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1979 Civic say what...?

Just signed up to the forums to see if I can help out some others with some 1st generation knowledge. So here's what i got...

1978 EF1 Motor
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what a gorgeous civic. mad props to u man.
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This is a very nice Civic dude.It's beautiful.Rep for you.
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Thats incredible, I can't express in words how much I love first gen civics!

Welcome to the forum, although we don't have many first gen owners it's great to have and I'm sure anyone capable to performing a restoration of that caliber could contribute to many threads.
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I know this a bit on the immature side, but this is how I truly feel about that car


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Seriously, it's gorgeous.
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Wow. Just wow I am blown away. It's beautiful man. Saw one of these out in San Diego once, except it was all original. Didn't look as good as this haha
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nice!!!! did you do the paint job your self?
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nice!!!! did you do the paint job your self?
nah i know someone who owns a custom body shop
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Nice dude.. VERY nice

Clean as hell
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wow man. that car is perfect.lol
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I love the classics, your civic is incredible. Those rims suit that car so well. You ever been to the Japan Classic Car Show in Long Beach? Its amazing, first gens everywhere
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I love the classics, your civic is incredible. Those rims suit that car so well. You ever been to the Japan Classic Car Show in Long Beach? Its amazing, first gens everywhere
I always see pictures of it but unfortunately im on the very east coast.
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Beautiful......i love it.
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Whoa! That's the nicest antique civic I've seen! I see the Virginia Antique plates and I know of a first generation civic at a local mechanic shop but it doesn't look anywhere as nice as that!!! I don't know if the shop owns it or not but it's in pretty bad shape. I think the owner might have sold it to them, and I know they had a very hard time finding the tires in the original size?

Anyway, awesome job from a fellow Virginian!
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its nice my moms boyfriend had one it was the same color but not as nice also there weren't called civics there were called cvcc's its probably the same thing though
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My wife had a 77 Civic that we kept for 4 or 5 yrs then sold it to a friend. 4 speed non CVCC engine.

The CVCC was an engine option on the Civic, not a separate model. The CVCC was a 3 valve per cyl engine, with a rich / lean single carb that put a rich mixture around the plug. and a leaner one in the rest of the chamber.

Honda claimed they didn't need EGR or a Cat when everyone else came out with them in the mid 70's

That is 1 beauty of a Civic, brought back a lot of good memories Ours would get close to 38-40 mpg on the highway with 4 speed, no Overdrive.
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Oh really? Did not know that don't know much about the 1st generation Honda's I'm more of a ef type Guy
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Seeing this really brought back some great memories for me...AWESOME restoration...my parents bought a medium blue one that had the black stripe across the sides that said CIVIC in them new in 1977...we rode that baby all the way from here in SW Virginia to FL and back (of course with NO ac lol) I was young and small enuf then I could lay across the back seat and sleep with room to spare...love this car!!!
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Fantastic redaux! This was the same as my brother's first (original version) car. Probably the very car that bit me with the Honda bug!
Great Job!!!!
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Nice ride. Dig 70's Japanese (all manufacturers).
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Love it, really sweet looking ride.
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Stunning!
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That is one amazing transition

One of my favorite Old School Civic's
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Thing of beauty my dood.
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I hope one day my rusty Civic will look that nice.


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great update, nice job
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great work. Cool gen.
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I hate to say my car went from this

Back in 2003, 1st place at a car show, Best Original Japanese!

To this in 2017

Stripped to the bone ready for a new floor and rockers

Rotted out floor and rockers front and back.

Lots of work ahead!
I have been pondering an engine swap other wise the smoker is sick from sitting too long in the garage.

Check out the rest of the rotten pictures here: http://www.1stgencivic.com/gallery/i...?/category/180
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Whats and ef1 motor?
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