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

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  1. Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee 5 Year | Silver

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    tq skaz and others!

    rear left drum brakes taken out. the aluminium fin casing is gorgeous

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    my chain drive case being taken out for cleaning and checking if theres any problems. taken out as per manual book by norman hart.

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  3. Kevin Lee

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    To my friends who have a Denso regulator on their S car, I have scanned the image of the top label, so that you guys can reproduced on the faded one. Also, it's quite wonderful that technology could help a lot of people.

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    chain case squeaky clean, now to assemble once ive got the seals from the local supplier

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    Progressing well I see. Hope you can start it up after CNY.
     
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    i certainly hope so, shiro, heres something that a steampunk person would like, the good ol chain drive :D

    the other side of the chains being cleaned as well. brake and clutch pump soaked in gasoline/petroleum to dillute and replace them with new seals from ortmann

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    YouTube - Honda S600 Chain case disassembled and turned
     
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    Wow, the chaincase is still very smooth for it's age. Is the chain universal, or specific to the S only?

    Oh, the drum brake fin design was actually carried forward to the mugen disc brakes in the 90's. I forgot the exact name of it. Saw it at one halfcut shop long long time ago.
     
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    support rebuild classic car,bump with u.
     
  9. Kevin Lee

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    its specific to s500, s600 and early s800's, the late s800s were replaced with live axles, so yeah the chains are smooth, i think they were taken out after 40 years of not being servied!
     
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    lol, the lastability of old parts is amazing. Too bad car manufacturers wisened up.. can't make a car last forever because people might drive it forever.. :P
     
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    haha well, soichiro always wanted durability first, remember? thats how good their honda cubs are, lol, reliable lil motors!

    so yeah the mail arrived yesterday and the NOS durant branded S car fender mirrors are here!

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    when overhauling the s chaincase, i've hit a snag again. the oil seal/o-ring in the picture, for the hole in the middle needs to be replaced, gotta find a replacement, please let me know if theres any leads. size is as per pink paper

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    won this keychain from hypertune magazine column write up. J's racing the extreme Honda ride keychain, perfect for my honda s600

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    The greenish tint on the bush (at least that's how it looks like to me) makes me think it's made by KACO.
    I'll ask around if got that size in stock.
     
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    thanks for that shiro, my mechanic wrote that part description down, he wants something like that with that size he written, hope uc an source it

    my mechanic has lost these parts (damn!) everyone keeps losing my parts, its a shitty feelign, can anyone here identify this pump, thanks, looks to be a rear brake pump according to the mechanic


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    some old pics i found and to show u guys here, old Malaysian car registration card , before the JPJ (Road Transportation Department) new pink one :D

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    Busy with cny. Haven't had time. Going to thailand with the spare parts shop owner tomorrow for cny holidays, so i'll ask then. Happy cny kev.
     
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    mechanic back in action after chinese new year break

    brake hose replaced using the original hoses and adapter

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    new items arrived from japan, lotsa goodies in it

    honda s600 manual, light rims and Honda RSC stickers

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