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DRaKe
31-10-11, 10:07 PM
Hi everybody, I signed up earlier and thought I'd throw up some pics of my car
I have a 1990 Honda Prelude XX4ws, this is Prelude number 3 for me but it's my first JDM import
Anyway, I spotted this thing in a wreckers when I was on the train to uni (which I was doing because my licence was suspended at the time)
She had been imported back in 2005 by the guy who owned the yard/wreckers and started to do it up but developed a problem with the engine (which turned out to be a stuffed dizzy cap) he gave up and stuck it out with the rest of the wrecked cars. I took it off his hands for a grand, I feel kinda sorry for the guy since he'd spent more than 10 grand on the thing

I've ripped out the SOHC carby engine and auto box and in the process of dropping in the DOHC EFI engine and manual box from my rusted 89 Prelude.

Some pics, please don't judge me for the colour as it wasn't my choice, I will soon be respraying it back to its original black
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/227286_10150170997866890_712326889_7130793_7679256 _n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/230411_10150172031956890_712326889_7134440_4184342 _n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/227113_10150172033061890_712326889_7134446_423343_ n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/222263_10150172033891890_712326889_7134454_4682477 _n.jpg
With the 89
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/248098_10150182620541890_712326889_7224506_7410633 _n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/312901_10150261354096890_712326889_7918657_349560_ n.jpg
The EFI engine
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/299334_10150281972701890_712326889_8072206_4184740 21_n.jpg
Repainted valve cover
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/307450_10150312946811890_712326889_8251075_5629749 97_n.jpg
Stock vs sports exhaust
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/302570_10150320723156890_712326889_8295512_9391529 4_n.jpg

MXEMUP
31-10-11, 10:43 PM
Keen to see how it turns out :) Good luck with everything.

Gil
31-10-11, 11:06 PM
Colors a bit funky but I'm sure it'll be pretty good when it's black.

So just a general question, what exactly is that sticker anyway?

DRaKe
31-10-11, 11:22 PM
I think it's the japanese rego sticker

046
01-11-11, 12:46 AM
I lol'd when you said 'please don't judge me for the colour' haha
looking forward to seeing how it turns out, always liked this shape preludes. Manual conversion is the wisest first move, well done lol

Gil
01-11-11, 03:16 AM
I think it's the japanese rego sticker
Ahh, guessing you don't know what the numbers represent?

DRaKe
01-11-11, 08:40 AM
I lol'd when you said 'please don't judge me for the colour' haha
looking forward to seeing how it turns out, always liked this shape preludes. Manual conversion is the wisest first move, well done lol

To be honest, the colour looks a lot better in real life but it's just not my thing plus it has a few scratches in it and I can't get comprehensive insurance because the tell me the paint makes it a theft risk. And I definitely agree with you about the shape, it just screams 80's sports car.


Ahh, guessing you don't know what the numbers represent?
The numbers mean 14th of May