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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:48 pm 

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Great job. That is a lot of work. I have a question since I see you rebuilt the motor. I have a 72 600 sedan and I am having a hard time finding the oil plug. Its not a normal plug because it looks like it has an oil pressure sensor type of rod going through it. Did you have this on your motor? I am going buggy trying to find some one to help out on figuring this out as well as looking for the part online. I am starting the restoration process. Here is a picture of the item I have.

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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:17 pm 
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I replied in your other thread about that, That is definitely not a stock thing. looks american aftermarket.

I didnt really rebuild my engine, just resealed the top end, Id open the bottom case if parts were more plentiful, who know what i'd break.

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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:21 pm 
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Trailered the back to the EGR shop to finally get that roof fixed, ive been putting it off for much too long. 7 hrs later I have a straight rood on the car.


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After wire wheeling the areas I awes going to cut and weld I got out my new angle grinder and began cutting it. I also shrunk and hammer out the big dent in the new roof

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One hell of a moonroof:

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was able to clean out the minor rusting and filth in the roof channel, the rear still has more mouse poop in it too.

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I copied the cuts onto the new skin and cut away again., fit pretty good.

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then time to weld one spot at a time, this is what took most of the time

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finally a careful grinding down flat.

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also prepped the spots on the fender that need a small patch tomorrow

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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:44 am 
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fender repairs and result, its not metal finished so it will need a thin coat of filler

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Even more work than the roof was the rear panel. alot more things to align before welding up, plus the bits I was welding the new panel to had to be moved around alot since the wreck did so much destruction.

I was tempted to make the rear into one large hatch back but that would have been so much more work making hinges and latches work, plus a solid and tight door jamb from scratch.

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Also created these holes while removing the old panel. Here is where the bumper support bracket was spot welded to the floor. Im not going to even replace that bracket as it is not strong enough to support anything in a crash(again) so all it does is remove trunk space. there is actually quite a bit of room behind the rear seat when all the unnecessary brackets have been removed

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Patched them up too, also flattened out a large wrinkle in the floor next to it that was created in the crash

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Next I carefully test fitted the new panel and trimmed it until it fit

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After maybe 50 test fittings I was getting close, then after rechecking all the gaps I welded it solid, Finally the little spare tire access door fit properly.

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New roof looks much better but still needs fine tuning before filler

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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:53 pm 
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Nice and very interesting work, I have to do too a lot of welding work on mine, any advice for trimming the panels?
Keep on that good work ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:36 pm 
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Advice? take 3x the time you think the job will take to do and quadruple check you panel gaps.



I put it on the other side of the garage so i could set up some plastic curtains to contain the dust and paint.


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Started with a good cleaning with Wax and Grease remover, I dont want to sand oils and contaminates into the old paint and base metal that will be painted over.

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I purchased some Eg Civic Side turn signals off Ebay, these are the smallest and cleanest looking lights i could find to use as corner lights. Cheap too at $15 a pair there were two styles, Flat and raised, the pictures online showed the flat ones to have a red lens ( for the rear) but it turns out only amber is available. Also the raised lenses ones do not disperse light well and look quite horrible when illuminated.

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My plan now is to purchase another pair of flat ones buy with clear lens and I will tint the lens red and use a red bulb and hope it doesnt look pink

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Also repaired the roof antennae but im still debating on deleting it entirely. Its unlikely I will install a radio in again ( Im thinking Ipod input only to an amp) and since i wish to build a removable roof rack Im going to have to weld in some mounts and will be able to fill this Ariel hole too.

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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:46 pm 
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Awesome job on getting her back to snuff man. I would really like to see one of these in person. I don't see any of these up here in Vancouver. :tu: :)

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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:21 pm 
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Ive been procrastinating alot and it will only get worse with the coming summer heat. I removed the side stripe ( which ive only seen on UK spec cars, weird huh) using a heat gun and razor blades, some parts on the passenger side came off nice and easy in one piece but the driverside was all hardened to dust and had to be chiseled off.



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Next the doors needed to be striped so I don't scratch up the chrome work any worse than it is. I managed to get the window seals off without destroying them!
The doors are now very light and the box containing the parts is quite heavy.

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The grey trim around the windows came off without much fight, they simply wrap around the window frame and a flat blade screw driver was used to dislodge the top edge.

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The long chrome strip that garnishes the rain gutter was attached on the same way, however this is chrome plated plastic, it cracked in a few spots but came off in one piece. I doubt I will reuse these. With all the trim off ( besides the mirror) Its time to sand sand sand.... damn

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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:39 pm 

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hello, I have to say you've inspired me to continue my 1972 Honda Z600 project, which has been sitting for about 14 years. Do you have any recommendations on where i can buy gaskits, etc. My main focus will be in bringing it back to running condition. The car last ran in 1996 then I parked it and I'm pretty sure it'll need to be restored as far as gas lines, break lines, engine gaskits, carburator gaskits, etc.

Any references would be much appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:45 pm 
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Best place ive seen, this guy has alot of gaskets

http://www.honda600carparts.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:54 am 

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Glad to see the thread revived even if there's not much progress to report, since I missed some of the older progress.
Just thought I'd tease you with the ridiculous size of some of the '60's & '70's Fiat side indicators.
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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:42 am 

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i live just outside of sacramento, do you do any nostalgic car work on the side?

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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:09 pm 

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Hey,
Love what you have done so far. I have a question about the coil pack you used. What year/modle mazda did you use the coil pack from? I have looked through several coil packs and either I keep looking over it or maybe you modified it some? Maybe i will post some of my stuff, i am trying to get my N600 going :)


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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:56 pm 

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Great build. Interested in seeing how you are going to slam the car.


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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Jimmy2ton wrote:
Hey,
Love what you have done so far. I have a question about the coil pack you used. What year/modle mazda did you use the coil pack from? I have looked through several coil packs and either I keep looking over it or maybe you modified it some? Maybe i will post some of my stuff, i am trying to get my N600 going :)




Its a first generation Mazda miata coil pack, cut in half

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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:39 am 

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why not use motorcycle coils?


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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:47 am 
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Its what I had around so it was free.

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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Well done mate, you've brought the little old girl quite a long way.

I quite liked the slammed ride hight, hahah. I have to agree with someone else that said it, I love seeing old cares that most people wouldn't look twice at brought out of their mess and restored back to former glory, because really, who would want to drive anywhere if every car on the road was less than ten years old?

Great job mate, well done.


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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:23 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: Wolffy's '72 Z600 Ressurection ~ tons of Pics
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:45 pm 

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nice metal work. I miss my Z-Coupe I had in Charleston SC back in the mid 80's


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