Back when I was just out of high school, I bought a 1980 Honda Accord that had everything wrong with it and spent way too much money paying a mechanic to get it running again. I ended up basically giving it away because it was just such a massive waste of money. It was a rusty pile and got horrible oil mileage.
Fun fact, I got my first speeding ticket in that car doing the maximum speed I ever achieved with it. 74 MHP!
Fast forward to the present day, and I finally have a house with a garage and I felt like I needed yet another hobby. High school auto shop class and watching a ton of Roadkill and Might Car Mods is really all the experience I have with working on cars. I though I'd get something worthless and fairly simply to get started and remembered the Honda. After watching Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace for a few weeks, this thing popped up, and now it's mine.
1979 Honda Accord LX.
It's crazy complete. All the chrome trim seems to be accounted for, and it's had seat covers on it since brand new.
It starts and runs, but the all original carburetor is dumping gas into the engine, so that'll need to be addressed first. It's exempt from emissions testing here in Washingon, so hopefully I can just remove and cap off a lot of the stupid vacuum lines for the emissions system. Other than that mess, it's basically a tractor.
The front looks really nice, but it's like they ran out of money for designers when they got to the back half.
72 HP of fury! Factory dryer lint hose for fresh air.