SPOON ENGINES: Type One and Spoon Sports workshopFebruary 12, 2010 2:42 am
I’ll admit, I’m not as much of a Honda fan as some of the people I was with on the tour. One of them cleaned out the discount t-shirts at the Honda stand at the Autosalon. Another one actually bought and wore a Honda lawnmower t-shirt.
That said, I was looking forward to seeing what Spoon was all about.
After the Tomei pics yesterday and the Mine’s ones a couple of weeks ago, you might be wondering why I don’t take more photos and do a proper report on all these places.
It’s mainly because I was usually translating/calling the bus driver/confirming photoshoots/sheepdogging people around/making sure we weren’t late/lots of other stuff at the same time. For a proper report, Aussies can check out the next and final issue of Auto Salon Magazine.
So, this is the inside of the Spoon workshop. They basically get in parts, mod them to spec, and send them out.
In the foreground is a standard RB26 conrod, and behind that is a standard titanium alloy C30A conrod from an NSX. It’s so lightweight and pretty that it makes the RB26 part look like a piece of junk.
Most of the parts that Spoon use are actually carefully-inspected second-hand parts. It makes the end result cheaper, but they said you can request brand-new parts if you want.
A short drive away from Spoon Sports was Type One, the workshop where Spoon cars go together.
They have this nice long laquered workbench with lots of memorabilia and parts on it.
Those CE28s look great, but what’s wrong with the rear suspension?
Space is at such a premium that the car is hanging over the edge of the upper catwalk! The chassis is sitting on wooden blocks though, and the front of the car is chained down.
Nice. Maybe with a different exhaust though.
Now there’s something for the pool room (Australians can laugh here).
I’ve always liked high-revving old-school Civic grip cars though. Shall we have a good look at this one next week then?Tags: Civic, Honda, S2000, Spoon Sports
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that exhaust looks really bad on that S2000.. but i bet that everything else about it is all good and worked out
Nice stuff. Look at all that detail in the shop. A honda fanatic can get stuck in there as if it were a time machine! x]
Sounds good to me
Random – Wouldnt have expected you to go there lol. I hit up Spoon many years back with Ichishima San.
Good to see you covered them though, Probally the best Honda tuner in Japan next to FEELS of course.
to answer the question at the end: yes, definitely.
Nothing wrong with a bit of grass cutting 😉
I like civic they built that was on best motoring, it used a DC5 integra engine i believe and still made power at 11,000 rpm, insane work.
nice little visit to such an iconic workshop
i am not a big fan of Honda, but i do have a special lil place in my heart for the EF Civic Hatch. it just looks good.
I’ve always liked the old civics for circuit cars aswell. Yes please, I would like to look 🙂
they should make a Spork workshop!
loving the old school AH at the end, wish mine had have looked like that. That EK9 is schmick aswell
I usually don’t like Honda’s that much but that civic was tight as well as the rear end of that s2k
lol it’s funny that even though the rear wheels on the EK are hanging off the edge of the catwalk, the wheelgap is still smaller than pretty much any car from the factory 😀
great stuff Alexi, i’m really loving these builder posts!
Thanks Alexi. This post has reinforced my thoughts about Spoon. Not a huge fan at all…extremely dissapointing
I’ve always been curious about the suspension the Spoon Sports E-AT. I know its made by Showa, but I don’t know if they are dampening adjustable or not. Perhaps you can clarify this when you look into it?
damn, it’s awesome.. i thought spoon has the own place on the fans heart
Nice post alexi, great to see some behind the scenes, especially coming from japan
btw; whats your connection with kawasaki-san nowadays? ive been browsing his blog and the break ito pic and inada’s old film snap were on there in high res.
That new generation spoon sports muffler kit for the s2000 sounds even nicer than the older version I get alot of compliments on mine how nice it sounds. Spooooon! Rules!