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post #21 of (permalink) Old 11-27-2015, 05:46 PM
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It amazes me how much effort you've put into getting that thing to go, when you could just swap in a big block Chevy.

Just kidding! Although somewhere around here I have a picture of a Honda 600 Coupe with a big block. Remember them? A little air-cooled two-cylinder in a 1100 pound car with a fishbowl rear window.
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Yah I know. I've always liked different. I always heard people say why build a sbc when you can put a big block in it. I had several hot rods back in the days and I have to say, none compare to the fun we have had with this little Honda. My last hot rod before the kids came around was an 82 Pontiac grand Prix with a Pontiac 400 big block. Thought that was the best hot rod I ever built till this little crx. Not to mention the G body got about 7mpg and the Honda gets 28 mpg. I think the most important part of the hole thing is it keeps a father and son bond and that is priceless and I hope he can do the same one day.
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Oh and buy the the way, that's a cool pic, that's what my bro in law drove for his first car. We use to make fun of him but looking back, cool little car.
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This is what mine looked like when I sold it a couple years ago. Some friends who worked in a body shop borrowed it for a weekend, and brought it back with the Japanese Naval Ensign on the roof. That was when guys with Mini Coopers were putting the Union Jack on the roof.

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Now that's a cool little ride...
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It was a blast to drive; it felt like a go-cart, and shifted as easy as a motorcycle, although it used a conventional shift pattern. It felt real zippy, but a little old lady in a Buick would walk away from it without even knowing she was in a race.

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Very cool.
my dad and I have been building projects together for a while now.
we just sold the hot rod to fund the next one..
we picked up a 61 vette with no interior or drivetrain.
these things are pricey, but it a fun project.

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