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 Post subject: New addition - Honda Z
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:38 am 
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Hey all,

The countdown has begun till I add this Honda Z to the collection.

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Pick up date has been set to the 27th August, so will add more photo's then.

In the meantime, can fellow board members offer any guidance to contacts for Z parts ??

Best regards
Dave

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 Post subject: Re: New addition - Honda Z
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:20 am 
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Great lil car. Looks to be in really good condition too.

Keep us updated :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: New addition - Honda Z
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:19 am 

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Congratulations, though really there are no good parts sources that I know of... maybe in Japan though I wouldn't count upon it.
The fact it's the later watercooled hardtop doesn't really help since they adopted the Life drivetrain which wasn't widely exported either, and about the only body panels they shared with the earlier air-cooled Z360 & 600 was bonnet, roof & rear hatch.
Curiously I noticed that our front bumpers are also different from the Japanese spec, actually having their rear edges trimmed down to fit from the earlier air-cooled ones.
Often it comes down to experimenting. Some of its parts were shared with the early Civics (like drum brake internals) and I found an EG Civic thermo-fan switch fitted even better than the original (they had a reputation for overheating & popping head gaskets when these failed, not helped by tiny cooling capacity & the sensor being on the cylinder head instead of radiator like Civic). Bursons had even had a listing for a timing belt... if they can still supply.
Honda might be worth trying though some have suggested their motorcycle or even power equipment (lawnmower/generator) distribution networks can be more considerate if you can supply part numbers to check out (rumors there was also a generator that shared some engine parts).

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 Post subject: Re: New addition - Honda Z
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:28 am 
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Norcal510 wrote:
Great lil car. Looks to be in really good condition too.

Keep us updated :tu:


The pic was taken a while back, so not expecting it to be in as great condition. All will be revealed soon :D

Dave

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1961 Subaru 360
1973 Daihatsu 360X (Fellow Max)
1973 Honda Z Hardtop
1976 Honda Civic 2dr
1981 Daihatsu Charade XTE
1983 Suzuki Hatch 800cc
1984 Suzuki Hatch 800cc
1986 Daihatsu Handivan
2005 Ford Courier


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 Post subject: Re: New addition - Honda Z
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:29 am 
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jdmda7 wrote:
Racing green. :)


Ironically that was the colour I wanted to do my Daihatsu 360X in, so very happy with the Z's original colour

Dave

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1961 Subaru 360
1973 Daihatsu 360X (Fellow Max)
1973 Honda Z Hardtop
1976 Honda Civic 2dr
1981 Daihatsu Charade XTE
1983 Suzuki Hatch 800cc
1984 Suzuki Hatch 800cc
1986 Daihatsu Handivan
2005 Ford Courier


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 Post subject: Re: New addition - Honda Z
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:33 am 
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79cord wrote:
Congratulations, though really there are no good parts sources that I know of... maybe in Japan though I wouldn't count upon it.
The fact it's the later watercooled hardtop doesn't really help since they adopted the Life drivetrain which wasn't widely exported either, and about the only body panels they shared with the earlier air-cooled Z360 & 600 was bonnet, roof & rear hatch.
Curiously I noticed that our front bumpers are also different from the Japanese spec, actually having their rear edges trimmed down to fit from the earlier air-cooled ones.
Often it comes down to experimenting. Some of its parts were shared with the early Civics (like drum brake internals) and I found an EG Civic thermo-fan switch fitted even better than the original (they had a reputation for overheating & popping head gaskets when these failed, not helped by tiny cooling capacity & the sensor being on the cylinder head instead of radiator like Civic). Bursons had even had a listing for a timing belt... if they can still supply.
Honda might be worth trying though some have suggested their motorcycle or even power equipment (lawnmower/generator) distribution networks can be more considerate if you can supply part numbers to check out (rumors there was also a generator that shared some engine parts).


Thanks for the heads up re parts. Most of the mechanical was sorted before the Z got parked up (been in hibernation for the last 20years). The only problem recently discovered was a rear brake had bound up. I'll do an update on here once I get the Z home.

Dave

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1961 Subaru 360
1973 Daihatsu 360X (Fellow Max)
1973 Honda Z Hardtop
1976 Honda Civic 2dr
1981 Daihatsu Charade XTE
1983 Suzuki Hatch 800cc
1984 Suzuki Hatch 800cc
1986 Daihatsu Handivan
2005 Ford Courier


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