Hello. I'm a former Honda mechanic, I work on the other end of the business now writing collision estimates. It was time to hang the wrenches up and I wanted to learn how to do body work to make myself a well rounded car guy. I own a 2001 Accord EX-L with a SOHC F23 mated to an auto trans... The one I can change in 2 hours because I replaced one under warranty every day for the majority of the 5 years I fixed Honda's. I want to rip out the auto trans and install an F20 with what ever 5 speed it's mated to. I found a swap kit that comes with the Motor, Trans, ECU, Harness, and axles. What I need to know is the following: 1) Does the 5 speed manual trans on an Accord SIR II use the same shifter linkage as a standard 5 speed Accord? I was thinking of raiding a bone yard to get the shifter, clutch pedal, shift linkage, and clutch master cylinder. 2) What is the difference between the F20 in the first generation S2000 and the F20 in the SIR II? Is it something as simple as a set of cams, and pistons? Is it the difference between a B18C1 and a B18C5? (Ported and polished head, blue printed and balanced lower rotating assembly) I want to build the F20 up to rev and perform like an S2000 if the lower end will handle it without stretching a rod and it's not too costly. Unfortunately I live 5 hours from where I used to work and I don't have access to in.honda.com any more. The reason I ask is a 9000 RPM 240 HP daily driver would suit my driving style. (I drive like an ass hole) I got this Accord for next to nothing because my father didn't want creeps coming around his house looking at his car and my two little tween cousins that he adopted. If it wasn't for the great deal I got I would have never purchased an automatic trans but for what I paid and what it will cost to ship that puppy here there is a lot of room before the project becomes a bust.