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hi,
i am new to the board. i currently drive a 95 accord ex. i was thinking about getting a second car and i totally love the 91-95 legends. my only concern is that the last one was made in 95 and my accord already has 95k miles on it. i don't really want to buy a beautiful car and have a "not" so new engine. or when the time comes for a new engine which engines would fit and with as little problems as possible. i do a lot of body work and engine work on my accord and other honda products but i really do not know much about what will fit in a Legend.

like i know a new prelude engine can be dropped into my accord with ease and a near perfect fit. are there any other engines that can fit into Legends as easily as like the accord and prelude? I'm not really concerned about power and speed but would like it to feel smooth and strong as if i had bought brand spankin' new. any help would be great. thanks.

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If you look around you can find Legends with less than 80000 miles on them and you might even luck out and find one with less than 60000.

Even if you get one with over a 100000 miles I wouldn't worry about replacing the engine.

I don't believe that there are any other engines that you can plug and play in the Legend.
 

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Legend motors can last for over 300k....mine had 230k before I swapped it to the type II. It ran like a champ too.
Anything that you have to put in the Legend will have to be full custom. The FE FD longitudinal set up is rare....but an excellent thing....no torque steer, where as in some heavy powered fwd cars you will have that. Read my thread on performance parts at the top....its coming!
 

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does it ride just as smooth at 150k miles as when you guys had it when it was under 60k-ish? hey leon, how was yours driving at 220k miles before you swapped yours and why did you decide to swap? was it about that time? or you wanted the type II? and how much did it cost you to put the new engine in? thanks.
 

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does it ride just as smooth at 150k miles as when you guys had it when it was under 60k-ish?

Yes, indeedie...I mean, it is Honda :) Take care of it, it will take care of you.

hey Leon, how was yours driving at 220k miles before you swapped yours and why did you decide to swap?

Considering I made a high speed run to Memphis, TN two months before (90-100 mph for 600 miles) from Atlanta on my original Type I with 225k, I must say it performed beautifully. Actually, I was using Mobil 1 synthetic in it for a while, with no problems.

was it about that time? or you wanted the type II?

I had ran over some debris on the highway (no choice) and it damaged my tranny, so I decided to go ahead with my Type II/6 speed swap. Problem was, couldnt find anyone to help me with it (During Christmas). I then decided to at least swap the motor, and go from there.

and how much did it cost you to put the new engine in?

Total parts and labor right at $4k.
My Type II motor and tranny came out of a car with 50,xxx miles on it.
 

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**** you told him. yes the 3.5 can be swapped. the engines only difference from 95-98 was the displacement and comp settings. that was gonna be my next project after i build the money up. i should have just gotten the C35A1 instead of C32A1 head gaskets. but they were $100 instead $900 for the Engine. go figah
why cant we say d a m n any more. i thought it wasn't an extremly bad word like shiznit(take out zni) and the likes. ne wayz bu-bye
 

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**** you told him. yes the 3.5 can be swapped. the engines only difference from 95-98 was the displacement and comp settings. that was gonna be my next project after i build the money up. i should have just gotten the C35A1 instead of C32A1 head gaskets. but they were $100 instead $900 for the Engine. go figah
 

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Bang&Olufsen DK said:
**** you told him. yes the 3.5 can be swapped. the engines only difference from 95-98 was the displacement and comp settings. that was gonna be my next project after i build the money up. i should have just gotten the C35A1 instead of C32A1 head gaskets. but they were $100 instead $900 for the Engine. go figah
The only trouble is the entire 3.5 engine would be uselss, unless you use the TYPE II top end. Why would you want to go from 230HP down to 210 in the complete RL engine. In this case, I think it would be a perfect time for a hybrid 3.5 bottom end and TYPE II top end.
 

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No need hybrid if you can just swap out the crank and possibly the rod. That's all to it! bigger displacement and bigger Hp and Torque. Heaven...........
True, I wasn't sure what else they did to the bottom end on the 3.5 though. I though maybe it had different pistons as well and such. But, if that is all there is to it, this swap is looked better and easier as we go. Can you imagine the torque of the 3.5 down low, plus a ported and polished TYPE II top end:) This is sounding pretty good to me.
 

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So the 3.5RL can be swapped? Good, I don't feel like such a dumbass now. I've also thought about the Type-II head and the 3.5RL block. I guess it would be kind of like the B18B block with a B16A head on it.
 

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MMAAAANNN DAAAMMMNNNNN. why you put all my business out there, *suck teeth* ChrisK:) naw, that was what i...wait thats what i still plan on doing but thanks now its common knowlege so lets see who will beat me to it.
 
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