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Old 01-29-2014, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, im starting a new project, I just picked up a 97 civic dx sedan for 750 bucks running and working ac! and im converting it to an hx and doing auto to manual. My goal is to get 55-60 mpg and not be sweating my butt off in texas and also have a nice looking car. Ill update as much as possible. I ran into my first little hicup thou, I got some pretty low numbers on my compression test on my hx (120,150,120,150) I havnt checked it on the new car yet but if its higher ill probably use that block and put my hx head on it. Not sure if I want to rebuild mine or not, ive never done it before but I might as well if im going to have it out

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Old 01-29-2014, 06:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I knew a guy who had a knife handle for his gear selector and he could really wrestle it into gear turning the tranny oil a nice brown color.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I knew a guy who had a knife handle for his gear selector and he could really wrestle it into gear turning the tranny oil a nice brown color.
Hell yah, this bmx grip feels so good. I can hammer this bad boy into any gear i want without pushing the clutch. No amount of grinding will ever stop me
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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got my new car and my donor car. I just found someone on craigslist to trade me the vx transmission for my hx tranyy! Super stoked. The 4 doors engine enables had dB like 135 psi accross the boardso im going to use my current engine block. Still not sure if im rebuilding it or not.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll be watching this thread. Just be sure to spend lightly or else it could take a couple hundred thousand miles to break even...
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'll be watching this thread. Just be sure to spend lightly or else it could take a couple hundred thousand miles to break even...
Oh don't you worry brother!! i picked that bad boy up for 750 and don't plan on selling my coupe for any less then 2000. I plan on proffiting. Worst case, I'll break even and have a way way nicer car then before. That was the plan.
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Sounds good. Good luck with the swap.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Dude! Just picked up a vx tranny for 80 bucks!!! And I actually found another dude to trade my y5 tranny for another vx one and I'm going to sell it to my friend for 80 bucks and our south austin hyper miler team will be in full swing!
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sounds like my swap only in better cosmetic shape haha. good luck ill be following!
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yah slownugly. Your build kind of inspired me. I've never had a 4 door before so I'm pretty stoked. Since I'm starting from scratch I'm going to make this thing the extremest mpg missile in texas

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