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    Default Need advice for a 1987 Honda accord

    Hi, I own a 1987 Honda Accord, Automatic 4 door. The car is in decent condition and I do wish to keep it for my next generation. This car was passed down from my dad and I wish to pass this on to my son in the future. I am currently resorting the interior(Which is rather cheap for me to do) but need a new engine. The current one works alright, but there are some issues with the transmission and a few other small parts. I was wondering if there is another engine I could swap it with. I do not have any other information on the car at this time but I could gather it if need be. I like this car because its nice and small, easy to park and has been well kept. It would be a shame to see it go to waist and be recycled. I have had this car looked at by a dealer and he said he would take it for under $500 because he felt nobody would ever want it(Understandable). Most everything else works fine. There are minor electrical issues inside such as broken lights and what not but I am a computer tech and would have no issue getting these resolved. Is there a specific type of engine I must use? Or would I have to modify were the engine sits to accommodate room for the engine to lay. I do not know a lot about cars and I do understand this sounds rather odd that I wish to restore this car. And help would be greatly appreciated and I again can gather any needed information. The type of engine I am looking for is simple. I'd like something not sporty, and something fuel efficient, were as 25+ will do. If you could please include the following in your response:
    1) Is there another engine type I can use?
    2) Were might I go about purchasing one
    3) Would I have to modify anything to accommodate for the new engine?
    4) And would there be any electrical changes that I must make

    Thank you for your time as it is greatly appreciated

    - Garrison Benton Reeves IV

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    The engine you will be replacing is A20A3, that is the code for the engine. You can find a engine replacement from any major parts shops like japanese parts shops.

    A20A1 2.0 12V SOHC 2bbl Carb 1955 98hp@5500rpm 109tq@3500rpm '87-'89 Accord DX/LX (USA)
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    Sweet thanks! Anyone know any good sites to do this or anything local to California? And is installing this engine difficult? I know I will have to take it to someone but just wondering how tedious it would be to install it.

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    Califonia engine sales people websites:
    http://www.ctjengines.com/engines/
    http://www.cncmotors.com/price.asp?make=honda
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    Yes installing the engien is not a easy job, so get it installed by a mechanic, buy the engine and take your car and the engine to the mechanic shop.
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    Thanks a bunch, I will give this a look and give em a call. ;D

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    Wish you all the best, do keep your car posted here after the engine replacement. Will be looking forwad to the results.
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    Also post pictures of the car in current condition. Post without pics is like Man without Life
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    Heh, ok I will go ahead and get some pics of the car. There are some dents on one side but those are going to be fixed. I am receiving a free paint job and a friend is doing the interior for $200, roof, sides of car and seats.

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    Any updates dear? Pics?
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    best ov luck with project. i'd lov to see sum pics tough
    rotary all the way

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