Restoration Progress of Soichiro Honda's Gem, 1965 Honda S600

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Kevin Lee

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I got inspired by the owner of this car below, Tony and decided I should do the same.

’70s Nissan 240Z Project: Saving the Old Lady? | Zerotohundred.com



It is the car you drive in Gran Turismo 4, the almighty Honda S600.

This would be my first restoration project, from rust to shiny.

here are the specs of the car:

Engine: 4-cylinder, 606cc (37.2 cu in), bore 54.4 mm (2.15 in), stroke 65 mm (2.56 in) 4-stroke, water-cooled, in-line, inclined 45°, compression ratio 9.5:1, 4-carburettor, DOHC, pressure oil pump lubricated roller bearing crankshaft journals and big end.

Performance: 57 ps/8,500 rpm, torque 5.2 kg-m (37.6 ft-lb/5,500 rpm, max. speed 145 kph, (90 mph), fuel consumption 15 km/liter (42.3 mi/imp gal, 35.5 mi/US gal) with 2 passengers on level road at contant 100 kph (62 mph) speed, turning radius 4.3 meters (14.1 feet).

Transmission: Floor shift, 4 speeds forward, 1 reverse, synchromess on 2nd, 3rd and top.

heres the pics of the car im gonna tow back to my town.




I would need help sourcing for this car, would appreciate great help if any forumers can help, thanks
 

Kevin Lee

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Kevin Lee

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new pics of the honda s600

taken by nikon d80 dslr


rear shot

rear window with rubber lining

front windscreen with chrome bits and rubber lining

glove compartment

center dash with volt meter and fuel gauge

rev + speedometer. notice its in miles and 11,000rpm clock

old school 2 point seatbelts tk-800 by takata kojyo

driver to the left view

rear boot view

side profile

original 5 spoke steel rims with missing hub caps

honda s600 engine, modified with datsun 120y carb bracket

left view of the honda s600 engine

honda s600 front view

honda s600 bonnet front view

honda s600 badge

honda s600 front bonnet
 

bien335

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rare gem!

give it a good rub down, and it'll be shining!

good luck on the restoration works, sir.

this is one project I would like to keep reading.
 

Kevin Lee

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Kevin Lee

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thank you, look forward to more updates. i have recently purchased the original keihin side draft quad carb from australia. it costs rm2200 for the unit plus shipping, damn. reasons i have to sell my neo now. restoring is an expensive hobby!

please pass this link to everyone whos interested to buy a car. its been taken care by me, a proper car enthusiast.

http://www.zerotohundred.com/newfor...on-satria-neo-06-high-line-1-6-automatic.html

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honda s600 driven by jensen button, notice how the sound resembles the modern vtec

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honda s600 driven in long beach autokhana
 

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Hey Kev, thanks for leaving a msg at my blog.
Good luck in your restoration project, really very rare car and certainly a piece of rare gem.
 

Kevin Lee

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lol, but the eg will be classic soon, considering it fought with the ae86 in gunma! lol, initial d is gonna make ur car evergreen, none knows about my car, except people who has passion over honda. i was just darn lucky to have spotted the car in bedong, near sg petani, lol!
 

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This car was found in bedong and towed all the way to Kampar ?
I'm living at sungai petani and go to bedong quite often but neva seen it before. Really lucky you.
 

Kevin Lee

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Kevin Lee

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This car was found in bedong and towed all the way to Kampar ?
I'm living at sungai petani and go to bedong quite often but neva seen it before. Really lucky you.
yeah, theres an antique car dealer right opposite of balai polis in bedong, the dealer shops name is siak hai. there is also the sunbeam alpine and vw type 141 buggy over there. theres a mini cooper and old school toyota corona as well, have a good and look at it!

Dunno if you have checked this site out yet......but I think it'll help u on your project...
Honda Sports Registry | Classic Honda News and Information
yeah i have been there. informational brochures are there. ive printed a couple for my mech as references. thanks for the heads up
 

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fuh...this honda S600 is rare...really rare~~~~

btw,glad to see that got another olskool lover member in here...the outcome must be awesome after restoration...keep it up bro!!!

restoration an old classic car really need a lot of patient,time,power and etc...the most important is $...without it,everything during the restoration will stop...
 

Kevin Lee

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Kevin Lee

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fuh...this honda S600 is rare...really rare~~~~

btw,glad to see that got another olskool lover member in here...the outcome must be awesome after restoration...keep it up bro!!!

restoration an old classic car really need a lot of patient,time,power and etc...the most important is $...without it,everything during the restoration will stop...

thanks for the support!

it seems my carburetor is here already but post office is closed and the item is 11.5kg in weight, so i have to pick it up tommorow, damn!
 

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Kevin Lee:haha...ur welcome~~~im a olskool car lover too...hehe

can't wait to see the keihin side draft carbie...must be bling bling~~~

btw,bro...got question to ask you...does it come along with the manifold,fiber adapter,throttle linkage and etc?how bout the carb jetting?its ready tune for ur S600 engine?
 

Kevin Lee

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Kevin Lee

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i picked it up off ebay, so i have to see whats in the box! will snap pictures, the car only came with the engine and a datsun 120y adapter, damn shame

i just came back from vietnam, saw the grandpa to the civic, lol, the honda n360, haha, damn rare indeed!

from N360 to FD2 c segment sedan, boy the car has grown over 50 years




 

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wow...really very old school car...hope you can complete your masterpiece and then show it to us :)