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Rebuilding (And Heavily Modifying) A Cheap Ebay Honda Civic In 2 Days

Rebuilding (And Heavily Modifying) A Cheap Ebay Honda Civic In 2 Days
wait hold on oh you see that air gap yeah that uh I don't think this engine was making any boost oh no actually that would be good because that means that this car is a lot faster than I thought welcome everyone to episode 2 of my

honda

civic

street racer gun real racer rebuild and that is a challenge featuring my friend chris from bf4 build i think you mispronounced a ricer this build is sponsored in entirety by

ebay

motors we both got these things on eBay motor so go check out the app in the video link description also all the parts that we're using for these cars are bought on eBay and we have a nine thousand dollar budget to make these as fast as humanly possible also a safest humanly possible so Chris actually has a Lexus of some sort SC 300 with the small-block Chevy in it old classic carbureted small-block Chevy did they come with small-block Chevy's no definitely not chassis mounted ones either ok ok good so Chris cheated because he bought a car that was purpose-built for drag racing has a ladder bar suspension has eight stroked Chevy 350 it's a 408 now and it's gonna be very very hard to beat especially with a front-wheel drive car so I have about 48 hours to build this out from what it is now this kind of street racer hodgepodge of whatever this is into something that's actually good in the quarter-mile and something that's very competitive with that I'm really gonna need a lot of a lot of work and Chris also has an upper hand...
rebuilding and heavily modifying a cheap ebay honda civic in 2 days
because he's been working and also Jarrod's been helping him so he was here he was here he kinda lucky I have a lot of excuses right now so I need to get my hands dirty now home court advantage let's get to work alright in order to tackle what we're gonna do on this car we have to make a little bit of a list and the list I made well don't judge my handwriting but it's not really that long so we have the exhaust we have wiring with intake and the intake is just going to be making an actual intake going from the turbo to something more interesting perhaps even the headlight I have a blow-off valve spring because thinking the bluff I'll spring for some reason doesn't hold a lot of boost we have the shifter because the shifter is horrendous that's neutral this is third fourth good we have seats well the seats are they're just regular

Honda

seats and I need something more lightweight and racecar II and then we have the cage because I want to be safe this car is gonna have a roll cage and then we're gonna do some tuning because I have no idea what the tune is like on this car I don't know who tuned it I think it was just street tuned and I figure it when I do the wiring and make sure that everything has good voltage that might change the tune a little bit so there's gonna be just a big montage of me taking stuff apart and showing you what I found when I do all right so this is the first time I'm underneath my brand-new

Honda

...
rebuilding and heavily modifying a cheap ebay honda civic in 2 days

Civic

and it doesn't look good but also doesn't look horrible so this is transmission there are weeps and seeps everywhere you can see that the exhaust is huge these are booger welds of course and this I think is gonna go bye-bye I don't need an exhaust this long so it's gonna go straight up through the top so we can hear the sound of its people take a look at this guy this is called a traction bar and this is what's necessary to get really good traction in a front-wheel drive car and it allows if I'm correct in this it allows the front control arms to not do this so it prevents wheel hop or at least it mitigates some of the wheel hop now the axles look mostly stuck so they actually do hold a bit of power so I'm not too concerned about that also it has aftermarket suspension where we can lower and raise it I think we're gonna have to raise it because I did get some slicks but if you come back here you can see that I have a shifter all the bushings aren't in great shape there's play here and there's also play right here see it where the roll pin is that's not supposed to happen so I'm gonna replace this entire shifter I'm gonna take off this exhaust all the way back here actually look at this this purple boy right here we have a looks like a subframe connector or something I actually don't know what this is called but it looks pretty trick it looks like it's billet aluminum and it's purple which means more...
rebuilding and heavily modifying a cheap ebay honda civic in 2 days
power but don't mind these zip-tied fuel lines those are completely race spec I think we got a good little car wait hold on oh you see that air gap yeah I don't think this engine was making any boost oh no actually that would be good because that means that this car is a lot faster than I thought so it's gotten to the point where we are welding because the design of this intercooler is not very good at all actually I'm gonna come and show you why so this interval or pipe it looks like it was cast and it just doesn't hold on to anything this had a major major boost leak and there's no way I can put a hose clamp on there and expect it to hold on during like 25 or 30 psi so we're gonna try to weld on another piece of pipe hopefully this aluminum kind of takes to a weld but it could just burn straight through what do you think what are the odds that these welds are gonna be okay 97% Oh laney 7% what that find out after 97% of something okay well okay so this is starting to look like something it hasn't really changed much but I cleaned up a lot and when I say I I mean well Jared helped a lot with the welding so if we come underneath here you could see some new clamp egde some new pipe egde and over here everything is a lot cleaner and it doesn't leak any oil and right here I got a new shifter mechanism everything is solid either solid or polyurethane we made sure to get everything new as far as hardware it shouldn't have that horrendous...
shifter feel anymore but right now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna make an exhaust and that exhaust instead of coming down here it's just going to go straight out into the sky yep just following my toe it's fine oh yes this is looking really good now polish the pipes a little bit just too high the crappy welds that somebody else did and I'm going to display the crappy welds that I did but this is the down pipe it has a Oh to bung right here so we know what the air-filled ratio is and the screamer pipe is in the same angle the only problem is a screamer pipe is not exactly the most sturdy thing in the world but let's just not touch that what I'm gonna be doing now is I want to make an intake that's bespoke to this car and an intake that looks really cool on a drag racing

Honda

Civic

so as you can see I put a little coupler here put a little ninety degree Bend and then a little ninety here because the intake is gonna be going out of the headlight and the headlights right here it's just some

cheap

after-market headlight it's made of plastic I do have new headlights on order I feel like these headlights can just be trashed so I'm going to cut out a section here and we're gonna put a piece of pipe and then we're gonna paint it black and then that is gonna be our headlights actually we might paint that black too just for symmetry alright so change of plans and I'm not sure if I want to do that light intake just because...
the light is not in the right place in the intakes not in the right place so that is the well that's what the car came with this is the filter and if you can imagine this the pipe goes up and it needs to do a more than 90 degree kind of missing the timing belt over here and then come out in the right spot here and it just it doesn't work there's not enough space this is what I made and while it's sort of kinda looks like it would fit it does not so we're gonna just scrap that I'm gonna have some new headlights and maybe I'll do some sort of aesthetic mods to them not sure yet but right now I'm really excited to get this thing running I want to hear what these things sound like ladies and gentlemen that is what's called two-step this that that sounded amazing but a lot of you probably don't know what that is it's not just revving up the car because well that wouldn't happen the fireballs and the popping and the crackling so I'm gonna have Jared explain to you what a two-step on a car like this really means for the engine so there's two terms that interchangeably describe the same thing but they actually function a little bit differently one is a two-step rev limiter and the other is anti-lag the two-step rev limiter works with the ignition timing where it starts to the ignition timing at a lower rpm level and then when you're attempting to do the launch control create boost it retards it so much that it's...
actually causing the combustion event to happen with the exhaust valve open slightly what that does is it long-term will damage valve seats it'll damage turbochargers as they're not meant for direct flame fronts because basically you're having a explosion happen like right there and it just comes straight out right and then an anti lag process is where you're tending to control it with via fuel enrichment where you add a little bit of the two-step bring the RPM or the timing back but you're also dumping additional fuel load so your energizing that flame front even more in the exhaust stream and that's what creates the extreme fireballs what you see at the the all the car shows lately it is a function of racing so what this is gonna let him do at the timing line normally with the turbocharger car you let out and you have a very slow buildup of turbocharger boost it's called boost lag by having this anti-lag process you're able to be sitting stationary and the turbo can produce depending on the setup how aggressive cars engines it varies but anywhere from 5 pounds to 218 pounds of positive boost pressure immediately so as soon as he lets the clutch out the engine already is making a tremendous amount of power and spools very very quickly because it's already through that initial lagging process right so this basically is very violent but it makes my car faster now another thing that's gonna make my car faster is this electric situation so...
this is the wire I believe for the fan yes that's that's not great this should be on a relay somewhere and I'm not even sure if this is fused so I'm gonna go over everything as far as electrical wiring and everything that's leaking in the engine bay and then I'm gonna take apart that interior because the roll cage and seat and harness need to go in and then the car is basically gonna be done anything else that we need to do get that done in about two hours two hours you're thinking we're gonna get it done in two hours well we need to but we're not going to so not with that attitude so I actually stumbled upon something there is a kill switch back here at least I think it's a kill switch just a secret switch that was behind this blank panel you can tell it's been pried up a bunch of time so I don't know what that really does but I'm guessing it's an ignition kill also this wiring is just the best I mean you want to talk about electrical tape so I mean this wasn't even using electrical tape there's bear wires everywhere this is this is the worst wiring I have ever ever ever seen it looks like it was done by a blind five-year-old this might take a little bit of time to fix and just like that we have a completely stripped out

Honda

Civic

with a roll cage in it this is a Bolton roll cage and we are going to be probably not using this hardware this hardware doesn't look all that great but this roll cage is what...
we're gonna need to pass second spec ssin now obviously there's no bolts that go through here stock from the body so we're gonna have to drill through and there are plates that you put in on the other side which sandwich this thing together and what we need to do after that is we actually have to make a harness bar because usually there's a little bar right here that's where you can put all your harnesses your your racing harnesses and that didn't come with my cage so we have to make that before we get to that we have to take a look at the seat and the seat is not gonna be stock at all I have this querque very very lightweight seat I think it only weighs like yep that's uh that's pretty much weightless so we're going to be installing that but as you can see there's no way you can really weld anything on here just because it's aluminum and any seat rails that we would have would be steel so we're going to be bolting on the old seat rails so we're gonna be taking them off from the side and then measuring out how they fit and then putting on bolts on the side and it should fit like stock that's the idea maybe kind of sort of fingers crossed okay so here is what's going on there is a lot of work left to do it is almost midnight we have to go to the race tomorrow we have to be at the track tomorrow morning and the car still looks like this we're trying to get the bolt in cage and it's giving us a little bit of a...
fight because well the car is not exactly the most structurally rigid but Jarrod did an awesome job getting the seat in place we actually reused the seat brackets we have to reuse one from each seat so both seats are pretty much just non-existent right now and we're getting the new five-point harnesses those are going to be installed but there's a lot of work left to do and there's a lot but we'll get there I think Chris has more I don't know but Chris chris is feeling pretty yeah pretty proud of himself right now crit it's too hot for Chris but Chris is also making a custom welded roll cage and then we have to do seats and then wheels and tires it's gonna be a long night hello everyone I am in my race harnesses in my head and neck restraint and in my new helmet and I'm in my race car and it's 3:00 in the morning now we just got the roll bar installed everything is super tight I mean I can shake the car just with the roll bar and it's it's been really really tough getting this car sorted because we have only a few hours left until we have to put this thing on a trailer to go to the race and we're all tired but we're still very very excited so if you could tell there still is some wiring work to do in fact the guy that owned this car before me he used jumper cables I can't I can't I can't get him on my harness but he used jumper cables to relocate the battery to the back which is very very not good so we are...
going to undo that we're gonna put the battery right up here in the front in a sealed battery box and make sure that it can pass tech and then I'm gonna do a bunch of other stuff just to get this car ready we're gonna do tires and actually you know what I want to show you when we get to the track everything we did because it's been a long night and we still have a lot to go