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Old 05-27-2019, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.



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.


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Old 05-27-2019, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if it's not rusting out, and the engine/trans is mostly ok, go for it....unless you enjoy a big project.
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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...
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1 minute after his first post he posted an intro thread saying he was the new owner of a 1990 crx si, so...
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.


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

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

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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.
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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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