Category Archives: repair
When the wires break
So the roadster was having some intermittent starting and running issues. Found the culprit to be a wire that had grounded out to the back of the alternator. This looks to be due to some improper routing by the mechanic that did the alternator install.
Alternator replacement, swapping out the strangled hamster for the juicy swizzle stick
So the old alternator was giving up the ghost. Flickering battery light when coming to a stop and a horrendous noise that sounded of a chorus comprised of a thousand strangled hamsters.
Bracing the floppy floppy cargo cover
If you have hauled anything heavy or maybe the previous owner wasn’t so careful, you probably had a spare tire cover that shared some similar structural properties as a pringle.
Up front strutting
The continuation of the suspension work. This time sorting out the front. Finally done with it, so let’s just get right in to the write up while I still have the energy.
Control your arms, on the down low. + springy struttin
In making this thing not such a wallowing hippo on the road I’ve decided to take on the installation. This is the first time I’ve dug into this, and found that it wasn’t too terrible of an undertaking. Though that is a reason I bought an easy to work on Civic. On with the show.
Rear trailing arm bushing replacement. The red donut!
The bushing in my rear trailing arm was shot so I decided to put in these from energy suspension. It is fortunately not an overly complicated task to get this Japanese sex toy looking thing into the rear trailing arm, though it is a bit of a drawn out process.
Switchback turn signal/running lights from superbrightleds.com
O.k. So the idea behind this is you have a dual purpose bulb. I wanted some brighter attention getting running lights as well as just a nice bright turn signal. You can see on the bulb itself it actually has two arrays of LEDs. The yellow ones are bright white. The orange ones are the […]
88-91 civic gauge bezel repair.
The top tabs of my gauge bezel were completely destroyed. I picked up some marine grade epoxy from the Home Depot and filled the broken out bits in. Then drilled some new holes. It's working great. You can use some tape or foil as a backing for the epoxy while it sets. The marine grade […]