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Postby rafke » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:42 pm

Hello guys,

brand new here,
Just introducing myself,
I'm Raf form Belgium, 32 years old,

I've always driven Honda,
I still have 2 Accord for the moment, and recently I bought a City (called Jazz in Belgium/Europe)

Not a turbo, just the 1.2 engine, ER1 motorcode with 56hp

Reason why I'm here?
I want to learn more about the turbo version,
and looking if someone can help me with the chassisnumber of a City Turbo model to check with Honda for parts.

Some pics:
How I found it abandonned in a field beginning of September 2014
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Few weeks later at home:
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You can see, some work to do, but it's a restauration project for me, so me very happy

As car stood still for over a year,
first I started cleaning more parts: (all very dirty)
- asstreys :evil: :evil:
- a whole bag of trash
- cleaned airfilter wirth K&N products
- these on the wheels (don't know how you cal it in english)
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In the meanwhile, I'm checking to get all things in order with customs for the import of this car.

2 weeks ago, on a saturday morning,
with friends I gave the motor a check-up,
runs great (It's Honda motor afterall)
new oil, checked the brakes, checked the underbody,
Conclusion
need some spare parts for the front (already found them, waiting for my pick-up)
Exhaust has a big hole also (already found replacement, waiting for my pick-up)

In the afternoon, my grilfriend and I cleaned all our cars, including the Jazz.
A whole different view allready.
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If you like, I'll keep it updated here about the restauration.

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Re: rafke

Postby ANTHRAXXX » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:41 am

Hi Raf Good job!

I see you are looking for aftermarket parts? wheels etc. I've been doing up a Turbo I which you can see/read about here :

https://www.facebook.com/14864622515662 ... =3&theater

There isn't a lot available for these cars, most Genuine Honda aftermarket parts are now 25-30+ yrs old & rare..You can swap out various parts for ones from more modern cars though, like Suzuki Swift Sports 2012 seats can be made to fit nicely, & you can buy Steering Wheel adapter Boss's on Ebay & then fit a different steering wheel etc. Depends what you want to do with you car really.

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Postby rafke » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:27 pm

Thanks antraxx :)

Last weekend I made a little trip to get some spare parts for the restauration.
Will post a pic tonight.
Also found myself a very nice accessory, a MOTOCOMPO.
Part of the goods:
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One question too, anyone experience with aftermarket aluminium radiators? Like this one
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Can these be found somewhere for the non turbo version?
Is there radiator for the turbo version and non-turbo version the same?

thanks for the help guys.
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Re: rafke

Postby bitterberry » Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:50 am

Epic find on the motocompo! Where did you find it? How much was it?

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Postby rafke » Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:59 pm

bitterberry wrote:Epic find on the motocompo! Where did you find it? How much was it?


Well, I found it in Holland so I made a trip last weekend,
In Europe they go around 2500€ up to .... for one in mint condition,
I paid mine under 2000€ with a bit of work.

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Postby ANTHRAXXX » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:20 pm

Say that's a Nice bike ;) have to upload some more pics of the motocompo when you can. Mine's still on it's way from Japan in a container.....

Here's ones currently for sale in Jap : http://auctions.search.yahoo.co.jp/sear ... e&slider=0

I've only seen guys get custom aluminium Intercoolers madeup for the Turbo Citys, I guess if you can get a stock unit in alu for cheap & need a new Rad anyways then why not? :)

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Postby rafke » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:26 pm

ANTHRAXXX wrote:Say that's a Nice bike ;) have to upload some more pics of the motocompo when you can. Mine's still on it's way from Japan in a container.....

Here's ones currently for sale in Jap : http://auctions.search.yahoo.co.jp/sear ... e&slider=0

I've only seen guys get custom aluminium Intercoolers madeup for the Turbo Citys, I guess if you can get a stock unit in alu for cheap & need a new Rad anyways then why not? :)


Ok I will,
quite a lot for sale DAMMN, here they are very very very very rare.
And Japan is a bit far, and just this via an importer would be to expensive.

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Postby ANTHRAXXX » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:30 pm

Yeah it's the same here in Australia, I've *never* seen one before in person, when I get mine over it'll probably be the only one in Western Australia :p They are expensive here too...typically $3000 Aus...unless your Turbocab ;)

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Postby rafke » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:46 pm

ANTHRAXXX wrote:Yeah it's the same here in Australia, I've *never* seen one before in person, when I get mine over it'll probably be the only one in Western Australia :p They are expensive here too...typically $3000 Aus...unless your Turbocab ;)


$3000AUs is almost the price I paid, and for one in mint condition even morge expensive overhere.
Turbocab?
I've found 3-4 for sale in Belgium, yes, in shops, but waaaaayy to expensive...
So my litte trip was worth it.

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Postby ANTHRAXXX » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:55 pm

Yeah I was glad to get one for under $3000 :p Turbocab is a Honda Guru on here...Master of all City Stuff ;)

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Postby rafke » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:06 pm

ANTHRAXXX wrote:Yeah I was glad to get one for under $3000 :p Turbocab is a Honda Guru on here...Master of all City Stuff ;)

Oww ok.
and yours in mint condition?
+ additional costs for the import?

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Postby ANTHRAXXX » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:30 pm

Nah mines not Mint, been that long since I paid for it almost forgotten how it looked. Its a nice one though, was 2600 delivered to Western Auatralia. So about 6-700 less than anywhere else I could find one. Still alot for something Im Too big to actually Ride :p

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Postby rafke » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:36 pm

ANTHRAXXX wrote:Nah mines not Mint, been that long since I paid for it almost forgotten how it looked. Its a nice one though, was 2600 delivered to Western Auatralia. So about 6-700 less than anywhere else I could find one. Still alot for something Im Too big to actually Ride :p


Well, let me surprise you, I drove mine last weekend en drives really nice even for a big boy as me.
I'm 2m05 (don't know how much that is in feet).

Make sure to post pictures too :)

I want to keep it as complete JDM as possible, just need to respray the frame, putting on the new decals, and just ordered a new speedometer too.

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Postby ANTHRAXXX » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:41 pm

Haha Damn Well Im 6"4 about what 196cm? You lowered the seat in your city?? I had to ;) Anyways I'II have heaps of pics when I get it...due mid Jan.

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Postby rafke » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:27 pm

ANTHRAXXX wrote:Haha Damn Well Im 6"4 about what 196cm? You lowered the seat in your city?? I had to ;) Anyways I'II have heaps of pics when I get it...due mid Jan.

Din't have to lower it yet..but I did not drive it very often yet.
First the restauration process :lol:


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