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Old 10-04-2001, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default What not to do with an engine swap!

We had a customer call us to ask about us wiring up his 2.0 engine swap he had done. We said no problem & we gave him a price.
The car was towed in & to our surprise this is how it looked. It had been at another shop & they could not do the wiring.
They had taken the whole entire dash out of the car along with every bit of wiring that the car has.
I couldn't believe it, I just stared at everything. Ed was laughing
because he couldn't believe anyone would take this much out of there car.
When doing this engine swap you don't have to remove all of this.

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Old 10-04-2001, 08:13 PM   #2
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hey Pam you still have the EVC IV if so I will try and paypal you on monday-wednesday for it. I am also looking for other things too.
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Old 10-04-2001, 09:20 PM   #3
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is that the gage cluster on the floor where the passenger seat would be? ive swapped civic motors and not remove half that. on the good side they didnt take off the rearview mirror or the hanging thingy from it
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Old 10-04-2001, 09:43 PM   #4
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Not much left of this RS! Dang. Must have been an expensive "let us take things apart and not put it back together" job!

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Old 10-04-2001, 10:11 PM   #5
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I can't believe they missed the electronic mirror controls :P
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Old 10-04-2001, 11:38 PM   #6
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thats kinda funny, my car looked like that when i put my radio in... it went back together fine though, but it took some time. have fun.

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Old 10-05-2001, 01:40 AM   #7
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Is that some little figurine hanging from the rearview mirror?? At least they still left that!

What kind of shop was this thing at, a chop shop?
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Old 10-05-2001, 01:58 AM   #8
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Boy, can you give me the name of that shop? I want to get an engine swap done there!
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Old 10-05-2001, 02:39 AM   #9
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hey i am doing that to a car right now....damn flood cars...looks to me like they were planning on doing a 100% 2.0 litre plug in and swapping dash harnesses as well as engine bay. Not sure how much you have to change but if it made it plug in and look factory i prolly would have done it that way as well, but then again it would only take me about 2 hours to have a car torn down that far

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Old 10-05-2001, 09:12 AM   #10
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Hey I disasembled the Legacy dash I got my motor from almost that far.
But that car was in a junk yard and I was getting the whole deal, wiring harness & ECU.
So how much can I charge some one to tear apart there car?
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Old 10-05-2001, 10:27 AM   #11
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Hey! They forgot to remove the steering wheel, dash crossmember and (yellow) air bag wiring and control! Hard to find good help these days.

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Old 10-05-2001, 12:45 PM   #12
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LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-05-2001, 04:05 PM   #13
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I did something pretty dumb that could be added to this list

The motor was hooked by a cable to a "come-along." The radiator was out of the car to make some room, but the A/C condensor was left in. (can anyone see where this is going?) When the motor was finally "freed" from the tranny, it swung foward and punctured the A/C core. I spent so much time trying not to remove any A/C stuff, but all that was feeble since the next two hours sprayed RC12...

I really miss my A/C too

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Old 10-05-2001, 04:14 PM   #14
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Look at it this way, now is a good time to construct a full carbon fiber dash w/custom gauges and speaker pods...well...thats what I would do
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Old 10-06-2001, 04:01 AM   #15
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Subachad...there is no reasont o remove the A/C to do it, just gotta make sure someone holds the motor cause it will want to swing. We did 8complex's that way.

Jeremy

At least it's R134a which is $.99/12 oz can

could be R12 which is now discontinued and about $12 and ounce

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Old 10-06-2001, 01:18 PM   #16
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good God what a mess... remind me not to do that
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Old 10-06-2001, 02:51 PM   #17
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Yes, it looked worse because we recieved it all in the front seat of the car & all the electrical in a box.

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Old 10-06-2001, 03:54 PM   #18
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you guy's have seen a mess till you have had to correct wiring harnesses from the local "performance" shops hacking ass job. They use quick splices on everything, when they tap the wrong wire they don't fix it, they just leave it. it's horrid, can take damn near forever to figure out the problem.

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Old 10-06-2001, 11:46 PM   #19
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Jeremy, I realize that swing factor now, I just didn't think of it at the time. My own fault, but oh well. As for the freon, it is R12, I have a 93.

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Old 10-07-2001, 04:14 AM   #20
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chad...might want to convert to R-134a...just change your reciver drier and charge that baby up

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Old 10-07-2001, 02:02 PM   #21
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OH MY GOD!!!!!
Looks like someone had no clue whatsoever
What were they thinking when they started to do this???
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Old 10-08-2001, 01:31 AM   #22
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Wow and I thought I had fun converting a old Familia to turbo and AWD! At least I know what I was doing. Um roughly. What screwed me up was that the Familia DID require you to change the entire wiring harness. Only took a day to do it though.
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Old 10-08-2001, 03:28 PM   #23
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They must have ordered a stage 2 weight reduction. haa haaa

BTW how much would a ej20 USD swap cost? If you don't mind me asking
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