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Has anyone thought it'd be a real idea to install running gear from an s2000 into a third gen? Inclusive mechanical 4WS RWD? Those for or against? Hey you can use the gangsta gauge cluster AP1s and AP2s had easy as too
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Has anyone thought it'd be a real idea to install running gear from an s2000 into a third gen? Inclusive mechanical 4WS RWD? Those for or against?
I looked at the time of this post and it was at 2:16 am this morning! Looks like you were losing sleep over this idea!

Me personally, I would LOVE to make an uber-fast all wheel drive, AWS 3G! If this was my "toy" and not my DD, then most likely I would consider an engine swap like the H22 or something comparable and I think putting an S2000 powerplant in one would be pretty kool! It would even be awesome if we could just convert these 3G's to RWD...

Hey, how about an LS1 conversion?? LMAO!!
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Hey, how about an LS1 conversion?? LMAO!!
It's been done. A member on "the other" forum did this, but he didn't completely finish IIRC. Pretty sure his user name was psychoboy.
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Does it sound like a possible idea though? Of course you'd need custom mounts and fabrication for the 4WS to be RWD also? My inx would make a mad a$$ RWD, imagine the helis it would be able to do!
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The engines spin in opposite directions. Have fun with that
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The engines spin in opposite directions. Have fun with that
Couldn't you just flip the rear axle over so the wheels would turn the right direction??

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Just buy a late 90's altima with active rear suspension and call it a day.

That was actually a pretty fun car with the big boy motor.
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Might just be better off putting a 3G body on a Subaru WRX...

The engine probably sits higher but then you could just put a hood scoop to allow for clearance.
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Might just be better off putting a 3G body on a Subaru WRX...

The engine probably sits higher but then you could just put a hood scoop to allow for clearance.
I've been dreaming about dropping my 3rd gen body onto my WRX since I bought the Scooby. But I can't do that to a car with less than 15k miles on the odometer, LOL.

The bottom of the engine sits higher than the lude, but because of the flat 4 configuration of the boxer engine, the top of the engine sits low in the engine bay. So hood clearance shouldn't be a huge concern. The only issue would be the intercooler, and that could be switched out for a FMIC. Of course, this type of swap would have many more serious issues than hood clearance. But it's still fun to dream about.
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You mean the F20c swap like this:
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Nice finds guys I read the whole PP thread to do with this, it's resemblance to the lude is it's only similarity, it does look like a wonderful piece of work though, it probably would be a million times easier to put the chassis on a different cars frame. How do you take the quarter panels and junk off though!? Cos I can buy a busted up S13 Nissan silvia and just use the frame/engine?
I'd assume the vehicles would have to be VERY similar sizes?
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^^ Pop them welds loose and lift away from the frame.
Easier said than done though.
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gUESSING THAT WASN't A front wheel drive Honda engine in that.
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You will have to cut the quarter panels to do that.
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Or how about throwin in one of those 4wd orthia engines?
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Or how about throwin in one of those 4wd orthia engines?
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Oh wow as I'm sure you saw it was essentially a civic station wagon, a sports utility wagon with a dohc b20b engine which was both 4 and 2WD. 'Twas a good little motor I was just wondering how to get the AWD to work with the 4WS ect :)
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I just remembered something I read about quite a while back... A Dual Engine Fiero... And it reminded me about this thread...

It is pretty much the same size as a 3rd Gen Prelude. Wonder how hard it would be to do this with our cars!? Might be easier than trying to connect a rear drivetrain to our current front wheel drive setups.

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I just remembered something I read about quite a while back... A Dual Engine Fiero... And it reminded me about this thread...

It is pretty much the same size as a 3rd Gen Prelude. Wonder how hard it would be to do this with our cars!? Might be easier than trying to connect a rear drivetrain to our current front wheel drive setups.

OR

How about this concept:

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All Wheel Drive & Steering Prelude

Hey, Just Throwing IT Out There!

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!! Would be absolutely brilliant on a third gen:!
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I agree! This is probably super blasphemous, but "I'm getting too much into my Prelude". Already thinking about enlarging the exhaust and putting on a Turbo.
(And all the OTHER stuff I have to get to make the turbo work right.)

And I haven't even installed my Poly suspension yet!

Yeah, I need to quit already...
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I agree! This is probably super blasphemous, but "I'm getting too much into my Prelude". Already thinking about enlarging the exhaust and putting on a Turbo.
(And all the OTHER stuff I have to get to make the turbo work right.)

And I haven't even installed my Poly suspension yet!

Yeah, I need to quit already...
You sir have Prelude fever.

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You sir have Prelude fever.

I used to be afflicted myself until I discovered the cure (see sig for details). Hint: I won't tell you what it is but it's initials are WRX.
Yeah, my Prelude was "supposed" to be a cheap buy to use as a Daily Driver...

You know, Just perform the usual tune-up, and start recouping my money via gettingin Better Gas Mileage than my Fuel Suburban. And once these funds are "reclaimed", use the difference in gas money spent to start fixing up my REAL project car...

But a Cylinder Head swap, Polyurethane bushings, set of fancy rims & tires later. (Not to mention the OTHER things I replaced on it) and I have a little over $4K in an $800 car! LOL!

I should take a screen shot of my spreadsheet and post it...

Anyone interested?
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Dew eeeet!!


^^ sears sends me thank you letters.

Last summer I had nearly all my tools stolen. The cops were no help. My insurance company wanted receipts. I didn't have but some from recent purchases...some of the tools were old, some were no longer available. So I started keeping the reciepts.

I have no idea what the car(s) cost so far.

I started out like you Tony. A 3g for kicks and giggles I got from my son thinking eh, new tires, some brakes..you know.... It all began in 2011 or 12 I forget. He had a real nice 95 that got murdered by a red light runner. So he needed wheels. I gave him back his old 91. Then I got bit by the SH bug.

I set out to restore a 97 knowing if I got lucky and found nice used parts I could probably do a nice resto-mod for $8-10k. I bought about 15% of a car from a member in Texas. But S&H was killing me. Then we found a black 97 SH in a junkyard on half price weekend. The reciept was literally 27" long from that one.lol

Little by little that car is being fixed or restored, mostly with used parts when practical. But somebody ahead of me rigged most of the drive train during a motor/tranny swap. So each sub project takes 3 times as long and costs twice as much as it should have.

The black 91 wasn't in the plans but a local pz member had broken the engine so I scooped it up. I figured $5k over time, but there was a plethora of black 88-91's in my local junkyards in 012/13 so I was able to purchase nearly everything to restore the car for a few hundred dollars minus a rebuilt engine and new suspension parts.
It was so bad (if you wanna call it bad) when notification emails arrived I would be like "please, not another black n tan, I'm still healing from the last 5 or 6 weekends in the junkyard".
It's mothballed for a little while. So he can get a cherry 2001 (w/ a broken engine) on the road and I can get my 97 further along.

I only had my red 91 a few months. As soon as it began sucking up rescources I got laid off from work. Something had to go.

Between my son and I we had 5 preludes at various stages in 2013.... 4 black, 1 red. So the red one was out. But before the red car got sold a 2001 came along so it was 5 black preludes.
Now it's 2 3rds, a 4th and 2 5th gens. All black, all 5 speeds...uh well one of the 91's is motorless/trannyless... but plans are for an H/lsd combo someday for that one. My son says 4ws also but I'm thinking drag car.
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I got a 91 black lude from the police auction for 500 bucks. The only thing I ever did to it was put a JDM B20A IN IT CAUSE THE ENGINE WAS SHOT. Other than that, Nothing. As a daily driver , It's fine. Good gas mileage and 5-speed performance. Upgrading to expensive suspension options wasn't part of going from point A to point B for me. It'll still handle a corner very fast.
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^^ you ever get that auto car figured out? Hesitation...
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The throttle cable was extremely loose so I tightened it up. Also turned the fast idle valve screw in about 3/4 of a turn in. Works good now. Thanks again.
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Woohoo!

Was just curious because fatman si was having a similar issue that as far as I know he never got worked out...he hasn't posted since spring.
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