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Old 01-06-2011, 04:09 PM
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Ok first off im new here so i want to say hi. Secondly, im about to pick up a 96 SI here in a few days and had a few questions for anyone whos had a lude for some time now. Im not new to hondas, just Preludes. I found this car for $1100 with an H22A head swap done. The block has 70k but the head has only 500 miles since the rebuild. The only problems are; 1- Needs a new rear motor mount, 2- Needs a new passenger side CV Joint and 3- needs a new oil pan gasket. I know the oil pan gasket it and easy fix but im not sure about the rest. I think its a hell of a deal but im not 100% sure. I know its gonna involve a decent amount of work, but I want to know exactly how much for the rear motor mount. Any help would be great.
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:19 PM
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It's a sweet deal, IF thats all thats wrong with it. Preludes are project car's my man, keep that in mind when you buy it. I use mine as a DD but it took a couple grand to get there.

If you aren't afraid to get a little greasy and buy a needed tool here and there, all the work you mentioned can be done by yourself. A buddy I know is an idiot and he did his cv joints lol. But as for the rear mount, I'm not sure if there is one? When I did my timing and lowered the engine, there's a front motor mount with 3 big bolts, next to the header, and then a side one, where the cam gears are. Now if the car is shaking real bad and he's saying its the rear mount, be warry.

Someone should back me up on it though before you take my word.
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:26 PM
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im thinking the rear mount sits on the cross member. Ive been working on hondas for quite a few years not so the cv shouldnt be a problem then.
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Re: new prelude

Welcome to the site, GREAT one btw. HOT DAMN!!! lol thats a good deal. CV axles at O'riellys for about $140 lifetime DO IT!! and the motor mount I found on eBay for around $30, so if its true you should have a bada** prelude for under $1500 LUCKY!!!
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Re: new prelude

h22a new rebuilt heads less then five hundred miles new water pump new timming belt. new cv joints new disks
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Stage 2 clutch
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car has 78000 miles on block.
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this is the post for the car. hes holding it for a week till i get my tax return done.
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can you post the link?
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everything mentioned wrong is an easy fix with a little bit of time and a little grease under tha fingers. defiantly a steal
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awesome. like i said, they guy is holding it for me. I was gonna get a da integra but when i saw this, it was over. lol
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Re: new prelude

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Welcome to the site, GREAT one btw. HOT DAMN!!! lol thats a good deal. CV axles at O'riellys for about $140 lifetime DO IT!! and the motor mount I found on eBay for around $30, so if its true you should have a bada** prelude for under $1500 LUCKY!!!
less your core charge you can net out for like $70 or so, this is the only way to go. DO NOT try to just replace your boots/joints, waste of time and money, pop out that old half-shaft, pop in the new one.
Sounds like a deal, good luck buddy, welcome to the clan!
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Welcome to the forum, hope it's not a lemon. Not to be a downer but sometimes things are too good to be true. Hopefully for you this isn't the case but you won't know until after you make the purchase. Good luck!
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Welcome to the forum, hope it's not a lemon. Not to be a downer but sometimes things are too good to be true. Hopefully for you this isn't the case but you won't know until after you make the purchase. Good luck!
True, for the money spend i think it would be a good project regardless.

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less your core charge you can net out for like $70 or so, this is the only way to go. DO NOT try to just replace your boots/joints, waste of time and money, pop out that old half-shaft, pop in the new one.
Sounds like a deal, good luck buddy, welcome to the clan!
That was my plan. I drove it and it pulls hard to the right so im gonna replace the whole assembly
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ill sell you the rear mount for cheap.
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ill sell you the rear mount for cheap.
sounds good. pm'd
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Re: new prelude

Nice setup, assuming nothing got hidden. For that price it is probably worth picking up even just to flip it.

With some of the mods you have you may want to look at energy suspension engine mount setups. The engine mounts are pretty easy to change (you need a real floor jack and wrench extensions, that's it.)
CV problem I would just buy a new halfshaft and rent a breaker bar from autozone. You have to put some time in that one, and be careful on the install. My front left should have been pretty quick, but you will find that there is a lot of "should it really be this hard?" moments, and generally the answer was more brute force.
Take a minute to look at the bearings and boots on your suspension before buying it; a front lower ball joint is only $50, but it failing at 25 mph can cost over 1k, and at high speed can just total the car.

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Nice setup, assuming nothing got hidden. For that price it is probably worth picking up even just to flip it.

With some of the mods you have you may want to look at energy suspension engine mount setups. The engine mounts are pretty easy to change (you need a real floor jack and wrench extensions, that's it.)
CV problem I would just buy a new halfshaft and rent a breaker bar from autozone. You have to put some time in that one, and be careful on the install. My front left should have been pretty quick, but you will find that there is a lot of "should it really be this hard?" moments, and generally the answer was more brute force.
Take a minute to look at the bearings and boots on your suspension before buying it; a front lower ball joint is only $50, but it failing at 25 mph can cost over 1k, and at high speed can just total the car.

Peace, and good luck!
Thanks for the advice. Its gonna be a project. I want something I can drive daily. I was outta work for awhile and just recently just started another job so now ill be able to enjoy it more.
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What a nice grab for $1100...
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i got another question. should i pick up an obd2 to obd1 harness? and would a chipped p28 from rywire work for me?
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Re: new prelude

Ok i got some pics of her now. Not bad for the price.

passenger fender needs paint still.

h22a head with some other random mods.


pic the guy sent me of the head while it was getting rebuilt.

So all in all i think its worth the money. I drove it for awhile and I pulls hard. How long should I give the head for a break in period?

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