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    Re: How to swap in a b series without a kit..pics inside

    Well, today I did 2 out of the 4 mounts. I completely cut apart the passenger side mount, rewelded it, and replaced the bushings with softer ones. It sits about 2 inches lower now, closer to the motor/tranny's axis of torsional vibration. I also replaced the driver's side bushings too. I'll post pics as I go, I still have to replace the back mount bushings and build a front mount. I can't use the teg style front mount, it will hit my crossmember..so time for more welding, I guess..
    I also want to see if I can use my old hard bushings for my radius arms, that would be really nice. Hopefully the wheelhop/excessive annoying vibration will be gone soon.



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    Re: How to swap in a b series without a kit..pics inside

    lets see some pics
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    Re: How to swap in a b series without a kit..pics inside

    Today, while sliding all around on that same piece of snow covered ice that is my front yard, I replaced the bushings in my rear mount. I only installed one bushing, though. (The mounts all take 2 bushings, 1 per side.) I wanted it to be nice and soft. I was afraid to hit 2nd hard or launch it after doing that, since I haven't built the front mount in yet, (really did Not want to tear that bushing..) but I did it a couple times anyway.. At first it seemed tight, but then it loosened up, (I don't understand that..) and it started making a thunk sort of like a factory 94+ teg. I don't know what's bottoming out, and I don't like it. Overall the car is much smoother though, and I think a lot of the wheelhop is gone. Time for the front mount now, I guess some time next week when I'm off work..
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    Re: How to swap in a b series without a kit..pics inside

    wow, my brain is smokin' now! um goin' to sleep!

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    Re: How to swap in a b series without a kit..pics inside

    how did i miss this thread

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    Re: How to swap in a b series without a kit..pics inside

    Quote Originally Posted by Accordtheory View Post
    here a lousy pic of my newest mods, completed this morning..ebc yellow pads in the front, (88/89 brakes/spindles although my car is an 87) and new bilstein shocks valved to 375/120 front and 300/100 rear with sprint drop springs all around. Annoyingly, the car sits higher in the front due to the lighter b series motor..
    lighter b-series???

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    Re: How to swap in a b series without a kit..pics inside

    aluminum vs iron man

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    Re: How to swap in a b series without a kit..pics inside

    Well, I suppose I could update this thread a little. I wrote before that something was bottoming out when I shifted hard, that was my back mount internally bottoming out, due to the bushing being torn apart. That's what I get for installing only a single 60a bushing in one side of it with no front mount. So I then screwed around with that some more, and built a front mount too, with another single 60a bushing.
    However, my front mount broke, the piece the bushing fits into broke apart, amazingly enough. Never thought that would happen. Fatigue failure, I guess. So I just said fuck it and put an 80a bushing + another 60a in the back mount for now. However, I did something different with that setup. I enlarged the inside of the 80a bushing so it doesn't touch the metal tube that the cross bolt goes through until the motor torques. So the 60a bushing controls the motion until the motor torques enough for the 80a to contact the cross bolt aluminum tube thing, then they both control the motion. It's like 2 mounts in one. This results in a much more refined driving experience, since the 60a conducts a hell of a lot less vibration into the chassis, while the 80a is still strong enough to hold up to me chirping the tires hard into 3rd.
    I really hope to have this car going with my holset hx40 this spring. I don't drive it anymore these days, the current suspension is too rough for these roads and the car needs a lot of body work, due to me fucking it up in various ways. The car is also way too loud, n/a with a 3" exhaust, even with 2 magnaflows, is still too loud. The turbo will make it a lot quieter. Guess we'll see how it all ends up in the spring time..

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    Re: How to swap in a b series without a kit..pics inside

    well it sounds like swaping a b16a(gsr etc.) isn't easy and there isn't really a step by step w/pix on how to exept 4 ACCORDTHEORY! thanx dude! so im thinking of selling my 3rd g and buying rexi shell for $300 for my b16a.... (discouraged)

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    Re: How to swap in a b series without a kit..pics inside

    Quote Originally Posted by rfiks View Post
    well it sounds like swaping a b16a(gsr etc.) isn't easy and there isn't really a step by step w/pix on how to exept 4 ACCORDTHEORY! thanx dude! so im thinking of selling my 3rd g and buying rexi shell for $300 for my b16a.... (discouraged)
    3rd gens arent that great for swaps... with these accords, i'd only go the turbo route. a rex would be great with that b16 though
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    Re: How to swap in a b series without a kit..pics inside

    i really need to talk to you my name is rushell i have a 1989 lxi and i have a 1993 teg i need to know what i need to do to swap the b18 from the teg into the lxi also i need to swap the gears because the gears in the teg grind and i want the taller gears of the lxi please contact me at 706 955 8860 home or 762 215 1646 cell thanks

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    Re: How to swap in a b series without a kit..pics inside

    hi there, i went to look at your pictures, but am having trouble loading/accessing them.
    i have tried on both a computer and a phone any suggestions? Can anyone at all help with this, or send me some pictures?

    Quote Originally Posted by Accordtheory View Post
    Rather than jacking someone else's thread, I thought I'd start my own..Here is what I have done so far. Starting with the driver's side mount: This mount took me several hours to make. All of the mounts were made by butchering a set of crx swap mounts from innovativemounts.com. 75A hardness bushings for minimum movement in my soon to be high whp turbo application.

    Next we have the passenger side mount: Also done but not shown, strategic hammering of the engine bay adjacent to the tranny for clearance. And yes, I know that gloss black paint looks like shit!



    The back mount was very difficult. Look at the first pic of the integra bracket, major fitment issues. I had to cut a section out of it, bent it down, and patch it back together. See how nice and curved down it ended up? Then I fabbed up the piece that I welded onto the crossmember. No clearance problems, no moving brake lines, etc!




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    Re: How to swap in a b series without a kit..pics inside

    Quote Originally Posted by 86silude View Post
    hi there, i went to look at your pictures, but am having trouble loading/accessing them.
    i have tried on both a computer and a phone any suggestions? Can anyone at all help with this, or send me some pictures?
    You can't see the photos because Photobucket has taken them. This is a old thread but you can buy mounts to do the swap. And you can rework the harness and added a ECU jumper

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