There are three people responsible for my roll bar obsession. They are Bob Falfa of Modesto, California and Bo and Luke Duke of Hazzard County, Georgia. If it wasn't for these three men, I never would have called Art Morrison (www.artmorrison.com) and ordered up one of its bolt-in four-point bars fo
It's always nice to follow a project car from beginning to end, quite emotional really. Almost like when Nads cried for a week after the final episode of his favorite Persian soap opera aired. Actually, it's more like the story Jonny tells us about how he spen
Our Project Honda Civic Si began life back in 1999 when I worked for Popular Mechanics magazine. I was given the assignment of modifying the car for that year's SEMA show. The editor of the magazine wanted the car to be a modern interpretation of the classic h
Sitting pretty, carving lanes and braking late, Project Civic was still poseur slow. Rather than try to squeeze horribly uninteresting and meager power out of the stock engine, we chose the ubiquitous B16 for its low price, ease of installation and Chevy 350-l
The EG Civic, available from the 1992 through the 1995 model year, was offered in three body styles (two-door, four-door, hatchback) and five trim levels, for a total of nine different possible combinations. For simplicity's sake, we are going to focus on the
At the end of their quest, most used-car shoppers emerge a bit bamboozled, slightly scathed, and definitely poorer. I wish I could say we did better. Holding well-worn Honda keys high, we return as victorious, but tired, hunters from the urban used-car jungle.
We bought, we researched, we built. Or maybe we haggled poorly, prayed for proper fitment, and bled and swore profusely. Whatever we did, our Civic now kicks ass. In the last installment of Project EG Civic (SCC, Dec. '01), you saw the little blue Raggedy Ann
With Project Civic looking mean and clean, we desperately needed to address the suspension and brakes. Tired shocks suspended in sagging springs bounced the hatchback down the freeway like a basketball, while offering practically zero roll control-- factory an