View Full Version : Need some advice plz..
04-24-2010, 01:52 AM
Hey whats up everybody am new with the j swaps.but i got a friend that totaled his 2003 acura cl tpye s but he said i can buy it from him for like 1500 for the whole car. it got hit in the rear and he has no insurance so he is f***ed.but now i want to swap the motor in a car i was wondering what car to swap it in like a del-sol i was thinking of.what is all that i need to swap the motor in like i know motor mounts and what else do i need cause am taking the whole car...not just the motor and how much for everything please help
04-24-2010, 07:32 PM
You need to decide what mounts you want to use. HASport make two types...
1. The engine sits above the hood line, while giving great ground clearance with a lowered car, you will need to cut a hole in the hood, as many have done, so the hood will close.
2. The engine sits below the hood line, allowing you to close the hood, and give that sleeper look. However, the engine will be much lower and combined with lowering springs, a skid plate is HIGHLY recommended. If you smash the bottom of your engine off the ground or a speed bump, you can easily damage the oil pan or worse, damage the engine itself.
You will also need axles. You can buy them from HASport with the mounts, or you can make your own from OEM Honda axles. But you will need 4 axles to make two. CL-S axles, and the axles from the car you are swapping into. There is a thread on this site showing how it's done.
Wiring will also be a challenge, but it is feasible on your own. There are vendors on here selling wiring kits, but they are grossly over priced and you can do it yourself with time and some wiring diagrams.
Those are the major things. The rest is all minor stuff and you can find additional details throughout this website. The fact that you have the entire car will be a huge help when it comes to getting the small things.
Good luck, and welcome to 6 cylinders.
04-24-2010, 10:05 PM
thanks for the info but how about the shift links how does that work can i us the stock one out of the car and fab them.and is there alot of cutting and welding you have to do to the car.
04-25-2010, 02:56 AM
The shifter can be removed from the car as well (the CL-S) and installed into the Civic. You will need to enlarge the existing hole in the floor to accept it.
There are aftermarket shifter assemblies that are a bolt-in fit for the Civic/Integra/Del Sol and there is no cutting required. Just bolt it in and start shifting.
In case you didn't know, these transmissions are cable shifted. So there are two cables, running from the shifter to the transmission. They are as thick as a Crayola Marker and are about 5 feet long.
Like I said before, you have basically everything you will need because you have the complete CL-S.
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