Saturday, July 12, 2008
Still no Dart updates, but you may find this interesting...
Speaking of weatherstripping, the driver's side window seal on the Civic came apart today, binding up the window. I've cut part of the offending seal away and will try to get a new one from the Honda dealer next week. I'm not aware of any Honda restoration shops out there just yet.
Ordered a factory service manual for the Civic
Saturday, July 05, 2008
I'm planning to have the remaining two valve stems replaced, but I've also ordered a complete new wheel and tire set from Edge Racing. An overreaction? Well, sort of, but not quite. It currently has a set of "Warrior" tires on it. Finding information about these tires is pretty difficult, as even places that sell Warrior tires don't say much about who makes them. But I did turn up this article which identifies the manufacturer as Shanghai Michelin Warrior Tire Co., and they are definitely marked as "Made in China." They have full tread, but they have about as much grip as you'd get by wrapping your rims in strips of bacon. Slamming on the (non-ABS) brakes can be scary as the Worrier, er, Warrior tires let go way too easily. So I'm replacing the rubber. And the alloy wheels? Ok, that's just a luxury, but I felt like upgrading.