CiviK | Vol. IX

Now that milestone has been achieved, hearing the engine run for the first time was not only music to my eardrums, but also a bit of weight off my shoulders. Now it was just a waiting game, as I had booked the car in with LA Fab a few months in advance to put the […]

Read More CiviK | Vol. IX

CiviK | Vol. VIII

So where were we? Oh, yeah, engine now where it should be, I wasted no time in tying up all the loose ends before turning that key for the first time. Engine oil was drained prior to purchase, so I replaced the sump plug for that fresh new Spoon Sports magnetic plug. I checked the […]

Read More CiviK | Vol. VIII

CiviK | Vol. VII

Upon my return to the garage after the week off ill, I was welcomed by a Civic covered in dust and dandelion seeds. Was satisfying to dust it off with the Titan vac blower, but at the same time, kinda anti-climactic revealing all that peeling clearcoat on the roof. Picked up where I left off […]

Read More CiviK | Vol. VII

CiviK | Vol. VI

More than a couple weeks passed by, according to the timestamps attached to these photos. I suppose I was waiting for parts/payslip to come in. I doubt I did anything noteworthy with the car, hence why I’ve no photos from that period. I will have swapped in the Walbro 255l/h in-tank fuel pump during this […]

Read More CiviK | Vol. VI

CiviK | Vol. V

As you can imagine, I was keen to get the engine and ‘box into the bay of the EJ9. A lot of these photos show how much deeper the Milano Red paint is compared to the exterior panels which are faded to heck! With this being the first engine I have pulled from a car […]

Read More CiviK | Vol. V

CiviK | Vol. IV

Getting the K20 lump situated into an EK/EJ Civic can be done a multitude of ways. Over the years, tuners and hobbyists alike have developed methods for FWD, RWD, or 4WD configurations. So however you like your K-Swap, highly likely someone has ‘been there, done that’. As for me, the original FF configuration made most […]

Read More CiviK | Vol. IV

CIVIK | Vol. III

February of 2021 was a chilly one. We experienced winter season in full effect spending most of our days and nights cleaning out the garage space and setting up an area fit to work in. One of the first things Hamza said to me when I went around to his check his garage facility out […]

Read More CIVIK | Vol. III

CiviK | Vol. I

What I intend on presenting to you throughout these posts titled ‘CiviK’, is a no-bullshit, straight up “build” thread. Personally, I don’t see what I’m doing to the EJ9 something that could be classified as a build. It’s a project though, but, semantics. Feel free to use this as a reference if you are planning […]

Read More CiviK | Vol. I