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    Re: 84 Prelude Auto to Manual

    Quote Originally Posted by rileyh View Post
    All the bolt patterns are the same, and part numbers on 2 of the starters I have are the same.
    You might want to double check that. There is a "Mitsuba" and a "Denso" starter. There's a much longer snout on the one. Get the MT starter and you'll probably be good.
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    Re: 84 Prelude Auto to Manual

    I did some measurements on all the starters this morning, which are both for the automatic and manual. They all have the same length "snout." And on top of that, the starter should reach the flywheel when the solenoid activates since the distance from the case to the flywheel was 1.125" (approx). The total length from the starters flange to the tip of the gear is 1.5"-1.6" when activated. I tested the starter out of the car, and it works fine. The wire that activates the solenoid is also hot on starting, so everything is working.

    So my real problem is the flywheel from the '83. Its smaller, and the part number for the flywheel on the '84 is different. After taking off the flywheel on the '84 motor I bought, I have a hunch the diameter is larger. It looks a lot different.

    What I'm saying is I gotta take everything apart again.

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    Re: 84 Prelude Auto to Manual

    Been there done that
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    Re: 84 Prelude Auto to Manual

    I got the car all put back together a few days ago. Everything works so far. I've got two problems now though. The car had a high idle before doing this swap, and now its even worse, obviously since there isn't a heavy torque converter on there. All 500 vacuum lines are plugged in, so now I have to diagnose this CV cluster fuck. Its too bad the car doesnt get out of reverse at 2500 RPMs... Stay tuned.

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    Re: 84 Prelude Auto to Manual

    Ok, got the idle fixed. All I really had to do was adjust the throttle cable, throttle stopper, and the accelerator petal. The main issue was the pedal. I adjusted it the wrong way. And now the car is great to drive now.

    One vacuum line was unplugged in a place that I couldn't see.

    I do have a small vacuum leak in a certain area, so I'm going to start replacing some lines later. They are about 35 years old anyways.

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