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    My first car was an '89 Civic DX hatch, which I drove the living daylights out of.
    Mrs. A's second car was an '00 Civic sedan.
    I sold my Civic for a Tacoma and then sold the Tacoma in '07, so that Civic was our only car until it was totaled in '08.
    Then we had an '08 Fit (Jazz to the rest of you) and when we outgrew that (which took 5 years), we got our '09 CR-V.
    That CR-V is both Mommy's kid-carriage and Daddy's truck.
    So yes, we love the Hondas in this house.
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    The crazy Honda City Turbo. Crazy for being fast and for being a death trap in a crash. I remember when dad was given one for 2 day test drive. They were crazy man!

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    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    The crazy Honda City Turbo. Crazy for being fast and for being a death trap in a crash. I remember when dad was given one for 2 day test drive. They were crazy man!
    I've always been envious of countries with access to pocket rockets like that. I figure they are just a notch or two down from racing karts in their ability to thrill.

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    A guy who's selling a big lot of awesome old Benz's has one of these 600Z's too, speaking of cool hondas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    A guy who's selling a big lot of awesome old Benz's has one of these 600Z's too, speaking of cool hondas.
    When I was young I loved them and Subaru 360s. They were the only cars that my Dad's VW transporter could out accelerate.
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    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    When I was young I loved them and Subaru 360s. They were the only cars that my Dad's VW transporter could out accelerate.
    My dad had a 600 in Japan when he was stationed there. I have been told I took up the entire rear seat... at birth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    A guy who's selling a big lot of awesome old Benz's has one of these 600Z's too, speaking of cool hondas.
    cute. although I want the Citroen Ami to the right a lot more.
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    ^^ Amusing those GT stripes.

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    Here we just called them the Datsun 1600 and they were great cars.

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    Love. But every classic datsun requires fender mounted mirrors, to me anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    Love. But every classic datsun requires fender mounted mirrors, to me anyways.
    Fender mounted mirrors are atrocious.
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    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Fender mounted mirrors are atrocious.
    You're atrocious. Ooooooh.

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    I almost bought this...

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    1966 Silver Cloud Long Wheelbase. The Silver Cloud is the car that really states Rolls Royce, by the way......it's what you picture when you hear Rolls Royce. They wanted $75K obo, I offered $50K based on its condition. It needed some engine and transmission work and the parts would have to be machined from the blueprints for the engine, like cast benzel alloy bearings for the main bearings. I'd have had to recondition the crank, essentially. It also needed rings, both compression and oil, and they'd have to be cast oversized by 2 mm because I'd have to bore and hone the cylinder walls to clean up some scoring due to wear. The transmission parts are the onlly parts that Rolls used that were mass produced, then.....and then there's that infernal Lucas Electric harness. Bosch makes a replacement harness that slips in, but converts the system to a negative ground rather than the RR Positive Earthed harness. The Bosch isn't original, but it's MUCH more reliable.
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    I think Rolls Royce were known to answer questions about speed and acceleration with one-word ambiguities like "adequate" or "sufficient". If you need spares for the engine I guess "inadequate" and "insufficient" are a bit more descriptive.

    I hadn't heard about the Bosch wiring harness until now. With that installed I suppose Lucas Electrical Smoke is a thing of the past.

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    Boss.





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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    You're atrocious. Ooooooh.
    They look cool, but have you driven a car with them?

    The mirror is that much farther away. It fills up much less of your field of view and reflections in the mirror are that much harder to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    When I was young I loved them and Subaru 360s. They were the only cars that my Dad's VW transporter could out accelerate.
    You should come to Portland and visit MPH Specialties. Here's their collection of Subarus (taken at the 2011 PNW Microcar meet):



    And a couple Honda 600's for Ben:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    They look cool, but have you driven a car with them?

    The mirror is that much farther away. It fills up much less of your field of view and reflections in the mirror are that much harder to see.
    I figured they'd stink for usability, but I still require them if I had an old datsun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    I figured they'd stink for usability, but I still require them if I had an old datsun.
    Go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    ^^ Amusing those GT stripes.

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