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1996 Prelude S

Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by Xanatos, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. reikoshea

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    This thread and my wife's encouragement are both pushing me towards another 4th gen, just not sure I want a hobby this expensive again xD
     
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    Get a Miata. Cheap to buy, cheap to feed. RWD.
     
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    cheap until you buy suspension, wheels and tires, forced induction....etc. lol
     
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    nope, still cheap lol.
     
  5. Xanatos

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    Update: Still driving her 3-4 times a week in a spirited fashion. Power steering pump is getting noisy so I'll have to deal with that in due time. Just spent a week in the Appalachian mountains with some friends, I think my next thing may be to get a trailer so I can haul the 'Lude up there for some fun on mountain roads. The Titan should be more than capable of hauling it.
     
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    Wheels are on order. They'll be a surprise, but I will say they're being custom powdercoated. I'm very excited. I decided to do wheels before coils. I'm probably going to give this car a mild stance and keep it as a driver.
     
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    Did some basic maintenance tonight. Adjusted my accessory belt tensions and now they don't squeak. My power steering pump actually seems to be fine, I refilled the reservoir and it's not squeaking or hesitating anymore. My steering rack however is leaking. My brother said to just keep refilling it with Lucas Oil stopleak and see if that works, if not I have a new rack in storage that came with the car when I bought it.

    BUT THE EXCITING PART!
    I've been exploring some simple mods to squeak a few more ponies out of the little SOHC F22, but first I want to make sure that my motor, at 210k miles is at least healthy. I did a compression test when i had the plugs out, and across the cylinders I had 185-195-195-200, so the block is not only healthy, but almost in new condition (Honda recommends between 135 and 200).This supports my theory that besides the body damage, this car has been very well taken care of and driven easy.

    So, now that I have a good block to work with, my plans.
    Buy a F22a6 cylinder head from a 1992-93 Accord EX (100-150$)
    buy an ECU from above car (100$)
    Buy a H23 intake manifold (100-150$)
    Greddy header from my storage unit, off my friends old F22b1 (FREE)
    K&N drop-in filter (50$
    Total cost 350-450$

    Short term plan, simply swap the Camshaft from the F22a6 head (best OEM F22 cam), install the drop-in filter, and enjoy a few extra ponies. Somewhere along the line, I'm going to install the header and do the exhaust at the same time because the header is for an Accord, so the flange to the exhaust is different.

    Long term, at some point the headgasket will go. I'm sure of it. So, I have a F22 head I can have machined and refreshed, and a H23 manifold I can have ported to match. The Accord ECU will allow me tune it (OBD1) and run the "butterflies" in the H23 man.

    I have no interest in swapping the motor, I'm actually working on a bigger "go fast" project involving a JDM chassis and a LS motor, so this is just to make the 'Lude a little more fun while hopefully keeping the reliability I've enjoyed so far.
     
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    She survived a 2 hour round trip to Plant City and cruised comfortably at 90+mph on the interstate this last weekend. Feeling pretty good about her.
     
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    If everything goes right my wheels go on tomorrow. 16x8 rims, 205/45/16 tires. Can't wait to shock all of you lol.
     
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    Pink wheels acquired. Coilovers next.
     
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    When are you going to take the hood off?
     
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    I may look for a cleaner shell in the future, this one has been good to me though.
     
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    fuck me, it's 2002 all over again.
     
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    We need a picture of this thing in front of a church, ASAP!
     
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    Take the hood off and put a garden edge home depot front lip on it with self tappers, shit would be tyte as fuck bro
     
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    Hey in 2002 I wasn't old enough to participate in the festivities this is my chance
     
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    I wasn't old enough to enjoy NWA in 1988, you don't see me rocking a jheri curl.
     
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    I should probably go back through and read the the thread, but I'm feeling lazy. Is lowering on the agenda? I feel like it would look pretty nice if you cut out some of the fender well gap.
     
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