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    Thread: Interesting article...1965 Honda S600

    1. Junior Member Skycart's Avatar
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      10-21-2008 06:24 PM #2
      My neighbor had one of these, sweet little car

      iirc, the driveshaft went to a rear diff, but then instead of having axles straight to the wheels, the axles out of the diff went to a pair of sprockets wrapped in a chain. This helped create a little more torque (think of it like a pinion gear / reduction gear) at the wheels


    3. 10-21-2008 06:28 PM #3

      i like this picture.


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      10-21-2008 06:30 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by PsyberVW »
      My neighbor had one of these, sweet little car

      iirc, the driveshaft went to a rear diff, but then instead of having axles straight to the wheels, the axles out of the diff went to a pair of sprockets wrapped in a chain. This helped create a little more torque (think of it like a pinion gear / reduction gear) at the wheels

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      10-21-2008 06:34 PM #5
      if you liked the article, you'd love jay leno's restoration of an sm600

      http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/...04774


    6. 10-21-2008 06:40 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by zwirko »

      i like this picture.

      God the S2K is a bloated pig!


    7. 10-21-2008 07:27 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by zwirko »

      i like this picture.

      I like it too, but it clearly says that there is absolutely no way I could possibly fit in one. They're very cool cars, and I had no idea that they had so much unique stuff.

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      10-21-2008 07:39 PM #8
      There were a couple of those in the basement of the house a friend was renting. I tried to get in one. The only way it would be possible was for me to have knees that bent the other way. Then it would be easy.
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    9. 10-21-2008 08:33 PM #9
      I saw Jay leno's 2 weeks ago at the JCCS, then I saw it again with him sitting at the 5/55fwy junction with no gas !

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      10-21-2008 08:34 PM #10
      A friend of mine in Vermont had a beautiful coupe. I rode in it few times, the sounds it made were incredible. A really really nice engine that you need to rev like mad and stir its gearbox with regularity.

      Hmmm. Much like any modern performance Honda. Honda has always looks to its roots of being a bike maker, lively immediacy and intimate reactions.

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    11. 10-21-2008 10:22 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by phryxis »
      if you liked the article, you'd love jay leno's restoration of an sm600

      http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/...04774


      wow yeah, that was great. i know it's been said a bunch, but leno is living the dream, and that's exactly what i'd be doing with that kind of money.

    12. 10-22-2008 11:57 AM #12
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      The 1600-pound roadster launches easily and smoothly with 2000 or more revs, but acceleration is modest until 5000 rpm, when it seems to come alive, as though a VTEC cam lobe had just switched over. Stay in it until at least 7000 rpm (at which point you've barely cleared the intersection-this baby is geared short), or the engine will bog in second. Lift for the shift, and there's a peculiar sound like that of a turbo wastegate closing.

      I likes it

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      10-22-2008 12:17 PM #13
      I've driven two of these and they are quirky little cars indeed.
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      10-22-2008 12:18 PM #14
      11,000RPM FTW.


      I still want a Honda S800 Coupe.


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      10-22-2008 12:53 PM #15
      Jesus that little coupe is nice looking, can't say I've ever seen one. It just reinforces my belief that there should be a s2k coupe.

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      10-22-2008 01:03 PM #16
      Wow! That's pretty in a way I never thought a Honda could be.

      There are hard-top S2K coupes. They are playful looking things.

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