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Old 04-03-2009, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello - Newbie 85 civic dx 1.5l 5 speed

Hello everyone. I recently purchased a 1985 Honda Civic Hatchback with a broken timing belt. I also have purchased a used (135,000) 1986 CRX dx engine. This is a 1.5l carb car with a 5 speed manual. Anyway, right now I am putting a new timing belt, water pump, and seals on the “new” motor. I want my car to look good, but also want good fuel economy. Obviously the first part will be to get the car going to get a baseline. I am open to suggestions, and plan on a few upgrades related to fuel economy/looks already. Like moving the whip antenna and filling the hole and lowering the car (“dirty” aerodynamics underneath as well as for looks) and possibly some lightweight +1 14” wheels (kosei from tirerack probably looks and weight savings – 10.6 lbs per wheel). I am also looking at the exhaust as well as any other suggestions. Like I said I am looking for a good look but am I asking for the impossible? Looks + economy?

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