I say find the BEST chassis that you can find, and start there first... Then, you can pull the motor, and one step at a time, clean it up... sell the stock motor that came in it, and use that $$ towards the B. Then, let the car sit there, and clean parts and pieces of it a little bit at a time, and maybe do some minor upgrades on it over the winter while you build the motor. Then, in the spring, finalize the motor, and then the car will be 100% done and ready for the motor to be installed into it.
This is the path i'd go down in your position.
If you buy the motor first, you may not have the $$ if a PERFECT crx comes your way... the chassis is WAY WAY WAY more important than the motor... you can ALWAYS find good clean parts for motors, but you can't for the chassis.
Don't do option B, whatever you do.... all this will give you is a POS that you'll spend WAY more time and $$ on than if you had just spent more on a good one to begin with. How muhc is your time worth to you? Factor that itno the equation when you are figuring out how much work a car will need when you buy it.... sure, you're saving money initially, but you'll spend more time on it than its worth in many cases.
Chassis first, buy the best you can no matter what... don't settle. then the motor 8)
i think the shell would be the least amount of work to come out with a great car......but if u dont mind the extra time i would just but a full crx with an excellent body but still runs .......that way u can drive it and really decide on what u wanna do with it......i think that when i'm driving my car is when i truely notice what needs to be done first.....motor, suspension, breaks or w/e......on my car yeah i would have loved to put a b series motors in it but after some time behind the wheel i knew that my suspension needed to be upgraded first.....but thats just me....if u have the time and the money getting a good shell first would prolly be ur best way to go
Ok, well, I voted option "A." The only reason I say do this, is when you're out looking for a CRX or EF, you might stumble across something else. And Lord knows you can stick a B series into just about anything. Please note, I said, "just about."
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