It was a Honda S-600, available as a convertible or a coupe. Had a chain
drive too! Used to race against one that had a Mazda rotary in it. Damn it
They looked a lot like Spridgets too.
----- Original Message -----
From Guy Weller < >
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 3:04 AM
Subject: Re: Cams
> I was meaning in the sense that you don't build a lightweight 2 seater
> with a small engine and then rely on low rev oumph to get you around!
> And anyway, when these engines were first built, (1947 I think ?) they
> were relatively fast reving compared to other simple road-going stuff
> at the time. Given the way the engines were developed, rather than
> designed I guess it is at which point in time you think the engine was
> first "invented". You can even take the A-series back to the 1934
> side-valve that it originated from. Even by 1958 when the engine was
> used in the Sprite there was little else around that one would call
> high reving. Honda wasn't yet on the scene!
> The Honda S700 was a real "rev-elation" <g> to the British motor
> industry as were the first "sewing machine" Honda bikes.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charley & Peggy Robinson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Guy Weller" <email@example.com>
> Cc: <Daniel1312@aol.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: 16 November 2000 00:36
> Subject: Re: Cams
> > Whoa! Who said these cars were made to rev. If you mean the
> > design was for a high revving engine, you're way off base. If you
> > design for a hi-revver, you make it oversquare, free-flowing, etc.
> > OTOH, if you mean you can _make_ it rev up, OK, I'll go along with
> > that.
> > Cheers,
> > CR