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Mint 84 Prelude needs engine makeover

Discussion in 'Prelude' started by 67spyder, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. 67spyder

    67spyder New Member

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    I've got an 84 prelude that I built for my wife and then handed down to my step son. The only problem with the car is the twin CV carbs, I rebuilt them about 5 years ago with help from a buddy who is a Honda bike mechanic (those carbs are very close to what is on older GoldWings). They worked OK after the rebuild but never great. After breaking a tbelt and replacing the head the car has never made the power that it used to I think because it took about 8 months plus the car sits unused for long periods the carbs are getting gummed up.

    My step son and I have decided something needs to be done and have tossed about 3 different options. I was hoping that I could get some input/suggestions:

    1. buy/build manifold to install a single weber side draft carb (I have carbs and experience tuning them)
    2. Use a MegaSquirt to build an EFI system
    3. Swap in a newer better engine (we have a government run insurance system so there is easy access to complete wrecks for a donor) I am not against swapping in a non honda motor if it makes sense.
     
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    where are you located?
     
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    I forgot to mention, we are not going for huge power just better drivability. If an extra 50hp happens, good.

    I have an Aveo wreck with 6000Kms (4000Mi) on it but that would be disrespecful to put a Daewoo motor in a Honda, especially such a nice one.
     
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    A18A Engine swap

    That chart looks great but doesn't go back far enough. My prelude is a 2nd Gen (84) with an A18A engine
     
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    ive heard of guys doing the weber route and have good luck with them
     
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    best bet is to do a weber swap or throw a b16/b18 but thats why to much work lol
     
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