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Old 03-26-2009, 11:21 PM   #1
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1972 Honda AZ600 Coupe restoration
My dad and I dug this out of storage the other day, and we are getting started on restoring it. He has a few spare powertrains, but we will likely have to go through them all, since they have been sitting so long. It has a few spots that are getting a little rusty, but the body looks very savable. I was disappointing to find it doesn't use a 4x100 bolt pattern. We might just make some new hubs for it, or I may just hunt down some decent 4x110 13" wheels with some 175/50/13 tires. I suppose the 10" tires are adequate for this car's blistering performance . Really though, this car will be more of a novelty than a usable commuter or anything. Its overall length is shorter than the wheelbase of the current Odyssey .



Notice the "Don't Honk I'm peddling as fast as I can" bumper sticker


Here is one of it's old crankcase/transmission combinations minus the cylinders, head, one of the pistons, and a chunk of the block . Timing chain runs between the two cylinders. It's a SOHC 2-valve air-cooled inline twin with pentroof combustion chambers. It made a whopping 36hp
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:24 PM   #2
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zomg i want that sooooo bad that thing is aswome throw a b series in it lol do the honda kid thing
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:26 PM   #3
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HELL YEH! I got two of those? One has been sitting in a garage for 20 plus years. Im just waiting to be able to restore it. the other one is parts. I had 3, but i crushed the third one.. rusted out. Restore yours and i might restore mine..could be fun at a meet lol.

b series swap?
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:33 PM   #4
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Engine bay is only 24" wide and 14" long. I couldn't find anything that would fit without completely cutting it up. Even 3-cylinders are too long with their transmission. I wanted to do a swap, but realistically, this chassis is not made to handle any real speed.

What parts do you have? I need a passenger side window.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:36 PM   #5
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lol yeh i knw exactly what you mean. I think i would just do a complete restoration all orginal yanno? worth more monies
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:53 PM   #6
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:25 AM   #7
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wow..
that thing is epic..i can has? rwd conversion with ROTARY!!!lol..what lug pattern is it btw?
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:32 AM   #8
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Seems to be 4x110, although 4x108 appears very close, too.

I had heard of someone swapping in a RWD Datsun 1200 powertrain into one. It would require major floorpan modification, but a RWD conversion could be done.
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I remember the Rotary powered one. Used the RX-2 floor plan Probably 4x108 as 4x110 is mainly a Mazda size.
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:20 AM   #10
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that thing is freakin sweet. civic kids- know your roots.
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:05 AM   #12
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ive seen a few of these with b16. dont know what it takes to do it, but theres a bunch with b series though
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tight i saw one of these at the vdub dyno day and i would love to have one
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Engine bay is only 24" wide and 14" long. I couldn't find anything that would fit without completely cutting it up. Even 3-cylinders are too long with their transmission. I wanted to do a swap, but realistically, this chassis is not made to handle any real speed.

What parts do you have? I need a passenger side window.
Cool car. How about a CBR 1100XX engine?
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ive seen a few of these with b16. dont know what it takes to do it, but theres a bunch with b series though
I think you're thinking of the early Civics that came after this car. They are considerably bigger. This car has a 78.7" wheelbase, 117.9" overall length, 50.9" wide, and 50.1" tall. The pictures actually make it look bigger than it really is. It started out as a 360cc Kei car, but Honda enlarged the nose slightly to accommodate the big 600cc motor . I like this guy's pictures to illustrate how small it is:




I actually wanted to do the 1100XX swap for a long time, but one look at the suspension and steering of this car changed my mind. If it was getting any kind of conversion to make it fast, it would be getting an entirely new chassis.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:48 PM   #16
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Heh. After seeing it with the 13" Mazda wheels, I think the 13" wheels are out. That looks more than a little silly
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So it is 4x110? Wow thats surprising.
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:53 PM   #18
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Would old school mini parts work on it???
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:50 PM   #19
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Heh. After seeing it with the 13" Mazda wheels, I think the 13" wheels are out. That looks more than a little silly


wow thats donking......lol
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hahahaha it's crazy when 13" is too big for the car...

Nice find, good luck with the build.

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