Is there anyone that knows anyhting about these cars? I want to know what I can do for more power. It's a circle track race car. What can I do and what is the best for the money. I believe the motor is an A20A3. Fuel injected, 3 valve, 2.0 liter.
Try 3geez.com. Its a forum dedicated to the the 3rd generation Accord (86-89). Which brings up a point, since the 3g Accord belongs in the classic forum considering the platform was first sold in 1986.
WELL TO START U COULD WORK ON IGNITION.ALSO TO PUT A COLD AIR GET A 90 ACCORD COLD AIR AND MESS WITH IT BUT IT SHOULD FIT. ADVANCE CAM TIMING IT REALLY HELPS . ALSO ONCE U PUT HEADERS ON A A20 IT FLIES SO TRY THAT TWO.
If you read the description to the thread, it says All Classic Honda's, Pre 88. That means year 1987 and down. Just try to get this posted into the right section, you might have more luck.
Then again, what difference does it make? I can understand if we are talking about Civics, where the car was changed DRASTICALLY for the 1988 model year. But 1988 Accords are basically no different from 1987 Accords.
Anyway, with this in mind, you might consider an engine swap. A B-series motor COULD be dropped in. But there is just one problem: Place Racing (the only company to make the kit) is no longer in business. So you might have to do quite a bit of searching to find a used mount kit. Otherwise, you could go the custom fab route and have new mounts welded in to accommodate the B-series motor. This would open you up to the same options that are available on Civics such as the B18C, B20B/Z, LS-VTEC, B20-VTEC, etc. ALL of these motors will produce LOTS more power than your A20. And mods are EXTREMELY abundant. I should also add that any of these motors will considerably lighten your car, since they use aluminum blocks (rather than the iron block on your A20. In additon, you might be able to stick an H22A or even a K20 in there. But this will require custom fabrication for sure.
If you DON'T want to swap, then there is also the possibility of piecing together a turbo setup for your A20.
VTEC or non-VTEC? BOTH!
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hey guys .... new to the import scene. i have an 88 accord with a carbed 2.0 A20A1 with a 5 speed. can i turbo this with the carb or should i put F/I on it first. what kinda power can i get out of it. it has 142,000 miles on it and i was also wonerding if that is too many miles to turbo. should i rebuild it or is there a good drop in i can turbo ??? any help would be great. thanx ..
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