Chinese New Year is one of my favorite festive holidays that we have here in Malaysia. The mere fact that most businesses closes for at least a week forces mine to do so too. What makes it even better are the roads in town are practically deserted as most have gone out of state for their celebration.So I took the opportunity to meet up with an old friend ,whom is now a proud owner of a ‘mildly’ modded B16A powered Civic.
This friend of mine go way back as I have known since I first started working upon graduation. Though working in different companies, we both shared the same office building and being new, I always made it a point to get to work early. Most often I would arrive even before the office is actually opened. So most of the time I would be downstairs at the parking lot ,waiting. This was when I spotted this friend of mine. I had noticed that he was forever tinkering under the bonnet of his car;he was either wiping or tightening something. It was a dark blue Toyota LE running on an AE92 supercharged engine.I remember asking him tons of questions about the engine and how do they compared with other engines. He would gladly entertained me but always ended with ” but its not as fast as a V Tec laa…”. You see this friend of mine have this fixation on Hondas , he would go on and on about it, talked about how fast there are in Batu Tiga ( this was when Saturday night fever CCT sessions were still around) , about the chance encounter he had with them on the streets and so on. Even after owning a VR4 powered Satria, he still insist that the B16A is still the ultimate!
Many years past and he finally got himself one. We did occasionally meet up after that and he would give me on an update of his modifications each time . This ranges from engine , right down to the chasis. I suppose it would be safer to not list them down here 😉
So, naturally when I had my car transplanted with an engine smiliar to his old LE, we both were dying to compare their peformance against each other….
….and boy we sure had fun doing it