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 Post subject: Re: My Mivec RS (Gen 1)
PostPosted: 03 Jun 2011 12:25 
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Location: The Wet Coast
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^Great, I could still use a RHD combo switch for sure..! let's figure out shipping and I'll send you the cost :)

I made the tow hook cover by cutting out a piece of bumper off my friend's car, (see pic above) trimming the piece to the shape of the missing tow hook cover hole, and using a heat gun to shape it. A few test fits, a few more tries at bending it with the heat gun, and done. The cover is secured with two screws at the bottom (through the square tow hook cover mounting hones on the front lip), and double-sided mounting tape on the front.

P.S. anyone have a dash clock? I like being able to know what time it is.. viewtopic.php?f=21&t=7734


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 Post subject: Re: My Mivec RS (Gen 1)
PostPosted: 03 Jun 2011 13:02 
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Here's a pic pf the twin pot calipers the rotors re-drilled by AMT Machine Shop that I installed on the car recently. Initially, the twin pots did not clear my 15x7 +40ET RPF1s by a few mm. My friend Herman, who does excellent finishing work, ground down, polished, and ceramic painted them so they fit properly while looking sharp under the wheels.
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Here are a couple of previews of the car as it sits now, until I get a chance to wash it.
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 Post subject: Re: My Mivec RS (Gen 1)
PostPosted: 03 Jun 2011 15:06 
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Cars looking good mate, did you re-drill your rotors to pcd 4x100 ?? How did you solve the problem with the difference in center bore size? Im also changing my brakes with evo 3 one and re-drilling them just wondering about the size difference of the center bore.


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 Post subject: Re: My Mivec RS (Gen 1)
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2011 09:04 
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Wow I want your car :shock: just stunning

Keep up the excellent work

Are you going to put on the standard side skirts?
What sort of mileage is on it? Just me being nosey!


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 Post subject: Re: My Mivec RS (Gen 1)
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2011 16:20 
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Great car. thanks for the tow hook info. i could post you a clock if you like? we have tonnes in nz


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 Post subject: Re: My Mivec RS (Gen 1)
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2011 00:32 
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U r an inspiration for my Gen2 build. thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: My Mivec RS (Gen 1)
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2011 20:07 
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Thanks!
I've run the brakes this past couple of weeks and they feel amazing. They're more than enough to stop the car, almost even too big. Yes, the rotors are re-drilled to PCD 100. I did nothing to solve the centrebore difference. While running a spacer shim/ring may be ideal, running without one seems fine as long as the new holes are properly centred so the rotor spins true(any competent machine shop be able to do this right). I have given some thought to it but am not convinced that it is a significant performance or safety issue to for the disc centrebore to be larger.

The car is an early model and unfortunately didn't come with sideskirts. I'd like to get some OEM ones, but they are impossible to find here. I may try to look for some Gen 2 ones (which are also rare, but less so) later on, but exterior mods aren't a priority for now. As for mileage, it's about the average for a '93 from Japan :wink:

Yes, I need a clock! Let me know how much if you don't mind, please :D


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 Post subject: Re: My Mivec RS (Gen 1)
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2011 01:28 
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Thanx for your reply mate, I will be doing the evo 3 upgrade to, so i think im just going to do the same as long as there is no vibration.


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 Post subject: Re: My Mivec RS (Gen 1)
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2011 15:00 
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i'm in love with this thread :D

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 Post subject: Re: My Mivec RS (Gen 1)
PostPosted: 08 Jun 2011 08:35 
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beautiful last picture :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: My Mivec RS (Gen 1)
PostPosted: 08 Jun 2011 10:39 
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Well. If you post up a tutorial on the tow hook cover, because I know a lot of people are missing one, I'll do it for free as long as you pay shipping :)


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 Post subject: Re: My Mivec RS (Gen 1)
PostPosted: 28 Jul 2011 22:14 
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These fender braces came in the mail today:
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PostPosted: 14 Sep 2011 17:49 
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Installed the fender braces - AMAZING difference, significant cornering improvement even at 50km/h, roundabouts, etc.
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Installed a rear strut bar, modified the one I made for my old E39A VR-4 - not as much handling improvement as I expected.
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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2011 00:36 
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Great work.
Make sure to keep updating us with lots of pictures!


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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2011 10:08 
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Time for a rollcage me thinks...

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