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This will be my official progress/build thread.I'll post everything i've done to my 91 si lude from upgrades and mods to complete swaps.I'll start from the top...

Day 1 (the day i picked her up)







I bought it for $500 with a knocking b21a1 engine(spun main bearing) and an auto tranny.The interior and exterior are in great shape so i figured it would be a good base to start with.These next pics were taken 2 weeks later after slapping some new shoes and installing a short ram intake...




After searching the net on craigslist and local forums i finally found a parts car so that i can do a 5 speed conversion and maybe swap out blocks.Well,after arriving to pick up the parts car i was surprised to discover that it had a jdm b20a in it.So now i'm thinking: ENGINE SWAP BABY, WOO WOO...







I picked this one up for $400.It has the tranny strapped to the engine cause the clutch went on the car and the guy tried to replace it himself but couldn't.So,we strapped it up just so i can tow it out of there.Now that i got my parts car,it's time to go to work.After ordering a new clutch,i begin the swap...

Btw:I did not draw that doodle of a penis on the EM,i bought it like that





Time to roll out the old and roll in the new...








The clutch has not arrived yet but,I can't wait.No time to loose,i'll just have to put it in together with the tranny after i drop the engine in...




The clutch finally arrives the next morning(XTD STAGE 3) and it's off to work again...






Here are some pics of the 5 speed conversion...



Swapped clusters...




I also did a battery relocation to gain more engine bay space for a Cold Air Intake later on...




And last but not least,here is a pic of me and my loving and extremely supporting wife...



Don't laugh at my mechanic clothes,lol.They were given to me by my cousin who was in the military.
I wished i would've taken more pics but,i was in a rush cause it's my daily driver and i had to get it done in 3 days so i can go to work.Not to mention i did it all by myself cause loser friends never showed to lend a hand.Well,thats it for now untill the next project,upgrade or mod.

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I have the red '90 lude shell up for a part out.Pm me with what you need.I also have the b21a1 engine and auto tranny.
 

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thats awesome dude way to get things done. clean lude. wish was that quick
Thanks man.I busted my butt for 3 days straight trying to make the deadline.You can tell in the pic of me that i look tired.
 

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nice job on the swap man......and I would be intersted in those parts if you werent in florida grr lol o welll good job man
 

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You made quick work of it, looking good. Did you by chance resurface the flywheel?
 

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Did you by chance resurface the flywheel?
Not really,I ran a thin sand paper through it real quick to remove some surface rust but thats it.I didn't even get a chance to wash the engine and tranny while they were out of the car cause time was too tight.But i'm going to replace it with a light weight flywheel sometime soon.
 

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Grats man on a nice job. I know you had a ton of work to knock out during the process. Yeah, I know about not depending on friends when it comes to working on our cars. Pat yourself on the back man and have a cold one. Cheers!!!!!
 

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wow i spent 18 hours and havent even gotten theblock and tranny out yet but im doin it in cold ass iowa in an unheated garage and ive never actually had to work on handas before so congrats on the swap and come to iowa to help me with mine will ya.
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Good job bro, have joined the ranks of the auto to 5 speed swappers on this forum. And thank you for sharing the pictures, it is helpful for those on here who are too afraid to do it because they cant see what needs to be done.
 

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looks great! you threw down on that swap. the motor and a 5 speed swap in three days? alone? i'm impressed. i take forever on that kind of stuff, but thats probably because i don't have to worry about needing my lude for transportation (yay accord daily driver) and i spend hours cleaning random stuff. i would have moved my battery a little farther over if i were you... and if you plan on storing stuff in the trunk (especially anything metal) then you should get a battery box so nothing accidentally arcs against it.
 

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there's a couple cheap ones on there... but i'd just go to walmart and find one in the marine or fishing section. my local one has them for like 10 bucks out the door. sure you have to do a little modification to them but way worth saving 100 bucks in imo
 

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wow i spent 18 hours and havent even gotten theblock and tranny out yet but im doin it in cold ass iowa in an unheated garage and ive never actually had to work on handas before so congrats on the swap and come to iowa to help me with mine will ya.
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Thats why i love florida,weather is great all year round.Plus i don't have to worry about snow and getting the lude all rusted up.

Good job bro, have joined the ranks of the auto to 5 speed swappers on this forum. And thank you for sharing the pictures, it is helpful for those on here who are too afraid to do it because they cant see what needs to be done.
Thanks man.I plan to take pics on everything i do to the lude and post them here.

looks great! you threw down on that swap. the motor and a 5 speed swap in three days? alone? i'm impressed. i take forever on that kind of stuff, but thats probably because i don't have to worry about needing my lude for transportation (yay accord daily driver) and i spend hours cleaning random stuff. i would have moved my battery a little farther over if i were you... and if you plan on storing stuff in the trunk (especially anything metal) then you should get a battery box so nothing accidentally arcs against it.
Thanks.It was three days but,about 40 hours+ though.I'd start at 7am and work straight till about 8-10pm.As for the battery,i placed it there cause the chasis sticks out to the right of it and doesn't let me put the battery level.Also i wanted it away from the car jack holster so that i can have access to it in case of a flat on the road.I do plan to get the enclosure,i saw it at walmart yesterday.
 

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what i did with my relocation was put the jack in the spare tire under the trunk floor, cut the jack holder out, and place the battery, level, where the jack used to go. plenty of room there even with the reinforcement for the rear bumper sticking up.
 
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