First swiss ek9 and modding story


MichaelEK9DK

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I have looked your build thread trough many times!

And it's total stunning! I came to ordre som Top Fuel mirrors after i see yours! :D
 


JDMjunkies.ch

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I have looked your build thread trough many times!

And it's total stunning! I came to ordre som Top Fuel mirrors after i see yours! :D
Thanks a lot for your kind words! - comments like these keep me motivated :D
Aren't those mirrors nice? I love them :)
Hälsningar til Danmark :)
 


MichaelEK9DK

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Thanks a lot for your kind words! - comments like these keep me motivated :D
Aren't those mirrors nice? I love them :)
Hälsningar til Danmark :)
You welcome ;).. How many year do you have it for now?
The mirrors are soooooo nice! Damn i love it! They should also make for the rear mirror! :D
Hälsningar? (Helsingør?) Or what do you mean ? :)
 


JDMjunkies.ch

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You welcome ;).. How many year do you have it for now?
The mirrors are soooooo nice! Damn i love it! They should also make for the rear mirror! :D
Hälsningar? (Helsingør?) Or what do you mean ? :)
I own it since 2007 i think, man that's a Long time already. still in love with it and grinning wide every time i drive it :)

Ah i'm half swedish but i guess "Hälsningar" in swedish is "Hilsen" in danish (greetings) :) Keep up the good work with your Beauty!
 


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Finally i managed to complete my photoshop work on a new Wallpaper. This picture was taken about a week ago at an early sundwon at a local hill called "Siblinger höhe". I just went for a ride and had my camera gear with me and thought there were some nice vibrations in the air so i stopped by a side-track and made some shots. This is what i ended up with after about two hours of photoshopping. To download it full size resolution, head to the Wallpapers section on JDMjunkies.ch


If you're interrested in Photoshopping and photography, this is the original picture taken with my cheap Panasonic zoom Camera, before photoshop:
 


MichaelEK9DK

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I own it since 2007 i think, man that's a Long time already. still in love with it and grinning wide every time i drive it :)

Ah i'm half swedish but i guess "Hälsningar" in swedish is "Hilsen" in danish (greetings) :) Keep up the good work with your Beauty!
Wow, that's a longe time! :) It's a speciel car, and give a nice joy! :D

Arg nice! They have a lot of Honda's in Sweden! :D
 



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the compsite-material should have better thermal-blocking attributes than normal fuel rails => Cooler fuel injection => better capacy for O2 => better efficiency of the engine. but i think the effect isnt' really that big as they try to tell you :D
i Think the biggest effect will come from the bigger bore in combination with bigger injectors, but ill first do that when better air-input is done otherwise it won't make a big sense ;)
Sorry but that's wrong , a hotter fuel will atomis better in the combustion chamber which leads to better power and mpg. Cold air and hot fuel is best .
Love this thread cool car and mods .
 


JDMjunkies.ch

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had some electrical issues on my EK9 lately, Batterie died and then i had the brake light switch defective (see JDMJunkies.ch for how i found out, where i measured etc..) so,...
Ordered a new brake light Switch. Turns out Honda Switzerland is charging 68.- CHF for a new one and has a 5 weeks delivery time for this. I would have preferred an OEM product but since summer in switzerland is short i didn't want to have her in the Garage all the time. So i decided to purchase a similar third-Party Switch on Ebay for half the Price and a 3-days delivery time:



Here we had the old Switch still installed above the brake pedal:


New vs old:


New one installed:


everything back together, and it works - yay :)


Time for a spirited test-drive.


whats up next? I think it needs a thorough cleaning inside and outside and probably a bit of photoshooting :)
 


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Lately problems on the EK9 seem to almost magically solve them selves :)
Like it happened with the windshield, another problem was solved again.
A few weeks back one of the huge Garage-door return- / Counterweight-springs burst (a previous owner had installed a wrong one) and the part that flew away left an ugly scratch mark on my rear bumper of my EK9, which was parked close to the spring in the garage:


I've wanted to repaint my rear bumper and rear lip already since long, because it had several scratches and paint-chips, and the rear lip had a bad fitment, but i thought it's too expensive to have it well done and i will have some marks again soon anyway so i let it be.


Well - the good thing is the insurrance company of the lady we rent the house from had to pay for this damage above, and the extra-price to have the rest of the bumper done (since it's removed anyway) wasn't that big. I thought "let's pay the few extra bucks from my own money" and had the complete rear bumper disassembled, re-painted (including the lip) and nicely assembled and aligned again.

Turns out it had a few problematic areas underneath as well from a mild previous accident (nothing bad) and they fixed that as well, and even did some touch-up on some paint-chips on the front lip.
Frash as fresh can. Super happy with the work- well done to all involved :)
 


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Time for an update :)
Nothing big, but with my last delivery from Japan, i got a set of brand new Honda H emblems for the front and the rear of the EK9,
because the old ones have faded. Will replace them soon to get it back to it's former glory. All about the details, right? :)
 


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Car looks great on those RG's :nice:

Shame about that garage door spring, Seems that it was a good result though.
 


JDMjunkies.ch

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Car looks great on those RG's :nice:
Shame about that garage door spring, Seems that it was a good result though.
Thanks mate. At the end it wasn't that bad. got a free repaint of the rear end after all and the bodyshop fixed a minor dent while at-it so i'ts al fine if you ask me :)
 


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With my 240Z project going on, i realized it gets harder (and more expensive) to come along original documentation and prints for your car. As a good quality documentation immediately upps the value of a collectors car (if you can call a 240Z or EK9 so), i decided it may be a good time to get this stuff while still available. So today i got a big envelope from Japan including the original Sales brochure, Price list with options, Accessories list and a cool leaflet with some brief Civic history overview :)£



Luckuly the sales brochure was in excellent condition:


While at it anyway i decided it's a good opportunity to look what i have and reorganize my shelf a bit. First i got the original Japanese Civic / Civic Feiro / EK9 Service manual with a lot of specs and information. Right site is the Civic HyperRev magazine with the EK9.


Then got a lot of Tuner-catalogues as well sinec their new catalogues don't feature the EK9 parts anymore. We have two different Spoon sports catalogue:


Some of my Mugen catalogues (got some more...)


Toda racing, Feel's Twincam, Zero1000 / Top Fuel, J's racing and Vision / Technicasport.
Only a small selection. but i think these are the most Important and Honda-related catalogues. Since sun is out al week i might get her out of hibernation and out for a ride this weekend :)
 


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I'm not that kind of guy that spends every saturday washing his car four hours. I like my cars clean but i'm sure every car detailer would have a hard lough looking at what i call a "clean" car. so i thought it was upon time to give the car a proper wash. Well at least for what i'm capable of. This was done over the period of a few months. but let's start in the beginning. Last fall i found an old buttle of tar and insect remover and thought i'd give it a try:


What started with a simple test quickly escalated to an afternoon full of cleaning. after giving it a quick garden-hose wash...

I pulled out my cleaning wax ball to remove the small Resin dots from the trees around my house. This worked out great

And an hour later the car was shiny as ever...


Decided to give it another quick wash with demineralized water at the local washing station:


Then put it for hibernation but not before giving the rubbers some care with a silicone stick:


And putting a moisture-collector inside to keep it dry...


And while at it anyway, why not give the cockpit some lotion with a nice smell?


After getting it out of hibernation a few weeks ago i thought i still want to give it a better cleaning. so i pulled out my trusty Kärcher with the Foam-gun tool. this stuff is awesome.

After a bit of a high-pressure wash and cleaning with a micro-fiber towel it was time for the "real" job...

Replacing the old faded Honda "H"-emblems. carefully removed it by use of a wrapped screwdriver and a heat gun.

Took my quite some time to get rid of the old nasty sticky stuff


Here's a comparison. Left new and shiny, right old and faded...


Here we go. new emblem installed.


And same on the rear. Just a small detail but looks way better.


Took my wife for a short spirited evening drive and took some photos on the way. Will have to return to this place for a proper photoshoot :)

While driving i figoured out it could need a little vacuum-cleaner job as well. so got that done today.

Ya' all know that cleaning is a neverending story. But somehow i feel it's ready for the summer-season now. I think within the next years i'll spend some money on giving it a professional polishing and waxing job. But for now it' looks good :)
 



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I'm not that kind of guy that spends every saturday washing his car four hours. I like my cars clean but i'm sure every car detailer would have a hard lough looking at what i call a "clean" car. so i thought it was upon time to give the car a proper wash. Well at least for what i'm capable of. This was done over the period of a few months. but let's start in the beginning. Last fall i found an old buttle of tar and insect remover and thought i'd give it a try:


What started with a simple test quickly escalated to an afternoon full of cleaning. after giving it a quick garden-hose wash...

I pulled out my cleaning wax ball to remove the small Resin dots from the trees around my house. This worked out great

And an hour later the car was shiny as ever...


Decided to give it another quick wash with demineralized water at the local washing station:


Then put it for hibernation but not before giving the rubbers some care with a silicone stick:


And putting a moisture-collector inside to keep it dry...


And while at it anyway, why not give the cockpit some lotion with a nice smell?


After getting it out of hibernation a few weeks ago i thought i still want to give it a better cleaning. so i pulled out my trusty Kärcher with the Foam-gun tool. this stuff is awesome.

After a bit of a high-pressure wash and cleaning with a micro-fiber towel it was time for the "real" job...

Replacing the old faded Honda "H"-emblems. carefully removed it by use of a wrapped screwdriver and a heat gun.

Took my quite some time to get rid of the old nasty sticky stuff


Here's a comparison. Left new and shiny, right old and faded...


Here we go. new emblem installed.


And same on the rear. Just a small detail but looks way better.


Took my wife for a short spirited evening drive and took some photos on the way. Will have to return to this place for a proper photoshoot :)

While driving i figoured out it could need a little vacuum-cleaner job as well. so got that done today.

Ya' all know that cleaning is a neverending story. But somehow i feel it's ready for the summer-season now. I think within the next years i'll spend some money on giving it a professional polishing and waxing job. But for now it' looks good :)
Just as new!!
 





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