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whats a good engine for my 89 prelude 2.0s

i just got a 89 prelude 2.0s it has a b20a3 but i wanna swap it out but dont know what would be a good engine to out any suggestion
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Any engine you decide to use will be a lot more work because your lude is carb'd. The first thing you'll have to do is convert to fuel injection. This will require replacing pretty much the entire the wiring harness from engine bay back. It will also require swapping the gas tank, and running another line from the engine bay to the gas tank. Then, at this point you can swap in a b20a5 (or equivalent 3rd gen fuel injected engine). This would be your easiest swap believe it or not.

There is a lot of information out there about 3rd gens and the possible swaps. But keep in mind that Prelude "B" series engines are different from other Honda "B" series engines, and that's why they are called the "bastard B" series.

Click on this link for info on the carb to fuel injection swap...
http://mustardcat.brinkster.net/p3g/...a34tob20a5.htm

And this link provides more information on 3rd gen Preludes...
www.prelude3g.com
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Re: whats a good engine for my 89 prelude 2.0s

thanks for the link man it is very help and i got a b20a5 already just needed to know what had to be done to actually be able to do the whole engine swap
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Re: whats a good engine for my 89 prelude 2.0s

b20 vtec ftw, it can be Bhutan reliably. Just make sure the rod/stroke ratio is on point. I would love to be cruising in a 3g b20 vtec...this is the best link I ever saw on the subject... How to build a "reliable" lsvtec/b20vtec - HondaSwap Forums
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b20 vtec ftw, it can be Bhutan reliably. Just make sure the rod/stroke ratio is on point. I would love to be cruising in a 3g b20 vtec...this is the best link I ever saw on the subject... How to build a "reliable" lsvtec/b20vtec - HondaSwap Forums
Just so you know...that's not a 3rd gen b20a in that link. You can't just bolt a b16 or b18 head onto the 3rd gen block. It would be great if we could, but this is why our engines are called the bastard "B" series, as I said before.
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