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What type of engine is suitable for my 1980 prelude?

Hi guys, I own a 1980 Honda prelude, the original engine is still running good but I am thinking to replace it with a more powerful engine. Has anyone replace your first gen prelude with B18C? Any engine recommend? Which one is the most suitable to put into our prelude?

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Re: What type of engine is suitable for my 1980 prelude?

Depends on how much work you want to put into it. There are no drop-in swaps, so if you're custom-building anyhow, go for a later engine -- a K20 should fit, and not make the chassis nose-heavy. You might look for swap kits for 2d gen Civics -- the 1st gen Prelude was built on a stretched Civic floor pan.
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