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Old 06-20-2008, 04:26 AM   #11
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i did some measuring....looks like the vw powertrain is smaller than the honda in every aspect except height (and probably weight). vw desel is about 3 inches taller than the honda. Either have to sink the diesel deeper into the car, or made some kind of hood scoop to clear the cam pulley like the eagle talon has. The vw diesel is only lke 17 inches across.

gvw on the car is 2,200 pounds. The bus has more than 10 times the gvw of the crx.

looks like it has duel carb's.....and 4 air filters.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:26 AM   #12
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Is it an hf model? I doubt it. If it has dual carbs, it is likely the S version. I think that is what they called it prior to coming out with fuel injection.

Does it run OK?

I had an '84 accord. It was a great car other than the piece of **** carb with about 287 vacuum lines. FI was a big improvement.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:48 AM   #13
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Is it an hf model? I doubt it. If it has dual carbs, it is likely the S version. I think that is what they called it prior to coming out with fuel injection.

Does it run OK?
it's not getting fuel. I put a little ether to each of the four air filters and she took right off. I dont really feel like toying with it right now, but i'd like to get it running so i can sell it. I don't know what model it is.....didn't come with a title, and couldn't find any info except vin and tire loading info on the door tag. I could prob run the vin # online and figure it out...but it doesn't really matter since i'm removing the original motor and trans.

Yesterday i got the vw motor removed. Today i hope to remove the honda motor, and set the vw down inside the honda frame just to see how it fits.

photos to come
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Re: Super fuel efficient car

Are you planning on reusing the stock Honda subframe assembly? Adapting the VW subframe assembly? Building your own tubed out subframe? I'm curious how this is going to work. Your photos typically pretty well document this stuff.
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:12 PM   #15
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Are you planning on reusing the stock Honda subframe assembly? Adapting the VW subframe assembly? Building your own tubed out subframe? I'm curious how this is going to work. Your photos typically pretty well document this stuff.
i haven't exactly decided.....

i think i'm gonna leave the honda subframe in place as long as i can get the motor mounts to work for me

just got the 2nd motor pulled a few minutes ago....they are remarkably similiar in size and weight. wish i had a scale handy.





next step is to set the diesel in the honda and see how it looks....then fab some motor mounts.
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making progress.

nothing bolted in, just happy to see that it'll fits!

the photos are only exciting if curiosity makes you wonder if you can get a vw diesel in a honda crx.



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Good stuff!
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the scrap yard just paid me $418.00 for the vw body and about 1,500 pounds of other scrap material i had laying around.

i still have the mostly aluminum honda engine/trans that i listed on craigslist for $250. if i have no takers by next week i'd like to disassemble and take to the scrap yard for about a dollar/pound....still have a hundred pounds or so worth of aluminum from an eagle talon engine and trans that needs to be disassembled.
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making progress....sort of.

mocked up the modified vw badge for the civic crx



welded one of the axles today......measured wrong and it's at least 1 inch too long. UGGG! it looks nice though



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