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Old 07-31-2006, 07:04 AM   #1
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OMGHi2U LS1 and RWD conversion on a Honda Prelude....

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Old 07-31-2006, 07:13 AM   #2
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That's an insane amount of work and fabrication......and I'm still reading.
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Old 07-31-2006, 07:19 AM   #3
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While I think it's very very cool...the frustration comes from wondering if it will ever feel like it "should have come that way from the factory". I wonder if he'll be frustrated with the way it drives with all of the little quirks, etc. that come from custom work and fabrication.

But I would take the quirks and frustrations! Very wild.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:00 AM   #4
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That's kinda cool. Definitely weird.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:09 AM   #5
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I thought this was gonna be the guy that build a tube frame and dropped a Prelude Shell on it..
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:11 AM   #6
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way cool.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:12 AM   #7
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Wow!!! That is an awfull lot of fab work!That would be cool to be sitting next to it at the light and hear a rumble of a v-8 rather than the honda 4cyl sound!
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:15 AM   #8
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I wonder if he should have bought a used old corvette and stick that LS1 in there.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:17 AM   #9
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If you think that's cool you should also check out the thread on the '94 Acura Integra GSR. The guy converted it to a mid-engine rear drive H22A powered daily driver.

It's got a fill interior and looks completely stock except for some very nicely done side vents and modest rear fender flares to help feed air to the rear mounted motor. It's rediculous and he's been working on it for close to 2 years or something.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:20 AM   #10
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While that is one of the coolest conversion I have ever seen, I can't help but ask why?
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:24 AM   #11
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That's crazy. I like it.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:28 AM   #12
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It's pretty cool but that's a lot of work. Especially considering that you can buy a bolt in kit to put an LS1 in an RX7 or a 240.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:38 AM   #13
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Very impressive work for a kid. He made lots of mistakes, but kept on plugging away. It certainly takes me back a few years. I've built many cars in my lifetime, but I always buy a donor vehicle or two. It's way easier than fabricating everything by hand and way cheaper in the long run.
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:16 PM   #14
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wow unique
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:23 PM   #15
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Interesting... scary, but interesting.
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:13 PM   #16
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I'm curious why he chose an RX7 IRS, if I read that right. Vette or older Jaguar IRS works very well and is much stronger. I really liked the old Jaguar IRS, but I suppose it's getting hard to find.
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:15 PM   #17
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I wonder if he should have bought a used old corvette and stick that LS1 in there.



because tehn he would have a chevy with a 350.... not a prelude.
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:16 PM   #18
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I'm curious why he chose an RX7 IRS, if I read that right. Vette or older Jaguar IRS works very well and is much stronger. I really liked the old Jaguar IRS, but I suppose it's getting hard to find.
Probably for the width. I would assume that an RX7 is pretty close to the same width so he won't have to have custom shafts made
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:24 PM   #19
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Well, his grammar may suck occasionally, and his spelling gets atrocious at times, but he seems like a very, very intelligent "kid". I hope whatever he does in college leverages his creativity and spatial reasoning, rather than waste it. cough*mechanicalengineer*cough With that kind of determination and drive, he's going to do just fine.

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If you think that's cool you should also check out the thread on the '94 Acura Integra GSR. The guy converted it to a mid-engine rear drive H22A powered daily driver.
I just shot about 3 hours reading through some of that thread. Spectacular work and craftsman ship, but I almost would love to see a brake upgrade and a a turboed motor inside that spectacular shell/body. That said, what he has done is an amazing amount of work.
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:33 PM   #20
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awesome, major props for having the balls to jump into a project like this and to to just stop because of frustration
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:18 PM   #21
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What's an H22A?
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:25 PM   #22
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What's an H22A?
That's the Engine the Vtec preludes came with.. 2.2l
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:27 PM   #23
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Well, his grammar may suck occasionally, and his spelling gets atrocious at times, but he seems like a very, very intelligent "kid". I hope whatever he does in college leverages his creativity and spatial reasoning, rather than waste it. cough*mechanicalengineer*cough With that kind of determination and drive, he's going to do just fine.



I just shot about 3 hours reading through some of that thread. Spectacular work and craftsman ship, but I almost would love to see a brake upgrade and a a turboed motor inside that spectacular shell/body. That said, what he has done is an amazing amount of work.
Compare and contrast that with the jagazzz last week who put his Hacked together Sentra with the huge turbo up for sale. Attitude is Everything.
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:43 PM   #24
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If you think that's cool you should also check out the thread on the '94 Acura Integra GSR. The guy converted it to a mid-engine rear drive H22A powered daily driver.

It's got a fill interior and looks completely stock except for some very nicely done side vents and modest rear fender flares to help feed air to the rear mounted motor. It's rediculous and he's been working on it for close to 2 years or something.
That thing is cool too...
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That's the Engine the Vtec preludes came with.. 2.2l
So, basically this Acura swap is just relocating a sidewinder Honda 4 banger to the rear of the car? It doesn't seem anywhere near as complicated as an LS1 in a Prelude.
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