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Cars > Challenges > “Farley” Vs “Midori”

 

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CorvairJim

M–52
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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triplesss

M–39
Colorado Springs, Colorado
United States

 

1980 Honda Accord LX

“Farley”

1993 Honda Accord EX

“Midori”

 
Photo of: 1980 Honda Accord
Photo of: 1993 Honda Accord
 

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About “Farley”

(Disclaimer: The photo IS NOT THE ACTUAL CAR! I'm using one I found online to show what the car looked like.)

After I had my Pacer for a couple of years, I just got tired of poor performance and poor mileage in a car that looked like a bright red fishbowl and pretty much handled like one, too. The Chevy agency had just taken this Accord in trade, and since I had worked at a Honda dealer back when the car was new I was familiar with them and knew Iliked them. I managed to buy it on payroll deduction for a grand total of $1,000. Just try to buy a 5 year old, 60,000 mile, stick shift Honda with new inspection and nearly new tires for $1,000 today... Right, ain't gonna happen! Best of all, I sold the Pacer to a co-worker for $750, and it needed a clutch!

About “Midori”

"To some people, a car is a car. But to people like us, its so much more than just a car. Its a getaway. Its our hiding spot. Its our comfort. Its an extension of ourselves."

Nickname: Midori (feminine meaning for green in Japanese)

 

Specs for “Farley”

Just the basics for a 1980 Accord - a peppy 1751cc (as I recall) 4 cylinder with a 5-speed transaxle. I never formally timed it, but it was A LOT quicker than the Pacer it replaced, and 30mpg on an average tank of gas was just a bonus!

Specs for “Midori”

2.2 Liter 4cyl F22-A6 Engine

 

Factory Options for “Farley”

None that I know of. As far as I know, the AM/FM radio, remote trunk release, remote gas door release, and remote back door locks (all lever operated!) were all standard.

Factory Options for “Midori”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “Farley”

I polished it out, added a new set of trim rings to replace the originals that had a few curb scrapes, tinted the windows and laid down a set of pinstripes. That's it.

Mods for “Midori”

MODIFICATIONS:

Performance:
*Throttle Body Coolant By-pass
*Custom Ram-Air Intake painted Arcadia Green w/Spectre Filter
*High Performance NGK Plugs/Wires
*Denso Alternater


Suspension:
*Carbon Fiber Strut Bar
*Skunk2 Racing Shocks
*Eibach 1.2in Lowering Springs


Wheels/Tires:
*18" Katana Rims
*225 40 18" Nankang Tires


Lighting:
*Carbon Projector headlights
*Elegante Carbon Fiber Taillights w/ LED Brake lights
*Carbon Corner Lamps w/ LED Turn Signals
*Carbon bumper lenses
*Green reverse lights
*Green grill lights
*Green engine bay lights


Exterior:
*Grill from a 90 Accord
*JDM Black/Chrome Honda Emblem
*M3 Carbon mirrors multicolor leds


Interior:
*Green painted dash pieces and vents
*Black painted console paneling
*2 12" Green neon tubes under dash
*Green Door lights
*Started working on door panels. Will be Black with Arcadia Green carpet


Ice:
*Panasonic Deck w/Pioneer Speakers




PLANS:

Performance:
*3.2 TL Injectors
*AEM Fuel Rail
*possibly H22 Swap
*Injen Cold Air Intake
*DC Sports Headers/downpipe
*ApexI Exhaust
*possibly Turbo w/intercooler
*MSD Ignition with plugs/10mm wires
*Fuel Management System
*Upgraded ECU
*manual transmission conversion

Interior:
*re-upholstery in black/green
*gauges
*custom dash glow
*more custom paint
*tinted windows
*more neons

Exterior:
*Skyline R33 Body Kit
*Evo VIII Carbon Fiber Hood
*Carbon Fiber trunk lid
*HID Kit
*custom paint w/graphix
*green StreetGlow underbody LED kit
*F1 Dual-slotted Fenders

Suspension:
*slotted/drilled rotors - full sway bar kit

Wheels/Tires:
*17" ADR BattleX Rims (Black w/chrome lip) - Pirelli 40 series tires

 

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Points for Farley Total Votes Points for Midori
20 8 20

 

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