Project Car Confidential – Neilman’s 93 Honda Civic
This week on Project Car Confidential, we tracked down a car that few have heard about, and even fewer have seen, Neilman’s ’93 Honda Civic EG6.
The EG6 is part of the fifth generation of the Honda Civic. This generation of Civic used lightweight materials to create a fuel efficient economy car and had a more wedge-shaped body than its predecessor with an increased wheelbase.
Standard Honda Civic EG6 Specs
Date of Manufacture: 1992 – 1995
Engine: B16A2 VTEC
- 1,595 cc
- 119 kW @ 7600 rpm
- 150 N·m @ 7000 rpm
The owner of this week’s project car is Neilman. He has been working on project cars every since he was a teenager, when his grandfather taught him about auto-electronics and his father bought him his first ratchet set.
Although Neilman, bought this car last year, this project technically started in 2006 with a previous Honda Civic that he lost in a fire caused by an ill-fitting fuel rail. Neilman salvaged what he could and began this new project two days after the fire, in January 2011.
The car required a lot of bodywork which included rebuilding the trunk and back quarters, parts of the roof and the engine bay. Doing all of the electrical work himself and rebuilding the engine from scratch, this car was originally supposed to be his daily driver but Neilman has decided to prepare his Honda Civic EG6 to be a full-time race car on the Barbados Drag Racing Circuit.
WHAT’S UNDER THE HOOD
- A completely modified Honda Integra B18C
- Fully customized GSR Gear-box with gear-specific ratios
- 2 1/2 exhaust custom header
WHAT ELSE HAS BEEN DONE
- Custom paint job
- Coil over suspension and KYB shocks
- Rear-interior gutted to make room for battery and a custom-made fuel tank
- A fully-programmable central control unit that regulates fuel and NOS intake
Neilman says that the only thing still standard on his Honda Civic is the radiator and with the next Barbados Association of Dragsters and Drifters event coming up, he has been secretive about his future plans. He however would like to thank Kemar, Wrecker, Jones, Dion (FL) and Morris (GA) who have all greatly assisted him in getting his project car to this point.