Honda Prelude Forum banner
1 - 20 of 180 Posts

·
穏やかな旅行&#
Joined
·
4,713 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Okay I'm gonna just post everything to this thread from now on.

Anyways, here's where I'm at right now for those who don't know:
1988 2.0Si
91 tranny swap - 12lb ACT flywheel, Exedy stage 1 racing clutch
solid mounts
custom short-ram intake, 60mm TB, ported/polished IM, B18A intake cam, adjustable cam gears, Chikara "Tork-Step" header, Catco high-flow cat, 2.5" exhaust
Energy Suspension sway bar bushings and end links front and rear
Gladman STB's front and rear
16" Motegi MR8 (maybe it's MR12, I forget) wheels w/ 215/40/ZR16 Kumho Ecsta Supra tires
NGK plug wires, and upgraded all engine ground wires to 8ga (4ga for main battery ground).

Status as of 3-15-2005
I'm still trying to install my new IM, but I didn't buy any gaskets (IM-to-head aside) ahead of time, so right now I'm about to replace ALL the gaskets and injector o-rings with new ones. Hopefully this will stop my nasty vacuum leak (car runs with the TB covered up). She sounds SO mean though when I rev it up, and it revs up WAAAAAAAAAY faster than it used to which was already quick.

*Update April 01 2005*
Whoops, posted the update down in a new post... oh well, just scroll down :grin:

*UPDATE April 09 2005*
Okay well my ITR cams and CTR valvesprings got here today and everything checks out just peachy!! :twisted: So.... now I just need a head, and some rods and we can get things rolling! Well... assuming my pistons ever get here...

*UPDATE April 14 2005*
Pistons got here yesterday... still looking for a decent price on a head (since I was a moron and missed that eBay $250 one) and I still need to talk to RPM Machine for rods. I posted a bunch of very dark pics on page 2 (the pics I took of the cams came out way too dark to see, so I didn't post them).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
505 Posts
Sounds sweet. I have yet to put on my P&P manifold. New injector seals, i never thought of that:neutral: Do they sell them at local auto part stores?
 

·
穏やかな旅行&#
Joined
·
4,713 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
sleeperlude said:
Sounds sweet. I have yet to put on my P&P manifold. New injector seals, i never thought of that:neutral: Do they sell them at local auto part stores?
They have a set of them at a local store called "Imparts". Autozone didn't have anything for me.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,207 Posts
Man, I need a job so I can afford some parts...
 

·
no mo mod
Joined
·
13,011 Posts
he's planning on a VTEC head eventually...crzy bastid :lol:

jake...your car is a bitch
 

·
穏やかな旅行&#
Joined
·
4,713 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 · (Edited)
heh, yeah as Tyler said that's my goal for this year.

I've got that B20A3 block in my garage awaiting some good cleansing as well as a new hone job, but I'm not sure what rings I'll be using or what rods to go with etc etc so it just sits collecting dust and/or aluminum powder.

I am still unsure if I want to go turbo or not... I like the idea of more power but for some reason stayin naturally aspirated seems more fun cuz it's more of a challenge. Most likely I'll just build the shiznit out of this block, then VTEC the bastard and have a combo that can rev safely to 8000, maybe a little higher and I'm going to stop when I reach 220whp. If/when.

I'm still waiting on the guy who's supposedly making my UCA bushing spacers to get them to me for replacement. I also need to get some measurements for the 2 lower arm bushings and do those as well, then there's the matter of finding a 4WS donor car:)

Other than that... who knows?

*Intake Manifold Update*
Well Tyler came over and after WAY too many hours we replaced every freaking gasket/seal that touches the intake manifold, got everything torqued down properly, and (keep in mind this was at freaking 2am) pushed her out into the street so that I could just start it up and pull away theoretically not waking my neighbors if she had a vacuum leak.
No leakage this time baby!8) and all I can really say is WOW!!! the engine revs up SO much quicker than before and now I am pulling to 7200 (IE my rate of acceleration keeps going up). w00t for self-ported manifolds!! Seriously it's a completely different driving experience, granted I broke my rear mount even more after hammering it tonight but hey that's what urethane is for right?

Anyways, That's all that's on her plate for now besides a brake system upgrade soon (stainless steel braided lines, 4th gen brakes with cross-drilled and slotted rotors, greenstuff pads).
Well... besides a Championship White paint job hehe
 

·
穏やかな旅行&#
Joined
·
4,713 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 · (Edited)
Okay so I finally got money for gas today (fuel light has been on since I did the manifold swap) and I've been watching my A/F gauge closely and I'm kinda curious about something:

With the stock IM, anything above ~75% throttle would result in the gauge reading the 2nd rich light (IE not the most rich, one leaner) and once I was above ~4500rpm it would stay on the most rich light.

Now with this majorly ported manifold, under the same circumstances it's on the least-rich rich light (the last one before stoich) until about 5800, when it switches to the middle rich light (there are 3 rich lights).

Anyways, my question is this: if I opened up the secondaries even more (which really will require Monnie to mod me some new butterfly valves) would that help keep things from running more rich as the RPMs rise?
 

·
no mo mod
Joined
·
13,011 Posts
yes...you could say we "rebuilt" the intake manifold...lol
there enough parts on that [email protected]?


or the car could inject more gas to *compensate* for the extra air and make you run even more rich than you already are :lol: you're cursed

im interested to see how my engine's A/F will be when i get it started up :D you're staying at my house til 3 AM (or later) when that comes around...right?
 

·
穏やかな旅行&#
Joined
·
4,713 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
tsiah said:
yes...you could say we "rebuilt" the intake manifold...lol
there enough parts on that [email protected]?


or the car could inject more gas to *compensate* for the extra air and make you run even more rich than you already are :lol: you're cursed

im interested to see how my engine's A/F will be when i get it started up :D you're staying at my house til 3 AM (or later) when that comes around...right?
I hope my 235cc injectors aren't able to curse me that much :smile:

And hell yeah I'll be at your house til the beast is up and running (like I did LAST time, mind you :razz: )
 

·
no mo mod
Joined
·
13,011 Posts
Kalm_Traveler said:
I hope my 235cc injectors aren't able to curse me that much :smile:

And hell yeah I'll be at your house til the beast is up and running (like I did LAST time, mind you :razz: )
thats why I said again ;) :lol:

tis exciting...I cant wait to start er up
we gotta get a camera and record the whole thing!

anyway...back to your car
maybe you just need your injectors rebuild...remember that one was cracked? I'll bet anything its leaking and causing you to run rich...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
16,906 Posts

·
穏やかな旅行&#
Joined
·
4,713 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
tsiah said:
thats why I said again ;) :lol:

tis exciting...I cant wait to start er up
we gotta get a camera and record the whole thing!

anyway...back to your car
maybe you just need your injectors rebuild...remember that one was cracked? I'll bet anything its leaking and causing you to run rich...
You didn't say "again" :razz:

haha, yeah could be. I'll just swipe a good injector from Pick'N'Pull next time I hit it up (possibly Saturyday since I have money again).

Team123luder: thanks for the support bud, and I look forward to seeing your buildup as well!:) I'll email ya right away.
 

·
穏やかな旅行&#
Joined
·
4,713 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
Pics pics pics...


91 cluster, cluster housing, and steering wheel swap


yes, my car IS an 88 (see the passenger seat?)

Oh and here are those crappy manifold pics I promised:

stock manifold


my ported manifold on the left, stock on the right
 

·
穏やかな旅行&#
Joined
·
4,713 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
UPDATE April 01 - 2005:

Okay well I just pulled $1000 out of my butt, and I'm hellbent on building my hybrid VTEC motor this month. I'll be getting about $1000 more very soon, for those who were about to tell me that 1 grand isn't gonna cut it.

Anyways, here's what I'm planning so far:
my builder B20A3 block
custom h-beam RPM Machine rods
USDM ITR pistons
JDM CTR intake cam
JDM ITR exhaust cam
ITR valves/retainers
some kind of aftermarket spring that will handle 8500rpm no problem
ARP rod bolts, and head studs
Toda race bearings (rod/main)
GSR head/intake manifold (yes I know about the firewall clearance issue)
ITR TB

anywho, that setup will put me about 11.5:1 compression and it should flow like a furious beast. Hopefully with this money I materialized and my tax return (should be here in 2-3 weeks) I should be able to get everything put together since I've got a hookup at RPM Machine, and several at Honda.

Oh yeah, and I'ma put new synchros in my spare D2A4 along with that LSD I bought last November.

Any thoughts? I do have a few kinks to figure out, but so far I think I've got most things figured out. My only hesitation is that I can get a B16 head for MUCH cheaper than a GSR one, but then no dual runners (which is part of my ultimate street 3rd gen... if you don't like them that's cool, I think they're a great idea for a street car, which is what I want this to be).
 

·
穏やかな旅行&#
Joined
·
4,713 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Okay well I've started winning ebay stuff so here's what I've got so far:
s2000 62mm TB (same as ITR, yes they bolt up).
ITR pistons
ITR cams (CTR was too much for only 3 degrees more of intake duration)
CTR valve springs

Hopefully I'm gonna get this GSR head that I'm watching.... cross your fingers for me :)
 

·
穏やかな旅行&#
Joined
·
4,713 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
okay, well my sexual 62mm S2000 throttlebody arrived today, and of course here are some pics for you all to drool over:grin:

outside view:

inside view:


outside view of S2000 tb next to stock B20A5 TB

and an inside view of the two:



Needless to say, this 62mm beast looks like it could eat my stock TB for breakfast, lunch AND dinner :twisted: ah.... now if I just had a VTEC head/ intake manifold to put it on :roll:
 
1 - 20 of 180 Posts
Top