1988 Honda Accord LXi
Owner: Andrew (silentdonut)
Date Added: 04/22/2006
Date Updated: 04/23/2006
Ride Specs







at least they're alloys...unlike my 90 LX




shit sony cd playa that came with it.

Future Mods

paint job...and a trillion other things.

i'm going all out on this car... i want it close to show condition.

my 90 LX will be my daily driver.

Posted By: cb7_dannycuzz
Date: 10/14/2006

Posted By: BrutalB83
Date: 04/26/2006
Meh, I still say it's going to be a lot more trouble than its worth trying to swap an A20 and corrosponding tranny into the 90-93 chassis, but have at it. Are you a mechanic or something? Because if you have the know how to easily make it work, then go for it, but if it were me I'd just search for a lower-mileage f22 to drop in the 90 if it needs a new motor. Motor will slide right in, and no need to change the tranny.

Good luck with your plans for the 88. It would be a cool project if you actually managed to get it done. Check out the hondaswap.com forums, that's where I saw the guy with the B18 swap in an 88 hatchback. Maybe he can help you out with some of the swap specifics.

Posted By: silentdonut
Date: 04/25/2006
yeah i'm going to swap both to manual.

***** i wouldn't have two cars if i wasn't serious LOL.

and the only reason i'm thinkin about droppin the A20 into the '90 is because is supposedly only has 60,000 miles on it compared to the F22. and after the tune up, the A20 will be newer than any F22 from a junkyard or a seller.

Posted By: BrutalB83
Date: 04/24/2006
Ummm...yeah...you do realize that the 90 sedan has way more potential and tons more available parts right? Installing a Prelude motor into the 90-93 is a snap, it's basically just drop it and bolt it up. If I were you I would keep this as the daily driver and make the 90 sedan your project.

And also, I don't exactly understand why you would want to take the motor from this car and put it in the 90 sedan either. Unless you know something that I don't, I'd say that the F22 you already have in the other car is far superior to the A20 in this car. Also, I've never heard of anyone swapping an A20 into the 90-93 chassis, and I'm willing to be that it's not just a drop it in and bolt it up process. You would probably need custom motor mounts and I have no idea if the 90 transmission would be compatable with the 89 engine, so that might have to be swapped over as well. So I really don't see any reason at all to do that swap unless the motor in your 90 is done for, and even then, you could find another F22 for relatively cheap and not have to replace your tranny. So yeah, like I said, unless I'm missing something here that swap you have planned seems pretty pointless...

Like I said, I would concentrate on building the 90 sedan, but if you are that adamant about building the 89, I have seen a B18 swap into an 89 hatchback, so that's the route I would pursue if I were you. The H22 Prelude motor would probably be more trouble than it's worth to swap into an 89 Accord.

Oh, one other thing as well, you do realize that the transmission in your car will NOT work with any of those motors you talked about swapping, so you would have to swap the corrosponding transmission in as well. And if you are planning to convert to manual (which is the better choice if you plan on using a B18 or H22 to its full potential) then you've got a hell of a lot of customizing and hard work ahead of you...good luck...

Posted By: silentdonut
Date: 04/23/2006
actually i'm planning to drop this motor into my '90 and either go with a civic or lude engine for this

Posted By: BrutalB83
Date: 04/23/2006
Good luck finding parts for your motor. Actually, good luck finding any parts for it at all. All I've ever seen for 3rd gen Accords are a few body kits, and intake/exhaust.