Honda CRX Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
hello im 16 and live in The McAlester area in oklahoma. i have a chevy pickup and the gas millage is horrid i have a 1987 crx dx in my driveway on blocks. i think when i sale my truck i will have about 3500 to spend on the car i want it to look good and sound good and o yea run good as well i already have the stock motor in my garauge and i need to drop it and it should run so. what should i do. i have no pictures yet but they are coming.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
952 Posts
One is make sure the engine runs before putting it in the car. About mods, it a first Gen so i dont know how much is avalable, but you can always put stuff from autozone and things. It seems that compaines have mostly looked at the second Gens for the mods, dont ask me, and most things wont work on your car. 87 so im asuming that its Carb, right? Upgrade if you want to mod out to at least an 88, there better on gas and can be easily modedout. Im not a hater on the first Gens, thats just my opion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
i cant find a crx for sale really around where i am. i will only get like maybe 4000 out of my truck and my job doesnt pay at all its lik 5 an hour so. no what and the motor i dont know about it ran when we pulled it of the car we got it from.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,746 Posts
Keep the first gen. Though I am partial to the newer CRXs, I do love to see a clean first gen around. 3500 should be plenty to get that thing running and looking good, and you'll learn a lot! I forgot that the DX is carbed, you might not want to swap the motor. I think you would have to change the fuel tank and such, since the A1 is fuel injected. Anyway you can do a lot with carbs, let's see some pics!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
30 Posts
Go to RPR www.redpepperracing.com, everything and anything 1g is there
and you dont need to change the gas tank to go fuel injected.

If your realy good i'll tell ya about a certian ZC engine (JDM d16a1) that is carbed from the factory , and sitting a crate in my garage, jsut waiting for a new owner. :p
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
734 Posts
witch direction to go?
:wink:

As far as which direction to go with your first gen, that's a tough one. When I had a first gen for awhile (just for the hell of it), I was sure to get an 87 Si...the only fuel injected first gen. If I had ended up keeping the car and putting some money into it and deciding to do an engine swap, I could have thrown about anything from a stock second-gen's SOHC non-VTEC D-series all the way to a DOHC VTEC B-series engine making big horsepower...I had my choice of whatever engine I wanted, be it cheap and easy to get (people have D16's in their garage just gathering dust after an engine swap) or something like a B16 with huge aftermarket support.

Before I threw much money into an older first gen, I'd think pretty hard about what my long-term plans were for a CRX. There's not much sense in spending a bunch of money converting a car to FI just to put a certain engine in if you could have used a better starting point in the first place. Be warned that the aftermarket for the first gens isn't what it is for the second gen, either. Now, that's not to say there aren't some KILLER first gens out there -- there's a nice looking silver 1G in this month's Honda Tuning magazine. But, then again, a 2G made the cover.

If this car of yours is in superb shape or is a family heirloom or is otherwise really worth keeping, then by all means do so. But, if not, just be sure that it's really the car that you want to sink 4 or 5 grand into, remembering that you could sell it, pick up a very nice looking second gen (88-91) and throw a very nice B-series motor in it for that kind of money.

I don't want to steer you away from building a 1G -- take a look at some on RPR and stuff, there aren't many out there compared to the 2G and it's a great way to get noticed for doing a kickass build...but depending on what you want out of it, it *might* be best for you to pick up either a 87 Si (if you wanna stay 1G and swap in a newer motor) or a second gen car (if you wanna swap all sorts of motors easily, go turbo/supercharged, put all sorts of aftermarket goodies on the car, etc.)

Good luck...tell us more about what you want and we can guide you further.
[/img]
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top