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deafonic 05-27-2019 04:55 PM

Barn Find CRX - Worth Restoring?
 
Hi,

I saw this car on my way home from school, and the previous owner said I could have it for free. It actually has a valid inspection and is street legal as it sits.

http://i.imgur.com/G4onVid.jpg

It doesn't run. I connected a boat battery to it and the horn just blared non-stop.

By way of transportation, I currently use a 1970's 2-stroke moped, so hopefully this will be an upgrade.

Stubby79 05-27-2019 05:02 PM

if it's not rusting out, and the engine/trans is mostly ok, go for it....unless you enjoy a big project.

samwichse 05-27-2019 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stubby79 (Post 598973)
if it's not rusting out, and the engine/trans is mostly ok, go for it....unless you enjoy a big project.

1 minute after his first post he posted an intro thread saying he was the new owner of a 1990 crx si, so...

deafonic 05-27-2019 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samwichse (Post 598975)
1 minute after his first post he posted an intro thread saying he was the new owner of a 1990 crx si, so...

I have 5 posts now... Here it is:

http://i.imgur.com/G4onVid.jpg

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSCHPcUNiXw

mpg_numbers_guy 05-27-2019 11:33 PM

Restore the CRX? Yes. But do a build thread on here documenting the progress so we all can see! :)

MetroMPG 05-28-2019 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deafonic (Post 598969)
the previous owner said I could have it for free. It actually has a valid inspection and is street legal as it sits.

Unfortunately, if you're in Ontario (as your profile says), as soon as you take ownership, the car no longer has a "valid inspection" and is not street legal to drive.

Every time there's a transfer of ownership, the vehicle has to pass a mechanical/safety inspection before it can be plated in the new owner's name.

Hard to turn down a free CRX, though! If you're game for a project.

There is ONE CRX left in my little city, a last-gen year-round daily driver (I cringe when I think of what the salt is doing to its underbits).

Speaking of underbits, how's the rust on this one? Hard to be 100% sure from the vid, but it looks like there's some bondo on the passenger side wheel arch, and typical Honda rust on the driver's side.


PS: Welcome to the forum! What part of Ontario are you in?

Ecky 05-28-2019 06:53 PM

Horn blares when the battery is connected backward, I believe.

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MetroMPG 05-29-2019 08:35 AM

^ If that's the case, very clever on Honda's part.

MakitaDiesel 05-30-2019 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ecky (Post 599042)
Horn blares when the battery is connected backward, I believe.

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Hm, interesting. Figured it would just blow the main fuse and smell funny.

Mak

Tahoe_Hybrid 06-02-2019 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 599028)
Unfortunately, if you're in Ontario (as your profile says), as soon as you take ownership, the car no longer has a "valid inspection" and is not street legal to drive.

Every time there's a transfer of ownership, the vehicle has to pass a mechanical/safety inspection before it can be plated in the new owner's name.
?

not if it's as a gift..

he can also sell it here in California for a pretty penny 3-5k


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