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First Project (91 LX Sedan)

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    First Project (91 LX Sedan)

    I would like to say thanks in advance of any advice that is received here.

    This will be my maiden voyage into project cars, so go easy on me. I am no stranger to wrench turning, been an industrial electrician/mechanic for going on 6 years but I freely admit I don't know jack about cars.

    So far, I have purchased replacement parts for the front end
    • Upper control arms
    • Lower control arms
    • CV axles
    • Balljoints
    • Inner and outer tie rods
    I have also purchased a rebuilt TCU as the old one had blown several capacitors (previous owner had mechanic verify function of trans) and new window stabilizers for all 4 doors.

    I had a few overall questions about the project.
    1. Has anyone found replacement door seals (many sections have tears/cracking)
    2. What are the most straight-forward engine swaps
      1. Would be planning on doing a turbo build with a donor engine, so the original engine would be unadultered
    3. Are there any specialty tools specific to Hondas that may come in handy
    This is everything I can think of, and if any of this would be better suited to other threads, I appreciate the direction and will post separately should that be the case.

    Thanks again!

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    Welcome! The only source for door seals these days is to find some in better shape on a donor car. Find the part numbers on www.hondaautomotiveparts.com, then do a search. There may be some on ebay or Amazon.

    The LX came with an F22A1 engine with 125 HP. The most direct swap is to the F22A6 used in the 92-93 EX and SE models. H22 is probably the next easiest. There are multiple others. I suggest doing some research in the DIY section.
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      Welcome to the forum. The only specialty tool for Honda or our car that I can really think of is the crank pulley wrench which you can find on Amazon eBay or I believe auto parts stores carry. I would also recommend getting a 36mm socket to fit on the axle nuts.

      As for motor swaps Paul covered the most direct ones, the popular choice is h22a, I personally kept and built the f22a motor and boosted it. I’m not looking into building a f23 bottom end to mate with my f22a head.

      The good thing is most swaps have already either been attempted or completed and are well documented. We even had a member working on putting an RB26 in his accord(though not sure what happened) as well as a small block v8.

      You will find that the cb7 is a very easy chassis to work on, though aftermarket support is pretty limited. Places like fatfourcustoms, kstuned, 850Fab cater to f and h series cars.
      ~Nick~
      FSAE (F Series Accord Enthusiasts) ..."A dying breed thats taking it to the next level" Lucky #13
      MR Thread:http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthre...ight=Grumpys93

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