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 Post subject: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:24 pm 

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I just bought a delightful little TNV.
It's an unfinished project, post a 2 decade stay in dry storage. I'm going to finish of the mechanical side, road-worthy and rego, then attack the body.
Anyone who has/knows of TN360 parts (or knowledge) please get in touch.

I realise that this post would be way more awesome with pictures, but:

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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:46 pm 

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A couple of photo's of the van on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/95310323@N04/


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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Very rare in the van version. Years ago I had a couple of utes. Great to see yours preserved.

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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:09 pm 

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Yes, I was rapt to score a van. The utes look pretty damn cool as well though.
Don't s'pose you ever figured out which n360/n600 parts can be used on the TN range when you had your utes?


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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:48 pm 
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coupe72001 wrote:
Yes, I was rapt to score a van. The utes look pretty damn cool as well though.
Don't s'pose you ever figured out which n360/n600 parts can be used on the TN range when you had your utes?


Unfortunately no. One was already basically restored and the second was for parts. Kept them for several years but did nothing further with them so onsold them to a Honda enthusiast.

The engine I was told is similar to the 305cc motorbike engine? Could be wrong, 10 years ago now. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:26 am 

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Yep, engine was based on the CB450 motorbike engine.
I was hoping that the N600, N360 and TN360 engine/drivetrain etc would all be much of a muchness. Truthfully, I bet if I start comparing part numbers one-by-one Ill find some interchangeable parts, but at a glance the TN engine is really out there in terms of weirdness. It's actually a horizontally opposed air cooled two, rather than the straight slant 2 of the n360/600.


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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:43 am 

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Updates:
Got a set of Falken 807 R10 tyres fitted. (Quite hard to find a 10 inch tyre these days.)
Have ordered NOS driveshafts and some bushes from the Netherlands.
Bought inner/outer wheel bearings on eBay.
Having brake hoses rebuilt.
Attempting to sort a windscreen and have the shocks rebuilt.


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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 4:38 am 

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If you don't mind me asking, where did you get your tyres from? Needs a set of 10" boots m'self! I have a supplier of Falken R2's bookmarked, same same?

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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:21 pm 
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degruchy wrote:
If you don't mind me asking, where did you get your tyres from? Needs a set of 10" boots m'self! I have a supplier of Falken R2's bookmarked, same same?

Cheers,
Duane


Yep, me too, need a set or 2 for my N360.

Where abouts in Aus are you mr coupe?

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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 4:33 pm 

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I got the tyres from the Tyrepower in Port Melbourne (I'm Melbourne based now, Sydney originally).
When I asked for 10 inch tyres they looked at me like I was drunk, but I told them I had it on good authority that Falken were still making the 807's. A phone call later and the wheels were in the post. They came crushed flat, and wouldn't seat on the rim. The guys left them for a day with an inflated tube inside them to push the sidewalls apart some, and they finally seated on the rim after another couple of hours of stuffing about.
Anyway, the truck is no longer really welcome at Tyrepower.

I also found some 10 inch tyres on the internet being sold by Mini specialists, like:
http://www.minisport.com.au/category4_1.htm
http://www.minimania.com/ss/TIRES


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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 7:17 pm 

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NOS driveshafts just turned up from the Netherlands.
Although they are available, I balked at ordering NOS shocks from the same supplier due to the cost.
Has anyone had micro/custom shocks manufactured/rebuilt etc?
I have a feeling that I could get something made from scratch/my shocks remanufactured for somewhat less than NOS prices.
I have asked around, and apparently there isn't a single 'off the shelf' shock available from Pedders that as tiny as the TN360 shock. As such, modifying a Mini/Suzuki Carry etc shock would be a wasted exercise... unless someone would like to prove me wrong :D


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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:03 am 

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wow this looks sweet, can't wait to see what comes out from this. i'm looking at a tn360 ute that needs a little bit of tlc in my area.. just tossing up at the moment lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:38 pm 

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Is it the white one in Bundaberg? I had a good chat to the owner, and it sounds like a great project. I wanted it so bad, except the logistical side of shipping a non runner all the way to Vic was a bit of a nightmare! Also I am seriously running out of storage : /
Anyway, the poor truck has been on the back burner for a full 7 weeks. I threw a rod in the girlfriend's 77 Civic, and got bogged down in a very long and tedious rebuild. I was stunned at how hard it is to get local parts for the first gen Civic now in Australia, and nearly all my engine parts ended up coming from the states! (I am looking at doing bulk buy of some NOS Civic stuff to avoid this in future.) I had never pulled a FWD engine out of a car either, and found whole driveshaft thing to be a bit of a killer. Anyway, after a string of comical stuff ups, the Civic is up and running again (one or two small oil leaks aside!) and I can turn my attention to the truck.
I have NOS brakes, rebuilt hoses, NOS driveshafts and new bearings all round sitting in the back of the truck ready to fit.
I am still waiting on my windscreen guy to visit to remove and replace my cracked screen.
I still have done absolutely nothing about rebuilding shocks or forking out the big dollars for NOS shocks.
I also need to pull out some dodgy bushes and measure them up for replacement using the Nolythane calculator.
After that, tuning and club plates ready for Classic Japan Vic, all going to plan!


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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:24 am 

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yeah it is the white one in bundaberg.. i'm uhhmming and ahhing about it though as i've got a few projects as it is.. lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Honda TNV, 360cc's of awesome
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:17 pm 

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Awesome!

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