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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    items arrived from the UK

    honda s600 wiper arms and original mitsuba horn

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    Kevin, the thing that your mech lost is the rear brake cylinder.
     
  3. Kevin Lee

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    yes, im buying that from canada soon, lol
     
  4. Kevin Lee

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    haha sure, will restore the item a bit later, hehe

    well something more interesting i bought from ebay,

    rare BLANK New Old Stock S600 Coupe (yes hard to find coupe) aluminium VIN plate. About $210 USDs a piece not inclusive with shipping. A bargain according to the seller.

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    thats it! the VIN plate tells it all!
    perhaps you can show us the old VIN? if its still there
     
  6. Kevin Lee

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    ye there is, let me find or take a pic of it

    anyways, still waiting for oil seals from the uk, so watch this then

    history and sound of the honda S car

    YouTube - GT5-0318 Honda S600 '64
     
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    hope ur dream comes true soon. nice
     
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    Guess you already ordered the oil seals. Sorry I was late, a bit of work piled up during cny holidays. The closest size I could find is 30*45*8 from a kia and datsun.
     
  9. Kevin Lee

    Kevin Lee 5 Year | Silver

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    Kev, did you came across any nice Honda/VTEC related car sticker that you can share? Random :p

    Estimated time to completion, Kev?
     
  11. Kevin Lee

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    what stickers are u keen on? lol

    i think tons on ebay and japan yahoo auctions, just keep googling, lol

    haha i dont know, i hope to finish this car by this year, almost 2 years now!
     
  12. Kevin Lee

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    my vin plate and brake cylinders arrived from canada, thanks Colin Kennedy of Ontario

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  13. Kevin Lee

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    My Chain case Oil seals arrived from Birmingham UK. I guess I've sourced my parts every where in the world now.

    I love the weird Wallace and Gromit stamps that says 1.46 Great British Pounds, never seen that before in here.

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  14. Kevin Lee

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    Here is Banzai UK February 2011 writeup of the Honda S600 article. Cars owned by Scott King

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    heres some pics of the wiper assembly, motor blades and everything, thanks norman hart

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    Spare front signal lamps wiring and adapter bought from Scott King of USA, he's the guy whos been featured in the articles as above.

    My mechanic has given up on my car and mentions that incoming buses and trucks takes too much of my time and he wants to push me away to other mechanics, sadly!

    So I'm looking to move my project to Ipoh and hope he can get it sorted out. He had fixed a S600 convertible belonging to Datuk Percy of Ipoh and he has 2 certificates from London about his mechanic skills, so I am convinced!

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    anyways, long time no update, away to hong kong and macau, car was sent to new mechanic as older mechanic given up. i hope the new one can help me solve the headache

    heres the migration process from kampar to ipoh. chasing the towtruck in the rain and seeing it go under the rain is hectic

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    Ha ha .. mechanic gave up, you don't give up lor.... We still want you to update your project status... :)
     
  19. Kevin Lee

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    i hope so bro, i think im banging my head about to give up, lol

    since i went to hong kong, i bought this for HKD95 (less than 10 USDs) to kill time, since i do build the real car. best part about the kit is that u can build any of the S cars u want, S500, S600 or S800.

    Also met some other nostalgic car models and hot bunnies along the way

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    while i have to balance my work, my studies and my newest commitment to write on one of malaysia's largest automotive portal, zerotohundred.com, i have to take out my carburetors and overhaul myself, as per overhaul guide written by Frank Avecedo, difficult task i will do next month, once my exams will be over!

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