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By NSXguy
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I'm thinking about buying a Japanese mini (Kei) truck, for fun and possibly some light driveway plowing.
There are several brands that have been produced for decades, but being a Honda guy now the ACTY (for 'activity') has a certain appeal.
The years I'm interested in are the 1990's, which are powered by a 660cc 3-cylinder engine with a 5-speed transaxle mounted under the bed.
Most also have 4WD, and there are dump bed and other versions designed for farm use with creeper gears, etc.
A friend that lives nearby has one, and they love the heck out of it.....and even got it plated for street use.
I would probably do that as well, since Antique plates for cars 26 years and older here are cheap.

Anyone with experience/thoughts about these little trucks please chime in, as they have far more appeal to me than say a modern side-by-side :thumbup:

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By Fox_
#51464
I want one.

God knows what I'd actually use it for.

But I want it.

Importers seem extremely proud of them too.
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By yellowducman
#64659
I'd be interested as well. I've been thinking about replacing a Kawasaki mule with one. I live far enough out that I don't think it would be practical to tag it though as it wouldn't go fast enough on 55mph roads.
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By NSXguy
#65017
Yeah, the 4WD Acty's supposedly can go 65mph....although I'm not sure how much fun it would be interacting with SUV's out on the road.

It would be nice to have it plated for the convenience of being able to fuel up from a station, not just gas cans though :thumbup:
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By NSXguy
#133019
amdavid wrote: Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:34 pm @NSXguy

Here's one for sale....it is however through facecrock.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... =top_picks
Thanks, but I'm not on FB so can't see those posts.

Update, I am still in the market but have shifted my focus on the van version of the Honda ACTY.
They are a bit harder to come by, so I have a broker looking for one in Japan to ship over......

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By NSXguy
#144287
Progress has been made, my man-in-Japan came through with a 1995 ACTY Street Van so it's time to do some paperwork.

It's of course RHD, has Real Time AWD and a 5-speed manual with the raised roof option and A/C.

I've had a set of Shelby 13x5.5" (4x100) alloys on a shelf in the garage for decades, which will now finally find a home on the mini-minivan.

Should take a couple Months to get here, so I'll update this thread as I can. :rockon:
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By Scott at Team Harco
#144306
Real time AWD? Is there a fake/ alternate time version?
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By NSXguy
#144312
Scott at Team Harco wrote: Fri Apr 08, 2022 4:26 pm Real time AWD? Is there a fake/ alternate time version?
Ask Honda, it's their trademark!

Besides, did anyone give Peter Cunningham any grief running his Real Time Racing Acuras?

I didn't think so :roflmao:

Could be worse, 6WDFTMFW beotches!

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By NSXguy
#146729
GOOD NEWS (sorry, no Dacia Sandero content ;-) our Man in Japan has found us an ACTY Van.

It's a RHD 1995 Realtime 4WD 5-speed manual high-roof version with A/C.

The exporter will install new tires and has already done a Timing Belt service, so it should be ready to roll once it gets here in a couple of Months.
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By Scott at Team Harco
#146745
You didn't share the timing belt photo. Looks simple and tidy...

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By NSXguy
#146775
These little 660cc 3-bangers aren't all that powerful, but are known for their robustness.

From what I've read, 38.5hp pushing 1500lbs around can actually be a bit of fun.....I guess time will tell :rockon:
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By NSXguy
#146829
Here's a short video of a guy driving a 2WD ACTY Van, and I think his philosophy aligns well with mine;

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By fpena944
#146875
Don't know if this is the same make but I took this photo in 2019 during a Cars and Coffee at West Palm Beach.

It looks even smaller in person!
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By NSXguy
#146877
Several companies beyond Honda make Kei trucks & vans, including Suzuki, Diahatsu (Toyota), Subaru , Nissan, Mazda & Mitsubishi.

I don't know them well enough to identify the one pictured, as they are more similar than different :byewave:
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By NSXguy
#147702
I'm starting to accumulate a few parts in anticipation of receiving this microvan, including this little gem;

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By Gregs04.5
#148943
Saw one of those after dinner tonight, I guess they do exist!
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By NSXguy
#148972
Gregs04.5 wrote: Mon May 09, 2022 6:52 pm Saw one of those after dinner tonight, I guess they do exist!
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That little Acty makes the parking spot look comically large :roflmao:
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