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 Post subject: Some simple fixes.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:01 pm 

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Just an update on my N600. It has been running fine, but the steering rack and pinion is something I'm not comfortable yet for highway speeds. I'm slowly building up the courage and knowledge carefully to tackle the challenge, because I know little about working on cars aside from being to change the oil. In the meant time I discovered some other things that were either simpler to fix or required more priority.

The priority went to positioning of the clutch cable and replacement/relocation of the starter: battery wire. The last person that worked on the car left the wire and cable near one of the pulleys and eventually came into contact with it. The exposed hot wire appeared to be a fire hazard to me. I was so relieved to learn how easy it was to move the cable and find a replacement wire, remove the old and install the new. Picked up the wire at Autozone.

Next up, a messed up thread for one of the bolts that holds the valve cover. I contacted Mike of O'Conner Honda 600 Shop and he was helpful on telling me what to do. So I got myself a 6MM Helicoil kit. It came with very simple information so I found a vid on how to use the kit on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFYa6sjhh_E

Oh the feeling of getting something fixed right feels so great!
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If you know little about fixing cars or threads at least, this is a great product and so simple to use!

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 Post subject: Another simple fix: Replacing ignition coil wires
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:58 pm 

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While I was waiting for the Helicoil kit to come in, I worked on the ignition coil. The plug ends were bad and the one of the wires didn't look too good. I began with the instructions over at the anz600owners Yahoo group by Bill Colford. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/anzhonda600owners/photos/album/1377331630/pic/list
Bill instructs to use 8mm sparkplug carbon core wires, but
I talked with some other guys on the 2cylinderhondas yahoo group, one was Miles and the other Dean, to learn that they used 7mm spark plug wires. So 7mm I went with instead of 8mm, and I kept the 90 degree plug caps that came with the wires.

***DISCLAIMER: Follow my instructions at your own risk.****

These are NGK copper racing wires 7mm.
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Removing the battery would give you more room and probably make it safer.Then remove the coil, the plug wires, blue wire and electrical lead.
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This is the coil out.
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I picked at the glue and probed down between the plug wire and inside of the coil using a stylus I found around the house. Don't know what it was exactly designed for, but it does the job :-).
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When I felt ready, I pulled the wires out, but they left their outer covering still inside the coil. It's likely because of the way I dug down with the stylus.
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I went at the residual glue on top of the coil again and also tried to separate the inside walls of the outer covering left inside the coil.
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I was able to get enough of the glue off around the top part so that I could use a pair of pliers to grab & pull the the outer coverings out.
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Notice the copper barb inside the coil. Each of these will need to make contact with each of the plug wires.
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I clipped some of the NGK wires and added splice ends to them. (The splicers are optional.) Then inserted them into the coil being careful to make the barbs contact the copper wires. I tested continuity of the wires like in Bill's instructions using a multimeter, except I couldn't find continuity between the two plug wires, so I tested resistance. That seemed to do the job.
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When I found that the wires are in the right place, I applied glue (5 minute epoxy) to the outside of the plug wires carefully not to get the glue on the copper barbs or the copper wires. Then the wires go back into the coil and comes the you wait for the glue to harden.

While at the plug wires, I replaced the spark plugs. (Note: used 13/16 socket)
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Previous owner was using NGK B6ES, I went with what was recommended in the 600 manual, B8ES. I found them very inexpensively at O'reilley's Autoparts for $1.50 each.

New wires and plugs in, and the N600 starts up with confidence.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:53 pm 
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Very cool! I can't wait to see this thing in person. :tu: :mrgreen:


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She's a beauty. I much prefer the coupe, but this is nice.


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Body work and paint came out good! Any interior plans?

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I plan to get the interior carpeted and one of the door panels and the dash redone. My funds are low so it might be a while. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: I'm alive.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:57 pm 

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My N600 is on the other hand is in a coma. Sent the carburetor to get rebuilt. I've been away from my 600 for a while. Moving locations and resolving crises.

Hopefully, once I get the carb. back I'll have more quality time with the the 600. During my absence, I got out of necessity a slick '09 Civic Si Sedan. :)

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Holy Crap, look at that size difference! :D

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ben wrote:
Holy Crap, look at that size difference! :D


You could say that with an N600 and 99.9999% of the cars on the road... :P


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datsunfreak wrote:
ben wrote:
Holy Crap, look at that size difference! :D


You could say that with an N600 and 99.9999% of the cars on the road... :P


Back in '88, I owned a '64 Lincoln Continental and a friend owned a '78 Honda Civic. I wish I had photos to show the insane size differential between them.

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datsunfreak wrote:
ben wrote:
Holy Crap, look at that size difference! :D


You could say that with an N600 and 99.9999% of the cars on the road... :P


There was once a time when a Civic wasn't much bigger. It's put on a few pounds since then :).

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Dude... where did you get those tail lights?


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Dude... where did you get those tail lights?


If he doesn't get back with you, you might also check with the fellows at Merciless Ming's. They seem to be the only people in the US with N600 parts. Last I spoke with them they said they had some nice tail lights. I need some for mine too... :P

http://mercilessmingshondan600.itgo.com/


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yeah... hes asking 500 for NOS tail light lens...


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Nice N600! :tu:
I hope to get mine restored to this level as well.

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The tail lights on Xemotos car from the N360.

He bought them through www.cmsnl.com in the Netherlands, they have quite a lot of stuff for the old honda cars like the N Z and S, but they are mega expensive.

I'm putting these on mine too as I think they look loads better, but its more than the lens the whole unit is different.

If the US tail lights are pure red and boxy I'm sure cmsnl have some of those in stock last time i looked. The Euro ones have an amber and red lens and they only have LHS available so it forced me down the N360 route.

I have some used 360 lights that i bought in from Japan, so once i am sure I have my car sorted out I'll probably sell mine on in the Honda Swap section, my spare are ok but will need painting or chroming as they have some rust on them.

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datsunfreak wrote:
omin0uschaos wrote:
Dude... where did you get those tail lights?


If he doesn't get back with you, you might also check with the fellows at Merciless Ming's. They seem to be the only people in the US with N600 parts. Last I spoke with them they said they had some nice tail lights. I need some for mine too... :P



there is a guy here in missouri that parts out 600's. he has TONS of parts. anything you want.


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there is a guy here in missouri that parts out 600's. he has TONS of parts. anything you want.


Contact info???


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datsunfreak wrote:
mike93hatch wrote:
there is a guy here in missouri that parts out 600's. he has TONS of parts. anything you want.


Contact info???


his name on ebay is eagle-hd

ive always just emailed him through there.

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Thanks. :tu:


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