1979 Honda Accord LX CVCC Hatchback.

August 23, 2010

8 comments




8 comments:

tony said...

watch your turf, ben-boy. this was literally less than a block from your house. already shot it?

Gardner said...

How do you guys always know the year of the car you're photographing?

Justin said...

Badass, I love those rims.

tony said...

pretty much just brute force internet research, gardner. sometimes it's a guess, but we usually nail it pretty close. corrections from better-informed readers are always welcomed.

props on street peep. blawg-rolled!

Gardner said...

Thanks Tony. You guys have a great thing going. I started trying to look at VIN numbers, but it's very suspicious of me. I can usually narrow down the year from internet research, but specific year can be tough.

ben said...

Hey Tony, you're welcome for that hood ornament shot, which I just added. I was going to wait and claim that detail on my own post (after you thwarted me on this one) but the color match is just too good to pass up.

I also really dig the 5 speed emblem they used back then. Makes me really want to cruise on the highway and sip my way to 40+ mpg.

clifton.ra said...

I owned a new '81 LX 5-speed and had an after market cruise control installed. I never got close to 40 mpg, even with a tail wind. I got 37 mpg maybe once, including using trucks to draft. More typical highway mileage was 35 mpg.
It had a 13 gal. tank and 300-320 mile cruising distance.
The driver's window glass, when rolled down, would bow in at the top, due to air pressure and thinness, at speeds above about 60 mph. To re-seal the cockpit and roll up the window, the speed would need to be reduced below 60.

Anonymous said...

I am in rock island IL and have one of these sitting behind my garage, was in very good shape when parked. Low mileage.. prior owner wanted it completely rebuilt mechanically and went thru motor
but could not set timing correct.. he got the belt way off. I got it running by setting it random by listening to how it fired and ran... drove around the yard well.. smoked a bit when first started due to years of sitting. since I assumed it had to be torn down again to set everything correctly I tracked down all the gaskets and seals to redo the motor. I put a rebuilt carb on it.. but couldn't find a mechanic who'd tear the motor down and reassemble correctly... so it has been sitting for many years uncovered and the sun and tree sap has probably taken it's toll on the paint. Last time I looked at it the dash pad was cracking.
I noticed it had the same wheel base as my rusty s15 jimmy I plow my drive with so my boy and I thought it would be neat to strip the drive train and sit it on the 4x4 frame.. or I wanted to make it all electric... so we put it behind the garage as a future project... He now has a great job... is into Volvos and other high optioned cars... and I have a bunch of old muscle cars to finish restoring... so the honda needs a home where someone will do something with it other than scrap it.