1992 Honda Civic Si — Import Tuner Magazine

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A Car That Always Goes In The Direction

Some projects are the of a dream, the fulfillment of a lifelong A chance for the owner-fired up with say: I’m here, and is how I roll. Not this one. no nice way of saying it, but Brandon is a contrary SOB. The 30-year-old Chicago is a parts manager, his work hours surrounded by and Infiniti bits.

So what car he build? A Honda. A ’92 Si, EG chassis.

I won this car in a bet with the owner, says Katrein. He he would have it completed by 2006, so I bet my turbo hatch (a Civic B16, EK chassis) this project. Come May he had totally given up on it, so I called in the

I thought I was on the winning end, but out my new ‘car’ came with but the broken suspension bolts in the body. There was nothing I do but modify it.

Perhaps that exposure to high-end marques influence his build strategy, him to go for something upmarket. Nuh-uh. it was no more than a partially right-hand-drive shell, Katrein not to stray too far from there.

I this to be different from my still has air conditioning, full full stereo, built and all the creature comforts-while still respectable on the street, he says. I something at the other end of the spectrum. down with a good ratio, without the need for horsepower.

It still took nine to complete. The longest part of the was gathering the motivation to tackle like this, says So much had to be redone and sourced to start with a ‘stock’ The first issue was a half-finished RHD and engine bay shave. It didn’t up well enough to seal the windshield.

Looking at what I had to do just to be to complete the car was the most daunting At one point, I even put the shell and a new RHD up for sale. I told anyone $800 to come and pick it up.

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So for putting one’s heart and into a project. But the wisdom of teaches us a lesson. Homer that is, when he describes as the cause and solution to all of life’s Yep, one of the essential fluids got this car on the road is beer. I told my friend Jesse Level 7 Motorsports I was giving up, he me we should talk about it a couple of beers, says

After a few rounds, he convinced me to the project going, even to finish the shave and prep the bay. Without him, I probably have sent the thing to the scrap yard. To day, I don’t know if he did me a or not.

Let’s take a and decide for ourselves. The internals of the 1.6-liter B16A VTEC are virtually untouched, just with a set of STR CNC billet aluminum cam and a JDM Civic Type R N1 crank A custom-made air intake houses a filter, while an oil pan from the company is also found in the bay.

The Feel’s oil pan starts off as a stock GSR oil says Katrein. Then, Spoon or Mugen, Feel’s its own baffles to it. I was expecting something a grander when I opened the but hopefully simplicity is the hallmark of

A Fuel Labs fuel joins a Benen Industries rail (made from 6061 T6 aluminum) and a Crome-chipped P30 Tuning was done by Suja One of Carol Stream, IL, but Katrein the wiring harness himself. scratch.

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