My Son And His Race Car

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He was only 14 years old when he spotted a wrecked 94 Honda civic hatchback while he was out cutting yards. I don’t think he liked the car so much as he did the idea that he could afford it. After days of pestering me I gave in and let him buy the car. As it turns out his “race car” has turned into one great father son project.

He cut many yards for many months before he saved enough to buy a new front clip. He called all of his buddies and they worked on the car for a few days. They got to a point where they needed help. That is when I took charge of the project. My son and I didn’t surface out of the garage for about three days. Just him and I bending,pounding,cutting,drilling,welding and mostly getting everything straight to where we could mount the new body parts. The car looked good as new minus a paint job.

Just before his 16th birthday we were planning to paint the “race car”. About 2 days before we were going to start with this project the engine went out. Instead of painting the car and since it was his birthday, I bought him a used vtec engine. This engine has about 35 more horse power than the original engine. The engine swap took us about 3 days to complete.To do this engine swap we also had to swap out the computer to a vtec p28 computer and run two extra wires through the wiring harness. We were able to find a used computer on Ebay and learn how to wire up the computer conversion at www.hondaswap.com.

The next project for my son’s race car (I have to laugh) He wants to turbo charge it. I can’t say that I am crazy about him going any faster. The truth is the “race car” has turned out to be one great Father son project. We spend good quality time together at the track,working on the car,surfing the net for parts and talking cars.

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