I purchased a 1986 Honda Accord LXi for $400 from a NASA engineer on November 3rd, 2005. As my first car at age 16, having grown up in a Honda family, the car died the first 10 miles down the road and left me stranded in need of getting to work. I was out in the middle of nowhere debating just lighting the car on fire. My dad calmed me and helped me source the knowledge and tools to replace my dizzy igniter. I gained a love and respect for how engines worked, their respective designs and uses as before this I had never even thought of working on my own car or really even any car for that matter.
Over the years, I've absorbed knowledge of these cars like a sponge and still to this date I refuse to get rid of the Honda. It's just too damn reliable compared to everything I've been around. I strive to be different from everyone else as following other just makes you a sheep in the herd. EGs, CBs, EFs, crxs...they're a dime a dozen at every corner you turn. This has made the love for my car even greater.
With this said, I've done alot of things to Grandpa from a full rebuild of the engine, Si lude trans and swapping all lighting to LEDs except the Headlights to repainting parts and ordering an abundance of non OEM better performance parts. That's where this thread will begin to grow.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the year. I've postponed installation of several things until it's time for the full OBD1 swap and further exploration of milking more power from our single jingle A20A3 motors while staying N/A. All I'm lacking is a chipped P06 ecu. The funding for that is only a few paychecks away (bills and my 1 year old take most if not all of my check each check). Finally, over the past two years, I've been able to source practically everything I'll need and the time has come.
I'll keep all updated as I have alot planned for this Springtime/summertime.