Introductions Hello. G1 Prelude & HR-V Glasgow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by numpty67, Tuesday 4th Mar, 2014.

  1. numpty67 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hello. My name is Douglas and I'm a Hondamatic, sorry, Honda addict.

    Been a member for a while, love the new look, well done to all involved.

    I currently have an '82 G1 Prelude and an '01 HR-V, got that to replace my JDM EF Beagle, that just wasn't playing fair.

    Both are pretty much stock at the moment, the Prelude had a new Weber carburettor fitted last year as I could not source a replacement for the original, also a new sports exhaust was fitted around the same time, so it's sounding and running really well. Needing a wee tidy up here and there but overall not too bad. Seriously thinking about doing a couple of mods on the Prelude, nothing too drastic, lowered, new wheels, unsure at the moment. We'll see.

    Douglas
     
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  2. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Welcome to HK Douglas.
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Welcome aboard Douglas. Please do post some pics of your cars.
     
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  4. numpty67 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Thanks guys for the warm welcome, have posted some pics in the Club Garage but always happy to share some more.

    1982 Prelude Executive
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    2001 HR-V
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  5. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I believe I'm in love with your Prelude, so well maintained and such a rare beauty.
     
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  6. accordheritage Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    I'd attend a show next to your lude. Very nice example. Welcome to HK
     
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  7. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    That Prelude is lovely.
     
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  8. numpty67 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Thanks for the comments Guys. The Prelude is going in for it's MOT and service next week, then it will be given a bit of TLC as it has been in the garage since November. Had it out for a wee run in the last couple of days and it's running really well, think the brakes are needing looked at but other than that it's feeling good. Body wise, not too bad, a bit of tinkering here and there.

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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Lovely car bud! I have seen another sliver Prelude I think the owners called Simon it won a few best in shows IIRC. I don't know him or met him but seen his car a few times and it been restored to an expectational level.

    Tell us more about your car fella has it been restored etc etc.
     
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  10. numpty67 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Cheers. Have seen the silver Prelude on G1 Preludes, fantastic looking car.

    My Prelude as it stands right now, is pretty tidy. Had it partially restored 2 years ago, it wasn't bad, a few rust bubbles on the back arches, a couple of we dings in the bodywork and the lacquer had come of part of the bonnet. Got it repainted in the original Canyon Gold and the alloys had a refurb. The interior is totally original but could do with a retrim to be honest, back seats are perfect, don't think anyone has ever sat in it, if they have I don't know where they put their legs cause the space is useless. The front seats have dried out over the years, it was in a barn for 8 years, then sat on a trailer in a garden before I bought it.

    Had it for 4 years now, the longest I have ever owned a car, just love it. Took the plunge and ordered new springs to lower it while it is in next week for it's MOT and service, then new alloy wheels, that look pretty much like the standard alloys but 15" instead of the 13" on it at the moment. Hopefully should look good., bit nervous, can always put it back to stock if I don't like it.

    it's a Hondamatic, which I love, had no issues at all with the gearbox, really smooth changes and I personally think it suits the car, let's be honest it's no sports car, never was, more of a laid back cruiser which suits me just fine.

    Engine is stock apart from a new Weber carb fitted 2 years ago, had a hell of job getting something as we couldn't find an original Keihin, found plenty in the US but they don't fit as they had a 1.8 instead of the 1.6 sold here. In the end my mechanic got in touch with a carb specialist who fabricated a part so the Webber would fit. Runs like a dream now and sounds great with the new sports exhaust that was fitted last year.

    Will get some new pics in a couple of weeks once all the bits are done. Hopefully.
     
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  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Your car and my 1st Generation are more less the same timeline, my first gen stored for 28 years before it came out to have extesnive repairs, it been resprayed in a barn on the cheap which in hindsight was a bad decision but the ££ saved was the agenda then.

    I too bought the weber for my car http://hondakarma.com/threads/1st-g...-brand-new-and-gunuine-weber.8192/#post-57085 but managed to rescue my stock Keihin after a ultrasonic bath and a full overhaul and with a full stainless it sounds sporty too http://hondakarma.com/threads/1977-honda-accord-sj-first-gen.341/#post-1029

    You till running CB points ? you can convert it to full electronic as I have done that mod.
     
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  12. numpty67 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I really don't know, not at all mechanically minded, I assume it must have as I don't ever remember anyone saying otherwise. When I first got it the mechanic who worked on my cars in the past, really didn't know what to make of it, totally different from anything he was used to, classic MGs, any time he saw me coming he used to make a cross with his fingers to try and warn me off. but then I got an original shop manual and now he says it's a doddle
     
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  13. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Take the two clips of the dizzy and look for the CB points.. never know the 1st Generation had a fully electronic dizzy!
     
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