So, I said I'd know what direction I wanted to go with the motor once the right deal came along. Well, there were a few options at the mpi auction today. They consisted of a 99 SIR B16, Acura Integra B18, and a 94 Prelude SR-V H22.
I went in wanting the SIR since it would be the easiest swap. but wanted to have back up plans too. It is salvageable with minimal damage. After checking out the car, I found the motor caked in oil and no oil on the dipstick. So motor wise it was a bit of a risk. Would make a great front end conversion though, so definitely worth a bid or two.
Next I checked out the 99 integra B18. The listing stated that there was no oil or coolant in the vehicle. Who knows if it even runs? I saw no signs of leaks anywhere so was possibly drained for some reason. I brought oil and coolant along just in case. It has an irreparable status so at this point it's not worth too much. Too risky. But body panels were ok so maybe some profit there.
Then checked the Prelude. Went to open the doors and they were locked, which means no opportunity to check under the hood. I know it's supposed to have an H22A1 but until I see it I don't know for sure. The rest of the car was completely mint. Not sure why it was even written off, but has an irreparable status. If it was this well taken care of, I can assume it has the original motor and that it wasn't abused. But again, huge risk.
So it was auction time. Bidders were stupid today. People spending way too much on these cars. I was in a bidding war for the SIR and was obvious that the guy wasn't about to back down so I let him have it. I'm ok with it tho since I'd be using it only for parts. Would be nice to see someone fix it and drive it instead. Next the Integra was up, which again, went way too high for what it was. At this point I wasn't feeling like I'd pick up anything. The Prelude came up near the end of the auction and I was able to win it. So that settles it, I'm going H series. I got my keys and popped the hood. Everything on this car looks immaculate. But we'll see what we find once we get to work. It's a shame that it's irreparable, but I'll make good use of it.