Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 5/6/2002 7:30:55 AM EDT
It is NOT possible to place a honda plelude (sp?) engine inside a civic body, is it?
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 7:33:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/6/2002 7:35:08 AM EDT by LngBchAR15]
Anything is possible. To answer your question, it is possible if you got the cash. Its been done on non street legal drag race cars.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 7:36:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/6/2002 7:36:49 AM EDT by ComputerGuy]
he says it will easily drop it, and can be done for under six grand. On a street-legal car... Yeah right!
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 7:37:34 AM EDT
Six grand is a substantial sum for an engine swap. I'd say for $6k you could do it.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 7:40:38 AM EDT
That dollar figure sounds about right. I guess he's talking about ~lude VTEC engine. People in Kalifornia do that engine swap all the time.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 8:12:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/6/2002 8:27:11 AM EDT by Benjamin0001]
I have seen a 42x hemi mounted in a Pontiac GTO. Anything is possible. EDITED BECAUSE I CAN NEVER REMEMBER THAT LAST FRICKIN NUMBER.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 8:22:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Benjamin0001: I have seen a 427 hemi mounted in a Pontiac GTO. Anything is possible.
View Quote
426 hemi?
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 8:25:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LngBchAR15: Anything is possible. To answer your question, it is possible if you got the cash. Its been done on non street legal drag race cars.
View Quote
Uh, how about the M1A2 gas turbine engine in a Geo Metro? [:)]
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 8:28:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 8:36:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 9:10:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ComputerGuy: It is NOT possible to place a honda plelude (sp?) engine inside a civic body, is it?
View Quote
C.G., you need to 'tap-dance' away from this one !! (Let us hope your "stupid friend" is stupid enough not to use AR15.com.)
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 9:30:37 AM EDT
AMERICA....land of the 440 cubic inch engine [:D]
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 9:33:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 9:40:20 AM EDT
I had a friend who once put a Holly 750 double pumper on his girlfriends Mazda RX-7. And it RAN [shock] and not too bad either. That was some real shade-tree engineering.[:D]
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 9:40:22 AM EDT
yep CG, you may have lost.... use this site to win a counter argument... check it out [url]www.turbovan.net[/url]
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 9:44:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JonnieGTyler: I had a friend who once put a Holly 750 double pumper on his girlfriends Mazda RX-7. And it RAN [shock] and not too bad either. That was some real shade-tree engineering.[:D]
View Quote
Not too hard to do considering the first generation RX7 came with a four barrel to start with.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 9:44:50 AM EDT
I helped a friend put the motor & tranny from an IROC Z-28 into one of those little Ford Rangers last summer. Talk about having trouble getting traction..... IIRC he got the wiring harness from Summit Racing.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 9:56:53 AM EDT
Have you seen the Monster Miata? I think they put a 350cc V8 in a Miata. Kinda sticks out the top of the hood, but hey it's in there.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 10:02:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/6/2002 10:04:03 AM EDT by Redmanfms]
Originally Posted By ComputerGuy: It is NOT possible to place a honda plelude (sp?) engine inside a civic body, is it?
View Quote
With the help of a friend I was able to shoehorn a Ford 302 V-8 into a '88 Toyota Celica. Where there's a will (and mullah) there's a way. The trickiest part was figuring out how to connect the tranny to the front wheels. Edited to add: The same friend has a 351 Cleveland in his Toyota 4Runner. Go figure that one out.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 12:17:39 PM EDT
I have seen a 350 in a Chevette
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 12:31:31 PM EDT
I have a friend that crammed a Pontiac 400 small block into a Porsche 944. Breaks the transmission all the time but man is it fun when it works.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 12:39:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By JonnieGTyler: I had a friend who once put a Holly 750 double pumper on his girlfriends Mazda RX-7. And it RAN [shock] and not too bad either. That was some real shade-tree engineering.[:D]
View Quote
Not too hard to do considering the first generation RX7 came with a four barrel to start with.
View Quote
I thought that the 1st generation Mazda RX-7 had a rotary engine. Guess not.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 12:53:26 PM EDT
They are talking carburators not engines. The RX-7 was a rotary engine.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 1:04:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/6/2002 2:07:58 PM EDT by lurker]
i once put a chevy 327 in a japanese pickup. to add insult to injury, i later helped a friend do the same swap. if youve got some cash, a welder, and a vivid imagination, you can build just about anything.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 1:07:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 1:59:26 PM EDT
I have a 4x4 mag that has a jeep wrangler (yj) that they put a dodge 488 v-10 in. A 6.2 v-8 diesel in a jeep cj-6. A guy that lives down the road from me has a Cat 3208 V-8 Diesel in a early 90's chevy 636ci (10.4l). A guy over in Fort collins has a late 70's ford with a old john deere inline 6 diesel in it. A electrican that used to work on the same site as me had just dropped a chevy 383 stroker with nos and a blower in his s-10. any thing can be done. I know of allot of home built airplanes that use mazda rotary engines that are twin turbo charged and have another rotar attached to them 600+hp at 20,000 feet and almost 400mph.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 2:10:50 PM EDT
My bro had a '71 VW bus with a Buick 215 aluminum-block V8 mounted in the back. Ran a little hot, but was fun as hell to drive. Then he had a Volvo sedan with a Corvette LT1 engine. Man, that thing hauled ass. Anything is possible, and has probably already been done.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 2:13:58 PM EDT
ok, this guy is thinking that he can buy the car (off ebay), pay for shipment of the car, buy the prelude engine, have it installed, etc etc all for 6k. I hardly think that's possible!!!
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 2:26:08 PM EDT
Hahah, computer guy, obviously your not from the beautiful import filled state of Kaliban. We do those conversions all the time in those little rice rocket shops. Depending how used the engine in, it can get as cheap as $3500....that is if you have the right hookup. It really fits fine, because the civic has a crapload of space under that hood. And with that remaining 2500? For 1600 i can get you a ghetto ass turbo kit installed, and the remaining 900 goes to your other piping and suspension goodies. And there you go, your standard rice rocket =D But yea, people fit some amazing crap into the civic, because it has such a light and sturdy body. (well, scratch that sturdy) But it makes it pretty ideal for your cheap good ole street racing. You'll have all the hoochie young girls checking out your car when u pull up to the malls and whatnot. ANd when your on the freeway? You'll get assholes hi-beaming you constantly cause they wanna race. And then you'll get pulled over by your good ole CHP officer and write u up for having all this illegal crap on your car. Ahhh , the kaliban experience. I sure do miss those days.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 2:40:02 PM EDT
Yes, the 2.2Vtec will drop in with modified engine mounts and obviously the engine harness and ECU. Additionally, the larger 2.3DOHC Si engine drops into civics, Del Sols and Integras as well. The only problem is the axel length and an addition of torque steer from unequal length axels. Tranny's and such also bolt in with a slight change in location inside the car. Obviously the springs and shocks have to be taken into consideration as well, since there is more of a tendency to "dive" under hard braking. Under $6000? Absolutely! Last time I looked, the prelude parts could be found for under $3500 and you'll find a plethora of shops to do it under $2500. Street legal? Again, ABSOLUTELY, as long as it maintains smog compliance. There is nothing wrong with this engine swap until you go into custom after market parts and pieces, then you have to see if they are certified.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 2:43:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ComputerGuy: ok, this guy is thinking that he can buy the car (off ebay), pay for shipment of the car, buy the prelude engine, have it installed, etc etc all for 6k. I hardly think that's possible!!!
View Quote
Ok, now he's in dreamland. He'll get the swap done for 6k, but definately no car!
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 9:48:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Minman72:
Originally Posted By ComputerGuy: ok, this guy is thinking that he can buy the car (off ebay), pay for shipment of the car, buy the prelude engine, have it installed, etc etc all for 6k. I hardly think that's possible!!!
View Quote
Ok, now he's in dreamland. He'll get the swap done for 6k, but definately no car!
View Quote
I think it can be done. A Civic with a blown engine, 1000 or less, 3000 for the Vtec, that leaves 2 grand to get her up and running. Of course to do the job right he'll pour at least another 10 grand to trick out the car completely.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 9:54:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/6/2002 9:58:49 PM EDT by SKSBoy]
The Honda Prelude VTEC motor and transaxle will bolt directly in place in a CRX, but i don't know about the civic. Most of those foregin POS's are mass produced and have interchangable engines/transmisions/suspension..ect. So i guess it could be possible. And i'll do it for 6K, plus the cost of the car :) (you can buy a slightly used Prelude VTEC online for about 2-3k) But if you wanna see real balls, come check out my '78 Cutlass (runs high 11's :p ) Or my Miata all-wheel-drive, 2.3 (ford)turbo :)
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 9:59:32 PM EDT
Like the majority said it can be done. There is a mount kit that you can buy to do this.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 10:25:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 10:30:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KBaker: Six grand is a substantial sum for an engine swap. I'd say for $6k you could do it.
View Quote
YEAH, NO KIDDING! Will the motor be plated in gold before going into its new host vehicle? For $6K you could put a Chevy 454 in a civic!
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 10:32:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ECS: AMERICA....land of the 440 cubic inch BOAT ANCHOR [:D]
View Quote
Sorry, I just got back from the bars!
Link Posted: 5/7/2002 1:10:33 AM EDT
This brings to mind how I used to hold my textbook up in front of the Honest Charley's catalogue in History class. They had adapters to fit anything to anything.
Link Posted: 5/7/2002 6:15:02 AM EDT
Here some amazing sh!t, this guys puts a 99 Corvette LS1 engine in 92 GMC Safari van!!! Supposedly can do the 1/4 in 12-13! [img]http://y-t-g.com/astrosafari/ls1astro/ls1astro22a.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/7/2002 9:34:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/7/2002 9:39:26 AM EDT by Atencio]
Originally Posted By Torf:
Originally Posted By Benjamin0001: I have seen a 427 hemi mounted in a Pontiac GTO. Anything is possible.
View Quote
426 hemi?
View Quote
maybe it was a 427 SOHC?, it had hemispherical heads Have a friend that put a 460 in a fox bodied mustang. Once you get around mounts and headers the rest is easy. The only thing I wonder is how much of a hassle is it because the civic is front wheel drive?
Link Posted: 5/7/2002 11:17:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2002 6:25:16 PM EDT
I drove a Bug Eyed Sprite with a 427 Chevy in it. For those who don't know what a Bug Eyed Sprite is, you are too young to read this. After the reinforcing and frame alterations for eng. trans. and dif. the thing was like a Funny Car more than a street machine.
Top Top