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Old 06-06-2006, 02:27 PM   #91
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I totally disagree. Once Honda goes back to dual wishbone suspension front and rear, then I'll be back on the new car bandwagon.
good call. however, i am in love with the k series.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:17 AM   #92
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good call. however, i am in love with the k series.
Oh me too...totally. But we can put those in everything from a 1988 forward now, so as long as I have a Civic pre-macpherson strut, I can also have a K in it. It totally breaks laws of physics about having cake and eating it too, doesn't it?
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:50 AM   #93
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Oh me too...totally. But we can put those in everything from a 1988 forward now, so as long as I have a Civic pre-macpherson strut, I can also have a K in it. It totally breaks laws of physics about having cake and eating it too, doesn't it?
yea, im going to not thread jack matts awesome project though look for the k post.
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:38 AM   #94
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I've been driving the n600 for the past few days. I'm loving it. I get lots of funny looks and a few thumbs up from other drivers.

One guy ahead of me stopped and pulled over to the side of the road only to get right behind me. I'm pretty sure he just wanted a look at the car.

I just received another package in the mail yesterday which contains the rear seat bracket I've been wanting. Now I can finally put the rear seat in and have the interior be almost complete.
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Just some inspiration

I'm not sure if you saw this but when I did, your thread came to mind...
http://www.autoweek.com/files/specia...a/pages/09.htm
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Old 07-02-2006, 10:12 AM   #96
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Drove the n600 for a long trip yesterday. On the way there it was the best it's ever run. On the way back it was the worst it's ever run. It had a really difficult time accelerating and I had what felt like timing issues.

I'm also pretty certain that the carb is running really rich so the plugs might be fowled by now.
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:54 PM   #97
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Something is majorly wrong with the n600... well, it could be minor, but any time I misfire all of the time, stall when idling, and lose the ability to accelerate when a giant SUV is behind me, I consider it a major problem.

It could be something as simple as the points jarring loose, or the spark plugs going bad (after 300 miles... yeah, that sounds gooood).

So I've decided that after I finish the basement, redo the kitchen, and move my office out to the garage I'm going to convert this badboy to electric. I'm going to start saving now so it can be an AC motor and Lithium Ion batteries if at all possible.

I think I'm going to keep my old transmission from the sedan to use for the EV conversion. I'll just get some custom axles made up, or I'll learn to weld and make them myself.

Anyway, for now the plan is to see if the engine is in need of help or if it's something simple.
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So I've decided that after I finish the basement, redo the kitchen, and move my office out to the garage I'm going to convert this badboy to electric.
YAY!

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I'm going to start saving now so it can be an AC motor and Lithium Ion batteries if at all possible.
That would be a $30,000 conversion.

I'd recommend you get a little bit of experience with using EV batteries first. Most people kill their first pack, and I expect to kill mine. Much better to destroy a $1,000 pack of wet cells than a $20,000 pack of lithium ions!

Metric Mind sells their 107 horsepower AC motor/inverter combination for about $7,000. This will require a high voltage pack to operate, meaning you'll need lots of small batteries. Like 25 or more Exide Orbital AGMs, maybe($2,500+ battery pack).

A Li Ion conversion of this car would do about 120-150 miles per charge at 65 mph highway speeds(more around town).

With about 1,000 pounds of lead acid batteries, it would do about 50-60 miles per charge at 65 mph highway speeds, with those basic aeromods that don't alter exterior vehicle appearance, 0 degree camber alignment, corrected brakes so there's no brake drag, synthetic transmission oil, and LRR tires.

But you'd want to size your battery pack so that typical use doesn't discharge it more than 50%. So if you have a commute of 20 miles per day and about 10 miles a day for errands, you'd want to size your pack for at least 60 miles range.

A lead acid battery might only last 200 cycles discharged to 80%, but over 2,000 cycles discharged to 30%.

If you want to use a regularly available AC drive, the high voltage will necessitate AGMs. This means you'll need a battery management system and a charger suited for AGM batteries. Metric Mind sells the Brusa Charger, that works perfectly with AGMs. But it's expensive.

You could do a comparable DC conversion quite a bit cheaper, but you won't have regenerative braking.

Perhaps if you outline what your goals are, I can start throwing ideas around. You'll definately want to ask the EV list.
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Just a bit of an update

Just an update.

I removed the carb bowl yesterday and sprayed the inside with carb cleaner. I might have to take the whole thing apart if the problem persists. I did notice a difference in how the car drives, but it could just be placebo.

I noticed last night that the exhaust isn't bolted on properly, which explains why it always smells like exhaust when I drive. I've been spraying the bolts with liquid wrench in hopes that I'll be able to remove the bolts today.

Looks like the z600 will be mine. Maybe I'll end up paying for it today. It's kind of up in the air exactly what I'm going to do with it. Part of me really wants to keep it as a parts car (because I'm a packrat) but another part of me wants to swap the motors and sell it.

Ah, decisions decisions.
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Matt: Did you ever acquire a high temp propane/mapp torch, when you were working on your wife's oxygen sensor. When you get to rusted exhaust bolt's, you can use that torch to heat the bolt red hot and then you can back the nut's off, get the bolt's out, clean up the threads with a tap and die and put it all back together with the "thread preperation" to keep the bolts from freezing up like they do. I can't remember the name of the "thread preparation", but it's for putting in oxygen sensor's and thing's like that, that get hot, rust and generally become difficult to get loose. It's a silver paste stuff, comes in a tube a little larger than a AA battery, about 4" long. You can get it at PepBoy's. It makes that stuff a lOT easier to get out, if you ever have to remove any of it, again. (Can someone help me out here, I cannot remember the name of that stuff.)

On your n600, if your car sat for a good long time, before you got it, or before you got it running, you might want to put 2 inline fuel filter's between the line from the tank to the carburator. I had a 53 Chevy that I had to put a used tank into and I had to put 2 filter's on it and keep a spare in the glove box, to catch all of the garbage which kept coming down the fuel line. If you have 2, the first one get's plugged quicker, but it also catche's most of the garbage and the second one catch's the last bit. Once I did that, I never had to take the carburator off, to clean it out and all of that business.

Also, if the n600 has point's on it, then it's timing is very susceptible to wear on the point's and as the gap change's, it also changes the timing. If you can find a electronic alternative, you should consider it, because the point's just add a whole additional level of variable's to the timing and it's a constant question mark, or at least it always was, for me.

Does the n600 have a timing belt or a chain?
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