent news: Do you have any idea where I might find them?
  12. Captain Hat

    Help/advice wanted for engine selection

    Right, so I've recently become the proud owner of a Mk3 Civic hatchback, and as detailed in my intro thread I'm looking to make it considerably more... interesting. Question I've got is, what engine do you guys reckon I should put in it, where is good to look for one and how much do you reckon...
  13. Captain Hat

    Simple Rules for the WTB forum

    So for the record, would I be able to register interest to buy items as a new member (rather than sell them) or is that also restricted by the 250 post rule? I'm fine with it either way, but I would like to have it confirmed.
  14. Captain Hat

    Hello. I might need some help from you guys.

    No, the EF was I believe the Mark 4; mine is a Mark 3, an AG I think.
  15. Captain Hat

    Hello. I might need some help from you guys.

    Probably. It seems like a logical move to me, although quite a tricky one and I personally haven't seen it done before. If anyone HAS done something like this before I'd love to hear from you because this is by some margin the most complex automotive project I've started. I'm working with a...
Top