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Old 06-03-2009, 12:31 AM   #261 (permalink)
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I bet that wasn't intentional....

Leanburn + Aero-Civic = (?re-cipE) for one HYPER miler!

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Old 06-03-2009, 10:09 AM   #262 (permalink)
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What if someone with the skills and facilities (I nominate Johnny Mullet) would overhaul Tom's Z1 for Basjoos? What's this forum worth, if we can't network a little?
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:14 AM   #263 (permalink)
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I, personally would be absolutely ecstatic if Basjoos could get my Z1 into his Civic.

If anyone wants to talk more on it, just make sure to PM me as I still have the z1 sitting in my garage taking up space.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:50 PM   #264 (permalink)
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I bet that wasn't intentional....
You bet correctly, sir!

It's interesting that you would notice that. Congratulations, I think!
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You bet correctly, sir!

It's interesting that you would notice that. Congratulations, I think!
It's a psychological exercise that I used to practice in school... supposed to help increase literacy and calculation/process speed. I still do it to this day.

As far as someone rebuilding the engine, then giving it to basjoos... I have only one question: Ever shipped a motor? Not cheap. Better be someone local!

On that note, as far as not having facilities, that's relative... if you have a bathroom, you have "facilities"... (Ironically, the "dirty room" of the house is the most likely to be exceptionally clean and free of dust/lint/etc.)

When rebuilding, use biodegradable and synthetic lubricants (olive oil or something similar) so you don't upset your city water supply, or introduce anything into the environment that shouldn't be there, depending on your case. The bathtub makes a great place to work, as long as you've cleaned and properly disposed of the grease and oil that will obviously come with it.

I've rebuilt several engines using olive oil, vegetable oil, etc... prime the oil pump and oiling system for several seconds before starting up the engine, and you'll be fine. On a Honda engine, this is kind of difficult, since the oil pump is actually attached to the crankshaft (it's also the front main seal housing). Instead, on a Honda engine, you just crank the engine for a few seconds with out plugs in it... this will build pressure without letting the engine speed up, as you're cranking... crank for 5-6 seconds about 5 times before starting it up for the first time.

Afterward, follow standard break in procedure.

The first time one of the girls from the Diner I used to frequent came to my house to cook me supper, she wanted to take a shower... I had to move a 318 Dodge engine from the tub for her... LOL. She called me a redneck, of course.
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:41 PM   #266 (permalink)
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I, personally would be absolutely ecstatic if Basjoos could get my Z1 into his Civic.

If anyone wants to talk more on it, just make sure to PM me as I still have the z1 sitting in my garage taking up space.
I PM'd you and see if we can work something out. I'll be at Hybridfest in July, so I'll be driving most of the way to Minnesota.
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Interior side rear view mirror (replaces deleted exterior side rear view mirrors)
What's the brand and model of these mirrors? They look pretty good.
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Can't remember the brand and model. It was made as a stick-on mirror for large truck mirrors and I bought it at Wal-mart for around $2.
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DeIngenieur, a technology magazine published in the Netherlands, did a 2 page article about my car in their May 2009 issue. I recieved a copy of it, but will need to get it scanned and translated before I will know all of what it says. It has a nice photo of the 1939 Maybach streamliner that I hadn't seen before (taken from the front cover of a 1939 automotive magazine).
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One of my Sumitomo HTR H4 tires started delaminating (forming a blister) under the tread after about 70,000 miles on them, so I replaced them with Bridgestone Potenza RE92 165-60R14 on 14" rims at 65psi. Normally I can notice a distinct drop in coasting performance when going to a new set of tires, but so far these new tires are coasting as good as the well worn Sumitomos. It will be interesting to see how well they coast once they get broken in.

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