Buttonwillow Open test day

Buttonwillow Open test day

Last Friday I was invited to accompany Patrick to California (Buttonwillow raceway). The original reason was to document his journey down there from Las Vegas, and show people what it takes to get yourself to the track,  just how simple, and relatively inexpensive it is to actually track your car.   If you follow FUNCTIONTHEORY on Instagram you will already know that things didn’t go exactly as planned, and he ended up blowing his engine 4 laps into the day. But…

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Headlight restoration

Headlight restoration

When I see people with a “modified” car driving around with hazy, discolored, yellowish headlights I am instantly judging you. How can you say that you’re an enthusiast if you don’t even care how your car looks. Yes looks aren’t everything, and usually here on FUNCTIONTHEORY looks take a back seat, but everyone wants their car to look somewhat appealing. You spend all your hard-earned money on getting cool wheels, and lowering it which as we know makes the car…

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how to: Valve adjustment K20a

how to: Valve adjustment K20a

This weeks blog entry is going to be another addition to our valve adjustment series, where we will go through each Honda engine series and showing you how to do a valve adjustment on it. This week is on K20’s! I will be doing two valve adjustments at once. If you’ve been keeping up with the blog at all you will have seen the articles on my brothers EG with the K20, I figure since his car is nearing completion…

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PSA about hardrace super tie rods/DIY string alignment

PSA about hardrace super tie rods/DIY string alignment

In the quest for faster lap times we always assume that race car stuff is the best and that is what we should upgrade to. Aero, anti-bump-steer, BBK, expensive suspension, spherical this and heim that. It’s easy for us to look at other people’s builds, guys who are fast, or crazy time attack cars, and try to mimic what they are doing because we assume if they are “fast” or have a “big” following they know how to build a…

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10k words about brakes! everything you need to know about every part of your brake system.

10k words about brakes! everything you need to know about every part of your brake system.

I wanted to dive into the world of brakes, and share some of the experiences I’ve encountered over the years. As many of you know the internet can be a very helpful place, but it can also be full of misinformation, subjective opinions, and flat-out incorrect answer’s. With this blog post I want to try to help clarify any misinformation and just help you understand how every aspect of you braking system plays a key role in how the whole…

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A Daily for my daily…

A Daily for my daily…

Last Wednesday February 27th between 10:00am and 2:00pm my daily EK was stolen from my work parking lot! While I was no more than 300 feet away inside my work! For my whole life I have always been extra cautious about things that I owned and gone the extra mile to make sure they haven’t gotten stolen. When I was growing up we lived in an upscale part of southern California but it was a constant struggle for my parents…

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Comparing the differences

Comparing the differences

In this post I’m going to be covering the obvious, and maybe not so obvious differences between my two Civics. The timelines of the builds, what I have learned, the pros and cons of each car, and if it’s possible to “overbuild” you car. Lets first start off with some obvious differences… Ones a four door (EK) and ones a hatchback (EG), one having a K20 the other a D16. As most of you should know (if you’ve been keeping…

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Whats Up with ERIC’s Car?! plus k20 how to install.

Whats Up with ERIC’s Car?! plus k20 how to install.

If you read the last blog post about my brother’s (Eric) car, you’ll know he was half way back to D.C. from Oklahoma when his transmission decided to give up the ghost. You can read all about it here>>>>> http://functiontheory.com/2018/11/erics-car-we-can-rebuild-we-have-the-technology/ So hopefully you’re all caught up to date or, none of this going forward will make much sense. As most people with K20’s know things aren’t cheap, and having your transmission rebuilt is one of them. Since both Eric’s car…

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How to: Valve adjustment on s2000

How to: Valve adjustment on s2000

Maintenance is key to a happy healthy car. When you neglect your girlfriend what do you do? You take her to get pampered, hair did, nails did, massage, or she’ll leave yo whack ass. Well same thing for your car if you don’t take care of it, it’s going to leave too!  So take care of your car, and don’t neglect the little things. This is the first installment of my “Valve adjustment” series. where I will go through step…

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PCI spherical RTA bushing install/review

PCI spherical RTA bushing install/review

To say that this is the best thing I have ever installed would be a bold statement! I have installed lots of great things in my years of fixing up Hondas. But none have given such an immediate improvement to all areas of driving as the PCI spherical RTA bushings. Right away most of you are probably thinking I’m crazy for installing them in my daily driver. You’ve probably all heard that these will increase road noise, and be too…

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