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      12-17-2018 08:28 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      You'd lose your money.
      Question: Are you stuck with the stock carburetor with this thing? My understanding is that the CVCC pre-mix chamber had a separate barrel. (At least that's what I remember from when we had ours)

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      12-17-2018 08:30 AM #27
      How do old people keep this stuff in such perfect condition??

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      12-17-2018 08:32 AM #28
      Awesome find!

      My Uncle had a burgundy hatch that he rolled into an embankment. Being a fellow of some stature, he got out, flipped it over, and continued his journey home!

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      12-17-2018 08:34 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      Question: Are you stuck with the stock carburetor with this thing? My understanding is that the CVCC pre-mix chamber had a separate barrel. (At least that's what I remember from when we had ours)
      There are (or were) some decent side-draft conversion manifolds available back when these cars were popular for club-racing.
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      12-17-2018 08:36 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Car Problems View Post
      How do old people keep this stuff in such perfect condition??
      I don't think its intentional.

      They park it in the garage (maybe for a grandson/daughter?) or something otherwise sets them off. They buy another car, and over the years, stuff gets tossed on top, dust covers it, etc. If they had washed it regularly and put it away wet thats when therust problems really start. By not washing it it stays dry and the paint doesn't get scratched because Pop tried to wash it with a gritty sponge

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      12-17-2018 08:49 AM #31
      Wow, that is pretty epic

      For a while, there was an 84 Accord 5 speed hatch in my state making the rounds on CL. If I remember, it had 50-60K miles and was $3500-4K.
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      12-17-2018 09:04 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      There are (or were) some decent side-draft conversion manifolds available back when these cars were popular for club-racing.
      How did that work? The spark plug was in the pre-chamber, did they put different heads on it too? Did the new carb and manifold feed that second intake valve with a regular mixture?

      I am confuse.

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      12-17-2018 09:13 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      How did that work? The spark plug was in the pre-chamber, did they put different heads on it too? Did the new carb and manifold feed that second intake valve with a regular mixture?

      I am confuse.
      The conversion kits used large plugs that were machined back out to make the head a more standard configuration. It wasn't plug-and-play, but it wasn't a big job either. It's hard to explain unless you see it. Mugen did have cylinder heads that were completely different that were standard port designs that made much more power though.
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      12-17-2018 01:13 PM #34
      Awesome, and congrats.

      Everytime I'm in Washington, especially the Seattle area, I see a disproportionate amount of '80s and '90s era Hondas, many being daily driven. I love seeing it, but wonder what's the underlying reason for it?

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      12-17-2018 01:18 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by vwpiloto View Post
      I love seeing it, but wonder what's the underlying reason for it?
      Hipsters.
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      12-17-2018 01:25 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by vwpiloto View Post
      Awesome, and congrats.

      Everytime I'm in Washington, especially the Seattle area, I see a disproportionate amount of '80s and '90s era Hondas, many being daily driven. I love seeing it, but wonder what's the underlying reason for it?
      Lots sold + cars mildew here, not rust.

      Don't see hardly any 80's Hondas on the road anymore (I saw an '86 LX-i hatch the other week and was shocked), but there are no shortage of early 90's Accords running around. Preludes and Civic Wagovans/Si's? Sadly infrequent anymore.

      OP, That car is a great survivor! Hope you can get the carb issues ironed out quickly. Those are sweet little runners. That and the Rabbit were the cars that defined what a FWD hatch really could be for Americans, I think.

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      12-17-2018 01:26 PM #37
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      12-17-2018 01:28 PM #38
      Really cool purchase op ! Japanese nostalgic car show in your area ?

      anything like this ?

      https://www.japaneseclassiccarshow.com/

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      12-17-2018 01:30 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Hipsters.
      Haha. I wish that was the answer, but none of the drivers of the ones I see driving look anything remotely like hipsters.

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      12-17-2018 01:33 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Lots sold + cars mildew here, not rust.

      Don't see hardly any 80's Hondas on the road anymore (I saw an '86 LX-i hatch the other week and was shocked), but there are no shortage of early 90's Accords running around. Preludes and Civic Wagovans/Si's? Sadly infrequent anymore.
      Lots sold here too, and no mildew or rust here. But I suspect we have more annual mileage, and more newer but still used cars to choose from due to the larger population. I just love seeing all the 80s and 90s era Hondas there. They stand out from all the Outbacks quite well.

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      12-17-2018 01:37 PM #41
      That is a hell of a time capsule, nice find.
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      12-17-2018 01:42 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      Question: Are you stuck with the stock carburetor with this thing? My understanding is that the CVCC pre-mix chamber had a separate barrel. (At least that's what I remember from when we had ours)
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      How did that work? The spark plug was in the pre-chamber, did they put different heads on it too? Did the new carb and manifold feed that second intake valve with a regular mixture?

      I am confuse.
      I used to sell auto parts at an import shop back in the '80s. As I understand it, yeah. There's a separate barrel for the pre chamber which is the rich mix (where the spark plug is located) so that the leaner mixture could be ignited by the flame front coming from the pre chamber. It worked so well and burned so cleanly (for the era) that Honda didn't use a catalytic converter on their 49 state models until many years after everyone else.

      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      The conversion kits used large plugs that were machined back out to make the head a more standard configuration. It wasn't plug-and-play, but it wasn't a big job either. It's hard to explain unless you see it. Mugen did have cylinder heads that were completely different that were standard port designs that made much more power though.
      I would love to see that setup, as I've never even heard of it!


      OP, nice pickup.

      Do NOT under any circumstances rebuild that carburetor yourself unless you thoroughly learn the in-and-outs beforehand. If you pull the top off of one and turn it over check balls come rolling out of several places and they're different sizes for different circuits. Most people back then rebuilt them on the car so that they couldn't accidentally do that. Amateurs rebuilt them off the car, junked them and came to see me for remanufactured carbs, but I can't imagine being able to source one today. There may be a Keihin carb guru somewhere and now you have the advantage of being able to use the internet, so there's that.
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      12-17-2018 01:46 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Lots sold + cars mildew here, not rust.
      Same here, not much rust even on older cars (*except Mazda 3's and Sprinters). After we got rid of emission testing all of a sudden these old cars are on the road again

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      12-17-2018 04:47 PM #44
      I mean, it's rare.
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      12-17-2018 04:53 PM #45
      This thing is so full of fail and yuck that is has gone completely around the horn and become awesome again

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      12-17-2018 05:16 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      I would love to see that setup, as I've never even heard of it!
      Mugen was much like Oettinger at the time. Both of them tried some really cool, innovative stuff to get power out of such small displacement engines. Much of those Mugen parts are like Oettinger parts, where if they pop up for-sale somewhere, they are gone before the posting is even made.
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      12-17-2018 05:19 PM #47
      There's an Oettinger setup on ebay right meow.
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      12-17-2018 05:35 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      There's an Oettinger setup on ebay right meow.
      $7000. Holy ****.
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      12-17-2018 07:38 PM #50
      That's an awesome find, OP, congrats!
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