Hayabusa powered Honda Beat, Professionally Built & Street Legal
- Location: Cypress, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Honda
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1980
- Mileage: 53,000
- VIN: pp1
- Color: Yellow
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: right
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1980 Honda description
ENGINE: 2003 Hayabusa (rebuilt July 2017 to 1550cc by Downs Engineering) mid-engine mounted. 2nd generation crank, low compression ceramic coated pistons, remote oil filter, Tilton electric oil pump feeds front mounted CBR oil cooler with fans, Bosch fuel pump and regulator, Power Commander V with Autotune ignition and Quick Shift, reverse cut tranny gears. No leaks. 52k miles on car since initial modification and less than 500 miles since major overhaul. The pic of the engine covers is old and new panels have been installed.
EXHAUST: stainless steel, ceramic coated inside and outside, Two Brothers stainless dual cans
ELECTRICAL: internal OEM stator and external 95 amp alternator driven from crankshaft thru billet cover and pulley assy. Switchable.
DRIVELINE / DIFFERENTIAL: Rage Motorsport inline gear unit mated with QBA11R Quaife gearbox assy(see website)(rebuilt 2017) each with individual coolers. Limited slip. Aluminum casing, oil bath cooled. Sequential shift: 6 speeds fwd, 6 speeds reverse. CV axles are made similar to Porsche 930 design to allow greater articulation (rebuilt 2017). ---Have identified a worn gear in the Rage assy and is in communication for replacement. No immediate concern but expect arrival of part and installation prior to selling.
SUSPENSION: Custom FOX coilovers with reservoirs (rebuilt 2017). Front upper and lower cross-members. A softer ride can be had with simple spring rate reduction. Remove 150# rear coils, install 125# front coils on rear and purchase 100# coils on front. Simple, low cost.
Brakes: 4 wheel discs (rebuilt 2017)
RIMS / TIRES: 15 x 6.5 Eagle aluminum power coated black / 185 x 55 x 15 Yoko S-Drive w/ 50% tread.
MISC: air conditioning compressor powered with alternator described above. Thermocouple controlled engine compartment fans. Speedo healer. Instrument cluster from donor Hayabusa. Pioneer 400w amp with Kenwood DDX512 receiver. Removable subwoofer in passenger flooring. Heated seats. Trailer receiver permanently mounted in front with custom tow bar. Independent lighting installed for towing. Extra parts and several sources for future spares if necessary. Custom easy-install luggage rack assy. Installed remote trunk release.
BODY: No structural compromising rust, only minor on bare unprotected surfaces. Undercoated. As a daily driver, there are minor paint scratches or rock nicks and cracking in 'Backyard' fiberglass side rails (awaiting next paint job). Vinyl top, rear window and tonneau cover in good condition with no rips or tears.
INTERIOR: newly fabricated in 2016
This project was not built for ultimate speed but rather a spirited driving experience. The throaty exhaust sound up thru the RPMs (11k) is beautiful. The current engine biuld was not for max HP but rather increased low end torque. Recent dyno at approx 185bhp in 1600 lbs car. Very quick, balanced and reliable. Have traveled throughout North America from West Coast as far as Key West.Suggest Buyer afford the time with me to walk thru the operational systems to reveal the simplicity of the sys, routine maintenance items, transfer the schematics / diagrams and obtain the list of knowledge base sources and spares suppliers. Very proud of this machine and will answer your queries. A few spare parts included. Google Honda Beat club for other Beat owners and forum.
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