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    I think it's good from a design standpoint... low hood line, no extra rotational mass to move power from the front to the rear, more trunk and passenger space since there isn't a bell housing sticking into the firewall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A20A1
    I think it's good from a design standpoint... low hood line, no extra rotational mass to move power from the front to the rear, more trunk and passenger space since there isn't a bell housing sticking into the firewall.
    They should've done more Mid engine cars then front engine.

    I could see the mid engine been alot more realistic.

    I take it the fuel tank would need to be moved to the front. You could prolly use parts of the front suspension and driveline in the rear.
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    Thats my plan the front knuckle converted to accept the rear mounting points. Cept I'll probbly switch sides so the calipers are in the right place... put at least it will give me rear disks. I posted a few pictures above.
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    Re: PROJECT , Rear Wheel Drive Accord

    This is great. I'm rehabbing a crashed POS 88 lxi. but my real point here is, back when you all were babies, I mean 25 years ago, there was a guy in Bremerton WA who did thecleanest Acura V6 into the back seat of a Civic, that you could ever hope to see. It was featured in Grassroots Motorsports. Maybe that could have been very inspirational to a guy who just HAD to fab a RWD oout of one of these old tubs, and then got a blinding flash of the obvious, and gave it up. Keep these ideas coming, as Dennis Gage says on Classic cars, "don't crush'sm, restore em" This is great techonology to start with. And you apply hotrodding principles to small displacement cars with goodies. like, my crashed 88 lxi has a moon roof pwr doors wdws, and mirrors, AND A/C! I[m in commuter hot rod heaven

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    Re: PROJECT , Rear Wheel Drive Accord

    Okay, this should have been mentioned months ago, but the rear trailing arm/knuckle setup from the 1G CR-V is very similar to the Accords. Might be a better way to go than modding front knuckles. Otherwise, yes, the 4G Civic Wagon with AWD would be good for other, similar trailing arms.
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    Convrt 2 RWD

    convert to RWD w/ S2000 eninge, transmission and drivetrain. yea or nah?, note: on a 4 door 3rd gen. accord. I mean, to me, i love catching my opponent by surprise. Also im talking about autocross here. im not asking how to do it, just wether or not it would be cool to.

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    Re: Convrt 2 RWD

    Just get a different car. What you're talking about makes no sense.

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    Re: Convrt 2 RWD

    The cool factor is up you to you, so is getting it done.

    Someone made some nice suggestions in a different RWD thread about using CRV parts.

    https://www.3geez.com/forum/restoration-custom-fabrication/45177-project-rear-wheel-drive-accord.html

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    Re: Convrt 2 RWD

    well, im just having a hard time deciding, i mean, i love the S2000, but i also love all that my accord can do. i guess ill just take restos advice and just go buy an S2000. Anywho, whoever wants to discuse how this swap would go, just ask and i'll tell. I think it would be something fun to talk about.

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    Re: Convrt 2 RWD

    s2000 is 100x more capable than accord. just enjoy the s2000 if u have the money to buy one!

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    Re: Convrt 2 RWD

    I think this would be a awsome swap I wast hinking about it when the s200s came out! I'd really like to see one happen!
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    Re: Convrt 2 RWD

    wasn't there some kid who was trying that a couple months ago? except i think he wanted to put a v6 in instead. someone even drew up a whole load of diagrams and all. and for the price of a new s2000, you can get an nsx. it'll be used, but it's an nsx.

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    Re: Convrt 2 RWD

    For the price of a used NSX you could get a 600horsie Cobra turn-key kit car. Which would you choose :p
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    Re: Convrt 2 RWD

    sad thing is i would get the nsx, sorry just a die hard honda fan. Nothing more fun to pull up to a v8 and yell out four doors of furrey!... then get your pants smoked cause he did something to it...but it's still fun sometimes to beat a v8...or even some v6's....of course you have to be heavily modified, but hey we wouldn't have this site if it wasn't just for that factor alone.

    oh yah and as for the topic on hand... i'd say just go for it.. Everything is going to be custom, and you'll have everything torn apart so adding parts isn't going to be a big deal. Biggest problem i remember hearing is the gas tank. You can't just beat the piss out of it and make a drive shaft fit. Take a good look at the s2k under it and see how honda made it work for them, then copy that.

    as for motor cross well your going ot have to do some serious roll cage action to account for the accords kinda weak structure in the back. (who needs to fix up back when all the power is in the front) dont give up on a project cause it's easier to buy something..
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    Re: Convrt 2 RWD

    I say, if you're looking for a solid, reliable RWD, then get an S2000.
    But if you've got the money and time and dedication to pull off a swap like that, and you want something extremely unique, then by all means do the swap.
    Just expect to break a lot of parts, because that's what R&D really comes down to.

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    Re: Convrt 2 RWD

    looking around a few years back i had this same idea. the engine alone was going to put me out at least $12000, but that was from honda and even then it wasnt not every part i needed for the engine. but now i'm sure its cheaper. $4000 for a complete S2000 engine. and running gear is going to set you back more than $5000. it'd be a great project. i'd stick with something along the lines of front wheel drive and no more than 2 liters. or you could more cheaply put the accord body on a tubular frame with a custom rear and front suspension set up with slight mods to the fire wall. that'd mean you put in a custom floor pan and what not. there's an idea.
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    Re: Convrt 2 RWD

    Quote Originally Posted by w00tw00t111
    For the price of a used NSX you could get a 600horsie Cobra turn-key kit car. Which would you choose :p
    I'd rather get the NSX. Kit cars suck.

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    Re: PROJECT , Rear Wheel Drive Accord

    as for trans to engine mating a good welder could fabricate some of the bell housing to match your motor
    pic's of project at my homepage: home.earthlink.net/~andyk65

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    Re: PROJECT , Rear Wheel Drive Accord

    hey i was in a local library reading a 1988 copy of motor trend i belive and I came accross a project Called CRX2 it had 2 1988 accord lx-i motors and trannies one in front one in the back and it wasn't that hard to do just weld in the crossmember and make the rear supension front suspension it worked and ran a 12.3 when it ws done ...............

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    Re: PROJECT , Rear Wheel Drive Accord

    Quote Originally Posted by reliantkcar
    hey i was in a local library reading a 1988 copy of motor trend i belive and I came accross a project Called CRX2 it had 2 1988 accord lx-i motors and trannies one in front one in the back and it wasn't that hard to do just weld in the crossmember and make the rear supension front suspension it worked and ran a 12.3 when it ws done ...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda
    scan that magazine.....and to 3geez
    That magazine was Car & Driver. Their project is actually somewhat well-known. If you search around you might find coverage somewhere.

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    Re: PROJECT , Rear Wheel Drive Accord

    yo whatever happend to this?

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    Re: PROJECT , Rear Wheel Drive Accord

    the same thing that happens to most cars when dreamers own them. forgotten about and never happen

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    Just look up vectorx car, he did an h22 in the back of a hatch. Really well done, and almost looked factory.
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