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Honda AZ/AN 600's

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Hey gang,

Anybody have any experience with these quirky little cars? Any tips, feedback, stories, part sources...anything??

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A little info on HondaN600.net, and maybe more on ThisOldHonda.com or .org.

Is the AZ the sportier, coupe model? Therer was one that showed up at the start of the Alpine years ago. I think Norm may know who.

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MY CURRENT PROJECT IS A MESSERSCHMITT TIGER TG-500 REPLICA

AND THE DRIVETRAIN I AM USING IS FROM A HONDA 600 .

THIS WILL BE DOING THE SAME JOB BUT WILL BE IN THE BACK OF MY CAR .

I FIND THEM TO BE QUITE INTERESTING MECHANICALLY AND NICE ONES CAN BE WORTH GOOD MONEY NOW .

ONE SOLD FOR $27,500 AT THE B-J AUCTION YESTERDAY !

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/application/onlinesubmission/lotdetails.aspx?ln=50&aid=304

36 HORSES ARE PLENTY TO MOVE THEM AROUND . THEY ARE A VERY USEABLE MICROCAR

WITH GOOD SUSPENSION , FRONT WHEEL DRIVE AND FRONT DISC BRAKES .

THE SHIFTER IN THE DASH IS A FUN ARRANGEMENT .

SAVES SPACE , I GUESS .

THE COOLING FAN IS A NOVELTY . ANY OTHER AIR COOLED CAR

BLOWS THE AIR THROUGH THE MOTOR BUT THE LITTLE HONDA

SUCKS IT IN FROM THE BACKSIDE !

THIS IS DONE WITH A MULTI PLANE TWISTING BELT ARRANGEMENT

WHERE THE BELT GOES AROUND CORNERS .

THIS MUST BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED .

SAVES SPACE , I GUESS .

ANOTHER INTERESTING MECHANICAL ASPECT IS THAT THE CAMSHAFT

IS DRIVEN BY A CHAIN THAT RUNS IN BETWEEN THE TWO CYLINDERS .

SAVES SPACE , I GUESS .

THERE IS NO DISTRIBUTOR , JUST A SET OF POINTS THAT FIRES TWO PLUGS AT THE SAME TIME ,

THIS IS SIMILAR TO THE BMW 600 , 700 AND OPPOSED TWIN BIKES .

SAVES SPACE , I GUESS .

THE MOTOR , TRANSMISSION AND DIFFERENTIAL ARE ALL HOUSED

TOGETHER IN COMMON CASTINGS . SAVES SPACE , I GUESS .

10 INCH TIRES ARE GETTING HARD TO FIND . ASK AN ISETTA OWNER .

THE Z COUPE HAS A CLEVER HATCH ON THE BACK FOR THE SPARE TIRE .

IT MUST SAVE SPACE OR SOMETHING .

WITH ALL THIS SPACE SAVING , YOU END UP WITH A LOT OF NEAT LITTLE CAR IN A REALLY SMALL PACKAGE .

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