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73-79 CVCC anybody ????

I was wondering if anybody on the org owns a 73-79 Honda CVCC? I used to own one but traded it in on a newer model. I wish I had not done that. I would love to have the car back. After dooing some research, it seems that they have some sort of a cult following. I have found several websites dedicated to these marvels.

Anybody, anybody........????
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Re: 73-79 CVCC anybody ????

Never had one, but the CVCC head design was outstanding...if a copy.



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Re: 73-79 CVCC anybody ????

mine was a '77
sold it after 5 years for what I bought it for new
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Re: 73-79 CVCC anybody ????

Guy I worked with had a green one. I remember the choke knob under the dash. What was so special about them again?
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Re: 73-79 CVCC anybody ????

The head design mainly.



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Re: 73-79 CVCC anybody ????

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What was so special about them again?

The head design was very inovative. But the whole engine itself was a great piece of machinery as well. Mr. Honda introduced it back during the gas crunch of the 70's. In 75' it passed all of the emmisions test and came to the states. When american cars were getting 12mpg on a good day, this machine was getting 27c/38h everyday.

I bought a used 75' for $600 back in 84. It had 68k miles on it at the time. The only thing I did was put in a clutch and drove the piss out of it.The only other major expense was buying tires. The car had 12" tires on it. I bought a set of michelins installed for $120. I traded it in on another used Civic years later. I regret selling it. This car was the reason I have never strayed away from Honda(other than the Nissan Frontier that I just bought). The gas milage is killing me and I would love to find another one of these cars.
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Re: 73-79 CVCC anybody ????

I had a RED one that ended up going well over 300k with not much more than a valve job....

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Re: 73-79 CVCC anybody ????

Many fond memories. Ours was a 74 Civic model I believe though, but hell, I was 6. It was dark brown with the light brown racing stripes. We took many trips from Louisiana to Los Angeles in that car, most of the time with me, my brother, my mom, a daschund, and a golden retreiver taking up the back. I could tell some stories.

My dad finally got rid of it when he left to go to work, and the dashboard started smoking. He needed another car asap, and sent our civic to the grave. Fun little car though.
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