• EK9: General Check

    In a few weeks i have to bring the EK9 for the bi-annual check at the local government checkpoint (aka Shaken / MOT), so i decided to better have a look if everything is correct. Aside from the usual wear and tear (which is just a sign it still gets used as it was built to do) Everything seemed pretty good… what looks like rust on the exhaust is mostly dirt that got baked-in due to the heat. I have a little project to clean the seat belt retractor and upper buckles, since the seat belts do not retract nicely with the usual tension anymore (but they still work ok),…

  • EK9: Old JDM Tuning catalogues & Pricelist

    With the rising of the EK9 value lately, i decided to finally ask my Insurrance if they can insure my car as a “collector” car. I know it’s not exactly a multi-million dollar collectors item, but it brings you some advantage to have it insured like this. For example oldtimer-races are partially included, and it covers rare spare-parts from Japan, etc… For this i had to list all the prices of the car and the modification parts. Luckily i’m a hoarder and kept all the old documents and all the parts-catalogues from back in the day when JDMjunkies was an import business for japanese parts. I think meanwhile even the…

  • EK9: New battery and charger adapter cable

    Despite the first EK’s now hittingย  high dollar figures in the american market, i want to use my car whenever i get a need for a fun drive. So when i went out for a nice drive with my wife last week and on the way home the battery was dead just a few hundred meters from home at a gas station i was a bit disapointed to say. Well turns out the old damaged battery charger also damaged the battery somehow. So got a new one from my favourite vendor: Out came the old one: The positive battery terminal always was a bit on the loose side, so i…

  • EK9: New Battery Charger

    Long time readers might know that i had my fair share of problems with the EK9 batteries dying due to unter-useage and environmental (cold) temperature in my previous garages. This is better now in my new garage but still not perfect. so a few years ago i bought a cheap-ass (35.- Bucks) Battery charger at a local discounter sale. It worked OK but was never a perfect solution. A few days ago i noticed a ticking sound from the charger and the LED blinking instead of glowing. Ah – clearly the power supply was blown up. and finally i had a reason to buy a more professional Item. Usually people…

  • EK9: Photoshoot

    I know, updates are a bit rare these days, mainly because of the garage/house/Workshop build, which has highest priority at the moment. Nevertheless, things are coming along nicely: But since you’re here for the cars, i thought i’d share some pictures from a recent EK9 photoshoot for the Hondaholics Calendar 2019. Pictures are not the best i ever made, but i still like them and had some first experiments with the poliarizing filters:

  • EK9: New HyperRev & EK9.org sticker

    No big news, but i realized after installing my New windshield, i had never put the EK9.org sticker back on the new screen. Then i found out that my 8 Year old-spare sticker from guatemala hat dried-out glue and was brittly. After asking on the EK9.org site i found that now another guy in UK makes and sells those and ordered a set, which showed up a few days later: Had the leftovers from my attempt to install the aged stickers removed with a surgical scalpel: And the new one on. Great quality and worth the bucks: Here we go. Then got the other HyperRev magazine for the EK9 civic,…

  • EK9: Cleaned and new “H-Badges” installed

    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.…

  • EK9: New original sales brochure. reorganizing my documentation

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Luckuly the sales brochure was in excellent condition: While at it anyway i decided it’s a good opportunity…

  • EK9: New H-Emblems

    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? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • EK9: When problems solve them selves pt. II – Fresh paint

    Lately problems on the EK9 seem to almost magically solve them selves ๐Ÿ™‚ 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…