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 Post subject: My 1967 Honda S800
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:40 pm 
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Way back in the days when Nixon was in the Whitehouse, there was a whole lot of military travel across the Pacific. Many of the aircraft were empty on the trip back. Some pilots and crews stuffed motor cycles, velvet paintings, and small sports cars into the empty aircraft and ships. This one came over from Okinawa with the US Marines. My Dad picked it up in the mid seventies. I rebuilt the engine as a teen and drove it as a "Sunday car" until I moved out on my own.

791 cc water cooled DOHC inline 4 with a roller bearing crank shaft. Redlines at 12,000 rpm (search youtube to hear the sweet sound).
4 speed, short throw manual transmission.
This one has a live rear axle. the 600's (Jay Leno's) and the early 800 had chain drive.

Arriving from my Dad's California Garage 30 years after I parked it. The Spawn likes it:

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Since the truck couldn't make it on to my street, I had to tow it to the house:
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Yes, it is that small.
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 Post subject: Re: My 1967 Honda S800
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:48 pm 
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I outsourced the refreshment. My garage space is not suited for a multi year project.
Off to Middletown New York
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The leak down test showed a flat cylinder. All that was left of the coolant was glycol crystals. The rubber dust covers on the ball joints are dust. All the hydralics need to be rebuilt. Of course, these parts aren't stocked in the US since American Honda never brought these cars into the country. So, I can't open the phone book and buy a rebuilt master cylinder but have to reverse engineer and manufacture what can't be found as NOS in Japan.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1967 Honda S800
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:52 pm 
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I can still fit in the driver's seat, really.
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 Post subject: Re: My 1967 Honda S800
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:01 pm 
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Sweeeeeet ride!

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I outsourced the refreshment. My garage space is not suited for a multi year project.
Off to Middletown New York
Who's restoring it, Paul? :D

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 Post subject: Re: My 1967 Honda S800
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:28 pm 
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Sweeeeeet ride!

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I outsourced the refreshment. My garage space is not suited for a multi year project.
Off to Middletown New York
Who's restoring it, Paul? :D

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 Post subject: Re: My 1967 Honda S800
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:02 am 
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that thing is super cool!!! i hope to be dragging a small (small in size, NOT in the work that has to be done) project home this weekend. hopefully it will be driveable to bring to the HRHH in 2013!!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1967 Honda S800
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:16 pm 
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I got the call that the engine case is back from the machine shop and the head is close behind!

Time to order the gasket set from Germany and an exhaust system from England.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1967 Honda S800
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:41 am 
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The excitment is mounting.

Packages of parts have arrived from Tokyo. The first round of boxes have left Germany. The gas tank and radiator are at the radiator shop.

I heard that the English built exhausts need rework to fit up right. If any of you gearheads have a line on shop with a mandral bender in the USA, I can use the lead.

All the hydraulics need to be rebuilt. I expect everything will need to be bored and sleeved. I found the replacement hoses in Germany. I hope the front brake rotors can be reused.

Here is what the cylinder sleves and engine case looked like after 30 years soaking in old fashioned anti freeze and tap water:
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 Post subject: Re: My 1967 Honda S800
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Location: In a real small car with the windows rolled up.
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foredeckape wrote:

791 cc water cooled DOHC


I still can't believe, but love, that these engines were twin cam. :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: My 1967 Honda S800
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:40 pm 
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Since I am sure the Honda is the smallest car here, I thought I might also claim the longest. I just inherited a '94 Lincoln Town Car. It's going to make those trips to Ohanas like sitting on the sofa at home.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1967 Honda S800
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:24 pm 
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There is a good possinlity that this ride will be on the road by spring!
Chasing down some carburetor parts here reminds me of my dad's search for a dashboard clock for his 1929 Pierce Arrow.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1967 Honda S800
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:25 am 
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Any new pictures of the progress?

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 Post subject: Re: My 1967 Honda S800
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:27 pm 
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I outsourced the mechanicals to a specialty shop near Velveteen Lounge, NY. I haven't seen it in spell. The slow progress is because of two factors: my thin pockets and parts for rare foreign cars are also rare.

The good news is the strong US dollar has helped.

Right now, the search is on for some internal carburetor parts. There might be a set in Canada.

It makes sourcing Alfa parts look like a trip to Autozone.

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