So you want your Accord to have a little more pep in its step. You want to look at that stock neon and know you "might" win. If your looking to make getting a ticket, just that much easier. Well you have found the right thread, I will be going over a couple of the key points to building the 3gee. Make sure to use the search function before posting, and read through the threads before asking a question. If you do all that, and still can't find what you need then making a thread would be a great idea.
Fuel Injected motors.
-The best bet for high HP on a FI motor is Forced induction or Turbo.
There is an entire section of the forum devoted just to turbo's on the 3rd Gen Accord. If you plan on going the Turbo route you will have to have a custom Turbo manifold built for you. None are available, but everything else you would need to go turbo can be found for the 3rd gen Accord. Considering most of these cars have over 150K on them I would suggest rebuilding, or at least a very thou-row tune up. I would also suggest converting to an OBD-1 setup to allow for better tuning.
-If you are looking to add a little pep to the car there are all kinds of options.
Check here for a nice writeup on building a performance A20
1. Exhaust(same for carb or EFi): The most logical step would be exhaust this includes a header , High flow Catalytic converter, full exhaust piping no larger then 2.5", and a nice flowing muffler such as magnaflow or something along those lines.
2. Intake (EFI only, see below for carb info): The next step would be to start with the intake. You can find a simple short ram intake, or go all out with a CAI (cold air Intake). You can have your Throttle body, and intake manifold bored out by Maxbore. This will allow for more air into the motor. Another option for the Throttle body and intake manifold would be the modified b-series manifold. This is the only thread I could find that has the info on how to swap it. The whole thing is pretty self explanatory.
3. Camshaft(same for carb or EFi): Next you should begin looking into a better camshaft to help get more air into, and out of the motor. Delta, and Colt both make custom cams for our cars. You must call them and tell them exactly what you are looking for.
4. Building the head(same for carb or EFi): If you have a good amount of money to put into your car, you should start building the head. Port and polish, 3 angle valve job, ETC... Just take the head to your local machine shop and see what they can do for you.
5. Basics of tuning an EFI car.
Carbed Motors: There is an intire section of the forum devoted to carb tech. <--click here
Care of Roodoo2
-Carbed Accord Blues? Black Box got you seeing spaghetti in your sleep? Tired of runaway engine idle speeds and you need an exorcist for your carb?
1. Carburetor: You must first convert that OEM carb to something that provides much better performance and drive ability. A good choice is a Weber 32/36 progressive carb conversion. Weber also sold a patent to Holley and the same carb is available as a Holley 5200 series. You can get a complete conversion kit from Carburation.com, or you can just get the adapter kit and find the Weber or Holley carb on dozens of OEM applications.
Here is a list of cars that came with the needed carburetor
*Ranger trucks with 2,0, 2,3 in line 4 cyl
*Some 2.8 liter V6
*GM late seventies Vega, Monza, Sunbird... Four cyl applications.
There were a lot of Weber kits sold during the 80s to convert Asian carbed cars that developed carb problem but were too expensive (or difficult) to repair. That said, there are a lot of less expensive options to getting a progressive Weber than buying a new complete kit. All jet kits sold for Weber 32/36 will work on all of these plus the Holley 5200 series carbs.
Another option is to go for the 38/38 Weber which is not progressive but will fit right on your Weber adapter. You will get much more performance from this carb but the sacrifice is less economy and a bit harder to tune for multiple driving styles. Adapting to these carbs lets you do away with a box full of OEM carb control hardware, vacuum connections and hoses, and the dreaded black box. The Weber 32/36 is very close to the OEM Honda carb in size but it offers a wider range of performance choices with the availability of jetting kits, and most people report an immediate improvement in performance.
2. Converting to EFi: You can also convert to fuel injection, to get a little more power and driveability. Here is a great write up for that
3. Dual Sidedraft SU Carbs:
this an interesting setup by lostforawhile, read his threads for more info..
4. Quad Carbs
Zufer did these, but there is no write-up.
5. Engine swap are a rarity in the 3Gee, but Innovative has made a mount kit for this to work with a B-series motor. You will still need to have a few items custom made. Shift linkage, Axles, and wiring harness. Once you have done that, the car is ready to rock with a b-series.
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