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Old 27 Nov 2011, 03:16 am
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Default Is it possible for a 289 ci 4.6L mustang engine to be transplanted into a 93 honda prelude? ?

The prelude will be converted to rwd and 4 wheel steering with a 6 speed manual tranny. Also a mammoth roots type supercharger on the 4.6

The reason I want the 4.6 is because I've worked on mustangs my whole life and love the ford engine the honda was my first car so I fell in love with the body besides its just a toy to take out on the weekends and to goof off at the track with. And I don't need to pass emissions or inspections. The prelude has a wide rear allowing for wider tires giving more traction and its also several hundred pounds lighter than the mustang. Its my version of a rx-7 with an ls7 corvette engine. Hella excessive, totally worth it lol
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 03:34 am
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It may be possible, but the real question is................WHY !!! You would be looking at lots of money + the vehicle would fail Emissions Testing
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 03:46 am
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You could but it would be alot cheaper just to get the mustang put the 4.6 and supercharge it....

the honda wasnt designed for RWD so all the Research and Development and Fabrication would easily cost you 10x what it would be to just do this in a mustang.....

plus i think its idiotic putting a ford engine in a honda.... just my $0.02.
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 04:01 am
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Far too heavy an engine to put in a prelude, and as pointed out, the car is only suitable for FWD.

If you really want to though, you could make a tunnel for the driveshaft, that's half the battle, then new suspension at the rear to accommodate the axle,new engine mounts... I don't think it will handle very well though in my opinion.

And why wouldn't it pass emissions? lol weird laws in the US? In the UK, engines are emission tested regardless of what car they are fitted to ;D
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 04:16 am
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I've seen a 3.8ltr V8 Reliant Robin. So anything is possible
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 04:31 am
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its possible to put any engine in any car. BBBUUUTTTT!!! it would be dumb to put a mustang engine in a prelude. Just put a VTEC or if you have one be happy cause you most likely can smoke any mustang out there...
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