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  • WELL this weekend was a very productive and a very painful weekend but i got what i needed to be done and im pretty stoked to have done this myself with the aid of one of my friends to hand me tools and pulling shit out haha but with out further a do its update time!

    so thuresday night i thought while i was home early and i had the light i'd get some of the back end done and it looks like a car haha









    then friday comes around and i finished work at 1pm so i got home and got started removing the front wheel



    this was as far as i got with the front wheel as i was missing tools ....... so i started pulling all the shit out from the gear box ready for tomorrow

    hmmm nasty

    so sat morning rocks up and it was a trip down to supercheap auto as i didnt have a 32mm socket or a beaker bar anymore



    so i also found out my jack has a leak and will slowly lower it self so i went out and grabbed some cheap axel stands as well


    once i got that shit sorted out it was go time





    WHOO ITS OUT but hmmmm oil
    so after the gear box was out it was time for a much needed rest as the sun was going down and my work shop was a mess


    sunday rocks up and it time to get this flywheel out for machining and i was greeted with this bullshit



    my first thought was ......****..... either something has been chewing at the bolts and clutch or the prick who owned it before me did a shit ass job and not having ANY ten mill sockets i had to use a spanner :/


    if you dont bleed, youre not doing it your self

    so after desperately needing a 10mm i went in search and found a 10mm tex screw drill bit and and socket to screw driver adapter .... PERFECT!! it wasnt the best but i got the mother****ers off



    so after a bit of swearing and yelling i got the clutch out and god damn its gone haha






    all 4 tabs looked like that :/ also one of the bolts holding this in wasnt even tight just held in finger tight ...








    new vs old

    mmmm clutch dust and oil hmmm its also pretty chunky for a flywheel



    but before i take it to the shop i gave it a bit of a clean cause im not a douce bag haha
    i used degreaser, wax and grease remover and hot water and dishwashing liquid it come out quiet nice



    so after all that it was time to clean up and get a feed but before that i checked the engine and looks like im up for a new seal


    hmmm oil

    so this is where im up to today over the next few weeks i'll be doing some cleaning og the engine bay, gearbox and putting it back together ready for a test drive around the block to make sure everything work they way it is ment to haha


    thank you all again for all your comments
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    My 1978 Honda Civic restore
    http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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    • Great work here man. Really gritty stuff, the state of that old clutch.
      Currently drive a Honda CM2 (2003)

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      • Yeah man it's shit house haha I can even pull part the clutch plate with my hands
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        My 1978 Honda Civic restore
        http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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        • great job man keep the good work! look at all the progress you've made is amazing

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          • I'm feeling the same way about this thread as I am about new MCM episodes. I want more! But seriously, amazing work! I can only hope one day to have half the skills you have. Subscribing to this one for sure!
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            • Thanks guys the funniest part is not knowing what I'm doing hahah
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              • Originally posted by Sean View Post
                Thanks guys the funniest part is not knowing what I'm doing hahah
                Thats what it's all about mate! I went into doing a clutch job on my mates pulsar with no idea how to do it and only a workshop manual.. It took us four days but it was worth it.. Cost us 500 for the car, 200 for panels to make her look nice and 200 for a clutch kit and about 200 for fluids.. and a grand or so on rego and insurance when its done. With all of this done, we know the car is now reliable for at least another 100,000 kms and we now know how to change clutches in n15 pulsars!

                Its all about learning as you go with the right support around you (a forum or two and a workshop manual a knowledgeable dad is optional but good!)

                I knew shit all about cars when I had ***** but now I know almost everything there is to know about 4AFCs and their driveline etc.. Now I'm moving onto the 4AGE 20V BT and transferring knowledge about its transmission, brake setup, suspension setup, driveshafts, exhaust, interior and other bits from my first car.. I'm not confident with the engine yet but everything else I learnt!
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                • Yeah I know them feels haha if it was rear wheel I would of had that shit done in 10mins lol
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                  My 1978 Honda Civic restore
                  http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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                  • this project is making me want to start one myself, if not work on my car which is 7 months old: my mother and the banker won't thank you, the insurance would
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                    • I almost cried when I got to the last page of this build thread. Excellent job, man! I am so excited to see the next update.

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                      • Working on your car barefoot. You're braver than I am! I've noticed you Aussies seem to have an aversion to footwear ;-)

                        Keep up the good work! And don't lose any toes.
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                        • Don't want to get oil on my shoes :P haha I find working bare foot I know when i step on shit and I can use my feet to grab tools hahaha
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                          My 1978 Honda Civic restore
                          http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...restore-upgade

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                          • Awesome build! Really goes to show that you don't need a flash shop filled with new tools or some bit of ├╝ber-JDM metal to throw high dollar parts at. A real build in a real garage by a real bloke. This is why I come to MCM. Brilliant work, keep it up.
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                            many other cars bought-modded-sold, with varying degrees of regret.

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                            • great work dude! keep at it
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                              • Thanks guys

                                So in news of the 78, supercheap has the rear main seal for $29 that's $20 cheaper then everywhere I've tried .... Once I've got that its over drive time to get her back together as I would like to get her on the road next month
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                                My 1978 Honda Civic restore
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