240Z: NOS transmission Parts, 71B transmission

Despite beeing in full swing with wedding preparations and working on the new house / Garage / Workshop project, i found a little time to find some parts. Well Honestly they found me this time. I guy from the netherlands which i purchased parts for in the past contacted me about some more parts he found:
A whole bunch NOS 71A transmission spareparts (early 5-speed):

With a few 71B parts included as well, like a complete 2nd cear assy πŸ™‚

And because the price was so good i decided to take the complete, disassembled 71B (later 5-speed) as well. I dont really need it but you never know. and the price was too good. If someone is interested i can sell it. But won’t actively advertise it and will keep it as a spare transmission at the moment πŸ™‚

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240Z: Autocar UK Magazine 1970 Works rallye Car test

Ever since i read about Autocar UK Magazine testing one of the 240Z Works rallye Cars in 1970 in the “Race and Rallye Car” Magazine Article,Β  i was wondering what it’s all about.
I thought it could be interesting not only for me, but for many of my followers, so i contacted Autocar and Today they came back with the complete Article of the Test they did as a part of the December 1970 Issue.

Huge thanks to Matt B. (Executive Editor at www.autocar.co.uk) for not only searching the old article for me and sending it, but also for allowing me to publish it here. THANK YOU!

Click the following link to get the full 3-paged article as high-res pdf file:
Autocar Dec 1970 Works rallye car test www.JDMjunkies.ch

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HOUSE: The new BIG Project (Garage, workshop & House)

You may have noticed a significant lack of updates lately and the pace has been going down slowly over the last year or so. That wasn’t because i lost interest. No. Instead it was because, aside from wedding planning and general life, of another project which has slowly been growing in secret. The reason why i haven’t released any information until now, is because we had to argue about 10 months with the local government to finally get a build-permission. but since a few weeks we finally got everything and it’s time to reveal the BIG project:

We (me & my wife) will build our future home together with another home next to it. Thanks to some fortunate circumstances this will save us some money and allow us to get some extra stuff.
The clue about the project (and why i post this here) is that it will include a big shared underground garage with two workshops (one for me and one for our future neighbours). There will be space for a total of 5-7 cars, depending on how you park them. It will include a dedicated workspace with a workshop-lift, a workshop area and a storage compartment. So finally i will have a clean and warm workspace. with all my tools, parts, and cars in ONE place, rather than have them scattered around in varous garages, workshops and places. It’s truly a dream coming true for every car enthusiast and has been on my wish list since i started to work on cars. Everythin within the orange lines is our part of the shared basement:

I will not oo too much into detail, but if you’re interested, there’s a build-thread which i will update more regulary on garagejournal (mainly about the garage part):
Also i will update you once in a while here on JDMjunkies.ch

During the build i don’t think i have much time (or money) for my cars left, but at the end it will benefit my project and cars. And the house will also host an array of cool gimmicks and high-techery, which i’ll reveal once they’re getting built. Build start is planned for end of june, but i’m not sure if this will workΒ  out.

This is the future construction site with the posts up. will be removed soon, since we have the permission now and can start to build πŸ™‚


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EK9: New HyperRev & EK9.org sticker

No big news, but i realized after installing my New windshield, i had never put the EK9.org sticker back on the new screen. Then i found out that my 8 Year old-spare sticker from guatemala hat dried-out glue and was brittly. After asking on the EK9.org site i found that now another guy in UK makes and sells those and ordered a set, which showed up a few days later:

Had the leftovers from my attempt to install the aged stickers removed with a surgical scalpel:

And the new one on. Great quality and worth the bucks:

Here we go.

Then got the other HyperRev magazine for the EK9 civic, since i only had version two of it:

Both together. Lots of cool stuff which i haven’t seen before inside, from a time when the car was brand new πŸ™‚Β 

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MEET: Hondaholics.ch cruise 2018

Every few years Hondaholics Member “Turki” organizes a little cruise for all the Forum members. This year it was my first attendance and all i have to say was: It was a perfect day with lots of nice people. Some old and new faces. some spirited drives with the EK9Β  and a wide range of Hondas of all kinds. From stock to tuned, from classics to a few-weeks-new. From daily rides to Sports-machines. everything was there. Thanks all and see you next time.
(BTW: On the way there i came across a small shop which seemed to be specialized in RX-7, so i had aΒ  quick stop and snapped a few pics, which are included as well.) Enjoy the pictures πŸ™‚

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EK9: Cleaned and new “H-Badges” installed

I’m not that kind of guy that spends every saturday washing his car four hours. I like my cars clean but i’m sure every car detailer would have a hard lough looking at what i call a “clean” car. so i thought it was upon time to give the car a proper wash. Well at least for what i’m capable of. This was done over the period of a few months. but let’s start in the beginning. Last fall i found an old buttle of tar and insect remover and thought i’d give it a try:

What started with a simple test quickly escalated to an afternoon full of cleaning. after giving it a quick garden-hose wash…Β 

I pulled out my cleaning wax ball to remove the small Resin dots from the trees around my house. This worked out great

And an hour later the car was shiny as ever…

Decided to give it another quick wash with demineralized water at the local washing station:

Then put it for hibernation but not before giving the rubbers some care with a silicone stick:

And putting a moisture-collector inside to keep it dry…

And while at it anyway, why not give the cockpit some lotion with a nice smell?

After getting it out of hibernation a few weeks ago i thought i still want to give it a better cleaning. so i pulled out my trusty KΓ€rcher with the Foam-gun tool. this stuff is awesome.

After a bit of a high-pressure wash and cleaning with a micro-fiber towel it was time for the “real” job…

Replacing the old faded Honda “H”-emblems. carefully removed it by use of a wrapped screwdriver and a heat gun.

Took my quite some time to get rid of the old nasty sticky stuff

Here’s a comparison. Left new and shiny, right old and faded…

Here we go. new emblem installed.

And same on the rear. Just a small detail but looks way better.

Took my wife for a short spirited evening drive and took some photos on the way. Will have to return to this place for a proper photoshoot πŸ™‚

While driving i figoured out it could need a little vacuum-cleaner job as well. so got that done today.

Ya’ all know that cleaning is a neverending story. But somehow i feel it’s ready for the summer-season now. I think within the next years i’ll spend some money on giving it a professional polishing and waxing job. But for now it’ looks good πŸ™‚

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240Z: Mikuni / Solex PHH Manual and parts catalogues

Not even sure yet if i will end up with solex / Mikuni Triple carbs but, when i was ordering some parts from Japan and saw this set of Manuals for 10 bucks i just couldn’t resist.

It’s a set of three Manuals / parts catalogue copies in high quality by Mikuni Kogyo corp and Tokiwa (Mikuni / Solex agent in Japan).

This one even features a nice picture of the S20 Engine.

Now also figoured out the same seller sells new sets with an additional Manual… Still have to read through it though. quite a bit busy atm and can’t find time to study all this stuff thoroughly.

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EK9: New original sales brochure. reorganizing my documentation

With my 240Z project going on, i realized it gets harder (and more expensive) to come along original documentation and prints for your car. As a good quality documentation immediately upps the value of a collectors car (if you can call a 240Z or EK9 so), i decided it may be a good time to get this stuff while still available. So today i got a big envelope from Japan including the original Sales brochure, Price list with options, Accessories list and a cool leaflet with some brief Civic history overview πŸ™‚

Luckuly the sales brochure was in excellent condition:

While at it anyway i decided it’s a good opportunity to look what i have and reorganize my shelf a bit. First i got the original Japanese Civic / Civic Feiro / EK9 Service manual with a lot of specs and information. Right site is the Civic HyperRev magazine with the EK9.

Then got a lot of Tuner-catalogues as well sinec their new catalogues don’t feature the EK9 parts anymore. We have two different Spoon sports catalogue:

Some of my Mugen catalogues (got some more…)

Toda racing, Feel’s Twincam, Zero1000 / Top Fuel, J’s racing and Vision / Technicasport.
Only a small selection. but i think these are the most Important and Honda-related catalogues. Since sun is out al week i might get her out of hibernation and out for a ride this weekend πŸ™‚

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240Z: RH rear quarter cut & hood rod arrived

Facebook groups can suck. While there are always guys beeing A**holes on the internet, sometimes you really run into nice people that help you with your needs and do that happily as well! Recently i asked around if someone had a RH rear quarter panel in usable shape for sale, so my bodyshop doesn’t have to make one from scratch (which is a lot more expensive over here). And a guy called Crow Aries immediately was in. It took a while to get all sorted out, but he even was kind enough to remove the old paint before shipping (didn’t even ask for this!). Thank you so much sir! This is the car it was removed from:

After some blasting and cleaning:

Needs some minor work but still way better than getting this whole panel made from scratch. With this the RH-side of the car’s body should be completed soon πŸ™‚

Oh and he was also kind enough to throw in a hood rod in the package since it appears that i accidentally sold the one i had.. Thanks again sir. Appreciate to deal with you!

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EK9: New H-Emblems

Nothing big, but with my last delivery from Japan, i got a set of brand new Honda H emblems for the front and the rear of the EK9, because the old ones have faded. Will replace them soon to get it back to it’s former glory. All about the details, right? πŸ™‚

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