Step 1: Begin with a perfectly good 1991 civic dx and yank out the engine.
Step 2: Replace anemic 1.5L stock engine with 1.6L Ferio ZC and Si transmission (a new clutch ... yahoo!). This takes us from 93hp to 127hp.
Step 3: Eibach springs and Tokiko shocks lower and firm-up the ride. Add some 16" Eagle wheels and Yokohama 205/45 tires and off we go.
Thanks to Scott Byars and Collective Racing team for all their help with the Civic modifications.