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95 Prelude build

Discussion in 'Prelude' started by Preludebuilder22, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Preludebuilder22

    Preludebuilder22 New Member

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    Hey first off im new to this forum and new to Hondas as well. I am fairly mechanically savvy so I just have a quick question now that i have figured out how to post on here lol. I bought a 95 Prelude after having a mechanic check out my car he told me its an SE model. Now heres my issue I checked out the motor because I was under the impression that the SE has a non VTEC motor in it (H23A1) which is what my block is. My head is however a VTEC head and I am wondering if it is indeed possible to have bolted the H23A VTEC head to the non vtec block.
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    Yes it is quite possible. tho it mike be an H22A head, more comenly known as the Frankenstein prelude build....
     
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    I did find out its an h22 head dual overhead cam so is this frakenstein build a good one or no and when I replace my head gasket should I get the h22 or 23 gasket
     
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    So on this build should I use the 23 head gasket or the 22
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    Use the H22a head gasket... I personally think the swap is crap due to the H23 redlines at 6500 rpm, while the H22 has oil squirters allowing it to go to 7,600... Just my 2 cents tho GL with it
     
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    the h22 head shoul dhave a p13 cast mark on it.
     
  7. CivicMindedManiac

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    H23s have bad rod/stroke ratio for a honda which would not make them the best block for a vtec head but its very possible. Good rod to stroke ratio is the #1 must for a high revving motor and the shorter the stroke is #2. And are you sure someone didnt just tap some holes and slap a vtec spool valve on the back with some wires ran to nowhere?
     
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