Sup people,.. ive been doing a lot of reaserch on turning my 86 accord into a rear wheel drive,. and i found the perfect candidate to take parts from,. a s2000 and a 98-persent v6 accord,. do yall think its possible and do yall think u can merge a s2000 transmission and a v6 accord motor togeather???? and if u think this is possible what do yall think i could use to get it togeather. thanks for your future help!
Actually i did all of my homework on this i was just getting other peoples ideas,. just about everything will be from a honda s2000 except the engine,. simply because the dimensions on the s2000 and the 1986 honda accord lx 4 door sedan are pretty much the same,. the with,.. is about a inch difference,. so there for u can use a s2000 differential and axels,. but the driveshaft will have to be custom because the accord is so much longer than the s2000. all i really need is to figure out how to hook up a j30a(98-present accord v6 motor) to the s2000 transmission,. which i figured i would have to make a 2 way bracket that will merge the two,.. thats the only thing i can think of,. and it can be done because i seen Jesse James do it on monster garage. i pretty much have everything down and i know almost everything i need to do except the engine and tranny,. the j30a is a lot taller than a a20a1 so i figure i would need to dry sump it instead of the traditional wet sump. I pretty much am willing to put w/e it takes into doing this simply because im yong goofy and have a job. and its really fucking cool! o and if i make it that far im going to try to get a twin turbo the car,. that would be wild.
well im not even thinking about puting the engine in the back,. that is beyond insane,.. do u have any idea what kinda fabrication and work it would take to get a engine in a 4 door accord? you would have to re-fab the entire rear of the car. thats a lot of crap,. i mean rear engine is a lot cooler and stuff but that would be pushing the borderline of insane and impossible. truetune,. your a lot of help but u got me on if the j30a and the s2000 tranny spin in the same direction, ill have to figure that out later. and what is a w.e motor? u got me on that,. and do u think it would actually fit into the accord engine bay? im kinda iffy about using a american motor,. because most crate motors are cast iron blocks and thats HEAVY! and all aluminum blocks $$$$.....$,. i thought about using a chevy 305 or a 350,. i mean there the same size just different bore. Im glad there are people out there that arent downing my plan and are helping me and i appreciate that. so just keep telling me what u think and helping me out with this engine tranny problem,. because its the only one left!
ok first of all think about it,. where would u put the eingine in the 4 door accord???? in the trunk,. i dont think so in the back seat,. ha!! good luck,.. the fact of the matter is put the engine where one already is,. and the exhaust,. it kinda runs all the way to the gas tank then turns right,. which means u can run the driveshaft there and cut another hole in the subframe for the exhaust to go or i could do it viper style. when ur doing rear engine rear wheel drive theres a lot of things u have to do that cost a lot more,. like the tranny,.. have u ever seen a ferrari transmission? have u ever seen the price?!?!?!? and it wouldnt take less time to do. why? because u have to gut the entire car and take out the backs seats wich would pretty much say hey this car is seriously modified dont race him,. which pretty much takes all the fun out of what im doing. i can drop the stock gas tank and put the differential there and put the gas tank in the trunk. which is a lot more efficent and less time consuming that gutting the entire rear part of the car and fabing motor mounts and transmission mounts. changing a car from front wheel drive to rear wheel drive is one thing but changing it to rear engine rear wheel drive is a whole different matter and is crossing the border of insane. and the thing with the all wheel drive,. in a honda accord,.? come on have u ever seen a 1986 honda accord up close? do u know how tight things are to reach? have u ever tried to change the alternator in one of thoes? i had to take off the driver side axel just to get to it. its extremely hard to get around in these cars imagine trying to get that thing to be all wheel drive. Ive thought about this for years. there is only pretty much 1 thing i need to figure out and thats how to get the j30a to the s2000 transmission because the bolt pattern is different,.. but let me tell u my complete plan,.. to make a 1986 honda accord rear wheel drive,. look pretty much stock and not heavily modified. keep it all honda,.. and to where it makes well over 400 hp,. this sounds extreme,. but take it from jleno who did the same thing to a american car and jesse james who does crazy stuff if u have the time and the skill then u can do it,. they didnt say that but they damn sure did it.
you make a good point,. and thats a really cool civic. but my main reason for doing this and thinking about it and everything is because its different,.. im all about difference i dont like having something everyone else has,. like a civic with rims. its all about the uniqueness of this,. no one has ever done it and thats wildly cool,. and its a lot better than buying parts off the shelf of a store and throwing it in ur car and having the same thing someone else has somewhere out there. one op thats what this is about one of a kinda honda accord. i dont want to and dont plan on and wont use a civic or a accord hatchback or anything its gonna be a sedan because its different and not pratical and its one of a kind.
That trully touched my heart,.. that is the best paragraph i think ive ever read. You are a true inspiration to me and this project. lol but seriously i am going to do this im getting the prices now and look for me in the future,. i think this is my calling i have no other interests in anything other than cars. No more talk this is the time for me to walk,. i cant say when i cant say where but i can say look for a rear wheel drive honda in the future. Thanks for all of your replies and special thanks to phrenology. I love this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Originally Posted by phrenology