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Old 01-03-2015, 07:02 PM
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Need help picking a motor

So i recently bought a 97 sh and lost compression on #4 cylinder so I'm putting a newer motor in I have 2 choices

1) h22 type s (60k mi) since this will match up with my tranny $1700 installed just the motor

2) f20b (60k mi) with tranny not LSD $1800 installed if I want LSD I can for an extra $400

Also my tranny has 160k on it and ran smooth while the motor was running how long do tranny usually last I have to weight this since the f20b comes with a tranny with only 60k what would you guys do or are there other options I should consider

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So iv decided to go with the f20b with a fully built head ported and pro2 cams I should be getting the car back in a couple of weeks then I'll be getting the car tuned
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i would have went with the type-s because it has more torque but f20b do make great power too
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Re: Need help picking a motor

Yea I was leaning towards the type s as well but my tranny has 160k on it and it would suck for the tranny to go out sooner then later a side from that I'm getting a super deal on the f20b with the built head and cams and a tranny with 60k on it I think it's the best route to go from what Iv read/ been told with the cams and head It will be a better set up then the type s
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60k is an estimate. I'd take any claims of mileage with a grain of salt.

I also wouldn't install a transmission until I have seen what is inside. I've seen a boat load of guys (one of my best friends included) buy "low mile/km" transmissions only to find they grind like a pre-teen at a pavilion dance. Of course, they come with warranties, but realistically, who wants to rip a tranny out or pay someone to take it out after its all been buttoned up?
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Re: Need help picking a motor

it'll be fun to drive with that built head. hope it all works out and you get the car soon.
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60k is an estimate. I'd take any claims of mileage with a grain of salt.

I also wouldn't install a transmission until I have seen what is inside. I've seen a boat load of guys (one of my best friends included) buy "low mile/km" transmissions only to find they grind like a pre-teen at a pavilion dance. Of course, they come with warranties, but realistically, who wants to rip a tranny out or pay someone to take it out after its all been buttoned up?
Yea I'll mention that to the guy swapping it sure he won't have a problem checking it out wish it was the LSD tranny
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Nice n clean.

Best of luck with the swap thing.
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Re: Need help picking a motor

I've been seeing a lot of people going with the epoxy paint can jobs like ArmorAll offerings, that look like that. You can get different colors. It looks like wet sanded base coat.

I like reflection and lines too much, but if they ever engineer the chemistry to make it reflect better resolution I'll use it. It actually preserves the body exceptionally well which is big because 5th gen preludes are bad with rust because they have no drain holes in the most important places and just have thin electro-coat inside quarter panels.. Even if you live in the desert you're guaranteed rot..
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Re: Need help picking a motor

Yea I kno what your talking about but this one is an actual Matt black paint job it's not the can kind or at least that's what the previous owner told me if it is a can paint job he/they did a hell of a job
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You can do them without orange peel or lapse spots by using a roller and bulk canned paint(rustoleum has it), then wet sand before doing a spray can clear and wet sanding clear stages where you overlay.

The spray clears aren't that good with UV and water but the super-durable clears, pretty much only gunned urethane fits the title, don't work with rusto chemistry. Your only option for shine over the rusto is rusto clear with wet sanding between layers and monthly wax cycles. I've never tested wash detergents on rusto.

Drilling drain holes and spraying epoxy primer or miracle paint in to cavities is the most effective way to preserve the body whatever you use. I've never seen a 5th gen that didn't rot quarter panels, and you can't buy patch panels, and whole quarter cost another prelude even if you just make a patch.. Finding a <$1,000 part lude without rot or quarter dents is low-probability..

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Re: Need help picking a motor

that lude is in great condition
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