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Farticcus of Plenticcus
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Well, seeing how I can't get a rental, and I need to have a car to do my job....I went out and bought a "beater"









1989 Honda Accord LXi 4-door, 5-speed
217k, runs great, fun to drive.
Hopefully it will last a while....
 

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Looks to be in stellar shape. I don't see rust in the pics, these were always plauged by rust by the rear quarter panel, rear wheelwell, and rocker panels. But they'll run forever it seems. I'm surprised the paint is too! Previous owner took great care of it.

The only mods I'd do is a set of newer Civic SI wheels and a short throw shifter, then drive it til it dies.
 

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and why the hell wont they let you have a rental??? hound there ass,, he hit you!!! dont let up,,
 

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UPDATE:
I have done some maintenance/mods to the car since I bought her.
As of 6/9/2010

Powertrain:
-Installed Accel Super Coil
-Installed open cone intake
-cleaned TB
-Installed Hooker Super Competition glass pack, and repaired exhaust system
-upgraded main ground, and engine grounds
-replaced starter and alternator (with new belts)
-changed transmission oil (20W50)
-replaced speedometer cable
-recharged A/C
-lifetime tire balance / rotation

Interior
-changed cluster bulbs
-replaced cluster lens
-replaced multi-function switch
-upgraded speakers (Boss 6.5' in the doors, Boss 6x9's in the deck)
-upgraded head unit (JVC KD-AR600)
-removed floor mats, and seat covers


Will take pics later today
 

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That rhythm is INFECTIOUS.
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I'm very much looking forward to new pics! First car in my own name was a 83 Accord... loved that thing. Stupid me didn't know/care about maintenance and promptly ran it into the ground in under 2 years... :crying:

Ah to be young again... LOL
 

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im waiting for the fart can to be put on,,
UPDATE:
I have done some maintenance/mods to the car since I bought her.
As of 6/9/2010

Powertrain:
-Installed Accel Super Coil
-Installed open cone intake
-cleaned TB
-Installed Hooker Super Competition glass pack, and repaired exhaust system
-upgraded main ground, and engine grounds
-replaced starter and alternator (with new belts)
-changed transmission oil (20W50)
-replaced speedometer cable
-recharged A/C
-lifetime tire balance / rotation

Interior
-changed cluster bulbs
-replaced cluster lens
-replaced multi-function switch
-upgraded speakers (Boss 6.5' in the doors, Boss 6x9's in the deck)
-upgraded head unit (JVC KD-AR600)
-removed floor mats, and seat covers


Will take pics later today
BRAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! At least its a stick. For a beater its pretty good. Just not my cup od tea....
 

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Farticcus of Plenticcus
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BRAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! At least its a stick. For a beater its pretty good. Just not my cup od tea....
Actually, it is not "fart can" sounding at all.
I purposely avoided that with this setup.
It sounds like an angry 4-cylinder
 

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Actually, it is not "fart can" sounding at all.
I purposely avoided that with this setup.
It sounds like an angry 4-cylinder
Like a Scoobie? I love how that flat four sounds. You should put up a vid Tom. You know we're just joking around about the fart can thing right? lol:D
 

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cant beat my glasspack under teh rear seat on teh trep... hahah loved that. Looks good tom


but wheres teh park bench?
 

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Farticcus of Plenticcus
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Like a Scoobie? I love how that flat four sounds. You should put up a vid Tom. You know we're just joking around about the fart can thing right? lol:D
cant beat my glasspack under teh rear seat on teh trep... hahah loved that. Looks good tom


Oh, I know....I will have to do that here in a bit.
I averaged 30.5 mpg up and back from Waterville yesterday....doing close to 80 the whole way, and the A/C blasting. Can't beat that.

but wheres teh park bench?
No park bench for this car....these cars had class back in the 80's, and they still do today.
 
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