Here is the story on how i came about this thing first.
05 or 06, a local guy traded this to my dad (my dad owned the auto
repair shop in town and also had a towing business) for an old POS car
that he had towed, and impounded and the people never came to pay/pick
the car up. The reason that my dad wanted this thing is because it is
100% hand operated, the throttle and brake is all on the steering wheel
and that is perfect for me. The reason that i need the full hand
control, is because in 03 a wrecked my dirtbike and broke my back and
now am in a wheelchair. Anyways, the odyssey had been partially
disassembled because the transmission broke and that is why it was just
sitting. Initially we were going to try and get this running, but there
wasn't a lot of time as my dad was the only mechanic at this shop that
he owned, and since these things were made for one year parts are not
all that readily available. there was an odyssey salvage yard on the
coast that we were always going to get parts for it and never did. The
odyssey got shoved back in an oil shed/leanto at the shop and pretty
much forgotten about.
For the past year or so my dad had been
battling with cancer, started with colon, then liver and complications
from that. On june 2 he passed away. He was the mechanic at that shop
and without him working there, my step mom did not feel comfortable
working in the office and hiring someone to work in his place, so she is
pretty much selling everything he had..... I didnt want this thing to
just get sent to whomever purchased the shop so last week my buddy and i
went and drug it out of the shed and towed it to my moms garage. I
decided that i was going to make this run, and make it turn out how we
had always wanted it to.
7/20/10 i ran across the tranny on ebay
and i got it for a great price.
Now i am just waiting on getting that here, so for the next
week i am going to be going through and cleaning and lubing and checking
to see what little things need fixing. I have a lead on a set of tires
that i am certain will work for free/cheap also! I still need to find a
few parts for the fuel system, but other than that it is going good. Its
got great compression, great spark.. now i just need the 3rd element
for a running engine :).
Anyways, enough with my rambling..
onto the good stuff....