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Re: Honda Civic Parts

Fred Cisin
 

In the USA market, 1973 had only one model, the 1973 Honda Civic 1200.
Well, yes, there were both sedans and hatchbacks, but that didn't change the front brake pads.
So, "1973 USA model Honda Civic 1200" would be an appropriate designation.

I'm not sure which, if any, other models used the same calipers, or what else could be adapted to fit.

I think that OUTSIDE of USA, the Honda Z600 (a wondrous 1970-1972 parallel twin motorcycle style air-cooled engine), etc. were still available for a while. But, that's not what he needs.

In 1974, the Civic 1200, got more extended bumpers.
Can you sit on the bumper? NO? It's a 1973; Yes, but not comfortably, it's a 1974.


In 1975, Honda came out with the CVCC ("Compund Vortex Controlled Combustion") Civic, that used a stratified charge, with a thimble auxiliary combustion chamber.
That thimble rotating out of alignment was a problem.
There is a "CVCC" emblem on the fender.
Outside of California, the NON-CVCC 1200 models remained available.
In fact, in Canada, even the later Accord was available as a NON-CVCC!

In 1976, they made significant changes to the heads to improve the CVCC system. Noticeably changing the intake/exhaust valve positions.
In 1976 and 1977, they had major problems with head gaskets blowing. Like the Previa, the primary symptom was coolant leaking into combustion chamber while cooling, AFTER shutting down, with massive clouds of coolant steam on first startup in the morning. Initial recognition of the problem was delayed by "common wisdom" of checking for exhaust in coolant (hot leakage), rather than the cooldown leakage. Honda funded engine overhauls, and also switched to a teflon gasket, and different head bolts.

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Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin@xenosoft.com

On Thu, 29 Apr 2021, sujit roy via groups.io wrote:

On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 12:29 AM, Lou wrote:


Does anyone know a source for 1973 - 79 Honda
front brake calipers?
Hello Lou,
I'm on a Honda forum. Can you give me more details like model? I can post there for you. Usually, folks on these forums can tell you how to turbo charge it or how to lower it and not much more, but let's see.

Sujit


Re: Honda Civic Parts

sujit roy
 

On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 12:29 AM, Lou wrote:
Does anyone know a source for 1973 - 79 Honda   
front brake calipers?

Hello Lou,
I'm on a Honda forum. Can you give me more details like model? I can post there for you. Usually, folks on these forums can tell you how to turbo charge it or how to lower it and not much more, but let's see.

Sujit


Re: Spotted at Harbor Freight: Santa Clara

Matthew Spielberg
 

No wonder Ford could not name the Edsel the Utopian Turtletop...Nash must have laid claim to it for this.

Sent from my IBM Selectric

On Apr 29, 2021, at 1:02 PM, David Russel <djrussel@...> wrote:

Did give the owner an Arcane busyness card

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David 

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Spotted at Harbor Freight: Santa Clara

David Russel
 

Did give the owner an Arcane busyness card



David 

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Re: Pep boys closing stores - clearance of stock on hand no returns

Ken Nelson
 

What is it about these calipers that makes them unrebuildable?  Do the frames corrode or crumble from rust?  What happens to be unobtainium for these critters??  I'm curious, as I've seen all sorts of strange disc caliper designs, and the ones on  my '64 Bristol 408 are the most bizarre I've seen, yet they're Dunlops - same as used on some Jags and Ferraris, but they're still weird, yet rebuildable.  

Ken

On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 3:27 PM Fred Cisin <cisin@...> wrote:
Thank you, but no.

I was jokingly referencing Lou's plea HERE for help finding front calipers
for 1973 Honda Civic.   (Is a conversion to electric "arcane" enough?)


Unfortunately, they may be getting harder to find.  And I no longer have
any contacts in the Honda realm.  I'm no longer even getting help requests
from my Honda book.


The early Civic brakes were quite noisy.  They tried special shims, etc.
OB_Anecdote:  In 1976?, for the Accord, Don Laughton mentioned that his
Fiat brakes were quiet, so Honda studied those and changed design.

If the American Honda dealers don't have them, have you tried Canada?
OB_Anecdote: In about 1980, we got in a basket case NON-USA NON-CVCC
Canadian Accord for cylinder head work, that Boas Pontiac/Honda (SF) had
disassembled without having checked on parts availability.  American Honda
was unable to help.  I called Clarke-Simpkins Toyota/Honda in Vancouver BC
(now Carter? Honda www.carterhonda.com ?), and in a few days, UPS dropped
off everything that we needed.  (You might need to know the multi-part
Honda part number, rather than the 6? digit American Honda number; Miles
got my parts catalogs)

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Grumpy Ol' Fred                 cisin@...



On Thu, 29 Apr 2021, Sujit Roy wrote:

> I'm assuming Fred is on some Honda forum. I'm sure someone can help their.
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XenoSoft                        http://www.xenosoft.com
PO Box 1236                     (510) 234-3397
Berkeley, CA 94701-1236







Re: Pep boys closing stores - clearance of stock on hand no returns

Fred Cisin
 

Thank you, but no.

I was jokingly referencing Lou's plea HERE for help finding front calipers for 1973 Honda Civic. (Is a conversion to electric "arcane" enough?)


Unfortunately, they may be getting harder to find. And I no longer have any contacts in the Honda realm. I'm no longer even getting help requests from my Honda book.


The early Civic brakes were quite noisy. They tried special shims, etc.
OB_Anecdote: In 1976?, for the Accord, Don Laughton mentioned that his Fiat brakes were quiet, so Honda studied those and changed design.

If the American Honda dealers don't have them, have you tried Canada? OB_Anecdote: In about 1980, we got in a basket case NON-USA NON-CVCC Canadian Accord for cylinder head work, that Boas Pontiac/Honda (SF) had disassembled without having checked on parts availability. American Honda was unable to help. I called Clarke-Simpkins Toyota/Honda in Vancouver BC
(now Carter? Honda www.carterhonda.com ?), and in a few days, UPS dropped off everything that we needed. (You might need to know the multi-part Honda part number, rather than the 6? digit American Honda number; Miles got my parts catalogs)

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Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin@xenosoft.com



On Thu, 29 Apr 2021, Sujit Roy wrote:

I'm assuming Fred is on some Honda forum. I'm sure someone can help their.

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 5:34 PM, Fred Cisin<cisin@xenosoft.com> wrote: Do Manny, Moes, and Jack have any Civic brake calipers?


On Wed, 28 Apr 2021, Keith Murphy via groups.io wrote:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.inquirer.com/columnists/pep-boys-icahn-automotive-closings-20210331.html%3foutputType=amp




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Fred Cisin cisin@xenosoft.com
XenoSoft http://www.xenosoft.com
PO Box 1236 (510) 234-3397
Berkeley, CA 94701-1236


Re: Pep boys closing stores - clearance of stock on hand no returns

sujit roy
 

I'm assuming Fred is on some Honda forum. I'm sure someone can help their.


On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 5:34 PM, Fred Cisin
<cisin@...> wrote:
Do Manny, Moes, and Jack have any Civic brake calipers?


On Wed, 28 Apr 2021, Keith Murphy via groups.io wrote:

> https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.inquirer.com/columnists/pep-boys-icahn-automotive-closings-20210331.html%3foutputType=amp






Re: Pep boys closing stores - clearance of stock on hand no returns

Fred Cisin
 

Do Manny, Moes, and Jack have any Civic brake calipers?


Pep boys closing stores - clearance of stock on hand no returns

Keith Murphy
 


Re: Honda Civic Parts

Lou
 

Hi  Scott,
    I'll try Rock Auto again.
Last time I looked to them for parts,
I could tell by they had listed one part
for more vehicles than it really fit.
    They have them listed but they are
"Out of Stock".
    Thanks for the reply,            Lou                 .

On 4/28/2021 4:47 AM, Scott Davis wrote:
Caliper rebuild kits are available on Rockauto for less than $2 each if that helps.

Scott

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Re: Honda Civic Parts

sri welaratna
 

Does Rockauto not offer these parts? Or is Rockauto only for philistines?





On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 9:47 AM, David Russel <djrussel@...> wrote:

Sounds like Lou is looking for the front Calipers, not rebuild kits.  At least that's the impression I got from his email.
David

On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 9:44 AM 600miles <z600miles@...> wrote:
Call the shop I used to work for in santa clara, Foreign Affair. 408 727 4884. 
 
I have 10 rebuild kits on ebay for early civics. 
 
Miles
 


Re: Honda Civic Parts

David Russel
 

Sounds like Lou is looking for the front Calipers, not rebuild kits.  At least that's the impression I got from his email.
David


On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 9:44 AM 600miles <z600miles@...> wrote:
Call the shop I used to work for in santa clara, Foreign Affair. 408 727 4884. 
 
I have 10 rebuild kits on ebay for early civics. 
 
Miles
 


Re: Honda Civic Parts

600miles
 

Call the shop I used to work for in santa clara, Foreign Affair. 408 727 4884. 
 
I have 10 rebuild kits on ebay for early civics. 
 
Miles
 


Re: Honda Civic Parts

Scott Davis
 

Caliper rebuild kits are available on Rockauto for less than $2 each if that helps.

Scott

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Honda Civic Parts

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Hi All,               
    Does anyone know a source for 1973 - 79 Honda   
front brake calipers?      
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available.   Most auto parts places still carry front wheel       
cylinders for my 37 Chevys.           
        Thanks,            Lou               
   
   
   
   
   


Re: JDM fans - is an Infiniti J30t worth resurrecting?

Tom Rymes
 

On 04/27/2021 7:47 PM, Geoff Kirkpatrick via groups.io wrote:
Hi Tom, here are some photos of the Infiniti I took today. It's got a dent on the trunk lid but is otherwise pretty straight. I don't think it has any major mechanical issues. The problems were primarily electrical and I think ignition-related. Last time I started it up, the sound system was producing an earsplitting wail that I couldn't shut off. It makes the car undriveable, at least for me, as it's probably dangerously loud. When we bought the car, the owner was proud of the high-end factory sound system he had taken pains to maintain. Now it's clearly messed up in some major way.
Thanks, Geoff. At some point this probably ought to migrate off the Arcane list. Those Bose radios are excellent when in good condition, but at this point are tough to keep working well. I had mine repaired recently, but most replace them with modern units (which I just cannot stand). Nothing money can't fix!

I'll put some info out there and see what pops up for interest.

Tom


Re: JDM fans - is an Infiniti J30t worth resurrecting?

David Russel
 

Somewhere there is a Silence fuse— remove the fuse and blissful silence is turned on. 
;-)

David 

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On Apr 27, 2021, at 4:47 PM, Geoff Kirkpatrick via groups.io <britcarnut=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Tom, here are some photos of the Infiniti I took today. It's got a dent on the trunk lid but is otherwise pretty straight. I don't think it has any major mechanical issues. The problems were primarily electrical and I think ignition-related. Last time I started it up, the sound system was producing an earsplitting wail that I couldn't shut off. It makes the car undriveable, at least for me, as it's probably dangerously loud. When we bought the car, the owner was proud of the high-end factory sound system he had taken pains to maintain. Now it's clearly messed up in some major way.

Best,

Geoff
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Re: JDM fans - is an Infiniti J30t worth resurrecting?

Geoff Kirkpatrick
 

Hi Tom, here are some photos of the Infiniti I took today. It's got a dent on the trunk lid but is otherwise pretty straight. I don't think it has any major mechanical issues. The problems were primarily electrical and I think ignition-related. Last time I started it up, the sound system was producing an earsplitting wail that I couldn't shut off. It makes the car undriveable, at least for me, as it's probably dangerously loud. When we bought the car, the owner was proud of the high-end factory sound system he had taken pains to maintain. Now it's clearly messed up in some major way.

Best,

Geoff


Re: JDM fans - is an Infiniti J30t worth resurrecting?

Geoff Kirkpatrick
 

Thanks Tom, I'll take some photos next time I'm there.


Re: JDM fans - is an Infiniti J30t worth resurrecting?

Tom Rymes
 

On 04/26/2021 2:55 PM, BritCarNut via groups.io wrote:
Some of you may remember my ex-wife Florence, who accompanied me on some Arcane adventures back 10-15 years ago. She passed away recently, and though her daughters are handling her affairs there are a few things I need to deal with. One of them is her daughter's 1993 (?) Infiniti J30t, which was a very nice car when we bought it but was predictably abused and neglected in normal teenage-driver fashion. It's been parked at my property in Ben Lomond for twelve or thirteen years now. It had multiple electrical problems and ran roughly last time I tried to start it, which has been a number of years ago now. I will have to deal with DMV bureaucracy to do anything with it, as the car was in Florence's name only. From the few examples I have seen on Craigslist, it seems the value of a nice clean one is only a few grand, so I had planned to just send it to Pick'n'Pull whenever I can get the title stuff sorted out. Before I do that though, I want to check with this group if anyone who is better plugged into the JDM scene can tell me if I should try to do something more productive with it.  Thanks for any input!
Best,
Geoff Kirkpatrick
Geoff,

I have a J30, and there are definitely folks out there that are interested in these cars. If you forward some photos, perhaps I can put them out in the groups I know to see if there's anyone looking for one of these cars.

They're capable RWD beasts with four-wheel steering on the "t" models, and a driveline shared with the 300ZX, more or less, so there's a lot to love. Unfortunately, they still haven't caught on, just yet.

With a little more detail, I might be able to find someone willing to save it, or at least make sure that the parts stay in the community instead of getting crushed after a short while at the pick-n-pull.

Tom

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