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    Question Questions about my 86 Accord Lxi hatch

    Hello I have an 86 Accord Lxi hatch.
    I'm curious to know why my vin is titling me as a BA7?
    CA1-CA6 was accords 86-89.
    My VIN says JHMBA7....
    The BA3-BA7 was the 3rd gen prelude starting in year 1987...
    What does this mean?
    Do I have an Lxi with prelude engine trans?
    I know i have the A20a3 being fuel injected.
    Someone please explain. Thanks



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    Re: Questions about my 86 Accord Lxi hatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Silva View Post
    Hello I have an 86 Accord Lxi hatch.
    I'm curious to know why my vin is titling me as a BA7?
    CA1-CA6 was accords 86-89.
    My VIN says JHMBA7....
    The BA3-BA7 was the 3rd gen prelude starting in year 1987...
    What does this mean?
    Do I have an Lxi with prelude engine trans?
    I know i have the A20a3 being fuel injected.
    Someone please explain. Thanks
    Hm, maybe. Or the car mightve been stolen and the swapped the VINs with another prelude that got wrecked or something.

    Do some research on what markings or stamps were on the a20ís

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    Re: Questions about my 86 Accord Lxi hatch

    They just used different codes for '84-'86. You have a Accord with auto trans.

    https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Vehicl...type_1984-1986
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    Re: Questions about my 86 Accord Lxi hatch

    I have a 86LXi 4 door auto and my VIN number also starts with JHMBA7. I went to the VIN reference and thought it would tell the engine type but it doesn't. However, the number in grade does says 4 refer to LXi so I think this distinguish the FI engine from the carb, right ?

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    Re: Questions about my 86 Accord Lxi hatch

    Yes this car is clean title, history showed not being stolen or wrecked. That's what I thought before I looked it up.

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    Re: Questions about my 86 Accord Lxi hatch

    Yes auto transmission. It's leaking right now, think the torque converter . I want to swap it but then I don't. A20 not fast but strong and reliable. Auto trans I don't like I want to swap with 5 speed for sure

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    Re: Questions about my 86 Accord Lxi hatch

    Quote Originally Posted by AC439 View Post
    I have a 86LXi 4 door auto and my VIN number also starts with JHMBA7. I went to the VIN reference and thought it would tell the engine type but it doesn't. However, the number in grade does says 4 refer to LXi so I think this distinguish the FI engine from the carb, right ?
    Interesting! Yah I guess if your fuel injected...but I know that north America versions of our cars are labeled as CA1-CA6. Do i call mine a BA7 because it will be mistaken for a prelude.

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    Re: Questions about my 86 Accord Lxi hatch

    Quote Originally Posted by shawn silva View Post
    a20 not fast but strong and reliable.
    pssshhhhhh!!
    Originally posted by ShiRen:
    Nice car or not, nobody likes losing a race to an old 4 door Honda.

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    Re: Questions about my 86 Accord Lxi hatch

    Quote Originally Posted by InAccordance View Post
    pssshhhhhh!!
    You disagree? I'm driving a 32 year old car with 160k miles on it DAILY and I put 30k on it in 3 years. it only has 100hp....what are you pshhhhhhing about?

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    Re: Questions about my 86 Accord Lxi hatch

    Check out his build and you'll know....
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